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Stuart Huggett

Stuart Huggett grew up in Hastings, writing fanzines and blogs about the town’s underground music scene. He has been a regular contributor to SOURCE, NME, The Quietus and Bowlegs. His huge archive of magazines, flyers and vinyl is either an invaluable research tool or a bloody pain. He occasionally runs tinpot record label Dizzy Tiger, DJs sporadically and plays live even less.

As the UK headed for Brexit, we visited Brussels to find our European partners bidding us a fond, if confused, farewell.

Jan 31, 2020

Anglo-French pop groop Stereolab return after ten years' absence for a welcome dive into their labyrinthine back catalogue.

Jun 13, 2019

Happy to be back in Brighton, or near enough, Julia Holter enchants with her powerful voice and oddball energy.

Jun 5, 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 Wedding Present's festival celebrates 10 years with Desperate Journalist, Salad and Helen And The Horns, plus a film premiere at the Duke Of York's.

Jul 10, 2018

Our third and final day was a mixed bag, with a handful of four-square guitar bands outshone by the brassy brilliance of jazz instrumentalists Sons Of Kemet.

May 28, 2018

Novelist, Pale Waves and Goat Girl are among our highlights on the first day of The Great Escape, in a line-up stuffed with rising potential stars.

May 24, 2018

A huge GRM daily showcase at the Dome and every Brighton venue alive with more music than your mind can comprehend. Yes, it's time for The Great Escape.

Apr 17, 2018

The band who put the funk in Manchester post-punk, A Certain Ratio made a long-awaited return to Brighton with a career-spanning anniversary show.

Apr 1, 2018

Laughing in the face of death, murder and suicide, The Handsome Family celebrated the 20th anniversary of gloomy masterpiece 'Through The Trees' with a seriously fun show at St George's Church.

Mar 31, 2018

SOURCE goes Scandinavian as art college favourites Dream Wife hit Stockholm for the first time, and we follow Swedish pop legends ABBA's Eurovision history from Brighton Dome to museum piece.

Mar 16, 2018

With more pop than an explosion in a lemonade factory, Erasure brought seventeen albums of hits to the Dome.

Feb 26, 2018

A true legend of independent music, the mysterious Lawrence picks at British pop's scars in a cheerfully disturbing show from Go-Kart Mozart.

Feb 22, 2018

It ain't what they do, it's the way that they do it. We caught the original Bananarama trio at the second of two Brighton Centre dates on their long overdue, first-ever UK tour.

Dec 31, 2017

Brix Smith Start and her Extricated friends brought striking new songs and plenty of Fall classics to Sticky Mike's.

Dec 1, 2017

In celebration of this weekend's Haçienda Classical concert, here's a new interview with former Haçienda and Factory Records designer John Macklin.

Sep 8, 2017

Back in Brighton for the first time since 1981, Kraftwerk's pioneering electronics continue to sound prescient and fresh.

Jun 12, 2017

Kraftwerk bring their robots to the Brighton Centre for an evening of timeless techno pop.

May 7, 2017

Rag’n’Bone Man, Kano and Slaves headline the most ambitious Great Escape yet.

Apr 18, 2017

As The Great Escape approaches we prise open the latest Now That’s What I Call Music! album and ask, “Are the charts really dead?”

Apr 11, 2017

As singles club Flying Vinyl releases its 100th 7" we interview founder Craig Evans and highlight the Brighton bands it's given a helping hand to so far.

Jan 27, 2017

80s heroes ABC, conductor Anne Dudley and the Southbank Sinfonia performed 'The Lexicon Of Love' in full at the Dome. We loved it with all of our heart.

Nov 4, 2016
Benjamin Finger | Brighton

A Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records showcase brings Benjamin Finger, Map71, Wild Anima and Henry Collins to Spirit Of Gravity's night of experimental sounds.

Aug 1, 2016

Bella Union Records open their Vinyl Shop in the Lanes with guests Mercury Rev, Jamie Lee (Money) and Fiona Brice.

Jun 7, 2016
The Chills

New Zealand's heavenly pop legends The Chills played their first Brighton show in 20 years in the tiny West Hill Hall.

May 31, 2016

Reactivated New Zealand guitar legends The Chills play an exceptionally rare show at West Hill Hall.

Apr 28, 2016

Demob Happy, Allusondrugs, "super special guests" and many more help celebrate the final Late Night Lingerie club at Sticky Mike's.

