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

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

Cryptography and criminality take to the stage in this overwrought yet enjoyable adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel.

Mar 16, 2022
Fred Hills Band on stage

Fred Hills Band presented their much-anticipated debut headline show at The Rose Hill, with Joe Woodham of Jouis offering a rare solo set as support.

Mar 3, 2022

Brighton's Jar of Blind Flies brought moshing and fuzzy mayhem to the Green Door Store as the grunge trio geared up for the release of their debut album.

Feb 25, 2022

The annual psych fest had us heading to a church in Lewes in search of the true meaning of psychedelia.

Feb 3, 2022

With COVID cases and concert cancellations increasing, a night of 80s classic synth and indie pop was the perfect way to beat the pandemic blues.

Dec 20, 2021
Laura-Mary Carter

Our round-up of new Brighton music - including releases from Penelope Isles, Yumi And The Weather, Nick Hudson, Georgia Train and Laura-Mary Carter.

Dec 16, 2021

An underdeveloped book and score slightly undermine an otherwise excellent production with an important message.

Dec 16, 2021
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