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This page is your main source for finding out what is happening in the rock scene in Oxford. This information is sent out via email as well, the newsletter is sent out every Sunday and the termcard once a term. If you want to receive them, send a blank email to: rocksoc-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

RockSoc Termcard

The RockSoc Termcard shows you at a glance what is going on this term in Oxford. Download the pdf version, with all the information on regular events here, or access the most up-to-date RockSoc events calendar here.

Venue Map

If you are planning a night out but don't know your way around Oxford, you'll want to check out this excellent venue map, created by Daily Info. Note that the O2 Academy was previously know as the Zodiac, and is found down Cowley road (in the floating box on the map). Download it in .pdf format here.

Current Newsletter

Newsletter 03-03-12

CONTENTS
Hey Everyone!
 
This is my last ever Rocksoc newsletter!! :( I have had an amazing time being 
Rocksoc President and want to thank my fantastic committee for all their help 
and hard work and for being so awesome! I'd also like to thank all the Rocksoc 
members and anyone else who comes to our events for supporting this society. 
We have tried to fill the last year with great gigs and events for you all to 
enjoy!
 
For anyone who missed the AGM and Committee Elections last Thursday, attached 
are the minutes of the meeting and the results of the election. We have a 
brilliant new committee starting next term who are sure to keep Rocksoc 
awesome for another year! 
 
There's no Discord this week as the last one of term was last Thursday, but 
Discord will be back with the new term in April! Thanks to everyone who came 
last week, it was a really successful night with a big turnout and everyone 
seemed to be thoughroughly enjoying themselves. Add yourself to the Discord 
facebook page so as not to miss it's return: 

www.facebook.com/DiscordOxford
 
If you are around Oxford during the vacation you might want to join our 'out of 
term' facebook group to keep up to date with events and potential out of term 
Rocksoc gatherings: 

www.facebook.com/groups/185448628216375/
 

See details of events this week and during the vacation below!
 

Outgoing President,
Laura
\m/
 
 
1. *STUDENT BANDS GIG*
2. METAL KARAOKE
3. MUTINY
4. INTRUSION
5. SKELETOR
6. BURIED IN SMOKE
7. GIGS
8. RADIO SHOWS
 
 
1. *STUDENT BANDS GIG*
Where: The Wheatsheaf, High Street
When: 8pm - 11pm, Friday 9th March
 
This Friday is the first gig of a new student bands night starting up at the 
Wheatsheaf. It features headliners Punk Rock TENTH LISTEN, supported by two 
Oxford Uni bands who have also played at Rocksoc gigs this year; Prog Rock 
INDIGO MONTOYA and Funk Rock CRISIS, WHAT CRISIS?. Rocksoc cardholders get 
entry for just 3! Entry is also 3 with an NUS card, otherwise its 5 entry. 
Get out and support the student bands if you are available, it should be a 
good night! Here's the facebook event: 
www.facebook.com/events/399191310098475/
 
 
2. METAL KARAOKE
Where: The Gloucester Arms, Friars Entry
When: 8pm - 12am, Every Monday
 
Every Monday Oxford's number one Rock pub, The Gloucester Arms, holds Rock and 
Metal Karaoke! Enjoy some drinks and awesome music in a relaxed and friendly 
atmosphere.
 
 
3. MUTINY
Where: The Purple Turtle, Frewin Court
When: 10pm - 3am, Every Wednesday
 
Oxford's weekly Rock and Alternative night at the Purple Turtle will continue 
during the holidays, featuring music from DJ Cara Louise playing Rock, Punk, 
Ska and Alternative tracks! Free entry all night, awesome drinks prices, and 
table football and juke box round the front.
 
 
4. INTRUSION
Where: The Cellar, Frewin Court
When: 8:30pm - 2am, Tuesday 13th March & Tuesday 10th April
 
Oxford's one and only Goth night INTRUSION will continue to run throught the 
vacation on every second Tuesday of the month! Resident DJs Doktor Joy and 
Bookhouse will be joined by guest DJs to bring you a great mix of the best 
Goth, EBM and Industrial music. Rocksoc cardholders get in for just 2! 
Otherwise admission is 4, or 3 with an Intrusion flyer.
 
