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volume 2. Issue 36 AUGUST 2011

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it ain’t broke We had to give it another look, didn’t we? A year on from Broken Brighton and life is looking a lot better on a local level. Sure, the whole country is falling apart – politicians, newspapers, the police, the banks, all doing their very best to destroy themselves and those around them – but in Brighton we’re pretty much sorted. Great venues, amazing bands and people trying to do interesting things on very little money. It’s enough to make you forget that climate change has pretty much buggered up another summer. We’re all smiling anyway. So what do we want to be saying this time next year? Well, we’d like to report that not a single venue had been closed for noise complaints. We don’t think that’s unreasonable. We’d also like to see the slowing down of supermarkets forcing out corner shops. Unless people start walking past Tesco to spend a little bit more to support local businesses (we’re as guilty as anyone on this) that’s probably not going to happen. But it’s your money that’s controlling this town, and your voice. We asked you to speak up last year and you did, and now look where we all are. The council has confirmed your right to get yourself heard so let’s keep things heading in the right direction.

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Personnel

Editor  James Kendall ManageR  Rosie Kendall Designer  Matt Barker at Artwerk DEPUTY Editor  Nick Coquet Sales Manager  Lucy Kamper listings editor  Ben Bailey CLUBS editor  Zac Colbert WEB editor  Erin O’Connor Cover  Kenny Mc Cracken assisted by Zoe Baker

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Sol Brown, Ian Chambers, Zac Colbert, David Courtney, Allen Fowler, Ben Gilbert, Joseph Grant, Damian Harris, Sam Hiscox, Stuart Huggett, Kevin Mason, Jessica Marshall McHattie, Amy Jo McLellan, Ben Miller, Adam Peters, The Perv, The Recommender, Gary Scattergood If you want to contribute to SOURCE email james@brightonsource.co.uk

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Contents

News  4 New In Town 6 Gig Previews  8  Interview: AK/DK  14 Club Previews   16 Club Review: O>Y>B  22  Club Review: Motel   24  Culture   26  Art: Milo Belgrove   28 Critic   30  Feature: Broken Brighton 2: Brighton Fixed?  32  Feature: Live Brighton Since The 60s 34  Preview: Playgroup Festival  36 Street Style:  38  Unsung Hero: Paul Seivewright / Amber France  40 Secret Eater: BBQ Shack  42 In Conversation With: Bill Randall  44 Listings  46 Six (Decades) Of The Best: Brighton Gigs  54 

MADE IN BRIGHTON •

We’re all about the homegrown here at SOURCE, and a red dot next to an artist, event or label indicates they’re proper local heroes we can be proud of.

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NEWS WORDS BY NICK COQUET

PRIDE’S PINK POUND PRESSURE

It’s a make or break year for Pride as it attempts to generate some actual income for once via a ticketed entry system. The days of rocking up with a rucksack full of supermarket booze and food are alas gone, which inevitably means the Preston Park side of the weekend could struggle to pack in punters prepared to pay festival prices, especially in the face of so many free alternative events going on as well. Joe McElderry and 80s pop ‘icon’ Sonia head up a new live stage – hopefully they’ll shore up the day with their many pleasing hits.

BANDS’ HELPING HANDS

Oxfam are obviously doing good things for poor folk around the world all the time, but when they mix it up with bands and DJs and that, it’s even better. Yes, it’s time for Oxjam to kick off again this month, launching on Thursday 28th at Pop Up Playgroup (ex-Hector’s) with bands and DJ sets, as well as Juice FM’s Guy Lloyd having his bits waxed live on air. It’s the start of a run of events that go through til October. Get on it like Bono’s bonnet at oxfam.org.uk/oxjam and help feed the world.

BURLESQUE FEST

Taking the splendid entertainment that is burlesque and propping it up with an array of stalls, sideshows and live psychobilly music, Heresy’n’Heelz come to the Concorde 2 on Friday 5th. It’s their first ‘on tour’ event of 2011 and features Slinky Sparkles and Marnie Scarlet as well as some fire-based performance and retail opportunities from corsetry to cupcakes. Heresynheelz.co.uk is your online pole to gyrate around.

RUN FOR RISE

Ladies – if you can run eight kilometres without keeling over and you’d like to help out women and kids who’ve been on the receiving end of domestic abuse, this is the event for you. RISE, a local service provider charity, is taking registrations now for their annual under-cliff Saltdean women’s run on Sunday 18th September. It costs £15 to take part but you get a goodie bag full of lovely lip gloss and mascara and stuff worth £20 – great value eh? Get registered at riseuk.org.uk, get sponsored and get running.

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BE THERE IN THE SQUARE

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st see Brunswick Square come alive with its 30th annual festival – a neighbourly hubbub of gazebos, face-painted children and dogs with sunglasses on (if the promotional literature we’ve seen bears true). It runs from a sedate midday til 7pm and is the most village green-y event in town over the summer, with a decent crop of local bands, fodder and booze for the toe-dipping festivalgoer.

PUB’S FESTIVAL PUN

Friday 19th kicks off Gladstonebury, a weekend of charity music and arts festivaling at the big yellow pub that is The Gladstone on Lewes Road. Like its almost-namesake, it promises a bill with something for everyone – last year saw the ASBO Retards and the Gyratory Allstars appearing, the latter presumably named after the traffic system the pub overlooks, the Vogue Gyratory. Proceeds go to the Martlets and Macmillan, so top up your do-good reserves and get in there.

LABEL SHOWING

It’s good to see record labels starting up, especially when they’re rocking a BN postcode. Little Known Records are taking bands across town from all genres and uniting them via the medium of Live Lounge-style unplugged performances. The first such compilation is out now, and it’s all run on a nonprofit basis; any dough they make gets ploughed back in. Facebook.com/littleknownrecords is where aspiring bands can mither them and punters can check them out.

FOLK FEST

When hot local promoters Melting Vinyl hook up with the estimable Willkommen Collective for a day-long outing, you know you’re getting something ace. Foxtrot promises to be just that, with a celebration of all things folk in the regal surroundings of Stanmer House on September 11th. Top French/Swedish ‘anti-folk godfathers’ Herman Dune are headlining, with special guests including Sam Amidon, Hannah Peel, Nancy Elizabeth and Stephen Craknell’s Memory Band, plus general Willkommen collaborations. Tickets are £22.50 from Resident and Rounder.

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NEW IN TOWN

WORDS BY MARK BOOTH, NICK COQUET, JESSICA MARSHALL MCHATTIE photo by kevin mason

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HOTEL PELIROCCO

Brighton’s most colourful artist and designer, Jess Eaton, hit national headlines in May with her Roadkill Couture collection for Brighton Fashion Week. Now she’s hitting the high street, in collaboration with renowned tattooist Jon Nott, with a combined shop and studio. EatonNott, at 26 Preston Road, is packed with oddities from the Roadkill collection, plus skeletons, taxidermy, medical and military equipment and general Victoriana – the perfect place for a “where the fuck did you get that?” gift opportunity or more general Ikea-avoiding home décor.

The Sidewinder, in the heart of Kemptown, has always had a great outdoor space, but now they’ve outdone themselves with the unveiling of a new garden area provided by the good people at Tanquery gin. What’s more, they’ve got a new chef and menu on board, a new range of beers and, thanks to Paul Jonas from Tru Thoughts and Phil Marten of Turin Brakes fame who run the place, a ramped-up live band booking policy including Turin Brakes themselves, Fip and Jennifer Left. Definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been for while, or even if you have.

This is the brainchild of Jackie Chase at Under the Bridge Studios, offering members of the community the opportunity to broadcast their own shows live across the internet. The Reel Review Show is the latest, a film review half-hour presented by Mark Booth and Jonny Russell who cast their collective eye across cinema’s biggest hits and most sensational flops. Tedium is their enemy, diversion their master – tune in on Friday nights at 7.30pm at radiofreebrighton.org.uk or listen to the podcasts at soundcloud.com/thereelshow.

THE CHANGING ROOM

Here’s a nice idea for updating your wardrobe – The Changing Room is a new clothing agency outlet at 146 Islingword Road who will punt out your old clothes (providing they’re clean and not all ripped and stuff), and give you back half the cash. There are vintage pieces amongst the stock, but it seems to be mainly day-to-day gear for all ages, kids included. Check out the website at thechangingroombrighton.co.uk for more details.

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We like re-appropriations of Brighton legends for high street premises names – it used to amuse us to get our hair cut at Fatboy Trims. This one’s nomenclature is just as obvious; a bead shop just up from Churchill Square at 12 Dyke Road. It has a big vintage feel about it with a range of pearls, cameos and swallows as well as a handmade selection, and there’s also a vintage headband collection for the growing White Mink fraternity out there. Cast a beady eye at bigbeadboutique. co.uk for more info.

If you’re out there living an urban lifestyle, then a store dedicated to its requisite apparel, art and accessories will be right up your street, especially if your street is also Church Street. Tricky-to-find brands like Sixpack France, Palace Skateboards and Pro Keds all make an appearance, and the shop’s part of a one-room boutique hotel called the Harrington, which promises chandeliers made of Lego and wineglasses. Go Belowstore.co.uk for further investigation.

The Pelirocco on Regency Square has launched a new room; ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ was designed by Brighton duo Ridley and Dowse, who are a jeweller and print designer respectively. They’ve done stuff for Harrods, Boxfresh and Wayne Hemingway before, and this represents further confirmation of their ace work. Check it out on the top floor, or just hang out in the Peli bar, which is always a neat place to get the right side of a few cold drinks anyway.

PLATFORM TRAINING

We get a lot of CDs sent to SOURCE from people who’ve made their music on a laptop – the fact that you don’t need huge banks of equipment anymore means pretty much anyone can do it. But not everyone really should… Platformtraining.co.uk are running week-long courses in Logic Pro 9, which will teach you about recording, editing, effects and all the tricks you’ll need to elevate your game to the review-worthy. It’s 30 hours of cranial hard drive cramming for £250 – sounds worthwhile.

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GIG PREVIEWS

WORDS BY MATT BARKER, IAN CHAMBERS, BEN GILBERT, JOSEPH GRANT, STUART HUGGETT, JESSICA MARSHALL MCHATTIE, AMY JO MCLELLAN, ADAM PETERS, THE RECOMMENDER, GARY SCATTERGOOD

EXIT TEN Hydrant Thurs 4th

Reading’s Exit Ten are steadily rising Brit metal hopefuls, with approval from the mainstream rock press and slow-building slots at the likes of Download and Sonisphere. Intelligent but not pretentious, epic but not overblown, they’re a decent bet for a deserving crossover. Having revitalised live music in their Eastbourne hometown, the tireless Rio Bravo Promotions have pulled together a strong regional support bill (Here There Be Monsters, Decodes, City Of Ashes) for this latest incursion into the Brighton scene. (SH)

WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY Hydrant Fri 5th

For five summers now, a cluster of Brooklyn anarchists have gathered together whatever instruments they could and descended on Brighton for one night to “fuck shit up.” Frontman Jack Terricloth, a bouncer-baiting rabble-rouser who treats his microphone as a megaphone, is backed by a punk cabaret supergroup playing deranged circus music, anarcho jazz and more. Previous visits have seen them increasingly heat up audiences, but don’t panic should an actual inferno ensue. This time the fire station is next door. (AP)

ILLNESS •

Cowley Club Fri 5th

Instrumental pair Illness create choppy, melodic tunes from the basic elements of thrashed drums and tightly wound guitar. They’re splitting up after this weekend’s brief HastingsBrighton-London farewell tour, leaving a neat legacy of deceptively simple small-label recordings behind them. Tour partners Depakine Chrono offer a Czech alternative, extracting a slightly proggier sound from the same source materials as the Brighton duo. Not speaking Czech, we could only grasp the phrase “acid punk” from their website, but that’ll do it. (SH)

JASON RINGENBERG Greys Mon 8th

The Greys’ impressive international reach brings one of the

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godparents of alt.country inside its intimate walls this evening. Jason Ringenberg is most widely known for fronting Nashville cowpunk legends Jason & The Scorchers, who have spread their raucous rock’n’roll twang around the world for thirty years now. Wonderfully, the indefatigable Ringenberg also performs animal-centric kids’ songs in the guise of Farmer Jason. Tonight, expect a selection of upbeat and heartfelt tunes from Ringenberg’s broad songbook. (SH)

WASHED OUT

Haunt Weds 10th

Over the last couple of years Ernest Greene has helped pioneer chillwave; a genre whose sticky ingredients – including the signature slow pace, hazy synths and drifting vocals as well as all the bleached imagery – seemed to have permeated through a multitude of other genres ever since. Following two years of EPs and much blog hype, (some seemingly started purely to cover his genre), we now get to hear his muchanticipated debut album, ‘Within And Without’, which he’s showcasing on an extensive tour throughout the UK and Europe this summer. (TR)

GRIMES

The Haunt Fri 12th

If you want an example of just how the giant SXSW Texas festival can help bring an artist to the attention of those hunting out new music, then look no further than the Montreal-based solo artist, Clare Boucher. She had the music media’s tails well and truly wagging following her performance at the Gorilla vs Bear blog’s SXSW showcase. Her inventive concoction of ethereal pop music is utterly hypnotic live, so her support performance for headliners How To Dress Well is well worth your early arrival. (TR)

THE BEAUTIFUL WORD • Brunswick Fri 12th

For some of the hipsters walking our streets, ukulele bags and glockenspiel cases are the new handbags. Sounding like a folk session in a kindergarten, but a good one, The Beautiful Word have been playing their ‘mystery pop’ regularly across Brighton’s Land Of The Twee. Tonight’s gig is a bit special though, marking as it does the end of their UK tour and the launch of new single ‘Emily’, described by one somewhat disconcerting YouTube commenter as “a great song to masturbate to on a beach.” (AP)

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FLEET FOXES

Dome Tues 16th

In 2010, determined not to become typecast as archly gifted purveyors of hymnal, rustic Americana, Fleet Foxes retreated to the underground cave they call home to record the followup to their self-titled breakthrough debut album. Ripping up the rule book with the sort of wild imagination they should perhaps consider using next time a hairdresser drops by, they emerged energised with ‘Helplessness Blues’, breaking stunning new ground as archly gifted purveyors of hymnal, rustic Americana. Where they go next is anyone’s guess. (BG)

DELS

Concorde 2 Fri 19th

Ipswich isn’t an obvious place in which to source the next big thing in UK hip hop, yet in recent months the Suffolk-born Kieren Dickins has made himself one to watch. Now Londonbased, he’s signed to the Ninja Tune imprint, Big Dada, and had Kwes, Micachu and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard on hand to produce his debut album, ‘GOB’, which arrived earlier this year. You would struggle to find a better example of an urban record with crossover appeal, so this gig should suit all. (TR)

QUEEN TRIBUTE

Komedia Fri 19th

Fans of the British chart goliaths could be mistaken for thinking tonight’s tribute will actually come from the postFreddie Mercury incarnation/aberration. For some years Brian May and Roger Taylor, seemingly blind to exactly what it was they were doing from atop their lofty throne in rock’s House of Lords, have used the band’s legacy as some kind of pop culture bog roll. All praise then to John Deacon, who gracefully stepped out long ago, and this lot, who have no interest in such blasphemy. (BG)

CSS

Digital Sun 21st

CSS were once the coolest band in the world. But, where 2003-5 was all about so-called punk funk, the world turned and punk funk went the way of electroclash: into the annals of flash-in-the-pan genre names. The fact that knowingly dirty disco pop, played by a rag-tag mob of South American girls

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doesn’t have a handy name any more doesn’t make it any less groin-grabbingly brilliant live than it always was. And it really was. (MB)

NEW FOUND GLORY Concorde 2 Weds 24th

Fancy seeing New Found Glory in weather-protected surroundings just a few days before their main stage Reading and Leeds appearances? Well if you do, you’re in luck because they’ve chosen to warm up at the Concorde 2. They’re known for their energetic live shows so be prepared to get sweaty. Oh, and just to make your night even better (and to add insult to injury to those who can’t make it) pop punk’s next big thing Save Your Breath will be supporting. (AJM)

WATER TOWER BUCKET BOYS

Haunt Sat 27th

After selling out their two previous Brighton shows, the Bucket Boys will once again be bringing their hard-driving, fastpicking, harmony-fuelled fusion of bluegrass, old-time and country music to town and throughout the UK in support of their new EP, ‘Where The Crow Don’t Fly’. An incredible live band – if there was ever music to dance and drink whiskey to then this is definitely it. Support comes from locals Amy Harrison & The Secondhand Stringband. (IC)

AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA Concorde 2 Sat 27th

At The Edge of The Sea, the annual one-day shindig curated by the Wedding Present’s David Gedge returns to, er, the edge of the sea. The stellar line-up features London electro popsters Summer Camp, Badly Drawn Boy, Cinerama and a headline set by The Wedding Present. Also on the bill are three bands featuring members of the current Weddoes line-up: Graeme Ramsay’s shoe-gazey outfit Silvermash will appear alongside Charles Layton’s Dirty Fingernails and Pepe le Moko’s Brighton combo Stars Down To Earth. Last year’s bash sold out, so get your tickets sharpish. (GS)

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OUTFIT

Green Door Store Tues 30th

Fledgling Brighton-based music promoters Be Nothing team up with hot London indie label Double Denim to bring you Outfit. They’re an art rock five-piece from Liverpool, for fans of Talking Heads, Roxy Music and early Franz Ferdinand, who (refreshingly) use their interest in aesthetics to grab people’s attention where most bands rely on internet presence. Their first single ‘Two Islands’ is due to be released in September. (JG)

EAST 17

Concorde Weds 31st

What could go wrong for East 17, as they look to recreate Take That’s astounding chart renaissance? There were fears that Brian Harvey might scupper the comeback, perhaps by reversing over the entire band in a tour bus prank gone badly wrong. So he’s been wisely sacked, while Tony Mortimer is back. Sadly, new single ‘Secret Of My Life’ suggests the quartet’s look has developed to that of ‘builder’ chic, while their prehistoric pop sound hasn’t developed at all. Give up, lads. That cement needs stirring. (BG)

RON SEXSMITH

Komedia Weds 31st

Elton John, Chris Martin and Michael Buble are all big fans, but don’t let that put you off. Now 12 albums in, Canadian singersongwriter Ron Sexsmith is finally getting the attention he deserves and craves, and not only from middle-of-the-road ‘megastars’. With the aptly-titled, ‘Long Player, Late Bloomer’, he’s even managed to combine a fair few UK sales to match the critical praise he’s had for years. The album sees him veer from crooning melancholy to rousing jangle-fests, all of which should be perfect for a late summer’s night out. (GS)

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AK/DK

TWO IMPROVISING DRUMMERS WHO ALSO PLAY SYNTHS – HOW DID AK/DK BEAT ALL ODDS TO BECOME BRIGHTON’S BEST LIVE BAND? WORDS BY JAMES KENDALL PHOTO BY KENNY MC CRACKEN, ASSISTED BY Zoe Baker. THANKS TO TORA COLWILL at THE DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA, AND ROUNDER FOR THE 3D GLASSES

It was krautrock legend Damo Suzuki who made us realise that the two synth-playing drummers known as AK/DK were Brighton’s best live band. If you’re a music geek you’ll know that the Can singer travels around the world performing with a hometown band every time he stops. The Brighton promoter thought that Ed Chivers and G Sowerby would be a good match and hooked them up for a gig at the Green Door Store. Joined by a bass player, they played a tight, blistering set of complex, noisy, leftfield electro rhythms with an ebb and flow of the most delicately programmed dance music. Obviously there was a nod to 70s German music, but this was all new – exciting and challenging but accessible and danceable. We were completely breathless. Having Damo Suzuki there seemed like the icing on the cake rather than the cake itself. We sought out AK/DK in the bar afterwards to give pats on backs and asked them how long it took them to learn the songs. ‘Oh no,’ they replied, ‘it was all improvised, we’d never played a note of that before.’ We laughed, but they remained straight-faced. They were serious, they’d just made this incredible, faultless hour of music up off the top of their heads. “I’d never even met Damo until he came on stage,” remembers Ed as we settle into the Duke Of York’s bar a few months later. “When we were asked we thought, ‘Yes, we can do that,’” says G. “It was the perfect thing. He was so passive, deliberately so. We didn’t discuss the music with him at all. Not at all. It was a real honour to play with him.” Suzuki-san seemed unfazed by the idea of playing with two

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drummers surrounded by electronics, but it’s an extremely odd band to find yourself in. AK/DK’s original conception involved booze, obviously. “It was a complete accident really,” Ed recalls. “I met G at the gig of another band of mine. We had an aftershow party and got drunk together and discussed how much we loved drums and synths. We decided there should be a band that was just drums and synths.” Like many late night plans, nothing came of it. That is until the friend who introduced them to each other booked them a gig. He wouldn’t accept that it was just drunken talk and one Saturday night they found themselves heading to London with no songs to play. “We went up and played the first set improvised and, luckily, it went off amazingly,” says G. “Who knows what would have happened if that gig didn’t have such an amazing reception?” Not having any songs appeals to the pair not least because, having been in bands before, they know knocking out the same set gig after gig can get a bit dull. The setlist is now split 50/50 between written material and improvised jams, working with amazing visuals from metaLuna. “We decided to write some songs in case the sound wasn’t that good,” explains Ed. “For two years or so we improvised or came up with different songs all the time and never really recorded anything. We found it difficult to nail down that excitement of when you’re on stage and you’ve just come up with something. Live, the audience see that and it creates this

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“We look down at our hands and think, I don’t know where this is coming from” cycle. Getting that on tape is not easy.” But getting stuff on tape is exactly what they’ve done. Typically they skipped past releasing a CD and jumped back to the cassingle for their debut. “People buy mp3s now but you can’t sell an mp3 at a gig because people don’t want to buy thin air,” says Ed, wisely. “And CDs are boring. Vinyl’s great but it’s too expensive to produce. The cassette is the symbolic physical product of the mp3 download.” “I did feel proud when I saw my music on a tape because when I was a kid that was it, I had tapes,” explains G. “They were my whole world and then they were all gone. They’re charming.”

the pair point out they’ve already got enough equipment to be dealing with. “People always want to buy something and initially we were really anti releasing anything as it’s not really the point of the project,” says Ed.

