Chris Rea’s Brighton gig tonight cancelled after singer collapses

Chris Rea’s gig at the Brighton Centre this evening (Sunday 10 December) has been cancelled after the singer collapsed on stage last night. A tweet from the Brighton Centre said: “Cancellation – Statement from Chris Rea’s Promoter’s: Unfortunately Chris Rea has...
Posted On 10 Dec 2017 at 2:30 pm

The RPMs play home-town gig

THE RPMs – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 7th DECEMBER 2017 Quite a lot can happen in the space of a year or so can’t it? A classic example of this would be the transformation of Brighton’s very own The RPMs. I was wowed by these boys back in 20th October 2016 when they...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 2:35 pm

A night at the museum……..unplugged!

SPECTRUM: WINTER SPECIAL: EMMA GATRILL / SHARON LEWIS / THE FICTION AISLE – BRIGHTON MUSEUM 7.12.17 Tonight was going to be something rather different! We were off to the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery to witness some rather unusual unplugged performances. It’s the first...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017 at 12:00 pm

‘Spectrum is green’ at the Brighton Museum tonight (7th December) – Limited tickets available

Spectrum: Winter Special at the Brighton Museum with Emma Gatrill / Sharon Lewis / M. Butterfly / Nature TV / The Fiction Aisle / Hui Hue Tomorrow night (Thursday 7 December) will finally see the arrival of the Spectrum winter special in the surrounds of the Brighton Museum....
Posted On 06 Dec 2017 at 5:51 pm
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Brighton & Hove News are rather excited about this gig

We at Brighton & Hove News HQ are rather excited about the announcement of a concert taking place at the Prince Albert on 27th January 2018. Californian (Los Angeles) based punk/EBM band Sextile are crossing to pond to bring their visceral live shows to the UK for the first...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017 at 4:02 pm
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Brighton’s very own The Go! Team set to play The Haunt in February

The Go! Team are quite an enigma in the music world. They formed in 2000 after founder member Ian Parton really wanted to merged together an unusual conglomerate of musical ideas that would see the use of electro, old skool hip hop, indie guitar work, double Dutch chants and...
Posted On 05 Dec 2017 at 4:04 pm
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A Joyous walk on the dark side

THE COURTESANS + BULLET HEIGHT, THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON, SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2017 The Christmas lights twinkled amidst deserted Brighton streets on a bitingly cold Sunday night as myself and a couple of friends headed to the Hope and Ruin to see a band I knew very little...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 11:46 pm

Jordan Allen – Brighton gig report – Are they the new Arctic Monkeys?

JORDAN ALLEN – STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR, BRIGHTON 3.12.17 Jordan Allen is surely a name to look out for in 2018. If your bag is the likes of Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys and bands of that alternative rock ilk, then Jordan Allen will be for you. In fact, I’d go so...
Posted On 04 Dec 2017 at 11:04 am
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Royal Blood thrill Brighton Centre audience with homecoming gig

ROYAL BLOOD – BRIGHTON CENTRE 29th NOVEMBER 2017 Royal Blood, the upstart duo, returned home to the Brighton Centre on Wednesday 29th November, after an extensive six week European tour. They were happy to be back in Brighton and their fans were delighted to be there to...
Posted On 02 Dec 2017 at 1:08 pm
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Top 50 Music Album Releases of 2017

Top 50 Music Album Releases of 2017 The Brighton & Hove News Music Editor has compiled a list of this years Top 50 favourite album releases. We have looked well beyond the obvious choices and have selected no doubt quite a number of surprises. They are shown in release date...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017 at 8:20 pm
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New Brighton Monopoly board mixes up its Laines

The newly released Brighton Monopoly board has revealed its DFL credentials by mixing up The Lanes and North Laine, to the horror of city pedants. The two areas are often confused despite being etymologically separate, with Laine being Sussex dialect for field, not alley. And...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017 at 4:31 pm

Seagulls captain mural defaced with red paint as Crystal Palace tags appear over town

A giant mural of Brighton and Hove Albion captain Bruno Saltor was defaced with red paint last night, just hours ahead of the team’s first game against arch rivals Crystal Palace since they joined the Premiership. As well as the red paint on the corner of Church Street and...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017 at 9:46 am

Push for Pavilion and Dome merger next spring

A new cultural trust due to be set up to run the Royal Pavilion and city museums could now merge with the Brighton Dome and Festival trust as early as next spring. Plans to set up the cultural trust were approved by councillors in January, with councillors being asked to note...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017 at 12:34 pm

Nice one SONS – new single and Brighton gig in the pipeline

Next week (1st December) will see brothers Lee and Nick Meldrum aka SONS release their fourth high-octane single, ‘Rise’. We’ve heard all 175 seconds of it and feel it’s word that can definitely refer to the boys recent form. They are based locally in...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017 at 4:34 pm
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Let’s hope that Happy Accidents come and play in Brighton

London indie-punk trio Happy Accidents, who are Rich on guitar and vocals, Neil on bass and Phoebe on drums and vocals, are today (24th November) pleased to announce their return with their second album ‘Everything But The Here And Now’ set for release on 16th...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017 at 1:55 pm
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A New Kind of Girl Power Hits Brighton

GIRLI – THE HAUNT, BRIGHTON – TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2017 A cold, dreary November Tuesday night isn’t exactly a great time to drag yourself off out to see some live music, however Girli was in town and having seen her perform previously, I decided it was worth making the...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017 at 11:21 pm

Prog-rockers YES celebrate with 50th anniversary tour

The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 10-date UK tour next March and this includes a concert at...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017 at 11:15 pm
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Chris Rea’s ‘On The Beach’ in Brighton next month

Chris Rea is currently ‘Happy On The Road’ playing his full European and UK tour, which includes a much anticipated date at the Brighton Centre (actually opposite as opposed to on the beach) on Sunday 10th December. Rea is in celebration of the release of his new...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017 at 9:18 pm
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You seriously need to check out The KVB

THE KVB – THE JOKER, BRIGHTON 21st NOVEMBER 2017 The KVB are a boy/girl duo that you might not as yet of heard of, but they are definitely well worth investigating! Last year, I timed it perfectly when walking into Brighton’s excellent Resident Records in Kensington...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017 at 5:17 pm
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Pussy Riot – clever, enthralling and not a guitar in sight

“Please be as punk as possible,” show producer Alexander Cheparukhin politely requested as he introduced Pussy Riot in the first of two sell-out Brighton shows. But actually an hour of pogoing or crowd-surfing wasn’t really possible as the audience was gradually drawn in and...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017 at 6:00 pm