Weekend Live Music Preview (With Video)

James Friley
James Friley of Idiot Glee

Oxford has plenty to offer this weekend, including Tyler Keith’s The Outlaw Biker rock saga at the Powerhouse again this Saturday, November 3, and DJs such as Cowboy Mario that night at the Library, to name a couple music-themed goings on, but if you’re looking for straight-up live music, here are some shows to look forward to:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Idiot Glee with guests Ills at the Lamar Lounge

Kentucky bred James Friley’s “post-doo wop” pop.

 

The Ragbirds at Proud Larrys

Led by dynamic and energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world. The Ragbirds are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow.

 

Daddy Mack at Rooster’s Blues House

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Gravity A at Proud Larrys

Gravity A exhilarates New Orleans’ rich musical tapestry with their fresh, dynamic energy and innovative sound. The quartet (established in 2004) is inspired by the soulful jazz expressions and second-line fusions of their hometown, yet still draws heavily upon the eclectic possibilities of electronic progressions. Gravity A has become the torchbearer for the city’s late night soundtrack featuring the unmistakable sound of true New Orleans funk, tight drum n’ bass breaks and intoxicating trance.

 

Almost Famous at Rooster’s Blues House

One of the best cover bands around, Almost Famous is from Memphis.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Rubblebucket and Reptar at the Lyric Theater

Led by the musical couple of front woman Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket has spent the last four years building a reputation as a band that blurs the lines between psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance, and radiant, left-field arrangements. The Brooklyn, NY by way of Boston and Vermont band has evolved into something that is “utterly post-genre—horns, synth, guitars, harmonies—a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene”, which is to say that you never know what you’ll see or hear next.

 

Brent Robb at Rooster’s Blues House