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volume 2. Issue 25 August 2010

Broken brighton? we still love you


Shiprock, new mexico by jane hilton see art, page 28

WAKE UP, don’t give up

The greatest cities in the world are that way because people invest a lot of emotion in them. When James LCD Soundsystem Murphy sang ‘New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’ he was pushed to do so because he felt betrayed by those in charge of it. And it’s a situation that we find ourselves in here at SOURCE. It seems to be bad news after bad news at the moment, and we’re not sure who to blame. The list of venues falling off the map is growing – most importantly with the seemingly unnecessary loss of The Freebutt – while the number of chain stores is growing beyond sensible levels. What’s to be done? Well, this special edition of SOURCE – with its exclusive, insightful Modern Toss cover – is just the start, just the wake up call. This is where we start to protect what we’ve got, appreciate what’s still here. Because what we have is still the best city in Britain – a feeling backed up by a recent poll. We’re pretty positive people here in the SOURCE secret bunker, the things we love we might be being attacked on all sides, but we know we’ll get through things. This is the turning point.

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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 NEWS editor  Lydia Stockbridge Cover  Modern Toss

Contributors

Dom Ashton, Carrie Barclay, Dan Bowden, Mike Bradford, Darren Carnaby, Dan Chatfield, Dani Colyer, Thom Davies, Adam Dench, Ben Gilbert, Ross Hogben, Nicole Holgate, Helena J, David Letts, Ben Miller, Madeline Pouard, The Recommender

Advertising

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Listings

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Contents

News  New In Town  Gig Previews  Preview: At The Edge Of The Sea Interview: Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea Club Previews  Club Review: Bastard Pop  Club Review: Shades Rave  Interview: Michael Morph  Culture  Art: Jane Hilton - Dead Eagle Trail  Preview: Pride  Critic  Feature: Brighton’s Bust  Feature: Brighton’s Best  Street Style  Street Style Extra  Consume: Immediate  Unsung Hero: Adam LeRoy  Secret Eater: Circus Circus  In Conversation With: Lewes Road Community Garden  Listings  Six Of The Best: Songs From Brighton 

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news

WORDS BY LYDIA STOCKBRIDGE

jon Harper

BIMM THERE, DONE THAT

BIMM have teamed up with Total Guitar and Metal Hammer magazines once more to coach future Bonos and Edges. So far Dom Greensmith from Reef, Jon Harper from CSS/Cooper Temple Clause and Damon Minchella of Ocean Colour Scene fame are all tutoring. Learn what really makes a great musician, straight from the horses’ mouths. The Metal Hammer course also offers up the chance to win an Orange guitar stack for best guitarist, plus swag bags full of choice kit also to be had.

MEDICINE CHEST OPENS

After over 15 years serving vegetarian cuisine we are desperately sad to hear that the Sanctuary Cafe will be shutting its doors. Taking some of the hurt away is the news that the space will become The Medicine Chest, serving to tickle all alcoholic fancies with a range of fine wines, deliciously inventive cocktails and refined spirits. Anticipate an exquisite and all new range of eats and handpicked entertainment, live music included. The ‘Chest also boasts a late licence, making it an equally good night or day hangout. We’ll still miss the Sanctury though.

PARTY IN THE ‘HOOD

Brunswick Festival, the celebration of the community run by local residents and volunteers returns to Brunswick Square for the 29th time. This year there are two weekends of outdoor fun lined up, with the annual Scruffs dog show, arts and crafts and kids’ stuff on Sunday 15th, bringing the countryside into the city in St Anne’s Well Gardens. Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd see the grassy square turn into a hotbed of culture: music, theatre, dance, beer, world food and loads more.

TALLY-HO TEAM

School friends and Brighton residents Laura and Paul are embarking on the 2010 Mongol Rally. Starting out at Goodwood, the pair, along with other UK, Spanish and Italian contestants, will race across the continent to reach the capital Ulaanbaatar first, following their route of choice. Driving a suped-up one-litre VW Polo, the pair are raising money for Cancer Research UK, The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation and The Neurofibromatosis Association, so dig deep for the daring and notat-all dastardly duo.

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FOR MEMBERS ONLY

Launching soon in Sussex, SoundLocker Project aims to provide a musical outlet for the yoof of today and the disadvantaged end of our community. Offering free and subsidised membership to under-18s, giving workshops, tuition, rehearsal and recording space from professional tutors, the not-for-profit organisation also offers up free entry to certain music events, free downloadable tracks and more. To become a member simply email info@ soundlockerstudios.com to jump on the new band bandwagon first.

DUKE OF YORK’S ROCKS

Brighton thespians, lend us your ears, and Synchronicity productions your talents. To celebrate the Duke of York’s cinema’s centenary this September, the producers are creating a radio-style remake of Graham Greene’s classic novel, Brighton Rock. With the original 1947 film starring Richard Attenborough having put Brighton on the movie map, it seems quite fitting to relive the magic with a live performance. Original film clips will be screened behind, as a seven-piece jazz band orchestrate the piece. Email david.battcock@yahoo.com for more details.

magical MUSICAL MYSTERY TOUR

So, some of you may be aware of Brighton’s newest and most elusive festival, hosted by Playgroup. All the talent is homegrown, plus some Playgroup favourites, with over 60 acts and DJs set to play over two stages. We’ve heard a rumour that Flash Bang Band may be playing, but that is all we know at this stage. Join the adventurous 1,000 on a mysterious bus ride to the secret festival site. Sign up at playgroupfestival.com for three days of mayhem.

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New In Town

WORDS BY DOM ASHTON, NICOLE HOLGATE, MADELINE POUARD, LYDIA STOCKBRIDGE NEWS@BRIGHTONSOURCE.CO.UK

MISS SARANDON’S PING-PONG SOCIAL CLUB

With London’s Ping-Pong Parlour having just opened and table tennis clubs a firmly established part of the New York hipster scene, the arrival of the world’s alt-est sport in our fair city seems overdue by minutes. Starting on Saturday 7th at The Brunswick, Miss Sarandon’s Ping-Pong Social Club provides you with the chance to don your best sports-casual, enter a tournament or just have a shits-n-giggles knock around. If this isn’t enough, the soundtrack will be provided by top bands Shock Defeat! and Yokoko, the ace DJ Bugs Raplin, and live commentary from two chaps called Chris.

FOGG’S

It’s probably not too contentious to say that residents of Seven Dials area have never been spoilt for choice when it comes to bars that you might actually want to go to. With the opening of Fogg’s though, things are now different. With a new outdoor smoking area, fresh décor and free wi-fi, the place is now unrecognisable from its previous incarnation as the awfully named Rat & Trumpet. They’ve even got a popcorn machine, so if you live nearby give it a whirl.

BOHO GELATO

Everybody likes ice cream, right? This gem of a boutique, nestled a few doors along from the Fishbowl and the Mock Turtle tearooms, sells a stunning 24 different types of ice cream. Handmade on the premises by proprietor Seb – and including toffee apple, mojito, chili chocolate, white choc cheesecake, and classics such as pistachio, vanilla malt and strawberry sorbet – there’s definitely a flavour to suit every palette. Find a flyer to get three for two, yum.

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shock defeat

BEATS UNITED

Despite various closures of sorts, check out Jam’s newest club night. Launching on Friday 13th, Beats United brings together a mix of live acts (yes, live music still exists in Brighton, just about) and DJs. Starting it all off in true hip hop style is Blak Twang and the Rottonstra Family, Million Dan and the Dappa Crew plus reggae DJs to be announced, all for the advanced price of £5. What a bargain.

LA CAVE A FROMAGE

Coming soon to Western Road is none other than London’s finest proprietor of cheese, the seductively-titled La Cave A Fromage. Foodies can rejoice at the unrivalled selection of British farmhouse cheeses, some being exclusive to La Cave too. The finest cheese accompaniments will also be in bountiful supply, with a fine charcuterie (that’s meat counter to you and us), artisan breads and fine wines for that perfect picnic. Heaven on a cracker.

FARMERS MARKET

‘Food, glorious food, locally-sourced farmers’ produce’ will be the chant du jour when North Road’s Farmers Market opens on Saturday 14th. Put together by the owners of Farm Cafe down the road, we can all delight in shopping for fresh, Sussex-grown fruit and vegetables, along with dairy, fish, meat, game... the list is endless. If you’re not a fan of cooking though, pop down anyway for lunch and a coffee at the Farm kitchen, all cooked with the produce on sale. Buying local has never been easier.

FIRE FLY TATTOOS

Fire Fly are a brand new studio in the heart of Brighton, located in Kensington Gardens above Reload clothing. The artists are friendly and relaxed – you can chat about your ideas and they’re more than happy to sit with you and design anything that comes to your head. The studio is completely sanitary and fully licensed by the local council. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be made in advance. Discounts with a flyer or a copy of SOURCE.

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GIG PREVIEWS WORDS BY DAN CHATFIELD, NICK COQUET, BEN GILBERT, ROSS HOGBEN, JAMES KENDALL. DAVID LETTS, the recommender

TREVOR MOSS & HANNAH-LOU

Prince Albert Thurs 5th

One half of a special Loose Music double bill at the Prince Albert, highly rated husband and wife duo Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou have been gaining plenty of plaudits of late. They’re continuing the rich heritage of classic English folk music – think Fairport Convention or Dylan at his most reflective and you’ll have some idea what to expect. Completing the line-up, support comes in the form of some pastoral folk and Americana from the West Country courtesy of newest Loose signing and Drift Collective main-man The R.G Morrison. (JK)

BOSS KITE •

Hector’s House Fri 6th

Boss Kite is a Brighton-based pioneer of the electro movement known as UK skweee. Originating in Sweden and Finland, skweee combines minimalist synths and basslines with r’n’b, funk and soul rhythms, and has recently influenced dubstep artists such as Rusko, Joker and Zomby amongst others. With a definitely slinky, sexy take on the genre and a fat bass injection, Boss Kite is giving UK skweee its own distinct identity. If you want to be part of an exciting, burgeoning scene, this is the place to be tonight. (RH)

KENELIS

Hydrant Sat 7th

Loyal to the queercore circuit, Farnborough alt-rockers Kenelis make two appearances at Pride today: first on the Women’s Stage in Preston Park, and then at their own party at The Hydrant. Their post-grunge melodics (see free download single ‘Sick’) should fit in fine in the pub this evening, where their guest DJ is firebrand Big Brother contestant Shabby, fresh from performing with her own band Voodoo Hussy in the park that afternoon. Pride waverers may wish to note there’s lesbian mudwrestling going on upstairs. (DL)

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WOLF GANG

THE NUNS

Hope Sat 7th

This is, amazingly, an all-woman, six-piece tribute to The Monks: the 60s GIs-in-Germany garage band whose repetitive, overdriven nuggets became an international cult (not least with The Fall, who covered them again and again). Following The Monks’ tonsures and cassocks image, The Nuns perform in habits, only slightly concealing their identities as various former Headcoatees and Mambo Taxi veterans. Riot grrrls down for Pride may be pleased to hear that the very wonderful Debbie Smith (Echobelly, Curve, Nightnurse) is also a Nun. (DL)

WOLF GANG

Audio Fri 13th

You have to tick a lot of boxes from day one in order to get noticed in the music industry these days. Gently epic indie freak Wolf Gang managed it just right. His first step was to get initial backing from the Neon Gold label, who consistently prove to be the tastemaker to the tastemakers. He followed that up with an online buzz so loud it would register on the Richter scale. Finally he knocked out timeless pop tune after timeless pop tune and the major labels dutifully wet their quills. (TR)

BRIGHTON RUMBLE – RUMBLE RECORDS SHOWCASE Concorde 2 Sat 14th

Since the demise of the Engine Room, Rumble has moved upmarket somewhat to the Concorde for their showcase of Rumble Records bands. Dave Mumbles and Lucky Phil host Jessie & The Orbits, Kansas City Cryers and Knocksville, with guest DJs spinning rockabilly, rock’n’roll and blues bop. An added bonus comes in the shape of Modesty DJs in the front bar, with 60s, northern and garage grooves. It’s mods, it’s rockers, but the only fight should be to get a ticket. (NC)

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the besnard lakes

JOHN BLEK & THE RATS

THE TELESCOPES

Here’s a show to take a chance on if you’re up for a guaranteed Saturday night hoedown. Rounding off the UK leg of a tour in support of their debut single, the Rats will be bringing the hardknock attitude of bottle living in Southern Ireland to our own south coast for the first time. But while the music might be the spirit of Ireland with a mixer of their American folk forefathers, this is a night for those who take it neat with a stamp of the foot on the floorboards. (NC)

Back in the day, it was all baggy flares, long fringes and even longer faces around these parts. My Bloody Valentine ran the government, Ride had no defence and Jesus & Mary Chain were, controversially, on drugs. Meanwhile, the Telescopes headed up our fledgling space programme, issuing intergalactic anthems to the stars rather than fucking about with technology and satellites like the phoney Americans. With the band now back down to earth, playing soppy indie to UK shoeboxes, NASA clearly has a lot to learn. (BG)

Hope Sat 14th

THE LOWLAND HUNDRED Prince Albert Sat 14th

Experimental pastoral duo The Lowland Hundred are breaking out of their Aberystwyth ‘exile’ for this year’s Green Man Festival, and play a warm-up show at the Albert this afternoon for their label bosses Victory Garden Records. Mixing field recordings with strung-out song structures, their album ‘Under Cambrian Sky’ helps develop a hauntological strain of never-never folk music. Acoustic guitar instrumentalists -a+M are an unexpected, welcome addition to the supports. (DL)

EASY STAR ALL STARS Concorde 2 Tues 17th

You might not know it listening to ‘Climbing Up The Walls’ but ‘OK Computer’ has elements that are perfect for reggae – strong melodies, intense dynamics and trippy soundscapes.” So says Michael Goldwasser, who produced and arranged ‘Radiodread’, the New York band’s reworking of Thom and co’s landmark 1997 album, which followed 2003’s self-explanatory ‘Dub Side Of The Moon’. Expect to see Mrs SOURCE, who loves reggae, down the front for tonight’s encore of ‘Rockafella Skunk’, their special tribute to Brighton. (BG)

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Hector’s House Weds 18th

THE BESNARD LAKES Freebutt Fri 20th

‘The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse’ proclaimed the band in 2007, only to then contradict themselves on their latest album by insisting ‘The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night’. Clearly, there is an identity crisis at the core of this group. Which is hardly surprising, given the fact they are a bold, brave blitz of Canadian indie rock from Montreal, Canada, centred around a husband and wife. But make no mistake, their explosive symphonic roar could put out any Arcade Fire. (BG)

THE LOW ANTHEM Komedia Weds 25th

How many more American bands must take the ancient, weary format of guitar music and imbue it with mystery and moonshine before we give up? Last year, the Rhode Island quartet issued their second album, ‘Oh My God, Charlie Darwin’, a wistful, blood on the tracks and whisky on the brain slow-burner, glowing with melancholic thirst, endless highways and barroom balls. We were seduced and the rest of the world will surely follow. “OMG, The Low Anthem!”, as the kids say outside Rounder. (BG)

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MIRRORS •

Audio Sat 28th

SOURCE is not one to blow our own trumpet too often. That’s what Mrs SOURCE is here for. However, it would be a disservice not to, once again, proclaim the monochrome, urbane sounds and sheer unadulterated style of Brighton natives Mirrors. For all their serious expressions, Kraftwerk robotics and cold, cool calculation, this is a group that recognises the waterfall of emotion before their fingertips. Everyone knows how good New Order, Depeche Mode and OMD were. No-one can say the same about this band. Yet. (BG)

Zola Jesus

Freebutt Tues 31st

After wowing all and sundry at SxSW, 2011 is to be Zola Jesus’ year for the taking it would seem. Much fawned over/lauded in the hip (and not-so-hip) press, her sound perfectly straddles weirdo electronic ambient landscapes, singer songwriter lamentation and catchy no-wave noise. Her first trip to Europe was as the support for Fever Ray on her tour, and the match-up is pitch-perfect. At the tender age of 21, this Texan may be sonically bleak, but her future’s bright. (MB)

AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA FESTIVAL

EDGY, BY THE SEA. JOB DONE. Words by Nick Coquet

Concorde 2, Sat 28th 3-10pm Twenty years ago The Wedding Present hit home because their songs were all about splitting up with your girlfriend. All of them. Well, except ‘Kennedy’ which was about Jimmy Carter, or something. Now all their fans are happily married and more likely worried about their son’s girlfriends. But no mind – they’re still gruff and noisy, and have some great songs (mostly about…well, you know). Bandleader David Gedge is back this summer with another Edge Of The Sea festival with his band of indie stalwarts, their associated offshoots and some local crowd pleasers. Kicking off with an acoustic set from Cinerama, Gedge’s other band, the night features sets from The Ukranians, Klee, Sharks and Persil, ending with The Wedding Present doing an end-to-end of their signature ‘Bizarro’ album. Peppered between the sets are acoustic performances from Darren Hayman (ex-Hefner), band bassist Terry de Gastro, guitarist Paul Dorrington as Rose Leaf Miner and Brighton’s own Half Sisters. There will also be custom short story readings from Short Fuse, all on a Wedding Present theme, and music from DJ Rocker. As an awayday for the committed or merely curious, this is a perfect opportunity to get some sun on your back as the fest spills out onto the beach with plastic cups and picnics. Check the Facebook page at tinyurl.com/edgeofsea.

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Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea they ain’t straight-up post-rock WORDS BY THOM DAVIES Photo by oleg pulemjotoV

Post-rock four-piece Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea have covered a lot of ground since they began playing shows last year. Their sound is ever evolving, taking postrock and making it poignant, relevant and interesting again. Complex rhythms and intelligent lyrics sung with agitated, shouty vocals lead to far flung comparisons, ranging from Cursive for their similarly narrative songs to the restrained rage of Fugazi and At The Drive In. Already a favourite of BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea are destined for great things. What kind of bands did you grow up watching? Dave: Having always lived in Brighton, none of the bands I grew up watching were similar to us in the slightest. Until I joined I could never really find anything I liked on the Brighton music scene, I guess I was looking in the wrong places. As soon as I met these guys though they started dragging me to gigs unwillingly and then eventually I started finding bands that were actually quite good and had their place on the scene here.

Sean: I don’t want to speak for Dave but, I’m pretty sure Dave and I don’t know anything about post-rock, we have all these other influences from other bands that we like to listen to, and I suppose they reflect the style we bring to our songs. I’ve always mainly been into electronica and IDM myself, I didn’t really go to gigs before I joined the band, I was all about going to clubs but that’s all changed now. How did the band end up in Brighton? Andy: Me and Steve both moved to Brighton to start a band individually, Dave our bassist is from Hove, and Sean moved here for university, so we all met up with each other about a year ago. I grew up quite close to Brighton and went to gigs here quite a lot when I was younger. I suppose Brighton’s always been notorious for its music scene. You’ve played quite a few shows in Brighton, especially when you first started out, what’s your favourite venue? All: Hector’s House. Steve: The sound guy Jack’s great, it’s the best live sound we’ve had, I think. Sean: There’s always a good crowd of people in there because the gigs are usually free, and it’s always locals that you play to. Dave: The promoter at Hector’s really supports local music, he puts local bands’ EPs on sometimes in between bands playing at the shows.

Some people would say that post-rock is a bit of a staid genre these days having gone through so many phases, why do you persist in that scene, what makes you different? Andy: I wouldn’t particularly say we’re a post-rock band. Steve: I’d say we’re more post-hardcore to put a name to it, or you could even say post-punk because it kind of fits in with that too. The thing is that we all like different music, we all call our What other local bands have you played shows with that band by a different genre you’d recommend? anyway and we all take Andy: We’re friends with a band called different inspirations and Illness who we really like, we’ve also bring it to our songs. played a few shows with Everyone To Andy: I still kind of see it The Anderson, who are great. Hold Your LIVE: With Amateurs at Hector’s House, Thurs 19th as just writing songs, Horse Is have to get a mention too. EP: ‘I Watched It From The Roadside’ EP out Mon 16th and they just end up We’ve played quite a few shows and a WEB: myspace.com/crookedmountaincrookedsea sounding a bit like tour with them earlier this year, they’re that... fun to gig with.