Apr 27, 2016

Grime star Stormzy heads the long, long list of artists playing The Great Escape next month.

Apr 19, 2016

An installation of guitars, amps and feedback, Lou Reed Drones receives its UK premiere at Brighton Festival.

Apr 13, 2016

London’s Fourpure Brewing Co is back in Brighton this week for a ‘Tap Takeover’ event at the Beer Dispensary.

Apr 12, 2016

Joanna Gruesome brought a new-ish line-up, some non-stop indiepop and the odd new song to their Hope And Ruin show.

Mar 23, 2016

Bat For Lashes previews her new album 'The Bride' with a tiny hometown show in St George's Church.

Mar 14, 2016

Manchester's energetic Pins brought their swooning garage pop to the Prince Albert for a suitably sharp show.

Feb 24, 2016

Welsh Music Prize-winning punks Joanna Gruesome finish off their mini 'work in progress' tour at the Hope And Ruin.

Feb 20, 2016
Kiran Leonard | Prince Albert | Brighton Source

With a 16 minute single to promote, Kiran Leonard comes down from Saddleworth to restore our faith in tomorrow's songwriters at the Prince Albert.

Jan 14, 2016
Stewart Lee | Sticky Mikes | Brighton Source

Stewart Lee gave his Comedy Vehicle a test run as the latest of Brian Gittins' star guests at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar.

Sep 12, 2015
Sufjan Stevens | Dome | Brighton Source

Michigan songwriter Sufjan Stevens brought intensely personal songs of bereavement and healing to the Dome.

Sep 10, 2015

Multi-instrumentalist folk-classical trio Haiku Salut present their illuminated Lamp Show at the West Hill Hall.

Aug 12, 2015

As her film about Bristol indie label Sarah Records comes to the West Hill Hall, we speak to director Lucy Dawkins.

Jun 10, 2015
Lake Malawi

From Holloway via Prague, Britpop influenced Lake Malawi follow up their recent Great Escape show with a free gig at Hotel Pelirocco.

May 26, 2015
Enablers | Joker | Brighton Source

Fronted by poet Pete Simonelli, San Francisco's Enablers bring their hard-edged and shadowy rock tales to The Joker.

Mar 30, 2015

The Great Escape announces the first 150 bands of its 10th anniversary festival, with Alabama Shakes headlining the Dome.

Jan 28, 2015

In conversation with Supernormal festival and some of the Brighton performers on this year's bill: Sarah Angliss, Mary Hampton, Slum Of Legs and Speak Galactic.

Jul 30, 2014

The Green Door Store's annual fresh-blood music celebration returns, with Fear Of Men and The Black Tambourines topping the free, weekend-long bill.

Jul 23, 2014

SOURCE's adventures at The Great Escape this year, including Kaiser Chiefs, Charli XCX and Jon Hopkins.

May 28, 2014

Zane Lowe DJs at the opening night of Pryzm, the megaclub formerly known as Oceana.

May 9, 2014

No-nonsense Brum alt-rockers Nightingales return to the Albert with mighty support from Ted Chippington and Helen McCookerybook.

Apr 19, 2014

Essex oddballs Dingus Khan headline a psychedelic all-dayer at Brighton Arts Club.

Apr 18, 2014

Endearing, well-connected London indie tykes Let's Wrestle play songs from their new, third album at the Green Door Store.

Mar 26, 2014

Full festival bill of 400 acts confirmed, with Dome show for Example.

Mar 26, 2014

Fear Of Men headline the Dome's renewed Brighton music showcases, in association with Resident.

Mar 24, 2014

Singer and guitarist with Galaxie 500 and Luna brings his blissful solo debut to the Prince Albert,

Mar 21, 2014

Mexican street food specialists take over the Kemp Town pub's kitchen.

Mar 20, 2014

Wild Beasts for Dome show and dozens more added to festival bill.

Feb 25, 2014

First wave of guests include DJ Pierre, Dave Clarke and Skream.

Feb 20, 2014

As pub's Kissing Coppers mural makes thousands in US auction, we speak to landlord Chris Steward.

Feb 19, 2014
The Wytches in Brighton SOURCE

Free EP and headline tour this month as "surf-doom" trio sign to iconic indie.

Feb 12, 2014
The Hundredth Anniversary | Brighton Source

One of the gems of Brighton's indie scene brought their atmospheric shoegazing sounds to the Hope.

