by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Oxbow at Europa, September 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Oxbow

Between their absolutely riveting set and their similarly fascinating collaboration with Merzbow at CZAR Bar in Tampa in June, the mighty Oxbow had Scion Rock Fest 2012 on lockdown (review). The Bay Area band's bluesy, angular noise rock is unique on its own but with the on-stage theatrics of the incomparable Eugene Robinson, Oxbow is simply one of my favorite live bands.

Oxbow have limited tour dates scheduled for the coming months, but are on board for the sold-out and Shellac-curated ATP The Nightmare Before Christmas in the UK, joining names like Neurosis, Mono, Wire, Mission of Burma, Buke and Gase, Zeni Geva, Red Fang, Uzeda and more. All listed dates and live footage of the band from the Scion Rock Fest in Tampa, along with an interview, are below.

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Oxbow - Interview (Scion AV)

Oxbow -Frank's Frolic - Interview (ScionAV)

Oxbow - Sunday (Scion AV)

OXBOW - 2012 TOUR DATES
10-12-12 Supersonic Festival Birmingham, UK
10-22-12 Union Chapel London, UK
10-23-12 Point Ephemere Paris, France
10-24-12 VK Brussels Belgium
11-30-13 ATP Camber Sands, UK