's Gigs Of Note

Gigs of note for 31 March 2014-13 April 2014

There’s a free lunchtime performance from Oxford Improvisers Orchestra at 1.00 pm on Monday 31 March at St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford. The Orchestra will be performing “a series of improvisations in various combos”, and it’s certain to spice up your Monday…

The Mercury-nominated experimental-jazz-electronica-rock combo Polar Bear will be doing their very particular thang at St John the Evangelist Church in Oxford on Thursday 3 April. They’ll be performing work from their new album, which is described as “more spacious and more intense than their previous work”.

There’s a lil’ shindig on Saturday 5 April at Fusion Arts (in East Oxford Community Centre), to celebrate the launch of Freada’s new EP. They’ll be playing, as will Count Drachma, Clare Ewen and Julia Meijer. What’s more, they promise that there will be home-baked goodies to buy!

The Mad Hatter on Iffley Road in Oxford don’t often host live music, but promoters Catweazle are putting on a gig there on Wednesday 9 April. It’s a strong line up, with The Epstein supported by Art Theefe and Tamara And The Martyrs.

The inventive and productive pop style of Candy Says will be on display on Thursday 10 April, as they launch their album Not Kings at Holywell Music Room in Oxford. They’re supported by Chrysta Bell, an American singer who has previously with David Lynch!

On Saturday 12 April there’ll be a lot of fun and enjoyment to be had at The Old Museum, in Oxford Town Hall. Super-inventive one-man-band Ichi will be playing anything that comes to hand (including, hopefully, his instrumentation appearing from a pair of stilts), along with Bird Radio, who loops found-at-the-point-of-playing sounds to create folky electronica.

Celebrate 40 years of music at The Cellar (and, as it was known before, The Corn Dolly) in Oxford, with a special gig on Sunday 13 April. After playing the venue back in 1974 (!), blues rockers Steamroller will be back to do their thing a mere four decades later…

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