Feb 8, 2014

Sitcom queen Miranda sets out on her first solo tour since conquering the small screen.

Feb 1, 2014

House Of Pain and Limp Bizkit's DJ Lethal brings his party skills to The Haunt.

Jan 24, 2014

Sticky Mike's hosts a record release party from noise-pop duos Nai Harvest and Playlounge.

Jan 21, 2014

A sold out return to the Dome from the restless, expectation confounding, other BBC.

Jan 18, 2014

Franz Ferdinand celebrate 10 years of stylish post punk success at the Dome.

Jan 17, 2014

Brand's 'Messiah Complex' show goes where egos dare: the Brighton Centre.

Jan 15, 2014

Two icons of 90s indie, Bernard Butler and Jackie McKeown, bring their low-key Trans project to the Green Door Store.

Jan 8, 2014

The inescapable, undeniable Jordan and Harley return to the Brighton Centre.

Jan 7, 2014

Snappy Cali pop from the Haim sisters sells out the Dome.

Jan 7, 2014

The Albert hosts a spirited team-up between Ex-Herman Düne fellow Stanley Brinks, The Wave Pictures and Freschard.

Jan 2, 2014

Texan folk-rockers introduce their renewed line-up at St George's Church.

Dec 27, 2013
Late Night Lingerie Film | Brighton Source

A new film captures a prime slice of Brighton's gig scene, showcasing bands from the Sticky Mike's night like The Wytches, Theo Verney and Tigercub.

Dec 21, 2013

One of our finest songwriters Chris T-T headlines the final SOURCE New Music show.

Dec 21, 2013

Crazed collision of gaming, metal and mayhem from members of InMe and friends.

Dec 20, 2013

Delicious folk harmonies from precocious Indianapolis sisters tugging on First Aid Kit's tails.

Dec 15, 2013

Folk double-header as House Of Hats and Carrie Tree summon that summer feeling.

Dec 6, 2013
Colour Out Of Space | Brighton Source

Brighton's experimental sound festival returned earlier this month - we dived headfirst into the weird and wonderful.

Nov 30, 2013
Nick Mulvey | Brighton Source

Understated and unshowy, the former Portico Quartet man still packed them in at Proud.

Nov 30, 2013
Dylan Nyoukis from Colour Out Of Space and Chocolate Monk in Brighton SOURCE, what's on, music and listings magazine

Dylan Nyoukis is chief “talent sniffer” for Colour Out Of Space, Brighton’s festival of experimental sound.

Nov 8, 2013

From Sticky Mike's to the outer realms of noise space.

Oct 25, 2013
The Orb | Brighton Source

The rave veterans kick off their 25th anniversary tour with a two-hour mixing masterclass.

Oct 15, 2013
Tim Hecker at St Mary’s Church, Brighton

Don't be kept in the dark about Canadian sound artist Tim Hecker's St Mary’s Church gig. Read our review.

Sep 27, 2013
Jim Mitchell from Over the Moon Festival

Jim Mitchell runs Over The Moon festival, which pops up every September in the Sussex countryside.

Sep 26, 2013

Rizzle Kicks play an intimate album launch show at The Old Courtroom this weekend.

Sep 6, 2013
Wedding Present | Brighton Source

Having expanded to a full weekend, The Wedding Present’s bank holiday festival saw the band play two classic albums from start to finish.

Sep 3, 2013

Stephen Lawrie's revived spacerock voyagers bring their drone attack back.

Jul 28, 2013

Acid Mothers Temple's Kawabata Makoto begins his 'Brighton invasion' with psych-metal trio Mainliner.

Jul 28, 2013

Visual artists metaLuna curate a SOURCE New Music Special for Brighton Digital Festival

Jul 20, 2013
Scott And Charlene's Wedding @ Green Door Store | Brighton Source

The ozzy grunge pop band did a double show in Brighton on the anniversary of Ramsay Street's most famous wedding.

Jul 9, 2013
Mission Of Burma @ Haunt | Brighton Source

Decades of tinnitus didn't stop the 80s post punks from turning a Monday night at the Haunt into a roar of guitars and tape noise.

Jul 8, 2013

Alex White's new band Interlocutor headline the first of two SOURCE New Music shows this month.

Jul 7, 2013

Andy Rossiter promotes gigs with the Love Thy Neighbour collective, whose label has released music by Abi Wade and Us Baby Bear Bones.

