Cate at The Gate

February 26, 2014


Saturday 8th February There were no photographs allowed, so here is an *artist’s interpretation of the gig: To briefly explain the drawing, in the foreground you can see a crowd of attentive Cate Le Bon fans / 6 music listeners / reviewers, listening and nodding heads sagely. In front of them is a very enthusiastic […]

SWN festival 2013

October 21, 2013


A week since the morning after SWN festival and if like me you’re still catching up on early nights and hot dinners then you are not going to want to read a lengthy review, so I’ll keep this brief and exciting. Yes this post is dedicated to the VERY FIRST ‘Riffs In The Diffs SWN […]

Leonard Cohen

September 5, 2013


Tuesday 4th September Dear Leonard, I have a sincere apology to make . . . I was late for your gig and I made someone else late for your gig and I am truly sorry. I arrived in the beginning of the first half somewhere between 8pm and half past (you had well and truly […]

The Lovely Eggs

August 7, 2013


Thursday 1st August This gig was fun fun fun! One of the best I have seen so far downstairs at Clwb. Hosted by SWN, the place was packed and all the bands were in fine fettle. Quiet Marauder were playing when we walked in. Ciders ordered, we sat down and enjoyed the music. They performed […]

Gwyl Nyth 2013

May 29, 2013


Sunday 26th May Since Porters opened in December 2012 I’ve been on numerous occasions to different events: a screening of Elf, a film noir day, open mic nights, spontaneous drinking sessions and spontaneous singing sessions. I’ve seen it in various stages of decor, played with their egg timers, had a go on the drum kit […]

Record Store Day 2013 – Andy’s Records

April 22, 2013


For the last two years I have been in Cardiff for Record Store Day and dutifully attended the event at Spillers. This year, I was in Aberystwyth for the weekend and so went along to Andy’s Records instead. As I reported in last year’s post I’m through with thanklessly queuing at 8am to buy the […]

Sweet Baboo and Threatmantics

February 7, 2013


Thursday 31st January 2013 A free gig at The Sherman Theatre and the crowds flocked in! It was great to see so many people in attendance. I went out of curiosity rather than love of the main act because so far I’ve never really got the whole Sweet Baboo thing. As an avid 6 music […]

Peski Nacht 001 and 002

January 24, 2013


Saturday 15th December 2012 and Saturday 23rd February 2013 Peski Nacht 001: ‘More dealers upstairs’ reads the sign as we spiral up the carpeted steps. No this isn’t a drugs den with a wide choice of vendors, it’s Jacobs Antiques Market! Local label Peski cleverly chose to host the first in a series of Nachts […]


January 22, 2013


Tuesday 13th November 2012 Not only is Tuskagee the name of an infamous syphilis experiment, it is also the name of Lionel Richie’s hometown and it was the title of his most recent tour which came to the Cardiff CIA (or the inspirationally named Motorpoint Arena) back in November. It may have been a while […]