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volume 2. Issue 26 SEPTEMBER 2010

PINKY Hold Up!

Andreya triana nu soul star finds a place to belong

Best Fry-ups Gavin Watson MODERN FIGHTING VEHICLES


Grinderman, see critic page 36

FRYING PANS AND CAMPAIGN PLANS

Wow, what a reaction. We were blown away with all your feedback on the Broken Brighton issue. Thank you for all your emails, tweets, Facebook messages and even texts – we’re glad you feel the same, feel like it’s time to start looking after our city and our culture. So now we’re all on the same page, where do we take it? Well, this month we’ve been looking out for more campaigns that you might want to get involved in. We’ve also devoted a page to why you all think Brighton is the best place to live. Typically September is a quiet month for our city, but we’ve still found three and a half pages of gigs you ought to check out, as well as a load of club nights and plenty of cultural stuff. Oh, and we ate our own bodyweight in fried food for our massive review of your favourite English breakfasts in town. More than anything that’s where we’ve put ourselves on the line this month. If we keel over with heart attacks, know that we did it for you. The love you gave us goes both ways – we’d die for you, but we hope not to.

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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  James Kendall, Natasha Alipour-Faridani, Pinky, Matt Barker, Rosie Kendall

Contributors

Emma Jeanne Charleston, Zac Colbert, Tom Darnell, David Freeman, Ben Gilbert, Nicole Holgate, Philip Lakka, David Letts, Sarah Jane Lippiat, Ben Miller, Andrew Parry, The Recommender, Fiona Twohig, Thomas Waller

Editorial Contacts Tel: 01273 609955 Email: james@brightonsource.co.uk Write or send promos to: The Brighton SOURCE PO Box 3313, Brighton, BN1 4BJ

Listings

Advertising

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Contents

News  4 New In Town  6 Letters  8 Gig Previews 10 Interview: Modern Fighting Vehicles 18 Club Previews  20 Club Review: Hold Up!  22 Club Review: Guerillla Rocks  24 Interview: Andreya Triana  26 Culture  28 Art: Gavin Watson – Ravin’ 89  30 Critic  32 Feature: Brighton’s Bust  34 Feature: Brighton’s Best  35 Street Style  36 Street Style Extra  37 Secret Eater Special: Fry-Ups  38 Consume: Exposure Tanning  42 Unsung Hero: Gavin George 43 In Conversation With: Pinky 44 Listings  46 Six Of The Best: Classic Synth Pop 54

Email: listings@brightonsource.co.uk

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NEWS

WORDS BY MATT BARKER, NICK COQUET, LYDIA STOCKBRIDGE photo by rob orchard

brighton musicians breach city walls

News reaches us as we go to press about the pleasing fortunes of some of our favourite Brighton musicians. We’re not laying claim to the entire credit for this, despite having variously reviewed and interviewed them in these very pages, but it can’t be a coincidence. Ex-Pipette Rose Elinor Dougall (read the review of her brilliant new album in Critic this month) is appearing on Mark Ronson’s new album, Esben & The Witch have signed to Matador, and The Valentines should, by the time you read this, have just supported The Libertines. Good work, local music folk!

MUSIC MANIFESTO

If you like your music with a passionate and political tinge to it, get down to the Concorde on Wednesday 15th for the Music and Freedom show. Put together by local musician Kit Ashton, the night involves local acts with something to say, soapbox-style short films and speeches from local community-involved spokespeople. The event will see The Agitator, Thomas White and Chris T-T all performing in between speeches from the likes of Green MP Caroline Lucas concerning issues of climate change, strengthening communities and imagining some Utopian life beyond consumer capitalism. Say no to Broken Brighton.

HANOVER AND OVER

Hanover Day is one of the few remaining street festivals in Brighton, so to help secure it for 2011 they’re putting on an event called Dress Up Sunday at the Concorde (who’ve donated the venue for free) on Sunday 19th. They have a line-up including AK/DK, :Kinema:, Yokoko, DJ Bugs Raplin and a collaboration between King Porter Stomp and Elemental. If that’s not enough, there’s also games, deck chairs, dinosaurs, stalls, ice cream races and paddling pool competitions. We’re not sure what the ‘dress up’ element is, so let’s just say ‘general dressing up’.

extra ordinary

Friday 17th-Sunday 19th is autumn equinox celebrating time, Out Of The Ordinary style. The moon-attuned festival at Knockhatch farm features local acts Andy Barlow of Lamb fame headlining, alt. indie from Forestears and folk-punk revellers Zora & The Tatsmiths kick-starting the party. But there’s more to see at OOTO – the whole site centres around the stone Peace Circle, a Green Market selling local and fair trade goods, and an emphasis on family workshops, all powered by the lovely sun and wind like in the olden days.

POP-UP SHOP, YEAH?

JIMMY IS THE STRONGEST LINK

GREEN GONGS

UNDER MY LTD EDITION UMBRELLA

The massive response we got to our snazzy Modern Toss cover last month shows we’re not the only ones who think they’re ace – anyone who advertises a Newcastle cartoon art exhibition as ‘The North East England Felt Tip Shit House’ certainly gets our vote. Now they’ve brought their acerbic art back home to Brighton with a pop-up shop at the Fishing Quarter Gallery in Kings Road Arches, open until Tuesday 7th. As well as art prints and assorted nik-naks, you can also get knitted gear from Cardigan, in case it turns cold or something. Sounds like a good place to part with some cash, yeah?

Voting for nominees has now closed, and the judging begins for the Sussex Eco Awards. With 592 nominations for various organisations and businesses, it’s going to be a tough task. The ceremony will be taking place Wednesday 15th at the Sussex County Cricket Club, open to all who get a ticket. Our fingers are crossed for the Lewes Road Community Garden project winning the Community And Campaign Organisation Of The Year category, to even the score just a little bit.

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The Bobby McGee’s’ very own Jimmy – aka Coco The Bastard – has won The Weakest Link. The ukulele-wielding alt.folker took on Anne Robinson and made her look pretty damn stupid. “So, do they let women into your beard club?” she asked him. “I’m sure we can find a space for you,” he retorted without missing a beat. The hunter becomes the hunted. Watch it on iPlayer – it’s a good 45 minutes of entertainment. He took home £2,500 despite many of the other players being complete idiots.

Thursday 9th sees Nola previewing their Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. Attending guests will be treated to a 10% discount for the exclusively shown stock, as well as the opportunity to get their hands on a beautiful bespoke umbrella from print-mad designers Basso & Brooke. As designers in residence at Turning Leaf, they’ve created a limited range of 50 umbrellas for use come rain or shine, inspired by the marvellous colours of the beautiful grape, up for grabs in an exclusive raffle.

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octopus gallery

NEW IN TOWN

FRESH NIGHTS, SIGHTS AND RETAIL DELIGHTS WORDS BY MATT BARKER, NICK COQUET, LYDIA STOCKBRIDGE

RED & BLACK SALSA

NEW NEW HERO

IBIZA REUNION

OCTOPUS GALLERY

Bar Rogue hosts Fridays’ Red & Black salsa nights, and the launch on Friday 3rd will feature the sounds of local act Cuatro Monos playing alongside the r’n’b grooves of DJ Daddy Streets, DJs Alfie City and Billy él Malo. The charity bit isn’t just a collection plate for the international aid-players either, as all the funds raised tonight go directly to the Jolaurabi school in Kenya.

Since trips to Ibiza’s white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters are over for another season, Pussycat have come up with the perfect remedy. Their Ibiza reunion party at Digital on Saturday 4th comes complete with a messy foam party area, Manumissionstyle stage show, fantasy make-up artists onsite, UV cannons and all kinds of craziness to take you back to those good times.

REWIND

Yet more going back in time this month as Concorde 2 get in on 80s and 90s fever with the launch of a new night, Rewind. Launching on Tuesday 28th, the weekly blast from the past sees the venue kitted out with a Club Tropicana cocktail lounge with karaoke to belt out a ballad or two, a SNES gamestation for retro fun and free fancy dress. DJs Nause, Wasted Youth, Marky Mark and Eddie The Goatboy will be your hosts.

DR SKETCHY

As some of us have not only done life modeling, but also printed the results in this very magazine, we’re interested to read of a new class with a difference. Dr Sketchy has been packing out London classes for a couple of years with his mix of cabaret, burlesque and drawing folk in the nude – now he’s bringing the whole package to Brighton, at the Latest on Sunday 5th from 4-7pm. It’s about expression and having fun more than technical prowess, as well as getting the right side of a load of potent and exotic cocktails.

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Rumours were flying around this month about the demise of yet another Brighton venue – hipster hangout New Hero. What has emerged since is more of a hefty change of personnel, and a minor tweak in direction. So on the move are 1985 (see clubs) and Somewhere In The Universe (soon to be re-housed), and in will be a permanent PA, meaning loads of live shows, plus some truly cutting edge club nights to follow.

York Place Studio, a couple of doors up from the Hobgoblin, is now the Octopus Gallery. They’re currently exhibiting a collective called the Brighton Rock Artist Group, who make neat screenprinted gig posters and art prints. We’ve had a nosey through the window and it looks pretty good. They’re open Friday-Sunday from 11am-5pm, so get something classy and rock-related for your wall. Check them out on octopusgallery.co.uk.

STREETFUNK

If you you know a hip hop nipper whose moves could use some pre-school polishing, Streetfunk run children’s street dance and breakdance classes across Brighton, Hove, Portslade and Lewes, with 600 kids already on board and throwing shapes in a safe and fun enviornment. Adult classes are starting this month too. They also do Latin dance and fitness classes, go to streetfunk.co.uk and get moving.

SOUNDTRACKS

If you’re all about movies but instead of slumping in a seat mainlining popcorn you like to jig about and that in a club, then this new weekly night launching on Wednesday 28th at Jam could be for you. It’s called Soundtracks and basically plays soundtrack music all night long, Dirty Dancing to Pulp Fiction, Footloose to 8 Mile. Pretty simple concept really, but it seems to work – it’s been a massive success in fancy Camden.

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That’s not St Peter’s you can hear on a Sunday morning, it’s the SOURCE stereo. Sorry about that – we only ever play church bell CDs on the Sabbath.

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CENTREFOLD REQUEST

Massive well done for the latest issue on Broken Brighton – it’s time to make a stand. Big question now is – what can we do? Does it need other media support – Juice perhaps, the Argus, some of your rival publications even? Time to team up for the greater good? Perhaps you could do a pullout centre spread that people could stick in their windows and cars to show opposition to this stealthy erosion of the city’s character. Don’t let this go. Right now, Brighton needs you. I’m in. Gareth via email We don’t advise pulling pages out of SOURCE. Your collection should be kept in mint condition for future eBay income.

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LETTERS

CAN WE KEEP IT UP?

Thanks for the mention on Juice specialist shows in SOURCE this month. I’ve been saying for ages that the guys we’ve got deserve more recognition, so nice to read your bit... and I’m right behind you on Tesco too!! I’ll give you a shout out on my show tonight. Tony Marks via email A shout out? For us? How splendid! SOURCE is definitely ‘in da house’.

HUGE TESCO ERECTION?

Thanks for printing what we are all thinking. Did you know (you may want to do some digging, this is coming from my memory) that Tesco own the Vantage Point and that whole parade of shops, as well as most of the northern end of London Road and are waiting/planning to turn it into a huge Tesco village… or some other monstrosity! Anthony Prior via email The last we read was that Tesco were no longer pursuing these premises, so at least that’s one less thing to worry about. We’ll keep an eye on the situation though.

Just a quick note from a Brighton local to say well done. Well done for taking an editorial stance. Well done for your balancing of the great things about our city with the issues we face together. The good things: loved your West Street inclusion – how right. There’s a big ‘T’ for tourist that runs down from the station and between the piers – visitors who step just metres off this path are in for a treat and a welcome. The bad: shocking sports facilities and endless CGIs of developments that might happen but never do – ice rink, Brighton centre redevelopment, Frank Gehry’s King Alfred, 365 tower, seafront monorail... So just how are you going to @BrightonSource amazing issue, the best keep this going? yet. Soon enough we will have no venues Al via email left – we all need to act to save our city. Well we think we’re doing our bit to make KerriSharp via Twitter people aware of the issues, hopefully you won’t take it lying down. @BrightonSource major props for this months issue. Freebutt via Twitter

more from the social networks...

BELL END PLEA

Liked the article about Brighton council closing places down because of noise issues. If they don’t like noise, perhaps you should start a campaign to stop St Peter’s church ringing their bells at a level way higher than you can play your stereo at 8am. It’s blatant favouritism. Sadly, Brighton has gone from a unique place on the coast to just another city that is run by evil councillors. Lonesome Drifter via Facebook

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Not normally this much of a fanboy but I thought the article on Brighton’s rash of retail was excellent. Great work! Andrew White via Facebook Love the Modern Toss issue, especially like the diversified descriptive writing on the Six Best Brighton Tescos. Excellent. Mooooore please. Solange Leon via Facebook

SOURCE GETS ASKED OUT

Just getting in touch to say thanks for the great cover and features in your August issue on Brighton’s Best. I set up Unique To Brighton in 2005 to champion our unique and distinctive places. Back then it amazed me that there wasn’t anyone charged with protecting what’s distinctive about the whole place, so the directory grew out of that. Let me know if I can be of any help with your campaign – we could meet for coffee sometime (but not Starbucks!). Sue Korman www.uniqueto.co.uk via email Thanks, your website is right up our street. Everyone should read it.

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GIG PREVIEWS WORDS BY MATT BARKER, ZAC COLBERT, BEN GILBERT, NICOLE HOLGATE, DAVID LETTS, JAMES KENDALL, ANDREW PARRY, THE RECOMMENDER

black mountain

GLORIA CYCLES •

BLACK MOUNTAIN

It’s a hugely sad day – honestly a great, great shame. This is Gloria Cycles’ last ever gig, run down – mainly – by constantly fighting with their record label and waiting for their music to be delivered to what ought to have been an eager public. Because there was real magic in their easy-going indie pop anthems. The hyper-powered bass of ‘Wonderbus’ – their greatest commercial success as the soundtrack to a camera advert – and the bouncy skank-slash of ‘Chancer’ should have been right up there in the charts. ‘If I Wanted To Tell You’ will have tears rolling down cheeks tonight – bring a box of tissues. They burned brightly. (JK)

Picture the scene: Canada’s finest stoner rock collective have set the controls for the heart of the sun, piloting their Zeppelin spacecraft of sound gracefully, powerfully upwards. But wait! Who’s this bag lady wandering onstage, dragging a tambourine like she’s off to the local Poundland? It’s Amber Webber, who fronts the band’s gigs with such futility that apocalypse seems likely not through thundering riffs and stallion mains but a brain haemorrhaging yawn. Just be warned. You may have to climb over her to see the full beauty of this Mountain. (BG)

Hector’s House Fri 3rd

UK GUNS N’ ROSES Concorde 2 Sat 4th

When Guns N’ Roses last hit the UK, Axl put in a real effort for all the long-suffering fans who hadn’t hung themselves awaiting the comically delayed ‘Chinese Democracy’. In Newcastle, he reportedly refused to go onstage until a roast dinner was served, while a Wembley Arena show didn’t start until the entire underground network had shut, leaving many to walk the ten miles back into London. Our advice? Try out this rabble instead. The guitarist looks just like Slash! Or is that Axl!? (BG)

WOMEN

Hope Mon 6th

Calgary four-piece Women (who, hilariously, are all quite the opposite) are back, with ‘Public Strain’, the follow-up to their critically applauded, self-titled 2008 debut. A large measure of indie post punk, a sprinkle of Animal Collective-esque vocal happiness and just a dash of Pitchfork hipster-love makes SOURCE very excited indeed, and that’s before the mention of soon-to-make-good local boys Cold Pumas in support. (MB)

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Concorde 2 Weds 8th

CYMBALS EAT GUITARS Audio Thurs 9th

Proving the Freebutt will never die, this night sees it teaming up with Concorde 2 and Audio to bring you an evening of live music power. The indie rock band Cymbals Eat Guitars hail from Staten Island and manage to create forceful walls of grunge while also maintaining an approachable fragility through lead singer Joseph D’Agostino’s soft vocals. This provides a mesmerising contrast to their music – sometimes the audience is met with distorted noise, sometimes heel clipping singalongs. Whichever it is though, it’ll never fail to command your attention. (ZC)

NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Concorde 2 Thurs 9th

Demi-gods of gorgeous art-rock, this sultry supergroup of eight Canadians will be strutting on stage at the Concorde with a hatful of new songs from their album ‘Together’. Their trademark twangy guitar, vocal acrobatics, soaring strings and sparkly piano will combine to create a breathtaking, unusual, but reassuringly friendly show. This century’s answer to Fleetwood Mac? As they say themselves, “Come and put your hands together.” (NH)

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GIG PREVIEWS

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FAT FREDDY’S DROP Concorde 2 Fri 10th

Fat Freddy’s Drop epitomise laid-back dub reggae in the way only seven New Zealanders can, and thus the husky tiles of the Concorde are the perfect venue for a slow motion skank fest. Expect subtle beats dripping with spacey keyboard, rippling synth and unidentifiable samples. (NH)

SKY LARKIN

Audio Fri 10th

Growing rapidly in popularity, Sky Larkin have been filling larger and larger venues with their sparky indie pop rock tunes. This is impressive considering it’s just Katie, Doug and Nestor, three youths from Leeds churning out endlessly catchy, discordant, guitar-fuelled songs with a carefree, pared-down 90s feel. Go and be beguiled. (NH)

MELTING VINYL & WILLKOMMEN FOXTROT •

Stanmer House Sun 12th

In their second annual garden party festival (and by the way, what a garden!), Melting Vinyl and Wilkommen are showcasing the loveliest nu folk to be found, this year taking in local fellows Sons Of Noel And Adrian, Miserable Rich, Shoreline and Mary Hampton plus special headliner Laura Marling. Get your ticket soon, they’re going fast. (MB)

JONSI

WILLY MASON

Komedia Tues 14th

There are worse things to be called than “the new Bob Dylan”. “The new Gary Glitter” springs to mind. But as pop predictions go, few would wish to be saddled with an anchor as heavy as Mason’s. Having grown up in New York, the son of folk singers, such comparisons seem inevitable – particularly in the aftermath of two albums of elegant, wordy and wistful tales from the Americana frontline. Expect this evening to provide a low-key introduction to the third. (BG)

DUCKTAILS / DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE Prince Albert Mon 20th

Here at SOURCE gig previews, we’ve got 80-odd words to try and sum up what those verbose folk at The Wire magazine have been attempting to define for the past two years. Suffice to say that New Jersey’s Ducktails and Antwerp’s Dolphins Into The Future’s aqueous beauty may be one of the best things you’ve never heard. Their waves of heavily treated instrumentation (predominantly guitar in Ducktails’ case, electronics in Dolphins’) should make the Albert unusually womblike tonight. (DL)

FYFE DANGERFIELD Komedia Weds 22nd

Dome Tues 14th

It’s not just Jonsi Birgisson that speaks Vonlenska, the peculiar language used by the Sigur Rós singer turned solo star. SOURCE is also that way gifted after attending Icelandic finishing school. “Vindurinn, og útilykt af hárinu þínu. Ég anda eins fast og ég get með nefinu mínu.