The one-off, randomness of it all is clearly something the pair thrive on, to the point that if they see a friend in the audience who can sing, they’ll often drag them onstage to join in. But how can they keep on top of all these elements? If they don’t know what noise they’re going to make next themselves, how do they know what noise the other’s going to make? “We did experiment with sign language and stuff but Ed could never remember it,” smiles G. “We’re beginning to remember Lead track is the crashing, bleepy ‘Lost Eric’ – almost a pop song in comparison to their live onslaught. Of course it’s as the things that the other might do and shift accordingly. Also noisy as any band of drummers is going to be, but it’s also we begin to feel when the other person’s building an intention. catchy as hell and breezes quickly by at under three minutes. And sometime we just literally have to shout across.” “The stuff we’ve recorded recently is like radio edits of “Eyebrows!” says Ed with a smile. “The higher the eyebrows something that might go on for about ten minutes on stage,” go and the more nodding says it all.” Ed explains. “There were times when we first started playing where I felt AK/DK record their live sets and practices and then listen back totally vulnerable and foolish onstage,” admits G. “But you just to them to identify the best parts. They then spend the rest of have to block that out of your mind and try something else. the time trying to make a recording that matches up to the And then sometimes we realise, ‘Hey, we’re in the middle of a excitement of that. song here.’” “As soon as we’re in the studio and “We look down at our hands and they’re decide, ‘Now it time to rock’, it kills the doing stuff and we’re thinking, ‘I don’t vibe,” says G. “We try to record everything know where this is coming from,’” says Ed in case there’s something great.” with genuine surprise. WEB: akdk.co.uk There’s talk of recording live shows so you We don’t know either but we hope it keeps SINGLE: ‘Lost Eric’ out now can buy them at the end of the gig but as on coming. LISTEN: soundcloud.com/ak-dk

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CLUB PREVIEWS WORDS BY ZAC COLBERT, NICK COQUET, BEN GILBERT, JAMES KENDALL, JESSICA MARSHALL MCHATTIE

BORGORE

Audio Weds 3rd

Tonight Supercharged host Borgore, the Israeli DJ who happily ruined dubstep with his rock and hip hop inflections to create his self-proclaimed hybrid sound of gorestep. Too insolent to ignore and too carnal to resist, Borgore’s productions are chainsaw raw with lyrics full of tongue-incheek humour and blatant innuendo, so if you’re sitting on the fence about this night just get down to Audio. We’re positive it’ll be a case of Stockholm syndrome, if not, maybe he’ll just kidnap you anyway. (ZC)

IN THE FACE •

Volks Fri 5th

Brighton doesn’t have a lot of bassline, it’s all dubstep this and drum’n’bass that. To remedy the situation we have the In The Face crew. When these guys hosted at the Concorde bar during Dave Clarke’s gig, they tore the place up and started a loyal following. This evening Rrritalin tops the bill with his wonky rave and acid-driven bassline that burns harsher than Alien blood. Local lad Bruce Stallion backs him up, plus the In The Face DJs; Simtek, Gash, Hadean and Fucknose. (ZC)

LIFE IS TWO •

Life Fri 5th - Sat 6th

Who can remember life before Life? This two-day birthday party promises to make sure you forget. With Friday’s sixhour line-up including Midland, Space Dimension Controller and Blawan and Saturday’s 12-hour endurance fest showcasing Marcel Dettmann, Appleblim, Lorca and Yusuf Sebati, as well as the AKAAKAROAR residents, it’d be highly impolite not to show your face and celebrate the continued successes and innovations of one of Brighton’s most forward-thinking and freshest nightclubs. (JMM)

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KING TUBBY’s FULL SOUND SYSTEM

Concorde 2 Fri 12th

The legendary dub pioneer himself sadly won’t be making an appearance tonight, what with being shot dead in 1989 and all that. But his famed sound system, now in its 41st year, is here to honour his dubby last will and testament and fill the room with deep bass rumbles and echoing riddims. Scrappa, Young Buck and Stevie Face are all on the bill, as well as a Brighton Soundclash featuring Aces Crew versus Unity Hi Fi in a crowdjudged dub-off. (NC)

FROCKABILLY •

Latest Fri 12th

Presented in association with Vavavavoom!, this night promises jet-propelled vintage tunes, burlesque performances from Stella Starr & The All Stars, a Sailor Jerry-style tattoo parlour and vintage clothes stalls, plus two floors of dancing action courtesy of the Dusty Groove Jukebox Show and Citizen Lane. Win prizes for being the best-dressed intergalactic explorer or space babe – you get the idea. Opening the Pride weekend in 50s style, the night is raising money for MindOut, an LGBT mental health project. (NC)

GO BANG •

Green Door Store Fri 12

Go Bang have been sneaking into the Green Door Store and putting on mini warehouse parties since the start, but now – armed with a new gang member in the form of VJ Matt Page – Ali and Affy are ready to go monthly. They were right at the forefront of the disco revival back in 2006, putting on one-off parties in cafés and basements, and if you’re looking for somewhere to hear “groove-based music” then there’s no friendlier dancefloor. A near-religious experience for everyone who goes, it seems. (JK)

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GLORY GLORY •

PRODUCERS’ RETREAT •

Brighton Rocks hosts a street party for Pride every year but we don’t remember one as exciting as this. House legend after house legend is appearing from noon onwards over the weekend, though we’re not a hundred percent on who’s on when. What we do know is Chemical Brothers inspiration and eclectic hero Justin Robertson is down, alongside ex-Cream resident and Circus fella Yousef. Steve Proctor – a house pioneer from Shoom, Boy’s Own and many more – will be playing alongside our own Steve Mac, fresh from his ‘Roots’ LP on Nic Fanciulli’s Saved label. Blimey. (JK)

Producers’ Retreat are deserting the usual pub interior for a special holiday: an afternoon of music on the beach, with the theme of PARTYTRON. Local producers and artists come together each month and unite their styles over a common theme – this month’s being devoted to robotic rhythms, beeping beats and probably a lot of silver spray-paint and tin foil helmets. Strictly local, expect to see the shiniest stars of the graffiti scene, dazzling new artists and to hear some of Brighton’s spaciest new beats for free. (JMM)

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DELS & GHOSTPOET Concorde 2 Fri 19th

Getting lauded by The Streets’ Mike Skinner is a good way to help artists break through and it’s certainly worked for Ghostpoet. After his recent spellbinding shows at Camden Crawl and The Great Escape we’re glad there’s another chance to catch his somnambulant style live. He’ll be on stage with DELS, the recent Big Dada signee who delivers urgent lyrics over indie electronica such as his viral internet hit ‘Shapeshift’. And now that he’s on the same label as ‘Shapeshift’ collaborator Joe Hot Chip there should be plenty more where that came from. (ZC)

JAMIE JONES Audio Fri 19th

We thought that cos it’s summer Jamie Jones would be in Ibiza all month but, no, Schtumm have persuaded the neotechno legend to our less sunny coastline. Perhaps because promoter Sam Watts’ new Maxxi Soundsystem single is appearing on Jones’ Hot Waves imprint. Whatever, it’s quite a coup and whether you like techno or heavy, groove-based house built from the bassline up we’re sure you’ll be there to see the DC10 regular preview his Fabric mix album. (JK)

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GREYMATTER • Riki Tik Sat 20th

Brighton’s dark horse Greymatter, or Graham to his friends, is presenting his latest tunes to his home crowd on Saturday, on Riki Tik’s much-improved and much-hyped new sound system. Always a purveyor of original and eclectic combinations, Greymatter’s latest tunes demonstrate his commitment to jazz, blending it seamlessly with synths, bass wobbles whilst nodding towards UK funky and classic house styles. Support comes from Riki Tik regulars attak.media, JDevious and Figure of Wax, so it’s guaranteed to have a slick party vibe. (JMM)

GIRL UNIT The Tube Sat 20th

His tune ‘Wut’ was a defining track for London label Night Slugs last year and they had to bring forward the release date as DJs were ripping edits from wherever they could just to play it out. The anthemic synths and cut-up helium-style vocals create a blissful soundscape that flows over you in exaltation. The B-side ‘Every Time’ was similarly desirable; being both euphoric and otherworldly it has a fluctuating stomp to it and a stuttered female sample floating over the top. If you want to get to grips with future house, Girl Unit’s definitely the guy to show you the ropes. (ZC)

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NERO

Digital Sat 20th

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According to the histrory books, Nero fiddled while Rome burned. But that was many years ago and tonight the dubstep act of the same name are more likely to be found fiddling with their equipment and bass oscillations while Brighton gurns. Feted amongst the nominees for the BBC’s acclaimed Sound Of 2011 survey, headline duo Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray are about to unleash their debut manifesto, ‘Welcome Reality’, which will is set to seal their status as modern day Roman Emperors of the British charts. Hail Nero! (BG)

ROSKA

Riki Tik Fri 26th

Riki Tik is re-inventing itself as a legitimate electronic music venue, and this re-launch party with Roska suggests good things are coming. With a plethora of local DJs and live artists painting up a storm, this night is set to place the venue firmly back on the map. Roska’s hybrid of UK funky, house and dubstep caters to a wide audience, so get down early to sample the new cocktail range, witness some of the best local artists at work, and give your ears a treat with the refurbished sound system. (JMM)

7x7 •

Mash Tun Tues 30th

Seven local DJs playing seven of their finest 7’’ records can only have one outcome: a glorious amalgamation of 70s funk, 80s rock, 90s pop and absolutely zero idea of what will be played next. Celebrating a format that’s rarely seen outside of charity shops, with CDs, full-size records and mp3s strictly not welcome, the only thing that it’s possible to predict about this night is the rediscovery of your childhood favourites and some hilarious record sleeves. (JMM)

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LORD NELSON INN Presents Pride Party Night with Peel Fresh DJs playing an eclectic mix of funky house and uplifting beats

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The guys behind Flava a gyrating dancefloor that continues to fill with revelling In Ya Ear are no extras from The Only Way Is Essex. Forget your fidget strangers to long house and future garage – this evening’s not about afro beat queues, so when Old NEXT EVENT: Sat 6th, Coalition aficionados, it’s about Yellow Bricks has a line WEB: tinyurl.com/OYBweb shameless party vibes for the of eagerness stretching OTHER NIGHTS: Flava In Ya Ear, from the Coalition to Debonaire and B.A.N.K Courvoisier connoisseurs. West Pier, it’s business Katy B ‘Katy On A There’s a refreshing scarcity of pretension – this is clubbing as usual. We arrive at Mission’ that’s down to earth and up for midnight and the Architechs ‘Body anything. For a reem Saturday venue’s already bursting at the seams. Groove’ night on Brighton’s seafront the Charles Green and Monty rinse out the Adele ‘Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Shuffle)’ only way is O>Y>B. crowd-pleasing anthems, from Tynie Arctic Monkeys ‘Old Yellow Bricks’ Tempah’s ‘Pass Out’ to House of Jessie J ‘Price Tag’ Pain’s ‘Jump Around’, as well as Snoop Dogg ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ slipping in some tunes with a bit more Example ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ bite, like Foreign Far East Movement ‘Like A G6’ Beggars’ ‘Badman Dev ‘Bass Down Low’ Riddim’, to Jay Z ‘New York’

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Students have it made in Brighton – nights like Trash Mondays and Vice Social spoil the tax-dodging young guns, but what about the more mature clubbers? When the Tube opened in March with A Guy Called Gerald it marked itself as a venue for dance music lovers with a few more years behind them. Sleazy house and funky electro doesn’t do this night’s music policy justice. Warming up by blending Ou Est Le Swimming P o o l ’ s ‘Dance The

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Oliver $ ‘Doin’ Ya Thang’ Zombie Disco Squad ‘Pinky’ Friendly Fires ‘Live Those Days Tonight (Tim Green Remix)’ Julio Bashmore ‘Battle For Middle You’ Nat Self ‘Madame Bazooka’ Enzo Siffredi ‘Grease’ Pleasurekraft ‘Carny (Heartik & Reiner Weichold Remix)’ Cajmere ‘Brighter Days (John Made Remix)’ Stlye Of Eye ‘Dry (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)’ Chris James ‘Habanera’

Way I Feel’ into Boy Better Know’s ‘Too Many Men’ is brave, controversial and a total success. As the night progresses the resident DJ Charles Green comes into his own and by 3am the place is packed tighter than Jordan’s brassiere. This late influx of bodies signifies why Motel’s moving into an after party role – it’s going to cater for the hardcore dancefloor molesters who will be cutting shapes until sunrise and beyond. And what better place to do it?

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CULTURE WORDS BY NICK COQUET, BEN MILLER

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WORKSHOP: ROCKSHOP TOUR: DOME DISCOVERY Dome Mon 1st-Fri 5th

This is a week-long event which has bass legend Herbie Flowers and his muso mates overseeing youngster musicians and singers forming new bands, for a Corn Exchange performance on the Friday. Not quite sure how it works – maybe you suck your cheeks in hoping to be picked by the cool kids, but it sounds like a good opportunity to both get your career kick-started and also bug Herbie about his bassline on ‘Walk On The Wild Side’. Pre-book, nametag your gear, and you’re off. (NC)

FILM: JAWS

Duke of York’s Thurs 4th

Must…resist…saying…“timeless classic”. If you were a kid in Brighton in the 1980s there were certain films – Jaws, The Fog, maybe Brighton Rock – which nurtured the belief that you too could be sniped by a gangster off Madeira Drive or get gulped down by a Great White if you swam past the West Pier. A quick count on the Wikipedia entry for Jaws shows no fewer than 13 references deeming it the greatest film of all time, and Wiki never lies. (BM)

TALK: GRAHAM HARWOOD

Lighthouse Thurs 4th

Admirably-bearded media art mogul Graham Harwood co-founded Mongrel with partner Matsuko Yokokoji in 1995, a collective who combined electronic noodlings with all things ‘street’ in a kind of outsider art take on the personal and political. These days the BAFTA nominees, known as YoHa, make things like memorials to thousands of Second World War slave labourers, which chart their lung capacities on a screen. Harwood’s appearance in Brighton also marks a return to the city he was born in. (BM)

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Dome Sun 7th

As part of a summer of behind-the-scenes snooping at local cultural landmarks, The Dome is sneaking people in the back door and showing them some fascinating stuff from the regal venue’s illustrious history. You might not see Abba’s shiny hot pants from their Eurovision win there or Jimi Hendrix’s charred guitar, but you’ll get a glimpse of a cool secret tunnel that we didn’t know about, running from the Concert Hall to the Royal Pavilion, as well as free tea and cake with your ticket. (NC)

THEATRE: PARADE PROTEST PERFORM Marlborough Theatre Thurs 11th, Fri 12th and Sun 14th

Co-produced with The Nightingale, Pink Fringe survey the thorny issue of what Pride means to Brighton’s rich tapestry of beautiful people during a performance trail through the queer heart of the city. Aiming to be “playfully provocative”, they enlist a dancer, surreal performance artists and an intellectual drag queen, armed with glitter, whistles, rainbow flags, banners and loudspeakers. The person dressed in what looks like the remains of a woolly mammoth on the promo material suggests this could get interesting. (BM)

THEATRE: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Little Theatre Weds 17th – Sat 20th

The Royal Shakespeare Company has worked with The Little on this production as part of a scheme pairing amateur companies with hardened professional thesps, and it’s also notable because they’ve decided to transport the farce to the 1920s, adding

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authentic dance, music, song and outfits from the period to the mix. One of Shakespeare’s breeziest plays, the tale pits a penniless bloke against the two wealthy married women he yearns for, only to be scuppered when their husbands find out. (BM)

ART: MADE IN BRIGHTON 2

Ink-d until Sun 21st

Without wishing to second-guess their curation philosophy, the first Made in Brighton exhibition held at Ink-d a couple of years ago illustrated why the gallery seems so committed to keeping it local. From the super-cool stencil art by Hutch to the beautifully elaborate collaged worlds Maria Rivans dreams up and Ben Allen’s adventures in suave typography and pop art cartoons, this one is another cracker. Who needs the Tate when there’s this much talent on your Brighton doorstep? (BM)

FILM: THE HORROR DOUBLE BILL

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Retro gore is clearly where it’s at in film this month, as the Classic Horror Campaign reinvents BBC 2’s gruesome double bills of the 70s and 80s, alongside giveaways, spooky trailers and competitions. The two chosen flicks are ghost bloodfest House On Haunted Hill (a California-shot 1959 number which is thought to have influenced Hitchcock’s Psycho), and Asylum, a British title from 1972. Come To The Asylum…To Get Killed!, reads the inviting poster. Who could resist an offer like that? (BM)

THEATRE: A REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY DOUBLE BILL Little Theatre Thurs 25th-Sat 27th

An ace double-bill from the Little’s Youth Group, bravely attacking The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s whirlwind The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged), where 37 plays in 90 minutes include a rap Othello, sock puppet Hamlet and a culinary Titus Andronicus. Then it’s swiftly on to All The Great Books (Abridged), a snappy comedy hurtling through Chaucer, Dickens, Jane Austen and Harry Potter as part of a crash course in literary history. Breathless stuff, and more than likely brilliant. (BM)

ART: CASCADE Fabrica until Mon 29th

Having immersed ourselves in choral sounds piped through speakers the last time out at Fabrica, the equally meditative proposition of a makeshift kinetic waterfall fills the space for their latest installation. Made by Stéphane Cauchy, a Lille artist who uses mechanical experiments to strike a balance between science and philosophy, Cascade carries water through the air in buckets operated by a revolving pulley, emptying into a pool at your feet in a gentle and poetic bit of magic. (BM)

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CRITIC

WORDS BY NICK COQUET, ADAM PETERS

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SINGLE: BELLA SPINKS • Words (Sublime)

There’s something about laying your soul bare with minimal accompaniment that lends a singer a particular raw authenticity. Bella’s gentle finger picking of acoustic guitar forms a gentle backdrop for a double-tracked, close folk harmony, encapsulating both yearning and suffering. Back-up track ‘Wonderous’ follows similar musical terrain, with an inner confusion and fear of mortality playing out through its duration – a delicious conflict of musical light and lyrical shade. (NC)

ALBUM: BETA HECTOR • Sunbeam Insulin (Tru Thoughts)

DEMO OF THE MONTH:

SKIRTS

An album timing in at a shade under 30 minutes across its five tracks, this is a triumph of quality over quantity. We reviewed their first album getting for three years ago, and the band seem to have ditched the tricksy electronica in favour of expansive post-rock anthems; this is a set of slow builders that pepper the less cynical epic-isms of Coldplay with a sprinkling of Spiritualized’s ethereal atmospheres. We can easily see them headlining a Glastonbury main stage – well, we could if it wasn’t for those damn flags. (NC)

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EP: MAN RAY SKY • We haven’t heard from Man Ray Sky in a while, having apparently retreated from live work to concentrate on writing. And it’s certainly been worth the wait – this is ace. A shouldn’treally-work mix of indie drone guitars against lo-fi beats with percussive fills in all the right places form the backing for a hypnotic vocal, all layered and structured like someone really knows what they’re doing. And that’s just the title track – the others allow more experimentation that fulfils way more promise than it really ought to. An office favourite already. (NC)

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WeShouldHaveDestroyedOur GeneralsAndNotTheirEnemies (NWFA)

Having only a drummer and a bassist sadly precludes the Beatles from any further meaningful recording activity, but Skirts take this arrangement-limiting line-up and fly with it. In terms of the sound there’s an obvious comparison to DFA1979, but this has more of a sense of pop about the thrash, especially when viewed together with the excellent bandmade videos. Vintage bikini-clad rollerboot dance-offs and short shorts cheerleaders will brighten any tune but these stand perfectly alone as grungy punk promisers. (NC)

Since breaking ranks from the deep funk outfit Baby Charles, DJ Simon Hill has concentrated on his production work. Following a single release as Beta Hector in 2010, this is the first fulllength realisation of those ambitions. The funk’s still resolutely on board, with wild, crashing rhythms a la Quantic Soul Orchestra and spliced DJ Shadow-ing married to some space-age 8-bit electronica. A range of vocalists set off the tunes, which he’ll be taking to the road with the Beta Hector Band – definitely worth looking out for. (NC)

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ALBUM: MONSTERS BUILD MEAN ROBOTS •

BOOK: Paul Stapleton & Alice Sharp • CAMRA Sutra* (Bedsit Press)

The latest comic book from local illustrator and fanzine evangelist Stapleton follows his house style of biscuit-headed characters exchanging witty dialogue in everyday situations. Half Man Half Biscuit and Doctor Who references abound in this story of a socially inept CAMRA Man’s courtship rituals. Co-writer Sharp, who works as a barmaid at real ale leisure hive the Evening Star, lends the book added authenticity – we’re off down there now to spot which of her regulars each character is based on. (AP)

SINGLE: SWEET SWEET LIES • Capital Of Iceland (Something Nothing)

After years at the gigging coalface Sweet Sweet Lies have built up some interesting fans. Many of Brighton’s finest music minds can be caught saying enthusiastic things – not least The Independent’s Simon Price. There’s the roughness of Nick Cave at his most shanty, but what grabs us most is the Levellers-meets-The Coral rhythm. Double bass and fiddle keep up with a tambourine and drum duel as it powers along like a runaway train, depicting a girl who knows the titular geographical conundrum and loves Johnnys both Cash and Marr, yet fails to exhibit any real personal depth. (NC)

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MILO BELGROVE Things I Know For Sure WORDS BY JAMES KENDALL

Some times good things come out of bad luck. Brighton-based photography scholar Milo Belgrove was having a crappy summer even before he jumped off a sea wall and busted his leg. His trip to Syria to shoot youth portraits cancelled, he started looking for something keep himself occupied. Influenced by his friend and contemporary Matt Martin – who has just released his debut book, We Are Lucky, featuring Milo and an array of other hot young photographers – Belgrove produced his first zine, ‘You’re Young Save Yourself’. It blew us away – full of life, full of energy – and sold out of its limited run instantly. So we thought, for the celebration of Brighton that this issue is, SOURCE should commission him to make another. We’re delighted with the results. Again Milo has packed his photos with emotion, just this time concentrating on one person, aspiring actress Dina Mouhandes. An expert at using natural light to express himself, one of his talents is portraying his relationship with his subject within the frame. It’s no surprise when he says “I guess it’s about love, friendship, hope, and escapism over a summer.” SOURCE readers will be available to buy zine – limited to 30 copies – from cargocollective.com/milobelgrove for “around a fiver.”

