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29th May 2008

by Ben Davis on 17 October, 2008 | 0 comments

A huge thanks to everyone who came down to the wrexhammusic.co.uk Bank Holiday gig last Sunday. As promised it was a night of indie carnage and sore heads in the morning! The acts; Sebastian Green, The Company, Craig Williams, Parody and The Maydays all played a blinder and thanks to Neal for keeping the atmosphere going with the Indie Rock n Roll club night afterwards. Our next gig is on June 12th and we haven’t booked any bands yet, so we better get a kick on with that…

Tonight, electro-disco-punk rockers The Automatic return to Central Station. Last year, possibly their most prominent member, Pennie – the annoyingly crazy keyboard player left the group to move to the USA and start a punk band. The Automatic are due to release their new album ‘This Is A Fix’ next month. Supporting them are Arnie and Little Caesar (who supported them on their last visit, albeit under the different guise of The Eaves). The show starts at 7:30pm and it’s £9 a ticket.

The Old Swan tonight should have had Nice Peter playing. They aren’t anymore, so there’s no point in telling you about him.

Panic Promotions are having a break from their long running Battle of the Bands tonight with Ju Ju Voodoo, The Scott Fair Band and Little Genius playing. I’ve been told that under no circumstances are you to wear shell suits or tracksuit bottoms. You have been warned. Possibly a mass Le Coq Sportif intrusion last week? The Battle of the Bands line-up is now complete after The Day Before Mortality won last week’s heat. Joining them will be Stokoz to Moscow, Monte Cassino and Mainstream. My money is on the second one.

Tomorrow night the travelling folk caravan that is Andy Hickie and his Merry Maidens will be arriving at Telford’s Warehouse. If you’ve got a pulse, then this show is a barn-storming must see, end of. Andy is currently on a jaunt around the Isle, which visits Cornwall, Bournemouth, Herefordshire, Aberystwyth and a little detour to play the mighty mother of all festivals Glastonbury.

On Saturday night the Old Swan have ‘Them Is Me’ playing. Never heard of them? Me neither, but if you take the singer and bassist from Britpop rockers Reef and the drummer from Basement Jaxx and you have Them Is Me. Reef were quite big in the 90’s with compilation favourite ‘Place Your Hands’ being their most memorable smash-rocker hit. They split up in 2003 following the death of their manager (and ex Wonder Stuff drummer) died in a motorcycle accident. I think it’s a ticket only affair and kicks off at 8pm.

Saturday night at the Frog & Nightingale in Chester involves indie rock outfit The Messengers playing. It’s free entry and starts at 8pm.

On the other side of the border on Saturday night, Telford’s Warehouse have Boston (US of A) based folk ‘n’ roll band The Young Republic playing. They are a group of classically trained music college students who appear to have travelled back in time to Victorian Londoninium and visited a bespoke tailor emporium – or they are simply copying the Arcade Fire fashion rules. It’s free before 9pm and £4 thereafter.

On Sunday Chaos Theory Promotions are hosting Californian rap-punk band Zebrahead at Central Station. A bit of useless knowledge (straight from Wikipedia) for you; Zebrahead provided the backing for Lemmy’s Grammy nominated cover of Enter the Sandman. Doors are 7pm and it’s £10 on the door. The Chaos ‘crew’ have another show for you on Wednesday next week and they have another Californian band, this time pop-punksters ‘Army of Freshmen’. They have toured with plenty of big names, including; Bowling For Soup, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte and The Specials. It’s £7 and kicks off at 7pm.

Enjoy yourself this week (especially you students on your hols). Remember to email me at ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk with your news.

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Ben Davis

Email: ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk

Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.

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