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...
SWN / Flux=Rad present THE BIG WEEKEND AFTERSHOW
Fri 30th Jul
at Cardiff Barfly
£5.00 advance from http://www.wegottickets.co