1... Standard Jam
Audio, Marine Parade, Brighton, Friday, January 10

A new night dedicated to the electronic music scene launches at Audio tonight. Special guests for this first night are Kidnap Kid, current go-to remixer for Emeli Sandé and Disclosure, and Bristol’s Ashley “Woz” Westlake.

11pm, £7. Call 01273 606906.

2... Defiance Alt Night
Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, Friday, January 10

Once the comedy fans have cleared out of Komedia, a brand new alternative music night opens for lovers of truly heavy music by the likes of Lamb Of God, Tool, Killswitch Engine and Gallows.

11pm to 3am, £5/£4. Call 0845 2938480.

3... Club Pop Kraft
Proud Cabaret Brighton, St George’s Road, Brighton, Saturday, January 11

Boogaloo Stu hosts the monthly sexed-up disco, with DJ The Size Zero Albino, lascivious life-drawing classes, beehives and quiffs from Delores’s hair-hopper salon, and a chance to make a porno badge.

10.30pm, £8/£6. Call 01273 605789.

4... The Cat Club
Upstairs At The Mesmerist, Prince Albert Street, Brighton, Saturday, January 11

DJ Juarez and special guests spin classic rockabilly and roots rock and roll, while downstairs the pub hosts its Saturday night Juke Joint Jamboree of classic rhythm and blues.

10pm, free. Call 01273 328542.

5... Poets Vs MCs
Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton, Thursday, January 16

Concorde 2 reopens after its annual winter refit with this city favourite, as the finest local rappers and performance poets go head-to-head onstage.

7.30pm, £3. Call 01273 673311.