 
5. SKELETOR
Where: O2 Academy, Cowley Road
When: 6:30pm - 3am, Saturday 31st March
 
This month's Skeletor gig is headlined by local Prog Metal legends PROSPEKT! 
Main support comes from one of the UK's biggest up and coming bands and 
pioneers of the 'Djent' scene, RED SEAS FIRE! Also supporting are local bands 
RISEN IN BLACK, THE CRUSHING, and EMPIRE DIVIDED! The event includes free 
entry to Room 101 Rock/Metal club night which runs after the gig. Entry is 
7 in advance, or 6 with a Rocksoc card (or if you buy a ticket directly from 
a band member), otherwise it's 9, or 8 Rocksoc on the door. This is an all 
ages gig! For more details and to check out the bands click here: 
www.facebook.com/events/190081494431213/
 
 
6. BURIED IN SMOKE
Where: The Wheatsheaf, High Street
When: 7pm - 11:30pm, Saturday 24th March
 
The next Buried In Smoke Promotions gig is headlined by huge local Thrash 
metallers DEDLOK supported by Death Metal SOMNUS, Grindcore BLACK SKIES BURN, 
Metal CRYSIS, and OVERLORD. Rocksoc cardholders get in for just 4, otherwise 
it's 5 entry. Take advantage of this Rocksoc discount and support some awesome 
local bands! Here's the facebook event: 
www.facebook.com/events/294069890612652/
 
 
7. GIGS
 
For a more extensive list of gigs, check out the 'Gig Guide' in Oxford music 
magazine Nightshift: nightshift.oxfordmusic.net
 
MONDAY 5th MARCH
Krissy Matthews & His Blues Boys @ The Bullingdon
Blues
 
FRIDAY 9th MARCH
Tenth Listen + Indigo Montoya + Crisis, What Crisis? @ The Wheatsheaf
www.facebook.com/events/399191310098475/
Student Rock
 
SATURDAY 10th MARCH
Knights Of Mentis + The Funktional Society + Legoman + The Rooftops @ 
The Bullingdon
www.facebook.com/events/346258108731296/
Funk/Blues
 
WEDNESDAY 14th MARCH
Anthrax + Diamond Plate + Obsessive Compulsive @ O2 Academy
Metal
 
SATURDAY 17th MARCH
Killing Joke + Icarus Line + The Crying Spell @ O2 Academy
Rock
 
THURSDAY 22nd MARCH
Chimaira + Revoker + Neosis + Black Skies Burn @ O2 Academy
www.facebook.com/events/286234264742419/
Metal
 
SATURDAY 24th MARCH
Dedlok + Somnus + Black Skies Burn + Crysis + Overlord @ The Wheatsheaf
www.facebook.com/events/294069890612652/
Metal
 
SATURDAY 31st MARCH
Prospekt + Red Seas Fire + Risen In Black + The Crushing + Empire Divided @ 
O2 Academy
www.facebook.com/events/190081494431213/
Metal
 
SATURDAY 14th APRIL
Orange Goblin + Grifter + Desert Storm + Komrad @ O2 Academy
www.facebook.com/events/150354618396360/
Metal
 
 
8. RADIO SHOWS
 

Rock radio shows this week: check them out at www.oxideradio.co.uk

 

For Those About To Rock - 9 - 11 pm, Monday

Classic Rock to Ska to Blues

 

The A + E show - 8 - 9 pm, Thursday

Rock AND Metal

 

The Rock Hour - 3 - 4 pm, Friday

Rock/Indie/Punk

 

Dracthonia's Gothic Music Box - 10 - 11 pm, Friday

Goth and Industrial

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_142791402460803

 

Rocksoc Presents: On The Rocks - 8 - 10 pm, Saturday

Mix of classic and modern rock, metal and punk as chosen by Nathan and his guests!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109625959057591

 

Rocksoc Presents: Punk & Disorderly - 10 - 11 pm, Sunday

Punk Rock, Ska, Hardcore and Rockabilly, with Dave & Rob

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133639435576 

 



 

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