Saturday, 18 December 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Photos from Abe Vigoda/Human Hair/Effort

Thanks to Adam for the photos.
See you for Johnny Foreigner on Monday!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Swn was so amazing. A massive thanks to John Rostron and Huw Stephens for organising it.

And thanks to everyone who came to my stage. I had such a brilliant time. Here's some photos from Adam Chard. They are Still Corners, My First Tooth, La La Vasquez, Cut Ribbons, Cate Le Bon and Calories. Awesome.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Compilation CD.

FLUX=RAD VOLUME 3 is here.

Twenty amazing tracks by twenty amazing bands, some of whom are playing Swn Festival this weekend... and some of them are just there because I felt like it. The insanely good artwork is by Adam Chard.

It's limited to 100 copies, it's 100% free, and you can grab one at my stage at Swn on Saturday in Buffalo. Playing we have...

Buffalo (inside)
flux=rad presents...
CUT RIBBONS 3.30pm-4.15pm
STILL CORNERS 5.00pm-5.45pm
CALORIES 6.30pm-7.15pm
CATE LE BON 8.00pm-9.00pm

Buffalo (outside)
flux=rad presents...
VVOLVES 4.15pm-5.00pm
LA LA VASQUEZ 5.45pm-6.30pm
MY FIRST TOOTH* 7.15pm-8.00pm

And the killer tracklist is...

1. Kyü - Pixiphony
2. White Sea - Mountaineer
3. Your Youth - Diamond
4. Primary 1 - Never Know
5. Still Corners - Endless Summer
6. Tall Ships - Chemistry
7. The Holidays - Broken Bones
8. Blue Hawaii - Blue Gowns
9. Stricken City - Lost Art
10. How To Dress Well - Decisions ft. Yüksel Arslan
11. Beach Fossils - Distance
12. Bridezilla - Heart You Hold
13. Coma Cinema - Sucker Punch
14. Porcelain Raft - After The Weather
15. Big Scary - Autumn
16. La La Vasquez - Ain't Home
17. Exit International - Shake Your Bad Ass
18. Cut Ribbons - Knock Me Down
19. Catcall - Swimming Pool
20. My First Tooth - Orchards

All tracks used with permission.

*My First Tooth replace Pull In Emergency who split last week.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

New Posters.

Designed by Adam.
Buy HEALTH prints at his store.

Sunday, 3 October 2010



It's on Saturday October 23rd during the day so you won't miss Swans or Happy Birthday. Amazing.

Buffalo (inside)
flux=rad presents...
CUT RIBBONS 3.30pm-4.15pm
STILL CORNERS 5.00pm-5.45pm
CALORIES 6.30pm-7.15pm
CATE LE BON 8.00pm-9.00pm

Buffalo (outside)
flux=rad presents...
VVOLVES 4.15pm-5.00pm
LA LA VASQUEZ 5.45pm-6.30pm
PULL IN EMERGENCY 7.15pm-8.00pm

I'll also have a new flux=rad compilation (vol. 3) to give out for free to the first (and therefore best) people though the doors who want to listen to some great music. Limited to 100 copies so get down early!

Details on the entire festival can be found here.


AND. We've booked ANOTHER gig for right after Abe Vigoda.

SWN / flux=rad present


Monday 22nd November
Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
£6 adv from


Sunday, 19 September 2010


Oh FUCK YEAH! We've only gone and booked some amazing shows. Here's an update of what's coming up...


Big Scary Monsters' finest make a stop in Cardiff...

After singing in a tricky rock band called Meet Me In St. Louis, December 2008 saw the release of 'From The Muddy Banks Of Melitzer' Toby Socks Off's first solo album. It was recorded in a bedroom with two mics in one day and released on BSM. Now several records in Toby is a delight to watch, listen, and fall in love with.

Post-hardcore alt indie killer 3 piece coincidentally from my home town. Their tracks have the kind of bass and kick combination that makes headphones crackle. Forthcoming EP on BSM and free music here

Plus the brilliant SAMOANS as opening support.

Tickets £3 on the door


Killer co-headline tour...

After they tore our ears to shreds in January we're delighted to welcome Simon and Akiko (Pre/The Big Pink) back. Their debut album Crime of Love received both critical acclaim and all round applause, while their live shows have been known to end in blood, sweat and screaming.

Glasgow's finest DIY garage punks. Divorce will rip your heart out, chew it up, and spit it back out in a gnarled mess of bass driven riffs, jagged drums, and throaty screeching. They've got a forthcoming split 7" with Comanechi on the ever brilliant Merok (Klaxons, Titus Andronicus, Blondes).

New Cardiff three piece who played their first gig in Jen's kitchen last weekend and instantly got offered this slot.

£5 advance from



SWN and flux=rad presents

Wednesday 13th October
...Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
£8 adv from

Formed in 2005, HEALTH self-recorded their debut album over the course of 9 months at Los Angeles D.I.Y. venue The Smell, birthing an urgent and extraordinary album which seethed with ghostly, epic pop and spurts of chaotic noise. Their shows grew wilder, kids danced & moshed, blogs freaked out, critics raved, and everyone wondered how in God's name HEALTH was going to follow it up. While the anticipation continued to build, HEALTH released their critically-acclaimed remix record HEALTH//DISCO, toured with the likes of Crystal Castles and Nine Inch Nails, and played over 420 shows!