Jul 3, 2013

Fair shop owner Siobhan Wilson unpicks the international clothing industry and explains how to dress ethically.

Jul 2, 2013

The highly acclaimed, Brighton-based Kill List and Sightseers’ director takes a trip back to the Civil War in A Field In England.

Jul 2, 2013

Adrian Bunting passed away in May. Before his death he put in place plans for Brighton Open Air Theatre.

Jul 1, 2013

The iconic footwear brand has just opened its own store on Prince Albert Street, offering a full range of boots and accessories.

Jun 27, 2013

Indie heroes take over the Concorde for two full days of their annual festival.

Jun 24, 2013
Inca Babies @ Green Door Store - Brighton Source

We caught up with the cult indie band who you may remember if you used to hang around the Zap in the 80s.

Jun 21, 2013
John Foxx And The Maths @ Concorde - Brighton Source

Enigmatic as ever, the Ultravox man brought his brand of dense electronica to the Concorde.

Jun 14, 2013

The Mars Volta's Omar Rodríguez-López and his new post-punky outfit come to Brighton as guests of The Physics House Band.

Jun 13, 2013

This, the big Mondays show Brighton never had, was everything we could have hoped for - and much better than we expected.

Jun 4, 2013

With 20 of the region’s finest bands on offer, plus headliners Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs and The Xcerts, the Green Door Store's weekender is both unmissable and free.

Jun 3, 2013

Brighton Fringe is the largest open access arts festival in England. Julian Caddy has been festival director since 2011.

Jun 2, 2013

It’s Levellers' 25th anniversary concert, so if you’ve ever been a fan of their politicised folk you ought to be there.

May 19, 2013

Her Brighton Festival show saw the 'controversial' singer back in excellent form with a new Bono vicar look.

May 15, 2013

Ex Stompa Phunk boss took over Bagelman chain after running nightclubs like Audio and Coalition for many years.

Apr 30, 2013

James Yorkston, The Pictish Trail and Seamus Fogarty met up for some touching acoustic music and plenty of boozy banter.

Apr 26, 2013

Stuart Huggett reports on the veterans of 'avant-garage' who were once bigger than both Aerosmith and Madonna. Apparently.

Apr 26, 2013

A prolonged technical balls-up couldn't stop the 80s indie outfit from (eventually) putting on a decent set at the Haunt.

Apr 26, 2013

Frightened by the horsemeat? Getting sick over GM crops? Brighton & Hove Food & Drink Festival has the answers.

Apr 20, 2013

Your Demise, Collisions and The James Cleaver Quintet join Takedown headliners.

Apr 17, 2013

The line-up for Meadowlands is taking shape, with British Sea Power, Laurent Garnier and Ty.

Apr 17, 2013

Brighton's first weekly food market launches at Brighthelm Gardens on 26th April.

Apr 14, 2013

The notorious NY post punks finally destroyed what was left our hearing.

Apr 11, 2013

Gourmet burger stall The Troll’s Pantry finds a new home at The Hobgoblin pub.

Apr 11, 2013

Hot food store Pie Society moved into Western Road just before Christmas.

Apr 10, 2013

Limited releases from lots of Brightonians including Bat For Lashes and Metronomy. Shop local, buy local.

Apr 9, 2013

There's few better ways to have your ears ruptured than with a hearty dose of Japanese psych rock.

Apr 8, 2013

Hip hop legend Afrika Bambaataa returns to Earth via The Haunt, thanks to Scroobius Pip and his We Are Lizards club.

Apr 7, 2013

Adam Peters launches fanzine for the Brighton Rockers roller derby team.

Apr 5, 2013

Traditional pub Chequers, on Preston Street, reopens after a full refurbishment.

Apr 4, 2013

Richard Davis turns to promoting with a run of Heliopause Presents gigs kicking off with Stanley Brinks.

Apr 3, 2013

Our Time In Ice, a group exhibition at the ONCA gallery, brings together new artistic commissions responding to the changing climate of the Arctic.

Mar 31, 2013

Tatty Seaside Town promoter Colin Wakefield celebrates 10 years of leftfield gigs with the TST.X festival.

Mar 28, 2013

Eddie The Goatboy’s building a new Brighton music scene at his Late Night Lingerie club.

Mar 28, 2013

The New York punk rockers made their first Brighton appearance on Friday - we were there to catch the chaos.

