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21st May 2009

by Ben Davis on 22 May, 2009 | 0 comments

Obviously I was jumping the gun a bit when I wilfully proclaimed that ‘summer had arrived’ last week. At the moment it’s sheeting it down and the British weather is doing it’s best to uphold its perennial fail. Come on, we all love talking about the weather.

We took my parent’s to see the ‘Magic of Motown’ show over the weekend. We fully expected a big slice of cheese on the stage and we definitely got it. It was all fully acceptable cheese though; they were from America and consisted of a backing band, 4 male vocals, 1 female, about 20 costume changes and they played all the Motown hits you could imagine.

The illusion was briefly shattered though when the stage host proudly introduced the Jackson 5 to the stage. Bouncing from the side appeared 4 men with comedy afro’s (yes, 4 singers). I don’t think anyone else noticed.

At the moment I’m preparing myself for the imminent Bank Holiday weekend and not just because the banks are on holiday. It’s our ‘Big Sunday Stuffing’ gig on Sunday and Andrew and I have got together arguably one of the best local line-ups we have ever managed to fashion together.

Trader, Sinner men, Mechanical Owl, Smile Like Texas, The Fag Machine, No Room for Heroes, Craig Williams, Dan Gruff, Seb Green and Revurb will all be gracing either of the two stages we’ll have at Central Station on Sunday. Entry is £5 (that’s 50p per band) and doors are 7pm. See you there!

British electronic post-hardcore band (why not just ‘rock band?!) Enter Shikari are playing Wrexham’s Central Station tonight. They’ve played there before, probably about a couple of years ago and since then they’ve become quite a force on the alternative scene and also catching the attention of the mainstream.

Radio 1 have playlisted them heavily and their debut album ‘Take to the Skies’ reached number 4 in the charts in 2007 and went gold after a few weeks. Their second album ‘Common Dreads’ is due for June and to support that they have booked a huge UK and European tour.

I’ve no doubt it will be a busy one tonight so if there are any tickets left they’ll cost you £12.50 each and doors are 7pm.

In Chester, Telfords Warehouse have managed to get one of the most talked about DJs and producers to play their booth tonight. The promoters, .Org, have been badgering King Unique for months if not years to come and play his hometown and finally they’ve managed to pin him down. King Unique aka Matt Thomas is an all round studio junkie and DJ who has amassed a global following with his trippy cosmic techno and rough-edged underground house.

In the world of remixes, King Unique are up there with the most desirable. Dance floor bombs are his forte and have included The Killers’ ‘Somebody Told Me’, Planet Funk’s ‘The Switch’ and recently UNKLE’s ‘Heaven’.

In his DJ guise, Matt has played all over the world, from the bleak underground Tokyo basement clubs to the golden sands of Ibiza and Madiera, Sydney, Barcelona, Singapore – you name it he’s played there. And then there’s the high profile slots for the clubbing super-brands; Renaissance and Ministry of Sound to name a couple.

Support will be coming from the hugely talented producer Nic Bell as well .Org’s ‘Easy’. Tonight doors are 7pm.

Tomorrow night at Telfords Warehouse one of Chester’s finest rock n roll bands The Time are playing. They have recently supported Babyshambles at a sell out gig and reports suggest they went down extremely well. Expect their songs to tackle subjects like work, alcohol, love and life. It’s free entry before 9pm and £4 thereafter.

There you go, another week gone and another week closer to those magical summer music festivals and holidays abroad you’ve been looking forward to all year. Don’t forget to come to our ‘Big Sunday Stuffing’ this Sunday! Email me at ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk with your news, in a bit, take care.

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