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 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/86161

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 http://fluxingrad.blogspot.com 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