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‘Hoppípolla’ Í engum stígvélum. Allur rennvotur Í engum stígvélum,” you see? But what does it all mean? That Jonsi can expect a real mouthful of gobbledegook from yours truly if he doesn’t play ‘Hoppipola’ tonight. High hopes. (BG)

This classically trained music machine and lead singer of The Guillemots arrives in Brighton as part of his own headline tour. He’s earned many new fans following the release back in January of his debut solo album, ‘Fly Yellow Moon’, which continued to show off his canny ability to pen a batch of well-crafted pop songs. For this show, you should expect a fine combination of singalongs and poignant balladry of the highest order. (TR)

www.brightonsource.co.uk/BANDS


GIG PREVIEWS

two door cinema club

DR EUGENE CHADBOURNE

I AM KLOOT

Komedia Studio Bar Thurs 23rd

Spirit Of Gravity may be taking a little sidestep away from their electronic comfort zone this month, unable to resist this rare chance to put on a show by cult New York guitarist/banjo player Eugene Chadbourne. Perhaps best known for playing in Shockabilly with Shimmy Disc founder Mark Kramer, Chadbourne has pursued an idiosyncratic, politicised path through independent American music for decades. Chadbourne’s improvisational abilities fit well with SOG’s beliefs, but quite where he’ll direct this evening is anyone’s guess. (DL)

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB

Digital Sat 25th

This excellent three-piece band from Northern Ireland could write the book on how to make it in the modern world of new music. Having had their razor-sharp indie pop picked up by the trendsetting label Kitsune, they buzzed around the blogs like wildfire, before hitting the likes of Radio One. As a consequence they arrive in Brighton as part of their UK headline tour, which is followed by flying out to do the same in the US, before a similar run around Europe. (TR)

LITTLE DRAGON

Coalition Sat 25th

Given a stellar guest list that included Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, Lou Reed and Shaun Ryder, the lacklustre Gorillaz display at June’s Glastonbury came as some surprise. Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano, co-writer of two tracks on latest album ‘Plastic Beach’, was also among the performers and recently featured on the Maximum Balloon debut, new project from TV On The Radio mainbrain Dave Sitek. But expect tonight to be all about her Swedish band’s charming, intricate, ornate and delicious electronica. Enter the Dragon. (BG)

THE MAGIC NUMBERS Komedia Sat 25th

On the back of orchestral new album ‘The Runaway’, The Magic Numbers return to brighten your day before the winter really sets in (hopefully, seeing as it’s only September). Expect more sunshiny, 60s-tinged love songs and smiley melodies than you can shake several acoustic guitars and a small string section at. (NH)

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Komedia Mon 27th

According to their lying in the gutter, looking at the stars romantic reputation, I Am Kloot would most likely turn up for an interview with a bagful of Special Brew. They did, one morning in London around ten years ago, when SOURCE was introduced to their weather and life-beaten charm. They may not have sold many records since but a Mercury nomination for the Guy Garveyproduced ‘Sky At Night’ suggest riches may finally await at the end of their intoxicated odyssey. Fingers crossed. (BG)

STILL FLYIN’

Jam Mon 27th

There’s a delicate balance to strike when adding members to your band. You’d love to get all your pals in, but let The Polyphonic Spree be a warning – it’s an expensive business. When San Francisco resident Sean Rawls formed Still Flyin’ he managed to add just enough – 15 – to fill their joyful, discofied rocksteady sound with a house party amount of high fives and sing-along harmonies, but few enough to get them all on a bus and over here. (MB)

MT. DESOLATION Brighton Ballroom Tues 28th

Despite their convincingly anonymous name, Mt. Desolation are actually a surprise alt-country side project for Keane’s principal songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley and his band’s unofficial fourth member Jesse Quin. Mt. Desolation’s music actually bears very little resemblance to the pair’s day jobs, presenting instead some gorgeous, moodily downbeat balladry. With assorted Mumfords, Noahs and Killers passing through their ranks, Mt. Desolation may turn out to be rich men’s folly, but we reckon this could be rather special. (DL)

TIM ROBBINS & THE ROGUES GALLERY Duke Of York’s Weds 29th

Part of the Duke Of Yorks’ ongoing centenary celebrations, this month sees Hollywood good guy Tim Robbins bring his honkytonk Rogues Gallery band along for an aptly located gig. Film buffs will know that Robbins wrote the satirical tunes he performed in his directorial and screenwriting debut Bob Roberts, so he’s got form in this area. The Rogues Gallery play that adult American roots music that Uncut love so much, but hey, it’s Tim Robbins! You know, for kids! (DL)

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GIG PREVIEWS

frankie & the heartstrings

FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS/ SUMMER CAMP

SKY HARBOUR • Hope, Thurs 30th

Thurs 30th Jam

Hype is often seen as a bad thing, but that’s usually when in reference to accountants at record labels plying radio DJs with nights out in return for it. But when it’s your mates raving about a band, hype is the single best indicator of quality. Sunderland’s bingo hall indie-popsters F&THS and medium wave blissmongers Summer Camp have this kind of hype in spades, and deservedly so. Don’t believe us? Try it. (MB)

In the short time they have been together Sky Harbour have proved they’re definitely here to be heard, if you know what we mean. With a debut DIY record ‘Words Best Left Unsaid (Big Calter)’, the band combine the styles of Twin Atlantic and Goodbye Elliot and manage to fit in with General Fiasco’s growing fan base. There’s an honesty to the EP and enough angst in Josh Rowley’s vocal from that should make Kids In Glass Houses wish they’d stayed at home. (AP)

WIN: TICKETS TO THE JACK DANIEL’S BIRTHDAY GIG

‘TENNESSEE COMES TO TOWN’ FEATURING ELLIE GOULDING, JARVIS COCKER, RICHARD HAWLEY & DUANE EDDY

September is Mr Jack’s Birthday and this year the good folk at Jack Daniel’s are bringing Tennessee to Town with an exclusive gig at the Clapham Grand in London on October 7th. The prize includes a pair of tickets, accommodation and £50 travel allowance per person, as well as a Jack Daniel’s goody bag for the winner. For a chance to win, simply answer this question: In which US state is the home place of Jack Daniel’s whiskey? • Tennessee • Virginia • Texas Email your answer to competition@brightonsource.co.uk – please also include your name, date of birth, address and telephone number. Competition deadline September 24th 2010. Entrants must be over 18. For full T&Cs visit tinyurl.com/jackcompjarvis. For more information on the ‘Tennessee Is Coming To Town’ Birthday gig go to www.jacksbirthday.co.uk. Make Mr. Jack’s Birthday a memorable one. Please drink responsibly.

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Modern Fighting Vehicles

Americana’s pastoral English cousin comes out of the shed Words and photo by james Kendall

You all live together, a bit like the Monkees. Is it a musical life? James: Yeah, pretty much 24/7. There always somebody playing music, or we’re listening to music, or writing music. That’s very much why we moved in together. Jacob: We’re quite noisy – we’ve already had two noise abatement orders against us. Is it a good job we’re not a foot-on-monitor metal band? Yeah, probably.

Your name has ‘Fighting’ in it, but the music is quite gentle. Are you gentle people? Moses: I would say so. I wouldn’t say we’re a violent lot. Jacob: We’re lovers, not fighters. That’s not to say that we won’t bust heads if we need to. Moses: The live set is a bit more rock’n’roll than the records are. The recordings very much tell the story of the shed we did them in; because of the size of it the percussion is all shakers and tambourines. And we used acoustic guitars and basses. But on stage it gets amped up and loud. It’s good fun. Jacob: The line-up is constantly changing. There’s the core, which is me, James and Moses, and then we’ve got these lovely guests – Birdy and Jess – who come and play with us sometimes. Even though you’re just 14 you’re signed to a major label, Birdy – what sort of music do you normally make? Birdy: I write with a piano and I sing, so it’s quite mellow. Jacob: It’s more sort of soulful r’n’b. Moses: It’s quite dark some of it, sort of Kate Bush. Jacob: We’ve been making Birdy CDs to try and influence her musical taste. Moses, people are talking about your other band the Holy Vessels doing great things – is it a race to see which one is successful first? Are you going to dump these guys? Moses: No, I’m loyal to both bands. I’ve been working on this for a long time and will continue to work on it as long as it goes. I have no plan to sack off either band at this point. Jacob: It’s not worrying – it’s nice to know that he’s supporting the Maccabees. Fair play, our drummer is doing something. We’ve lived with him long enough to know he’s not going to screw us over.

Has it been a fertile environment for writing songs? Moses: Yeah, it’s been good. We’ve got a whole album of material ready to record now. James: We’ve done the DIY thing for a while now and it’s getting to be hard work, so we’re looking for a label. It’s a bit like a supergroup. Do you have another band, Jess? Jacob: We’ve done our time with the DIY thing. Jess: No I just used to play along to Bob Dylan records, and I’ve Moses: We’re capable of producing records ourselves but it played with my dad [John Illsley of Dire Straits] on stage a couple of just takes a lot longer than it would times. I’m just chancing it. in a decent studio. We have to Jacob: We’re just trying to make it fun at the record the drums one drum at a moment, not trying to over-think it, make it time. There’s no real room for perfect. There are two rules – is it fun, and is expression there. it what Bowie would do? When Jess came EP: ‘From The Mill Pond’ out now, email Jacob: We normally find by the in she had a violin case and she said, I’ve moses.bogarde@gmail.com for a free copy time we’ve recorded a couple of got an instrument. I thought, great, it’s a WEB: www.myspace.com/ songs we’ve written another violin, but the case was full of harmonicas. themodernfightingvehicles album’s worth. It’s a case of That’s the sort of thing that we that makes LIVE: Coachworks, Sat 4th keeping up with what we’re doing. us happy.

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Qemists

club previews

WORDS BY ZAC COLBERT, NICK COQUET, JAMES KENDALL, LYDIA STOCKBRIDGE

QEMISTS LP LAUNCH Audio Weds 1st

Perhaps being huge in Japan has kicked The Qemists into action, as this sophomore LP has come extremely swiftly in comparison to the difficult birth of the first one. The launch should go right off and hopefully local rock god Matt Rose will be down to add his vocals to the trio’s hectic drum’n’bass. There’ll certainly be a hometown party atmosphere amongst the crushing beats. (JK)

BATTLEJAM

Audio Fri 3rd

We’ve been missing JFB and Beardyman over the last few months, but while the mouthpiece of the pair is still on sabbatical for the festival season, the scratch DJ will bring together some Battlejam favourites in the form of Ed Solo and Figital. Without Beardy this ought to be more like a party than a gig – with the hip hop and breakbeats the trio will be improvising that’s no bad thing. Time for a night of dancing – it is some of the best music in town after all. (JK)

GUILTY PLEASURES Komedia Sat 4th

While we don’t completely agree with the idea of ‘guilty pleasures’ – stand up for the music you like and don’t be embarrassed – the night lends itself to having a lot of fun. What seems to come out

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of it, at its best, is a mix of muso crate-digging and reassessment of more obvious tunes. Most importantly the crowd are up for having fun. And that’s what it’s all about, right? (JK)

IT’S STILL 1985

Concorde Sat 4th

Now that Henron isn’t at New Hero he’s free to put on more of the bigger nights like Horse Power that he co-promoted earlier in the year. His first stop off sees him back at the Concorde expanding out the popular It’s Still 1985 into the biggest school disco in town. Where some 80s nights hunt out the cool obscurities of the decade, Henron will play whatever gets the biggest reaction. New Hero must be the only club where Toto’s ‘Africa’ became an anthem and ‘Lady In Red’ got played in the middle of a set. In the bigger venue the party atmosphere should flourish. (JK)

PLAYGROUP REUNION Concorde Sat 4th

“Oh man, do you remember way back, two weeks ago, when we were at the Playgroup Festival?” Actually, there’s probably a lot of sketchy memories, so getting the reunion in quickly is a wise idea. As you’d expect there’s a load of bands and DJs playing, but as per usual, we don’t know who. Still, trading on your reputation is the best way, if you can. If you missed the festival you won’t want to miss this, if you were there you’re probably excited for more. (JK)

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WE LUV POP

Brighton Ballroom Sat 11th

The iced-pop gems We Luv Pop will be taking us back to 1970s New York City this month, where disco divas strut their stuff at Studio 54, CBGBs is still home to the punks, and Brooklyn‘s the breeding ground of all the hottest scenes. It’s Big Apple beats aplenty at the Ballroom bop. (LS)

MICHAEL WOODS

Digital Sat 11th

opened Carl Cox’s night at Space this season with Dubfire for example. We haven’t seen him play since he spent all that time playing back-to-back with James Zabiela so it will be interesting to hear if his house music has taken on a tech-prog influence. Last year’s Global Underground CD suggest things could be deep through to techy. (JK)

SKITZ & RODNEY P Jam Sat 18th

Flawless brings some of Ibiza’s end of season flavours to Brighton by booking the ever progressive Michael Woods, whose vocal-led house will have Digital heaving this evening. His plinkyplonky 8-bit sounds build upon each other slowly but surely ¬– when the track finally crescendos you’re always left with a blissful dancefloor filler that conjures up images of white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and cool breezes. There’s also support from funky house dons Mark Masters and Tom Upton. (ZC)

This is a great booking for The Doctor’s Orders as it goes from strength to strength in its new Brighton home. Skitz & Rodney P have been keeping it proper British for years now, never tempted to slip into the stateside vibe that so many of our hip hop outfits fall into. Rough, raw and urban without falling into grime, they instead frequently mine reggae. Their live set is backed up with DJs sets from Spin Doctor and Rusty Ryan – can’t argue with that for a fiver. (JK)

AUDIO 6th Birthday

RAMADANMAN

Audio Fri 17th

The Audio birthday parties are among the most exciting nights of the yearly clubbing calendar but normally come with a catch – they take place on a Monday. This year though, we can go wild with abandon without needing to take the next day off work. Which is good because the line-up is killer – Simian Mobile Disco bring a big bag of electro records and have Casper C of Blogger’s Delight and Sam ‘Schtumm’ Watts along for support. Working as a pair SMD really know what they’re doing behind the decks and have impeccable music tastes. Hopefully they’ll have a load of new Delicatessen & Delicacies tracks too. (JK)

NIC FANCIULLI

Life Fri 24th

Of all the people for Aka Aka Roar to get themselves in with, Hessle Audio’s Ramadanman is a particularly sweet one. Loved by anyone with even a passing interest in house, techno and dubstep, his stuff is as clever as a fox with an A* at A Level in Clever Music and super deep with it, but not so luscious you won’t want to dance your socks off. For his return he’s joined by Braiden’s super-technical dubstep mixing, and newcomer from the Night Slugs crew, Girl Unit, currently picking up props from Fact for his ‘IRL’. What a night, and now on Friday to boot. (JK)

MY GENERATION Concorde 2 Sat 25th

Coalition Sat 18th

As well as being an understatedly talented DJ, Nic Fanciulli is an absolute diamond. Despite being good mates with Steve Mac – who lends his deep understanding of house music sonics behind the decks tonight – Nic doesn’t play down here nearly enough, perhaps because he’s at places like Pacha Ibiza all the time. He

This all-nighter is the launch event taster for a new annual event in the mod weekender diary. It‘s all kicking off on the seafront, with live sets from The Steve Craddock Band (him out of Ocean Colour Scene and Weller’s band) and The Moons, as well as DJ sets from Mani (Primals, Roses) and Hipshaker DJs among others – all mixing up the various mod disciplines of jazz, rhythm’n’blues, northern soul, britpop, funk and indie. (NC)

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club review

hold up! words and photos by james kendall

Back in the days when it were all fields round ‘ere, there were more indie nights than you could shake a walking

stick at. Hold Up! is pretty much the last man standing from that era, and has seen off many changes at Life/Arc over the years. Apart from a subtle change in music policy, the night is exactly as it’s ever been – rammed full of enthusiastic young music fans bouncing around with passion to the songs they Blood Red Shoes ‘Heartsink’ love. The new layout of Life means that the Pixies ‘Gouge Away’ outside smoking area is perfect for fresh air Temper Trap ‘Sweet and flirting, and the warren-like corridors Disposition’ Field Music ‘Them are great for going on adventures That Do Nothing’ Friendly Fires ‘Ju in. Also the crowd is really mp In The Pool’ The Futureheads friendly – or maybe just ‘Heartbeats’ Blondie ‘One Way Or drunk, we’ve never quite been Another’ Yeah Yeah Yeahs able to tell. If you like intelligent ‘Heads Will Roll’ guitar pop at very loud Maccabees ‘Can You volumes we can’t think of Give It’ Arcade Fire ‘Spraw anywhere better to be l 2 (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’ on a Saturday night.

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CLUB REVIEW

Guerilla Rocks WORDS and photos BY JAMES KENDALL

Maybe we’ve been looking in the wrong places but it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a proper mosh pit in a club. Oh,

we’re not talking about pogoing up and down sloppily – the passionate crowd at alternative night stalwart Guerilla Rocks go at it like dancing is murder and suicide at the same time. The GR team stress that this isn’t a rock night – and certainly the drum’n’bass, ska and indie is lapped up – but it’s the metal that has people singing along the loudest and throwing themselves into the dancing with most abandon. Slipknot ‘Duality’ Cos that’s why everyone is risking work/uni/ Paramore ‘Misery Business’ school with a healthy hangover – they have to Prodigy ‘Omen’ dance this shit out of their systems. Kerrang! Pendulum ‘Bloodsugar’ magazine advised its readers that, due to Limp Bizkit ‘Hot Dog’
 Guerilla, “being a pansy and saving Madness ‘Baggy Trousers’
 yourself for the weekend is no Feeder ‘Just A Day’
 longer an option” and there’s System Of A Down ‘Chop Suey’
 certainly abandon here. If you Blink 182 ‘What’s My Age Again?’ wish it could be Reading Festival To Right Your Beastie Boys ‘Fight For every week, Guerilla Rocks is Party’ gonna have you photocopying sick notes for Wednesday mornings from here on in.

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Andreya Triana

baring her soul and stepping into the solo spotlight Words by james kendall Photo by JAMES KENDALL, NATASHA ALIPOUR-FARIDANI, MATT BARKER and rosie kendall HAIR AND MAKE UP BY RICHARDO AND JANEEN AT SQUARE ROOTS ARTWORK BY PINKY

She may have moved around a lot before she settled in Brighton three years ago, but future soul superstar Andreya Triana’s roots are so far in the city that her debut album ‘Lost Where I Belong’ just wouldn’t sound the same without the place. For a start it was produced by Bonobo, former SOURCE cover star and long time downtempo hero of this parish. Song writing assistance came from another SOURCE cover star, sultry singer songwriter Fink, while Andreya credits her musical education to a collective of Worcester musicians, Bootis, who have ended up living – yep – in Brighton. So how come it sounds like nothing else we’ve ever produced? For someone so young, Andreya is remarkably calm and self-assured, something that carries through all of her music. The title track of her LP brings to mind an Eryka Badu who is strong enough not to smooth off the rough edges of real life. It has the same seductive, mature, sensual sounds that Q-Tip coaxed out of Norah Jones for his recent ‘Life Is Better’. Yep, it’s that good. Former iTunes Single Of The Week, ‘Draw The Stars’ meanwhile shows that there’s an inventiveness here that her American contemporaries just can’t match. Like a modern take on the Grimm Brothers’ enchanted forest, it’s the sort of place Bjork might arrive at if she was American and caught in a calm reflective mood.

Bonobo wasn’t the only collaborator where the cogs just slotted into the groove. Her sessions with Fink were more than just productive. “Fin is an amazing guy,” she smiles. “He’s like a flipping encyclopaedia. First and foremost, every time I go to his house and we have a little writing session I feel like I learn something. He’s so deep into what he does and he’s so knowledgeable that I come away with all of these ideas and am really inspired. It’s like he’d pour as much into me as he could during those sessions.” ‘X’ – the jawdropping end to the LP – is the place that feels like it’s got Fink’s greatest influence. Laidback, relaxed and as selfassured as Andreya herself, it couldn’t be more stripped back – just double bass and simple strings for the most melancholic vocal on the album. It’s an emotionally brave end to the album that really makes its mark.

“BONOBO kept saying, Come down let’s do something together, and I was like, Yeah, whatever.”

Part of the magic of her album comes from the working relationship she’s developed with Simon ‘Bonobo’ Green. Short of a singer at the last minute when he won Best Album at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and needed to perform, Andreya stepped in to sing for him at the last minute. Despite (or because of) getting a little bit too drunk, they formed a friendship. “I’d never heard much of his music,” she admits. “First and foremost he was a mate and I thought, Yeah, it’d be really nice to hang out and do some music. He kept saying, Come down let’s do something together, and I was like, Yeah, whatever. And then we did – and before you know it there’s an album. It was all a very natural process. It wasn’t like, I’ll get with him and it’ll be a really good move. It was just fun.” Fun isn’t something we’d necessarily think of when it comes to working with Bonobo. He’s well known for being controlled and it’s rare for even those who know him well to hear any of his music before it’s fully realised and pressed onto CD. But Andreya says that rather than being solitary, Bonobo is actually great to

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collaborate with. Even when Andreya made her contributions to his LP the relationship was 50/50. Clearly they hit it off – she’s the only vocalist that made it onto his neo-classic ‘Black Sands’. “He didn’t set out to only have me on his album,” she explains. “There were definitely other people he wanted to work with it just worked out this way. The songs that we did together just worked really well.” You’d think that it’d be different working on his Bonobo album working on her own LP, but Andreya – who has also made tracks with Flying Lotus, Theo Parish and Mr Scruff – says that’s not the case. The more they work together – and ‘Black Sands’ came after ‘Lost Where I Belong’ in the schedule – the easier things are. “We did the stuff on his album after my own and I really noticed that we seemed more in tune,” she claims. “Once you’re two or three years down the line of working with someone in the studio you just know how it works. The whole creative process is easier. When we did ‘Eyes Down’ I felt a lot of pressure but without direction Si said I did exactly what he wanted. It was just getting a feel for his music.”

It sounds perfect for the stage and that’s just where it’s heading, as Andreya puts together her first band for taking the album on tour. Don’t expect to hear a carbon copy of the recorded songs though, her gigs promise to be more interesting. “I want it to represent the album but I also want to get out of that box and those boundaries,” she stresses. “First and foremost if we’re having fun on stage then that’s going to translate to the people watching. So that’s my main priority. I’m finding fun ways of recreating all the sounds.”

There’s no danger of getting stage fright – after touring the world with Bonobo she’s used to huge crowds, having notched up a summer of gigs at The Big Chill, Glastonbury and a sold out Roundhouse. In fact she’s happier in front of thousands than she is a handful of people. “I think big crowds are more easily pleased if I’m honest. Generally they’re at a festival all pissed and happy. Smaller crowds can get bored and you can see it.” With all the talent and charisma we can’t see a problem with anyone getting bored and she’ll be in front of huge crowds before long. She’s found where she belongs.

