Right, this is pretty straightforward. Flux=Rad promoter, Radio 1 DJ and full-time 24-hour enthusiasm machine Jen Long has organised this gig to raise funds for the Red Cross’ aid effort in response to the devastating events in Japan last month. Clwb have done their bit by waiving the hire fee and every penny taken at the gig will go to charity. That ought to be enough to get you along to this one, but just in case it’s not there’s a tip top line-up of noisy pop fun and a bunch of other stuff to boot.
KUTOSIS headline, bringing their massively fun indie-punk-powerpop nuggets and impeccable tailoring; Jen and ex-Automatic man James Frost’s EFFORT are sloppy, grungy pop with a rictus grin; sandwiched inbetween, you should definitely check magnificently named Glaswegians GOLDEN GRRRLS, two girls and a boy toting an excellently shambling fuzzed-up indiepop noise on their debut 7″ for the Night School label. Night School have also helmed a compilation cassette and download benefitting the Red Cross appeal and featuring Golden Grrls alongside Trash Kit, Divorce, Shitty Limits, Peepholes, Girls Names, Becoming Real and many more; it’s clearly both an utter bargain and an excellent thing to have done. Buy it here, or here, or at the gig. Stuff your face with cake, chance your arm on some fine raffle prizes, dig three excellent bands and leave knowing you’ve done a good thing. No-brainer, dude.
Flux=Rad Japan Benefit Show
Plus raffle, cakes, compilation CD sales and more!
Wednesday 27th April
Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff / 7.30pm – 10.30pm
£DONATION ON DOOR – ALL PROCEEDS TO THE RED CROSS BENEFIT FOR JAPAN
Hello everyone. I don’t think I need to write anything here about the terrible disaster in Japan, or try and elicit any kind of emotion in you to realise how awful it must be. So instead, let’s all get together and raise some money. We’re throwing a party at Clwb. They’ve given us the venue and flux=rad will cover the band costs so ALL MONEYS YOU DONATE AT THIS SHOW WILL GO TO THE RED CROSS. A lot of people are getting involved in this… Cardiff Craft will be giving origami lessons for donation. There will be another awesome flux=rad compilation CD available for a small donation. There will be a bake sale. There will be a raffle with prizes including SWN 2011 wristbands, Spillers goodies, Buffalo gig tickets, Music Box rehearsals, Barely Regal swag, and more… Playing… KUTOSIS Ace Cardiff punk trio who’ve just finished recording a stellar debut album. GOLDEN GRRRLS Glaswegian fuzzed out trio favoured by the likes of Pinglewood playing their first Welsh show. EFFORT Cardiff pop duo playing their first show of the year. **This is an early show with headliners on around 9.30pm** Please come down, get involved and help raise some cash. Should be a good night. flux=rad xx