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Coalition Funky Buddha lounge Life Jam February

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Live Music Friday 4th February NME Presents

The Last Carnival + Johnny Foreigner + Raising Maisie + Vinyl Jacket + The Following Announcement + Sky High

We are proud to announce that the NME Live tour is coming to Brighton monthly at Coalition. 6 BANDS! ONE DAY! ONE VENUE! 5pm – 10.30pm £5 limited advance On the door: £7 Students £8 General Admission

Thursday 24th February

One Inch Badge Presents

Venetian Snares + DJ Scotch Egg

Venetian Snares is Canada’s most consistently excellent electronic and IDM artist. He brings his unique and hugely influential sound to Brighton in demonstration of material from his new album, My So Called Life. Expect chaos and nightmarish soundscapes from a man with over fifteen years experience of blending brutal noise with cutting edge dance. 7.30pm – 11pm £11 venetiansnares djscotchegg

Club nights Saturday 26th February

Coalition and Throw Some Shapes Present

Darkstar + Vision of Trees + John Roberts

“...sounds like Thom Yorke made an album with John Carpenter.” Guardian Darkstar, signed to the legendary Hyperdub Records, will be bringing their moody, synth pop, Dubstep-esque talents to Coalition. The band have recently adjusted their focus, and added lead singer James Buttery as a front man. The result is a brave, low-key pop sound, which discards with the cheap thrills and treadmill ideas that many deploy to access success. Darkstar will creep up on you, seducing you with achingly gorgeous, synthesized song writing and a live show that soaks the audience in atmosphere while the song writing grabs them by the heart. 7.30pm – 10.30pm £7.50 hyperdub


Mondays Trash Mondays

Filthy fun for cool kids with attitude... welcome, we are TRASH MONDAYS! Who said “I don’t like Mondays”? 10pm – Late Free b4 10.30pm £3 NUS/£5 others

Tuesdays Dirty Cash LAUNCH

8th Feb: Launch Night with Envy Live 15th Feb: Florrie Live Grimey girls, grungy notes, filthy hip hop, stained shirts, unwashed boys, smeared lips, smudged make-up, bouncing garage, cloudy coins, muddy knees, dusty ceilings, wasted overdraft, sticky floors; unclean conscience, impure thoughts, tarnished dreams, polluted notes, contaminated beats, defiled breaks, foul credit, informal dough, dirty cash. Dirty Cash is the new way to spend a Tuesday night and is dedicated to two things only, good music and great parties. Some of the South Coast’s most talented DJs and the freshest of new British acts will be joining forces at Coalition to rip it up and set it on fire. 10.30pm – 3am £2 + B.F. from or £3 b4 12am/£4 after on the door envy06

Thursdays Secret Discotheque

“What happens at Secret Discotheque stays at Secret Discotheque...” Secret Discotheque is a unique night out where excellent DJs play 70s, 80s, 90s & 00s Pop plus all the uncool songs from your youth! 10.30pm – 3.30am £1 guestlist b4 12.30am £2/£3 NUS £3/£4 others Drinks from £1.60

Fridays Friday I’m In Love

For those who have slaved away all week and require less humdrum and a lot more kick drum from their club night. DJs play indie, funk, 60s & Electro! 11pm – Late £1 guestlist b4 12.30am £1/£2 FP members £2/£3 NUS £3/£4 others Drinks from £2.45

Saturdays 5th february O.Y.B (Old Yellow Bricks) Presenting a stunning allstar line-up of Brighton’s finest DJs guaranteeing you a Saturday night to remember. Expect an eclectic mix of crowd pleasing tracks courtesy of our very own... Charles Green (Vice/DDR) + DJ Monty (Flava In Ya Ear) + Nicole JB (Jailbait) 11pm – 3.30am £4 guestlist b4 12.30am / £6 funky-buddha-lounge

