Practice in Public Makes Perfect: how playing for your fans makes you better

Price, 57, has played music nearly her whole life, starting with piano when she was five years old. But in the fall of 2009, the guitar was still something of mystery to her. She had been playing for only a couple of months and was struggling a bit with the new challenges. Yet, instead of […]


Skillax Preparing ‘Harsher, Brighter’ New Album

The National have confirmed that they will start recording their next album “soon”. The US band released their sixth album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ in 2013, more recently showcasing new song ‘Roman Candle’ live. With frontman Morgan recently saying that the group need to “change and evolve” on their next record, guitarist Morgan has now […]


Exclusive! Listen The New Track “Little Scratch”

Track appears in new box set… A new box set showcasing recordings Captain Beefheart made in the early Seventies is due for release. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972 features newly remastered versions of three albums that Beefheart and the Magic Band released […]


New Demo From My Morning Jacket

This week’s essential mix from All Songs Considered includes a surprising, electronic, mostly instrumental cut from The 1975 — a British group known more for its brash Top-40 pop and rock — an intimate home demo recording from My Morning Jacket and a spare, moody cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” by the Irish folk […]


Judge Asked To Skillax To Attend ‘Stairway’

“Consider heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all cancers combined. If we can do more to prevent, treat and cure cardiovascular disease, more women will live longer, more families will stay together, more workers will stay productive, and we’ll save money on treating a condition that costs the U.S. […]

The Welsh Government is making progress in ensuring that those employed in the retail sector are fairly and properly paid and treated. Marking the progress seen during the first year of the Welsh Government’s Retail Action Plan, the Minister for Social Partnership outlined the actions being taken – from enabling the wider implementation of a […]

Summer’s here and it’s that time of year when we think about booking a holiday to sunnier shores, perhaps a quick week away or the annual family holiday. This year, it could be worth looking for somewhere different. Somewhere with glorious weather, where temperatures are forecast between 25 and 30°C, with beautiful sandy beaches, quality […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has received planning consent for the next two elements of the Rhondda Fach Active Travel Route – to build local community links in Maerdy, and upgrade the existing community route between Ferndale and Tylorstown. The Rhondda Fach Active Travel Route will create a 10km pedestrian and cycle path between Maerdy and […]

On Friday 07 June, Local housing association Trivallis announced the completion of its first development of 2024 by handing over the keys to eight brand-new homes in the heart of Pentre. This milestone marks the transformation of the former Pentre Hotel site into much-needed housing, including a specially adapted one-bedroom ground floor flat. The housing […]

Rail passengers at Cardiff Central Railway station were treated to the sounds of Pink, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters and Billy Joel – but with a classical twist! The global stars will be playing live in the Principality Stadium over the coming weeks, with Pink “getting the party started” this Tuesday. To celebrate them coming to […]

Music icons Boy George and Culture Club are thrilled to announce a major UK and Ireland arena tour this December, celebrating their first two monumental albums, ‘Kissing to Be Clever’ and ‘Colour by Numbers’. Culminating at London’s The O2, the prolific band will perform these landmark albums in their entirety. Fans can expect to hear […]

Pink will be playing at Principality Stadium for her Summer Carnival tour on June 11th. With gates to the stadium opening at 4pm, there will be a full city centre road closure around the stadium from 3pm until midnight on safety grounds. The M4 motorway is expected to be very busy due to this concert […]

Cennard Davies, Treorchy, a great advocate and campaigner for the language and learning Welsh, was invited by the festival’s local executive committee. He will speak from the Pafiliwn stage at the festival held in Parc Ynysangharad, Pontypridd from 3-10 August. Apart from a period at Swansea University and a year living in Cardiff, Cennard Davies […]

CRT Hwb Cana has won the Community Benefit category in the RICS Awards for Wales which have taken place in Cardiff this week. CRT Hwb Cana is a dedicated centre for the Penywaun community provided by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT). CRT Hwb Cana works with partners to provide access to financial services, well-being support […]

Dancer and TV personality Amy Dowden is leading The Big Help Out in Wales – Britain’s biggest volunteering opportunity.   More than 6 million people are expected to take part in the nationwide effort that aims to inspire communities across Wales and the rest of the UK to lend a hand this weekend by having […]

Transport for Wales have announced that Cardiff Bus Interchange will open in June with bus services scheduled to start on Sunday 30 June 2024. On 27, 28 and 29 June TfW will open the doors to the new interchange so that members of the public can learn about the new facilities on offer before bus […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has shared an update on the major redevelopment of the Muni Arts Centre – with excellent progress being made to create a modern arts and events hub while enhancing and conserving the building’s original features. The multi-million pound redevelopment started in 2023, to revitalise the much-loved Pontypridd landmark. The Muni is […]

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