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joy orbison

club previews WORDS BY ZAC COLBERT, NICK COQUET, DAVID LETTS, JAMES KENDALL

JOY ORBISON

Life Fri 6th

While he might have only been in the spotlight for a year or so (but what a bright light!), Mr Orbison Jr has lived behind the decks since he was 13 when his uncle, d’n’b legend Ray Keith, introduced him to jungle and garage. So, basically, he knows what he’s doing. Though he’s lumped in with dubstep he’s really got more to do with deep house, coming on like a Detroit version of Matthew Herbert. If you’ve read any interviews with any dance producers recently you’ll know that his own records have his peers wetting their knickers, so expect pure intricate quality all the way through his set. (JK)

EVIL NINE •

Digital Sat 14th

It’s a very exciting time right now for Tom and Pat – new direction, new label, new blog and more. If you missed their ‘Ultimo’ track a couple of months ago you might think that they’re still on the electro thing (they gave up breaks years ago, of course) but actually they’re heading up the incoming 90s house revival. The next single features El-P and in the meantime they’ve remixed Gorillaz. Last time we spoke to them Tom was doing the DJing while Pat worked at home. As this is a hometown gig maybe we’ll get a rare return to dex’n’fx then. Expect it to be jackin’ anyway. (JK)

FLOORPLAY •

Coalition Sat 14th

It must be nice when you have to shoot home from touring Brazil to play your own kicking night, as electro house stars

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Prok & Fitch have to these days. Actually sometimes it’s Ibiza. Or somewhere else glamorous. This time out they’ve got Australian superstar DJs The Stafford Brothers in tow. If you haven’t heard of them, to give you a vague idea of how massive they are in their home country they’re coming down to Coalition with a full camera crew to record for their reality TV show. Releases on Toolroom, Defected and Ministry will see them just as big here soon. (JK)

KRAFTY KUTS •

Digital Sat 14th

Now here’s a change – Supercharged plugs into Digital with head honcho Krafty Kuts. The Against The Grain DJ never fails to get the crowd bouncing with his quick mixing of feelgood dance music including his own supreme productions like the funky ‘I Need You’ and riotous ‘Backup’. Plus he’s just released his own iPhone app proving Krafty’s still one of the most cutting edge artists out there. Brooklyn based AC Slater joins him for some genre smashing party anthems and Gameboy beats. (ZC)

GLADSTONEBURY • Gladstone Fri 20th-Sun 22nd

It’s a good day’s work when you come up with the idea of a three-day festival in the Gladstone pub down on Lewes Road and the name Gladstonebury pops into your head. But the pats on backs don’t end there. For a start the crew behind this yearly event are aiming to raise £1,000 for Hove based charity, Whoopsadaisy, who help kids with cerebral palsy lead a more independent life. But no one wants to hang around a pub feeling worthy – is it going to be any fun? Damn straight. The line up is really impressive, with JFB, Geometri, Nomark and many others on the decks while New Groove Formation, The ASBOS and Zora & The Tatsmiths take to the stage. We’re intrigued by The

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norman jay mbe

Gyratory Allstars too. There’s also performance, arts, face painters, a kiddies session too, if that’s not enough for you. (JK)

MARCUS INTALEX

Audio Fri 20th

Marcus Intalex has been releasing tracks since 1994 and as one of drum’n’bass’s veterans he’s got a record collection to make your eyes bleed. As a producer he errs on the side of thoughtful d’n’b and his tunes always have a soulful groove. Tonight he’s supported by forward thinker Commix and Brighton hero Cyantific, whose surgical productions for Hospital are like full-on movie scores, and have cemented his name in the liquid scene forever. (ZC)

WHERE THE TRAFFIC GOES • Cobbler’s Thumb Sat 21st

Traffic is an irregular, but rather necessary, dose of “anti-Tory independent pop music” from DJs and musicians Andy Action (Socialist Leisure Party, Action Painting!) and Tam Bam-a-Lam (My Name In Lights). Taking its name from an old Jasmine Minks single, Where The Traffic Goes sees the pair mixing up jangle pop, soul and rock’n’roll classics, old and new. Visiting guest DJs from the UK indie scene occasionally join them below the dartboard too. (DL)

CHEW THE FAT

Audio Fri 27th

Audio smashes the Bank Holiday weekend with this top-dollar bill. Headlining is Foamo, the 21-year old who’s been cracking out wobbly basslines and fidget-driven remixes for the likes of La Roux, Mystery Jets and Major Lazer. He’s joined by Lee Mortimer and his bass-heavy style of house, as well as electro dubstep blends from Randomer. The raucous Bare

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Noize, who’ve received airplay from 1Xtra’s Mistajam, and next level funk courtesy of Linton Brown also make a showing. (ZC)

NORMAN JAY Coalition Fri 27th

Tonight is flagged up as 30 Years Of Good Times which, is exactly what you want from Sir Norm. His Notting Hill mix up and throw down parties are beyond legendary – even the Queen gave him an official thumbs up. Soulful, funky, proper dancing music, the selection is serious but the atmosphere is anything but trainspottery. After three decades there will be some great tunes – we’re hoping for that old bootleg of Hall & Oates ‘Man Eater’ over the beats of Jeru’s ‘Ya Playin’ Yaself’ that he used to play 10 years ago (before the mash up era ruined that sort of thing by overkill of course). (JK)

DOORLY

Digital Sat 28th

Shades Rave is going from strength to strength (see page 22), and this month they manage to steal a very busy Doorly away from the beautiful beaches of Ibiza and his jam packed schedule playing at Reclaim The Dancefloor and Ibiza Rocks. Tonight he’ll rock Digital with the Blah Blah Blah DJs for an evening resonating with his twitchy and unhinged remix style which has seen him rework tunes by MSTRKRFT, Groove Armada and Kanye West. The Shades godfather returns. (ZC)

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JUDGE JULES

The Honey Sat 28th

Although we had a run-in with Judge Jules that has led us to finally give in to a long-held feeling that he’s a cast iron fucking prick, there’s no denying that this is a great booking for the Honey Club that ought to be absolutely roadblocked. The only thing is that now we can’t say a nice word about him. Still, we thought you guys would want a heads up that he’s in town since he’s on Radio 1 and does the insanely popular Judgement Sundays in Ibiza. Have fun without us. (JK)

EVIL EDDIE RICHARDS The Honey Sat 28th

Trace – co-promoter of London’s Smartie Party with Claire – used to do the percussion at the Mudd Club and Ministry of Sound, where he reckons they really knew how to party. Aiming to invoke the same hedonism they started their own nights, quickly heading back to the Ministry. And now, after 15 years, they’re here in Brighton, bringing their dancers, visuals and – of course – live percussion. Along for the ride is tech house pioneer Evil Eddie Richards, his first time at the Honey Club despite more than two decades of DJing. He’ll be bringing a dash of the Clink Street acid house spirit. (JK)

DUBFIRE

Audio Sun 29th

Fucking Dubfire! In Audio! As they say on the internet, OMG. Sure, getting Carl Cox and Digweed into a club as small as Audio was very impressive, but perhaps this is even more of a coup. The ex-Deep Dish legend has come on leaps and bounds since

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winding up that partnership, both with his neo-techno productions and with his essential imprint Sci+Tec. ‘Roadkill’ and ‘Ribcage’ were both great bolts off the starting block but ‘Rabid’ grabbed Best Minimal/Techno Track at the IDMAs recently too. Go and buy a ticket now. (JK)

STICK IT ON 10TH BIRTHDAY ALL-DAYER • King & Queen Sun 29th

In a city where club nights often change with the tides, it’s reassuring to see Stick It On reaching such an important milestone. This all-dayer sounds messy already. Everyone knows the concept of the thing – you show up, give a few prized records from your collection a public airing, walk away smug that you’ve entertained the punters for a bit. Remember though, no one needs to hear the Grange Hill theme tune ever again. DJ Derek has his usual anticipated skanking slot, more guests will be announced soon. (NC)

FRICTION •

Digital, Sunday 29th

Shogun Audio hosts their head man, Brighton-bred Friction. Propping up the bill are Nero, who’ve been shaking up both the d’n’b and dubstep scenes over the last couple of years with tunes like ‘Act Like You Know’ and ‘This Way’ featuring Alana, and Noisia whose ‘Machine Gun EP’ got remixed by Spor, Amon Tobin and 16 Bit – the latter rework being total sonic annihilation. Alix Perez, the North London young gun producing some of the most soulful drum’n’bass around also joins them. (ZC)

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bastard pop words by james kendall photos by fresh to death www.iamfreshtodeath.com

other nights crash around in big balls of energy, BP is sexy and not too debauched. There’s a real energy to the drunkenness – maybe it’s the high you get off cocktails, maybe it’s the pop-meets-house music policy. The added bonus of the terrace makes this a great summer session, with cool air to calm down all that dancing. Lads be warned, Bastard Pop is full of girls – really full of them – if you can deal with that. Ladies be warned, the mojitos can run out quickly. Apart from that, there’s no complaints.

A few years ago midweek nights used to be about underground dance music or indie, but now pop rules the roost. If you want to launch a new night there’s some tough competition and you want to be doing something Jay-Z ‘Big Pimpin’’ different. Luckily Missy Elliot ‘Get Ur Freak On’ Audio have Dave Darell ‘Children (Club Mix)’ found a niche Basement Jaxx for Bastard ‘Raindrops (Funkagenda & Paul Pop, and Thomas Re-Dux)’ despite the Jean Elan ‘Killer (Jean Elan Mix)’ name the The Noisettes ‘Don’t Upset The Rhythm hedonism is, well, (Kissy Sell Out In The Black Lodge Dub)’ kinda classy. Blame Example ‘Kickstart (Bar9 Remix)’ it on the two-forMr Oizo ‘Flat Beat’ one cocktails but The Killers ‘Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu where Cont’s Thin White Duke Mix)’

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shades rave words by james kendall photos by fresh to death www.iamfreshtodeath.com

“I wear my sunglasses at night,” sang too much fun to stand there watching other Tiga*, “So I can watch you weave then people. Originally driven by Doorly – who breathe your makes a return this month – now Blah Blah storylines.” All Blah are pushing the party tunes. So what of which is a we get is a healthy chunk of blog-friendly poncy way of electro but with a load of party stuff thrown Black Box ‘R ide on Time (Z saying he likes in as well, and even a bit of dubstep. Burns ombie Disco Squad Remix)’ to eye up the was on the decks on the night we popped The Chemical Brothers ‘Swo birds without down and it was going off, but even when on (Boys Noize Re mix)’ getting a slap. No it’s residents only Shades Rave is one of Hot City ‘Ano ther Girl’ such behaviour at busiest and most chaotic nights, with Round Table Knights ‘Stom about 80% of the crowd rocking sunglasses. Shades Rave – per’ Tiga ‘Mind Di mension’ As Tiga says, “Don’t be afraid ff the guy in everyone is having Azzido da Ba ss ‘Doom’s Ni shades, oh no.” ght (Timo Maas Re mix)’ Cassius ‘199 9 (Tim Green *Yes, we know Remix)’ Zinc ‘GTAC’ Cory Hart did Mark Ronson it first. ‘Bang Bang NEXT EVENT: Digital, Sat 28th Bang (Russ Ch imes Remix)’ WEB: www.shades-aware.com Ace of Base ‘All That She NON-SHADES PENALTY: £3 Wants’ (£7 with shades, £10 without)

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and long story short, ended up fusing all the vocal from Deekline’s mix with my own remix to form a brand new mega-hybrid track!

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‘Something For The Weakened’ is a clever title – do you feel rave damaged? Not really; maybe a little rave weary sometimes? But that’s the time to slap yourself round the face with some hot new music, which there is never a short supply of, regardless of what the doom-sayers would have us believe.

They both have great dance cultures but what’s the difference between Brighton and Nottingham? I lived in Notts for ten years but I’m originally from Louth in Lincolnshire (big up). Brighton and Notts are similar in a lot of ways, words by james kendall like the people, which is why I stayed in Notts for ten years, and why I subsequently moved down here. It’s nice not reading about shootings every couple of days, but then again, Purism is all well and good but things get more exciting I’ve bought the Argus once in three years, and that was for the when you mix them up, as Michael Morph has done on his free World Cup wallchart. ten-years-coming debut album. From his days selling gas

TONY HART’S Mate mixes it up for his debut lp

door to door with Chris from Crazy P, to his move to Brighton from Nottingham he’s bounced between techno, breaks and house – often at the same time. His ‘Something For The Weakened’ LP is goes from electro-rave to beautiful downtempo tracks without missing a beat

You’ve shared the stage with Plump DJs and Groove Armada – what have been your most exciting gigs? ALBUM: ‘Something For The Weakened’ out now Playing at Matter – RIP – last WEB: tinyurl.com/morphweb year was quite exciting, iDJ SAYS: ““Watch out for Morph, the next 12 especially as I was following months will be his year” James Lavelle who was a big inspiration to me when I was Dance music thrives on pigeonholing teenager. Playing on the Glade stuff, but your stuff isn’t obvious. Stage at Glastonbury the first year they had it was very exciting How do you describe it? for a 22 year-old. I think the best way to describe it is all over the fucking place, but

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in a good way. I’ve been told there is definitely some kind of ‘vibe’ running through it, but I can’t see it myself. You’ve got to remember though, that this is my first album in 10 years of producing all kinds of music – albeit intermittently – so it’s kind of a summary of everything I’ve been into in the last 10 years, dance music wise. How did the hook up with Yo Majesty come about? Deekline was doing a mix for me a while back, and he often gets a vocalist involved when being commissioned to do remixes, and asked if we’d be interested in getting them on the track, and I was bang up for it because I’d been caning their ‘Club Action’ track. So he did the mix, got them to record a vocal for it from Florida; meanwhile I was doing another mix of the track myself,

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Who have been supporters of your tracks? Quite a cross section. Laurent Garnier, Slam, James Lavelle, Groove Armada, Freq Nasty, Dave Spoon, Hyper for a start. A techno remix I did recently was even liked by Pete Tong. He used to officially start the weekend, but now I think he just carries Annie Mac’s headphones and does a bit after she’s gone. Get Tongy back from 7pm. He shouldn’t have to be up that late at his age. What’s next? A few remixes in the bag and on the go; next one out is Heavy Deviance ‘Day To Day’ on Stop/Start Recordings. And a single with remixes, probably ‘Let’s Spend Money’. Oh, and an album launch party next month, followed by a massive hangover.

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culture WORDS BY MATT BARKER JAMES KENDALL, BEN MILLER

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FILM: ISOLATION

(WITH LIVE SOUNDTRACK) Duke Of York’s Sun 1st Whatever your views on whether we should be at war with the various peoples we’re currently rucking with, only the most callous have anything but respect and sympathy for the soldiers themselves. So, the fact that a quarter end up sleeping rough on their return to civvy street is a shocking and emotive subject, making Isolation a highly charged documentary from the off. The film is balanced with poetic photography and a more positive second half, but even before the live soundtrack from the director, this ought to leave a mark on you. (JK)

THEATRE: STEEL MAGNOLIAS Little Theatre Tues 3rd – Sat 7th

The 1989 film version of this story of Louisiana women – which sported a DVD cover with Julia Roberts doing her best impression of a bulldog chewing a wasp, Sally Field cackling like a housewife on the brink of breakdown and Dolly Parton donning a hairstyle Marty McFly might not fall for – would hardly register in a video shop forage, let alone get rung up at the tills. The stage version is less hateful, more witty and tragic, confirmed by its recent successful debut on Broadway. (BM)

TALK: ANDREA POLLI Lighthouse Thurs 5th

In a dream for meteorological geeks everywhere, New Mexico digital genius Andrea Polli turns weather and air pollution recordings into smouldering video and sound instrumentations. Tonight, she’s taking time out from producing Now That’s What I Call Antarctic Wind Turbines to discuss her practice of sonification, a process developed between Polli and partner Chuck Varga

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which translates data into sound, and give a demonstration of some of the techniques she’ll be using during a residency at Portslade’s Blast Theory studios this month. (BM)

EXHIBITION: LAUNCH ME

North Laine Photography Gallery from Thurs 5th Fancy getting the pictorial evidence of your sordid night with a pensioner under the West Pier skeleton out to a wider audience? At the end of each summer, the gallery at the top of the creaking Snoopers Paradise staircase gives the notoriously shy and reclusive Brighton public the chance to enter the hallowed pages of the Brighton and Hove Calendar by sending in their snaps. Multiple shots, Flickr page links and brimming portfolios are all encouraged. You know what to do. (BM)

EXHIBITION: BUNKER BEAUTIFUL Grey Area until Sun 8th

Given that it fits both words in the title, the ever-beguiling, resolutely atypical hidden cavern that is the Grey Area is perhaps the only place a project describing itself as “a makeover show in an underground shelter” could have been held in. The project aims to use sleights of light and sight to make visitors respond to the space, turning the rooms into projected mirrors. In a setting which could cause ants claustrophobia, we can only hope we like what we see. (BM)

EXHIBITION: I THINK OF YOU AND I SMILE Blanch House from Sun 8th

Sadly, what often passes for “art” is little more than decoration

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– something lovely looking but devoid of content. Dominic Bradnum makes meticulous paintings of neon signs, often bearing enigmatic, or at least intriguing, slogans. His work takes cues from both Jenny Holzers’ Truisms – a series of public space signage bearing loaded and unexpected slogans and opinions – and formally recalls Gerhard Richter’s paintings of photographic and light aberrations; transposing the visual tick of one media into another and embracing the resultant incongruity. (MB)

THEATRE: BLT YOUTH GROUP

Little Theatre Thurs 19th – Sat 21st

Catch some of the best young acting talent in the city in a high-paced romp Cristiano Ronaldo would be proud of, kicking off with a breakneck speed version of Around The World In 80 Days featuring elephants, typhoons, trains, neardeath experiences and hot loving. The only thing the team behind the programme seem to fear is tepidity, because they’ve followed that with five plays based around giant venomous centipedes, dragon kings, Russian orphans and eye-stealing witches. That’s the costume budget blown. (BM)

EXHIBITION: LIDIA DE PEDRO Ink_d until Sun 22nd

A much-anticipated return for Ink-d’s finest Spanish gem following the first solo display of her intricate, flamboyant and feisty silkscreens at the gallery last summer. This show, Recurring Obscenity, is a set of original new works inspired by the graphic designer’s ideas on obscenity, which should only add to the stupendously entertaining visual richness of her kaleidoscopic canvasses. They’re accompanied by collages and 3D depictions of alternate realities and “fantastical otherworlds” by Maria Rivans. (BM)

THEATRE: TRAVERSE LIVE Duke of York’s Mon 23rd

We’d be lying to you if we tried to pretend Edinburgh Festival hadn’t completely decimated the August cultural offering, most cruelly on the comedy scene, where gentle tumbleweeds spend most of the month cluttering the floorboards like the mossy wraiths that they temporarily are. If the dearth of mirth (sorry) hasn’t tempted you north, catch a piece of the playwriting action with this simultaneous broadcast of readings from some of the best names in the business at the Scottish capital’s Traverse Theatre. (BM)

EXHIBITION: A FINE LINE Fabrica until Mon 30th

We defy anyone to traipse past the cathedral doors of Fabrica at the moment and not wonder how and why those steel curves of white are arching across the gallery like pylon spider webs. They’re the brainchild of Frederic Geurts, a 3D physics obsessive who has rarely exhibited outside of Belgium and deals in fragile, delicately balanced architecture. Part of a collaboration between Fabrica and galleries in France and Belgium, Geurts’s quest, he says, is “a search for the tipping point – the moment of almost falling over.” (BM)

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ART JANE HILTON: DEAD EAGLE TRAIL Crane Kalman, Kensington Gardens until Sun 29th WORDS BY NICK COQUET

No one’s a cowboy anymore. Kids don’t re-enact gunfights at the OK Corral with cap guns and apart from a brief resurgence with Brokeback Mountain, you could be forgiven for thinking it had all gone forever. Well, like Clint himself, consider yourself unforgiven. There remains, deep in the heart of Texas, a generations-old tradition of cowboys, cow punchers, horse whisperers. These are professions whose fundamental disciplines remain as they were centuries ago, so unsurprisingly their practitioners are similarly unchanged from the iconic representations we grew up with.

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London-based photographer Jane Hilton has had a longstanding love affair with rural America, culminating in this dramatic collection of 21st Century cowboy portraits. Away from the hackneyed lassos and spurs-in-the-sunset scenarios of traditional depictions, Hilton introduces something of a gender challenge in capturing her subjects in their most intimate surroundings – their homes and bedrooms. Here the weatherbeaten harshness of their daily reality is juxtaposed against elegant soft furnishings and tender mementos of their own professional and cultural heritage. It’s a stunning collection in terms of evocative portraiture, as well as a reassuring confirmation that despite the relentless march of progress, some things never change.

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Pride is as much a Brighton institution as sticks of rock, and shares many of its delicious pink and sticky attributes. It should come as no surprise to newcomers to our fair city that the world-renowned gay capital of Britain hosts this definitive LGBT celebration twice a year, and that we do it so much better than anywhere else. The main emphasis has always been the parade and the party in the park, although there are many less high-octane events going on raising money, awareness and a sense of community in this, Pride’s 18th birthday year.

THE PARADE

This year’s theme is Pride And (No) Prejudice and sees 55 entries from local community groups, businesses and national companies, Sussex Police, the RAF and fire service as well as charities including the Terence Higgins Trust, MindOut and Brighton & Hove Switchboard. The floats will be joined by thousands of whistle-blowing individuals making the annual pilgrimage to the Pride Mecca of Preston Park. Setting off from Madeira Drive at 11am, the route snakes around town taking in the Kingsway, West Street, the Old Steine and London Road, with legions of spectators lining the streets along the way.

PARTY IN THE PARK

Pride regulars were dismayed at the end of the event’s relationship with Wild Fruit, but Revenge have pulled out all the stops to bring a top bill to suit all tastes. Local hero DJs The Freemasons, with Steve Pitron, headline the 5,000-capacity dance tent, with a live set from Cass Fox. For the locals, who apparently only make up half of Pride’s audience, we have more Brighton DJ talent including Dulcie Danger, John Byrne, Verity Mayes, Lee Harris, Jonesy and Richard Jones. For less nn-tss-nn-tss-nn-tss banging sounds there’s a Revenge Pop Tent with alternative and indie from Boogaloo Stu, Fifilicious and Louise C and the Revenge Pop Allstars. All artists are performing without a fee to help keep Pride a free event, and the bars contractor Club Revenge are donating all profits to Pride and local university LGBT societies.

