this is brighton offers a critical view of what's hot for the coming week: All Tomorrow's Parties, this weekend at Camber Sands, Plus Dennis Locorriere, James Blunton, Ocean Colour Scene, Boo-Bip and Juana Molina.

All Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands Holiday Centre, near Rye, Sussex, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

This alternative festival has built up an impressive reputation since its launch six years ago. Held at a Pontin's holiday camp, bands are chosen by a designated curator, not necessarily a musician.

This time it's the turn of actor, director and musician Vincent Gallo. The eclectic line-up includes Jon Foxx, The Zombies, Peaches and Sean Lennon.

Tickets cost £120 including chalet accommodation.

Call 0207 734 8932 or visit
Dennis Locorriere, Royal Hippodrome, Seaside Road, Eastbourne, Saturday April 23.

The voice behind legendary rock band Dr Hook is still pulling in the crowds 30 years on.

The group, known for spending up to 300 days a year on tour during their Seventies heyday, had a string of Top Ten hits. Who could forget their classic ballads such as Sexy Eyes, Sylvia's Mother and When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman? Definitely one for all the sing-a-long nostalgics out there.

Starts 8pm, tickets cost £15/£14. Call 01323 412000.

James Blunt, Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton, Saturday April 23.

The road to musical recognition can be a rocky one - particularly if you're a reconnaissance officer in the British Army. But James Blunt wrote the closing song for his debut album, Back to Bedlam, in a barracks in Kosovo in 1999, where by day he patrolled Pristina and by night strummed his guitar.

This angelic-sounding performer has already been supporting the likes of Elton John and Lloyd Cole and looks set to be around for some time to come.

Starts 6.30pm, tickets cost £10. Call 01273 673311.

Ocean Colour Scene, Dome Concert Hall, Church Street, Brighton, Sunday April 24.

It's been 15 years since Ocean Colour Scene first appeared, coming up with their unusual moniker after a day browsing at the local Birmingham library.

Early this year bass player Damon Minchella left and the remaining three members recorded their fifth album, Hyperactive Workout, at a Scottish hunting lodge. Now joined by Dan Sealy and Andy Bennett the new look five piece can still produce catchy mod-inspired rock.

Starts 7pm, tickets cost £20. Call 01273 709709.

Boom-Bip, Concorde 2, Maderia Drive, Brighton, Sunday April 24
Nestling somewhere between hip-hop and experimental funk, Boom Bip - aka Bryan Hollon - has been honing his unique sound for some time.

The accomplished multi-instrumentalist has the enviable ability to switch between genres and styles without compromising his artistic integrity, no mean feat in the competitive field of electronic production. He looks set to push out the boundaries of hip-hop culture way beyond its limitations with his unmistakable sound.

Starts 7.30pm, tickets cost £8. Call 01273 673311.

Juana Molina, Hanbury Ballroom, St Georges Rd, Brighton, Tuesday April 26
This Argentinean singer/songwriter's career has taken an unorthodox route - a military coup, a six-year family exile in Paris and a prestigious career as South America's answer to Tracy Ullman.

Casting her comedic aspirations aside she's rekindled her passion for acoustic guitar and off-kilter electronic sounding rhythm. Juana's lilting voice is complimented by xylophones, strings, synths and ambient sounds.

Starts at 8pm, tickets cost £8/6. Call 01273 605789.