Manic Street Preachers @ Blackwood Miner’s Institute 27/01/11

Manic Street Preachers - Photograph by Kate Southall

1986, Blackwood, Gwent; The Miner’s Strike was in full swing. The Tory government was hell bent on closing down the British Mining Industy prompting panic on the streets and riots in the suburbs. During this time a 4 piece punk band called the Manic Street Preachers were about to cause a ruckus of their own, starting in Blackwood’s Little Theatre.

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The Cult @ Bristol Academy 19/01/11

The Cult - Photograph by Gigsniper

Sitting in the notorious Bristol traffic I read my emails to ensure that I’ll be on time for tonight’s gig. A take a sigh of relief as I triple check the stage times, Masters of Reality at 8pm, followed by headliners, The Cult, at 9pm.

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Thin Lizzy @ Colston Hall 16/01/11

Thin Lizzy - Photograph by Gigsniper

The boys are back in town, for one night only Thin Lizzy have returned to Bristol with a very special lineup.

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Local band are finalists in the UK’s biggest original music competition

The Venture from Cwmbran has wowed the judging panel of the UK’s biggest original music competition and sailed through the audition stage of Live and Unsigned. The Venture will be competing against the most talented bands and artists in the country at the Regional Final showcase of Live and Unsigned 2011 – all in a bid to be signed!

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You Me At Six @ Cardiff Uni – 06/01/11

You Me At Six - Photograph By Michael Lewis

A cold Thursday night in January sees the return of You Me At Six to Cardiff, fresh from their December headlining tour with Merthyr Tydfil’s The Blackout. This is You Me At Six’s first appearance in the Welsh capital since their support slot at Paramore’s show at the CIA in December 2009, and the fans are out in force to welcome them back.
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Amped Unsigned 2 – Coming Soon!

Following the triumphant Amped Unsigned compilation, Amped is releasing Volume 2 in February and we want YOU to get involved!

Are you in an unsigned band from Wales? Do you have high quality recordings and photographs? Do you want your music to be heard by new ears?

If so, please email us at with the subject Unsigned 2.

And the winner is…

The voting has closed and the results have been counted, so it’s time to announce the winners of the Amped Awards 2010.

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