BRIGHTON PRIDE WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO SHAME WORDS BY NICK COQUET

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Sat 7th, Preston Park and throughout Brighton

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PRE-PARTIES AND AFTERS

As well as dancing the park into a dustbowl, there are loads of pre-Priders and after parties going on. Friday 6th brings Frockabilly and Grrrl Friday together for a night of 50s-style rock’n’roll with DJs and live music at the Latest MusicBar. Boogaluoo Stu’s back in action at the Brighton Ballroom on Saturday 7th for his famed Popkraft night, with sock puppetry and cabaret. The Marlborough has a huge weekend of totally free events including an all-day barbecue. Ignition is hosting a terrace after party at Legends, and Ohso Social’s Dirty Sunset Disco brings some dirty electro house to Friday night. Revenge has a Kinky Dangerous Pride Night Special, The Volks plays host to Girls On Top and there are loads more events besides, check brightonpride.org for the full schedule.

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CRITIC

WORDS BY NICK COQUET, MATT BARKER LYDIA STOCKBRIDGE

SINGLE: ABSENT ELK • Let Me Know (Amazon)

As city reporters on Brighton’s many musical excursions, it’s sometimes difficult to get a national picture of our bands – unfortunately it’s often because there simply isn’t one. Not the case with Absent Elk – we’ve heard them on Jonathon Ross, Dermot’s a big fan after hosting a live session, and it’s not hard to work out why. This is a band for whom the term indie seems too reductive, such is the expansive sound and effortless scaling of anthemic heights they achieve with each successive release. Various radio edit and instrumental versions on our promo CD suggest they have serious ambitions beyond our city walls – with absolute justification. (NC)

EP: ALBATROSS •

A Kind Of Folk (myspace.com/freethebird) Knowing Albatross’ gestation, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear how fully formed their first EP sounds – they’ve been opening for Mumford and Sons all round Europe, the USA and beyond for many months now. Unlike the Mumfords, you won’t find a country twang in Albatross’ kind of folk. The slice of Americana present here owes more to the classic sound of the late sixties/seventies folk rockers like Bread. Also like those bands, the delivery is deft without falling into virtuosity. As and when the UK’s Woodstock happens, Albatross really should headline. (MB)

DEMO: A MAN CALLED MARCUS • Body Building (myspace.com/amancalledmarcus)

In the wake of the international success of Jack Johnson, a zillion men

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with tales of amorous disappointment and woe have taken to speculative strumming. This minimal style of arrangement is always the easiest to capture, but its relative accessibility for the everyman can mean some sieving of the diamonds from the silt. Marcus here manages to shine, happily, with stylistic nods to Mr Johnson while stretching the narrative well beyond the hackneyed failsafe themes of love and loss. As a homemade demo this definitely hints at the standout, once some production edge smoothing has been employed. (NC)

EP: THE BEAUTIFUL WORD •

Mystery Pop (myspace.com/ thebeautifulword) Much of what we review falls under some kind of flowery folk umbrella – hey, there’s a lot of it about. But it’s been a while since we’ve heard such a true exponent of the genre, vocally at least, as The Beautiful Word. Emily and Megan create definitive dictionary definitions of folk harmony, while their backing steers the sound towards contemporary and easygoing pop. It’s a bright package, nicely produced and packaged, which serves as a promising calling card for a sustained career. (NC)

DEMO: STEVIE BECKS •

(myspace.com/stevie.becks) Twenty-year old Stevie has a background in academic performance at college, and is now concentrating on writing and recording her first album. It’s clearly early days but the song craft and recording quality exhibited across her MySpace tracks sound like the work of a far more seasoned hand. There’s a poignant and optimistic charm about her tale of coming out in ‘Look At Me Now’ – indeed across the entire playlist there’s an impressive emotional maturity and the natural songwriter’s avoidance of cliché. Her dad’s apparently warned her about how hard it’s going to be, we’re happy to reassure him. (NC)

SINGLE: BLOOD RED SHOES • Heartsink (V2)

It seems ages since we last had BRS on our cover, and a cursory glance through the SOURCE underground bunker archive says yes, it was April 08. It can certainly take nonBrightonians a while to catch on to our bands, but hopefully this will see off the doubters for good. A DFA1979 bass workout vies with some seriously caustic guitar, belying the song’s basic 4:4 pop skeleton in an infectious contradiction

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of directions. Hopefully this will be the cherry on the top of a busy summer treading the outdoor boards. (NC)

ALBUM: BUCKET-JOY • Worth The Weight (myspace.com/bucketjoy)

Having introduced you to Bucket-Joy in February via their demos, it’s good to see some proper finished product so soon. We aren’t alone in using superlatives like brooding, epic and moody about them; it’s a lofty ambition to pull off when you’re not swathed in dry ice on a Pyramid Stage but on record at least this breathes a similar atmospheric air to the Radioheads and Talk Talks that have clearly informed its make-up. It’s an outstanding production, even more pointedly so for a self-release. Get it in Rounder and Resident for a fiver. (NC)

ALBUM: JC HARNELL • CTLG (myspace.com/jcharnell)

A conceptual film composer with some pedigree (Gramps did the original Incredible Hulk TV soundtrack in the 70s), JC has heard his work at Cannes and Tate Modern. Following some critically acclaimed soundtrack work of his own, JC is finally releasing his debut long player. Independent of visual props, this is moody synth-based fare from the get go, driving rhythms and what sounds like a hangar full of dusty old Korgs and Wasps. There’s some vintage William Orbit going on as well as some Tangerine Dream maybe, but the overall impression is quite original. (NC)

EP: CROOKED MOUNTAIN CROOKED SEA •

I Watched It From the Roadside (STA) I Watched It from the Roadside, their third release, is an accomplished-sounding record. Whilst still retaining the rawness of earlier EP’s, C.M.C.S have created their best record to date. From the more arresting, aggressive sounds of ‘They Don’t Mean Anything’ to the introverted, melancholy

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of ‘Out In The Dark’, C.M.C.S display a well-trained ear for complex timings and driven guitar melodies, without being pretentious. Anyone who thinks post-rock is dead should get a copy of this and be proved otherwise. (LS)

SAMPLER: HIT AND HOPE •

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A lavish package with foldout posters and art cards all based around the H&H logo, the Hit And Hope sampler is a fanfare for the label and its artists, pretty much in that order. We haven’t seen the likes of this since the days when people actually bought music to offset the marketing costs. So what of the music? A five-track sampler showcases Naïve Machine and KLIC, both treading similar glitchy, 8-bit ground. The latter’s collaboration with PhilYourFuckingEars is the most approaching a traditional rhythm structure and, for us, the standout track in an introduction of a new label with some oomph clearly behind it. (NC)

SINGLE: THE HORNS FEAT. JO HARMAN • My Own Way (myspace.com/johannaharman)

The ubiquity of plastic horns and cynical strings in the wake of Mark Ronson has muddied the waters a little for the true practitioners of the soul/funk/jazz craft, although when the real McCoy comes along it sticks out like a sore thumb. This previously unreleased gem from the pen of Horns bandleader James McMillan and Amy Winehouse herself is given a timely airing by the latest great Brit hope vocalist Jo Harman. The pedigree of the backing provides this promising voice a perfect frame, the whole package breathing with a pleasing authenticity that’s impossible to fake. (NC)

EP: ILLNESS •

Gifts From God (STA)

A band for whom the White Stripes’ famed sparse arrangement of vocal/guitar/drums was just a bit too busy, Illness steadfastly desist with vocal distraction entirely. What began as a half-finished-sounding band has evolved – via just enough polish – into an irresistible exercise in minimal riffola; rhythm and rage entwined in a powerful embrace. It’s an arrangement that works perfectly over half a dozen songs, where the unmanned mic stand doesn’t draw attention to itself at all. (NC)

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DEMO: LOVEPARK • (myspace.com/puritansuk)

Formerly called Puritans, Lovepark have rebranded and are about to commence recording their first album. If this is the base material from which they hope to craft their lasting pop artefact, they’re in pretty good shape. The demos all carry themselves with a definite songwriting authority, and some studio assistance in placing the pleasing instrumentation around the mix should elevate the songs above the merely promising. It’s upbeat, jaunty indie in the classic tradition and we look forward to seeing its inevitable ascension up the pop ladder. (NC)

ALBUM: MARYSIA BAND • Sense (myspace.com/marysiaband)

In the spirit of solidarność, SOURCE welcomes Critic submissions from all walks of our diverse cultural and ethnic mix. Here’s a CD that meets the demands of Brighton’s Polish brethren (that’s folk from Poland, not Mr Sheen and Pledge aficionados). Formed around vocalist Marysia Nowiñska, the band have been punting their unique brand of Polish and Balkan jazz and folk at The Bradshaws pub, and this energetic CD, impenetrable lyrics aside, makes it all sound like a good night out. (NC)

COMIC: BEN NAYLOR •

Die Inbred Chav Scum Die! Die! (benjaminnnaylor@yahoo.co.uk) Jesus, someone having a bad day. The illustrator and storyteller behind Geoff Half-Shark-Half-Octopus has swapped his gentle modern day whimsy for violent fantasy. After the last travelogue, this is England at its worst – spitting in the street, Danny Dyer as a role model, talking in the cinema. Ben sees ‘chavs’ as a plague, like zombies, that we need saving from. When it’s funny it’s very entertaining but there’s an edge of the Daily Mail-reading bigot here. Still, Ben’s not claiming to be looking into the sociological situations regarding the nation’s underclass – he’s just really pissed off at the lack of manners around these days. Mind you, he’s always been an old man at heart. (JK)

ALBUM: SILJE NES

Opticks (FatCat •)

For this follow-up to ‘Ames Room’, Silje Nes appears to have imbibed some elixir of vocal confidence. Her utterly enchanting voice still works in tandem with a wide range of instruments and effects but has come more to the fore than competing as just another sonic component. The result is a far more song-based and vocal-led collection than before, mixing traditional backings with understated electronica to create a compelling album whose every texture is like reclining upon clouds. This is one for dimmed lights and intimate nights. (NC)

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SAMPLER: VARIOUS: NUMBSKULL HQ • Mission Drive (myspace.com/numbskullhq)

Pitching themselves as an umbrella label dedicated to unearthing great local artists, Numbskull have indeed gathered some brilliant BN postcoded stuff here. A lot of it SOURCE is already familiar with; from the guitar genius of The Valentines and The Sarah Michelles (our personal tips for Radio One playlisting), to the louche summery loveliness of Jennie Cruse and Sparrow as well as the trad indie sounds of Villareal and Heliopause. Numbskull is a lazy major label A&R man’s dream – shut your eyes, stick a pin in the sleeve and keep your job for another year… (NC)

SINGLE: SILVERMAN Can’t Stand The Rain (One4Ho Records •)

As with most things, the most interesting things happening in the monolith of a genre that is dubstep are happening at the fringes. Where dubstep meets semi-techy electronica is where Silverman is honing his shadowy, sinister Bladerunner-esque beats. Using the mournful vocal and drip-drop sample from Ann Peebles’ track of the same name, the wobble in ‘Can’t Stand The Rain’ sounds like a massive industrial turbine in some torrential dystopian deluge. Dark, heavy and relentless. (MB)

FILM: TOM SANDS • Brighton – Die Sonfonie der Großstadt (Substantial)

‘The symphony of the big city’ aims to celebrate Brighton’s cumulative charms, while contrasting the fortunes of typical city residents. A bin man works along London Road, a stressed computer worker bemoans the digital age, a bus driver wants to work in a café because he hates driving and a busker works out her beer budget – all furiously intercut with monolithic flat blocks and random street reportage, the unsettling direction and sound manipulation are sometimes quite Chris Morris’ ‘Jam’ in tone. If there’s any moral message it’s all a bit muddied but it’s nicely put together. (NC)

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BRIGHTON’S BUST THE END OF OUR CITY’S INDIVIDUALITY? EVERY LITTLE HELPS… words by nick coquet image by modern toss

On the day that The Freebutt closed its doors to amplified live music we heard more shocking news. The Providence, longtime jumping off point for new BIMM bands, was closing and re-opening as Brighton’s 12th Tesco. This, added to the rumour that Wetherspoons had its eye on the large venue at the start of the North Laine, had us furious. Is Brighton replacing its culture with big business? Who’s actually looking after the city? In order to attract visitors with bulging wallets from outside of town, the city obviously needs to punch a decent weight with its retail offerings. That’s why Churchill Square was built – a day’s shopping under one roof with an obvious chain store overspill into Western Road. That’s kind of fair enough, 250,000 people live here and even we need label goods from time to time. But when it starts to encroach on the areas whose individuality helped make the city’s reputation, well, we start to get upset. ‘Metro’ and ‘Local’-brand supermarkets, the high street enclaves of the outof-town superstores, have long been making a march on the local retailer. The buying power of the PLC simply pummels the family-run corner shop into submission. This is a national disease of course, but Brighton’s culture and quirky outlets are as much a part of its character as dirty weekends, and we don’t think enough’s being done to halt this so-called progress. As rates and rents rise, the inexorable rise of inter-city homogenisation threatens every shop, cafe and pub on our streets. And with a supermarket on every corner, who’s even going to bother going out to drink anymore? Venues such as the Pressure Point, Providence and Barfly could certainly be said to have suffered from the change in licensing laws, while a perceived lack of council support for the Ocean Rooms and the Freebutt certainly didn’t help their particular fates. So venues close and shops fail, all parts of the Brighton landscape gone forever. And queuing up to fill their boots is an endless supply of big name retailers, sometimes so eager to snap up the local trade that they

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don’t even wait for proper planning permission before they open their doors. This is why Starbucks on St James’s Street is apparently officially a ‘shop’ rather than a café – council usage regulations for the premises protecting the street’s other cafés seemingly meaning nothing. But not everyone just lies down and takes it. Facebook has proved an invaluable tool in gathering support for protests against development, their organisers making impassioned pleas for reason on the TV news. The most vocal in recent times have been the urban gardeners on the proposed plot of Brighton’s 13th Tesco on Lewes Road. Despite Quaker covenants stipulating no alcohol could be sold or gambling take place upon it, in place since the land was first sold, planning permission for yet another Tesco (which would be literally next door to a Co-Op and opposite a Spar) and a betting shop seem to be railroading through local opposition. This is happening all over, of course. Brighton shares many shops with Birmingham, Hove many with Huddersfield. But our charm as a city lies firmly in our diversity. We’re unique and we want to stay that way. It’s what brings people in from outside – not the fact that we’ve got a couple of cheap Wetherspoons or a wellstocked Gap. Some sort of legislative line in the sand clearly needs to be drawn, a line that the tide of corporate retail can’t simply wash away. And this is where you come in. In researching this issue we went to great pains to get some solutions from the council. Try as we might we just couldn’t get answers from Brighton’s councillors, our questions proving either too vague or too specific depending on whom we asked. We know who our MPs are – Caroline Lucas was busy with the impending summer recess of Parliament and we kind of assumed we’d get no joy from the Tories. But these are issues more pertinent to our ward councillors. Know who they are? Nor did we. In fact Brighton and Hove has 54 ward

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councillors, spread across the major political parties, and they’re elected to look after your interests. In fact, they’re all hoping to get re-elected next May, and will presumably be doing all they can to end their anonymity with the electorate to get your cross on the ballot paper. As a local magazine with Brighton and Hove at the heart of every word we print, SOURCE is making it our business to get some proper answers. We admittedly didn’t get very far with our questions, but we’re on a massive mission to change that. Voter

apathy simply won’t wash anymore. We want the young people of Brighton to help influence the outcome of these elections, and we want you to form the discussions on which they’re fought. This is our city by the sea, and the people in charge of it are about to come out of the woodwork, sniffing about for your vote. Let’s make it a vote for Brighton, a vote for real, unique, diverse and proper fucking amazing Brighton. You run this city – it’s time to step up. Find out which councillor to shout at: www.writetothem.com

SIX OF THE BEST

BRIGHTON TESCO STORES With a savvy understanding of our Regency heritage and unique sense of style, here’s a hats off to our top six Tesco stores in Brighton & Hove.

BRIGHTON QUEENS ROAD EXPRESS

Shipped-in vegetables in hygienic plastic cladding, factory-fresh ready meals and loads of sugary treats mean you’ll never need to book a table in the area again. Late night alcohol vending neatly sidesteps the need to drink in one of the city’s tiresome pubs or bars. All this and Club Card points too.

BRIGHTON JUBILEE STREET EXPRESS

Shipped-in vegetables in hygienic plastic cladding, factory-fresh ready meals and loads of sugary treats mean you’ll never need to book a table in the area again. Late night alcohol vending neatly sidesteps the need to drink in one of the city’s tiresome pubs or bars. All this and Club Card points too.

BRIGHTON ST JAMES’S STREET EXPRESS

Shipped-in vegetables in hygienic plastic cladding, factory-fresh ready meals and loads of sugary treats mean you’ll never need to book a table in the area again. Late night alcohol vending neatly sidesteps the need to drink in one of the city’s tiresome pubs or bars. All this and Club Card points too.

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HOVE DROVEWAY EXPRESS

Shipped-in vegetables in hygienic plastic cladding, factory-fresh ready meals and loads of sugary treats mean you’ll never need to book a table in the area again. Late night alcohol vending neatly sidesteps the need to drink in one of the city’s tiresome pubs or bars. All this and Club Card points too.

HOVE WESTERN ROAD EXPRESS

Shipped-in vegetables in hygienic plastic cladding, factory-fresh ready meals and loads of sugary treats mean you’ll never need to book a table in the area again. Late night alcohol vending neatly sidesteps the need to drink in one of the city’s tiresome pubs or bars. All this and Club Card points too.

PORTSLADE METRO

Shipped-in vegetables in hygienic plastic cladding, factory-fresh ready meals and loads of sugary treats mean you’ll never need to book a table in the area again. Late night alcohol vending neatly sidesteps the need to drink in one of the city’s tiresome pubs or bars. All this and Club Card points too. Not enough? Relax! Aside from the five other branches throughout the city, there are two brand new Tesco stores opening, on the site of The Providence and on the Lewes Road urban garden. And not a moment too soon!

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rob the rich at beyond retro for so darn so

Brighton’s BEST

the best city in britain comes out Fighting WORDS BY CARRIE BARCLAY, MATT BARKER, MIKE BRADFORD, DAN BOWDEN, DARREN CARNABY, DAN CHATFIELD, DANI COLYER, NICK COQUET, ADAM DENCH, Matthew Hodson, HELENA J, JAMES KENDALL, LYDIA STOCKBRIDGE photos by garage studios, sam hiscox, james kendall

So, is Brighton broken? Well, there’s obviously plenty of sad stuff going on that makes us a bit depressed and weepy. But there’s also loads of stuff about our city that’s unique, inspiring and just plain downright ace. We stuck our hands up like spods in the SOURCE office and wrote these on the blackboard.

20 JAZZ FUNK GREATS

Essentially, XXJFG is the best new music blog there is. For weirdo psyche disco or maverick nu-gaze, these guys have heard it, played it out and already blogged it before the acetate is even dry. Don’t believe us? Check your favourite blog’s blogroll. You’ll find them there.

OUR BARTENDERS (ETC)

Jesus, how cool are our waitress, barmen and shop assistants? Seemingly all hot – or quirky über-hip – they’re working part-time while their blog/band/photography/art hits gold. Not only are they interesting and clever (and hot, did we mention that?) they’re also really good at their jobs.

THE BEACH

Yes it’s made of stones, but that sea air is enough to blow the cobwebs off anyone coming to town. Ultimately it doesn’t matter about all the other things which make Brighton special because

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hot long summer nights with friends, BBQs, drink and general merriment on the beach are what make life in Brighton all the more brilliant.

HAPPY HOUR AT THE BEES MOUTH

Whoever said money can’t buy you happiness obviously didn’t have £7.50. Because that will buy you three bottles of fruity Belgian happiness from one of the hippest, most happenin’ jazz joints this side of the 1950s. It’s 5.15pm on a Tuesday and we’re drunk. We love you Bees Mouth.

BEYOND RETRO

The heart of the Lanes, yet a hidden treasure – Beyond Retro takes you back to dressing up in your mum’s high heels and gladrags. Not just a vintage store, they often hold gigs for local bands and held a beautiful Alice In Wonderland tea party in March. See also To Be Worn Again and Wolf & Gypsy.

BIRD-CALL WHISTLE BLOKE

No hungover Saturday would be complete without a wander through the Lanes, stuck behind what must be the hottest, stickiest man in Brighton. Clad from head to foot in tweed, carrying a massive sign, and making noises like a Robin on heat, this guy is an ambassador for the phrase ‘does anyone ever buy this crap?’ but we love him anyway.

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BOM-BANE’S

The quirkiest restaurant in town, there’s probably no place that is such a labour of love. Interesting things happen in Bom-Bane’s from in-table entertainment to great live music and comedy. Arthur Brown and Stewart Lee have both played the cosy basement.

BRIGHTON BALLROOM

The Hanbury has had a tough time of it over the last few years but hopefully Proud Galleries can turn it around, having just bought it. They’re doing great stuff in London so fingers crossed, and they’ve saved another Brighton venue from closing. Just remember though, this is Brighton not London guys.

BRIGHTON LIVE

The mere fact that Brighton has enough bands to put on an annual festival of local acts is impressive enough, but that a group of people bother (most giving their time for nothing out of sheer belief in it) is great. Oh yeah, and it’s totally free. Result.

