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gigs clubs culture & Brighton’s best listings

the outdoors issue Featuring: walking, parks, skating, alfresco dining, dogging

volume 2. Issue 35 JuLY 2011

Benji Boko unique beats


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THE OUTDOOR ISSUE

Amir Williams - see page 44

doomtown?

For some reason it’s customary to talk about what’s in the magazine you’re reading in this kind of editor’s letter. “Welcome to the new edition of [X]! This month we’ve got nothing to say! Again!” – you know the sort of thing. Well, if you want to know about this month’s issue, turn a few pages and find out for yourself – you’re all clever people. Because we want to talk about next month’s magazine. By the time you find August’s SOURCE it will be exactly one year on from our Broken Brighton special and we want your help. If you’ve addled your brains with too much partying you maybe won’t recall that things looked pretty dire. Venues were closing, supermarkets were popping up everywhere and it looked like the only place you could get a coffee was going to be CostaBucks. So we thought it would be a good idea to see whether the doom and gloom was worthy of our concern or just a blip in our utopia. Email us on james@ brightonsource.co.uk and tell us what you think of the new council, the new venues, the hopes and the dangers to the culture of the city. Give Brighton one of those SWOT analysis things that your manager makes you do when you forget to pretend to be working.

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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  Kevin Mason

Contributors

Zoe Baker, Chris Biggs, Ian Chambers, Tom Chambers, Steve Clements, Zac Colbert, Jake Cunningham, Stephanie Dunleavy, Evannave, Ben Gilbert, Joseph Grant, Matt Hodson, Stuart Huggett, Sean Jordan, James Jessica Marshall McHattie, Ben Miller, Helen Murdoch, The Recommender If you want to contribute to SOURCE email james@brightonsource.co.uk

Advertising

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Listings

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Contents

News  New In Town Gig Previews  Interview: Benji Boko  Club Previews   Club Review: YeYe Fever  Club Review: Blah Blah Blah   Culture   Art: Aroe   Critic   SOURCE Virgins: Dogging  Feature: Brighton Walks  Preview: Festivals Extra  Street Style: Charlie  Unsung Hero: Mark Gappa Secret Eater: The Garden Cafe  In Conversation With: Amir Williams  Listings  Six Of The Best: Music’s Great Outdoors 

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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 you can be proud of.

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NEWS

WORDS BY NICK COQUET, JAMES KENDALL, JESSICA MARSHALL MCHATTIE

KENNY HAWKES RIP

It’s with heavy hearts that we report the news of underground house music legend Kenny Hawkes’ passing at just 43 years old. The Brighton born and bred DJ made his name with the London pirate station Girls FM which, under his management, attracted a million listeners a month. He had similar success with the midweek deep house night Space, a cornerstone of the UK scene, and had a brace of classic productions to his name. Whenever we saw him he was always on his way to play in a far-flung corner of the world. We’ll miss him greatly.

HIP HOPS

We were expecting the Brighton Beer Festival to have, y’know, good beer, but what we weren’t expecting was a proper lineup of bands too. Really living up to the festival part of the name, the team have drafted in The Blockheads, Dodgy, The Grits and the ever-popular Brighton Beach Boys to headline the four days, working in some local talent from the likes of Villareal, Jouis and electro swing newcomers Kitten & The Hip. Tickets are a tenner a day – including your first drink free – and as you might expect they’re selling like cold beers on a hot day. It’s all happening at The Old Paddling Pool by the West Pier from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th.

ART UNDERGROUND

Handmade Brighton on St James’s Street has been around for a year or so now, working as a non-profit retail space that lines artists’ pockets with well-earned dough. Now they’re opening up their basement space for talks and workshops, as well as exhibition space for emerging artists trying out work in a public arena for the first time. July sees Angela Chick’s Once Upon A Time exhibition of illustrations, written word and textiles kicking off the new space – go check it out.

TO INFINITY & BEYOND

Infinity Foods has been part of the Brighton landscape for 40 years, and at their current North Laine location since 1973. To celebrate four decades of ethical and organic grub they’re

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Kenny Hawkes

throwing an al fresco party on Saturday 2nd, in Jubilee Street outside the library. Attendees can enjoy rummaging through a food market from local suppliers and live entertainment going on all day. Infinityfoodsretail.co.uk has the latest.

UNSINKABLE FUN

Paddle Round The Pier, Europe’s biggest free beach and watersports festival, is back for its annual outing on Hove Lawns on the weekend of 2nd/3rd. It’s a mix of music, stalls, a load of kids’ activities and have-a-go sporting opportunities all hinged around the legendary race of buoyant bathtubs, rafts and other variously seaworthy craft. The music tent features an array of local talent that’s always worth checking out, this year including Ben Poole, Derriere and Jim Stapley, and the rest of the fest is a great day out in the sun.

GENEROUS JOURNEY

The Martlets Hospice in Hove provides free care to its patients, which costs over £9,000 a day to achieve. Your mum or someone might need it one day, so get some credit in your karma bank by taking part in their midnight London to Brighton bike ride on September 2nd and get a load of people to sponsor you while you’re at it. No traffic on the roads, stops for coffee and cake before arriving in Brighton for breakfast – and overall it’s obviously a downhill ride. Themartlets.org.uk awaits your registration page impression.

KEEP BALL UP, BOOZE DOWN

The UK footvolley championships are coming to Brighton beach on Saturday 9th – it’s like volleyball but for use you feet instead of hands for hoiking the ball over the net. Football folk from sunnier climes like Ronaldo and Edinho are known to be all about the sport in keeping limber for their day jobs. Barefoot Wine are sponsoring the event and we’re told they’re offering free foot massages while you sip their delicious booze products; you can also compete in keepy-up contests for wine and merch-based prizes. You can’t go wrong.

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The earthship

RIKI TIK

Riki Tik is having a complete reboot – not just with a new soundsystem, new lights and a complete change in line-up, but a new concept too. The back section is having all the seats ripped out and being turned into an intimate club with free entry every night. The Teen Creeps lads are doing an electro boogie Thursday called Das Club Robotique. Fridays will be Eclectric, boasting future garage, broken beat and more varieties of house than you’d find on Rightmove, while AKAAKAROAR and Sneaker Social Club will make an appearance, as will free cinema and popcorn on Sundays.

STICKY MIKE’S NIGHTS

We had the news that it was all change at Jam last month and now we can fill you in on the new nights. No space to waste, so here goes. There’s new Madchester night Loose Fit and a Brighton debut for Simon Price’s legendary London indie night Stay Beautiful. Ace girl group night Da Doo Ron Ron is moving over from the Komedia, Warhol-esque self-DJing phenomenon Stick It On will make a showing and there’s at least one return for Dynamite Boogaloo. It’s shaping up to be a really fun lineup, a real rebirth for the venue.

SUB BOP

Friday 15th at the Green Door Store sees the launch of a deliciously scuzzy new night playing riot grrrl, shoegaze and grunge. Sub Bop promises tunes by Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, Black Flag, Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and many others whose names adorned the sweat-soaked t-shirts of our misspent youth. It’s on from 11-4am and it’s free all night to get in and get down.

BOYLESQUE

Burlesque isn’t just size 14 women in size 10 underwear titting about with a feather boa – now fellas can get involved as well. The Brighton Institute Of Boylesque is running a workshop

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NEW IN TOWN

WORDS BY ZAC COLBERT, NICK COQUET, JESSICA MARSHALL MCHATTIE

course at the Marlborough on Saturdays 2nd, 16th and 30th culminating in a performance in the Little Theatre. It works out at 15 hours of tuition for just £55, which seems cool. The tutors are members of probably the only all-male burlesque troupe, Der Wunderlich Revue, so they should know their stuff. Call Adriano on 07968 249870.

LOVESICK

Lovesick Recordings has been founded by Brighton producers Riskotheque, Marchmellow and Southbound Hangers who want to put out more mouth-watering bass music, and they’ve already got a bevy of releases lined up. The pigeonholes of dubstep, deep house, techno and old school garage don’t quite do these guys credit – their productions are as diverse as love’s definition, so get down to Digital on the 9th for Hospitality where they’re taking over the second room. There you can hear the Lovesick sounds, from emptiness to ecstasy via blind infatuation, all for yourself.

ONLY IN BRIGHTON

Having proved a hit during the Fringe, this street tour is becoming a permanent fixture offering an irreverent guide to our city for nosey tourists and locals alike. It’s 80 minutes of gays, greens, starlings, celebrities and more for just £7 – no booking necessary, just hang about outside the station on Fridays at 7pm and learn a load of new stuff you can impress/ bore your friends with. Onlyinbrighton.co.uk has more info.

THE EARTHSHIP

At the back of Stanmer Park sits a hidden eco gem in the shape of the Earthship, a green-friendly building made of mud and car tyres that harnesses the various elements to produce off-Grid energy all year round. It’s the Low Carbon Trust’s first Earthship build and it’s available for private hire as an alternative to some dull municipal hall, as well as informative tours, the next of which is Sunday 3rd. Get in touch at info@earthshipbrighton.com.

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GIG PREVIEWS WORDS BY CHRIS BIGGS, IAN CHAMBERS, JAKE CUNNINGHAM, BEN GILBERT, STUART HUGGETT, JESSICA MARSHALL MCHATTIE

HERE & NOW TOUR Brighton Centre Sat 2nd

Hyped as ‘the very best of the 80s’, this 10th anniversary tour makes some big claims. Does the world grow misty-eyed at an era shaped by the likes of Pepsi & Shirlie, Jimmy Somerville and Jason Donovan? Or is this further evidence that our march into nostalgia’s deepest sludge knows no bounds? How about a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off re-run, with an interval scored by New Order as Madonna serves lollies in her ‘Like A Virgin’ wedding dress instead? Now that would be rad. (BG)

VILLAGERS

Komedia Sat 2nd

Villagers have been supporting Elbow on their recent UK tour, and they’ll be back on the road later in the year as well as doing a host of festivals, but catch them more intimately now as they’re going to be getting bigger and bigger. Having won the Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for the beautiful ‘Becoming A Jackal’, their dark, acoustic hymns are comparable to the likes of Bright Eyes and Sparklehorse and they’re definitely a band to be keeping an eye on. (JC)

WOODEN WAND Green Door Store Sat 2nd

Hailing from Kentucky, Wooden Wand is the moniker of singersongwriter James Jackson Toth, whose prolific output of dark folk and dusty country is placed nicely somewhere between Dylan, Bonnie Prince Billy and Nick Cave. His most recent album ‘Death Seat’, released late last year on the Young God label, featured members of Lambchop and Woods, and with this being one of only three UK dates it’s sure to be a pretty special show. Plus to cap things off nicely, support comes in the form of a rare solo performance from Lucky Jim. (IC)

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EELS

Dome Weds 6th

Eels’ frontman E was synthesised in a Californian hippy commune alongside his friends Meth and Acid. Originally intended as an amorphous substance spanning the universe, fused with all the lights and colours of the rainbow and the emotional horsepower to end war and put politics into a well lush room full of crazy lights and nice vibes, a music career has rather railroaded such extraordinary aims. Happily, he’s well loved in Brighton and will probably go down very well tonight and until the end of time. Amen to that. (BG)

DEAD ROCK WEST Hope Weds 6th

Back in the UK promoting their new stunning new album ‘Bright Morning Stars’, Californian four-piece Dead Rock West play a harmony-filled blend of rootsy alt.country and jangly power pop, like a cross between the Flying Burrito Brothers and early-era Wilco. Support comes from impressive local country rock band Robbie Skitmore & The Spanish Harlem Incident. (IC)

TRIBES

Prince Albert Weds 6th

Indie rock. Boys with guitars. Camden. The Next Big Thing. If any of these phrases appeal to you, then head up to the Albert tonight before “Tribes outgrow these small venues” or some such old chestnut. We were the only people at their notably rammed Horatio’s gig at The Great Escape to walk out after one song, so they’ll probably be huge. Never underestimate the power of leather jackets, white jeans and a major deal. The new Razorlight, basically. (SH)

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Gig previews

AUSTRA

AUSTRA

Haunt Fri 8th

Austra are named after the Latvian goddess of light, in a nod to front-woman Katie Stelmanis’ roots, but their pulsating rhythms are unquestionably on the dark side of synth pop. New wave mingles with Stelmanis’ haunting and operatic vocals (she’s a former member of the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus) creating tunes that are compelling and ethereal. Their debut album, ‘Feel It Break,’ was produced by Björk producer Damian Taylor and draws comparisons with Ms Guðmundsdóttir herself, The Knife and Kate Bush. Their tight performances make Austra one of the most collected new bands of 2011. (JMM)

the ROLLING ZONES Komedia Fri 8th

Charlie Watts just turned 70, and while the world has wondered since the 80s whether the next Rolling Stones tour would be their last, you have to wonder if he could be arsed hauling his weary old bones around the world again. But fear not, for waiting in the wings are any number of faithful tribute acts, including tonight’s Rolling Zones. Promising a two-hour set of hits and a vocalist voted best Mick Jagger lookalike (by some curiously unnamed judge) this is probably as good as it’s going to get now. (NC)

GUITAR WOLF

Concorde 2 Sat 9th

Who can lift SOURCE from its gig malaise? Bon Iver doing a onesong set of ‘Re: Stacks’ in our lounge could be a goer or The Velvet Underground playing ‘White Light/White Heat’ in a nearby park if seating is provided. A Beatles reunion at the local pub is out if Macca’s coming. What about Japan’s Guitar Wolf, responsible for “the loudest album ever recorded” - 1999’s ‘Jet Generation’ – and a band so feral their 38-year-old bass player died of a heart attack? Drop the H-bomb on our head. (BG)

BRAIDS

Prince Albert Mon 11th

On this year’s multi-faceted debut ‘Native Speaker’, Braids displayed a talent for pulling technicolour pop tunes out of thick webs of shimmering noise. Fronted by the fantastically named Raphaelle Standell-Preston, the Canadian quartet have been

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threatening a post-‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’ crossover all year. Back in Brighton yet again following their Great Escape shows (did any of these bands actually leave town, or have they all been sleeping under the pier since May?) here’s another chance to submit to their spell. (SH)

ESKMO

Concorde 2 Weds 13th

Eskmo’s tense, chilling creations have won him fans across the world, and he’s returning to Brighton for another, larger gig, with a full audio-visual set. Vast soundscapes, gloopy, melting basslines and his live, understated vocals create a new sound, effortlessly crossing genre boundaries and setting him aside from the plethora of other electronic producers from the West Coast. Innovative in a scene based on being innovative, his originality doesn’t undermine the fact that he puts on a bloody good show. (JMM)

ATHLETE

St Georges Church Thurs 14th

True story: When your esteemed scribe introduced Ms SOURCE to a good friend as “a runner” some years back, she was under the impression that said TV underling was actually some kind of track & field powerhouse. It’s a reality check surely familiar to these Britpop also-rans, who left the blocks looking like the next Usain Bolt only to become a marathon runner hitting the brick wall every day forever. If they could just get over the finishing line and find a proper job. (BG)

DUKE RAOUL • Green Door Store Thurs 14th

Brighton four-piece Duke Raoul have been quietly building their reputation on the local live scene as a band to keep an eye on. Trembling synths overlay weeping guitars on songs of weary sadness, waiting, and unrequited love, but their tight production, pop tinges, and earnest, honest vocals lift them far above being just another soundtrack to self-pity. Tonight they’re celebrating the release of a new EP, ‘Young Starlings’, and have support from the otherworldly, ambient Speak Galactic. (JMM)

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Gig previews

the young knives

VIVIAN GIRLS

Coalition Sat 16th

Girls with guitars we like. Girls bashing drums are also good. Girls who play synths would be welcome around our place any time. The same can be said for girls who like to sing. So all hail Vivian Girls – Cassie Ramone, Katy Goodman and Fiona Campbell – and their visceral punk pop, which makes the New York act attractive on every level, as exemplified on acclaimed third album ‘Share The Joy’. Tonight is your chance to do exactly that. Or just gawp at them. (BG)

ELECTRELANE •

Komedia Weds 20th

Haunt Fri 22nd

Mercury Music Prize nominees Young Knives are in Brighton for an intimate, intense show. Stalwarts of the UK revivalist post-punk scene, these tweed-jacketed veterans have five years’ of glowing recommendations behind them. They’re renowned for high energy gigs – this one will be showcasing their third album, ‘Ornaments From The Silver Arcade,’ released in March. Their scratchy, vinyl-influenced indie rock is held together with a genuine enthusiasm, catchy vocals and a commitment to doing it properly. Support comes from SOURCE favourites Kinema. (JMM)

AMBASSADEURS • Fortune of War Fri 22nd

With a keen eye for the next big thing, Throw Some Shapes have their fingers firmly on the button with this booking.

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DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE Komedia Fri 29th

When Electrelane put their business activities on indefinite hiatus in 2007, leaving behind four unimpeachable albums of Farfisa-soaked motorik and memories of countless glorious hometown gigs, we didn’t honestly expect them to return. While some members kept their musical hands in during the interregnum (search out low-key releases by Vera November, Ray Rumours and more), Electrelane’s reputation remained preserved, unsullied. Now, matter-of-factly, they’re back. Tonight isn’t their first reunion show, but, emotionally, it’s the one that counts. (SH)

YOUNG KNIVES

Ambassadeurs is the pseudonym of one Brighton-based Mark Dobson, whose latest EP release on Soundcloud has created waves of attention and commendations for his bending genre boundaries over irrepressible basslines. Also playing at this live showcase are a motley crew of local producers, from crowd-pleaser Manni Dee to Alphabet’s Heaven, with the fastest, most energetic live set we’ve seen this year. (JMM)

He’s not dead but David Bowie’s been keeping a very low profile in recent years. In fact, there seems little doubt SOURCE will live to regret skipping his set at Glastonbury 2000 to write a review of Travis in a Portakabin. What the fuck were we thinking? Many years ago this man assured his fans, in one of the greatest opening lines in pop history, that, “I know when to go out. I know when to stay in.” Well, how about tonight, Dave? It’s been bloody ages. (BG)

FOXES! •

Green Door Store Fri 29th

An indie explosion spraying catchy jangles of pop shrapnel over the audience, Foxes! are launching a new EP with this free show tonight. We haven’t heard the fruits of this most recent recording yet but we reviewed their single ‘Who Killed Rob’ ages ago and we’re looking forward to its arrival on the SOURCE doormat. Support comes in the sexy acoustic indie folk shape of Boy In The Cupboard and upbeat tunes from Fragile Creatures. (NC)

CAPDOWN

Concorde 2 Sun 31st

Capdown return to Brighton as part of a small tour following a handful of “last ever shows” and “special guest festival appearances” since they first split up in late 2007. The Milton Keynes ska-core quintet bring hardcore breakdowns, infectious saxophone melodies and a genre-smashing love of partying to Concorde 2 this month. Expect circle pits and fast-paced skanking at what could be Capdown’s last ever Brighton gig (again?). Support comes from Yorkshire ska-punk outfit Random Hand, plus Mouthwash and The Junk. (CB)

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TRIbES

Prince Albert Wednesday 6th July £6 adv 8pm

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Prince Albert Monday 11th July £7.50 adv 8pm

THE HEAD & THE HEART Prince Albert Thursday 14th July £7.50 adv 8pm

ELECTRELANE Komedia Wed 20th July

£12 adv 7.30pm

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THE WEDDING PRESENT Concorde 2 Saturday 27th August £18 adv 3pm

WILLY MASON

Komedia Thursday 8th September £12.50 adv 8pm

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“I feel more inspired by TV sometimes than I do by records”

FYI


ALBUM: ‘Beats, Treats & All Things Unique’ Out Now
 WEBSITE: www.benjiboko.com 
 LIVE: Playgroup Festival, Fri 5thSun 7th August

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BENJI BOKO

WORDS BY JAMES KENDALL
 PHOTO BY KEVIN MASON FOR GARAGE STUDIOS
 ASSISTED BY ZOE BAKER

DJ YODA LOVES HIS TECHNOLOGYBASED LIVE SHOW, MAXI JAZZ IS ON HIS ALBUM – BENJI BOKO IS HEADING FOR SUPERSTARDOM

 On New Year’s Eve Benji Boko looked out over the expectant crowd, peered down at his mountain of complicated equipment and pressed the start button on what was the most important set of his life so far. His NASA space stationlike concoction of laptops, samplers, sequencers, foot pedals, keyboards, midi controllers and turntables meant that, although he was able to take apart every tune he played and rebuild them in a unique way, he could also royally fuck things up. 

