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21st March

By |March 21st, 2019|0 Comments

The Exit

21.03.2015 – Doll Circus, Castles play Greek Taverna, Bangor
21.03.2013 – Artisfiction play North Wales Inn, Rhyl
21.03.2006 – Jacobi play Old Angel, Nottingham
21.03.2004 – The Caves session aired on Adam Walton’s BBC Radio Wales Show.
21.03.2004 – John Otway plays Central Station, Wrexham
21.03.2002 – Ectogram, Zabrinski, John Lawrence play Hendre Hall, Bangor (Broadcast by BBC Radio 1 Session in Wales)
21.03.2000 – The Fall play Yales Bar, Wrexham
21.03.1992 – Psychosexual Sex Terrestrials play outdoor, Rhyl High St with Jon Bon 10p (review)

21.03.1991 – You Slosh play Tivoli, Buckley
21.03.1991 – Mortuary play The Bistro, Rhyl, Chapel of Rest & Destroyed didn’t show up
21.03.1982 – Motorhead, Tank, Raven play Deeside Leisure Centre
21.03.1971 – Birthday of Ken Mainardis (The Exit, Sons of Selina) (3rd left in the pic)

GIG REVIEW – Conflict, Dawn Ray’d, Bite Back, Falaun @ Drop The Dumbulls, Liverpool

By |March 15th, 2019|0 Comments

[pics by richie yates]

Like Sound, like Outpost, Drop The Dumbulls has almost become my local (despite being an hour’s drive from the lair in North Wales)… Dumballs is almost squat-like, similar to those I’ve been to in Berlin and Copenhagen… with it’s cheap (canned beer) bar and a self-policed relaxed feel about the place.

GIG REVIEW – Cut, Piss Kitti, Crapsons, Granfalloon @ Sound, Liverpool

By |March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

[pics by richie yates]

Pete Bentham’s Free Rock ‘n’ Roll nights are simply the gift that never stops giving. I love this venue… It’s Sound. It’s also where I saw Cut for the first time this time last year, and I knew then it wouldn’t be the last… Neither would tonight…

24th February

By |February 24th, 2019|0 Comments


24.02.2013 – Catfish & The Bottlemen play Borderline, London
24.02.2013 – Joy Formidable play Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
24.02.2012 – Dead Wolf Club play Central Station, Wrexham
24.02.2010 – 166th Crud Cast is broadcast
24.02.2008 – 130th Crud Cast is broadcast
24.02.2006 – Skinflick play Weston Supermare with Sheep on Drugs
24.02.2002 – Floaters Revenge split up
24.02.2002 – Gwacamoli play De Montford Uni, Leicester, with Vine, Benn
24.02.1995 – GMX Stuns play Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed
24.02.1994 – Clawfinger play Tiv, Buckley
24.02.1990 – 4Q, Blacklisted play Swinging Sporran, Manchester (pic above)
24.02.1987 – The Primitives, Screaming Trees play Bangor Uni.
24.02.1987 – Birthday of Kerry of Melaphobia
24.02.1984 – Anhrefn share the stage with the actress Julie Christie for CND Benefit gig in Llanfair Caereinion

GIG REVIEW – Kela Topan @ Pie Records, Rhos-On-Sea

By |February 22nd, 2019|0 Comments


I saw Kela Topan at Focus Wales Festival at Rewind in Wrexham last year, it was good, but this was better.
They turned up late, plugged in and played like a band possessed… That was basically it in a nutshell…
That nutshell is the quirky venue called Pie Records… Probably the best venue in the entire world (and they have Buckskin on draught). The 9pm live music curfew makes for an early night and also adds an edge to an evening that started late anyway…