October Gig Previews

It’s the first of the month, so it’s time to see what we’ve spotted to get you out the house in October.

First up, Magic Gang play a rare hometown show at the Green Door Store this Fridayat the Green Door Store this Friday at the Green Door Store this Friday. I hope you’ve got a ticket already though – it sold out yesterday.

Thyla are back with a new track (which we’ll have in our next New Music post) and a gig next week at the Green Door Store. They play on Monday 7th October.

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Brighton’s music scene isn’t just about indie bands, so time to give a shout out to jazz outfit Barnacles, who launch their new album at the Rose Hill on Thursday 10th October. Rather than have a support, the band will be playing two sets over the course of the evening.

One venue we haven’t mentioned on the blog yet (or made it up to, at least while they’ve been open) is the new Loud Shirt Brewery up in Kemptown. As well as brewing beer there they’re also putting on gig – an encouraging thing to see when you hear so many stories of venues closing. On Friday 11th October you can catch Oh Mama and Hill playing – we’ll be keeping our eyes out for any other gigs they might be putting on too.

Moving now from something new to something that’s very much part of the furniture of the Brighton Music Scene (and we mean that in the nicest possible way). Jacko Hooper‘s Folklore are holding a special gig for their fifth birthday at the White Rabbit
on October 15th. As well as Jacko, the bill also features Paper Hawk and Family Fiction.

There’s a new studio in town. Pirate Studios already have a few other branches dotted around the country, but they’ve just opened up in Brighton (well, Hove actually). They’ve got a two part launch event on 18th October, taking place from 3-6 at their studios then moving on to Art Republic for the evening from 7pm onwards.

Finally, ARXX are off on tour throughout October. Things are rounded off with a hometown gig at the Hope & Ruin on Monday 28th October, where fellow locals LIME also form part of the bill

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Orchards at the Hope & Ruin gallery

Last night Orchards headlined the Hope & Ruin, playing their first sold out headline show of their careers to date. The gig was in aid of Brighton Women’s Centre, so selling out is the best thing that could have happened for both the band and the charity involved. Support came from Libra Libra (who we saw) and Pollon (who we sadly missed).

We put some of these on Instgram earlier, but what’s the point of taking photos for the blog and them not ending up on the blog? As with all our galleries, click on the pics to view large:

 

June Gig Preview

It’s almost June, which means that we’re almost due for our regular monthly gig preview, back to a standard one after our amended format for May when focussed on the Great Escape.

55492891_2184570844970172_3197399841005109248_oHad May been a normal month, top of the bill would have been Fujiya & Miyagi‘s launch for their new album Flashback at the Green Door Store this Wednesday. 29th May is pretty much June, so it can take top of the bill on this post instead. Continue reading

March Gig Previews

Is it the end of February? It feels more like the end of April with this weather at the moment. It’s definitely the end of the month though, which means it’s time for our regular gig preview post.

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This Saturday (2nd March) Demob Happy headline the Concorde 2 playing a homecoming gig at the end of their current tour, before they head off to conquer America in the spring. Support comes from Sick Joy and Heirloom, so get there nice and early. Continue reading

Greenness launch their new EP Cyclicity

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Popular psych-folk Brighton duo Greenness launched their excellent new EP Cylicity at the Hope & Ruin last night, with a mix of acoustic, duo and full-band songs. The band were on top form and it was a terrific night. Support … Continue reading

July Gig Previews

Three days in it’s probably time to make our July gig post.

31958801_10156507911402941_8413843466894704640_oFirst up on Thursday 5th July the Long Goodbye launch their new album Wait Another Day at the Brunswick. Support comes from Seadog and Luke Hyttner.

DITZ release their new single Seeking Arrangement at the end of next week, and to celebrate they’re playing a launch gig at the Hope & Ruin next Tuesday (10th July). Also on the bill are Haze, Guru and Demonstration. Continue reading

Gig Preview special

I know we made a gig preview post at the start of May, but there’s a couple of events this weekend that we didn’t have full details over before, but also deserve a special separate post.

27356349_1722171724511857_4684434858931215523_oThe first is the Mind My Music all dayer at the Circle Arts Centre in Portslade this Saturday. It’s headlined by BC Camplight, who won over everyone who saw them at the Great Escape last weekend and who has also just announced details of their new album on Bella Union due in August. Also on the bill is a rare opportunity to see The Electric Soft Parade, as well as a host of other local artists. The one day festival is being put on to raise funds for Music Minds Matter, a charity providing mental health support to the music industry, which following several sad events this year seems more necessary than ever. You can find out more, including where to buy tickets, on their Facebook event page. Continue reading