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Post by Martijn » Wed Nov 07, 2007 09:17

didn't have its own topic yet. Now it does. Yay.

Anyway, I work near-ish Oxford (Abingdon), so I spend half my days in Oxfordshire. As my heart, my flat and my wife are in Devon, usually all I do here is work hard and make long days, so that I can enjoy the weekends at home even more. But it happens to be the case that I'll spend this weekend there. So, well, is there anything going on in the city that you might have heard of and I haven't? Any Anorakians that will happen to be there?

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Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 07, 2007 09:23

Crystalball and I had the best pizza in the world ever in Oxford the other week.

If anyone could drop by the place we got it from and grab me another one, I'd be most grateful.

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Post by Martijn » Fri Dec 07, 2007 13:34

So we're going to The Oxford Academy tonight, to see Jens Lekman. He plays with one Josh Rouse, that I've hardly heard of, and he seems to be playing first. The e-ticket says it'll start at 19.00pm. Which will be a bit tight to make, since we're coming from far-ish away. I tried calling the venue, to find out what time Jens will be on, but have not been able to get through. What would be a reasonable time to expect him to be on?

Anyone else going, by the way?

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Post by crystalball » Fri Dec 07, 2007 13:40

It's probably doors at 7pm, Martijn. If it's just two bands, then Jens Lekman will probably start around 8 so you should be fine.

You couldn't bring us some of that pizza tomorrow, could you? It's on the Cowley Road, dead near the Academy. ;)

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Post by Martijn » Fri Dec 07, 2007 17:23

Ah, thanks. It was doors 7pm after all, but we're not going to go there in the end. For reasons similar to not going to Spiral Scratch.

I have set a new world record 'Not going to concerts I was going to go to', but I already held that record.

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Post by barafundle » Wed Jan 07, 2009 18:24

i am living in oxford now, mainly, cos of uni. it is absolutely lovely.

i would love to know of good places where i can put on gigs for CHEAP. the port mahon CLOSED after i had only put on one gig there, and everywhere else is a bit of a step-up, pricewise.

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Post by Swiss Concrete » Wed Jan 07, 2009 19:32

Since The X and Port Mahon went last year there's no venues left where you can get the room for free...

The Wheatsheaf where we do our gigs is £80 which includes Joal, the sound engineer. That's probably the best bet, if you can find a free night there. The Cellar and Jericho Tavern were even more expensive last time i checked. The other thing is to look into places that don't usually do many gigs...something i'm looking into. I'll let you know if anything comes up!

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Post by barafundle » Wed Jan 07, 2009 20:52

yeah i'm putting on a gig at the wheatsheaf in february - ourselves infact, as we are that vain! not cheap but hopefully we'll be okay cos our new oxford friends haven't seen us play yet! we get that luxury this one time, that everyone is interested to hear what we sound like.

in fact we need another band for that - the condition is that they are FUN and DANCEY but no drum kit, unless they fancy bringing their own - any suggestions?

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Post by Swiss Concrete » Wed Jan 07, 2009 21:18

this you mean: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=42390778678

I'll be there reviewing it. Assuming this is Ellis i'm talking to, you asked me under my other guise (see sig!) Have you got the gig listed in Nightshift yet? I'll send you the contact if you need it...

I'll have a think about a dancy, fun act!

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Post by barafundle » Wed Jan 07, 2009 21:47

oh hiya russ, it is ellis here. i thought it might be you but wasn't sure who swiss concrete comprises. i haven't submitted to nightshift, contact details would be great. also any other places that i could submit it to. have added on daily info (though apparently that is only read by the over-60's), and i think a couple of other listings websites.

hopefully now support will come from BOTH ace bushy striptease and the mountain parade!

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Re: Oxford(shire)

Post by RSJ » Sun Jan 24, 2010 22:55

Hello everyone. Have just moved to Oxford and am putting on my first DIY show here. We first saw Golden Ghost a the Fence Records Homegame festival, and we're very glad to be putting them on, it should be a great show. If anyone fancies it, we'd be pleased to see you (lets see how Oxford and DIY music go together..!) So....

