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Saturday 23rd February 2019
11pm - 3am / £5otd


Pitch Black are back at the end of February for their first party of 2019! This will be their last night before we close for our much needed capacity renovations. Our guest for the evening is Joel Kane. After his solid set of Detroit techno for us back in October, we just had to have him back.  As always, Pitch Black resident JGP will be bringing the heat to close out the evening with John Swede on warm-up duties. Expect no-nonsense techno all night long... 

Tuesday 26th February 2019
9pm - 12am / £4 otd

Funk / Jazz / RnB
STILL PIGEON are a 5-piece Indie RnB group, fresh on the Oxford scene and getting people grooving with their mix of funky riffs, tight harmonies and crisp rhythms
GREENHOUSE are a duo born and raised in Brighton under the influence of jazz, house and techno. Expect to hear electronic and instrumental virtuosity as this duo demonstrate new intertextual directions. 
GARFUNKEL - feel-good funk, soul, and pop. James Brown or Beyoncé - whether old or new, if it's upbeat and funky as hell, we play it! / 

Wednesday 27th February 2019
11pm-3am / £5 adv / £6 otd

Techno / Breakbeats / Bass
Last night of term...gonna be heavy
To celebrate four wicked nights and half a year of honest BPM love we're bringing in some very special guests.
Fresh from sell-out shows at The Pickle Factory and Grow Tottenham, VIP MIX are driving all the way from London to deliver a much-coveted, mammoth 3 HOUR B2B. Narrrly tunes guaranteed and be sure to give them a listen on Friday at

Friday 1st March 2019
10pm - 3am / £4 / before 11pm / £5 after

Afrobeat / Latin Rhythms / Global Grooves / Nu Jazz Bizniz
Bossaphonik is back at its home The Cellar for March with DJs playing the sweetest jazz dance and the most colourful global beats for 5 hours of pure dancefloor uplift. Bossaphonik resident Dan Ofer is joined by DJ Boomshank- a founder of groove night Homework and also sax player in the Dutty Moonshine Big Band as well as Oxford's own Temple Funk Collective.

Saturday 2nd March 2019
11pm - 3am / £5 all night
Monday 4th March 2019
8pm - 11pm / £5 RockSoc members / £6 non-members

Indie-Rock / Rock / Heavy Rock
Oxford Uni’s Rock Music Society (aka RockSoc) have collated a variety of talented, local rock bands: A / M are a heavy-rock / metal duo from Oxford, who released a great EP on Spotify recently. TSOM are a high-energy rock band from Witney, who craft great hooks. Listen to them on YouTube. Umbrella are a promising 4-piece Oxford student indie-rock band.
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Friday 8th March 2019
7.30pm – 10pm / £4 adv / £5 otd

Indie / New Wave / Britpop classics

West Oxford’s best-named band finally break out of OX2 to hit the city’s finest independent venue for a night of blistering indie / new wave / britpop covers. Bringing the noise fast, loud and full of energy, it’s set to be an unmissable evening. Riots predicted.

Support comes from feisty local five-piece the Mother Folkers – who aren’t all mothers, and don’t just play folk.

Tickets HERE /


Saturday 9th March 2019
7.20pm - 10pm / £1 otd at exactly 7.20pm; £3 b4 7.50pm / £5 after 7.50pm

Punk / Post-Punk / Garage-Surf Punk
Punk Panic! comprises three of the most scarily gifted punk outfits around. Who Killed Nancy Johnson are an incendiary live act, in the aggressive art-punk tradition of early Wire, Killing Joke, Black Flag and Fugazi. Spinner Fall marry hypnotic riff-filled guitar noise with abrasive vocals - FFO of The Fall and the noisier more interesting ends of shoegaze. And punk'n'roll heroes Small Gods - the bastard sons of Swami John Reis – add frenzied surf and garage to the night. / /

Saturday 9th March 2019
11pm-3am / £6 adv / £6 otd

Garage / Bassline / DNB
Burt Cope proudly presents to you: 'Can You Cope?', a bass driven experience which you can’t afford to miss. Get ready to be taken on a journey through the best of Garage, Bassline and Drum&Bass. The weighty line-up includes the familiar face Burt himself as well as Jaikea, Higgo, Joca and Cryptic Sound, some of the most promising faces in Bass music around. Hosted by Archetype & Jadon. Don’t miss out!