‘Top Of The Alcopops’ festival review

ART BRUT + RAKETKANON + FRAUDS + HAGGARD CAT + GAFFA TAPE SANDY + FOXC**T – TUFNELL PARK DOME & BOSTON MUSIC ROOM, LONDON 17.05.19...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019 at 6:20 pm

Echobelly play acoustic set in Brighton

ECHOBELLY – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 21.05.19 It was always inevitable that this Echobelly acoustic set gig at The Prince Albert in...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019 at 3:53 pm

Transport bosses lay on extra trains for Brighton Pride

Train company bosses have promised to put on extra services for Brighton Pride to prevent a repeat of the chaos last year. Govia Thameslink...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019 at 9:15 am

Brighton Marina big screen returns today

The “big screen” returns to Brighton Marina today (Monday 17 June) with four weeks of live sports events, family favourite films and even a...
Posted On 17 Jun 2019 at 5:15 pm

Brighton night club granted new premises licence for £1m move

A Brighton night club and music venue has been granted a licence for nearby new premises as it prepares to spend £1 million on the move. The...

“I Predict A Riot” for Kaiser Chiefs Brighton gig tickets

Kaiser Chiefs have announced the release of anthemic new single ‘People Know How To Love One Another’ alongside details of a new UK arena tour...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019 at 11:57 am

“I Could Be Happy” about Altered Images announcing Brighton gig

Altered Images have announced a rare Brighton gig for next year, but it’s an intimate affair to be held at The Haunt, so I would recommend...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019 at 11:00 am

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we...
Posted On 13 Jun 2019 at 4:30 pm

An evening in Brighton with punk legend Jordan

JORDAN – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 08.06.19 Thankfully the Gods were looking down favourably on the Brighton & Hove Music Team on...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019 at 5:17 pm

Stereolab perform at Brighton’s Concorde 2

STEREOLAB + NOW – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 11.06.19 Tonight we were extremely fortunate in catching with highly influential English-French...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019 at 2:52 am

Second annual Utopia all-dayer rocks Brighton’s Green Door Store

HEAVY LUNGS + HOTEL LUX + NANCY + BEACHTAPE + SKINNY MILK + JOHN MYRTLE + PUBLIC BODY + MYSTIC PEACH + RAINN BYRNS + BUDDHA BLOOD – THE...

Sussex punks Maid Of Ace head out on summer tour

Friday 26th July is going to be a raucous night at The Prince Albert at the top of Trafalgar Street in Brighton as Hastings finest sisters of...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019 at 8:02 pm

Keane returning to Brighton and announce new album

After months of speculation, Keane, one of Britain’s most beloved bands are back and will be performing at The Brighton Centre on Saturday 5th...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019 at 6:08 pm

Nick Lowe plays to sold out venue in Hove

NICK LOWE & LOS STRAITJACKETS + HOWLIN JAWS – THE OLD MARKET, HOVE 04.06.19 Nick Lowe, (who’s been called “the headmaster...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019 at 3:49 pm

Heavenly Hatchie has horrible hours

HATCHIE + CIEL – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 09.06.19 Sometimes in life you just have one of those days where everything goes wrong!...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019 at 12:42 pm

Brighton music festival cancels opening day

Organisers of a music festival in a Brighton park have had to cancel the first day of their weekender today after high winds damaged the main...
Posted On 08 Jun 2019 at 1:14 pm

24th annual Glastonwick Festival a resounding success

‘GLASTONWICK’ 31.05.19 – 02.06.19 It’s quite amazing to learn that Sussex’s GLASTONWICK Festival is now in its 24th year. It just goes to...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 6:26 pm

Sheep On Drugs launch new album with Sussex gig

SHEEP ON DRUGS + NOISFERATU + DIGITALIS + DARK DISCO DJ – BAR 42, WORTHING 01.06.19 Sheep on Drugs are a British techno/Industrial music...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019 at 12:03 am

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

Team Member – Alan Poole The Release – ‘King Of The Surf Guitar’ by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones (Selected Video) Bit of a blip this...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 4:30 pm

Probably the Best Punk Variety Show Ever Seen in Lewes

SUBHUMANS + COCKWOMBLE + THE DINZ + ROTTEN FOXES – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 02.06.19 Just eight days ago I had frequented The Con Club to...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 3:04 pm

New ‘Pop Princess’ in the making

AU/RA + CHARLOTTE – KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR, BRIGHTON 03.06.19 Exactly one year ago, saw the UK singles chart debut by the then 16-year old...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019 at 12:50 am

Brighton Acoustic Club hosts Lizzy Hardingham

The Brighton Acoustic Club hosts Lizzy Hardingham tonight (Monday 3 June). She was a finalist in the New Roots competition last year. Brighton...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019 at 3:43 pm

Railed – Head First Acrobats

A new show this year from Brighton Fringe Australian regulars Head First Acrobats who were in residence for the whole month of May and what a...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019 at 2:34 pm

High Top Circus Showcase

The young reviewer and his adult companion attended the annual ‘High Top Circus Student Showcase‘ at the Spiegeltent during Brighton...

