When you’re out for an evening in Oxford, England and looking for something entertaining to enjoy, if you are lucky, you could bump into The Other Dramas who play regularly around the town and at festivals when the weather is nice.
When I got a whiff of ‘Gentlemen & Hooligans’, the new album by Night Of Treason, my blood began racing. A wake up call for the punks who have been asleep for the the last 20 years, and a call to arms for the young.
Peerless Pirates @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford review.
I was passing by The Wheatsheaf in Oxford last Wednesday evening and thought I’d pop in and say hello to my old mate Joel the sound engineer, who has been engineering sound to some of the finest gigs in Oxford since the 1990’s. After obtaining some ale and ascending the stairs to the stage area, there I was greeted by a sound I hadn’t heard in this place before.
The Glee Club, Oxford review.
Saturday, May 28, 2011: Compere Rob Collins + comedians Fredrik Andersson, Joel Dommett, Ava Vidal and Gary Delaney.
The Second Coming by John Niven – book review.
The Second coming is a very humorous, can’t put down read of a book. As the title suggests this is a story about the good Lord revisiting the earth in 2011, this time though, instead of being a carpenter, he is a humble musician.
An Evening Under The Bridge at Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge, London.
Under The Bridge is one of my favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, but now I can add it as one of my favorite places to be, too. Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, recently opened the 500-capacity £20million nightclub quite literally under Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge football stadium.
Photo: Them Changes. So when they ask, “what were you doing for New Year’s Eve 2010?” I can say with a cheeky smile that I was drinking and soaking up the atmosphere at Nambucca on The Holloway Road, Islington in London.
Right, listen here you all. Ok? I’ve been going to punk gigs ever since the 70’s, and I pretty much thought that I had seen some of the most outrageous gigs ever known to mankind.
I had seen the Sex Pistols explode, I used to go ’round with The Clash. I was there when JJ Burnel beat some poor sod up on stage. I played a lot of mad gigs myself in my band 4 Minute Warning.
The Crushing are a band from Oxford who claim that their songs have teeth and possess their own personas.
“Beasts” are what their drummer Penos calls them. I know this sounds slightly far fetched and you might laugh at such a suggestion in some circles, but after a listen to the first song they offer up off of their debut CD, ‘Quickshooter’ you start to understand where they are coming from and look nervously around for a way out of the building.
The Shutka Champions sounds like they might be the winners in a weird European sport. They sound as if they’re involved in the very type of pursuit you’ve been seeking all your life. Well, close but no candy bar this time, mate.
Shutka is a town in the Balkans that boasts the largest Roma gypsy population in the world.