3OH!3 plus Sean Smith come to Cardiff

3OH!3 – Photo by Sarah Cass

Colorado based electronic duo 3OH!3 are set to start their UK mini tour in Cardiff complete with Blackout frontman Sean Smith.

Sean Smith

Sean Smith - On the Decks

The party starts on 2nd November at the brand new Millenium Music Hall at the heart of Cardiff city centre (the venue being upgraded from Clwb Ifor Bach due to high demand). Sean Smith will open proceedings with a DJ set.

Following the tour 3OH!3 release their latest single Starstrukk which features vocals from Katy Perry.

Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com


Jarrad ‘Nöir’ Owens


The Guns to support American punk legends!

The Guns

The Guns - Lodge Productions

Abertillery’s finest The Guns are set to support Pennsylvanian quartet CKY.

CKY was formed in 1994 by Jess Margera (the lesser known brother of Jackass, Bam Margera) and hit mainstream success in 2000 after being featured in Jackass and their own spin-off series CKY.

The gig is part of a UK tour to promote the bands latest album Carver City, available on Roadrunner Records.

Don’t miss out! Things kick off at 7pm on 2nd November 2009 at Vice, Swansea. Tickets are priced at £12.00 plus booking fee and are available at seetickets.com.


Jarrad ‘Nöir’ Owens

The Best in Town are back!

The Blackout - Lee Goldup Photography

The Blackout - Lee Goldup Photography

The mighty Blackout are back, with a brand spanking new video from up and coming single ‘I don’t care (this is why we can’t have nice things)’.

This is the third single to be released from their top 40 album ‘The Best in Town’, following ‘Children of the Night’ and ‘Save Ourselves (The Warning)’
The video was filmed in September and features appearances from Aled Phillips of Kids in Glass Houses and Josh Franceschi of Youmeatsix (who also did guest vocals on the track).

The video is available on Kerrang , Scuzz TV and myspace.com/theblackout. You can get your hands on the single on November 16th.

Jarrad ‘Nöir’ Owens

Funeral to re-open Coal Exchange

Veteran Cardiff venue the Coal Exchange is re-opening following a multi-million pound investment.

The building formerly used to conduct trade negotiations with the South Wales Mining Industry, is opening it’s doors once more on the 1st November 2009 after being redundant for the past 3 years.

Funeral for a Friend - Ashley Maille Photography

Funeral for a Friend - Ashley Maille Photography

Funeral for a Friend have been given the honour of playing the first show at the revived venue, which takes place on 3rd November. The gig features support from local favourites The Guns, who played the final show during the venues first lease of life on the 27th September 2007.

Following the unfortunate closure the future seems to look bright for the Coal Exchange with events booked until March 2010.

If you would like to attend the show on the 3rd November tickets are available for £12.50 at ticketline.co.uk


Jarrad ‘Nöir’ Owens

Kids in Glass Houses set for explosive homecoming

Kids in Glass Houses

Kids in Glass Houses - Photo by Lee Goldup

Valleys power pop quintet Kids in Glass Houses are set for an explosive homecoming when they return to Wales on Tuesday 5th November.

Following a trip to Texas for the recording of the as yet untitled second album, the band will embark on a short UK tour of intimate venues. The band will play Blackwood Miner’s Institute on 5th November with support from Attack! Attack! and Tiger Please. Tickets are £10.

You can listen to “Youngblood (Let It Out)” from the bands new album on their myspace page.


Jarrad ‘Nöir’ Owens