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BROKEN BRIGHTON 2: BRIGHTON FIXED? ONE YEAR ON, WERE WE RIGHT TO WORRY? HERE’S OUR STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS WORDS BY JAMES KENDALL PHOTO BY KEVIN MEREDITH We have to admit that as we sent last August’s issue to the printers, we panicked. Did anyone else care? Was anyone as worried about Brighton & Hove as us? Should we have just kept to pointing people to the best parties? But as soon as it hit the street it was obvious our Broken Brighton issue hit a nerve. Emails, Facebook messages and tweets flooded in – you weren’t happy about how things were panning out either. Supermarkets and chain coffee shops were opening as fast as music venues were shutting. Brighton’s unique quirkiness looked to be disappearing. It looked like we had a year before we turned into Milton Keynes. So, what’s changed?

It took some more bad news to get to the good news of The Haunt. The team running New Hero were ejected in a whirlwind of rumours. After a short while on the run from the wrong elements (we’d love to tell you the full story) they found a much better home in Pool Valley. Formerly KuKu, it had long suffered from a lack of good nights. In fact we were surprised to hear that it was still open. An insane new sound system and some great new lighting and we didn’t just have a brand new club – with It’s Still 1985 providing Saturday nights – but also an excellent new live music venue. Who knew it was under our noses all that time?

Thankfully, pretty much everything. The first beacon of hope was the Green Door Store. Early on in the building work (not long after the Broken Brighton issue) we took a little tour and our hearts skipped a beat. At that point we didn’t know what sort of music would be going into it but we loved the look of the place so much we shot our November cover there. The stripped-back industrial look had a feel of the places we loved in New York’s Williamsburg district. When Ed Lilo came on board to program the nights we knew we were going to spend a lot of time there. Already Greedos has settled into its own niche of great underground nights and bands you read about the more obscure blogs.

Meanwhile InnBrighton wasn’t resting on its laurels and decided to have a revamp of all its small clubs. Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar has gone from a venue with a killer soundsystem but no character to one of the most interesting clubs in town. Sidestepping dance music, Dynamite Sal and Iain ‘Hold Up’ Huddy have drafted in pretty much every good leftfield pop and indie night going. The Funky Buddha Lounge got rid of that terrible 90s name and emerged as The Tube, a cohesive line-up of underground dance music nights that are as cool as the name. Riki Tik is about to come into its own too, becoming an always-free-entry micro club. Dubstep legend Roska has been persuaded to play this month so we’ve got high hopes.

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Less successful, but just as spirited, was the campaign to stop Sainsbury’s opening in the space left when Taj closed down on The Old Steine. With banner branding that would make most multinationals jealous, SaboTaj occupied the much-loved ethnic supermarket, turning it into an art gallery, but the police arrived early one morning and it was all over. Despite Morrisons being just a few doors up, Kemptown had another new supermarket. Before it could even open, graffiti saying ‘Burn Council Burn’ expressed the anger local people felt, but it was outside of their powers to stop national businesses opening where local ones had once stood. They gave Sainsbury a slap by refusing them an alcohol licence elsewhere at the North Street site. Little victories... After the failure of SaboTaj, The Mound looked like being ‘Lewes Road Part Two’ as community gardeners took their spades to the space near the Earth & Stars which had been rubble and weeds for a shocking 25 years. Despite being hugely popular with the local residents the owners kicked the gentle protesters out and bulldozed the place back to rubble. That there are still no plans to use the space – apparently other than as collateral for loans for other building work – seems almost criminal in such a built up city. Why doesn’t the council do something about it, you might ask. Again it seems there are limits to its powers. Just as they can’t stop supermarkets opening they can’t stop people not using their land or preventing community decoration of urban wasteland. But they are looking at making use of the empty buildings around the city. That’s progress at least. The current council is one of the things that gives us the most hope. Finally free of the Tories, the Greens – lead by Bill Randall (see interview on page 42) – are determined to get Brighton back on track and have already proved themselves to be hardworking, ethical and sensible. That last characteristic has been proved in their attitude towards protesting. They announced a few months ago that they believed that people had the right to have their voices heard in non-violent action. That’s never been so important and it also gives the police – who support the idea – a solid framework to work within. police move in on the sabotaj protest

But it hasn’t all been good news. Despite a spirited fight for survival The Freebutt couldn’t afford to put in the £20,000 of soundproofing needed. Now run by previous owners The Joiners it’s still not open, despite always seeming a month away from putting on live music. Work has, however, started on The Hippodrome, which has been through a range of hands but seems settled with überpromoters Live Nation. By all accounts it’s going to cost a lot more money than was originally thought but the current owners seem committed to what could be a great large venue. The Barfly’s doors remain closed though. We heard rumours that one of Brighton’s biggest club night promoters was offered the place but turned it down. File this one under ‘we’ll keep you posted’. Another venue that’s heading out of action is The Providence, this time for definite and for good. It will become a supermarket, though not a Tesco as we predicted last year. Instead Co-op have grabbed the space. It’s been a mixed bag for supermarkets over the last 12 months. The Lewes Road Community Garden protestors heroically turned opinion sufficiently to stop Tesco opening but couldn’t keep the place as a space for locals – instead apartments and shops are being built on the land.

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Another positive move is that the culture department has organised a six-weekly meeting of some of the key parts of the music industry to talk about any problems they are having and how the council might be able to help. This dialogue will help awareness on both sides of issues like noise complaints and shows how supportive the authorities can be about what they understand to be an important part of the city’s make-up. SOURCE was invited to be a part of it and we make sure we’re always in attendance. So what’s changed in a year? Primarily it’s that people want to fight, and they’d rather fight and lose than not fight at all. That’s amazing progress, especially with a council that understands that protesting doesn’t make you a criminal. And with successes under our belts like Lewes Road there’s a belief that it’s all worthwhile. There’s still a need to be on our guard with the encroachment of chain shops and supermarkets and while the odds are very much stacked against us – and the apathetic masses aren’t helping either – there’s a glimmer of hope that keeps us going. In terms of music venues we’ve probably got more really great venues now than we’ve had for years. Noise will continue to be an issue, especially as the need for new housing pushes town planning to its limits and existing venues find themselves with new neighbours. This remains our biggest concern. But while we were right to worry, Brighton & Hove is in great shape. Let’s keep our eye on the ball to make sure it stays that way.

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LIVE BRIGHTON SINCE THE 60s

THE SIGHTS, THE FIGHTS, THE LEGENDARY NIGHTS WORDS BY DAVID COURTNEY, ALLAN FOWLER, DAMIAN HARRIS, JAMES KENDALL, THE PERV

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Despite a spate of venue closures over the last year or so, Brighton remains an essential fixture on the music and club circuit. But this is nothing new, so we chatted to some local faces for a timely reminder of the city’s rich pop-cultural heritage over the last half-century.

THE 1960s

I fell in love with rock’n’roll when I was 12. It was at the Essoldo on North Street (now Sports Direct) – Gene Vincent came out as the support act to Adam Faith, dressed all in black leather. He was just brilliant. There were loads of places to see live music back then, but it was mostly local bands in church halls and youth clubs. Bigger bands played the Hippodrome; the Stones and The Beatles – they had all the Merseybeat bands there as well. There was the Florida Rooms above the Sealife Centre; the High Numbers (who became The Who) were regulars there, and the original Concorde was next door. But until the Brighton Centre came along The Dome was the main big venue really; I saw Jimi Hendrix there and The Pink Floyd came back every year. Brighton in the 60s did become like a mini San Francisco in the hippie era but really it was mostly about the mods and rockers. Quadrophenia did come close to how it was, but it kind of

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overplayed the violence a bit. There were riots of course but it was mostly more of an undercurrent. There were distinct mod and rocker areas and pubs; if you went into the wrong one in the wrong gear you knew you were in trouble. You just got out, quick. All the mods went to the Top Rank Suite (now the Odeon/Oceana) – it was a huge place back then with a revolving stage. Brighton’s certainly very different now, especially the North Laine area. During the war you could pick up properties there for next to nothing and just hope they didn’t get bombed. Back then it was virtually a slum; a lot of it was condemned to demolition in the 60s so where a lot of the flats are now used to be old back streets, all flattened. It was all very working class; only Hove really had any wealth in the 60s. North Laine is totally unrecognisable now; the café culture, the Komedia and arts centres – it’s a fabulous place. It’s Brighton as it always wanted to be. Allan Fowler worked in the print trade in the 60s. Today he consults for CD/DVD & Blu-ray manufacturing.

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THE 1970s

THE 1980s

David Courtney was a record producer and songwriter in the 70s, a career he continues to this day. His autobiography is published in September.

The Perv was a postman and DJ in the 80s. These days he’s backstage manager at Concorde 2.

There wasn’t an abundance of live music venues like there is now, but some certainly stick out. I remember speaking to Abba in the Metropole before they won the Eurovision at the Dome in 1974, I was with Leo Sayer in the audience that night. We saw this Swedish band band with their gaudy outfits and thought, “What are they?”, but when we heard ‘Waterloo’ it was obvious it would win. I actually discovered Leo in Brighton, and wrote and produced all his hits with him – I’d held auditions at the Pavilion in 1971 and he came along with his band. I think the original Concorde was closed in the early 70s, but a lot of bands played at Sloopys (most recently New Hero); all the foreign students went there. I saw Elton John and Pink Floyd at the Dome but like I say, there really weren’t that many venues – a lot of bands played at the university. 70s Brighton was very colourful – it was dressing up time, not just jeans and t-shirts. With Rod Stewart, Marc Bolan and David Bowie, it was a glamorous time with all the make-up, and Brighton had a lot of people looking like that. A lot of boutiques in Duke Street were reflecting all of that. We had a very vibey club in The King’s Club (now the Thistle Hotel) – a private members club, that was the place to go to. The Top Rank was there of course – I saw the Stiff Records tour there with Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Mari Wilson; that was quite incredible. We also had the first influxes of foreign students – 22,000 a year. They were everywhere; Scandanavians, South Americans, Persians as they were called then – that was quite a vibe in itself. I think Brighton’s retained the free spirit it had back then, it had something unique about it, a pioneering ground for people on various creative levels. From painters to musicians, it has a sort of San Francisco/Greenwich Village vibe to it. It was safer then though – you didn’t have the drug culture anything like you do now. And it looked a lot cleaner, but generally it’s never lost its vibe.

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In the early 80s the underground music scene was mostly centred around The Basement (under the art college). I played records between the bands there; saw U2 on the ‘Boy’ tour, Killing Joke when they set fire to the ceiling… There weren’t many big venues then but we also had the Alhambra (now the Thistle Hotel), with local bands like The Midnight Lemon Boys and The Piranhas. The Pedestrian Arms (now The Foundry) put bands on but most people with funny hair were banned. The best, or worst, venue was The Crypt on Queens Road (now a homeless refuge). You went downstairs, literally into a crypt, and when the music got too loud the dead just fell out of the walls. Not too funny when you’re on acid listening to deafening punk or reggae and a skull lands by your feet. Others I remember were Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and Test Dept, who tried to get a digger in downstairs at the Escape (now Audio). Jenkinsons on the seafront (now the Odeon/Oceana) had bands like The Bunnymen and Teardrop Explodes, and I remember all the crews who followed bands like New Model Army and the Sisters Of Mercy around. In the late 80s Brighton started getting spoilt. It was sordid and dangerous before but it had that excitement – things would kick off. Oddly, we’d get looked after by the football hooligans – they’d pick on idiots and out-of-towners but they’d stick up for us. Most of the shops were independent then – the North Laine was dark and cool, selling things you actually needed… It hasn’t got the same energy now; there are way more clubs and bars but then they were proper old fashioned boozers, like the Heart & Hand. Acid house arrived at the Zap (now Digital) in 1987. No one else would touch it then, before it hit the headlines around 89 – it spoilt it when everyone else jumped on board. It was basically shitloads of ecstasy, a big community because of the nature of the music and the drugs. Tonka used to put the Happy Mondays on at the Zap and people would travel from all over the country, those parties were legendary.

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fatboy slim at the last ever big beat boutique to be held at the original concorde

THE 1990s

I moved to Brighton in late 1989. What struck me most was the sheer number of clubs, the musical diversity on offer and how relatively easy it was to put on a club night. Most musical genres had flagship nights and if, like me, you were going out six nights a week, you could hear the best of all of them. From house to hip hop, jazzy to indie. Shake Yer Wig, Tonka, Mad For It and Mufflewuffle were all big midweek nights. But it was The Coco Club on Saturday nights at The Zap that had the biggest influence. The Zap was arts-funded at the time and that allowed it the rare luxury of keeping a selective door policy; they would rather a club half full of passionate clubbers than filling up with strays from West Street. It kept the atmosphere special and built up a very loyal following. The early 90s saw dance music become more of a business; superstar DJs, club brands and exorbitant fees. Brighton operated under the radar of the ever-growing dance music media – we were seen as a slightly grubby but charming seaside town. A sense prevailed that if you wanted to be successful in music or arts you had to move to London. In 1993 I got a job with Loaded Records, pretty much the town’s only record label at the time. In 1995 they let me start up Skint as an offshoot and Fatboy Slim was born. We started The Big Beat Boutique in 1996 at the original Concorde. It was a Scout hut with a bar and suited us perfectly. Norman and I were the main residents – we built up a regular crowd who trusted us and indulged us, which, as a DJ, is a dream. Pretty soon it was packed, being written about and people even came down from that London. Brighton became, for better or for worse, the spiritual home of big beat.

the maccabees at the corn exchange

THE 2000s

The 90s had a very strong musical identity in Brighton, but the first decade of the 21st century was when music exploded across the board. The Strokes – who would come to be the biggest influence of the decade – played at The Lift (now The Hope), and bands were back. There were an estimated 900 bands in the city by the end of the decade. Obviously The Maccabees, The Kooks and Bat For Lashes have gone on to great things, while Metronomy and Foals made records here and moved on to London. Brighton Live and The Great Escape (which arrived in 2006) gave us excellent inner city festivals. But dance music was still really strong for much of the noughties. Despite 250,000 people turning up for Fatboy Slim’s second seafront gig in 2002, big beat gave way to chillout and jazz-influenced downtempo, with Tru Thoughts leading the way, starting 2000 with Brighton boy Bonobo’s ‘Animal Magic’ and our own Quantic – both of whom DJed at classic midweek night Phonic:Hoop at The Enigma (now The Loft). Midweek clubs were where all the most interesting dance music was heard, not least in the shape of Supercharged, frequently voted the best breaks night in the country, and ace party night Gogglez. Progressive house had a good go at turning dancing into low-impact aerobics as everyone zoned out at nights like John Digweed’s Bedrock. Then Felix Da Housecat introduced electroclash to a handful of people at the Ocean Rooms and clubbing became fun. It was our Sex Pistols at The Manchester Free Trade Hall moment.

I find it difficult to talk about the influence Skint had on Brighton; I think a lot was down to timing. Equipment was cheaper and more accessible and it allowed people, influenced by Brighton’s diverse club culture the opportunity to make records. I also think there was an element of “Well if that lazy fucker can start a label, then so can I.”

The government gave us what we thought we wanted in 2005 – late pub serving and clubs that stayed open all night – and for years it was a disaster. Rather than three or four hours of intense madness, people arrived late and nights limped to an end as people got too tired or came down/sobered up. Throw in the smoking ban and dancefloors emptied out for years. The second part of the decade wasn’t a classic clubbing era, but it’s recovered now. Brighton’s every bit as good as it’s ever been – I’m looking forward to the good times to come.

In the 90s Damian Harris ran Skint Records and recorded as Midfield General, today he’s a writer and music producer.

James Kendall wrote for DJ Magazine during the 2000s. He is now the editor of SOURCE.

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PLAYGROUP

festival turns two and graduates to big school WORDS BY NICK COQUET Some of the festivals you’ll attend this year are basically some bands on a stage, with a few burger vans and beer tents. Not Playgroup. Not by a long chalk. For those familiar with their Pop-Up Playgroup (née Hectors) it won’t be much of a surprise that they take the festival concept and breathe something magical into the experience. Bestival and Secret Garden would be its closest relatives, but this is on a smaller scale – no massive toilet queues or tent tenements, just an amazing experience in the countryside. Oh, and also some cool things to go see – as well as a top music bill there’s cabaret, games, art, magic, film, healing and of course great food and drink. Here’s just a few to look out for.

AK/DK

You already know all about our cover stars, as you’ve just read the interview on page 14, right? A messed-up mash-up of vintage synths, crashing drums and electro chaos on an everunique improvisational tip – don’t even think about missing them as you won’t see this show, or any other they do, again.

BENJI BOKO

Well he was our cover star last month, so refer to your leathereffect SOURCE collectors’ binder for his interview. Another one whose shows are never the same twice, Benji takes the art of mixing records and telly ephemera together and makes it, well, into an actual art. This will be a big crowd-pleaser.

STAY SICK DJS

This is a set at the decks that threatens to take everything green and lovely about the Playgroup setting and turn it Bourbon-brown. Filthy rock’n’roll and dirty funk’n’soul from a Tardis-like record crate – this is your soundtrack to getting messy, flattening your quiff with flying booze and generally dragging up the party from the past.

CARNIVAL COLLECTIVE

A 45-piece band – yes, 45 – makes for slim pickings on the

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backstage rider, but luckily this collective’s only hunger is to make you move. Drum’n’bass, kicks and beats from every dance genre you can think of are fed through traditional Brazilian instruments, with horns, guitars and electronics backing some sweet vocal styles.

DR DAVID BRAMWELL

The genius behind the Cheeky Guide to Brighton that everyone owns (right?), David’s also host of the Catalyst Club, an author and radio guy. This is his second one-man talk show, The No9 Bus To Utopia, based around his various travels through Europe and America in search of something better than rainsoaked Brighton.

GRASSCUT

Ninja Tune’s Grasscut make the kind of electronic music that suits Playgroup down to the ground. Esoteric and ethereal, the duo of award-winning soundtrack composer and classically trained musician take live programming, Stylophone, toy piano, double bass and guitar and arrive at a truly beautiful festival-esque sonic destination.

SAWCHESTRA

Don’t just sit there and gawp – here you can actually get involved with the music. In this performance the audience are invited to play along to a 1925 Lotte Reiniger piece with an orchestra of musical saws, toys and other unusual instruments. Bring your own percussion, bells or whatever you like, or pick from the band’s surplus gear, and help make a glorious racket.

THE CORRESPONDENTS

Playgroup regulars since 2007, this duo’s blend of vintage swing and jazz together with drum’n’bass and breaks now finds itself at the centre of the White Mink zeitgeist that’s packing out bigger and bigger rooms on an almost monthly basis. Come watch the masters of the art doing their dapper thing and you’ll see why.