 So what, you might think. No big deal. Yeah, maybe – if he wasn’t onstage at the O2 Arena playing the midnight set to 17,000 people. Yep, the zeros are all correct in that figure.
 “It was mental,” he says, reasonably. “The most ecstatic moment of my life to date, no doubt about it. So ecstatic that I fell asleep as soon as I came offstage. It had built up to that point and then I was done, despite the loud rocking sound of bass in my dressing room.”

 That bass was coming from Deadmau5 and Justice, and Benji’s warm-up man for the night was a fella called Calvin Harris. It’s a gig of a lifetime, but then Mr Boko’s live remix show is something very special. Zane Lowe and Rob Da Bank have declared themselves fans and one of Benji’s heroes, DJ Yoda, announced that, “Benji is the future, his show is frikkin’ mega!”

 All the technology allows Benji to be completely free with the type of tunes he plays. He can really mix things up, from The Prodigy to music from Thomas The Tank Engine, from Nirvana to The Simpsons theme via Snoop Dogg. 
 “Everything is in there,” he explains. “It’s this journey of TV, nostalgic music from the 30s to now. There’s dubstep, drum’n’bass, hip hop, everything. The set up allows me to totally improvise. I never play the same tune the same way ever. I get bored otherwise.”



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But playing live isn’t all Benji does. His debut album, ‘Beats, Treats & All Things Unique’ has just come out on Tru Thoughts and it’s a jaunty little affair. Taking his spontaneous, magpie-esque approach to playing live and applying it to production, he’s come out with a LP that crosses the classic jazz-ed out Tru Thoughts sound, smoky trip hop, bass-heavy instrumental hip hop and reggae. Never staying still for a heartbeat, it reminds us of the eclectic age of big beat, where the idea was to make every track stand out. It also shares that genre’s sense of humour. 
 “I didn’t really have a plan,” he explains of the wall-bouncing, genre-hopping. “I just made music all the time. It’s a schizophrenic mishmash of styles. I like to experiment with genres, samples, sounds, vocal artists and instrumentals and see what comes from it. The album’s a melting pot of everything, hence the title.”

 Probably the standout track is ‘Where My Heart Is”, a melodic, low-slung, head-nodding hip hop track with Faithless’ Maxi Jazz on the mic. It’s a collaboration that was a long time coming. 
 “I supported him DJing in Leeds when I was at university and gave him a CD of a track that I thought he’d be really good on,” Benji recalls. “He said, ‘Great, I’m totally up for it and I’ll call you next week.’ He didn’t, obviously.”
 After about a year of talking with Maxi’s agent, his manager and his PA, Benji got a call one Friday night asking, ‘Can Max record it with you in the morning?’ 
 “I thought; I can’t turn down this opportunity, so instantly said yes and rushed up to London to hire the best equipment possible,” Benji says. “We recorded it that morning, done, and two years later it came out.” Another thing that’s been a long time coming, but for very different reasons, is the visuals for Benji’s live show. One day in the SOURCE office he showed us early versions of some of the animations that will accompany the tracks that he plays. We have to say it’s a bit of a game-changer. 
 “I’ve been describing it as a Pixar movie, live,” he says proudly. “I have this alter ego, this purple monkey that I wanted to evolve into music videos and animations. I can’t say too much but it’s going to be the live remix show with visuals. Think Soulwax meets a Disney film. At the moment I’m coding software, and getting animations done, but it’s a long process.”

 In the meantime you can catch his visual-less show at the Playgroup Festival and find out why 17,000 people went crazy on New Year’s Eve. Benji has a long-running relationship with Brighton’s premier party crew and it’s easy to see why they’re such a good match. Despite taking things very seriously behind closed doors, both put a massive emphasis on having fun over being sulky and cool. Benji loves cartoons and TV themes (“I feel more inspired by TV sometimes than I do by records,” he admits) while Playgroup love fancy dress and crazy happenings. Basically they’re all big kids. 
 “I think I’m doing the main slot on one of the stages on Friday night of the festival,” he says. “Playgroup fit well with what I do in terms of being very liberal with their approach to dressing up and themed nights. It goes with what I do perfectly. I hope it will be a long relationship.” We can’t see why not. Because with his NASA space station set-up Benji is shooting for the stars, and we all want to go with him.

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CLUB PREVIEWS

WORDS BY Matt Barker, STEVE CLEMENTS, ZAC COLBERT, JAMES KENDALL, JESSICA MARSHALL MCHATTIE, BEN MILLER

BANGERS AND MASH Concorde 2 Fri 1st

He’s the lyrical legend, he’s the turbo-tongued motormouth, and he’s winner of more drum’n’bass awards than you can shake a mic at. It’s MC Skibadee of course, and he’s behind you... no, not really. But he is hosting Bangers And Mash, now in its fourth year, featuring regulars Original Sin, Phantasy and Eksman as well as more support from Serial Killerz, Pablo Riddla and Fatman D. If that’s too big a line-up for you, well, as Skiba would say, deal with the matter. (ZC)

brighton jazz rooms • Komedia Fri 1st

Time to dust off that beret and goatee beard and slip on your best dancing shoes for this one-off return of Russ Dewberry’s legendary Brighton Jazz Rooms sessions. Afro-Cuban percussion frenzies, Brazilian bossas, afro funk and all points in between will be spun around appearances from Batacuda Band, Maracatu and the amazing Jazz Co Tech Dancers. Come and pay your respects to this kingpin of the local jazz dance scene for the past 25 years. And bring a towel – it’s going to get sweaty. (SC)

MARCUS INTALEX & CALIBRE Audio Fri 8th

As a DJ who’s been in the profession since 1989, Marcus Intalex knows his drum’n’bass onions. Uncompromisingly true to good tunes rather than commercial successes, his DJ sets are peppered with classics from the past few decades as well as some of the freshest, most underground sounds around – a recipe for floor-filling. Helping to stir up the crowd is Calibre, liquid funk’s premier innovator and Marcus Intalex’s label-mate on Soul:R. (JMM)

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HOSPITALITY

Digital Sat 9th

Topping the bill of this month’s Hospital visit is Andy C, a d’n’b household name for anyone who knows their Ram from their Records. In support are Blokhe4d, comprising American Jonas Uman and Michael Vegas of Bad Company UK. Their recent tunes are manic explosions of piston-spitting beats with blitz alarm basslines. Earlier this year they released ‘The Way Life Used To Be’ on Hospital Records, paving the way for their inclusion on Hospitality’s storming roster of DJs and producers. (ZC)

JULIO BASHMORE Tube Sat 9th

Just when it looked like deep house was dead forever, a new breed of producers arrived out of the melodic leftfield of dubstep making just that. Hailing from Bristol (not Brighton as Tiga said on his 6Music show, getting us all excited), Julio Bashmore is leading the sound that’s appealing to old house heads and bleeding-edge club kids alike. He’ll have complimentary support from Donga, our city’s guru of groove, for another impressive line-up from this cosy club. (JK)

ART DEPARTMENT Audio Fri 15th

Genre labels are fine, but they are a blunt instrument. It’s very difficult to describe texture, tone, atmosphere without getting all florid. To say Art Department sit somewhere between disco and minimal techno does them no favours but, trust us, they rule. Melodic, willful, bass-heavy synths, as imagined in Berlin at that 5am moment when the night is at its darkest. (MB)

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PROPER GANDER •

Volks Sat 16th

Jack Deeks’ night of serious bass really stresses the proper in the name. Two rooms of dubstep, hip hop and drum’n’bass are all tackled at full volume and full strength. This is perhaps their most impressive night yet, with Sludge’s Dodge & Fuski popping in a year after they hit the No.1 spot in both Beatport and Trackitdown. The throbbing distortion of their ‘Pornstep’ is tearing up YouTube’s UKF Dubstep channel right now. They’re joined by Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter and Sammy B-Side – some of the most important names on the UK hip hop scene, with crucial solo LPs out this year. If you haven’t been to this club yet, this is a good month to have a gander. (JK)

SUPERCHARGED •

Digital Sat 16th

Krafty Kutz has got so many awards for his DJ skills over the years he’s had to start using them as impromptu paperweights and door stoppers. His latest mini-mix for Jaguar Skills demonstrates his love for old and new electronic music and his adeptness at mashing the two together into a cacophonous blend of beats, breaks and bass. Make sure you’re at Digital to witness the ridiculous skills of this international talent residing in our hometown. (ZC)

SICKSVILLE-A-GO-GO • Concorde 2 Sat 16th

Those filthy, tight-jeaned anachronisms at Stay Sick have pulled out all the slick-mulleted stops for this takeover at the Conky tonight, ransacking the place from top to bottom with go-go dancers, dastardly décor, a surf bar, a stage full of revolving mirrors and dance podiums where you’ll probably be able to gawp at guys and girls straight off B-movie film posters. As well as the usual garage, girl group and rock’n’roll tunes, they go all-out with a live line-up counting Austrian and French-Japanese performers. (BM)

LOOSE FIT •

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Fri 22nd

The welcome introduction of a monthly Madchester night, where we’ve already been promised a free Inspiral Carpets tune in exchange for wearing our best floppy hat and baggy combats combo. If Clint Boon and friends weren’t your bag

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then you can also twist your melon to new wave, post-punk, dance stuff from the 60s to the 90s, shoegaze, acid house, rave classics and Balearic beauties from the decks, as well as lashings of hedonism, sunshine and love. (BM)

DJ FRESH

Audio Fri 22nd

Ridiculously catchy, ‘Gold Dust’ has been the crossover hit of the past year, uniting drum’n’bass with the top 40 and inspiring another generation of sweaty-browed revellers. Fresh’s drum’n’bass credentials stretch back to his time with Bad Company in the 90s and he’s hit the big time recently with lighter, more accessible tunes such as the soon-to-bereleased ‘Louder’, which shows commercial promise by managing to combine his jungle roots with pop, dubstep and an anthemic vocal track. (JMM)

AKAAKAROAR VS DEADLY RHYTHM

Life Fri 22nd

For round two of their soundclash, AKAAKAROAR and Deadly Rhythm have got a suitably boisterous line-up. Headlining is Boddika, or Al Green to his friends, who made up one half of drum’n’bass duo Instra:mental. His new project sounds both retro and futuristic, taking influence from Detroit techno and Chicago house, generating strong mechanical sonics that are analogue-driven to create tunes that wouldn’t feel out of place scoring an 80s sci-fi B-movie classic. In support are Mele and Pariah bringing the heavy fire. (ZC)

BRANDON BLOCK Coalition Sat 23rd

His name might have become shorthand for partying too hard but Brandon Block has had a much bigger effect on dance music culture than you might think. Before Blocko and his partner in largin’ it, Alex P, came along, Space Ibiza was a dark little club with all the music inside. They dragged a pair of decks onto the terrace and changed the White Island forever. Quite apart from that he was the big name in feelgood house music for years, being a regular at Up Yer Ronson, Club For Life and Miss Moneypenny’s. So, just the man for an Ibiza Classic night. (JK)

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BEN UFO

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Tube Sat 30th

It’s always been generally believed that to make a name for yourself as a DJ you need to start producing. Although often true, there’s a current trend that eschews that philosophy. Numbers label head Jackmaster shirked the studio, Oneman’s skipped it, and now Ben UFO’s got them both in his tractor beam. After founding Hessel Audio with Pearson Sound and Panagea, Ben’s gone on to mix some of the tightest sets at Boiler Room and represents on Rinse FM fortnightly. This evening’s a four-hour marathon set so expect some old eclectic grooves as well as box-fresh jams. (ZC)

NICKY BLACKMARKET H-Bar Sat 30th

Nicky Blackmarket’s name is synonymous with the old school tape packs we’d get from records shops like Slammin’ Vinyl back in the day, and hearing MC Dett bellow his name in a hoarse roar over classics like ‘26 Bass’ and ‘The Nine’ still gives us goosebumps. He had a legendary partnership with the late Stevie Hyper D setting the benchmark that all rave sets would be judged against in the future. With a knowledge of dance music more expansive than Wikipedia, this evening is going to be one for hardcore junglists and d’n’b neophytes alike. (ZC)

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BLAH BLAH BLAH Words By ZAC COLBERT, JAMES KENDALL PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE BY BLAH BLAH BLAH PHOTOGRAPHERS

Considering Blah Blah Blah are celebrating just their fourth birthday with this takeover from super-cool London club Nightslugs, they’ve certainly made a pretty serious mark on the scene. Their previous guests read like a who’s who of the cooler end of the electro scene – from Major Lazer and Fake Blood to Joy Orbison and DFA’s Juan Mclean. Tonight L-Vis 1990, Bok-Bok and the gang treat us to the heavenly twinkling of Girl U n i t ’s

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‘Wut’ which turns Digital into a melodic cornucopia of appreciative whoops and whistles. Then Jam City’s ‘Magic Drops VIP’ hits us with its mechanised production line beat and slide-whistle synth to result in a woozy paradise of blissful disorientation.

TOP TEN

With roadblocked nights for the last two super-guests, Caribou and Annie Mac, there’s no doubt that Jonny, Kristian, Pete and Vegas have got the promotion side nailed. With their stunning debut single, ‘Left’, there’s no telling where this might end up.

NEXT EVENT: Digital, Sat 15th Oct WEB: weareblahblahblah.com DOWNLOAD: Blah Blah Blah ‘Left’ tinyurl.com/BlahLeft

Classixx ‘Into the Valley (Julio Bashmore Remix)’ Appleblim & Ramadanman ‘Void 23 (Carl Craig Re-Edit)’ XY-ME ‘B Acid (Bowski Remix)’ SCB ‘Loss’ Benoit & Sergio ‘Walk & Talk’ 2 Bears ‘Church (Midland Remix)’ Scuba ‘Feel It’ Pearson Sound ‘Stifle’ Julio Bashmore ‘Ribble To Amazon’ Chemical Brothers ‘Hanna’s Theme’

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YE YE FEVER

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Words By Zac Colbertt Photos By James Kendall

When Ye Ye Fever featured as the Guardian’s club pick of the week under its Mama Ko Mama Sa moniker, its then venue The Bees Mouth started to accrue queues that snaked down Western Road. So, after a brief nomadic period, it’s now found new pastures to settle on with the cobbled floors of the Green Door Store. Any anxieties that the grizzly grey weather might thwart a good turnout are soon blown away. The venue fills up with ankle-flashing hipsters, overly earnest hippies and funky highlife sounds as we dance to the African fusion of chanted vocals, high-octane percussion and complex rhythms.

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NEXT EVENT: Green Door Store Fri 8th WEB: facebook.com/yeyefever DJ MIXES: mixcloud.com/YeYeFever

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Afro National ‘Mr Who You Be?’ Bright Engelberts & the B.E. Movement ‘Get Together’ The Funkees ‘Ole’ Orchestre Poly-Rythmo ‘Trop Parler C’Est Maladie’ Christiana Essien ‘Black Ladies Are Funky Ladies’ Chief Ebenezer Obey ‘Eyi Yato’ Pepe Kale ‘Pon Moun Paka Bouger’ Sir Victor Uwaifo ‘Ohue (Frankie Francis & Simbad Edit)’ Green Arrows ‘No Delay’ Osayomore Joseph ‘Africa Is My Root’

With all the soukous, afrobeat and kwassa kwassa tunes it’s like being at a carnival celebrating the continent’s diverse and infectious music, except under the shelter of rafters and rickety wooden doors with the rain threatening outside. By 2am there’s a conga weaving past the bar, picking up bodies as it winds back to the main room, and it’s safe to say everyone’s got the Ye Ye Fever.

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Culture

BLUE DEMON JR

words by JAKE CUNNINGHAM, JAMES KENDALL, BEN MILLER photo by james kendall

ART: MA FINE ART SHOW University of Brighton Faculty of Arts until Sun 3rd

If you read this in time, grab the brief opportunity to spend the rest of the weekend gawping at another eclectic graduate show, featuring the University of Brighton’s finest and artists based at that den of experimentalism the Phoenix. From microscopic seaweed and cliff chalk to inanimate eBay finds given new life through precious gemstones and ceramics, paintings, baroque carvings and “anti-masterpieces” focusing on rubber, there are 19 original new talents from all over the globe at play here. (BM)

WRESTLING: LUCHA FUTURE Dome Fri 1st-Sat 2nd

We met Blue Demon Jr – the first Mexican to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship – and he’s absolutely huge, with a chest three times the size of our pigeon offering. Cassandro, the first openly gay luchador, was with him, all charm and flamboyance, both climbing up onto a carpark roof for our photos, unafraid of falling six storeys down. All of which bodes well for their return for the Mex fest at the Dome, with real lucha libre (faster and more acrobatic than WWE), alongside Mexican music and food. We can’t imagine more fun this month. (JK)

wring Controller Andy Parfitt’s neck for granting gainful employment to Jo Whiley and Chris Moyles. (BM)

COMEDY: RUSSELL KANE Komedia Fri 8th

Hard to believe that our Russ, the thrusting semi-Cockney who spent ages making us laugh with poo jokes and recollections of his misguided Neanderthal dad, is now a £20-a-pop big stage star with his own Radio 2 series. One of a series of live recordings for his freshly-inked BBC wireless deal, this free show will feature a few of his fellow comedians and a bit of music, with seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on the night. (BM)

THEATRE: TWELFTH NIGHT Queen’s Park Sat 9th

“Tickets are not refundable – if there is a hurricane the performance will be rescheduled,” assert Illyria, the theatre company who have run amok at sunset in Queen’s Park for the past three summers. The spa setting is the perfect backdrop for their take on shipwrecks, upturned worlds where all is illogical, posturing and pathos, romance, music and joy, all up for grabs from the comfort of your rug and minibar. Book early – their appearances sold out in 2009 and 2010. (BM)

EVENT: THE SPACE

COMEDY: DYLAN MORAN

Bow at the altar of cinematic glory as Chris Dickens brings the Oscar he won for Slumdog Millionaire to Gardner Street, where you can also hear about his time working on Shaun Of The Dead and Spaced. Alternatively, for anyone who’s worked in an office where the treachery of daily infiltration by Radio 1 has perforated their soul since 1998, this is your chance to finally

After finding success in Channel 4 series Black Books as drunken book shop owner Bernard, Dylan Moran has gone form strength to strength, finding supporting roles in big films like Shaun Of The Dead and Run Fatboy Run. In his live show that drunken persona seen so much on screen comes to life, and you begin to think that maybe that’s not acting on the

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silver screen, but just Moran in real life, and it’s rude, crude and utterly hilarious. (JC)

THEATRE: WOMAN IN MIND/CONNECTION UNSECURE New Venture Theatre Sat 16th – Sat 23rd Weds 27th – Fri 29th

An excellent mix of traditional crises and Generation X floundering at the NVT. Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman In Mind sees a clergyman’s wife leave her joyless marriage for the more twinkly existence of her imagination, ending messily when those two worlds meet. Connection Unsecure, a devised piece by Izzy Mackenzie and Mark Wilson, dares a pair of online suitors to escape the belching comfort cloud of relationships through computer screens and risk meeting in the cold light of real life. (BM)

ART: TWISTED Phoenix from Sat 23rd

The vogue for traditional crafts and textiles undoubtedly lies in putting them to new, distinctly non-traditional uses at the moment. Whether it’s a transitional phase or the future for makers and spinners, the ethos is perfectly encapsulated by the six artists involved in Twisted, who variously turn clay into cages, puppets into tableaux, sewing machines into drawing tools and fabrics into floating installations. Lifesize bodies, eerie walk-through installations and dreamlike, tactile worlds are among the results in an original and magical-looking show. (BM)

THEATRE: BRIGHTON ‘TIL I DIE Theatre Royal Weds 27th and Thurs 28th

Your ‘umble cultural correspondent has to confess a smidgeon of bias with this one, but the fact it’s as moving for football sceptics as it is for diehard Albion fans says everything about this show by brilliant director Paul Hodson. Updating the tumultuous story of our local team from its original version, which was rapturously received at the much-missed Gardner Arts Centre a decade ago, Hodson’s passionate performers in Brighton’s answer to Fever Pitch guarantee a theatrical and sporting epic. (BM)

COMEDY: JAMES ACASTER Caroline of Brunswick Thurs 28th

Stick a pin in the Caz’s huge programme of comedy this month and you still won’t have any assurance of triumph or disaster – largely because even the established names on show are trying out new stuff in Edinburgh previews. We’re going to go for the shiny exuberance of James Acaster, who at the very least is adroitly improvisational and as infinitely likeable as you’d expect for a man who’s supported indie comedy goddess Josie Long on tour. (BM)

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If you were to fire an arrow randomly into the Brighton sky, chances are it’d return to earth stuck in a wall decorated by Aroe. Perhaps the longest serving member of the Brighton graffiti community (he started writing in 84), the Heavy Artillery member has had a hand in nearly all the big legal pieces around town, either through organising the work or painting it himself. But surely his seminal work is this twostorey melding of Star Wars and b-boy culture, typical of his modern take on the 80s. It’s a look that got him invited to California’s legendary MSK graf crew, who are no strangers to huge work. Like much of his graff it’s a piece so huge that if you walk on the same side of Ditchling Road you can miss it. It’s been around for ages now but for our Outdoors Issue we wanted to make sure everyone had caught up with this work of art as the building has been sold and will be ripped down soon. Go and say goodbye to this modern icon of Brighton.