Psychedelic visuals and synth sounds float around Sussex chapel

DEATH AND VANILLA + HAMILTON YARNS – WESTGATE CHAPEL, LEWES 30.05.19 It’s fair to say that at times I’m rather enamoured with local concert...
Posted On 31 May 2019 at 4:07 pm

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we...
Posted On 30 May 2019 at 4:30 pm

Ears ringing at energy filled hardcore punk night

THE VARUKERS + SKURVI + COMBAT SHOCK + GUTTER KNIFE – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 25.05.19 All these bands on ‘Anniversary’ tours...
Posted On 28 May 2019 at 12:36 am

The Skatalites perform a truly uplifting concert

THE SKATALITES + THE PETTY THIEVES – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 25.05.19 Never have I had a stranger feeling than going to watch a band play live...
Posted On 27 May 2019 at 9:59 pm

A night out with Peter Perrett (and sons)

PETER PERRETT + STRANGEFRUIT + HOLIDAY OSCAR – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 26.05.19 Sadly a member of the team couldn’t make it to this gig and so...
Posted On 27 May 2019 at 7:12 pm

An evening with ‘The Queen of Punk’ in Brighton

Saturday 8th June is the date etched in the minds of many punks in and around Sussex and indeed further afield, as that’s when they will get to...
Posted On 26 May 2019 at 10:47 pm

Test Tube Babies Still ‘Banned From The Pubs’

PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES + THE BARRACKS + PUNKA – BLACKMARKET VIP, HASTINGS 24.05.19 If you like old school punk with catchy tunes,...
Posted On 25 May 2019 at 5:12 pm

Plastic Mermaids to make welcome return to Brighton

Plastic Mermaids have just revealed a brand-new video for latest single ‘Taxonomy,’ taken from their much-awaited debut album, ‘Suddenly Everyone...
Posted On 25 May 2019 at 3:19 pm

‘Serf’s Up!’ for the Fat White Family

FAT WHITE FAMILY – O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN, LONDON 15.05.19 It seems as though Fat White Family have been popping up quite a bit recently in...
Posted On 25 May 2019 at 12:18 pm

Richard Hawley to perform at Brighton Dome

Richard Hawley has announced a 12-date UK tour (in support of his new album ‘Further’), which will be concluding at Brighton Dome on Friday 18th...
Posted On 25 May 2019 at 10:48 am

Fringe Review: Hypernova by Laurie Black

Fringe Review: Hypernova by Laurie Black 22 May 2019 Spiegeltent Laurie Black returned triumphant to the Spiegeltent with a killer show of music...
Posted On 23 May 2019 at 6:45 pm

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we...
Posted On 23 May 2019 at 4:30 pm

The Undertones treat Sussex to a special night

THE UNDERTONES + NEVILLE STAPLE BAND – DE LA WARR PAVILION, BEXHILL-ON-SEA 17.05.19 Tonight, I was drawn to the De La Warr Pavilion to...
Posted On 22 May 2019 at 1:04 pm

Head to the Hope & Ruin on 13th June as there’s TWO gigs on!

It appears that the spring gigs season is well and truly underway up at the Hope & Ruin in Queens Road, Brighton. Thursday 13th June would be...
Posted On 21 May 2019 at 4:39 pm

Beer, Music, Poetry & More Beer Festival – I’m in!

