Folk of a classic nature on Tuesday 4 February, as Fairport Convention play at St John The Evangelist Church in Oxford. It’s part of the somewhat awkwardly-named ‘Wintour’, and it’s a chance to see the nigh-on legendary band in an exceptionally nice venue.
More folk-ish sounds are to be had – it must be the time of year for it – on Friday 7 February at St Albans Church in Oxford. The Deep Dark Woods bring their Canadian country-tinged tunes to town, along with “21st century troubadours” Trembling Bells.
Shake yourself out of your folk-induced reverie on Saturday 8 February: classic-style rock’n’roll metallers Overlord will play the Port Mahon, and they’ll be supported by the “Brutal Southern grooves” of XII Boar and “Old school rock/metal” from 13 Burning. A bit of noise never did anybody any harm.
More noise on Saturday 8 February at The Cellar, Oxford. Listing Ships play their final gig with current drummer James – go bid them an aggressively-Krautrock-style farewell, why not – supported by Desert Storms, who always bring the house down, and Kid Kin, who cites influences including Four Tet and Oceansize.
Interesting sounds on Wednesday 12 February: St John the Evangelist Church in Oxford hosts Gwilym Simcock (on piano) and Yuri Goloubev (on double bass), for a set of songs from their new jazz/classical album Reverie at Schloss Elmau.
The Evenings were a hugely popular Oxford band a few years ago, before they called it a day. Well, you can relive the old days on Saturday 15 February, as they’re reforming for a one-off gig at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford, and teaming up with Tiger Mendoza and a selection of Oxford musicians to make it all very special!
Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.