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Mike Tudor

Mike is an experienced live music photographer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Spectator and Uncut Magazine. He's been going to gigs for 20 years, expect to find him shooting and writing about rock, hip hop and late night electronic music.

We spoke to rapper Jed about running nights for new Brighton artists, making music and how the local hip hop scene managed to survive through lockdown.

May 27, 2022
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As lockdown restrictions relaxed in Brighton, residents found different ways rediscover their peace of mind. Some old, some new.

Aug 3, 2020
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Some fans have been waiting nine years for The National to return to Brighton, but from this showing maybe it wasn't worth the wait.

Dec 15, 2019

Sage Francis and B.Dolan combine to form the Epic Beard Men, celebrating their new album with a joyous hip hop party at Patterns.

Aug 10, 2019

Indie hip hop veterans Sage Francis and B.Dolan talk about their upcoming show at Patterns why their new album reminds us 'This Was Supposed to be Fun'.

Jul 7, 2019

We joined the newly started 35/120 photowalk in Brighton, which invites film shooting photographers of all abilities to join in and take photos together.

Jun 3, 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

Kicking off a short run of arena dates at the Brighton Centre, Catfish and the Bottlemen gave a performance that was not what we expected and all the better for it.

May 3, 2019

On their biggest tour so far, Catfish and the Bottlemen return with a new album 'The Balance'.

Apr 2, 2019

Through Portslade to the site of a feeding frenzy of incredible genre-defying bands. We just hope we won’t have to wait another four years for the next one.

Feb 25, 2019

Photographer Mike Tudor looks at what it's like to return to Brighton after 18 months away. You can't go home again.

Feb 12, 2019

Alt-J kicked off their seaside tour for new album 'Relaxer' at The Brighton Centre, bringing a massive light show with them and Blaenavon in support.

Sep 9, 2017

In this month's photography feature we look at the venues across our city and the memories great gigs and clubbing have given Mike Tudor.

Sep 4, 2017
Wildlife Festival 2017 | Brighton Source

Wild Life Festival returns to Shoreham Airport for its third consecutive year with headliners Fatboy Slim, Jess Glynne and Dizzee Rascal.

May 9, 2017

February is when the nights get lighter and spring shows its face. Between the wind and storms local photographer Mike Tudor took to the streets at night.

Mar 6, 2017
Bobbie Johnson | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor | studio85uk.com

We spoke to Brighton rapper Bobbie Johnson about her new EP and supporting Rag'n'Bone Man on tour.

Feb 24, 2017
Normanton Street | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor | studio85uk.com

We spoke to soul hip hop group Normanton Street about surviving and succeeding as a live band as they prepare for their Concorde2 show this week.

Nov 7, 2016

We spoke to the owner of this fantastic new studio in the heart of Brighton, where the emphasis is on healthy working and lots and lots of light.

Nov 2, 2016
The DMAs | Brighton Source

Aussie rockers proud of their Britpop influences return to play The Old Market.

Sep 28, 2016

Previously unseen photos of David Bowie came to Brighton for a sold out exhibition.

Sep 9, 2016
Asian Dub Foundation | Concorde2 | Brighton Source | Umberto_Lopez

Asian Dub Foundation return with some founding members - strap yourselves in for the full force of their live show.

Aug 25, 2016

Boundary Festival replaces Shakedown at Stanmer Park, with four stages hosted by Brighton clubs and Mixmag.

Aug 17, 2016
Wildhood | Sticky Mikes Frogbar |Brighton | Mike Tudor Studio85

One half of Rizzle Kicks, Jordan Stephens' new project Wildhood brought a confident and varied set showcasing their experimental debut EP ‘Vert’.

Jul 30, 2016
Occulus Rift | Brighton Source

Wondering if the new virtual reality headsets live up to the hype? This night offers you a chance to try them for yourself.

Jul 11, 2016
David Bowie by Denis ORegan | Brighton Source

An exhibition of 40 photographs of David Bowie, some previously unseen, comes to Brighton next week as part of a nationwide tour.

Jul 2, 2016
Wildhood| Brighton Source | Sticky Mikes Frogbar

Wildhood is the new solo project by Rizzle Kicks member Jordan Stephens. Enter the playful and dark world of his new EP.

Jun 29, 2016
Saul Williams | The Haunt | Brighton Source

He gained global recognition for his vivid mind-bending poetry, performing in over 30 countries and reading at over 300 universities. Potent, authentic and always evolving.

