Simply Gershwin (Wednesday 3 December @ St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford): Something a little different here; pianist Viv McLean and singer Sarah Gabriel will be performing a set of Gershwin’s songs in this spectacular venue. It’s a fund-raiser, to help restore the building housing the venue, so why not, eh?
Love Is Enough preview show with Balloon Ascents / Rainbow Reservoir / Julia Meijer (Friday 5 December @ Modern Art Oxford, Oxford): Marking the opening of a new exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, as well as the start of a short residency at the venue for PinDrop Performances; check out some art as well as some local music!
Buried In Smoke Long Xmas Weekender (Saturday 6 December @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford and Sunday 7 December @ The Bullingdon, Oxford): Get into the Christmas spirit by spending an entire weekend in the Wheatsheaf and/or the Bullingdon, getting your ears blasted by several types of noise. This stonking weekender features Desert Storm, Mother Corona, Girlpower, Lee Riley and a metric ton of other acts. Earplugs at the ready…
Moshka’s Xmas Ball (Wednesday 10 December @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford): Local promoters celebrate the festive season, part one… Long-standing promoters Moshka do their thing with Monkfish, Space Heroes Of The People, Burning Bees and Beaver Fuel.
Midwinter Drone Fest (Thursday 11 December @ Modern Art Oxford, Oxford): Local promoters celebrate the festive season, part two… With another date of their residency, PinDrop Performances offer Petrels, PADDOX, After The Thought and Lee Riley.
It’s All About The Music Xmas Party & Awards Ceremony (Friday 12 December @ O2 Academy 2, Oxford): Local promoters celebrate the festive season, part three… Fresh from organising the Oxford City Festival recently, It’s All About The Music present Fracture and more.
Irregular Folk’s Very Merry Christmas (Saturday 13 December @ East Oxford Community Centre, Oxford): Local promoters celebrate the festive season, part four… Idiosyncratic folk types Irregular Folk present Magic Lantern, Flights Of Helios and Jordan Hunt.
Full details of these and loads more gigs can be found in the events calendar.