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Thursday 22nd March 2018
7.30 – 10.30pm / £7 adv / 16+

Nothing is stable, everything is usually on the brink of collapse, yet Phobophobes have dragged their weird and wonderful dark psychedelic rock’n’roll into the light of “Miniature World”, their debut album. Their influences are widespread - and atypical - with the music closer to the spirit of apocalyptic garage rock than it is to consumer pop. Think Wall of Voodoo, Joe Meek and Leonard Cohen via Monty Python and The Magic Roundabout. Phobophobes are a reminder that rock’n’roll can, even as the last embers fade, continue to mean something beyond an Instagram post and the search for five minutes of fame. They are at their best when performing live.

Thursday 22nd March 2018
11pm-3am / ADV £6.00 / £7.00 / £8.00 / £10 OTD

Drum and Bass / Jungle / Dub

New to Oxford, Subculture are delving into untapped underground perspectives to bring you a raw, unfiltered night of real underground music, in which we aim to be a progressive movement away from the commercialised club scene and into the depths of DnB and Dub culture. From powerful jungle breaks to weighty minimal Dnb, with an intermediate influence of sounds from the Dub + 140 spectrum, we create nights with unparalleled levels of intricate and powerful sound, known as Subculture.

Friday 23rd March 2018
7.30 – 10.30pm / £6 adv / 16+

Self Help are a boy-girl-boy-girl trashy garage-pop punk band from Oxford. They've got a name for themselves for their energetic and fun live shows - according to Nightshift Magazine's Paul Carrera, they sound like they’ve ‘been on the fizzy pop’. Self Help was conceived when songwriter Danny met drummer Silke backstage at a gig at the Oxford O2. Realising a shared love of indie, garage and 60s pop, they jammed and gigged together as Din Twins, liking to combine the upbeat and hooky nature of garage and punk with the depressing reality of life. /

Friday 23rd March 2018

Bassline / DNB

This man made a big name for himself last year as an up and coming producer/DJ, with tracks like 'Never let me go' and his recent 'Dead Prez - Hip Hop' Bootleg, the hype behind this man is building quick! With upcoming shows at Shockout and Printworks London for the legendary Playaz label, we're gassed that he's coming to Oxford


Tickets: £8/£10/£12 otd 

Saturday 24th March 2018
11pm-3am / £7

Grime - Trap - DnB - Bassline - Garage

OffKey is back for the first show of the year. 

On our first lineup of this year we have TC4, Masterpeace X YSTekdinner & Lukewarm (NTN), Cryptic Sound B2B Gilly Gill and Nikztar. Theres going to be a variety of flavours on this one. We’ve got TC4 bringing you the perfect blend of UK Bass and Funky, NTN bringing only the highest levels of energy with their grime and trap influences. Cryptic Sounds and Gilly Gill throwing in the nicest blends of DnB and Nikztar with his flavourful mixes ranging from Trap to Bassline.

Monday 26th March 2018
7.30pm for 8.30pm start / £4

Corporate greed, arms dealing magnates, the über-rich and the dirt poor in a deteriorating uncaring urban landscape with no infrastructure that's riddled with fear and crime. Paul Verehoeven's brutal social satire seems uncannily astute these days as we watched in real time as Detroit went bankrupt and became a war zone. This one's a sure-fire sell out and like me, you're  thinking I'd buy that for a dollar!
Cinema Under The Stairs is an underground cinema in the heart of Oxford. Monthly get-togethers with cool flicks, flowing alcohol, fun folk, fanzines and the world famous 'EL GORDO' raffle! And all within an amazing atmosphere. Make sure you arrive early! / /

Wednesday 28th March 2018
11pm-3am / Free Entry

Hip-Hop / UK / Bass

The Deep Cover crew is back once again, holding down the Wednesday sessions, bringing the best in US Hip-Hop meets UK Underground. Expect big bass & mid-week party carnage, with mad midweek drinks deals. Did we mention entry is free?!


Thursday 29th March 2018
11pm - 3am / £5 otd / free b4 11.30pm

Reggae / Dancehall / Hip-Hop
An extended set from a master of his craft. Disco Shed co-founder, Wailers tour-DJ, festival-favourite, carnival-rocker and Trojan Records-remixer Count Skylarkin cuts up the best classic reggae, ska, hip hop and soul platters and serves them on a bed of dancehall, dubstep, jungle, garage and house. Just add rum and sim-simmer. / /

Friday 30th March 2018
11pm - 3am / £5

UK Funky / Bass / Techno

For DC's GOOD FRIDAY bash we welcome nu school UK Funky hero DISTRO back to our favourite basement. With huge industry co-signs including Roska, and releases on 877 & Alma Mater, we're expecting thunderous tribal drums, rolling bass & carnival flavours. Alongside DC's resident techno upstart Hedchef, and the mysterious Mai Gai, we welcome back local heroes Stoker & Effi Brooks for diverse, high energy sets.