May 22, 2016

Got a craving to play retro consoles and classic games? This weekly free night at Sticky Mike's could be for you.

May 2, 2016
Record Store Day 2016 | Brighton Source

Neither hail nor high water could stop the vinyl junkies coming out on Record Store Day. We went out to chat to punters and snap their post-purchase smiles.

Apr 19, 2016
Ghostface Killah | Concorde 2 | Brighton Source

Wu-Tang member and legendary veteran rapper Ghostface Killah makes a rare visit to Brighton.

Apr 12, 2016
Refused | Concorde2 | Studio85uk | Mike Tudor | Brighton Source

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

Apr 6, 2016

Our city defrosts, the sun comes out and we feel the impact of Storm Katie. Mike Tudor kicks off our new monthly Brighton photography series.

Mar 31, 2016
Roots Manuva | Concorde2 | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

We headed to Concorde2 to watch a difficult Roots Manuva performance that regularly threatened to come off the rails completely.

Mar 3, 2016
The Last Shadow Puppets | Brighton Dome | Brighton Source

With an upcoming new album following their hugely successful debut, Alex Turner and Miles Kane head out on a UK tour this spring.

Feb 28, 2016
Refused | Brighton Source | Concorde 2

Swedish hardcore legends Refused return with their first new material in 17 years.

Feb 25, 2016
Three Little Birds | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

A new family run restaurant in Hove focusing on rustic mixed European food with a modern twist.

Feb 20, 2016
Roots Manuva | Concorde2 | Brighton Source

Always forward thinking, lyrically agile and not one to be taken into the mainstream.

Jan 29, 2016
Chali 2na | The Haunt | Brighton Source | Studio85UK

A founding member of Jurassic 5, Chali 2na brought some much needed summer vibes to The Haunt.

Jan 26, 2016
Chali 2na | The Haunt | Brighton Source

An integral member of Jurassic 5 and one of the most distinctive voices in hip hop, Chali 2na and The Funk Hunters come to The Haunt.

Dec 19, 2015
Chvrches | Brighton Dome | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

Glasgow trio Chvrches bring the beats on second album 'Every Open Eye', combining synth-pop, rave and emo to mighty effect.

Nov 20, 2015
Normanton Street | Brighton Dome Theatre | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

Jazzy and stylish as ever, the Brighton hip hop group returned from a year of touring to play a buzzing homeshow with FSandHG and Written In Waters at the Dome.

Nov 10, 2015
Oh Captain! | The Hope and Ruin | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

Oh Captain! offer something different and exciting. We were instantly struck by their energy on stage and the ferocity of their live performance.

Nov 8, 2015
Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Brighton Dome | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

Loud, orchestral and fierce; but have the post rockers lost their forte of challenging the accepted?

Nov 1, 2015
Richard Hawley | Brighton Dome | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

A loud and loving crowd came out for Richard Hawley last week when he kicked off the tour for his new album at Brighton Dome.

Oct 30, 2015
Squarepusher | Concorde2 | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

Can the electronica pioneer squeeze his ever-audacious music into the confines of a live band set-up? We were in the front row to find out.

Oct 26, 2015
Normanton Street | Brighton Dome | Brighton Source

The soul hip hop group offer a sample of their forthcoming debut album with a night showcasing a host of Brighton talent.

Oct 6, 2015
RagNBone Man | Concorde2 | Brighton Source

Rag'n'Bone Man puts on a triumphant and very special sold out homecoming show at Concorde2.

Sep 30, 2015
Oh Captain | The Hope | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

The three-piece post punk hardcore band from Brighton bring furious energy with flashes of psychedelia.

Sep 29, 2015
B.Dolan | The Haunt | Brighton Source

It’s been five years since we last saw independent hip hop artist B.Dolan play Brighton, but it was worth the wait.

Sep 28, 2015
Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Brighton Dome | BRIGHTON SOURCE

Highly influential post-rockers bring their intense and atmospheric live show to Brighton.

Sep 28, 2015
Asian Dub Foundation | Brighton Dome | Brighton Source

George Lucas' 1970s sci-fi dystopia gets the live score treatment from Asian Dub Foundation at the Dome.

Sep 27, 2015
Stormzy | Concorde 2 | Brighton Source

Grime music is in the middle of a massive revival, at the forefront is 21-year-old South London rapper Stormzy.

