Well, on the day we write about the launch night of new (well, massively-renovated) Brixton venue "Electric Brixton", we thought we were going to have to balance that out with a bit of a negative "venue closure" information, but before we put the finishing touches to the article we hear good news.
The Globe in Cardiff apparently closed its doors for the last time earlier this month, with a statement on the website explaining that many gigs will now either be cancelled or rescheduled. That news is not entirely true, and may the product of a management fall-out, but either way, the venue is now being renovated and will be opening again on 28th August under new management.
There are still a number of events which were cancelled or rescheduled, including Hells Bells and Guns 2 Roses (now taking place at Bogiez), Limehouse Lizzy (now Blackwood Miners Institute), Letz Zep (the Gate), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (The Glee Club) and finally Dressed to Kill (cancelled).
All other dates are set to take place as originally planned.
A new website is yet to be finalised, but the official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/theglobecardiff) has this statement:
The Globe will remain as a live music venue, with a few added extras. Planned improvements to the venue include air conditioning, a fully stocked bar with a wider variety of drinks, new lighting, structural changes to the balcony area allowing a better view of the stage, an upstairs lounge area and a re-vamped reception area.
The new Globe team are aiming to honour any shows that were booked before the change in management, so as to cause as little disruption as possible.