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CULTURE WORDS BY NICK COQUET, BEN MILLER

FILM: THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE Duke Of York’s Fri 3rd

Possibly the most anticipated horror movie of recent times – well, certainly among the gross-out stoners in Cannibal Corpse t-shirts for whom Saw was laughably tame – this has earned its pre-release notoriety via split-second trailer money shots and incredulous word of mouth. Basically, a crazy scientist kidnaps a bunch of hapless victims and conjoins them, mouth to anus, creating a zany centipede with a single, collaborative digestive system. Rather like a rollercoaster, you’d really want to bagsy that front position, but as it turns out no one’s really that happy with the situation which ends, predictably, in a variety of death-type scenarios. (NC)

Comedy: Andy Thomas Upstairs at Three and Ten Sat 4th

Watching teachers swan off to Ibiza or sit around on the beach supping Scrumpy Jack for two months is enough to inspire playground bullying tactics in anyone, but Andy Thomas wants to set the record straight. A Fringe award winner earlier this year, his eccentric humanities professor’s dalliance with bygone Carry On stars merges wistful yearning with blazing profanity in a journey to the brink of sanity. Passionate and surreal, it’s also another odd and energetic triumph for local gang Smarty Pants. (BM)

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Art: Looking Sound Brighton Media Gallery Sat 4th – Sun 5th

From Billy Childish to Ladyhawke, making art during gigs might sound just a little bit 2006. The collective behind Looking Sound took it a step further earlier this year, creating six canvasses made by artists as they listened to VJs messing around with dubstep, breaks and drum’n’bass during the Fringe in May. The results will be on display here, although it’s not totally clear exactly what else we can expect during two full days of music, experimentation and “sensory overload”. (BM)

EVENT: Stray Signals

Coachwerks Tues 7th

Stray Signals have established a neat reputation for themselves this year, thanks not least to an outbreak of music and performances galvanising the city’s serenely hidden St Nicholas Rest Garden, collage poetry experiments and a series of semi-organised gatherings based around themes such as the power of memory and the redemptive beauty of a row. The focus is on fostering a good atmosphere and a bit of a laugh, featuring storytelling, spoken word, performance, films, music and food. (BM)

FILM: Scott Pilgrim vs The World Duke Of York’s until Weds 8th

Firmly targeting entire swathes of yoof culture – the slackers, the indie nerds and the comic book devotees, to name three – Spaced creator Edgar Wright’s preposterous breeze of a new big screener pits a skinny Arctic Monkeys extra against the seven ex-boyfriends he must defeat to win his out-of-league object of desire. Highbrow critics will aspire to loathe it, tabloids will probably love it for its accessibility, and ultimately it looks too outlandishly overblown and easy on the eye to ignore. (BM)

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Art: Breath of Life Ink_d from Fri 10th

As well as having an amazing name, Storm Thorgerson holds the pint-guaranteeing honour of being the visionary behind Pink Floyd’s album cover for ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’. For Teardrop, his contribution to this series of big name screenprints in aid of the British Heart Foundation, he’s re-interpreted it into a more fragile, cosmic rendering of a human heart. A gorgeous pop art entry by Sir Peter Blake and further designs by the likes of Maggi Hambling and John Hoyland also star. (BM)

Theatre: The Mill Dome Sat 11th – Sun 12th

This vision of nubile ass-shakers moving a mill in tandem has the sort of moving and comical metaphorical narrative, should you look for it, that physical theatre urchins Ockham’s Razor flaunt as their protruding theatrical backbone. The discipline they possess in achieving that, rather than simply relentlessly cashing in on the ability of this gaggle of puppeteers, mimes, circus shape throwers and athletic rakes to bend and contort themselves around their human hamster wheel, makes for a spectacular of kitchen sink-throwing dedication. (BM)

ART:BetweenSeasons Art at Five Sat 11th – Sat 25th

This exhibition showcases the work of three accomplished artists: Daniel Albitt, Iaysha Salih and Yvonne Coomber, with a collection of works reflecting on the tranqulity and enchantment to be found in natural spaces. The work is eminently accessible – taking the uncertain and transitional period between the seasons as inspiration and arriving at a collection that’s so calming and easy on the eye it might be prescribed for stress. While the exhibition is all arranged under the same titular banner, the various interpretations both contrast and complement one another perfectly. Art at Five’s policy of affordable and original art is always well served by collections like this. (NC)

Comedy: Teakshow Upstairs at Three and Ten Fri 17th

A collaboration between actors Johnny Hansler and Jackie Stirling, Teakshow are gradually finessing their camp, vaudeville take on the sketch duo dynamic into an hour comprising more than the bombastic absurdity they hang their burlesque hats on. Using writers drawn from a diverse spread of niches, their best work combines risqué twists on tedious everyday niceties with cabaret-style charm and manically-paced character switches. You’ll end up either admiring the slickness with which it’s all done or sniggering at the innate ridiculousness they specialise in. (BM)

Art: Brighton Art Fair Corn Exchange Fri 17th – Sun 19th

As much as we’d all have a wheezier time at the annual Art Fair were our pockets padded with gold forged from effortlessly lucrative careers, the show aims for a local slant, with provision for the poxy peasants to get their hands on something if they’re determined. Failing that, it’s a convenient chance to tiptoe around some excellent stalls and then spend an hour in The Mash Tun visualising the earthly riches you’ll undoubtedly have accrued this time next year. (BM)

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In The Wire the highest compliment that McNulty and Bunk can give any of their colleagues is that they are ‘natural police’. If there’s a ‘natural photographer’ it’s former Brightonian Gavin Watson. His book Skins contains stunning photographs of his skinhead mates, some of which he took completely untrained at the age of 15. He says he can’t explain why he emerged as a fully formed photographer without any study or obvious influences. After Gavin got tired of the skinhead scene he stumbled into rave just as it was kicking off. A bit skint, the offer of free entry if he bought his camera was too tempting, although he admits he hated taking the photos. He didn’t think much when they came back from the developers either and he threw them in a box and left them. His hook-up with Vice magazine made him reassess the work 20 years later and the photos now form a highly evocative portrait of those early, lawless years as both a book and an exhibition. Individually the grainy black and white pictures are beyond rough and ready but collectively the lack of gloss shows how real the warehouse scene was – this wasn’t the beautiful people of Ibiza. If you have any interest in dance music or photography, you must check it out.

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CRITIC WORDS BY MATT BARKER, NICK COQUET, JAMES KENDALL

SINGLE: CURLY HAIR

ALBUM: ROSE ELINOR DOUGALL

Pumpkin Eye (myspace.com/wearecurlyhair)

Without Why (Scarlett Music)

Anything that comes from the Willkommen Collective is guaranteed to have something special about it, as well as half the roster swelling the ranks of the record. This is no exception, drafting a couple of Sons Of Noel And Adrian to bolster the vocal ranks across a pair of glorious pop songs. The title track is trademark Willkommen folk, breezing along on a wave of strummed guitars and brass, while the b-side ‘8-Beat’ is a curious but perfectly realised ZX Spectrum of 8-bit pop. Both songs amount to a charming introduction to the band. (NC)

Her first solo album since breaking ranks with polka-dot purveyors of 21st century Shangri-Las female pop, The Pipettes, Rose has taken her time to create a bold and distinctive signature sound. Allowed centre stage at last, her voice recalls the softer side of Siouxsie and memories of The Sundays; its backing a contemporary take on baroque pop and melodic Johnny Marr-isms that defy any possibility of retro suggestions. Hooks are dangled like a mass fishing trip, and the bait is impossible to resist. A truly great debut. (NC)

EP: MANNI DEE Fluxus (myspace.com/mannidee)

An experimental hip hop artist with flirtations in glitch hop, skweee and wonky, Manni Dee has fingers in many pies. The experimentalism is pushed to its furthest outreaches, particularly on the first three, mostly instrumental tracks. At times it can sound like something’s not quite plugged in properly, but at once an insanely tight and catchy riff or break will kick in to catch you off guard. The second half, mostly vocal, is the more rounded for us, with ‘Waffle House’ ticking our box most firmly. (NC)

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SINGLE: EVIL NINE

Stay Up (For Lovers)

The old guard in the SOURCE office are very excited about this early 90s house revival – a return to the days where the music was full of melody and synthesized noises and a bit rough round the edges. ‘Stay Up’ is all string stabs, sampled vocal screams and pianos. “Bust it up all night” it suggests – and we can find no reason not to. Electro house fans will favour the throbbing production of ‘Exceeder’ fella Mason’s remix. (JK)

SINGLE: GRINDERMAN Heathen Child (Mute)

We like to claim Nick Cave as one of our own now, so multifarious are our sightings of him lurking about our landmarks – sipping coffee outside cafés and pretending not to notice all those giggling black-haired girls pointing at him. After the blues menace of his offshoot band’s debut and the cinematic trailers for the new album, we were proper excited to finally get the first fruits of ‘Grinderman 2’. The opening single is an experimental workshop of ideas,

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distorted and dangerous, while Cave delivers verses of grisly poetry akin to ‘The Firstborn Is Dead’. Its soaring chorus brings the disparate parts together perfectly – it’s not quite ‘No Pussy Blues’ but it certainly bodes well for what’s to come. (NC)

Single: Jouis She’s On The Rise (Jouissance)

Most of the bands we review here are your basic ‘guitar/ bass/drums/here’s an indie rock song’ type affairs. So ubiquitous are they that it often goes without saying. It’s refreshing then, when a band full of malnourished youths pitch up and play watertight, early 20th century speakeasy jazz; all louche sax and bourbon soaked piano keys. The shock of the old if you will. (MB)

ALBUM: THE LAYLANAS Universal (myspace.com/thelaylanas)

The influences the band profess to put them in a country arena – this is abundently clear from the vocal harmonies, but there’s a lot more beef to the production than such a cursory pigeonholing might suggest. When AC/DC producer Mutt Lange worked on his missus Shania Twain’s records he toned down some of his rock credentials – had he run freer with his Marshalls they might have ended up with something sounding like this. It’s definitely got a hint of hillbilly about it but it might well kick your ass. It’s a really great sounding, commercial and catchy record with oodles of potential for serious unit shifting. (NC)

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book: brighton & hove cafe guide (independentcafes.co.uk)

Our cosmopolitan coastal conurbation has of late been a battleground between the likes of the incoming Starbucks and the incumbent Red Roaster (currently facing off across St James’s Street). Standard-bearer for the besieged local coffee and café culture is the Brighton & Hove Café Guide, a lovingly, nay obsessively compiled compendium of Brighton’s very best independents. Passion and Brighton-based independent spirit run through the whole production, from the editor to the printer and everyone in between. (MB)

ALBUM: MICE PARADE What It Means To Be Left-Handed (FatCat)

Like everything John Peel ever played rolled into one infectious package, Mice Parade manage to somehow fuse the flavours of world music with rock, indie and a notable drummer who gives it plenty across every single track. The resulting crucible of sound probably ought to sound like hell on earth, but the band beam with the confident knowledge that they’ve got it exactly right. Unique for its own sake would be a mistake, but when it’s arrived at with this much energy and style it’s impossible to ignore. Especially that drummer. He’s ace. (NC)

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EP: LENO GOLDSTEIN K2EP1 (myspace.com/lenogoldstein)

There’s a swagger and lyrical insouciance about the Lenos that rather puts us in mind of Brett Anderson and even Brett Smiley (you’ll have to YouTube him). Finding glamour and decadence in the glummest of suburban trappings – Worthing and cigarette ends stuck in our mind – they accompany their threepenny operas with suitably down-at-heel keyboards and guitar. The EP’s sound would certainly benefit from more lavish recordings, but it’s carried by the self-belief, humour and dissolute style that drips from every bedsit pore. (NC)

SINGLE: RAMONA

How Long (PIAS)

The name sounds like that popular t-shirt brand, sorry, seminal NYC band, and while the music is a world away from the 1-2-3-4 thrash of Johnny, Joey and Dee Dee there’s definitely a shared vintage Big Apple sensibility about this. It probably owes more to Blondie in truth, guitar pop with a decent amount of swagger and attitude, with every member even in matching Converse like the cover of ‘Parallel Lines’. An album follows in the new year, keep an eye out for it. (NC)

COMIC: THE SOUND OF DROWNING (soundofdrowning.com)

There’s an almost poetic beauty to this collection of strips under the ‘Can’t Wait For Tomorrow’ issue heading. Some are wordless like the misanthropic nihilism of Bukowski and the 50s space-age futurism of She’s Leaving Home. Scripted hightlights have to be the almost Viz-like Ku Klux Klan Kids and, our particular favourite Klopsy & Chops, where a twisted ventriloquist doll mentally overpowers his master. Every page is an absolute work of art, displaying the alarmingly diverse talents of artist Paul O’Connell. Be sure to send us the next one, please. (NC)

ALBUM: EMILIANA TORRINI

Rarities (One Little Indian) Lovely, lovely Emiliana – she’s such a poppet. About to be a mum any day now, the quirky-voiced Iceland-born Brightonian could be out of action for a little while, so this round-up of old tracks and remixes has to keep us going for now. And there’s plenty to go at – perhaps too much – over two CDs or four slabs of vinyl. ‘Dead Things’ holds up particularly well, coming on like a sleepy, then explosive, version of Björk’s ‘Play Dead’, as do the acoustic versions of ‘Easy’ and ‘Tuna Fish’. Timeless songs throughout, and lots and lots of remixes. (JK)

SINGLE: TRANSFORMER Dragonfly/Papada (Public Eye)

It seems like electro band Transformer are too busy playing live to release records – but no bother cos they absolutely rock it every time. This is only their second release but they’ve been filling venues for years. Now with a slightly more disco sound, radio-friendly ‘Dragonfly’ kicks things off with a sort of early 80s rough funk feel and a lovely falsetto as the electronics reach a house-like crescendo. ‘Papada’ is slower and slinkier, low-slung and grimy. Any chance of more? (JK)

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saltdean lido

BRIGHTON’S BUST BUT WHO’S DEALING THE CARDS? Words by nick coquet

Our Broken Brighton crisis issue last month certainly lit a few fuses among our readers – it was by far the biggest response we’ve ever had and we’ve included some of the comments on the Letters page. It seems you’re not happy either about the way our city is being run and planned for the future, and it doesn’t stop there. Since going to press we’ve had a couple of updates on moves to further flatten Brighton’s character.

LIDO LAMENT

Saltdean Lido is one of the few remaining outdoor pools left in the UK, designed and built in 1937-8 and featured in the Design Museum as a Grade II listed classic of the Art Deco movement. Over the years it’s been left to rot instead of revered as a national treasure which, when up and running, is surely one of the most beautiful seaside attractions the UK has to offer. So, the plan is to restore it to its prewar beauty, bring the tourists back to Saltdean and generally celebrate this one-of-a-kind lido, right? Well, actually, no. The plan is, with something of a depressing inevitability about it, to fill the pool in and turn the façade into the frontage for 102 flats. But hey, you might say – Brighton needs affordable housing. Well, yes it does, but affordable housing tends not to be on the seafront in a listed Art Deco building. These are presumably going to end up as expensive second homes, empty all week and all winter. Dip your toe into the campaign to save the lido at saltdeanlidocampaign.org.

PUB PROTEST

JD Wetherspoon has submitted its application to take over The Gentlemen’s Turf in North Street and pinned it to the door. Now, this is an area protected by its inclusion in the Cumulative Impact Zone.

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This zone is an area that’s effectively been cordoned off as already having quite enough pubs, clubs and off licences. Community groups have protested against the application, agreeing that the area just doesn’t need another big pub knocking out cheap booze until 1.30am at the weekend. So, the public don’t want it, the council can’t legally approve it. End of story, right? Wrong. Tory councillor Denise Cobb, chairwoman of the licensing panel, waved it through once the opening hours were agreed upon. According to her statement it was felt that since the premises had already been a licence holder in the past, it was a good idea to issue a new one to the budget beer vendors. Cheers!

HIGH-MINDED SOCIETY

It’s not all bad news though. The Brighton Society (brightonsociety.org.uk) makes it their business to conserve and improve the amenities of Brighton & Hove. They’ve been instrumental in gathering opposition to the dumbest schemes – knocking down Brighton station and building an elevated road through North Laine? – and it’s this notion of sensible and selective opposition that’s important. No one objects to developments or new builds as long as they’re worthwhile and in keeping with their surroundings, but plans seem to be submitted like a bureaucratic haggle – they often start out ridiculously awful in the hope that a compromise will be met, or, better still, no one bothers to oppose them. Various local oppositions to Tesco, Starbucks and Wetherspoon’s have of course ended up unsuccessful, but protest remains the trump card up the public’s sleeve when playing with an apparently stacked deck against poker-faced corporations.

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the jukebox at the heart in hand

BRIGHTON’S BEST

IT’S STILL PACKED WITH GOODNESS WORDS BY ELISE BUCKINGHAM, Emma Jeanne Charleston, TOM DARNELL, DAVID FREEMAN, STUART HUGGETT, Philip Lakka, SARAH JANE LIPPIAT, FIONA TWOHIG, THOMAS WALLER

Last month we printed 48 of our city’s best bits as an antidote to the gloom we felt about the way things are going. We asked you for some of yours, and in they came…

BAGELMAN

You missed Bagelman! Dear gosh, I love those bagels. All made-toorder, plus Fairtrade coffees, and the staff are all so lovely, and there are three branches, so you’re never too far from bagelly goodness, (even if you stray as far as Hove).

BLATCHINGTON ROAD

The anti-matter Churchill Centre: no shopping trip to the city would be complete without a rummage through the rain-sodden videos in the basket outside SC Babyaid. Warning: a visit to Wine Me Up may cause unfortunate confusion between Ladies That Do! and Taboo.

BRIGHTON SAUSAGE COMPANY

THE PRINCE ALBERT

Brighton’s self-proclaimed ‘most rock’n’roll pub’ has definitely got the chops to live up to it. Creaky old rockers rub shoulders with skinny indie kids and the upstairs venue is a must-play for any local band worth their salt. And they’ve got their own original Banksy on the outside wall, not many pubs can say that.

PULP PRESS

Back to the tradition of read-in-an-hour pulp fiction paperbacks, this publishing house specialises in locally set stories. The one we read was about mods living the dream in their spiritual stomping ground – it had mugging, shagging and scooter death. What’s not to like?

QUADROPHENIA

£1.20 isn’t a lot to pay for a sausage roll, and these are simply the best you can get for your Brighton buck. There are loads of tasty sausage varieties, all made from happy, free-range livestock. Add cheeses and deli counter goodies and you’ll leave with an empty wallet but a full and happy tummy. And don’t forget to sample the pork scratchings.

When we first saw this as kids, we knew one day we wanted to live here. Scooters, Booker T & The MGs, Sting dancing like a tit and of course the crown prince of youth culture heroes, Jimmy. Don’t be tempted to re-enact the shag down the Alley on East Street though – an Asian woman will come out the back door of a restaurant and shout at you.

CITY BOOKS

THE ROBIN HOOD

Still hanging on in the face of the ridiculous undercutting of the book market by supermarket chains and online giants, and even Borders didn’t manage that. Those Penguin illuminations in the window draw bibliophiles into City Books’ basement like moths to a flame.

THE HEART & HAND

Home to a killer 7” vinyl jukebox (mod, psych and rock’n’roll its speciality). Proudly displays a poster for Gene Clark at the Richmond (a gig he died too soon to play, we gather). Plus lovely stained glass windows. Surprisingly, not full of posers.

NUDITY

Yes, people get nude in every city, but no one does it quite like Brighton. Our police wave on the annual naked bike ride and we have our own dedicated nudist beach. Something about this place just makes people want to peel off and be free.

Playgroup

These creative bookers bring great festival-in-a-club parties, excellent gigs, underground speakeasies in secret locations, and just this month, Brighton’s newest and most varied arts and music festival in the stunning outdoors.

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So called because the bar profits are all donated to charity. Plus free internet access and, occasionally, free Wii. Beat that, Wetherspoon. A very generous way to run a pub.

SNOOPERS’ PARADISE

Snare drums and postcards and paintings of kittens. Action Man playsets and embroidered mittens. Soiled old centrefolds, tied up with string. These are a few of my favourite things.

THE WINDMILL

Incredible collection of artwork on the walls: beautiful screenprinted gig posters, comic art etc. Almost as much ink as there is on the Magnum Opus tattoo shop regulars who pop across the road. Good Sunday roasts too.

WRONG MUSIC

Uniting the likes of John Peel, LA tastemakers and strungout rave casualties on the UK’s least appetising Class A’s is no mean feat, especially when it’s all done with some halfinched Corrie samples and crap wrestling outfits.

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street style photos by kevin meredith at lomokev.com Words by JAMES KENDALL

The day our Kevin stopped Lola in the Brighton streets she was rocking a 90s American look but any other day could have been completely different. “I’m in a band called The Party,” she explained. ”The idea is that me and my bandmate Katey dress for a different party every day.” So one day she might have a tropical vibe, the next she might be in classic Egyptian garb. All we can say about that is, what a fantastic way to live your life. One day might be “the largest, loudest, duttiest rave”, the following day may be like “a quiet tea party with our mums and biscuit accompaniment”. Lola sums it up by saying there is no such thing as fancy dress, just dressing fancy. Well, the best way to get into the party mood (responsibly) is with a Tuaca and Lola is the recipient of this month’s bottle. Can we suggest drinking it as The Conservative Party. If you want to get in the party spirit you can listen to Lola’s music at mypace.com/thepartymusic. Jacket from TK Maxx “It’s quite 90s, and I’m a big 90s fan. It’s kinda fashionable at the moment which is a good and bad thing.” T-shirt from H&M “I wore it cos I thought it went with the jacket.” Leggings from “somewhere or other” “I don’t have anywhere I particularly go for leggings, they’re just cheapies.” Boots from Dawson “They’re really comfortable and they go with pretty much everything.” Hair by herself “I just cut it myself actually.”

