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

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

Showing what a proper rock star should be, Jack White was back in town with a scorching set of old and new, all bathed in blue.

October 21, 2018

Nashville resident Dawn Landes gave a virtuoso performance in the tiny Greys pub in Hanover. Brighton Source was there to bear witness.

October 20, 2018

The Dutch singer-songwriter came with a disciplined band in tow to help her spark a set of organised indie chaos at The Haunt.

October 17, 2018
Neil Innes

The eccentric songwriter's set at the Komedia was an uneven mix of acoustic blues and comic ditties from his days with Monty Python and the Bonzo Dog Band.

October 11, 2018

Is Gordon still a moron? Jilted John was the surprise hit of 1978. Forty years later he came to Brighton on the band's first UK tour.

October 11, 2018

Algerian desert rockers Imarhan brought a beautiful blend of styles and some masterly musicianship to The Haunt, winning over the crowd with ease.

September 9, 2018

Uncompromising punks Idles brought an anarchic live performance to the Komedia for a guest-only show in support of their new album.

September 4, 2018

Brash duo Slaves showed off tracks from their new album at a lunchtime in-store, substituting their usual combative percussion for beatboxing and biscuits.

August 24, 2018

SOURCE made it through the doors of Concorde 2 just in time to catch the start of the altogether vibrant show by everybody’s favourite world musicians.

July 26, 2018

From man buns to gong baths, there was something for everyone at the city's annual gathering of yogis. And plenty of sunshine.

July 20, 2018
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