GIG REVIEW – Focus Wales 2018 (Thursday)

By |May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

There was an extra spring in my step as I made my way to Ty Pawb in Wrexham to pick up a wristband for the weekend at this year’s Focus Wales. I had scanned the line-up and stage times of what is in store and it was full of disappointments… Those being that there’s so many quality bands playing that there’s inevitable clashes throughout the three days.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 107 – with Grant Sharkey Session

By |May 7th, 2018|0 Comments

The travelling trollbadour that is Grant Sharkey enters the Tudno domain for the third time for another excellent live session. Grant’s quest to release and tour an album every six months continues with ‘Thoughts And Prayers,’ his eleventh in a series of forty!
Check out his tour dates and make sure you go and see his superb live show…

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 107
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GIG REVIEW – Desertfest 2018 @ London, 4-6/5/18

By |May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Various venues, Camden, London


A passing of the baton of one month of birthday celebrations for my wonderful partner via a ticket present to this to take over my own extended party season! Work commitments meant couldn’t get down for the start of this strangely sunny bank holiday weekend extravaganza of eclectic metal and rock from the doom/stoner/groovy experimental end of the sonic spectrum, but instead of a rush down in crazy traffic we got a leisurely train from Crewe enabling a rapid catch up of refreshments. 

GIG REVIEW – Eye Licker, Morvo @ The North, Rhyl

By |May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Fresh from the recent Easter alldayer at The Pot, Manchester’s Eye Licker make the precarious mid-week journey back into the Badland that is Rhyl. Unfortunately for the bands tonight, their chosen date is sandwiched in a month of heavy gigging so only the hardcore of our posse had the stamina to venture out after doing their homework. Fortunately for we – the Hard Core – both bands were on top form and bursting with punk rock goodness.

GIG REVIEW – Zeke, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, The Hip Priests, Pizzatramp @ Rebellion, Manchester

By |May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

This was a long time a’comin, but jeepers it’s now coming fast!  Been some 15 years since super-speedy Seattle scrappers Zeke brought their turbo punk rock over to the UK and I didn’t even see them then anyway.  But in starting our own current band project as an intention to mix their rocking rhythms with some added grind filth couldn’t miss this opportunity to pay homage and draw fresh inspiration from their visit.  Their new “Hellbender” album on Relapse is a half hour of top quality mayhem but fully expect many classics to be machine-gunned out too.