The Possibilities Are Endless with Q&A and live Edwyn Collins acoustic set (Thursday 23 October @ Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford): A rare opportunity to see a live, acoustic set from pop legend Edwyn Collins – in the cosy Phoenix Picturehouse! – after a screening of The Possibilities Are Endless, a film about his recuperation after a stroke.
Young Knives / Poledo / Be Good (Saturday 25 October @ Modern Art Oxford, Oxford): A cracking line-up for this Blessing Force-curated night of music in an art gallery. Weirdo pop from Young Knives, grunge-esque noise from Poledo and echoey sleepy-time songs from Be Good.
Autumn Jamboree (Saturday 25 October @ The Jericho Tavern, Oxford): The Oxford Mail have put together a gig with some of their favourite Oxford-related acts – The Dreaming Spires, The Knights Of Mentis and Oli Steadman (of Stornoway and Count Drachma).
Mendoza + Griffiths / Motion Static / Puppet Mechanic (Saturday 25 October @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford): Gappy Tooth do their ‘line-up mix-up’ approach to gigs yet again; Tiger Mendoza and David Griffiths will play tracks from their new EP, London’s Motion Static will do dubstep-influenced guitar music, and Puppet Mechanic will do well-turned-out classic indie pop.
Yannis Philippakis (DJ set) / ODC Drumline / Big Tropics (Thursday 30 October @ Modern Art Oxford, Oxford): Another Blessing Force shindig at the art gallery; this one’s likely to be packed as Foals frontman will be spinning the toons, along with sets from drum troupe ODC Drumline and cheeky sun-pop band Big Tropics.
Orlando Gough: ‘Breathe’ (Saturday 1 November @ The North Wall, Oxford): Musical theatre that explores “the complex, fundamental process of breathing through the lenses of science, medicine, and literature”. Sounds strange and fascinating!
Maiians ‘Tokyo’ EP launch / Kid Kin (Saturday 1 November @ Modern Art Oxford, Oxford): More music in an art gallery, with techno-done-analogue from Maiians, launching their new EP, and artfully constructed loops’n’beats from electronica whizzkid Kid Kin. Whizzkid Kin.
Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.