The Dirty Weekend (Friday) @ Penny Black / Xclusive, Wrexham

By |September 7th, 2012|0 Comments

(review neil crud / pix neil crud and milton)

“Are you nervous yet?” I asked Elliot on the phone as I approached the campsite on the cusp of the 2012 Dirty Weekend, the first such festival in three years.
“Not yet,” He replied, “I should be, but I’m going to have a shower and some tea and it’ll probably hit me after that.”
Elliot Capper is partly responsible for this year’s instalment of The Dirty Weekend, which thanks to founder, Dave Cox, has had various guises over the annals of time; from the humble haphazard beginning in 2004 at The Dudley Arms in Rhyl, to the Morville Hotel on the Prom and the more audacious Hendre Hall near Bangor and now slap in the middle of Wrexham at the site of last year’s successful Ellfest…
Right in the heart of Chav City!

Ellfest @ Frenzi, Wrexham

By |November 26th, 2011|0 Comments

RATARSED
GLOBAL PARASITE
PUNCHDRUNX
MERCILESS SAVAGE
THE TEAR UP

(review neil crud – pix neil crud, milton, elliot)

Vice Squad, Punchdrunx, Vermin Suicides, Luv Dump, Truro in Liverpool

By |August 28th, 2011|0 Comments

Vice Squad, Punchdrunx, The Vermin Suicides @ Krazyhouse, Liverpool
Luv Dump, Truro @ Next to Nowhere, Liverpool
(reviews by mwj)
Another selection of punk to finish of the weekend (reserving Monday for recovery). Saturday had seen a slightly mellower evening than the grind/death horror/pleasure of Friday, ska punk from Smoke Like A Fish and Luv Dump in the salubrious surroundings of Llanfairfechan Sailing Club. Down on the seafront, with a backdrop of setting sun, food laid on, no entry fee just donations for the bands, and good company. The locals didn’t seem to mind the invasion at all, it was an excellent party atmosphere at this annual event.