Club nights 12th february Floorplay

Main Room Special Guest Mark Storie (Toolroom Records) + Prok and Fitch + Floorplay residents. Back Room Bang 1st Birthday Party Bang residents Vince Frimpong and Georgous are joined by some very special guests. Mark Storie is a name to watch out for, making regular trips across the UK and abroad, his energetic and enthusiastic DJ sets are rapidly becoming known within the club scene. His first solo release “Class A” (Toolroom Trax) has received multiple plays on Radio 1, most notably 5 consecutive weeks on Eddie Halliwell’s show. 11pm – 4am £5 NUS b4 12am £8 concessions b4 12am £10 all others b4 12am

19th february WE ♥ H.O.U.S.E

In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the groove of all grooves. While one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldy declared, “Let there be HOUSE!” and house music was born. Vincent Manganaro Jon Byrn Charly Lopez Charles Green (Digital High) 11pm – 6am £5 b4 12am

26th february Wired presents

Wired - Hardworx with Vincent Manganaro + Charly Lopez

Brighton’s only Visual Wall projecting 5 hours of live VJ coupled with a forward thinking music policy supplying both global superstars and future heroes of electronic music... 11pm – 6am £8 b4 12am £8 NUS all night

Every Saturday from 3am Blow after Party

With a hedonistic heritage stretching back for more than 4 years, expect a cosmopolitan mix of Clubbers, local Residents, Freaks, mature Partygoers, Fresh Faces and a wide range of sexualities. Vincent Manganaro (Wired/Minimal Kids) Aaron Pelaez (Blow Resident) Carlos Ruiz 3am – 7am £7/£5/£4 NUS

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Thursday 3rd February THE GET DOWN

A special showdown of Authentic Funk, Northern Soul and Rare Grooves especially for the dancefloor. Selected by 2 of Brighton’s most experienced DJs, Matt Insight and Russ Rockwell. “A night for drinking and dancing, positivity and solid grooves... expect to hear tracks you’ve never heard before.” 11pm – 3am £1 b4 12am, £2/3 after £1.65 shots, £2.10 pints


Dan Doubledecks (Trash Mondays superstar resident), Charles Green (Vice Social), Mikee Hollywood (Wired, Floorplay). From the team behind Mondays infamous late night madness, TRASH MONDAYS and the house party in a club VICE SOCIAL comes something a little bit special. 11pm – 6am (We have a 24hr license so will stay open later if the crowd are really going for it) £3 NUS/£5 others


Embrace the best and worst of the 1980’s as we relive the decade that was “so bad it was good”. Sip on a Pina Colada and talk BMX’s, Pac-Man and the A-Team to a musical masterclass from Dire Straits to Tiffany. 11pm – late £5 b4 12am/more after


Does it Offend You, Yeah? Skrillex Craig Charles

Brighton turntable legend Mikee Hollywood will keep you on the dancefloor so far past your bedtime that we’ll be serving cornflakes over the bar! Mikee Hollywood will be taking charge from 3.00am every Saturday night supplying a fun filled pop tastic afterparty. 3am – breakfast £3/£5

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Live Music

Club nights

Wednesday 9th February

Saturday 12th February

Man Like Me + Special Guests


Jam Presents

Man Like Me are launching into 2011 by pushing their unique blend of British pop into new territory. This year you will see them play and release material that reflects a fresh approach to their earlier sound. Best known for their ska, grime, indie blend, MLM’s live show now incorporates a full brass section and drummer, accentuating the elements of carnivalesque ska and heightening their collective energy. 7pm – 10pm £7 advance + B.F. Over 18’s only


Debut Brighton show from this astonishing Swedish band, a fuzzed out shoegazing / psych band... think Dinosaur Jr meets My Bloody Valentine. Special guests Tripwires are from Reading and have been causing a stir with their ambient, shoegazing soundscapes. 7pm – 10pm £5 advance/ more on the door www.

