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Reviews of gigs, comedy shows and festivals with photographs from Brighton’s best snappers.

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
Snog, Marry, Murder

A murder mystery fan tracks a reality TV killer in this fun and self-aware crime novella from Zac Colbert.

May 1, 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

There is no other artist making music today who transcends the genres of dance and classical as skillfully as Jon Hopkins.

Mar 20, 2020

We had to strain to see him on stage at Patterns, but a musician as talented as Moses Boyd will have to emerge from the shadows eventually.

Mar 17, 2020

Following the release of his latest album, Frank Turner treated fans to a journey through his back catalogue with an engaging solo set at Brighton Dome.

Mar 15, 2020

Witch Hunt's political satire and bawdy slapstick weaves together a hilarious but jolting feminist fairytale as part of The Old Market's Reigning Women season.

Mar 15, 2020

Engaging and heartfelt show that tactfully pulls back the curtain of nostalgia to shine light on the hardships of growing up.

Mar 9, 2020

Hayley Ross has just released a stunning album 'The Weight of Hope'. We spoke to the local indie artist ahead of the launch at Brighton's Prince Albert.

Mar 7, 2020
Black Futures

Brighton 'Future Punk' twosome are a force to be reckoned with and know how to deliver a show packed with fearless, upbeat punk spirit.

Mar 5, 2020
The Orielles playing Chalk, Brighton Source gig review. Shot by Ashley Laurence (time for Heroes Photography)

The Orielles came to Chalk days after the release of their second album and played to impress, wooing us with a fresh and upbeat take on indie rock.

Mar 4, 2020

The Whiskey Preachin' DJs have put together a compilation of contemporary Country classics, released this week on their own label.

Mar 3, 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

The New Orleans jazzers came to celebrate their 25th anniversary at Brighton Dome with a party full of high-energy brass, but left us wanting more.

Feb 25, 2020

A passionate case of progress versus traditionalism, grounded in a pivotal moment within the history of medicine, gives voice to those too often unheard.

Feb 20, 2020
Stewart Lee Snowflake - T

Stewart Lee's four-date stint at Brighton Dome saw him weaving elaborate comic stories, berating audience members and inciting wanton laughter for no reason.

Feb 19, 2020
Japanese Television - Hope & Ruin - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

A cosmic, Neapolitan ice cream of psych bands rewarded those who braved Storm Dennis, as Japanese Television delighted a sold-out Hope & Ruin.

Feb 17, 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

The scares come thick and fast in this haunting unmasking of why we fear what we do, deftly interlacing its horror with character and heart.

Feb 12, 2020

The eight-piece collective KOKOROKO came to the Concorde 2 to take a game Brighton crowd on a jazz-inflected Afrobeat journey.

Feb 9, 2020

The SOURCE enjoys an evening of visuals and music for the senses at the Lewes Psychedelic Festival.

Feb 5, 2020

No mess, no fuss. Chat was in short supply as Tindersticks let the music do the talking at their spiritual Brighton home.

Feb 4, 2020

Jennifer Saunders stars in this light-hearted production of one of Coward's greatest works, confident in its charm and assured in its silliness.

Jan 25, 2020
Clowwns

Clowwns played a rare and brilliant double-set of full-on post-punk at the Hope & Ruin this week, supported by the dynamic Mum Dad and the Kids

Jan 12, 2020

A visceral, intricate and eclectic mosaic of forgotten fairy tales expertly brought to life with signature flair and charm by theatre company 1927.

Jan 8, 2020
Reviews Of Brighton Events, From Gigs And Comedy To Clubs And Culture