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PLACEBO | LIVE REVIEW

PLACEBO | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sat 14 Oct Like an annoying younger sibling, Placebo were considered a bit of a nuisance to the Britrock scene in the mid-90s. Using androgynous images and lyrics, the powers that be would rather they were swept under the rug. But they wouldn’t be stopped and now, […]

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JOHN LEGEND | LIVE REVIEW

JOHN LEGEND | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Tue 19 Sep Sat almost an arm’s length away from the stage, it was a fantasy-full set for this reviewer, absorbing John Legend’s mastery on the piano and his phenomenal ability to perform. JL opened with I Know Better, the first song on his new album: […]

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BLINK 182 | LIVE REVIEW

BLINK 182 | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mon 3 July There are kids here, there are teenagers here and there are middle aged people dressed as teenagers here. That can only mean one thing. Blink 182 are here. It’s not quite California here in Cardiff tonight, but it is pretty warm this evening […]

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THE JACKSONS 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR | LIVE REVIEW

THE JACKSONS 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sun 25 June Who doesn’t love the Jacksons? Whether a diehard fan, or the occasional listener, you cannot deny the influence and popularity of the world’s most successful musical family. Clearly, the absence of the star attraction, younger brother Michael, is a factor […]

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IRON MAIDEN / SHINEDOWN | LIVE REVIEW

IRON MAIDEN / SHINEDOWN | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wed 24 May Defiance is very much the word for tonight. After the terrible events that took place in Manchester less than 48 hours ago, Iron Maiden’s first show in the Welsh capital for five years has taken on extra significance and has now […]

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BOB DYLAN | LIVE REVIEW

BOB DYLAN | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wed 3 May The generation of music that gave birth to Bob Dylan is regrettably disappearing. The test of time has noticeably affected those who supported him from the start of his career but has not caused their loyalty to falter as they trundled into the […]

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THUNDER / CATS IN SPACE | LIVE REVIEW

THUNDER / CATS IN SPACE | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Fri 24 Mar It’s a testimony to Thunder that they can still pack an arena out, nearly 30 years into their career, when other bands of their ilk have long been since forgotten. The UK hard rockers are back in south Wales and […]

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OLLY MURS / LOUISA JOHNSON | LIVE REVIEW

OLLY MURS / LOUISA JOHNSON | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mon 20 Mar As a big fan of Olly Murs, I had high expectations for his show on the 20th March 2017, and I think that it’s safe to say that he did not disappoint. On taking the stage following a set from […]

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THE XX | LIVE REVIEW

THE XX | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Fri 17 Mar Four and a half years ago, just a day after releasing their sophomore album Coexist, The xx played to a sold-out Coal Exchange prior to embarking on a huge European tour. Whilst their appearance in the Welsh capital may have been a surprise […]

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A DAY TO REMEMBER | LIVE REVIEW

A DAY TO REMEMBER | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Sun 22 Jan Although the snaking line of ticket holders has already slithered its way around the entire complex, a few freezing fans are in the cold as the first act makes their way out onto the raised platform. UK emo-punkers Moose Blood have […]

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