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

Sports Team at Patterns Brighton Source Time for Heroes Photography Ashley Laurence

Fun! Fun! Fun! Sports Team deliver a huge performance that more than justifies the hype. Energy, theatre and fun by the bucketload. Full review and photos.

March 23, 2019
The Father by Florian Zeller,

Feeling forgetful? Are they stealing your watch? A play about memory and personality. Dementia enacted with humour and sensitivity.

March 19, 2019

Glasgow's FK Alexander scrapes and stamps on stage, with unnerving percussion. It's performance art exploring love and lovelessness in recovery.

March 15, 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.

March 9, 2019
Credit: Theresa Elflein

The master beatboxer turned electro singer-songwriter introduced his innovative and introspective debut album last week with stellar support from Tilda Allie.

February 26, 2019

Through Portslade to the site of a feeding frenzy of incredible genre-defying bands. We just hope we won’t have to wait another four years for the next one.

February 25, 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 Dom Champ, Hatter and Night House.

February 15, 2019

A wonderfully curated evening of past and future psychedelia, headlined by AK/DK, unfurled beneath a swirling multicoloured church roof.

February 13, 2019
Low performing at St. George's Church, Brighton, on Thursday 31st January 2019

A tranquil crowd sat transfixed in St George’s Church, receiving the precision audioscapes of indie heroes Low as the snow silenced the city outside.

February 1, 2019
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Brighton's poets and rappers ended their 16-year feud with an epic spoken word battle at the Concorde. The victor here is the winner forever, right? Well...

January 29, 2019

2018 was a great year for new music. We highlight four Brighton albums released in the last year that you may have missed but really shouldn't.

January 10, 2019

The Minnesota singer and violinist played a superb set from the cobbles of the Green Door Store, with support from M. Butterfly and Mara Simpson.

January 3, 2019
Blood Red Shoes - Sticky Mikes Frog Bar - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

The Brighton duo made a spectacular comeback with a greatest hits set to mark the closing of Sticky Mike's Frog Bar.

December 12, 2018
Florence and the Machine, Brighton Centre, photo by Gili Dailes

Florence Welch gave an outstanding performance at the Brighton Centre while convincing the audience to turn off their phones and embrace.

November 27, 2018

Levellers played an amazing hometown show stuffed with folk-punk classics on a UK tour celebrating the band's 30th anniversary.

November 25, 2018

The Carlisle psyche rockers gave us a euphoric set at the Green Door Store, supported by Brighton shoegaze duo Hanya.

November 24, 2018
The Blinders - The Haunt - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

The Kardashians on a wild acid trip... The Blinders hit The Haunt in Brighton with support from Brighton faves White Room.

November 13, 2018
A photo of The Prodigy playing the Brighton Centre taken for Brighton Source by Sam Sesemann

The Prodigy are rave legends, but Liam Howlett's men have some new tricks up their sleeves – and it makes for a typically spectacular live show.

November 12, 2018

Two women in an adapted tale of a Sussex folktale from the 19th century. A tale of wisdom, Wicca and persecution. Top class theatre.

November 3, 2018

Theatre as comedy, or comedy as therapy? La La's comedic show about group therapy hit most of the right beats at Rialto Theatre.

November 2, 2018
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Concorde 2 - Brighton Source - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

Anton Newcombe and co came to Brighton to tour their spectacular new album ‘Something Else’.

November 1, 2018

What if placebos really work? Seven dancers backed by sounds from viola to electronica. Artists collaborate with scientists in a sinister dance experiment.

November 1, 2018

Rising psych-rock outfit Club Kuru took to the stage of the Hope & Ruin last week alongside Brighton's own Yumi And The Weather.

November 1, 2018

A professional woman, happily married, wonderful children. It all goes wrong amid plenty of laughs. No-one is happy now. Great theatre.

October 31, 2018

Brighton’s Our Girl concluded their national tour with a packed-out dynamic hometown gig at the Haunt, with support from Buzzard and Breathe Panel.

October 28, 2018
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