Lola received a bottle of Tuaca for her getup 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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Seven Bees 7b Ship Street Gardens

FRY-UPS A SECRET

Best fry-up! £5 (plus 75p for tea)

We’ve walked past Seven Bees café loads of time but it’s almost too intimate to go into. Well, we’re here to tell you to get right in there cos if you like fry-ups, Seven Bees do the best in town. For a start it’s a fiver, not a tenner. The one guy (he cooks and serves) gave us a list of the standard items included but added the lovely caveat “or however you want it”. Now that’s customer service. And it didn’t stop there – every ingredient was local, but not shouted about, and tasted great. The perfect amount of toast with real butter, very crispy bacon, chunky, herby, good quality sausage. Our fave element was the latke, a Polish fried potato cake somewhere between a hash brown and onion bhaji, but everything tasted home cooked, and we didn’t feel like we’d overdone it afterwards. Really friendly, it feels like a special secret. Which we’ve just shared with 60,000 people! Mushroom swap out? No, but you can have it your way if you ask nicely.

EATER SPECIAL

WORDS BY JAMES KENDALL, ROSIE KENDALL, CHRIS T-T

A quick show of hands around the country probably wouldn’t have Brighton pegged as a particularly good place for a fry-up. For a start we’re too far south and too middle class. But what we have in our favour is that we’re a real party town and what’s the best way to repair the damage the next day? Exactly, a plate piled high with greasy food. Actually the city’s yoghurt-weaving ways give it another edge over less poncey places – we can get good ingredients here and people understand the benefit of local and organic produce. The wholefood ethic of the muesli mountain dwellers has given our full English breakfasts an interesting edge, and we demand good nosh. So, with all that in mind we weren’t going to settle for any old crap. You lot have been recommending your favourite traditional brekkies for the last month or so and we’ve been sneaking in and giving our verdict. Turns out you know some very good spots indeed – some of which we’d missed completely. As ever we paid for our food to maintain impartiality. At the start we pondered why hardly anyone else seems to do that but then we added up the all the cash that we’d spent. Still it was worth it, and what we spent in pounds (£) we gained in pounds (lbs). A heavy price – we hope you find the guide useful. We’re gonna be off fry-ups for a while now. NB: As none of the Secret Eater team can stomach mushrooms at the best of times, let alone mornings, we asked for them to be removed to see if we were offered a swap. We didn’t ask, and sometimes we didn’t get. Your mileage may vary.

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Lix

59 Ditchling Road

£6.70 (incl. tea)

One disappointing part of the fry-ups we had was that not every café offered to swap the items we didn’t want for something extra. We know it’s a pain in the arse, and that fussy eaters shouldn’t be pandered to, but it’s all part of the game. Lix not only swapped, but did it in style. By ending up with bubble and squeak (which wasn’t even an official swap option but was agreed without complaint) rather than mushrooms, we started carb-o-geddon. Great slabs of butter-smeared toast, hash browns and chips – a valid breakfast option by the way – had the plate piled high even without the succulent bacon, large farmers sausage and eggs. But the onion, cabbage and potato of the bubble was still worth having – unique and enjoyable – though we couldn’t eat for the rest of the day. Intense, Lix nearly won until Seven Bees just pipped them at the last minute. Mushroom swap out? Yes, and we paid a heavy price for it.

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Best value!

Joe’s Café 24 Upper Hamilton Road

£3.75 (incl. tea)

Our rule for eating in ethnic restaurants is only eat where people know about the cuisine. Chinese restaurants filled with Chinese people get our vote. Joe’s Café is full of builders – a very good sign, one that’s backed up with good food and great prices. Despite the low cost Joe offers bread and butter (or more accurately bread and spread) to eat while the brekkie is cooking. Now that’s old school. The main event arrives swiftly, and is traditional but good. Hot, hot beans, perfect, slightly crispy egg, lovely tomatoes and well-cooked bacon with that all important build-up that comes from a well-used griddle. The tea is massive and comes with the option of being in a mug or a cup – a sophisticated touch that probably comes from Joe’s daughter, who has also seemingly added bunting, decorative jam jars and Cath Kidston catalogues. All of which is at odds with the builders and only made us love Joe’s Café even more.

Mange Tout 81 Trafalgar Street

£9.25

How dare they! How dare the French come over here and make an English breakfast that is one of the best in Brighton? Fair play to them, Mange Tout have taken a British staple and given it real Gallic flair. For a start the service is charming. Not just sweet, the way some people say that – proper birds-from-trees charming. And the food – that’s equally disarming. A big chunky Toulouse sausage is the centrepiece and it’s the best sausage we had. The bacon was exceptional too – thick, strong flavoured, salty: überbacon. Eggs come however you want them. We tried fried and they were spot on or thereabouts. There was just one piece of toast, under the eggs, but despite being airy and ciabatta-esque we didn’t feel short changed. The tomatoes were big, juicy, fresh and cooked right through. The only downside is it’s over a tenner with a cup of tea.

Mushroom swap out? Yes, offered whatever we wanted.

Mushroom swap out? Spinach offered but we bargained up to tomatoes. We’re not continental enough for spinach in a fry-up.

Harry’s

Market Diner

The clue is in the name here – Harry’s English Restaurant, how could it be anything other than good? What stood out was the strict ethics that Harry’s stick to. Tea was included in the price, item swaps were offered without constraints, coffee gets a free refill and you pay at the end of the meal. It doesn’t sound much but it led to a nice feeling that our custom was valued. It’s good full English etiquette. Food wise, the bacon came in big slabs and was tasty not dry, the eggs had a good runny yolk and the toast was thick, grainy and accompanied by plenty of butter. Perhaps the best element was the tomatoes, which were fresh tasting, soft, juicy and not overwhelmed with flavours. Despite being flagged up as pork and sage, the sausage was surprisingly underwhelming. Overall it was a lovely experience, even though it was busy when we reviewed. Manners cost nothing.

The Market Diner was the breakfast you recommended most, but we reckon that not many of you have actually eaten it in the cold light of day. You only need to look at the elements to know that this full English (at least in the Gut Buster form we ate it) is made for the end of a night in the pub. Egg, sausage, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms, tea – yeah, all well and good. But burger? Chips? Really this is the perfect mash up of meals when you need to soak up the booze. Burger and chips and a fry-up – get in! Tackled in the Star Wars Cantina Bar-like environment of the small hours this works great but it’s a bit old school for when you have your full senses. You don’t need to be thinking too much about the damage fried bread is doing to you. All in all the Market Diner is real, a place to be celebrated. But maybe after nightfall.

41 Church Road

£6.90 (incl. tea)

Mushroom swap out? Yes, and with a smile.

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19 Circus Street

£5.90 (incl. tea)

Mushroom swap out? Yeah, but we swapped them back for deep fried mushrooms. Not sure why.

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Temptation

108 St George’s Road

In the run up to this article we thought we’ll get this one down as research. “It’s £8.95!” we thought, “It’s the most expensive fry-up in the world. Let’s ‘business expense’ it.” Turns out we were naïve – full Englishes are frequently proper pricy now. This one wears its cost on its plate, so to speak. In terms of ingredients it’s all the money – local, organic, hand-knitted. It’s even called the Sussex breakfast. Your heart will high-five you for the fact that it’s completely non-greasy – feeling kinda healthy in fact. The tomatoes – clearly on the vine – were full of flavour even before being seasoned with ground black pepper, the sausage was herby and meaty, the toast had a honey-ish taste. Downsides? Well the beans were cold, and the second visit could have benefited from being a bit more charred. Overall though, it’s the perfect treat – don’t waste it on a hangover.

By far the most recommended fry-up in Kemptown wasn’t a café but was in the other half of a respected deli. That’s not to say that it wasn’t a nice eating environment – oh no. Its dual purpose meant that half the battle was already won because the ingredients were all top notch. The best bit was the big, fat, herby sausages. Real quality – and there were two of them. The bacon was crispy without being dry – thick and meaty – while the fried egg maintained a perfectly runny yolk and a crisp bottom from the fat. It’s a fried egg after all. Toast – with real butter – came from nice, grainy bread, but machine-sliced rather than in chunks. It may have benefitted from another slice to balance the protein. Tomato – just a small half – tasted great but we thought it was a bit stingy, and the beans were a bit cool. Overall a good solid breakfast if you’re in the area.

Mushroom swap out? Not offered, but we did have two eggs

Mushroom swap out? Afraid not.

Dumb Waiter

1 Terminus Road

Found in the North Laine, the Dumb Waiter feels like it’s really part of the community. Maybe because it’s got such a nice atmosphere, it’s a really nice place to hang out and people are constantly popping in and chatting with the friendly staff. There’s an interesting array of breakfast options and you can build up your own if you’re one of those fussy/healthy people, though it is more expensive. Overall the fry-ups had really strong flavours – especially the very herby sausages, well seasoned tomatoes, and crispy bacon. It’s nice to see fried potatoes as an option and they were good, as was the fried bread, which felt decadent rather than deadly. The egg yolks were a little hard leading to the fry-up feeling a bit dry, but there are plenty of options to balance that out next time. Best enjoyed when you’re feeling sociable and have time to hang out.

Unlike every other café in this list, there isn’t just one Bystander. We remember there being a handful but now the choice is London Road or Brighton Station where we rock up shortly before midday. Obviously its position requires it to have a swift turnaround from ordering to shovelling it down your neck – you don’t want to miss your train, even for bacon. The quickest fry-up ever – it seems to arrive faster than it takes to actually cook the ingredients. The sausage arrived looking fancy but turned out to be deep fried Walls-style but with clever slicing. Loads of beans and half a tomato, the black pudding stood out as a salty highlight but we have to admit that, as the last breakfast we troughed down, this didn’t really inspire our jaded taste buds. If you need a fry-up quick, this is substantial and decent if a little bit unexciting.

Mushroom swap out? Forgot to ask until it was being prepared, but the plate came full so substitutions may have been made.

Mushroom swap out? No, there’s no time for messing around when you’re waiting for a train.

56 Gardener Street

28 Sydney Street

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£8.95 (plus £2 for tea)

£6.50 (inc tea, plus £1 for toast)

Kemptown Deli

£6 (plus tea £1.25)

Bystander

£4.80 (plus £1.20 for tea)

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WHY ARE FRY-UPS SO DAMN GOOD FOR HANGOVERS?

A night out on the lash will leave your blood sugar level very low. This makes you feel bad. But a fry-up is high in carbs, raising your blood sugar and making you feel good. Simple eh? But you can be even cleverer about it – here’s the science bit… Raising blood sugar too quickly will give you a short-term lift but leave you knackered later on. Refined carbs do this, so choose wholegrain bread instead of white. Fry-ups are also a mass of protein, another good blood sugar balancer. The amino acids in protein build neurotransmitters in your pickled brain. Lovely old serotonin is one of these. The more protein you have in relation to carbs, the better you’ll feel, so extra bacon instead of extra toast is best for fighting off that deathwarmed-up feeling. Looking at a belly-busting plateful of fantastic fry-up might seem daunting, but nature’s not just there for the bad things in life like hangovers, it fills the fry-up with fat, salt and sugar so you’ll want to eat loads of it. If leaving the house for the bright sunshine of outside is too much of a challenge, the homemade fry-up is a perfectly acceptable substitute. Go for organic where possible so your liver isn’t mucking about with pesticides, hormones and drugs, leaving it to concentrate on detoxifying that ‘one for the road’ that seemed such a good idea last night.

VEGGIE FRY-UPS

Since we’re the most vegetarian-friendly city in the UK, it’s much easier to find a decent meat-free fry-up here than anywhere. So if you want to be passive about it, you’ll be fine just hanging with your meat-munching friends wherever they go: every central breakfast joint does a proper meat-free alternative. Our favourite of these is off the beaten track: Café Pause, just up from Preston Circus, two minutes from the Duke Of York’s. They’re not cheap but the veggie breakfast kicks arse, with mushrooms setting a standard. They also have more unusual options such as a middle-eastern plate, eggs Florentine and a gorgeous scramble with goats cheese (or salmon) on a bagel. Their pancakes are the finest we’ve had in Brighton. Or venture to a specialist and drag the carnivores with you: head for the golden triangle on the Kensington Gardens bit of the North Laine where you’ll find, in the space of a few yards, the Dumb Waiter, Wai Kika Mu Kau and Iydea. Wai Kika’s veggie fry is terrific, generous and clean but not too prissy. But for the finest veggie brekkers of all, we currently vote Iydea. Their mix’n’match of homemade items is monumental and tastes like nowhere else, yet they get even the basics perfect: do their own beans, make waffles like bhaji, put avocado in their ‘shroom splodge and offer without doubt the best scrambled eggs in Sussex (apart from ours). Just go early because it gets hectic and the queuing is carnage.

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Consume

Exposure Tanning 130 Queens Road 01273 771770 WORDS BY NICK COQUET

More than just a standard tanning salon, Exposure has carved a niche for itself as a beauty zone – an urban relaxation space with a cheeky but cool vibe about its range of products. Rather than just offering six-minute sessions in anonymous pods with piped-in happy house music, this is an all-encompassing personal enhancement business.

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Whether you just want to spruce yourself up for the weekend or luxuriate in some shameless self-indulgence, there’s something for everyone. From a quick, fiveminute eyebrow tidy to an hour’s relaxing pampering, this is the place to make the best of yourself – whether it’s for some special event or, to coin a phrase, just because you’re worth it. Tanning comes in sunbed or spray variations, and it’s all topped off with a range of botox, facials and massage therapy. Modern lifestyle mileage means we all need a servicing from time to time – this is the ideal place for some care and repair.

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UNSUNG HEROES 100 PEOPLE WHO MAKE BRIGHTON WHAT IT IS NO.13 GAVIN GEORGE

Words by nick coquet photo by james kendall

With 40-plus pubs and venues to their name, InnBrighton have grown out of the Zel chain to become the city’s most prolific retail business. You’ve probably been in a dozen this month already without realising it. We spoke to head barkeep Gavin George. The Mash Tun was your first pub – wasn’t it quite controversial at the time? It was, yes. I was a student here and there weren’t really many places for the young, so when we got the opportunity we aimed it at the sort of place we’d have wanted to go to. Other pub owners thought we were ripping the heart out of pubs by taking out the sticky carpets and flock wallpaper, but then there was an onslaught of pubs doing that… What’s the difference between you and other chains? Identifiable chains have strict guidelines on how they look, what they sell and how they’re managed. And that works for them, people know what they’re going to get. But with us every site has a different atmosphere and vibe – it’s important to maintain that variety and independence. We’ve always tried to make the sites symbiotic with Brighton, making sure they’re more than just places to drink. They’re Brighton pubs for Brighton people. What kind of pubs are succeeding in the current economic climate? The licensed trade has certainly been hammered, although closures are actually slowing down. We’ve lost thousands over the UK, even in Brighton, which I never thought I’d see. I think the survivors have good basics – cleanliness and service, but the ones that really succeed have personality, the things they do are right for their audiences. Creativity, originality, and fun – that’s important. Isn’t the whole InnBrighton chain carbon neutral? Yes, in fact I’m meeting up with our carbon consultant in a minute. They work out our energy usage and we pay to plant trees in Uganda to make up for it. We’ve been doing that for 18 years now. Do you worry about so many live venues closing ? The reason I’m wearing a suit today is that I’ve been at a council meeting about Jam this morning, making sure it can develop as a live music venue. Middle Street has residents as well as commercial property and we can be open very late there. There’s been opposition but we’ve just been allowed later hours so we’re really pleased. There’s no similar-sized venue in the city, and it’s doubly important in light of the Freebutt and Pressure Point. We’ll do our utmost to keep live music happening in Brighton.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

PINKY

FROM TAGGING TO THE TATE – GRAFFITI GROWS UP

Words By Matt Barker Photo by natasha alipour-faridani & james kendalL

Coming out of the burgeoning graffiti scene of the early 90s, Pinky is now a fully-fledged, galleryrepresented psychedelic paint wizard.

MB: You painted the set for our cover this month – more like painting walls all those years ago than a gallery piece like you do these days. P: Well, there are no rules these days. I could easily have a gallery show, paint one whole wall, and then have a couple of small drawings Matt Barker: There’s a very street graffiti kind of feel to your on another wall. As soon as someone says, “There’s a rule…”, it’s the work. same as in any creative art form, there just shouldn’t be. The stuff for Pinky: I came from an art, and also a graffiti art background. the cover is just another piece of art by me. I think all good artists are So yes, I started doing graffiti when I was really young. flexible, and what I’m constantly trying to achieve is my own MB: Tagging? recognisable style. I think that’s definitely something I learned from P: Anyone who says they’ve done graffiti has to have done graffiti. Another graffiti artist can always spot a good graffiti artist’s some tagging, but it wasn’t a major part of it really, it was work, because it just looks like them… more just painting pieces. When I started doing it, even at MB: Without even being able to read the name necessarily… the very beginning, it was a really experimental scene. It all P: Yeah. You can see his style. Or you can see someone’s influences stemmed from letters and words, but quite quickly we made in their work. Just like in music, you read reviews all the time like it more abstract and experimental. The initial influences were “Beach Boys-style melodies”. That’s what I’m about really – having a the things that got everybody going in the first place – New style that you can recognize as your own, your own icons and colours York, hip hop and breakdancing – but then also stuff that and shapes. had nothing to do with any of that. Things like 60s influences, MB: In your last couple of gallery shows, you’ve had paper cuts. That psychedelic, summer of love, all seems like a massive step - from combined with that Madchester era, spray paints, to brushes (like you there were all these different influences used for our set) and arrive at paper feeding in. And then there was all this cuts. fine art stuff, and graphics and illustration P: Well, I really love flat colour and Got bare walls? Really big walls in Brighton? – maybe slightly naïve, colourful, popclean sharp lines, and I like working in Pinky is kindly giving away the eight-foot related stuff. Even comics like the Beano a freestyle kind of way so I don’t draw square hardboard artwork above. To win and the Dandy. Geometric shapes, those paper cuts out, I just take a mail a photo of your sad wall to competition@ sharp lines, pattern, colour - even art blank piece of paper and cut into it. brightonsource.co.uk. Measure up first deco, bits of Modernism or art There’s still a bit of that graffiti thing though, to make sure it fits. nouveau. –“Yeah, look what I can do. You can’t MB: So that early graffiti stuff just fell do it, I can” there. I started using card away? You don’t seem to do it because it’s big sheets of flat colour, anymore. rather than having to paint something. P: Yeah. I never thought, “I don’t want to It just seems part of it to me, not really do this anymore”, but I had a checklist of an unusual step to have taken. And I Web: www.pinkyvision.co.uk things in my mind, and I suppose I’ve love that hand-done aesthetic, even if PINKY’S T-SHIRTS FOR Levi’s: Available just worked through them. I mean, I still it’s wild and weird or scratchy. I from Churchill Square store now paint with spray cans maybe once or appreciate people who can draw, Gallery: Ink_d twice a year, but I think it’s been a even if they draw badly. natural progression.