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STREET STYLE WORDS BY NICK COQUET PHOTO BY LOMOKEV FOR LOMOKEV.COM

Sometimes in Street Style, less is definitely more. It’s not always about making a bold statement in a try-hard ensemble – freespirited mismatching and quirky individualism will often turn heads but not always for the right reasons. Making the effort to make it all look quietly effortless will always win through. We spotted Kerry around town, who fits this bill perfectly. She says, “My style varies. When I was younger I did have that roll-around-in-Oxfam look but as I get older I like more classic, comfortable things with little quirks; little subversions like buttons to show a bit of personality. I don’t feel like I have to exhibit myself.” Read Kerry’s blog at yourstrulymag.blogspot. com, in the meantime here’s her outfit explanation. Hat from Camden Passage “I love olive green, it’s my favourite colour. My mum’s German and I love those sort of traditional, rural folk colours.” Hair “Is it natural? Ha, I wish! It’d save a lot of hassle. They’ve actually discontinued my colour so I’m on the hunt for another one. It’s always orangeyred.” Shirt from Top Shop “It’s a jersey shirt, I like it because it’s a classic style but not too stiff upper lip. It’s casual rather than austere.” Pendant from grandmother “It’s a silver locket that was my nanna’s – I inherited it. It has a photo of her and my grandfather inside.” Shorts from Top Shop “I like anything high waisted – again, I think this has quite a traditional, folky look.” Socks from H&M “I love anything with a floral print.” Shoes from eBay “These are tan brogues I got online. Yes, they were a bargain – I’m always looking for a bargain on eBay.” Kitten print bag from charity shop “I love it! I always see old ladies out with it for some reason – it’s real granny chic. I get grandmothers on the tube saying, ‘Ooh, I like your bag!’ I got mine for 20p in a charity shop.”

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UNSUNG HERO

100 PEOPLE WHO MAKE BRIGHTON WHAT IT IS: NO.21 PAUL Seivewright & AMBRE FRANCE WORDS BY JAMES KENDALL & SOL BROWN PHOTO BY JAMES KENDALL

The Green Door Store owners opened their doors when everyone else was closing their, thank god. Was it scary seeing other venues closing when you were planning to open? Paul: Well, at the risk of sounding conceited, no. It reinforced in my mind what we were doing was right. Your Broken Brighton headline – that was in my mind as well. When we were planning this place it was obvious to me that this is what Brighton needed. Why has the Green Door Store been so successful? P: The venue, our musical programme, the staff that we have here, our programmer Ed Lilo – all that combined just works. And we don’t tell any lies – it is what it is. The club nights are free to get in; we’re looking for the newest music and the coolest music. Some of the music is quite challenging. P: Yeah. I sit down with Ed on a frequent basis and come up with some random ideas. He’s talking about skating indoors now and I’m like, no. We start with this stupid idea and it usually flourishes into something that is quite cool and works. But we’re open seven days a week, every week of the year and you can’t have all cool, all challenging. So we do have blues and jazz – regular kind of stuff – on a weekly basis because you need to pay the rent. The place has a really distinctive look – you told us once that if you had more money you’d have fucked it up. Ambre: I might have said that when I was drunk. P: Well, I think it’s true. If you’ve got lots of money then you’ve got lots of time, and with time comes doubt and with doubt you change your original ideas. We didn’t have time and we didn’t have any money. A: Some of the décor in there was down to me being quite nerdy. Like about exposing all the brickwork around the doorways. It pretty much took a week to get the paint off each doorway.

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THE MEAL

SECRET EATER

BBQ SHACK

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THE PLACE

We’ve plugged this Grand Champion of the British BBQ Society’s Pitmasters Competition before, but it was at the Prince Albert when we first came across it. Since we’ve long mistrusted any promises of barbecue summers from our weathermen, an overcast July lunchtime seemed a good time to ignore the elements, head indoors and check out its relocation to the Worlds End.

From a menu that contains burritos and quesadillas as well as simpler meat and rice dishes, we plumped for the 14-hour pitsmoked sandwich options of hickory and apple-smoked North Carolina pulled pork, and chopped BBQ rib (both £5.95), plus potato wedges (£2.50). The pulled pork shoulder comes in a bun with crunchy coleslaw and a sweet apple BBQ sauce. We were worried this might detract from this promised meat revelation but it was so good we ended up bringing it home in a little pot. And the pork? You’d expect such a slow cooking process to make it tender, but really – nothing prepares you for how good it is. And they’re obviously proud of it; the bun positively groans with its fleshy filling. A crunchy side salad joins it on the plate; often an afterthought but here it’s got real bite. The BBQ rib is similarly good; ribs we’ve had before are a lot of sticky faffing about for little meaty reward, but the shredded slow-cook version in this bun is just as tender and just as good as the other dish; piled high and sauced to perfection.

THE VERDICT

Seriously good – tender, tasty and loads of it for the price. Barbecue food without losing your eyebrows? Makes perfect sense to us.

WERE WE SUSSED?

Only by the Argus’ food critic, who happened to be in there. We shared his only complaint – the portions were so big we couldn’t order two courses.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

BILL RANDALL GREEN COUNCIL LEADER LOVES PUNKABILLY, less keen on SUPERMARKETS

WORDS AND PHOTO BY JAMES KENDALL

It was shocking that Brighton & Hove had a Tory council for such a long time but, alongside our MP Caroline Lucas, Bill Randall is turning Brighton a vibrant shade of Green. We asked the new leader of the council about some of the Broken Brighton issues. Brighton & Hove now has a Green MP and a Green council. Did you ever thing this was possible? We thought we would do enough to at least be in a coalition this year. We did better than expected but it’s been hard work over a long time. And we think we caught a bit of the spirit of the city. Generally we’re a young party – I’m rather older than most of the people, both on the council and in the party – and we have a lot of people in our group who are interested in the music scene. If live music is important to Brighton what can the council do to support and protect it? First of all I think you need a range of venues, from the Brighton Centre right down to The Greys in my own ward where Jason of Jason & The Scorchers is playing this month. I’m certainly going – a bit of punkabilly, I’m rather fond of that. The other thing about venues is where they are. So there was the problem of The Freebutt, which I think was in the wrong place. I think the people running the venue’s intentions were good but it was impossible to square that circle. The Greys is right in Hanover but it’s not quite as loud. You do have to think of the greater good of the community around it. But certainly we encourage live music. But the Freebutt was a live venue long before the flats went up. Is what’s already there taken into account when planning permission is given? That is an issue, yes, but you have to make judgements. We also have a housing crisis in the city. And that Phoenix Brewery site was a big opportunity to provide some housing for people on limited incomes.

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One of the things that’s most interesting about the new Green council’s policies has been the encouragement of protesting. It’s not an encouragement, it’s a recognition that people have the right to protest, the right to peaceful protest. We’re acknowledging that and accommodating it where we need to. I can say too that the local police are, generally, very good on this. For instance there was the protest camp on the Steine. We were urged by some people to immediately call in bailiffs and throw the people off. But we negotiated with them and gave them a timescale and they went. There was no unpleasantness. Can anything be done about The Mound being a waste ground in the middle of town for 25 years? Or is it none of the council’s business? As a general principle, if land or buildings stay empty we should always try and find a temporary use for them. And there have been lots of good examples of that happening. We should always try and do it by agreement. I don’t know a lot about that particular space – I’ve read about it but it’s not in my ward so I haven’t actually dealt with it directly. I was more involved with the Lewes Road one which was hugely successful. What about the relentless march of the supermarkets? The gradual take over by large chains is something we don’t approve of. Brighton’s offer – what makes it different – is its small shops. We can’t stop supermarkets opening. We can refuse licensing for alcohol. Sainsbury’s just unsuccessfully appealed against a decision that they’d lost so the North Street Sainsbury hasn’t got an off licence. We can stop them in the North Laine because that’s a conservation area and you can’t knock several small shops together into one, which is a protection in itself.

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LISTINGS AUGUST 2011

monday 1st

ABOVE AUDIO Banana Island 10pm £free ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BELUSHI’S BAR Start Of the Week Madness Guest DJs 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BELOW Fallout Live rock bands in an

underground venue - possibly catering for people with post-nuclear bunker fantasies. Perhaps it’s like that nice snug feeling you get when you’re in a shed and it starts raining 9pm £2/1 BLACK LION Hit The Decks Open decks spin off (book a slot online) 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Movie Bar So you wanna make it in the glamorous world of film? Go shmooze with the movers and makers and other out-ofwork actors. Includes film screenings, Q&A with directors and a movie quiz 7.30pm £free COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £5/3/free CUBE Hoi Polloi Northern soul for the masses Time tbc £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: Swan Lake 4pm; Screen Arts: Chimes At Midnight 6pm FOUNTAIN HEAD Open Mic Night 9pm £free GLADSTONE Open Mic 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Metal Mondays Full metal racket 7pm £free HYDRANT DOWN The Event, A Wolf Like Me, Stacks Experimental surf pop band supported by angular alt rockers 8pm £free LIFE Jailbait Hits from the 90s for those too young to remember the first time 11pm £3/2 LOLA LO Fat Poppadaddys Student indie night 9pm £3 LORD NELSON Folk Club: The Session Kings Live jazz, bluegrass, country and swing 8.30pm £free OUCH! BAR Fifa & Poker Night We’re not sure how that works either 8pm £2 PRINCE ALBERT The Bleeding Hearts Club Downbeat and melancholic acoustic music 8pm £3 SIGNALMAN Pub Quiz 8pm £1 THEATRE ROYAL Alarms & Excursions Michael Frayn’s comedy drama about the curse of technology 7.45pm £16-28 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

tuesday 2nd

ABOVE AUDIO FTW Live music and interactive quiz 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BAR Totalled On Tuesday! Pop and

dance 9pm £free

BRIGHTON MUSEUM Again & Again Activity morning for kids with art and storytelling 10.30am £4.50/3.50 BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free COWLEY CLUB Wildkatz Open Jam Session for musicians, performers and poets. Note: The Cowley is a private members’ club, but guests are welcome 8pm £free DIGITAL CU Next Tuesday It’ll teach the universities to timetable lectures for Wednesday mornings 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF NORFOLK Open Mic 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: Mozart’s Sister 1.30pm; Screen Arts: Mrs Carey’s Concert 6.30pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 GLADSTONE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLOBE Basement Cinema Underground films, comfy seats and free popcorn 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Asss, Meddicine, Peepholes Experimental live music 7.30pm £free; Hard Times They can take our disposable income, but they’ll never take our nowave disco! 11pm £free HONEY Tuesdays At The Honey New club night playing a bit of everything 10.30pm £3/2/free HOPE Slip Jam:B: Tenchoo, Onoe Capone Hip hop

battleground for Brighton b-boys 8pm £free

LATEST MUSIC BAR Cafe Scientifique Talks about science (upstairs) 8pm £free; The Italian Experience: Gema Hadridge & Band, Format, Ophelia’s Nunnery, Rehearsal Summer, Red Ashes Wail A night of Milanese rock bands (downstairs) 8.30pm £3

LECONFIELD Tuesday Teaser Pub quiz 9pm £1 LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 11pm £3 LOLA LO Dirtee Laundry New venue for the long-

running club night 10pm £6/4/2 LORD NELSON General Knowledge Quiz Cash for questions 8.45pm £1 MESMERIST The Mesmerist Conjuring Consortium It could be a magical night 7.30pm £tbc OCEANA Latin Fever Party Pop and tropical vibes 10pm £3/1/free OPEN HOUSE Jazz Work Shop Open jazz session 8pm £tbc OUCH! BAR OMC! Open Mic Performers get a recording of their set and the chance of a paid gig 8pm £free PAV TAV Guerilla Rocks Club night for rock chicks, skater bois and indie kids 11pm £3/2/1 PRESTONVILLE ARMS Pop Quiz 9pm £3 PRINCE ALBERT Apples And Eve, Galleons Live music 8.30pm £4/3 RED LION Challenging General Knowledge/Music Quiz 8pm £1 RIKI TIK Freaks An hour of Beyonce. Really? Yes. 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Open Mic Night 8pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Brighton Mix Off: Tiki Round Surf DJs and cocktail competition 7pm £free THEATRE ROYAL Alarms & Excursions Michael Frayn’s comedy drama about the curse of technology 7.45pm £16-28 THOMAS KEMP Poker Evening 8pm £tbc

wednesday 3rd

ABOVE AUDIO The Doctor’s Orders Sick hip hop 10pm £free

AUDIO Supercharged: Borgore Drum&bass and breaks 11pm £tbc

BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party

What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK A Complete (& Utter Rubbish) History of Pop Musical comedy from My Big Bottom (upstairs) 8pm £5; Rockbusters Rock and metal pub quiz (downstairs) 8.30pm £1 CONCORDE2 The Midnight Beast, Joe Setz Musical comedy trio who made their mark on Youtube with a parody of Ke$ha’s Tik Tok (this show has now sold out) 7.30pm £10 DIGITAL The Poundance Throw a coin at the monkey and it will grind the organ for you 11pm £4/3/1 DRUID’S ARMS We Change The Tempo! DJ night 9pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night 8pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: Nightwatching 1.30pm; Screen Arts: The Three Tenors Legends 6.30pm FISHBOWL The Mixer Men Reggae and hip hop DJ mash-up 10pm £free FOUNTAIN HEAD Student Night Indie rock tunes Time tbc £free GREEN DOOR STORE The Jazz Store Live jazz with an open jam 11pm £free HYDRANT DOWN The Justice League Of Jazz, M.O.A.M Acid-jazz band supported by indie rockers 8pm £free MARLBOROUGH Open Mic 8.30pm £free MASH TUN Tin Cup Collective Live funk and soul band 9pm £free MESMERIST Swing Ninjas Uptempo gypsy band 9pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Prognosis Psychedelic rock night 9pm £free OPEN HOUSE Safehouse Improvised live music 8pm £tbc

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OUCH! BAR OMC! Open Decks & MC Battle Your chance to spin and spit 8pm £free POP-UP PLAYGROUP Matt Urmy Bluesy poet rocker from the US 6pm £tbc PRINCE ALBERT Ghostlimb, Black Kites, Dope Fight Live music 8pm £6 RANELAGH Isabella Leroy Norwegian Pop Idol finalist 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Hell On High Heels Sleazy rock and glam night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Quiz Night 8pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR DoodleDate: Creative Speed Dating Are they good with their fingers? Can they draw a steady line? Do they fill endless pages with worrying images of mutilated cattle? (you need to book a place to find out) 8pm £15/10 THEATRE ROYAL Alarms & Excursions Michael Frayn’s comedy drama about the curse of technology 7.45pm £16-28 THOMAS KEMP Kev’s Open Mic 8.30pm £free VOLKS Switch Up Drum&bass and dubstep night 11pm £tbc XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain Details tbc

thursday 4th

ABOVE AUDIO Maxxi Soundsystem Nu disco DJs 10pm £free

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash-up 11pm £2/free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW House Party 10pm £free BLACK LION Soul Casserole A melting pot of hot

funk beats and soul grooves 8.30pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Salsa Night Dance class followed by party 8pm/9pm £5/free BRUNSWICK Jazz Appreciation For those who would like to like jazz a little bit more 6.30pm £tbc; Carousel Charity Bash Live music fundraiser 8pm £tbc CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Brighton Bike Night Weekly biker’s social - leather, not lycra 7pm £free CAXTON ARMS Rachael Dadd, Rozi Plain, Ichi Intimate oddball folk from the Willkommen collective 7.30pm £5 COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro pop from all the decades 10.30pm £1-4 COBBLER’S THUMB Analogue Underground Radio: Busk Stop Acoustic acts perform for a live radio broadcast as well as for the punters 8pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: Dancing Dreams 1.30pm; Screen Arts: Tosca 6pm; Jaws 11.30pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Live Lounge Live music 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Residents Association DJs play hip hop, funk and world beats 10.30pm £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! A night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Cubic Funky-step trio from the US 7.30pm £7; Paradise City Are you heading for Venus? 11pm £free HONEY Exposed! R&B and hip hop club night 10.30pm £2 HYDRANT DOWN A Silent Escape, Stalked By Scarlet Punk and metal bands 8pm £free HYDRANT UP Exit Ten, Here There Be Monsters Hard rocking metallers 8pm £5 JAZZ PLACE Gigglestock: Jamie Bannon, Mari Polonen, Rob Dumbrell, Andrew Reddin, Dan Chatfield, Mark Barrowcliff, Laurie Rowan Stand-up comedy 7.30pm £2 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Ninia Benjamin, Chris Stokes, Russ Powell, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £9/6.50 LATIN LOUNGE Salsa Nights Dance class followed by Salsa party 8pm/10pm £free LIFE Porno They wouldn’t tell us what goes on at their night so you’ll have find out for yourself. If you do, can you let us know for next month’s listings? 11pm £5/4/2 LOLA LO Kitsch Commercial but quirky club night 9pm £5/3 MASH TUN They Mostly Come At Night Indie and electro tunes 9pm £free MESMERIST John Crampton Foot-stomping blues explosion 9pm £free NO WALLS GALLERY Imbue: Shotgun Opening night of a new show by the notorious art prankster 6pm £free OUCH! BAR Depth Charge: Jipsy Magic, Easy Company, The Stars Down To Earth New open mic and band night 6pm £free PAV TAV Live Bands Night 7.30pm £3/2 PRINCE ALBERT The Lowland Runners, Paul Steel Live music 8.30pm £4/3 RANELAGH Hillbilly Deluxe Live country and Americana 8.30pm £free

RIKI TIK Das Club Robotique Pre-gangsta hip-hop and post-disco disco 10pm £free ROYAL PAVILION MUSIC ROOM Pavilion Proms Music from Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 7pm £15/12 STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Dub Club (In the club) 8pm £tbc; Catholic Discipline New weekly night of noise rock, disco pop and acid folk from the Superheroes of BMX (in the bar) 8pm £free ST JAMES’ TAVERN Stay Sick, Turn Blue DJs play vintage soul, jazz and blues 8.30pm £free THEATRE ROYAL Alarms & Excursions Michael Frayn’s comedy drama about the curse of technology 2.30pm/7.45pm £16-28 THOMAS KEMP Mike Newsham Rocking and folky Americana 8pm £free VICTORY Open Mic 8pm £free WHITE RABBIT Open Mic 9pm £free WINDMILL Flash Bang Band Charismatic psychodelic indie pop 8pm £free WORLD’S END The Big Cash Quiz 8pm £tbc

friday 5th

ABOVE AUDIO DJ Night 10pm £free AUDIO Strictly Drumz: Lenzman Bass is also allowed 11pm £tbc BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop and house DJs 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Rock and metal night 10pm £3/2 BOOTH MUSEUM Summer Fun Activity morning for kids with art and storytelling 10.30am £4.50/3.50 BLACK DOVE Hot-Tip Hi-Fi DJs play early reggae and rocksteady 8pm £free BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serve up a platter of semi-obscure funk and soul 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM Friday Night Speakeasy Burlesque, cabaret and electro swing 7pm £7 BRUNSWICK The Lost Highway Americana night 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Shake ‘N’ Stomp Surf, twang and garage tunes 9pm £free COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £1-4 CONCORDE2 Heresy N Heelz By The Sea: Jim Devereux, Slinky Sparkles, Marine Scarlet, Kitty Devine, Graveyard Johnnys Alternative burlesque night with stalls, sideshows and psychobilly 9pm £15/12 CORN EXCHANGE Rockshop’s Big Night Out Imagine a training montage in which bass legend Herbie Flowers pumps young musicians full of inspiring advice. After a week-long masterclass this is the climax in which our heros win the tournament, beat the foreigner and get the girl 7pm £5 COWLEY CLUB Illness, Deprakine Chrono Farewell show for party rock guitar and drums duo 8pm £tbc CUBE Friday Club House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Stonelove Indie rock&roll club 11pm £4/3 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S Funky Friday: DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS Hot Pepper Sauce With Maxwell House Soul and funk DJ 10pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK DJ Cashback 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: Falstaff 6.15pm EASY BAR Million Dan And The Dappa Crew, DJ Rudeben Live hip hop set 8pm £free FISHBOWL Keep It Wheel DJs plays rare disco, soul and boogie 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Russ Dewbury Jazz Rooms DJ plays funk and tropical beats 9pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE DJ Night Funk, soul and beats Time tbc £free GLOBE The Stash Rock&roll DJs celebrate The Beatles 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Samuel J, Caracazul, Angles EP launch for electro-and-loops singer songwriter 7.30pm £3; Teen Creeps Electro and new wave club 11pm £free HAMPTON Mod For It! DJs play Motown, new wave, soul and ska 8pm £free HAUNT Church Come worship at the altar of pop 10.30pm £5/4/2 H-BAR Aura: Billy Mauseth, Mick Yeoman House anthems (in the bar) 9pm £free; Bed One Progressive house and techno (in the club) 10pm £free HONEY Lollipop Get your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 10.30pm £5/4/3 HOPE Sin To Survive, Faceless Night, King Rope, Headlong Milanese metal bands (upstairs) 7.30pm £3;