Mar 26, 2013

She used to front the short-lived cult 80s band Propaganda, but what's she up to now? Stuart Huggett went to investigate.

Mar 22, 2013

The film-maker and musician straps on his boots for a round of rude ditties and country stompers.

Mar 11, 2013

Micky Flanagan proves comedy isn't just a young person's game these days.

Mar 9, 2013

The former Cocteau Twins guitarist stopped by Brighton on his UK tour - with Ride's Mark Gardener as support.

Mar 8, 2013

Real Estate's Matthew Mondanile brought his side project band to Brighton for the first time in three years.

Mar 6, 2013

Latest MusicBar host David Bramwell swaps presenting for performing with Oddfellow’s Casino.

Mar 2, 2013

Brash ladies man Flange Krammer headlines this month's Old Market comedy showcase.

Mar 2, 2013

James Jackson Toth's Wooden Wand performing at Hope on 28th April.

Feb 28, 2013

AK/DK headline April's SOURCE New Music at the Dome Studio Theatre.

Feb 25, 2013

A celebration of the country’s surviving independent record shops.

Feb 20, 2013

Bristol producer Redlight makes a welcome return visit to Supercharged this month, alongside Bondax and Karma Kid.

Feb 20, 2013
richard robinson

Brighton Science Festival director Richard Robinson talks to us about science, magic, religion and ukuleles.

Feb 19, 2013

We use the word ‘legend’ all too easily, but Greg Wilson is one of that rare group of British DJs worthy of the term.

Feb 19, 2013

Jessica Bailiff is without doubt one of the most important figures in the international drone/folk/psych underground.

Feb 19, 2013

One Inch Badge bring one of Britain’s biggest underground bands back to Brighton for this intimate trio of tiny pub gigs.

Feb 13, 2013

Pere Ubu’s long career at the avant garde end of rock has thrown up synthesiser strewn music, theatrical productions and dense, obtuse lyrics.

Feb 13, 2013

The cult 80s band came to Brighton with an eclectic set of new songs and almost-forgotten post punk classics.

Feb 11, 2013

You can sometimes lose track of whether you’re watching a comedian playing oddball tunes or a songwriter with exceptional on-stage banter.

Feb 11, 2013

Busking big band The Swing Ninjas launch their third album of 30s dance sounds at tonight’s instalment of their weekly Mesmerist shindig.

Feb 10, 2013

The final day of Sea Monsters saw the likes of AK/DK and Sea Bastard letting down their hair and donning schoolboy caps and shades for some cover song dress-up fun.

Jan 29, 2013

Sonic Youth legend Thurston Moore played the Green Door Store this weekend! Of course we were there. It was intense.

Jan 28, 2013

The 2nd day of Sea Monsters ended with Negative Pegasus blowing some very goods band off the stage with a full frontal noise attack.

Jan 24, 2013

Example's had a steady rise from his early adoption by Mike Skinner’s Beats label up to arena level with fourth album ‘The Evolution Of Man’.

Dec 26, 2012

Miles Kane, Peace, Parma Violets and Django Django – it's a solid line-up right through this NME Tour.

Dec 21, 2012

Robin Guthrie's weightless guitar and generous production work helped define much of the 80s independent scene.

Dec 20, 2012

This is going to be really amazing. Innerstrings Psychedelic Lightshow have curated a Psychedelic Special for us, starring Physics House Band.

Dec 16, 2012

A celebration of love, lust and desire, the night includes tales of dating horror stories, treasure hunts, dressing up, dancing and creativity and much more.

Dec 11, 2012

From Plan B expect both storming hip hop and smooth soul tonight, and hopefully not a guest spot from Ray Winstone.

Dec 11, 2012

Folk rock pioneers Fairport Convention have endured for over 45 years and this show promises to be an intimate evening with Britain’s most credible 60s survivors.

Dec 9, 2012

Despite essentially being a tribute band, Hooky's rendition of Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' was a real treat, says Stuart Huggett.

Dec 4, 2012

Diagonal’s mix of heavy riffing and Hammer House Of Horror organ finally settles on a date and home.

Dec 1, 2012

Nzca/Lines and Bright Light Bright Light supported Clock Opera at the Haunt last week. It's a new dawn of pop, says Stuart Huggett.

Nov 23, 2012
Mike Skinner

Mike Skinner's new project with Rob Harvey sees the duo deliver an unpolished but convincing slab of post-rave pop.

