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DAPPY | LIVE REVIEW

DAPPY | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Thurs 15 Jan Dappy has always been a love-or-hate kind of artist. Targeted in the media for his array of silly hats and sillier behaviour, there’s always been a curious magnetism about him that’s often obscured by the jail sentences, nude ‘leaks’, and Celebrity Big Brother antics. Whether […]

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RAT BOY | LIVE REVIEW

RAT BOY | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Mon 5 Feb Rat Boy, real name Jordan Cardy, is probably sick of being compared to Jamie T. The two might share a scruffy homegrown charm and suburban singer-rapper delivery, but Rat Boy’s 2018 tour makes it clear that the similarities are only surface level. Live and […]

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MARMOZETS / QUEEN ZEE | LIVE REVIEW

MARMOZETS / QUEEN ZEE | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Fri 2 Feb Four years after releasing their debut album The Weird And Wonderful…, Marmozets have returned. Their second album, Knowing What You Know Now, had a lot to live up to and although it won’t ever be better than their debut, it is definitely […]

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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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THE CRIBS | LIVE PREVIEW

THE CRIBS | LIVE PREVIEW

Tramshed, Cardiff Tue 16 Jan The Cribs have a blue plaque dedicated to them on the Wakefield Walk Of Fame. Why bother touring when you share such an accolade with Barbara Hepworth and perennial cruise-line worrier Jane McDonald? Surely, they might as well just quit whilst they’re ahead? Despite calling their most recent album 24-7 […]

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BILLY BRAGG + SEÁN MCGOWAN | LIVE REVIEW

BILLY BRAGG + SEÁN MCGOWAN | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Sun 19 Nov Seán McGowan is not a man to be ignored.  Loudly introducing himself in a thick estuary accent, he firmly grabs the attention of a steadily filling room and holds it for the next half an hour. He rips through songs from […]

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AFRO-CELT SOUND SYSTEM: JOHNNIE KALSI | INTERVIEW

AFRO-CELT SOUND SYSTEM: JOHNNIE KALSI | INTERVIEW

2016 was a big year for Afro-Celt Sound System. Their 20th anniversary was marked by a first album in ten years, The Source. Speaking with Johnnie Kalsi, one of the founding members, we ask what the title means for a band with such diverse influences? “The Source was a new beginning to a new era with […]

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COMMUNITY MUSIC WALES – 25TH ANNIVERSARY | PREVIEW

COMMUNITY MUSIC WALES – 25TH ANNIVERSARY | PREVIEW

Community Music Wales, Wales’ leading music charity, are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a concert at the Tramshed. The concert will show off work from community musical groups as well as named performers, whilst highlighting the important work Community Music Wales has done for the empowerment of disadvantaged groups in music. The night will include […]

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WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD | BOOK FEATURE

WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD | BOOK FEATURE

In setting this year’s Wales Book of the Year Award in Cardiff’s Tramshed, Literature Wales have picked the perfect venue to remind us of the great tradition and continued relevance of writing in Wales. There are plenty of awards up for grabs for the best of today’s modern Welsh writers in English and in Welsh. […]

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GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB | LIVE REVIEW

GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Sat 28 Oct Without a doubt one of the liveliest bands I’ve ever seen perform, after seeing festival veterans Gentleman’s Dub Club at Glastonbury this summer, I knew what was to be expected. Distanced from the carelessness you have at a festival, some clearly made sure […]

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