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Blending classical music with alt rock, Hana Piranha release their new album ‘Wingspan’ with a live launch at The Latest Music Bar.

Nov 28, 2023
yumi and the weather

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Yumi And The Weather, Flip Top Head, Plantoid, Emma Gatrill, Hutch, JOHN and Soft Walls.

Nov 4, 2023

Russ Dewbury is back behind the decks at Komedia for a revival of his legendary Brighton club night.

Oct 11, 2023
Brighton's Night Shift exterior

We've been enjoying the pop-up wine bar at Seven Dials and were pleased to hear that Night Shift may well soon become a permanent fixture.

Sep 21, 2023

Our picks of plays to see at Brighton Fringe – tackling class, gender, homelessness, music and football.

May 2, 2023
The Slide Show Must Go On

The Brighton Fringe show that promises to "bring PowerPoint to the people" returns with a whimsical tour of politics and popular culture.

Apr 23, 2023

We spent a day in the studio with Brighton dream pop trio Hanya as they announce some exciting news about a new record label and a certain local festival.

Apr 3, 2023

The Great Escape is gearing up again, and with a new batch of acts added it promises to be a good one.

Mar 29, 2023
Orbital

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Orbital, Yonaka, Arxx, Opus Kink, Holiday Ghosts and The Bar Stool Preachers.

Mar 3, 2023

It's that time of year when we reflect on the past, make plans for the future and compile lots of lists. Here's the best stuff that Brighton had to offer in 2022.

Dec 31, 2022
I Am Fya

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Flevans, I Am Fya, Laundromat, Birdeatsbaby, Pog, Dez Dare, Dog of Man and Arxx.

Oct 26, 2022

We saw a wealth of international talent at The Great Escape, but on the final day two bands from Brighton stole the show.

May 21, 2022

More bands, more reviews. Friday's festival was a heady mix of Turkish techno, gothic indie, Japanese folk, jazz punk and grime metal.

May 18, 2022

The Great Escape made a triumphant return with three days of musical mayhem across the city. Here's a round-up of two dozen acts we caught on Thursday.

May 16, 2022

Photographer Danny Fitzpatrick went backstage during a production of Footloose the Musical to capture what goes on behind the scenes at this historic theatre.

Apr 26, 2022
Front cover of The Great Regression by Brighton band DITZ

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from ELLiS·D, Dog of Man, Libra Libra, Hutch, The Family Grave, Oli Spleen and DITZ.

Apr 7, 2022
Brighton Women from history

Suffragettes, swimmers and soldiers in disguise - shining a light on influential local women from the past.

Mar 8, 2022
Laura-Mary Carter

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Penelope Isles, Yumi And The Weather, Nick Hudson, Georgia Train and Laura-Mary Carter.

Dec 16, 2021
The Specials, The Brighton Centre

Terry Hall led a stomping show at the Brighton Centre belting out classic after classic, with protest songs, choice covers and some amusing put-downs.

Sep 9, 2021
The Specials, Brighton Centre

The Specials are back on the road with Terry Hall at the helm, bringing their evergreen ska classics to the Brighton Centre.

Aug 4, 2021
The Slide Show Must Go On - Brighton Fringe

Take a whimsical tour through the forgotten corners of pop culture with a series of freaky PowerPoint presentations at this live Brighton Fringe event.

Jun 10, 2021

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from The Moulettes, Youth Sector, Heights, Abi Flynn, Ciel, Honeybadger and Oddfellow’s Casino.

Aug 13, 2020
Airdriver Records

Airdriver Records take their launch party online, showcasing local talent to support grassroots venues.

Jul 8, 2020

Playlists are all well and good, but only a live feed brings the club experience to your living room. Here's some of the best club sets we've been enjoying lately.

Jun 23, 2020
grasshopper

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from grasshopper, J-Felix, Dog Of Man, Sit Down, Dom Champ, Via Tirana and Hannah Nelson.

Jun 16, 2020

We know there's more important stuff to be worrying about, but maybe that makes the prospect of a summer with no festivals even more disappointing.

Jun 1, 2020

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
Porridge Radio

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Octopuses, Melt Plastic Group, Gulls, Porridge Radio, Night House and Wax Machine.

Apr 15, 2020

King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Dance Band created an exotic grotto called the Golden Lagoon at the Rose Hill on Sunday. And it was quite the experience.

Feb 13, 2020

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Buffo's Wake, Prince Fatty, Beach Riot, Animal House, Lazybones and Great Pagans.

Dec 5, 2019

Riding their rapid ascent with style, Brighton's Yonaka bring their mix of heavy rock and soaring melodic pop to the Concorde 2 for their biggest show to date.

Oct 8, 2019

Full of electronic music and innovative events, the two-week arts and technology fest is back once more to show us the future.

Sep 10, 2019

If you like your clothes retro, you're in the right place. Brighton is bursting with second-hand shops, but here are some of our favourites.

Aug 21, 2019
Ham Legion

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Ham Legion, Scare Taxi, Strange Cages, Count Kujo, Dog Of Man and Hayley Ross.

Aug 13, 2019

We joined the colourful crowds in Preston Park for a two-day pop marathon with Emeli Sandé, Grace Jones and a triumphant set-piece spectacle from Kylie.