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LISTINGS September 2010

wednesday 1st

ABOVE AUDIO The Doctors Orders Sick hip hop 11pm £free AUDIO Supercharged: Qemists Album Launch Brighton’s best genre crossing D&B rockstars 11pm £3 BASEMENT Peroni Nastro Azzurro Accademia del Film Wrap Party Season Tour of short film project overseen by Gabriele Muccino Details tbc BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON RACE COURSE The Waiter’s Race Watch uniformed waiters carrying a tray of champagne along a race track. Why? a) It’d be fun, b) It’s for charity c) It’s the launch of the Food and Drink festival. Answers: b and c 12.45pm £tbc DIGITAL The Poundance Imagine if Poundland had a dancefloor - top pop tunes for a pittance 11pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Scott Pilgrim Vs The World 1.30pm/6.45pm; The Girl Who Played With Fire 11am/4pm/9.30pm FISHBOWL Fisherman’s Chronicles Acoustic jam open to all 8pm £free FITZHERBERTS Zora And The Tatsmiths Quirky gypsy folk band 9pm £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 Swing Ninjas Live jazz and swing trio 8.30pm £free HILTON METROPOLE Anthony Bourdain Globe-trotting chef talks about his new book 6.30pm £6 HOBGOBLIN Open Mic Night 8pm £free HYDRANT Big D And The Kids Table, The Junk, Chas Palmer-Williams Punk bands 7.30pm £8/7 JAM Hope & Glory Live music from unsigned talent 9.30pm £3 KOMEDIA The Space: Anne V Coates, Kathy Clugston A discussion with an award-winning film editor and the posh woman from Radio 4 7:30pm £7.50/5 LATEST MUSIC BAR Alex Cornish, Stevie Becks Singer songwriters 7pm £6/5 LEGENDS BASEMENT 2Pounded DJ Lush plays requests as you get increasingly incoherent due to dirt cheap shots 11pm £free LONDON UNITY Open Mic Night 8pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Prognosis Experimental psychedelic rock night Details tbc OCEANA Get Lost In a haze of cheap booze and crowds of students 9pm £4/3/2 PRINCE ALBERT Brakes Brighton indie supergroup in danger of eclipsing both British Sea Power and Electric Soft Parade 8pm £8 PV Music Quiz Win cash by answering questions about Kylie 8.30pm £free R-BAR Trick Pop!! Hip hop and pop DJs 8pm £free RED LION Music Quiz In what year was Will Young invented? 8pm £1 RIKITIK Time To Awesome: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 11pm £free SIDEWINDER The Sidewinder Garden Quiz 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Student Night House DJs Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL Blues Brothers Tribute Men in suits 7.45pm £29.50/27.50 WEST HILL TAVERN Jipsy Music, Mauve Live acoustic music 8pm £free XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain 8.30pm £1

thursday 2nd

ABOVE AUDIO Maxxi Soundsystem Time tbc £free AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash up 11pm £2 BLACK LION Reggae BBQ Red-hot reggae bands, sizzling dub DJs and burnt burgers Time tbc £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM Bombay Jazz Cafe Launch: Tina Grace, Mystic Warrior, DJ Snitkin New night of Indian-

themed live music 8pm £8/7 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Brighton Bike Night Weekly biker’s social - leather, not lycra 7pm £free COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £4/3/2/1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Scott Pilgrim Vs The World 12.30pm/6.15pm; The Girl Who Played With Fire 3pm/9pm FISHBOWL Residents Association: DJ Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk, disco, world and house 10pm £free GEMINI Figital Live Music Details tbc 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 HECTOR’S HOUSE Blue Light House Party: Beautiful Word, Bobby McGees, Birdeatsbaby Breezy indie pop, comic tweeness and melodramatic piano rock 8pm £2 HONEYCLUB The One: Squiz, Ben-G, Matt Jiggens, Gazz Marlow, Paul Hillyer R&B, hip hop, funk, indie and house - indecisive or eclectic? You decide... 11pm £1 HOPE Jojo And The Go Cats, Hatchdown Live music 8pm £3 HYDRANT Mok Upfront and dancy hip hop indie band 9pm £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, John Moloney, Seann Walsh Stand up comedy 8pm £8.50/6.50 KOMEDIA UP John Otway, Wild Willy Barratt Amusingly shambolic cover songs and absurd gimmicks from the selfparodying two-hit wonder 7.30pm £13 LATEST MUSIC BAR Rachel Sage Singer songwriter fusing pop, folk and jazz 8.30pm £4/3 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE Shameless: C-Dogg, DJ Nause Half a century of musical highlights and lowpoints 11pm £1 LIGHTHOUSE William Nicholson A talk with the screenwriter of Gladiator and Shadowlands 7pm £3 OCEANA Pound Party: Mike Panteli If the Juice FM DJ doesn’t float your boat, maybe the cheaper than chips prices will 9pm £4/1/free PRINCE ALBERT Son Of Souls, Attic Fate Live music 8.30pm £4 PRINCE GEORGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free PV Monthly Karaoke 8pm £free QUADRANT AKL Open Mic Night 8pm £free R-BAR Girls On Top Vs Emergency Room Pop and party tunes 8pm £tbc RED LION Brighton Morris Men It’s been so uncool for so long - surely that’s kind of cool? 8pm £free 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 SIDEWINDER Ants In The Carpet British classics since the 80s 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Big Thursday House DJs Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL Blues Brothers Tribute Men in suits 7.45pm £29.50/27.50 VICTORY Balcony TV Live music 8pm £free XUMA Open Mic 9pm £free

friday 3rd

ABOVE AUDIO Friday Night Bar Sessions: 412 Local DJs 10pm £free AUDIO Battlejam: JFB, Ed Solo, Fidgital Turning the tables with some hip hop, dubstep, breakbeat, D&B 11pm £5/3 BASEMENT Emily Jane White, Matt Bauer, Dana Falconberry, Old Lost John Folk, blues and Americana 7.30pm £9 BLACK LION Attic Monkeys Hey, check out my record collection! 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK The Lost Highway Americana night 8pm £5/4

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CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Bend Over I’ll Drive Punky metal DJs 9pm £free CHEQUERS Friday Night Live: Ben Wilson Local songwriter sings about love, life and bureaucracy 9pm £tbc COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £4/3/2/1 CONCORDE2 Playgroup A reunion of last month’s Playgroup festival - live bands, DJs and all the weird trimmings 11pm £5/3 DIGITAL Stonelove “Indie rock and roll is what I need” said The Killers before they started churning out illiterate Cher-esque power ballads 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF BEAUFORT DJ Night Funk, soul, ska 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA The Human Centipede 11.30pm ENTOURAGE Club La La Dance, R&B and indie tunes 8pm £tbc FISHBOWL Keep It Wheel: DJ Steve KIW Funk, soul and rare disco from an unreformed vinyl collector 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 GRAND CENTRAL All Time Top 100 Musical countdown with guest DJ - Citizen Lane 9.30pm £free HECTOR’S HOUSE Gloria Cycles The last ever gig by former SOURCE cover stars- your editor James Kendall will have misty spectacles tonight Details tbc HONEYCLUB Lollipop Get your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 10.30pm £7/5 HOPE Stacked Nasty DJs playing blues, garage and soul downstairs 9pm £free; The Slipjam Long Player: Genius Squad, DJ Shelley Mack, Richie Cunningham Hip hop special upstairs 9pm £free HYDRANT DOWN Monkeyrush Live ska rock band 9pm £free HYDRANT UP Telescopic Baby, A Chellun, K D Grant, L Kirk, A Mckim, M Mehigan, M Morgan, A Parry Live ska rock band 8pm £2 JAZZ PLACE Soul Casserole A melting pot of hot funk beats and soul grooves 11pm £tbc KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: John Moloney, Seann Walsh, Michael Fabbri, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 7.30pm £16; Brighton Rock Club night for metalheads and rockers 11pm £6 KOMEDIA STUDIO Brighton Jazz Club: Soft Machine Legacy Various members of the Kent proggers join forces for a jazz odyssey 7.30pm £15 KOMEDIA UP Iron Maiden Night Tricky to know what to wear to this. Do you go for the stripey lycra of their early days, or the denim-and-sportswear combo of their later period? True fans, of course, will be donning colonialist uniforms and suits of medieval armour in homage to the band’s enduring obsession with historical warfare 7.30pm £12 LATEST MUSIC BAR Cryin Days Are Over: Leigh Marvell, DC Plumbs Born Bad meets Ookey Ook for more of the same 10pm £5/3 LEGENDS Fri-Dazed: Miss Jason, DJ Peter Castle Party tunes 9.30pm £tbc LIFE Big Fish: Warrior One Dance music 11pm £5/4/free LOFT Club Malicious Guitar anthems 10pm £4/3/2 LONDON UNITY Live Music Night Upbeat bebop jazz 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ Abo Latino tunes in a Scandinavian bar in Brighton Details tbc OCEANA The World In One Night With seven themed rooms you should find one you like 8pm £6/5/free PAV TAV Mod For It Rockabilly, northern soul and ska sounds from the 60s and 70s 11pm £3/2 PENTHOUSE Amazing Classic rock Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Bend Over I’ll Drive Rock&roll DJs 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 & Nick Maxwell Broken beats on the dirty dubstep 9pm £free ST LUKES Argento Trio Schubert, Britten and Horovitz performed by a soprano, clarinet and piano trio 7.30pm £6/4 SUGAQUBE Classics & Anthems Big house tunes from Cheets Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL Blues Brothers Tribute Men in suits 5pm/8pm £28.50/24.50 THREE & TEN Don’t Feed The Poets Their dole should cover food 8pm £7/5; Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk and disco DJ 10pm £free VOLKS Madtech: Lenny Dee, Unexist, Jamie Bau, Smurf, Obsession, Mactech, Elmo, Toxic, Durstan, Darren Grant Industrial Strength Records tour 10pm £tbc WESTERN FRONT Release DJs 9pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN Envy Electro and hip hop DJs 10pm £free XUMA Asbest And Deano Funky trip hop DJs 10pm £free

saturday 4th

ABOVE AUDIO Summer Of Love Blackgrass DJ playing funk and soul 10pm £5/free AUDIO Blogger’s Delight: Boy 8 Bit House, electro, techno 11pm £5/free BLACK LION Molly Malone Funk and hip hop DJ Time tbc £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM Pop Kraft: 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 The Cajun Dogs Rockin’ blues band 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Replica Goth and industrial DJ tunes 9pm £free CHEQUERS Chequers Rocks Alternative tunes 8pm £tbc COALITION We Love House: Vincent Manganaro, Charles Green, Jon Byrn If your house was this hot you’d need to install air conditioning 11pm £5; Blow After Party: Vincent Manganaro, Carloz Ruiz, Aaron Palaez 3am £7/5/4 CONCORDE2 UK Guns N Roses After waiting a decade or so for GnR to get their act together only to be presented with a flacid and pointless vanity project, fans might be forgiven for opting for these guys instead. At least you know Axl won’t throw a wobbly 7pm £12.50/3; 1985 Goes Big Become Modern throw another big 80s party 11pm £4/3 DIGITAL Pussycat Club If your house was this dirty you wouldn’t be getting your deposit back 11pm £12/10/5 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Made 1.30pm; Fly Away Home 11am ENTOURAGE Club Freak Release: DJ Phil Carr DJ tunes on giant screens 8pm £tbc FISHBOWL Askew: Barry Dust, Gareth Stephens DJ set of nu jazz, soul and reggae tunes 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Uncle Al Breaks, hip hop and funk DJs 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £6/5 GEMINI Bite The Mic Live Music Details tbc GLOBE The Music Box: Ron Hardy, Luke Finn, Alex Webb DJs playing house hits and techno tunes 9pm £free HECTOR’S HOUSE The Free For All: Tin Robots, Wide Eyed Order, The Flip Flays, Motherload, 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 HONEYCLUB Hat Club: Hoxton Whores, Ed Brumwell, Dave Stanford, Ben G, Squiz House hits and hats 11pm £10 HOPE Da Doo Ron Ron It’s Alive!: Beau And The Arrows, Hong Kong In The 60s, The Cursors A night dedicated to female-fronted and all-girl groups - the acceptable face of sexism 8.30pm £6/5 HYDRANT DOWN The Outcast Band Folk rock band 9pm £free HYDRANT UP Terrathorn, Lithurgy Live music 8pm £tbc JAM The Stash: Lovepark, Prince Harry, I Remember Tapes Live bands 8pm £4/3 JAZZ PLACE Hug Da Bug A hip hop and house party with a different theme each time 10pm £free KENDAL Murder Mystery Night One man’s death is another man’s light entertainment 8pm £tbc KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: John Moloney, Seann Walsh, Michael Fabbri, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 7pm/8pm £17.50; Motorcity New clubnight for lovers of Motown and disco tunes 10.30pm £5/3 KOMEDIA STUDIO How Things Work Live music from local acts 7.30pm £6/4 KOMEDIA UP Guilty Pleasures Club for unreformed sinners 11pm £8/6 LEGENDS BASEMENT Ignition: Peter Castle House and chart hits 11pm £free LIFE Hold Up! Proper indie disco 11pm £5 LOFT 13 Monsters Indie and hip hop night 11pm £4/5 LONDON UNITY Fish Brothers Blokey singalong pub punk 8.30pm £free PAV TAV Brighton’s Cheapest Saturday! Besides staying at home/hanging out in a carpark 11pm £3/2 PHOENIX GALLERY Wall Into Pieces: Boca2Mouth An arty performance and a collaborate magazine created in real time 8pm £6/5 PRINCE ALBERT Doctor Popp, The Skinny Machines, The Laylanas Live music 8.30pm £4 PV Brunch And Booty Call DJs 8.30pm £free 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 No School Breaks: Homeslice DJ set of beats, breaks and D&B 10pm £free SIDEWINDER Night Of The Living Fred: DJs Pete B, Toast Name that tune to win a shot of Tuaca 8pm £free STATION Hugo Witty piano rock from New York 9pm £free SUGAQUBE Simply House House from DJ Cheets Time tbc

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£free THEATRE ROYAL Blues Brothers Tribute Men in suits 4pm/8pm £28.50/26.50 THREE & TEN Crimes Against Humanities Teachers Patchy comedy. Patchy comedy?! Oh ok I’ll get my jacket. The one with the elbow patches. You know, like geography teachers wear 8pm £8/6/5; Rusty Ryan Hip hop and soul DJ 10pm £free VICTORY :KINEMA: DJ set from the Brighton pop band’s singer 9pm £free VOLKS Sick Note: Alex Calver, Scorb, Anti-Spin, Scotty SLD, Sketchy Steve, D’Funk, Dicky, Chimp Rapes Frog, Subtone, Miss-Use, Steve Whittle, Be.So, Miss V.K Psytrance and techno. That’s right, 13 DJs, one of whom has the best name of all time 11pm £3 WESTERN FRONT Release DJs 9pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN If Reagan Played Disco Alternative sounds from the era of right-wing governments and middleeastern bombing campaigns. No, the other one 9pm £free XUMA Live Jazz 8pm £free; Jeff Daniels All aboard the soul train 10pm £free

sunday 5th

ABOVE AUDIO Sunday Sundae: Kate Wildblood Gay terrace party 6pm £free BLACK LION Dubrockerslive DJs playing dub, ska and funk and punk Time tbc £free BRUNSWICK The Nigel Thomas Trio Live jazz 8pm £tbc CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK The Geekest Link When was Starfleet founded? Who invented lightsabres? In what year was Leman Russ born? 8.30pm £1 COALITION Frequency: Verity Mayes, Yusuf Sebaiti DJs playing upfront house and tech beats 6pm £2/free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Women Without Men 1.30pm FISHBOWL Recovery?: Asbest The Moor King Chilled reggae DJs 9pm £free GLOBE Rockoustic Open Mic An eclectic selection of local music-makers 9pm £free HONEYCLUB Afrodisiac: Jon Byrne Electro house to keep the weekend alive 1pm £3.50/2.50 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: John Moloney, Seann Walsh, Michael Fabbri, Stephen Grant Stand-up comedy 8pm £11/6 KOMEDIA UP Bent Double: Kerry Godliman, Wil Hodgson, Mary Bourke Irreverent night of fun and frolics hosted by Cherie Blair look-a-like Zoe Lyons 7.30pm £10/8 LATEST MUSIC BAR Dr. Sketchy Brighton Goes Back To Skool Cabaret life drawing 4pm £10/8; Bark Like A Dog Blues Jam A chance for first-timers to shed their nerves - and old-timers to show off their licks 8pm £free LEGENDS BAR Sunday Cabaret: Lucinda Lashes Cabaret acts are such a drag these days 3.15pm £free LONDON UNITY Live Music Night Brazilian funk 8.30pm £free MARWOOD CAFE Brighton Filmmakers Coalition Meeting Throw ideas about and make films 6pm £free NIGHTINGALE THEATRE Scratch - 1st Drafts Three artists show you snippets of brand new work 7.30pm £tbc NORTHERN LIGHTS Freddie Mercury’s Birthday As good a reason as any to play Queen songs in a pub Details tbc PRINCE ALBERT Kath Bloom 70s folk singer 7.30pm £7 R-BAR Sublime Sundays Acoustic sessions 5pm £free RIKITIK Sunday Takedown: Mass Evil DJ mash-up 10pm £free SUGAQUBE Chill Sunday Lounge DJs Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Strung Out Live acoustic music 8pm £free WESTERN FRONT Good Vibrations DJs 3pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN West Hill Quiz Live acoustic music 8.45pm £1

monday 6th

ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BLACK LION Drive-In Cult films on an outdoor screen 8.30pm £free BLIND BUSKER Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8pm £free CHEQUERS Reggae Reggae Reggae. Here comes Johnny Reggae 8pm £tbc COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £3/2/free GREYS Iain Matthews Solo gig from veteran folk rocker behind Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort 8.30pm £12 HOPE Women, Idiot Glee, Cold Pumas, Billy Mather Psyche rock, alt indie - live art and music 8pm £9/7.50; The H’Open Mic Downstairs 8.30pm £free HYDRANT C.W. Stoneking And His Primitive Horn Orchestra Live music 7.30pm £10

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LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE Jailbait 90s club night. Under 18s not allowed 10.30pm £2/free OCEANA Pure Filth Student night for West Street’s finest 9pm £2.50/free PRINCE ALBERT Urban Blight, The Hard Way Live music 8.30pm £tbc QUADRANT The All New Acoustic Showcase Acoustic music 8pm £free R-BAR Liz’s Quiz 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Poker night It’s about time for a gambling habit 9pm £5 VOLKS Strictly Reggae: Big T Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50 WEST HILL TAVERN West Hill Quiz 8.45pm £1

tuesday 7th

ABOVE AUDIO Brighton Calling: Live Local bands 8pm £free BLACK LION Tuesday Club Mystery live acts Time tbc £free BRIGHTON CENTRE Moody Blues Rockers return to the road 7pm £37.50 BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK The WTF? Quiz WB 2 @ NITE OF OMG & BIG LOLS WIV UR M8S 8.30pm £1 CHEQUERS Mic Checkers Open mic night with a free pint if you play 9pm £tbc COALITION Don’t Forget Funky stuff, pop nuggets and housey bits 10.30pm £3/2/free CORNERSTONE Son Of Movie Bar So you wanna make it in the glamorous world of film? Go shmooze with the movers and makers and other out-of-work actors. Includes film screenings and a quiz 8pm £free DIGITAL Glitterati Rub shoulders with the high society of drunk students 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Went The Day Well 11am; No Impact Man With a Q&A 6.30pm GLOBE Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground screenings with free popcorn, oh boy! 8pm £free HONEYCLUB 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 HOPE Marcus Foster, Pete Roe, Matt Corby Folk blues songwriter 8pm £tbc LATEST MUSIC BAR Rosie Brown And The Tall Boys, Tim Keegan Singer songwriter with jazzy backing band 7.30pm £2 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 11pm £3 LONDON UNITY Quiz Night 8pm £free PAV TAV Guerilla Rocks Club for rock chicks, skater bois and indie kids 11pm £3/2/1 PRINCE ALBERT Chief, Sparrow Live music 8pm £tbc R-BAR Twisted Karaoke: Cat, DJ Trick 8pm £free REVENGE Sound As A Pound Charty tunes 10.30pm £3/2 RED LION General Knowledge Quiz Q. What comes under Field Marshal in the British army? 8pm £1 SIDEWINDER Open Mic Night 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Student Night House DJs Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Sparks Lots of short stories, but no Hitler ‘taches 8pm £5

wednesday 8th

AUDIO Supercharged: Freestylers Breaks 11pm £3 ABOVE AUDIO The Doctors Orders Sick hip hop 11pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free CONCORDE2 Black Mountain, Wolf People Psychedelic rockers from Vancouver 8pm £14/12 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK The Funnier Farm: Michael Fabbri, MC Stephen Carlin Stand up comedy 8pm £5 DIGITAL The Poundance Imagine if Poundland had a dancefloor - top pop tunes for a pittance 11pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Scott Pilgrim Vs The World 11am FISHBOWL Fisherman’s Chronicles Acoustic jam open to all 8pm £free GLOBE Brighton Institutions DJ sets and stalls from the shops, clubs and labels that make Brighton unique 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Swing Ninjas Live jazz and swing trio

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8.30pm £free HOBGOBLIN Open Mic Night 8pm £free HOPE The Ruby Suns, Restlesslist, Nullifier Experimental indie rock 8pm £7.50 KOMEDIA Danny Bhoy: By Royal Disappointment Comedy 8pm £14/12 KOMEDIA STUDIO Jazz Morley Young Dorest singer in the long, esteemed tradition of Duffy 7.30pm £7/6 LATEST MUSIC BAR Martin Harley Bluesman on a monthlong bicycle tour of the UK 8.30pm £8/7 LEGENDS BASEMENT 2Pounded DJ Lush plays requests as you get increasingly incoherent due to dirt cheap shots 11pm £free LONDON UNITY Open Mic Night 8pm £free MADAME GEISHA BFC Skint Records Film Challenge Short films and video art inspired by Brighton band, The Mirrors 7.30pm £free OCEANA Get Lost In a haze of cheap booze and crowds of students 9pm £4/3/2 PAVILION THEATRE The Author A play about a play by Tim Crouch, by Tim Crouch 8pm £12.50/10 PENTHOUSE The Outer Church Psych, kraut, prog, cosmic, electronic Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Philadelphia Grand Jury Live music 8pm £tbc PV TV & Movies Quiz Win cash by answering questions about Eldorado 8pm £free R-BAR Trick Pop!! Hip hop and pop DJs 8pm £free RIKITIK Time To Awesome: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 11pm £free SIDEWINDER The Sidewinder Garden Quiz 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Student Night House DJs Time tbc £free XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain 8.30pm £1

thursday 9th

AUDIO Cymbals Eat Guitars Indie prog pop 7.30pm £6; Bastard Pop Musical mash up 11pm £2 ABOVE AUDIO Maxxi Soundsystem Time tbc £free BLACK LION Soul Casserole Throwing funk, jazz, beats and grooves into a massive pot on the fire 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Brighton Bike Night Weekly biker’s social - leather, not lycra 7pm £free COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £4/3/2/1 CONCORDE2 The New Pornographers, Freelance Whales Indie power pop super group 8pm £14.50/12.50 FISHBOWL Residents Association: DJ Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk, disco, world and house 10pm £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 HECTOR’S HOUSE Risque Bisque Bands, DJs, lasers 8pm £free HONEYCLUB The One: Squiz, Ben-G, Matt Jiggens, Gazz Marlow, Paul Hillyer R&B, hip hop, funk, indie and house - indecisive or eclectic? You decide... 11pm £1 HOPE Next Live music 8pm £3 HYDRANT Clown, Gorse Grungey surf rock 9pm £free JAM Thursday Night Fish Fry Early 50s US rhythm & blues and original Jamaican ska 10pm £2/1 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Rob Brown, Paul Pirie, Daniel Simonsen and Phil Nichol, Pete Johansson, Chris Ramsey Stand-up comedy 8pm £8.50/6.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Catalyst Club A talking shop and debating society 8pm £5 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE Shameless: C-Dogg, DJ Nause Half a century of musical highlights and lowpoints 11pm £1 OCEANA Pound Party: Mike Panteli If the Juice FM DJ doesn’t float your boat, maybe the cheaper than chips prices will 9pm £4/1/free PAVILION THEATRE The Author A play about a play by Tim Crouch, by Tim Crouch 8pm £12.50/10 PENTHOUSE Electro Music Just as it says Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT TRC Hardcore band from London 8pm £6.50; Flipside DJs: Lucky Phil, Dave Mumbles Time tbc £free PRINCE GEORGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free QUADRANT AKL 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 SIDEWINDER Ants In The Carpet British classics since the 80s 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Big Thursday House DJs Time tbc £free

