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VOIGTMANN | CLUBS PREVIEW

VOIGTMANN | CLUBS PREVIEW

  Platform @ The Scene Club, Swansea Sat 25 Mar Alongside Isis Salvaterra, DJ and producer Claus Voigtmann founded the Toi.Toi.Musik brand of London warehouse parties in 2010, and it’s become respected for the integrity with which they’re organised and run, not to mention the quality of the music therein – often house and techno […]

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS TRIO | LIVE PREVIEW

ALASDAIR ROBERTS TRIO | LIVE PREVIEW

The Parrot, Carmarthen, Fri 17 Mar; Noah’s Yard, Swansea, Sun 19; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Sat 25 Splendid Scottish folk balladeer Alasdair Roberts returns to Wales this month, part of a UK wide tour to promote his new album Pangs, released on Drag City. It features 10 new songs recorded by the power trio of […]

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SMOKEY BUBBLIN B | CLUBS PREVIEW

SMOKEY BUBBLIN B | CLUBS PREVIEW

Rhigol @ The Scene, Swansea    Fri 10 Mar The second Welsh-monikered promoter this issue, and no Clwb Ifor Bach in sight! Rhigol (groove) is a regular party for Swansea’s lovers of house, garage, disco and the deeper sides of dance music. Previous guests include some of South Wales’ hardest working house heads, including veteran DJs, […]

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HARK | LIVE MUSIC PREVIEW

HARK | LIVE MUSIC PREVIEW

The Scene Club, Swansea Sat 4 Mar If Swansea doesn’t have exclusive, empirical claim to be Hark’s home city, there’s still none more apt to host the launch gig for the quartet’s second album, Machinations. The band’s singer and guitarist Jimbob Isaac grew up there, formed his first band of note – Taint, a mighty […]

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THE END IS BY YUR | ART PREVIEW

THE END IS BY YUR | ART PREVIEW

Elysium Gallery, Swansea Sat 4 – Sat 25 Mar The End is By Yur is a month-long exhibition that explores the notion of the afterlife. The group accepts many submissions, that are open to everyone anyone. The event dives deep into the ideas of heaven and hell, while being shamelessly playful in their blasphemy. This collection […]

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DAVID HOCKNEY: ORIGINAL PRINTS | ART PREVIEW

DAVID HOCKNEY: ORIGINAL PRINTS | ART PREVIEW

Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea Fri 24 Feb – Sat 1 Apr Without question, David Hockney has been one of the most prolific and experimental artists of the 20th century. Over the course of his career, his work as a painter, set designer, draughtsman and photographer has been well documented, but somehow his work as a […]

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WASTE NOT! WANT NOT! | ART PREVIEW

WASTE NOT! WANT NOT! | ART PREVIEW

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Until Mar 5 Recycling is without a doubt an important tool in the fight against humanity’s destruction of the Earth. Waste is not only a reckless use of our planet’s dwindling resources, but it also has a devastating impact on our wildlife, environment, and daily lives. Although some still refuse to […]

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NOWHERE LESS NOW: LINDSAY SEERS | ART PREVIEW

NOWHERE LESS NOW: LINDSAY SEERS | ART PREVIEW

Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea Until 19 March 2017 Inside the atrium of the Glynn Vivian gallery sits a leviathan. Once you go round the corner and approach the great grey mass, it becomes clear that this is not some beast from the depths but merely an upturned ship, albeit with some strange looking tentacles trapped […]

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BEANS ON TOAST | LIVE REVIEW

BEANS ON TOAST | LIVE REVIEW

The Garage, Swansea, Fri 9 Dec   Beans On Toast, real name Jay McAllister, returned to The Garage for his annual Swansea gig. I had barely stepped into the venue when I was greeted by Beans’ side man Bobby Banjo. A precedent to exactly how intimate this gig was going to be. The Garage itself […]

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THE WIZARD, THE GOAT, AND THE MAN WHO WON THE WAR | STAGE PREVIEW

THE WIZARD, THE GOAT, AND THE MAN WHO WON THE WAR | STAGE PREVIEW

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Thurs 10 Nov Written and directed by David Britton, Richard Elfyn stars in this play about the extraordinary life of the Welsh politician David Lloyd George. With a title that plays on three nicknames given to Lloyd George by the press, The Wizard, The Goat, And The Man Who Won The […]

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