Aug 10, 2019

The indie rock four-piece are touring the UK over the summer and we caught them in action this week bringing their sun-soaked riffs to The Prince Albert.

Jul 6, 2019
The Intergalactic Republic Of Kongo, Jubilee Square

Day two of The Great Escape saw us enjoying some sunshine while watching The Intergalactic Republic Of Kongo, Easy Life, Los Bitchos, Tourist and loads more.

May 14, 2019
Saint Agnes, Jubilee Square (photo by Mike Tudor)

As the dust settles on The Great Escape our team reports back on some of the 20+ acts they caught last Thursday in the first of three bumper reviews.

May 13, 2019

As Lita Doolan's play 'Mary Blandy's Gallows Tree' comes to Brighton Fringe, the award-winning writer recounts some of the weirdest hangings from history.

May 9, 2019
Brett Anderson

A vibrant and colourful exhibition of live gig photography by Gili Dailes comes to Brighton's Mange Tout this month.

May 8, 2019
Fragile Creatures

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including Fragile Creatures, Bledig, Mount Wychproof, Octopuses, Gulls, Matt Finucane and Family Fiction.

May 1, 2019

Wham! Bang! Pow! Art Brut are back... Eddie Argos and co came to The Haunt for a night of punchy songs, rambling banter and giddy, tongue-in-cheek rock'n'roll.

Mar 9, 2019
Lazybones | Brighton Source

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including albums by Rokurokubi and Oli Spleen, an EP from Lazybones and singles by Hatter and Night House.

Feb 15, 2019
Ollie Quinn artist takeover, art by Oriele Steiner

Ollie Quinn eyewear boutique has opened its doors for emerging artists to hold exhibitions, starting this month with paintings by Oriele Steiner.

Feb 7, 2019

Local photographer Babak Roshan took his camera around the city's pubs, clubs and cafes to capture a regular slice of Brighton nightlife.

Jan 18, 2019

The Berlin-based Swedish singer Molly Nilsson brings her dark synth pop, astute lyrics and CD backing track to the Hope & Ruin.

Jan 8, 2019
Kiran Leonard

The prolific and ever-ambitious Manchester songwriter calls at Brighton on his latest tour for a date at the Green Door Store.

Oct 26, 2018

We're looking for writers to join our team and expand our coverage of all the great things going on in Brighton right now. Want to get involved?

Oct 23, 2018

The Dutch singer-songwriter came with a disciplined band in tow to help her spark a set of organised indie chaos at The Haunt.

Oct 17, 2018

To celebrate our 20th anniversary we're hosting a photography exhibition of work taken by Brighton Source snappers past and present.

Sep 25, 2018

Algerian desert rockers Imarhan brought a beautiful blend of styles and some masterly musicianship to The Haunt, winning over the crowd with ease.

Sep 9, 2018

Local photographer Pete Boyd took his camera to Brighton beach to capture the jubilation and despair shared by the crowds who gathered for the World Cup.

Jul 16, 2018

Powering on through day two at The Great Escape we catch standout sets from Kojey Radical, Bodega and Superorganism.

May 28, 2018

We took the plunge to see some intimate and upfront comedy at Artista Café's underground weekly stand-up night.

Mar 13, 2018
lue

Promising local singer songwriter Lue plays her first show with a full band, bringing a richer version of her dreamy ambient folk to the Hope and Ruin.

Mar 2, 2018

The grassroots festival returns for its third year, bringing a week of new homespun comedy and theatre to four different venues around the city.

Feb 23, 2018

The Angry Girls Club, a 'collaborative community of female voices', launch their latest zine with an exhibition at ONCA.

Feb 11, 2018

The spooky, nocturnal world of street signs - Oleg Pulemjotov's photographs give a strange beauty to the things you see, or maybe don't, in Brighton every day.

Dec 6, 2017

Following the release of new album ‘Résistance’, Songhoy Blues were keen to show the people of Hove how to party.

Dec 6, 2017

Celebrate four years of Acid Box events with what promises to be an energetic, psychedelic, live rock'n'roll experience.

Nov 10, 2017

Photographer Jo Higgs was out and about at Brighton gigs during October, pointing her camera everywhere but at the stage.

Nov 3, 2017

With zines aplenty, talks and live music, the Rose Tinted Spectacular lets you dip into the world of self-publishing while stocking up on inappropriate family Christmas gifts.

Nov 2, 2017

The beer ran out halfway through and we nearly got gobbed on by a scary metal singer. Here's our epic report from Brighton metal scene’s most anticipated event of the year.

Oct 24, 2017
Hot 8 Brass Band | Brighton Source

Ahead of Tru Thought's birthday party at Brighton Dome, we pick out our favourite tracks released by the label that gave us the likes of Quantic, Alice Russell and The Hot 8 Brass Band.

Oct 13, 2017

An exhibition of art inspired by grime comes to Brighton, offering unique interpretations of MCs and grime culture by emerging visual artists from across the country.

Oct 2, 2017
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Brighton Source

The California trio return to Brighton in time for Halloween with a new single and plenty of old school rock'n'roll swagger.

