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

Neil Hannon's new album 'Office Politics' takes a swipe at the horrors of the 9 to 5. We clocked in to take the minutes.

Oct 20, 2019
The Murder Capital playing at Concorde 2. Photos for Brighton Source by Time for Heroes Photography Ashley Laurence

Dublin's post-punks The Murder Capital brought an infectious energy to Concorde 2 with a setlist drawn from their cracking debut 'When I Have Fears'.

Oct 18, 2019

Frank Skinner might not be the lad he once was, but this sold-out show saw him return to his original day job with as many laughs and dirty stories as ever.

Oct 18, 2019

Fabrica invites us to explore new sights through old eyes in this fascinating virtual reality installation by internationally acclaimed artist Lindsay Seers.

Oct 11, 2019
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High-camp Grand Guignol and proto-punk classics were the order of the day as ringmaster Alice Cooper rocked the Brighton Centre.

Oct 11, 2019

An exciting new exhibition at Brighton Museum unveils a largely unseen collection of Japanese woodblock prints from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Sep 30, 2019

Almost 20 years on from their first album 'My Pain And Sadness Is More Sad And Painful Than Yours' Mclusky were back in Brighton at a busy Concorde 2.

Sep 18, 2019
Metronomy at Concorde 2 . Shot for Brighton Source by Ashley Laurence, @ Time for Heroes Photography

Joseph Mount and friends played a storming homecoming gig at Concorde 2 in support of their critically acclaimed new album ‘Metronomy Forever’.

Sep 18, 2019
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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
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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
Ham Legion

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

Aug 13, 2019

Sage Francis and B.Dolan combine to form the Epic Beard Men, celebrating their new album with a joyous hip hop party at Patterns.

Aug 10, 2019

Doctor Who gets mixed up in the Stonewall riots in this camp and surrealist Brighton Pride show from queer theatre troupe Club Silencio.

Aug 10, 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
Doves at Brighton Racecourse by Matt Knight, Brighton Source

Doves defied a downpour to produce an enthralling return at Brighton Racecourse, headlining a bill that also featured Feeder and The Coral.

Aug 5, 2019

Rag’n’Bone Man seemed genuinely thrilled to be headlining in his hometown as he delivered a powerful set at the racecourse including plenty of surprises.

Aug 5, 2019

Las Vegas-born singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis regaled a Concorde2 crowd with her tales of heartbreak touched by macabre nihilism.

Aug 3, 2019

Hollingdean Skatepark is reimagined as a battleground for gang rivalry in a brilliant youth version Shakespeare's tragedy.

Aug 2, 2019

Young pretenders and genre legends dominated this year’s Love Supreme, with headliners Gladys Knight and Lauryn Hill joined by some ska and reggae greats.

Jul 12, 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

Nick Cave bared his soul in an extraordinary show that was part solo gig, part communal therapy session.

Jun 30, 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

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

What do you do when the director backs out at the last minute? Four actors deconstruct theatre in this subversively funny Brighton Fringe show.

May 27, 2019
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