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Stacked Nasty DJs play funk, soul and 60s garage (downstairs) 9pm £free HYDRANT DOWN Killington Fall, The Sheiks, Dog In The Snow Ambient post rock 8pm £free HYDRANT UP World/Inferno Friendship Society, Dirty Revolution, The Bobby McGees You’ve had cabaret punk and gypsy punk - witness the arrival of klezmer jazz punk 7.30pm £7.50 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Ninia Benjamin, Chris Stokes, Russ Powell, Steve Williams, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £14.50/11.50 LIFE Midland, Space Dimension Controller, Blawan, Aska Residents Life celebrate their second birthday 11pm £5/free LOLA LO Tiki Beats Totally tropical tunes 8pm £5/4/3 MARLBOROUGH Special People Club DJs play outsider pop, cretin rock and experimental trash 9pm £free MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEPTUNE Roland Chadwick Blues guitarist 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ Chris Hip hop, soul and funk 9pm £free OUCH! BAR Retro Night Music from the 1980s 8pm £free PAV TAV Totally 80s Club night dedicated to the decade when it all went wrong 11pm £2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Playgroup Festival Departure Lounge Music while you wait for the magic bus to take you away to festival land 10am £free; Howl Live music 9pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Mok, Six Storey’s High, Dead Cars, My Tour Of Duty Upfront and energetic dance rap band with big choruses (upstairs) 8.30pm £4/3; Bend Over I’ll Drive Rock&roll DJs (downstairs) 8.30pm £free RANELAGH Mike Newsham Acoustic Americana 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK ENK 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Jo Youle Guest DJ from Juice 107.2 9pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Man Overboard, Eager Teeth, Bonehouse Pop punk and emo bands 7.30pm £5; Reggae Bombing: Boulevard Soundsystem, Serocee Reggae, hip hop and Caribbean bashment 11pm £3 THEATRE ROYAL Alarms & Excursions Michael Frayn’s comedy drama about the curse of technology 7.45pm £16-28 THOMAS KEMP DJ Brian Flying White Dots 9pm £free THREE & TEN DJ NoMark Where’s Mark gone? 10pm £free TUBE Establishment R&B so smooth it could be used as a skin graft on a baby’s arse 11pm £3; Motel Last chance saloon for electro house heads 3am £3 VIEW Salsa By The Sea Salsa, reggae and R&B 10pm £7/5 VOLKS Intheface 11pm £free WORLD’S END Rebellious Jukebox Funk, soul and rock&roll 8pm £free XUMA W.A.T? DJs 10pm £free

saturday 6th

ABOVE AUDIO Terrace Party DJs 2pm £free ANCIENT MARINER Martin Messent Folky Americana 8pm £free AUDIO Warehouse: Drop the Lime House and techno club night - with Mex from Blackgrass playing rare grooves upstairs 11pm £5/free BEACHIGOGO BAR Good Times Remember them? Maybe the feel-good retro tunes will jog your memory 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Unplugged: Rocket Dogs Live acoustic duo 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Deviant! Rock and metal club 10pm £5/2 BLACK LION Molly Malone’s Dex In The City DJ night 9pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Karaoke 8pm £tbc BRIGHTON BALLROOM Pop Kraft Saturday Special Boogaloo Stu and crew play pop tunes while you play with sock puppets and make badges out of porno mags 10pm £8/6 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Replica Goth and industrial night 9pm £free COALITION Old Yellow Bricks: DJ Monty, DJ Charles Green, Shmooze & Skank, B.A.N.K R&B, house and funky soul club 11pm £7/5 COWLEY CLUB Death Pedals Live music 8pm £donation CUBE Too Mucking Fuch Nun fight with hanging bits

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Time tbc £free DIGITAL Pussycat Club: Multi Colour Carnival If your house was this dirty you’d have to call pest control 11pm £10/8/5 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S Sexy Saturday: DJ Tony B 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS DJ Green Man’s Garden Of Delights DJ night 10pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: Henry IV Part I 3.30pm EASY BAR Jamrock All Dayer: Dawn Penn, Blak Twang, Banana Klan, Frenglish Connexion, MC Trooper, DJ Rudeben Reggae and hip hop street party celebrating Jamaican Independence Day Noon £tbc FIDDLER’S ELBOW Saturday Sizzlers: Superjam Funk so rare it bleeds 9pm £free FISHBOWL Gareth Stephens DJ playing funk, nu-jazz and broken beats 9pm £free FITZHERBERT’S Republic Of Music Party DJ night with “top tunes and shite mixing” (upstairs) 7.30pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Ben GC, Duncan Disorderly DJ party 9pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE Live Bands Night 8pm £free GLOBE DJ Night Disco, house and funk 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Out Of The Ordinary Warm-up party for OOTO festival 7.30pm £tbc; Rob Luis A five hour set from the True Thoughts DJ 11pm £free HAMPTON iLike Bring your iPod and play your own tunes - you might like it, but will anyone else? 9pm £free HAUNT It Is Still 1985 Travel through time to an ancient realm where drum machines still sound novel and exciting 10pm £3 H-BAR Beatsworkin: Colin Dale, Rob Pearson, Dave Daniels, Phil Speller, Dave Kus, Jon Ide, Mike Decourcy Old school dance DJ Time tbc £4 HONEY Hat Club: Jon Fitz, Lee Garrett, Vince Frimpong, Dave King, Joe Wilkes, Squiz, Ben G Get high to hi-hats and house hits whilst wearing hats 10.30pm £10/8/5 HYDRANT DOWN Kid’s Can’t Fly, Echo Rain, Broker, Mimi Soya, Glass City Vice Punk rock and pop punk 8pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Ninia Benjamin, Chris Stokes, Russ Powell, Steve Williams, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 7pm/10.30pm £10-18 KOMEDIA STUDIO The Maydays: Confessions Improv group turn your secrets into musical comedy 7.30pm £8; CBGBs Club night playing the best bands from the famous New York venue 11pm £3 LECONFIELD MiTunes The latest skirmish in the war waged by the iPod against DJs 8pm £free LIFE 2nd Birthday Party: Marcel Dettmann, Appleblim, Maxxi Soundsystem, Aka! Residents There’s more to Life than dance music 9pm £10; Hold Up! There’s indie music too 11pm £5 LOLA LO Zombie Nation Where the dancefloor is never dead 8pm £10/7/6 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop Cheese and 80s trash with DJ Fondue Inferno 8.30pm £free MESMERIST Juke Joint Jamboree Vintage dancefloor gems from the days of jive and jazz 9pm £free OUCH! BAR I Love Shufflin DJ night 8pm £free PAV TAV Back To The Future Retro tunes from before you were born 11pm £3/2 PAVILION THEATRE Chris Simmons, Rachel Hawker, Ry Byron Album launch for indie singer songwriter backed by string quartet 8pm £9.50 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Playgroup Festival Departure Lounge Music while you wait for the magic bus to take you away to festival land 10am £free; The Tornado Club Rockabilly, psychobilly and rock&roll 8pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Mucky Duck: Sizzle ‘N’ Pop! Rock&roll and 60s soul (downstairs) 9pm £free; The Valentines, Tyrannosaurus Dead, Hockeysmiths, Junkyard Choir Live bands (upstairs) 8pm £4 RIKI TIK Schtumm!: Matt Neale & Stu Clark, Neal Lewis & Sam Watts Disco and underground house with DJs from the Wolf Music label 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Jem Hannam DJ set from former Escape resident 9pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Punk Rock Karaoke Your chance to shout along with a live band 11pm £6/5 THEATRE ROYAL Alarms & Excursions Michael Frayn’s comedy drama about the curse of technology 2.30pm/7.45pm £16-28 THOMAS KEMP DJ Matt Rock&roll and soul from the 50s 9pm £free THREE & TEN Matt Barker Magnificently turned out DJ with impeccable hair 10pm £free TUBE Sneaker Social Club: Throwing Snow,

Youandewan Quirky bass sounds bouncing around the dancefloor 11pm £5/free VICTORY Up Against It Born Bad DJs play an assortment of punky trash Time tbc £free VOLKS Satta Sounds 10pm £5 WHITE RABBIT The Mixer Men Reggae and hip hop DJ mash-up 9pm £free WORLD’S END Headlong, Faceless Night, King Rope Metal bands from Milan 8pm £free XUMA DJ NoMark We’ve spent a year asking where Mark has gone, now we know he’s gone old school playing funk and breaks 10pm £free

sunday 7th

ABOVE AUDIO Sundance Terrace party with Verity Mayes on DJ duties 4pm £free

BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party

What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Live & Swingin’ Gypsy Jazz 8pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Sing To Win Sundays Karaoke contest with a £200 prize Details tbc BRUNSWICK Liane Carroll Jazz pianist and singer 8pm £10 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK The Geekest Link Possibly the only time in your life that anyone will be impressed by your ability to order a drink in Elvish 8.30pm £1 COALITION Blow: Vincent Manganaro, Carlos Riz, Aaron Palaez It never stops 3am £7/5/4 COWLEY CLUB Film Night Documentary about environmental exploitation in Alberta 8pm £tbc CUBE Sunday Chill Laid back grooves Time tbc £free DOME Brighton Dome Discovery Tour Explore the historic venue’s backstage areas 11am £8 DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music Night 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: Henry IV Part II 3.30pm EASY BAR Reggae And Roast Noon £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Sham-Rock Open Mic 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Recovery? Chilled reggae DJing from Asbest The Moor King and guests 9pm £free FOUNTAIN HEAD Reggae Roasts Chilled reggae beats Time tbc £free GLOBE Rockoustic Open Jam Live acoustic music 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Sunday Service Live music 5pm £free; Green Door Blues Blues band and DJs 10pm £free HAMPTON Live Music Sundays Showcase for local acts 8.30pm £free HONEY Afrodisiac If your house was this sexy you’d never go outdoors 11pm £3/2/free HOPE Left Arm Pregnant, Here In Venice, Dirty Scavenger Proggy metal disco punk 7.30pm £4/3 HYDRANT DOWN Quiet: Manuka Chilled acoustic music 8pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Ninia Benjamin, Chris Stokes, Russ Powell, Steve Williams, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £11.50/6.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Bark Like A Dog Blues Jam A chance for first-timers to shed their nerves - and oldtimers to show off their licks 8pm £free LECONFIELD Boozy Bingo Old is the new young 6pm £1 MARLBOROUGH Off The Street Live music from the best of Brighton’s buskers 6pm £tbc NEPTUNE Sam Chara Jazz trio 8.30pm £free PRESTONVILLE ARMS General Knowledge Quiz 9pm £1 RANELAGH Mike Ross Live blues 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Riki Fliks Film night showing classic movies and new shorts Details tbc SIGNALMAN Open Mic Night 8.15pm £free

monday 8th

ABOVE AUDIO Banana Island 10pm £free ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BELUSHI’S BAR Start Of the Week Madness Guest DJs 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BELOW Fallout Live rock bands 9pm £2/1

BLACK LION Hit The Decks Open decks spin off

(book a slot online) 8pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £5/3/free CUBE Hoi Polloi Northern soul for the masses Time tbc £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts:

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Madama Butterfly 6.15pm FOUNTAIN HEAD Open Mic Night 9pm £free GLADSTONE Open Mic 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Metal Mondays Full metal racket 7pm £free GREYS Jason Ringenberg, Jennifer Clarke Country music meets punk rock 8.30pm £11 HOPE Hi Zero Poetry Readings Modern poetry night 8pm £4

HYDRANT UP La Dispute, Touche Amore, Ritual, Death Is Not Glamorous, Soul Control, Kerouac, Ravachol International line-up of bands 5pm £10 LATEST MUSIC BAR The Italian Experience: Paper Faces, Crossfire, Griever, Excusers A night of Milanese rock bands 8.30pm £3

LIFE Jailbait Hits from the 90s for those too young to

remember the first time 11pm £3/2 LOLA LO Fat Poppadaddys Student indie night 9pm £3 NEPTUNE Open Mic 8.30pm £free OUCH! BAR Fifa & Poker Night We’re not sure how that works either 8pm £2 SIGNALMAN Pub Quiz 8pm £1 THOMAS KEMP Thru The Alphabet Quiz Night 8pm £1 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 9TH

ABOVE AUDIO FTW Live music and interactive quiz 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BAR Totalled On Tuesday! Pop and dance 9pm £free

BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house

band 8pm £free

COWLEY CLUB Bold Native Film about animal

liberation raising funds for Sussex Action For Animals 8pm £donation CUBE Maria & Cantrell Live acoustic music Time tbc £free DIGITAL CU Next Tuesday It’ll teach the universities to timetable lectures for Wednesday mornings 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF NORFOLK Open Mic 9pm £free

DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: Nabucco 8.30pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 GLADSTONE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLOBE Basement Cinema Underground films, comfy seats and free popcorn 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Green Door Presents Live music 7.30pm £free; Hard Times They can take our disposable income, but they’ll never take our nowave disco! 11pm £free HONEY Tuesdays At The Honey New club night playing a bit of everything 10.30pm £3/2/free HOPE The Badje, Crossfire, Excusers, Paperfaces A night of Italian indie rock bands 7.30pm £3 LECONFIELD Tuesday Teaser Pub quiz 9pm £1 LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 11pm £3 LOLA LO Dirtee Laundry New venue for the longrunning club night 10pm £6/4/2 LORD NELSON General Knowledge Quiz Cash for questions 8.45pm £1 MARLBOROUGH Big Gay Quiz Charity pub quiz 8pm £1

MESMERIST The Mesmerist Conjuring Consortium It could be a magical night 7.30pm £tbc OCEANA Latin Fever Party Pop and tropical vibes 10pm £3/1/free

OPEN HOUSE Jazz Work Shop Open jazz session

8pm £tbc OUCH! BAR OMC! Open Mic Performers get a recording of their set and the chance of a paid gig 8pm £free PAV TAV Guerilla Rocks: Devin Townsend Club night for rock chicks, skater bois and indie kids - with guest DJ 11pm £3/2/1 PRESTON MANOR Play At The Manor Children’s games from the olden days - before Nintendo claimed their souls 10.30am/1.30pm £2/free PRESTONVILLE ARMS Pop Quiz 9pm £3 PRINCE ALBERT Rising Tide, Royal Blood, Dirty Leaves Indie rock bands 8pm £4/3 RANELAGH CCTV Tapped Guitar and tap dancing duo 8.30pm £free RED LION Challenging General Knowledge/ Music Quiz 8pm £1 RIKI TIK Freaks An hour of Rihanna. Really? Yes. 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Open Mic Night 8pm £free ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH HALL Farmer Jason Cowboy comedy songs for children 3pm £5.50

THOMAS KEMP Poker Evening 8pm £tbc

wednesday 10th

ABOVE AUDIO The Doctor’s Orders Sick hip hop 10pm £free

AUDIO Supercharged: Kenny Ken Drum&bass and breaks 11pm £tbc

BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party

What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Rockbusters Rock and metal pub quiz 8.30pm £1 CUBE Cubed House to the power of three Time tbc £free DIGITAL The Poundance Throw a coin at the monkey and it will grind the organ for you 11pm £4/3/1 DRUID’S ARMS We Change The Tempo! DJ night 9pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night 8pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: La Fille Du Regiment 1.30pm; Screen Arts: A Letter To Elia 7.15pm FISHBOWL The Mixer Men Reggae and hip hop DJ mash-up 10pm £free FOUNTAIN HEAD Student Night Indie rock tunes Time tbc £free GREEN DOOR STORE Book Launch Local publisher launches new book 7.30pm £tbc; The Jazz Store Live jazz with an open jam 11pm £free HAUNT Washed Out Woozy synthpop riding the chillwave to destination OMD 7pm £8.50; Tropical Ting 80s dancehall and 90s reggae 11pm £1 KOMEDIA UP Mind Out For Laughs Fundraiser Pride cabaret show featuring song, stand-up and poetry 7.30pm £12/10 MARLBOROUGH Open Mic 8.30pm £free MASH TUN Tin Cup Collective Live funk and soul band 9pm £free MESMERIST Swing Ninjas Uptempo gypsy band 9pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Mystery Train Rockabilly DJs Details tbc OUCH! BAR OMC! Open Decks & MC Battle Your chance to spin and spit 8pm £free RIKI TIK Hell On High Heels Sleazy rock and glam night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Quiz Night 8pm £free THOMAS KEMP Kev’s Open Mic 8.30pm £free VOLKS Switch Up Drum&bass and dubstep night 11pm £tbc XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain Details tbc

THURSDAY 11th

ABOVE AUDIO Maxxi Soundsystem Nu disco DJs 10pm £free

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash-up 11pm £2/free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW House Party 10pm £free BLACK LION Mr Lou New resident DJ plays old time R&B 8.30pm £free

BLUE LAGOON BAR Salsa Night Dance class

followed by party 8pm/9pm £5/free BRUNSWICK Jazz Appreciation For those who would like to like jazz a little bit more 6.30pm £tbc COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro pop from all the decades 10.30pm £1-4 COBBLER’S THUMB Analogue Underground Radio: Busk Stop Acoustic acts perform for a live radio broadcast as well as for the punters 8pm £free CUBE Joe Martin-Steele, Richard Marriot DJ dance night Time tbc £free DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S The Big Gay Pub Quiz 8pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Screen Arts: The Merry Wives Of Windsor 6pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Live Lounge Live music 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Residents Association DJs play hip hop, funk and world beats 10.30pm £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! A night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Divorce Glaswegian nowave noise thrash 7.30pm £tbc; Paradise City Will you be gone when the morning comes? 11pm £free HAMPTON Music Quiz 8pm £free HONEY Exposed! R&B and hip hop club night 10.30pm £2 HYDRANT DOWN Jetglo Catchy indie rock 8pm £free

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KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Sean Collins, Danny McLoughlin, Stephen Grant Standup comedy 8pm £9/6.50 KOMEDIA STUDIO The Outer Church: Ensemble Economique, High Wolf, The Wyrding Module Live music 7.30pm £5 KOMEDIA UP An Evening With Heather Peace Live music and comedy from Lip Service’s DS Murray

8pm £17.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Catalyst Club Guest speakers give a short talk about whatever their weird obsession is 8pm £5 LATIN LOUNGE Salsa Nights Dance class followed by Salsa party 8pm/10pm £free LOLA LO Kitsch Commercial but quirky club night 9pm £5/3 MARLBOROUGH The Toms Salon Burlesque and gender-bending cabaret 8pm £donation; Parade! Protest! Perform! It’s easy to forget the political purpose behind Pride, at least in Brighton. Is it any more than a pissed-up glitter and whistle fest? A variety of performers discuss what the event means to them 7pm/8pm/9pm £8.50/6.50 MASH TUN They Mostly Come At Night Indie and electro tunes 9pm £free MESMERIST Sneaky Low Five Live jazz and jive band 9pm £tbc OUCH! BAR Depth Charge: Kate Williams, The Lanes, Luke Hyttner & The Colour Club New open mic and band night 6pm £free PAV TAV Live Bands Night 7.30pm £3/2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Dub Organiser: Resonators Live dub jam session 6pm £free PRINCE ALBERT The Koffin Kats, Stay Sick DJs Detroit psychobilly trio (upstairs) 7.30pm £tbc; Flipside DJs (Downstairs) 8pm £free RANELAGH Shauna Parker Canadian country singer 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Das Club Robotique Pre-gangsta hip-hop and post-disco disco 10pm £free ST JAMES’ TAVERN Stay Sick, Turn Blue DJs play vintage soul, jazz and blues 8.30pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Catholic Discipline New weekly night of noise rock, disco pop and acid folk from the Superheroes of BMX 8pm £free THOMAS KEMP Unplugged Sessions Live acoustic music 9pm £free VICTORY Open Mic 8pm £free WHITE RABBIT Open Mic 9pm £free WINDMILL Woo!Worths Live bands 8pm £free WORLD’S END The Big Cash Quiz 8pm £tbc

friday 12th

AUDIO Gaydar: Pride & Gay Dance Weekend Welcome Party Pride warm-up party 6pm £tbc BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop and house DJs 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Rock and metal night 10pm £3/2

BLACK DOVE Mo’ Taters! DJs play 50s and 60s

tunes from across the Americas 8pm £free BLACK LION Soul Casserole A melting pot of hot funk beats and soul grooves 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON ROCKS Glory Glory: Steve Mac, Ash Huntingdon Pride warm-up party with disco DJs Noon £free BRUNSWICK The Beautiful Word, Zoe Konez Single launch for smiley indie pop band 7.30pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Distortion Rock and metal DJ (downstairs) 9pm £free; Funny Girls Stand-up, sketches and music (upstairs) 8pm £5/4 COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £1-4 CONCORDE2 King Tubby’s Sound System Reggae and dancehall night inspired by the king of dub remixes 11pm £2 COWLEY CLUB Slutdisko Up for some diskofunkelectrokitschpunk? 8pm £free CUBE Delirious Pride Special House and electro DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Stonelove Indie rock&roll club 11pm £4/3 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S Pre Pride Street Party 6pm £free DRUID’S ARMS The Main Ingredients Is it hip hop, reggae or electronica? 10pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK DJ Cashback 9pm £free EASY BAR DJ Rudeben R&B, hip hop and reggae 8pm £free FISHBOWL Jeff Daniels Soul and hip hop DJ 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Shakehandsletsparty Miss Faricy plays a bit of everything 9pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz

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and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE DJ Night Funk, soul and beats Time

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GREEN DOOR STORE Go Bang Dance and disco club 11pm £free

