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On the radar: Mojo Jojo

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3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Tonight Brighton funk-pop sextet Mojo Jojo headline a new night organised by promoters Overhead Wires and The Coalition designed to ignite the city's music scene.

Top five gigs this week

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1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Hans Chew Prince Albert, Trafalgar Street, Brighton, Friday, July 25, 8pm, £8, 01273 606312.

Andrew WK shares his philosophy of partying

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12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Andrew WK talks to Dominic Smith about the philosophy of partying

On The Radar: The Rocket Dolls

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12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Former BIMM graduate Nikki Smash underwent two operations for osteoarthritis, survived a life-threatening encounter with the e-coli virus and contracted pneumonia during the making of The Rocket Dolls’ debut album Eyes.

Robb Johnson shares his grandfathers’ front line experiences of the First World War with folk legend Roy Bailey

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11:24am Friday 18th July 2014

A WAR doesn’t end when the guns stop firing. For Robb Johnson’s grandfathers Private Ernest Johnson and Private Harry Jenner the years they spent on the Western Front overshadowed the rest of their lives.

Five top music shows not to miss this week

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5:42pm Friday 11th July 2014

Method Man and Redman

Former Faces organ player Ian McLagan on why rock and roll can’t be taught

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12:20pm Friday 11th July 2014

Ian McLagan has been asked to teach a few lessons in music schools over the years, but the answer is always the same: “Never.”

On The Radar: #27 Bones Of Gold

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12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

AS he prepares to release debut EP Home with new project Bones Of Gold, former grunge–rocker Matt Cayless talks about starting again after the collapse of his last outfit New Sun Blues.

Kiran Leonard talks to Duncan Hall about his burgeoning music career and new album

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12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

When Kiran Leonard started work on Grapefruit – his forthcoming follow–up to critically acclaimed official debut Bowler Hat Soup – the biggest change he made was to move rooms.

Handel and Bach help restore Rottingdean church

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12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

When Caroline Brown formed The Hanover Band in March 1980 she never imagined it would still be selling out concerts 35 years later.

– Zia McCabe on 20 years of The Dandy Warhols and the creation of the last classic rock album

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12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

As The Dandy Warhols prepare to play at Concorde 2 Zia McCabe talks to Dominic Smith about nakedness, rockumentaries and advert soundtracks

Brighton girl releases first album

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12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

Having previously called Brighton home, Rose Keeler-Schaffeler has just moved back to the big smoke. Here she introduces rising stars Keel Her.

Love Supreme Jazz Festival full round-up

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11:12am Friday 4th July 2014

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is being held this wekend at Glynde Place, near Lewes

On The Radar: Eastbourne’s Soul Division

The Argus: On The Radar: Eastbourne’s Soul Division

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

AHEAD of the launch of their Devoted EP next month, multi-instrumentalist Nathan Whitington introduces Eastbourne duo Soul Division.

Glyndebourne’s world premiere production of an early Mozart opera

The Argus: Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke previously portrayed the witch in Hansel Und Gretel

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

In many ways, La Finta Giardiniera is the ideal Glyndebourne opera.

Classical music comes out of the concert hall in Lewes

The Argus: Kate Whitley will be performing at the Lewes Chamber Music Festival

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

Pianist and composer Kate Whitley performed Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring in a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham and tempted an audience of more than 1,500 to come to listen.

Peace preview their second album at Worthing Pavilion Theatre

The Argus: Peace preview their second album at Worthing Pavilion Theatre

12:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

THE days of bands releasing at least one album a year in the 1960s have long since been replaced by the two-year album/tour cycle.

On The Radar: Meet fictional 1960s band The Raving Beauties

The Argus: On The Radar: Meet fictional 1960s band The Raving Beauties

12:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

BRIAN Bell introduces his manufactured fictional band, inspired by a short story and created in the studio with fellow songwriter Gordon Grahame.

George Ezra talks about getting inspiration for his debut album from a tour of Europe

The Argus: George Ezra talks about getting inspiration for his debut album from a tour of Europe

12:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

George Ezra spent two years playing and touring with only his sister for company.