It’s quite amazing to learn that Sussex’s GLASTONWICK Festival is now in its 24th year. It just goes to show how successful it has become! In...
Posted On 21 May 2019 at 12:32 am

A night full of energy at the Green Door Store

HARKER + MAYPINE + THE E.D. FOWLER BAND + GARY & THE YAYS – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 18.05.19 Following a long-realised dream...
Posted On 20 May 2019 at 6:03 pm

Phats & Small close St Ann’s Well Spring Festival in Hove

PHATS & SMALL + SLEEPER + STEVE MASON + ROSE ELINOR DOUGALL + SCOTT BOOTH + RUBBER JAW – ST ANN’S WELL GARDENS, HOVE 18.05.19 A lively...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 8:39 pm

A gig ‘Born in the NHS’ brings The Haunt to life

CABBAGE + THE C33’S – THE HAUNT, BRIGHTON 03.05.19 As the Cabbage adage goes, better late than never with a review of their live gig at The...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 3:23 pm

High voltage Electric Six crank the amps

ELECTRIC SIX + SCARE TAXI – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 15.05.19 I got a tingle of excitement when I heard that Detroit’s Electric Six were...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 1:15 pm

Review: Bunty, Cosmo Sheldrake, Alabaster De Plume

Review: Cosmo Sheldrake, Bunty, Alabaster de Plume. The Spiegeltent, 9 May 2019 It’s not often I start a gig by shouting “The Moss! North...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 1:13 pm

Anniversary Bash at The Hope and Ruin

UK SUBS + 40 SHILLINGS OF THE DRUM – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 12.05.19 Tonight we made our way over to Brighton, which has been really...
Posted On 19 May 2019 at 2:23 am

The Great Escape – 100 performances covered! Part 3: Saturday 11th May

The Brighton & Hove News music team were present at this years fabulous Great Escape new musical festival. We strived to cover as many new...

The Great Escape – 100 performances covered! Part 2: Friday 10th May

The Brighton & Hove News music team were present at this years fabulous Great Escape new musical festival. We strived to cover as many new...

Dende – Kemptown Carnival Benefit

This gig taking place at Brighton Spiegeltent on 15th May was a full line up with the Beleza School of Samba who’s mission is to share the...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 10:15 pm

King of Ghosts – Review

This one night only performance by musician Soumik Datta & City of London Sinfonia was an interesting mix of film, and live specially...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 9:51 pm

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we...
Posted On 16 May 2019 at 4:30 pm

The Great Escape – 100 performances covered! Part 1: Thursday 9th May

The Brighton & Hove News music team were present at this years fabulous Great Escape new musical festival. We strived to cover as many new...

Review: Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye, Brighton Festival Commission. Brighton Dome Concert Hall, 12 May 2019 Commissioned by Brighton Festival and produced in partnership...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 2:38 pm

New Model Army are back – New album and Brighton gig announced

In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army. Led by frontman and...
Posted On 14 May 2019 at 11:38 am

Dboy love performing in Bohemian Brighton

DBOY + PEEPING DREXELS + STRANGE CAGES + SNAYX – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 08.05.19 The mysterious pseudo-punk trio out of Canada known...
Posted On 13 May 2019 at 2:30 pm

Our Top 3 music acts from The Great Escape

The Brighton & Hove News music team have witnessed many of this year’s concerts during The Great Escape which took place in many venues...
Posted On 12 May 2019 at 7:42 pm

The Great Escape Launch Party on Brighton Beach

THE GREAT ESCAPE ‘LAUNCH PARTY’ – THE DIVE BAR, BRIGHTON BEACH 08.05.19 A sixteen degree temperature difference from last year...
Posted On 12 May 2019 at 3:53 pm

The Great Escape – another resounding success story for Brighton

Over the past three days, music fans and delegates from right across the world have descended in their many thousands to the city of Brighton...
Posted On 12 May 2019 at 1:08 pm

Unfinished Violin: Sam Sweeney Review

The audience gathering in All Saints, Hove last night, for Sam Sweeney’s first solo album tour, could guess that they were in for a...
Posted On 09 May 2019 at 6:41 pm

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we...
Posted On 09 May 2019 at 4:30 pm

Dead dog in a suitcase (and other love songs)

Dead dog in a suitcase (and other love songs) Kneehigh with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Dead dog in a suitcase (and other love songs) was...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 11:23 am

The Nature of Why – Brighton Festival

This was a truly magical experience! Having stumbled across The British Paraorchestra’s work late last year on their last visit to Brighton...
Posted On 08 May 2019 at 7:18 am

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets – play early Pink Floyd

NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS – ROUNDHOUSE, CHALK FARM, LONDON 03.05.19 Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets started as an idea that Mason...
Posted On 07 May 2019 at 8:27 pm

Brighton’s Dog Of Man on art and gigs!

