Fret, Frog Pocket, Soft Issues @ Star and Garter, Manchester

By |December 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Xmas so hitch up for a slay ride around the North West for the weekend to have a final traditional dose of live music experiences.  I was thinking back that there was often something about this time that required a special mission and a diverse double header gave some frisson of anticipation to these jaded ears sinking into hibernation after another excellent years entertainment. 

LISTEN AGAIN – Neil Crud On TudnoFM – Show #137

By |December 10th, 2018|0 Comments

No live band in session tonight so it gave me the opportunity to repeat last year’s excellent offering from Blaenau Ffestiniog’s Brython Shag to remind us all what a good band they are!

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 137
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GIG REVIEW – Theatre Of Hate @ The Live Rooms, Wrexham

By |December 9th, 2018|0 Comments


It began with confusion as the online ticket companies had billed the venue as The Live Rooms, Chester – so I beg to think how many people got off the train and walked across the road and into the wrong venue in the wrong country!!
The Live Rooms in Wrexham, which is run by the same people as it’s English namesake is the old Central Station. It’s had a revamp and looks much improved inside.

GIG REVIEW – Paul Henshaw, Rabo De Toro, Spam Javelin @ The Pot, Rhyl

By |December 8th, 2018|0 Comments


I had walked three miles this afternoon in biblical rain with a hangover so bad I almost turned to religion to cleanse myself from the alcoholic sins committed the previous night.

GIG REVIEW – Peter Murphy, Desert Mountain Tribe @ The Ritz, Manchester

By |December 4th, 2018|0 Comments


I saw Bauhaus on their Resurrection tour in 1998, it was a dream come true back then (still is). I absorbed every second, breathed every molecule. It was my nirvana to see a band that had meant so much to me as a kid who was born at the wrong time and in the wrong town.
With their well documented falling outs over the years putting paid to any potential re-resurrections it was with piqued interest to see that both Peter Murphy and David J had reconciled to celebrate (cash in) 40 years of the debut album In The Flat Field and take it around the world.