Sep 27, 2015

With the release of his eighth studio album Richard Hawley brings his beautiful melodies and wonderful storytelling songs to the Brighton Dome.

Sep 25, 2015
squarepusher | concorde2 | Brighton Source

Electronic music pioneer Squarepusher is performing some of his classic 90s tracks for the first time with a live band.

Sep 23, 2015
Pinkshinyultrablast | Sticky Mike Frogbar | Brighton Source

Expect beautiful vocals and wonderful waves of guitar reverb from the Russian shoegazers on a visit to Brighton.

Sep 7, 2015
BrewDog | Brighton Source

Brewdog finally opened its new bar in Brighton, we were invited to investigate the refurbishment and sample some of the craft beers on offer.

Aug 29, 2015
B.Dolan | The Haunt | Brighton Source

Not afraid to deal with political and social issues, this fiercely intelligent hip hop artist should not be ignored.

Aug 24, 2015
Fiery Foods Festival | Brighton | Brighton Source

Celebrating a whole variety of chilli and spicy food along with live music from local bands and the ever popular chilli eating competition.

Aug 19, 2015
Bloom | Prince Albert | Brighton Source

We welcome back Brighton regulars Beautiful Word in their new form as Bloom, this will be their first show since their rebirth.

Jul 31, 2015

KRS-One brings one of the most solid live hip hop shows we've ever seen to the Concorde2.

May 13, 2015
Forgotten Fields | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

A new intimate music festival and summer party within the beautiful Sussex countryside, with a focus on quality over quantity.

Apr 14, 2015
The New Tabloids | Hope and Ruin | Brighton Source | Mike Tudor

Electro pop, jangling guitars, driving drum work and heartfelt lyrics make for an exciting album launch.

Apr 9, 2015
The New Tabloids | The Hope | Brighton Source

Your chance to catch a preview of the Brighton band's debut album at their one-off live show at The Hope & Ruin.

Mar 27, 2015
Yuris Night | Green Door Store | Brighton Source

An evening of space-inspired performances to celebrate more than half a century of human exploration of space.

Mar 17, 2015

Brighton drum and bass duo The Prototypes celebrate the release of their debut album 'City Of Gold' at Coalition.

Feb 26, 2015

Metalcore veterans 36 Crazyfists make a welcome return to the stage and give a preview to their forthcoming album.

Feb 11, 2015

The Alaskan metalcore band return after a five year gap with a world tour taking in a date at Concorde2.

Jan 26, 2015

Riff-heavy Brighton two piece, Royal Blood, play a sold out homecoming show at The Dome.

Dec 3, 2014

Mercury Music Prize nominee Kate Tempest brings her hybrid of hip hop, poetry and storytelling to a sold out show at The Haunt.

Nov 11, 2014

Drill:Festival is coming to Brighton in December, with over 100 artists and performances across four days and 14 different venues.

Oct 29, 2014

Supporting his new album 'Copper Gone', the Rhode Island rapper, lyricist and slam poet veteran brings his world tour to The Haunt.

Oct 25, 2014

Acclaimed lyricist Sage Francis brings the European leg of his world tour to The Haunt, accompanied by Scroobius Pip.

Oct 15, 2014

Hotly tipped surf doom rockers The Wytches treat us to an intimate show at Resident Records to celebrate their album launch.

Aug 29, 2014

The Florida punk rocker was on great form at his small solo show at The Haunt.

Jul 1, 2014

Singer and guitarist of Hot Water Music brings his powerful solo show to The Haunt with his band The Camaraderie.

Jun 21, 2014

Since it opened the new skatepark on The Level has been rammed with skaters, BMXers and scooters. We went along to take some pics.

Sep 20, 2013
Craig Charles' Funk & Soul Club @ Concorde - Brighton Source

Craig Charles brought his club to the Concorde with DJ Format, Prince Fatty and The Impellers in tow.

Jun 21, 2013
KRS-One @ Concorde - Brighton Source

We've been lucky enough to see KRS-One at his last three Brighton shows, so expectations were high.

Jun 14, 2013

The 90s Britrockers returned with a new album and an ultra tight set liberally littered with old favourites.

Apr 8, 2013

The former Smiths guitarist sets off on a solo tour, packs out the Concorde and looks as cool as ever. They can never taint him in our eyes.

Mar 26, 2013
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