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Proto punk band and the Ukulele Subs! What’s going on here?

I have been made aware of a UK Subs tribute band called the Ukulele Subs and decided to investigate a little further. The UK Subs are a legendary punk band that formed in 1976 and are fronted by the wonderful 74 year old forever punk rocker Charlie Harper. After 42 years on the...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 3:26 pm

Synthpop legends Blancmange play storming gig in Hove

BLANCMANGE + BERNHOLZ – THE OLD MARKET, HOVE 15.11.18 OK I confess, I was a mega Blancmange fan virtually right from their beginning when I purchased the now famous ‘Some Bizarre Album’ when it first came out in 1981. This compilation album (which also included early tracks...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018 at 11:47 am

Grrrl Power: female musicians in the 21st Century – A special exclusive report!

A new study carried out by guitar makers Fender has found that young women now make up half of all people starting to learn how to play the guitar in the UK and US. But as is often the case Brighton has been ahead of the trend – and for a long time! From all girl 60s bea...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018 at 4:15 pm

Eclectic and fun night out at The Rialto in Brighton

JUNIORE + BLACK DOLDRUMS + CIRCE – THE RIALTO THEATRE, BRIGHTON 13.11.18 Tonight’s gig at the Rialto Theatre in Brighton was going to be one with a difference, as we were to witness three completely different styled music acts who were all exceptional in their own fields...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018 at 9:28 pm

Say Sue Me are making a decent ‘Korea’ from their music

SAY SUE ME + WINTER GARDENS + CUBOZA – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 12.11.18 The Brighton & Hove News music team have been fortunate to have seen tonight’s headliners Say Sue Me before, when we watched them perform in May on the Love Thy Neighbour’s Great Escape stage....
Posted On 14 Nov 2018 at 3:36 pm

Free entry Xmas blowout in Brighton

It seems a grand idea to head on down to the Hope & Ruin on Queens Road in Brighton on Tuesday 11th December from 8pm to 11pm as there is a free gig entitled ‘Swoon Xmas Blowout’ which will be featuring three up-and-coming Brighton musical acts. Let’s meet the bands: Swoon...
Posted On 13 Nov 2018 at 3:50 pm

Certainly no ‘Screaming Senile’ at UK Subs gig

UK SUBS + 40 SHILLINGS ON THE DRUM + THE DINZ – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 11.11.18 On realising that I would be writing a review of the UK Subs gig at The Con Club in Lewes, I decided to rummage through my vinyl collection to give them a listen again. I was aghast to find that I...
Posted On 13 Nov 2018 at 1:50 am

Chilled out Sunday evening at The Rialto with Haley

HALEY + KACEY JOHANSING + TIGER LION – THE RIALTO, BRIGHTON 11.11.18 God I love Brighton. It’s a privilege having been born here and lived in and around the City all of my life. Yes I know that every city and town has its issues from time to time, but in the main Brighton...
Posted On 13 Nov 2018 at 12:05 am

They played a Blinder in Brighton

THE BLINDERS + WHITE ROOM + SWOON – THE HAUNT, BRIGHTON 10.11.18 As Brighton is THE place for decent gigs, it’s no wonder that this event is actually our second gig of the night, with the first being The Beths around the corner in the East Street Tap. Read that review HERE....
Posted On 11 Nov 2018 at 6:59 pm

Kiwi power comes to Brighton in the form of The Beths

THE BETHS – EAST STREET TAP, BRIGHTON 10.11.18 Superb up-and-coming New Zealand indie four-piece The Beths are made up of Elizabeth Stokes (guitar and vocals), Jonathan Pearce (guitar and vocals), Benjamin Sinclair (bass and vocals) and Ivan Luketina-Johnston (drums and...
Posted On 11 Nov 2018 at 12:53 pm