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

Yama Warashi performing at the Rosehill, Brighton

Melting Vinyl presented Yama Warashi and Brighton's ChopChop for an oddly pleasing evening of sonic, organic, woven spells.

Jul 28, 2022

Love Supreme returned, bigger and better than ever. The sun shone and the music dazzled across a perfect weekend.

Jul 6, 2022
Slap Rash

Ruinfest brought together some of Brighton's best bands and a few killer out-of-towners for an intense all-dayer at the Hope & Ruin at the end of June.

Jul 5, 2022

The Texas-based soul singer brought his hits to Brighton and also introduced a future star with his opening act.

Jun 28, 2022
Fraulein - Hope and Ruin - Hidden Herd - Brighton Source - Time for Heroes Photography - Ashley Laurence

Topping a four-act bill at the Hope and Ruin, two-piece Fräulein blow us away with their intoxicating blend of edgy melodies, incisive lyrics and driving rhythms.

Jun 19, 2022
The three members of the band Noisy

Worthing three-piece Noisy are back on tour, and we’re there to confirm that the band’s brand of euphoric beats is utterly moshtastic!

Jun 8, 2022

Cluedo delivers mirth with its murder as the board-game-turned-film-turned-stage-show lands at Theatre Royal Brighton for its next turn.

May 26, 2022

Cut down version of Shakespeare's comedy of misrecognition, disguise and farce. Three performers with manic hat changes and cool banjo.

May 26, 2022

We saw a wealth of international talent at The Great Escape, but on the final day two bands from Brighton stole the show.

May 21, 2022

Activists protesting against fossil fuels occupy an oil rig in this exciting collaboration between Unmasked Theatre and artists' collective Rising Tides.

May 18, 2022

More bands, more reviews. Friday's festival was a heady mix of Turkish techno, gothic indie, Japanese folk, jazz punk and grime metal.

May 18, 2022

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.

May 17, 2022

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.

May 16, 2022

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.

May 5, 2022
Hutch

Sprightly five-piece Hutch make their Brighton headline debut with a signature soft psych, twang pop, and post-yacht rock sound.

Apr 26, 2022
Teenage Fanclub

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.

Apr 22, 2022

Gloriously fierce yet flippant production of Coward's charismatic comedy, elevated by fantastic performances.

Apr 14, 2022
Skunk Anansie on stage at Brighton Dome

Over 25 years after their first album release, Skunk Anansie still sound as fresh and relevant as they did then.

Apr 14, 2022
12th night

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.

Apr 12, 2022
Warmduscher-Concorde-2-Brighton-Source-Time-for-Heroes-Photography-Ashley-Laurence

Warmduscher came to Brighton to play two shows in one day with the band sounding like a furious beast even after weeks of touring.

Apr 11, 2022
Oska Bright Film Festival

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.

Apr 10, 2022
Joan As Police Woman

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.

Apr 9, 2022
Front cover of The Great Regression by Brighton band DITZ

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.

Apr 7, 2022

Storytelling by Brighton-based solo performer, Jon Mason. This brings together myths and tales of war, invasion and love. Wildly ambitious and exuberant.

Apr 4, 2022
Tangerine Dream at Chalk, Brighton

German electronic musikmeisters, Tangerine Dream, conclude their British tour in Brighton in triumph: “We have saved the best till last!”

Mar 25, 2022
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