Sep 30, 2017
Mammothfest | Brighton Source

Back for its 6th incarnation the Brighton metal scene’s biggest event of the year roars back into town this week.

Sep 6, 2017
Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys headline Brighton Pride this weekend, so we pulled together SOURCE friends past and present to celebrate the duo's finest moments.

Aug 2, 2017
Brer Brian | Brighton Source

Marwoods hosts a free antifolk special showcasing acts from Brighton and New York, including Brer Brian and Filthy Pedro.

Jul 16, 2017

A cross-section of Brighton life in a set of intriguing street portraits from local photographer Stee Louw.

Jul 12, 2017
Cropredy Festival

The folk rock pioneers celebrate their 50th anniversary at their annual festival for fans and friends at Cropredy.

Jul 10, 2017
Brian Nash | Brighton Source

The Frankie Goes To Hollywood guitarist plays a solo show in Brighton this week. We chatted to him about the old days and what it was like being in an openly gay band in the 80s.

Jun 19, 2017

Our final batch of reviews includes multiple hauntings, some theatrical tragedies and Dave Benson Phillips.

Jun 17, 2017

From coppers in tights to lonely ducks - a dozen images capturing Brighton in full festival mode, taken in May by our team of roving photographers.

Jun 13, 2017

Another week, another dozen reviews - including pre-war girl gangs, 80s weathermen, Mexican myths and David Bowie.

Jun 1, 2017

Brighton's homegrown talent shone through on the last day of The Great Escape with standout shows from Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Dream Wife and Blood Red Shoes.

May 26, 2017

Day two of the festival found us stumbling upon an 80s hero, heading to the pier for Norway's finest and squeezing into a late-nighter from The Charlatans.

May 25, 2017

Thursday's Great Escape veered from lush folk at a Regency ballroom to riotous punk on the pier. Here's our review of day one - including Alex Cameron, Aldous Harding and Slaves.

May 23, 2017

Skiffle, a history of horror, clowning, and poetry from a coffin. It's week two of our Brighton Festival and Fringe reviews and recommendations.

May 18, 2017
Brighton Fringe, Brexorcist

Wondering what's worth seeing at Brighton Festival and Fringe? Allow us to help.

May 11, 2017
Rozelles | Brighton Source

Sharp stabs of rock and synth pop keyboards form the foundations for the dual vocals of this Bristol five-piece.

Apr 28, 2017
The Stranglers | Brighton Source

The Stranglers came to Brighton Dome to remind us just how many hits they've had over the years. More importantly, the punk rockers proved they've still got it even after forty years.

Apr 4, 2017

Blossoms bloom as they take centre stage of the VO5 NME awards tour, with support from Cabbage and Rory Wynne.

Apr 1, 2017
PINS | Brighton Source

Manchester's favourite punk band are back to promote their new EP, which features a collaboration with none other than Iggy Pop.

Mar 18, 2017
Methyl Ethel - Green Door Store - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Perth's psychedelic art rockers came to the Green Door Store only to find a bunch of Aussies in the audience singing the words back at them.

Mar 13, 2017
Cin Cin | Brighton Source

From aperitifs to antipasti, we visit Brighton's latest Italian bar and kitchen to see what all the fuss is about.

Mar 8, 2017
Stewart Lee | Brighton Source

The first night of Stewart Lee's Brighton Dome residency saw the comedian providing content both vitriolic and ironic.

Mar 6, 2017
Kyko | Brighton Source

Quirky solo artist Kyko will be flaunting his talent at the Hope & Ruin later this month.

Feb 27, 2017
Reckless Intentions | Brighton Source

Brighton band Reckless Intentions will be bringing some pop punk chaos to the Latest Music Bar.

Feb 26, 2017
Slaves | Brighton Source

The American post-hardcore three-piece will be warmly welcomed in defeating Sticky Mike’s later this month.

Feb 23, 2017
Cloud Nothings | Brighton Source

The American indie-rock band bring their newly chilled out sounds to The Haunt for their final UK date.

Feb 23, 2017
House of Dreams | Brighton Source

Inexplicable Cabaret put on a surreal gothic fairytale for two nights at a new Kemptown theatre space.

Feb 16, 2017
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Natty returned to Brighton with a show promoting positivity, community and energy.

Feb 16, 2017
Flour Pot Bakery | Brighton Source

A new Flour Pot Bakery café has sprung up in Seven Dials, offering freshly roasted coffee and tasty cakes and bakes.

Feb 9, 2017
Death Valley Girls | Brighton Source

LA rockers Death Valley Girls descended upon the Hope the Ruin, with support from Saint Agnes and Sun Scream.

Feb 8, 2017
Bovine Cemetery | Brighton Source

Bovine Cemetry's All-Women's Writing Spring Spectacular was a lively literary night delivering fresh, fierce female voices from the fiction scene.

Feb 6, 2017
Beans On Toast | Brighton Source

The antifolk singer came to Sticky Mike's for Independent Venue Week with a lively and comedic set, supported in kind by Pog and Gecko.

Feb 5, 2017

Brightonians came out in their thousands for a mass impromptu protest against Donald Trump's Muslim ban.

Jan 30, 2017
Novella | Brighton Source

Indie four-piece Novella hit Brighton’s The Joker on a UK tour in the run up to the launch of their new album.