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BRIGHTON’S BEST NEW MUSIC WORDS BY MATT BARKER, NICK COQUET, JAKE CUNNINGHAM, JOSEPH GRANT, JESSICA MARSHALL MCHATTIE

EP: ADOLESCENT • Run Away From Bad People (adolescent.bandcamp.com)

On this debut EP from Brighton-born producer Alex Parish, each track floats hypnotically through to the next, displaying down-tempo electronic soundscapes combined with gentle glitch and trip hop undertones. Opener ‘TLE’ mimics Alex’s struggle with temporal lobe epilepsy and the resulting seizures. It’s accompanied by an emotive semi-documentary music video mostly shot and edited by Alex himself. The video takes you by the hand and leads you through Alex’s experience of TLE. A promising start. (JG)

ALBUM: BIRDENGINE •

The Crooked Mile (Bleeding Heart)

When a CD review can’t be summed up with ‘it’s X meets Y’, we’re kind of forced to dig a little deeper for a description. This is pretty much one of them, X and Y usually suggesting integers of conventionality. Birdengine has an eerie beauty about it; fairly conventional song structuring in that it doesn’t willfully disorientate the listener, but with an underlying sense of unease underpinning much of the content. The 10 tales of strung-out supernature run from accordion to castanets, with softly angry guitar picking that pricks the gentle baroque like a rusty pin. (NC)

ALBUM: FINK • Perfect Darkness (Ninja Tune)

Ninja’s lone troubadour (although we’re always

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reminded of his past as an electronic producer and DJ), Fink is now four albums into this genre incarnation and it’s clear he’s earned his place at the table. This time out there’s a brooding menace to the songs with a handful of the darkness suggested by the collection’s title. Reflective guitars, strings and light percussion trail the smooth vocal, with the mood lifting often enough to deliver a rounded summation of emotional exploration, from fear to optimism and beyond. (NC)

ALBUM: JEAN-GOUGH FRAIS • Sssh… (jean-gough-frais.bandcamp.com)

The sleek, urbane Jean-Gough Frais is like a modern-day Casanova holding court in a West Street nightclub. Oozing effortless charm and unsettling sleaze in equal measures, his smooth talking creates visions of sun cream, dirty dancing and sunglasses at night. Reliving 70s funk and filling a gap in the music market that no-one knew existed, Frais’ slick lyrics and crafted riffs are catchier than most diseases. Imagine the lovechild of Sid James and James Bond trying to seduce you at 4am, and you’re nearly there. (JMM)

SINGLE: MARY HAMPTON • Honey In The Rock (Rough Trade)

Former recipient of Mojo’s Folk Album Of The Month, Mary Hampton makes a sound that’s resolutely diminutive and delicate, a subtle mélange of guitar, ukulele and gentle brass with just the vaguest hint of percussion. Against this mouse-like orchestra is the most haunting voice we’ve heard in a while, beautifully bucolic and managing to be almost apologetically epic without any hint of artifice or cynicism. A Brighton treasure, she’s definitely worth investigating if you don’t know her already. (NC)

EP: ITAL TEK • Whip It Up (Atom River)

It’s been over a year since his melodic and clinical ‘Midnight Colour’ album took the dubstep world to a new dimension, and Ital Tek, or Alan to his mother, has created ‘Whip It Up,’ probably not in homage to Willow Smith. The four-track EP features the futuristic soundscapes he’s known for: intense basslines simmer behind artificial synths and glitchy, scratchy

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melodies. An evolution in the progression of dubstep surely awaits. (JMM)

EP: LIONS ARE SMARTER THAN I AM •

American Idle (lionsaresmarterthaniam.bandcamp.com)

A follow-up from last year’s ‘Pop Idle’ release, this local postrock outfit are developing an acute sound, putting them far away from anything you’ve heard before. Clearly those masters of the genre Mogwai have been a big influence on the band, but only as an omniscient presence – watching over this trio as they utilise various pedals and effects to make their own recipe for powerful, melodic and predominantly lyricless music. You can listen to first single ‘Galbras’ and download their first EP online. (JC)

EP: MEAN POPPA LEAN • Live On Twelve Legs (Massive Artists)

For a band whose reputation is principally built on their live shows, it makes obvious sense to showcase the energy and ability of the gigs on record. This seven-track EP features highlights of the set that’s rocked crowds at the V and Isle Of Wight festivals and will be taking to the road across the UK in September. It’s heavily rooted in soul, r’n’b and funk, all shot through an unapologetic prism of rock to arrive at a sound that spells good times and sunny climes. Check them out at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar on Saturday 16th. (NC)

ALBUM: OMAR

Sing (If You Want It) (Tru Thoughts •)

You might remember Omar from his soul classic ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ in 1992. You might not have been born of course, but trust us – it was a big hit when singles actually sold. 13 years later, he made this album and finally looked set for worldwide recognition. Collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Estelle and Jo Bentley were the credibility confirmations he needed, but the record company went bust a week after it came out and it sort of sank. So Tru Thoughts have stepped up and given the album a deserved second chance, making this a true soul survivor. (NC)

EP: PINK NARCISSUS •

Block Your Ears/Shield Your Eyes (reverbnation.com/ pinknarcissus)

The last time we reviewed a PN release, we were impressed by the scratchy and dissolute, don’t-give-a-fuck attitude that spewed from the speakers. With this latest EP, the balls are still there in spades but, boy, have they dropped. There’s a decidedly commercial air about these latest songs; a rounder production that takes the deliciously doomy pessimism of the band and confuses any previous notions of what radio-friendly means. Shades of Jane’s Addiction and 80s Matchbox bleed through, in what amounts to the band’s best work to date by a mile. (NC)

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ALBUM: THE MOJO FINS • Shake The Darkness (Amazon)

THE DENIM •

(soundcloud.com/thedenim)

After Suede and Corduroy comes the latest fabric-based band to catch our attention. With demos we’re not necessarily looking for production excellence or a faultless mix – indeed these can sometime distract from a lack of substance beneath. But the songs in The Denim’s Soundcloud set all have a basis of greatness about them – loose, melodic and ear-pleasing rock with thoughtful lyricism and an overall air of promise we’re only too happy to publicise. (NC)

Since their debut album in 2009 the band have cranked up the epic levels; these songs soar with anthemic confidence. The production stewardship of Dave Eringa (Manics, Idlewild) truly brings the songs to life, juggling crescendos of analogue guitar warmth with live strings and keys against towering vocal harmonies. The tunes are there, the hooks are there – you’re unlikely to hear a more accomplished and self-assured album this year. The Mojo Fins just have to transfer it to a national audience, and that can only be a matter of time. (NC)

SINGLE: NATIVE ROSES • Colours (Creek Records)

A troupe of young bohemians, Native Roses’ debut release is the culmination of several tentative arrangements of the same loose circle of friends and housemates. Their trademark closeknit vocal harmonies come over like a family band singing on the porch at sunset – in equal parts mournful Appalachian ballad (the girls) and rugged British rock’n’roll (the boys). This familial closeness is tipped off by the central refrain; “we’ll all just fall into each others arms” – the theme song for a band of 21st century folk minstrels. (MB)

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ALBUM: PINT SIZE HERO • Get Your Kicks (pintsizehero.com)

This just describes itself as a rock’n’roll record – no mucking about with subgenres here – and it certainly lives up to that timehonoured moniker. Tidal waves of guitar smash away everything in their path, with energetic echoes of Wolfmother and even The Who, but it’s certainly not just volume and velocity. The songs here just don’t sound like a new, self-funded and unsigned band at all; it’s a massive accomplishment. Not just in the professional sound they’ve achieved, but in the way they obviously and instinctively know how rock’n’roll works. (NC)

SINGLE: POPE JOAN •

The Celebration/Billy’s Bride (myspace.com/popejoan)

These former SOURCE cover stars never fail to impress us – and this double-header single is no exception. There’s a postpunk edginess to the songs with an avant-garde narrative slant, all somehow enveloped with a melodic pop sheen that insists you’re listening to something inherently commercial and accessible. If percussive guitar menace can be delivered with suave moustache panache, it certainly is here. Get it, and if you haven’t caught up with the last single ‘A Drowning’ yet, get that as well. Pope Joan are ace. (NC)

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craggy puddles, and trios of lads in Fiat Puntos. Each was met with the same flash of the strobe – some did retaliate with headlights, but still no one moved.

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THE REASONS

Engaging in sexual activity in a public place, while strangers watch on appreciatively, seems a pretty seedy thing to be involved in. But we’re open-minded grown-ups, so we thought we’d go check it out.

THE EXPERIENCE

We did some research at SOURCE – everyone had an idea of where it happens but I guess unless you’ve parked up in a secluded spot at midnight you’d never know for sure. Numerous places were suggested but it seemed Devil’s Dyke was the one, with its array of car parks on the approach to the pub at the end. My first foray was around 9pm – it had been pissing down all day and it was safe to say no one was actually picnicking in the car parks, yet sure enough one had a few vehicles mysteriously parked up in close proximity.

OK, I thought, I don’t pretend to understand this at all. Most of us had been there a good 45 minutes by now and no one was there for the verdant scenery that lay hidden behind the night. Yet still they all sat, smoking silently in the darkness. I wondered if we were actually all there doing the same thing, and Brighton’s July magazines would be awash with similarly disappointing dogging articles.

“as I took my place among them, the car next to me flashed its lights…”

I joined them, and almost immediately the cars started up and filed out, indicating right towards the Dyke. I followed close behind, but when they parked up again and I stopped beside them the same thing happened – they were off. Maybe a strange camper van wasn’t welcome to their private party, so I let them go and went home dejected to watch Dexter. Around midnight I thought I’d give it another go. The rain had stopped altogether now, my earlier attempt perhaps prohibitively drizzly, and it was now properly dark. As I reached the same car park I’d started in before, it was a different story. There were eight cars parked there now, and as I took my place among them the car next to me flashed its lights. Now, our research had hinted at this code, but without definitively pinning down meanings or suitable responses. I didn’t really want to flash mine in case it meant ‘come and bum me’ or something. I rolled a cigarette and struggled with my crappy lighter. As it sparked a few times before flame was forthcoming, my unthinking signal was met from the same adjacent car with a brief display of strobe flashlight, a sort of white version of the red ones cyclists go about with. It was pretty obvious that dogging was in the air – there was no other reason for anyone to be there. Yet everyone sat motionless in their darkened vehicles, most dimly lit by their own orangey cigarette glow. Winding down my window to blow smoke, I could hear laughter from the flashing car. There was a woman and three blokes inside, a dim torchlight playing about their features. She said to one of them, “wave the condoms”, presumably another subtle signal to the rest of us. But no one moved. This went on for about half an hour, during which time a few cars left and others arrived. They were a mix of lone fat men in expensive cars, gingerly testing their suspension through the

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Then, a brainwave. I made another roll-up, and flicked my lighter flint a few times. As well as possibly mimicking some official dogging flash signal in the darkness for all to see, it also gave me the opportunity to feign malfunction, get a light off the woman next door and ideally ask what the form here was. I didn’t want to be sat there like a tit all damn night. So I got out, the first of any of us present to do so, and tapped on her window. And for some totally bizarre reason, they all froze, stared forwards and ignored me. I pointed at the unlit cig between my fingers, but to no acknowledgement or response whatsoever. They just stared ahead. So I went back to my own warm interior, my lighter now miraculously mended.

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As I looked around and clocked the new arrivals, it was clear that the woman who’d ignored my quest for fire was the only female there. It’s kind of inevitable I guess; it’s always going to be iffy blokes whose ears prick up at the notion of ‘NSA fun’. We’d set up a female SOURCE profile on a dogging website to seek advice on local outdoor opportunities and received more than 400 gentleman replies overnight, most kindly offering to have sex with us. So if there was any suggestion of a power play here, it surely lay with her – around a dozen car windows she could tap on and grant the silent occupant an al fresco frisking. The videos we’d seen on the site certainly showed a more active experience for all concerned than was playing out here – willies waggled through windows to the gruff encouragement of shaky cameramen. And then a strange thing happened. Like I say, her car had been the only one exhibiting any sign of life at all, with chatter and torchlight and strobed codes – at least I was parked next to the only one that obviously didn’t have a hosepipe on the exhaust in a mass midnight suicide pact. Her car’s interior light went on and, sitting as I was in a van with a higher vantage point than those around or opposite, I was afforded a vaguely front row view of her going down on the driver, whose seat was half reclined in a knee-compromising position for the backseat occupant. No obvious signal for spectators was made, indeed still no one moved from their own cars. So I sat rather awkwardly, thankful for the eye contact avoidance the hilltop gloom provided, while this sexual act took place without significant enthusiasm from fellator, fellatee or in-car audience. It reached an apparent conclusion and the light went out again. Gradually, cars began to start up and move on with the assumption that the show, such as it was, was over.

WAS IT WORTH IT?

I think I can safely say that for all those present, it can’t have been. If you’re looking to give or receive a blowjob, 1am on a windy hill wouldn’t be top of my list. As for the other spectators – no doubt mentally cursing my sexy view – I doubt they got their rocks off either. To spend such a long time with the speculative hope of witnessing sex just seems an indication of crushing loneliness and social ineptitude. This might have been a particularly unsuccessful example, but dogging looks like a wretched hobby.

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For some, walking is just the only late night option when you’ve boozed your taxi fare away – up and down the kerb as you shamble home all messy. But some people actually walk to take in the air and their surroundings, you know, like on purpose. Here’s some routes you can take to cut down on yer pork life and get some exercise.

Victorian opulence abounds with several English Heritagelisted monuments, commemorating many of Brighton’s historic notables lying about the place. It’s an oddly beautiful and quietly humbling place to visit with some genuinely awesome tombs, the like of which no one will bother to build for you. (NC)

BEST DISUSED RAILWAY WALK

BEST WALK WITHOUT HILLS

In 1887 a railway line opened which carried tourists from Aldrington up the long, slow hills to Devil’s Dyke. The service fell into disuse in the 30s, but these days it’s possible to follow most of the old route on foot along the Dyke Railway Trail. The current path starts at the top of Poplar Avenue in Hangleton, climbing northwards away from the city until it reaches Devil’s Dyke, with its pub, open-top buses and awe-inspiring views. (SH)

BEST WALK ENDING IN A PUB

By the end of a walk you can’t beat a beer, making the nine-mile trek from Hassocks to Lewes, along the South Downs, perfect to muster up a healthy thirst. Via the path along the Hassocks railway station you approach Jack and Jill, then walk along the downs stopping to take in the breathtaking views. By the third hour you’ll be gagging for the delights of the Lewes Arms pub which greets you on at the end of the epic journey. (MH)

BEST WALK AT SUNRISE

Grab a few drinks and a designated driver and take one of several signposted walks along the South Downs, starting at the car park at the top of the downs on the way out to Ditchling. Wrap up warm and make sure you don’t get too drunk as falling isn’t recommended. Aim to get there an hour before sunrise; start at the main entrance, head either right or left, walk and explore until the sun starts to rise and you’ll see Brighton in a whole new light. (HM)

BEST WALK AMONG THE DEAD

It’s rare for a town to have most of its dead concentrated in such a dedicated area, but a stroll up Bear Road reveals both the Woodvale and Extra Mural cemeteries, with the Jewish cemetery just round the corner as well as a pair of big-chimney crematoria.

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Popular with cyclists as well as walkers, the wheelchairfriendly under-cliff path from Brighton Marina offers some of the county’s most unusual scenery. The path winds for over three miles eastwards before petering out at Telscombe Cliffs – in 1986 this isolated stretch of chalk beach doubled as the planet Thoros Beta in Doctor Who. Nesting fulmars swoop overhead while cormorants power along the Channel. Flagging walkers can step inland and catch a bus home at Ovingdean, Rottingdean and Saltdean. (SH)

BEST COUNTRY-LITE WALK

Stanmer Park, on the way out to Falmer, is a good novice’s entry point to getting fresh air and seeing horses and stuff. From its entrance where you’ll begin and end your walk, you can do an entire circuit within half an hour, unless you stop off for tea and cake at the quaint halfway café or check out Stanmer House, the eco buildings and old church that punctuate your stroll. Summer sees families with pergodas and barbecues pitching up to make a day of it. (Caution: may contain poi.) (NC)

BEST WALK VIA BUS

You’ll need the best part of a sunny day to complete the Seven Sisters walk, but the full route covers some of the most beautiful and iconic countryside in Britain. Grab a one-day saver bus ticket, and start walking at Cuckmere Haven (or earlier, from Seaford, if you’re particularly hardy). The route over the staggeringly steep Seven Sisters is punishing, but persist beyond Birling Gap, onwards and upwards, to a much-deserved pint at The Beachy Head pub itself. (SH)

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FESTIVALS EXTRA

PLAYGROUP AUGUST 5-7 / TUNBRIDGE WELLS / £77

WORDS BY NICK COQUET

So, we’re kind of halfway through the festival season, with the good weather lottery paying out more often than not so far. Following on from our dedicated Festival Issue in May, here’s an update on some more you can still pack your wellies and/or flip flops for.

throughout the programme. HEADLINERS: Schedule TBC DON’T MISS: Two Spot Gobi, Common Tongues IN A NUTSHELL: Diverse bill of arts, all for free

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Now partnered with new music discovery platform noisey.com, The1234 has added an exciting new A&R element to its maverick and chaotic line-ups, making this possibly the most eclectic array of new and established music in town over the summer. With around 75 live sets from alt.legends like Lydia Lunch and Can’s Damo Suzuki and a massive array of new acts, you’ll need to plan your movements carefully to avoid missing too much stuff, and the bill is pumped up even more with DJ sets and eight after parties dotted around town to max out your day out. HEADLINERS: Black Lips, Raveonettes, Lydia Lunch DON’T MISS: The King Blues, Damo Suzuki IN A NUTSHELL: Masses and masses of music

New music and sound art across four days and nights are on the agenda for this city-based gathering of cerebral bookings. Soundwaves is a mix of events, performance and exhibitions with an eye firmly on the experimental, where artists are free to work without constraints. Always pioneering, never dull, this is certainly something a bit different. HEADLINERS: David Thomas (Pere Ubu), Scanner, Leafcutter John DON’T MISS: CHROMA, Lost Parade, Me And Machine IN A NUTSHELL: Not just for techno boffins

JULY 9 / SHOREDITCH / £17.50 55 MILES FORM BRIGHTON

JULY 14-17 / BRIGHTON UNI / £25

DROMOS FESTIVAL GUILFEST JULY 9/24 / CRAWLEY / LANCING / £FREE 22 / 13 MILES FORM BRIGHTON

Music, theatre and dance as well as a load of stuff for kids to do at this travelling two-parter at The Hawth and Church Farm over the two dates. It’s a mix of thriving local talent as well as countrywide cultural imports, including music from Brighton’s Two Spot Gobi and Common Tongues and theatre from Edinburgh’s Little Bulb Theatre Company and The River People. The all-male contemporary dance company Udify will also be performing

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In many ways Playgroup is everything a festival should be – packed with adventure and silliness but not packed head to toe with tents and toilet queues. Situated in the Kent countryside, it expects a manageable crowd of around 2,000 spread across a handful of music stages hosting BOY COM, The Correspondents, Carnival Collective, Grasscut, Los Albertos and more, covering everything from gypsy swing to glitch hop. Also on site are magical mystery tour buses, a cinema tent, installation art and cabaret, plus the best food and drink around including lots from the local area. This is the second outing for Playgroup, and following the success of its debut it’s already a firm festival fixture. True city escapism in a sociable setting that’s half as far as London with twice the attraction – hey, there’s no exhaust fumes here, just party people enjoying the beautiful mayhem. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away – email competition@brightonsource. co.uk with PLAYGROUP as the subject for a chance to win.