HAMPTON Mod For It! DJs play Motown, new wave,

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soul and ska 8pm £free HAUNT How To Dress Well Brooklyn’s Tom Krell does lo-fi indie soul 7pm £tbc; Wonder Yeahs Music from the glorious 1990s 10.30pm £3 H-BAR Electric Boogie Breaks, hip hop and disco DJs Details tbc HONEY Lollipop Get your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 10.30pm £5/4/3 HOPE Spacenoid, Speak Galactic, Nordic Giant Live bands (upstairs) 10pm £free; WTF DJs Electro disco (downstairs) 9pm £free HYDRANT DOWN Tyler Mae, Broke Metal and punk fused with dubstep and grime 8pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Sean Collins, Paul Thorne, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £14.50/11.50 KOMEDIA UP Alive & Swinging Marilyn Monroe finds heaven a bore so she hooks up with Sinatra and Elvis for one last night of swinging 9pm £17.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Frockabilly & Vavavavoom: Out Of This World 1950s space-race themed LGBT fundraiser with a tattoo parlour, vintage stalls and alien burlesque dancers 8pm £10/8 LIFE Carbon Vs Autopsy: Ink, Prolix Drum&bass so cutting edge and forward thinking it could pierce the titantium exoskeleton of a futuristic cyborg 10pm £5 LOLA LO Tiki Beats Totally tropical tunes 8pm £5/4/3 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop Pre-Pride Party Cheese and 80s trash with DJ Fondue Inferno 8.30pm £free; Parade! Protest! Perform! It’s easy to forget the political purpose behind Pride, at least in Brighton. Is it any more than a pissed-up glitter and whistle fest? A performance trail, starting at the Marlborough, explores the significance of the event through several promenade set-pieces dotted around town 7pm/8pm/9pm £8.50/6.50 MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEPTUNE The Diablos Live country rock 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Little East Street Celebrates Pride Street party 6pm £free OUCH! BAR Retro Night Music from the 1980s 8pm £free PAV TAV Totally 80s Club night dedicated to the decade when it all went wrong 11pm £2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Reverb Bistro DJs show off their rare records 8pm £free PRINCE ALBERT White Star Liners, Anagrams, Little Specks Of Blood Lust Blood Indie rock bands 8pm £4 RANELAGH Jamie Francis Trio Acoustic blues 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Aka Aka Roar Forward thinking bass music 9pm £free ROSE HILL TAVERN Brostock #4: Steve And The Ghost, Sans Palace, Stick In A Pot ‘Newromantic post-doom’ indie rock 8pm £free ST LUKE’S CHURCH Brassik Brass Ensemble: A Trip In Time Around The World Award-winning brass group 7.30pm £6/4 SIDEWINDER Niall Gogglez Dance music DJ 9pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Modern Lovers Retro and cult pop night with a Saint Etienne DJ set 10pm £5/3 THOMAS KEMP DJ Danny Cool 9pm £free THREE & TEN Ruff Snippets Funk, soul and hip hop DJ 10pm £free TUBE Establishment R&B so smooth it could be used as a skin graft on a baby’s arse 11pm £3; Motel Last chance saloon for electro house heads 3am £3 VIEW Salsa By The Sea Salsa, reggae and R&B 10pm £7/5 VOLKS Jungle Alliance 11pm £tbc/3 WHITE RABBIT WTF One must deduce from the name that this electro DJ night will be wild tremendous fun 9pm £free WORLD’S END Thieves Are Coming Out Live music night 8pm £free XUMA Shades Of Blue Jazz Session Jazz DJs 10pm £free

saturday 13th

ANCIENT MARINER The Stone Junction Folk band 9pm £tbc AUDIO Wild Fruit Pride Terrace Party: Fat Tony,

Kate Wildblood Warm-up with a BBQ, lazer show and huge alfresco mirror ball 3pm £tbc; Wild Fruit SuperQueeroes Post Pride Party: Seamus Haji, Guy Williams, Neil Duffie Party with gay abandon

10pm £tbc BEACHIGOGO BAR Good Times Remember them? Maybe the feel-good retro tunes will jog your memory 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Unplugged Live acoustic music 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Synergy Industrial goth and electro night 10pm £5/4 BLACK DOVE Chop Source DJ plays twisted funk and jump-jazz 8pm £free BLACK LION Burnt Toast DJs play sleazy soul and dirty breaks 9pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Karaoke 8pm £tbc BRIGHTON BALLROOM Summer Ball Burlesque, cabaret and variety night 7pm £8/6 BRIGHTON ROCKS Glory Glory: Prok & Fitch, Justin Robertson, Yousef, Steve Mac, Mr Pete Haywood, Steve Proctor, Buff Wise, Ash Huntington, Phil Speller, Yusuf Sebaiti, Nick Hook, Mick Fuller Pride party with a full house of house DJs Noon £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Pride Party Alternative night for those who find themselves in the unfortunate predicament of being gay and not liking cheesy house 9pm £free COALITION SwagON Vs OPP: DJ Lil Jo, Lady Bex, DJ Miss Pink, LoHands, Daisy Collinge, LMC, Bradt Dykes New club night with a focus on vintage jams and straight-forward fun 10pm £10/8 COBBLER’S THUMB Gay Pride Party Time tbc £free CONCORDE2 The Official Gaydar Girls On Top UV Pride Party: Smithy, Fifilicious, Alpha, Miss Masters, King-K, Verity Mayes UV lesbian night with a pop and house soundtrack 10pm £7 COWLEY CLUB Pride Party Celebrate Pride in “the only place that won’t be trying to make loads of money out of your sexuality” Time tbc £free CUBE Simply House Pride Special: Cheets, Hutson, Will Dawson House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Club Shame: Kym Mazelle, Hifi Sean, Paul Heron, Mr Haywood Historic gay night returns for a sleazy retro Pride party 10pm £tbc DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S Pre Parade Street Party 6pm £free DRUID’S ARMS Pride Party All-day party with live music on an outdoor stage 10pm £free EASY BAR Good Vibrations Soul, funk and breaks 8pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Saturday Sizzlers: Molly Malone DJ night 9pm £free FISHBOWL Daddy Marcus Disco, soul and funk DJ 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Ashley Beedle, Hint DJ night 9pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE Bushman Productions All-day Reggae BBQ Time tbc £free GLOBE Nothing But Us: Let’s Go Swimming Pride party in the basement with disco and house DJs 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE What’s Your Vice?, Nicole Fermie, Eliza Jaye And The Tarts Sleazy rock&roll band with folky fiddles for support 8pm £5; Pop Not Pop: Pride Special! Mixed up pop music party mayhem from Dynamite Sal and crew 11pm £free HAMPTON iLike Bring your iPod and play your own tunes - you might like it, but will anyone else? 9pm £free HAUNT It Is Still 1985 Travel through time to an ancient realm where it is still permissible to roll up the sleeves of your suit 10pm £3 H-BAR House Bound New sexy house night Details tbc HOBGOBLIN The Big Gay Weekender Two days of gay fun: KY wrestling, Pepsi and Shirley’s Naughty Aerobics, Lady Gaga competition, face painting and DJs 11am £free HONEY Smartie Partie Club night for connoisseurs of four-to-the-floor happy house 10.30pm £10/5/free; Beyond Brighton Pride Pool Party: Gonzalo Rivas, Mikey D, Jonny M, Fat Tony, Hifi Sean, Naomi Ruiz & Elektra Paris Latenight afterparty with an indoor bathing pool 3.30am £tbc HOPE Graces Collide, The Light Divided, Milk White Throat, This Is Massacre Full-on heavy rock night 7.30pm £5 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Sean Collins, Paul Thorne, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £18 LATEST MUSIC BAR Annual Pride Party Details tbc LECONFIELD MiTunes The latest skirmish in the war waged by the iPod against DJs 8pm £free

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LIFE Hold Up! Proper indie disco 11pm £5 LOLA LO Zombie Nation Where the dancefloor is never dead 8pm £10/7/6

LORD NELSON Unofficial Pride After Party DJs

play uplifting and funky house 8pm £free MARLBOROUGH The Marlborough Annual Pride Weekender Street Party All-day street party with BBQ and DJs 10am £free MESMERIST Juke Joint Jamboree Vintage dancefloor gems from the days of jive and jazz 9pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Little East Street Celebrates Pride All-day street party 11am £free OPEN HOUSE The Infamous Open House Pride Party: Dynamite Sal, Nowhere To Run, Unhooked Generation, DJ Nause Pop classics and guest DJs 2pm £free OUCH! BAR I Love Shufflin DJ night 8pm £free PAV TAV Back To The Future Retro tunes from before you were born 11pm £3/2 PHOENIX BRIGHTON Twist & Make Market Arty stalls and workshops, plus obligatory cakes 11am £free POP-UP PLAYGROUP Playgroup Pride Party All-Dayer Live music and dirty records 10am £free RIKI TIK Korova Milkclub Disco and electro night inspired by A Clockwork Orange 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Pride Party 9pm £free SIGNALMAN Out Of This World Pride Party 2011 Noon £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Socialist Leisure Party Bouncy post punk mischief with former members of Action Painting! 7pm £tbc; Dynamite Boogaloo Boogaloo Stu and Dolly Rocket return for a one-off Pride kitschfest 11pm £8/6 THOMAS KEMP Pride DJs and live music 9pm £free THREE & TEN Juan Corbi DJ plays funk, soul and old school hip hop 10pm £free TUBE Porno Pride Special Garage, grime, tech house and R&B 11pm £5/free VICTORY :KINEMA: DJ set of 80s classics from the Brighton pop band’s singer 9pm £free VOLKS Kalabash Pride Alldayer Noon £free; Sicknote 11pm £5+ WHITE RABBIT The Mixer Men Reggae and hip hop DJ mash-up 9pm £free WORLD’S END Pride: DJ Dave & Morf All day party 9am £free XUMA DJ Night Special guest DJs 10pm £free

sunday 14th

AUDIO Sunday Sundae: Thomas Gandey Post pride party 3pm £tbc BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Live & Swingin’ Gipsy Jazz 8pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Sing To Win Sundays Karaoke contest with a £200 prize Details tbc BRIGHTON ROCKS Glory Glory: Prok & Fitch, Justin Robertson, Yousef, Steve Mac, Mr Pete Haywood, Steve Proctor, Buff Wise, Ash Huntington, Phil Speller, Yusuf Sebaiti, Nick Hook, Mick Fuller Pride party with a full house of house DJs Noon £free COALITION Blow: Vincent Manganaro, Carlos Riz, Aaron Palaez It never stops 3am £7/5/4 CUBE Sunday Chill Laid back grooves Time tbc £free DIGITAL Rebel Disco Debauchery Pride afterparty 3am £tbc DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S Pride Street Party 6pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music Night 9pm £free EASY BAR Reggae And Roast Noon £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Sham-Rock Open Mic 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Recovery? Chilled reggae DJing from Asbest The Moor King and guests 9pm £free FOUNTAIN HEAD Reggae Roasts Chilled reggae beats Time tbc £free GLOBE Rockoustic Live acoustic music 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Sunday Service Live music 5pm £free; Green Door Blues Blues band and DJs 10pm £free HAMPTON Live Music Sundays Showcase for local acts 8.30pm £free HOBGOBLIN The Big Gay Weekender Two days of gay fun: KY wrestling, Pepsi and Shirley’s Naughty Aerobics, Lady Gaga competition, face painting and DJs 11am £free HONEY Afrodisiac If your house was this sexy you’d get a lot of carpet burns 11pm £3/2/free HONEY Beyond Brighton Pride Pool Party: Gonzalo Rivas, Mikey D, Jonny M, Fat Tony, Hifi Sean, Naomi Ruiz & Elektra Paris Latenight afterparty with an indoor bathing pool 3.30am £tbc HOTEL PELIROCCO Ace Stories: Cathi

Unsworth, Stefania Mastorosa, Danny Bowman, Sandy Dillon Live literature and music 6pm £3 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Sean Collins, Paul Thorne, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £11.50/6.50 LECONFIELD Boozy Bingo Old is the new young 6pm £1

MARLBOROUGH The Marlborough Annual Pride Weekender Street Party All-day street party with stalls, performers and DJs 11am £free; Parade! Protest! Perform! It’s easy to forget the political purpose behind

Pride, at least in Brighton. Is it any more than a pissed-up glitter and whistle fest? A variety of performers discuss what the event means to them 7pm/8pm/9pm £8.50/6.50 NEPTUNE Simon And Sleeze Loud and nasty R&B band 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Little East Street Celebrates Pride Street party 4pm £free PRESTONVILLE ARMS General Knowledge Quiz 9pm £1 RANELAGH Dave Peabody Folk and bluesman 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Riki Fliks Film night showing classic movies and new shorts Details tbc SIGNALMAN Open Mic Night 8.15pm £free THOMAS KEMP Sunday Afternoon Jazz Jazz. In the afternoon. On a Sunday 4pm £free; Tango Sessions Dance the early evening away 7pm £free THREE & TEN Pride Special guest DJ 8pm £free VOLKS Kalabash Pride Alldayer Noon £free

monday 15th

ABOVE AUDIO Banana Island 10pm £free ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BELUSHI’S BAR Start Of the Week Madness Guest DJs 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BELOW Fallout Live rock bands 9pm £2/1

BLACK LION Hit The Decks Open decks spin off

(book a slot online) 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Brighton Stanza Poetry group 7pm £5; Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £5/3/free CUBE Hoi Polloi Northern soul for the masses Time tbc £free DIGITAL Rebel Disco Debauchery: The Final Blowout! Pride afterparty 3am £tbc FOUNTAIN HEAD Open Mic Night 9pm £free GLADSTONE Open Mic 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Metal Mondays Full metal racket 7pm £free LIFE Jailbait Hits from the 90s for those too young to remember the first time 11pm £3/2 LOLA LO Fat Poppadaddys Student indie night 9pm £3 OUCH! BAR Fifa & Poker Night We’re not sure how that works either 8pm £2 SIGNALMAN Pub Quiz 8pm £1 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 16TH

ABOVE AUDIO FTW Live music and interactive quiz 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BAR Totalled On Tuesday! Pop and dance 9pm £free

BRIGHTON MUSEUM Faces Activity morning for kids with art and storytelling 10.30am £4.50/3.50; Studio Days Drop-in workshop sessions with a portrait painter 10.30am/1.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Skeptics In The Pub Writer Ronald Green explains everything you wanted to know about nothing and how everything might be explained by nothing being nothing less than everything 8pm £2 DIGITAL CU Next Tuesday It’ll teach the universities to timetable lectures for Wednesday mornings 11pm £4/3 DOME Fleet Foxes Indie folk band with a distant grunge lineage (this show has sold out) 7.30pm £tbc DUKE OF NORFOLK Open Mic 9pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 GLADSTONE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLOBE Basement Cinema Underground films, comfy seats and free popcorn 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Hard Times They can take our disposable income, but they’ll never take our nowave disco! 11pm £free

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HONEY Tuesdays At The Honey New club night playing a bit of everything 10.30pm £3/2/free

HYDRANT DOWN Plagues, We Die Tonight Is that a promise or a threat? It’s a metal night, of course 8pm £free

LECONFIELD Tuesday Teaser Pub quiz 9pm £1 LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 11pm £3 LOLA LO Dirtee Laundry New venue for the long-

running club night 10pm £6/4/2 LORD NELSON General Knowledge Quiz Cash for questions 8.45pm £1 MESMERIST The Mesmerist Conjuring Consortium It could be a magical night 7.30pm £tbc OCEANA Latin Fever Party Pop and tropical vibes 10pm £3/1/free OPEN HOUSE Jazz Work Shop Open jazz session 8pm £tbc OUCH! BAR OMC! Open Mic Performers get a recording of their set and the chance of a paid gig 8pm £free PAV TAV Guerilla Rocks Club night for rock chicks, skater bois and indie kids 11pm £3/2/1 PRESTONVILLE ARMS Pop Quiz 9pm £3 RED LION Challenging General Knowledge/ Music Quiz 8pm £1 RIKI TIK Freaks An hour of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Really? Yeah. 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Open Mic Night 8pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR MAC, Some Cartographer, Verity Spot Instrumental post rock 8pm £3 THOMAS KEMP Poker Evening 8pm £tbc

wednesday 17TH

ABOVE AUDIO The Doctor’s Orders Sick hip hop 10pm £free

AUDIO Supercharged: Jubei Drum&bass and breaks 11pm £tbc

BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party

What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Rockbusters Rock and metal pub quiz 8.30pm £1 CUBE Cubed House to the power of three Time tbc £free DIGITAL The Poundance Throw a coin at the monkey and it will grind the organ for you 11pm £4/3/1 DRUID’S ARMS We Change The Tempo! DJ night 9pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night 8pm £1 FISHBOWL The Mixer Men Reggae and hip hop DJ mash-up 10pm £free FOUNTAIN HEAD Student Night Indie rock tunes Time tbc £free GREEN DOOR STORE Dave Masters’ Big Band: Latin Special An eighteen-piece big band play jazz and Latin 8pm £free; The Jazz Store Live jazz with an open jam 11pm £free MARLBOROUGH Open Mic 8.30pm £free MASH TUN Tin Cup Collective Live funk and soul band 9pm £free MESMERIST Swing Ninjas Uptempo gypsy band 9pm £free OUCH! BAR OMC! Open Decks & MC Battle Your chance to spin and spit 8pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Astrid Williamson Melodic and moody folk pop singer 8.30pm £tbc RIKI TIK Hell On High Heels Sleazy rock and glam night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Quiz Night 8pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Mauer Kunst Live ‘wall art’ event 8pm £free THOMAS KEMP Kev’s Open Mic 8.30pm £free VOLKS Switch Up Drum&bass and dubstep night 11pm £tbc/free XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain Details tbc

thursday 18th

ABOVE AUDIO Maxxi Soundsystem Nu disco DJs 10pm £free

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash-up 11pm £2 BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW House Party 10pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Salsa Night Dance class

followed by party 8pm/9pm £5/free COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro pop from all the decades 10.30pm £1-4 COBBLER’S THUMB Analogue Underground Radio: Busk Stop Acoustic acts perform for a live radio

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broadcast as well as for the punters 8pm £free CUBE The Northbrook Allstars Dance and dubstep DJs Time tbc £free DRUID’S ARMS Nice Weather For Airstrikes: Nordic Giants, This Is My Normal State Live music Time tbc £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Live Lounge Live music 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Residents Association DJs play hip hop, funk and world beats 10.30pm £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! A night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Paradise City Are you heading out on the highway to hell? 11pm £free HAUNT Surfaces, This Is Massacre Hardcore rock bands 7pm £tbc HONEY Exposed! R&B and hip hop club night 10.30pm £2 HOVE MUSEUM Studio Days Drop-in storytelling and sculpture sessions 10.30am/1.30pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Geoff Norcott, Luke Toulson, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £9/6.50 KOMEDIA STUDIO Itchy Fingers Rock&roll covers band 8pm £7 LATIN LOUNGE Salsa Nights Dance class followed by salsa party 8pm/10pm £free LOLA LO Kitsch Commercial but quirky club night 9pm £5/3 MASH TUN They Mostly Come At Night Indie and electro tunes 9pm £free MESMERIST Dr Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8 Brighton’s busiest buskers - country standards and pop covers put through the hillbilly thresher 9pm £free OUCH! BAR Depth Charge: Amanda Shaw, Hobo Sapphire New open mic and band night 6pm £free PAV TAV Live Bands Night 7.30pm £3/2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Man Ray Sky Single launch for melodic folk pop band 8pm £2 RANELAGH The Diablos Live country rock 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Das Club Robotique Pre-gangsta hip hop and post-disco disco 10pm £free ST JAMES’ TAVERN Stay Sick, Turn Blue DJs play vintage soul, jazz and blues 8.30pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Catholic Discipline New weekly night of noise rock, disco pop and acid folk from the Superheroes of BMX 8pm £free THOMAS KEMP TK Sessions Live music 8pm £free VICTORY Open Mic 8pm £free WHITE RABBIT Open Mic 9pm £free WINDMILL Glass City Vice Live bands 8pm £free WORLD’S END The Big Cash Quiz 8pm £tbc

friday 19th

ABOVE AUDIO DJ Night 10pm £free AUDIO Sctumm!: Jamie Jones House and techno night 11pm £10/7/5

BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop and house DJs 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Rock and metal

night 10pm £3/2 BOOTH MUSEUM A Wild Life Activity morning for kids with art and storytelling 10.30am £4.50/3.50 BLACK DOVE Afro Groove: Manello, Leon DJs play Afro beat and funk Details tbc BLACK LION Molly Malone’s Dex In The City DJ night 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Freddie V & Friends Live music from the Average White Band’s saxophonist 8pm £7/6 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK DJ Mendees & Clive Industrial, punk and goth 9pm £free COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £1-4 CONCORDE2 Dels, Ghostpoet UK hip hop’s rising stars 7pm £10; Freestylers 11pm £2 CUBE Burkleske House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Stonelove Indie rock&roll club 11pm £4/3 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S Funky Friday: DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9.30pm £free DORSET Up Jumped The Devil Rockabilly with DJ Dave Mumbles 8pm £free DRUID’S ARMS Hot Pepper Sauce With Maxwell House Reggae and funk DJ 9pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK DJ Cashback 9pm £free EASY BAR DJ Rudeben R&B, hip hop and reggae 8pm £free FISHBOWL DJ Richie Cox Funk and soul, jazz and disco 9pm £free FITZHERBERT’S Punk V Hardcore Soul and hip hop DJ Details tbc FORTUNE OF WAR First Word Records Night Music from Gilla and Ye Mighty along with some live art 9pm £free

