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14th August 2008

by Ben Davis on 17 October, 2008 | 0 comments

You can reminisce about your adolescent years at a new DJ night called ‘School Disco’ which is taking place this Saturday night at Milliner’s on the High Street in Wrexham. School Disco’s for myself mainly comprised of sitting on the chairs that were always placed around the edge of the school hall and waiting with hopeless breath for a girl (preferably) to come up and ask you to dance to Whigfield’s ‘Saturday Night’. I mean, I knew the dance moves; I practiced them for weeks but just didn’t have the opportunity to show them off.

Anyway, ‘School Disco’ will be hosted by the enigmatic and ever joyous Pablo Minki and starts at 8pm. If you wear a school uniform you get 2 free shots. Remember to tuck your shirt in and straighten your tie though.

Tonight, Birmingham’s answer to all things early 90’s and ‘baggy’ are in town. The Twang are playing a V Festival warm-up show at Central Station. Since their debut album last year and some of the predictable press prattle describing them as the ‘next Oasis’, they have been pretty much on the quiet – rehearsing and recording new tracks for their second album.

I’ve no doubt they’ll play their more well known singles tonight but I wouldn’t be surprised if they use this opportunity to play some of their new tracks and test the water with them. Support comes from Jersey Birds, doors are 8pm, its £14 entry on the door and 14+ ages are welcomed.

Our very own electro-prog-rock visionaries Gallops! have been recording new material this week – twisting sounds, bending waves and layering patterns in only a way they do. I’ve heard the aural pleasures they’ve been creating are a bit of the same but also a bit different to what they’ve produced before. Expect some new uploads to their myspace page very soon.

The Death Set ride into Wrexham next Wednesday thanks to the guys at Don’t Die Just Yet! The Death Set arrive on the back of some large underground critical acclaim with one particular music publication dubbing them ‘the hottest new band in the world’. Their debut album ‘Worldwide’ was released this year on Ninja Tune Records and has been described as 1000mph rollercoaster of furious beats, organ sounds, punk guitars and loud screaming. I think that would scare the life out of me.

Support comes from the Birmingham based all-girl indie combo Poppy & the Jezebels who have just released their latest single ‘UFO’. Its £7 on the doors and doors are 8pm. Over 14’s are welcome.

In other Don’t Die Just Yet! related news, they have just announced that they will be having The Horror’s playing a DJ set at their gig on September 17th. Some may not be too familiar with Faris Rotter, Spider Webb, Joshua Third, Tomethy Furse and Coffin Joe. The Horror’s have not had any particular commercial success, but I don’t think they are too bothered, I think they adhere to the (sometimes genuine in my opinion) cliché of ‘we are in it not for the money, but for the art’. Google ‘The Horrors’ and you’ll understand.

Looking at Chester, tonight at Telfords Warehouse they have Tim & Sam’s Tim & Sam Band (no, I didn’t make a typo – that’s their name!). They are a young septet who create ‘lovely songs that make you feel warm and fuzzy’, and they play a whole orchestra of instruments; Glockenspiel, Banjo, Flute, Clarinet, Bouzouki (I’ve no idea what that is either), Cello, Piano and Mandolin. Obviously not all at the same time though, because that would sound ridiculous.

They’ve had recent airplay on Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6Music as well as appearing at Latitude Festival and The Great Escape Festival. It’s free entry and starts at 9pm.

Panic Promotions are having a fancy dress ‘Pimp and Pornettes’ themed show at McLean’s tonight. Playing are New Wave Pawn, Slightly Generic and Kizz Mac. Its £4 entry and doors open at 7:45pm.

And that my friends is all I have for you, if you think I’ve missed something out, get in touch and I’ll mention it next week, email ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk. Take care.

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Ben Davis

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Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.

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