Oxes + Solway Fifth + Calvados Beam Trio

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Oxes
Solway Fifth
calvados Beam Trio

whoopee!!! let the party begin oxes are back in brum, for those of you who haven’t seen these guys in action now is your chance and for those of you whom had the pleasure before, you know what a fine night lies ahead. support comes from our favourite west brom kids solway fifth + brums finest three some calvados beam trio

Oxes are a trio which have risen from the twisted wreckage that is the city of Baltimore. Armed with matching day -g lo yellow shirts and construction – sign orange flex- fit trousers, cordless electric guitars, a stack of drums and lip-curling stage antics, they commence at once with their metallic atonal scapery and vicious backbeats, stretching their harmonic-tinged pick stabs and angular riffs into far-flung directions, yet retain enough resiliency to quickly recoil, redirect and charge headlong into a brick wall or two.

They do not wear protective headgear.

On stage, Oxes are to rock venues what hyperactive children are to daycare centres. They are the fury dressed in shortpants. The drummer refuses to sit still, stopping midbeat to readjust his shorts, or pausing to gawk at the audience. The guitarists go from posing on black boxes positioned at the front of the stage to wandering backstage and amongst the unsettled crowd, where they flawlessly transmit the rock to their amplifiers by remote.
These live antics, whatever their humourous intentions, should not detract from the serious rocking qualities of thier music. An Oxes song, for all its atonal riffs, abrupt changes, and crashing drums and mathematical tendencies, is not a mish mash of guitar licks, trig equations and drum solos. Oxes combine these tasty, virtuoso elements with fliud transitions, odd stops and starts, false endings, phony introductions, manic aggression, and considerable aplomb. Add feature

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Oxes + Geiger Counter + Calvados Beam Trio

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Oxes
Geiger Counter
Calvados Beam Trio

Oxes are a trio which have risen from the twisted wreckage that is the city of Baltimore. Armed with matching day -glo yellow shirts and construction – sign orange flex- fit trousers, cordless electric guitars, a stack of drums and lip-curling stage antics, they commence at once with their metallic atonal scapery and vicious backbeats, stretching their harmonic-tinged pick stabs and angular riffs into far-flung directions, yet retain enough resiliency to quickly recoil, redirect and charge headlong into a brick wall or two.

They do not wear protective headgear.

On stage, Oxes are to rock venues what hyperactive children are to daycare centres. They are the fury dressed in shortpants. The drummer refuses to sit still, stopping midbeat to readjust his shorts, or pausing to gawk at the audience. The guitarists go from posing on black boxes positioned at the front of the stage to wandering backstage and amongst the unsettled crowd, where they flawlessly transmit the rock to their amplifiers by remote.

These live antics, whatever their humorous intentions, should not detract from the serious rocking qualities of their music. An Oxes song, for all its atonal riffs, abrupt changes, and crashing drums and mathematical tendencies, is not a mish mash of guitar licks, trig equations and drum solos. Oxes combine these tasty, virtuoso elements with fluid transitions, odd stops and starts, false endings, phony introductions, manic aggression, and considerable aplomb. Holding their own while playing with such giants as Shellac, U. S. Maple and Don Caballero, OXES are creating a genre of their own: Confrontation ROCK! With an in your face approach towards performing, the OXES demand your attention and once they have it, they aren’t letting go. Its the right combination of greed energy and time travel.

Geiger Counter is made up of two members of the experimental/post-rock 3-bass group Rothko – Jon Meade (guitar) and Crawford Blair (bass), along with Jason Carty (guitar) and Paul Westwood (drums). Geiger Counter began in 1994, but broke up when Jason left to go to college. The band reformed a few years back out of the ashes of Bel Geddes, another instrumental rock band which also featured Jon with Mark Beazley of Rothko and Bradley Teale. When Jason returned from college Geiger Counter reformed with Paul and Crawford taking up the rhythm section, completing the current line-up that we know today.

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Oxes + Beestung Lips + Bilge Pump

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The OXES are back, and in grand style. After spending time apart getting married in Italy, delivering pizzas, worshipping football great Ray Lewis, and perfecting the art of the “claw” the OXES have returned to put their finest tunes to date on tape in THREE years!

Recorded by the OXES in their way fab home studio in the outskirts of Baltimore, the OXES EP is a maddening chunk of rock’n’roll, containing signature OXES’ stadium riffage, drum spills and fills, and sense of humor.

But, this release is a turning point in the OXES songwriting as they dabble in more straight forward rock numbers, and more, well mental rock numbers. Playing with time signatures, guitar leads/solos, off kilter rhythms, and even remixing a song, the OXES have taken a step into a slightly new direction.

http://www.myspace.com/oxxes

 

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