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BASSBOY | CLUBS PREVIEW

BASSBOY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Got Bass @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Wed 27 Sept Bass! You’ll get plenty of it at Got Bass, which is just as well really as otherwise it looks like a job for the Advertising Standards Authority. For this edition, the low-end addicts welcome Birmingham’s very own Bassboy, who knows his way around a big […]

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BEST TAKEAWAYS IN SOUTH WALES | FOOD FEATURE

BEST TAKEAWAYS IN SOUTH WALES | FOOD FEATURE

It’s Friday night. It’s been a long week. You simply can’t be bothered to cook anything. Your partner is moaning they’re hungry… The answer is simple. Helen Payne investigates the best takeaways in South Wales. SUE’S CHINESE You may not have heard of it, but a little out of town in the well-to-do suburb of […]

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MARCOS MORAU: P.A.R.A.D.E. | INTERVIEW

MARCOS MORAU: P.A.R.A.D.E. | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks to the Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau about his role in the upcoming P.A.R.A.D.E. dance double bill as part of the R17 celebrations. What can we expect from Tundra? Tundra is a powerful work about the power of communication, cooperation and listening between dancers. This may just be a superficial interpretation, although […]

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KÖLSCH | CLUBS PREVIEW

KÖLSCH | CLUBS PREVIEW

Shangri-La @ The Vaults, Cardiff Bay Fri 29 Sept The Vaults is the most headily intense venue for a night out in the Welsh capital, but by god, is it a sweatbox when it gets going. After being brought into use by the Backroom team back in 2009, numerous promoters have made its walls shake. […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: SHOPPING AND FASHION | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: SHOPPING AND FASHION | FEATURE

SHOPPING AND FASHION Selected by HANNAH SILVEY and HELEN PAYNE ST DAVID’S Now in most cities you have a large shopping centre and we don’t want to toot our own horns, but we think Cardiff is one of the best. It’s huge for one and the shops are different sizes, meaning there are the usual […]

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SONGHOY BLUES | LIVE PREVIEW

SONGHOY BLUES | LIVE PREVIEW

Tramshed, Cardiff Sat 23 Sept Forced from his native Timbuktu by a jihadist group who banned the most important elements of rock’n’roll, namely cigarettes, alcohol and music, guitarist Garba Touré relocated to Mali’s capital Bamako in 2012 and along with fellow (but unrelated) Tourés Allou and Ouma formed Songhoy Blues, purveyors of the finest desert […]

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NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA | LIVE PREVIEW

NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA | LIVE PREVIEW

Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff Sat 23 Sept While London’s North Sea Radio Orchestra are at root a classical music ensemble, there are many other styles within their orbit: pop, folk and avant-garde rock most prominently. Reading this, someone unfamiliar with the group might expect the results to be a watering down of the orchestral element, along […]

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THE GOLDEN DRAGON | STAGE PREVIEW

THE GOLDEN DRAGON | STAGE PREVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Fri 22 Sept Music Theatre Wales’ latest production is two tales in one. You know the one about the Ant and the Grasshopper? Aesop’s story of a lazy grasshopper who doesn’t save food for winter, and is then turned away by the sensible, industrious ant, is contorted to form a messed-up version […]

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THE BRASS BEETLE | FOOD REVIEW

THE BRASS BEETLE | FOOD REVIEW

11 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff. 029 2062 3956 / www.facebook.com/thebrassbeetle Food: **** Atmosphere: **** Ah, the joys of serendipity. Had it not been for a recent visit to craft beer and vinyl shop Pop ‘N’ Hops (for another Buzz feature), I would never have stumbled upon its stylish new near-neighbour. Like Ffwrnes and Dusty Knuckle, the Brass […]

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HUTCHISON & MANGO | CLUBS PREVIEW

HUTCHISON & MANGO | CLUBS PREVIEW

Shelter @ Buffalo, Cardiff Thurs 21 Sept ‘Hutchison & Mango’. Say it to yourself and it sounds almost like an odd-couple crime fighting duo, eponymous heroes of a forgotten 1980s buddy comedy set in Miami. Hutchison [pictured], the uptight play-by-the-rules straight man parachuted in from Philly to Mango’s Hawaiian shirted, cigar-chomping maverick who gets results […]

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