In April of 2009, HEALTH emerged with their second album GET COLOR on CIT YSLANG records. The Single "DIE SLOW" received immediate accolades from Pitchfork & NME, with the effects rippling across their DIE SLOW THROUGH EUROPE tour, resulting in a near-riot in Eastern Europe. The song's infectious fusion of noise and dance was the most fully-formed and undeniably rad piece of music from HEALTH yet. And it only served to rile up their fans more.

In 2010 HEALTH returned to the remix realm with DISCO2. Curated and produced by HEALTH, DISCO2 features the epic noise jams of GET COLOR remixed by electronic luminaries Tobacco, Crystal Castles, Salem, Javelin, and Gold Panda (among others). DISCO2 morphed 2009's GET COLOR into an electronic masterpiece. Leading off with the killer new HEALTH single "USA BOYS", mixed by legendary producer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode).

On stage it is where it all comes together for HEALTH. They’ve just finished playing a wide variety of Festivals including Primavera Sound, Loolapalooza, Eurockeennes, Roskilde as well as Reading and Leeds.

Also, flux=rad will have a stage at SWN festival on SATURDAY OCT. 23RD. More details to follow...

AND Abe Vigoda will play Buffalo Bar on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18TH

Tickets are £6 adv from


Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Keeping the dream alive.

In Cardiff there are not many venues.

There are even less with a real PA.

There are even fewer who put on half decent bands regularly.

Every Barfly outside of London bar York's Fibbers Club has closed down. As much as Cardiff Barfly can suck at times, it's pretty important to our music scene it stays. That's what I think anyway.

Despite the fact that the stench of toilets are sometimes tear inducing, it gets so hot in summer that the sweat drips from the ceiling, and there's usually a pillar in the way of the stage, I really love going to Barfly. I've seen some great shows there and had some brilliant nights out and I think it'd be really, really sad to see it go.

I know it's part of a larger chain etc... Whatever. It might end up making no difference, but in the future you can expect to see a few more flux=rad's in it's stuffy cave.

I promoted an aftershow there last Thursday after the FFAF gig and we sold the place out. Get your tickets in advance for this one. Should be an ace night...

On Friday July 30th SWN take over The Big Weekend stage with Racehorses, Los Campesinos! and The Blackout. And afterward they take over Barfly, with a little help from flux=rad. THE BLACKOUT DJ Set. LOS CAMPESINOS! DJ Set. flux=rad DJs ...
Here's the dirt...

Fri 30th Jul
at Cardiff Barfly
Doors: 10.30pm-3.00am
£5.00 advance from

Monday, 19 July 2010

Tomorrow Night!

Brooklyn duo Paul and Deidre make glorious, crisp, heart winning pop. After releasing their limited edition debut UK single 'Bodies' earlier this year (receiving support from Radio 1 and NME Radio) Savoir Adore will release their debut album 'In the Wooded Forest' thr...ough Cantora Records (the New York label who helped launch MGMT, Violens and Bear Hands) in August.

I saw them at SXSW and had to bring them back to Cardiff :)

From West Wales with love.

Loveable Cardiff scamps Cat Mouse Cat bring the opening smiles.

Tickets £3 on the door.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Old Posters.

Art attack yeh.

(the good posters by Louise VEGC and Kraffhics)

Thursday, 1 July 2010


You know what... I've had so much fun putting on bands over the last few months I was sad to quit.

So instead we just confirmed some more gigs. And you thought we were dead and buried. Surprise!

Only difference is now when you see flux=rad that's just me, Jen. When you see SWN and flux=rad, that's me and John.

Everything else is the same. Great bands put on as cheaply as possible with the same friendly atmosphere at shows and the occasional free compilation/gig/house party.

All we can do to equate the awesome over to you, we will. That might not make sense, but it sounds good, which is pretty much the motto here anyway.

Check out the blog for news and stuff and hopefully see you soon.

We've got some great shows coming up for you so please get involved, invite your friends and above all, enjoy yourself.



flux=rad presents Savoir Adore + Cat Mouse Cat / tues july 20th / buffalo / £3

SWN and flux=rad presents FFAF aftershow party with FFAF DJ set / thurs 22nd july / barfly / free with gig ticket or £2

SWN and flux=rad presents Big Weekend aftershow party with The Blackout DJ set / fri july 30th / barfly

SWN and flux=rad presents Harlem + Oui Messy / tues 24th august / buffalo

flux=rad presents Shoes And Socks Off + Hold Your Horse Is / tues september 21st / buffalo / £3

SWN and flux=rad presents Comanechi + Divorce / tues 28th september / buffalo / £5

Monday, 21 June 2010

New Blog.


This is the new blog for flux=rad. New venues, great new bookings, and a fresh start.

I've decided to keep putting on some shows without John. In the past we've put on great bands like Tubelord, Beach House, Comanechi, Surfer Blood and La La Vasquez together.

I also put out free compilation CDs that you can pick up from the shows. You can grab one of the last few copies of flux=rad volume 2 at one of these shows.

More news soon, but for now, watch this...