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)
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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.

Rabo De Toro, Fay Ray, Welsh Rebel Outpost, Burnham Burnham, White Ether @ Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda

By |November 12th, 2016|0 Comments

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This is the second benefit gig for Music For Hospitals, the first being the same time, same place last year. And once again, a resounding success – a celebration of those within the music scene along this patch of land who are no longer with us… Jonny Fflaps, Barry Cyrff, Al Maffia and Bern Elfyn Presli.
There are more (too many)…  Maeyc Hewitt (Ectogram), Edi Filmstar (4Q), Les Morrison, Dave Griffiths (Joie de Vivre), O’Malley (Toilets), Ron Watt (Last Rights), Hugh Hughes (Y Brodyr), Chris Wright (Patchwork) and others who have contributed to our wonderful local music scene.

Ffug, Welsh Rebel Outpost, Ian Rush, Madfall Rheibus @ Fflint FC

By |June 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

(review by mark williams)

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What has “Flint Football Club” and the “San Siro Stadium” got in common?
‘Well, they both host football teams but not much else I guess’, quips Geoff Davies legendary drummer of Emily who drives me past Flint Castle with “Stations Of The Crass” on his car stereo. We make our way to the rather unglamorous surrounds of the Flint football ground car park for the Urdd inspired celebration of Welsh qualification for their first major event football event since 1958. (Before man had landed on the moon) gulp.

Bright Young People, Bad Earth, Maines, Welsh Rebel Outpost @ Live Rooms, Chester

By |April 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

(pics by Mark Chesterton)
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Bright Young People have that swagger; they’re swag’n’roll – cool as fuck and make a sound synonymous with dimly lit bars, the smell of stale beer and a haze of cigarette smoke. There’s no pretension, no acting the part, no trying to be cool; it comes naturally. Just like the music…

Welsh Rebel Outpost Event Raised £850

By |March 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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Last November some of the biggest names from alternative Welsh music came together for a ‘Testimonial Concert’ at Neuadd Ogwen in Bethesda to celebrate the contribution of Alan Edwards (Maffia Mr Huws), Barry Cawley (Y Cyrff) , Johnny (Fflaps) and Bern (Elfyn Presli) to the Welsh music scene. All of whom are sadly no longer with us.