Rabo de Toro, A Devil’s Din, Hot Dawg Assassins @ The Skerries, Bangor

By |September 19th, 2016|1 Comment

 

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Like its original namesake The Skerries stands like a little beacon of light and hope for any sort of alternative live music in Bangor. Keeping the flame burning through the ups and downs of the scene here, which has definitely punched below its weight in recent times, especially given the number of students lurking, James [Phillips] is open minded and appreciative of a wide range of real music and has gathered some treats for us tonight.
The place is certainly full with freshers but their minds may be elsewhere than the madness in the back room.

Shoshin, Doll Circus, Hot Dawg Assassins @ Crosville Club, Bangor

By |August 20th, 2015|0 Comments

(review n pix by CombiChris Markwell)

Thursday, August 20th finds me in Bangor’s Crosville Club. If you’ve never been inside before, imagine someone has overturned a galleon and has decided to throw a party in its upturned carcass. It’s German beer hall-long, with great acoustics that carry noise with such amazing clarity. As the bands set up and the people come in, the atmosphere becomes one that is geared towards live events: the more people, the greater the sound is.