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26th June 2008

by Ben Davis on 17 October, 2008 | 0 comments

Some of you are probably trying to squeeze a weekend of rations and necessities into a bag you can comfortably fit around your shoulders, as you prepare to make the long journey south down towards Pilton this weekend. I’m talking about the mother of all festivals Glastonbury of course.

Not only will he be packing his essentials and the gift pack of toiletries that he forgot he received last Christmas, but Andy Hickie will be rounding up his Merry Maiden’s in a fashionable order as they are performing with him at this year’s fest. Hope it goes well guys.

The countdown to the wrexhammusic.co.uk GOOD TIMES! Festival starts this week. In only 4 weeks, on the 25th July, you’ll be treated to over 20 local and national bands, solo performers and DJs! Go to www.wrexhammusic.co.uk/goodtimes for more knowledge.

Wrexham’s most prolific and dedicated music photographer, Lense Eyes (known to his mum as Paul Gregory) has launched his own website. Visit www.lenseeyes.com and you can peruse at a diary-like preview of his snaps, his schedule and bio information.

The online petition to keep live outdoor music at the Old Swan is picking up some pace. At time of writing there are about 450 signatures that have been pledged. Hopefully this will support the venue when it applies for a new outdoor entertainment license. Take yourself to www.tinyurl.com/6lgbsq to add your name and comments.

After tens of thousands of votes and the getting through to the final 30 of Supajam’s ‘Fastrack to FIB Festival’, JKLMNO have been whittled down to the final 5! They now go through to a live final at the legendary Pigalle Club, London to play in front of a judging panel, radio representatives and record label suits.

The winner will get an all expenses paid trip to play the FIB festival in Spain to play with acts such as Leonard Cohen, Morrisey, Sigur Ros and Gnarls Barkley. The band have some spare tickets to venture down with them to the final, message them at myspace.com/jklmnomusic to get onboard.

Tonight the big old BBC is rearing up at Central Station. A partnership between Don’t Die Just Yet! and Bethan Elfyn’s BBC Introducing Wales radio show will bring you this year’s NonProm.

The night will see four acts take to the stage, the first being Denbigh post-rockers Capguns who are gaining plaudits across the UK with their dark instrumental rock. The second local band is Wrexham’s electro-rockers Gallops! It’s been a while since a local band has caused such a stir on the local scene with their first ever recording, Crutches, receiving play on Radio 1. They have just uploaded a new version of ‘Lazers’ to their myspace (myspace.com/thegallopsband). The main support comes from You Animals, formerly known as Komakino. They play fast indie rock.

This year’s headliner was going to be Los Campesinos, until they realised they’d be 3 500 miles across the big pond, so the DJJY collective managed to bag ‘Cazals’ instead. They’re one of the most respected up and coming bands in Britain. Recent singles such as ‘Somebody, Somewhere’ and their cover of Spandau Ballet’s ‘To Cut a Long Story Short’ have gained them play on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as well as MTV2. They’ll be rounding off the live entertainment before the after party takes it into fifth gear with the Civil Commotion DJ’s spinning their favourite tracks until the early hour.

Tickets are £6 or you can pay £8 on the door. Doors open at 7:30pm and over 14s are welcome.

Another option tonight is The Tides at Telfords Warehouse. They are tipped as one of Manchester’s most hotly tipped bands, with recent support slots with Kasabian, The Fall and ermm The Bluetones. It’s free to get in and starts at 8pm. Tomorrow night you will find Adam Walton and his Pet Sounds DJing for your personal aural pleasure.

I’m all spent. Same place, same time next week. Email me at ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk with your 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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