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20th March 2008

by Ben Davis on 20 March, 2008 | 0 comments

What a busy week I’ve had. Moving house has taken me every night last week and it’s only across the other side of the ghetto. We’ve got no fridge, no internet, no washing machine and ‘lukewarm’ hot water. Happy days! I’ll stop moaning now and tell you what’s happening.

Tonight Panic Promotions are playing host to Connecting Flight (from Liverpool), Corruption (somewhere in North Wales) and For A Reason (Screamo rock from Wrexham). It’s only £3 entry, 16+ and kicks off at 8pm.

Down in Wrexham town, The Old Swan have Oswestry indie band The Kaya’s playing. They played one of our wrexhammusic gigs last year, supporting The Strange Death of Liberal England. What a raucous gig that was, with the ‘crowd’ of 10 punters in attendance but I always think it owes a gentle nod of respect to any band that performs with the same factor whether it’s a small or large crowd. Hopefully their appearance in Wrexham tonight will be a busier one for them – the show starts at 8pm and it’s free to get in.

Chaos Theory Promotions are feeding the needs of all Kerrang! and Metal Hammer readers tonight with a show from Breed 77 at Central Station. The band originate from Gibraltar and they have obviously soaked up the surrounding scenery as ‘Rock’ is the sound I’m thinking of whilst listening to their Myspace songs. They’ve certainly earned their stripes, having been on tour with Megadeth, Machine Head Pitchshifter and Fear Factory amongst others. £11 ticket, doors 7pm.

Adam Walton brings his Pet Sounds to Telfords Warehouse tomorrow night for his weekly Friday night stint behind the wheels, with a light show coming courtesy of Amoeba. It’s free entry before 9pm and £4 thereafter.

Would you believe it – on Sunday it’s the annual celebration of the resurrection of Mr Jesus Christ himself. You’d only believe it if you believe, otherwise take this Sunday as an excuse to celebrate the wrexhammusic.co.uk night’s 2nd birthday! Yes, it’s been a whole two years since me and the good man Salad began our monthly foray at Central Station. Co-headlining will be Trader and Leaving Isaacs Shop with support coming from Ashbey, Danny Gruff and this year we are hooking up with Indie Rock n Roll aka Neal Thompson who will be firing up the tunage downstairs after the bands have finished. Tickets are £5 and available from the bands, Yales Café Bar or seetickets.com. Doors are 8pm. I’ll be reporting in a very professional manner on all of the gossip and mayhem in next week’s column.

Another chart-bothering band is visiting Wrexham next week. The Mercury Music Prize nominated Young Knives are playing Central Station on Wednesday as part of their ‘Off the Beaten Track’ tour, which as the name suggests, they consider Wrexham to be out in the sticks. As part of the ethos of the tour, the band (or booking agency) held a competition for local bands to submit their songs to win a support slot with The Young Knives at the local venue they are playing. So….. who bagged the Wrexham support slot? An artist from Cardiff. Yep, because Cardiff is only ONE HUNDRED nautical miles from Wrexham. What a farce on behalf of the bazza who chose the winner! (I’m guessing it was some suit who works for their label). Other than that this promises to be a memorable gig and if you like you rock geeky and bespectacled, you should show your face. Support comes from the wonderfully named Ungdomskulen. Ticket update – there are only a handful left so I’d jump on your BMX and head down to buy yours very quickly and if you have some rear pegs – take your mate along with you. Tickets are £10 and doors are 7:30pm.

On Sunday the Frog & Nightingale in Chester have Johnny 1 Move DJ’ing. Never heard of him? Me neither, but after some poking around the internet, it seems he’s a bit of a reel in. Turns out he’s one of Liverpool’s numero uno hip-hop/breaks deck fiddlers with a residency at Chibuku, slots at Creamfields, Eden and Planet of the Breaks. It’s free to get in and kicks of at 8pm.

Last week I told you about a fundraising gig for Rhys Wynne at Connah’s Quay Civil Hall. Martin from Stokov to Moscow emailed me to say 700 people turned up and they raised £3000 for the charity! Highlight of the night was Monte Cassino with guest drummers Gaz Jones and For A Cause organizer Cairan O’ Hagan as they whipped the crowd up like a rabies ridden dogs and proceeded to get them stage invading, stage diving and crowd surfing and the like. This Saturday at the Shotton Lane Social Club in Connah’s Quay, Stokov to Moscow, Part of the Queue, The Lupin Thieves and Article 19 will be playing. It’s £3.50 entry and 16+.

You might be thinking ‘Why hasn’t he mentioned my gig?’ Well, it’s probably because I don’t know about it! Email me at ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk. Over and out.

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Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.

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