127 posts about South Wales on this blog
Thursday 8 September 2011, 10:39
According to the auctioneer conducting the sale of legendary Newport venue TJ's, it is 'unlikely' to be used as a music venue in the future.
Paul Fosh auctions will be selling TJ's on 15 September at Cardiff's Park Inn Hotel. It is being sold following the death of its owner John Sicolo in 2010. Mr...
Tuesday 26 July 2011, 14:36
With the announcement of a Michael Jackson tribute concert planned for Cardiff, we've been looking though the BBC Wales archive for material from the last time he played in Wales.
Here's a clip from Wales Today in 1988, just before Jackson played Cardiff Arms Park national stadium. Look out for some...
Thursday 7 July 2011, 12:16
One of Wales' iconic buildings, the old Welsh Hills Works site in Porth, has been taken over by a charity who will be launching it as The Factory later this month.
"The aim of the project will be to develop the building as a creative hub for enterprising young people who are involved, or would like...
Monday 21 February 2011, 13:10
Cardiff-based dance music journalist Joanna Louise Ranson takes a look at the drum and bass scene that's concentrated around the Cardiff area.
"Wales has never been regarded as a great place for drum and bass but it's becoming a key player in the development of electronic music in the UK. It would be...
Friday 26 November 2010, 10:48
The Welsh rock scene, as evinced by Bethan Elfyn's Start Something documentary at the start of this year, is all very healthy and a regular presence in the UK's rock music press. That is, if they're melodic, poppy and full of hooks.
Nothing wrong with that, of course, but there is - as always - a harder...
Friday 8 October 2010, 12:07
A serendipitous date this weekend has given Llandaff Cathedral the opportunity to add to the coffers of its organ appeal.
The 10th day of the 10th month of 2010 is being marked by the world-famous cathedral by Ten Tenors - an gala event with some of Wales' foremost tenors performing a selection of works...
Thursday 3 June 2010, 10:27
Manic Street Preachers have announced the title of their 10th studio album and details of a UK tour.
Postcards From A Young Man will be released in September this year, as the follow-up to Journal For Plague Lovers.
A press release from the band's PR company Hall Or Nothing describes the recordings...
Friday 20 August 2010, 11:38
The Welcome to Wales event, staged at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on 29 September, will also feature the two Ryder Cup teams,...
Tuesday 10 August 2010, 13:10
YouTube has been forced to remove Newport (Ymerodraeth State Of Mind) from its servers due to a copyright claim by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Wednesday 4 August 2010, 15:21
Paul Potts, Port Talbot's opera-singing Britain's Got Talent winner, has split from Simon Cowell's record label.
Syco Records, a subdivision of Sony, had worked with Potts since the 2007 competition, but the parties have separated prior to the release of his third album, Cinema Paradiso.
Wednesday 4 August 2010, 11:19
Bethan Elfyn's show on Radio Wales is always an interesting mix of old and new, good interviews and ephemera, but on Saturday 14 August at 6pm it's shaping up to be a superb two hours of Welsh music, and I've been given a sneak preview of what has to be one of this year's Welsh radio highlights.
Wednesday 4 August 2010, 10:04
MIssing Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards is to be the subject of a novel out in October.
Photo: Dave Hardacre
Tuesday 3 August 2010, 14:07
Welsh actor Michael Sheen will reportedly be starring in the short promo film for Manic Street Preachers' forthcoming single (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love.
Sheen, famous for his representations of figures such as Tony Blair, David Frost, Brian Clough and Kenneth Williams, could star as Boris Spassky...
Friday 30 July 2010, 10:59
The band, who released their third album, Fever, earlier this year, also scooped the Best Live Band award. Lostprophets won the...
Tuesday 27 July 2010, 11:09
The YouTube phenomenon Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind), which at the time of writing has had over 1.5 million views, may be released as a single next month, with some proceeds going to charity.
Speaking to The Western Mail, Terema Wainwright, who took the Alicia Keys role in the spoof of Empire...
Monday 19 July 2010, 14:18
This coming Monday sees the release of Sir Tom Jones' latest album, Praise & Blame. Despite a less than enthusiastic reaction from his own label boss, it seems like there's a strong level of critical acclaim coming for the record.
Jones has said he's "baffled" by the leaked email, but it seems to...
Friday 16 July 2010, 10:03
While the Albert Hall rocks to the strains of Rule Britannia, Swansea's Singleton Park on Saturday 11 September...
Tuesday 13 July 2010, 17:51
The fourpiece formed in 2006 and have now been picked up by the label, home of bands like Kiss, Slipknot, Nickelback, Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Trivium...
Tuesday 2 March 2010, 09:39
According to What's On Wales, the ex-Beatle, ex-Wing and solo star will be trawling "through over five decades of material covering his solo work, massive hits from rock band Wings and, of course, the timeless classics...
Monday 28 June 2010, 11:55
I've just got back from a week's holiday to find that it has been confirmed that Spillers record shop in Cardiff, after a lot of will-they-won't-they, have closed their shop in The Hayes and are looking for new premises.
Owner Nick Todd is looking at a move to one of the city's famed arcades and says...
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