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NADINE SHAH + LIFE | LIVE REVIEW

NADINE SHAH + LIFE | LIVE REVIEW     The Globe, Cardiff, Sun 15 Oct If recent health problems end up bringing the curtain down on the musical career of The Fall’s Mark E Smith, he can put his feet up in front of Bargain Hunt safe in the knowledge that he’s left an indelible […]

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STRAY FROM THE PATH | LIVE REVIEW

STRAY FROM THE PATH | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Mon 9 Oct Leftist metallic hardcore group Stay From The Path have burned a fiery trail through the years. With their on-the-nose political tracks growing in intensity with every new album, the quartet’s latest tour took them back to their roots in small-capacity venues […]

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COCK SPARRER | LIVE REVIEW

COCK SPARRER | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Fri 1 Sept   Tricky to put this delicately, but by all good sense a capacity crowd for Cock Sparrer ought to be lower in number than, say, one of those teen-favoured YouTube sensations who occasionally play at this venue. Befitting the appearance of one of Oi! and […]

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COCK SPARRER | LIVE PREVIEW

COCK SPARRER | LIVE PREVIEW

The Globe, Cardiff Fri 1 Sept The name of Cock Sparrer precedes them and has done for some decades, which is why they can charge about the same for their gigs as The Damned, The Buzzcocks, The Undertones and other 1970s UK punk originals. You probably won’t have to be an especially dedicated punk fan […]

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THE SKATALITES | LIVE PREVIEW

THE SKATALITES | LIVE PREVIEW

The Globe, Cardiff Wed 23 Aug Had there never been a Skatalites, there most likely never would have been ska music, and if your thoughts instantly turn to the bad things done in the name of the genre, then it’s a trip to the re-education camps that’s needed for you, buddy! By ‘re-education camps’ we […]

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MELT-BANANA / GINDRINKER | LIVE REVIEW

MELT-BANANA / GINDRINKER | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Sun 4 June “What are you doing, you prog rocker?” scoffs a smirking DC Gates. His bandmate Graf’s crime? Having the temerity to tune up between songs. Anything with the faintest whiff of prog may be strictly verboten in Gindrinker’s universe, but there’s not much […]

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THE BESNARD LAKES | LIVE REVIEW

THE BESNARD LAKES | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Tue 30 May There’s a point approximately 50 minutes into tonight’s performance when suddenly it all adds up and the penny finally drops. The Besnard Lakes’ frontman Jace Lasek has already mentioned that they will be playing two distinct sets; thus far, material from remarkable […]

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ECHOBELLY | LIVE REVIEW

ECHOBELLY | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Thurs 18 May Nineties Britpop band Echobelly are back on tour. I had no idea who they were until I saw them featured on a BBC show about Britpop recently. “Girl’s singing reminds me of Debbie Harry,” I thought. After punk and new wave, I didn’t go […]

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NOTHING BUT THIEVES | LIVE REVIEW

NOTHING BUT THIEVES | LIVE REVIEW   The Globe, Cardiff, Tues 23 May Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves returned to Cardiff for the first time since 2015 to kick off their seven-date 2017 UK tour – completely selling out The Globe in the process. With the release of their new album Broken Machine this September, […]

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DAN PATLANSKY / ASH WILSON | LIVE PREVIEW

DAN PATLANSKY / ASH WILSON | LIVE PREVIEW The Globe, Cardiff, Thurs 4 May Back in the UK following the release of his critically acclaimed album Introvertigo, celebrated South African blues-rock guitarist Dan Patlansky [pictured] is joined on this UK tour by special guest Ash Wilson, who is kicking up a storm with his debut […]

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