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Gappy Tooth Industries to celebrate its 20th anniversary with special birthday gig

Gappy Tooth Industries have been putting together monthly gigs in Oxford for two decades and will be celebrating the collective’s longevity with a birthday gig.

The Port Mahon will host the anniversary event on Saturday, 28 May. 

There will be performances from bands The May, Vetna, and So Long, Space Girl. 

Tickets will be priced at £5 on the door, or cheaper online via

The estimated running times for the evening are as follows: 

7.30pm - Doors

8pm - The May

8.50pm - Vetna

9.40pm - So Long, Space Girl

10.30pm - Curfew


The Gappy Tooth industries team are pleased to welcome So Long, Space Girl for a return booking after the band were forced to cancel their slot at the February gig. 

Band Information:

So Long, Space Girl

A new Oxford band who have described their music as “emo-tinged power pop”, and as “sad spacey jams for y’all to rock out to”. 

A spokesperson for the band said: “They could kick off any good pity party with some big-boned goth-adjacent rock tunes, something like a more optimistic, less snide Placebo.”  

“All thundering drums, grumbling bass and dense guitar fizz, the singer possessed of an impressively fulsome tenor voice that carries the tune effortlessly” - Nightshift.

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Vetna is a music project founded by Lorenzo Chia in Turin two years ago, and now based in Bristol. Vetna’s music is said to be defined as alternative rock, with relevant influences from the ‘90s and ‘00s.

A spokesperson for the band said: “English electronic music (ambient, techno & big beat) from that period plays an important role as well in defining the sound coordinates of the whole project, but let’s not forget as well an always present punk attitude, heavy-distorted guitars, psychedelia and, most of all, whatever pops into their heads.”

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The May

A spokesperson for the band said: “Well, it is May, after all, the perfect time to book the uber-wonky techno project from Nigel Firth, best known as the noisy half of the much-missed Gappy alumni Vienna Ditto.”

“The May takes us down ludic alleyways of electronica, sometimes erudite in the vein of Orbital’s philosophy ‘n’ bass classic ‘Are We Here?’, sometimes much dumbasser with 90s beats and buzzing synthlines [...] There’s a witty wastrel edge to The May, recalling obscure Planet Mu signing Tim Exile’s ‘nuisance gabbaret lounge’, and the whole thing is as much fun to watch as it apparently is to create.  All The May’s bleepy gear even comes in a little wagon, like he’s Linus from Peanuts off to Megadog.” - Nightshift

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