Event Previews

Jungle, Brighton Dome, March Tuesday 3

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jungle75  You’d have been hard pressed not to have been exposed to this London soul troupe’s debut album at some point over the past year. The band have gone from strength to strength since being shortlisted for last year’s Mercury prize, including appearances at Reading and Leeds festival, London’s Roundhouse and a TV spot on [...]



Scott Matthews, St. George’s Church, February Friday 27

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scottmatthews75The talented Ivor Novello winner has really honed his craft over a decade of releases, most recently with 2014′s “Home Part 1”. Recorded from his own studio, it showcases a sonically diverse, always engaging plethora of snapshots from throughout his life and career, one influenced by such greats as Dylan, Zeppelin, Joplin and the Beatles. [...]



Pins, The Hope, February Wednesday 25

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pins75You’ve probably seen them listed on dozens of ‘up and coming’ lists recently. Yet, unlike most hotly-tipped guitar bands, it seems as though PINS have been allowed to spread their wings gradually, allowing their sound to permeate with the stealth and cunning of a band who really know what they’re doing. Expect the surf-pop swagger [...]



Arrested Development, Concorde 2, February Monday 23

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adev75Arrested Development’s not just the name of the GREATEST TV SHOW EVER MADE, they were also the Grammy-winning group who formed in 1991 and had half the world humming along to “People Everyday” (you’d know it if you heard it) Their mix of upbeat rhythms and socially conscious commentary have seen them weather industry fads [...]



The War on Drugs, Brighton Dome, February Sunday 22

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war on drugs75  Album no. 3, last year’s “Lost in the Dream” marked the moment UK audiences sat up and realised just how good the American Indie-rockers are. Whilst topping many best of 2014 lists, their festival performances showcased their knack for distilling the best of acts such as Springsteen, Dire Straits, even Pink Floyd. No shmaltz [...]



Will McNicol and Luke Selby, The Brunswick, February Friday 20

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WillLuke75  This uber-talented young duo consists of in-demand session drummer Selby and UK Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2011, McNicol. Both individually established, their 2015 “Hitchhiker” album tour sees them collaborating both live and in the studio, showcasing an intriguing mix of blues and folk, through to Brazilian foot-stompers and African rhythms. 8pm, 18+, £6 [...]



Ryan Adams, Brighton Dome, February Thursday 19

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Ryan Adams75His has been an emotionally turbulent yet dazzlingly prolific career, with each album revealing the hidden depths of one of the most talented songwriters of our time. Whether it’s the good old days of “Gold”, the alcohol-drenched torment of “Love Is Hell” or his brilliant, eponymous masterpiece of 2014, Ryan Adams has chosen to shun [...]



Bear’s Den, Concorde 2, February Wednesday 18

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bearsden75If you’re into life-affirming acoustic folk, you’ll be blown away by Bears Den. The London trio are favourites of ours. Debut album “Islands” came out last year and was about as stunning a record as anyone could have hoped for. They recently finished a  U.S. tour and if you’re lucky enough to catch them in [...]



Groovesonix, The Brunswick, February Friday 13

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groovesonix75Their members have recorded and performed with Jamiroquai, Annie Lennox, Tina Turner and George Michael to name a few, so their credentials are as rock-solid as their live performances. Blending funk, rock and pop, they serve up a plethora of hits past and present, forgotten gems and classic favourites sure to get the Friday-night crowd [...]



Kaiser Chiefs, Brighton Centre, February Wednesday 11

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Kaiser Chiefs75In 2004, these boys predicted a riot and a whole 7 years later, it only ruddy well happened. Now they’re either amazingly prescient, they’re lackadaisical social agitators or they know simply how to put an anthem together. 2007 hit “ruby” would seem to suggest it’s the latter. Though it received some mixed reviews, last year’s [...]