Jon Southcoasting

Jon Southcoasting photographs all sorts, including music, writes about things, as often as not musical, and sometimes plays his own songs too. He lives in Brighton.

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Alt-Escape 2018 Review

The Alt-Escape is an extended weekend of wildly varied and excellent live music in Brighton, all for free, and this year’s festival was bigger than ever.

Reviews 3 weeks old

Mind My Music Festival, Sat 26th May

Mind My Music is an extraordinary mini-festival in Portslade this Saturday featuring BC Camplight, Danny Wilson, Electric Soft Parade and more, all to help an excellent charity for musicians.

Previews 1 month old

20 years of music with Melting Vinyl

Anna Moulson’s Melting Vinyl have been putting on gigs in Brighton for twenty years. Brighton Source was in attendance for their celebratory night of extrordinary local music.

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Diane Cluck, Friday 16th March

Intuitive American new folk healing singer-songwriter Diane Cluck makes a rare visit to the Rose Hill this month.

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The Weather Station, Thurs 1st Feb

Toronto residents The Weather Station and ex-Brightonians Red River Dialect are playing an unmissable intimate gig at Latest Music Bar next month.

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The Delta Bell launch their second album

Brighton Source saw The Delta Bell launch their superb album of post-country classic songs at the Hotel Pelirocco this week.

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Porridge Radio and Penelope Isles, Sat 30th Sept

Porridge Radio and Penelope Isles headline a great value night of exciting young bands at the Latest Music Bar at the end of the month.

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Ragged Rebel City, Seadog, Sharon Lewis, Sat 8th July

Amazing line-up at the Brunswick this Saturday featuring Icelandic-Brighton duo Ragged Rebel City and Brighton’s own Seadog and Sharon Lewis.

Previews 1 year old

Phoenix Gallery Open Studios

Phoenix Brighton opens the doors of its artists studios this weekend, providing for a brilliant, vibrant, gallery experience.

Reviews 1 year old

The Limiñanas review

From the south of France to Brighton – our review of The Limiñanas’ blistering garage-rock assault at the Hope & Ruin on Sunday night.

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Alt-Escape Festival, 17th – 19th May

Next weekend the Alt-Escape hits town. Three days of free music. Yes please! There’s really no excuse to go without enjoying live music and it’ll probably be hard to avoid.

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Interview with Courtney Marie Andrews

Courtney Marie Andrews plays Brighton Komedia on April 23rd. Brighton Source spoke to her ahead of the release of her latest album of smart and tender Americana – ‘May Your Kindness Remain’.

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This Is The Kit Review

This is the Kit played the Con Club in Lewes thanks to Brighton’s Willkommen label. Brighton Source was there to witness Kate Stables and gang’s intimate loveliness.

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Street Source No.22 – Whitehawk

Photographer Jon Southcoasting takes a whirl around the often lesser-known neighbourhood of Whitehawk.

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Night House play for Hummingbird, Fri 24th Nov

Night House, Ellie Ford and Justin Saltmeris play a concert in aide of the Hummingbird charity at the gorgeous Unitarian church later this month.

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Keith Christmas, Monday 7th August

60s psych-folk legend Keith Christmas comes to the intimate Greys on Monday. This is highly recommended.

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The Alt-Escape 2017 Review

While the rest of our team were waiting in queues, we sent a reviewer on a solo mission to see how much of the Great Escape he could see for free. Absolutely loads, as it turns out.

Reviews 1 year old

Sarah Blasko review

Stunning Australian songwriter (and former Brighton resident) Sarah Blasko played an intimate solo gig in the Unitarian church. Brighton Source was there.

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Interview with Simon Raymonde of Lost Horizons and Bella Union records

Brighton Source spoke to Lost Horizons lead, former Cocteau Twin and Bella Union record label boss Simon Raymonde about the band, the making of their album ‘Ojalá’ and how to make it in the music business these days

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Jeffrey Lewis And Los Bolts, Sunday 1st April

Anti-folk entertainer Jeffrey Lewis comes to Brighton on April Fool’s Day. No joke. It should be a riot, and tickets have been flying out the door.

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Jen Cloher, Saturday 17th Feb

Awesome DIY Australian indie rocker Jen Cloher comes to Patterns with her band featuring Courtney Barnett.

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Interview with Mathias Kom of The Burning Hell

The Burning Hell packed out the Prince Albert last month. Brighton Source spoke to band leader Mathias Kom about truth and the apocalypse.

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Dog in the Snow | Brighton Source

Interview with Dog in the Snow

We interviewed Helen Brown AKA Dog in the Snow about her incredible debut album ‘Consume Me’, released on Battle Worldwide Recordings at the end of October.

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Richard Dawson Review

Experimental Newcastle troubadour Richard Dawson came to a packed Old Market Theatre to showcase new album Peasant. Brighton Source came, saw and liked it.

Reviews 11 months old
Chris TT | Brighton Source

Farewell Chris T-T Interview

Chris T-T plays his last gig this Tuesday 23rd May at the Komedia. We spoke to the Brighton singer about 20 years of being brilliant outside the mainstream.

Features 1 year old