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31 May 2024

Common Ground Show map
£5.00 door (cash only), £4.00 advance
22.00 The Bobo
21.10 The Medicine
20.20 HUX
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The Bobo
The Bobo – or Maria, as she's known during the day – has been making beautiful dream-pop in Oxford for a good few years, often with our old friend Kid Kin on electronics, but just recently she has put together a band, which seems like the perfect time to get her booked at GTI. The Bobo has drawn comparisons with Mazzy Star, Jenny Hval, and Lana Del Rey, and has scored for television. "Their ethereal synthpop [is] icily austere whilst being attractively melodic" Nightshift.
The Medicine
The Medicine are an indie rap-rock collective with influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon and Beastie Boys, who create soulful live show experiences with punk attitude at their core. They also feature our sometime sound engineer, Logan, on bass. "I heard elements of Public Enemy and The Fall. OMS hear hefty slabs of sound, virtuoso musicianship, and enough attitude to sink Putin's Navy." Oxfordshire Music Scene.
Australian HUX comes armed simply with an acoustic and his voice, but is able to conjure up sharp, soulful grooves and melting balladry that make it sound as though he has 4 hands and 3 guitars. We saw him play in the Port in 2023, and were astonished by his effortless control of the music, and more importantly the way his chops served the songs, rather than vice versa.


Our gigs are often highly eclectic, so there might be a wide variety of punters in our little venue. We want everyone to have a good time, so relax, express yourself and have a good gig, but be thoughtful of other people and don't ruin their night with your fun. Basically, just be considerate and nice, and everyone will be happy.
Naturally, anyone who is actively aggressive, or who abuses anyone else on the grounds of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, Monster Munch flavour preference, or whatever the hell else might make a bigot irrationally angry, is out the door.


In return, we'll make every effort to create a warm and pleasant environment, and we'll try our hardest to keep to the timetable (music starts at approximately 20.00, and will go on till about 22.15). Also, we've kept the door price as low as we can, but rest assured that GTI is a non-profit event, and all the money after expenses goes to the performers.