Brighton’s psych punks Dog of Man recently returned from a DIY tour of Europe where they played shows in a Berlin squat and an abandoned steel...
Posted On 07 May 2019 at 2:14 pm

Shakespears Sister reunite and are heading to Brighton

Shakespears Sister have today announced their official reunion as a band, twenty-six years after they originally disbanded. Shakespears Sister...
Posted On 07 May 2019 at 1:37 pm

Catfish get ‘The Balance’ right to make it a happy night

CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN + TWIN ATLANTIC – BRIGHTON CENTRE 02.05.19 The weekend started early with a visit to Brighton Centre on a...
Posted On 07 May 2019 at 9:13 am

Tonight 14 geezers made a wall of noise – it was effing brilliant!

CROWS + DITZ + TREEBOY & ARC – THE PRINCE ALBERT, BRIGHTON 04.05.19 Tonight was one of those memorable gigs! I knew exactly what to...
Posted On 06 May 2019 at 7:50 pm

Building ‘BRIDGES’ with the music fans of Brighton

Last month, the Brighton & Hove News music team were fortunate to have caught The Slow Readers Club in concert at The Haunt in Brighton and...
Posted On 03 May 2019 at 7:55 pm

King of Ghosts – Cine-Concert

This daring new production is a one night only performance by musician Soumik Datta & City of London Sinfonia. Soumik is a master of the...
Posted On 03 May 2019 at 6:04 pm

‘Punk Picnic 2’ – set to round off the summer very nicely in Brighton & Hove

Building on the tremendous success of the inaugural Punks Picnic, which took place last year (Read our review HERE), legendary Brighton DJ...
Posted On 03 May 2019 at 2:52 pm

Awesome New Zealand band The Beths to return to Brighton

Hats off yet again to Andy at Love Thy Neighbour promoters and label as he has sweet talked my fave Kiwi high energy guitar act The Beths to...
Posted On 03 May 2019 at 12:28 pm

10cc play live in Grade II* Sussex building

10CC + PAUL CANNING – CONGRESS THEATRE, EASTBOURNE – 01.05.19 The legendary 10cc rocked on up in Sussex tonight and whatever...
Posted On 02 May 2019 at 9:42 pm

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we...
Posted On 02 May 2019 at 4:30 pm

Punk highlights from deep ‘Undercover’

UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL VII – BOSTON MUSIC ROOM/THE DOME, TUFNELL PARK, LONDON 26-28.4.2019 For this report I’ve left Sussex to check out one...
Posted On 02 May 2019 at 11:41 am

You’ll be ‘Lifted’ as ‘High’ as a ‘Raincloud’ over ‘Ocean Drive’ to hear that the Lighthouse Family are to play Brighton

But you’ll have to wait a wee while as the Lighthouse Family won’t be arriving in Brighton until 25th February 2020, when they will be unloading...
Posted On 01 May 2019 at 5:11 pm

Psychobilly band Guana Batz are heading back to Sussex

After the success of their Sussex gig last Spring the famed psychobilly rockers Guana Batz have announced a return date. They will once again be...
Posted On 01 May 2019 at 9:42 am

Gomez to perform special Sussex concert this summer

Gomez have announced that they will be bringing their blues infused indie sound to Sussex this summer as part of a special 8-date tour. They have...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019 at 10:40 pm

The Nature of Why

Styling themselves as Re-inventing the Orchestra for the 21st Century,  Paraorchestra and Friends’s mission is to redefine what an...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019 at 10:12 pm

Muncie Girls finally play Brighton’s Green Door Store

MUNCIE GIRLS + THE E.D. FOWLER BAND + KLAE – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 25.04.19 Thankfully it has finally happened and the Munci...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019 at 6:28 pm

Sing-Along-A-Musical

2pm, Sunday 26 May 2019, Brighton Speigeltent Join in a sing-along of hits, led by a cast of characters from your favourite musicals. If yo...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019 at 4:00 pm

The Unfinished Violin – Sam Sweeney

8pm, Wednesday 8 May 2019, All Saints Church Hove A new live show and album of instrumental music inspired by the Great War, The Unfinished...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019 at 3:58 pm

Circus’Cision: Those That Made The Cut!

