Nightshift: Exploring Oxford’s Music Magazine

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Nightshift: Exploring Oxford’s Music Magazine

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Campus


Oxford's local music magazine NIGHTSHIFT is set to be the subject of a full day of discussion at Brookes University on Tuesday 27 March, hosted by the Popular Music Research Unit. The day will feature the history of Nightshift and the Oxford music scene going back to its origins as Curfew in the early 90s, as well as discussing local scenes, regional music media and demo reviews, finishing with a Q&A session with founder and editor Ronan Munro.

Contributors include:
* Dr Dai Griffiths (Brookes) on Nightshift as a magazine
* long-time Nightshift writers Richard Ramage and Sam Shepherd on the magazine's history
* Professor Martin Cloonan (Glasgow/Turku) and former Sandman editor Jan Webster on Nightshift and the local gig economy
* BBC Introducing producer Liz Green and local promoter and artist manager Vez Hoper on Nightshift and local media
* local musicians Mike Monaghan (Gaz Coombes, St Etienne) and Mike Smith (Lucy Leave) on their demo reviews

The event is open to the public and all are welcome, but we need to know numbers – so if you would like to attend, please email

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