Jan 25, 2017
Touche Amore | Brighton Source

The American post-hardcore band are headlining The Haunt this month with an explosive show you won’t want to miss.

Jan 15, 2017
The Wild Feathers | Brighton Source

We look back at twelve of the most interesting Brighton gigs we covered last year. These are the ones that stayed with us, often for very different reasons.

Jan 5, 2017
The Fall | Brighton Source

Marmite rockers The Fall return to Concorde2 next month after their first line-up change in a decade.

Dec 29, 2016
Mexrrissey | Brighton Source

All the way from Mexico City, Mexrrissey come to Brighton Dome to give Morrissey's music a mariachi makeover.

Dec 26, 2016
Liquor Store & The Terrace Barbers, 7/8 Lewes Rd

As the dark days drew in, Oleg Pulemjotov was out shooting these enigmatic Brighton shopfronts. Your local shop has never looked so scenic - or sinister.

Dec 2, 2016
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VANT brought their energetic British indie crashing into The Haunt, with support from Thyla and Partybaby.

Dec 2, 2016
Stanford Road | Brighton Source

On the day of the US election result we headed to the Hope & Ruin to hear some newly poignant blues and Americana.

Nov 26, 2016
Vivienne Westwood | Brighton Source

Fashion legend and activist Vivienne Westwood met up with Caroline Lucas at Brighton Dome to talk about her new book, the dangers of fracking and how to fight climate change.

Nov 24, 2016
Yellowcard | Brighton Source

Pop-punks Yellowcard will be saying their final goodbyes with a world tour that hits Brighton’s Concorde2 this December.

Nov 21, 2016
Super Furry Animals | Brighton Source

The Welsh rockers come to Brighton Dome to revisit their debut 'Fuzzy Logic' twenty years on.

Nov 13, 2016
Jon Bennett of Mono in Brighton Source

Brighton has a new club. A great soundsystem, a dark room and long DJ sets. If you're mourning Fabric, this could be your new home.

Nov 11, 2016
Girl Band | Brighton Source

Girl Band bring their crashing noise to The Haunt as they make their long-awaited return to Brighton.

Nov 7, 2016

Local snapper Xavier Clarke took on the Street Source challenge during October, capturing overcast skies, buskers and some impressive Halloweeners.

Nov 5, 2016

We're looking for contributors to join our team to write about all the great music and art happening in the city. Is that you?

Nov 3, 2016
DMA's | Brighton Source

The DMA's sold out show at The Old Market - in pictures.

Nov 3, 2016
Vant | Brighton Source

Indie rockers VANT embark on a winter headline tour across the UK this month, taking The Haunt for their own.

Oct 28, 2016
omar | st marys church | brighton source

UK soul icon Omar came to St. Mary's Church in the first of a new series of 'Take Me To Church' sessions.

Oct 18, 2016
Street Source | Brighton Source

As the Summer gave way to Autumn, Brighton photographer Sarah Caust shot this set of gorgeous photos depicting empty streets and open skies.

Oct 5, 2016
Pumarosa | Brighton Source

Riding the hype unleashed by a couple of highly touted singles, Pumarosa come to Brighton for the first show in a six-date UK tour.

Sep 20, 2016
Saturday, Together The People, Mike Tudor, Studio85uk-32

Brian Wilson and Suede headed up a weekend of great music in Preston Park which even some very British weather couldn't dampen.

Sep 6, 2016
Julianna Barwick | Brighton Source

We caught a compelling two hour set of minimal but mesmerising loops and vocals from the Louisiana-via-Brooklyn singer at the Komedia.

Sep 1, 2016
Nick Cave | Brighton Source

We've got tickets to give away for the screening of a new documentary feature showcasing songs from Nick Cave And The Bad Seed's forthcoming album.

Aug 23, 2016
Fear Factory | Brighton Source

The industrial metalheads stopped off at Brighton for a pre-Bloodstock warm-up show, proving they can still stoke the fires of metal fandom after nearly thirty years.

Aug 14, 2016
Brighton Pride 2016 | Brighton Source

Even the sun came out for Pride, turning Brighton into a huge celebration of positivity and acceptance. We sent out two photographers to capture the sights.

Aug 11, 2016
Old Tree Cafe | Brighton Source

We visited FIELD Brighton, an entrepreneurial start-up space on Lewes Road, where we sampled a tipple or two at a little-known brewery with a difference.

Aug 9, 2016

The Beach Boys' founder Brian Wilson and Suede will headline Together The People festival in Preston Park this summer.

Aug 3, 2016
Green Kitchen | Brighton Source

Yet another all-vegan cafe has popped up, not a stone's throw from Preston Park. Whether it's a quick sandwich, caffeine hit or a hearty meal you're after, this cafe has it all.

Jul 27, 2016
Julianna Barwick | Brighton Source

The queen of the loop pedal is coming to transform the Komedia into an echoing, interstellar wonderland.

Jul 25, 2016
Party At The Races | Brighton Source

Another new festival rides into town on October 1st, promising 'day-time dancing and night-time clubbing' alongside a local music stage hosted by Brighton Source.

