Grab a chance to see up-and-coming psychedelic indie types Temples at O2 Academy 2, Oxford, on Monday 3 March. Their new album Sun Structures seems to be tweaking the synapses of those in the know with its references back to the whacked-out late 1960s.
‘Out there’ in a very different way is Helved Rüm, an improvisatory/electroacoustic duo who will perform at Oxford’s Old Fire Station on Tuesday 4 March. Live drums are processed in real time to create music that “goes from very organic and animalistic feelings to a massive and industrial energy”. Wild!
Classic 2-Tone from The Selecter at O2 Academy 2, Oxford on Sunday 9 March. They’ll be performing their 1980 classic album Too Much Pressure in its entirety, and round things off with a selection of tracks from their 35-year history.
On Monday 10 March there’s a free in-store performance by Spring Offensive, at Truck Store in Oxford. It coincides beautifully with the release of their superb debut album Young Animal Hearts – out on the same day – and those of you that pre-order the album at the store will be guaranteed entry to what is likely to be a very busy gig.
The eclectic, wonderful Audiograft festival of art and sound has performances taking place from Tuesday 11 March to Saturday 15 March at a variety of venues. Take a look at what’s on offer here.
Noisy neo-grunge and indie guitar mayhem is on offer with a gig at The Jericho Tavern, Oxford on Friday 14 March. Dinosaur Jr/Pavement-types Beta Blocker And The Body Clock will be joined by sketchy noise-poppers Poledo and London’s Black Casino And The Ghost.
Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.