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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 | FILM PREVIEW

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: James Gunn (12A, 120 mins) Star Lord and the gang are back in another expansion of the burgeoning Marvel franchise. Following the success of the sci-fi blockbuster two years ago, director James Gunn is back at the helm of the irreverent group of heroes. Chris Pratt, now a bonafide mega star after showing […]

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HUMMINGBIRD | BOOK REVIEW

HUMMINGBIRD | BOOK REVIEW

Tristan Hughes (Parthian) Set in a remote corner of Northern Ontario, the story follows the life of teenager Zachary and his fellow inhabitants in a sleepy corner of Canada. Living with his father, his summer is invigorated when a local resident’s niece, Eva, comes to visit and the story reveals the events that have shaped […]

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JULIAN COPE / PATRICK JONES | LIVE REVIEW

JULIAN COPE / PATRICK JONES | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Thurs 20 Apr Not for Julian Cope your bog-standard support act. Patrick Jones – poet, playwright and older brother of the Manics’ Nicky Wire – has been invited down from the Valleys and handed a platform from which to deliver his impassioned, stinging poetic […]

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THE SAW DOCTORS | LIVE REVIEW

THE SAW DOCTORS | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Mon 17 Apr Irish rock favourites The Saw Doctors returned to Cardiff for the first time since their gig in the Coal Exchange in 2012. Booked for the Tramshed late last year, the gig was rescheduled due to singer Davy Carton’s throat operation. Renowned for their […]

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TEMPERANCE TOWN | CLUBS PREVIEW

TEMPERANCE TOWN | CLUBS PREVIEW

The Vaults, Cardiff Bay Sat 29 Apr This looks like the best night in the Vaults for some time, with three rooms of house, disco and funk to choose from – but I’m pretty sure temperance will be in short supply at an underground club in Tiger Bay. Chicago’s house hero and man of the […]

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ALEXANDER O’NEAL | LIVE PREVIEW

ALEXANDER O’NEAL | LIVE PREVIEW

Grand Theatre, Swansea Thurs 27 Apr The stage is set: Chilled wine, a crackling fire and you’re with that special someone. So who’s delicious sounds are spinning on the stereo, One Direction’s? Don’t think so. It’s got to be Alexander O’Neal, honey. The Mississippi-bred r’n’b vocalist who once sold out six straight nights at Wembley […]

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UNFORGETTABLE | FILM PREVIEW

UNFORGETTABLE | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Denise Di Novi (15, 100 mins) Established producer Denise Di Novi (Edward Scissorhands, Crazy Stupid Love) branches out into directing in this schlocky bit of nonsense as Katherine Heigl sets out to ruin the life of her ex-husband’s new wife, played by Rosario Dawson. It starts off with a bit of tension dropping […]

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DREAM THEATER: JAMES LABRIE | INTERVIEW

DREAM THEATER: JAMES LABRIE | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks with Dream Theater’s lead singer James LaBrie about their latest tour and album. Do you guys like touring Wales and the UK? Absolutely! As far as Wales, we haven’t been there in quite some time, so we’re actually looking forward to that. We’ve always had loyal fans in the UK for years […]

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KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN | INTERVIEW Fresh from another win at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman are set to tour again. This time they’re promoting their latest EP Saved For A Rainy Day, a collection of live favourites, covers and rarities, as well as […]

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5 PLACES TO GET SOZZLED IN THE SPRING | FOOD FEATURE

5 PLACES TO GET SOZZLED IN THE SPRING | FOOD FEATURE

From Cardiff to Llanelli, and Swansea to the Gower, Ruth Seavers gets into the spirit of the spring and finds the best places in South Wales for a tipple. Remember to drink responsibly. Not that you will. We have to say that. Just don’t be an idiot. NO SIGN WINE BAR Swansea’s oldest pub, where […]

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