Play a gig and save lives!

Sticking with a little bit of politics, Teenage Fanclub have launched "the UK's biggest ever music festival" - Oxjam - with over 1000 events due to take place across the UK throughout October in aid of the charity Oxfam.

Oxjam events taking place over the next month include a 24-hour non-stop busk being held simultaneously in ten cities across the UK, a UK karaoke record attempt (oh, great!) in Manchester, plus hundreds of gigs involving the likes of Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace and Scissor Sisters.

Launching the event at Glasgow's Barrowlands, TFC singer Norman Blake encouraged aspiring musicians to get involved: "We originally got together in my granny's bedroom in Bellshill. You too could form a DIY band, play some gigs, make some noise and fight poverty at the same time. You never know what it might achieve". Hear hear!

Find out more here.

Anyone already organsing some "Oxjamming?" Feel free to post your gig details as comments below...