Jul 19, 2016
The Revelator

The Duke Of Norfolk is dead. The Revelator took it into the swamps and killed it, then arranged some sticks by the body.

Jul 14, 2016
The Plant Room | Brighton Source

The Plant Room is a new veggie cafe in the heart of the Lanes, offering vegan cakes aplenty and a chilled vibe – but does it deliver more than just a quirky theme? We went to find out.

Jul 3, 2016
Big Deal | Brighton Source

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.

Jun 22, 2016

Bands, buskers and Brighton in the midst of another great festival. Luke Bateman shot it all for the third edition of our monthly photography feature.

Jun 8, 2016
Normanton Street, Black Lion, photo by Jon Southcoasting

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

May 26, 2016

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.

May 26, 2016

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.

May 25, 2016

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.

May 24, 2016
Big Deal | Brighton Source

After signing to Brighton's FatCat label, the indie rockers are heading to the Hope & Ruin this week to showcase their new album.

May 18, 2016
Record Store Day | Brighton Source

The shop staff tell us what they made of last month's vinyl frenzy - plus a time-lapse film of the whole day.

May 6, 2016

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

Apr 22, 2016
The Devil Speaks True | Brighton Source

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.

Apr 1, 2016
East Street Tap

The Fishbowl is dead, long live this New York influenced tap room with killer beers and food to match.

Feb 22, 2016
King Charles | Brighton Source

The 'glam folk' singer songwriter came to town with a new album in tow.

Feb 21, 2016
Anne-Marie | Brighton Source

The Rudimental singer came to The Haunt with some charming banter, a shortish set of R'n'B and synth pop and a voice that could do so much more.

Feb 8, 2016
John Hegley | Brighton Source

Trainspotters, punks and poets came together for an anti-privatisation fundraiser with John Hegley, Robyn Hitchcock, Blyth Power and The Lovely Brothers.

Jan 13, 2016
Chas and Dave | Brighton Source

We knew exactly what to expect and we got exactly what we expected. We don't know why, but we loved it.

Jan 7, 2016
Anne-Marie | Brighton Source

The Rudimental singer strikes out on her own with some experimental synth-pop and R&B at The Haunt.

Dec 31, 2015
Jeffrey Lewis | Brighton Source

The cult New York singer stopped by at the Hope & Ruin for a Saturday afternoon matinee gig, showcasing a new album of songs that are as funny and affecting as ever.

Dec 22, 2015
Willis Earl Beal

Even the hellish weather couldn't ruin the first Mutations weekender. Over two days our team saw 26 acts including Neko Case, Lightning Bolt and METZ.

Dec 18, 2015
The Mountain Goats | Brighton Source

There were few surprises from the cult Californian indie folk trio at the Komedia last week, but maybe that's how we like it.

Nov 28, 2015
TRAAMS | Brighton Source

Have Brighton's indie/dance trio still got it? We went to their launch party at Patterns to find out.

Nov 25, 2015

A wave of industry buzz has swept the Irish singer songwriter into bigger and bigger venues, but can the 19-year-old make it work at the Concorde2?

Nov 3, 2015
Snarky Puppy | Brighton Source

The avant-garde funkateers knew exactly what the audience was after at the Concorde last week - and they delivered.

Oct 14, 2015
The Western, Brighton

Popular pub gets ripped apart and remade with a Eastern European film poster influence, losing its Front in the process.

Oct 12, 2015
The Fall | Brighton Source

It's that time of year again: Mark E Smith returns once more to do his thing.

Oct 12, 2015
Soak | Brighton Source

The Irish singer songwriter brings her blend of soul and folk to Concorde 2.

Sep 29, 2015

SOURCE has relaunched its Instagram page: expect a mix of live gig photography and weird random Brighton stuff.

Sep 24, 2015
The Beat | Brighton Source

Fans flocked to see Dave Wakeling and his version of the politicised Brummie ska band, The Beat. Not all of them were impressed.

Sep 21, 2015
Brighton Comedy Festival | Brighton Source

What have Dara O Briain, Jeremy Hardy, Richard Herring and Frankie Boyle got in common?

Sep 20, 2015
Oxjam | Brighton Source

Oxjam returns to Brighton with over 80 bands playing across eight venues on a single day.

Sep 17, 2015
Bad Pond | Brighton Source

A strong local line-up including Written In Waters and Wild Cat Strike join some choice out-of-towners at this math rock all-dayer.

Sep 10, 2015
North Laine Bottomless Brunch

Breakfast and a Bloody Mary for £15? Not bad. But how about breakfast and unlimited Bloody Marys for £15?

Sep 3, 2015
Matt Whistler | Brighton Source

A monthly comedy night at Hotel Pelirocco hosted by Matt Whistler, aka the Hanover snow flasher.

Aug 24, 2015

In the week following Pride we caught some improvised street performance on the seafront with a LGBTQ angle.

Aug 19, 2015
Resonators | Brighton Source

Brighton's best dub reggae outfit headline Fiesta Bombarda's Jamaica fest at the Komedia.

Aug 17, 2015

Kompact label boss Michael Mayer plays for four hours at Patterns for his Brighton debut.

Jul 28, 2015

There's over a dozen festivals in Sussex this summer - from intimate gatherings on picturesque farms to rough and ready raves. Here's our round-up of what your summer might look like.

