All good things must come to an end. And after a couple of months of fantastic events hosted by Truck, The Old Book Binders in Cowley finds itself looking into an abyss of impending doom. Forgive the dramatic tone, but it will be sad to see the loss of another local music venue which recently hosted events such as Blessing Force’s landmark first music/art show. Over 5,000 people have passed through the doors and loved every second of their time there.
Soon to be made into flats (how droll), the Old Book Binders is determined not to shuffle off its mortal coil without screaming “WHOOPEE!” all the way down. Between the dates of March 24th and 26th, the venue will play host to three events in three nights celebrating going out with a bang.
24th March – Oxfork Locally Sourced: Oxford’s own underground restaurant, hosts an evening of local food, local music coming out of hiding one weekend only to turn The Old Book Binders into a fully fledged restaurant for one night only!
25th March – TRUCK presents… Cowleyfornia: Just over the bridge, where the postcode changes from OX1 to OX4 there’s a place they call Cowleyfornia, a place where the streets are paved with gold, the girls are beautiful and the sun always shines. Well, maybe. TRUCK presents a night of Americana based, and infused fun. Expect to be rocked by the sounds of America, and most of all the sounds of Springsteen, Petty and alike. Featuring The Dreaming Spires, Two Fingers Of Firewater and Matt Sage. Tickets £7 available from WeGotTickets and the website.
26th March – The Prohibition – The Closing Party!: The Old Book Binders will be turning into a Speakeasy for the night, and we’ll be taking you back to the 1920’s for the shin dig to end all shin digs – and send off The Noble Experiment that was – The Old Book Binders. We’ll be taking you back to the days of the prohibition, for the shin dig to end all shin digs – and send off The Noble Experiment that was – The Old Book Binders in style! Featuring The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band + The Long Insiders + more. Tickets £10, from WeGotTickets and the website.
So long Old Book Binders, we hardly knew ye.