Chris ‘Walrus Ad’ Parkinson tracked down Kevin Smith and has been made Associate Producer on the Tusk movie.
2013 has seen the rise of the resident DJ. Charles Green, Neal Schtumm and Pablo Contraband have helped Audio define house music this year.
Some old punk bands can be hit or miss, but we’re glad these daft rockers never said goodbye to the circus.
Fresh from their support tour with Jake Bugg, the blues rockers were back in the headline slot at the Concorde.
Their dark and primal art punk made for a cathartic Concorde show, but it needs to be louder still.
Brighton’s experimental sound festival returned earlier this month – we dived headfirst into the weird and wonderful.
The electro duo kicked off their European tour with an impressive sold out show at the Concorde.
The ex-Beta Band man came to the Concorde with his hand on his heart and his politics on his sleeve.
Are they a pop group? A dance duo? An indie band? Yes, IYES are pretty much all these, and more.
It’s easy to think that computer games are made ‘over there’ somewhere but actually Brighton has got a really strong industry.
We caught the NME favourites delivering a short and spiky set at Brighton’s new venue, Bermuda Triangle.
Deap Vally, Tiger Cub and Skaters – the early noughties guitar revival starts here!
Editors came to Brighton Dome with a new album and line-up, but the same epic sounds.
It’s been a great year for local music. Here’s our writers to guide you through the best Brighton tracks of 2013.
Understated and unshowy, the former Portico Quartet man still packed them in at Proud.
He’s calling himself Yasiin Bey these days and refusing to play the hits, but the rapper-turned-actor-turned-Muslim can still surprise and entertain.
The Tuareg band brought their Western-tinged African protest songs to a quiet but rapturous Komedia crowd.
Nick Cave and co kicked off their UK tour with a hometown show at the Dome that was both defiant and triumphant.
We sent Eleni Mettyear, one of our favourite young Brighton photographers round the city’s men’s clothes shops.
The LA crew brought Brother Ali along for a night of top-notch hip hop at the Haunt.
Walter Schreifels’ indie-hardcore group ducked off duty from their Jimmy Eats World tour to come play the Haunt.
We sent a photographer to shoot the prog rockers’ Concorde show – he came back raving it was the best gig he’d ever been to.
The first exhibition from Brighton’s film-only photography agency who have already had work in Vogue and Vice.
We just about survived the storm when the mathcore mentalists tore up the Concorde on Halloween.
Dylan Nyoukis is chief “talent sniffer” for Colour Out Of Space, Brighton’s festival of experimental sound.
The singer songwriter delivered the goods to a varied crowd of students, couples and mums and dads at the Brighton Centre.
Headlined by Kamo & Krooked, Hospital Records’ showcase proved once again that drum’n'bass is alive and well.