Jul 10, 2015
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Jun 30, 2015
Wart-biter Bush-cricket | Brighton Source

There's more to Brighton wildlife than seagulls - we've also got the biggest Elms in the world, the fastest bird and a cricket that eats human warts.

Jun 22, 2015
Ivan Smagghe

Exciting new night Vanishing Point launches at Patterns on 27th June with the stellar line-up of Optimo b2b with Ivan Smagghe for 5 hours.

Jun 17, 2015
The Go! Team | Brighton Source

The Go! Team return to their old haunt. Well, Brighton. At The Haunt.

Jun 16, 2015

Bass, beats and fights about buses: our round-up of the first ever Wild Life Festival.

Jun 10, 2015
Slaves | The Great Escape | Brighton Source

The final day of TGE with Girl Band, Django Django and an awesome finale from Slaves at the Corn Exchange.

May 22, 2015
The Cribs | The Great Escape | Brighton Source

Onto day two of the festival and we've already found our new favourites in the form of Spring King, Monica Heldal and Bully.

May 22, 2015
Cold Fronts | The Great Escape | Brighton Source

It's the opening night of The Great Escape and we're running round town to see the likes of Aldous Harding, Forever Pavot, Cairo and the mighty Cold Fronts.

May 22, 2015
Dead Wax Social

A bar based around Brighton vinyl culture, with eight super craft beers and serious pizza? We just died and went to heaven.

May 13, 2015
Vote Labour

If you don't fancy another five years of what we've all just been through, it's time to get to the polling station and have your voice heard.

May 6, 2015
The Great Escape | Brighton Source

Only recognise two bands on the line-up but going anyway? We listened to all 400 of them so you don't have to.

May 6, 2015
DVS1 | Rhythm Junction | Brighton Source

DVS1 is the special guest at this birthday bash for the house and techno club night at Patterns.

May 6, 2015

Drown your sorrows or celebrate at this post-election People's Assembly benefit gig at The Greys.

May 6, 2015

We're hosting a live show from Totally Radio's pop-up radio studio on May 14th.

May 5, 2015

Hand-scrawled signs and graffitied billboards, UKIP bike repairs and a pop-up hate campaign. Here's what our photographers found when they went on the campaign trail.

May 4, 2015
Jon Gomm | Brighton Source

The guitar ace visits the Komedia to show off his extraordinary percussive acoustic style.

Mar 23, 2015

A dream weekend for Brighton's Cetacean fanciers: talks, exhibits and an immersive 360° submarine cinema.

Mar 2, 2015

There will be caves. And beer. But caves - there will definitely be caves.

Feb 24, 2015

Would you like a pair of tickets to a weekend that offers food stalls, cookery demo and er, the UK's first vegan comedy festival?

Feb 23, 2015
Snot @ Audio | Brighton Source

The recently-reformed hardcore band finish up their UK tour with a debut album set at Audio.

Feb 3, 2015
Hope And Ruin

It was always a good venue, but The Hope had lost its sass in recent years. Well, it's back as The Hope & Ruin and going to make your eyes fall out.

Jan 19, 2015

SOURCE writers cast their net wide for their favourite tracks of 2014, in a big year for Brighton music.

Dec 28, 2014

Sharon van Etten brings her heartache to St George's Church while fans of Americana worship at her feet.

Dec 21, 2014

Photos of bands that didn't make it into our reviews - including Wire, Young Husband, Fujiya & Miyagi, AK/DK, Almighty Planets and Hypnotised.

Dec 15, 2014

The final day of DRILL and we're out once more for Mercury winners Young Fathers, a 'secret' gig from Wire and a festival finale from the mighty Swans.

Dec 15, 2014

Saturday's menu consisted of Speak Galactic, Courtney Barnett, Wire side project Githead and Goblin's mighty soundtrack concert in St Bartholomew's.

Dec 12, 2014

We spent day two of DRILL chasing down the likes of Savages, Toy, LoneLady and British Sea Power.

Dec 10, 2014
The Wytches @ DRILL Festival | Brighton Source

The first day of DRILL saw us legging it around the streets to catch the likes of Jesca Hoop, These New Puritans and The Wytches.

Dec 9, 2014

Immersive, atmospheric and undeniably innovative, Jon Hopkins brought his special sounds to The Dome.

Dec 8, 2014
Blue Spectre

Speak Galactic, Blue Spectre, Spacenoid and Abraham Moughrabi star in our first gif review. Welcome to the 90s.

Nov 1, 2014

This weekend there's no less than four mini festivals taking place around the city. You, Brighton, are spoilt for choice.

Aug 21, 2014

Knee Deep might be the best thing you see all year. Closer to modern dance than traditional circus acrobatics. Go see.

May 28, 2014
Pure Love | Brighton Source

The power duo's farewell tour brought them to the Haunt for a suitably raucous send-off earlier this month.

May 23, 2014

The White Stripes meets The Flight Of The Conchords - what's not to like? The best mock'n'roll band at Brighton Fringe.

May 22, 2014

Cassetteboy have escaped YouTube and are coming to the real world - live at The Spiegeltent for nonsense and madness.

