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THE SPOOK SCHOOL | LIVE PREVIEW

THE SPOOK SCHOOL | LIVE PREVIEW

Le Public Space, Newport Fri 15 Dec The Spook School are at the forefront of the UK’s present-day queer punk scene. By breaking the boundaries of the gender binary, they are providing a call to arms to those who feel confined by societal constructs to do the same. It could be said that some pseudo-DIY […]

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MARILYN MANSON | LIVE PREVIEW

MARILYN MANSON | LIVE PREVIEW

Newport Centre Fri 8 Dec After a recent spell on the sidelines with an injury, caused by a falling stage prop, goth overlord Marilyn Manson will be back on top form when his Heaven Upside Down tour hits Newport Centre in December for a pre Christmas treat. After catching the eye of Trent Reznor  in the […]

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DECEMBER-JANUARY | LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS

DECEMBER-JANUARY | LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS

FRIdAY 1 DECEMBER Abba Arrival Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff. 8pm. Info 029 2089 0862. Tribute band. Sold out. RAl Lewis + Kizzy Crawford + Zim Voices St John’s Church, Canton, Cardiff. 7pm, £15/£12.50 adv. Info 029 2056 2022. Annual Christmas gig by Welsh folk-rocker Lewis, plus pals. Tonight’s show sold out well in advance but there’s […]

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PULLED APART BY HORSES | LIVE PREVIEW

PULLED APART BY HORSES | LIVE PREVIEW

Sin City, Swansea Tue 5 Dec Pulled apart by horses: a gruesome means of torture and dismemberment that can’t have been a barrel of laughs. Pulled Apart By Horses: a riotous quartet who bring a great deal more pleasure than pain, but do still leave you feeling bruised and brutalised (albeit just about in one […]

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CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS | LIVE PREVIEW

CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS | LIVE PREVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Mon 20 Nov Californian singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet first rose to notoriety in the mid-1980s when he joined LA country rockers Green On Red for their second album, Gas Food Lodging. Having struck out on his own as a solo artist from 1990 onwards, Prophet has continued a successful career as a […]

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BLONDIE | LIVE REVIEW

BLONDIE | LIVE REVIEW

BLONDIE | LIVE REVIEW **** Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, fri 10 Nov From the lighting to the line outside the Motorpoint arena last Friday night, Blondie’s return to Cardiff, as part of their tour for latest album, Pollinator, showed signs of pop, punk and promise. As Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke et al. burst […]

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LANDING MANE | LIVE PREVIEW

LANDING MANE | LIVE PREVIEW

Cardiff University Concert Hall Tue 14 Nov Cardiff University, in collaboration with Jamo Jamo Arts founder and director of the School Of Music’s African Ensemble, Landing Mané, have put together a three-concert series of African music from two contrasting African musical traditions: Senegal and Nigeria. Mané will present his percussion-based folkloric ensemble, Jamo Jamo Arts, […]

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SHOPPING | LIVE PREVIEW

SHOPPING | LIVE PREVIEW

Gwdihw, Cardiff Thurs 9 Nov Are you like a zombie, wandering aimlessly up and down store aisles searching for the latest beat? Tried that sound and didn’t like it? Tired of that? Craving something fresh that will pump you up? Look no more because Shopping, the post-punk indie band is the green-light special today. Rachel […]

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THE GREAT WHITE MALES: CUNCRETE | LIVE PREVIEW

THE GREAT WHITE MALES: CUNCRETE | LIVE PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Fri 10 Nov Equal parts rock gig and theatre show, Cuncrete is a lurid depiction of alpha masculinity through the unlikely – and yet also not – prism of architecture. Built around self-described “anti-virtuoso house band” The Great White Males, comprised of four drag kings, the performance promises noisy, lo-fi punk music and […]

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CHRIS WOOD | LIVE PREVIEW

CHRIS WOOD | LIVE PREVIEW

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan / Wyeside, Builth Wells Thurs 9 / Fri 10 Nov Stalwart of the British folk scene, Chris Wood makes two welcome stops in Wales on his current tour of Britain and Ireland. If you’re into folk music then you may well have come across this well-respected figure somewhere on tour or on […]

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