JULY 15-17 / GULDFORD / £120 59 MILES FROM BRIGHTON

The Surrey sunshine shines on a huge array of heritage acts with just enough to keep the youngsters happy. Careful bill jiggling might well allow them to skulk off to see N-Dubz while dad’s watching PiL and mum’s away with James Blunt. This year is a best yet in terms of coaxing old punks back to the stage – a lot of the bill could be from Reading 79, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. Dance, comedy and theatre round off a top weekend. HEADLINERS: Roger Daltrey, Razorlight, James Blunt DON’T MISS: Adam Ant, PiL, Gallows IN A NUTSHELL: Suburban nostalgia with definite dad bias

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WORDS BY JAMES KENDALL PHOTO BY LOMOKEV FOR LOMOKEV.com

Bloomers. How can you walk past someone wearing bloomers and not want to know why? Luckily Charlie was kind enough not to slap our faces and told us a story we’d love to be true. “I don’t know how much you know about knickers,” she asks us as we blush. “Women would go and get lingerie for their wedding night and they’d needlepoint their initials into the back of their pants. And these ones I’m wearing have that in the back of them, which means that they’re ancient, and that someone went and bought these to pop their cherry. I thought that was awesome.” That is, indeed, awesome, as is the rest of the outfit. Charlie is clearly the world champion of Fashion Buckaroo, a game where you put on as many rad items as you can without toppling over. She gets away with the madness thanks to the matching colours that run through the outfit, with those beads holding everything together (thematically, not literally). A real ray of sunshine. Head scarf and flower, various “The flowers I pick up when I see them and they’re cheap enough. The headscarf is from a charity shop I think. I have something in my hair pretty much all the time.” Jacket from H&M “It was on sale and I had to have it because it was amazing. It was 15 quid down from 60 – I was really impressed. It’s just lovely.” Beads from a charity shop “I always get them when I see them cheap because I wear a lot of them.” Cardigan from Spain “I think I got it when I lived in Spain, but I can’t remember the make of it – same with the dress.” Dress from Spain “Why do I like it? It’s pretty colours and flowers and things and it’s nice!” Bloomers from Snoopers Paradise “I bought them yesterday and I love them. I sort of have a weird passion for lingerie.” Tights from Primark, “probably” “I constantly wear coloured tights.” Shoes from eBay “They’re just shoes – they’re a nice colour and they’re a reasonable height for walking around. I wear heels all the time.”

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Brighton’s parks don’t grow on their own you know, there’s a huge team including Garden Manager Mark. Maintaining Brighton’s parks must take a fair bit of work – what do you do? I look after the centre run – the Old Steine through St Peters, the North Vic Boulevard and some housing estates, planting wild flowers, 300 trees a year, tropical plants like bananas and grasses from Stanmer Nursery. What are the biggest challenges facing the outdoor spaces in Brighton? Well it’s a very young city so we get the usual problems with litter, but it’s mostly very positive because people enjoy and respect what we do. There’s obviously a lot of weeding and maintenance of the grass along the city centre sites, and wild flower sites need different management to encourage birds, butterflies and bumble bees. Does the income from events on park space justify the inconvenience? It’s generally written in that they have to tidy up. There’s always something for us to do afterwards, it depends on the weather and how long they’re there. We’ve got the equipment if it needs reseeding, but these are green spaces for all – you’ve got to have mixed use of an area. If the Lady Boys for instance are there for a month it’s only one month out of 12, we’ve got other areas people can use. Is there much artificial maintenance or do you let nature evolve the spaces? We do have to bolster areas with seeds to give them more depth and become a flowering wild meadow quicker. Nature would do that – it might take 15 or 20 years, but we can achieve it almost instantly. There are no harmful pesticides so it’s great for the bees; they’re all over these wild flower sites. A mown park is a bit like a green desert; nothing flowers, but if you leave them for a while there’s a real buzz of insect activity. What do you think would make people use their parks more often? It’s about having the mixture – we’re doing a site in Saltdean now with a bowling green, skate park, tennis courts and football pitches as well as a wild flower area. It’s all within two minutes of each other and helps make the parks universal and open to everyone.

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There’s a pretty solid menu but The Garden Café is all about the ever-changing seasonal speciality board, which is considerable and tempting. The mackerel paté (£4.99) comes with plenty of crunchy toast, rich onion relish, a decent salad and is smooth and full of flavour. In fact there’s plenty of leafy goodness on each of the plates; the side salad (£3.50) being conventional, but all the ingredients – tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, a variety of leaves – were tasty and fresh. The chicken, chorizo and mozzarella burger is far from the average KFC-esque offering. The chicken breast seems grilled and it isn’t drowned in mayonnaise – in fact it almost feels healthy. Two large slabs of chorizo can’t ruin that impression and the mountain of chips (not home cut but cooked well) is balanced by a huge, fresh, olive-topped salad. There’s not much reviewing you can do about a baked potato with cheese (£4.50 with beans included), but in the criteria of being crispy outside and soft inside it performed well.

secret eater:

The Garden Cafe St Ann’s Well Gardens (01273) 735187 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

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THE PLACE

For the Outdoors Issue we thought about blagging one of Carluccio’s new hampers that they announced this month. But they cost £45 and we thought you could probably get a mountain of food from ASDA for that. While investigating where you can eat surrounded by grass and trees we discovered that every park these days has a café – St Ann’s Well Gardens, being the most middle class park in Brighton, was thought to be the nicest. Between torrential showers the

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A lovely experience, it might not be the cheapest café to grab a snack for your hungry niece but it’s a nice change to going to a restaurant for lunch. The food was really good quality and The Garden Café really put the fresh into alfresco.

WERE WE SUSSED

No way, we sat miles away from the café in the middle of the slightly damp park. Unless the dog walkers were spies, we got away with it.


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In conversation with

Amir Williams Words and photo by james kendall

Brighton’s premier pro skater, Amir Williams, has been tearing up the city for the last 13 years. He’s recently picked up a new sponsor in the shape of Etnies and will be skating the Route One and Etnies demo at Hove Lagoon Skatepark. He also makes hip hop under the name Amirmortal. At what point did you realise that you were good at skating? I cracked my head open and went into a coma when I was little on a BMX and I didn’t skate until I was 17, so I was a late bloomer. When I first started I weighed 17 stone – my nickname was Chubs – so I guess 19, 20, maybe 21 was when I got good. At 20 or 21 I got my first shop sponsor. My friend got me to enter a comp in London but I wouldn’t enter anything unless I knew I could land at least three tricks in a row. I wanted to do well. I wanted to learn consistency, because that’s the key for staying on in competitions. How did you end up going pro? We used to have a half pipe down here [at the West Pier] but the council took it away. It stopped a lot of skateboarders and it meant I had to start skating street. I got a hunger for that after I won a couple of contests and lots of sponsors came up to me. I had to choose who to skate for out of six or seven companies. I chose DC shoes and Karma and went pro. Now I’m sponsored by Gumball 3000, Route One (who are working on a pro board for me with 3D graphics), and Etnies. I just found out that a lot of the Etnies guys in California are from Brighton. Some of them went to my school and remember me. Do you make a living out of skating? I don’t have to work, luckily. It is hard to make it pro in this country. There’s a few of us now, but when I started it was a really rare thing. It wasn’t something that you

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could plan to be. If I get photographed and you can see one of my sponsors logos in the photo, I get paid for that. Then they pay for travel – I’m waiting to go on an India tour – and I’m really careful with the money they pay me. I haven’t got a car or a fat mansion or anything but I wouldn’t have done half of the things I’ve done if it wasn’t for skating – it shows you a lot of life. What’s Brighton like as a skating town? It’s known all around the world. The only harsh thing is that we don’t have a decent indoor park, but even without that it’s a very good scene. The Level had its years of being good but there’s a bit of a cloud over it. They’re talking about what to do with it. I agree with it having police patrols and cameras, cos that’s why I’m not there now. I’ve done a lot there through the years, and you never know what’s gonna happen there. But don’t get me wrong, I love The Level – it made me who I am as a skater. But if you go down there now, I doubt you’d see any skateboarders there – it’s all BMXs and scooters.

What’s a typical day for you? I don’t go to bed until about seven cos I’m making beats all night. I make hip hop instrumentals and my own lyrical stuff and I’m a scratch DJ as well. I check out the weather and if it’s a nice day I might get hyped watching a skate video, or a film cos I’m a bit of a film fanatic. I’m quite creative so I don’t sit around or mong out or get high. I pretty much skate all day, although for the last month I’ve been trying to rest my Achilles heel tendon as it’s a bit bruised and NASS, the world championship, is coming up soon. I’ve entered that every year DEMO: Hove Lagoon Skate Park, Sat 23rd and won one before. I’m FACEBOOK: facebook.com/AmirMortal1 not saying I’ll win it this BRIGHTEN VIDEO: tinyurl.com/BrightenVid year, but I really like to be on form.

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LISTINGS July 2011

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AL DUOMO Robert James, Subb-An Underground dance DJs from Crosstown Rebels and Hot Creations 9pm £12/8 AUDIO Minimal Kids: Ramon Tapia Techno night 11pm £8/5 BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop and house DJs 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Rock and metal night 10pm £3/2 BLACK DOVE Hot-Tip Hi-Fi DJs play early reggae and rocksteady 8pm £free BLACK LION Burnt Toast Filthy funk and soul 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Mongol Rally Funk and soul live music fundraiser 8pm £tbc CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Shake ‘N’ Stomp Surf & twang with DJ Citizen Lane 9pm £free COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £1-4 COBBLER’S THUMB Chango Mutley, Sketchy Nurse Reggae, funk and soul DJ 8pm £free CONCORDE2 BIMM End Of Term Party Brighton Institute of Modern Music releases its performers for a brief foray into normal society 7pm £4; Bangers And Mash: Original Sin, Phantasy, Serial Killaz, Overdose, Pablo Riddla, Skibadee, Eksman, Fatman D, Stormin, Double J, Skitz Banging drum&bass mash-ups 11pm £7/5 COWLEY CLUB Weasel Walter, Alex Ward, James Sedwards, Dmp, Bolide, State Icons Live music. Note: The Cowley is a private members’ club, but guests are welcome 8pm £donations CUBE Friday Club House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Stonelove Indie rock&roll club 11pm £4/3 DOME Lucha Future Mexican superhero wrestlers jumping around and doing crazy shit 7.45pm £12-32.50 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS Hot Pepper Sauce With Maxwell House Reggae and funk DJ 9pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK DJ Cashback 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA A Separation 3.45pm EXCHANGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free FISHBOWL Balearic Assassins Of Love! DJs chill out with several crates of Balearic classics 9pm £free FOGG’S Sonic Fondu DJ night 9pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLOBE The Stash DJs play rock&roll and northern soul 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Danny Schmidt, Mark Wynn Folky singer songwriter 7.45pm £9/8; Vice Issue Launch: Hyetal, Irok, Christian Aids, Murlo, 13 Monsters, Xanadu, Superheroes of BMX DJs Bands and DJs 11pm £free HAMPTON Mod For It! DJs play Motown, new wave, soul and ska 8pm £free HAUNT Jilted A place for bass 11pm £5 H-BAR Aura: Steve Mansfield, Billy Mauseth, Mick Yeoman House anthems 9pm £free HONEY Lollipop Get your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 10.30pm £5/4/3 HOPE Cold Pumas, Friendo, Speak Galactic Canadian band doing trancey motorik grooves (upstairs) 8pm £5/4; Stacked Nasty DJs play funk, soul and 60s garage (downstairs) 9pm £free HYDRANT DOWN The Devil’s Wrays, Moonshine Stalkers, The Drowning Sorrows, Dixie Dread Live rockabilly and psychobilly bands 8pm £free HYDRANT UP Collisions, Some Will Be Saved, Blacklight Republic, Deviant DJs Metalcore and rave rock 7.30pm £3 IRON DUKE Nobody Has Good Taste Except DJ Special Boy - he likes rock and indie 8.30pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Gary Delaney, Francesca Martinez, Ian Moore, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £14.50/11.50 KOMEDIA DOWN Brighton Jazz Rooms: Return To The Roots DJ Russ Dewbury heads a celebration of the Brighton funk and Afro club 11pm £6 LATEST MUSIC BAR Jonathan Powell, Sion Russell Jones Singer songwriter (upstairs) 9pm £5/4; Songs From The Heart (downstairs) 9.30pm £5 LIFE Hot Wuk: The Heatwave! Carnival and bashment vibes 11pm £3/2 LOLA LO Cirque Du Lola Lo The venue celebrates its first birthday with a Parisian-themed circus and cabaret night 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 Juliet And The Romeos Blues rock band 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Young Livers Indie DJs Details tbc OCEANA Love Sexy If you love sexy love you’ll love Love Sexy 8pm £6/free OHSO SOCIAL Dirty Sunset Disco Metrosexual disco house electro funk club 8pm £1 OUCH! BAR 80s Night A night of music from the 1980s 8pm £free PAVILION THEATRE The Treason Show Satirical and topical comedy show 8pm £12.50/10 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Howl I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, dragging themselves through the streets looking for Hector’s House Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Bend Over I’ll Drive Rock&roll DJs 8.30pm £free

RANELAGH Mike Newsham Acoustic Americana 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Eclectrik Deep house and broken beats 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Uncle Al Uncle wants you to shake your meat to his beat 9pm £free SMUGGLERS Fun Friday: Cowboys And Indians Theme Night Details tbc ST LUKE’S CHURCH Philip Edwards, Ellie Blackshaw, David Elwin Pieces by Mozart, Milhaud and Stravinksy - as well as some 21st century composers 7.30pm £6/4 THEATRE ROYAL Eden End JB Priestley’s Edwardian social drama 7.45pm £15.50-30.50 THREE & TEN DJ NoMark Where’s Mark gone? 10pm £free TUBE Motel Club night for electro house heads 11pm £5/3 VOLKS The Summer Sessions: Mattix & Futile, Afghan Headspin, Hoopz, Dan Stoves, Sightek, Rachel Uv, Jamie C, Bean, Simon Chambers Electro, techno and house all-nighter 11pm £6 WORLD’S END Tardis Touch Down DJ night 8pm £free XUMA Shades Of Blue Jazz Session Jazz DJs 9pm £free

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ANCIENT MARINER Luke Hyttner & The Colour Club Blues and folk band 8pm £free AUDIO Warehouse: Deepgroove 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 9pm £5 BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serving up a platter of semiobscure funk and soul 9pm £free BLIND BUSKER Live Acoustic Music 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM Pop Kraft 2nd Birthday Party Boogaloo Stu and crew play pop tunes while you play with sock puppets and make badges out of porno mags 7pm £8/6 BRIGHTON CENTRE Boy George, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Somerville, Belinda Carlisle, Midge Ure, A Flock Of Seagulls, Pepsi & Shirlie Instead of dying or fading away gracefully, many 80s icons were simply put into cryogenic storage tanks when the decade ended. This was done so they could be retrieved at a later date should the fickle finger of fashion ever again point their way. This tour is like blindly rummaging in a freezer box for a fondly-remembered pie only to find a misshapen chunk of unidentifiable matter in its place 7.30pm £36.50 BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL The Hotrox Singalong party band (in what used to be Gemini) 1pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Replica Goth and industrial night 9pm £free COALITION Obsession Details tbc CONCORDE2 Guilty Pleasures Club Tropicana Beach Party: Anna Greenwood, Dynamite Sal, Sparkle Motion, Erection Section Theme night for irony-free fans of pure pop music 11pm £12/10 CUBE Simply House DJ Cheets plays house, house and more house Time tbc £free DIGITAL Pussycat Club: Sonic Circus If your house was this dirty you’d have to call pest control 11pm £10/8/5 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Tony B 9.30pm £free DOME Lucha Future Mexican superhero wrestlers jumping around and doing crazy shit 3pm/7.45pm £12-32.50 DRUID’S ARMS Nostalgadilia DJ Ben Murphy plays alternative takes on old classics and modern hits 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA The Gruffalo 11am; A Separation 4.15pm/7pm; Wayne’s World & Wayne’s World 2 11.59pm EXCHANGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Saturday Sizzlers: Beans On Toast Funk and blues nuggets in a thick reggae sauce 9pm £free FISHBOWL Gareth Stephens DJ playing funk, nu-jazz and broken beats 9pm £free FOGG’S Funke And The Two-Tone Baby Blues, electronic and alt-Americana 8.30pm £free FRIEND’S MEETING HOUSE Poppy Project Teatime Fundraiser Feminist fete with live music, games and cake 2pm £5 FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLOBE Go Bang! Ali and Affy go at it in the basement 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Wooden Wand, Lucky Jim Dark folk country 7.45pm £9/8; Soul Casserole A melting pot of hot funk beats and soul grooves 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 are still in vogue 10pm £3 H-BAR Musika Vs NYLP House-powered inflatable beach party Details tbc HONEY Hat Club 1st Birthday: Carl Kennedy, David Dunn, Vince Frimpong, Reservoir House, David Godding, Georgeous Squiz, Ben G House hits and hats 10.30pm £10/8/5 HOPE Smallgang, Time Brings Age, The Boy From Space, Former Utopia Post rock guitar band with poetic pop moments 8pm £5/4/3 HYDRANT DOWN After Glow Presents Live music 8pm £free JAZZ PLACE Hug Da Bug Electro swing night 11pm £tbc

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KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Gary Delaney, Francesca Martinez, Imran Yusuf, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 7pm/10.30pm £10-18 KOMEDIA UP Villagers, Race Horses Mercury-nominated, Ivor Novello-winning Bright Eyes-esque indie songwriter 7.30pm £11 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 Cirque Du Lola Lo The venue celebrates its first birthday with an all-night circus and cabaret party 8pm £10/7/6 LORD NELSON Pigeon Hole Principle DJs pander to the crowd, not the pigeon holes 8pm £tbc MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop Cheese and 80s trash with DJ Fondue Inferno 8.30pm £free MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ Meerkuts Details tbc OCEANA The World In One Night Chunky house anthems might not be entirely representative of all the world’s music, but it’s a start, kind of 8pm £10/free OHSO SOCIAL Electric Playboys Club night for charged-up dancers 8pm £free OUCH! BAR I Love House! Progressive and commercial, dirty and Dutch 8pm £free PAVILION THEATRE The Treason Show Satirical and topical comedy show 8pm £12.50/10 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Amity, Tiny Dragons, Angles EP launch for experimental one-woman band 8.30pm £free; Free For All After Party Breakbeat, dub and dance DJs 12pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Quadrophenia 8.30pm £5 RIKI TIK ALTA: Harold Heath, Jeff Daniels, Danny Fantana Deep house DJ night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Phil Marten DJ set from the pub’s new manager Details tbc STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Bangers, The State Lottery, El Morgan, Kids Return, MegaNekko Melodic pop punk in the mould of Jawbreaker and possibly Bruce Springsteen 7pm £5 THEATRE ROYAL Eden End JB Priestley’s Edwardian social drama 2.30pm/7.45pm £15.50-30.50 THREE & TEN DJ Jody Lee Indie DJ 10pm £free TUBE Orca Recordings X Local Action House DJs from two underground dance labels Time tbc £5/free VICTORY Up Against It Born Bad DJs play an assortment of punky trash Time tbc £free VOLKS Calabash, GirlRushUK Outdoors club-style picnic-party fundraiser for the Rainbow Foundation 2pm £free; Volks Live Live music 7.30pm £tbc; Auxilliary: Tantrum Desire, Pleasure, Supreme Being, Dusty, Equation, Simon D, Maniac, Trouble, Skitz, Double J, Kerizma, Jay T, Assasinator, Legacy, Jesta & Chazanova, Kronical , Mista Shiv & Alex Slime , Briggers, Danny D, J Rex & Dutchboy I’m not a bassist, but... 11.30pm £4; Insomniac After Party The rave must go on 5am £tbc WEST HILL TAVERN Duck Shoot DJ set of alt grooves and twisted funk 9pm £free WORLD’S END Hammerhead Band Showcase Live music 8pm £free XUMA Barry Dust Funky and soulful DJ 9pm £free

sunday 3RD

BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party What did you call it before? 9pm £free BLACK LION Live & Swingin’ Gy÷psy Jazz 8pm £free BLIND BUSKER Open Mic 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL Matthew Van Kan Old school swing DJ 11am £free; Pop Soul Party Live soul band 1pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK The Geekest Link Possibly the only time in your life that anyone will care how much you know about science fiction (downstairs) 8.30pm £1; Robin Ince, Michael Legge Angry and intelligent comedy pondering 7pm £5 CORN EXCHANGE Seven Angels Chamber orchestra performs a new opera by Luke Bedford, inspired by Milton’s Paradise Lost 7.30pm £12.50/10 CUBE Sunday Chill Laid back grooves Time tbc £free DOME Brighton Dome Discovery Tour Explore the historic venue’s backstage areas 11am £8; Sussex Chorus Gala Concert Neil Jenkins conducts Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise 7.30pm £15/5 DRUID’S ARMS The Sunday Sessions Live music 6pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music Night 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA A Separation 3.45pm/9.15pm FISHBOWL Recovery? Chilled reggae DJing from Asbest The Moor King and guests 9pm £free FOUNDRY Americana Unplugged Acoustic roots music 8pm £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 HYDRANT DOWN Quiet Chilled acoustic music 8pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Gary Delaney, Francesca Martinez, Ian Moore, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £11.50/6.50 KOMEDIA UP Bent Double Zoe Lyons hosts a night of alternative comedy acts 7.30pm £10.50/8.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Bark Like A Dog Blues Jam A chance for first-timers to shed their nerves - and old-timers to show off their licks 8pm £free LECONFIELD Boozy Bingo Old is the new young 6pm £1 LORD NELSON The Miserable Rich DJ set from Brighton chamber pop band 6pm £tbc MARLBOROUGH Off The Street Live music from the best of Brighton’s buskers 6pm £tbc NEPTUNE Mike The Mic & Friends Recession-era jazz tunes 8.30pm £free PAVILION THEATRE The Mole Who Knew It Was None Of His Business Storytelling for kidkins aged 3 and over 11am/2pm £7/5 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Lethal Quizzle Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Clear As Mud, Jamie Mathias Live music 8.30pm £tbc