COMMUNION

In terms of the bleeding edge of indie/nu-folk/whatever you want to call it, the So Darn So-run Communion is sufficiently below the radar to feel extra special, but so on the money that soon you’ll only be able to catch their bands in £10 headline slots.

CRANE KALMAN

The exhibitions that Crane Kalman put on aren’t just good, they’re world class. If you want to see great photography it should be your first stop. And then get over to the North Laine Gallery to see the talented locals.

DAVE’S COMICS

Of course they never cared anyway, but Dave’s Comics have garage studios been pushing graphic stories since long before they became fashionable. Not just the place for superheroes, they also have a great range of emotional stories from the likes of Daniel Cowes and Adrian Tomine.

DUKE OF YORK’S

To quote film über-critic Mark Kermode, “Balcony sofas? Cor, you definitely would, wouldn’t you?” After years of sitting in children’s car seats in suburban warehouses, a glass of beer, a sofa, a beautifully projected flick, and the 100year-old housing makes you realise just how good we’ve got it down here.

EDUCATION

Brighton University and City College are right in the heart of the city offering the students of Brighton the opportunity to develop themselves into the new stars of Brighton. Music, arts and design courses run by industry professionals and close links with local employees make this a very cool place to learn.

THE EVENING STAR

Loved by many – it’s home to the best micro brewery in Brighton and has many award winning ales, as well as the widest selection of Belgian beers around. This is no gastro pub, if you look a bit too trendy or act obnoxiously a regular will shout, “There’s no Fosters in here, sonny.”

SAVE THE FREEBUTT CAMPAIGN

OK, so it might have failed, but the swell of support for a venue in danger was impressive. Four thousand people signed the petition – now if each of them

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paid £5 there’d be enough to carry out the soundproofing work. Hello? Anyone still there?

GARAGE STUDIOS

Devoted to the art of photography, often within a commercial setting, no one is doing more for the discipline in Brighton than Kevin Mason and Matt Halls. Crucially they don’t hide their craft, instead aiming to excite and help others by explaining the smoke and mirrors.

GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE

Following the construction of Prince George’s weekend party pad back in the late 1700s, the architects of the period knocked up a plethora of gorgeous, often beach-fronted housing. You can see the style, with its tall windows and corniced details, from Kemp Town’s Sussex Square to Clifton Hill, to Brunswick Town.

HAND IN HAND

Sure there are a thousand quality boozers in Brighton, but how many of them actually brew their own quality booze? The Kemptown (micro-)Brewery, as housed at the wonderfully teeny Hand In Hand pub, is somewhere you can genuinely try something new. You’ll never drink Kronenbourg or Stella Artois again.

HANDMADE CO-OP

A fine arts and skillful crafts shop with a socialist work ethic – now that’s something you don’t see every day. They showcase the best local artisans’ creations, ranging from pretty and practical to standalone pieces. There’s really no excuse for buying someone a shoddy gift anymore.

HANOVER BEER FESTIVAL

For an area of Brighton that has a quality boozer on every corner (almost literally – try it if you don’t believe us), the annual introduction of a big top, piled high with kegs of the most wonderful beers of every conceivable denomination and regional derivation, is some lovely icing on a well-stocked cake.

THE HYDRANT

The Hydrant, nee The Hare and Hounds, has become a new hub for live music. The venue proper upstairs sees Club Zygotic promotions putting on the most left-of-centre in alternative music; and downstairs you can often find some cheeky ska band playing at the bar.

WORK STARTING ON THE HIPPODROME

It’s going to cost nine million quid to sort out, but apparently the guys behind the Brixton Academy are ready to start work on this decaying venue. The Beatles and the Stones played there, you know.

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seafront clubbing at its best: trash mondays

INDEPENDENT LABELS

Independents have always found a home here; from the DIY label I Made This Records to established alt-folkers FatCat, hip hop soul from the mighty Tru Thoughts, or quirky pop-tronica mayhem from One Inch Badge. All of these started small and gained notoriety right here.

INDEPENDENT RECORD SHOPS

With most of the UK’s indie record shops having bitten the dust, it’s good to see the likes of Rounder, Resident, Ape, Edgeworld and Rarekind bucking the national trend and flourishing by really knowing their market. You sure won’t find Daptone 7”s in HMV.

JUICE FM SPECIALIST SHOWS

Every city has its commercial radio stations, and for the most part they all play the same old chart fodder. Not Juice. Even a cursory glance through their long list of specialist shows reveals the kind of roster and playlists that 6Music would love to harvest.

CAROLINE LUCAS MP

The only Green MP in the whole bloody country, Caroline took the Brighton Pavilion ward by storm in the general election, an unprecedented victory for the party and a clear message to the rest of the country that Brighton doesn’t do tactical voting, thanks very much.

MAMMOTHFEST

This group of promoters are hell-bent on supporting the South’s undernourished metal scene. They’re hosting the first ever metal festival the South East has ever seen this September at Hove’s town hall, aiming to put the city on the map as the South East’s metal Mecca.

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MODERN TOSS

In the whole country there’s no one better at sticking a prick into pomposity and the ridiculousness of life today. Brutally witty, they’ve also developed a unique style that gets them into art galleries. And they did our ace cover this month.

MORGENMUFFEL ZINE

As Brighton Zinefest testifies, there’s a wealth of people with something worth saying living here. A veteran of the scene is Morgenmuffel, an autobiographical zine chronicling the life and issues that are important to its author Isy. Covering punk, veganism, ecology and community, it makes for an insightful and entertaining read.

THE NORTH LAINE

This run of small boutique shops, cafés, bars, galleries and venues in the heart of the city is an essential microcosm of Brighton – alternative, fiercely independent, hip, vibrant and varied, it’s Brighton in a nutshell.

NOT FOR RESALE

Is there anyone in Brighton that has such a need for new music as Meatbreak and Fokkawolfe? Food, air, and demo tapes – that’s what they live on. Their next Penthouse night is on Friday 20th, or keep up with their almost-daily blog.

NUMBSKULL HQ

The corporate music industry’s on its arse, so there’s never been a better time to go it alone. Numbskull is a local management consultancy with A&R, live promotion and PR expertise to help bands do just that, and they’re building a promising roster of artists who you’ll know all about before too long.

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OPEN MICS

Music is a reflection of life, and the underground performance scene is where the two meet. Open mic nights are a platform for our views, our aspirations and our expressions. Music, poetry, comedy – all our best talent started out there and Brighton boasts the best in the country.

RADIO REVERB 97.2FM

Brighton’s community radio station is staffed, produced and presented by volunteers from a stifling basement on the Old Steine. Reverb is an unpredictable, gloriously haphazard and eclectic melting pot of ideas, with a keen ear to the ground for diverse emerging local talent, personalities and events.

RAVING GRANDAD

Because no outdoor music event in Brighton would be complete without the grandaddy of raving at the front, throwing some shapes and teaching us young ‘uns a thing or two about how to wear flame print.

REAL TATTOOS

A world away from your standard end-of-pier snake’n’dagger with Chinese symbols designs, Brighton is home to Into You and Magnum Opus, two world-renowned custom shops who will ink absolute individuality under your skin.

THE RECOMMENDER

If you haven’t heard of The Recommender then clearly you’ve never been online. Now part of the influential blog network, Strangers In Stereo, you can often find their postings topping the Hype Machine chart. The live music nights are firing now too.

RED VEG

Where else can you sit people-watching as you tuck into a burger that makes you forget there’s no meat inside? The staff are friendly, flirty and fun and the food is amazing. The spinach and garlic burger is to die for and the fries are never greasy either.

ROAST DINNERS

Alongside a number of excellent fry up cafes, there are dozens of unique and friendly pubs serving perfect Sunday lunch grub. As a consequence, Brighton is not only great for going out on a Saturday night, but it also offers up the perfect hangover cure the next day.

seaFRONT CLUBS

As rammed as they often are at weekends, there’s something undeniably special about the many large clubs located in the Victorian archways under Brighton beach’s promenade. On a

warm summer’s evening there’s nothing quite like hitting the beach and ending your evening in front of a banging al fresco sound system.

STREET PARTIES

From Hanover, the North Laine and Brunswick Square to Ditchling Rise – street parties pop up all over the place. City communities taking time out to get to know their neighbours is catching on nationwide, but Brightonians have been at it for years.

NON-SUPERMARKET SUPERMARKETS

Independent food stores such as Infinity Foods, Bill’s and Taj champion the vegetable and health foods in all their fine forms, as well as giving us an alternative to the big chains clogging up the city centre.

TREACLE & CO

Proof that not everything in Brighton is closing, some things are blossoming like beautiful flowers. This brand new cake shop is going to have your tastebuds sending you a thank you note. Best of all it’s opposite the huge Hove Tesco so you can buy your sugary dinner in here instead.

TUACA

Yes, it’s Italian, but Tuaca is so much a part of the fabric of our city that it’s got its own plaque. Responsible for more crazy ideas and unholy unions than anything else, importantly it tastes better than any other shot. Thanks to Paul and Sammy, the Brightonians who discovered it while snowboarding and started importing it.

UN AUTRE MONDE

Mirrors’ monthly club night at New Hero is doing something genuinely interesting. Pretentious? Maybe, but we see a tongue in cheek as they balance live painting with onion petanque. The best place to see them play live.

VEGETARIAN FOOD

Vegetarians, vegans and even raw foodists have found a stronghold here. Stand-out produce proprietors include Terre A Terre, Manna, Bill’s and Food For Friends, all making a proper meat-forgetting meal from stuff growing out of the ground.

WEST STREET

This long street, running up from the beach is full of those shitty, found-in-every-town, massive chain bars. Why does it make this list, you might ask? Well, it acts as a magnet for all those footballshirt-wearing, drunk thugs and scary hen parties, thus leaving all the really decent bars to the rest of us.

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Street Style

photos by lomokev at lomokev.com words by lydia stockbridge

We were immediately drawn to Irate’s standout ensemble. Matching colours to the madly geometric pattern of his shirt so seemingly effortlessly – but then he is head of his own fashion label, M.O.D.U. Never have we witnessed so many shades of turquoise all in one sitting, but it works beautifully; like a mesmerising abstract take on the ocean. He created the bum bag with the cheeky heart logo of his label winking away at us from under its skewed crown; an icon of our times, captured through the lens. Unfortunately we didn’t capture him wearing his signature piece: the tapechain. A graffiti artist as well as fashion designer, Irate customises cassettes, converting something old into something new – but probably not suitable as a wedding accessory. Shirt from “Camden somewhere” “I have a stylist that helps me get inspiration for my own designs. I like to call my personal style Fresh N Funky. Colour-wise it’s always colourful and bright.” Jeans from H&M “They were deadstock, so I got them as I thought, well, you know they were a really good bargain.” Boots from a “rummage” “They’re sort of Dr Martins type of boots. I can’t remember where I got them from. Sometimes I just rummage, I just go through different stores, they might be charity-based, where I just pick things up for really cheap.” Neckerchief from Rokit, Camden “They’re quite good for accessories.” Bum bag from M.O.D.U “Yeh that’s from my label, I designed and make them myself.” Necklace from M.O.D.U “I made those myself as well. My fashion label’s called M.O.D.U, you can find out about us and projects that we have going on at tapechain.com.”

Irate received a bottle of Tuaca for his get-up and go outfit, Tuaca being the perfect summer drink, bringing out the subtle tones of vanilla and citrus when served long over ice with cola. Start chilled – finish responsibly.

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CONSUME

IMMEDIATE

34 SYDNEY STREET 01273 603 844 WORDS BY NICK COQUET

In a city where vintage and second-hand shops are everywhere, in order to last 18 years you need to specialise. Immediate has carved a unique niche for itself, drawing in everyone from indie kids, punks, skins and mods to elderly types who appreciate the value of quality British clothing like Church’s shoes and Harris tweeds. Unlike some other outlets that buy randomly from abroad by weight, Immediate’s rails are groaning with handpicked pieces. It’s a labour of love involving countless sources gathered from two decades on the mod, ska and club scenes, to rare charity shop finds and house wardrobe clearance visits. Even rifling through the back of a clobber-packed van outside a pub with a torch, it’s the dedication to quality stock that makes the endless search worthwhile.

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The shop’s about good brand names with a history; Ben Sherman, Aquascutum, Loake’s, Dunn & Co – classic labels that have been around for years. Clothing that’s well made – if Immediate still have it in good condition after 40 years you can guarantee it’s going to outlast something bought on the high street today. As well as the vintage ranges of hats, suits, shirts and shades, Immediate also run a great t-shirt range, with Studio One, Trojan and Stax nods to the shop’s roots. So if you want a sharp look that sets you apart, get it Immediately.

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UNSUNG HEROES 100 PEOPLE WHO MAKE BRIGHTON WHAT IT IS NO.12 ADAM LeROY WORDS BY NICK COQUET

Brighton has been a Mecca for mods since the early 60s, and for the last 18 years Adam and brother Jonathon LeRoy have been tailoring to button-down Brighton’s sharp-suited requirements at Jump The Gun on Gardner Street. Why has mod style remained such an enduring part of British fashion? We’re really just an early 60s gent’s outfitters with a mod angle to it. It’s about the fit, the cloth and the cut. If you’re the right shape for what we do it’s brilliant. You don’t have to be a mod to wear it well, it’s just a suit, a regular outfit that’s cut differently. It’s about dressing well, not necessarily being a mod. John Steed in The Avengers, Michael Caine in Alfie, they weren’t mods, it’s just a cool, well-fitted look. So are they clothes for skinny guys predominantly? A lot of people who do this kind of niche market won’t be as hardcore about it as we are. We won’t manufacture to fit everybody. You can either fit into it or not, we won’t make big baggy shirts so everyone can buy one. Ben Sherman for instance do a slim-fit range, but it’s nothing like ours. Our jackets go up to 48” but the trouser cut is pretty slim. If you can’t get into them you can always buy shoes and a hat... Do you get a lot of trade from outside Brighton? People travel unbelievable distances, we’re really the only proper mod shop left. Merc in London is fine, we’ve known them for 20 years and we started out selling their stuff about 15 years ago – we were the only people they’d wholesale to in the UK. But we gave up because we wanted everything to fit how we wanted, and with no logos on it. We’ve been approached by people like Lambretta saying, this is perfect for you, but we’re a mod shop, it’s not about a label. You do stock some outside labels though? We stock a limited range of Loake shoes, they’re a great shoemaker. Fred Perry – we do a very limited range of what they do. The shirts aren’t what you’d buy on the high street, it’s an M12, made in the UK, a very specific shirt. The fit and the quality are different. Fred Perry is a very traditional shirt, that’s why we stock it, but it has to be an M12. We could sell loads more of what they do, and Ben Sherman target t-shirts, but we’re just not interested. You don’t have very mod hair? I always got stick for having an Elvis sticker on my scooter! Mod’s about doing your own thing, sometimes people say you can’t mix this check with that check but I don’t really care. I sell reasonably serious mod gear but if you want to wear it with a pair of brothel creepers, do what you like...

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that we’re were essentially sitting in the middle of a roundabout. Luckily inside is pleasant, if a little functional.

Secret Eater

Circus Circus

Preston Rd (01273) 620026 Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm, 6pm-9pm

THE PLACE: There are plenty of great Thai places in Brighton – Sukhothai, with their two course £5 lunches, as well as The Pond and The King & I – so what makes us rock up at Circus Circus with our stealth notepad? Well, we wanted to head over to the London Road/Preston Park area and there aren’t loads of options after lunch but before the hours that a takeaway seems like a good idea. A lovely day, we think we’ll sit outside – until we realise

THE MEAL: We’re not sure why Thai food is always so cheap, but Circus Circus keep up the value for money that comes with the eastern cuisine. In fact for weekday lunches (noon until 3pm) all main courses are £3.95 if you just want vegetables, or an extra quid for meat, with seafood two pounds more. But is the food any good? Things start pretty well with the tiger prawn tempura (£4.50), four fleshy fingers of seafood, not buried in batter. It’s a shame to drown them in dipping sauce so we shovel them down neat. The Pad Si Oew (£6.50) is as close to Chinese as Thai, but with a thicker, creamier sauce. It stands on the quality of its veg – fresh and crunchy baby sweetcorn, mange tout, broccoli, and cauliflower. The green curry with chicken (£6.50) has a good slow building kick that leaves our tongue tingling nicely with plenty of sauce, soft chicken and a variety of crisp fresh vegetables. THE VERDICT: It all came to just over £20 with drinks, and you can’t really argue with that. You might not walk past other good Thai places to get to it, but Circus Circus is one of the best eateries in the area, and they do take away too. WERE WE SUSSED: We had all the food come out together so, although we weren’t subtle with our camera, it was too late to change anything. So, definitely not.


In Conversation With

Lewes Road Community Garden STAND UP FOR YOUR LAND RIGHTS

You don’t have to sit around complaining about Brighton not being the way you want it. Loads of people have got off their arses and are making their voices heard. Sandy Deacon is part of the Lewes Road Community Garden/Say No To Tesco campaign, trying to protect the community garden space from the third supermarket within a 20-yard radius. She spoke to us about how to stand up for what you believe in.

many things on board; we had yoga mornings, elderly afternoons, workshops, planting. Now we don’t have so many plants, the garden looks very bare and barren. It’s been such a beautiful place and it could be absolutely gorgeous if we could purchase it. And we could – Infinity, Lush, various other companies and the local community have all offered to buy small packages of the land – that’s what we’ve got to do. That’s the way forward, but the landowners won’t come back to us. JK: So, what’s next for the campaign? It seems like it’s at a crucial junction. James Kendall: I think a lot of our readers are unhappy about SD: I think we’ve got to re-approach going to the council about the way things are turning out, but don’t know where to start. the planning because we feel there was no proper planning What do you think is the best way of getting your message permission given to this proposed development. We’ve also got across at the moment? to approach our Green councillors, who I don’t think are Sandy Deacon: We’ve done a lot of leaflets, petitions and representing us very well. If they’re not going to represent us demonstrations. We’ve had two attempts by the bulldozers trying we’re going to go to the people who will – and I think that means to come in and we’ve had peaceful demos to keep them out – no heading back to Labour. If they want our support they’d better violence, no unnecessary action. The police were on our side, start pulling their finger out. they’ve been very good. That’s what we have to do, as well as JK: Do you see what’s going on with the community garden as keeping up public pressure on our councillors. The Greens the war or a battle? People we’ve spoken to at the garden felt like haven’t been very helpful – we expected more and we should it wasn’t possible to stop Tesco building a store but if we all really have the Greens on board helping us out with solicitors and stopped shopping there we could get them to start closing them promoting us – we promoted them after all. This is our space, a eventually. That’s a very long-term goal. green space, so where are they? SD: We wanted – and thought – that we were going to have JK: What we’ve seen with the failed Freebutt campaign, and something more ethical, like small units and proper housing for further afield with the successful rallying around BBC 6Music, is people. Therefore it’s a war and it’s that the internet is a great way to get a battle; a struggle because we’d people fired up, but maybe technology is love to keep the garden, buy the just the start. garden – we don’t want to squat it SD: Yes, we’ve had Facebook, and – and keep it as a community Twitter’s another good way, I suppose. I’m space. We could do something more of an activist though. I generate WEBSITE: lewesroadcommunitygarden.org with it and make it really work, but people to get things done. We’re trying to FACEBOOK: tiny.cc/no-tesco if they persist with the Tesco then activate a new solicitor to act pro bono, or PETITION: tiny.cc/no-tesco-petition it’s a war. We don’t want Tesco just because it’s their cause as much as because it would be destructive ours. This is the way it’s done, isn’t it? for local businesses, schools and JK: The garden aspect of your anti-Tesco traffic pollution. We want the garden but we’re prepared to give it campaign seems pretty important. up as long as we get something ethical put on that ground – SD: We try to keep the garden open because we want to keep it housing, small shops or units, that’s what we need. as a place for children, for young families. We used to have so

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AUDIO Supercharged: Spectrasoul Beats and treats 11pm £1 BEE’S MOUTH Open Mic 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 Now that’s what I call eclectic DJing 9pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free COALITION The Jolly Boys Reggae legends 8pm £10 DIGITAL The Poundance Imagine if Poundland had a dancefloor - top pop tunes for a pittance 11pm £1 DUKE OF BEAUFORT Poker: Texas Hold’em Bring your filthy habit to the bar 7pm £5 DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night Get your thinking cap on. First question: what the hell is a thinking cap? 9pm £1 FIDDLER’S ELBOW Game Time 8pm £1 FISHBOWL Fisherman’s Chronicles Acoustic jam open to all 8pm £free GEMINI Afrodelic Perfect pop, raunchy R&B and super soul all by the sea 2pm £free GLOBE Brighton Institutions’ Launch Party: 412 Fashion DJ sets and stalls from the shops, clubs and labels that make Brighton unique 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Harry Tricks & The Magic Number Live gypsy swing 8.30pm £free HOPE Carrick, Outfit, The Black Tracks, Plunk Extend A showcase night of new Italian bands 8pm £free JAM Hope & Glory: Goodluck Johnathan, What’s Your Vice, Dalla Russia Live music action from unsigned talent 7.30pm £3 LATEST MUSIC BAR Brighton Songwriters Part workshop, part open mic 7pm £2; Ayanna Witter Johnson She’s worked with Nitin Sawhney and Courtney Pine - now she’s singing with a jazz bagpipist 8pm £8 LEGENDS BASEMENT Dirty Handbag What have you been putting in it? 11pm £free LONDON UNITY Open Mic Night 8pm £free MARLBOROUGH Open Mic Get out of your bedroom and into the pub - with your story, act, poem, or rendition of N-Dubz’ new single 8.30pm £free OCEANA Get Lost Student night similar to their Monday night, but on ‘Weird’ Wednesday instead 9pm

