This week on the music scene in Brighton and Hove, there are venues across the city hosting amazing bands from all over the world. Genres you can expect from this week range from the dreamy sounds of Indie-Pop, Post-Punk, and legendary experimental rock from American legends.
The Melvins @ Concorde 2, Monday 29th October
Washington experimental rock band, The Melvins, are back on tour in the UK with their new album, Pink Abortion Technician. The band will be playing with two bassists, their staple bass player Steven McDonald and Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus. They will be joined at Brighton’s Concorde 2 and for the string of shows by blues singer and guitarist, Jon Spencer.
Concorde 2, 7pm-11pm. 14+. Tickets are £28 available here. 286A Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN
Tove Stryke @ Patterns, Tuesday 30th October
Swedish pop star, Tove Stryke, will be performing at Patterns this Tuesday as part of her tour for the acclaimed third album, Sway. She reached worldwide recognition last year with her singles ‘Say My Name’ and ‘Mistakes’. With her musical debut at just 18-years-old, she has been on tour with the likes of Lorde and Katy Perry.
Patterns, 7pm-10pm. 14+. Tickets are £13.50 available here. 10 Marine Parade, BN2 1TL Brighton
Crows @ The Richmond, Wednesday 31st October
London four-piece, Crows, will be bringing big vocals and riffs for The Richmond’s Halloween show alongside Abattoir Blues, DITZ, Cegvera, and Negative Measures. Heralded as one of the UK’s best live bands by the NME, Crows embarked on their UK tour earlier this month. The band were recently accoladed as a Momentum Artist for the Momentum Music Fund.
The Richmond, 7.30pm-12am. 18+. Tickets are £8 available here. 33a Richmond Place, Brighton BN2 9NA
Soft Kill @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Thursday 1st November
The Portland post-punk band, Soft Kill, will play Sticky Mike’s to tour their 2018 release of ‘Savior’, their fourth album. They will be joined by Brighton-based bands Heirloom, Vesture, and Bad Laws to bring you an evening of fuzzy guitar music and fun. Soft Kill sound has previously been likened to The Cure, Killing Joke and Magazine.
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, 7pm-10.30pm. 18+. Tickets are £8, available here. 9-12 Middle Street,
Brighton BN1 1AL
YAK @ The Haunt, Friday 2nd November
The band who create both a unique setlist and stage experience every time you see them, YAK will be starting your weekend off at The Haunt. YAK premiered their new music video to ‘Bellyache’ in mid-October with DIY. Support is from London two-piece, Sons of Raphael, who released their single ‘A Nation of Bloodsuckers’ last month.
The Haunt, 7pm-10pm. 14+. Tickets are £11, available here. 10 Pool Valley Coach Station, BN1 1NJ Brighton
The Hubbards @ Prince Albert, Saturday 3rd November
The Hubbards are an up and coming Indie band, who are embarking on their UK Autumn tour. Their newest single, ‘Good When I’m Done’, features twinkling guitars with a punchy chorus. The band will have a wealth of support from three bands, including Gecko Club, Station 47, and Josh Beer – a great way to spend your Saturday evening.
Prince Albert, 7pm-10pm. 18+. Tickets are £5, available here. 48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton BN1 4ED
Hater @ The Hope and Ruin, Sunday 4th November
Swedish Indie-Pop band, Hater, are coming to Brighton to play from their recently released album, Siesta. They formed in 2016 and the band has lept from strength to strength, coming to the attention of critics for their “gorgeous” vocals, “swaying between comforting and devastating” (Gorilla Vs Bear). Their single, ‘Things to Keep Up With’ was released in mid October.
The Hope and Ruin, 7.30pm-10.30pm. 18+. Tickets are £8, available here. 11-12 Queens Road, BN1 3WA Brighton