RANELAGH Mike Ross Live blues 8.30pm £free THOMAS KEMP Sunday Afternoon Jazz Jazz. In the afternoon. On a Sunday 4pm £free; Tango Dance the night away 8pm £free

monday 4th

ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party What did you call it before? 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 BLIND BUSKER Music Quiz Q. True or false: In 1984 hair-andbicep rockers, ManOwar, officially become the loudest band on earth by registering a decibel level equivalent to a Jumbo Jet during takeoff? 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Shazia Mirza: Busybody Standup comedy 8pm £8; Josh Howie: I’m A Dick Stand-up comedy 9.30pm £5 COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £5/3/free CORNERSTONE Movie Bar So you wanna make it in the glamorous world of film? Go shmooze with the movers and makers and other out-of-work actors. Includes film screenings, Q&A with directors and a movie quiz 8pm £free CUBE Monday Mischief Dance music DJs Time tbc £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA A Separation 3.45pm/9.15pm EXCHANGE Bingo Night 8pm £2 GLADSTONE Open Mic 8.30pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Metal Mondays: Lich, Veloz Lich is an excellent name for any metal band, suggesting as it does both an interest in death and a familiarity with fantasy-themed gaming 8pm £free HAMPTON Music Quiz 8pm £1 HYDRANT UP Atlas & I, Evarose, Red Kyte, Defective By Design Full metal racket 7.30pm £4 KOMEDIA DOWN Ross Noble And Friends The king of nonsense warms up for some big outdoors shows 8pm £15 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 OCEANA Ice Cream Mondays Dance and dub club for student 9pm £3/2/free PRINCE ALBERT The Bleeding Hearts Club Downbeat and melancholic acoustic music 8pm £6/3 QUADRANT The Monday Club: Nick Helm Stand-up comedy 8pm £5 THEATRE ROYAL Dinnerladies Stage version of Victoria Wood’s sitcom 7.45pm £13.50-32.50 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

tuesday 5th

BELUSHI’S BAR Totalled On Tuesday! Pop and dance 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Matt Green: Too Much Information Stand-up comedy 8pm £5; Pam Ford: Cutting It / Curl Up And Die Hairdressing humour 9.30pm £5 COBBLER’S THUMB Play For A Pint Open mic night 9pm £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 The Lincoln Lawyer 11am; A Separation 4pm/9.30pm; Life In A Day 6.30pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 FOGG’S Quiz Night Prizes for those who have the foggiest 9pm £1 GEESE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLADSTONE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLOBE Basement Cinema Underground films, comfy seats, free popcorn 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Unsigned Band Night 7.30pm £free; Hard Times “Heartache, struggle, misery and booze” - what’s not to like? 11pm £free HONEY Tuesdays At The Honey New club night playing a bit of everything 10.30pm £3/2/free HOPE Slip Jam:B: Leaf Dog, High Focus Allstars Hip hop battleground for Brighton b-boys (upstairs) 8pm £free HYDRANT DOWN Go Play Funky pop rock band 8pm £free KING & QUEEN Karaoke Night 9pm £free LECONFIELD Tuesday Teaser Pub quiz 9pm £1 LIFE The Vice Social Sunset Sessions Student dance party 11pm £3 LOLA LO Dirtee Laundry New venue for the long-running club night 10pm £6/4/2 MESMERIST The Mesmerist Conjuring Consortium A magic night to remember 7.30pm £tbc OCEANA LF Fiesta International Party Salsa lessons followed by dance party 9pm/3am £5 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 PRINCE ALBERT Rams Pocket Radio Live music 8pm £5 RED LION General Knowledge Quiz Q. What general is a Detroitbased manufacturer of automobiles? 8pm £1 THEATRE ROYAL Dinnerladies Stage version of Victoria Wood’s sitcom 2.30pm/7.45pm £13.50-32.50 THOMAS KEMP Poker Evening 8pm £tbc

wednesday 6th

AUDIO Supercharged: Commix Drum&bass and breaks 11pm

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thursday 7th

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash up 11pm £2/free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 9pm £free BLACK LION Loose Fit DJs play classic indie tunes 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSEUM & GALLERY The Face of Modernism: Bloomsbury A talk on the humour and humanity behind Bloomsbury’s radical portraits 1pm £tbc BRUNSWICK Jazz Appreciation For those who would like to like jazz a little bit more 6.30pm £tbc; Helen MacDonald Afrojazz and dance 8pm £6 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Brighton Bike Night Weekly biker’s social - leather, not lycra (downstairs) 7pm £free; Susan Murray’s Photo Booth Comedy show (upstairs) 8pm £5; Ashley Frieze: The Seven Deadly Sings Musical comedy (upstairs) 9.30pm £5 COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £1-4 CUBE Official Relaunch House DJs Matt Milton, Whitwell and Bence Time tbc £free DRUID’S ARMS Noah’s House Band, Zoe Konez Live music 8pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA A Separation 3.45pm/9.15pm EXCHANGE The Acculumator Pub Quiz 8.30pm £1 FIDDLER’S ELBOW Live Lounge Live music 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Residents Association DJs play hip hop, funk and world beats 10.30pm £free FOGG’S Open Mic Night Play for a pint Time tbc £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! A night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Alex Clare, My New Favourite Tribe Musical protege of Diplo and Switch, currently blowing up blogcity 7pm £8; Paradise City New cock-rock night 11pm £free HAUNT The Hop Clean-cut 50s rock&roll 11pm £3 HONEY Exposed! R&B and hip hop club night 10.30pm £2 JAZZ PLACE Gigglestock Stand-up comedy 7.30pm £tbc KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: The Noise Next Door, Michael Fabbri, Dan Atkinson, Lloyd Langford, Tom Price, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £9/6.50 KOMEDIA UP The Space Talks from arts and entertainment figures, this time with film editor Chris Dickens and Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt 8pm £8.50/5.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Oooh! Get Carter Comedy, music, burlesque and film 8.30pm £8/6 LOLA LO Kitsch Commercial but quirky club night 9pm £5/3 MARLBOROUGH THEATRE Heads Or Tails: Mind Magic Show Swedish magician and hypnotist stretches your credulity with his fiddlesome fingers 8pm £10/7 MESMERIST Dr Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8 Brighton’s busiest buskers - country standards and pop covers put through the hillbilly thresher 9pm £free OCEANA Pound Party R&B and disco tunes from the bargain bin 9pm £5/free POP-UP PLAYGROUP Super Mishto Live music Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT James Walbourne, Two Fingers Of Firewater, Dreaming Spires Live music 8pm £6 RANELAGH Simon Sparrow Blues guitarist 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Das Club Robotique DJ play the best of pre-gangsta hip-hop 10pm £free ST JAMES’ TAVERN Stay Sick, Turn Blue DJs play vintage soul, jazz and blues 8.30pm £free THEATRE ROYAL Dinnerladies Stage version of Victoria Wood’s sitcom 2.30pm/7.45pm £13.50-32.50 THOMAS KEMP Unplugged Sessions Live acoustic music 9pm

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£free THREE & TEN Behemoth Comedy sketch show promising big things 8pm £6/5 TUBE Pop Urban and R&B club night 11pm £3 VICTORY Open Mic 8pm £free VOLKS The Summer Of House: Steve Feelgood, Al Franco, Ob1, Harry Redsoles, The Analyser, Curly Deb, Hoff The house that Steve built 10pm £5

friday 8th

AUDIO Soul:r: Marcus Italex, Calibre Drum&bass night 11pm £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 BOM-BANES A Musical History Of 24 George St, Brighton In-house musical about the history of the house, performed by the owner of the restaurant, in the basement of the house. No house music, but there is a three-course meal 7.20pm £25/20 BRUNSWICK The Lost Highway Americana night 8pm £5/4 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 COBBLER’S THUMB Buffo’s Wake Angsty chorus hooks backed by rousing gypsy rhythms 8pm £free COWLEY CLUB Club Zygotic: ViV, Blood Stereo, Bad Orb, Filthy Eyes, DJ Mystery Lesson Live music 8pm £donations CUBE Friday Club House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Stonelove Indie rock&roll club 11pm £4/3 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS The Main Ingredient Is it hip hop, reggae or electronica? 10pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK DJ Cashback 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA The Tree Of Life 12.15pm/3pm/9pm; Taxi Driver (35th Anniversary Restoration) 11.45pm FOGG’S OnPoint: GMT, Grasshopper, Yohnny Yones DJ night 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Abo & Ally Smith Jazz Room DJs play dirty funk and hot jazz 9pm £free FREEMASONS Hot-Tip Hi-Fi DJs play early reggae and rocksteady 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLOBE Eclectic Chair Buzzing tunes from DJ Lamp 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Ye Ye Fever Funky Afrobeat club night 11pm £free HAMPTON Mod For It! DJs play Motown, new wave, soul and ska 8pm £free HAUNT Austra Electronica with a gothic edge 7pm £6; Wonder Yeahs Music from the glorious 1990s 10.30pm £3 H-BAR DJ Steven James Classic funk and disco (in the bar) Details tbc; Neveah 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 Family Funktunes Funk, soul and disco (upstairs) 10pm £free; WTF DJs (downstairs) 9pm £free IRON DUKE Please Stop Trying Alt and indie tunes from DJ Muffy 8.30pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Dan Atkinson, Marlon Davies, Lloyd Langford, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £14.50/11.50 KOMEDIA UP Rolling Stones Tribute Night Featuring someone who looks a lot like Mick Jagger 7.30pm £12.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Nordic Giants, Monsters Build Mean Robots Live music 9pm £3 LIFE Soul Jazz Recordings: 100% Dynamite Reggae, funk, dancehall, dubstep Time tbc £4 LOLA LO Tiki Beats Totally tropical tunes 8pm £5/4/3 MARLBOROUGH Q&A Queer alternative tunes taking in new wave, indie and electro (downstairs) 9pm £free; David Hoyle’s Seaside Bucket Avant garde comedy, live art and music (upstairs) 7.30pm £7.50 MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEPTUNE Papa George Boogie bluesman 8.30pm £free OCEANA Love Sexy If you love sexy love you’ll love Love Sexy 8pm £6/free OHSO SOCIAL Dirty Sunset Disco Metrosexual disco house electro funk club 8pm £1 OUCH! BAR 80s Night A night of music from the 1980s 8pm £free POP-UP PLAYGROUP Astro Physics Live music Details tbc RANELAGH King Size Slim Live blues boogie 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Aka Aka Roar!: Visionist, Temple Forward thinking bass music 9pm £free ST LUKE’S CHURCH Helen-Jane Howells, James Holland Lutist and soprano play Elizabethan songs by Dowland, Campion, Bacheler and Holborne 7.30pm £6/4 SIDEWINDER Roger C Club DJ from Barcelona Details tbc SMUGGLERS Fun Friday: Gangsters And Dolls Theme Night Details tbc STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Restlesslist, Stars Down To Earth, Paper Playground, DJ Halfbeat, Shobmx, Dynamite Sal, C-Dogg, Loose Fit, Reggae Bombing DJs and indie rock bands launch Brighton’s silliest new club (previously known as Jam/Watermargin/Sumo Bar) 7pm £free THEATRE ROYAL Dinnerladies Stage version of Victoria Wood’s sitcom 7.45pm £13.50-32.50 THOMAS KEMP DJ Button Down 9pm £free THREE & TEN Ruff Snippets Funk, soul and hip hop DJ 10pm £free TUBE Motel Club night for electro house heads 11pm £5/3

VOLKS Freak Bazaar: Fordy, Nigel, Karmaja, D-Jane, Ginetik, Kayaman, Somethin’ Groovy Progressive and psychedelic trance 11pm £7 WORLD’S END Bucklers Reel Irish jigs, reels and sort of ting 8pm £free XUMA Robbie Bowers DJ plays early rock&roll and jump blues 9pm £free

saturday 9th

ANCIENT MARINER Tracy Sullivan Acoustic reggae and soul singer 8pm £tbc AUDIO Warehouse: X-Press 2 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 Synergy Industrial goth and electro night 10pm £5/4 BOM-BANES A Musical History Of 24 George St, Brighton In-house musical about the history of the house, performed by the owner of the restaurant, in the basement of the house. No house music, but there is a three-course meal 7.20pm £25/20 BLACK DOVE Chop Source DJ plays twisted funk and jump-jazz 8pm £free BLACK LION Molly Malone Funk and hip hop DJ 8.30pm £free BLIND BUSKER Live Acoustic Music 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL The Hotrox Singalong party band (in what used to be Gemini) 1pm £free BRUNSWICK The Impellers Heavy funk band 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Fire At The Old Mill New wave and post punk DJ 9pm £free COALITION Old Yellow Bricks R&B, house and hip hop club 11pm £7/5 COBBLER’S THUMB Orange Circus Live Americana 8pm £free CONCORDE2 Mad Professor, Iration Steppas, Plus Renegade Youth, Carl The Orginal Uplifter, Robbie Roots, DJ Jack, Sum Guy Dub, reggae and dubstep 11pm £8 CUBE Delirious House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Hospitality: Andy C, Nu:tone, Blokhead, Joe Syntax, Callous, Wrec, Darrison, Ruthless Drum&bass club night 11pm £13.50 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Tony B 9.30pm £free DOME Dylan Moran Everyone’s favourite cynical paddy 8pm £23/20 DRUID’S ARMS Kick/Clap Hip hop breaks and future beats 8pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Spirited Away 11am; The Tree Of Life 1.15pm/10pm; Opera De Paris: Children Of Paradise 6.30pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Saturday Sizzlers: Superjam Funk so rare it bleeds 9pm £free FISHBOWL Roger C Well-travelled record collector and DJ seeks rare jazz recording 9pm £free FOGG’S Annika, The Deep Live music and storytelling 8.30pm £free FOUNDERS ROOM Otherworld Interactive multimedia journey into space for kiddynauts Time tbc £5 FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLOBE The Music Box A mix of disco, Italo and techno channelling the vibe of Ron Hardy’s legendary Chicago club 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Petty Bone Hardcore punk rock 7pm £4; Pop Not Pop 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 HANOVER COMMUNITY CENTRE Weirde Gigs: Seadog, The Creaking Chair, Pesto, G Minor Live music, wacky visuals and DJs 7pm £5/4 HAUNT It Is Still 1985 Travel through time to an ancient realm where chart pop is still in vogue 10pm £3 H-BAR Beatsworkin: DJ Giom, Najan Ward, Ryan Bliss, Craig Rogan, Stav Mason 9pm £5 HONEY Wild Fruit Summer Saturday Sessions: Paul Heron, Gonzalo, Lil Alex, Bradt Dykes Over the top sexed-up gay night 10.30pm £10/8/5 HOPE Pissed Resistance, Cherry Reds Farewell show for drunk punks 7pm £free HYDRANT DOWN The Gaa Gaa’s, The Murder Act, Quick And The Dead, Plasticine Psychedelic punk 8pm £free HYDRANT UP Remove, If Heroes Should Fail Rock and metal bands 7.30pm £4 IRON DUKE Somewhere In My Memory DJs play alternative oddities 8pm £free JAZZ PLACE Unhooked Generation Retro club night with an ear for 60s Motown and northern soul 11pm £3 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Dan Atkinson, Marlon Davies, Lloyd Langford, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 7pm/10.30pm £10-18 LECONFIELD MiTunes The latest skirmish in the war waged by the iPod against DJs 8pm £free LIFE Hold Up! Proper indie disco 11pm £5 LOFT Chekolola Club night with African vibes 11pm £tbc LOLA LO Zombie Nation Where the dancefloor is never dead 8pm £7/6 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop Cheese and 80s trash with DJ Fondue Inferno (downstairs) 8.30pm £free; David Hoyle’s Seaside Bucket Avant garde comedy, live art and music (upstairs) 7.30pm £7.50 MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ Prateek Gypsy dub Details tbc OCEANA The World In One Night Chunky house anthems might not be entirely representative of all the world’s music, but it’s a start, kind of 8pm £10/free OHSO SOCIAL Electric Playboys Club night for charged-up dancers 8pm £free OLD COURTROOM Anti-Bloomsbury: The First Cubist Room, Brighton 1913 A talk about the controversial exhibition held in

