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Conor O’Brien of Villagers

Villagers' Conor O'Brien is learning to love life again

Heading to the Palace: Irish band The Corrs

The Corrs complete star line-up for Blenheim Palace festival

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Eliza and the Bear

Good time folk rockers' Eliza and the Bear on their fairy tale rise to fame

The Dreaming Spires who will be playing in Oxford on Sunday... but their hearts are in the Deep South

Home is where a spiritual heart is for The Dreaming Spires

The Cellar’s owner Tim Hopkins

Time to celebrate the underground for Independent Venue Week

The dynamic Tamara Parsons-Baker is a fan of The Library, Hannah Bruce and Cameron AG. Picture: Bruce Markos

The insiders guide to who to listen to in 2016...

David Bowie and Mick Ronson at Oxford Town Hall in 1972

Music supremo Jon More mourns the passing of the iconic David Bowie

Cropredy Festival: It's all Madness

It's Madness at Cropredy Festival...

New tunes: Radiohead

Is Radiohead's new album about to drop...?

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Getting into the groove for 2016

Swinging 60s: The Dreaming Spires party at the Rusty Bicycle

Top 5 New Year's Eve parties in Oxford - from rock and jazz to waltzing and drum & bass

Avian genius: You Are Wolf. Pictures courtesy of IWPhotographic.com

Irregular Folk special is a quirky night of rare delights

The top gigs around Oxford this Christmas

The top gigs around Oxford this Christmas

FLUID club night

Santastic time to be had over Christmas with these picks for gigs around Oxford

Defying the terrorists: Eagles of Death Metal

Returning heroes Eagles of Death Metal are playing this one UK festival next year...

St Agnes Fountain get set for a festive knees-up which is now a tradition

Fairport Convention fiddler tunes up for festive feast of folk + video of a carol as you've never heard it before!

Hot stuff: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Spicy surprise for rock fans as Red Hot Chili Peppers revealed as Reading Festival headliner

Headliner: Jamie Cullum

Soul and jazz for first day of expanded 'Poshstock' Cornbury Music Festival

Thrills but no pills for Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder

Thrills but no pills for Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder

Local hero: Gaz Coombes

Music fest asks: Do you want to rock like Common People?

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The Wailers are still Jammin’ in the name of legend

The Wailers are still Jammin’ in the name of legend

Rocket Man; Elton John

Look who's doing two big concerts in Oxfordshire next summer

Flying high: Oxford indie-pop band Balloon Ascents are tipped for great things. Picture: Gina Hood

Celebration: Everything from indie rock to metal and rave at 120-act Oxford City Festival

Outstanding in their field: Antica Culina, Emma Coombs, Stu Wigby, Clare Heaviside and Marc Witte

Oxford's own Balkan Wanderers have taken the city by storm

Bestival spirit: Common People in Southampton

Bestival warm-up planned for Oxford park

A stroke of genius as Albert Hammond Jr goes solo

A stroke of genius as Albert Hammond Jr goes solo

Songstress Lucy Rose is living her dream at long last

''I want to get people singing and dancing": Lucy Rose is living her dream

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke takes on a legendary role

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke takes on a legendary role

Hip-hop duo Blackalicious are still keeping the faith

Hip-hop duo Blackalicious are still keeping the faith

Darwin Deez has a theory on rock and roll evolution

Darwin Deez has a theory on rock and roll evolution

The talent of Paul Potts still comes shining right through

The talent of Paul Potts still comes shining right through

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The raucous Little Brother Eli head to Oxjam

The raucous Little Brother Eli head to Oxjam

Bullingdon bound: Palace went down a storm at Soho Farmhouse last weekend

Capes, sceptres...and tapirs: Palace to lay on a right royal party!

Better Boh-lieve it: brash rockers The Bohicas play it from the heart

Better Boh-lieve it: brash rockers The Bohicas play it from the heart

Outrageous: The Pretty Things have courted controversy throughout their long career

Shotguns, LSD and burning crayfish on planes: Is this the wildest band in rock?

Not so quiet: A Silent Film

Shhh! A Silent Film are back... listen here:

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Something blissful this way comes: Death of Hi Fi

Death of Hi Fi: Blissful electronica with a sinister edge

Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir members, from left, Les Brown, Phil Lewis, George Jenkinson and Alan Smith

Male choir bring the sound of the Welsh valleys home

Rock’s greatest failure John Otway is still playing it for laughs

Rock’s greatest failure John Otway is still playing it for laughs

From left, John Victor, Felix Bushe, Danny Ward and Hugh Shultz

Ethereal tunes from the oddballs of indie pop Gengahr

The wonderful Jess Hall

Hall plays Bookshelves at house antiques sale

Pete Hughes, Liam Amies, Paddy Harrington and Charlie Green

The only way is Up for Bright Works... but are you with them?

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Amazons want to make rock culture tribal again

Amazons: make way for the tribe!

Brotherhood of men: Family Machine

A country affair: Family Machine storm back with rural classic

The Epstein

Fall down rabbit hole and land at this free music event

Classical violinist Nigel Kennedy is happy to get the blues

Classical violinist Nigel Kennedy is happy to get the blues

The Long Insiders infected by that primal beast of vintage rock ‘n’ roll

Infected by the throbbing, primal beast of rock ‘n’ roll

Royal Blood will be playing at Reading

Explosive line-up to rock the crowds at Reading

“You’d be amazed what you can do with a bit of food bribery” says Big Feastival organiser Alex James

“You’d be amazed what you can do with a bit of food bribery” says Big Feastival organiser Alex James

Hitting the road: Foals

Foals announce live dates

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