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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.

Devendra Banhart is a bit of a legend, so it’s quite a coup that Melting Vinyl have managed to secure this concert …

Jul 7, 2024

The Miserable Rich returned to playing live with their first show since their KitFest charity venture in 2018, and it was an absolute delight.

Dec 8, 2023

Blur played a small warm-up gig in Eastbourne for their forthcoming Wembley Stadium shows. Brighton Source was there.

May 27, 2023
Aoife Nessa Frances

The Irish psych-folk indie artist Aoife Nessa Frances graced the Prince Albert with her presence, and Brighton Source were there to bear witness.

Nov 13, 2022

Porridge Radio returned to Brighton with two performances focused on excellent new album 'Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky'.

Nov 6, 2022

Legendary Jim White is coming to Brighton this month to promote his album 'Misfit's Jubilee'. Expect quirky and brilliant Americana form a true maverick original.

May 22, 2022

Oddfellows Casino and Greenness played at St George's Church this week. We spoke to Cess Greenness about how it felt playing live again.

Oct 4, 2021

With no gigs to shoot, four Brighton music photographers turned their cameras on the strange and unusual sights of a city in lockdown.

May 30, 2020

Hayley Ross has just released a stunning album 'The Weight of Hope'. We spoke to the local indie artist ahead of the launch at Brighton's Prince Albert.

Mar 7, 2020

Brighton's Chop Chop play the Hope & Ruin to launch album ‘Everything Looks So Real’ . Support from Map 71 and The Emperors Of Ice Cream

Jan 13, 2020

Clowwns played a rare and brilliant double-set of full-on post-punk at the Hope & Ruin this week, supported by the dynamic Mum Dad and the Kids

Jan 12, 2020

20 years of amazing music celebrated by electric performances from Salter Cane, Mum Dad and the Kids, a reunited Anagrams and many more.

Jan 5, 2020

Norwegian four-piece Pom Poko played two sold-out gigs at the Hope & Ruin and impressed with their quirky bouncy thrash-prog aesthetic.

Oct 27, 2019

Folklore Sessions have put on their monthly gigs for the last five years. Brighton Source spoke to Jacko Hooper about their forthcoming birthday showcase.

Sep 15, 2019

Las Vegas-born singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis regaled a Concorde2 crowd with her tales of heartbreak touched by macabre nihilism.

Aug 3, 2019

Molly Sarlé, one third of the band Mountain Man, begins a solo European tour at the Green Door Store this Friday, with support from Ellie Ford

Jul 30, 2019

12 Stone Toddler and Clowwns return to the stage to play what promises to be an immensely fun night at Concorde2 on Thursday.

Jun 11, 2019
Confidence Man, The Deep End (photo by Mike Tudor)

We reviewed another 20 bands on the final day of TGE with Arxx and Penelope Isles heading up the local talent alongside Black Midi and Fat White Family.

May 16, 2019
The Leisure Society

Nick tells us about working with Brian Eno and how his break-up with a bandmate shaped the new album.

May 11, 2019

Locals know that The Great Escape is joined by an unofficial festival of gigs in smaller venues, all for free. We profile some of our favourites.

May 4, 2019

2018 was a great year for new music. We highlight four Brighton albums released in the last year that you may have missed but really shouldn't.

Jan 10, 2019

Brighton Source writer-photographer Jon Southcoasting took a stroll along the coast to the tiny hillside village of Telscombe and documented his walk.

Dec 2, 2018

Newsreader Martyn Lewis is joined by Lewis sisters, Sylvie, Sharon and Carrie (not related) for an evening of stories and song. Fun times guaranteed.

Nov 11, 2018

Brighton’s Our Girl concluded their national tour with a packed-out dynamic hometown gig at the Haunt, with support from Buzzard and Breathe Panel.

Oct 28, 2018

Nashville resident Dawn Landes gave a virtuoso performance in the tiny Greys pub in Hanover. Brighton Source was there to bear witness.

Oct 20, 2018

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Ana Egge comes to Brighton on Monday 29th October. She spoke to SOURCE about her superb new album 'White Tiger'.

Sep 29, 2018

We went to Brighton Pride and watched the parade. We took photographs, lots of them. Of course we did. Share the joy with us.

Aug 8, 2018

We spoke to the Brighton-based Anglo-French indie duo about madness, the moon and their new EP - with a premiere of new video 'Dance With The Light'.

Jul 30, 2018

A Psychedelic Sundae rock fest comes to the Green Door Store on 22nd July. Looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. And loud!

Jun 22, 2018

Award-winning singer-songwriter Hattie Briggs plays Shoreham this week and Brighton the week after at the Marlborough Theatre.

May 29, 2018

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.

May 22, 2018

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

May 7, 2018

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

May 5, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

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

Apr 17, 2018

Former Cocteau Twin and Bella Union label boss chats about the music biz and his new band Lost Horizons.

