On the radar: #41 Jan Allain

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2:11pm Friday 17th October 2014

As she launches her 12-year labour of love, Freedom’s Daughter, at a sold-out gig the Hove-based artist Rolling Stone once called Britain’s best-kept songwriting secret talks about its painful birth.

United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra comes to town

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11:16am Friday 17th October 2014

United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra, Congress Theatre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, Tuesday, October 21

Triggering your own imagination

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10:03am Friday 17th October 2014

Singer Agnes Obel talks to Dominic Smith about her music journey and the latest tour

Making your hairs stand up

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10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Annie Clark talks to Dominic Smith about her fourth album and her next project

X Factor Live show will be coming to Brighton next year

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1:29pm Friday 10th October 2014

The finalists may have only just been chosen, but the national post-Christmas single jaunt by the best performers in Simon Cowell’s talent search is already booked.

Comedian Arthur Smith tackles the songs of Leonard Cohen at Theatre Royal Brighton

The Argus:

9:59am Friday 10th October 2014

Arthur Smith talks to Duncan Hall about his musical hero Leonard Cohen’s songs

Eight gigs in Brighton not to be missed this week

The Argus:

6:00am Monday 6th October 2014

A round-up of eight must-see gigs in Brighton this week.

The Levellers set to reveal all in new documentary

The Argus:

6:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

THE BAND which played to Glastonbury’s biggest ever crowd has relived some of their wildest moments in a new documentary.

A peek behind the scenes at Glyndebourne

The Argus:

12:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

It’s the scale which gets you. Stare upwards from the Glyndebourne stage to the vast cavernous ceiling, with sets hanging from never-ending ropes and lighting rigs which could fill football stadiums, and it’s awe-inspiring as well as daunting.

Music through African culture

The Argus:

11:13am Friday 3rd October 2014

Dobet Gnahoré - Na Drê Dance Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, New Road, Wednesday, October 8. WemsFest, The Westbourne Club, Westbourne, nr Emsworth, West Sussex, Saturday, October 11. Afrikaba Festival, White Rock Theatre, Hastings, Sunday, October 12

The Vamps are heading this way

The Argus:

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

The Vamps guitarist James McVey talks to Duncan Hall about how it all started

The Horrors frontman Faris Badwan talks about the band’s live performance

The Argus:

11:05am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE HORRORS began their live career with some notoriety – regularly dousing the front row with black paint.

Bexhill show for cult Scottish indie-poppers Belle And Sebastian

The Argus:

4:21pm Monday 29th September 2014

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am for cult Scottish indiepoppers Belle And Sebastian's debut appearance at Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion.

Honeyblood show at The Hope to go ahead.

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12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

When The Guide spoke to Stina Tweeddale back in August, Glaswegian duo Honeyblood were celebrating a well-received debut album and preparing for a debut headline UK tour.

Ten gigs not to miss this week

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11:50am Friday 26th September 2014

St Nicholas Festival Of Music St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Brighton, Friday, September 26, to Sunday, September 28

Goat collective capture the spirit of Swedish mythology

The Argus:

11:26am Friday 26th September 2014

Swedish psych-funk rockers GOAT were raised in the tiny village of Korpilombolo.

On the radar #38 Gazelle Twin

The Argus:

11:14am Friday 26th September 2014

Canterbury-born but Brighton-based Gazelle Twin introduces her long-awaited second album Unflesh ahead of an appearance at Spectrum tonight.

The kaleidoscopic music of Andrea Balency

The Argus:

11:15am Friday 26th September 2014

Franco-Mexican singer Andrea Balency compares her music to a kaleidoscope.

Feeder frontman Grant Nicholas goes it alone

The Argus:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Grant Nicholas has no intention of calling it a day with Feeder – but the Welshman has decided it’s time to go it alone.

Mercury Music Prize winners alt-J on working with Miley Cyrus and making their follow-up without Gwil Sainsbury

The Argus:

11:54am Friday 19th September 2014

In the two years since alt-J last played Brighton they’ve won the Mercury Music Prize, an Ivor Novello, sold more than a million records and heard their music grace everything from adverts to elevators.

Post-punk heroes Wire pick Brighton as the place for their third Drill festival

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11:40am Friday 19th September 2014

Post-punk pioneers Wire have picked Brighton as the venue for the latest edition of their Drill Festival series.

American Pie singer Don McLean confirms Sussex date

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11:35am Friday 19th September 2014

American Pie singer Don McLean has confirmed a Sussex date as part of his American Troubadour tour.

Hotly tipped Brighton three-piece Fear Of Men discuss their debut album, Loom

The Argus:

11:53am Friday 19th September 2014

IF anyone had told Fear Of Men’s Jess Weiss she was to spend five months travelling with eight other people in a van she would have politely declined.

One the radar: Pint Size Hero

The Argus:

11:51am Friday 19th September 2014

As their second album Like A Hurricane is released via iTunes and Amazon, singer and guitarist Chris Howley introduces Brighton-based rock and roll band Pint Size Hero.

