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Coalition The Tube Life the hope sticky mike’s frog bar


Matthew E. White The Hope 22.01.13

Mondays Trash Mondays

Committed to consistently pushing the boundaries and raising the standard of midweek clubbing in Brighton. Every Monday night at Coalition: Trash Mondays. Brighton’s Monday night institution and Vice Magazine endorsed party continues its onslaught on mediocre midweek clubbing. Boasting a line-up of Brighton’s most in-demand DJs and notorious party starters, housed in Brighton’s freshest seafront venue. 11pm – Late £2 NUS/£3 others

Wednesdays CoCo LoCo

The craziest and messiest international student night with over 1000 people through the door weekly. Cheap drinks from £1.60. We play the very best in UK Chart / Dane / House / Dubstep / Dancehall and US RnB. 10.30pm – 3.30am £1 before 11pm with GL/£3 after until 1am/£5

Thursdays Secret Discotheque

Secret Discotheque is a celebration of the songs that formed the soundtrack to your youth. You learnt the lyrics and the dance moves, you copied the fashions and you sung along. We dig out the greatest records you forgot about and we make you fall in love with them all over again... 11pm – 3.30am £2 FB guestlist b4 12.30am/£3 NUS/£4

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Fridays Friday I’m In Love

If you didn’t know already, Friday I’m In Love is THE FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY. We play the best music we can get our hands on and throw Brighton’s most sought after DJs, Matt Robinson and Josh Holly, onto the 1’s and 2’s. Music wise we pride ourselves on doing things no one else in the city is doing. Fat Poppadaddys DJs pull out indie, electro, funk, hip hop, reggae, 60s, 80s, DnB, dubstep, dance, and anything and everything to keep the dance floor lively! 11pm – 6am £2 guestlist b4 12.30am £3 b4 12.30am/ £4 after for NUS £4 b4 12.30am/ £5 after for others

Saturdays 5th january WE LUV THE ANIMAL RAVE

Release your animal @ the We Luv Animal Rave. There will be real animals in the club and animal rave face painters to give you the zoo experience. Free deep house after party for that Ibiza style party. Room 1 Lions Den Room: Deep House/Rnb/ Garage/Tech + more DJ Naught Live Outbreak Lady Bex Skillz Room 2 Rainforest Room: Bashment/Reggae/ Dancehall Dagger Sounds Bday Bash 11pm – 3.30am £5 + B.F. advance/MOTD pumpupthejambrighton

12th January Pump Up The Jam NYE Reunion

Dedicated to 90s Dance, House, Hip Hop & Pop. Room 1 - Willerby: 90s Dance, House and Pop Room 2 - DJ Outbreak: 90s garage, rnb, hip hop, jungle! We will take you back to: Cool Britannia, Michael Jordan, Sony Playstation, Twin Peaks, Reebok Classics, Friends, Viagra, Ibiza, XR2i, Keyser Soze, Pirate Radio, Girl Power, T2, Wonderbra, Gazza, Discman, Street Fighter, Wonderbra and Sharks with Frickin Lazer Beams on their heads. Expect to hear.... Arrested Development, Baby D, Bassheads, Bell Biv DeVoe, Bizarre Inc, Black Box, Blur, C+C Music Factory, Corona, Crystal Waters, Daft Punk, De’lacy, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, En Vogue, Eric B & Rakim, Everything but the Girl, Felix, Inner City, Josh Wink, K-Klass. 11pm – 3.30am £5 advance pumpupthejambrighton

19th january O>Y>B (Old Yellow Bricks) G23 + Milton + Outbreak

InYaEar Promotions brings you O>Y>B (Old Yellow Bricks) a clubbing movement/concept designed for clubbers with a more refined sense of feel good RnB and funky soulful vocal House, with an exquisite sprinkling of all the things in between. Imagine your perfect night out in terms of venue, crowd, vibe and music... this is O>Y>B!! 11pm – 3am £5 guestlist/£7 others