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sunday 10th

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 BLIND BUSKER Open Mic 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL Matthew Van Kan Old school swing DJ 11am £free; Pop Soul Party Live soul band 1pm £free BRUNSWICK Straight No Chaser Big band swing 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Eric Lampaert: Where’s Eric? Stand-up comedy 8pm £6; Battle Of Britain: North v South Comedy show with Dave Gibson & Charlie Talbo 9.30pm £4 COWLEY CLUB Club Zygotic: Les Collettes, Kopek, Rhinestoned Immaculate Live music 8pm £donations CUBE Sunday Chill Laid back grooves Time tbc £free DOME Dylan Moran Everyone’s favourite cynical paddy 8pm £23/20 DRUID’S ARMS The Sunday Sessions Live music 6pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music Night 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA The Tree Of Life 1pm/6.30pm; The War You Don’t See John Pilger documentary 4pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Sham-Rock Open Mic 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Recovery? Chilled reggae DJing from Asbest The Moor King and guests 9pm £free FOUNDRY Americana Unplugged Acoustic roots music 8pm £free FRIEND’S MEETING HOUSE North Sea Radio Orchestra Chamber orchestra collective play works by contemporary composers 4pm £10 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 get a lot of carpet burns 11pm £3/2/free HYDRANT UP U.S. Bombs, Mean Steed, The Liabilities American punk rock band featuring skate legend Duane Peters 7.30pm £10 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Dan Atkinson, Lloyd Langford, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £11.50/6.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Autumn Red, Gypsy And The Wolf, Lucky Jim Live rock bands 7.30pm £3/2 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; David Hoyle’s Seaside Bucket Avant garde comedy, live art and music (upstairs) 7.30pm £7.50 NEPTUNE The Boogie Woogie Troop Live boogie band 8.30pm £free OUCH! BAR Brazilian Party Live samba band 8pm £free PAVILION THEATRE Johnny Boy Local youths turn the tale of Don Giovanni into musical theatre 7pm £6/3 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Lethal Quizzle Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Soul Singers Showcase Live music 8pm £tbc RANELAGH The Elevators Live electric blues 8.30pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR All The Young, The Vaudeville, Fire Writers Indie rock&roll 7.30pm £6/free THEATRE ROYAL Lancing College Preparatory School Gala Concert School kids perform songs from musicals and films 7.30pm £23.50/18.50 VOLKS Soul Sunday 2pm £free

monday 11th

ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party What did you call it before? 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) 8pm £free BLIND BUSKER Music Quiz Q. True or false: Garth Brooks, the

popular country and western charlatan, used special plywood guitars for sections of his show in which he destroyed his instrument? 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Skeptics In The Pub: Prof David Nutt Discussion with a former government drugs advisor who once wrote in a report that ecstasy was “no more dangerous than an addiction to horse-riding” 8pm £2 COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £5/3/free COWLEY CLUB Club Zygotic: Cosmo, Cordelia & The Wolfe, Buffo’s Wake Live music 8pm £donations CUBE Monday Mischief Dance music DJs Time tbc £free DRUID’S ARMS Quizageddon! 8.30pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA The Tree Of Life 12.15pm/3pm/9pm EXCHANGE Bingo Night 8pm £2 GLADSTONE Open Mic 8.30pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Metal Mondays Metal bands and DJs 7pm £free HAMPTON Music Quiz 8pm £1 HOBGOBLIN Fighting Fiction Punchy politicised pop punk 8pm £1 HONEY DJs From Mars Italian electro house 10.30pm £5/7 HYDRANT UP Black Breath, The Mire, No Coast, Chronos, Here There Be Monsters What ‘D’ is a state of non-life that rhymes with breath? What ‘M’ is a chemical element that rhymes with petal? 7.30pm £8 KOMEDIA STUDIO Story Studio: Sport And Leisure A night of short stories, flash fiction and all manner of wordy wonders inspired by sport 7.30pm £6/4.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR The Bell Jar: Fran Key A night of dark folk music, gramophone records and cake 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 Live Music 8.30pm £free OCEANA Ice Cream Mondays Dance and dub club for students 9pm £3/2/free OUCH! BAR Fifa & Poker Night We’re not sure how that works either 8pm £2 PRINCE ALBERT Braids Shoegaze-y dream pop 8pm £7.50 QUADRANT The Monday Club: Jessica Fostekew Stand-up comedy 8pm £5 THOMAS KEMP Thru-The-Alphabet Quiz Night 8pm £1 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 12TH

BELUSHI’S BAR Totalled On Tuesday! Pop and dance 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Holly Walsh: The Hollycopter Stand-up comedy 8pm £5; Henning Wehn: No Surrender German comedy show (now sold out) 9.30pm £tbc COBBLER’S THUMB Play For A Pint Open mic night 9pm £free CUBE Cherry Strokes 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 Limitless 11am; The Tree Of Life 2.30pm/9pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 FOGG’S Quiz Night Prizes for those who have the foggiest 9pm £1 GEESE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLADSTONE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLOBE Basement Cinema Underground films, comfy seats, free popcorn 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Goodluck Jonathan Post-rock indie rock band, not to be confused with the president of Nigeria 11pm £free; Hard Times “Heartache, struggle, misery and booze” - what’s not to like? 11pm £free HONEY Tuesdays At The Honey New club night playing a bit of everything 10.30pm £3/2/free HYDRANT DOWN Draft Live indie rock 8pm £free KING & QUEEN Karaoke Night 9pm £free LATEST MUSIC BAR Charity Chuckle Stand-up comedy 8.30pm £8/5 LECONFIELD Tuesday Teaser Pub quiz 9pm £1 LIFE The Vice Social Sunset Sessions Student dance party 11pm £3 LOLA LO Dirtee Laundry New venue for the long-running club night 10pm £6/4/2 MESMERIST The Mesmerist Conjuring Consortium A magic night to remember 7.30pm £tbc OCEANA LF Fiesta International Party Salsa lessons followed by dance party 9pm/3am £5 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 PRINCE ALBERT Red Roads, Hands Shaped Like Hearts, This Is Beautiful Country Live music 8.30pm £4/3 RANELAGH CCTV Tapped Guitar and tap dancing duo 8.30pm £free RED LION General Knowledge Quiz Q. What general is a theory of relativity developed by Albert Einstein? 8pm £1 THOMAS KEMP Poker Evening 8pm £tbc

wednesday 13th

AUDIO Supercharged: Zed’s Dead 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 Henning Wehn: No Surrender

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THURSDAY 14th

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash-up 11pm £2/free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 9pm £free BLACK LION Mr Lou New resident DJ plays old time R&B 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSEUM Was Bloomsbury Radical? A talk about modernism and the Bloosmbury artists 1pm £tbc BRUNSWICK Jazz Appreciation For those who would like to like jazz a little bit more 6.30pm £tbc; The Light House Crew Acoustic live music, no family connection 8pm £9/7 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Henning Wehn: No Surrender German comedy show 6.30pm £8; Juliet Meyers: I’m Not Spartacus! Stand-up comedy 8pm £3; Town/Gown/Clown Comedy trio 9.30pm £5 COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £1-4 CUBE Joe Martin-Steele, Richard Marriot DJ dance night Time tbc £free DRUID’S ARMS 900 Spaces, The Stars Down to Earth, Tyler Rome Live bands 8pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA The Tree Of Life 12.15pm/3pm/9pm EXCHANGE The Acculumator Pub Quiz 8.30pm £1 FIDDLER’S ELBOW The New Irish Live Lounge: Brian McNamara Contemporary Irish music 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Residents Association DJs play hip hop, funk and world beats 10.30pm £free FOGG’S Open Mic Night Play for a pint Time tbc £free GLADSTONE Sweet Williams Live rock band Time tbc £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! A night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Duke Raoul, Speak Galactic, AntiGhost Moon Ray DJs EP launch for experimental indie band 8pm £free; Paradise City New cock-rock night 11pm £free HAUNT The Hop Clean-cut 50s rock&roll 11pm £3 HONEY Exposed! R&B and hip hop club night 10.30pm £2 HYDRANT DOWN Up River, Fiasco Thieves, Sculptures, Hands Shaped Like Hearts Gypsy folk 8pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Jason Patterson, Pierre Hollins & Ro Campbell, Eddy Brimson, Maff Brown, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £9/6.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Catalyst Club Guest speakers give a short talk about whatever their weird obsession is 8pm £5 LIGHTHOUSE Anat Ben-David, Kaffe Matthews Part of the Soundwaves Festival (see Festivals Extra) Details tbc LOLA LO Kitsch Commercial but quirky club night 9pm £5/3 MESMERIST Sneaky Low Five Live jazz and jive band 9pm £tbc OCEANA Pound Party R&B and disco tunes from the bargain bin 9pm £5/free PAVILION THEATRE Antigone West Sussex County Youth Theatre set the Greek tragedy in 1960s London 1.30pm/7.30pm £5/3 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Dub Organiser: Resonators Live dub jam session Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT The Head & The Heart, Early Ghost Groovebased folk pop 8pm £7.50 RANELAGH Nicky Mitchell Jazz, soul and comedy 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Das Club Robotique DJ play the best of pre-gangsta hip-hop 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 THEATRE ROYAL Shaun The Sheep: Shaun’s Big Day Music and dance show based on Wallace and Gromit 7pm £16.50/11.50 THOMAS KEMP Unplugged Sessions Live acoustic music 9pm

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£free TUBE Pop Urban and R&B club night 11pm £3 VICTORY Open Mic 8pm £free VOLKS Loud & Dirty Sounds: Trouble, Maniac Ft Double J, Inasound, Kotch, Mr Sleepz, Ellfivedee Ft LJ, Alibi, Kruger, Prozak, Morfeirce, Threts, Crews Creations, Prospect, Vapour Trax, Mgma, Lsdean 10pm £3/2

friday 15th

AUDIO Sctumm: Art Department House 11pm £7 BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop and house DJs 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Rock and metal night 10pm £3/2 BLACK LION Blackbelt Jonez Soul, funk and hip hop DJ 9pm £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM TFI Pop Kraft Boogaloo Stu and crew play pop tunes while you play with sock puppets and make badges out of porno mags 7pm £8/6 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 COBBLER’S THUMB Brighton Punk Project Acoustic folk punk 9pm £free CONCORDE2 Furyon, Dethanator, Wired Desire Metal, thrash and rock 7pm £7.50; The Freebass Full Moon Megamash: Nicky Blackmarket, Mr Natural, Junglizm Cru, James D’ley, Rob Overdose, Faceman, Pook, Tek3 Drums, breaks and bass 11pm £free CUBE Versus: Charles Green & Steveo Vs Kickass Housey DJ duel Time tbc £free DIGITAL Stonelove Indie rock&roll club 11pm £4/3 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS Hot Pepper Sauce With Maxwell House Reggae and funk DJ 9pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK DJ Cashback 9pm £free EXCHANGE Open Mic Night 8pm £tbc FISHBOWL Jeff Daniels Soul and hip hop DJ 9pm £free FOGG’S DJ Henri Old school hip hop 8pm £free FRIEND’S MEETING HOUSE Simone Weeks: Piano Recital Fundraiser Rock-inspired, classically-trained pianist raises money for a Sri Lankan orphanage project 7.30pm £donations FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLOBE The Soul Of Brighton Philly disco from Juice FM DJ 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Mojo Fins Local indie band 7.30pm £tbc; Sub Bop Launch of new club night playing shoegaze, grunge and riot grrrl 11pm £free HAMPTON Mod For It! DJs play Motown, new wave, soul and ska 8pm £free

HAUNT White Mink: Dutty ‘Full’ Moonshine, Broken Hearts, Derriere Electro swing speakeasy 10.30pm £10/7/6 H-BAR Electric Boogie Breaks, hip hop and disco DJs (in the bar) Details tbc; Censord If your house was this underground you’d need a very long periscope to peer at your neighbours. (In the club) 9pm £3 HYDRANT DOWN Buffo’s Wake Angsty chorus hooks backed by rousing gypsy rhythms 8pm £free HONEY Lollipop Get your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 10.30pm £5/4/3 HOPE This Is Beautiful Country, The Denim, Landores, The Fusion Anthemic rock band (upstairs) 7pm £4; Strychnine Nights DJ night with Holy Vessels on the decks (downstairs) 9pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Eddy Brimson, Mickey Dwyer, Maff Brown, Loretta Maine, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £14.50/11.50; Born Bad Rock&roll club night 11pm £6/5 KOMEDIA UP Alive & Swinging Marilyn Monroe finds heaven a bore so she hooks up with Sinatra and Elvis for a night 9pm £17.50 LIFE Starky, Elijah & Skilliam Dubstep and grime DJs 11pm £tbc LOLA LO Tiki Beats Totally tropical tunes 8pm £5/4/3 MARLBOROUGH Pussy Whipped DJs play electro, riot grrrl and 80s trash 9pm £free MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEPTUNE Dolly Dagger Tribute to Hendrix and other 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Hot-Tip Hi-Fi DJs play early reggae and rocksteady 8pm £free OCEANA Love Sexy If you love sexy love you’ll love Love Sexy 8pm £6/free OHSO SOCIAL Dirty Sunset Disco Metrosexual disco house electro funk club 8pm £1 OUCH! BAR OMC Wired! Music Festival Three days of live bands and DJs 5pm £2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Yes Sir Boss “I want a cup a of tea,” says Mr Kendall, “and I want it now!” Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Alice, Goodluck Jonathan, Groucho Live music 8pm £4/3 RANELAGH SuitCase Live blues from New York 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Eclectrik Deep house and broken beats 9pm £free SALLIS BENNEY Leafcutter John, Lucia Tong Part of the Soundwaves Festival (see Festivals Extra) Details tbc SIDEWINDER Uncle Al Uncle wants you to shake your meat to his beat 9pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Punx Picnic Punk bands 7pm £tbc; Modern Lovers Retro and cult pop night with a Saint Etienne DJ set 10pm £5/3 THEATRE ROYAL Shaun The Sheep: Shaun’s Big Day Music and dance show based on Wallace and Gromit 11am/2pm/5pm £16.50/11.50 THOMAS KEMP DJ Breakin’ Bear 9pm £free THREE & TEN Gareth Stevens Housey DJ set 10pm £free TUBE Motel Club night for electro house heads 11pm £5/3 VICTORY Teen Dream DJ set of punk, psychedelia and garage 9pm £free VOLKS Burleske Circus beats and freaky techno 11pm £tbc WORLD’S END Fundraiser For Free Music Festival In Calais Live bands 8pm £free

saturday 16th

ANCIENT MARINER Porchlightsmoker Folk and bluegrass band 8pm £free AUDIO Warehouse: Foamo 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 FacePlant New punk and ska night 10pm £5/4 BLACK LION Burnt Toast DJs play sleazy soul and dirty breaks 9pm £free BLIND BUSKER Live Acoustic Music 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL The Hotrox Singalong party band (in what used to be Gemini) 1pm £free BRIGHTON TOWN HALL David Thomas, Gazelle Twin, Chroma, Mikhail Kirikis Part of the Soundwaves Festival (see Festivals Extra) Details tbc BRUNSWICK Tonight Matthew I will be the singer in a covers band 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Cazza Karaoke 8.30pm £free COALITION The Vivian Girls NY garage indie 7pm £tbc; Blow All Nighter: Vincent Manganaro, Carlos Riz, Aaron Palaez Special party to celebrate ten years of late night hedonism 11pm £7/5/4 CONCORDE2 Sicksville-A-Go Go: The Trashbones, King Salami, Thee Vicars Tarantino-themed 60s dance night 9pm £12/10/8 COWLEY CLUB Club Zygotic: Ham Legion, Broker, Irongiant Tight as hell prog punk with a sense of fun 8pm £donations CUBE Simply House DJ Cheets plays house, house and more house Time tbc £free DIGITAL Supercharged: Krafty Kutzs, DJ Marky, Prophecy, Brimmer 11pm £10.50 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Tony B 9.30pm £free DOME Straight Up 2011 Street dance and hip hop show 2pm/6.30pm £14/11 DRUID’S ARMS Nostalgadilia DJ Ben Murphy plays alternative takes on old classics and modern hits 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Tangled 2D 11am; Taxi Driver (35th Anniversary Restoration) 1.30pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Saturday Sizzlers: Molly Malone DJ night 9pm £free FISHBOWL Abo & Ally Smith Jazz Room DJs play dirty funk and hot jazz 9pm £free FOGG’S Birkwin Jersey And His Bassist Matt 9pm £free FREEMASONS Duck Shoot DJ plays jazz, Latin and funk 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE Triple Chicken Combo Live music Time tbc £free

GLOBE Blacklodge Disco boogie DJ 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Art For Art: Jouis, Syd Arthur, The Peppermint Beat Band Live music, art and poetry 7pm £free; 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 Code South 99.1Fm Brighton’s dance music station takes over 9pm £free HONEY Smartie Partie Club night for connoisseurs of four-to-thefloor happy house 10.30pm £10/5/free HOPE Shoot The Dead Single launch for local electro rockers (upstairs) 8pm £tbc HYDRANT DOWN Attention Thieves Live music 8pm £free HYDRANT UP The Filaments, Deadline, ASBO Retards, The Chas Palmer-Williams Experience Punk rock 5.30pm £8 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Mickey Dwyer, Andrew Lawrence, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 7pm/10.30pm £10-18 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 £7/6 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop Cheese and 80s trash with DJ Fondue Inferno (downstairs) 8.30pm £free MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEW VENTURE THEATRE Woman In Mind Alan Ayckbourn’s drama about a bored wife who descends into a dream world Time tbc £8 NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ RC Viking Rock DJ Details tbc OCEANA The World In One Night Chunky house anthems might not be entirely representative of all the world’s music, but it’s a start, kind of 8pm £10/free OHSO SOCIAL Electric Playboys Club night for charged-up dancers 8pm £free OUCH! BAR OMC Wired! Music Festival Three days of live bands and DJs 12noon £2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Punx Picnic Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Vintage Trouble Live music 8pm £6 RIKI TIK ALTA: Liz Edwards, Jeff Daniels Deep house DJ night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Roo Tru Thoughts DJ 9pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Mean Poppa Lean Back from an European tour, Brighton’s energetic funk jesters take over what used to be Jam 8pm £6/4; Das Club Robotique Disco, synth funk and 80s electro 11pm £5/4 THEATRE ROYAL Shaun The Sheep: Shaun’s Big Day Music and dance show based on Wallace and Gromit 1pm/4pm/7pm £16.50/11.50 THOMAS KEMP DJ Lamp 9pm £free THREE & TEN Monkey If you locked a primate in a room with enough records it would eventually become a beats and grooves DJ 10pm £free TUBE Well Rounded: Submerse, Donga House and bass night Time tbc £5/free VOLKS Volks Live Live music 7.30pm £tbc; Proper Gander: Dodge & Fuski, Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter, Sammy B-Side, Ellfivedee & Mr Sleepz Dubstep and hip hop night 11pm £7/5; Insomniac After Party The rave must go on 5am £tbc WORLD’S END Godfather Of Soul DJ night 8pm £free XUMA DJ NoMark Where’s Mark gone? 9pm £free

sunday 17th

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 BLIND BUSKER Open Mic 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON CENTRE The Script Irish rock band 6.30pm £28.50 BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL Matthew Van Kan Old school swing DJ 11am £free; Pop Soul Party Live soul band 1pm £free BRUNSWICK Bite Size Comedy Edinburgh festival preview 8pm £tbc CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Tom Goodliffe: The Good Liffe Stand-up comedy 8pm £5; Harriet Dyer: What A Palaver! Comedy mind-reader 9.30pm £3 CORN EXCHANGE Brighton Dome Tea Dance Forget electro swing, this 15-piece dance band is the real sound of the 20s and 30s 2.30pm £12.50 CUBE Sunday Chill Laid back grooves Time tbc £free DRUID’S ARMS The Sunday Sessions Live music 6pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music Night 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Dog Day Afternoon 1.30pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Sham-Rock Open Mic 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Recovery? Chilled reggae DJing from Asbest The Moor King and guests 9pm £free FOUNDRY Americana Unplugged Acoustic roots music 8pm £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 HOTEL PELIROCCO Ace Stories: Jayne Joso, Lizzie Enfield, Mike Loveday Readings and discussions with three writers 6pm £3 HYDRANT DOWN Pippasays Live acoustic music 8pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Mickey Dwyer, Andrew Lawrence, Andy Askins, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £11.50/6.50 KOMEDIA UP Vinylman Record Fair Maybe you’ll strike gold with a rare cotton pickin’ LP by Blues Hammer 10am £2.50/1; Mountain Firework Company Catchy country folk with an undertow of heartache 9pm £10 LATEST MUSIC BAR Jam Brighton Summer Show Showcase for kids’ bands 3pm £3; Jamboree, The Stashtins Acoustic folk

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duo 8pm £3 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 The Porchlight Smoker Folk and bluegrass band 8.30pm £free NEW VENTURE THEATRE Woman In Mind Alan Ayckbourn’s drama about a bored wife who descends into a dream world Time tbc £8 OUCH! BAR OMC Wired! Music Festival Three days of live bands and DJs 12noon £2 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Punx Picnic Details tbc RANELAGH Simon Sparrow Blues and classic rock guitarist 8.30pm £free SALLIS BENNEY Scanner Part of the Soundwaves Festival (see Festivals Extra) Details tbc THEATRE ROYAL Shaun The Sheep: Shaun’s Big Day Music and dance show based on Wallace and Gromit 11am/2pm/5pm £16.50/11.50

monday 18th

ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party What did you call it before? 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 BLIND BUSKER Music Quiz Q. True or false: Scott Walker’s 2006 album, The Drift, features a 12 minute recording of someone punching slabs of butcher’s meat? 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Brighton Stanza Poetry group 7pm £5; Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Stitches: Stand Up, Slightly Strangely Comedy show with James Bran, Stuart Hossack and Will Ainsworth 8pm £4 COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £5/3/free CUBE Monday Mischief Dance music DJs Time tbc £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Rio Breaks 9pm EXCHANGE Bingo Night 8pm £2 GLADSTONE Open Mic 8.30pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Metal Mondays Metal bands and DJs 7pm £free HAMPTON Music Quiz 8pm £1 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 NEW VENTURE THEATRE Woman In Mind Alan Ayckbourn’s drama about a bored wife who descends into a dream world Time tbc £8 OCEANA Ice Cream Mondays Dance and dub club for students 9pm £3/2/free OUCH! BAR Fifa & Poker Night We’re not sure how that works either 8pm £2 PRINCE ALBERT Caves, Sundials, Southport, Corrigan Melodic pop punk 8pm £5 QUADRANT The Monday Club: Bridget Christie Stand-up comedy 8pm £5 STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR IOU Comedy: Zoe Lyons, Carey Marx Stand-up comedy 7.30pm £6 THEATRE ROYAL Verdict Agatha Christie crime classic 7.45pm £16-29 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 19TH

