Triptych 2019 – The future of Brighton is bright!

‘TRIPTYCH’ – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 18-19-20.1.19 Some of the Brighton & Hove News music team have been camped in Queens Road, Brighton at the Hope & Ruin for the past three nights in order to report on this years annual ‘Triptych’ concerts. The...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019 at 1:27 am

No Womb at the Prince Albert as Hagar play (almost) sold out gig

HAGAR THE WOMB + COMBAT SHOCK + POG + THE BONE RECORDS – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 18.01.19 I would never have thought that on a freezing cold night by the seaside in 2019 I’d have the opportunity to reflect on years gone by and to see if much has changed but when I was...
Posted On 19 Jan 2019 at 6:45 pm

Dr Feelgood play fab Brighton gig

DR FEELGOOD – PATTERNS, BRIGHTON 18.01.2019 My first memory of hearing Dr Feelgood was when I was skiving off school aged 14. I heard ‘Milk and Alcohol’ on the Jukebox in a cafe in Newhaven. My choice to of what record to spend my weekly pocket money on was between Dr...
Posted On 19 Jan 2019 at 4:07 pm

Sandi Toksvig Live! The National Trevor Tour

Sandi Toksvig, the universally-loved funny woman of Radio 4’s News Quiz, Bake off and QI fame, comes to Brighton’s Dome for just two nights on her tour, entitled National Trevor. The title is a nod to her being referred to as a national treasure, much to her scorn....
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 3:43 pm

Former Brighton council leader becomes paperback writer

What next for a former council leader? After stepping down from the helm of Brighton and Hove City Council in 2015, Jason Kitcat started writing his first novel, which he self-published late last year. Described by the author as “a mix of Henning Mankell’s socially aware...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019 at 9:25 am

Review: Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley

Magic and Mystery in Moomin Valley, Get Lost and Found. The Old Market, Hove, Dec 2018 Tove Jansson’s signature bittersweet style of storytelling has been brought to life in a beautiful new interactive show for 4-7 yr olds by Get Lost and Found. Narrated by lovable...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 2:30 pm

Review: Out of The Hat, Long Nose Puppets

Out of the Hat, Long Nose Puppets. Komedia, Brighton, Dec 2018 Long Nose Puppets, Brighton’s most beloved children’s puppetry theatre company, returns with a beguiling new show for 2-8 year olds. The company, which saw considerable critical success and delighted...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019 at 12:17 pm

40 years of China Crisis and they’re still laughing

CHINA CRISIS – ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE, SHOREHAM-BY- SEA 12.1.19 China Crisis have been around for four decades now and I tell you what, they are still a very entertaining band to see perform live. Vocalist and keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon formed China...
Posted On 13 Jan 2019 at 5:39 pm

Artist and Fish Brothers guitarist Dan Woods dies aged 61

The Fish Brothers’ guitarist Dan Woods, who was also a renowned artist and founding member of Attila the Stockbroker’s Barnstormer, has died at his Brighton home aged 61 following a long illness. Mr Woods studied art and illustration at Brighton Polytechnic, gaining his degree in...
Posted On 13 Jan 2019 at 1:08 pm

Attention Brighton and Hove – Can you help Musicians Against Homelessness!

Musicians Against Homelessness (MAH) was launched with the patronage of Alan McGee in 2016 with the twin aims of supporting the homeless charities Crisis UK and Simon Community NI and providing gig opportunities for upcoming bands and artists. Over the past three years around 500...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019 at 1:36 pm

Chicago’s Lala Lala to play debut European gig in Brighton

Ahead of Lala Lala’s debut UK tour dates next month, she has today released a new collaborative single with WHY? The track ‘Siren 042’ and accompanying video are out now via Hardly Art. Watch it HERE. Thankfully for us Brighton gig goers Lala Lala’s debut UK gig will...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019 at 10:56 am

Yeehaw! Brighton Americana Week concerts and more!

If Americana music is your thang, then boy you in for a real treat! Not only is there a trio of concerts happening at the Prince Albert in Brighton this month (January 2019), but there are several other hoedowns across town from February onwards! First up is Sam Morrow Band +...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019 at 7:28 pm

Brighton quintet White Room set to play The Haunt

White Room are a Brighton based 5-piece psych rock/experimental band who explore a sonically tangled reverie, filled with sharp, groove laden sounds, majestic melodies and evocative lyrics. They are made up of Jake Smallwood (vocals), Jacob Newman (guitar), Tristan Sava...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019 at 3:35 pm

Like your music loud? Then head on down to The Komedia on 29th January

New York State’s own melodic punks, Such Gold and Brooklyn resident, KOJI return to the UK next week, kicking off an extensive tour that hits every corner of the isle throughout January, including a date at The Komedia in Brighton on Tuesday 29th January. Support on all...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019 at 12:42 pm

Anarcho-punk band Subhumans to play rare Sussex gig

Well would you believe it, a band that had disappeared off of my radar for the past thirty years are set to make a rare appearance in Sussex this summer. I’m referring to possibly Wiltshire’s finest anarcho-punk outfit Subhumans, who always wrote their name as ‘SUB HUM ANS’ and...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019 at 5:43 pm

AK Patterson announce Brighton gig at the Rialto Theatre

Hot off their support tour with alt-J, AK Patterson announce a Brighton show at the wonderful Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3FE on Thursday 7th February with tickets £4 in advance and £6 on the door. The two support acts will be the incredible Mara Simpson who will...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019 at 12:38 am

The Coathangers announce new album today, but the coloured vinyl editions are nearly sold out already!

Last October, the Brighton & Hove News Music Team had a weekend of punk rock performances that included Atlanta’s three-woman riot band The Coathangers performance on Sunday 21st at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – You can read our report HERE. Today The Coathangers...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019 at 11:19 pm

Well that’s four fab nights sorted out then!

Local concert promoters HIDDEN HERD are certainly on the case already for 2019, as they have announced a special four-night series of Brighton shows called ‘SPTLGHT’, which are aimed to put a spotlight on some of the UK’s most exciting new artists. Each of these fo...
Posted On 06 Jan 2019 at 10:01 pm

Experience vibrant and authentic Flamenco in the heart of Hove

Composer and Flamenco guitar soloist Daniel Martinez presents his unique musical production ‘Art of Believing’ , where the audience will enjoy a rich variety of Flamenco styles; from the intense emotion of a ‘Seguiriya’ to the joyful sounds of an ‘Alegria’. The show...
Posted On 06 Jan 2019 at 1:21 am
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Refugee education project charity gig – a worthy start to the year

GRASSHOPPER + GLOVE + BUILDING OPERATORS – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 3.1.19 We kicked off our 2019 gigs, with a visit to the Prince Albert in Brighton as there was a rather special event going on. It was all for charity and so we wanted to give them our backing. So what...
Posted On 05 Jan 2019 at 1:37 am