With plenty of festivals in full swing and holiday season upon us, you might think that the local music scene might going into a lull. However, you’d be wrong, because as always Brighton is delivering with it’s wacky and wonderful variety of talented musicians.
Baby Shakes @ The Prince Albert, 15th July
Back to The Prince Albert for the third time in a year is rock n roll punk band Baby Shakes. Straight outta New York City this four-piece are shaking up Brighton with grungy guitar solos and killer rhythms. With Mary on lead vocals and guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums, together they create head-banging, hip-shaking tunes that will have fans in a state of retro rock mania.
The Prince Albert, 8pm – 11pm, Tickets £7.50 + BF
Sacri Monti + Gnob + Squig @ The Hope & Ruin, 16th July
Dropping their self-titled debut album next week are headliners Sacri Monti. As a band that can be defined, but not limited, to a mix of hard rock with psychedelia and krautrock (a form of German experimental rock) their sound is anything but boring. Accompanying them in the trifecta of madness are London based power psych trio Gnob, with Eastern and Arabic influences. Alongside kooky rock band Squig.
The Hope & Ruin, 8pm – 11pm, Tickets £8.00 + BF
The Stroppies @ The Hope & Ruin, 17th July
The Hope & Ruin is a music venue we just can’t get enough of, and what better venue for The Stroppies first even Brighton gig? This Aussie indie band have recently recorded a live session on air with BBC Radio 6 and have just been nominated for a Corner Award.This annual award is dedicated to celebrating artists who are breaking the mould and making an impact with their music. Sweeping us off out feet with the Stroppies are Suep and Hanya.
The Hope & Ruin, 8pm – 11pm, Tickets £7.00 + BF
Kev Minney @ Village, 18th July
Kev Minney’s voice, alongside dreamy folk guitar will whisky you away in a state of enchantment. In the warm atmosphere of this living-room-style pub, The Folkroom pair with The Village living up to their top class folk music standards. The talent of this musician is striking and stunning, and joining him will be a couple more acoustic sets to enjoy this summer evening to.
Village, 8pm – 11 pm , Free
The BV’s + Jetstream Pony + The Perfect English Weather @ The Prince Albert, 19th July
Melting Vinyl is helping kick off your weekend the right way with a night of enigmatic music, with an indie edge. Indie-pop duo The BV’s will fill the room with delicious melodies and relatable lyrics. Brighton/Croydon based Jetstream Pony are a mix of power-pop and post punk and will keep you boogeying your weekday worries away. Husband and wife duo The Perfect English Weather top off the talent. Having started out in a band called The Popguns back in the late 80s, they’re back for the sound we’ve been missing.
The Prince Albert, 7:30pm – 10:30 pm, Tickets £8.00 + BF
Absolute Bowie @ Condcorde 2, 20th July
This night will be paying tribute to, as we forever will be, the man, the myth, the exotic being from Mars (?) David Bowie. With the show in two halves; first celebrating the Ziggy Stardust era in all its glory with all the David Bowie classics from this period. Starman, Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel and more. The second half will be the (arguably) more tame version of Bowie, think Heroes, China Girl, Ashes to Ashes and plenty others. Fans will not be disappointed.
Concorde 2, 7pm – 10pm, Tickets £17.00 + BF
Babar Luck @ The Cowley Club, 21st July
The enigma that is Babar Luck is set to play at the Cowley Club this Sunday. As someone who describes himself as a world citizen, he brings a wonderful camouflage of music. It’s world music meets reggae, rock, combined with insightful lyrics about issues in the world that matter to him. Babar Luck is an interesting man who has walked a varied path, and as well as playing solo is in two other musical units. He’ll fit right in at The Cowley Club, bringing good vibes all round.
The Cowley Club, 8pm Free