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James Blunt, The Brighton Centre, Friday November 28

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james blunt75Blunty’s taken flack over the years from all quarters, but has met it with universally good grace and an unwavering sense of humour and humility  – check out his twitter responses to the trolls. He’s also had Grammy, BRIT, Ivor Novello and MTV award nods, sold some 17 million albums and 20 million singles, so [...]



Mighty Oaks, Coalition, Friday November 28

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MIGHTY OAKS75This Berlin-based indie-folk trio underscore their three-part harmonies with the backbeat of a simple drum and layers of strings, both acoustic and electric. Following performances alongside Chvrches, First Aid Kit and an opener for Kings of Leon, they released their debut studio EP “Just One Day” in June. Equal parts driving indie-folk anthemic and wallowing [...]



The Dub Pistols, Concorde 2, Friday November 28

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DUB PISTOLS75  The Dub’s have been touring relentlessly since their inception in 1996 and many a festival goer will attest to the catalytic power of their grooves. Blending ska, punk, dub, breaks, electro and Dn’B into a heady concoction to get your feet moving, they’ve sold out the Concorde many, many times before and we expect [...]



Lily Allen, The Brighton Centre, Thursday November 27

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lily allen75Returning triumphantly after a short hiatus, 2014 saw Allen’s satirically titled “Sheezus” enter the charts at no.1 and spawn several top flight singles. Her festival performances, including Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage proved motherhood’s diminished none of her swagger and her US tour alongside Miley Cyrus no doubt set tongues wagging (Miley Cyrus tongue joke there!). 6.30pm, [...]



Kasabian, The Brighton Centre, Wednesday November 26

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KASABIAN75Kasabian never fail to tear it up live, as many a festival-goer will happily attest. The swaggering rockers have released some of the most anthemic music of the last decade and whilst June’s “48:13” was not as unanimously well-received as a couple of their previous efforts, it contains some undeniably hedonistic belters. Expect to jump [...]



Echo & The Bunnymen, Concorde 2, Tuesday November 25

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echo and bunnymen75Now fully engrained in the rock world’s psyche as British icons and songwriting genius’ in their own right, Ian McCulloch and co have proven they still have what it takes to pen a cracker or ten with their most recent album “Meteorites”. Released back in June, the album was their first record in five years, [...]



Yiri Baa, The Brunswick, Friday November 14

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yaa-biri-75As the evenings draw in, you’ll need some high energy, high-life music to help you dance away those winter blues. The Brunswick frequently feature great international acts and these West African dance music aficionados will have you up and moving with a smile on your face in no time. They love the Brighton crowds, having [...]



THE NME NEW BREED TOUR, The Haunt, Wed 12 November

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new breed 75The 9 date NME New Breed tour kicks off on Halloween and concludes triumphantly with this Brighton gig, so expect satisfied, whole-hearted sets from headliners Superfood and support act, Honeyblood. Melodic indie-rockers Superfood certainly know how to write a hook and have a great live reputation whilst their support duo have drawn favourable comparisons to [...]



Pilot, Gallery 40, Saturday 4 – Wednesday 15

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images 75For his new exhibition, abstract artist Alexander Johnson drew inspiration from patterns in the photographs his father took whilst flying a Spitfire during World War II. These reemployed scrapbook images from his childhood of North African and Iberian vistas belie the violence and turmoil of the time with their seemingly simplistic, neon strokes. An inescapably [...]



Sleaford Mods, The Haunt, October 25

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sleaford mods_75In stark contrast to the glamour and escapism of the super-slick pop world and its manufactured icons, this onomatopoeically titled duo serve up a bitter slice of reality, reacting to the various traps that beset the working class “and under”. Mixing depressing observations of society with hilarious candour, cynicism and profanity, you certainly get your [...]