GIG REVIEW – Spam Javelin, Red Or Dead, Velvet @ The Skerries, Bangor

By |January 20th, 2018|0 Comments

A handy collection of three fine representatives of the burgeoning local original music scene, all gathered in the cheap and ever cheerful Skerries?  Yes, that will do, even for a flying visit from me.  It was good to see a lot of other band members out to support too, not something that always happens with folks caught up in their own bubbles.  I had sent some drunks to reserve me a seat up front so had a good view of proceedings.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 90 – with Red Or Dead in Session

By |January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Penmachno’s Red Or Dead have just released their debut album ‘Trotsky Waltz‘ so it was a no brainer to invite them back onto the show for a live session. They’ve been a three-piece and a six-piece, but now seem to have settled on being Gala, Rob, Emma and Dave. Together they play protest folk-punk that is gaining them plaudits on a daily basis. Long may it continue…

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 90
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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 42 – with Red Or Dead in Session

By |January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Red Or Dead delivered a bouncing session on my TudnoFM show. Making a return to the studio for the second time; this time as a full six-piece outfit playing their punky-folk protest songs.
This Penmachno band have just released their very good ‘No One Is Innocent’ EP – check them out at a gig near you..!
(Get it here).

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 42
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Hugh Cornwell, Red or Dead @ Tivoli, Buckley

By |September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Never one to look gift whorses in the mouth, the kind offer of a discount (100%)  ticket from the local support encouraged me enough to do a little more bucket band list ticking and have a Stranglers experience with their former frontman.