THEATRE ROYAL Spirit Of The Dance Irish dance show with traditional music from the Emerald Isle - such as flamenco, salsa and tango 7.45pm £25/19 VICTORY Balcony TV Live music 8pm £free XUMA Exhibition Launch Art and DJs 8pm £tbc

friday 10th

ALI-CATS Acoustic Club Six hand-picked acoustic acts 8pm £3/2 AUDIO Minimal Kids Making much more than a minimal effort 11pm £8/5 ABOVE AUDIO Friday Night Bar Sessions Local DJs 10pm £free BLACK LION DJ Lanx Northern soul, mod revival and indie classics 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM La Bistroteque New gastro-club night from Dynamite Sal and Eddie Voyager 8pm £5 BRUNSWICK Baby Charles Funk band 8pm £7 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Sleazy Listening: DJ Peter Von Sleaze Sleazy, like getting drooled on by a big biker. Did I say ‘like’? 9pm £free CHEQUERS Friday Night Live: Dr Bluegrass Brighton’s busiest buskers, hi-octane country standards and pop covers put through the hillbilly thresher 9pm £tbc COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £4/3/2/1 CONCORDE2 Fat Freddy’s Drop Seven-piece experimental jazz band 7pm £20; Free Party For Fat Freddy’s Drop Up for more? 11pm £3/free DIGITAL Stonelove “Indie rock and roll is what I need” 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF BEAUFORT DJ Night Funk, soul, ska 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA American: The Bill Hicks Story 11.30pm FAIRTRADE GALLERY Tom Brosseau And Angela Correa, Robert Stillman All-American bill of gentle leftfield folk Time tbc £7 FISHBOWL Jeff Daniels Soul-soaked hip hop DJ 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: Pablo Contraband DJs play disco, funk and house 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL All Time Top 100: Leon Musical countdown with Son of Tribe guest DJ 9.30pm £free HECTOR’S HOUSE Beatabet Live music, DJs and multimedia performances from the electro folk collective Details tbc HONEYCLUB iParty Launch Night Under 18s club night with an iPod gimmick 7pm £6; Lollipop Get your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 10.30pm £7/5 HOPE Red Shark In Vegas Epic-sounding indie rock 9pm £free HYDRANT DOWN The Gaa Gass’s Experimental rock band 9pm £free HYDRANT UP Action Beat, Stignoise Mix, P For Persia, DJ Zygoat Live music 8pm £6.50/5.50 JAM Acoustic Jam Live music 7.30pm £free; Po’ Monkey’s 60s blues and soul stuff 11.30pm £3 JAZZ PLACE Tongues Indie night. Will yours be wagging, licking a kebab wrapper or exploring someone else’s throat? 11pm £4/3 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Rob Brown, Paul Pirie, Phil Nichol, Pete Johansson, Chris Ramsey, Mark Olver Stand-up comedy 7.30pm £16 KOMEDIA STUDIO Brighton Jazz Club: Kit Downes Trio Live jazz band 7.30pm £12/10 KOMEDIA UP This Is Elvis & The Burning Love Band It isn’t, but this guy is probably looking a lot better than the king these days 9pm £15 LEGENDS Fri-Dazed: All Mouth No Trousers Party tunes 9.30pm £tbc LIFE Big Fish: Kidda Dance music 11pm £5/4/free LOFT Club Malicious Guitar anthems 10pm £4/3/2 LONDON UNITY Live Music Night Upbeat gypsy jazz 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS Peppu-klubi feat. DJ Mastur-boi & Kava Konki SOURCE has no idea Details tbc OCEANA The World In One Night With seven themed rooms you should find one you like 8pm £6/5/free PAV TAV Mod For It Rockabilly, northern soul and ska sounds from the 60s and 70s 11pm £3/2 PAVILION THEATRE The Author A play about a play by Tim Crouch, by Tim Crouch 6pm/9pm £12.50/10 PENTHOUSE Shy Guy Dancehall, soca, party vibes Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Wanderdown, Villareal, My Element 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

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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 ST LUKES Nathan Hassall & Co: Jazz From The Silver Screen Ballads and swing numbers from the 30s and 40s 7.30pm £6/4 SUGAQUBE Classics & Anthems Big house tunes from Cheets Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL Spirit Of The Dance Irish dance show with traditional music from the Emerald Isle - such as flamenco, salsa and tango 7.45pm £25/19 THREE & TEN Ruff Snippets DJ set 10pm £free VOLKS Burleske Animal Circus: Bruno Otranto, Dani Carrera, Ivan Barbero A decent line-up, but elephants with nipple tassles would also be good 11pm £5/4 WESTERN FRONT Release DJs 9pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN Envy Electro and hip hop DJs 10pm £free XUMA Daddy Marcus Soul, disco, funk 10pm £free

saturday 11th

AUDIO SOL: Harvard Bass, Schtumm! House, electro, techno 11pm £5/free ABOVE AUDIO Summer Of Love Blackgrass DJ Mex playing funk and soul 10pm £5/free BEE’S MOUTH Dub Defendant Reggae roots DJ 8.30pm £free BLACK LION Burnt Toast Radio Reverb DJ brings out the filth in funk 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM We Luv Pop Relaunch night for Dynamite Sal’s trash-bash 8pm £6 BRIGHTON CENTRE Tesco Club Wine Fair Yes, because everyone in Brighton was suffering from a lack of Tesco in their lives. Then again, perhaps the free samples will mobilise Brighton’s army of pissheads and blaggers to go drink them dry. Every little helps... 11am £11 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK DJ Mendees And Bob Rock and metal 1pm £free CHEQUERS Chequers Rocks Alternative tunes 8pm £tbc COALITION Floorplay: Vince Frimpong, Gorgeous Local electro house heroes 11pm £tbc; Blow After Party: Vincent Manganaro, Carlos Riz, Aaron Palaez 3am £7/5/4 CORN EXCHANGE Ockham’s Razor: The Mill Performers suspended in mid-air talk about the dangers and drama of circus acts 8pm £15/12.50 CONCORDE2 Dave Clarke, Tony Montana, Taylortronic Brighton’s dance music hero rides back into town 11pm £7.50 DIGITAL Flawless: Michael Woods, Mark Masters, Tom Upton, Brett Allen, Muzika If your house was this cool you’d need to turn the central heating on 11pm £12/8 DOME Open House A tour of the Dome involving history, architecture and free cake Time tbc £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA How To Train Your Dragon 11am FISHBOWL Sumsuch Disco and breaks from the Latenite Lounging DJ 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Flevans Beats and treats from Tru Thoughts resident Details tbc FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £6/5 GEMINI The Stash Live Music Details tbc GLOBE Beyond If your house was this groovy you’d always be losing coins and bits of cake inbetween the ridges 9pm £free GLOUCESTER ROAD BARBERS Elliot Smith Tribute Live local music celebrating the late great singersongwriter. It’s a hairdresser’s so watch out for the scissors- they’re sharp, and it’s not that kind of tribute 8pm £free HONEYCLUB Sevensins Pumping house, electro and twisted techno 11pm £10 HOPE Da Doo Ron Ron It’s Alive!: Still Corners, The Sunday Reeds, Candy Panic Attack A night dedicated to female-fronted and all-girl groups - the acceptable face of sexism 8.30pm £6/5 HYDRANT DOWN Tropical Underground: Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul, Subterraneo Sound System Latin funk 9pm £free HYDRANT UP Cryostorm, M.A.D., Crypsis, This Is Massacre, Atombuzz, Hawka Hurricane, Skarstei This Is Massacre Mini metal fest 5.30pm £4 JAM Oh My Days Classic UK garage with C-Dogg and his gang Time tbc £5 JAZZ PLACE Unhooked Generation The 60s are alive and well and living in Brighton 10pm £5/4 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Rob Brown, Paul Pirie, Phil Nichol, Pete Johansson, Chris Ramsey, Mark Olver Stand-up comedy 7pm/8pm £17.50; Motorcity New club night for lovers of Motown and disco tunes 10.30pm £5/3 KOMEDIA STUDIO Witch Born Bad and Da Doo DJs play the grrrly side of punk and pop, from Grace Jones to The Gossip 11pm £5

KOMEDIA UP Dance Epic Charity fundraiser with workshops and performances for and by the kids 11am £donations LATEST MUSIC BAR Voodoo Vaudeville: The Summer Madness Party Variety show with a fun colonialist theme 7.30pm £12/10 LEGENDS BASEMENT Ignition: Peter Castle House and chart hits 11pm £free LIFE Hold Up! Proper indie disco 11pm £5 LONDON UNITY Bosa Nova Live music 8.30pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night With seven themed rooms you should find one you like 8pm £6/5/free PAV TAV Brighton’s Cheapest Saturday! Besides staying at home/hanging out in a carpark 11pm £3/2 PENTHOUSE Mustang Rumble 50s and 60s Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Deadbeat Decendant Art Brut crossed with the Kinks - sassy lyrics, sweaty shirts and vintage rock&roll 3pm £5 PV Brunch And Booty Call DJs 8.30pm £free READING ROOM Riaja Walker Finnish concert pianist plays Beethoven and Chopin for World Peace Day 11am £free R-BAR Kinky Baby DJ King-K playing funky house 9pm £free REVENGE Kinky Dangerous Pop and R&B tunes with guest act Laura Steel 10.30pm £8/6/4/3 RIKITIK 412 Sessions Funk, soul and breaks DJs 10pm £free SIDEWINDER Harry K’s Simply Dredd Reggae and party tunes 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Simply House House from DJ Cheets Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL Spirit Of The Dance Irish dance show with traditional music from the Emerald Isle - such as flamenco, salsa and tango 7.45pm £25/19 THREE & TEN Matt Barker Magnificently turned out DJ with impeccable hair 10pm £free VICTORY Fernando Poo DJ tunes from the days before Gary Glitter was a no-go area 9pm £free VOLKS Skank: Serial Killaz, Jungle Syndicate, LDN, X Nation, Micky Freeze, Kasket It’s like a jungle in there 11pm £5 WESTERN FRONT Release DJs 9pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN Tonight We Fly Literate pop for romantic indie kids 9pm £free XUMA Live Jazz 8pm £free; Return Of The Funky Funk, soul and boogie from DJ JP 10pm £free

sunday 12th

ABOVE AUDIO Sunday Sundae: Kate Wildblood Gay terrace party 6pm £free BLACK LION Live Swingin’ Gipsy Jazz Quintet Live music Time tbc £free BRUNSWICK Simon Spillett Live jazz 8pm £tbc COALITION Frequency: Verity Mayes, Yusuf Sebaiti DJs playing upfront house and tech beats 6pm £2/free CONCORDE2 Ace Cafe Reunion After you’ve sat in a traffic jam for hours, why not hang round the seafront and talk about motorbikes? 10pm £free CORN EXCHANGE Ockham’s Razor: The Mill Performers suspended in mid-air talk about the dangers and drama of circus acts 3pm £15/12.50 DOME Open House A tour of the Dome involving history, architecture and free cake Time tbc £free FISHBOWL Recovery?: Asbest The Moor King Chilled reggae DJs 9pm £free GLOBE Rockoustic Open Mic An eclectic selection of local music-makers 9pm £free HONEYCLUB Afrodisiac: Jon Byrne Electro house to keep the weekend alive 1pm £3.50/2.50 JAM Forest Fire Dishevelled and countrified rock band Time tbc £5 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club: Rob Brown, Paul Pirie, Phil Nichol, Pete Johansson, Chris Ramsey, Mark Olver Stand-up comedy 8pm £11/6 KOMEDIA UP Phosphorescent Alt country from Matthew Houck’s Brooklyn-based folk troupe 7.30pm £10 LATEST MUSIC BAR Rory Ellis Album launch for upbeat, funny folk singer 8.30pm £9/7 LEGENDS BAR Sunday Cabaret: Wilma Fingadoo Cabaret acts are such a drag these days 3.15pm £free LONDON UNITY Live Music Night 50s jazz 8.30pm £free MARWOOD CAFE Brighton Filmmakers Coalition Meeting Throw ideas about and make films 6pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Everybodies Got To Be Somebody Live music 2pm £tbc R-BAR Sublime Sundays Acoustic sessions 5pm £free REGENCY TOWN HOUSE Open Door Weekend The Tromlitz ensembles plays Mozart as part of a national celebration of heritage. Hang on, wasn’t Mozart from... Oh, so was our royal family11am/3pm £free RIKITIK Sunday Takedown: Mass Evil DJ mash-up 10pm £free

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monday 13th

ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BLACK LION Drive-In: This Is England Cult films on an outdoor screen 8.30pm £free BLIND BUSKER Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM Horse Feathers String-laden alt country from Portland 7.30pm £7 BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8pm £free CHEQUERS Reggae Reggae Reggae. Here comes Johnny Reggae 8pm £tbc COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £3/2 DOME Barenaked Ladies Canadian pop rockers who used the old “now I’ve got your attention” trick to go multi-platinum 7pm £25 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Stephen Fry Live: The Fry Chronicles A live video link of Britain’s new national treasure talking about his latest book 7.30pm HOPE The H’Open Mic 8.30pm £free LATEST MUSIC BAR Balcony TV Brighton Live music 8pm £2 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE Jailbait 90s club night. Under 18s not allowed 10.30pm £2/free OCEANA Pure Filth Student night for West Street’s finest 9pm £2.50/free PRINCE ALBERT Nell Bryden Country, jazz and bluegrass 8.30pm £8 R-BAR Liz’s Quiz 9pm £tbc RESIDENT RECORDS Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly Instore show to promote new album. Get cape, wear cape, buy 7pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Poker night It’s about time for a gambling habit 9pm £5 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 14th

ABOVE AUDIO Brighton Calling: Live Local bands 8pm £free BLACK LION Tuesday Club Mystery live acts Time tbc £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Skeptics In The Pub Dr Andy Russell discusses why some people deny the existence of climate change - even when they don’t work for oil companies. Still no news of when we can expect Sceptics In The Pub- the English language translation of this event- to take place 8pm £2 CHEQUERS Mic Checkers Open mic night with a free pint if you play 9pm £tbc COALITION Don’t Forget Funky stuff, pop nuggets and housey bits 10.30pm £3/2/free CONCORDE2 Music And Freedom: Chris T-T, Thomas White, The Agitator, Kit Ashton, Mark Edwards, Adam Swayne, CoMA, Caroline Lucas, Doly Garcia, Ralph Brown, The NeoFuturist Collective It didn’t take long for the Tories to ditch their caring gumph and get back to the cutting frenzy - so this is a timely gathering of progressive and optimistic voices. A top notch bill of singers and speakers 7pm £6 DIGITAL Glitterati Rub shoulders with the high society of drunk students 11pm £4/3 DOME Jónsi, Mountain Man Sigur Ros’ singer goes solo and conjures up a theatrical stage show epic 7.30pm £20.50/18.50 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Julie And Julia 6pm; Metropolis 11am GLOBE Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground screenings with free popcorn, oh boy! 8pm £free HONEYCLUB 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 HOPE Drown In Entrophy, Woe To The Conquered, Vanity Of Kings New wave of math metal 8.30pm £3/2 JAM Woodpigeon Canadian chamber pop 8pm £7; Trip Out Eclectic mix of electro swing, breaks and trip hop 10.30pm £2 KOMEDIA DOWN Ellen MacArthur: Full Circle The woman

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who circumnavigated the globe reads from her new book 8pm £15 KOMEDIA STUDIO Desperate For Love Spoken word and poetry 8.30pm £3.50 KOMEDIA UP Willy Mason, Ben Howard, Nick Williams Unassuming lo-fi indie troubadour 8pm £11 LATEST MUSIC BAR Caitlin Rose Country singer songwriter 7.30pm £8/7 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 11pm £3 LONDON UNITY Quiz Night 8pm £free PAV TAV Guerilla Rocks Club for rock chicks, skater bois and indie kids 11pm £3/2/1 PENTHOUSE Untitled Shoegazing and dreamy noise Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Yeti Lane Live music 8.30pm £tbc R-BAR Twisted Karaoke: Cat, DJ Trick 8pm £free REVENGE Sound As A Pound Charty tunes 10.30pm £3/2 RED LION General Knowledge Quiz Q. Which Schwarzkopf kicked Iraqi arse in 1991? 8pm £1 SIDEWINDER Open Mic Night 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Student Night House DJs Time tbc £free

wednesday 15th

AUDIO Supercharged: Engine Earz Full live show 11pm £tbc ABOVE AUDIO The Doctors Orders Sick hip hop 11pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Brighton Stanza Poetry group 8pm £5; The Noise Next Door Improvised comedy egged on by the audience 8pm £8/6 DIGITAL The Poundance Imagine if Poundland had a dancefloor - top pop tunes for a pittance 11pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Tamara Drewe 11am FISHBOWL Fisherman’s Chronicles Acoustic jam open to all 8pm £free GLOBE Brighton Institutions DJ sets and stalls from the shops, clubs and labels that make Brighton unique 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Swing Ninjas Live jazz and swing trio 8.30pm £free HOBGOBLIN Open Mic Night 8pm £free LATEST MUSIC BAR The RIP Dennis Hopper Show Music and multimedia comedy from the Smarty Pants crew 7.45pm £5/4 LEGENDS BASEMENT 2Pounded DJ Lush plays requests as you get increasingly incoherent due to dirt cheap shots 11pm £free LONDON UNITY Open Mic Night 8pm £free OCEANA Get Lost In a haze of cheap booze and crowds of students 9pm £4/3/2 PAV TAV Dave McPherson, Marc Halls, Gazz Marlow, Elliot Morris, Matt Bonner, Paul McKeown Acoustic solo set from the InMe frontman Time tbc £5/4 PENTHOUSE Da Do Dem Ragga Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Jonny Kearney And Lucy Farrell, Tandy Hard Folk duo 8pm £7/6 PV Useless Facts Quiz 8.30pm £free R-BAR Trick Pop!! Hip hop and pop DJs 8pm £free RIKITIK Time To Awesome: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 11pm £free SIDEWINDER The Sidewinder Garden Quiz 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Student Night House DJs Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Mayor McCa Singer songwriter who plays several instruments at the same time 8pm £6/5 XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain 8.30pm £1

THURSDAY 16th

ABOVE AUDIO Maxxi Soundsystem Time tbc £free BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serving up a platter of semiobscure funk and soul 9pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK No2ID Film screening - just because they’ve scrapped ID cards, doesn’t mean they’re not after you 7.30pm £donations COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £4/3/2/1 FISHBOWL Residents Association: DJ Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk, disco, world and house 10pm £free GEMINI Gardner St Circus Details tbc GLOBE Hang The DJ! The democratisation of the dancefloor

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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 HECTOR’S HOUSE Slaraffenland, Dalla Russia Experimental Scandinavians 8pm £5.50 HONEYCLUB The One: Squiz, Ben-G, Matt Jiggens, Gazz Marlow, Paul Hillyer R&B, hip hop, funk, indie and house - indecisive or eclectic? You decide... 11pm £1 HOPE Perfect Sound Together: Anagrams Indie night with a close focus on footwear 8pm £4/3 HYDRANT DOWN Balcony TV Presents Acoustic singer songwriters 9pm £free HYDRANT UP Christopher Rye, Adhora, Formarla Live music 8pm £tbc JAM Thursday Night Fish Fry Early 50s US rhythm & blues and original Jamaican ska 10pm £2/1 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up comedy 8pm £8.50/6.50 KOMEDIA UP Nine Below Zero, Dr Feelgood Raw and rhythmic blues band 7.30pm £15 LATEST MUSIC BAR This Is Elvis It isn’t, but this guy is probably looking a lot better than the king these days 7.30pm £6 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE Shameless: C-Dogg, DJ Nause Half a century of musical highlights and lowpoints 11pm £1 NORTHERN LIGHTS Monoplug Live experimental indie Time tbc £free OCEANA Pound Party: Mike Panteli If the Juice FM DJ doesn’t float your boat, maybe the cheaper than chips prices will 9pm £4/1/free PENTHOUSE Boss Tuneage A night for Springsteen afficionados Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Stars And Sons, Aaron King Live music 8.30pm £4 PRINCE GEORGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free QUADRANT AKL Open Mic Night 8pm £free R-BAR Girls On Top Vs Emergency Room Pop and party tunes 8pm £free 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 SIDEWINDER Ants In The Carpet British classics since the 80s 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Selective Sound: Unomass, Rojo Techno DJs Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Brian Gittins Comedy acts presented by roadside cafe oddball 8pm £9/7 VICTORY Balcony TV Live music 8pm £free XUMA Open Mic 9pm £free

