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11th September 2008

by Ben Davis on 17 October, 2008 | 0 comments

Hope you’ve had a good week? I presume if you’re reading this that the world didn’t come to an end yesterday by a black hole consuming the universe caused by the crazy test they did in Switzerland to recreate the Big Bang.

There are lots of things to tell you about, so I’ll let’s jog on.

Last week it was announced that the bland indie band Feeder are to play at Wrexham’s newly named Glyndŵr University – the first big gig at the venue for a few years.

I have to admit they are not really my type of thing and any band who writes a song about a CD player and entitles it Buck Rogers have got a serious lack of lyrical motivation occurring.

I’m not going to put too much of a dampener on this though, as it’s not often a well known national band visits our region – Feeder recently appeared on the main stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival and will play in the William Aston Hall at Glyndŵr University on Wednesday 1st October 2008. Support comes from East London band The Daves – unfortunately there’s no sign of any local support slots available!

Previous bands to have played Williams Aston Hall include; Love with Arthur Lee, Super Furry Animals and Ray Davies.

Tickets are on sale at £19.50 and are available online at www.glyndwr.ac.uk/feeder or in person from the Plas Coch Sports Centre or HMV Wrexham Doors open at 7pm.

It’s not often that an international band handpicks a band from Wrexham to support them on their UK tour. That’s exactly what Canadian based indie band Born Ruffians have done when they asked Wrexham’s Gallops! to support them. If you’ve not heard of Born Ruffian’s you will have probably heard their song ‘Hummingbird’ as it’s been used in a recent Orange Mobile TV advert.

Gallops! were contacted a few weeks ago by Warp Records (Born Ruffian’s record label) as the band had heard the Gallops! track ‘Lasers’ on the BBC Radio 1 Huw Stephens show and insisted they have them onboard. Gallops! will support Born Ruffian’s at their London and Manchester shows next Monday and Tuesday.

The guys at Wrexham indie night Don’t Die Just Yet! are carrying on their non-stop run of gigs with a show from London band Ratty Rat Rat tonight at Central Station. Also playing on the bill is a band who were originally from Mold but moved to the ‘Big Smoke’ in search of brighter lights – The Joy Formidable. Other acts playing include Chester’s indie kids The Capitals and Wrexham’s Meg Myatt. Tickets are £6 advance and doors are 7:30pm.

Next Wednesday DDJY! are hosting a DJ set at Central Station by one of the more stranger bands of recent times, The Horrors. Also appearing on the night will be S.C.U.M. and An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump. S.C.U.M. have recently spent time in the studio with Tom from The Horrors recording their debut single. Roy Destroy will be representing Wrexham town on the night along with the DDJY! DJ’s. Tickets are £7 and doors are 7:30pm.

Tonight at McLean’s in Pentre, the Panic Promotions posse are laying on a night celebrating the local Hip Hop scene (I wasn’t aware there was one!) Rapalicious, C-Dub Soundtracks, Kizz Mac and Jay Witty with Patrick Davey will be hollering to your bad selves from 8pm and its £4 entry. The person with the heaviest bling worn, weighed in by a local jeweller, gets free drinks all night and a customised platinum teeth grill… (That’s a complete lie).

On Sunday 26th October one of the biggest bands in the UK, The View, will be coming to Wrexham to play Central Station as part of their massive headline tour. Their new single ‘5Rebbeccas‘ will be released on Monday 27th October 2008 and is taken from their time locked away in a studio in the Welsh countryside.

The View released their debut album Hats Off to the Buskers on January 22, 2007, which entered the UK Album Chart at number one the following week.

Tickets are £12.50 each – if you want to go I would hurry – word on the street is that they are nearly sold out. You can get them online at www.seetickets.com or in person at Yales Café Bar, Wrexham.

Tonight at Telfords Warehouse they have Chester band Stolen Volume playing. After the band there’s another tripperware party from the Milk Milk Lemonade DJs. It’s free entry and starts at 8pm.

I’ll see you next week, as long as the world doesn’t end when I make a brew in a minute. Don’t forget you can email me at ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk with any news. Take care.

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Ben Davis

Email: ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk

Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.

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