Night Boat to Brighton!

MADNESS + THE FRATELLIS – BRIGHTON CENTRE 22.12.18 Three days before Christmas was surely the perfect time to schedule in a Madness show. The boisterous crowd tonight were well up for a BIG party – and that is exactly what we got as Madness completed the final night...
Posted On 24 Dec 2018 at 2:04 pm

Ska at Christmas with our seasonal favourites Bad Manners

BAD MANNERS + MAX SPLODGE + THE FISH BROTHERS – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 23.12.18 It’s that time of year again for all the old faithful fans and the new younger ones to follow Bad Manners at the Concorde 2 in Brighton for a knockout show. We fought our way through to wind and...
Posted On 24 Dec 2018 at 10:53 am

Attrix Records labelmates ride again!

GOLINSKI BROTHERS + PIRANHAS 4+ – PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 22.12.18 Well would you believe it. After a mere gap of just thirty-eight and a half years, or to be exact, 14,088 days, here I was actually watching Brighton’s Golinski Brothers performing live again. The last time...
Posted On 23 Dec 2018 at 3:43 pm

I had a truly ‘Vile’ evening

VILE ELECTRODES + OPTIMUM OF THE UNIVERSE + DJ JAPHY – HASTINGS AND ST LEONARDS SAILING CLUB, ST LEONARDS-ON-SEA 21.12.18 With a couple of the Brighton & Hove News music team firmly encamped at the Concorde 2 in Brighton this evening, in order to report on proceedings...
Posted On 22 Dec 2018 at 3:04 am

‘Hey-Ho Let’s Go’ to see The Ramonas!

Once again The Big Blue Shed promotions company have pulled it out of the bag and managed to see the return of the fabulously entertaining female four-piece The Ramonas on Sunday 17th March 2019 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Con Club, Lewes. Support will come from Weird Things....
Posted On 21 Dec 2018 at 12:18 am

Blooming fantastic evening in Brighton

BLOOM + FRÖST + CIEL – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 19.12.18 This evening’s event at the Prince Albert, Brighton was billed as “Christmas Is Magic” and “I’m dreaming of a synth/dream/kraut pop Christmas”. So we were aware that luscious synth sounds would be the order...
Posted On 20 Dec 2018 at 9:03 pm

Billy Bremner’s Rockfiles & Fat Country Ted gig announcement for Brighton

Scottish guitar legend from Rockpile and The Pretenders, Billy Bremner, is set to play live at The Prince Albert, 48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED on Sunday 27th January 2019 from 8pm to 11pm. He will be bringing Fat Country Ted along as the support act. Billy Bremner...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018 at 4:14 pm

Have you seen the Christmas song video that was filmed in Brighton?

Each year for the past decade, or even longer, it has become an annual pilgrimage for the music buying public to continually put the same old Christmas songs back into the UK singles charts. We seem to be getting the usual suspects raising their heads year in year out. I’m sure...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018 at 2:09 pm

The dread king and punk inspirer Don Letts to DJ in Sussex

Don Letts was there from day one on the UK punk scene, as back in the day there simply wasn’t enough punk rock records to play, so he used to supplement his punk nights with the sound of reggae. This greatly inspired those around him including The Clash. Don Letts was therefore a...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018 at 1:15 pm

Blimey, Chelsea to play Lewes for the first time in 42 years!

Nope not a footie match (if only), but the truly superb punk stalwarts known as Chelsea have announced that they will be playing their first ever gig in Lewes at the ever popular Con Club on Saturday 13th April 2019 (from 8pm) with support from The DeRellas. Now I know that the...
Posted On 18 Dec 2018 at 7:09 pm