Annie Bishop

SPRING KING | LIVE REVIEW

SPRING KING | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wed 15 Feb Injecting an early dose of summer into Cardiff in the dead of winter is no easy feat, but that’s exactly what post-punk foursome Spring King did on a drizzly Wednesday night at Clwb Ifor Bach, with an impressive arsenal of nostalgic tunes […]

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KRS-ONE | LIVE REVIEW

KRS-ONE | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 9 Feb A hugely anticipated hip-hop event took place in Cardiff last week as KRS-One – aka The Blastmaster or Teacha – found himself in Wales for the first time. It became evident by the demographic of the crowd that KRS-One’s performance had been awaited […]

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JIM JONES AND THE RIGHTEOUS MIND | LIVE REVIEW

JIM JONES AND THE RIGHTEOUS MIND | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 26 Jan Jim Jones doesn’t like to let the grass grow under his feet. His musical career to date has consisted of several incarnations including Black Moses and Thee Hypnotics. Having released three banging albums as The Jim Jones Revue, […]

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LOS CAMPESINOS! | LIVE REVIEW

LOS CAMPESINOS! | LIVE REVIEW Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Fri 2 Dec   It’s been 10 years since Cardiff natives Los Campesinos! first formed, and tonight sees them return to the venue where they played one of their first ever shows. The tickets sold out within days of the gig being announced, and with the […]

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ESTRONS | LIVE REVIEW

ESTRONS | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Fri 11 Nov If ever there was a band that could blow up the new music scene, it’s the explosive Cardiff-based Estrons, who punched everyone in the face with a fierce set at Clwb Ifor Bach on Friday night. Defining themselves as four misfits brought together […]

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SŴN FESTIVAL | LIVE REVIEW

SŴN FESTIVAL | LIVE REVIEW Various venues, Cardiff, Fri 21-Sun 23 Oct   SŴNRISE Tramshed, Fri 21 Sŵn’s 10th birthday opened with SŵnRise, a full line-up concert at Cardiff’s Tramshed. SŵnRise could be seen as a small cross-sectional example of what was to come over the rest of the weekend. As the audience trickle in, […]

 Annie Bishop

WE ARE SCIENTISTS | LIVE REVIEW

WE ARE SCIENTISTS | LIVE REVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Sat 8th October   It’s been a while since New York indie-rockers We Are Scientists have played in Cardiff, but if Saturday night’s sold-out crowd was anything to go by, they’ve been very sorely missed in the capital. Kicking off a string of UK dates with a show at Clwb Ifor […]

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WATSKY / JEZ DIOR | LIVE REVIEW

WATSKY / JEZ DIOR | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Fri 30 Sept Opening Watsky’s sold-out X Infinity Cardiff show was a hip-hop artist who instantly caught everyone’s attention, and not just because he sported a fantastic Barbie-pink jacket through the entire set. The LA-based Jez Dior is the son of Steve Dior, […]

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HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE | MUSIC PREVIEW

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE | MUSIC PREVIEW

Coming to Clwb Ifor Bach this month is Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, who will be bringing their accomplished mix of jazz, funk, hip-hop and world styles. All seven members of the Ensemble are sons of Phil Cohran, himself an accomplished jazz musician who played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra in the 50s and 60s, and later […]

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SUUNS / GIANT SWAN | LIVE REVIEW

SUUNS / GIANT SWAN | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wed 24 Aug Suuns recently kicked off a tour fresh off the back of their third release, this year’s Hold/Still, and tonight the Canadian band returned to Cardiff for a headline set at Clwb Ifor Bach. On before them are Bristol duo Giant […]

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