* Oxford math-rock band Bright Works will release their unique new music video exclusively through the Oxford Times next week.

For their single Up, the quartet filmed 100 people saying the word “up”. However, they forgot to ask for any of these people’s names or addresses, so the lads are hoping to use the power of social media to find all 100 people.

The track is one of four new songs on the band’s next EP, scheduled to be released later this year.

* With tens of thousands of festival-goers heading to Bestival this weekend, there is help at hand for music-lovers who either missed out on tickets for the Isle of Wight bash.

The Oxford Rabbit Hole Festival, which takes place at The General Eliott pub, in South Hinksey, offers a suitably chilled end to the summer, with a full afternoon and evening of live music headlined by The Epstein, Balloon Ascents, The illustrious Sambistas and Matt Winkworth. And it’s free.

The event is organised by music-lover, Ed Reckitt, who hopes to turn it into an annual event. “I love live music,” he says. “I am doing it for the passion; to share live music with others and to promote and support the talented local artists that we have in Oxford.”

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* We were delighted – and a little perplexed – to see violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy was coming back to the New Theatre on Monday to play a show dedicated to the music of Jimi Hendrix. After all, the maestro his better associated with Vivaldi than the acid-loving Purple Haze star.

It turns out that Nigel has been a long-term fan, though. He said: “What attracts me to Jimi Hendrix’s music is the amazingly open-mind that he had.

“There were any number of influences that he could hear through the compositions; these ranged from rock, blues and Celtic through to trance and experimental styles,” he explains. “Maybe that’s why I find it so natural exploring his music , having been involved in so many styles myself.”