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FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz

and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE Gladstonebury Three days of music, art and stuff Time tbc £free GLOBE The Soul Of Brighton Philly disco from Juice FM DJ 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Rebel Jukebox Garage, surf and rockabilly 7.30pm £tbc; Ye Ye Fever Funky Afrobeat clubnight 11pm £free HAMPTON Mod For It! DJs play Motown, new wave, soul and ska 8pm £free HAUNT Parisian Police French dance music party 11pm £2 H-BAR DJ Steven James Classic funk and disco (in the bar) Details tbc; Neveah: Amir Groove, Dan Gausden, Gareth Hall Progressive house and techno (in the club) 10pm £3.50 HONEY Lollipop Get your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 10.30pm £5/4/3 HOPE Strychnine Nights DJ night with Holy Vessels on the decks 9pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Geoff Norcott, Barry Castagnola, Stephen Grant Standup comedy 7.30pm £14.50/11.50; Born Bad Rockabilly and great garage scuzz 11pm £6/5 KOMEDIA UP Queen Tribute Night Guaranteed to blow your mind, or at least do a pretty good approximation 7.30pm £12.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Yiri Baa West African Highlife dance music led by master of the drum, Bucarr Ndow 9pm £tbc LIFE Hot Wuk: The Heatwave & Sticky Carnival and bashment vibes 11pm £3 LOLA LO Tiki Beats Totally tropical tunes 8pm £5/4/3 MARLBOROUGH Pussy Whipped DJs play electro, riot grrrl and 80s trash (downstairs) 9pm £free; Camille Turkish play about the French Sculptor who was Rodin’s lover (upstairs) 7.30pm £8.50/6.50 MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEPTUNE Smokestack Blues and jazz band 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Hot-Tip Hi-Fi DJs play early reggae and rocksteady 8pm £free OUCH! BAR Retro Night Music from the 1980s 8pm £free PAV TAV Totally 80s Club night dedicated to the decade when it all went wrong 11pm £2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP SchNEWS Benefit gig for the long-running local activist rag Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Prowess, Red Sleeping Beauty, Rock In Your Pocket Melodic and moody folk pop singer 8.30pm £4/3 RANELAGH Kevin Murphy Singer songwriters 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Kung Fu Funk, soul and reggae night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Miss Faricy Soul, funk and indie tunes 9pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Loose Fit New Madchester club night playing baggy, post-punk and rave classics 10pm £5/3 THOMAS KEMP DJ Breakin’ Bear 9pm £free THREE & TEN Gareth Stevens Housey DJ set 10pm £free TUBE Establishment R&B so smooth it could be used as a skin graft on a baby’s arse 11pm £3; Motel Last chance saloon for electro house heads 3am £3 VICTORY Teen Dream DJ set of punk, psychedelia and garage 9pm £free VIEW Salsa By The Sea Salsa, reggae and R&B 10pm £7/5 WORLD’S END Pink Cover Band Night Live bands play songs by the loved-by-lesbians pop singer, Pink 8pm £free XUMA DJ Stavros Reggae, hip hop and Motown DJ 10pm £free

saturday 20th

ABOVE AUDIO Terrace Party DJs 2pm £free; Mex

The Blackgrass DJ 10pm £free ANCIENT MARINER Corcovado Duo Brazilian jazz funk band 8pm £free AUDIO Warehouse: Tim Green House and techno club night - with Mex from Blackgrass playing rare grooves upstairs 11pm £5/free BEACHIGOGO BAR Good Times Remember them? Maybe the feel-good retro tunes will jog your memory 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Unplugged Live acoustic music 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Rawk It New night of classic rock 10pm £5/4 BLACK LION Stop Go!: The Planet Groove

Collective, DJ Lanx, DJ Dave Stone “Unbeatable beats” 9pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Karaoke 8pm £tbc CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Cazza Karaoke 8.30pm £free COALITION House Sessions: Hoxton Whores, Jamie Wandman, Justin Howard, Russell Ruckman, Gary Eeks Here be the house of the Hoxton Whores 11pm £9/5 COBBLER’S THUMB Red Diesel Live soul band with djembe drums 9pm £free CUBE Bang House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Nero, Prophecy, Brimmer DJ set from the new emperors of dubstep 11pm £12 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S Sexy Saturday: DJ Tony B 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS DJ Green Man’s Garden Of Delights DJ night 10pm £free EASY BAR Good Vibrations Soul, funk and breaks 8pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Saturday Sizzlers: Beans On Toast Funk, blues and reggae DJ set 9pm £free FISHBOWL What’s Wrong With Groovin’? DJs set out to answer the age old question 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Flevans Dubstep and breaks from the Tru Thoughts DJ 9pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE Gladstonebury Three days of music, art and stuff Time tbc £free GLOBE The Music Box Disco and techno played by a live band 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Yew3ree Weird and funky electronic vibes 7.30pm £tbc; Stone To The Bone Club night specialising in 1970s funk vibes 11pm £free HAMPTON iLike Bring your iPod and play your own tunes - you might like it, but will anyone else? 9pm £free HAUNT It Is Still 1985 Travel through time to an ancient realm where keytars are still pretty cool 10pm £3 H-BAR Tech Noir DJs delve into the depths of tech 9pm £3 HOBGOBLIN Amongst The Pigeons, Anna Madeline, |’bleiki| Trippy electronica with a jazzy tinge and the occasional satirical moment 7pm £2 HONEY Pukka Up If your house was this pukka you’d never run out of pies 10.30pm £10/5 HOPE Hot Vamp Club Indie pop band (upstairs) 8pm £3 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Geoff Norcott, Barry Castagnola, Stephen Grant Standup comedy 7pm/8pm/10.30pm £7-18 KOMEDIA STUDIO Spellbound “An 80s night for people who hate 80s nights” - Simon Price plays the alternative highlights of the decade 9pm £5/4 LECONFIELD MiTunes The latest skirmish in the war waged by the iPod against DJs 8pm £free LIFE Hold Up! Proper indie disco 11pm £5 LOLA LO Zombie Nation Where the dancefloor is never dead 8pm £10/7/6 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop Cheese and 80s trash with DJ Fondue Inferno 8.30pm £free MESMERIST Juke Joint Jamboree Vintage dancefloor gems from the days of jive and jazz 9pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ Dino & DJ Randolph The boys are back in town to celebrate Phil Lynott’s birthday Details tbc OUCH! BAR I Love Shufflin DJ night 8pm £free PAV TAV Back To The Future Retro tunes from before you were born 11pm £3/2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Stay Sick! Garage punk and rock&roll bands 9pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Crazy Arm, Cory Branan, Sam Russo Country band with a punk rock edge 8pm £5 RIKI TIK It’s Going’ Off: Greymatter, W.A.T? Forward thinking bass music with no best before date 8.30pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Beta Hector Tru Thoughts producer and DJ 9pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Hit Git And Split Rockabilly, ska and rock&roll club night 10pm £5/3 THOMAS KEMP DJ Molar 9pm £free THREE & TEN DJ Jody Lee Indie DJ 10pm £free TUBE Girl Unit Night Slugs DJ pushing towards a house of the future 11pm £5/free VOLKS Frequency Drum & Bass Sessions 10pm £tbc WHITE RABBIT The Mixer Men Reggae and hip hop DJ mash-up 9pm £free WORLD’S END Not Yet Dead Live bands 8pm £free XUMA Robbie Bowers DJ plays early rock&roll and jump blues 10pm £free

sunday 21th

ABOVE AUDIO Sundance Terrace party with Verity

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Mayes on DJ duties 4pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Live & Swingin’ Gypsy Jazz 2pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Sing To Win Sundays Karaoke contest with a £200 prize Details tbc BRUNSWICK Uklele Jam Twenty ukulele players in the same room 3pm £free COALITION Blow: Vincent Manganaro, Carlos Riz, Aaron Palaez It never stops 3am £7/5/4 CUBE Sunday Chill Laid back grooves Time tbc £free DIGITAL CSS A style sheet language used to describe the formatting of web pages (also a Brazilian new rave pop band) 7.30pm £12.50 DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music Night 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Glyndebourne Live: The Turn Of The Screw 6pm EASY BAR Reggae And Roast Noon £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Sham-Rock Open Mic 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Recovery? Chilled reggae DJing from Asbest The Moor King and guests 9pm £free FOUNTAIN HEAD Reggae Roasts Chilled reggae beats Time tbc £free GLADSTONE Gladstonebury Three days of music, art and stuff Time tbc £free GLOBE Rockoustic Live acoustic music 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Sunday Service Live music 5pm £free; Green Door Blues Blues band and DJs 10pm £free HAMPTON Live Music Sundays Showcase for local acts 8.30pm £free HONEY Afrodisiac If your house was this sexy you’d soon wear out the wallpaper 11pm £3/2/free HOPE Deecracks, International Diamond Thieves, 7yearbadluck, The Hotlines Austrian pop punks still in love with The Ramones 8pm £3 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Geoff Norcott, Barry Castagnola, Stephen Grant Standup comedy 8pm £11.50/6.50 KOMEDIA UP House On Haunted Hill, Asylum A double bill of classic horror films 6.30pm £6 LECONFIELD Boozy Bingo Old is the new young 6pm £1 MARLBOROUGH Off The Street Live music from the best of Brighton’s buskers (downstairs) 6pm £tbc; Camille Turkish play about the French Sculptor who was Rodin’s lover (upstairs) 4.30pm/7.30pm £8.50/6.50 NEPTUNE Nick Stephenson Acoustic singer songwriter 8.30pm £free PRESTONVILLE ARMS General Knowledge Quiz 9pm £1 PRINCE ALBERT The Junk, Anti Vigilante, Broken Nose Skacore punk band 7pm £5/4 RANELAGH Blues Deluxe Blues and rock 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Riki Fliks Film night showing classic movies and new shorts Details tbc SIGNALMAN Open Mic Night 8.15pm £free THOMAS KEMP Tango Sessions Dance the early evening away 7pm £free

monday 22nd

ABOVE AUDIO Banana Island 10pm £free ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BELUSHI’S BAR Start Of the Week Madness

THOMAS KEMP Thru The Alphabet Quiz Night

MESMERIST Swing Ninjas Uptempo gypsy band

VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival

NORTHERN LIGHTS Mystery Train Rockabilly DJs

8pm £1

11pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 23rd

ABOVE AUDIO FTW Live music and interactive quiz 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BAR Totalled On Tuesday! Pop and dance 9pm £free

BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CUBE Tricky Micky Live rapper Time tbc £free DIGITAL CU Next Tuesday It’ll teach the universities to timetable lectures for Wednesday mornings 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF NORFOLK Open Mic 9pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 GLADSTONE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLOBE Basement Cinema Underground films, comfy seats, free popcorn 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Lamp Live music 7.30pm £tbc; Hard Times They can take our disposable income, but they’ll never take our nowave disco! 11pm £free HONEY Tuesdays At The Honey New club night playing a bit of everything 10.30pm £3/2/free HYDRANT UP Ginger The crazy bastard from the Wildhearts joined by John Steel from Jackdaw4 7.30pm £10 LECONFIELD Tuesday Teaser Pub quiz 9pm £1 LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 11pm £3 LOLA LO Dirtee Laundry New venue for the longrunning club night 10pm £6/4/2 LORD NELSON General Knowledge Quiz Cash for questions 8.45pm £1 MESMERIST The Mesmerist Conjuring Consortium It could be a magical night 7.30pm £tbc OCEANA Latin Fever Party Pop and tropical vibes 10pm £3/1/free OPEN HOUSE Jazz Work Shop Open jazz session 8pm £tbc OUCH! BAR OMC! Open Mic Performers get a recording of their set and the chance of a paid gig 8pm £free PAV TAV Guerilla Rocks Club night for rock chicks, skater bois and indie kids 11pm £3/2/1 PRESTONVILLE ARMS Pop Quiz 9pm £3 RED LION Challenging General Knowledge/ Music Quiz 8pm £1 RIKI TIK Freaks A full hour of David Bowie 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Open Mic Night 8pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR DrinkyDoodle Music and drawing games 8pm £free THEATRE ROYAL Rock Around The Clock Garish song ‘n’ dance musical mining the seam of invented 50s nostalgia 7.45pm £13.50-27.50 THOMAS KEMP Poker Evening 8pm £tbc WALMER CASTLE BAD Ukes: Brighton After Dark Ukulele Session Informal gathering of ukulelists 8.30pm £free

wednesday 24th

Guest DJs 9pm £free

ABOVE AUDIO The Doctor’s Orders Sick hip hop

£2/1

AUDIO Supercharged: Jehst Drum&bass and breaks

(book a slot online) 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party

BELUSHI’S BELOW Fallout Live rock bands 9pm BLACK LION Hit The Decks Open decks spin-off BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £5/3/free

CUBE Monday Mischief Dance music DJs Time tbc

£free

DRUID’S ARMS Nice Weather For Airstrikes: Monsters Build Mean Robots Post rock album launch 8.30pm £free

FOUNTAIN HEAD Open Mic Night 9pm £free GLADSTONE Open Mic 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Metal Mondays Full metal racket 7pm £free

LIFE Jailbait Hits from the 90s for those too young to

remember the first time 11pm £3/2 LOLA LO Fat Poppadaddys Student indie night 9pm £3 OUCH! BAR Fifa & Poker Night We’re not sure how that works either 8pm £2 SIGNALMAN Pub Quiz 8pm £1 STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard Monotonous yet oddly emotive anti folk singer 7pm £10/9

10pm £free

11pm £tbc

What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm

£free

CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Rockbusters Rock and metal pub quiz 8.30pm £1 CONCORDE2 New Found Glory Pioneers of pop punk (this show has now sold out) 7.30pm £tbc CUBE Cubed House to the power of three Time tbc £free DIGITAL The Poundance Throw a coin at the monkey and it will grind the organ for you 11pm £4/3/1 DRUID’S ARMS We Change The Tempo! DJ night 9pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night 8pm £1 FISHBOWL Gareth Stephens Swing, soul and ska DJ 9pm £free FOUNTAIN HEAD Student Night Indie rock tunes Time tbc £free GREEN DOOR STORE The Jazz Store Live jazz with an open jam 11pm £free MARLBOROUGH Open Mic 8.30pm £free MASH TUN Tin Cup Collective Live funk and soul band 9pm £free

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9pm £free

Details tbc

OUCH! BAR OMC! Wired Live Music Party The pick of the month’s open mic’ers 8pm £free RIKI TIK Hell On High Heels Sleazy rock and glam night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Quiz Night 8pm £free THEATRE ROYAL Rock Around The Clock Garish song ‘n’ dance musical mining the seam of invented 50s nostalgia 7.45pm £13.50-27.50 THOMAS KEMP Kev’s Open Mic 8.30pm £free VOLKS Switch Up Drum&bass and dubstep night 11pm £tbc/free XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain Details tbc

thursday 25th

ABOVE AUDIO Maxxi Soundsystem Nu disco DJs 10pm £free

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash-up 11pm £2/free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW House Party 10pm £free BLACK LION Reggae BBQ Live reggae and DJs 8.30pm £free

BLUE LAGOON BAR Salsa Night Dance class

followed by party 8pm/9pm £5/free BRUNSWICK Blues Night: King Size Slim Live blues 8pm £free COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro pop from all the decades 10.30pm £1-4 COBBLER’S THUMB Analogue Underground Radio: Busk Stop Acoustic acts perform for a live radio broadcast as well as for the punters 8pm £free CUBE Tech That 5h1t Up House DJs Time tbc £free DRUID’S ARMS Nice Weather For Airstrikes: Doppler Shift, Modern Ruin, Robyn Joyce Live music 8.30pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Live Lounge Live music 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL The Mixer Men: 4 Deck Session Turntable mashups 10.30pm £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! A night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Jackie Leven Veteran folk guitarist 7.30pm £tbc; Paradise City Are you bringing your daughter to the slaughter? 11pm £free HONEY Exposed! R&B and hip hop club night 10.30pm £2 KOMEDIA STUDIO Spirit Of Gravity: White Tiger, Finn & Smith & Ziemianin, Nil Sailing the seas of experimental electronica on the good ship improv 8.30pm £5/4 LATIN LOUNGE Salsa Nights Dance class followed by Salsa party 8pm/10pm £free LOLA LO Kitsch Commercial but quirky club night 9pm £5/3 MASH TUN They Mostly Come At Night Indie and electro tunes 9pm £free MESMERIST Sneaky Low Five Live jazz and jive band 9pm £tbc OUCH! BAR Depth Charge: Hope Rudd, Half Crown New open mic and band night 6pm £free PAV TAV Live Bands Night 7.30pm £3/2 PRINCE ALBERT Stay Sick Live garage punk and rock&roll bands and DJs 7.30pm £tbc PULL & PUMP Bomba De La Bomba DJ Aaron Fletcher picks a tropical selection of funk and rock&roll 45s 8pm £free RANELAGH Roland Chadwick Folk rock singer 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Das Club Robotique Pre-gangsta hip-hop and post-disco disco 10pm £free ROYAL PAVILION MUSIC ROOM Pavilion Proms Music from Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 7pm £15/12 ST JAMES’ TAVERN Stay Sick, Turn Blue DJs play vintage soul, jazz and blues 8.30pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Smash Edo Benefit Night Anti-war fundraiser with ska and punk bands (in the club) 7pm £tbc; Catholic Discipline New weekly night of noise rock, disco pop and acid folk from the Superheroes of BMX (in the bar) 8pm £free THEATRE ROYAL Rock Around The Clock Garish song ‘n’ dance musical mining the seam of invented ‘50s nostalgia 2.30pm/7.45pm £13.50-27.50 THOMAS KEMP Unplugged Sessions Live acoustic music 9pm £free VICTORY Open Mic 8pm £free WHITE RABBIT Open Mic 9pm £free WINDMILL Free Music Thursday Live bands 8pm £free WORLD’S END The Big Cash Quiz 8pm £tbc

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friday 26TH

ABOVE AUDIO DJ Night 10pm £free AL DUOMO Death By Disco: Matt Tolfrey, Geddes

Deep house and tech house 9pm £7/5 AUDIO Battlejam: JFB, A Skillz Hip hop night 11pm £5/3 BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop and house DJs 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Rock and metal night 10pm £3/2 BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serving up a platter of semi-obscure funk and soul 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Songwriters In The Round: Jake Morley, Sarah Howells, Emily Baker Live music 7.30pm £7/6 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Dixie Fried Red hot rockabilly with DJ Lonesome M 9pm £free COALITION Friday I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £1-4 CUBE Friday Club House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Stonelove Indie rock&roll club 11pm £4/3 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S Funky Friday: DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS DJ Tommy G Electro beats 10pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK DJ Cashback 9pm £free EASY BAR DJ Rudeben R&B, hip hop and reggae 8pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Fiddler’s Folk & Cider Festival Street party with live music and plenty of potent brews 8pm £free FISHBOWL DJ T Bird, Will Sumsuch Jazz, Latin and broken beats 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Shakehandsletsparty Molly Malone plays a bit of everything 9pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE DJ Night Funk, soul and beats Time tbc £free GLOBE Eclectic Chair There’s a real buzz about this DJ 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Jason Webley Anti-folk troubadour with a voice like Tom Waits and a flair for lo-fi showmanship 7.30pm £tbc HAMPTON Mod For It! DJs play Motown, new wave, soul and ska 8pm £free HAUNT Nowhere To Run The best of 60s Motown, soul and rock&roll 11pm £4/3 H-BAR Bang House music with live percussion 9pm £tbc HOBGOBLIN Free Music Cider Festival: Coda, Breakin Bear DVJs, Running Numbers, Tiny Dragons Three-day piss-up with live bands 5pm £free HONEY I Love R&B Juicy house with a twist of hip hop, oh and some R&B 10.30pm £5/free HOPE WTF DJs Electro disco 9pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Mike Gunn, Eddy Brimson, Tim Clark Stand-up comedy 7.30pm £14.50/11.50 KOMEDIA UP New Untouchables Three-day mod fest with live bands and guest DJs 11pm £8 LIFE Aka Roar! Vs Deadly Rhythm: Boddika, Mele & Pariah Raw and ready bass music 11pm £6 LOLA LO Ahoy Lola Lo! Bank holiday beach party 8pm £5/4/3 MARLBOROUGH Sugar Baby Love Funk and soul, reggae and ska (downstairs) 8.30pm £free; Pack Of 3 Three short comedies about aliens, corpses and pirates (upstairs) 8pm £6/5 MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEPTUNE The Gastrik Band, Terry Pople Funky rock band 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Young Livers Indie DJs Details tbc OUCH! BAR Retro Night Music from the 1980s 8pm £free PAV TAV Totally 80s Club night dedicated to the decade when it all went wrong 11pm £2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Rarekind Records’ Hip Hop Special Live hip hop Time tbc 2pm PRINCE ALBERT Dirty Water Club 8pm £tbc RANELAGH Crazy Shauna Patsy Cline tribute 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Roska, Neal Lewis, Megamunden, Pinky, Therewillbeunicorns, H C-W, Rosie Shorter, Jonny Mac Live art and DJ party 9pm £tbc ST LUKE’S CHURCH Female Composers’ Project Vocal and instrument music by female composers 7.30pm £6/4 SIDEWINDER Uncle Al Uncle wants you to shake your meat to his beat 9pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Your Disco Needs You New venue for glamorous and extravagant 70s club