BELUSHI’S BAR Totalled On Tuesday! Pop and dance 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Meryl O’Rourke: Bad Mother Stand-up comedy 8pm £5; Rayguns Look Real Enough: Balls Deep Musical comedy show 9.30pm £5 COBBLER’S THUMB Play For A Pint Open mic night 9pm £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 Love’s Kitchen 11am FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 FOGG’S Quiz Night Prizes for those who have the foggiest 9pm £1 GEESE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLADSTONE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLOBE Basement Cinema Underground films, comfy seats, free popcorn 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Nick Pynn, Kate Daisy Grant, Bela Emerson Multi-instrumental folk experimenter, singer songwriter and loopy cellist 7.30pm £6/5; Hard Times “Heartache, struggle, misery and booze” - what’s not to like? 11pm £free HONEY Tuesdays At The Honey New club night playing a bit of everything 10.30pm £3/2/free KING & QUEEN Karaoke Night 9pm £free LATEST MUSIC BAR Cafe Scientifique Talks and discussion 7pm £free LECONFIELD Tuesday Teaser Pub quiz 9pm £1 LIFE The Vice Social Sunset Sessions Student dance party 11pm £3 LOLA LO Dirtee Laundry New venue for the long-running club night 10pm £6/4/2 MESMERIST The Mesmerist Conjuring Consortium A magic night to remember 7.30pm £tbc NEW VENTURE THEATRE Woman In Mind Alan Ayckbourn’s drama about a bored wife who descends into a dream world Time tbc £6 OCEANA LF Fiesta International Party Salsa lessons followed by

dance party 9pm/3am £5 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 PRINCE ALBERT DD/MM/YYYY Canadian noise-party art rockers 8pm £7 RED LION General Knowledge Quiz Q. What general is a hospital set up to deal with a wide range of injuries and diseases? 8pm £1 THEATRE ROYAL Verdict Agatha Christie crime classic 7.45pm £16-29 THOMAS KEMP Poker Evening 8pm £tbc

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 THEATRE ROYAL Verdict Agatha Christie crime classic 2.30pm/7.45pm 9£16-29 THOMAS KEMP Unplugged Sessions Live acoustic music 9pm £free TUBE Pop Urban and R&B club night 11pm £3 VICTORY Open Mic 8pm £free VOLKS Upandown: House 11pm £tbc

wednesday 20TH friday 22ND

AUDIO Supercharged: Cyantific 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 BRUNSWICK Live N Laughing Stand-up comedy 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Pat Burtscher: Waffle House Stand-up comedy (upstairs) 8pm £5; Rockbusters Rock and metal pub quiz (downstairs) 8.30pm £1; Stephen Carlin: Guilty Bystander Stand-up comedy (upstairs) 9.30pm £5 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 Change The Tempo! DJ night 9pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night 8pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Love’s Kitchen 11am 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 HAUNT Workit New disco and electro night 11pm £3/2 HYDRANT DOWN Pippasays: Glass Vice City, Molk Vant Live acoustic music 8pm £free LATEST MUSIC BAR Jim Stapley, Skinny Machines Blues rocker 9pm £6/5 KOMEDIA UP Electrelane, Halo Halo Brighton’s definitive art rockers make a welcome return from a three-year hiatus 7.30pm £12 MARLBOROUGH Open Mic 8.30pm £free MESMERIST Swing Ninjas Uptempo gypsy band 9pm £free NEW VENTURE THEATRE Woman In Mind Alan Ayckbourn’s drama about a bored wife who descends into a dream world Time tbc £8 OCEANA Fuzzy Logic Dance and dubstep student night 9pm £5/3.50/2 OUCH! BAR OMC! Open Decks & MC Battle Your chance to spin and spit 8pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Lights Camera Attraction, Super Lungs, Above Our Station, 3 Summers Strong Live music 8pm £4 RIKI TIK Time To Awesome Future beats rub shoulders with their classic cousins 10pm £free THEATRE ROYAL Verdict Agatha Christie crime classic 7.45pm £16-29 THOMAS KEMP Kev’s Open Mic 8.30pm £tbc VOLKS Switch Up New drum&bass and dubstep night 11pm £2/ free

thursday 21ST

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash up 11pm £2 BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 9pm £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM Martin Rossiter, Sweet Sweet Lies Rare set from the former frontman of indie-fops, Gene 8pm £13 BRUNSWICK Jazz Appreciation For those who would like to like jazz a little bit more 6.30pm £tbc CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Vikki Stone & The Flashbacks: Big Neon Letters Musical comedy show 8pm £6; Stuart Goldsmith: Another Lovely Crisis Stand-up comedy 9.30pm £5 COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £1-4 CUBE The Northbrook Allstars Dance and dubstep DJs Time tbc £free DRUID’S ARMS Laura Day, Tony Haven, Bella Kardasis Live music 8pm £free EXCHANGE The Acculumator Pub Quiz 8.30pm £1 FIDDLER’S ELBOW Live Lounge Live music 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Residents Association DJs play hip hop, funk and world beats 10.30pm £free FOGG’S Open Mic Night Play for a pint Time tbc £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! A night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Furballs, Foot Village Live music 7pm £tbc; Paradise City New cock-rock night 11pm £free HAUNT The Hop Clean-cut 50s rock&roll 11pm £3 HONEY Exposed! R&B and hip hop club night 10.30pm £2 HYDRANT DOWN Gagadillio Ska band 8pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Ben Norris, Katie Mulgrew, Hannah Gadsby, Michael Fabbri, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £9/6.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Bruise, Cate Ferris Live percussion competes with electronic rhythms while samples grapple with guitars 8.30pm £5 LOLA LO Kitsch Commercial but quirky club night 9pm £5/3 MESMERIST Dr Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8 Brighton’s busiest buskers - country standards and pop covers put through the hillbilly thresher 9pm £free NEW VENTURE THEATRE Woman In Mind Alan Ayckbourn’s drama about a bored wife who descends into a dream world Time tbc £8 OCEANA Pound Party R&B and disco tunes from the bargain bin 9pm £5/free POP-UP PLAYGROUP Cub Massah! Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Gema Hadridge, Plasticine Live music 8pm £9 RANELAGH The Diablos Live country rock 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Das Club Robotique DJ play the best of pre-gangsta hip-hop 10pm £free

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AUDIO Strictly Drumz: DJ Fresh Breaks 11pm £tbc BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop and house DJs 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Rock and metal night 10pm £3/2 BLACK LION Attic Monkeys Vs Molly Malone’s Dex In The City DJ night 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK South Coast Soul Revue Eight-piece funk and soul band 8pm £6 COALITION Friday I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £1-4 COBBLER’S THUMB Wildkatz Migrant Solidarity Benefit Acoustic folk punk raising money for Calais migrants 8pm £free CONCORDE2 Pajama Club The singer from Crowded House performs with his wife. They play music together too... 6.30pm £15 COWLEY CLUB Hard Pan, Belied Gunaiko Live music 8pm £donations CUBE Friday Club House DJs Time tbc £free DIGITAL Stonelove Indie rock&roll club 11pm £4/3 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS In-D Electro DJ night 10pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK DJ Cashback 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Beginners 4pm/9pm FISHBOWL Jon Kennedy, Sumsuch Stockport DJ plays funk and hip hop 9pm £free FOGG’S The Line-Up!: Amy’s Ghost Live DJs, poetry and live music 9pm £free FREEMASONS Hot-Tip Hi-Fi DJs play early reggae and rocksteady 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GREEN DOOR STORE Circus 7pm £tbc; One Inch Badge 11pm £free HAMPTON Mod For It! DJs play Motown, new wave, soul and ska 8pm £free HAUNT Young Knives Oxford post-punk eccentrics 7pm £11.50; Church Come worship at the altar of pop 10.30pm £2 H-BAR Bang House music with live percussion 9pm £tbc HONEY Lollipop Get your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 10.30pm £5/4/3 HYDRANT DOWN Tiny Dragons Rock and soul band 8pm £free HYDRANT UP If Heroes Should Fail, Spires, Fathoms Metal bands 7.30pm £4 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Ben Norris, Hannah Gadsby, Michael Fabbri, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £14.50/11.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Siren Goes To The Festivals Miss Utopia Blossom and her burlesque sirens celebrate the festival season 10pm £7/5 LIFE Aka Aka Roar Vs Deadly Rhythm: Boddika, Mele & Pariah Raw and ready bass music 11pm £5 LOLA LO Tiki Beats Totally tropical tunes 8pm £5/4/3 MARLBOROUGH Hey Sista Soul Sista DJs play soul, funk and ska 8.30pm £free MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEPTUNE Adrian Harvey Acoustic rock a la Neil Young 8.30pm £free NEW VENTURE THEATRE Woman In Mind Alan Ayckbourn’s drama about a bored wife who descends into a dream world Time tbc £9 NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ Jazzy D Funk, soul, jazz Details tbc OCEANA Love Sexy If you love sexy love you’ll love Love Sexy 8pm £6/free OHSO SOCIAL Dirty Sunset Disco Metrosexual disco house electro funk club 8pm £1 OUCH! BAR 80s Night A night of music from the 1980s 8pm £free POP-UP PLAYGROUP SchNEWS Benefit gig for the longrunning local activist rag Details tbc RANELAGH The Jacobs Live blues rock 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Eclectrik Deep house and broken beats 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Tim Bidwell Soul, funk and ska DJ Details tbc STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Sunbeat Revival EP launch for psychedelic beat-pop band 8pm £free; Loose Fit New Madchester club night playing baggy, post-punk and rave classics 10pm £5/3 SMUGGLERS Fun Friday: Alice In Wonderland Theme Night Details tbc THEATRE ROYAL Verdict Agatha Christie crime classic 7.45pm £16-29 THOMAS KEMP DJ Molar 9pm £free THREE & TEN Tim Lincoln Genre-les DJing 10pm £free TUBE Motel New club night for electro house heads 11pm £5/3 VOLKS Legion Of Bass: Doc Scott, Lynx, Voytek The history of dubstep Time tbc £7/5 WORLD’S END Smokestack Blues band 8pm £free XUMA Headnod & Ruff Snippets Old school breaks and beats 9pm £free

saturday 23RD

ANCIENT MARINER Ru Horne, Bob Lane Acoustic jazz and folk 8pm £free AUDIO Warehouse: Boy 8 Bit House and techno club night - with Mex from Blackgrass playing rare grooves upstairs 11pm £5/free BASEMENT The Two Wrongies: Cult Of The Wrong Performance

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double-act do dirty dancing for lewd laughs 7pm £10 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 Wonk Lesbian house party 9pm £3 BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serving up a platter of semiobscure funk and soul 8.30pm £free BLIND BUSKER Live Acoustic Music 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL The Hotrox Singalong party band (in what used to be Gemini) 1pm £free BRUNSWICK Club Massah!: Tropical Underground Live Latin funk 8pm £6/4 COALITION Brandon Block, Justin Howard, Jamie Wadman, Delirious DJs, Carl Mills, Dave King Ibiza classics 11pm £5 CONCORDE2 United Celebrations - Salute The King: Dixie Peach, Ziggy Anderson, Reuben De Silver, Dark Angel, Sergent D, Miss Polly, Kings Hi Fi, Daddy Noddy, Unity Hi Fi Crew, Low Ki, Jah Natty 11pm £12/10 CUBE Versus: House Sessions Vs Hardworx Housey DJ duel Time tbc £free DIGITAL Playroom Housey hedonism in a playground of bouncy inflatable fun 11pm £12/10 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Tony B 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS DJ NoMark Where’s Mark gone? 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Beginners 4pm/9pm; Hobo With A Shotgun 11.30pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Saturday Sizzlers: Beans On Toast Funk and blues nuggets in a thick reggae sauce 9pm £free FISHBOWL What’s Wrong With Groovin’? Ed Meme from The Impellers teams up with Matt Beatwell for a new monthly DJ night 9pm £free FOGG’S Sam Chara Jazz trio 8.30pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE Malarkey Live music Time tbc £free GREEN DOOR STORE Foe, Entrepreneurs Live music 7.30pm £tbc; Paul Mogg, Forgotten Sounds, More Than Numbers Rare tracks and reworked classics by the men from Unkle 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 neon socks are quite the thing 10pm £3 HONEY Pukka Up If your house was this pukka you’d never run out of pies 10.30pm £10/5 HOPE New Rock Godz: Summers, Lip Service, Lock N Load Rock bands inspired by the era of cock and hair 7pm £5 IRON DUKE Chop Source DJ plays twisted funk and jump-jazz 9pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Ben Norris, Hannah Gadsby, Michael Fabbri, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 7pm/10.30pm £10-18 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 £7/6 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop Cheese and 80s trash with DJ Fondue Inferno 8.30pm £free MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEW VENTURE THEATRE Woman In Mind Alan Ayckbourn’s drama about a bored wife who descends into a dream world Time tbc £9 NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ Oli Funk and soul Details tbc OCEANA The World In One Night Chunky house anthems might not be entirely representative of all the world’s music, but it’s a start, kind of 8pm £10/free OHSO SOCIAL Electric Playboys Club night for charged-up dancers 8pm £free OUCH! BAR I Love House! Progressive and commercial, dirty and Dutch 8pm £free POP-UP PLAYGROUP Cantaloop Self-styled champions of C-funk Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Bucket Joy, International Diamond Thieves, Dirt Royal, The Boy From Outer Space Live music 8.30pm £3 RIKI TIK Urban Torque: Leigh Morgan, Will Sumsuch Deep house DJ set from the label manager 9pm £free SIDEWINDER Miss Faricy Soul and disco DJ Details tbc STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Hit Git And Split DJs from Brighton Rumble, Modesty, Moon Hop and Wow Wow Club come together for one night 10pm £5/3 THEATRE ROYAL Verdict Agatha Christie crime classic 2.30pm/7.45pm £16-29 THREE & TEN Matt Barker Magnificently turned out DJ with impeccable hair (downstairs) 10pm £free; Off The Cuff! Jokes made up on the spot (upstairs) 8pm £8/6; Red Brick Comedy Club Stand-up comedy done the proper way - in front of a brick wall (upstairs) 10pm £10/8 TUBE Dollop: Braiden Time tbc £5/free VICTORY Fernando Poo Glam rock tunes from the days before Glitter was a dirty word 9pm £free VOLKS Volks Live Live music 7.30pm £tbc; Dancing For The Sunrise: Stu Hirst, Uncle Roll, Zee Ziggy, Subtle, Soulless, Tedd Amber & Pongo Pingo, Samsas Vic & Vitas Merkel, Tomas Teex, Rytis 11pm £5; Insomniac After Party The rave must go on 5am £tbc WALMER CASTLE Viva Bad Bad Whiskey! The skifflebilly trio make a comeback 8pm £free WESTERN FRONT The Mixer Men Reggae and hip hop DJ mash-up 8pm £free XUMA Gareth Stephens DJ night 9pm £free

sunday 24th

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 BLIND BUSKER Open Mic 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL Matthew Van Kan Old school swing DJ 11am £free; Pop Soul Party Live soul band 1pm £free

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BRUNSWICK Rockschool Music showcase by the kids 2pm £3; Bite Size Comedy Edinburgh festival preview 8pm £tbc CUBE Sunday Chill Laid back grooves Time tbc £free DRUID’S ARMS The Sunday Sessions Live music 6pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music Night 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Beginners 4pm/9pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Sham-Rock Open Mic 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Recovery? Chilled reggae DJing from Asbest The Moor King and guests 9pm £free FOUNDRY Americana Unplugged Acoustic roots music 8pm £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 probably get through a lot of polyfilla 11pm £3/2/free HYDRANT DOWN John Blek And The Rats Punky folk band 8pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Ben Norris, Hannah Gadsby, Michael Fabbri, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £11.50/6.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Speaky Spokey A night of poetry, short stories and live music 8pm £5/4 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 MARLBOROUGH THEATRE Heads Or Tails: Mind Magic Show Swedish magician and hypnotist stretches your credulity with his fiddlesome fingers 8pm £10/7 NEPTUNE The Ammonites Ska and reggae band 8.30pm £free OUCH! BAR Afro Caribbean Night Live reggae and jerk BBQ 8pm £free POP-UP PLAYGROUP Lethal Quizzle Details tbc RANELAGH Terry Popple & The Gastrik Band Drummer who played with Van Morrison and the Glitter Band 8.30pm £free WESTERN FRONT Stay Curious Hip hop and soul DJs 8pm £free

monday 25th

ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party What did you call it before? 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 BLIND BUSKER Music Quiz Q. True or false: In 1979 Kraftwerk developed a fully-functioning artificial intelligence but were forced to abandon the project due to record company pressure? 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Funny Ha-Ha! Comedy club 8pm £5 COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £5/3/free CUBE Monday Mischief Dance music DJs Time tbc £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Beginners 4pm/9pm EXCHANGE Croaky Karaoke 7.30pm £tbc GLADSTONE Open Mic 8.30pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Metal Mondays Metal bands and DJs 7pm £free HAMPTON Music Quiz 8pm £1 LATEST MUSIC BAR Totally Gourdgeous, Spalien Acecraft Australian folk band who have a special relationship with gourd 8.30pm £6 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 OCEANA Ice Cream Mondays Dance and dub club for students 9pm £3/2/free OUCH! BAR Fifa & Poker Night We’re not sure how that works either 8pm £2 PRINCE ALBERT The Roseville Band Live music 8pm £tbc QUADRANT The Monday Club: Matt Kirshen Stand-up comedy 8pm £5 THEATRE ROYAL Dom Joly: Welcome To Wherever I Am Stand-up comedy 8pm £20.50-25 THOMAS KEMP Thru-The-Alphabet Quiz Night 8pm £1; TK Sessions Live music 8pm £free VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50 WORLD’S END Crazy Horse Sound System, Delusions Of Jah Live reggae 8pm £free

Tuesday 26th

AUDIO Sabotage New metal and punk night 11pm £3/2/1 BELUSHI’S BAR Totalled On Tuesday! Pop and dance 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Kerry Godliman: Wonder Woman Stand-up comedy 8pm £5; Andi Osho: All the Single Ladies Stand-up comedy 9.30pm £5 COBBLER’S THUMB Play For A Pint Open mic night 9pm £free CUBE Loni Lincoln 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 Source Code 11am; Beginners 4pm/9pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 FOGG’S Quiz Night Prizes for those who have the foggiest 9pm £1 GEESE Quiz 8.30pm £1

