Event Previews

Bunty, Brighton Spiegeltent, Monday May 11

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bunty_75The crazily talented performer may be recognisable to some as one ninth of England’s best dub outfit, Brighton’s own Resonators, but that might not prepare you for the inspired, spontaneous explosion of sound and visuals she lays on under pseudonym Bunty. With whispers, bellows, beatboxes, claps, stamps and loops, she produces frenzied harmonies to create [...]



Melting Vinyl Presents: MARINA CELESTE, 
Komedia, Tuesday 26 


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marina celeste_75Exclusively unveiling new album “PUNKY LADY”, French musical collective Nouvelle Vague’s lead vocalist takes to the Komedia stage, all set to entrance a rapt audience with her Gallic charm and confidence. Beautifully crafted dreamy pop, jazz, electro and even rock sounds entwine with her breathy, sultry vocals, the very essence of a classic French sex [...]



The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club, The Old Market, Friday May 29

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craig charles_75Dust off your party pants and be prepared to boogie, this is what Friday nights were made for! The former TV star and award-winning BBC Radio 6 DJ has developed a fierce reputation as one of the very finest purveyors of funk and soul. His club nights have become legendary for their feel-good factor and [...]



Young Fathers, 
The Haunt, Friday May 29 


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young fathers_75The Mercury prize winners visit Brighton for the first time since their victory over a throng of ludicrously talented artists, bringing with them tracks from their upcoming album “White Men Are Black Men Too”. The group will still be fresh from their massive month-long U.S tour by the time they hit our little seaside town, [...]



Rx Bandits, The Haunt, Monday May 18 


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rx bandits_75The Haunt is the only place to be if you want to jump around like a lunatic on a Monday and pretend the weekend isn’t over as the Californian four-piece take to the stage to show the pretenders how you stay fresh over two decades.  The genre-defying rock, punk, ska, post-hardcore… outfit released their seventh [...]



The Prodigy, The Brighton Centre, Tuesday May 12 


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prodigy_75The boys (or should that be men) are back in town. The Prodigy have been an integral part of the UK dance scene for the best part of twenty years. With their unmistakable sound and aesthetic, Howlett, Flint and Maxim have proven they can compete on the biggest stages of the world and still bring [...]



Squarepusher, Brighton Dome, Friday May 8

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squarepusher_75  Love him or hate hime, there’s absolutely no denying Tom Jenkinson has made his mark on the world of electronic music since his first album “Feed Me Weird Things” came out nearly two decades ago. One of the most divisive figures in his (admittedly hard-to-define) field, he’s consistently strived to push the boundaries and [...]



Ugly Duckling, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Thursday May 7

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This trio from Long Beach, California have been putting out classic hip-hop records and touring the world for many years, having formed way back in 1993. despite the outsider status which informed their name, they’ve earned worldwide acclaim and respect within Hip-Hop culture as one of the greatest underground acts.  They’ve consistently shifted records over [...]



Joanna Gruesome, 
The Haunt, Sunday May 3 


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gruesome_75This Cardiff fuzzpop quintet are definitely one the acts to catch live this year. If you like Pavement, Dinosaur Jr, Mazes or general shoegaze pop then these guys will tick more boxes than a tinder date in a bingo hall. The band recently released the “Peanut Butter L.P” which has been receiving some pretty awesome [...]



Esben and the Witch, 
Bleach, Friday May 22 


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esben and the witch_75The Brighton-based indie-rockers were one of the most distinctive bands the city’s produced, their mix of post-punk, post-rock aesthetics finding restlessly creative form across three LPs. Striking out from previous label Matador, last year’s crowdfunded “A New Nature” received glowing reviews and favourable comparisons to PJ Harvey. No doubt validated by the success of this [...]