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    Hi all

    Just dropping you a line to let you know a bit about Wire's Oxford show on 10 November. They're headlining the Audioscope festival, which is an annual fundraiser for national housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

    Tickets are £15 from and on sale now - support will be announced shortly.

    There are two other Audioscope shows too, which look like this:

    Saturday 6 November - The Jericho, Oxford

    2pm-12 midnight, £10 adv.

    This year's first show is a 'best of' celebration, presenting artists who have previously performed at Audioscope shows from 2001 to 2009 - we're very proud to bring some of our favourite bands back to continue to raise money for Shelter. Highlights this year include Harmonia's Dieter Moebius, experimental sounds from Magnetophone and Rothko, and confrontational instrumentals from Billy Mahonie and That F**king Tank.

    Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia)
    Billy Mahonie
    That Fucking Tank
    The Oscillation
    The Rock of Travolta
    Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element

    Saturday 20 November - The Jericho, Oxford

    2pm-12 midnight, £10 adv.

    Felix (Kranky Records)
    Winchell Riots
    The Half Rabbits
    Laura Moody (Elysian Quartet)
    Phantom Theory
    plus more TBC

    Any questions, give me a shout!


    Stuart (Audioscope).
    I wish Peel were still alive so I could hear him say "3 more from That F**king Tank later on in the show..."
    So do I...
    what a wonderful person he was.................
    Audioscope presents Wire
    Plus special guests
    Wednesday 10th November at Oxford Jericho Tavern tickets/info

    The second show brings one of the most important British bands of the last 30 years, Wire, to Oxford for their first show here since 1985. Wire are one of the many groups formed in the late 70s who have stayed true to the scorched earth policy of post-punk and refused to rest on their laurels. For them, no rehashing of past glories or weary recitals of classic albums will suffice, even though a 'Pink Flag' performance would probably be one of the live highlights of any music fans calendar.

    Well, it's safe to say that Flag:Burning wasn't weary.


    Just to let you know that there are only 25 tickets left for the Oxford Wire show if anyone wants to come along...

    Here's some info about the supports too!



    Main support comes from Teeth Of The Sea, who we saw at Offset a little while back and they blew us away. Inspired to come together after experiencing a joint epiphany at a Wolf Eyes gig, which is as good a reason to join a band as any, they're a crackling blend of looped-up layers of guitar and trumpet over a backing that's half post-rock, half no wave.

    Find out more here:

    And opening the show will be Einstellung, who played at Audioscope07, and who are best described as what Neu! songs would sound like as performed by Black Sabbath - the perfect meeting point between motorik grooves and slab-heavy riffing.

    Listen to them at