What To Do This Weekend! 17th- 19th February


Friday – Acid Box presents Wax Machine @ The Hope and Ruin

In the past year since they first emerged on the Brighton scene with a totally different take on the usual psychedelia music heard around the city, Wax Machine have branded their own mix of groovy psychedelic rock you’d expect to find in a dive bar in L.A in the late 60’s, taking heed from late greats of the era such as The Doors, Love, Hendrix, The Velvet Underground and T-rex.

8 pm

Tickets £2, zines £1

Photo by Abigail Polaine

11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3WA, Tel. 01273 325793, Website 


Friday – The Doctor’s Orders present HipHop vs RnB @ Patterns

The Doctor’s Orders’ Hip-Hop vs RnB is one of the most exciting parties in the UK and is heading to the coast for this special one-off. Bringing with them two of London’s best-known and best-loved DJs Shortee Blitz (Kiss FM) & DJ Cable (BBC 1Xtra) alongside The Doctor’s Orders very own former Brighton resident Russ Ryan.

10:30 pm

Tickets £5 advance, £8 on the door

10 Marine Parade Brighton BN2 1TL Tel: +44 (0)1273 894777 EmailWebsite, Facebook event 


Friday – Meet The Sloths @ The Green Door Store

Dance until dawn at Brighton’s free indie club night. Expect tunes from Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Kings Of Leon, Blur, Blondie, and The Velvet Underground. Plus special guest appearances from touring bands and some bigger local names with a live band from midnight.

11 pm

Free entry

Lower Goods Yard, Brighton Train Station, Brighton BN1 4FQ, Website, Facebook 


Friday –  Krater Comedy Club @ Komedia

Tickets are selling fast for this week’s show, which features stand-up from Pete Firman, Jen Brister, Mike Gunn, and MC Maff Brown.

8 pm (doors 7 pm)

Tickets £16.50

44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN, Tel. 0845 293 8480, Website 

Friday – Candoco Dance Company @ Brighton Dome

Candoco Dance Company, the world’s leading contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers, presents CounterActs, an accomplished double bill from two rising stars of the British dance scene combining mischievous questions and virtuosic performance.

7:30 pm

Tickets from £10

Photo by Claire Cunningham

Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE, Tel. 01273 709709, Website 



Saturday – Pearson Sound @ Patterns

David has honed in on a highly rhythmic style over the course of more than a dozen singles as Pearson Sound, through the likes of Night Slugs, Nonplus Records and of course through Hessle Audio, whose sparse release schedule has proved wholly bulletproof. Plus sets from Mehtola & Charles Green (Live), Seb Harris & Joe Rothwell, Chris Headcount, Gardenn w/ William Wiffen, Footshooter & Caldera

11 pm

Tickets £8

10 Marine Parade Brighton BN2 1TL Tel: +44 (0)1273 894777 EmailWebsite, Facebook event 


Saturday – Soulful Strut @ The Green Door Store

Since 2013, Russ Dewbury’s funky Brighton residency has been the party to be at, with many unforgettable, sweat drenched sessions and sweet soulful vibes.

11 pm

Free entry

Lower Goods Yard, Brighton Train Station, Brighton BN1 4FQ, WebsiteFacebook event 


Saturday – It Is Still 1985 @ The Haunt

With a wild crowd of young partygoers who mostly don’t remember the 80s firsthand, prepare to delve into a world of inappropriate dance moves & a whole heap of fun.

11 pm

Entry £3

10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, Website , Facebook 


Saturday – Ohhms + Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

Ohhms blend dark melodies with gargantuan riffs to stunning effect. Harnessing the power from the glory days of Hydra-Head & post-metal, the Brighton crew continue to push forward and prove that the UK always has something to offer when it comes to progressive extreme music.Joining them will be the incredibly named stoner metal band Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard.

Tickets £7

9-12 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL, Website, Facebook event 


Saturday – Not Dead Enough @ Theatre Royal

Enjoy the world premiere of multi-million selling author Peter James’ latest thrilling stage show. On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims…

2:30 pm and 7:45 pm

Tickets from £20.90

New Rd, Brighton BN1 1SD, Tel. 0844 871 7650,  Website 



Sunday- Brighton Folk, Roots and Acoustic @ The Brunswick

Conclude your weekend with a relaxed evening of live local and touring folk, roots and acoustic music, hosted by Amy Hill.

8 pm

Free entry

1 Holland Road Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1JF, Website 



Sunday – Acid Box presents L.A. Witch, Sit Down, & M S T H N G @ The Hope and Ruin

“A dark amalgam of psych-rock, garage and Americana… L.A. Witch recalls the early ragged glory of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the Black Angels” – Buzzbands LA

8 pm

Advance tickets £6

11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3WA, Tel. 01273 325793, Website 


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