Archive | June 2012

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Sunn O))) Live At Coalition

So far, it’s not been a bad year at all for those in Brighton wanting to hear something a bit heavier. Back in March, Earth – a major influence on the current band in question – brought their countrified brand of drone to the city, while last month saw grunge legends The Melvins descending. Continuing […]

Hush Hush at The Western Front

If you haven’t heard of it already, Hush Hush is a relaxed acoustic night run by Chuck SJ Hay and Hope Rudd, which started life at White Rabbit on Sunday nights and has now spawned a twin: Hush Hush at The Western Front on Wednesday nights. The evening promised five local acts in the cosy […]

How To Get Gigs

              So you or your band have got some decent material together, you’ve practiced until you don’t miss a beat and you think it sounds pretty bloody brilliant. It’s time to get your music out there to the masses and hit the gigging circuit. But where to start? Making […]

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (6 bands that just keep coming back)

Band reformations can be a controversial issue. You can never be quite sure if behind the smiles and “we’re suddenly best mates now” image there’s a cynical get rich quick scheme grinding into motion. And maybe it’s just me, but more and more once famous and successful bands are getting back together ever since the […]

The Great Escape: Stranded Horse

                The Great Escape comes to Brighton every year and sees an array of Ray bans, skinny jeans and straw hats descending on Brighton station from the big smoke. Every year I say I will attend the event and then it never happens and I feel mildly envious […]