Brexit opponents plan street party in Hove today

Opponents of Brexit are planning a street party in George Street today (Saturday 20 May). The event, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm, has been organised by Brighton and Hove for Europe. The man behind it, Peter Cook, wants to use music as a vehicle for social change and urges people...
Posted On 20 May 2017 at 5:07 am

New music in Brighton and Hove

The Great Escape is thankfully finally here in Brighton and Hove. For those of you that maybe are not aware of what it is all about, it is a three day music festival held at a majority of venues in the city, that aims to promote brand new up-and-coming music artists as opposed to...
Posted On 18 May 2017 at 12:00 am

The Great Escape 2017 is upon us – Last years event made Brighton buzz with energy.

At last the wait is over, The Great Escape 2017 is finally here! As per last year, the city will be hosting hundreds of music events across the three day event (18-20 May). There will be big venues and small venues, but the enthusiasm of the crowds will justifiably be the same as...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 8:33 pm

The excellent Kamikaze Girls are heading back into town – so beware.

  The Kamikaze Girls (the Leeds-London duo, not the Manga film of the same name) have teamed up with the Watford 4 piece Nervus and they are hitting the road this June, including a gig upstairs at The Hope and Ruin in Queens Road, Brighton on Tuesday 27th June. The Kamikaze...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 7:48 pm

Swedish Synth-pop princess Molly Nilsson is coming back to Brighton.

  Glamorous thirty-two year old Molly Nilsson is bringing her distinctive husky synth-pop sound back to Brighton. The last time she performed in the city was at The Green Door Store, but this time she is heading nearer to the sea and setting up her stall (so to speak) at The...
Posted On 16 May 2017 at 7:03 pm

The UK Subs – a prime example of how to grow old disgracefully

The UK Subs Patterns, Brighton 13.5.17. The word legend can be banded around quite a bit, but to be honest the UK Subs singer and East Sussex resident Charlie Harper is a legend – full stop. He puts punks half his age to shame. He is a war baby as he entered the world in 1944. So...
Posted On 15 May 2017 at 10:35 pm

FemRock Brighton DIY music event featuring The Tuts – a resounding success.

The Tuts Green Door Store 12.5.17. The charismatic Green Door Store (concert venue/late bar/nightclub) situated underneath Brighton Railway Station played host to this months FemRock Brighton outing. The Green Door Store, which opened in January 2011, prides itself on being able...
Posted On 13 May 2017 at 2:14 pm

Music Legends to play Brighton in October

Fancy a bit of nostalgia in your life? Then read on………………The Legends Live 2017 arena tour featuring Suzi Quatro, David Essex, The Osmonds and Hot Chocolate will arrive at the Brighton Centre on Saturday 21st October as one of only eight...
Posted On 08 May 2017 at 11:10 pm

Paul Weller releases new album and is opening his tour in Brighton

2017, marks the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, In The City, which he released with The Jam in May 1977. For most artists such a landmark would be greeted with extensive retrospective celebrations: lavish reissues and all that jazz. But Paul Weller is not like most...
Posted On 08 May 2017 at 8:39 pm

Savage Numan to play Brighton

The Brighton Dome is set to host an exciting concert by synth legend Gary Numan, 13,892 days after his first appearance there. Numan fans, affectionately known as Numanoids, are chomping at the bit at the thought of seeing their icon play live again. Hammersmith born Numan,...
Posted On 07 May 2017 at 10:42 pm

Brighton Festival Children’s Parade 2017 in pictures

Thousands of children, parents and school staff took to the streets of Brighton yesterday (Saturday 6 May) for the annual Children’s Parade. Crowds lined the streets from the North Laine to the seafront as the procession made its way through the city centre. Here are some...
Posted On 07 May 2017 at 12:06 pm

Kraftwerk in Brighton

After instantly selling out their 12 date UK tour within a matter of minutes (just like the Tate Modern Turbine Hall residency four years ago), Electro pioneers Kraftwerk then confirmed an additional 3-D concert at the Brighton Centre on Wednesday 7th June. They have stated that...
Posted On 06 May 2017 at 2:42 pm

Brighton will be buzzing with over 450 artists performing across 30 venues.

With under two weeks to go The Great Escape are steaming ahead, ramping up the pace and getting ready to unleash the hottest upcoming afrobeat, rap, grime, dancehall and bashment artists on Brighton for three days of musical pandemonium. Adding that extra fire to the line-up is...
Posted On 06 May 2017 at 12:22 am

Laish + Emma Gatrill: The pendulum has swung

  Prince Albert, Brighton 15 March. I have to confess that I am a recent convert to the work of one former Brighton resident Daniel Green aka Laish. Now I am reliably informed that you correctly pronounce it as lie-shh and not lay-ish as I have been doing. Daniel is a...
Posted On 04 May 2017 at 8:43 pm

Nick Cave set to leave Brighton for LA

Nick Cave and his family are planning to leave their Brighton home for the “blank slate” of Los Angeles following the tragic death of his son Arthur. The Australian rock star has lived in the city for the best part of two decades now, and his twin sons Arthur and Earl...
Posted On 03 May 2017 at 5:38 pm

Music news: BBC Music comes to The Great Escape in Brighton

The Great Escape – New Music Festival organisers have announced a major new partnership with BBC Music. This is in addition to the 450+ music artists that they are bringing to Brighton this month, which includes chart sensation Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and raw UK punk...
Posted On 02 May 2017 at 11:49 pm

1919 + Chelsea: Champions

  Prince Albert, Brighton, 27 April. When I last saw the punk stalwarts known as Chelsea perform live in Brighton around a year ago with some of my mates in tow, one of them enjoyed it so much that he honestly physically cried with joy and it was in front of Chelsea drummer...
Posted On 02 May 2017 at 9:43 pm

Austra: voice sent from heaven

Patterns, Brighton 21 March To be brutally honest, I have been aware of the Toronto based electronic music project known as Austra for a few years now and it wasn’t until their third and new album entitled Future Politics, which interestingly was solely produced by a team...
Posted On 25 Apr 2017 at 12:28 pm

Piranhas Four: piranhas escape from the sea

The Con Club, Lewes, April 14 Bank Holiday Friday saw four Piranhas escape! Not in Brighton, it was from the confines of Brighton. But worry not dear reader I am not talking about those devilish fish, I am referring to Brighton’s very own cuddly band The Piranhas. These...
Posted On 25 Apr 2017 at 12:25 pm

Moon Duo: mind bending experience

The Haunt, Brighton April 6 Tonight, myself and the whole audience were totally transfixed by an American psychedelic space rock outfit called Moon Duo. The band is essentially the couple of Ripley Johnson (who is also a member of Wooden Shjips) on guitar and vocals and Sanae...
Posted On 22 Apr 2017 at 9:04 pm
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