Dominic Smith chats to music legend Rod Stewart before he rocks out the AMEX Stadium tonight

10:40am Friday 13th June 2014

Rod Stewart American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Brighton, Friday, June 13 Rod Stewart never wanted to be a professional footballer. He dreamt about singing.

BIMM set to showcase stars of the future on new album

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5:43pm Friday 30th May 2014

HAVING already helped launch the careers of The Kooks, Kate Walsh, Beth Rowley and Tom Odell, contemporary music college BIMM is showcasing more of their stars of the future on a new album.

Guitar makers go on an adventure to discover the true value of wood

The Argus: The team, including guitar-makers Chris Martin, Bob Taylor and Dave Berryman, filmed venturing into the Tongass National Forest and, below, Bob Taylor talks guitars

5:33pm Friday 30th May 2014

Maxine Trump talks to Dominic Smith about filming three guitar makers on an adventure to protect a rainforest

Smoke Fairies - 'Why music dominates our lives'

The Argus: FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: Smoke Fairies

5:10pm Friday 30th May 2014

IN these financially constrained times, the glory days of rock – when bands travelled the world in their own private jets and enjoyed five-figure advances from record companies – are long gone.

On The Radar: Paul Thomas Saunders

The Argus: Paul Thomas Saunders

9:51am Friday 23rd May 2014

Having written and recorded his debut album Beautiful Desolation in his hometown of Leeds, Paul Thomas Saunders is now based in Hove. He talks about his earliest inspirations and why recording at home beats an LA studio.

London three-piece Factory Floor on self-recording their debut album

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5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

Factory Floor self-recorded their recent debut album on a vintage mixing desk used by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart to capture his early hits.

Grammy-winning newcomer Foxes, whose debut record Glorious was released last Monday, shares her musical heroes with The Guide

The Argus: Foxes

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

“When I was really young I used to be inspired by strong female artists such as Patti Smith, Bjork and Kate Bush.

On the radar: Ellie Ford

The Argus: Ellie Ford

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

FOLLOWING the release of her Show Night In EP last month Ellie Ford is playing an acoustic showcase at the Brighton Fringe. Here she talks about making the EP and her love of the harp.

Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté on unrest in his home country and passing music down the generations

The Argus: Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

The first time I call through to Toumani Diabaté’s compound in Bamako, Mali, I’m privy to a heated family conversation but get very little from the world’s best known kora player.

International instrumentalists Ibibio Sound Machine bring their myriad musical influences to the Corn Exchange

The Argus: International instrumentalists Ibibio Sound Machine bring their myriad musical influences to the Corn Exchange

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

It’s the morning after Eno Williams stole the show on Later... With Jools Holland.

Gruff Rhys tells the story of his ancestor's intrepid search for the Welsh Indians

The Argus: Gruff Rhys

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

"YOU can pin any label to John Evans and it’s true. He was an influential cartographer, a great British nutter, a pioneering explorer, a Welsh revolutionary, a class warrior and the last Spanish conquistador, dying as a Spanish citizen, Don Juan Evans, in New Orleans.”

Glyndebourne dedicates its 80th season to former chairman Sir George Christie, who died last week

The Argus: Don Giovanni. Photo by Robbie Jack

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

The death of former chairman Sir George Christie last week has cast a shadow over Glyndebourne’s 80th anniversary celebrations – but his influence will be felt this year.

On the radar: The Melodic

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5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Hacing cut their live teeth in one of Brighton’s best-loved intimate venues, The Melodic released their debut album Effra Parade on independent label Anti in March.

Up-and-coming jazz singer Zara McFarlane on being inspired by the women in her family

The Argus: Zara McFarlane

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

On Zara McFarlane’s second album, If You Knew Her, she puts her own stamp on the Junior Murvin classic Police And Thieves.

These New Puritans frontman Jack Barnett on the evolution of the band's sound

The Argus: These New Puritans

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

"I feel like I’m tied to this music. My vocal parts couldn’t be sung by anybody else. I have lived through this music.”

Kaiser Chiefs speak exclusively to The Guide ahead of their secret Great Escape gig

The Argus: Kaiser Chiefs. Photo by Danny North

5:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Kaiser Chiefs were close to calling it a day when former drummer Nick Hodgson decided he’d had enough in 2012.