Apr 1, 2018

Anna Moulson's Melting Vinyl have put on gigs in Brighton for 20 years. Brighton Source attended their celebratory night of extrordinary local music.

Mar 30, 2018

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'.

Mar 16, 2018

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.

Mar 1, 2018

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

Feb 16, 2018

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.

Jan 28, 2018

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

Jan 17, 2018

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

Jan 1, 2018

Photographer Jon Southcoasting takes a whirl around Whitehawk to capture the sights of what for many Brightonians is a lesser known neighbourhood.

Jan 1, 2018

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

Dec 3, 2017

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

Nov 17, 2017

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

Oct 24, 2017
Dog in the Snow | Brighton Source

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

Oct 19, 2017

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.

Aug 30, 2017

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

Jul 7, 2017

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

Jul 2, 2017

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

Jun 8, 2017

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.

May 24, 2017
Chris TT | Brighton Source

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.

May 21, 2017

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

May 13, 2017

Famed Australian avant-garde trio The Necks came to the gothic St Luke's Church in Hanover on Monday for an excellent concert of improvised jazz.

May 3, 2017

Manchester band PINS returned to Brighton to play a sold out gig at the Rialto Theatre, with support from Baby In Vain and Yassassin.

Apr 14, 2017

Legendary Sun Ra Arkestra played a three night residency in Lewes last week. Brighton Source was at the Con Club to listen to a lesson in jazz history.

Apr 1, 2017

Danny Green's Laish returned to Brighton for a memorable, magical and moving gig. Brighton Source was there with a camera.

Mar 20, 2017

Laura Marling played the Brighton Dome on Thursday night. Brighton Source was there to capture the magic.

Mar 17, 2017

Sunday nights are supposed to be quiet. But Porridge Radio aren't quiet.

Mar 6, 2017

The Handsome Family and Courtney Marie Andrews graced Brighton with their presence on Friday night. Brighton Source was there to capture some moments.

Mar 4, 2017
The Fall | Brighton Source

With a another album on its way The Fall returned to conquer the Concorde last Sunday, ably supported by Bo Ningen.

Feb 2, 2017

January is a cold and terrible month. Nevertheless, our man Jon Southcoasting was out grappling with the fog and ice, to bring you another Street Source.

Feb 1, 2017
Love Action | Brighton Source

Love Action is a mini-festival of local bands in aid of Sussex Beacon. Great acts for a great day - all for a good cause.

Jan 18, 2017

Love Thy Neighbour have an excellent three-night festival of new music at the Hope and Ruin this week from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th

Dec 26, 2016
Cathy Davey | Brighton Source

The acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter and animal lover came to ONCA gallery to perform a set with Villagers' Conor O'Brien in praise of the 80-years-extinct Tasmanian Tiger.

Dec 10, 2016

As Brighton legends Sons of Noel and Adrian release their third album Brighton Source speak to lead son Jacob Richardson about what makes them tick.

Nov 21, 2016

Haley Bonar kicked off her UK tour at Brighton and SOURCE was there to capture an excellent gig.

Oct 22, 2016
Lou Rhodes | Brighton Source

Lou Rhodes (Lamb) brings her excellent solo pastoral folk songs to Patterns on Sunday. Support is Such Small Hands.

Sep 30, 2016

Porridge Radio are one of the most fun bands in town and have just released a superb debut album. We spoke to lead-singer Dana about what makes her tick...

Sep 20, 2016

After a brilliant performance at St George's Church Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon returns to Brighton at the Concorde 2 this month

Aug 19, 2016

The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger comes to the Hope & Ruin to promote her third solo album on 9th September.

Aug 9, 2016

June was an exceptional month. Photographer Jon Southcoasting captures the heart, soul and utter misery of this year's midsummer madness.

Jun 30, 2016

Marissa Nadler brings some beautiful dark gothic romance to the intimate stage fo the Prince Albert on May 24th

Apr 24, 2016

Ellie Ford has realised the promise of her EPs with her first full length album. The launch show on April 22nd should be something else.

Mar 22, 2016

Legendary Japanese pop-punk rockers Shonen Knife are playing Brighton's Haunt on 21st April. Support comes from Porridge Radio.

Mar 21, 2016

Damien Jurado comes to the Dome Studio Theatre to perform raw, spiritual, intimate songs from his new album.

Mar 12, 2016

Salter Cane and The Self Help Group bring dark story-driven folk rock to the Latest Music Bar for some post-Easter fun.

Feb 26, 2016

Fragile Creatures played a pre-album launch for the Dome's monthly Spectrum night. Brighton Source was there to experience their top pop-rock sound.

Feb 20, 2016

Villagers returned to Brighton on Friday night and gave a stunning performance in St George's Church.

Feb 13, 2016

Kentucky singer Joan Shelley brings her heavenly folk songs to the Albert on March 10th, supported by Red River Dialect and Matthew the Oxx.