5 gigs not to miss

The Argus:

10:21am Friday 12th September 2014

Rae Morris

Ex-Primal Scream guitarist Robert Young found dead in his Hove home

The Argus:

2:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The guitarist from rock band Primal Scream has been found dead in his home.

Mercury Music Prize nominees Royal Blood book hometown show

The Argus:

5:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Mercury Music Prize nominees Royal Blood have confirmed a hometown show in December.

Foo Fighters in Brighton: You tweet last night's gig

The Argus:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Here are some of the best tweets from last night's Foo Fighters gig at the Concorde 2 in Brighton.

Foo Fighters hit Brighton as thousands gather on seafront

The Argus:

10:45pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

One of the world's biggest rock bands performed in Brighton as thousands of fans gathered outside the venue to listen.

Sussex duo Royal Blood joint favourites to win Mercury Prize

The Argus:

9:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Chart-topping Sussex duo Royal Blood head the shortlist as favourites for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

Rock band Foo Fighters sell out tickets for intimate Brighton show in minutes

The Argus:

10:40am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Dozens of music fans have gathered outside a music venue amid rumours one of the world’s biggest rock bands is set to play.

Six gigs to see this week

The Argus:

10:27am Friday 5th September 2014

Big Green Cardigan Festival Cripps Corner, near Hastings, Friday, September 5, to Sunday, September 7 A truly boutique festival with only 500 tickets for each day to go with local real ales, ciders and home-cooked food and eclectic music: Americana, country, medieval, Zydeco, blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

DJ Adam Freeland turns his back on the decks and forms The Acid

The Argus:

10:20am Friday 5th September 2014

Eighteen months ago Adam Freeland was ready to retire from the music business.

Seven gigs not to miss this week

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11:20am Friday 29th August 2014

The Pharcyde The Haunt, Pool Valley, Brighton, Sunday, August 31, 7pm, £17.50, 01273 606312 ANOTHER chance to see Fatlip and Slimkid3 from the pioneering hip-hop crew perform their classic debut Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde alongside producers J-Sw!ft and LA Jay.

Dark licks with a force

The Argus:

11:24am Friday 29th August 2014

KING BUZZO The Haunt, Pool Valley, Brighton, Saturday, August 30

On The Radar #34 Mindofalion

The Argus:

11:15am Friday 29th August 2014

Brothers Archie and Jack Brewis-Lawes and Henna Malik released their debut self-titled EP in July.

Post rockers This Will Destroy You have left the blackness

The Argus:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Alex Bhore talks to Dominic Smith about the band’s new melodic rhythm

On The Radar #33: Spit Shake Sisters

The Argus:

3:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AHEAD of their appearance at the Green Door Store’s Two Three Four Festival this weekend, Spit Shake Sisters Harrison, Ben and Zal introduce themselves.

Time for Kiss to “surrender”

The Argus:

1:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Black Lips Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton, Tuesday, August 26

Six gigs not to miss this week

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12:58pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Idlewild Acoustic The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove, Friday, August 22, 7pm, £16, 01273 606312 THE Edinburgh five-piece return five years after their last album Post Electric Blues, with a short series of stripped-down acoustic shows.

A Mod-est affair this bank holiday

The Argus:

10:46am Friday 22nd August 2014

"BRIGHTON is the spiritual home for a lot of Mod culture – it was a cultural mecca for us.

Eight bank holiday music festivals for you to choose from

The Argus:

10:27am Friday 22nd August 2014

Duncan Hall has rounded up the best events for the Bank Holiday weekend

Chance to support James Blunt at his Brighton Centre show

The Argus:

10:22am Friday 22nd August 2014

JAMES Blunt admits he doesn’t always come across well in print media. He prefers TV and Twitter.

Fat White Family: Good music is unsavoury

The Argus:

1:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Fat White Family are a slap round the face for the comfortable. Their talisman Lias Saudi, militant in his misanthropy,wants change.

On The Radar #32: White Room

The Argus:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

ACCORDING to the Modfather himself: “White Room are definitely one to watch, and in lead singer Jake they have got a great young vocalist.”

Top six gigs this week

The Argus:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014


Lily Allen confirms Brighton Centre date

The Argus:

2:40pm Friday 15th August 2014

Lily Allen has confirmed a show at Brighton Centre.

Sting and Jeff Beck pianist Jason Rebello returns to Rye

The Argus:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

“WHEN I go back and listen to my old things I’m pleasantly surprised. It almost seems like someone else.”

The sisters of song: Fiona Bevan and Kal Lavelle

The Argus:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Fiona Bevan and Kal Lavelle: The Song Sisters Tour Marwood Cafe, Ship Street Court, Brighton, Sunday, August 17

8 hot events at Rye International Jazz Festival

The Argus:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Jazz Nights All Stars The Mermaid Inn, Mermaid Street, Rye, Thursday, August 21, 7.30pm, £10/£25


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