On The Radar: Time For T

The Argus: On The Radar: Time For T

10:44am Friday 2nd May 2014

As Time For T prepares to play three shows in this year’s Alternative Escape – the grassroots sister festival to Brighton’s celebration of international new music – Tiago Saga introduces us to his multicultural band and the concept of free hugs.

Great Escape: Australia's Courtney Barnett on why she's pretty clueless in the studio

The Argus: Courtney Barnett

10:41am Friday 2nd May 2014

She may have two EPs to her name and a debut album in the can, but Australia’s Courtney Barnett admits she is proud to be pretty clueless when it comes to working in the studio.

Great Escape: Jimi Goodwin talks past and present as he comes to the Brighton Centre

The Argus: Jimi Goodwin

10:35am Friday 2nd May 2014

Jimi Goodwin, plus brothers Jez and Andy Williams, sprung from Manchester’s club scene in the 1990s as ravers Sub Sub before turning their hands to indie.

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt performs at Glyndebourne as part of Brighton Festival

The Argus: Angela Hewitt. Photo by Keith Saunders

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

THE received wisdom is to leave the best until last. Having performed and recorded all of J S Bach’s other major works for keyboard, Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt is more inclined to admit she put off Bach’s difficult unfinished work The Art Of Fugue.

Chap-hop pioneer Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer plays two nights at Brighton Fringe

The Argus: Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

5:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer penned a personal response to Mr Michael Gove when the Education Secretary admitted in a recent Daily Mail interview to being something of a chap-hop aficionado.

Kaiser Chiefs to play a secret show at The Great Escape

The Argus: Kaiser Chiefs will play a secret show at The Great Escape

12:02pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

Chart-topping Kaiser Chiefs are set to play a secret gig as part of this year's Great Escape festival in Brighton.

Blood Red Shoes go back to their roots for their fourth album

The Argus: Blood Red Shoes. Photo by Mike Burnell

5:00am Friday 25th April 2014

The eponymous album is often a band’s statement of intent, usually reserved for a debut release or to signal a major change of direction, as with Blur’s first post-Britpop album.

Prog rock icon Ian Anderson pays a visit to Brighton

The Argus: Ian Anderson and his band

5:00am Friday 25th April 2014

A lot of very sophisticated stuff goes on in rock music and has been doing so since 1967 with Sgt Pepper and The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. I’d just turned 20 and those albums were inspirational for me.

On the radar: Corrina Taylor

The Argus: Corrina Taylor

4:50am Friday 25th April 2014

This week sees the release of 25-year-old Brighton student Corrina Taylor’s debut single, Always Coming Back, on Allied Songwriters Music.

On the radar: Birdeatsbaby

The Argus: Birdeatsbaby

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Singer and pianist Mishkin Fitzgerald introduces her indie-noir band as they prepare to release crowd-funded third album, The Bullet Within, in June. Lead single The Bullet came out earlier this month.

Former Meat Loaf collaborator Patti Russo on turning 50 and going it alone

The Argus: Patti Russo

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Patti Russo’s blue-collar roar has been kept in check ahead of her first solo tour of the UK. But the Italian-American New Yorker can keep a lid on it only so long.

On The Radar - Abi Wade

The Argus: On The Radar - Abi Wade

9:44am Friday 11th April 2014

Combining cello, percussion and her distinctive voice, Abi Wade is one of Brighton’s most original live performers. Below she talks about her inspirations, and her ongoing work towards The Album.

Music-lovers' favourite Resident Records celebrates 10 years of success

The Argus: Derry Watkins. Photo by Sam Stephenson.

9:41am Friday 11th April 2014

Bon Iver’s debut offering, For Emma, Forever Ago, is Resident Records’ biggest-seller over the record store’s ten-year life.

Deaf Havana frontman James Veck-Gilodi on the band's change of direction

The Argus: Deaf Havana

5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

When a band chooses a different single because radio programmers didn’t like their first choice, it’s clear who calls the shots in the music industry.

More announcements for Love Supreme 2014

The Argus: De La Soul play the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in July

9:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Legendary DAISY Age rappers De La Soul are among the new acts confirmed for this year's Love Supreme Jazz Festival.


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