Listings for August, 2009

APPEARING ON Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Elephant Talk [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Elephant Talk play a unique fusion of Folk, World, fuelled by a combination of eclectic backbeats ranging from: Dub, Drum n’ Bass breakbeats to Trance and Techno. The group make a seamless transformation from traditional acoustic tunes and original songs to “hugely uplifting instrumental music for the head, heart and dance floor”


 
APPEARING ON Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Dawsons Guitar Showcase – Tuesday 4th August [+]

Free Admission

Part gig, part auction, the Dawsons guitar night is a must for Guitar players and enthusiasts alike. The Dawsons demo band will be joined by some very special guests, playing a mix of Blues, Funk and Rock to showcase some of the finest electric and acoustic guitars on the market, including several custom built one-off models created for Frankfurt’s Musikmesse show. A fantastic opportunity not only to see and hear some unique instruments, but also to bag an unbelievable bargain.


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, August 6th, 2009

DJ Timmy Magik with The Suns [+]

David Blaine might be able to sit in a box, even bury himself alive, but can he put together a set like the fantastic Timmy Magik…we think not. If your looking for a great way to get your weekend started early then this night is a must for you.

Bringing up the Magik mans rear are local band The Suns, new style indie with hint of Jim Morrison, a dash of Keith Richards and a sprinkle of Joe Strummer…always goes down a treat!

Free Entry, Jose Cuervo Tequila £1 shots


 
APPEARING ON Friday, August 7th, 2009

Camera [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Quite rightly regarded as one of the finest Welsh bands to emerge in recent years, Camera have built a reputation as creators of a very particular brand of unforgettable music. Building on a base of finely tuned yet understated musicianship Camera’s music overflows with haunting, overlapping melodies, creating their highly individual sound.

Their debut album‘Ashes and dim light’ was released on the My Kung Fu label to critical acclaim, with their latest EP due for imminent release.

Find them at www.myspace.com/cameratheband and  www.thefirefliesep.com


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, August 8th, 2009

The Sixteen Tonnes [+]

Free Before 10pm, £4 Thereafter

Swing, blues, country, bluegrass, rockabilly, gospel, rock n roll soul

As some may be aware Ant Foley sadly left the band a short while back and we’ve been workin real hard to find a suitable replacement to get the show back on the road – well we’re glad to announce that longtime friend of the band, Adam ‘Badger’ Griffiths has joined the revue, havin expertly stepped up to the plate in recent weeks he is undoubtedly a natural choice!

DJ set from Jon Nelson




 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Mancuban Latin Dance Night [+]

Cuban Dance Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix  10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Milk Milk Lemonade [+]

Milk Milk Lemonade

Chester’s best kept dj secret..

Two independently minded DJ’s (pi-curious) with interests from Spacemen 3 to Sparklehorse, Super Furry Animals to the Smiths (and that’s just the S’s).  WLTM simila, sonically minded, genuine music fans with GSOH, on Thursday nights at Telford’s Warehouse for no-strings-attached psychedelic fun and possibly more.

Frazzled Psychedelica, Jangly Pop, Scruffy Punk, Broken Beats and Social Distortion Specialists
Come and Taste the Rainbow that is Milk Milk Lemonade…

Don’t miss our Thursday night TripPeRware Parties!

Free Entry – £1 Tequila Shots


 
APPEARING ON Friday, August 14th, 2009

The Mojave Collective [+]

Alt-Country Punks

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

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APPEARING ON Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Ash Grunwald – Saturday 15th August [+]

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Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

It is too simplistic to describe Ash Grunwald as just a blues musician. While it’s true that his music is steeped in the Delta blues tradition of the legendary acoustic musicians who proliferated in pre-World War II America’s deep South and the giants of electric blues who shaped rock and roll, it’s the young Victorian’s willingness to combine these influences with grooves and sounds common in contemporary music that sets him apart. Read more… »


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Mark Henderson [+]

Unique folk stylings and electric jam from Telfords legend Mark, it just happens to be Sunday too, so come on down and join in the fun.


