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THE BRONX | LIVE REVIEW

THE BRONX | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 18 Jan Such was The Bronx’s impact on the hardcore punk scene on their emergence in 2002, they’ve pretty much guaranteed packed houses on these shores for the rest of their careers. At a time when the scene was getting suffocated with MTV friendly […]

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CAROLINES | LIVE REVIEW

CAROLINES | LIVE REVIEW   The Big Top, Cardiff, Fri 19 Jan As people fill up the cosy upstairs room of 10 Feet Tall, The Big Top gets the party started with Hunter From Fremonte, whose laidback indiepop sound has an eclectic, stand-out style that screams nothing but fun. Next up is Fire Fences, who […]

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THE CRIBS | LIVE REVIEW

THE CRIBS | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Tue 16 Jan It takes something more than a little enticing to get this reviewer out of the house these days; the prospect of catching the brothers Jarman at one of Cardiff’s best venues is one of them. Arriving at the venue, scores of people are standing […]

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PARAMORE | LIVE REVIEW

PARAMORE | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Thurs 11 Jan Paramore in 2018 is a very different beast to the robust pop-punk foursome who burst into the mainstream a decade ago. The rainbow of emo haircuts are long gone, the lineup has shrunk and expanded again, and the punchy rock guitar that punctuated Riot! […]

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KATE RUSBY | LIVE REVIEW

KATE RUSBY | LIVE REVIEW

KATE RUSBY | LIVE REVIEW   St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Tue 12 Dec As the audience took their seats at St. David’s Hall it was clear that this was to be a festive, cozy, family-friendly evening – couples around this reviewer discussing endless Christmas shopping dilemmas and successes, displayed Nativity photos of the grandchildren on […]

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LIAM GALLAGHER | LIVE REVIEW

LIAM GALLAGHER | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wed 13 Dec The centre of Cardiff is awash with more Stone Island than your average football terrace and paisley shirts and pageboy haircuts predominate. It can only mean one thing: one of the Gallaghers is in town. Six months before his brother is set to […]

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CARDIFF PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | LIVE REVIEW

CARDIFF PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | LIVE REVIEW   St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Fri 8 Dec After a persistent period of proliferating popularity, the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra blessed the punters at St. David’s Hall with another A Night At The Movies performance of pure magic from the silver screen and in particular, from the wonderful head of […]

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MARILYN MANSON | LIVE REVIEW

MARILYN MANSON | LIVE REVIEW   Newport Centre, Fri 8 Dec There was a time in the 1990s when I would attend Newport Centre, for a gig, at least four times a year. Whether it was Pantera, Slayer or Machine Head, it was a great venue for live music. Still used for this purpose, but […]

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SWEET BABOO / KID CARPET / FARM HAND | LIVE REVIEW

SWEET BABOO / KID CARPET / FARM HAND | LIVE REVIEW   Transport Club, Cardiff, Thurs 7 Dec “It’s always been a dream of mine to share a stage with Steve, and he hasn’t allowed it to happen tonight,” says Mark Daman Thomas of Stephen Black aka Sweet Baboo, gesturing to the amount of space […]

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KASABIAN | LIVE REVIEW

KASABIAN | LIVE REVIEW Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mon 4 Dec   The giant countdown clock on the screen next to the stage had begun, just like at football matches. The Motorpoint Arena had that same electricity in the air, along with the minor threat of being pushed by excited lads. Apparently, beer throwing is a […]

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