Inside Amplifest: Oxbow Duo

Oxbow Duo. Just thinking about them gives me the creeps. There’s no other force on earth with the power to just blow your mind with heavy-oriented music without being anything similar to metal. Oxbow has no need to use distortions or any kind of artificial energy booster to just get you going on their intensity level. And that’s because they need nothing more than Niko’s guitar and Eugene’s unique presence.

Well, that’s actually how Oxbow is going to perform at Amplifest. It’s going to be Eugene S. Robinson rocking your socks of to the sound of Niko Wenner’s acoustic guitar. And, believe me, it shall be enough. We talked with Eugene about AMPLIFEST. Here’s what he has to say about it:

What do you expect of the Amplifest audience?

I did a solo book show 2 years ago in Porto. Came early. Hung out in the city for two or three days. Had a great time. Which is probably the number one reason I am returning with at least part of Oxbow….eventually all of Oxbow I imagine. But that depends largely on how good the show is. That always makes the difference.

We like surprises, but what can we expect from your show?

Classical renderings of Oxbow songs. Some old. Some new.

Which band do you really want to see at Amplifest?

Bohren & Der Club of Gore.

If you had to pick a band or a musician of this Amplifest edition to play with who would it be?


What records have you been listening lately?

Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Virne Lindt and Irene Schweitzer.

Enough about music, Amplifest is also about other arts. What books have you been reading and what movies have you been watching lately that you want to recommend?

Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolanos. It is absolutely genius. And movies? The Servant by Joseph Losey. Again and again and again.

So, turns out that if the AMPLIFEST show goes accordingly Oxbow would comeback with the whole band. We’re all lucky there’s no “ifs” with neither Oxbow nor AMPLIFEST.