GIG REVIEW – Rabo De Toro, The Immediate, Dilation @ The Skerries, Bangor

By |September 20th, 2018|1 Comment

It’s a bustling night in the university city of Bangor, all the Freshers are milling around town… The pubs are full and the takeaways are booming…. The Skerries is no exception, with three bands of exceptional quality…

GIG REVIEW – 2 Sick Monkeys, Rabo De Toro, Emissaries Of Syn, Maines, Spam Javelin @ The Marine, Old Colwyn

By |September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Tonight’s (almost) stellar line up of 2 Sick Monkeys, Rabo De Toro, Emissaries Of Syn, Maines, Spam Javelin was quite mouthwatering. This was reflected by the numbers in attendance here in the backroom of The Marine Hotel in Old Colwyn. The early start did not hinder the figures, with attendees not having yet latched on to the Manchester / Liverpool trend of turning up late to avoid the support acts… No supports here though, no room for egos in our punk scene…
As I’ve reviewed four the bands several times and play in the other one, I’d best leave it to Rich Phillips to described the evening…

GIG REVIEW – Rabo De Toro, Crapsons @ The Albert, Caernarfon

By |August 17th, 2018|0 Comments


As the song goes… Oh what a night…
Caernarfon is like the film I Am Legend, nothing happens during daylight hours, but once the sun goes down, all the zombies emerge, hungry for flesh (or in this case alcohol and powders)…

INTERVIEW – Charlie Garlic of Rabo De Toro

By |June 2nd, 2018|0 Comments


Hailing from Bangor, Rabo De Toro are quite literally a (non)punk phenomenon… I put a non in front of punk because the music is some crazed psycho-jazz-rock-punk that is too fluid to rest in any hole your pigeon fancies. However, if you agree that political social commentary and spitting on those in power is punk rock, then Rabo De Toro are more punk rock than you’ll ever be.

GIG REVIEW – Curiad Pulse Festival Kill Thursday @ Skerries, Bangor

By |May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Paul Henshaw, Spam Javelin, Rabo De Toro, Cane Toads, Dilation


Curiad Pulse Festival in Bangor is run by the tireless James Phillips and his team of dedicated workers. It’s a celebration of local music, mainly those centred around the city, but also spanning across North Wales too.