GIG REVIEW – Free Rock n Roll Festival (Saturday) @ Sound, Liverpool

By |September 14th, 2019|0 Comments

photos by kev smith, steve dunkley, phil newall

In a hundred years time there’ll be a statue of Pete Bentham in Concert Square holding Queen Victoria’s knob… It’ll be there to celebrate the achievements this man made to the alternative Liverpool scene… The Free Rock n Roll Scene… Rewind one hundred years to the present day and we are right in the midst of those celebrations, and long may they continue…
The Free Rock n Roll Festival is a two-day event put together by Pete of his favourite bands who have played his Free Rock n Roll nights here in Liverpool….

GIG REVIEW – Smash The Bank Holiday Alldayer @ Comrades Club, Conwy

By |April 30th, 2017|0 Comments

(good pics by diane durham red evans – shit pics by neil crud)

This is what makes us tick… I say ‘us’ as in real people who go out and watch live music, who support it and the causes involved. Today is an exception, as in, it was exceptional… What a great day!

Eleven bands, eleven great performances and several sore heads. Despite the fact that promoter Mark Watson-Jones was only made aware of the archaic 11pm closing for this Bank Holiday Sunday on the morning – a swift re-jig of stage times and even swifter changeovers ensured everyone got to play.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 49 – with Bolshy in Session

By |March 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Bolshy are a seven-piece ska-punk band from Liverpool, with great rhythms, dub downs and freak out tunes filled with thought provoking socio-lyrics.
Molly and Harley traversed over the border to play four great stripped down acoustic songs from their forthcoming debut album ‘Reap The Storm.’
Hear the entire show by clicking the mixcloud pic below and also get their album on March 18th via Antipop Records

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 49
click more to see full playlist

Bolshy, Bonzai Massacre, Sleep Beggar, Maines @ Comrades Club, Conwy

By |July 2nd, 2016|1 Comment

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Wow! What a great gig… The second of such at the Comrades Club, tucked within the medieval walls of Conwy. And what a great turnout..! When you consider that a lot of bands end up playing to the other bands on the bill (if they haven’t gone home straight after their own set), then tonight shows people do exist and we can all have a great time!