25th january Coalition Vs UNION

UNION are at the forefront of a new generation of artists that refuse to be restricted by genre. They represent bass driven electronic music in all the unique forms in which it currently dominates dancefloors and airwaves across the globe, from dubstep to electro to drum and bass and techno. The challenge is to bring in elements from everything we love and make something that makes sense and works on the dancefloor. There’s a distinct vision of the future of club culture that is the elemental force here – if there’s anything we’re trying to say it’s that clever leftfield dance music can also be massive and rock the peak time dancefloor. 11.30pm – 3.30am £12.50 thisisunion

Saturdays from 3am BLOW: Brighton’s After Hours Vince Manganaro + Charly Lopez + Charles Green + guests

Brighton’s late, fun times institution. When it comes to Saturday night, after hours Blow is the only destination. A unique cosmopolitan vibe coupled with house grooves until the early hours. 3am – Late £5 See back for ticket details.

Thursdays Booty Bakery

Summer vibes served fresh out the oven. Beats baked to perfection accompanied with drink deals to cool you down as you get hot and sweaty in our oven! Our special ingredients: 300g of bass, 2 tsp electronic,1kg Hip Hop, a dash of Tom Baker, a splash of JG, a sprinkle of Oli P and a chunk of booty. Resident DJs Blonde Chicks, Tom Baker, Joe G and Oli.P and guest DJ Ben White (Dagger) are the audio curators of the event to ensure that our mix melts in your mouth. 11pm – 6am Free b4 12am/£4 NUS/£5 thebootybakery


An unholy mess of beats and bass, the crew behind TRASH bring you their take on how a Friday night should go down. DJs on rotation: Ricado (Enk) Milton Trash DJs Oli P (Urban Outfitters) 11pm – Late Free b4 11.30pm/£3 NUS



We like underground house music. A lot of what we play is derived from the current Berlin scene but we’re definitely partial to dipping back in to the roots of Detroit, the bass music coming out of San Fran and homegrown talent from London, the North, Bristol and beyond. Motel is a music focused after party which runs in an intimate space and as such reserves the right to refuse entry if we do not feel you are right for the party. We know the right people will understand. 2am – 6am £5

Saturdays LAST STOP

Located on Brighton’s famous seafront under the arches something extraordinarily special is about to take place. For so long the City’s socialites and revelers have craved a fresh Saturday night that offers something more, something unique with all the personal touches and character that you deserve; a Saturday night with an authentic Saturday night feel. Expect to hear a stunning blend of Old Skool, RnB, US HipHop and Funky. As for the drinks, expect champagne and premium brand spirits to be flowing aplenty accompanied by effervescent sparklers to set the party vibe. This Saturday all roads lead to one place. One journey. One destination. Last Stop @ The Tube. 11pm – 6am £5 NUS & advance/ MOTD

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Mondays #HASHTAG#

Everything from club classics to funky house, this is the place to be on Monday... Follow the trend! 10pm – 5am £2 guestlist


Dance weekly at LIFE focussing on the UK side of electronic music with the best in upcoming talent from around the country featuring the MOVE residents and special guests! 11pm – 4am £2/£3/£4

Fridays 4th January Gold Teeth

A notorious party night from Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham makes a trip down to Brighton with the best in Hip Hop, Garage, House, Gangsta Rap, UK Funkstep and Grime from the Gold Teeth DJs! 11pm – Late £3/£4/£5

11th January Below The Line

This Brighton based blog and club night has hosted some of the best in House, Bass and Techno in the past year including Levon Vincent and Trevino. With a special guest to be announced online and support from Below The Line residents and regulars, this is a night not to be missed! 11pm – Late £4 b4 12am

18th January Brighton Up!