£4/3/2 PHOENIX GALLERY Meet The Artist, Get The T-Shirt Stefan Hoffman wants to print stuff onto your clothes 11am £free; Artist Talk Stefan Hoffman talks about himself 7pm £free PV Big Pride Quiz! Pub quiz about Pride and for Pride Time tbc £1 R-BAR Alternative Beats: DJ Beast Indie pop electro Details tbc RIKITIK Time To Awesome: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 11pm £free SIDEWINDER The Sidewinder Garden Quiz 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Brighton Allstars: Muerto, M4JO DJs spinning funky house Time tbc £free VICTORY Glue Gun 91 A poetry night that’s all the better for not really featuring any poetry - instead it’s a ragbag of comedy skits, weird games and music 8pm £free VOLKS Baltica Grand Opening: Sami Kiiveri, ABU, Martin Polivaje Latvian and Finnish house 10pm £4/2 WEST HILL TAVERN Acoustic Night From soul and hip hop to pop and folk, unplugged 8pm £free XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain 8.30pm £1

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AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash up 11pm £2 BEE’S MOUTH Hai La Drum Balkan gypsy swing 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 90s house party 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Party On The Ceiling Indie bands and DJ action 9.30pm £2/1 BLACK LION Reggae BBQ Red-hot reggae bands, sizzling dub DJs and burnt burgers 8.30pm £free COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £4/3/2/1 DOCTOR BRIGHTON’S The Big Gay Pub Quiz Win a hamper of hair products and sex toys 8pm £2 DUKE OF BEAUFORT Pub Quiz Bring your brain to the bar 8pm £1 DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music It could be anyone 9pm £free EXCHANGE Quiz Night Fire up your noggin for dosh prizes 8.45pm £1.50 FABRICA Armchair Critics: Lorenza Ippolito, Alan Cowen A worthy discussion about art by a health and safety officer 7pm £tbc FIDDLER’S ELBOW Fiddler’s Live Lounge A whole lotta jazz 9pm £free FISHBOWL Residents Association: DJ Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk, disco, world and house 10pm £free GEMINI Live Music 2pm £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! The democratisation of the dancefloor continues apace with another new night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Swing DeVille Duo Gypsy jazz from the 1930s 8.30pm £free HAMPTON iLike Bring your iPod and play your own tunes - you might like it, but will anyone else? 8pm £free THE HONEY The One: Squiz, Ben-G, Matt Jiggens, Gazz Marlow, Paul Hillyer Mix of R&B, hip hop and funky house. Oh, and some indie too, you lucky thing 11pm £1 HOPE Perfect Sound Forever: Anagrams, Seadog Indie and folk-rock bands 8pm £4/3 HYDRANT DOWN Vile Imbeciles Local rock band comprised of five polite young men 8pm £free JAM Thursday Night Fish Fry Early 50s US rhythm & blues and original Jamaican ska 10pm £2/1 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Tag Comedy: Stephen Grant, Dan Nightingale, Lloyd Langford Stand-up shenanigans 8pm £8.50/6.50 KOMEDIA UP Mind Out For The Laughs Varietystyle benefit for LGBT charity featuring Miss Hope Springs, Zoe Lyons and Brighton Gay Men’s Choir 7.30pm £10/8 LATEST MUSIC BAR Illustrators, Lostaura, Black Cat Bone, I Love Zagreed Four indie bands in search of a stadium 8.30pm £4 LEGENDS BASEMENT Pride Smashed: DJ Lee Harris Electro pop mash-up 11pm £free LIFE Shameless: C-Dogg, DJ Nause Half a century

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friday 6th

2 ONE ONE Hard South Pride: Tom ‘Wof’ Basquil, Paul ‘Chopper’ Batten, Steve Maynard Hard house, dirty dance 11pm £6 AUDIO Wild Fruit Pride Welcome Party: DJ Hollie, Kate Wildblood, Phil Marriot, Mike Mikalis, Club classics, pumping pop 6pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop, house and R&B 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Calling all rockers and metal-heads 10pm £3/2 BLACK DOVE Hot-Tip Hi-Fi Vintage roots and reggae rarities 8pm £free BLACK LION Soul Casserole Throwing funk, jazz, beats and grooves into a massive pot on the fire 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK The Lost Highway: The Diablos A night of Americana 8pm £5/4 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Coyboys & Indians! Celebrate Honour Mission’s birthday with Sheriff von Sleaze 9pm £free COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £4/3/2/1 COBBLER’S THUMB Wide Eyed Disorder Skarred and skanky gypsy fun 9pm £free DIGITAL Stonelove If God gave rock ‘n’ roll to you, who gave you indie? Jesus? 11pm £4/3 FISHBOWL Keep It Wheel: DJ Steve KIW Funk, soul and rare disco from an unreformed and unashamed collector of vinyl 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Shake Hands Let’s Party DJs playing funk, soul, electro, etc 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £5/4/2 GEMINI DJ Sumsuch More chilled tunes 2pm £free GLOBE Disco Deviant: Pablo Contraband, Local Zeros DJs blend proper disco into funk and house 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL All Time Top 100 Musical countdown with guest DJ - Oliver (Doll & The Kicks) 9.30pm £free HAMPTON Pre-Pride 80s Party DJs and dressing up 8pm £free THE HONEY Lollipop Get your tongue out and your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 11pm £tbc HOPE Stacked Nasty DJs playing blues, garage and soul downstairs 9pm £free; The Misanthropes Tea Party: Little Specks Of Blood Lust Blood, The Mekanoset, Vocaliser, Colonics Live indie bands upstairs - noisy shoegazing and spangly guitars 8pm £3 HYDRANT UP Knees Up A night of groove-based party tunes 8pm £2

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JAM Po’ Monkey’s 60s blues and soul stuff 11.30pm £3 JAZZ PLACE Soul Casserole Throwing funk, jazz, beats and grooves into a massive pot on the fire 11pm £tbc KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up silliness 7.30pm £16 KOMEDIA STUDIO Brighton Jazz Club Elisa Caleb heads up a selection of jazz performers 8pm £10/8 KOMEDIA UP Al Murray’s Pub Quiz The domeheaded pub landlord returns for more blokey banter Details tbc LATEST MUSIC BAR Frockabilly 1950s theme night special: rock&roll, cocktails and greasy quiffs 8pm £10/8 LEGENDS BAR Celebration: Dolly Rocket, DJ Peter Castle, Grant Knowles, Lil’ Alex Pre-pride party Time tbc £5/free LIFE Big Fish: Joy Orbison Fidget, bass, electro 11pm £5/4 LOFT Club Malicious Guitar anthems 10pm £4/3/2 MARLBOROUGH Pre-Pride Q&A Special Alter Ego Party Fancy dress party in which your alter ego dances to indie, electro and pop DJs 9pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night Is it too much to be promising the world? Seven themed rooms for your aural pleasure 8pm £6/5 PAV TAV Mod For It Rockabilly, northern soul and ska sounds from the 60s and 70s 11pm £5/4 PENTHOUSE Amazing Classic hair metal 7.30pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Bucket Joy, Unmentionables, We Are The Grand, The English Standard Live bands 8pm £4; Bend Over I’ll Drive: Senor Mick, Johnny Rocks Rock&roll DJs 9pm £free PV DJ Bad Drag Pop and club camp Noon £free R-BAR Girls On Top Lounge Party: DJ Smithy Pop, R&B and chart hits 8pm £3 REVENGE Lollipop vs Starlight Pride Warm Up: Stewart T, Alex Baker, Verity Mayes, Lee Jeffrey, Richard Jones Chart remixes and house tunes backed by a LED light show 9.30pm £10 RIKITIK Voodoo/WeSC: Insight & Nick Maxwell Broken beats on the dirty dubstep 9pm £free ST LUKES Tre Corde Piano Trio Beethoven, Haydn, Bridge and Shostakovich performed by local violin, cello and piano trio 7.30pm £6/4 SUGAQUBE Night Before Pride: Cheets, Stevie Upfront house Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Rusty Ryan Hip hop and soulful tunes 10pm £free VICTORY :KINEMA: DJ set from the Brighton pop band 9pm £free VOLKS Structure: Bad Company UK, Cabbie, Overdose, Dusty, Comatoze, Kaos Express, Freestyler D&B all the way Time tbc £6 WEST HILL TAVERN Envy Electro dance DJs 10pm £free WORLD’S END Bushman: 100% Reggae A mix of R&B, calypso and hip hop - so the name of the night is a big lie 8pm £free XUMA Return Of The Funky Funk, soul and boogie from DJ JP 10pm £free

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AUDIO Wild Fruit Terrace Party: Neil Duffie, Jonny M, Kate Wildblood, Queen Jo Sexy happy people 3pm £tbc; DTPM & Wild Fruit: HiFi Sean, Fat Tony, Guy Williams, The House Husbands London legends come to town 10pm £tbc BELUSHI’S BAR Unplugged: The Pillbilly’s Live acoustic duo 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Good Times: Retro Disco Party It’s a soul funk party with Mick Fuller 9pm £5 BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serving up a platter of semi-obscure funk and soul 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM The Pop Kraft Pride Party: Boogaloo Stu, Dolly Rocket, Sparklemotion, The Size Zero Albino & Darran Duran As if you need tunes when there’s cakes, hair-do salons and sock puppets 8pm £8/6 BRUNSWICK Indie Ping Pong SOURCE writer and singer of :Kinema: hosts a ping pong tournament with live bands 8am £tbc CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Cazza Karaoke Charioke Marathon Rock and metal Pride fundraiser:

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can they keep the gutteral roar going for 14 hours? 1pm £free COALITION Popstars Pride After Party 8pm £10; Blow After Party: Vincent Manganaro, Alex Outram, Aaron Palaez 3am £7/5/4 COBBLER’S THUMB Gay Pride Special: Red Diesel Live funk outfit heading-up pride after party 9pm £free COSMO BAR Glock‘n’Spiel Pride All Dayer Housy techno and dubstep party 4pm £free CONCORDE2 Salvation - Brighton Pride Extravaganza: Oliver M, MisWhite, Paul Coales, Tonnic, Mister Barker, Jon Byrne Dance party with fire-breathing drag queens and nutters on trapezes 10pm £13.50 COWLEY CLUB Queer Mutiny Pride Party Punk and rock&roll DJs 8pm £free DIGITAL Pussycat Club: Multi-Colour Carnival Dancing troupes in ravey costumes get it going to a soundtrack of twisted techno and dirty house 11pm £tbc DORSET Up Jump The Devil: DJ Dave Mumbles, Lonsome Em Pride special 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA South Of The Border 4pm FISHBOWL Askew: Barry Dust, Gareth Stephens DJ set of nu jazz, soul and reggae tunes 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR You Got Papped Local paparazzi moonlighting as dubstep and disco DJs 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £6/5 GEMINI Afrodelic Live band 1pm £free GLOBE The Globe Goes Pop! DJs play pop classics for Pride 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Panda Bear, Noise Attack Strange pop, alternative hip hop and synthtastic space disco biscuits to dip in your beer 9pm £free HECTORS HOUSE The Free For All: The Electric Riot, Flash Bang Band, Trousseaux, The Junk House, Anarvis, BreakinBear A full house of alternative and indie bands 8.30pm £free; The Free For All After Show Messy post-gig drinking and dancing session 11pm £free THE HONEY Hat Club: Seamus Haji, Miss Divine, Vince Frimpong House hits and hats 11pm £10; Pride Terrace Beach Party With Silent Disco Wig out whilst respectfully complying with noise pollution laws 9pm £10 HOPE Da Doo Ron Ron It’s Alive!: The Nuns, The Ugly Sisters, Deadbeat A night dedicated to femalefronted and all-girl groups - the acceptable face of sexism 8pm £6/5 HYDRANT DOWN Kenelis After Show Party Big Brothers’s Shabby plays a punk and reggae DJ set. Come and gawp at someone who was once on television 8pm £free HYDRANT UP Lesbian Mud Wrestling Shameless lesploitation... hang on, it’s for charity. That’s okay then 8pm £5 JAM Queer Nation Post Pride Party: Supadon, Marcus Rogers, DJ Big John London’s awardwinning R&B and house club comes to town 10pm £8 JAZZ PLACE Hug Da Bug A hip hop and house party with a different theme each time 10pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up silliness 8.30pm £17.50; Motorcity New clubnight for lovers of Motown and disco tunes 10.30pm £5/3 KOMEDIA STUDIO Marysia Band, Moocha Polish jazz folk and analogue electronic ballads 8pm £4 LATEST MUSIC BAR Death To Disco Electroclash and Britpop hits contend for air time with modern dance and indie tracks 10pm £8 LEGENDS BAR Ignition Pride Terrace Party: DJ Peter Castle, Grant Knowles, Lil’ Alex Party time Time tbc £5/free LEGENDS BASEMENT Ignition: Peter Castle, Lee Harris House and chart hits 11pm £free LIFE Fish Fry Soundsystem: Waterfront Fish Fry Chilled Jamaican ska, roots, rhythm & blues and gospel 2pm £free; Maxxi Soundsystem Beach terrace party 6pm £free; Girl Action - Official Girl’s After Party 8pm £10 LOFT 13 Monsters Indie and hip hop night 11pm £4/5 TRU Dance Nation: Wild Fruit, Lovechild, Tonker, Macho City Three floors of sleazy dancing 10pm £tbc MARLBOROUGH Annual Pride Weekender: DJ

Caz Coronel (G Spot), Fondue Inferno Cheesy pop and house music - you know the deal 10am £free OCEANA The World In One Night Is it too much to be promising the world? Seven themed rooms for your aural pleasure 8pm £6/5 OFFICE Cider Festival: DJ Night Drink yourself silly Time tbc £free OPEN HOUSE Baroque & Roll Dynamite Sal joins forces with Simon Price from Spellbound for a night of proud 80s style debauchery 7pm £5 OKI NAMI Harlem Shuffle Soul and funk grooves with a nod to mod Details tbc PENTHOUSE Smack That Pride party 7.30pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Long Tall Texans Live music 8pm £8 R-BAR Kinky Dangerous Pride Warm Up Pop and R&B tunes Noon £5 REVENGE Kinky Dangerous Pride Party: Alex Baker, Louise C, Stewart T, Smithy, Lee Harris, King K, Jonesy, Dulcie Danger A two-storey house of love 9pm £tbc RIKITIK No School Breaks: Homeslice DJ set of beats, breaks and D&B 10pm £free ST GEORGE’S INN Pride BBQ A chance to swallow some red hot meat Noon £free; Live Music 8pm £tbc SIDEWINDER The Sidewinder Saloon Watering Hole Pride party with a cowboy and watersports theme - yeeharr! 10am £free; Shades Of Blue Pride Special DJ Steelzawheelz & Drift play jazz, rare groove and electrofunk stuff 10pm £free SIGNALMAN PUB Pride After Party House and disco from the Danceteria DJs 7pm £free SUGAQUBE Pride: Cheets, Gary Scott Upfront house Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Matt Barker Magnificently turned out DJ with impeccable hair 10pm £free VOLKS Official Pride Girl’s Party 10pm £tbc; Fresh After Party 3pm £tbc XUMA Live Jazz 8pm £free; DJ Åbo & Ally Smith If you miss the old Jazz Rooms don’t miss this set from the crew behind the long-running club 10pm £1

sunday 8th

AUDIO Sunday Sundae: Kate Wildblood, Jeffrey Hinton, Chris Barker, Mike Mikalis, Monsieur Dimanche 3pm £tbc BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 Eclectic DJs 9pm £free BLACK LION Live Swingin’ Gipsy Jazz Quintet Live music Time tbc £free COALITION Frequency: Verity Mayes, Yusuf Sebaiti DJs playing upfront house and tech beats 6pm £2 CONCORDE2 Pride Sunday Shindig! Live acoustic acts, BBQ and other fun and games 1pm £free DUKE OF BEAUFORT Pool Competition £50 up for grabs 7pm £2/1 DUKE OF NORFOLK Chips & Friends A double bill featuring the 1970s police drama and a 90s sit-com? No, someone called Chip playing music with their mates 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA South Of The Border 4pm FISHBOWL Recovery?: Asbest The Moor King The most oddly-named DJ in Brighton plays chilled reggae and soul 9pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Sham-Rock Open Mic Anyone can play - it doesn’t have to be Irish music, but if it’s not you might get kneecapped 8.30pm £free FOUNDRY Americana: Danni Nicholls, Nik Funke Slap your thighs and yelp like a yank 8pm £free GEMINI The Move Ons Live indie music 1pm £free GLOBE Rockoustic Open Mic An eclectic selection of local music-makers 9pm £free THE HONEY Afrodisiac: Jon Byrne Electro house to keep the weekend alive 11pm £3.50/2.50; Beyond Fruit The party will never stop. Never. Stop. 3.30pm £tbc KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up silliness 8pm £11/6 LATEST MUSIC BAR Vineyard Songs, talks and stories - about God 7pm £free LEGENDS BAR Ultimate After Pride Terrace Party 15 fundraising cabaret acts 4pm £5/free

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LEGENDS BASEMENT Pride Pop!Candy: DJ Jaykey, Grant Knowles Popping ear candy 11pm £free MARLBOROUGH Annual Pride Weekender: DJ Caz Coronel (G Spot), Fondue Inferno Cheesy pop and house music - you know the deal Noon £free MARWOOD CAFE Brighton Filmmakers Coalition Meeting Team together to spark creative projects 6pm £free OCEANA Kings And Queens Pride finale 10pm £tbc OFFICE Cider Festival: Acoustic Evening Drink yourself silly Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Pokey LaFarge, The South City 3 Live music 7pm £12 R-BAR Pride Acoustic Marathon 2 Gay anthems on acoustic guitars? 8pm £tbc REVENGE Girls On Top Foam Party Vs Koochy Soak in the R&B and house tunes 9.30pm £6 RIKITIK Sunday Takedown: Mass Evil DJ mash-up 10pm £free SEVEN STARS Mike The Mic Live music from Mike and his mates 4pm £free SUGAQUBE Club Sunday Dirty filthy house beats Time tbc £free THREE & TEN DJ Paul 9pm £free

monday 9th

BEE’S MOUTH The Bee’s Mouth Jazz Forum Join in a jazz jam with the house band and get a free pint 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 Their DJs play everything from a-ha to GaGa now that’s what I call eclectic 9pm £free BLACK LION Drive-In Cult films on an outdoor screen 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy times for students and layabouts alike 10pm £3/2 DIGITAL Rebel Afterhours: Paul Heron, Jonny M, Jon Byrne, Lee Harris Still feeling proud? Your last chance to party hard all night 3am £tbc FOUNDRY Irish Folk Night Old time songs from the Emerald Isle 8.30pm £free GEMINI Acoustic Times Best of the local catch 2pm £free HAMPTON Music Quiz Cash for questions: who was Meatloaf’s guitarist? 8pm £1 HOPE The H’Open Mic 8.30pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Fool’s Gold Afro-pop outfit from LA, where else? 8pm £7/8.50 LEGENDS BAR Pride Monday Cabaret: Dave Lynn Details tbc LEGENDS BASEMENT Pride Chic: DJ Peter Castle Disco through the decades 11pm £free LIFE Jailbait 90s club night. Under 18s not allowed 11pm £2 OCEANA Pure Filth Student night for West Street’s finest 9pm £2.50 R-BAR Liz’s Quiz 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Poker night It’s about time for a gambling habit 9pm £5 SUGAQUBE Cocktail Mondays Chilled house Time tbc £free THREE GRACES Quiz Exercise your noodle 8.30pm £free VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 10pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 10th