Saturday 26th February Jam Presents

The silky vocals of an entire fleet of foxes. The psychedelic scree of a whole lotta Loves. The wispy harmony rush of Belle & Sebastian, Stars, Velvet Underground and Beulah in a bouncy castle pillow fight. Exlovers make the kind of diaphanous musical euphoria that can only come from the most damaged of places. 7pm – 10pm £7 Over 18’s only weareexlovers

Monday 21st February I.O.U Comedy presents Simon Evans + Joey Page + Mark Stephenson +Katerina Vrana + Rupert Boon

Simon Evans (As seen on BBC1’s McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow). One of the hottest and most talked about comedy nights in Brighton, bringing you some of the circuits finest up and coming talent as well as established acts. 8pm £3



2nd February: Jumping Ships + I:AmYourHero + Sky Harbour + Eager Teeth 9th February: BlackCherry + The Tenth View + Poor Little Pierrete 16th February: Day Of The Sirens + The First + Out For Tomorrow 23rd February: Deadwax 10pm – 2.30am From £3

THURSDAYS Thursday Night Fish Fry

Early US rhythm & blues, original Jamaican ska and r&b, jump blues, rocksteady & early reggae, gospel, roots of rock n roll, calypso and jazz!! 10pm – 2am £1 b4 11pm/£2 after

FRIDAYS 4th february Hellenic night (Greek Night)

Bringing you the best in live Greek music’ blistering bouzouki sounds from the Kypreos band. A collective of Greek and English musicians tied together in their own special way. 9pm – late £10/£7 NUS

25th february

Flames & Fortune present

Cat Face

Cat Face play dirty party music – dubstep, indie, electro, rock, pop, hip hop – no cheese, no house. Club rules: No dogs. No acting like a cat. No other cat paraphernalia apart from a cat face. It’s not a cat appreciation society. 10.30pm – 3am £10/£2 with a cat face

Saturdays 12TH february

The Doctor’s Orders presents

J-Dilla Tribute

Spin Doctor & Rusty Ryan are joined by special guest Mr Thing (Extended Players) and Sarah Love (1xtra / MTV) All profits for tonight go to the J-Dilla foundation and Lupus UK. The Doctor’s Orders have been throwing tribute parties to the incredible late J-Dilla (James Yancey) that produced so many of the tracks played at their parties over the past 4 years. They aim to create the same incredible vibe in Brighton as at their “J-Dilla Changed My Life” parties in London. J-Dilla was a visionary producer with a distinctive style of his own that created incredible records for the likes of Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common, The Roots, Erykah Badu and Guilty Simpson, before his life was tragically cut short through complications with Lupus at the age of 32. 10.30pm – 4am £5 advance (150 tickets only)/£7 on the door

19th february

26th february

Hush Up BTN With Shortstuff + Dark Sky + Tom@RAMP + hush Djs

Midland (Aus/Phonica/ Werk Discs) + Al Tourettes (Apple Pips/Bloc) +Cedric Maison + Chris K

The Hush House presents

The Hush House presents a night of UK Funky, Garage, Dubstep and House with 2step/ funky fusion pioneer ‘Shortstuff’, Dubstep and 2step trio ‘Dark Sky’and last but by no means least, Tom Kerridge, owner of RAMP Recordings, PTN and BRAiNMATH Records. 11pm – 4am £6 advance/ more on the door djshortstuff darkskyuk www.recordsaremypillow. www.hush-house.

Sneaker Social Club presents

Forward thinking club music for the Sneaker lover. 11pm – 4am £5/£8 midlanduk altourettes sneakersocialclub

Sneak preview

Flats Nightmoves Vessels Detroit Social Club See over for ticket details.

2. What’s your drink of choice? P: Whiskey soda 3. Who’s on your stereo at the moment? P: Janelle Monae has been there since the Summer 4. If you could play a gig anywhere, where would you want to play? J: Tokyo, it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go and I think we’d go down alright there. 5. Who’s the most famous person you’ve met? P: We met Will Young at T4 transmission a couple of years ago and he commented on my trousers and touched my leg in the process.

6. What makes you happy? P: Watching a beat made in my bedroom turn into a song with a video and an iTunes 79p button. 7. What musician or band do you most admire? P: That is too much to ask. 8. Thoughts on the music industry today? P: I’m still trying to get my head round it all. My only experience of it has been during a time of big change due to the Internet, which we owe pretty much everything to. 9. What did you last dream about? J: I dreamt I was Theo Walcott

Man like me


1. What’s your most unappealing habit? J: Fantasy football, I’m obsessed with it which can drive anyone who isn’t slightly mad.

