Easter has now been and gone but whether you’re going back to work after the bank holiday or have a little bit of time off this week, there’s something for everyone on our selection of shows. We’ve got everything from acoustic to pysch rock to hardcore punk on this week’s round up of the best gigs in Brighton. Take a peek and see if there’s something you like the look of!
This bank holiday Monday, The Fiddler’s Elbow is holding an all day session of live music tasing awareness for mental health problems that affect children and young people. Entitled ‘Special Minds’ the event will raise money all day from midday, Music comes from local artists such as Charlie Boswell and skintight swimwear. There’s a huge raffle taking place at 9pm with prizes ranging from tickets for the 1360 to a £50 voucher for food and drink at The Walrus to a professional massage and much, much more.
Fiddler’s Elbow. 11 Boyces Street, BN1 1AN.
To celebrate the launch of Noise Syrup, The Hope & Ruin will host their first ever pop-up party/gig. Noise Syrup is a brand new creative platform highlighting and focussing on upcoming artists and creatives. Their aim to create a platform where new talent can have a voice, on their website they say “we want to make ‘Noise’ for emerging artists of all kinds, spill ‘Syrup’ about the important things and provide food for the soul”. They have a truly killer line-up of up and coming Brighton rock with bands such as, CLT DRP, ARXX, Frank & Beans and Elephant Radio. CLT DRP are an electro-punk trio playing “something genuinely exciting and refreshing as it’s something most listeners would find hard to assign to a clear genre”
The Hope & Ruin. 11-12 Queens Road. BN1 3WA.
Cosmo Sheldrake has finally released his album after many years of releasing EP’s and playing sold out Brighton shows. Sheldrake is a 28-year old multi instrumentalist musician who uses recordings from the most weird and wonderful things to compose and produce a truly unique sound. He has toured the world both on his own and with Mr Jukes, Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit and many more. He is an incredibly talented man who deserves all the recognition he can get. After working as a music teacher in the US and Canada and composing music for films and theatre, this is a lucky chance to catch him on his home ground.
The Haunt. 10 Pool Valley, BN1 1NJ.
Brighton’s punk scene will descend on Sticky Mike’s this Thursday evening. A rare Brighton gig from London’s The Lowest Form, this night is guaranteed to bring the nicest and hardest punks down to the seaside. Arguably Brighton’s best, if not a close second, State Funeral will play first support in this tiny venue so get ready for their new bangers and older classics, it’s only their second show of the year in Brighton. We have Structure and Unease coming as supports too, with Unease, featuring members of Never and Watchcries, playing their first show.
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar. 9-12 Middle Street, BN1 1AL.
Hot Wax Promotions take over The Pipeline this Friday. From 7:30pm onwards, Hot Wax present the second edition of their new night ‘Stay Till The End’. For ultimate confusion the headline band will play first and the opening band/first support will be on last! Taking the headline spot are Big Slammu, fresh from their support slot with Dingus Khan this Brighton band will be sure to draw in a crowd. Additionally Mouses, Frank & Beans and Brighton’s best answer to dirty pysch-rock, Guru who will be playing last.
The Pipeline. 6 Little East Street, BN1 1HT.