Nov 15, 2012

It’s a bittersweet night at SOURCE New Music tonight, as Brighton favourites The Miserable Rich play their farewell show.

Nov 14, 2012
Bat For Lashes

She may have had a tough time of it lately, but Natasha Khan's Brighton show saw her back on fine form.

Nov 14, 2012

We judge Brighton’s leading comic artist: he dreads it.

Nov 13, 2012

Fear Of Men have made a classy video for their ‘Mosaic’ 7" on Too Pure – watch it here, and read our review.

Nov 7, 2012

This year marks the 10th edition of Cinecity, the Brighton film festival. Co-director Tim Brown has been involved from the start.

Nov 1, 2012

Cinecity, the Brighton Film Festival, gets underway this month for its 10th year of screenings, performances and exhibitions.

Oct 16, 2012

Brighton's own Gross Magic are out on a nationwide tour this month, ending up at the Haunt on Halloween.

Oct 15, 2012

Allo Darlin' are catching up for lost time, having brought their catchy and charming indiepop to Brighton for the second time this year.

Oct 1, 2012

A recently reunited Make Good Your Escape are getting themselves back on track with this Haunt gig.

Sep 13, 2012

Two fine British labels go head to head at tonight’s Concorde show. Tru Thoughts' corner includes Sleepin Giantz whereas Brighton's own include The Qemists for Ninja Tune.

Sep 13, 2012

Stay Beautiful’s stylish nights of sleazy glamdrogyny are perfectly suited to this weekend’s Pride Brighton & Hove celebrations.

Sep 13, 2012
Richard Hawley

Hawley's bringing back guitars in a big way to complement his smooth croon and forever in demand songwriting and production skills.

Sep 13, 2012

Dr David Bramwell’s lengthy CV includes creating the Cheeky Guides, hosting The Catalyst Club and fronting the Oddfellow’s Casino.

Sep 12, 2012
At The Edge Of The Sea @ Concorde2 (25/08/12)

For a band built on break-up songs, The Wedding Present has acquired an impressive extended family. Stuart Huggett dropped in on their annual get together.

Sep 3, 2012
Dub Pistols

Over The Moon presents one of the last chances to enjoy the festival season as the nights finally start drawing in.

Sep 3, 2012

Bonobo’s Simon Green is a New Yorker these days, but he’s out on tour and calling in on his old home town.

Sep 3, 2012

Bunty, aka Kassia Zermon, launches the first instalment of her multimedia album ‘Multimos’ at SOURCE New Music’s Beatabet Takeover this month.

Sep 1, 2012

A long-awaited return for Canada’s electronic pop specialists Junior Boys' beautifully produced songs.

Aug 9, 2012
Cara Courage

Who better to ask about the state of Brighton's arts scene than international arts consultant, Cara Courage

Aug 9, 2012
Charlotte Church @ Green Door Store, Brighton

Can the former child star turned pop singer pull off a career move into indie rock? She's off to a good start, says Stuart Huggett.

Aug 6, 2012

Pete Kember’s Spectrum return to Brighton for a sonically and visually rich evening of hypnotic psychedelia.

Aug 1, 2012

We were pretty excited about this gig, and then One Inch Badge made it free. Now we're beside ourselves.

Aug 1, 2012

The Modern Life Is Still Rubbish crew are celebrate Blur headlining the Olympics closing ceremony.

Aug 1, 2012

This show, promoting the ‘Maraqopa’ album, is an intimate one by Jurado’s standards.

Aug 1, 2012
Matt Dimmock

Other business's that have occupied the site in the last 10 years have failed, but then came the arrival of Matt Dimmack and The Haunt.

Jul 30, 2012

Playgroup Festival has been postponed due to the weather, but it's not all bleak, they're hosting an Alternative party at the Blind Tiger.

Jul 30, 2012

Inspiral Carpets have reunited with original vocalist Stephen Holt for a tour of hits and new material.

Jul 23, 2012
Frankie Rose | Brighton Source

If you like your guitar pop whiplash smart and sugary sweet, get down to this Teen Creeps show.

Jul 23, 2012
Perfume Genius - Green Door Store, Brighton (13/7/12)

We squeezed into the Green Door Store for an intimate confessional with the somewhat troubled Seattle singer.

Jul 18, 2012

Suited lovers of the sweeping pop epic Sweet Sweet Lies headline this month’s SOURCE showcase.

