It was like a nostalgic trip back to the halcyon days of Bar Blu, a place I haunted almost every Wednesday night, with my preferred tipple in hand as many a band played their little socks off. You can read plenty of those reviews from over ten years ago on this very website (look for the Gig Reviews tab up there). We saw some fantastic bands through those years (and some shit ones) and had some fantastic nights too (and some shit ones).
Bar Blu was symbolic, the sound was usually rubbish, there was no stage (just a floor area), but it didn’t matter. So long as we kept to our ‘no more than four pints on a school night’ rule (often broken), we could usually muster up a descriptive review for the masses to read. READ MORE »
Posts tagged Spitting Pips
New cool track and new cool video from Colwyn Bay’s Spitting Pips.
Rhyl based psychedelic indie band Spitting Pips are in the midst of a very public spat with The Brian Jonestown Massacre main-man, Anton Newcombe.
Anton and Tess Parks are on tour to promote the release of a collaborative album I Declare Nothing. It’s out on Newcombe’s own A Recordings label.
They played The Ruby Lounge in Manchester last night, and according Anton’s twitter account, two of The Spitting Pips tried to make off with his guitar and jacket, leading to a fracas and subsequent online threats.
The band themselves issued their version of events on their Facebook account, stating it was all a misunderstanding and apologised for the incident, but this has since been deleted, but Anton re-posted it anyway. READ MORE »