Back for another night of the Reggae sounds in Brighton with Reggae Roast and general Roots, with Support from Brighton Up and Flatline DJs! 11pm – Late £3

25th January AKAAKAROAR! 3Rd Birthday

Saturdays XXY

The creators #Hashtag are here to modify your generic Saturday night. It’s in their DNA to produce the hottest parties around Brighton and it’s time to bring you Boys (XY) and Girls (XX) together to tear up the weekend in true #Hashtag style. 11pm – Late £3 NUS/£5

Celebrating their 3rd Birthday in style, AKAAKAROAR! bring Boddika and Skudge to LIFE with support from regular AAR! residents! 11pm – Late £6/£7/£8


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MondayS Friday 4th january THE HOPE LIVE SESSIONS DJ MACH.ALL An ever-changing mix of eclectic bands and solo performances. Please contact the venue in advance to book a session as slots are in high demand. 9pm IN THE BAR FREE

ThursdayS THE hope SOCIAL

Every Thursday we’ll be showcasing new and upcoming Brighton acts alongside a few special guests in a stripped back acoustic setting. Music ranging from African dancehall to Swing. Everyone is welcome! Contact thehope@ with the subject “THE HOPE SOCIAL” if you’d like to get involved. 8pm IN THE BAR FREE

Playing all things hip hop, Czech DJ MACH. ALL spent 2011 on a European tour with Afu-Ra - now he’s in the UK and we’re happy to announce his new residency at The Hope! Bringing you a master class in scratching, Hip Hop, Beats and much, much more! 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE

Saturday 5th january SOUL CASSEROLE

Expect Funk 45s, Soul, Motown, Hip-Hop, mash-ups & full speed funked up beats. 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE SoulCasserole

Friday 11th january THE GOODNESS

HipHop, funk, beats and other stuff. 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE

Saturday 12th january Never Been Kissed Promotions presents

Wreckthisplacefantastic +Devil In Detail +Sice

Alt/Rock night of exciting new prospects from our own Brighton ponds. 8pm – 11pm £3


4 Piece Bluesy band playing covers and originals - bringing back the funk and the rhythm. These guys are brand new to Brighton so come down and show some love! Oh and bring your dancing shoes! 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE Matthew E White

Wednesday 16th january

Favour The Brave presents

Fresh Like Dexie +ReVerbed +Of Fire And Fate +Puppet Kings

A night of Alt Rock at its best. 8pm – 11pm £5 door/£4 guestlist/flyer

Friday 18th january Never Been Kissed Promotions presents

El Pavlov +The Prize + Special Guests

NBKP II: The Mixtape Diaries A showcase of Funk-Rock-Punk-FolkIndie-Grunge-PopElectro sounds. 8pm – 11pm £3


Spinning old school hip hop, funk and soul with cult movies on the big screen. 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE

Saturday 19th january Tuesday 22nd january Friday 25th january DJ ASBEST (Recovery/ One Inch Badge presents E.M.E and DJ HUSKY Matthew E. White Live 8 piece brass Hip Main Ingredient) It is with great pleasure Playing a 100% Vinyl set expect to hear some early 90s hip hop, funk, soul, rare groove, roots revivals, Studio One classics, electronica and whatever’s in the bag on the night. 9pm – Late IN THE BAR £6 + B.F. advance asbestthemoorking Skief Promotions presents

Hope Headbanger for Children in Need By Polaroid +The Glass Room +Emersis +Wayne Tomsett

Kick start your New Year with a fist in the air and drink in your hand, and join Skief Promotions as they bring you By Polaroid’s much awaited return to Brighton. Support is brought to you by the energy filled Glass Room, hard rocking Emersis and the beautiful melody of singer songwriter Wayne Tomsett. All profits from the night go to Save the Children. 7.30pm – 11pm FREE bypolaroidband theglassroom Emersisband waynetomsettmusic

