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Karen McDermott

Karen has been living in Brighton since 2010, where she rediscovered a love of music. And bars. And clubbing. She currently works three jobs to pay for these pastimes. When not writing or working or falling over, she can usually be found stuck in a book.

Dalston's queer indie disco Pink Glove invites the common people to unite and take over Komedia in May.

April 5, 2018

FemRock treat us to emerging grunge/punk talent with Pussyliquor, Best Praxis and Glue, in celebration of International Women's Day.

February 2, 2018

One Church opens its doors to Moulettes and label mates for a winter festival celebrating 10 years of Sotones.

November 2, 2017
Jane Austen

Free with Pavilion admission, an Austen exhibition explores her relationship with Brighton and the inspiration drawn from fashionable coastal resorts.

June 17, 2017

Chelsea Wolfe returns to Brighton to envelope attendees in an eerie fog of dreamlike vocals at the aptly named Haunt.

March 19, 2017

Preaching to the inverted, The Spook School will alight Brighton's West Hill Hall with queer indie rays of hope.

February 25, 2017

Death Valley Girls bring an infectious bone-rattling blend of Bitch Craft-approved garage/punk rock to The Hope & Ruin.

January 2, 2017
Death Grips

The Coalition is set to be ravaged by the first visit since 2013 from California’s powerful glitch-hoppers Death Grips.

September 19, 2016

A crop of local rap-onteurs rally at The Islingword to kick-start your weekend with a barrage of rock and rhymes.

September 7, 2016

Now a staple of Brighton’s summer seafront calendar, the annual March of the Mermaids will be making waves this July.

June 23, 2016
Ayria | Brighton Source

Promoting new release 'Paper Dolls', pounding dark electro-industrialist Ayria coaxes a gaggle of goths to The Albert.

June 19, 2016

Calling all cyborgs, lovers of experimental electro, and dark shape-shifters: The Caroline of Brunswick is hosting Kollaps club this Saturday.

June 9, 2016

Celebrating ten years together, The Lovely Eggs brought their special brew of punk and twee to Patterns.

May 4, 2016
Purson | Brighton Source

Promoting their new album at the Hope And Ruin, Purson whipped up a psych rock storm of their own on Easter Sunday.

April 1, 2016
The Lovely Eggs | Brighton Source

Commemorating ten years together, 6 Music and NME favourites The Lovely Eggs come to scramble brains at Brighton’s Patterns.

March 30, 2016

Optimo (Espacio) – JD Twitch and JG Wilkes – are primed to deliver a five hour genre-defying set at Patterns.

March 23, 2016
Purson | Brighton Source

Be bewitched and bedazzled by the psychedelic pomp of boundary-blurring Purson at the Hope & Ruin.

February 27, 2016
Decapitated | Brighton Source

Death metal titans join forces to bring a whirlwind of thrash and technical riffage to the Concorde 2.

February 11, 2016
Bellatrix | Brighton Source

A bumper six act femme fest is to hit the Hope & Ruin in celebration of International Women’s Day.

February 4, 2016
GoGoDisco | Brighton Source

A big Brightonian welcome to a pop, trash, and electroclash night nestling into a new home at Komedia.

December 30, 2015
Dilly Dally | Brighton Source

Toronto indie punks bring their fuzzed up guitar hooks and early 90s influences to the Green Door Store.

December 27, 2015
Sea Bastard | Brighton Source

Doomsters Sea Bastard are on familiar stomping ground as they come to rattle the windows of The Albert this month.

December 21, 2015
The Black Dahlia Murder | Brighton Source

Fight fire with fire and destroy those January blues with some hardcore death metal.

December 14, 2015
Peaches | Brighton Source

In an era where flawless yet soulless electronica seems to dominate the airwaves, thank fvck for Peaches.

November 4, 2015
Hanover The Musical | Brighton Source

The Treason Show's Mark Brailsford revisits the songs from his 2012 Muesli Mountain musical - with added People's Republic of Brighton & Hove anthems.

November 4, 2015
Stick It On | Brighton Source

The do-it-yourself DJ night returns for a special one-off at The Joker to tie in with the UN campaign to end violence against women.

October 27, 2015
Karen McDermott - Contributor at Brighton Source