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Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart is an author - mainly novels for kids - but his main love has always been live music. These days, the words that fill his head at gigs often turn into reviews for Brighton Source, the going-out bible for his favourite city anywhere, ever.

Rumours that they’ve been writing some new material prompts us to check out what local thrash hillbilly band, The Curst Sons, have been up to.

Jun 27, 2023

The Great Escape provided another intense weekend with music from the likes of The Last Dinner Party, O, Sorry, Benefits, Snayx, DITZ and TRAAMS.

May 18, 2023

From Neu! to Nils Hoffmann, German artists continue to plough their own furrow – and we can't get enough.

Jan 6, 2023
Iain and Andy from the band Plainsong performing on stage

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their seminal first album, Plainsong came to the Greys to take us on a musical trip through the history of the band.

Dec 16, 2022

For anyone in doubt, a Thursday evening gig, with a German headliner and two Brighton-based support acts, confirms what a great venue the Prince Albert is.

Dec 10, 2022
The two members of the band The Leaning

A lousy weather forecast wasn’t enough to put us off catching Brighton’s top romantic surf band The Leaning at the Hope & Ruin.

Nov 29, 2022

Mutations Festival returned for another four days of live music at Brighton's best small venues. Here are some of the highlights.

Nov 10, 2022

English lyrical eccentricity collides with German industrial techno in The Cravats spin-off incarnation.

Oct 23, 2022
Fraulein - Hope and Ruin - Hidden Herd - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

Topping a four-act bill at the Hope and Ruin, two-piece Fräulein blow us away with their intoxicating blend of edgy melodies, incisive lyrics and driving rhythms.

Jun 19, 2022
The three members of the band Noisy

Worthing three-piece Noisy are back on tour, and we’re there to confirm that the band’s brand of euphoric beats is utterly moshtastic!

Jun 8, 2022

In a series of paintings of trees, Brighton artist, Tony Felstead, explores the reassuringly constant role that trees play in our ever-changing city.

Jun 8, 2022
Tangerine Dream at Chalk, Brighton

German electronic musikmeisters, Tangerine Dream, conclude their British tour in Brighton in triumph: “We have saved the best till last!”

Mar 25, 2022

Win tickets to see Metronomy and Passenger return to their roots for a Crowdfunder to support local venues.

Sep 28, 2020
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Up and coming electro-pop band, Peakes, had to postpone their Brighton gig. SOURCE asks what they’ve been up to during lockdown.

Sep 8, 2020

As part of our retrospective series on classic local bands we delve into the Brighton music scene of the late 70s to unearth the bad-taste punk of The Lillettes.

Sep 3, 2020
The Brunswick, Hove

In our ongoing campaign to support local music venues, SOURCE spoke to Jacko Hooper, Events Manager at the Brunswick, to catch up on the latest.

Jun 8, 2020

In an effort to keep all our spirits up, Brighton pub, The Jolly Brewer, is posting live bedtime story videos to reach out to the youngest members of our community.

May 29, 2020
The Great Escape 2020

SOURCE looks at some of the promising acts booked to play at TGE before it was forced to pull the plug.

May 14, 2020

We checked in with the Green Door Store to see how the venue is coping with life during lockdown.

May 9, 2020
Diiv playing Chalk, Brighton Source, Photos by Ashley Laurence Time for Heroes Photography

‘Dopamine rules!’ After a chaotic 2016 set last time they were in town, what form would DIIV be in for their sold-out show at Chalk?

Mar 2, 2020
Harry Venning interview - Clare in the Community - 35 Gallery North - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

With an exhibition of some of his most recent ‘Clare in the Community’ cartoons, local funny man Harry Venning has everyone in Gallery 35 chuckling.

Dec 10, 2019
Life-Green Door Store - Brighton - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

One of the most exciting acts around at the moment, LIFE stormed through their blistering new album at the Green Door Store on Monday.

Nov 13, 2019

Following a video voting campaign, Dog Of Man’s album is finally unleashed on an expectant crowd. SOURCE were there to capture every riotous moment.

Aug 21, 2019

With this collection of superbly executed ink drawings, local artist and gallery owner John Whiting takes us on a moving journey through his sketchbooks.

Aug 16, 2019

'Thunder punk' duo Frank & Beans - what happens when a blend of Bukowski, Thelonius Monk and Johnny Cash influences run riot?

Aug 6, 2019
John Brockliss - 35 North Gallery - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

A series of moving black and white stills at 35 North Gallery depicts the transience of the world around us.

Jul 9, 2019

The first solo exhibition from Brighton photographer, Lyn Holly Coorg, is full of experimental photos of movement and calm, shot all around the world.

Jun 24, 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
Fontaines DC

Playing their third show in Brighton in less than a year, Dublin's Fontaines DC combine the driving punk of Shame or Idles with the acerbic vocal style of The Fall.

Mar 18, 2019

The Delines tour their second album of bittersweet country ballads, with Richmond Fontaine backing the soulful vocals of The Damnations' Amy Boone.

Jan 6, 2019

The Minnesota singer and violinist played a superb set from the cobbles of the Green Door Store, with support from M. Butterfly and Mara Simpson.

Jan 3, 2019
Blood Red Shoes - Sticky Mikes Frog Bar - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

The Brighton duo made a spectacular comeback with a greatest hits set to mark the closing of Sticky Mike's Frog Bar.

Dec 12, 2018

The Carlisle psyche rockers gave us a euphoric set at the Green Door Store, supported by Brighton shoegaze duo Hanya.

Nov 24, 2018
fontaines DC

Dublin's Fontaines DC return to Brighton after blowing us away at this year's Great Escape with their blistering Fall-esque post-punk.

Nov 6, 2018
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