Jul 11, 2012

Kate Nash's recent transformation from pop starlet to grunge chick is all for the best, argues Stuart Huggett.

Jul 5, 2012
Orca Team

Witness the UK debut of Orca Team's sparse beach party pop, alongside Cardiff's Joanna Gruesome.

Jul 3, 2012
Jonathan Cenzual Burley

First-time filmmaker Jonathan Cenzual Burley discusses funding, soundtracks and leaving the money-making to the accountants.

Jul 3, 2012
Simon Parker

Simon Parker’s Cable Club shows have given a leg up to almost every Brighton band of note in the past decade.

Jul 3, 2012
Kate Shields

Kate’s circle includes some familiar Brighton faces, and their portraits are augmented with elements of other animals.

Jul 3, 2012

The other week we headed to the Hope where Mohit and Fifi Dewey formerly of the Half Sisters supported psych-pop rockers, Flash Bang Band.

Jul 2, 2012

A three-day festival coinciding with the end of the Fringe, an interesting, Babylon-inspired weekender.

May 15, 2012
Pippa Smith

Pippa Smith has been responsible for the huge success of many of the city’s big family events.

May 1, 2012

Too broke to learn the skills to make it in the music world? You need a hit single, or the new BIMM scholarship.

May 1, 2012
record store day

Record Store Day is back so get down your favourite independent record shop and get some rarities.

Apr 21, 2012
Sweet Sweet Lies

The festival month of May sees SOURCE New Music hook up with the Brighton festival crew for a month of free gigs in the Dome foyer.

Apr 20, 2012

Clubbing institution Stick It On, now fittingly ensconced in Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, are turning their door money over to charity.

Apr 16, 2012

This month’s SOURCE showcase peaks with a stratospheric headline appearance from post-rock quartet Monsters Build Mean Robots.

Apr 12, 2012

Synthesize Me’s monthly investigations into electronic music history have quietly built up a strong following.

Apr 12, 2012

In 1988, pop conceptualists The Pooh Sticks burst onto the independent scene in a whirlwind of cartoon identities and musical in-jokes.

Apr 12, 2012

In the long and winding history of Mancunian survivors The Fall, Factory Star frontman Martin Bramah’s presence is crucial.

Apr 12, 2012

Meadowlands organisers have announced the initial line-up of acts for this year’s festival, with Fink among the big names.

Apr 11, 2012

The Arch post-punkers have been flickering on and off since the London art school melee that birthed Adam & The Ants.

Apr 11, 2012

The spring Food Festival brings markets, cooking demonstrations, taster sessions, games and competitions to the streets of Brighton & Hove.

Apr 5, 2012

Simon Webster recently sorted out Adele's barnet for a Vogue shoot and now he can save your bird's nest too.

Apr 5, 2012

Bardsley’s have been serving up fish and chips in Brighton since founder Ben Bardsley came to town in 1926.

Apr 4, 2012

The Children’s Festival returns for the Easter holidays, with ten days of activities for the kids.

Apr 2, 2012

The Record Album has been selling soundtracks since the 1940s. George Ginn plans to never stop.

Mar 13, 2012

Now in its seventh year, See has expanded to nine days of features, shorts and seminars, with guest speakers.

Mar 8, 2012

In the 90s, Earth were touted as the heaviest band alive, their speed-reduced riff instrumentals pouring from speakers like lava.

Mar 7, 2012

Our four-band-for-four-quid night is back with a set from AK/DK affiliated, psychedelic, motorik monsters Man Ray Sky

Mar 7, 2012

Anglo-Australian quartet Allo Darlin’s Brighton debut promises to delight the indiepop scene.

Mar 2, 2012

Another excellent out there line-up for Spirit Of Gravity, this time with June Deer, Fallow, Andy Wheddon and Embla Quickbeam.

Feb 20, 2012
John Foxx & The Maths

Ex-Ultravox member and bloke behind synth pop classic 'Underpass' is back with a new band including synthesiser hero Benge.

Jan 11, 2012
Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock is dragging his mates – including KT Tunstall, Martin and Eliza Carthy – to the Dome for a night of collaborations which promises to be fun.

Jan 11, 2012

A decade in and our local heroes hit the zeitgeist and the dancehall. On the arrival of their latest album, 'Valhalla Dancehall' and upcoming Brighton shows, we catch up with local heroes, British Sea Power.

Jan 28, 2011
Stuart Huggett - Contributor at Brighton Source