7.30pm £16; Born Bad Come marvel at the array of retrodresses and rockabilly nutters 11pm £5/£6 KOMEDIA STUDIO Brighton Jazz Club: Tony Kofi Trio Fresh take on jazz standards 7.30pm £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 Alive & Swinging A fancy dress night with tribute acts from the era of Monroe and Sinatra 8pm £8 LEGENDS BASEMENT Fri-Dazed: Dave Lynn Party tunes 9.30pm £tbc LIFE Big Fish: Big Fish Residents Party Dance music 11pm £5/4/free LOFT Club Malicious Guitar anthems 10pm £4/3/2 LONDON UNITY Robin Coward Live music 8.30pm £free NORTHERN LIGHTS DJ Jazzy D Jazz, soul, funk Details tbc OCEANA The World In One Night With seven themed rooms you should find one you like 8pm £6/5/free PAVILION THEATRE The Treason Show Long-running local satire show 8pm £12.50/10 PAV TAV Mod For It Rockabilly, northern soul and ska sounds from the 60s and 70s 11pm £3/2 PENTHOUSE Deep Cover Hip hop Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Los Fantasticos, Hel-o-Tiki 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 £free RED LION General Knowledge Quiz Q. Rommel was Hitler’s favourite what? 8pm £1 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 Classics & Anthems Big house tunes from Cheets Time tbc £free THREE & TEN TeakShow’s Twisted Sketches Dark comedy sketches 8pm £6/5; Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk and disco DJ 10pm £free VICTORY Teen Dream DJ set of 60s garage, psychedelia and punk 9pm £free VOLKS Future Dub: Kosine, X-Nation, Voytek, Insight, Cutloose Crew, Biggsy, Axiomat, Arkital Sound, Unity Hi Fi, Lowki, Ilodica, Rezomine, Zero1brkr, Ellfivedee, Lost In Music, Kingspinner, Trouble & Maniac, Rockwood, Origin , Sebadee & Moony, Demus Dee, Sista Sessions, Junior D, Pappa Rudey, Natty Sax Dubstep and D&B all-nighter 10pm £3 WESTERN FRONT Release DJs 9pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN Brains Eclectic mish-mash from Superheroes of BMX 9pm £free XUMA Daddy Marcus Soul, disco, funk 10pm £free

friday 17th

saturday 18th

AUDIO Audio 6th Birthday Party: Simian Mobile Disco, Casper C, Sam Watts Two floors of electro leftfield birthday fun with Maxxi Soundsystem, Disco Deviant and Go Bang! upstairs in Above Audio 10pm £5/1/free BLACK LION Soul Casserole Throwing funk, jazz, beats and grooves into a massive pot on the fire 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Jimi Hendrix Anniversary Tribute Local acts pay homage to Hendrix 8pm £8/6 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Sleazy Listening: DJ Peter Von Sleaze Sleazy, like getting drooled on by a big biker. Did I say ‘like’? 9pm £free CHEQUERS Friday Night Live: Young Electrics Live music 9pm £tbc COALITION Babyhead, Samsara World music with a pop flavour 7.30pm £8.50; Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £4/3/2/1 CONCORDE2 The 90s Hip Hop Sweatshop Exploiting the back catalogue of classic hip hop 10pm £3 DIGITAL Stonelove “Indie rock and roll is what I need” 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF BEAUFORT DJ Night Funk, soul, ska 9pm £free FISHBOWL Leon Mayes, Blacklodge Disco DJ from The Off Key Hat 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 Duck Shoot DJs play alt grooves and lost classics 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL All Time Top 100: Futuronic Musical countdown with guest DJ 9.30pm £free HONEYCLUB Lollipop Get your fingers sticky to R&B, hip hop and pop treats 10.30pm £7/5 HYDRANT Monkey Puzzle Trio, Snorkel, Soccer 96, DJ Mystery Lesson Live music 8pm £6.50/5.50 KENDAL ARMS Disco Night 60s and 70s music 8pm £tbc KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up comedy

ANCIENT MARINER The Acoustic Sessions: The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Rock and blues covers band 8pm £1 AUDIO SOL: Enzo Siffredi, Wasabi, Sav Managaro Erase Records Label Showcase: electro, house and techno 11pm £5/ free ABOVE AUDIO Summer Of Love Blackgrass DJ Mex playing funk and soul 10pm £5/free BLACK DOVE Duck Shoot DJs play alt grooves and lost classics 8pm £free BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serving up a platter of semiobscure funk and soul 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Tonight Matthew I will be the singer in a covers band 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Cazza Karaoke 8.30pm £free CHEQUERS Chequers Rocks Alternative tunes 8pm £tbc COALITION Nic Fanculli, Steve Mac, Yusuf Sebaiti Saved Records DJs 11pm £8; Blow After Party: Vincent Manganaro, Carlos Ruiz, Aaron Palaez 3am £7/5/4 CONCORDE2 Incognito, Joanna Harman Launch party for old-skool acid jazzers 8pm £15 DIGITAL Playroom Housey hedonism in a playground of bouncy inflatable fun 11pm £12/10/5 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA The Magic Pudding 11am FISHBOWL DJ’s Office Party Fishbowl’s resident DJs get merry 9pm £free FOGGS I’m With Stupid Motorik rock, disco and hip hop from the DJ behind It Came From The Sea 8pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR Beta Hector And Roo Tru Thoughts double-bill 8pm £free FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £6/5

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GLOBE BlackLodge Vs Danceteria DJ ‘duel’ 9pm £free HECTOR’S HOUSE It’s Alive Live music Details tbc HONEYCLUB Smartie Partie Club night for connoisseurs of four-to-the-floor happy house 11pm £10 HOPE Delta Spirit Country folk with an indie twist 8pm £6.50 HYDRANT DOWN IAM:YOURHERO Live music from the band formerly known as The Rylics 9pm £free HYDRANT UP Comenchi, Divorce, Fat Bitch Live music 8pm £6/5 JAM The Doctors Orders: Spin Doctor, Rusty Ryan, Skitz, Rodney P Sick hip hop 9pm £7/5 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up comedy 7pm/8pm £17.50; Motorcity New clubnight for lovers of Motown and disco tunes 10.30pm £5/3 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. Guest DJ for the night is Kirk Brandon from Spear of Destiny 9pm £5/4 LEGENDS BASEMENT Ignition: Peter Castle House and chart hits 11pm £free LIFE Hold Up! Proper indie disco 11pm £5 LONDON UNITY Glen Richardson Live music 8.30pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night With seven themed rooms you should find one you like 8pm £6/5/free PAV TAV Brighton’s Cheapest Saturday! Besides staying at home/hanging out in a carpark 11pm £3/2 PAVILION THEATRE The Treason Show Long-running local satire show 8pm £12.50/10 PENTHOUSE Ultrasound Dub and beats Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Alice Who the fuck is Alice? 8.30pm £4 PV Brunch And Booty Call DJs 8.30pm £free QUADRANT Laughing Horse Comedy Club 7.30pm £free 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 Time To Awesome Saturday: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 11pm £free SIDEWINDER Shades Of Blue Pride Special DJ Steelzawheelz & Drift play jazz, rare groove and electrofunk stuff 10pm £free SUGAQUBE Simply House: Carl Mills, Dave King Upfront house tunes Time tbc £free THREE & TEN The Noise Next Door Improvised comedy egged on by the audience 8pm £8/6; Monkey If you locked a primate in a room with enough records it would eventually become a funk and soul DJ 10pm £free VOLKS Originate Recordings Launch: Krome, Tiime, DJ Ink, Skitty, Nolige Hardcore D&B, old skool style Details tbc WESTERN FRONT Release DJs 9pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN Artists Only New wave and art school tunes 9pm £free XUMA Live Jazz 8pm £free; Nick Titchener Balkan pop and jazz funk 10pm £free

sunday 19th

ABOVE AUDIO Sunday Sundae: Kate Wildblood Gay terrace party 6pm £free BLACK LION Dubrockerslive Ska, punk, trip hop and reggae Time tbc £free BRUNSWICK Ukulele Sundays Pop songs played on ukulele - novel, eh? 3pm £free; Brighton Folk Monthly folk night 8pm £free COALITION Frequency: Verity Mayes, Yusuf Sebaiti DJs playing upfront house and tech beats 6pm £2/free CONCORDE2 Hanover 2011 Charity Fundraiser: The Resonators, :kinema:, Yokoko, King Porter Stomp, Prof Elemental, Bugs Raplin All-day fancy-dress fundraiser with sideshows, stalls and a great line-up 4.30pm £4/3 FISHBOWL Recovery?: Asbest The Moor King Chilled reggae DJs 9pm £free GLOBE Rockoustic Open Mic An eclectic selection of local music-makers 9pm £free HONEYCLUB Afrodisiac: Jon Byrne Electro house to keep the weekend alive 1pm £3.50/2.50 HYDRANT New Device, MG And The Juggernaut, Marebito, Rocket Dolls, Dead Empire, The Light Divided, Burn The Evidence, Thunderbird 13, Death Ape Live bands, lots of them 3pm £6 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand up comedy 8pm £11/6 LATEST MUSIC BAR Carrie Tree Local singer songwriter. The good news is she supported Damian Rice; the bad news is she supported Marillion 8pm £tbc LEGENDS Topping And Butch, Anthena Reich Gay comedy duo with a healthy interest in bondage 11pm £free LONDON UNITY Live Music Night 50s jazz 8.30pm £free MARWOOD CAFE Brighton Filmmakers Coalition Meeting Throw ideas about and make films 6pm £free R-BAR Sublime Sundays Acoustic sessions 5pm £free RIKITIK Sunday Takedown: Mass Evil DJ mash-up 10pm £free

SUGAQUBE Chill Sunday Lounge DJs Time tbc £free STANMER HOUSE Pup Aid Live music and a dog show judged by dog-loving ‘celebs’ to raise awareness about puppy farming Time tbc £6 (Dogs get in for free) THREE & TEN Strung Out Live acoustic music 8pm £free WESTERN FRONT Good Vibrations DJs 3pm £free

monday 20th

ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BLACK LION Drive-In: Quadrophenia Cult films on an outdoor screen 8.30pm £free BLIND BUSKER Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8pm £free CHEQUERS Reggae Reggae Reggae. Here comes Johnny Reggae 8pm £tbc COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £3/2 HECTOR’S HOUSE Aidan Baker (NADJA), Nick Hudson’s Dead Souls, Resonnance Of Association Live music 8pm £6/5 HOPE The H’Open Mic 8.30pm £free JAM I.O.U Comedy Stand up night 8pm £3 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE Jailbait 90s club night. Under 18s not allowed 10.30pm £2/free OCEANA Pure Filth Student night for West Street’s finest 9pm £2.50/free PRINCE ALBERT Ducktails, Dolphins Into The Future Solo project from Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile 8pm £6 R-BAR Liz’s Quiz 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Poker night It’s about time for a gambling habit 9pm £5 THEATRE ROYAL The Vagina Monologues They sure have a lot a say for themselves 7.30pm £21 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 21st

ABOVE AUDIO Brighton Calling: Live Local bands 8pm £free BLACK LION Tuesday Club Mystery live acts Time tbc £free BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CHEQUERS Mic Checkers Open mic night with a free pint if you play 9pm £tbc COALITION Don’t Forget Funky stuff, pop nuggets and housey bits 10.30pm £3/2/free CORN EXCHANGE The Two Wrongies: World Of Wrong Comedy dance troupe 7.30pm £5 DIGITAL Glitterati Rub shoulders with the high society of drunk students 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Coco Chanel And Igor Stravinsky 11am GLOBE Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground screenings with free popcorn, oh boy! 8pm £free HONEYCLUB 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 KOMEDIA DOWN Liz Carr: It Hasn’t Happened Yet Disabled comedian takes on your preconceptions 7.30pm £10/8 LATEST MUSIC BAR Charity Chuckle Charity stand-up headed by deadpan weirdo Brian Gittins 8pm £6/5 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 11pm £3 LONDON UNITY Quiz Night 8pm £free PAV TAV Guerilla Rocks Club for rock chicks, skater bois and indie kids 11pm £3/2/1 PRINCE ALBERT Justin Rutledge, Amelia Curran Live country and Americana acts 8pm £9/8 R-BAR Twisted Karaoke: Cat, DJ Trick 8pm £tbc RED LION General Knowledge Quiz Q. Which Custer led his men to death at the battle of Little Bighorn? 8pm £1 REVENGE Boobaloo Stu’s Big Boogaloo Ball Cheeky pop smut from Stu and and his crew 10.30pm £4/3 SIDEWINDER Open Mic Night 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Student Night House DJs Time tbc £free

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wednesday 22nd

AUDIO Supercharged: DJ Hype 11pm £tbc ABOVE AUDIO The Doctors Orders Sick hip hop 11pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free COALITION Plants And Animals, Curly Hair Live music 7.30pm £6 DIGITAL The Poundance Imagine if Poundland had a dancefloor - top pop tunes for a pittance 11pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Coco Chanel And Igor Stravinsky 11am FISHBOWL Fisherman’s Chronicles Acoustic jam open to all 8pm £free GLOBE Brighton Institutions DJ sets and stalls from the shops, clubs and labels that make Brighton unique 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Swing Ninjas Live jazz and swing trio 8.30pm £free HOPE Sunday Girl Live electro pop 8pm £5 HOBGOBLIN Open Mic Night 8pm £free HYDRANT Shrag, Emotikkon, La Momo, DJ Zygoat Live music 8pm £4 JAZZ PLACE Gigglestock Live comedy 7.30pm £1.50/1 KOMEDIA DOWN Fyfe Dangerfield Guillemots’ frontman goes solo 8pm £14.50/12.50 KOMEDIA STUDIO Popcorn Comedy Comedians present short comedy films 8pm £7/5 KOMEDIA UP Old Crow Medicine Show NME-endorsed country band from Tennessee 8pm £15 LATEST MUSIC BAR Thieves By The Code Single launch for loud and local noise rockers 7.45pm £3; Wow Wow Club Surf rock, rockabilly, rock&roll 8pm £2/1 LEGENDS BASEMENT 2Pounded DJ Lush plays requests as you get increasingly incoherent due to dirt cheap shots 11pm £free LONDON UNITY Open Mic Night 8pm £free OCEANA Get Lost In a haze of cheap booze and crowds of students 9pm £4/3/2 PAVILION THEATRE Scratch Night Theatre extracts from five unfinished pieces by local artists. If you say nice things they might get round to finishing them off 8pm £4 PRINCE ALBERT Musee Machanique Live music 8.30pm £tbc PV Sports Quiz Time tbc £free R-BAR Trick Pop!! Hip hop and pop DJs 8pm £free RIKITIK Time To Awesome: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 11pm £free SIDEWINDER The Sidewinder Garden Quiz 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Student Night House DJs Time tbc £free XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain 8.30pm £1

thursday 23rd

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash-up 11pm £2 ABOVE AUDIO Maxxi Soundsystem Time tbc £free BLACK LION Arthur Shilling Big beat, funk and soul DJ set 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Brighton Bike Night Weekly biker’s social - leather, not lycra 7pm £free COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £4/3/2/1 FISHBOWL Residents Association: DJ Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk, disco, world and house 10pm £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 HECTOR’S HOUSE Club Fandango Details tbc HONEYCLUB The One: Squiz, Ben-G, Matt Jiggens, Gazz Marlow, Paul Hillyer R&B, hip hop, funk, indie and house - indecisive or eclectic? You decide... 11pm £1 HOPE The Real Numbers Punk three-piece on tour from the states 9pm £tbc HYDRANT DOWN Prince Harry, Lovepark, Groucho Naming yourself after royal offspring is the new punk rock 9pm £free HYDRANT UP Howlers Comedy Club: MC Tania Banks, Sha Wylie, Ella Greene, Jason Blackwater, Johnny Cockrane, Katrina Vrana, Claire Parker & Angela Barnes Stand up laughs 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 comedy

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8pm £8.50/6.50 KOMEDIA STUDIO The Spirit Of Gravity: Dr Eugene Chadbourne, Gus Garside and Dan Powell, Slash’s Wormhole Experimental electronic mindfuck 8pm £tbc KOMEDIA UP Felix Dennis: Did I Mention The Free Wine? Popular poet turns writing into mouth words 7pm £12/10/5 LATEST MUSIC BAR Tommy Reilly Award-winning acoustic singer 7.30pm £10 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE Shameless: C-Dogg, DJ Nause Half a century of musical highlights and lowpoints 11pm £1 OCEANA Full Moon Pound Party If the Juice FM DJ doesn’t float your boat, maybe the cheaper than chips prices will 9pm £4/1/free PAVILION THEATRE Jasmin Vardimon Company: 7734 A mix of dancing and video from the troupe that had sell-out shows with ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Justitia’ 8pm £18.50/15/12.50/10 PRINCE ALBERT Wreckless Eric And Amy Rigby Novelty 70s punk, now with wife 8.30pm £7 PRINCE GEORGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free QUADRANT AKL Open Mic Night 8pm £free RANELAGH ARMS Shauna Parker & The Saloon Bar Band Shauna plays both kinds of music - country and western 8.30pm £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 SIDEWINDER Ants In The Carpet British classics since the 80s 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Big Thursday House DJs Time tbc £free VICTORY Balcony TV Live music 8pm £free VOLKS White Party No Union Jacks, just electro house 11pm £4

friday 24th

ALI-CATS Acoustic Club Six hand-picked acoustic acts 8pm £3/2 AUDIO Code: Audiojack Techno x3 11pm £8/5 ABOVE AUDIO Friday Night Bar Sessions Local DJs 10pm £free BEE’S MOUTH Hot Tip Hi Fi DJs playing early reggae and rocksteady 8.30pm £free BLACK LION Medium Rare DJs serving up a platter of semiobscure funk and soul 9pm £free BRUNSWICK Left At The Robot Roots 8pm £4 CONCORDE2 Absent Elk, Hold Fire Norwegian indie 7pm £8 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Sleazy Listening: DJ Peter Von Sleaze Sleazy, like getting drooled on by a big biker. Did I say ‘like’? 9pm £free; Funny Girls Stand up, sketches and music upstairs 9pm £5/4 CHEQUERS Friday Night Live Live music 9pm £tbc COALITION Fridays I’m In Love Somewhat eclectic club night with 60s gems, indie and funky funk 11pm £4/3/2/1 CORN EXCHANGE Imogen Cooper Acclaimed concert pianist plays Debussy and Schumann 7.30pm £18/15/10 DIGITAL Stonelove “Indie rock and roll is what I need” 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF BEAUFORT DJ Night Funk, soul, ska 9pm £free DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Ladies And Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones 11.30pm FISHBOWL LateNite Lounging: Will Sumsuch, Tim Mercer If your house was this deep it would need therapy 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 Eclectic Chair: DJ Lamp A real buzz 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL All Time Top 100 Musical countdown with guest DJ - Gavin Gaa Gaa 9.30pm £free HONEYCLUB I Love R&B: The Freshers Party House fused with a twist of hip hop 10.30pm £free HYDRANT DOWN Transformer SOURCE-endorsed electro disco 8pm £free HYDRANT UP Rebecca Overden Live music 8pm £tbc JAM Acoustic Jam Live music 7.30pm £free; 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 Stand-up comedy 7.30pm £16 KOMEDIA STUDIO Brighton Jazz Club: Alex Maguire, Jonathan Coe Spoken word stuff set to music 8pm £12/10; Da Doo Ron Ron Bold Soul Sisters Special! DJs with a fixation with girlgroups and soul sirens 11pm £6/5 KOMEDIA UP Cherry Ghost Bolton indie band return to tour new album 8pm £10

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LATEST MUSIC BAR The Railling Staines How does it feel... to be a Rolling Stones tribute act? 8pm £10 LEGENDS BASEMENT Fri-Dazed: Lucinda Lashes Party tunes 9.30pm £tbc LIFE AKA AKA ROAR: Ramadanman, Braiden, Girl Unit 11pm £5 LOFT Club Malicious Guitar anthems 10pm £4/3/2 LONDON UNITY Live Music Night Parisian jazz 8.30pm £free OCEANA Ministry Of Sound Launch of MOS monthly takeover 9pm £6/5 PAV TAV Mod For It Rockabilly, northern soul and ska sounds from the 60s and 70s 11pm £3/2 PENTHOUSE Punk vs Hardcore Guess what- it’s a night of punk and hardcore Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT The Last Cry And Rhombus Live music 8.30pm £tbc 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 RIKITIK Voodoo/WeSC: Insight & Nick Maxwell Broken beats on the dirty dubstep 9pm £free ST LUKE’S Duo Teresa Carreno: Flamenco Favourites Venezuelan ensemble take on Schumann, Piazzolla and Granados 7.30pm £6/4 SUGAQUBE Soul Shyne Funky house with DJ Mick Fuller Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Rabbit In The Headlights New and rising stand-ups 8pm £6/5; DJ NoMark Where’s Mark gone? 10pm £free VOLKS Wrong Music: DJ Shitmat, Squire Of Gothos, Bruce Stallion Utterly bizarre and truly fucked 10pm £6/5 WESTERN FRONT Release DJs 9pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN Brains Eclectic mish-mash from Superheroes of BMX 9pm £free XUMA Return Of The Funky Funk, soul and boogie from DJ JP 10pm £free

saturday 25th

AUDIO SOL: Stopmakingme Electro, house and techno 11pm £5/free ABOVE AUDIO Summer Of Love Blackgrass DJ Mex playing funk and soul 10pm £5/free BLACK LION Burnt Toast Radio Reverb DJ brings out the filth in funk 8.30pm £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM Stick It On They will marvel at your amazingly eclectic mix of obscure cult classics and cheesy crowd-pleasers 10pm £6/5 BRUNSWICK Tudo Bem! Five-piece Brazillian samba funk band 8pm £5 CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Exile Goth and industrial DJs 9pm £free CHEQUERS Chequers Rocks Alternative tunes 8pm £tbc COALITION Little Dragon, Phoria Live music 7pm £12; Wired: Nick Romero, Vincent Manganaro, Carlos Lopez, Vince Frimpong, Jonesy, Electro house and live VJing 11pm £8; DPM After Party The party continues right here with more house, electro and techno 3am £7/5/4 CONCORDE2 My Generation, Steve Cradock Band, Mani, The Moons, Andy Lewis, Eddie Piller, Dead Rudland, Hipshaker, Rob Luis, Dean Chalkley, Si Cheeba Big mod bash taking in everything from jazz to Britpop 7.30pm £20 COWLEY CLUB In Every Dream Home Being gay doesn’t mean you automatically like campy handbag disco - maybe you prefer avant punk go-go disco? 9pm £free/donations DIGITAL Shades Rave Upfront electro with a ‘cool’ theme cheap entry if you’re wearing shades 11pm £10/6 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe 11am FISHBOWL Daddy Marcus Soul and funk DJ set 9pm £free FORTUNE OF WAR FIP DJs A duo of DJs from French radio station, Fip Details tbc FUNKYFISH The Funkyfish Club Soul, funk, jazz, Motown and 60s, 70s and 80s 10pm £6/5 GEMINI Busking Cancer Live music Details tbc GLOBE Music Is The Answer DJ Johnny Jones 9pm £free HECTOR’S HOUSE Playgroup In The Pub! Live music Details tbc HONEYCLUB Hed Kandi If your house was this sexy you’d never go outdoors 7.30pm £10 HYDRANT Spray Day Graf artists do their thing while D&B DJs do theirs 12pm £free JAM Resonance Dubstep and D&B night 10pm £5 JAZZ PLACE Roots Garden Roots, reggae and dub 11pm £5/4 KOMEDIA DOWN Krater Comedy Club Stand-up comedy 7pm/8pm £17.50; Motorcity New clubnight for lovers of

