Monday, December 27, 2010
A new series of E4's drama series Skins returns in January and to coincide the Skins tour heads out with various artists featured in the series. This includes a date at the Monkey Cafe, Swansea 20th January with Katy B, Nero & Jagga.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Following his 'success' on I'm A Celebrity Shaun Ryder will be appearing at the Millennium Music Hall in Cardiff 26th February. The show is being presented by SWN and will also feature the Twang. Tickets are on sale now:
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Euros Childs new largelly instrumental album "Face Dripping" is available to download for free although you are asked to donate something. This is the second time Euros has given his music away in this manner following last year's "Son of Euro Child". Download available at: http://www.euroschilds.com/
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Teddy Thompson will be following hot on the heels of his father when he plays the Glee club in February. Richard Thompson plays St David's Hall 23rd January and son Teddy Thompson will be playing the Cardiff Glee Club on Sunday 13th February. Tickets are on sale now.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Nina Nastasia has cancelled her forthcomng UK tour for health reasons including her date at the Glee Club, Cardiff due to have taken place 29th November. Her website had this message:
"Nina is very sorry that she won’t be able to play but looks forward to coming back to the UK soon. Any fans who have already bought tickets, will be able to obtain a refund from their point of purchase....."
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
John Cooper Clarke has postponed his appearance at the Globe in Cardiff due to have taken place this Saturday 27th November. He will now be appearing 12th February 2011. Tickets purchased already remain valid for the new date.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In his first appearance since the Green Man Festival in 2006 Jose Gonzales will be appearing with his new band Junip at the Millennium Music Hall in Cardiff 6th February. Tickets are going fast already and are available now at:
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Patrick Wolf plays a short 3 date tour before Christmas including an opening night at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff 5th December. The following day sees the release of his new single "Time of my life" which is followed by his 4th album early in 2011. Tickets are on sale from 3rd November.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Jimi Alexander returns to Cardiff for a live show in December with a new slightly re-vamped Satellites. Jimi says the new line up gives the music more of a 'band' sound, but overall the alt country goodness is still very much at it's heart. Tickets for the show at the Globe 16th December are on sale now.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Gruff Rhys will be releasing his 3rd solo album in February. A track from the album "Shark Ridden Waters" is available at www.gruffrhys.com. In the meantime he will be doing a series of dates in November:
Galway, Town Hall Theatre – 13th November
Belfast, The Empire – 14th
Dublin, Sugar Club – 15th
Manchester, Whitworth Gallery – 22nd
Glasgow, The Art School – 23rd
London, Toynbee Studios - 26th
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Loudon Wainwright lll returns to St David's Hall in Cardiff 11th May next year. Loudon Wainwright is father of Martha & Rufus Wainwright and earlier this year won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album with "High Wide & Handsome".
newoundwales has announced it's 2nd gig of 2010 with a show at St John's Church, Canton, Cardiff on Saturday 20th November ft Paper Aeroplanes, Ffred Jones & Jessica Lee Morgan. Tickets are £7.50 and on sale now at:
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Euros Childs has teamed up with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub to form Jonny. The pair have been recording and are releasing an EP in November entitled 'Free EP'. They will be touring in 2011 including a date at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff 8th February.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Laura Marling has announced a UK tour for November & December finishing up with a date at the Cardiff Glee Club 1st December. Marling was nominated for the Mercury Prize this year for her album 'I Speak Because I Can’and last played in Cardiff at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Gathered in Song are putting on a blinder of a show 25th September at Le Pub in Newport when they present 2 Canadian singers. Justin Rutledge has been compared to Ryan Adams and was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize (equivalent of the Mercury Prize) in 2008. Also appearing is Amelai Curran a talented singer songwriter who won a Juno award(kind of like the Brits)this year for her album 'Hunter Hunter'.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Lost Prophets have joined the Ryder Cup gig being held at the Millennium Stadium 29th September alongside a 'varied' line up including Katherine Jenkins and Only Men Aloud. Rumours that Islet were also due to appear have been dismissed as wishful thinking on our part!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Oxjam are holding a fundraising evening at the Cardiff Arts Institute on Wednesday 18th August 8pm onwards to coincide with this year's Green Man Festival. Live music comes from the Gentle Good and Hail! The Planes plus quiz, raffle ect. All proceeds to Oxjam.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Arcade Fire, who have just reached number 1 in the UK album charts with their new album 'The Suburbs', have announced a UK tour including Cardiff Arena 9th December. Tickets go on sale Friday 13th August and look set for a certain sell out.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Perfume Genius aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas has announced live UK dates for October. His highly acclaimed debut album 'Learning' was released in July and he has been hotly tipped as one of the new emerging leftfield artists of 2010.
18 – Manchester, St Phillips Church
19 – London, Cecil Sharp House
21 – Bristol, The Cube
22 – Brighton, The Hope
23 – Cardiff, SWN Festival
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This year's SWN Festival was launched yesterday by Huw Stevens and John Rostron at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff. This year's festival takes place 21st - 23rd October and looks set to be the biggest and best so far with a number of changes:
* Roving wrist bands (£45) will cover city centre venues, day wrist bands are also available. Other gigs in venues such as the Globe will be ticketed separately.
* Welsh language event 'Dan Oed' for 14-18 year olds taking place at the Millennium Music Hall.
*The festival has secured funding from various sources such as PRS Music fondation.
Acts announced this week include The Swans, Al Lewis, new Rough Trade signing Joe Worricker, Paul Heaton and the nascent genius Perfume Genius.
Newsoundwales will be hosting a night at the festival. More details to follow in due course.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Bright Light Bright Light have announced a new single 'Love Part ll coming out on Virgin offshoot Popjustice HiFi 13th September. The band will also be supporting Ellie Goulding on her tour this Autumn. Bright Light Bright Light recently played at the newsoundwales showcase at Chapter Arts Centre and Rod Thomas (the band's main writer and performer)was our artist of the year in 2008.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
LCD Soundsystem are playing a joint headliner with Hot Chip at Cardiff Arena 12th November. This rare Welsh date for James Murphy's band(their first?)is one of the the must see Welsh live gigs this autumn. Tickets go on sale 23rd July.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Robert Plant will be playing St David's Hall with his group Band of Joy 26th October. Plant has close associations with Wales and has played here on several occasions as a solo artist including dates at the old Top Rank in Cardiff and the Coal Exchange with his band Priory of Bryon. Tickets for the gig go on sale Friday 9th July.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Spillers Records have found new premises after months of speculation and worry that they might be closed for good. The world's oldest record shop has found new premises in Morgan Arcade and will be open for business in the near future. The current premises, where they have been situated for 60 years, will close it's doors for the last time this Saturday 26th June.