Live Reviews

Live Review: Dark Horses, Stick Mike’s Frog Bar, March 29

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dark horse - 75The crowd felt a rush of tension as they waited intently for Dark Horses to appear on stage. The lights dimmed and figures slowly emerged through the shadows and positioned themselves with their respective instruments, eager followers crouched at the foot of the stage desperate to get a close-up view of a band just seconds [...]



Review: Liam Williams, Komedia, Monday March 3

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liam-williams-75London-based comedian Liam Williams put on a smart, smooth and savvy performance at Komedia on Monday. His set, simply titled “Liam Williams”, as he ‘couldn’t think of any witty puns on his name’, spanned the genres of poetry, storytelling and fantastic stand-up, all with his signature touch of self-parody, erudite observations and priceless honesty. He [...]



Live Review: Foxes, The Haunt, March 2

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foxes_75Glancing up from beneath a tangled mat of dark hair, Southampton songstress Louisa Rose Allen took a self-assured step up to the microphone stand and stood unreserved, a sheepish grin spread across her face just about visible from the corners of her mouth. Uttering the first few words of her opening song, a swarm of [...]



Rocksound / Impericon Exposure tour, Concorde 2, March 1

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wecameasromans_75Saturday saw the Rocksound/Impericon Exposure tour roll into Brighton. As a tour well known for its impressive line up of quality young bands, this year it didn’t disappoint. On arrival at Concorde 2 it is clear from the wail of guitars, audible even from outside the venue, that Palm Reader have already begun. However, turnout [...]



August Burns Red + Being as an Ocean + Hundredth, The Haunt, February 15

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august burns red - 75Many feel that the hardcore scene in Brighton has been somewhat diminished with indie/pop bands taking over. However, on Saturday night American metal core giants, August Burns Red took to the stage of The Haunt and the scene looked anything but dead. Having only just played to a sold out Underworld in London the night [...]



Review: Written in Waters Feat. Irie Pixels, The Haunt, Tuesday December 10

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written in water 75 x 75pxNever more so has the integration of sound and visuals created such a panorama, as tonight. The collaboration between Pop- Up Brighton and Sound Screen creating atmospheric and enchanting performances has become quite an event around Brighton, holding host to some of the cities most attention-seizing visual artists and musicians. Tonight’s venue provides the perfect [...]



Live: The Darkness + Lost Alone @ Concorde2, December 7

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Check out our shots from a legendary gig with The Darkness along with support from Lost Alone, at Concorde2 this December – don’t forget to peep down at the bottom for pictures of you guys at the show! (Pics 1-12 Lost Alone / Pics 13-35 The Darkness) Pics by Rachael Emily



Review: Jacuzzi Boys, Green Door Store, Sunday December 1

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jacuzzi boys - 75Miami fuzz-rock trio, Jacuzzi boys are no strangers to owning small venues and tonight the Green Door Store couldn’t have been more suited to them. Following the release of their self-titled, more mature third album, don’t be fooled into thinking the garage rock mavens have gone sensible. Support came from London based The Magic Gang, [...]



Review: Valerie June, The Haunt, November 24

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valerie june - 75Lit up like a Christmas tree, Valerie June stepped towards the edge of the stage at the Haunt; her fragile figure hung limply above the crowd as she bent forward to pick up her guitar. The stage was bound together with brightly coloured fairy lights, flickering through the hazy smoke like fireflies in June. She [...]



Review: Crystal Fighters, Concorde2, Thursday November 21

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crystal fighters - 75Tonight, Concorde 2 is surrounded by freezing weather, but it feels as though something has injected a few rays of summer inside for Crystal Fighters’ visit to headline the venue. Like a summer festival, the girls are clad in dungarees, floral prints and plaited hair, whilst some of the boys dance around topless in a [...]