BEE’S MOUTH Sounds Like Science DJ electronica 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S Mods & Sods It’s the 60s and you’ve got a nice moped 10pm £free BLACK LION Tuesday Club Mystery live acts Time tbc £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open improv session with house band 8pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Skeptics In The Pub Talk on libel reform by Sense About Science’s Sile Lane. On the other hand you could attend Sceptics In The Pub for a talk which will be conducted in the Queen’s English and address the issues of US spelling forcing out our native language, much like an obese

grey squirrel, fattened up on MacDonalds and Starbucks, talking hip hop patois before gunning down a red squirrel in a drive-by. We’ll keep you posted about this alternative event 8pm £2 COALITION Don’t Forget R&B, disco, pop, playful Latin and house music to shake your booty at 10.30pm £3/2 COBBLER’S THUMB Play For A Pint Open Mic Sing for your supper 8pm £free DIGITAL Glitterati Massive student night with a jetsetter, elitist, cliquey theme. Expect everything from funky house and R&B to indie and dance 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF NORFOLK Open Mic Your chance to shine (out of your arse) 9pm £free EXCHANGE Poker Night Turn off the computer and play with real people 7.45pm £tbc FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 GEMINI Ollie And Jack Acoustic covers duo 2pm £free GLOBE Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground screenings, with free popcorn oh boy!! 8pm £free THE HONEY Mojito Miami Beach Party: Jimmy Lobe, Tony Shadyak, RudeBen, Gabriel Angel, Dom Flo, Aaron George Smell the oranges and party like it’s springbreak and you’re on MTV 10pm £free HYDRANT DOWN Pub Quiz 8.30pm £1 HYDRANT UP Subhumans, Constant State Of Terror Hardcore anarcho-punk legends 7.30pm £8 JAM Out Of The Blue Live music showcase for new bands 8pm £5; Trip Out Eclectic mix of electro swing, breaks and trip hop 11pm £2 LATEST MUSIC BAR Charity Chuckle Charity stand-up show 7pm £6/5 LEGENDS BASEMENT Scene Queen: DJ Lil’ Alex More hits than a battered junkie 11pm £free LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 10pm £3 MARLBOROUGH Marly Pub Quiz Winner takes it all 8pm £1 R-BAR Twisted Karaoke: Cat, DJ Trick 8pm £tbc RED LION General Knowledge Quiz 8pm £1 ST GEORGE’S INN Garden Quiz Exercise your noodle 8pm £1 SEVEN STARS Retro Cult Classic Film Night Check sevenstarsbrighton.co.uk to vote for a film 8pm £free SIDEWINDER Open Mic Watch and play 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Laidback Beats Exactly that Time tbc £free

wednesday 11th

AUDIO Supercharged: Fresh Beats and treats 11pm £1 BEE’S MOUTH Open Mic 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 9pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free DUKE OF BEAUFORT Poker: Texas Hold’em Bring your filthy habit to the bar 7pm £5 DIGITAL The Poundance Imagine if Poundland had a dancefloor - top pop tunes for a pittance 11pm £1 DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night Get your thinking cap on. First question: what the hell is a thinking cap? 9pm £1 FISHBOWL Fisherman’s Chronicles Acoustic jam open to all 8pm £free GEMINI Afrodelic Perfect pop, raunchy R&B and super soul all by the sea 2pm £free GLOBE Brighton Institutions: You Got Papped DJ sets and stalls from the shops, clubs and labels that make Brighton unique 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Harry Tricks & The Magic Number Live gypsy swing 8.30pm £free JAM Hope & Glory: New York New York, Tiger Club, Jouis, Joshua B Live music action from unsigned talent 7.30pm £3 LATEST MUSIC BAR Retroskeptics, The Roberts Siblings, Jo Jo & The Go Cats Live jazz folk music 8pm £3

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LEGENDS BASEMENT Dirty Handbag What have you been putting in it? 11pm £free LONDON UNITY Open Mic Night 8pm £free MARLBOROUGH Open Mic Get out of your bedroom and into the pub - with your story, act, poem, or rendition of Peter Andre’s new single 8.30pm £free OCEANA Get Lost Student night similar to their Monday clubnight, but on a ‘weird’ Wednesday instead 9pm £4/3/2 PENTHOUSE The Outer Church Prog rock and psychedelica 9pm £free PULL AND PUMP Pickin’ Party Country and bluegrass - featured acts and open jams 7pm £free PV TV & Movies Quiz Time tbc £free R-BAR Alternative Beats: DJ Beast Indie pop electro Details tbc RIKITIK Time To Awesome: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 11pm £free SIDEWINDER The Sidewinder Garden Quiz 8pm £free XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain 8.30pm £1

THURSDAY 12th

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash up 11pm £2 BASEMENT The Space: Mark Gatiss, Paul Franklin Arts & media club talk with him from ‘The League Of Gentlemen’ and a CGI wizard 7.30pm £7.50/5 BEE’S MOUTH Live Band 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 90s house party 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Party On The Ceiling Indie bands and DJ action 9.30pm £free BLACK LION Soul Casserole Throwing funk, jazz, beats and grooves into a massive pot on the fire 8.30pm £free COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £4/3/2/1 DUKE OF BEAUFORT Pub Quiz Bring your brain to the bar 8pm £1 DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music It could be anyone 9pm £free EXCHANGE Quiz Night Fire up your noggin for dosh prizes 8.45pm £1.50 FIDDLER’S ELBOW Fiddler’s Live Lounge A whole lotta jazz 9pm £free FISHBOWL Residents Association: DJ Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk, disco, world and house 10pm £free GEMINI Live Music 2pm £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! The democratisation of the dancefloor continues apace with another new night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Swing DeVille Duo Gypsy jazz from the 1930s 8.30pm £free HAMPTON iLike Bring your iPod and play your own tunes - you might like it, but will anyone else? 8pm £free THE HONEY The One: Squiz, Ben-G, Matt Jiggens, Gazz Marlow, Paul Hillyer Mix of R&B, hip hop and funky house. Oh, and some indie too, you lucky thing 11pm £1 HYDRANT DOWN The Wasp Factory, The Young Electrics, Doctor Pop Live indie rock bands 8pm £free IAMBIC ARTS THEATRE Smarty Pants Presents: Frankly Outrageous Edinburgh preview of dark comic drama in a purpose-built venue on Gardner St 8pm £6 JAM Thursday Night Fish Fry Early 50s US rhythm & blues and original Jamaican ska 10pm £2/1 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 8pm £8.50/6.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Will Mussett, Square Roots, Lloyd Davies Singer songwriter vs funk band vs acoustic soulster 7:30pm £5/4 LEGENDS BASEMENT Smashed: DJ Lee Harris Electro pop mash-up 11pm £free LIFE Shameless: C-Dogg, DJ Nause Half a century of musical highlights and lowpoints 11pm £1 OCEANA Pound Party: Mike Pantelli If the Juice FM DJ doesn’t float your boat, then maybe the

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cheaper than chips prices will 9pm £4/1/free PENTHOUSE Synth Musik Not a misnomer 9pm £free PRINCE GEORGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free R-BAR Girls On Top Vs Emergency Room Pop and party tunes 8pm £tbc REVENGE Girls On Top Vs Emergency Room Trash tunes to get smashed to 10.30pm £4/3 RIKITIK Scribble: Boy Com, Homeslice It’s a hip hop party 10pm £free ST JAMES TAVERN Stay Sick, Turn Blue 50s and 60s rock&roll 8.30pm £free SIDEWINDER Ants In The Carpet British classics since the 80s 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Weekend Warmup Upfront house Time tbc £free THREE & TEN UPSTAIRS Brian Gittins Various comedy acts presented by roadside cafe oddball 8pm £9/7 VICTORY Open Mic Night Come share your songs with strangers 8pm £free VOLKS Academy Of Bass: Hardcore Junkies Live, Stylus & AudioJunkie, Hyperforce, Darren Grant, Jamie Blaze & Trilogy, Naughty by Nature, Garfield & Squires, Electrik Carl, JDM D&B and hip hop 9pm £tbc WORLD’S END The Big Cash Quiz Wi-fi killed the pub quiz star 8pm £tbc XUMA Exhibition Launch Art and DJs 8pm £1

friday 13th

ALI-CATS Acoustic Club Six hand-picked acoustic acts 8pm £3/2 AUDIO Wolf Gang Alt-indie weirdo 7pm £tbc BEE’S MOUTH Dub Defendant Dub reggae roots 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop, house and R&B 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Metal and rock night. Time for some headbanging 10pm £3/2 BLACK LION Burnt Toast Radio Reverb DJ brings out the filth in funk 8.30pm £free COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £4/3/2/1 COBBLER’S THUMB Lucky Jim Gentle alt country 9pm £free CONCORDE2 Jungle Sound Clash: General Levy Live, Brockie, Krust, Nicky Black Market, MC Navigator It’s looking pretty massive already 11pm £8/7/5 DIGITAL Stonelove If God gave rock ‘n’ roll to you, who gave you indie? Was it Jesus? 11pm £4/3 FISHBOWL Jeff Daniels Boogie and soul-soaked hip hop 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Shake Hands Let’s Party DJs playing funk, soul, electro, etc 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £5/4/2 GLOBE Donky Pitch Electronica and hip hop 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL All Time Top 100 Musical countdown with guest DJ - Eddie The Goatboy (Hold Up/Justice Force 5) 9.30pm £free HAMPTON Mod For It! Motown, soul and new wave 8pm £free THE HONEY Salsa Brighton Shake your booty to dancehall and funky latin treats 11pm £tbc HYDRANT DOWN The Grits Live funk band 8pm £free HYDRANT UP Surfaces, Surrounded By Disgust, Some Will Be Saved, Drown In Entrophy A fearsome array of hardcore bands - will you be saved, drowned or disgusted? Time tbc £5 IAMBIC ARTS THEATRE Smarty Pants Presents: Frankly Outrageous Edinburgh preview of dark comic drama in a purpose-built venue on Gardner St 8pm £6 JAM Beats United: Blak Twang, Million Dan Launch night with live hip hop and DJs 10pm £5 JAZZ PLACE Tongues Indie night 11pm £4/3 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Quality stand-up 7.30pm £16 LATEST MUSIC BAR Charity Chuckle Charity stand-up show Details tbc; Miami Nights It’s all about power dressing, leg warmers, Maggie Thatcher and a killer soundtrack. You know it sounds better the

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second time around 9.30pm £5 LEGENDS BAR Celebration: Dolly Rocket Pure pop 7pm £tbc LIFE Big Fish: High Rankin Fidget, bass, electro 11pm £5/4 LOFT Club Malicious Guitar anthems 10pm £4/3/2 MARLBOROUGH Q&A (Queer & Alternative) DJs spinning indie, electro and old skool tunes 5pm £free NEPTUNE Shauna Parker & The Saloon Bar Band Live music 9pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night Is it too much to be promising the world? Seven themed rooms for your aural pleasure 8pm £6/5 PENTHOUSE Shy Guy Funky dance hall DJs 9pm £free PRINCE ALBERT The Polecats, Jailbait Live music 8pm £10 PV Sugar Rush! DJ Bad Drag plays pop from across the ages Details tbc R-BAR Starlight Warm Up DJ Smithy playing disco and classic house 9pm £tbc REVENGE Lollipop Vs Starlight Chart and house tunes 10.30pm £6/5/3 RIKITIK Voodoo/WeSC: Insight & Nick Maxwell Broken beats on the dirty dubstep 9pm £free SUGAQUBE Suga Sessions: Brian ‘Cheets’ Cheetham Crunchy house Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Ruff Snippets Beats with a lotta funk and soul 10pm £free VICTORY Up Against It Punky trash, bubblegum and rock from the Born Bad DJs Time tbc £free VOLKS Spoken Spires, My Element, Elephant Enigma Live indie of the melodic kind 8pm £3; Wrong Music Utterly bizarre and truly fucked 11pm £tbc WEST HILL TAVERN Envy Electro dance DJs 10pm £free WORLD’S END Hootenanny Live country and Americana 7.30pm £free XUMA Askew: DJ Gareth Stephens Nu-jazz, soul and reggae tunes 10pm £free

saturday 14th

AUDIO Summer Of Love: Blogger’s Delight, Shir Kahn Electro, house and techno 11pm £5/free BELUSHI’S BAR Unplugged: The Rocket Dogs Live acoustic duo 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Good Times: Retro Disco Party It’s a soul funk party with Mick Fuller 9pm £5 BLACK LION Attic Monkeys Hey, check out my record collection! 8.30pm £free BMC GALLERY Never So Bold Late Live music, art, vintage clothes sale and a ‘magical puppet show’ 7pm £tbc COALITION Frankie Young, King And I, Skinny Machines, Fitsro A varied night of pop, soul and indie acts 7pm £5; Floorplay: Stafford Brothers, Prok & Fitch, Vince Frimpong, Gorgeous Brighton’s electro house heroes back from Ibiza and Brazil Time tbc £8/5; Blow After Party: Vincent Manganaro, Alex Outram, Aaron Palaez 3am £7/5/4 CONCORDE2 Rumble Records Showcase: Jessie And The Orbits, Knockville, Kansas City Cryers Live 50s rockabilly bands and 60s grooves 9pm £7 DIGITAL Supercharged: Krafty Kuts, AC Slater Brighton’s biggest breaks DJ comes back to town 11pm £10 FISHBOWL Sumsuch A six-hour DJ set of disco, house and breaks from LateNite’s label boss 9pm £free FOGGS I’m With Stupid New pub and and new night of motorik rock, disco and hip hop from the DJ behind It Came From The Sea 8pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Flevans Tru Thoughts artist mixes some of his new work with on-point party tunes 8pm £free FULL MOON Harlem Shuffle Soul and funk grooves with a nod to mod Details tbc FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £6/5 GEMINI Chuckin Brighton’s best white reggae band 1pm £free

GRAND CENTRAL Panda Bear, Noise Attack Strange pop, alternative hip hop and synthtastic space disco biscuits to dip in your beer 9pm £free HECTORS HOUSE Stay Sick: DeRellas Live band and DJs playing 50s and 60s rock&roll 8pm £free THE HONEY Sevensins: Spektre Pumping house, electro and twisted techno 11pm £10 HOPE Spring Offensive Another band-name inspired by the WW1 era, another up-and-coming indie band from Oxford 8pm £3 HYDRANT DOWN Ben Coles Live multi-genre mixing/editing/production - so now you know 8pm £free IAMBIC ARTS THEATRE Smarty Pants Presents: Frankly Outrageous Edinburgh preview of dark comic drama in a purpose built venue on Gardner St 8pm £6 JAM Calrisian, Whitemare, Light Bringer, Vier, Psamls, DJ Jamie Milton Brand new bands 7.30pm £4/3 JAZZ PLACE Unhooked Generation The 60s are alive and well and living in Brighton 10pm £5/4 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 8pm £17.50 KOMEDIA STUDIO Witch New night from Born Bad DJs celebrating the grrrly side of punk and pop, from Grace Jones to The Gossip 11pm £5 KOMEDIA UP Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 7pm £17.50 LEGENDS BAR Pre Ignition Warm up for going down... 7pm £tbc LEGENDS BASEMENT Ignition: Peter Castle House and chart hits 11pm £free LIFE The Doctor’s Orders Summer viiiibes 2pm £free; Maxxi Soundsystem Beach terrace party 6pm £free; Hold Up! Indie night 11pm £5 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop: DJ Fondue Inferno It’s an 80s prom night! 8pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night Is it too much to be promising the world? Seven themed rooms for your aural pleasure 8pm £6/5 OFFICE Cider Festival: DJ Night Drink yourself silly Time tbc £free PENTHOUSE Eagle Legs Soul, indie riot grrrl 9pm £free PRINCE ALBERT The Lowland Hundred, -A+M Launch party for a concept album about Aberystwyth 2pm £free; Cry Baby Killers, For Marla, Junk Yard Choir Live music 8.30pm £4 R-BAR Kinky Baby DJ King-K playing funky house 9pm REVENGE Kinky Dangerous Pop and R&B tunes 10.30pm £8/6/4/3 RIKITIK Scribble Saturdays: Boy Com, Homeslice It’s a hip hop party 10pm £free SIDEWINDER Night Of The Living Fred: DJs Pete B, Toast Name that tune to win a shot of Tuaca! 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Suga Sessions: Brian ‘Cheets’ Cheetham, King & Mills Crunchy house Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Matt Barker Not since David Guetta’s advocacy of L’Oreal hairwax has a DJ been so inextricably linked with beautiful hair 10pm £free VOLKS Frequency: J Majik & Wickaman, The Prototypes, D Double U, High Maintenance, Deceit D&B and dubstep 10pm £1 WORLD’S END Dr. Greenthumb’s Hip Hop Hooray 8pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN Tonight We Fly Literate pop for romantic indie kids 9pm £free XUMA Live Jazz 8pm £free; What’s Wrong With Groovin? Geography teacher dance grooves 10pm £free

sunday 15th

BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 Now that’s what I call eclectic DJing 9pm £free BLACK LION Dubrockerslive Ska, punk, trip hop and reggae 6pm £free BRUNSWICK Brighton Folk Folk night 8pm £free COALITION Frequency: Verity Mayes, Yusuf Sebaiti DJs playing upfront house and tech beats 6pm £2/free DUKE OF BEAUFORT Pool Competition £50 up for grabs 7pm £2/1

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DUKE OF NORFOLK Chips & Friends A discussion on the cultural importance of computer processing and 90s sit-coms? No, someone called Chip playing music with their mates 9pm £free FISHBOWL Recovery?: Asbest The Moor King The most oddly-named DJ in Brighton plays chilled reggae and soul 9pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Sham-Rock Open Mic Anyone can play - it doesn’t have to be Irish music, but if it’s not you might get kneecapped 8.30pm £free FOUNDRY Americana: Danni Nicholls, Nik Funke Slap your thighs and yelp like a yank 8pm £free GEMINI The Move Ons Live indie music 1pm £free GLOBE Rockoustic Open Mic An eclectic selection of local music-makers 9pm £free THE HONEY Afrodisiac: Jon Byrne Electro house to keep the weekend alive 11pm £3.50/2.50 HYDRANT DOWN The Last Laugh, Richie Blitz, Cat Goodman Live bands 8pm £free KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand up joy 8pm £11/6 KOMEDIA UP Laura Veirs And The Hall Of Flames, Led To Sea, Karl Blau Folky singer songwriter with summery songs and a gentle touch 8pm £14.50/12.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Paul Diello, Anna Searight Local singer songwriter inviting comparisons with Anthony Hegarty 8pm £5/4 LEGENDS BAR Sunday Cabaret: Lady Imelda Cabaret acts are such a drag these days 3.15pm £free LEGENDS BASEMENT Pop!Candy: DJ Jaykey Popping ear candy 11pm £free MARWOOD CAFE Brighton Filmmakers Coalition Meeting Team together to spark creative projects 6pm £free OFFICE Cider Festival: Acoustic Evening Drink yourself silly Time tbc £free PENTHOUSE Mustang Rumble 50s and 60s night 9pm £free R-BAR Sublime Sundays Acoustic sessions 5pm £free RIKITIK Sunday Takedown: Mass Evil DJ mash-up 10pm £free SEVEN STARS Mike The Mic Live music from Mike and his mates 4pm £free SUGAQUBE Club Sunday House music Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Strung Out Sundays Live acoustic music 8pm £free VOLKS Soul Sunday 2pm £free

monday 16th

BEE’S MOUTH The Bee’s Mouth Jazz Forum Join in a jazz jam with the house band and get a free pint 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 Their DJs play everything from a-ha to GaGa now that’s what I call eclectic 9pm £free BLACK LION Drive-In Cult films on an outdoor screen 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy times for students and layabouts alike 10pm £3/2 FOUNDRY Irish Folk Night Old time songs from the Emerald Isle 8.30pm £free GEMINI Acoustic Times Best of the local catch 2pm £free HAMPTON Music Quiz Cash for questions: How many cats does Prince have? 8pm £1 HOPE The H’Open Mic 8.30pm £free LATEST MUSIC BAR T.U.R.D.S. Open Mic Hosted by The Bobby McGees, The Ukulele Research & Development Society is an open mic night with a dictatorial theme - four strings good, six strings bad! 7.30pm £2 LEGENDS BASEMENT Chic: Steve Lush Disco through the decades 11pm £free LIFE Jailbait 90s club night. Under 18s not allowed 11pm £2 OCEANA Pure Filth Student night for West Street’s finest 9pm £2.50 R-BAR Liz’s Quiz 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Poker night It’s about time for a gambling habit 9pm £5

SUGAQUBE Cocktail Mondays Chilled house Time tbc £free VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 10pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 17th

BEE’S MOUTH Sounds Like Science DJ electronica 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S Mods & Sods It’s the 60s and you’ve got a nice moped 10pm £free BLACK LION Tuesday Club Mystery live acts Time tbc £free BRIGHTON CENTRE Ricky Gervais Live: Science The godfather of awkward irony returns to Brighton to spout off about science 7.30pm £30 BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open improv session with house band 8pm £free COALITION Don’t Forget R&B, disco, pop, playful latin and house music to shake your booty at 10.30pm £3/2 COBBLER’S THUMB Play For A Pint Open Mic Sing for your supper 8pm £free CONCORDE2 Easy Star All Stars Classic albums by the Beatles, Floyd and Radiohead reworked as dub reggae masterpieces 7.30pm £15 DIGITAL Glitterati Massive student night with a jetsetter, elitist, cliquey theme. Expect everything from funky house to R&B to indie and dance 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF NORFOLK Open Mic Your chance to shine (out of your arse) 9pm £free EXCHANGE Poker Night Turn off the computer and play with real people 7.45pm £tbc FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 GEMINI Ollie And Jack Acoustic covers duo 2pm £free GLOBE Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground screenings, with free popcorn oh boy!! 8pm £free THE HONEY Mojito Miami Beach Party: Jimmy Lobe, Tony Shadyak, RudeBen, Gabriel Angel, Dom Flo, Aaron George Smell the oranges and party like it’s springbreak and you’re on MTV 10pm £free HYDRANT DOWN Pub Quiz 8.30pm £1 JAM Out Of The Blue Live music showcase for new bands 8pm £5; Trip Out Eclectic mix of electro swing, breaks and trip hop 11pm £2 LEGENDS BASEMENT Scene Queen: DJ Lil’ Alex More hits than a battered junkie 11pm £free LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 10pm £3 PENTHOUSE Shoegaze 9pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Kong Live music Time tbc £6.50 R-BAR Twisted Karaoke: Cat, DJ Trick 8pm £tbc RED LION General Knowledge Quiz 8pm £1 REVENGE Boogaloo Stu & Dolly Rocket’s Big Boogaloo Ball The notoriously-quiffed double act of disco smut 10.30pm £3/2 SEVEN STARS Retro Cult Classic Film Night Check sevenstarsbrighton.co.uk to vote for a film 8pm £free SIDEWINDER Open Mic Watch and play 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Laidback Beats Exactly that Time tbc £free

wednesday 18th

AUDIO Supercharged: Doctor P Beats and treats 11pm £3 BEE’S MOUTH Open Mic 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 Eclectic pop 9pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON CENTRE Ricky Gervais Live: Science The godfather of awkward irony returns to Brighton to spout off about science 7.30pm £30 DIGITAL The Poundance Imagine if Poundland had