On 15th Feb at 8pm at Baby Simple, Cowley Rd, Oxford:

GOLDEN GHOST (www.myspace.com/heygoldenghost)
GEORGE THOMAS & THE OWLS (www.myspace.com/georgethomasandtheowls)
ROB ST JOHN (www.myspace.com/robstjohn)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=4 ... 124&ref=nf

GOLDEN GHOST is Laura Goetz from upstate New York and Brendon "Viking Moses" Massei. Goetz' music is addictive, yet surprisingly dissimilar to typical "pop" songs. Rhapsodic in structure, her music often has dramatic stress and meter fluctuations, unpredictable key changes, and tantalizing discord. Goetz fuses catchy melodies, which can reoccur from song to song, delivered with technically complex electric guitar playing. Her sophomore album, "THE UNIMAGINATIVE BODY" (to be released October 2009 - Epiphysis Records) was produced by Brendon Massei (Viking Moses) and features accompaniments by John McCauley III and Chris Ryan (of Deer Tick), Kyla Cech (Annikki Dawn), Brendan Glasson (Vio/Mire), and David Garland (Family Vineyard Records and host of WNYC's Spinning On Air.)

GEORGE THOMAS
“Heart-wrenching songs, a self effacing maverick” The Guardian
“He's actually a genius” Plan B
"Eerie and gorgeous songs of deep breath and small miracle" Foxy Digitalis

ROB ST JOHN
"The hushed reverence of Rob St John is a sound to behold. The Edinburgh based troubadour’s cerebral tones and stupefying sense of atmosphere is always breathtaking, and at best the purpose of adjoining strum and voice as one. Tingling neck-hairs with his slow-handed brilliance, St John’s knack for a tune is similar to local luminary James Yorkston, but there’s enough autumnal despair in his finger-plucked trinkets to suggest Messrs Drake and Buckley have had a hand in developing his wispy, evocative laments. Either way, Rob St John’s a remarkable, uncut diamond soon to be dug up." - The Skinny

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Thanks, and hope to see you there!

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Post by String Bean Jen » Mon Jan 25, 2010 21:59

Gregory Webster with Pamela Berry vocal accompaniment in Oxford this Thursday the 28th! :-)

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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:58

That Les Clochards album was ace. I wish I could go to this.

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Re: Oxford(shire)

Post by RSJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 19:04

Half the tickets for Golden Ghost at Baby Simple next Monday (15th) have now gone! Still going cheep at: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/70742

If you needed more convincing, there's a Daytrotter session they did last year here:
http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/golden-gho ... 37778.html

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Post by indiansummer » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:08

Hallo! Does anyone round these parts know of promoters that do sort of punk/indie rock shows?

i play in this band: http://www.myspace.com/the255s and we're touring in september with this band: http://www.myspace.com/brothersofexeter

a show in oxford would be ideal, if anyone fancies it - or knows a promoter who would...?

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Re: Oxford(shire)

Post by RSJ » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:43

Last minute show in Oxford! Of interest to anyone?

Adventures Close to Home present:

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO / PATRICK FARMER

Weds 6th April. Art Jericho, Oxford. £5 (donation) on the door. 8pm.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?ei ... 0624659718

"This music winds like an infinite snake around the vine of a central note, probing hypnotically as Mr de Dionyso...inexhaustibly exhales mandalas, spirals, unknowable cuneiforms and other beguiling shapes, whilst simultaneously driving the pulse and drone to advance, like a slow motion tsunami, towards a shocking climax of release...Crucial listening for those who want music and sound that reaches back into the centre of your head"
- MICHAEL GIRA - SWANS / YOUNG GOD RECS

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Re: Oxford(shire)

Post by RSJ » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:49

The facebook link got a little lost in translation, it should read:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adventure ... 0260473770

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Re: Oxford(shire)

Post by wyvern » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:40

any good pubs in Oxford or somewhere for a good veggie meal? I'm at the Brompton World Championships tomorrow and I'll be staying overnight near the airport.
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