Saturday 31st March 2018
11pm – 3am / £6 early bird / £8 adv / MOTD 18+

Electronic / IDM / Leffield
It isn't snooker.
It's an intimate evening of weird and wonderful sounds.
Prog, psychedelic, experimental, electronic and bits in between.
Keep an open mynd. /

Friday 6th April 2018
10pm - 3am Band onstage 11pm / £7 adv / £8 B4 11pm / £9 After 11pm

Afrobeat / Dancefloor Latin / Global Beats

A sparkling take on popular sounds from Ghana of recent times. Ozi Ozaa bring together highlife, Afrofunk and jazz in the form of a London based multi-cultural 8 piece band. Formed by Ghanaian drummer/vocalist Yaw Asumadu, he is also known for time spent in  the Pan African Orchestra. The band played at Bossaphonik in 2016 leaving behind a beaming audience. "A joyful and jaw dropping fusion of Afro fusion and jazz that hits you like a burst of sonic sunshine"  Phil Jackson (BBC Introducing) Tonight also featuring from Finland DJ Jokakeli  meaning "any climate" - sounds and rhythms from around the world to vitalize. 

Saturday 7th April 2018
7:30pm - 10pm / £5 adv / 16+

Three-piece Shadowlark have revealed their new single ‘See Each Other Right’ today. The single showcases frontwoman Ellen Smith’s haunting vocals over the band's upbeat yet intricate production. After playing a successful summer of shows and festivals around the UK, including The Great Escape Festival, Blue Dot Festival and the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival, the band play a string of shows across the UK including BBC Introducing at King Tuts in Glasgow, the Think Tank in Newcastle and the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, with more dates to be announced.

Tuesday 10th April 2018
8.30pm - 2am / £4 otd / Goth / Cyber / Dark Alternative Dress Code

Goth / EBM / Industrial

Oxford's only Goth night returns to give you the latest and greatest in Goth(Trad, Deathrock, New Wave, EBM, Industrial, 80s) to keep you glued to the dancefloor.
Keeping it dark and spooky at The Cellar since 2001!

Thursday 19th April 2018
7.30 - 10.30pm / £6 adv / 16+

Rapidly becoming renowned for their contagious acid house and dance-style tunes, Birmingham five-piece Ivory Wave have set tongues wagging since mid 2016 with a growing army of fans since the release of their infectious anthem and debut single ‘Club.’ The band are carving out their own indie, house style, adding synths to the dance beats and combining this with a raw, Brummie inflected, vocal.  /

Friday 20th April 2018
7:30pm -10pm / £7adv / 16+

Following on from his stand out debut track, ‘Squeeze Me,’ which saw Keir reach number eight in the Spotify Viral Chart, ‘Night & Day’ is another daring slice of soulful pop-rock. ‘Night & Day’ showcases Keir’s viceral vocal talent and songwriting that burns with fervent purity. Hailing from Bristol, Keir first caught the eye of critics after performing live for BBC Introducing at Maida Vale and subsequently gained traction at a series of unforgettable early live performances at The Great Escape, Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury; he also supported The Drums on tour in October 2017

Friday 20th April 2018
11pm - 3am / £5 all night

3Peace is an exciting band consisting of Nat Philipps, Pike Ogilvy & Sam Bates. This will be a first for Soul Sessions, having a live act play sandwiched between DJ sets. 3Peace are a really special trio with lots of talent whilst doing their jazzy, melodic live act made up of a drummer, saxophonist & a keyboardist. This isn’t one to be missed. We want all of our Soul Sessioners to be able to let loose. Always keep other people's comfort and personal space in mind, but most of all respect it! /

Saturday 21st April 2018
7:30pm-10pm / £9Adv / 16+

The Academic is an indie rock band from Westmeath, Ireland founded in 2013. It currently consists of Craig Fitzgerald, Dean Gavin, and brothers Matt and Stephen Murtagh. Since their formation, the band has released an EP, Loose Friends, as well as several singles, including the critically acclaimed "Bear Claws." /