May 21, 2014

Lucy Hopkins and The Spiegeltent are offering two-for-one tickets on one of the most raved about shows at the Fringe.

May 1, 2014

Cassetteboy, The Tiger Lillies, a killer beer garden, great food and open until 2am at weekends. We may never leave the Spiegeltent this May.

Apr 29, 2014

Fresh from their support tour with Jake Bugg, the blues rockers were back in the headline slot at the Concorde.

Dec 8, 2013
Coheed And Cambria | Brighton Source

We sent a photographer to shoot the prog rockers' Concorde show - he came back raving it was the best gig he'd ever been to.

Dec 7, 2013
British Sea Power in Brighton Source magazine Writers' Chart

It's been a great year for local music. Here’s our writers to guide you through the best Brighton tracks of 2013.

Dec 4, 2013
Tamikrest | Brighton Source

The Tuareg band brought their Western-tinged African protest songs to a quiet but rapturous Komedia crowd.

Nov 6, 2013
Alan Partridge

We can all name famous musicians in Brighton, but there’s also more than our fair share of acting talent too. Here are some of the best characters portrayed by our finest actors.

Nov 1, 2013
Buzz, one of the best Brighton produced videogames, in Brighton SOURCE

It’s easy to think that computer games are made ‘over there’ somewhere but actually Brighton has got a really strong industry.

Oct 29, 2013
Fashion photography by Eleni Mettyear for Brighton SOURCE

We sent Eleni Mettyear, one of our favourite young Brighton photographers round the city's men's clothes shops.

Oct 29, 2013
500 Days Of Summer

Most rom-coms make you want to kill everyone in love, but here's some that you’d take home to meet your mum.

Sep 30, 2013
Documenting all thats bright and new in town.

An old local favourite gets a fresh restoration.

Sep 26, 2013
Harleighblu in Brighton Source, locally sourced talent.

Reviews of Brighton-based music acts' most recent work, this month includes Flash Bang Band and Let The Machines Do The Work.

Sep 26, 2013
King Khan | Brighton Source

King Khan appeared at the Haunt in a puff of smoke - and then let rip with a blast of brass-based garage rock.

Sep 16, 2013

Brighton’s not without its pitfalls but damn we love this place, so here’s our annual look at the city.

Sep 3, 2013
Traams On The Cover Of Brighton SOURCE

For what's going on in the new issue of SOURCE just click the Issue Archive button of toolbar. Up there. Can you see it?

Sep 1, 2013
Danny Boyle's Frankenstein In Brighton, Brighton SOURCE

Halloween still connects us back to our pagan past as goat worshipping, spirit raising, witch sacrificing fornicators.

Aug 31, 2013
Bosnian Rainbows | Sticky Mike's Frog Bar | Brighton Source

Mars Volta's Omar Rodríguez-López brought his new band to Sticky Mike's, ably supported by Physics House Band.

Aug 22, 2013

The sun came out this summer and we fell back in love with t-shirts. Matt Martin captured the best of Boomtown.

Aug 14, 2013

What the fuck happened? No one seems to want to explain the roots of the Brighton Bin Strike Of 2013, so we had a root ourselves.

Aug 12, 2013
Pride | Brighton Source

Despite initial forecasts of rain, even the sun came out for Brighton's 40th annual Pride celebration.

Aug 7, 2013
A round up of the months best local gigs.

Round up of this months best local gigs from the lovely The Lovely Eggs to Mainliner and Tonight Alive.

Jul 26, 2013

How exciting are punk duo Bass Drum Of Death? Pretty damn exciting reckons Matt Martin.

Jul 8, 2013

When fashion meets the movies, things get a bit messed up – here are our favourite cloth-based films.

Jul 2, 2013

More local music reviews including The Growlers on FatCat, Hot 8 Brass band on Tru Thoughts, JetPack Elastic and Le Juki.

Jul 2, 2013
CULTURE. A round up of the months best cultural activities.

A round up of the months best cultural activities around the city this month - don't miss oddball comic Andrew Lawrence.

Jul 1, 2013

We choose the books that sparked our imagination as kids. When we do this again in 20 years time it will be Best Children’s Apps, of course.

Jul 1, 2013
Zombie Science - Brighton Fringe Reviews

Our final instalment of Fringe reviews is all zombies, dictators and complicated identity crises. In a fun way.

Jun 18, 2013

With so many great independent fashion shops in Brighton it almost impossible to choose just six to pat on the back.

Jun 3, 2013

We sent Kevin Mason into TGE with a camera and a handful of film. He came back with a document of what it's like in the thick of things.

May 29, 2013

Another year, another city-wide deluge of skinny jeans, frantic industry types and hundreds of great bands.

May 26, 2013

Another year, another city-wide deluge of skinny jeans, frantic industry types and hundreds of great bands.

May 26, 2013

Another year, another city-wide deluge of skinny jeans, frantic industry types and hundreds of great bands.

May 26, 2013

The second week of the Fringe sees a mix of mini breakfast plays, irreverent folk music and some conceptual colour-coded comedy.

May 17, 2013

Rain, binge-drinking, depression and nuclear war. The Fringe Festival kicks off to a cheery start.