Feb 10, 2016

Rozi Plain headlines a terrific alt-folk line-up at the Little Way arts and music festival at One Church on Saturday 27th Feb

Jan 27, 2016
Daniel Knox | Brighton Source

The highly-regarded Chicago-based singer-songwriter Daniel Knox brings his dark, down-to-earth yet haunting tunes to the Greys Pub on Thursday 21st January

Dec 21, 2015

Mercury Rev came to the intimate subterranean space of the Komedia to perform songs from their latest album, supported by the charming Nicole Atkins. We were there with a camera.

Nov 20, 2015

Melting Vinyl and Dog In The Snow host an internationally-diverse female-led party featuring alt-pop duo Bernard + Edith, with Foreign Skin, Tiger Lion and DJ Eva Bowan.

Nov 11, 2015

Benjamin Clementine returns to Brighton on Dec 3rd to promote his outstanding album 'At Least For Now' in the enchanting surroundings of St George's Church.

Nov 3, 2015

The Self Help Group are releasing their second album of gorgeous Sussex-via-California harmonines. Titled 'Dead Stars', it's a doozy.

Oct 11, 2015

Alela Diane is back in Brighton to promote her beautiful new CD 'Cold Moon' with guitarist Ryan Francesconi. Support comes from from Pennsylvania folkie Vikesh Kapoor and local rising star Ellie Ford. Should be unmissable.

Oct 10, 2015

Tom Brosseau plays One Church Brighton, with Kristin McClement and Mary Hampton for a concert of sublime modern songwriting.

Aug 17, 2015
The Raving Beauties

The Raving Beauties release a gorgeous collection of West-Coast influenced jangle-guitar pop on local At The Helm label.

Aug 16, 2015

The Delta Bell's 'Bow Out Of The Fading Light' is a gorgeous and highly praised collection of gospel and country-tinged Americana from a fine Brighton band.

Jul 26, 2015

The Diamond Family Archive's new album is a mesmerising collection of melancholic psychedelic soundscapes, available only in a limited edition vinyl release.

Jul 19, 2015
Mark Kozelek | Brighton Source

Ex-Red House Painter, Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon returns to Brighton to celebrate his brilliant new album 'Universal Themes' in beautiful St George's Church.

Jul 17, 2015
Clowwns | Brighton Source

The Clowwns debut album is a brilliant combination of post-punk and glam rock, like the New York Dolls or the Stooges if they'd grown up in rainy England. Listen here.

Jun 27, 2015

Thirty songs in a little over an hour. The beatific Brakes returned for a thrilling homecoming gig at the Concorde2.

Jun 22, 2015

The John Peel favourite who recorded three classic albums in the early 1970s, made a rare visit to Brighton to play the tiny Greys Pub in Hanover, supported by the legendary Michael Chapman.

Jun 12, 2015
The Julie Ruin | Brighton Source

Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre, Bikini Kill) came to Concorde2 with The Julie Ruin. Support from home grown riot grrrls Slum Of Legs. Brighton Source was there.

May 26, 2015
The Leisure Society

The Leisure Society returned to Brighton for a barnstorming end-of-tour gig at the Komedia.

May 2, 2015
Thomas Heather and Marcus Hamblett

Willkommen Records' Marcus Hamblett releases his album of ambient Italian film soundtrack-influenced post-rock. Brighton Source was impressed.

Apr 21, 2015

This intimate show in the revamped Hope & Ruin with one of Scotland's finest troubadours was a real treat.

Mar 17, 2015

The South African singer has just released her debut album on Brighton's Willkommen label. We chatted to her about being taken under the wing of the city's folk scene.

Mar 9, 2015

The Scottish folk singer rolls into Brighton on his solo tour of the UK.

Mar 3, 2015
Passenger | Brighton Source

Mike Rosenberg's sell-out hometown gig reminded us he has more than just an X Factor hit up his sleeve.

Oct 25, 2013
Interlocutor | Brighton Source

The new band of Electric Soft Parade’s Alex White headlined the SOURCE New Music night this month - with support from Octopuses, Red River Dialect, Herb Denton’s Last Dime.

Sep 23, 2013
Amanda Palmer @ Concorde | Brighton Source

Daily Mail readers might have been disappointed by the lack of nipples - instead we got theatrical punk rock, clever lyrics and lots of ukulele.

Jul 17, 2013
Martin Rossiter @ Dome Studio Theatre - Brighton Source

The former Gene frontman played the SOURCE night at the Dome Studio along with Jacko Hooper and The Beautiful Word.

Jun 21, 2013

The Sheffield indie rockers came to Brighton for a raucous gig both in and outside the Concorde2.

Nov 13, 2012
The Felice Brothers @ The Haunt, Brighton (16/8/12)

They've started tinkering with electronic toys, but the NY folk rock family aren't pulling up their roots anytime soon.

Aug 31, 2012
Willy Mason

Some great moody pics of the singer songwriter from the recent Brighton leg of his British tour.

Aug 15, 2012
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