Reviews of gigs, comedy shows and festivals with photographs from Brighton’s best snappers.
Cut down version of Shakespeare's comedy of misrecognition, disguise and farce. Three performers with manic hat changes and cool banjo.
We saw a wealth of international talent at The Great Escape, but on the final day two bands from Brighton stole the show.
Activists protesting against fossil fuels occupy an oil rig in this exciting collaboration between Unmasked Theatre and artists' collective Rising Tides.
More bands, more reviews. Friday's festival was a heady mix of Turkish techno, gothic indie, Japanese folk, jazz punk and grime metal.
Gregory Porter was back in town, ahead of his headline slot at Love Supreme, with an excellent, expanded band and a totally amazing opening act.
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.
After a five year wait, Simon Green aka electronic maestro Bonobo, returned to Brighton Centre for an epic show on the first stop of his UK tour.
Sprightly five-piece Hutch make their Brighton headline debut with a signature soft psych, twang pop, and post-yacht rock sound.
The 90s Scottish indie kids are all (very) grown up and their nostalgia bandwagon stopped off in Brighton to play a sold-out show at Chalk.
Gloriously fierce yet flippant production of Coward's charismatic comedy, elevated by fantastic performances.
Over 25 years after their first album release, Skunk Anansie still sound as fresh and relevant as they did then.
Twelfth Night at Brighton's Curzon Theatre is set during WW1, but this comedy of fluid identities is curiously modern. More than a comedy. See it twice.
Warmduscher came to Brighton to play two shows in one day with the band sounding like a furious beast even after weeks of touring.
The 10th Oska Bright fest featured a multitude of cinematic delights created by and starring people with a learning disability and those on the autistic spectrum.
Joan Wasser was in fine form at St George’s Church with a full band for a soulful and uplifting set of new album tracks and choice covers.
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.
Storytelling by Brighton-based solo performer, Jon Mason. This brings together myths and tales of war, invasion and love. Wildly ambitious and exuberant.
German electronic musikmeisters, Tangerine Dream, conclude their British tour in Brighton in triumph: “We have saved the best till last!”
Cryptography and criminality take to the stage in this overwrought yet enjoyable adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel.
Fred Hills Band presented their much-anticipated debut headline show at The Rose Hill, with Joe Woodham of Jouis offering a rare solo set as support.
Brighton's Jar of Blind Flies brought moshing and fuzzy mayhem to the Green Door Store as the grunge trio geared up for the release of their debut album.
The annual psych fest had us heading to a church in Lewes in search of the true meaning of psychedelia.
With COVID cases and concert cancellations increasing, a night of 80s classic synth and indie pop was the perfect way to beat the pandemic blues.
Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Penelope Isles, Yumi And The Weather, Nick Hudson, Georgia Train and Laura-Mary Carter.
An underdeveloped book and score slightly undermine an otherwise excellent production with an important message.