May 10, 2013

The Sheffield hardcore band play Brighton for the first time to a slightly mad crowd in a packed out venue.

May 3, 2013

The English Defence League came to town to spend a lovely sunny day surrounded by police and anti-fascist demonstrators. Who won? It's hard to say.

May 2, 2013

We pick out six of the city’s finest vegetarian and vegan eating out specialists.

May 2, 2013

A hometown gig for the alt folk collective and a surprise appearance from the god of hellfire, Arthur Brown.

May 1, 2013

Who should you spend your £150 with this year? We'll help, or guide you towards cheaper, more local offerings.

Apr 30, 2013

April's SOURCE New Music night featured some great digital duos not to mention a wandering neon Gameboy minstrel.

Apr 30, 2013

A rainy English seafront might not be the perfect match for an aggressive hard rock band from Dallas, Texas - but at least their name is apt.

Apr 29, 2013

Ludicrous fashionista or talented showman? The London singer songwriter and his band settled the matter at the Haunt last week.

Apr 26, 2013

Everyone has their favourite bands on the NME tours, so we grabbed some of the crowd to tell us who got them going.

Apr 26, 2013

OMG LOL launch spoof YouTube series 'This Is Brighton' about club promoters.

Apr 17, 2013

Five pairs of tickets to be won for May's Foodies Festival at Hove Lawns.

Apr 17, 2013

Former BIMM student and BRITs Critics' Choice winner Tom Odell appearing at Record Store Day.

Apr 17, 2013

New Brighton releases from Anushka, Charley Bickers, Blaenavon, The Creaking Chair, Kellar, Laish and Murder He Wrote.

Apr 9, 2013
Splashh

Clanging indie guitars, Beach Boys-esque keys and vocals reminiscent of the Pixies, Splashh have a polished psychedelic sound.

Apr 8, 2013
Ghostpoet

Catch Ghostpoet, with his deep yet charmingly soft voice and clever lyrics, on the last leg of his tour.

Apr 4, 2013

Stylists from Simon Webster Hair qualify for L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition.

Apr 1, 2013

News! It's happening all around us. This month, The Great Escape line-up announced, Audio Active put on hip hop workshops and more.

Mar 28, 2013

New stuff that's happening inside the city walls for March, including BrightonsFinest, Late Night and Bellota.

Mar 28, 2013

New Brighton releases from Apples & Eve, Black Black Hills, Pink Narcissus, Sumsuch, Stuart Warwick and Woodland Blue.

Mar 28, 2013

Everyone likes the idea of afrobeat but very few of us know where to start in this mysterious genre.

Mar 28, 2013

Last month we saw Darwin Deez and suddenly felt very old. It didn't help that the NY indie band completely sucked.

Mar 26, 2013

The former Murderdolls frontman made a welcome return to Brighton to entertain the goth rock faithful.

Mar 21, 2013

J Willgoose and Wrigglesworth splice public information broadcasts against electro.

Mar 21, 2013
The Dorset | Brighton Source

The Dorset celebrates its 20th birthday with Dave Mumbles, Hush Club and Night Boat To Wigan.

Mar 17, 2013

Can't afford The Great Escape this year? Don't worry, there's also some great stuff on at The Alternative Escape.

Mar 13, 2013

It's the duty of our SOURCE writers to pluck the best Great Escape bands from it's massive line-up, and we have in this massive guide to Brighton's new music festival.

Mar 13, 2013

Master hip hop turntablist with a tongue-in-cheek style, you must see DJ Yoda before you die.

Mar 11, 2013

Daniel Woolhouse is more than a James Blake substitute and he'll show Brighton why.

Mar 11, 2013

Ghosting Season, Pandr Eyez and Metronomy's Olugbenga at Dive Slow.

Mar 10, 2013

Grant Marshall, from the trip hop-defining Massive Attack, dons the decks at Concord 2.

Mar 5, 2013

Thomas Gandey AKA Caged Baby will pump J'Box at Smack with tech-house and minimal beats.

Mar 4, 2013

Experimental rap noise duo Death Grips hit Brighton at Coalition on May 3rd.

Mar 3, 2013

We pick our favourite artists exhibiting from home throughout May. Keep an eye out for those with cake.

Mar 1, 2013

One wrong turn in Fringeland and you can end up watching mime-jugglers dance out their issues. We'll be your compass.

Mar 1, 2013

The Brighton Festival is back again with another great line-up. We make sense of it for you.

Mar 1, 2013

Celebrate Brighton Fringe with Alpro and in some of Brighton's coffee shops.

Mar 1, 2013

For what's going on in the new issue of SOURCE just click the Issue Archive button of toolbar. Up there. Can you see it?

Feb 27, 2013

Based on Terry Pratchett’s much-loved fourth Discworld novel, Mort is a story of a hapless boy and the Grim Reaper.

Feb 19, 2013

His sound is primarily composed of haunting electric guitar moans, which makes him as an artist comparable to the greats of Jimi Hendrix.

Feb 17, 2013

When there are so many great independent cafés in Brighton why would anyone bother with Starbucks?

Feb 12, 2013

After having releases on several high profile labels including HedKandi, Yoshitoshi and Toolroom, Timo Garcia is debuting an art expo.

Feb 12, 2013