that we announce this special show from neofolk legend Matthew E. White! Set to be one of the most talked about artists of 2013, The Guardian had this to say about White’s most recent release Big Inner: “...soulful in a second Bon Iver album or Gayngs way; via a sequence of hushed, meditative songs it communicates a calm spirituality as well as a deep love of the dexterously intermingled soul, funk and country you would have heard 40 years ago on an Al Green or Curtis Mayfield record. Fully expect in these songs – which reference love, mortality and god and have an almost holy reverence for the beautiful, intricate instrumental performance – the kind of “licks” they used to describe as “tasty” and the sort of ensemble approach adopted by the Philly, Stax or Motown house bands...” Don’t miss your chance to witness Matthew E. White in this intimate live environment! 7.30pm – 11pm £6 advance

Hop/Funk/Soul Band followed by the smooth beats of DJ Husky. Bring your dancing shoes! 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE

Saturday 26th january DJ EMMY

Live 8 piece brass Hip Hop/Funk/Soul Band followed by the smooth beats of DJ Husky. Bring your dancing shoes! 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE

Tuesday 29th january Hi Zero Poetry presents

Ian Patterson + Others tbc

Hi Zero! Poetry Readings presents a night of poetry featuring the most exciting poets and performers of the contemporary scene. Every month Hi Zero! brings you a selection of readers from both the UK and across the planet, whose poetic output represents the most important, thrilling and essential documents of contemporary social existence. 7.30pm – 11pm £4

Brighton Unsigned presents

Bands TBC… Watch this space!

Brighton Unsigned is an ongoing monthly magazine and gig event that promotes the best of Brighton’s unsigned music. With some favourite regulars, Brighton Unsigned showcase the latest and most talented artists that you should be listening to. Along with the magazine packed with features, editorials and reviews; the gigs gives you an authentic and real live taste of what we’re all about, every month. Entry fees go towards the printing costs of the next issue to keep promoting talented artists in Brighton. 8pm – 1am £4 See back for ticket details.


A night of no holds barred rock and metal for those who like it heavy. 11pm – 3.30am IN THE bar £3 intothevoidbrighton


Henry & Joe: post punk glam hits + power pop smashes!!! 10pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE


The Fight Lab has opened in Brighton. Featuring all kinds of fighting game classics, music, drink and film, The Fight Lab brings a new night club experience that cannot be missed. 8pm – 11am IN THE BAR FREE Fight_Lab

thurSDAY 10th JANUARY SATURDAY 5th JANUARY RIFF TIL YER STIFF Face Meltin’ Toe Tappin’ STAY BEAUTIFUL’S Head Bangin’ riffs. The ROCKY HORROR best of Stoner Rock, AFTER PARTY Classic Rock, Heavy A night of dirty sleazy glam and glitter rock hi-voltage electro and fucked-up disco 77 punk and alternative anthems plus a flash dash of pop trash!!! 11pm – 3.30am IN THE club £4/£5 staybeautifulclub

UNHOOKED GENERATION A night of 60s Soul, Northern Soul and Garage. 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE

Metal, Grunge and Punk. Riff driven tunes throughout the night. 8pm – 11am IN THE BAR FREE rifftilyerstiff


“Polished and talented, Arivmia are a band that bring together everything that once made rock music great with an outstanding frontman and an inhumanely good pack of musicians. Arivmia will, without a doubt, be the next band to put this area on the map. Superb.” SQ Magazine 7pm – 10.15pm £3 door


Good day Britpop fans! It’s time for another fantastic edition of the retro indie fest. Expect the usual lashings of the finest 90s tunes money can buy: Britpop, 90’s Alt hits and Dance floor fillers in the club plus forgotten gems and stuff in the bar. 11pm – 3.30am IN THE CLUB FREE SnapCrackleandBritpop


Synergy Promotions presents

Deviant UK + AlterRed + DJ Mendees

Since materialising in 2004, Jay Smith’s Deviant UK has established itself as a force to be reckoned with on the European Dark Alternative scene. Musically, this is dark synthetic pop with a black heart, fusing pumping electronics to dance floor beats while Smith’s frozen, angst-ridden vocals coat every song in ice. It is this understanding of pop science that stands Deviant UK head and shoulders above their peers. 7pm – 10.15pm FREE deviantuk


