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

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

KOKOROKO take Brighton 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

20 years of amazing music celebrated by electric performances from Salter Cane, Mum Dad and the Kids, a reunited Anagrams and many more.

Jan 5, 2020

A fun, colourful and spirited adaptation of the Dickens classic that won't leave you out in the cold! We caught Truestory's retelling of the Christmas tale at The Spire.

Jan 3, 2020
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

Adam Kay brought another dose of comedy NHS horror stories to Brighton the day after the election.

Dec 23, 2019
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Some fans have been waiting nine years for The National to return to Brighton, but from this showing maybe it wasn't worth the wait.

Dec 15, 2019
Penelope Isles - Chalk-Brighton Source- Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

We catch the phenomenal Brighton band at their 100th gig of the year, which turns out to be a sold-out homecoming show at Chalk.

Dec 14, 2019

Adam Ant played a perfectly-pitched set of pop and punk classics including a full performance of his debut solo album.

Dec 8, 2019

The Beta Rays made the most of their performance at the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, bringing over a dozen musicians and guest vocalists to the stage.

Dec 6, 2019

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Buffo's Wake, Prince Fatty, Beach Riot, Animal House, Lazybones and Great Pagans.

Dec 5, 2019
Yakul - Komedia - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography_1

Brighton's Yakul injected some groove into a wet and dreary Monday night with a set of original and captivating neo-soul songs at Komedia.

Dec 1, 2019
Michael Kiwanuka - Chalk - Resident Records - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

Recently released to rave reviews, Michael Kiwanuka’s third album received its first live outing at an intimate acoustic show at Chalk.

Nov 17, 2019
British Sea Power, Concorde 2, Brighton

BSP played a blinder at Concorde 2 this month at the inaugural Rejoyce festival. SOURCE photographer Sarah Brownlow was there for the snapping.

Nov 14, 2019
Life-Green Door Store - Brighton - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography

One of the most exciting acts around at the moment, LIFE stormed through their blistering new album at the Green Door Store on Monday.

Nov 13, 2019

Ever on the ascendant, Brighton's Yonaka treat the Concorde 2 to a triumphant evening of raucous indie-rock and blistering anthems.

Nov 10, 2019
Deerhunter-Bradford-Cox-Concorde-2-Brighton-Source-Time-for-Heroes-Photography-Ashley-Laurence

The enigmatic Deerhunter returned to Brighton at Concorde 2, offering far more than your standard gig experience. Boring it was not...

Nov 10, 2019
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The live space-disco outfit returned to Brighton on a wet and windy Sunday evening in support of their eponymous debut LP.

Nov 8, 2019

Human cloning. Gail Louw's adaption of David Daniel's book. Theatre that explores complex social, moral and scientific issues. Writing and acting of distinction.

Nov 5, 2019
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