Motown and disco tunes 10.30pm £5/3 KOMEDIA STUDIO Da Doo Ron Ron: Swingin’ Mademoiselles Ye-Ye Special 60s Francophile theme night 11pm £6/5 KOMEDIA UP The Magic Numbers The masters of perfectly crafted country pop are back on the road 7pm £14 LEGENDS BASEMENT Ignition: Peter Castle House and chart hits 11pm £free LIFE Hold Up! Proper indie disco 11pm £5 LOFT Punk Rock Karaoke Hitting the right note was never what punk was about anyway 11pm £4/5 LONDON UNITY Glen Richardson Live music 8.30pm £free OCEANA The World In One Night With seven themed rooms you should find one you like 8pm £6/5/free PENTHOUSE Mama Ko Mama Sa Vintage African sounds Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Pine Hill Haints, Black Gardinias, Englemann Spruce Live music 8pm £tbc PV Brunch And Booty Call DJs 8.30pm £free R-BAR Kinky Baby DJ King-K playing funky house 9pm £free RIKITIK 3D Beats Video scratch and VJ night with dubstep and D&B 10pm £free ST GEORGE’S CHURCH Thomas Kemp’s Musical Soiree Regency era music in a period salon - a celebration of the 19th century politican who built Kemptown and incurred so much debt he had flee the country 7.45pm £15 SIDEWINDER Danceteria All Daya! DJs Bushy, Ed & Toast putting down a mix of disco, boogie, house and funk 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Simply House: Cheets, Jonny Hutson Upfront house tunes Time tbc £free THREE & TEN Off The Cuff Improvised jokes by comedians too lazy to write material 8pm £8/6; Red Brick Comedy Club: Henry Paker, Mark Simmons, Murray Cummings, Luke Toulson Stand up and be counted 10pm £10/7.50 Rusty Ryan Hip hop and soul DJ downstairs 10pm £free VICTORY Up Against It Punky trash, bubblegum and rock from the Born Bad DJs Time tbc £free VOLKS Slackers Convention Bass and beats to tap your unspent energy 11pm £5/4 WESTERN FRONT Release DJs 9pm £free WEST HILL TAVERN L’Amour Electronique French pop and electronic delights pour vous 9pm £free XUMA Live Jazz 8pm £free

sunday 26th

ABOVE AUDIO Sunday Sundae: Kate Wildblood Gay terrace party 6pm £free BLACK LION Dubrockerslive Ska, punk, trip hop and reggae Time tbc £free BRIGHTON CENTRE Brighton Records And CD Fair Forget Amazon, it’s all about the thrill of the chase 9.30am £2 BRUNSWICK Radio City Theatre Live scripts and sound effects 1pm £10; Lea DeLaria Live jazz 8pm £10 COALITION Terry Callier Jazz folk guitar legend 7.30pm £17.50 CONCORDE2 Marcelo D2 Hip hopper from Planet Hemp 7pm £25/20 FISHBOWL Recovery?: Asbest The Moor King Chilled reggae DJs 9pm £free GLOBE Hot Tip Hi Fi DJs playing early reggae and rocksteady 9pm £free HONEYCLUB Afrodisiac: Jon Byrne Electro house to keep the weekend alive 1pm £3.50/2.50 HOPE So Long Summer: Mondo Kong, Sice, Tandel Live bands 8.30pm £3/2 IAMBIC ARTS THEATRE The Birthday Club: Sami Stone, Zoe Lyons, Carly Smallman, Marilyn Slightly Comedy and live music 7.30pm £10/7 KOMEDIA DOWN Baby Loves Disco In which toddlers are introduced into the concept of clubbing 2pm £tbc; Krater Comedy Club Stand-up comedy 8pm £11/6 KOMEDIA STUDIO The Maydays: Tonight’s Top Story An improv comedy show that takes its cue from The Argus 8pm £8/6 KOMEDIA UP Robin Trower The guitarist from Procol Harum, aka ‘white Hendrix’ 7.30pm £16 LATEST MUSIC BAR Two Spot Gobi Local pop band endorsed by Jason Mraz 8.45pm £6 LEGENDS BAR Sunday Cabaret: Sandra Cabaret acts are such a drag these days 3.15pm £free LONDON UNITY Bosa Nova Live music 8.30pm £free MARWOOD CAFE Brighton Filmmakers Coalition Meeting Throw ideas about and make films 6pm £free PRINCE ALBERT Wingin’ It Free matinee of stand comedy 3pm £free R-BAR Sublime Sundays Acoustic sessions 5pm £free RIKITIK Sunday Takedown: Mass Evil DJ mash-up 10pm £free SUGAQUBE Chill Sunday Lounge DJs Time tbc £free

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THREE & TEN Strung Out Live acoustic music 8pm £free VOLKS Psychedelic Sunday All Dayer DJs and live acts 1pm £free

monday 27th

ANCIENT MARINER Quiz Night 8pm £1 BLACK LION Drive-In: Withnail & I Cult films on an outdoor screen 8.30pm £free BLIND BUSKER Open Mic Night 8.30pm £free BRUNSWICK Open Mic Night 8pm £free CHEQUERS Reggae Reggae Reggae. Here comes Johnny Reggae 8pm £tbc COALITION Trash Mondays Filthy tunes for students and layabouts alike 10pm £3/2 CONCORDE2 Reckless Love Rare appearance from goodtime Finnish rockers 7pm £10 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Keith James: The Great Canadian Songbook 8.45pm HOPE The H’Open Mic 8.30pm £free JAM Still Flyin’ San Fran indie pop with rocksteady grooves 8pm £7 KOMEDIA STUDIO Miss Moth A wholly unusual blend of post punk, classical music, nursery rhymes and romantic poetry 8pm £5/4 KOMEDIA UP I Am Kloot Manc-born Mercury-tipped indie trio 8pm £16/14 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE Jailbait 90s club night. Under 18s not allowed 10.30pm £2/free OCEANA Pure Filth Student night for West Street’s finest 9pm £2.50/free PRINCE ALBERT Born To Lose 8.30pm £tbc R-BAR Liz’s Quiz 9pm £tbc SIDEWINDER Poker night It’s about time for a gambling habit 9pm £5 THEATRE ROYAL The Country Girl Jenny Seagrove is a down-on-her-luck actress chasing the limelight. Coincidentally, that’s what this play is about too 7.30pm £32-16.75 VOLKS Strictly Reggae Dancehall, roots, revival 11pm £5/4.50

Tuesday 28th

ABOVE AUDIO Brighton Calling: Live Local bands 8pm £free BLACK LION Tuesday Club Mystery live acts Time tbc £free BRIGHTON BALLROOM Mt. Desolation Alt country super group 8pm £10/9 BRUNSWICK Jazz Jam Open session with house band 8pm £free CHEQUERS Mic Checkers Open mic night with a free pint if you play 9pm £tbc COALITION Don’t Forget Funky stuff, pop nuggets and housey bits 10.30pm £3/2/free CONCORDE2 Rewind Dance classics and indie anthems 11pm £2/1 DIGITAL Glitterati Rub shoulders with the high society of drunk students 11pm £4/3 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA The Refuge 11am GLOBE Basement Cinema Showing classics and underground screenings with free popcorn, oh boy! 8pm £free HONEYCLUB 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 LATEST MUSIC BAR Girlyman Half Indigo Girls, half Paul Simon 8.30pm £10/9 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE The Vice Social Student dance party 11pm £3 LONDON UNITY Quiz Night 8pm £free PAV TAV Guerilla Rocks Club for rock chicks, skater bois and indie kids 11pm £3/2/1 PENTHOUSE Funk Now, Hurt Later Funk and rare groove Time tbc £free PRINCE ALBERT Heliopause, Caledonians, Speak Galactic Live music 8pm £4/3 R-BAR Twisted Karaoke: Cat, DJ Trick 8pm £free REVENGE Sound As A Pound Charty tunes 10.30pm £3/2 RED LION General Knowledge Quiz Q. Lando Calrissian was assigned what rank following the battle of Taanab? 8pm £1 SIDEWINDER Open Mic Night 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Student Night House DJs Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL The Country Girl Jenny Seagrove is a down-on-her-luck actress chasing the limelight. Coincidentally, that’s what this play is about too 7.30pm £32-16.75

wednesday 29th

AUDIO Supercharged: Brookes Brothers D&B 11pm £3 ABOVE AUDIO The Doctors Orders Sick hip hop 11pm £free BLACK LION Fresh Acoustics Live music 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK The Funnier Farm: Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer Comedy fun 8pm £5 CONCORDE2 Bring Me The Horizon, Cancer Bats, TekOne Big bad metal 7.30pm £13 DIGITAL The Poundance Imagine if Poundland had a dancefloor - top pop tunes for a pittance 11pm £1 DUKE OF YORK’S CINEMA Tim Robbins & The Rogue Gallery Cinema celebrates it’s 100th with an actor-muso blues showdown 9pm £17/15 FISHBOWL Fisherman’s Chronicles Acoustic jam open to all 8pm £free GLOBE Brighton Institutions DJ sets and stalls from the shops, clubs and labels that make Brighton unique 9pm £free GRAND CENTRAL Swing Ninjas Live jazz and swing trio 8.30pm £free HOBGOBLIN Open Mic Night 8pm £free HONEYCLUB Freshers Wet And Wild Party Are you getting moist at the prospect of getting splattered with foam? Are you getting damp at the prospect of getting damp? 10pm £tbc HOPE The Kissaway Trail Danish indie 8pm £8.50/7.50 HYDRANT Shush, Thrashtown Thrillers Live music 8pm £tbc JAM Soundtracks New club night playing tracks from 80s films 8pm £4/3/free KOMEDIA UP Thea Gilmore Singer songwriter 8pm £12 LATEST MUSIC BAR The Lovely Brothers, Plus, Broken Star Refreshing and amusing social satire set to a backdrop of vaudeville, punk and pop - played by a bunch of weirdos in masks 8pm £4 LEGENDS BASEMENT 2Pounded DJ Lush plays requests as you get increasingly incoherent due to dirt cheap shots 11pm £free LIFE We Run This Wednesday: DJ Luck, MC Neat Reality TV goes clubbing: vote for your favourite DJ 11pm £5 LONDON UNITY Open Mic Night 8pm £free OCEANA Get Lost In a haze of cheap booze and crowds of students 9pm £4/3/2 PRINCE ALBERT Skip McDonald Blues guitarist from Tackhead who has worked with Grandmaster Flash 7.30pm £10 PV Music Quiz Win cash by answering questions about Kylie 8.30pm £free R-BAR Trick Pop!! Hip hop and pop DJs 8pm £free RIKITIK Time To Awesome: Figure Of Wax, J-Devious Summervibe tunes 11pm £free SIDEWINDER The Sidewinder Garden Quiz 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Student Night House DJs Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL The Country Girl Jenny Seagrove is a down-on-her-luck actress chasing the limelight. Coincidentally, that’s what this play is about too 7.30pm £32-16.75 THREE & TEN Katy And Rach Improvised play 8pm £7/5 VOLKS Semtex Dub, D&B, house and reggae 10.30pm £4 XUMA Pub Quiz Cash-in the hitherto useless knowledge stored in your brain 8.30pm £1

thursday 30th

AUDIO Bastard Pop Musical mash-up 11pm £2 ABOVE AUDIO Maxxi Soundsystem Time tbc £free BLACK LION Attic Monkeys Hey, check out my record collection! 8.30pm £free CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK Brighton Bike Night Weekly biker’s social - leather, not lycra 7pm £free COALITION Secret Discotheque Retro disco, 80s pop and other ‘uncool’ tunes 10.30pm £4/3/2/1 FISHBOWL Residents Association: DJ Will Sumsuch Hip hop, funk, disco, world and house 10pm £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 HECTOR’S HOUSE Flash Bang Band, Red Track Pop music for indie kids Details tbc HONEYCLUB The One: Squiz, Ben-G, Matt Jiggens, Gazz Marlow, Paul Hillyer R&B, hip hop, funk, indie and house - indecisive or eclectic? You decide... 11pm £1 HOPE Erland & The Carnival Melodic alt country indie band 8pm £8.50/7.50

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HYDRANT DOWN Sun Of Souls, Cornerstone Alt indie 9pm £free HYDRANT UP Tropical Underground: Tropical Soundclash, Acai Ensemble, OtheR, DJ Radio Giramundo, Graham Laurence, Subterraneo Soundsystem Latin funk 8pm £4/3 JAM Frankie And The Heartstrings, Summer Camp Live music 7pm £7.50; Thursday Night Fish Fry US rhythm & blues and original Jamaican ska 10pm £2/1 KOMEDIA DOWN Comic Boom: Andrew O’Neil Stand-up comedy 8pm £8.50/6.50 LATEST MUSIC BAR Thirteen Quarters, Esther Bertram And Charlie Meadows Ambitious jazz trio with electro bits and proggy themes 8pm £10 LEGENDS BAR Jaykey And PC’s Mobile Disco Chart pop DJs 11pm £free LIFE Shameless: C-Dogg, DJ Nause Half a century of musical highlights and lowpoints 11pm £1 LONDON UNITY Swing Ninja’s Dirty Horn Gypsy Jazz I think the band name gives you a clue 8.30pm £free OCEANA Pound Party: Mike Panteli If the Juice FM DJ doesn’t float your boat, maybe the cheaper than chips prices will 9pm £4/1/free PENTHOUSE Throw Up And Die Future islands after party, party vibes, shonk pop Time tbc £2 PRINCE ALBERT Dead Empire, The Gypsy Switch, Pilot Show Live music 8.30pm £4/3 PRINCE GEORGE Open Mic Night 8pm £free QUADRANT AKL Open Mic Night 8pm £free R-BAR Girls On Top Vs Emergency Room Pop and party tunes 8pm £free 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 SIDEWINDER Ants In The Carpet British classics since the 80s 8pm £free SUGAQUBE Big Thursday House DJs Time tbc £free THEATRE ROYAL The Country Girl Jenny Seagrove is a down-on-her-luck actress chasing the limelight. Coincidentally, that’s what this play is about too 2.30pm/7.30pm £32-16.75 THREE & TEN Music Box Local acoustic acts 8pm £5/4 VOLKS Sixsixsick Brighton Uni dubstep and hip hop fundraiser Details tbc

Exhibitions

ART AT FIVE Between Seasons Reflections on the tranquility of natural spaces by Daniel Albitt, Iaysha Salih and Yvonne Coomber 11-25 Sept £tbc A&E GALLERY Sitting Ducks Group show of new work 11-26 Sept £tbc BLANCH HOUSE I Think Of You And I Smile: Dominic Bradnum Neon light paintings Until 30 Sept £tbc BMC GALLERY Live Visual Audio Showcase of work made during the Live Visual Audio event in last May’s Fringe Festival 4-5 Sept £tbc BLUE DOG GALLERY The Space Between Paintings and drawings by Lizzy Bridges, Leila Watts and Joel Yates 17-30 Sept £free BOOTH MUSEUM Plant Portraits Botanical illustrations of flowers, fruits and fungi Until 24 Sept £free BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY From Sickert to Gertler: Modern British Art from Boxted House Where artists hung out after WW2 Until 12 Sept £tbc BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY GALLERY MA Photography Exhibition 11-17 Sept £tbc CASTOR AND POLLUX Charley Harper Vintage prints of birds and beyond Until 5 Sept £free CORN EXCHANGE Brighton Art Fair Featuring over 100 contemporary artists 17-19 Sept £7/6 GREY AREA The Butler’s Cough: Simon Morse Collection of polite homemade gadgets Until 3 Oct £tbc HOVE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Touching Art Touching You: BlindArt Permanent Collection Experience the art through touch and other senses Until 5 Sept £free INK_D Breath Of Life: Storm Thorgerson, Brendan Neiland Prints vaguely themed to fit a British Heart Foundation campaign Until 10 Oct £tbc LIGHTHOUSE Suspending Disbelief Five artists play with the notion of alternate realities Until Sept 5 £tbc OCTOPUS GALLERY Brag Screenprinted gig posters by Brighton Rock Artist Group Until 30 Sept £free PERMANENT GALLERY Platform X (3): The Miller And The Sweep Susanne Bürner looks at movie-making and deconstructs the tricks of the trade Until Oct 10 £tbc REDROASTER Leroy’s Brighton Print Exhibition Imaginary architecture and nostalgic shots of missing landmarks Until 1 Oct £free

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SIX OF THE BEST

classic SYNTH POP

WORDS BY NICK COQUET

You might have noticed us getting all excited about Mirrors these last few months – we’ve always been suckers for a bit of moody synth pop. This month’s heroic half-dozen are all essential milestones of Moog and Fairlight favourites from the classic era of the genre that blow our fuse every time.

KRAFTWERK: THE MODEL 1978

So revolutionary were these suited Germans and their mannequin standins that BBC’s Tomorrow’s World ran a gushing piece about them, something few pub rock bands ever managed. Most of their work was distinctly non-pop in terms of length and studious chorus-avoidance, but this track from 1978 was an underground influence on all synth acts that would follow – the first real example of the machine’s pop possibilities – eventually reaching number one four years later on its re-release.

THE HUMAN LEAGUE: BEING BOILED 1978

As with ‘The Model’, this turned out to be ridiculously ahead of its time, similarly only charting four years after its original release. The voice of Buddha warning against silkworm farming might not be an obvious choice for a pop ditty, but Phil Oakey and co nailed it to the floor with a ridiculously dirty analogue synth riff. This was an early highlight for the band, still playing today, who would come to define the turn-of-decade synth pop sound with the sublime ‘Dare’ album.

SOFT CELL: SAY HELLO WAVE GOODBYE 1981

opinion. Yet delve within its, er, po-faced, arty Peter Saville sleeve and there’s one of the most gorgeous records of the entire decade right there. Both ethereal and cerebral, OMD made some of the most stylish pop of the time and managed the rare feat of charting two successive singles about Joan of Arc. Well, they did dress and dance like history teachers…

PET SHOP BOYS: WEST END GIRLS 1984

After the first wave of new romantic-linked, synth pop bands came the Pet Shop Boys. While many reacted against Thatcher’s austerity years with flamboyance and escapism, Neil and Chris adopted a dour tone of social commentary for their perfectly crafted pop. ‘West End Girls’, their breakthrough hit, was a perfect snapshot in time – completely contemporary yet retaining the classic duo line-up which began with Sparks and has endured ever since. The link between the synth pop and incoming dance music eras.

DEPECHE MODE: ENJOY THE SILENCE 1990

Having already begun flirting with, with guitars by the time this highlight from ‘Violator’ saw the light of day, Depeche’s ultimate pop masterpiece proved three Because anyone else would go for the obvious ‘Tainted Love’ and because inanimate men with keyboards was still absolutely the it’s the first record of the genre that had us smudging our eyeliner. Proving best way to go musically. Forever known for another once and for all that synth music certainly wasn’t cold and unemotional; legend of the genre in ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, they’d this still has an immense heartstring-tugging power to it, best served with certainly updated the pop blueprint they laid down a too much red wine and a broken heart. David Gray covered it a few years decade before but remained true to their synth roots. back, criminally changing the line ‘you were a sleep-around’ to ‘you were And got big tattoos. The a run-around’, the wobble-headed, puritanical ponce. image of Dave Gahan dressed as a king lugging Listen to these – and the others 1981 a deckchair about over we fought over – on Spotify at People said a lot of synth pop was po-faced, arty nonsense – various landscapes is an tinyurl.com/synthspotify records called ‘Architecture and Morality’ by bands with names iconic video classic. like Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark did little to buck this

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SOURCE Sept 2010