The Physics House Band Present a new monthly night for all those with a wide and eclectic taste in music. Expect to hear Santana, A Tribe Called Quest, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Hudson Mohawk, The Mars Volta, Flying Lotus, Frank Zappa, BADBADNOTGOOD and much more... 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE thephysicshouseband

OPEN Mon - Sat from 5pm Pizzas available for £5 Happy hour 5 - 8pm

tueSDAY 15th JANUARY WEDNESDAY FILTHY STICKY STAND UP 16th JANUARY THE LAUNCH DUMB & DUMBER 4 Following 4 and 5-star reviews in Brighton Fringe Festival 2012, local comedy promoters Filthy Gigdog are launching a new monthly comedy night, aiming to combine national headline acts with the most exciting comics from Brighton’s thriving new-act circuit. Energetically eccentric comedian Tony Law (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I got News For You) will be baptising the mic’ as the first headline act. The winner of the Amused Moose Laughter Award at Edinburgh Festival 2011 and ‘Best Breakthrough’ at the Chortle Awards 2012 is described as “playful, mischievous, mercurial and infinitely lively” by The Telegraph. Plus Hove resident and circuit favourite Simon Evans (“a great craftsman of language… the cruellest, most pointed gags are an evil delight.” - Steve Bennett, Chortle). Radio DJ Guy Lloyd comperes. 8pm – 11pm £7

A film quiz about… Yep you guessed it FILMS!!! Spot prizes shots and cash for the winners. 8pm – Late £1 dumbanddumbermoviequiz

friday 18th JANUARY Lout Presents

Brighton Rocks THREE SUMMERS STRONG + THE LEAVERS + FIGHT ‘Brighton based three-piece play heavily Americanised gruff indie punk, which would fit in quite nicely on the roster at No Idea Records. These youngsters have a very strong Against Me! / Lawrence Arms sound and they really play this to perfection.’ 7pm – 10.15pm £4 door

Thursday 17th January Night Sweats #1 Elle Kaye + K innie The Explorer + Rosales + Saint Savannah + Classic Plastic DIVE SLOW Night Sweats is a new night. Night Sweats is fed up with bands rocking sober stages at 7.30pm. Night Sweats doesn’t go on early to make way for some cheesy DJs. Night Sweats doesn’t care about work the next day. Night Sweats. Live bands. Late. 9pm – 1am £3 door

From Kanye to Kuedo, Planet Mu to Planet Rock, Run DMC to Cosmin TRG, EPMD to HEALTH - fraying electro and heady hip-hop, pop and rock with an innovative pulse, plus an inevitable clutch of bona-fide classics. 9pm – 3am IN THE BAR FREE


A grand feast of musical delights. All flavoured with a super strong sprinkle of Bass! We pride ourselves in finding the freshest, most lively and avid DJs to play out in a club, and on a huge sound-system! Dedicated to the various underground scenes of Bass music we have designed a ‘platform’ night, allowing the ‘everyman’ the chance to perform their own unique and eclectic sound; fusing rhythm, style and genre. The vibes will play out long into the morning, awakening all those stayin winter instincts. 11pm – 3.30am FREE Reverbbistro1

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saturDAY 19th JANUARY Monday 21st January WEDNESDAY Lout Presents Arkster & Drifter 23rd JANUARY Promotions present Brighton Rocks Symptomatic Presents John Murry Alex Adams FORESTEARS +  D anny George + Wolfe + WOODLAND BLUE Wilson + Melic + JIMMY SLOWHANDS Brighton debut for + Childbrain + BRANCHES Tupelo, Mississippi ‘A big-sound brand of indie. The trumpet and trombone combo complemented the edgy guitars, gave the melancholy lyrics greater depth and lifted the music to exhilarating heights.’ - Brighton Noise 7pm – 10.15pm £4 door