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thursday 19th

AUDIO Neon Indian Live music Time tbc £8 BEE’S MOUTH John Crampton Hard-hitting bluesman 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 90s house party 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Party On The Ceiling Indie bands and DJ action 9.30pm £free BLACK LION Arthur Shilling Big beat, funk and soul DJ set 8.30pm £free COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £4/3/2/1 CONCORDE2 The Wailers Proper old-skool Jamaican roots reggae 7pm £19.50 DUKE OF BEAUFORT Pub Quiz Bring your brain to the bar 8pm £1 DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music It could be anyone 9pm £free EXCHANGE Quiz Night Fire up your noggin for dosh prizes 8.45pm £1.50 FIDDLER’S ELBOW Fiddler’s Live Lounge A whole lotta jazz 9pm £free FISHBOWL Residents’ Association: DJ Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk, disco, world and house 10pm £free GEMINI Live Music 2pm £free GLOBE Los Albertos High-energy ska from the Brighton stalwarts 9pm £free; Hang The DJ! The democratisation of the dancefloor continues apace with another new night of punter-picked playlists 11pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Swing DeVille Duo Gypsy jazz from the 1930s 8.30pm £free HAMPTON iLike Bring your iPod and play your own tunes - you might like it, but will anyone else? 8pm £free THE HONEY The One: Squiz, Ben-G, Matt Jiggens, Gazz Marlow, Paul Hillyer Mix of R&B, hip hop and funky house. Oh, and some indie too, you lucky thing 11pm £1

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HYDRANT UP Howlers Comedy Club: MC Rue Barratt, Tania Banks, Ella Josiah, Roz Ryan, Samuel Furniss, Jon Wayne Connolly, Sophie Buijsen, Chiff Powell & Mike Carrol Live comedy 8pm £3 JAM Thursday Night Fish Fry Early 50s US rhythm & blues and original Jamaican ska 10pm £2/1 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 8pm £8.50/6.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Alive & Swinging A wifeswapping club for OAPs. Not really, it’s a fancy dress night with Sinatra tribute acts and stuff 8pm £8 LEGENDS BASEMENT Smashed: DJ Lee Harris Electro pop mash-up 11pm £free LIFE Shameless: C-Dogg, DJ Nause Half a century of musical highlights and lowpoints 11pm £1 OCEANA Pound Party: Mike Pantelli If the Juice FM DJ doesn’t float your boat, then maybe the cheaper than chips prices will 9pm £4/1/free PENTHOUSE Jigsaw Moves Punk vs hardcore 9pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Raising Masie, Two Minutes To Midnight, Bedroom City Live music 8.30pm £4 PRINCE GEORGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free RANELAGH ARMS The Diablos Live music 9pm £free R-BAR Girls On Top Vs Emergency Room Pop and party tunes 8pm £tbc REVENGE Girls On Top Vs Emergency Room Trash tunes to get smashed to 8pm £tbc RIKITIK Scribble: Boy Com, Homeslice It’s a hip hop party 10pm £free ST JAMES TAVERN Stay Sick, Turn Blue 50s and 60s rock&roll 8.30pm £free SIDEWINDER Ants In The Carpet British classics since the 80s 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Weekend Warmup: Jay North Upfront house Time tbc £free VICTORY Live Music 8pm £free VOLKS Upandown: Luke Le Coq, Ivan Barbero, DJ Rojo, Unomass, Carlos Ruiz Electro and techno 11pm £3/free WORLD’S END The Big Cash Quiz Wi-fi killed the pub quiz star 8pm £tbc XUMA Open Mic 9pm £free

friday 20th

AUDIO Folkface Comedic folk duo 7pm £tbc; Club Audio: Marcus Intalex, Commix, Cyantific Latenight D&B party 11pm £8/5 BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop, house and R&B 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Headbangers unite 10pm £3/2 BLACK LION Molly Malone Funk and hip hop DJ 8.30pm £free COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £4/3/2/1 COBBLER’S THUMB Dr. Bluegrass & The Illbilly Eight Brighton’s busiest buskers, if you’ve been to the lanes you’ll have seen them - hi-octane country standards and pop covers put through the hillbilly thresher 9pm £free DIGITAL Stonelove If God gave rock ‘n’ roll to you, who gave you indie? Was it Satan? 11pm £4/3 DORSET Sounds That Swing DJ Mumbles and friends 9pm £free FISHBOWL Blacklodge, Innerwestsoul, Local Zeros Boogie, disco and house - all the way from Aussieland 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Shake Hands Let’s Party DJs playing funk, soul, electro, etc 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £5/4/2 GEMINI DJ Sumsuch More chilled tunes 2pm £free GLOBE The Soul Of Brighton: DJ Mick Fuller DJ set of Philly beats and soulful steps 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL All Time Top 100 Musical countdown with guest DJ - Gram Canyon (Derrier) 9.30pm £free HAMPTON Mods & Sods Motown, soul and new wave 8pm £free HYDRANT DOWN The Julian Tulk Band Folky blues band 8pm £free

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HYDRANT UP Knees Up A night of groove-based party tunes 8pm £2 JAM Po’ Monkey’s 60s blues and soul stuff 11.30pm £3 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 7.30pm £16; Born Bad Come marvel at the collection of retro-dresses and rockabilly nutters 11pm £5/£6 KOMEDIA STUDIO Brighton Jazz Club Featuring the Clark Tracey Sextet 8pm £12/10 KOMEDIA UP Ministry Of Burlesque You know the score: a funfair of flirty showgirls, tassles and raised eyebrows 9pm £15 LATEST MUSIC BAR Soultown Motown covers band 8pm £7 LEGENDS BAR Celebration: Dolly Rocket Pure pop 7pm £tbc LIFE Big Fish: L-Vis 1990 Fidget, bass, electro 11pm £5/4 LOFT Club Malicious Guitar anthems 10pm £4/3/2 MARLBOROUGH Q&A (Queer & Alternative) DJs spinning indie, electro and old skool tunes 5pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night Is it too much to be promising the world? Seven themed rooms for your aural pleasure 8pm £6/5 PAV TAV Mod For It Rockabilly, northern soul and ska sounds from the 60s and 70s 11pm £5/4 PENTHOUSE Deep Cover Hip hop DJs 9pm £free PRINCE ALBERT The High-Sides, Transients, Fireworks For Summer Live music 8.30pm £4 PV Sugar Rush! DJ Bad Drag plays pop from across the ages Details tbc R-BAR Starlight Warm Up DJ Smithy playing disco and classic house 9pm £tbc REVENGE Lollipop Vs Starlight Chart and house tunes 10.30pm £6/5/3 RIKITIK Voodoo/WeSC: Insight & Nick Maxwell Broken beats on the dirty dubstep 9pm £free SUGAQUBE Suga Sessions: Brian ‘Cheets’ Cheetham House Time tbc £free THREE & TEN DJ Will Sumsuch 10pm £free VOLKS Fragment: Big Badger & Heavy Dupstep night with some jungle and reggae thrown in 11pm £5 WEST HILL TAVERN Brains Eclectic mish-mash from Superheroes of BMX 9pm £free WORLD’S END NeuroDisney Pre-Party Bass, beats and breaks 7pm £free XUMA Nick Titchener Balkan pop and jazz funk 10pm £free

saturday 21st

AUDIO The Last Collective Live music 7pm £tbc; Summer Of Love - Cool Your Jets: Tom Star, K-Ban, Peter Leeves Electro, house and techno 11pm £tbc BELUSHI’S BAR Unplugged: The Rocket Dogs Live acoustic duo 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Good Times: Retro Disco Party It’s a soul funk party with Mick Fuller 9pm £5 BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serving up a platter of semi-obscure funk and soul 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Big Wheels Motown Revue Motown covers 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Cazza Karaoke 8.30pm £free COBBLER’S THUMB Where The Traffic Goes DJ night of girl-driven pop 9pm £free CONCORDE2 Ugly Duckling 15 years on and still injecting buzz and humour into hip hop’s veins 7pm £12.50; The Bug Feat Flowdan, Digital Mistyk 11pm £8/7/5 DIGITAL Playroom Housy hedonism in a playground of bouncy inflatable fun 11pm £12/10 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Glyndebourne Live: The Rake’s Progress 6.30pm FISHBOWL DJ Åbo, Ally Smith If you miss the old Jazz Rooms don’t miss this set from the crew behind the long-running club 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Geek Down: Kidkanevil, Gilla Taking a break from the festival circuit the First Word DJs stop by for a hip hop and funk medley 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £6/5

GEMINI Commodor 64 Live covers band 1pm £free GLOBE Steve Lee DJ set of disco and boogie beats 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Panda Bear, Noise Attack Strange pop, alternative hip hop and synth-tastic space disco biscuits to dip in your beer 9pm £free THE HONEY Smartie Partie: Evil Eddie Richards Get ready for that techno house sound, with sexy R&B in the 2nd room 11pm £10 HYDRANT DOWN Chukin, Cloudshaper, DJ Lapis The best white reggae band in Brighton 8pm £free HYDRANT UP Toxic Rock Live rock and metal 8pm £tbc JAM The Doctors Orders You’re sick. You need some soul. And some hip hop 9pm £7/5 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 8pm £17.50 KOMEDIA STUDIO Spellbound Apparently some 80s music was actually quite good: let Cherry Foxx and Simon Price guide you through the alternative highlights of the decade 9pm £5/4 KOMEDIA UP Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 7pm £17.50 LEGENDS BAR Pre Ignition Warm up for going down... 7pm £tbc LEGENDS BASEMENT Ignition: Peter Castle House and chart hits 11pm £free LIFE The Doctor’s Orders Summer viiiibes 2pm £free; Maxxi Soundsystem Beach terrace party 6pm £free; Hold Up! Indie night 11pm £5 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop: DJ Fondue Inferno It’s an 80s prom night! 8pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night Is it too much to be promising the world? Seven themed rooms for your aural pleasure 8pm £6/5 OFFICE Cider Festival: DJ Night Drink yourself silly Time tbc £free FULL MOON Harlem Shuffle Soul and funk grooves with a nod to mod Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Tenek, Analog Angel, DJ Digitalis Album launch party 8pm £6 R-BAR Kinky Baby DJ King-K playing funky house 9pm £tbc REVENGE Kinky Dangerous Pop and R&B tunes 10.30pm £8/6/4/3 RIKITIK Time To Awesome Saturdays: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 10pm £free SIDEWINDER Simpy Dredd Reggae and party tunes from Harry K 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Suga Sessions: Brian ‘Cheets’ Cheetham, Jonny Hutson House Time tbc £free THREE & TEN DJ Monkey 10pm £free THREE GRACES GoCatGo Rockabilly band 8.30pm £free VICTORY Fernado Poo DJ set of 70s rock and indie fuzz 9pm £free VOLKS DJ Competition 6pm £5; Proper Gander 11pm £tbc WEST HILL TAVERN Artists Only New wave and art school tunes 9pm £free WORLD’S END Anti-Cheese DJs playing a crosssection of electro and dubstep 8pm £free XUMA Live Jazz 8pm £free; Jeff Daniels All aboard the soul train 10pm £free

sunday 22nd

BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 Their DJs play everything from a-ha to GaGa now that’s what I call eclectic 9pm £free BLACK LION Dubrockerslive Ska, punk, trip hop and reggae 6pm £free BRUNSWICK Radio City Theatre Live scripts and sound effects 1/3pm £10; Ukulele Sundays Twentyfive strong ukulele group 3pm £free; Horace Silver Tribute Night Live jazz 8pm £tbc COALITION Frequency: Verity Mayes, Yusuf Sebaiti DJs playing upfront house and tech beats 6pm £2/free DUKE OF BEAUFORT Pool Competition £50 up for grabs 7pm £2/1 DUKE OF NORFOLK Chips & Friends A pub game in which poker tokens are won by predicting the plot of a 90s sit-com? No, someone called Chip playing music with their mates 9pm £free

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monday 23rd

BEE’S MOUTH The Bee’s Mouth Jazz Forum Join in a jazz jam with the house band and get a free pint 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 Eclectic pop DJs 9pm £free BLACK LION Drive-In Cult films on an outdoor screen 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy times for students and layabouts alike 10pm £3/2 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Traverse Live: Impossible Things Before Breakfast New plays and experimental theatre 7pm FOUNDRY Irish Folk Night Old time songs from the Emerald Isle 8.30pm £free GEMINI Acoustic Times Best of the local catch 2pm £free HAMPTON Music Quiz Cash for questions: When was the whammy bar invented? And why? 8pm £1 HOPE The H’Open Mic 8.30pm £free LEGENDS BASEMENT Chic: Steve Lush Disco through the decades 11pm £free LIFE Jailbait 90s club night. Under 18s not allowed 11pm £2 OCEANA Pure Filth Student night for West Street’s finest 9pm £2.50 R-BAR Liz’s Quiz 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Poker night It’s about time for a gambling habit 9pm £5 SUGAQUBE Selective Sounds: Unomass, Rojo Techno! Techno! Techno! Time tbc £free THREE GRACES Quiz Exercise your noodle 8.30pm £free VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 10pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 24th

BEE’S MOUTH Sounds Like Science DJ electronica 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S Mods & Sods It’s the 60s and you’ve got a nice moped 10pm £free BLACK LION Tuesday Club Mystery live acts Time tbc £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open improv session with house band 8pm £free COALITION Don’t Forget R&B, disco, pop, playful latin and house music to shake your booty at 10.30pm £3/2 COBBLER’S THUMB Play For A Pint Open Mic Sing for your supper 8pm £free DIGITAL Glitterati Massive student night with a jetsetter, elitist, cliquey theme. Expect everything from funky house to R&B to indie and dance 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF NORFOLK Open Mic Your chance to shine (out of your arse) 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Pianomania 11am; Glyndebourne: Billy Budd 6.30pm EXCHANGE Poker Night Turn off the computer and play with real people 7.45pm £tbc FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 GEMINI Ollie And Jack Acoustic covers duo 2pm £free GLOBE Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground screenings, with free popcorn oh boy!! 8pm £free THE HONEY Mojito Miami Beach Party: Jimmy Lobe, Tony Shadyak, RudeBen, Gabriel Angel, Dom Flo, Aaron George Smell the oranges and party like it’s springbreak and you’re on MTV 10pm £free HYDRANT DOWN Pub Quiz 8.30pm £1 JAM Out Of The Blue Live music showcase for new bands 8pm £5; Trip Out Eclectic mix of electro swing, breaks and trip hop 11pm £2 LEGENDS BASEMENT Scene Queen: DJ Lil’ Alex More hits than a battered junkie 11pm £free LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 10pm £3 MARLBOROUGH Marly Pub Quiz Winner takes it all 8pm £1 PENTHOUSE Dreams In The Witch House Ghost drone and zombie rave will never die 9pm £free R-BAR Twisted Karaoke: Cat, DJ Trick 8pm £tbc RED LION General Knowledge Quiz 8pm £1 ST GEORGE’S INN Garden Quiz Exercise your noodle 8pm £1 SEVEN STARS Retro Cult Classic Film Night Exactly that. Check sevenstarsbrighton.co.uk to vote for a film 8pm £free SIDEWINDER Open Mic Watch and play 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Laidback Beats Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL The Texas Tenors If America’s got talent, this probably isn’t it 7.30pm £21

wednesday 25th

AUDIO Supercharged Beats and treats 11pm £3 BEE’S MOUTH Open Mic 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Now That’s What I Call A Party 2010 Now that’s what I call eclectic DJing 9pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free DIGITAL The Poundance Imagine if Poundland had a dancefloor - top pop tunes for a pittance 11pm £1 DUKE OF BEAUFORT Poker: Texas Hold’em Bring your filthy habit to the bar 7pm £5 DUKE OF NORFOLK Quiz Night Get your thinking cap on. First question: what the hell is a thinking cap? 9pm £1 FISHBOWL Fisherman’s Chronicles Acoustic jam open to all 8pm £free GEMINI Afrodelic Perfect pop, raunchy R&B and super soul all by the sea 2pm £free GLOBE Brighton Institutions: Max & The Swing Commanders DJ sets and stalls from the shops, clubs and labels that make Brighton unique 9pm

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£free GRAND CENTRAL Harry Tricks & The Magic Number Live gypsy swing 8.30pm £free JAM Hope & Glory: New York New York, Tiger Club, Jouis, Joshua B Live music action from unsigned talent 7.30pm £3 JAZZ PLACE Gigglestock Live comedy 7.30pm £1.50 KOMEDIA DOWN The Low Anthem, Mountain Man Emerging Americana act, tipped by Mojo 8pm £12 LATEST MUSIC BAR Wow Wow Club R&B and rockabilly 8pm £2/1 LEGENDS BASEMENT Dirty Handbag What have you been putting in it? 11pm £free LONDON UNITY Open Mic Night 8pm £free MARLBOROUGH Open Mic Get out of your bedroom and into the pub - with your story, act, poem, or rendition of the Glee cast’s latest single 8.30pm £free OCEANA Get Lost Student night similar to their Monday clubnight, but on a ‘Weird’ Wednesday instead 9pm £4/3/2 PENTHOUSE Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Journey to the 60s and 70s for some psychedelic aventures 9pm £free PULL AND PUMP Pickin’ Party Country and bluegrass - featured acts and open jams 7pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Club Meow Meow Awesome ska night from the Meow Meows. Keen gardeners should look elsewhere for their plant food – try Club NRG1 instead Details tbc PV Sports Quiz Details tbc R-BAR Alternative Beats: DJ Beast Indie pop electro Details tbc RIKITIK Time To Awesome: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 11pm £free SIDEWINDER The Sidewinder Garden Quiz 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Brighton Allstars: MJB DJ spinning funk Time tbc £free VOLKS Welcome To The Darkside The evil face of techno 10pm £tbc XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain 8.30pm £1

thursday 26th

BEE’S MOUTH The Common Tongues New folk and country band 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 90s house party 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Party On The Ceiling Indie bands and DJ action 9.30pm £free BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serving up a platter of semi-obscure funk and soul 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Jaime Regan Local singer songwriter 8pm £5 COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £4/3/2/1 DUKE OF BEAUFORT Pub Quiz Bring your brain to the bar 8pm £1 DUKE OF NORFOLK Live Music It could be anyone 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Glyndebourne: Hansel and Gretel 6.30pm EXCHANGE Quiz Night Fire up your noggin for dosh prizes 8.45pm £1.50 FIDDLER’S ELBOW Fiddler’s Live Lounge A whole lotta jazz 9pm £free FISHBOWL Residents Association: DJ Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk, disco, world and house 10pm £free GEMINI Live Music 2pm £free GLOBE Hang The DJ! The democratisation of the dancefloor continues apace with another new night of punter-picked playlists 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Swing DeVille Duo Gypsy jazz from the 1930s 8.30pm £free HAMPTON iLike Bring your iPod and play your own tunes - you might like it, but will anyone else? 8pm £free THE HONEY The One: Squiz, Ben-G, Matt Jiggens, Gazz Marlow, Paul Hillyer Mix of R&B, hip

