* SUPERSTAR DJ Brandon Bloc has been at the forefront of clubbing since the ’90s. And, despite his famously fast-living lifestyle, he is still at it.

On Friday March 22, the man who provided the soundtrack to so many summers in Ibiza, takes to the decks not at some heaving city centre club, but but at Izi Bar in Witney.

The night is hosted by the Off Ya Rocka crew and is a major coup for local dance music-lovers. Tickets are still available for £6 from offyarocka.co.uk or by calling 07799 315959 or popping into Rapture Music, in the Woolgate Centre, Witney.

To celebrate the occasion, Off Ya Rocka are offering a prize of a pair of tickets to the gig, a chance to introduce Brandon, pictured, on the night, and an Off ya Rocka mix CD. For a chance to win, simply tell us the name of Brandon Block’s Famous DJ partner in his Space Terrace Days in Ibiza?

Email your answer, with your name, address and daytime phone number, to tim.hughes@oxfordmail.co.uk, before midnight on Sunday.

There’ll be more on Brandon’s visit in next week’s Guide.

* LARGE queues are expected along Cowley Road today, following the announcement that one of the country’s hottest indie bands are playing a one-off show at the city’s O2 Academy.

Brighton’s The Kooks will play the venue on Saturday April 13, before headlining festival dates in Australia, Indonesia and South Africa. Tickets went on sale at 9am this morning.

The venue’s promotions manager Katie-Louise Herring said: “As a venue we love hosting one-off shows like this as they always promise something special for the audience that they wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else. And this is definitely not one to miss!”

You could also try your luck at ticketweb.co.uk

* One of the most interesting shows this week comes from one of our favourite new bands and best singer-songwriters.

Singer Chris Beard describes his band Flights of Helios as a group of “post-folk drone-pop pioneers”. And that pretty much sums up their gloriously expansive sound. The Oxford five-piece are one of the country’s most exciting and imaginative new acts and play a haunting blend of electronica, space rock and folk.

They play The Bullingdon tomorrow, to support Humphrey ‘Huck’ Astley, who will be launching his new EP – the first act from his rock opera Alexander the Great. Also on the bill is highly-tipped acoustic pop artist The Keys, who recently moved from Montreal and is set to take the UK by storm.

Tickets are £5 from wegottickets.com