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PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | LIVE REVIEW

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | LIVE REVIEW   Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union, Fri 13 Oct It’s only right that Public Service Broadcasting should be kicking off their UK tour here in Cardiff. After all, their latest LP, Every Valley, is an ode to the rise and fall of the coal industry in south Wales. […]

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GRAND COLLAPSE | LIVE REVIEW

GRAND COLLAPSE | LIVE REVIEW   The Moon, Cardiff, Thurs 12 Oct Unclear if this was achieved by accident or design, but tonight is an exceedingly rare experience: a hardcore show where nearly everyone in attendance is aged 30 or more. And I’m afraid to say, millennials, that I rather like it. The flagship footwear […]

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THE DEATH OF STALIN | FILM PREVIEW

THE DEATH OF STALIN | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Armando Ianucci (15, 105 mins) From British political machinations in The Thick of It to American politics in Veep, Armando Ianucci now turns his foul mouthed, hilarious satirical gaze on the Russian political scene in 1953. The scramble for power after dictator Stalin’s death is ludicrously documented in this very funny and loosely factual […]

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JEFFREY LEWIS & LOS BOLTS | LIVE REVIEW

JEFFREY LEWIS & LOS BOLTS | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wed 11 Oct Jeffrey Lewis is a hero of the antifolk movement that emerged in New York circa the late 90s. Even after a prolific recording and live career and just reaching middle age, that he’s still here delivering his witty, ramshackle tales […]

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SQUEEZE | LIVE REVIEW

SQUEEZE | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Tue 10 Oct Timeless but never in step with fashion, perhaps one of the reasons Squeeze continue to pack out big old venues like St David’s Hall is the fact their music and style has never been framed by the eyeliner and padded shoulders or safety […]

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HUW ALDEN DAVIES | INTERVIEW

HUW ALDEN DAVIES | INTERVIEW

Award-winning documentary photographer Huw Alden Davies speaks with Buzz about his series that captures the eccentricities of his father. Where did the nickname ‘Prince’ come from? Born and raised in the Prince of Wales, Porthyrhyd, it was inevitable that my father would inherit such a nickname, like May ‘Y Prince’, his mother and landlord, he […]

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BIN LADEN: ONE MAN SHOW | STAGE PREVIEW

BIN LADEN: ONE MAN SHOW | STAGE PREVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Thu 19 Oct – Fri 20 Oct Osama Bin Laden is not a person that can be discussed without controversy, so for Knaïve Theatre to create a play about his life is no easy ride. However, the solo performance with Sam Redway as Bin Laden, without any false beard or gimmicks, accompanied […]

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OCTOBER SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

OCTOBER SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

JANE WEAVER **** The Architect EP (Fire) Backed by a remix by her husband and Twisted Nerve label boss Andy Votel and a couple of fine unreleased tracks, The Architect is a perfect sub-four-minute encapsulation of this year’s sublime LP Modern Kosmology: a spaced-out yet pop-savvy Stereolab, all retro-futurist synths, propulsive drums and existential wonder. BW […]

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EJECA | LIVE REVIEW

EJECA | LIVE REVIEW   Sin City, Swansea, Fri 6 Oct   It is well documented that the number of successful clubs in the UK is on the decline.  Sin City in Swansea is now one of the few remaining purpose-built clubs left in the city. It is run by Swansea University and has a […]

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THE FUTURE IS FEMALE | LIVE REVIEW

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE | LIVE REVIEW   Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Sat 7 Oct Organised by From Now On, who already have a great track record through their annual experimental music festival at Chapter, this wasn’t just a day filled with sweet electronic sounds, punk rock, engrossing visuals. The Future Is Female also created […]