Damned if I do, Damned if I don’t

THE DAMNED + JOHNNY MOPED – BRIGHTON DOME 19.11.18 Decisions, decisions! Sometimes you just can’t win. Tonight, yet another clash of decent gigs. On offer was an away gig with Gary Numan and orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in London with a load of my mates or to stay at...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018 at 1:05 pm

Sleeper put on a great show at the Concorde 2

SLEEPER – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 17.11.18 I set off to the Concorde 2 on a cold Saturday night having not seen Sleeper play live for 22 years, the last time being at Brixton Academy. I was slightly nervous and wondered whether it would it be like catching up with an old...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018 at 1:16 am

Black Grape’s big day in the south

BLACK GRAPE + FERAL FIVE – CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON 16.11.18 Black Grape are back! The legendary Shaun Ryder and Paul ‘Kermit’ Leveridge rolled into town with their accompanying 5 piece band to bring the Friday night party to the Brighton’s Concorde 2 and boy...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018 at 12:41 am

The Monochrome Set 40th anniversary gig report

THE MONOCHROME SET – HOPE & RUIN, BRIGHTON 17.11.18 If you are a fan of live music then Brighton is the place to be. It seems as though there is a band living on every street within the city. It’s so vibrant here, that you simply can’t fail to get away from it all....
Posted On 18 Nov 2018 at 8:45 pm

Enjoyable evening of indie music

HAPPY ACCIDENTS + HURRY + INSTANT BIN – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 17.11.18 Brighton music promoter Jay Cross of TOFTC (‘This One’s For The Crew’) was on the case again last night, as he was promoting a decent event at the ever-popular Green Door Store. On the bill this...
Posted On 18 Nov 2018 at 4:44 pm

Psychobilly fever comes to town

DEMENTED ARE GO + KING KURT + THE GO GO CULT – THE CON CLUB, LEWES 16.11.18 It was, as always, a fantastic atmosphere at the Con Club. It never fails to bring in a brilliant, eclectic crowd! Anyway, first up tonight were The Go Go Cult, a four piece hailing from Reading. I...
Posted On 18 Nov 2018 at 1:30 am

Estrons sell-out Brighton’s Green Door Store

ESTRONS + LUCIA + BERRIES – GREEN DOOR STORE, BRIGHTON 16.11.18 The hotly-tipped Welsh searing alt-rock outfit Estrons tonight pulled into a sold out Green Door Store in order to plug their much-anticipated and thoroughly enjoyable debut album ‘You Say I’m Too Much, I...
Posted On 17 Nov 2018 at 6:09 pm

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