Legendary…and I mean legendary, night of punk rock

SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS + THE DERELLAS + THE REMS – CON CLUB, LEWES 12.8.18 In my preview piece for this Slaughter & The Dogs concert way back in January, I stated: “This will truly be quite an evening to remember for yours truly as I have as yet never managed to see...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018 at 12:01 am

Brighton witnesses rare Helen & The Horns performance

HELEN & THE HORNS – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 11.8.18 Many many moons ago, I was fortunate to grab a ticket to see Brighton label Attrix Records darlings The Chefs perform live at the original Concorde concert venue near the Dolphinarium. Their singer was the enchanting...
Posted On 12 Aug 2018 at 12:50 pm

An intimate evening with Skids frontman Richard Jobson

Legendary Skids frontman and film director Richard Jobson will be appearing at the Latest Music Bar located at 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton, BN2 1TF on Friday 21st September from 19:30 to 22:30 pm. Jobson will reading passages from his acclaimed new sci-fi novel ‘Speed...
Posted On 05 Aug 2018 at 4:31 pm

Aisha Khan brings sultry glamour to Brighton

All hail the old school Diva! Expect sequins and wry anecdotes, as well as good music when Glamorous Roots music singer Aisha Khan makes her debut in Brighton on Sunday 26th August with her trio. She will be part of the Singers on Sunday series of concerts hosted by the...
Posted On 05 Aug 2018 at 2:33 pm
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Brighton is the Electronic Music Capital of the UK

Key Facts: * Brighton has 3.3 electronic events per 1000 people * London only has 0.5 * Manchester is 3rd (and the city with the highest population in the top 5, Glasgow comes in at 6th) * Followed by Llandudno, Penrith and Newcastle Brighton has been crowned the ‘Electronic...
Posted On 05 Aug 2018 at 1:40 pm
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Dickie-in around in Sussex

THE DICKIES – CON CLUB, LEWES 4.8.18 Congratulations to ‘We Love The Big Blue Shed’ concert promoters as they gallantly put on America’s foremost bubble-gum punk band The Dickies at the Con Club in Lewes last night, despite the fact that the date clashed...
Posted On 05 Aug 2018 at 10:50 am

Let’s Go Fly a Kite – at the theatre!

Let’s Go Fly a Kite, JW Productions. The Old Market, Hove The critically acclaimed family show Let’s Go Fy a Kite comes to the Old Market for one night only, on Saturday 11 August. Directed by Natalie Sexton, writer and director of This Boy Tom which was a hit of this...
Posted On 30 Jul 2018 at 11:30 am

A Handbag?! Oscar Wilde classic comes to BOAT

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, JW Productions There’ll be cucumber sandwiches for tea at Brighton Open Air Theatre this week – and handbags at dawn too – as Oscar Wilde’s much-loved classic opens on Wednesday (1 August). The fearsome Lady...
Posted On 30 Jul 2018 at 10:58 am

Brighton Acoustic Session returns with the wry wit of Mike Reinstein

The Brighton Acoustic Session returns with Mike Reinstein taking centre stage at the Lord Nelson on Monday 6 August. The organisers said: “Mike’s songs take witty and wonderful snapshots of the world’s follies and absurdities. “He’s a fine finger-picking guitarist too with...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018 at 11:53 am

Penguin enchants at Ropetackle****

Long Nose Puppets: Penguin, from the children’s book by Polly Dunbar. Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham. Polly Dunbar’s warm and funny modern classic is brought to life by a talented trio from Long Nose Puppets, of whom Dunbar is a founding member. The story is padded...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018 at 7:48 pm

Rag’n’Bone Man joins forces with Brighton music charity AudioActive

Multi-award-winning musician Rag’n’Bone Man has joined forces with Brighton charity AudioActive to help support young grassroots talent in Sussex. Rory Graham, aka Rag’n’Bone Man, visited Brighton during a series of short documentaries raising awareness of AudioActive and its...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018 at 2:45 pm

July’s Brighton Album Chart Show

Brighton is one of the most eccentric, eclectic, bohemian and vibrant cities in the UK. It has stamped its mark on worldwide music culture and has given birth to tons of successful artists and bands. So welcome to our chart, based on the buying habits of the people of Brighton!...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018 at 2:18 pm

Gabba Gabba Hey……it’s The Ramonas back in Brighton

The Ramones are absolute legends. There’s just no denying it and here we are more than two decades since their sad demise and interest in all things Ramones are higher than ever – enter The Ramonas. The Ramonas are an all-girl Ramones tribute act. Some of ye olde faithful...
Posted On 22 Jul 2018 at 2:19 am

The saucy SoapGirls are set to play in Brighton and Hastings this August

The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned them a formidable reputation. Performing continuously throughout 2017, these fearless French born sisters Millie and Mie, have slayed critics and earned a dedicated group of followers known as the ‘The SoapSuds’, who...
Posted On 22 Jul 2018 at 12:58 am
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Zion Train celebrate 30 years with Sussex gig announcement

Zion Train are one of the most unique and enjoyable live dub acts on the planet, their use of dynamic onstage dub mixing whilst performing alongside acoustic instruments and exceptional vocalists, make them one of a kind. Zion Train are celebrating 30 years in 2018 and so have...
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 11:38 pm

“2-4-6-8 ain’t never too late”…. to see Tom Robinson live

Tom Robinson has announced a 19 date UK and Eire tour and Brighton’s on the list! He will be appearing with his band in Brighton on Saturday 6th October 2018 at the Brighthelm Centre, which is located at the very top of North Road adjoining Queens Road. They will be performing...
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 10:17 pm

Synth legend Gary Numan returns to Sussex

GARY NUMAN + NIGHTMARE AIR – ASSEMBLY HALL, WORTHING 19.7.18 Gary Numan has been in the limelight for 40 years now and shows no sign of waning. Amazingly in all of that time, he has never played a concert in Worthing. He has regularly visited Brighton, but on this mi...
Posted On 21 Jul 2018 at 3:10 pm

Punk band Chelsea play great set in Brighton

CHELSEA + THE DERELLAS – PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 13.7.18 Punk stalwarts Chelsea were back at the Prince Albert in Brighton on Friday 13th July. I was wondering if the date would curse the event, but this certainly was NOT the case. Chelsea were touring in support of their...
Posted On 15 Jul 2018 at 3:55 pm

The Rebel Dread – Don Letts gets Sussex sweating

DON LETTS – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 14.7.18 Wow! What a fab evening we all had at the Con Club in Lewes tonight! The legendary Don Letts was in town and he performed a solid two hour DJ set for the lucky punters. He had easily sold out the venue located in the High Street and...
Posted On 15 Jul 2018 at 2:16 am

A Lucky Dip – Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour Charms with Audience’s Choice

Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour: Twelfth Night Brighton Open Air Theatre, 12 July 2018 A rosy glow in the summer air; an expectant thrum from the excited and tightly packed audience perched on timber-and-astroturf tiered seating; and the smell of a hundred picnic dinners. We...
Posted On 14 Jul 2018 at 2:48 pm