Local band good stuff: Hot Hooves, The Deputees and Spinner Fall play The Cellar, Oxford on Thursday 24 April. Noise-bothering fun.
Local band good stuff (more): Salvation Bill, Limbo Kids and After The Thought play The Cellar, Oxford on Friday 25 April. Pop-bothering strangeness (and the first gig run by new art/promoter types Idiot King).
Local band good stuff (even more): The Epstein, Bethany Weimers, Ags Connolly, Tamara Parsons-Baker and George Chopping are at The Shed Theatre in idyllic Charlbury on Friday 25 April. Acousic-y folk-y bothering niceness. (But beware the Friday night gig clash! Oo-er).
Local band good stuff (yep, a bit more): Balloon Ascents, Montmartre and Blood Red Stars play The Wheatsheaf, Oxford on Saturday 26 April. Okay, okay, not a fully local line-up, but it’s a Gappy Tooth gig, and they’re normally worth a pop.
The Art Bar in Oxford – formerly The Bullingdon, and before that The Bullingdon Arms – have started to get serious with gigs recently, with a lot of interesting stuff taking place. An example is on Wednesday 30 April, as the hectic, slightly unhinged rock music of Leeds’ Pulled Apart By Horses will be supported by a band called The Witches. That’s not Witches, the band from Oxford; it’s something else. It’s difficult to keep up with all of this, sometimes…
After their recent DJs’n’films EP launch event at The Library, Listing Ships do the decent thing and launch The Flat Holm Island Sessions – an EP available as a USB stick in a bottle (no joke) – with a gig at The Jericho Tavern in Oxford. Joining them on Saturday 3 May will be the much-loved shoegaze’n’Joy Division types The Workhouse and Oxford’s rhythms’n’jaunt electro-pop types Grudle Bay.
Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.