1... Lazy Habits

Blind Tiger Club, Grand Parade, Brighton, Friday, November 23

Inspired by New Orleans jazz, soul, hip-hop, 1950s big bands and British culture, eight-piece live band Lazy Habits combine beats, rhymes and brass, and have supported the likes of Mos Def, Soulwax, The Specials, Bonono, Chali 2Na and Beardyman. Support from Poeticats and Betarock Sound System. 10pm, £5. Visit playgroup.org

2... Conspiracy Theories

Volks Bar And Club, Madeira Drive, Brighton, Friday, November 23

Lockstock brings together more than 20 DJs and MCs including Cyrus, Swifty B, A1, Trouble, Rezomine and MC Catch 22 in the party they tried to stop. 10pm to 7am, £3 before midnight, £5 after. Call 01273 682828

3... Below The Line

Life, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, Friday, November 23

Drum and bass hero Marcus Intalex brings his alter ego Trevino to life, ahead of his own headline slot at Audio later tonight. Also on the bill are Bambounou and Mak And Pasteman. 11pm to 4am, £6/£8. Call 01273 770505

4... Bugged Out Weekender Warm Up

Coalition, King's Road Arches, Brighton, Saturday, November 24

A taster session for the three-day Bugged Out Weekender at Butlins Bognor Regis from Friday, January 18, to Sunday, January 20, 2013. On the bill are production duo The 2 Bears, featuring Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, and hotly tipped AlunaGeorge. For more about Bugged Out visit buggedoutweekender.net 11pm to 3.30am, £12.50. Call 01273 722385

5... Tinchy Stryder

Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton, Thursday, November 29

Tinchy  finally makes it back to Brighton, having rescheduled his September show in support of forthcoming album Full Tank. Support from KLiQ and ELRO. 7.30pm to 11pm, £12.50. Call 01273 673311