Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wakefield Oxjam Preview

Oxjam Preview
October 25th
The Hop, Wakefield

We don’t preview gigs as often as we should, or would like to. Busy days, y’know? But this coming Friday it is for an especially good cause, so we pulled our fingers out.

It’s an Oxjam gig at The Hop in Wakefield. I can’t remember the last time there was an Oxjam gig in the Merrie City, so fair play to our young promoter friend Sam Russell for making it happen.

Aside of being for a good cause, it’s also a great line-up. Headliners are current highflyers The Michael Ainsley Band who are never less than satisfying when inhabiting a stage. See our review of their recent album here.

NARCS join them, very much ones to watch over the next twelve months. Our review (here) of their debut single proclaimed it the best of the year thus far. Yet from what I am hearing, they have only improved since then.

The Do’s also take to the stage, after a storming Long Division and growing, loyal fanbase, it’ll be interesting to see what they have been up to as they work on their debut album.

Finally, a fundraiser or benefit gig in Wakefield would not be complete without a punk poetry set from Skint & Demoralised’s Matt Abbott. With a lineup like this, it’s all too easy to sit back, pint in hand, and soak up the music, forgetting that there is a good reason to be there, and Matt will surely give us a decent reminder of the fact.

It’s four pounds in, all of which goes to Oxfam. If nothing else, it’s more worthwhile than watching the human jukebox downstairs and contributing to some old rockers hip replacement, so get out, and feel good about yourself. 

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