Another collaboration from Head First Acrobats this May at Brighton Fringe with what looks like some very busy acrobats this year! This is a...
Posted On 29 Apr 2019 at 10:26 pm

Kemptown Carnival Benefit

Dende plus guests This gig promises to be a stormer of a night – Dende is a party band playing an up-for-it mix of tunes with a firm...
Posted On 29 Apr 2019 at 9:44 pm

Paul Young performs at Brighton’s Theatre Royal

PAUL YOUNG + JON ALLEN – THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON 28.04.19 I’m pretty sure that the Theatre Royal in Brighton were well chuffed when they...
Posted On 29 Apr 2019 at 4:39 pm

The lost primordial sound of The Amazon comes to Brighton

DEAF KIDS + RAKTA – THE HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 22.04.19 I had a feeling that this evening’s gig was going to be a memorable one, as it’s...
Posted On 28 Apr 2019 at 4:08 pm

Carnival Paaaaaaartyyyyy in Brighton!

CARNIVAL COLLECTIVE + KING LAGOON’S FLYING SWORDFISH BAND – THE HAUNT, BRIGHTON 26.04.19 Brighton is such a wonderfully vibrant...
Posted On 27 Apr 2019 at 9:34 pm

Brighton Rocks to the sound of The Coathangers

THE COATHANGERS + ARXX + PUBLIC BODY – LATEST MUSIC BAR, BRIGHTON 24.04.19 Wednesday March 24th was a massive day in my calendar and there...
Posted On 27 Apr 2019 at 5:04 pm

Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let rip with Slaughter And The Dogs once more

SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS + SNIDE – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 25.04.19 Sometimes a moment is so perfect you hardly dare to recreate it. Last...
Posted On 26 Apr 2019 at 2:56 pm

Damon Albarn’s supergroup livening up this ‘Merrie Land’

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN – LONDON PALLADIUM 19.04.19 To say that Damon Albarn is prolific and that his output is diverse is...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019 at 4:50 pm

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019 at 4:30 pm

Brighton & Hove News guide to the venues being used at The Great Escape

The Great Escape new music festival that takes place in Brighton and Hove every year is nearly upon us. This year it will be happening all over...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019 at 2:07 pm

Mods invade Sussex on Bank Holiday weekend

SLEAFORD MODS + LIINES – DE LA WARR PAVILION, BEXHILL-ON-SEA 20.04.19 A trip to the Grade 1 Listed Building that is the De La War...
Posted On 22 Apr 2019 at 11:08 am

King Kurt bringing their brand of psychobilly to Sussex

Hey psychobilly fans, here’s a date for your diary – Saturday 30th November 2019. King Kurt are heading back to The Con Club, in Lewes on...
Posted On 21 Apr 2019 at 6:51 pm

Fontaines D.C. – Is it too real for ya?

FONTAINES D.C. + JUST MUSTARD – THE HAUNT, BRIGHTON 18.04.19 The Brighton & Hove News music team cover many concerts, but few in 2019...
Posted On 21 Apr 2019 at 3:43 pm

Rag’n’Bone Man announces support acts for Brighton Racecourse show – Maverick Sabre and Ida Vallens

Following the phenomenal success of his debut album ‘Human’ in 2017, featuring the huge hits ‘Skin’ and ‘Human’, Rag‘n’Bone Man plays Brighton...
Posted On 20 Apr 2019 at 7:09 pm

Brighton all girl punk band show them how it’s done

PUSSYLIQUOR + POND LIFE + SKY CASSETTES +TURTLE CIRCLES – THE SUSSEX HOTEL, BEXHILL-ON-SEA 19.04.19 Every once in a while you get a girl...
Posted On 20 Apr 2019 at 3:53 pm

We track down The Long Ryders……twice!

THE LONG RYDERS – ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL, LONDON 13.04.19 We tracked down The Long Ryders twice on their current tour and so to spice...
Posted On 18 Apr 2019 at 6:30 pm

‘What have we been listening to this week…’

The Brighton & Hove News Music Team listen to a wide range of music. We would like to share our musical journey with you and so this week we...
Posted On 18 Apr 2019 at 4:30 pm

‘Tut Tut Tut’ did you miss The Specials?

THE SPECIALS + THE TUTS + DJ SAFFIYAH KHAN – BRIGHTON DOME CONCERT HALL 17.04.19 The legendary 2 Tone band, The Specials, are back on the...
Posted On 18 Apr 2019 at 1:03 pm

Doves to play Brighton Racecourse on Friday 26 July

Doves are one of Britain’s rarest treasures and their reputation as a committed and consistent albums band is gilded by timeless singles...
Posted On 17 Apr 2019 at 11:46 am

The Damned add second Brighton concert date

The Damned are set to return to Brighton having performed at the Dome on 19th November last year (Read our report HERE). This time around they...
Posted On 16 Apr 2019 at 4:29 pm