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4th September 2008

by Ben Davis on 17 October, 2008 | 0 comments

Greetings. If you’ve started a new college this week then you’re probably counting down the hours until the first week is over. I remember throwing up on my first day of college after eating an ‘Otis Spunkmeister’ chocolate muffin – I’m can’t remember why that happened. And no, I’ve not made that name up – it’s probably why my stomach didn’t agree with it. You can find them next to the flapjacks and the fresh fruit if you’re curious.

There’s a few interesting gigs happening this week so here’s the rundown:

On Sunday 28th September Wrexham’s The Maydays will be travelling down to London to support a Babyshambles DJ set at the Dirty South club in the south of the city. I’m not too sure if the drug mountain himself Mr Doherty will be in attendance (I don’t think anyone knows, let alone himself) or whether it will be other members of the band, either way, it’s a decent catch of a gig! The club is owned and run by members of the Brixton based band Alabama 3 (who created the Soprano’s TV theme tune). Previous acts to have played there include: Dirty Pretty Things, Mani, The Metros, Peter Hook, Terry Hall (The Specials) and The Icarus Club. Tickets are £6 and are available from www.dirtysouthlondon.com.

Baggies rock nights are celebrating their 7th birthday on Saturday and for this special occasion they are frequenting their spiritual home – the Centenary Club in Wrexham. Playing are Severenth, Always Cheat and the Baggies DJs. Doors are 9pm and entry is £3 with a flyer, £4 without.

On Friday the drum and bass messiah London Elektricity will be playing the Crunch night at Central Station. Also playing is Dillinja, one of the most prolific producers on the drum and bass scene, I’m told. Apparently he’s also created the most bass-heavy PA system in the world. Ouch. As always the resident DJs Stel Alexander and MC Jakes will be there as well. Tickets are £10 advance, it’s 18+ and doors are 10pm.

Tonight at the Frog and Nightingale in Chester they have The Deputies playing. Brother Alex and James Dee front the band, who sound like a jizzy jazz acoustic pop blues daydream. They’ve known each other since birth and in 2005 they pulled in drummer Danny ‘Tinkerbell’ Griffiths to form The Deputies. The night starts at 8pm and it’s free to get in.

At Telfords Warehouse on Saturday they have a full band performance from Jon Kennedy. Jon Kennedy, from Stockport, became well known when his music came to light when Mr Scruff played his track ‘Tell Me How You Feel’ on the Unfold radio show in Brighton which then saw him getting signed by the small label Tru Thoughts. He released three singles and in 2000 his debut album ‘Were Just Waiting For You Now’ came out. Two years later he was snapped up by the influential Grand Central Records. Doors are 8pm, it’s free before 9pm and £4 thereafter.

The release date of the new Roseville Band EP ‘Where Have You Been?’ has been pushed back to the 14th September. It will be available to download from their website, www.therosevilleband.co.uk and their myspace page, myspace.com/therosevilleband. You can catch the lad’s tomorrow night at Telfords Warehouse in Chester where it’s free entry before 9pm and £4 thereafter.

Do you fancy yourself as a budding journo? The Fly magazine are looking for young talented people with a passion for music who can write interesting articles and would like to get involved in reviewing live gigs. They’re particularly keen to get to some gig gems in the less obvious places of the UK. So if you are interested and think you deserve a chance to show what you can do, get in touch with Joe Shooma, Live Reviews Editor of The Fly Magazine at joe.shooman@channelfly.com.

I was meant to be on the Calon 105FM radio station last Sunday but someone forgot to put me on the presenters show notes, so he knew nothing about it and didn’t have anything prepared! Slightly embarrassing but I eventually made it onto the airwaves on Tuesday night on the ‘Bigboy and Breeze’ show – an interesting name but nonetheless good fun and nice guys!

Email me at ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk with any worthy news. Watch out for those muffins, take care.

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Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.

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