Hip Australian psych types Tame Impala will be shimmering their grooves at O2 Academy Oxford on Thursday 22 May. They call themselves “hypno-groove melodic rock music”, which is an horrific collection of words, but why not make your own minds up, eh?
Can’t really argue with the brilliance and influence of The Undertones, if only for them giving ‘Teenage Kicks’ to the world. They’ll be doing their thing at O2 Academy Oxford on Saturday 24 May.
If that’s not your thing, it could be interesting to check out The Tom Hingley Band at The Cellar, Oxford on Saturday 24 May. Hingley was previously the lead singer with Inspiral Carpets, but these days he’s ‘going back to his roots’ with his “three-piece dirty electric blues band”. Solid local support too, from One Wing Left and Charlie Leavy.
Playing tracks from their brand new album Not Kings, poppy types Candy Says will grace the bijou stage of Truck Store in Oxford on Thursday 29 May. It’s always worth getting to in-stores at Truck Store – live music + record shop + coffee for sale = all good!
The industrious types at the Bear On A Bicycle art/music collective are launching a new magazine, Urban Trees, with a gig at Truck Store on Friday 30 May. Yes, another Truck in-store! This one has Be Good, After The Thought and Salvation Bill. And another opportunity to sample the aforementioned music, records and coffee.
The always reliable metal promoter Skeletor has a gig at O2 Academy 2, Oxford on Saturday 31 May. Fetch my earplugs, matron, as Prospekt, Brutai, Jabroni Sandwich, Ignite The Sky and Mutagenocide will be thrashing out all flavours of noise. What’s better than noise, eh? Even if you don’t like it, you can still appreciate the quietness after the gig.
Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.