10. If you could have written any song or track, what would it be? P: Again, horrible question. I remember being upstairs in a venue and hearing Justin Timberlake’s ‘My Love’ for the first time and literally running downstairs in shock to ask the DJ who/what it was. It completely reshaped the sound of pop today, for better or worse. 11. What’s your fancy dress costume of choice? J: The shower costume that Daniel Larusso wears in Karate Kid.

12. If you could change anything in history what would you change? J: I’d probably have tried to stop a few wars. 13. Do you watch reality TV? P: I hate it but I have to watch X Factor, I think Cher Lloyd would make a great addition to our band. 14. What’s always on your rider? Beer

Club nights Mondays Jail Bait

90’s Music you could get locked up for... Dress up and strip down to Milk Teeth DJ’s spinning the best in Eastcoast/ Westcoast Hip Hop/ Smooth RnB/Garage/ Dance/ Slow Jamz... 11pm – 3am £2 NUS

Tuesdays Vice Social

Imagine the quality of a weekend night, but for the price of a student night and you’re getting the idea. Run by students, for students, Vice Social are passionate about what makes a good party. So prices are cheap, music is banging, with the hottest new tracks every week! 11pm – 3am £3 NUS

Wednesdays 9th February DAGGER Mid Week Bashment Special!

After a hugely successful launch party back in December, Dagger is back with regular guests, Rinse FM’s ‘The Heatwave’ bringing the Dancehall and Bashment Carnival vibes for a one off mid week party! 11pm – 3am £3 b4 12am

16th February Kool Kids Klub

Back with more forward thinking bass music... Kool Kids Klub are back for their second monthly installment with Night Slug’s Lil Silva plus special guests and residents. 11pm – 3am £3 b4 12am

Thursdays Shameless joy orbison

The club night responsible for starting your weekend a day early... DJ’s C-Dogg & Nause deliver a musical car crash of all the best, and worst tunes of the last 50 years, dirt cheap drinks, £1 entry, and some lucky winner walks away with £300 EVERY WEEK in the infamous Shameless raffle! 11pm – 3am £1 b4 12am

Fridays 4th February LIFE presents


With a music policy that swaggers from techno to hip-hop, via 80s R&B screamers, house, electro, UK funky, dubstep – anything that excites and makes a party... we are very excited to be bringing Glasgow’s finest to Brighton! With an unmissable line-up of Numbers residents including Jackmaster, Deadboy, Redinho (live) and Spencer, this is a party that you do not want to miss! 11pm – 4am £6 advance

11th February Dubpressure

Brighton’s original Dubstep event is back with another authentic line-up... with influential Dubstep pioneers Horsepower, Instra:Mental, Clandestine and a host of Dubpressure residents. 11pm – 5am £5 b4 12am

18th February Moody Disco

Moody Disco is a new Brighton based clubbing night who will be hosting a series of bimonthly parties in 2011, promising to deliver the very best in underground House & Techno. With a carefully selected lineup, each

Moody Disco party will not only showcase some of the most respected and influential Dj’s & Live acts in the world, but also provide you with some of the most young, exciting, up and coming new talent the UK has to offer. Launching with Simon Baker (Space, Ibiza), Dalton & Trench and a host of guest DJ’s and residents. 11pm – 4am £4/£5/£10


After celebrating their first Birthday last month, AkaAkaRoar start their second year of being at the forefront of Brighton’s forward thinking bass music scene with a monster of a line-up! With James Blake (DJ set,) a man hugely in demand of late, Joy Orbison and Blawan, alongside AAR regulars with ‘Nightmoves’ hosting room 2! Tickets available in advance. 11pm – 5am £8 advance

Saturdays HOLDUP!

A Brighton institution... bringing you Indie classics and dance floor fillers old and new, every Saturday! 11pm – 4am £5 See over for ticket details.

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Venue information

February 2011 Listings  
February 2011 Listings  

Club and gig listings for Coalition, Life, Jam and Funky Buddha Lounge.