GLADSTONE Quiz 8.30pm £1 GLOBE Basement Cinema Underground films, comfy seats, free popcorn 8pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE The Go Cats Blues and rockabilly band 7.30pm £tbc; Hard Times “Heartache, struggle, misery and booze” - what’s not to like? 11pm £free HONEY Tuesdays At The Honey New club night playing a bit of everything 10.30pm £3/2/free KING & QUEEN Karaoke Night 9pm £free LECONFIELD Tuesday Teaser Pub quiz 9pm £1 LIFE The Vice Social Sunset Sessions Student dance party 11pm £3 LOLA LO Dirtee Laundry New venue for the long-running club night 10pm £6/4/2 MESMERIST The Mesmerist Conjuring Consortium A magic night to remember 7.30pm £tbc OCEANA LF Fiesta International Party Salsa lessons followed by dance party 9pm/3am £5 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 PRINCE ALBERT Chief, Luvdump, The Liabilities, Cap In Hand Live music 8pm £5 RED LION General Knowledge Quiz Q. What general is a category of knowledge often tested during pub quizzes? 8pm £1 STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Phat Sessions Chalk your name up, join in the jam 10pm £4/3 THOMAS KEMP Poker Evening 8pm £tbc WALMER CASTLE BAD Ukes: Brighton After Dark Ukulele Session Informal gathering of ukulelists 8.30pm £free

wednesday 27th

AUDIO Supercharged 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 BRUNSWICK Bite Size Comedy Edinburgh festival preview 8pm £tbc CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Paul McCaffrey: Saying Something Stupid Stand-up comedy 8pm £5; Phil Nichol: The Simple Hour Stand-up comedy 9.30pm £5 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 Change The Tempo! DJ night 9pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night 8pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Beginners 11am/4pm/9pm 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 Kovak Electro-powered indie dance band 7.30pm £3; The Jazz Store Live jazz with an open jam 11pm £free HAUNT Workit New disco and electro night 11pm £3/2 LATEST MUSIC BAR Guys & Doll: Me & My Shadow, Jayne Broadhurst, Mark Wright Songs for lovely swingers 8.30pm £3 MARLBOROUGH Open Mic 8.30pm £free MESMERIST Swing Ninjas Uptempo gypsy band 9pm £free NEW VENTURE THEATRE Connection Unsecure: Continue? Play about the messy attempts of web-addicts to pursue a genuine relationship 7.45pm £9/8 OCEANA Fuzzy Logic Dance and dubstep student night 9pm £5/3.50/2 OPEN HOUSE Safehouse Improvised live music 8pm £tbc OUCH! BAR OMC! Wired Live Music Party The pick of the month’s open mic’ers 8pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Jade Hopcroft, Nadege, The Sam Chandler Quartet Folk pop singer songwriter 8.30pm £4/3 PULL & PUMP Pickin Party Open session for US roots music 7.30pm £free RIKI TIK Time To Awesome Future beats rub shoulders with their classic cousins 10pm £free STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Babeshadow Guitar pop luddites 7pm £6/free THEATRE ROYAL Brighton ‘Til I Die Play about the history of Brighton & Hove Albion, revived and updated 8.30pm £15.50-28.50 THOMAS KEMP Kev’s Open Mic 8.30pm £tbc THREE & TEN Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs Dark reworking of pop songs from the comedy doctor who found YouTube fame with his anti-unionist London Underground song 8pm £7 VOLKS Switch Up New drum&bass and dubstep night 11pm £2/ free

thursday 28th

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash-up 11pm £2/free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 9pm £free BLACK LION Reggae BBQ Live reggae and DJs 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Appreciation For those who would like to like jazz a little bit more 6.30pm £tbc CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Lenny Peters: Enjoy Yourself… Stand-up comedy 8pm £5; James Acaster: Amongst Other Things Stand-up comedy 9.30pm £4 COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £1-4 CUBE United Nations Of House: Gabriel Ursu, Jem, M4j0, Muerto, Oleg Belshin Bringing the world together through the power of repetitive beats Time tbc £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Beginners 4pm/9pm EXCHANGE The Acculumator Pub Quiz 8.30pm £1 FIDDLER’S ELBOW Leerodi Traditional Irish music 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL The Mixer Men: 4 Deck Session Turntable mashups 10.30pm £free FOGG’S Open Mic Night Play for a pint Time tbc £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! A night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Algernon Cadwallader, 1994!, The Dead Beat Philadelphian emo pop 8pm £6; Paradise City New cock-rock night 11pm £free

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HAUNT The Hop Clean-cut 50s rock&roll 11pm £3 HONEY Exposed! R&B and hip hop club night 10.30pm £2 HYDRANT Dukebox Two floors of alternative bands 7.30pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Comic Boom: Seann Walsh Rising stars of stand-up 8pm £9/7 KOMEDIA STUDIO Spirit Of Gravity: Transept, Kaya King, I’m Dr Buoyant Featuring Ron Caines Embarking on a sonic expedition through the land of post-everything electronica armed only with a box of found-instruments 8.30pm £5/4 LATEST MUSIC BAR Preston Reed Acoustic guitar maestro 8.30pm £10/8 LOLA LO Kitsch Commercial but quirky club night 9pm £5/3 MESMERIST Sneaky Low Five Live jazz and jive band 9pm £tbc NEW VENTURE THEATRE Connection Unsecure: Continue? Play about the messy attempts of web-addicts to pursue a genuine relationship 7.45pm £9/8 OCEANA Pound Party R&B and disco tunes from the bargain bin 9pm £5/free OHSO SOCIAL Dirty Sunset Disco Metrosexual disco house electro funk club 8pm £1 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Risque Bisque Live music Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Ruse, Hero Live music 8.30pm £4/3 RANELAGH Alex Roberts Folk and blues singer 8.30pm £free RIKI TIK Das Club Robotique DJ play the best of pre-gangsta hip-hop 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 THEATRE ROYAL Brighton ‘Til I Die Play about the history of Brighton & Hove Albion, revived and updated 6pm/8.30pm £15.5028.50 THOMAS KEMP Unplugged Sessions Live acoustic music 9pm £free TUBE Pop Urban and R&B club night 11pm £3 VICTORY Open Mic 8pm £free

friday 29TH

AUDIO Battlejam: JFB, Ed Solo Hip hop night 11pm £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 Stop Go!: The Planet Groove Collective, DJ Lanx, DJ Dave Stone Unbeatable beats 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Joe Filisko, The Shoestrung, Marika Hackman Blues and folk 8pm £8/7 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Dixie Fried 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 COBBLER’S THUMB Dr Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8 Brighton’s busiest buskers - country standards and pop covers put through the hillbilly thresher 9pm £free CONCORDE2 Rarekind Hip Hop Showcase: Black Twang 11pm £free CUBE Versus: Metrogroove & Selective Sound Housey DJ duel Time tbc £free DIGITAL Stonelove Indie rock&roll club 11pm £4/3 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Nick Hirst, DJ Wayne 9.30pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK DJ Cashback 9pm £free EXCHANGE Open Mic 8pm £tbc FISHBOWL Freestyle Records Funky DJ set from label boss 9pm £free FOGG’S DJ Dean Liquid grooves 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GREEN DOOR STORE Foxes!, Boy In The Cupboard, Fragile Creatures Brighton’s top melodic lo-fi kids play their first gig in ages, supported by some wry indie folk and English guitar pop 7.30pm £free; Vice Issue Launch: Spector Live music 11pm £free 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 Simon Michel And Friends Disco party DJs Details tbc HONEY I Love R&B Juicy house with a twist of hip hop 10.30pm £5/free HYDRANT DOWN From Plan To Progress Melodic metal 8pm £free HYDRANT UP The Redlands Palomino Company, Danni Nicholls Alt rock band 8pm £9/8 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Markus Birdman, Alistair Barrie, Henry Paker, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £14.50/11.50 KOMEDIA STUDIO Melodrama Disco, electro and kitsch Euro pop 11pm £4 KOMEDIA UP David Bowie Tribute Act Bowie’s on sale again 7.30pm £12.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR The Master Blues Brothers Raw blues and rock&roll 9pm £5 LOLA LO Tiki Beats Totally tropical tunes 8pm £5/4/3 MARLBOROUGH Retro Disco DJs play vintage pop tunes 9pm £free MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free NEPTUNE The Informers Live funk and soul 8.30pm £free NEW VENTURE THEATRE Connection Unsecure: Continue? Play about the messy attempts of web-addicts to pursue a genuine relationship 7.45pm £9/8 NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ Dark Disco Details tbc OCEANA Love Sexy If you love sexy love you’ll love Love Sexy 8pm £6/free OUCH! BAR 80s Night A night of music from the 1980s 8pm £free POP-UP PLAYGROUP BN1 Presents Live music Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT The Surfin’ Lungs 30th Anniversary Shag Live music 8pm £5 RANELAGH Steady Man Band Funky blues and swing 8.30pm

£free RIKI TIK Hooch: Le Jockey, Puncture Kit New genre-free electro night Details tbc ST LUKE’S CHURCH Music 4 Cello Cello quartets and tangos 7.30pm £6/4 SIDEWINDER Gareth Stephens DJ playing funk, nu-jazz and broken beats Details tbc STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Stay Beautiful Spellbound’s Simon Price relaunches his London club to the delight of Brighton’s riot grrls, glitter punks and indie kids 10pm £6/5 THEATRE ROYAL Opera Novella Gala Highlights from classic opera 7.45pm £17.50-31 THOMAS KEMP DJ Lamp 9pm £free THREE & TEN DJ NoMark We’re seriously starting to worry where Mark has got to. Has anyone seen him? (downstairs) 10pm £free; A Visit From Miss Prothero Alan Bennett play starring Nicholas Parsons and Suki Webster (upstairs) 7.30pm £5 TUBE Motel New club night for electro house heads 11pm £5/3 VOLKS Resonance: Noodles Garage, drum&bass and jungle 11pm £tbc WORLD’S END DJs & Beatboxers 8pm £free XUMA DJ Stavros DJ plays reggae and hip hop 9pm £free

saturday 30TH

AUDIO Warehouse: Rachel Barton 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 Sub:Stance Drum&bass night 9pm £5 BLACK DOVE The Devil’s Music DJs play swing, jazz and Dixieland 8pm £free BLACK LION Burnt Toast DJs play sleazy soul and dirty breaks 8.30pm £free BLIND BUSKER Live Acoustic Music 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL The Hotrox Singalong party band (in what used to be Gemini) 1pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Eclectic Chair Buzzing tunes from DJ Lamp 9pm £free COALITION Wired: Vincent Manganaro, Vince Frimpong, Charles Green, Charly Lopez Summer compilation release party 11pm £5 COBBLER’S THUMB Format, Ophelia’s Nunnery, Reherrsal Summer, Red Ashes Wail Live rock bands 9pm £free COWLEY CLUB Club Zygotic Present Splitting The Atom III: Warrior Squares, White Tiger, Deepkiss 720, The Zero Map, Allen Strachnid, Hakarl, Dogeeseseegod, Dan Spicer, Ian Murphy & Duncan Harrison, Daniel Alexander Hignell, DJ Mystery Lesson Live music 7pm £free CUBE Simply House DJ Cheets plays house, house and more house Time tbc £free DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S DJ Tony B 9.30pm £free DRUID’S ARMS What About The Beats? Classic breaks and future beats 10pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Way Back When DJ Miss Scarlett plays epic retro tunes 9pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Saturday Sizzlers: Superjam Funk so rare it bleeds 9pm £free FISHBOWL Sir Beans Bristol hip hop noble plays bleeps, beats and breaks 9pm £free FREEMASONS Duck Shoot DJ plays jazz, Latin and funk 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz and Motown 10pm £6/3.50 GLADSTONE Dub In The Pub Reggae soundsystem 8pm £free GLOBE The Acid House Vintage house and grooves 9pm £free GREEN DOOR STORE Yeah Yeah Industrial Estate: AK/DK Synthcore noisebots launch cassette single 5pm £free; 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 It Is Still 1985 Travel through time to an ancient realm where it was quite usual for Wall Street yuppies to take designer drugs, brag about business cards and murder prostitutes 10pm £3 H-BAR Matrix 3: Nicky Blackmarket Pioneering drum & bass DJ 9pm £5 HONEY Honey Music With Fran Cosgrave Funky house club 10.30pm £8/5/free HYDRANT DOWN Crash Of Rhinos Classic rock 8pm £free HYDRANT UP Demoraliser, Sincerity “Ladies and gentlemen! Are you ready to be demoralised?” 7.30pm £tbc IRON DUKE She Talks To Rainbows DJs play 60s and 70s swing 9pm £free JAZZ PLACE Roots Garden Reggae night 11pm £tbc KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Markus Birdman, Alistair Barrie, Henry Paker, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 7pm/10.30pm £10-18 KOMEDIA STUDIO Ultimate Power Do you possess enough irony reserves to get you through an entire night of power ballads? 11pm £3 LECONFIELD MiTunes The latest skirmish in the war waged by the iPod against DJs 8pm £free LIFE Hold Up! Proper indie disco 11pm £5 LOFT Cuban Shrine Salsa class followed by club night 9pm/10pm £tbc LOLA LO Zombie Nation Where the dancefloor is never dead 8pm £7/6 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop Cheese and 80s trash with DJ Fondue Inferno (downstairs) 8.30pm £free; The Brighton Institute Of Boyelsque: A Steamy Student Showcase Male erotic performance from newly-trained students (upstairs) 7.30pm £6/5 MESMERIST Shake, Holla & Roll Swing jazz and R&B designed to get you dancing 9pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night Chunky house anthems might not be entirely representative of all the world’s music, but it’s a start, kind of 8pm £10/free OHSO SOCIAL Electric Playboys Club night for charged-up dancers 8pm £free

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OUCH! BAR I Love House! Progressive and commercial, dirty and Dutch 8pm £free PAV TAV Snap Crackle & Britpop Join Dynamite Sal for a 90s indie party 11pm £3 POP-UP PLAYGROUP Playgroup Festival Warm-Up Details tbc RIKI TIK ALTA: DJ Blush Tech house DJ night 9pm £free SIDEWINDER DJ Goldstein Mod, Cuban, northern soul and other assorted 60s stuff Details tbc STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR Da Doo Ron Ron Club night with a thing for girlgroups and soul sirens 10pm £5/3 THEATRE ROYAL The Rat Pack: Vegas Spectacular Live orchestra and dancers back blokes in suits singing old Sinatra and Sammy Davis songs 7.30pm £18-21 THOMAS KEMP DJ Brian 9pm £free THREE & TEN DJ Jody Lee Indie DJ 10pm £free TUBE Ben UFO, Jamie Russell Four hour set from the Hessle Audio DJ Time tbc £5/free VOLKS Volks Live Live music 7.30pm £tbc; Evolution: Blame, Bryan G, Sub Zero, Mattix & Futile, Overdose Third birthday for dum&bass club 10pm £6; Insomniac After Party The rave must go on 5am £tbc WEST HILL TAVERN L’Amour Electronique French pop and electronic delights pour vous 9pm £free WORLD’S END Albert Mooney Covers band 8pm £free XUMA DJ Donga DJ night 9pm £free

sunday 31ST

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 BLIND BUSKER Open Mic 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL Matthew Van Kan Old school swing DJ 11am £free; Pop Soul Party Live soul band 1pm £free CONCORDE2 Capdown, Random Hand, Mouthwash, The Junk Punky ska and dub band named after the downfall of capitalism 7pm £12.50 CUBE Sunday Chill Laid back grooves Time tbc £free DIGITAL Lars Frederiksen & The Old Firm Casuals, Control, Marching Orders, Skingraft Oi! punk band headed by a former member of Rancid 6pm £10 DRUID’S ARMS The Sunday Sessions Live music 6pm £free DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music Night 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Glyndebourne: Don Giovanni 6pm FIDDLER’S ELBOW Sham-Rock Open Mic 8.30pm £free FISHBOWL Recovery? Chilled reggae DJing from Asbest The Moor King and guests 9pm £free FOUNDRY Americana Unplugged Acoustic roots music 8pm £free 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 HONEY Afrodisiac If your house was this sexy you’d need to keep the letterbox well-oiled 11pm £3/2/free HOPE The Italian Experience: Gema Hadridge & Band Italian rock bands 7pm £3 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Markus Birdman, Alistair Barrie, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £11.50/6.50 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 Jackson Acoustic folk and blues with a gypsy edge 8.30pm £free OUCH! BAR Brazilian Party Live samba band 8pm £free POP-UP PLAYGROUP Lethal Quizzle Details tbc VOLKS Psy Sundays: Mark Day, Ped, Tobermory 2pm £free WORLD’S END Open Mic 8pm £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; We English Photographs of the English at leisure Until July 17th; George IV And His Friends Caricatures of Prince Regent Until Nov 6th CAFE KOBA Brighton & Hove Camera Club A wide mix of portrait photography Until July FABRICA Cascade Buckets on pulleys emptying themselves into a big trough July 9th - Aug 29th GREY AREA John Russell: Preying Mantiss Until July 3rd HOVE MUSEUM FINE ART GALLERY Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal Metal sculptures used to illustrate children’s books by Jon Mills Until September 27th INK_D Ryan Callanan, Amy Parrott Straight-up pop-art prints Until July 10th; The Symbols Won’t Save Us Exhibition of graphic symbols from olde world pub signs to pop culture icons Until July 10th LIGHTHOUSE Resonance Digital arts students explore the sensory possibilities of acoustic, electric and optical vibration Until July 3rd PHOENIX BRIGHTON R We There Yet? Art by primary school kids inspired by journeys and maps Until July 10th; Twisted Traditional textiles and ceramics given new shape and meaning July 23rd - Aug 21st UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON GALLERY MA Degree Shows Fine art and digital art Until July 3rd; MacDonald Gill Decorative maps of sea routes and underground stations from the first half of the last centrury July 22nd - Aug 29th

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SIX OF THE BEST

MUSIC’S GREAT OUTDOORS S

WORDS BY STEVE CLEMENTS, NICK COQUET, JAKE CUNNINGHAM, SEAN JORDAN, JAMES KENDALL

R

THE O OUTDO ISSUE

BOW WOW WOW

Most bands’ experiences of the great outdoors consist of views through a steamed-up tour bus window, but many manage to think beyond their immediate surroundings of drummers’ farts and Ginsters pies to wax landscape lyrical. To close our Outdoors Issue, here’s six of the best musical moments from beyond the front door.

it’s certainly evocative of being out in the sunshine. The universality of the song is chipped away at slightly by the fact it was written by Sting as he watched his children playing in their garden – from inside his new castle. Yeah, his fucking castle. (JK)

FLEET FOXES

Stewart Lee used this to soundtrack his recent Comedy Vehicle diatribe against living in the countryside, its unflappable cheerfulness the perfect musical foil for his hangdog city humour. Cliff’s cheery and dangerously infective “Bah-ba-ba-ba-bah” vocal refrain introduces and punctuates this wholesome and effervescent song, pointing out that the country is, after all, an admission-free destination where the air is good, the day is fine and he’d have us believe he’s holding hands with a pretty girl. Well, two out of three ain’t bad, Cliff. (NC)

‘White Winter Hymnal’

With their first album, Fleet Foxes painted landscapes in our minds through beautiful lyrics and well crafted music. Although the entire album is an ode to the beautiful nature of our world, ‘White Winter Hymnal’ creates a narrative of it; through Robin Pecknold’s lyrics we are transported to a snowy white landscape, and a wonderfully described winter story unfolds therein. Although we’re getting into the hottest months of the year, we’ll still be in need of this winter warmer. (JC)

BOW WOW WOW ‘Go Wild In The Country’

Co-written by Malcolm McLaren and the boys in the band, this simple song of dumping fast food and the concrete jungle in favour of romping in nature’s larder is propped up by a joyful melody, tribal drumming, jangly guitar and the golden tonsils of a 15-year-old Annabella Lwin. As exuberant as a pop record gets, they blasted this out at last year’s tribute show to guitarist Matthew Ashman – it sounded as good as it did when it was first released in 1982. Altogether now, “Goooooooooooo…” (SC)

STING

‘Fields Of Gold’

The Ace Face in Quadrophenia and singer of ‘Every Breath You Take’ – what’s not to like about Sting? Well, plenty, but the nauseatingly tantric, enviro-hypocrite can certainly write a melody. Of course, this isn’t really about summery walks in barley fields – it’s a metaphor for life, stupid – but

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CLIFF RICHARD

‘In The Country’

THE BEACH BOYS

‘Surfer Girl’

One things that rarely gets mentioned about the outdoors is that there are girls there – literally all over the place. Not for the Beach Boys was staying in bed all day with the curtains closed (that would come later for Brian, as he went mad for decades). Instead they were out on the sand, falling in love in the golden sunshine. Brian sings that, “We could ride the surf together/While our love would grow” but he was unlikely to impress many girls with his skills – famously only Dennis could catch a wave. (JK)

LEMONHEADS

‘The Outdoor Type’

Evan Dando might have been a one-man Gram Parsons revival campaign in the early 90s but, despite being one of the few artists playing country rock at the time, even he was a rhinestone cowboy. He knew more about smoking grass than actually hiking across it. ‘The Outdoor Type’ admits that he’d rather stay at home, and not without good reason. “I can’t go away with you on a rock climbing weekend,” he worries over prettily plucked guitar and wandering country bass. “What if something’s on TV and it’s never shown again?” Perhaps now we’ve got Sky+ he’s out rambling every evening. (JK)

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The July 2011 SOURCE magazine is a Outdoors Issue with Brighton pro skater Amir Williams, more festivals, eating outside, walks, and dogging...

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