's Gigs Of Note

Gigs of note for 25 August 2014-7 September 2014

Spinner Fall / Personnel / Lee Riley: LR/GW (Thursday 28 August @ The Library, Oxford): Free gigs are always good, and here’s one in a cool little venue with a couple of diverse and excellent local acts. Spinner Fall make shoegaze-inflected noisy hardcore, and Lee Riley (aka LR/GW) constructs washes of cloying noise and tone into dizzying soundscapes. Reading’s Personnel are also on the bill, promising a “stark chronicling of tedium Britain”.

Bright Works / Flights Of Helios / Wardens (Friday 29 August @ Castle House, Banbury): The Strummer Room Project regularly put on decent gigs in Banbury, and this one – with an entry cost of only two quid! – includes a couple of Oxford’s best in Bright Works and Flights Of Helios.

The Kites / Asterox / These Are Our Demands (Saturday 30 August @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford): The latest Gappy Tooth Industries gig has indie-pop from The Kites, riffs and melody from Asterox, and moody rock from These Are Our Demands (formed by three quarters of Harry Angel, who you may also remember from a few years ago!)

The Royal Hangmen / The Same (Thursday 4 September @ The Cellar, Oxford): Good times look to be guaranteed at this gig, which sounds as if it’ll be packed full of wild 1960s garage/psych sounds. Names dropped while describing The Royal Hangmen include The Sonics, 13th Floor Elevators and The Small Faces… if they get even close, it’ll be pretty crazy stuff.

Peter Pan Speedrock / J.D. Pinkus / Desert Storm / Hatemail / Girlpower (Sunday 7 September @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford): Here’s a way to guarantee your hearing needs some R&R after a gig. This one opens at 5.00 pm and has a five-artist megalineup that includes not only some of the finest rock-tinged noises from Oxford, but also Dutch rock mayhem and a Butthole Surfers member playing solo! Not a bad way to damage your hearing over a six-hour period on a Sunday.

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