's Gigs Of Note

Gigs of note for 17 March 2014-30 March 2014

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!

Oxford sound artist Lee Riley hosts an event at the Port Mahon in Oxford on Wednesday 26 March. ‘Category: Other’ will include a set by Riley himself, along with sets from avant-garde composer Samuel C. Roberts and ambient electronic chap Mr Glick. Interesting stuff.

Relive your Britpop days of yore on Friday 28 March, as Suede play O2 Academy Oxford. They’ve got a new album out, and everything.

A million and one Oxford music things to do on Saturday 29 March, including: Desert Storm at O2 Academy 2; ArtClassSink at The Cellar; Girlpower at The Wheatsheaf. All with even more Oxford bands as support acts. This is what Oxford does well – great local bands, a ton of choice. Love it!

Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.