Saturday Night’s Alright

If your heart, brain and soul is void of any culture whatsoever, I’m gonna guess that your Saturday night goes a little something like this: Vernon Kay’s Family Fortunes, Harry Hill’s You’ve Been Framed, Paddy McGuinness’ Take Me Out and Jonathon Ross’ Talking To Crap Actors. It’s watching programmes like these which usually induce some form of empathy for the extreme Islamic cause against the Western world. I mean, can we not all apply for a fatwa to be placed on Paddy McGuinness’ flaky pastry head? Anyway, this Saturday night looks alright! Not because Vernon Kay has promised to shot his big square face off on the culmination of the night’s show, but because there are a couple of gigs in town not to be missed.

First off, at Modern Art Oxford, Spring Offensive will be showcasing their new material which they have been working hard on for the last few months. If you were at the free gig just before Christmas last year, you would have heard a couple of new numbers, but if you weren’t, tomorrow night is the perfect opportunity to see what Spring Offensive have to offer in 2012. I’m very, very excited. Tickets are going fast so best to pre-order to avoid disappointment for what will be an excellent evening, also featuring The Old Grinding Young, Blue On Blue and the Truck Store DJs: http://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/whats-on/spring-offensive-the-old-grinding-young-blue-on/about/

Secondly, at The Cellar, once Oxford band Foxes! are launching their new album Foxes!. Now in Brighton, the band have been picking up praise in The Guardian as well as Drowned In Sound for their “Their episodic jangly pop” and “Pleasing levels of naivety from indie poppers who clearly live in toy town”. Support comes from the superb Family Machine and Count Drachma who musically reference themselves by Senegalese Orchestra Baobab and comprise two members of Stornoway. Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/156357

Gotta be better than watching Wossy hoping for an Amanda Seyfried wardrobe malfunction.