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.
Noise and fun aplenty on Tuesday 18 March at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford: skater pop-punk types Gnarwolves will be supported by Woahnows (who play “emo songs for happy people”, apparently) and Oxford’s Hatemail, who were previously known as, loved as, and excellent, er, as, under the name Bear Trap.
The thirteenth ‘All Tamara’s Parties’ takes place on Friday 21 March at Oxford’s Old Fire Station, and it’s an acoustic night with Megan Henwood, Galleons (all the way from the Netherlands!), Francis Pugh And The Whisky Singers, Tamara herself and more. The venue is the Old Fire Station’s cosy loft room, so it’ll be an up-close-and-personal kinda night…
Raising money for Wittstock festival, which takes place later in the year, the One Gig Closer weekend over Saturday 22 March and Sunday 23 March is at The Art Bar in Oxford. They promise “30 feats of musical greatness across two stages”. Intriguing!
Some decent local talent on Saturday 22 March at The Jericho Tavern in Oxford. Bright Works and Duchess will be joined by Liverpool’s Jazz Hands (i.e. a band called Jazz Hands from Liverpool, as opposed to a band called Liverpool’s Jazz Hands) and Super Squarecloud from… er… somewhere. Not sure. There’s the internet – maybe you can find out and let us know!
Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.