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night 10pm £6/5 THEATRE ROYAL Rock Around The Clock Garish song ‘n’ dance musical mining the seam of invented 50s nostalgia 7.45pm £13.50-27.50 THOMAS KEMP DJ Lamp 9pm £free THREE & TEN Juan Corbi DJ plays funk, soul and old school hip hop 10pm £free TUBE Establishment R&B so smooth it could be used as a skin graft on a baby’s arse 11pm £3; Motel Last chance saloon for electro house heads 3am £3 VIEW Salsa By The Sea Salsa, reggae and R&B 10pm £7/5 VOLKS Soudwaves Records Showcase 11pm £free WHITE RABBIT WTF One must deduce from the name that this electro DJ night will be wild tremendous fun 9pm £free WORLD’S END One Love Festival After Party DJs from the festival attempt to spread ‘summer of love’ vibes on London Road 8pm £free XUMA Desert Ivan Discs DJ with a Latin touch 10pm £free

saturday 27TH

ABOVE AUDIO Terrace Party DJs 2pm £free; Mex

The Blackgrass DJ 10pm £free AUDIO Warehouse: Oliver $ House and techno club night - with Mex from Blackgrass playing rare grooves upstairs 11pm £5/free BEACHIGOGO BAR Good Times Remember them? Maybe the feel-good retro tunes will jog your memory 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Unplugged: Rocket Dogs Live acoustic duo 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW FacePlant New punk and ska night 10pm £5/4 BLACK LION Burnt Toast DJs play sleazy soul and dirty breaks 8.30pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Karaoke 8pm £tbc BRUNSWICK No Town Like Motown Live soul and Motown and band 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Eclectic Chair Buzzing tunes from DJ Lamp 9pm £free COALITION Wired: Vincent Manganaro, Vince Frimpong, Charles Green, Charly Lopez DJs and VJs 11pm £8/5 COBBLER’S THUMB Flip & Trip All-Dayer: Jem357, Nimmski, Toxic Nonsense, Scratchy Muffin Old school hip hop 1pm £free CONCORDE2 At The Edge Of The Sea: The Wedding Present, Badly Drawn Boy, Summer Camp, Cinerama, Pinky Piglets, Silvermash, Dirty Fingernails, Stars Down To Earth, Precious Few, Urban Shadows, Short Fuse Short Stories, DJ Rocker All-day indie fest comprised of numerous Wedding Present side-projects, also known as Gedge Fest 3pm £18 CUBE Simply House DJ Cheets plays house, house and more house Time tbc £free DIGITAL Playroom Housey hedonism in a playground of bouncy inflatable fun 11pm £12/10 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S Sexy Saturday: DJ Tony B 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS DJ Rob O’Hara Future sounds 10pm £free EASY BAR Good Vibrations Soul, funk and breaks 8pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Saturday Sizzlers: Soul Casserole A melting pot of hot funk beats and soul grooves 9pm £free FISHBOWL Abo & Ally Smith Jazz Room DJs play dirty funk and hot jazz 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Garden Party A little local version of The Garden Party festival in Croatia 9pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE Community Scratch BBQ Live music and dead animals 2pm £free GLOBE DJ Night Disco, house and funk 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Megafest XXI: Abandon Ship, Turn Cold, Amateur video, The Permanent, TBFKAM, Andi Devine, Rough Sex Hardcore metal mini-fest (this show has now sold out) 6pm £tbc; The Big Itch Back to basics rock&roll 11pm £free HAMPTON iLike Bring your iPod and play your own tunes - you might like it, but will anyone else? 9pm £free HAUNT The Water Tower Bucket Boys Bluegrass and country band 7.30pm £9/8; It Is Still 1985 Travel through time to an ancient realm where neon socks are quite the thing 10pm £3 H-BAR Contagious Vs Muzika: Cheeky, Dan Asherl, Nick Tee, Vince Frimpong, James Martinez, Howie D Vintage house and trance classics from a top team of long-serving local DJs Details tbc

HOBGOBLIN Free Music Cider Festival: JFB, Brighton’s Got Talent Show, Live Barn Dance, Wide Eyed Order, 900 Spaces, R-Kadia Three-day piss-up with live bands Noon £free HONEY Honey Music With The Squatters Funky house club 10.30pm £8/5/free HOPE The Mars Patrol Energetic and uplifting indie rock 8pm £5 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Mike Gunn, Eddy Brimson, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 7pm/8pm/10.30pm £7-18 KOMEDIA UP New Untouchables Three-day mod fest with live bands and guest DJs 11pm £10 LECONFIELD MiTunes The latest skirmish in the war waged by the iPod against DJs 8pm £free LECTERN Twisted Frontier: Rough Citizen Live band showcase 7.30pm £3 LIFE Hold Up! Proper indie disco 11pm £5 LOLA LO Coconut Carnival: Bank Holiday Blow Out 9pm £5/3 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop Cheese and 80s trash with DJ Fondue Inferno (downstairs) 8.30pm £free; Pack Of 3 Three short comedies about aliens, corpses and pirates (upstairs) 8pm £6/5 MESMERIST Brighton Blitz Vs GI Jive 1940s theme night raising funds for Help For Heros 8pm £donation

OUCH! BAR I Love Shufflin DJ night 8pm £free POP-UP PLAYGROUP A.L.A.N. London’s ‘Awareness And Live All Nighters’ comes to Brighton Time tbc £2 PRINCE ALBERT Moon Hop Club Two DJs have a fight to decide who has the best collection of reggae and rockabilly records (downstairs) 7.30pm £3; Battle Of The ASBOs, Fred Westlife Live music (upstairs) 8.30pm £4/3 RIKI TIK ALTA: Will Sumsuch Tech house DJ night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Phil Marten Rock&roll and jazz DJ set with Phil from Turin Breaks 9pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Hero Live music 7pm £tbc; Da Doo Ron Ron: DJ Rhoda Dakar Club night with a thing for girlgroups and soul sirens - with a guest DJ who sang for The Bodysnatchers and The Special AKA 10pm £7/6 THEATRE ROYAL Rock Around The Clock Garish song ‘n’ dance musical mining the seam of invented 50s nostalgia 2.30pm/7.45pm £13.50-27.50 THOMAS KEMP DJ Danny Cool 9pm £free THREE & TEN Matt Barker Magnificently turned out DJ with impeccable hair 10pm £free TUBE Hypercolour Techno so underground it almost touches the lithosphere of the Earth’s mantle 11pm £5/ free VICTORY Fernando Poo Glam rock tunes from the days before Glitter was a dirty word 9pm £free VOLKS Propergander Details tbc WEST HILL TAVERN L’Amour Electronique French pop and electronic delights pour vous 9pm £free WHITE RABBIT The Mixer Men Reggae and hip hop DJ mash-up 9pm £free WORLD’S END Black Pigs Live bands 8pm £free XUMA DJ T-Bird Soul and funk DJ all the way from Barcelona 10pm £free

sunday 28th

ABOVE AUDIO Sundance Terrace party with Verity Mayes on DJ duties 4pm £free

ANCIENT MARINER Jamaican BBQ: Soul Casserole, Evil Broke Elvis, Dustdee, Alkie Tuner A

big spread of Afro Caribbean food and music 8.30pm £tbc AUDIO Bastard Pop: Hot Tub Party Musical mashup 11pm £tbc BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Vinyl Vetarans Vs Positivity Charity BBQ: Foly, Southpaw, OMC, Tipster, Rob Life, Bobby Boucher, Mac McRaw, Scratchy Muffin, Matt The Hat Funk, soul and hip hop all-dayer 2pm £free BLUE LAGOON BAR Sing To Win Sundays Karaoke contest with a £200 prize Details tbc COALITION Blow: Vincent Manganaro, Carlos Riz, Aaron Palaez It never stops 3am £7/5/4 CONCORDE2 Rumble On The Beach: The Peacocks, Caravans, Devil Wrays, Bad Bad Whiskey, Mike The Spike, DJ Dave Mumbles, Lucky Phil Rockabilly night with live bands and DJs 7pm £10/8 CUBE Bug Bank Holiday Special House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Friction, Brookes Brothers, Break, Alix

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Perez, Brt, Rockwell Drum&bass night headed by Shogun Audio’s label boss 10.30pm £12.50 DRUID’S ARMS DJ NoMark Scratching and old school funk 10pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music Night 9pm £free EASY BAR Reggae And Roast Noon £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Fiddler’s Folk & Cider Festival Street party with live music and plenty of potent brews 2pm £free FISHBOWL Resident’s Summer Party DJ night with all the regulars 6pm £free FOUNTAIN HEAD Reggae Roasts Chilled reggae beats Time tbc £free GLADSTONE Bank Holiday Fun Music in the garden Details tbc GLOBE Hot-Tip Hi-Fi DJs play early reggae and rocksteady 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Sunday Service Live music 5pm £free; Green Door Blues Blues band and DJs 10pm £free HAMPTON Live Music Sundays Showcase for local acts 8.30pm £free HOBGOBLIN Free Music Cider Festival: Passenger, Brighton’s Got Talent Final, The Common Tongues, Urusen, The Galleons, Apples & Eve Three-day piss-up with live bands Noon £free HONEY Defected In The House House night 8pm £10/5/free

KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Mike Gunn, Eddy Brimson, Stephen Grant Stand-up

comedy 8pm £11.50/6.50 KOMEDIA UP Average White Band The return of the funky Scots 7.30pm £16; New Untouchables Three-day mod fest with live bands and guest DJs 11pm £12 LECONFIELD Boozy Bingo Old is the new young 6pm £1 LONDON UNITY Black Cat By The Sea Ska and soul, R&B and rocksteady 7.30pm £tbc LOLA LO Bang! The weekend ends not with a whimper, but a bang! 8pm £5/3 MARLBOROUGH Off The Street Live music from the best of Brighton’s buskers 6pm £tbc MESMERIST John Crampton Foot-stomping blues explosion 9pm £free NEPTUNE Robert Brown Folk rock 8.30pm £free

OLD BANK STEAK & RIBS RESTAURANT Magdalena Reising Jazz singer and harpist 7.30pm

£7.50/free

POP-UP PLAYGROUP OXJAM Launch Party

The campaign kicks off with a night of live bands, games and DJs Details tbc PRESTONVILLE ARMS General Knowledge Quiz 9pm £1 PRINCE ALBERT Watts The SP Live music 7.30pm £4 RANELAGH Goofer Dust Live blues and country 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Hooch They’ll play any genre you want, as long as it’s electronic 9pm £tbc ROYAL PAVILION George IV’s Estate Tour Find out how the other half lived 10.30am £15-20 SIGNALMAN Open Mic Night 8.15pm £free THOMAS KEMP Dan Watts Edgy electronica from the Gogglez DJ 7pm £free VOLKS Psy Sundays: Evp, Zub Zub, Antispin, Refractal, Clayton, Dave Chemical, Piatrixx, Ginetik, Karmaja, Niquid, Add Simeon Psytrance remembrance party for Woody Woods 8pm £free WORLD’S END All Day BBQ A full day of reggae, Motown and Northern soul Time tbc £free

monday 29th

ABOVE AUDIO Banana Island 10pm £free ANCIENT MARINER Afro Caribbean Extravaganza A Notting Hill mini-fest with a BBQ, quiz,

drumming workshops and tons of reggae and Afrobeat music Details tbc BELUSHI’S BAR Start Of the Week Madness Guest DJs 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Fallout Live rock bands 9pm £2/1 BLACK LION Hit The Decks Open decks spin-off (book a slot online) 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £5/3/free CONCORDE2 Alternative Notting Hill All-Dayer: Trevor Sax, Rebel Control, Carnival Collective, Unity Hi-Fi Crew, Hot-Tip Hi-Fi The same great vibes as the main festival, just with less travel and less stabbings 3pm £free CUBE Hoi Polloi Northern soul for the masses Time tbc £free

FOUNTAIN HEAD Open Mic Night 9pm £free GLADSTONE Open Mic 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Metal Mondays Full metal racket 7pm £free

LIFE Jailbait Hits from the 90s for those too young to

remember the first time 11pm £3/2 LOLA LO Fat Poppadaddys Student indie night 9pm £3 OUCH! BAR Fifa & Poker Night We’re not sure how that works either 8pm £2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP The Closing Party Of Hector’s House The king is dead, long live the king Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Born To Lose DJ night 8pm £tbc SIGNALMAN Pub Quiz 8pm £1 THEATRE ROYAL The Pitmen Painters Lee Hall’s play about the Northumbrian miners whose paintings took the 1930s art world by storm 7.45pm £17-30 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 30th

ABOVE AUDIO FTW Live music and interactive quiz 9pm £free

BELUSHI’S BAR Totalled On Tuesday! Pop and dance 9pm £free

BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free DIGITAL CU Next Tuesday It’ll teach the universities to timetable lectures for Wednesday mornings 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF NORFOLK Open Mic 9pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 GLADSTONE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLOBE Basement Cinema Underground films, comfy seats and free popcorn 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Outfit Liverpudlian electro art rockers 7.30pm £5; Hard Times They can take our disposable income, but they’ll never take our nowave disco! 11pm £free HONEY Tuesdays At The Honey New club night playing a bit of everything 10.30pm £3/2/free LECONFIELD Tuesday Teaser Pub quiz 9pm £1 LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 11pm £3 LOLA LO Dirtee Laundry New venue for the longrunning club night 10pm £6/4/2 LORD NELSON General Knowledge Quiz Cash for questions 8.45pm £1 MESMERIST The Mesmerist Conjuring Consortium It could be a magical night 7.30pm £tbc OCEANA Latin Fever Party Pop and tropical vibes 10pm £3/1/free OPEN HOUSE Jazz Work Shop Open jazz session 8pm £tbc OUCH! BAR OMC! Open Mic Performers get a recording of their set and the chance of a paid gig 8pm £free PAV TAV Guerilla Rocks Club night for rock chicks, skater bois and indie kids 11pm £3/2/1 PRESTONVILLE ARMS Pop Quiz 9pm £3 PRINCE ALBERT Boy In The Cupboard Wry and blackly humorous songwriting from indie folk trio 8pm £4/3 RED LION Challenging General Knowledge/ Music Quiz 8pm £1 RIKI TIK Freaks An hour-long set of Rolling Stones songs 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Open Mic Night 8pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Phat Sessions Chalk your name up, join in the jam 10pm £4/3 THEATRE ROYAL The Pitmen Painters Lee Hall’s play about the Northumbrian miners whose paintings took the 1930s art world by storm 7.45pm £17-30 THOMAS KEMP Poker Evening 8pm £tbc

wednesday 31st

ABOVE AUDIO The Doctor’s Orders Sick hip hop 10pm £free

AUDIO Supercharged Drum&bass and breaks 11pm £tbc

BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party

What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Rockbusters Rock and metal pub quiz 8.30pm £1 CONCORDE2 East 17 The only thing more baffling than East 17’s reunion is Take That’s reunion. Actually, no, the ultimate mystery is why either band existed in the first

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CUBE Cubed House to the power of three Time tbc

£free

DIGITAL The Poundance Throw a coin at the monkey and it will grind the organ for you 11pm £4/3/1

DRUID’S ARMS We Change The Tempo! DJ night 9pm £free

DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night 8pm £1 FISHBOWL The Mixer Men Reggae and hip hop DJ mash-up 10pm £free

FOUNTAIN HEAD Student Night Indie rock tunes Time tbc £free

GREEN DOOR STORE Rizzle Kicks, Boycom

Party hip hop from the former SOURCE cover stars 7.30pm £5; The Jazz Store Live jazz with an open jam 11pm £free KENDAL Quiz Night Details tbc KOMEDIA UP Ron Sexsmith Canadian singer songwriter 8pm £18 MARLBOROUGH Open Mic 8.30pm £free MASH TUN Tin Cup Collective Live funk and soul band 9pm £free MESMERIST Swing Ninjas Uptempo gypsy band 9pm £free NIGHTINGALE THEATRE Movement 12: Nick Collins Arty film screenings curated by Virginia Farman 7pm £tbc OPEN HOUSE Safehouse: Luo Chao Yun With Gus Garside & Dan Powell, Bela Emerson & Adam Bushell, The Wildcard Quartet Virtuosic Taiwanese lute player headlines a night of free jazz and avant garde improvisation 8.30pm £6/5 OUCH! BAR OMC! Wired Live Music Party The pick of the month’s open mic’ers 8pm £free RIKI TIK Hell On High Heels Sleazy rock and glam night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Quiz Night 8pm £free THEATRE ROYAL The Pitmen Painters Lee Hall’s play about the Northumbrian miners whose paintings took the 1930s art world by storm 7.45pm £17-30 THOMAS KEMP Kev’s Open Mic 8.30pm £free VOLKS Switch Up 11pm £tbc/free XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain Details tbc

ExhibitionS

BRIGHTON MUSEUM & GALLERY Radical Bloomsbury: The Art Of Duncan Grant And Vanessa Bell The artists who set up Charleston house Until October 9th £6/4/3; George IV And His Friends Caricatures of the Prince Regent Until Nov 6th; Rob Silverstone: Faces Of Brighton Photographs of Brighton people and places Until Sept 18th CISCO’S KARMA Artist’s Open House Paintings, jewelry and hairdressing workshops Aug 2-7th FABRICA Cascade Buckets on pulleys emptying themselves into a big trough Until Aug 29th HOVE MUSEUM FINE ART GALLERY Mr Watt, Grumpy Man Of Metal Metal sculptures used to illustrate children’s books by Jon Mills Until Oct 11th; The Five Senses: Paintings From The Fine Art Collection Interactive family-friendly exhibition exploring sensory aspects of art Until Mar 1st INK_D Made In Brighton 2 A big collection 30x30cm artworks created by local artists Until Aug 21st LIGHTHOUSE Suspending Disbelief Installations, sculptures and interactive gadgets looking at the nearfuture potential of technology and challenging ideas of what is possible Aug 3rd - September 5th NO WALLS GALLERY Imbue: Shotgun A new solo show by the notorious art prankster who smuggled fake heroin dispensers onto the pier Aug 5-28th PERMANENT GALLERY Isabel Albiol Estrada: The Great Apes Look through the window of the gallerythat’s-always-shut and you’ll see lifelike illustrations of apes Until Aug 21st PHOENIX BRIGHTON Twisted Traditional textiles and ceramics given new shape and meaning Until Aug 21st

PRINCE REGENT GALLERY Dress For Excess: Fashion In Regency England Exhibition looking at the

extravagant clothes worn by George and his cohorts Until Feb 5th £4.90-9.80

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON GALLERY MacDonald Gill Decorative maps of sea routes and underground stations from the first half of the last centrury Until Aug 29th

VENTNOR HALL Dupont Art Club Annual Exhibition Work by local artists with an award voted for

by the public Aug 18-20th

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SIX (Decades) of the best

BRIGHTON GIGS WORDS BY MATT BARKER, DAVID COURTNEY, ALLEN FOWLER, DAMIAN HARRIS, JAMES KENDALL, THE PERV

sonic youth

21st century Brighton is crawling with musical ghosts – Burger Kings and Sports Directs occupy airspace where rock history was once laid down in long-gone clubs and venues. Here’s a decade-by-decade exorcism from this issue’s interviewees, lest we forget.

1968: JIMI HENDRIX

Dome

Jimi Hendrix was huge in 68 – this was just before ‘Electric Ladyland’ but it wasn’t like he ever really played a set to plug any particular album. He played whatever he felt like playing, sometimes just one massive jam. Amen Corner, The Move, The Nice and The Pink Floyd were all on the bill, all for 7/6. Jimi just came out the back door afterwards with a couple of roadies, stuck the gear in the bus and hung around chatting with us. All very relaxed, no security. I’ve still got the whole band’s autographs framed on my wall. (AF)

1971: PINK FLOYD

Dome

This was before ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, around the time of ‘Atom Heart Mother’ and ‘Meddle’ – I remember the amazing bassline to ‘One Of These Days’ that opens that album. They didn’t have the whole live extravaganza with the flying pigs and the special effects then – that was later on at Wembley, but I remember they’d rigged up a surround sound system. It was more about the music than the visuals but it was certainly very impressive, if you were into their music that was what carried you away. (DC)

1985: SONIC YOUTH

Zap

I saw a lot of great gigs in the 80s but the best would have to be Sonic Youth. The Zap wasn’t just a club then; it was a performance art place that did abstract things in the daytime and this was just one of them. I was one of about 40 people there. I just discovered it on YouTube, which was weird; you can see my black Mohican. You see people now going around in their Sonic Youth t-shirts and they don’t know what it’s about or who the band are, but I was there. (TP)

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1997: LO-FIDELITY ALLSTARS Concorde

It’s hard to pick out a single Big Beat Boutique night but one in particular will always stay with me. I can’t remember the exact date, but it was definitely 1997. It was the first appearance at the club for The Lo-Fidelity Allstars and they were superb, encapsulating everything about the club in one performance. As they came off Norman Cook played ‘Rockerfeller Skank’ for the very first time off an acetate. Two minutes in, the whole club was singing along. (DH)

2005: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

Concorde 2

“I was there…” sang James Murphy on the decade-defining indie-dance anthem ‘Losing My Edge’ – before reeling off boasts about being at the Paradise Garage, Suicide rehearsals, and the first Can show. All lies, of course, and we can imagine people making up being at one of the trio of LCD’s Brighton gigs in the future. Difficult to choose (Murphy’s bad mood at The Event, now Oceana, made the music so amazingly aggressive), but the ending of the second Concorde gig with ‘Yeah’ was as intense as live music gets. (JK)

2010: MIRRORS

New Hero

There’s a toss up between the satisfaction of finally seeing your idols play a greatest hits set, and seeing a band out of the blue that blows your mind. This was Mirrors’ first ever (public) show, and rumours of rucks at record label showcases only fuelled the intrigue. It was like a project cooked up for a scene set in my dream nightclub. Literally. I woke the next day with their tracks still fully formed in my head – the words, the melodies, but most importantly, the thrill. (MB)

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