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Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 114 – with Crapsons in Repeat Session

By |June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Having watched Crapsons live at Liverpool Calling Festival over the weekend and learning that they and their friends also organised the whole event, it was quite fitting to repeat their recent live session. The session, like the gig was frantic and furious, which is just how we like it. (bandcamp)

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 114
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24th June

By |June 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The Alarm

24.06.2017 – The Christians, Mike Peters, Welsh Rebel Outpost play Snowdon Rocks, Llanberis
24.06.2006 – The Alarm played Manchester Academy
24.06.2005 – Sex Pistols Experience played Cofi Roc, Caernarfon
24.06.1992 – Dr Phibes & The House Of Wax Equations play Tivoli, Buckley
24.06.1991 – The Alarm played in Madrid
24.06.1988 – The Alarm played in New Jersey
24.06.1986 – The Alarm played in Tokyo
24.06.1983 – The Alarm played in Jacksonville, Florida
24.06.1977 – Birthday of link2wales contributer Tom Price

GIG REVIEW – Bogans, Spam Javelin, Mike West @ Chester Live

By |June 23rd, 2018|0 Comments


Funny place Chester, it doesn’t really have a scene… Yeah people flock from the suburbs when something piques their interest (like Skids at The Live Rooms 2 days earlier), but by all accounts it’s a pretty cliquey city. Chester Live has been running for a couple of years now, in a Focus Wales format; but Focus in Wrexham is well established, plus that town has a vibrant music scene. So some of the gigs here at Chester Live can be a bit bitty (others were sold out!)… This gig was one of the bitty ones, and the main act Louise Distras was obviously not as big a draw as anticipated.

GIG REVIEW – Liverpool Calling Festival (Friday)

By |June 22nd, 2018|0 Comments


Only the brave and the stupid actually promote gigs… So to promote an entire festival you’d have to be braveheart and completely insane… The likes of Andy Gilbert, Krystian Yeah Buddy and company are absolutely bonkers… May their insanity continue…

GIG REVIEW – Skids @ The Live Rooms, Chester

By |June 21st, 2018|1 Comment

[review n pix by rich ‘noiseannoys’ phillips]


Tales of the Unexpected! So I grabbed a last minute offer to catch the Skids play a Chester Live Rooms show. So last minute I didn’t even have a chance to get train beers (which is the norm for any journey over 25 minutes long). So rushed was I that also forgot to take the “hip flask of doom” (long story). As a result this proved to be a first sober gig experience when I hadn’t driven!