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hop and funky house. Oh, and some indie too, you lucky thing 11pm £1 HOTEL PELIROCCO Synthesize Me: The Crack Daddies The entire history of electronic music in one evening 8pm £free HYDRANT UP Off With Their Heads, Pacer, Rooks Emo punk rock from the US 7.30pm £6.50 JAM Thursday Night Fish Fry Early 50s US rhythm & blues and original Jamaican ska 10pm £2/1 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 8pm £8.50/6.50 KOMEDIA STUDIO The Spirit Of Gravity: Clang Sayne, $un$hine Republic, Circus Toe, Slow Listener Experimental electronic mindfuck 8.30pm £5/4 LEGENDS BASEMENT Smashed: DJ Lee Harris Electro pop mash-up 11pm £free LIFE Shameless: C-Dogg, DJ Nause Half a century of musical highlights and lowpoints 11pm £1 OCEANA Pound Party: Mike Pantelli If the Juice FM DJ doesn’t float your boat, then maybe the cheaper than chips prices will 9pm £4/1/free PENTHOUSE Meet Me In The Bathroom Dare you meet this mystery date? 9pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Water Tower Bucket Boys, The Koan Brothers Live bluegrass and Americana 8pm £7/6 PRINCE GEORGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free R-BAR Girls On Top Vs Emergency Room Pop and party tunes 8pm £tbc REVENGE Girls On Top Vs Emergency Room Trash tunes to get smashed to 10.30pm £4/3 RIKITIK Scribble: Boy Com, Homeslice It’s a hip hop party 10pm £free ST JAMES TAVERN Stay Sick, Turn Blue 50s and 60s rock&roll 8.30pm £free SIDEWINDER Ants In The Carpet British classics since the 80s 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Weekend Warmup: DJ Stevie House and anthems Time tbc £free THREE & TEN UPSTAIRS Music Box Local acoustic acts 8pm £5/4 VICTORY Open Mic Night Come share your songs with strangers 8pm £free VOLKS Shoot The Dead, Mok Live hip hop dance bands 8pm £3; Sinful Events Details tbc WORLD’S END The Big Cash Quiz Wi-fi killed the pub quiz star 8pm £tbc

friday 27th

ALI-CATS Acoustic Club Six hand-picked acoustic acts 8pm £3/2 AUDIO We Are Scientists Indie rockers 7pm £5; Chew The Fat: Foamo, Lee Mortimer, Randommer, Bare Noize, Linton Brown Ultra noisy London electro night 11pm £8/7/5 BEE’S MOUTH Hot Tip Hi Fi DJs playing early reggae and rocksteady 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BAR Muy Loco Pop, house and R&B 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Abandoned Headbanging party for metalheadz 10pm £3/2 BLACK LION Attic Monkeys Hey, check out my record collection! 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Funny Girls Female stand-ups compered by Hannah Brackenbury 9pm £5 COALITION The Chords, The Universal Reformed mod revivalists return to Brighton 7.30pm £15; Norman Jay - 30 Years Of ‘Good Times’ Pioneering DJ warms up for his famous Notting Hill stint 11pm £10 CONCORDE2 Foreign Beggars London hip hop 11pm £5 DIGITAL Stonelove If God gave rock ‘n’ roll to you, who gave you indie? Was it Morrissey? Isn’t that the same thing? 11pm £4/3 DORSET Buzzin DJ Mumbles and Ratman 9pm £free FISHBOWL LateNite Lounging: DJ Rosko, Will Sumsuch, Tim Mercer The original LateNite DJ crew reunite for some funk and deep house 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Shake Hands Let’s Party DJs playing funk, soul, electro, etc 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £5/4/2 GLOBE Disco Deviant: Nick V, Pablo Contraband

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Parisian DJ spinning disco and house tunes 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL All Time Top 100 Musical countdown with guest DJ - Go Bang! 9.30pm £free HAMPTON Mods & Sods Motown, soul and new wave 8pm £free THE HONEY I love R&B: Squiz House fused with a twist of hip hop 10.30pm £free HYDRANT DOWN The Usual Suspects, Jay (Junk) Martin Anarcho dub band hailing from the spiritual home of ska and punk - Belgium 8pm £free JAM Po’ Monkey’s 60s blues and soul stuff 11.30pm £3 JAZZ PLACE Teen Creeps Teeth and Smack That DJs stoke up the spirit of ‘77 with punk, electro and new wave hits 11pm £5/4 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Quality stand-up 7.30pm £16 KOMEDIA UP Club Smooch Summer Heat Wave Latin American cabaret-comedy show down 9pm £8 LATEST MUSIC BAR Sirens Tropical Tiki Titllations Burlesque cabaret with a tropicana theme 10pm £7/5 LEGENDS BAR Celebration: Dolly Rocket Pure pop 7pm £tbc LIFE Big Fish: Roska Fidget, bass, electro 11pm £5/4 LOFT Club Malicious Guitar anthems 10pm £4/3/2 MARLBOROUGH Q&A (Queer & Alternative) DJs spinning indie, electro and old skool tunes 5pm £free NEPTUNE The Snakemen Live music 9pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night Is it too much to be promising the world? Seven themed rooms for your aural pleasure 8pm £6/5 PENTHOUSE Jigsaw Moves Punk vs hardcore 9pm £free PV Sugar Rush! DJ Bad Drag plays pop from across the ages Details tbc R-BAR Starlight Warm Up DJ Smithy playing disco and classic house 9pm £tbc REVENGE Lollipop Vs Starlight Chart and house tunes 10.30pm £6/5/3 RIKITIK Voodoo/WeSC: Insight and Nick Maxwell Broken beats on the dirty dubstep 9pm £free SIGNALMAN DJ Dubock 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Suga Sessions: Cheets House anthems Time tbc £free THREE & TEN DJ Paul 10pm £free THREE & TEN UPSTAIRS Rabbit In The Headlights New and rising stand-ups compered by Laura Mugridge 8pm £6/5 THREE GRACES DJ Aquarius 8.30pm £free TOM’S BAR Another Sunny Day Indie pop club 9pm £free VICTORY Teen Dream DJ set of 60s garage, psychedelia and punk 8pm £free VOLKS The New Untouchables Weekender Welcome Party Look out, the mods are coming! 10pm £tbc WORLD’S END Unity Hi-Fi Roots, dub and reggae just for you 8pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN Brains Eclectic mish-mash from Superheroes of BMX 9pm £free XUMA Nick Titchener Balkan pop and jazz funk 10pm £free

saturday 28th

AUDIO Mirrors, Yadi Last month’s SOURCE cover stars treat us to their beautifully catchy synth pop 7pm £5; Summer Of Love Electro, house and techno 10pm £5/free BELUSHI’S BAR Unplugged: The Rocket Dogs Live acoustic duo 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Good Times: Retro Disco Party It’s a soul funk party with Mick Fuller 9pm £5 BLACK LION Burnt Toast Radio Reverb DJ brings out the filth in funk 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Aydenne Simmone Live jazz and blues 8pm £tbc COALITION Wired: Jesse Voorn, Vincent Manganaro, Carlos Ruiz, Vince Frimpong, Jonesy, Chris Elliot Tons of DJs, stacks of electro house and 350 feet of fluorescent optical wiring 11pm £8; DPM

After Party The party continues right here with more house, electro and techno 3am £7/5/4 CONCORDE2 The Wedding Present, The Ukrainians, Klee, Cinerama, Persil, Darren Hayman, Sharks, Terry De Castro, Paul Dorrington, The Half Sisters Indie all-dayer 3pm £18/15; Freebass Bank Holiday Special Bass heads of the world unite! 11pm £free DIGITAL Shades Rave: Doorly, Stopmakingme, Starsmith Upfront electro with a ‘cool’ theme - cheap entry if you’re wearing shades 11pm £10/6 FIDDLER’S ELBOW Folk & Cider Festival A twoday cider-fuelled folksy knees-up 2pm £free FISHBOWL Daddy Marcus Soul, disco, funk 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Nial, Dan Watts (Gogglez) Exciting return of the classic dance party crew 8pm £free FULL MOON Harlem Shuffle Soul and funk grooves with a nod to mod Details tbc FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £6/5 GEMINI Commodor 64 Live covers band 1pm £free GLOBE Cool Hand Luke DJ set of disco and house tunes 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Panda Bear, Noise Attack Strange pop, alternative hip hop and synthtastic space disco biscuits to dip in your beer 9pm £free HECTOR’S HOUSE David Peter & The Wilde Sect Danish retro garage rockers 7.30pm £tbc THE HONEY Sevensins: Judge Jules Thumpin’ electro and sexy R&B to shake your bits to. Let it all hang out 11pm £10 HYDRANT Rock Brighton: Baby Borderline, The Rocket Dolls, Generation Graveyard, Halo Freaks, Coup, Wreckhead, Blind Eye Fury, Savage Goat, This Means War Two-floors full of rock 7pm £free JAZZ PLACE Roots Garden Roots, reggae and dub 11pm £5/4 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 8pm £17.50; New Untouchables DJs from Brighton and elsewhere oversee a mass two-day mod convention 11pm £10/£8 KOMEDIA UP Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 7pm/10.30pm £17.50/15 KOMEDIA STUDIO Da Doo Ron Ron: Swingin’ Mademoiselles Ye-Ye Special 60s Francophile theme night 11pm £6/5 LATEST MUSIC BAR DOWN The Railling Staines How does it feel... to be a Rolling Stones tribute act? 8pm £10 LATEST MUSIC BAR UP Tudo Bem! Five-piece Brazillian samba funk band 8pm £5 LEGENDS BAR Pre Ignition Warm up for going down... 7pm £tbc LEGENDS BASEMENT Ignition: Peter Castle House and chart hits 11pm £free LIFE Fish Fry Soundsystem: Waterfront Fish Fry Chilled Jamaican ska, roots, rhythm & blues and gospel 2pm £free; Maxxi Soundsystem Beach terrace party 6pm £free; Indie night 11pm £5 LOFT Punk Rock Karaoke Hitting the right note was never what punk was about anyway 11pm £4/5 MARLBOROUGH Cherry Pop: DJ Fondue Inferno It’s an 80s prom night! 8pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night Is it too much to be promising the world? Seven themed rooms for your aural pleasure 8pm £6/5 OFFICE Cider Festival: DJ Night Drink yourself silly Time tbc £free PENTHOUSE Muff Girls, girls, girls, looking for a good time 9pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Watts The SP, Rocker Switch, The Odd Couple Live music Details tbc R-BAR Kinky Baby DJ King-K playing funky house 9pm £tbc REVENGE Kinky Dangerous Pop and R&B tunes 10.30pm £8/6/4/3 RIKITIK Looking Sound: 3D Beats VJ scratch adventures 10pm £free SUGAQUBE Suga Sessions: Brian ‘Cheets’ Cheetham, Paul Vince House Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL Thank You For The Music And the endless tribute acts 7.30pm £24 THREE & TEN Rusty Ryan Hip hop and soulful tunes 10pm £free THREE GRACES This Is My Epicentre Acoustic showcase of up and coming bands 8pm £free

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sunday 29th

AUDIO Dubfire Cutting edge house and techno from Deep Dish legend 11pm £10 BELUSHI’S BAR Karaoke 90s house party 9pm £free BELUSHI’S BELOW Party On The Ceiling Indie bands and DJ action 9.30pm £free BLACK LION Dubrockerslive Ska, punk, trip hop and reggae 9pm £free COALITION Frequency: Verity Mayes, Yusuf Sebaiti DJs playing upfront house and tech beats 6pm £2/free COBBLER’S THUMB Strawberry Noise All-Dayer Bank holiday bonanza with a big bill of bands 1pm £free CONCORDE2 Rumble On The Beach: Fat 45, Jack Rabbit Slim, Jailbait, Bad Bad Whiskey Rockabilly all-dayer with bands, burlesque and BBQ 3pm £7 DUKE OF BEAUFORT Pool Competition £50 up for grabs 7pm £2/1 DUKE OF NORFOLK Chips & Friends Someone called Chip playing music with their mates 9pm £free FIDDLER’S ELBOW Folk & Cider Festival A twoday cider-fuelled folksy knees-up 2pm £free FISHBOWL Ya Basta! Late-night Latin flavoured DJ set 9pm £free FOUNDRY Americana: Danni Nicholls, Nik Funke Slap your thighs and yelp like a yank 8pm £free GEMINI Afrodelic Live band 1pm £free GLOBE Hot Tip Hi Fi: Reggae Sundae! DJs playing early reggae and rocksteady 9pm £free THE HONEY Hed Kandi Bank Holiday Special House music of the sexy kind 7.30pm £10 HYDRANT UP Black Sunday IV: Terraform, Demental, Mother’s Ruin, Iceni, Damaged, Plastic Gangster, Marebito, Drown In Entropy, Sonace Metal and rock all-dayer 2.30pm £5.50/5 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up shenanigans 8pm £11/6; New Untouchables DJs from Brighton and elsewhere oversee a mass two-day mod convention 11pm £10/£8 LEGENDS BAR Sunday Cabaret: Jo Francis Cabaret acts are such a drag these days 3.15pm £free LEGENDS BASEMENT Pop!Candy: DJ Jaykey Popping ear candy 11pm £free LIFE Mala (DMZ), Actress, P45, Unlikely & Dom Dubstep and urban sounds by the seaside 11pm £6 MADAM GEISHAS The Slacker’s Convention Beats and bass for the bone idle Details tbc MARLBOROUGH Acoustic Sessions Guitar songs 4pm £free MARWOOD CAFE Brighton Filmmakers Coalition Meeting Team together to spark creative projects 6pm £free OCEANA Bank Holiday Bonanza Everything funky and chunky 9pm £5 OFFICE Cider Festival All Day Street Party Where the music is live and the cider floweth Time tbc £free R-BAR Sublime Sundays Acoustic sessions 5pm £free REVENGE Girls On Top Special Trash tunes to get smashed to 10.30pm £tbc RIKITIK Sunday Takedown: Mass Evil DJ mash-up 10pm £free SEVEN STARS Mike The Mic Live music from Mike and his mates 4pm £free SIDEWINDER Danceteria All Daya! DJs Bushy, Ed & Toast putting down a mix of disco, boogie, house and funk 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Musika Bar Sessions: Boogie Zoo, Coxy, Si Mitchell, Howie Party house DJs 8pm £free

VICTORY Fernado Poo Alternative 80s DJ special 9pm £free VOLKS The New Untouchables Weekender Look out, the mods are here! Live bands, stalls and scooters 1pm £tbc; Drone Audio: Tantrum Desire, DJ Hannibal, DJ Locust, Treble DJ, DJ Shilley, DJ Remedi, DJ Risk, DJ Gambino. MC’s Lyrical D, Scaze, Hazza, Don Dappa & Carnage Relax, the mods have gone! Let’s get back to the breakbeat 10pm £6/5 XUMA Keep On Keepin’ On Funky party tunes for people who refuse to let the weekend end 9pm £free

monday 3oth

BEE’S MOUTH The Bee’s Mouth Jazz Forum Join in a jazz jam with the house band and get a free pint 8.30pm £free BLACK LION Drive-In Cult films on an outdoor screen 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy times for students and layabouts alike 10pm £3/2 CONCORDE2 Alternative Notting Hill: Mean Poppa Lean, Samsara, Satta, Unity Hi Fi Crew, DJ Hot Tip Hi Fi, Puncture Kit Like London but less stabbings and more sea 3pm £free FOUNDRY Irish Folk Night Old time songs from the Emerald Isle 8.30pm £free GEMINI Acoustic Times Best of the local catch 2pm £free HAMPTON Music Quiz Cash for questions: Whatever happened to NKOTB? 8pm £1 HOPE The H’Open Mic 8.30pm £free HYDRANT UP Sussex Music Talent Heat 4pm £tbc LEGENDS BAR Bank Monday Cabaret: Maisie Trollette, Miss Jason Cabaret acts are such a drag these days 3.15pm £free LEGENDS BASEMENT Chic: Steve Lush Disco through the decades 11pm £free LIFE Jailbait 90s club night. Under 18s not allowed 11pm £2 OCEANA Pure Filth Student night for West Street’s finest 9pm £2.50 PRINCE ALBERT Born To Lose Details tbc R-BAR Liz’s Quiz 9pm £tbc ST ANDREW’S CHURCH Silver Apples One-off show by the legendary electronic innovators 7pm £10/8.50 SIDEWINDER Poker night It’s about time for a gambling habit 9pm £5 SUGAQUBE Cocktail Mondays Chilled house Time tbc £free VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £tbc

Tuesday 31st

BEE’S MOUTH Sounds Like Science DJ electronica 8.30pm £free BELUSHI’S Mods & Sods It’s the 60s and you’ve got a nice moped 10pm £free BLACK LION Tuesday Club Mystery live acts Time tbc £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open improv session with house band 8pm £free COALITION Don’t Forget R&B, disco, pop, playful latin and house music to shake your booty at 10.30pm £3/2 COBBLER’S THUMB Play For A Pint Open Mic Sing for your supper 8pm £free DIGITAL Glitterati Massive student night with a jetsetter, elitist, cliquey theme. Expect everything from funky house to R&B to indie and dance 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF NORFOLK Open Mic Your chance to shine (out of your arse) 9pm £free EXCHANGE Poker Night Turn off the computer and play with real people 7.45pm £tbc FIDDLER’S ELBOW Quizness Time Are you a pub quiz whizz, or bit of a half-wit? 8pm £1 GEMINI Ollie And Jack Acoustic covers duo 2pm £free GLOBE Basement Cinema Showing classics and

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Exhibitions

A&E GALLERY Extract: Nick Carrick Roll up! Roll up! Nick Carrick’s paintings sit ‘on the semantic threshold of abstraction and representation’ Until Aug 8 £tbc BLANCH HOUSE I Think Of You And I Smile Neon light paintings by Dominic Bradnum 8 Aug until 30 Sept £tbc BMC GALLERY Never So Bold Showcase of emerging young artists 14-15 Aug £tbc BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY From Sickert to Gertler: Modern British Art from Boxted House Where artists hung out after WW2 Until 12 September £tbc; The Spice of Life We can’t believe it’s taken so long for the curators to put together an exhibition of condiment containers and salt shakers. Surely Brighton has been crying out for this Until 8 August £free CASTOR AND POLLUX Charley Harper Vintage prints of birds and beyond Until 5 Sept £free CRANE KALMAN Dead Eagle Trail Jane Hilton’s photos peek into the strange world of modern-day cowboys. Not dodgy builders - Texan nutters with cabins full of guns and dead animals Until 29 Aug £tbc FABRICA A Fine Line: Frederic Geurts Steel pylons suspended in space Until 30 Aug £free HOVE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Touching Art Touching You: BlindArt Permanent Collection Experience the art through touch and other senses Until 5 September £free INK_D Recurring Obscenity: Lidia De Pedro Obscenity is in the jap’s eye of the beholder Until 22 Aug £tbc INK_D UP Welcome To The World Of The Pin-Up: Maria Rivans Messed-up pin-ups, collages and screen prints Until 22 Aug £tbc MAGNUM OPUS GALLERY Catriona Faulkner Rock&roll stitcher and painter into tattoos, jewellery and shrines 2-16 Aug £tbc OLD MARKET Brighton and Hove Camera Club Showcasing the work of 10 photographers Until 1 August £free PHOENIX GALLERY Hot Plate: International Printmaking Exhibition From Serbia to Brighton Until 15 Aug £free PERMANENT GALLERY Platform X (d): Samuel Dowd 5-15 Aug £tbc

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six of the best

SONGS FROM BRIGHTON WORDS BY MATT BARKER, NICK COQUET, JAMES KENDALL

fujiYa & miyagi

While we’re busy putting a reassuring arm around your trembling shoulder, telling you everything’s tickety boo in Brighton, here’s half a dozen reasons why our streets are paved with musical gold.

THE PIRAHNAS ‘TOM HARK’ 1980

‘Boring’ Bob Grover’s sermon from 1980 kind of sums up our feelings of helplessness over Brighton’s current situation – “you have to laugh or else you cry”. Possibly the most widely known song ever to come out of the city, its continued use on the terraces nationwide is testament to its jaunty longevity; indeed a cover version with the bracketed suffix ‘(We Want Falmer)’ by Seagulls Ska entered the charts in 2005 as part of the bid to secure the stadium site for the Albion. Why hasn’t Boring Bob Grover got his own bus front? (NC)

PRIMAL SCREAM ‘COME TOGETHER’ 1991

Primal Scream aren’t a Brighton band, we hear you shout, but for a while they were. And it was their time hitting our town’s acid house parties that led to the genius indie dance hybrid of ‘Screamadelica’. So well does that album mesh that it’s hard to single out a track, but ‘Come Together’ is pretty special. It helps that both versions are brilliant; Terry Farley’s baggy-esque pop single take – all Moseley Sholes horns and riffy guitars – and Andy Weatherall’s dubbed out protest-rave album version. (JK)

BONOBO ‘SLEEPY SEVEN’ 2000

A decade ago chillout wasn’t a dirty word – it was simply emotional downtempo music. A million compilations changed that (by which time Bonobo had proved his music had much more depth), but no one had more feeling in their beats than Simon Green. ‘Animal Magic’, his debut, was a charity shop, crate-digging look inside himself, and ‘Sleepy Seven’ was its gem. A narcoleptic grasp of dreamy vocals, it was the soundtrack to years of late night back-toours sessions. (JK)

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THE GO! TEAM

‘BOTTLE ROCKET’ 2005

So you want to make a record that sounds like Sesame Street, with some Double-Dutch skipping rhymes, Sonic Youth guitars and Charlie Brown cartoon piano? Riiiiight… But you know what? It worked. The Go! Team’s debut album from whence this came was a glorious, really-shouldn’t-go mix of pop naïvete and DIY 21st century punk exuberance. Critics agreed – it was nominated for the Mercury in 2005, only to be pipped to the post by Stephen-Fry-in-a-frightwig, Antony Hegarty & his Johnsons. (NC)

FUJIYA & MIYAGI ‘ANKLE INJURIES’ 2006

Despite their nomenclature suggesting an eastern origin, F&M are Brighton through and through, with reassuringly homegrown real names like Steve and David. This song is something of a calling card for the band; certainly in the definitive realisation of their krautrock, electronica and French pop influences but also in the vocal refrain consisting of a repeated mantra of the band’s name. ‘Collarbone’ is the tune the ad agencies clamour for, but its trademark Neu! bass and drums pattern make this is the best example of Brighton via Berlin we’ve heard. (NC)

THE MACCABEES ‘NO KIND WORDS’ 2009

No one saw this coming. Their debut album ‘Colour It In’ was full of lovelorn ditties about the local lido and illicit teen snogs, but when Arcade Fire helmsman Marcus Dravs came on board, our speakers fairly tore themselves a new tweeter. Equal parts a dark lament for a dear friend lost to himself, and a searing rebuke to the unkind words levelled against him, all housed in a tempo-shifting, neo-gloom indie pop guitar joint that the Psychedelic Furs wished they had the emotional intelligence to write. (MB)

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