Something Street | Brighton Source

Something Street Review

A crazy narrator takes you on decade-hopping trip through the lives of terrace residents in this new immersive theatre show on Brighton beach.

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Wild Life Festival 2016 Review

Despite the underage casualties, Shoreham’s second Wild Life Festival brought the noise with a diverse musical line-up.

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Funk The Format Review

Chilled vibes, friendly crowds and a great headline set from Soul II Soul – Funk The Format looks set to become an annual fixture on the festival calendar.

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The Great Escape Review (Sat)

The 2016 festival neared its end with strong performances from Tiny Ruins and MONEY but our team kept going until the very last note of the final band.

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Haçienda Classical Review

Even some dodgy tech hiccups couldn’t stop the children of the 80s revelling in the sounds of the ‘Second Summer of Love’, recreated by legendary Haçienda DJs.

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The Lovely Eggs Review

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

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Spectrum RSD Gig Review

Spectrum put on an all-day line-up of some great Brighton bands to celebrate Record Store Day last week.

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Refused Review

This show had sold out weeks in advance, such was the anticipation for the return of hardcore legends Refused.

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The Devil Speaks True | Brighton Source

The Devil Speaks True Review

Mixing Shakespearean dialogue with headphone confessionals from traumatised war veterans, this spoken word theatre show was uncompromising, slightly confusing and very dark – in every sense.

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Big Deal | Brighton Source

Big Deal Review

The California-London indie rockers came to Brighton to tour their post-breakup album, but the strange onstage chemistry suggests the scars haven’t quite healed.

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Living Between Lies | Brighton Source

Living Between Lies Review

Four women and four different worlds, all bound together by lies. This dazzling one act play is seriously funny.

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Cate Le Bon | Brighton Source

Cate Le Bon Review

The maverick songwriter brought her ‘Crab Day’ celebrations to Patterns for a short but sweet set of oddball sounds.

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The Great Escape Review (Fri)

Day two of the festival and we’ve been soaked in ambient noise, witnessed a ballroom blitz and seen some great Brighton bands do us proud.

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Time For T | Brighton Source

Locally Sourced, May 2016

Our round-up of new Brighton music – including releases from Vanessa Forero, The FreeDub Press, Ellie Ford, Story Bird, Jolé, and The DuBarrys.

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Jah Wobble Review

Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart took on The Haunt with an encyclopaedic set transcending multiple genres and eras.

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Gregory Porter, supported by Kandace Springs, performing live at Brighton Dome concert hall, Brighton, 19 April 2016

Gregory Porter Review

The jazz singer it’s okay for everyone to love was back in town for a sell out show with a new band and a ridiculously talented support act.

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Kudu Blue

Locally Sourced, Apr 2016

Our round-up of new Brighton music – including releases from Gloo, Hanz Rollo, Kudu Blue, Mindofalion, Safe To Swim, The Island Club, Lu’Ami and HomeBound.

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Ayria | Brighton Source

Ayria Review

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

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Common Tongues

Locally Sourced, June 2016

Our round-up of new Brighton music – including releases from Monoman, Sweetmates, The Modes, This Party, Cold Pumas, Common Tongues, Paperboy and MarthaGunn.

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The Great Escape In 36 Photos

Our photographers were snapping everyone they could catch at this year’s festival. Here’s a dozen photos from each day.

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The Great Escape Review (Thur)

The first instalment of our three-part Great Escape round-up: some unusual venues, occasional sound problems, a couple of real discoveries and Craig David.

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Tindersticks Review

Fans can sometimes make a gig; they can also risk ruining them – as we found out at Tindersticks’ Brighton Festival cine-concert at the Dome.

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Kimya Dawson | Brighton Source

Kimya Dawson Review

The anti-folk singer treated a packed-in Patterns crowd to a set of kids’ tunes, protest songs and a saucy Prince tribute.

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Moderat | Brighton Source

Moderat Review

With punters dancing in the balconies of Brighton Dome, this electronic supergroup sure know how to work a crowd.

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Purson | Brighton Source

Purson Review

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

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