50’s and early 60’s RnB, Gospel, Rockin’ Blues and Ska. 11pm – 3.30am £3/£4 thehushclubbrighton


Disco, Italo, Vogue, House Classix plus Exootica and Glitter. 10pm – Late FREE

songwriter whose ‘The Graceless Age’ album is being hailed a modern day masterpiece. Support from Danny George Wilson. 7pm – 11pm £8.50 Fight_Lab

Alex Adams is one of the UK’s most promising new singing talents, 26 year-old Alex Adams will be bringing his soulful and instantly recognizable vocals. Coming from the South Coast, Alex has already performed around the UK while writing songs for his debut album, so expect an impressive performance from this one-to-watch. 7.30pm – 11pm £4 AlexAdamsMusic wearewolfe melicband


The Fight Lab has opened in Brighton. Featuring all kinds of fighting game classics, music, drink and film, The Fight Lab brings a new night club experience that cannot be missed. 8pm – 12am IN THE BAR FREE Fight_Lab

Thursday 24th January Night Sweats #2 Monsters Build Mean Robots + Hypnotized + Dead Cars

Night Sweats is a new night. Night Sweats is fed up with bands rocking sober stages at 7.30pm. Night Sweats doesn’t go on early to make way for some cheesy DJs. Night Sweats doesn’t care about work the next day. Night Sweats. Live bands. Late. 9pm – 1am £3 door

OPEN Mon - Sat from 5pm Pizzas available for £5 Happy hour 5 - 8pm

FRIDAY 25th JANUARY Lout Presents


The Daunt Shades’ smoldering debut comes brimming with nerve, power and unforgettable pop hooks. 7pm – 10.15pm £3 advance


So instead of DJs LNL is dedicated to late night revelry that involves LIVE BANDS until the small hours. The night is gaining a pretty loyal following of Brighton and London based bands who get to play throughout the night to a progressively louder and more drunken crowd. Each night sees 5 bands on the bill and bands play til 2ish. It’s a real DIY affair with a hand drawn fanzine every month. 11pm – 3.30am IN THE club £3


Grunge, alt anthems, agit pop, weirdness and punk. 10pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE

SATURDAY 26th JANUARY Sunday 27th January Lout Presents Sweet Ether Brighton Rocks + support Sweet Ether is a Brighton FITSROY based, four piece + IVY KING Hard Rock + FEARLESS HEROES Alternative band. Creating a sound + VICTIMS ATHLETIC with dark, dynamic Seeing themselves as a punk/dance band, FitsRoy aim to continue their uplifting dance music, enjoyed by unsuspecting ears as well as their loyal following from day one. 7pm – 10.15pm £4 door

atmospherics, coupled with heavy, driving riffs and a strong sense of melody. 8pm £TBC


Bitter Disko source current below radar cuts, hidden gems from the past and twisted dance floor beats. Expect a bitter-sweet selection of irresistible electronica, dark acid grooves and alternative dance tracks + slices of post-punk funk. 9pm – Late IN THE BAR FREE

Wednesday 30th January

Crunchy Frog presents

Shiny Darkly + Snake & Jets Amazing Bullit Band + TBC Are you ready for a pretty amazing night? We know you are! Crunchy Club is back in the UK and this time we will be coming by Sticky Mike´s Frog Bar in Brighton. We know you’ve been missing Crunchy Club so we’re going to give you a pretty amazing night filled with some fine Danish bands. 8pm – 2.30am FREE

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SIO will be helping raise more cash for charity at their legendary party where YOU get to be the DJ. For more info of which charity is being supported this month or how to get involved check out the link. 11pm – 3.30am IN THE Club See website for price See back for ticket details.

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January 2013 Listings  

Club and live listings for Coalition, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Life, The Tube and The Hope.