Save the date for December 26 for a fantastic line-up ready to get you in the festive spirit - if all else fails head to the bar!
Lucy Leave: 10.40pm
Lucy Leave are the Oxford musician’s Oxford musicians, chucking psych, punk and prog into a big rock mortar and crushing it to dust with a bright pop pestle.
BBC Oxford hails her as: “A crazy kind of wonderful”.
Visit her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lucyleaveband
Self Help: 9.55pm
Self Help is a thrashy threepiece that likes to combine the upbeat, rambunctious and hooky nature of garage with the depressing reality of life.
Melodically approachable, but pure punk in spirit, the band promise to: “play house parties/fields/your gran’s garden/Cotswold Wildlife Park/that place where Apple hides its offshore cash”.
Visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/youneedselfhelp
Manu Louis, a prolific Berlin-based composer and performer of experimental chanson, influenced equally by pop, jazz, electronica and 20th century classical music, is probably the visitor to Oxford about whom we had the most comments and queries in 2017.
Music OMH said: “This is Wagner in clown shoes, Morrissey on a carousel, and John Shuttleworth recognised as Poet Laureate”.
Visit his website: www.louislouis.org
Beard Of Destiny: 8.25pm
Beard of Destiny are Gray Barlow (guitars, vocals) and Ian Campbell (drums, percussion). Gray grew up in Brighton and has played in bands since he was 11 years old. He called his first band Kings of the Cosmic Orb and quite frankly has never looked back.
It don’t matter if he’s sitting down on the cahon or standing behind a full drum kit, Mr Campbell comes on like a full orchestra.
Visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/THEBEARDOFDESTINY