It’s the first weekend of the new year, and if this weekend is anything to go by, it’s going to be an amazing year for live music in Brighton. Firstly, British Sea Power have returned to Brighton after a year of touring and have the first of their monthly nights at the Haunt, which they’re referring to as “Krankenhaus”. British Sea Power are playing two live sets, supported by Welsh surf guitarists Y Niwl, who supported Gruff Rhys on his last tour. And then at the Blind Tiger Club (do we still have to say “formerly Hectors House” or is it long enough yet?), there’s an MTV Brand New buzz party. Local Hip Hop artist Elijah MC is on MTVs shortlist of acts that reckon be ones to watch this year, and he’ll be supported by Astro Physics, Experimental, Unity Hi fi and Kitten & the Hip. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also the Green Door Store’s first Birthday Party, with Curxes, The Sticks and some Secret Special guests headlining, as well as a host of DJs who’ve contributed to so many special nights over the past twelve months. You lucky people are spoiled for choice!