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29th January 2009

by Ben Davis on 29 January, 2009 | 0 comments

You’re probably thinking why I don’t mention The Tiv in Buckley that much. I asked myself the same question the other day. As it happens it’s because I can never find their website, which is where I find out the majority of the information for my ramblings. Well, no doubt you’ll be delighted to know I’ve found it; www.thetivnightclub.co.uk. Every Thursday night is usually their live night; they’ve started a Battle of the Bands competition for local bands, which I think is in full flow.

Tonight they have a band called Diamanthian playing. Taking a look at the band photo there is no doubt they like all things thrash, heavy and metal, let’s say they like to ‘rock out’. They are signed to US of A based record company ‘Ossuary Industries’ and have toured Scandinavia and Spain alongside such bands as ‘Behemoth’, ‘Krisiun’ and ‘Marduk’. Aren’t they places in that Lord of the Rings book?

A band called ‘The Scene’ from Wrexham has got in touch. They are a 4 piece covers band at the moment and are currently writing their own material in anticipation of more gigs around the area and hopefully a UK tour. They play all the classics you’d want from a covers band – The Who, Kings of Leon, The Stone Roses, The Jam etc. Having only formed 5 months ago, they have already been grafting with gigs at The Old Swan and The Golden Lion and next Tuesday they will be playing Chicago Rock in Wrexham, its £3 on the door. If you can’t wait until then, they are playing the Seven Stars in Wrexham this Saturday.

I nearly resisted from telling you that I used to play guitar in a band called ‘The Scene’ years ago. We were rubbish, obviously we didn’t think so at the time, we thought we were going to take over the world and become bigger than god. I wasn’t John Squire, the drummer wasn’t Keith Moon and the bass player definitely wasn’t Andy Rourke. I think we had two gigs, one on the side of a lorry and the other in a ‘locals’ pub in Nantwich, both at which we went down like a cameo appearance by Michael Jackson at an 8 year olds’ birthday party.

Panic Promotions have a quality gig lined up tomorrow night at McLean’s. Stokoz to Moscow are headlining and they will be filming live footage for their first ever music video for their track ‘DLC’. Try and get your mug in shot. Also playing are the much loved Trader and Screaming Citizens. It’s £5 on the door and starts at 7:45pm.

The Aeroplanes are playing Telfords Warehouse tomorrow night. Awful name but great music. They’re from Liverpool and like a lot of indie bands from those parts, they take their influences from The La’s, Echo & the Bunnymen but you can also hear similarities toward the dramatic edges of Manchester neighbours Elbow and I Am Kloot. We had them play our second ever wrexhammusic.co.uk show back in 2006 and whilst I can’t remember much about the gig, I can remember them rolling up for soundcheck in a double-decker tour bus – not bad for their first tour wheels, just a bit better than the cliché Transit anyway. The gig tomorrow night is free before 9pm and £4 thereafter.

Luv*Jam is back. Tomorrow night at Central Station they have popular Chibuku resident DJ Wandy, who was one of the founding DJs at Chibuku back in 2000 when it was a humble club night in Liverpool, now of course it’s one of the best and well known nights in Europe. The people he’s DJ’s with reads like a who’s who of the dance world; Pete Tong, Groove Armada, Digitalism, to name a few. As always the resident Luv*Jam DJs will be in place – Coley and Christoph. Entry is £5 before midnight, £6 thereafter and £4 with an NUS card. Doors are 10pm.

Never mind using the ‘day of rest’ as an excuse to fall asleep in front of Antiques Roadshow after you’ve devoured your mum’s signature roast dinner, the Chaos Theory duo Andy and Ian are laying on an equally tasty menu in the form of a band called ‘Allbright’ from Birmingham. Supporting them at Central Station will be ‘Smile Like Texas’, ‘Someone Else’ and ‘Joey Vanzetti’. Tickets are £4 or £6 on the door and it kicks off at 6pm.

Email me at ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk with any of your own ramblings, news, views, comments and all that. Take care.

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