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Mancuban Latin Dance Night [+]

Cuban Dance Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix  10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Milk Milk Lemonade [+]

Milk Milk Lemonade

Chester’s best kept dj secret..

Two independently minded DJ’s (pi-curious) with interests from Spacemen 3 to Sparklehorse, Super Furry Animals to the Smiths (and that’s just the S’s).  WLTM simila, sonically minded, genuine music fans with GSOH, on Thursday nights at Telford’s Warehouse for no-strings-attached psychedelic fun and possibly more.

Frazzled Psychedelica, Jangly Pop, Scruffy Punk, Broken Beats and Social Distortion Specialists
Come and Taste the Rainbow that is Milk Milk Lemonade…

Don’t miss our Thursday night TripPeRware Parties!

Free Entry – £1 Tequila Shots


 
APPEARING ON Friday, August 21st, 2009

DJ Adam Walton’s Pet Sounds [+]

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Pet Sounds is the name for Friday nights at Telfords Warehouse in Chester.

I am your host, Adam Walton.

I have been DJ’ing and promoting at Telfords since 1997.

In that time I have brought Coldplay, the Automatic, the Pipettes, Mclusky, Akira the Don, bravecaptain, Radio Luxembourg, 60ft Dolls, Soft-Hearted Scientists and many, many more up to Chester to offer our customers the chance to see some of the most exciting new bands in the UK.

Pet Sounds is an attempt to focus the unique factors that Friday nights in Telfords have offered over the years into something identifiable.

This is our manifesto:

1) The finest live music regardless of genre.
2) An eclectic mix of music without boundaries.
3) Every tune will be a great tune.
4) Open minds will have a great time.
5) Something different every week.
6) If nobody is dancing, but we’re playing an AMAZING song, that’s okay! Great Music is our leader!

PLEASE NOTE I operate a ‘no requests’ music policy on the night. It’s nigh-on-impossible for me to listen to people’s requests when I’m in the middle of a DJ-set. There is only one of me and the next tune always needs finding and cueing up. PLEASE DON’T TAKE OFFENCE! If you have a request, and it’s a good one, leave it as a comment here before 2pm on the Friday afternoon and I will see what I can do for you!

And if you are going to request something make it more interesting than the Stone Roses, the Arctic Monkeys or bloody Razorlight!

My ‘day’ job is as presenter of BBC Radio Wales’ new music show, The Musical Mystery Tour. That show has been running in one shape or another since October 1993. It’s an excellent show because Wales is full of excellent and innovative musicians. Many of the best have played our stage before going on to very much bigger and better things.

Please feel free to get in touch and let me know your thoughts, requests, criticisms, suggestions for bands to play etc via:

http://myspace.com/petsoundsuk


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Open Mic Session with Sparrow & The Workshop [+]


 
APPEARING ON Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Mancuban Latin Dance Night [+]

Cuban Dance Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix  10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00


 
APPEARING ON Friday, August 28th, 2009

Race Horses (ex Radio Luxembourg) [+]

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.

Race Horses continue the fine tradition of Welsh psychedelic pop. Their recent single, ‘Cake’, manages to sound both like a lost West Coast classic and simultaneously ‘now’. The recent sell-out crowd at the Eisteddfod in Bala would validate Race Horses’ modernity: the end of the set mutated into a frazzled techno wig out… definitely unexpected. If they do the same at Telfords Warehouse then expect one hell of a fabulous show. Accompanied by DJ Adam Walton and his Pet Sounds this night will surely have electricity in the air.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Lord Scotland [+]

Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

From the ashes of World Upside Down comes Chester supergroup…‘Lord Scotland’

Chugging blues, gypsy punk, and folky polka – these guys hit all the genres and are guaranteed to get everyone dancing.


 
APPEARING ON Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Man Of Straw [+]

Free Entry

Acoustic tunes and poetry from Telfords own Man of Straw. Like the proverbial Guy he’s sure to set the stage alight with his unique styles. Bring a guitar and join the festivities.