Brighton has one of the best music scenes in the country and as a magazine who celebrates the people of the city, we thought we’d show you where to celebrate this week. Summer has finally hit Brighton! The best month on the city’s calendar has descended upon us and it’s finally time to chill out all day and dance all night. There’s so much going on over this week so we’ve sifted through the masses and rounded up our favourites, meaning you can have an easy guide to where to go and what to do in the sunshine!
In The Basement Showcase hosted by The Disco Bunny!
The man known for their golden moves in the sunshine is hosting a gig at The Green Door Store! The Disco Bunny rose to local fame after a video of him dancing and ‘spreading love’ went viral. This Tuesday he will takeover Green Door Store for a night of Brighton-band filled fun. Jumanji, Beach Riot, Grymm, Isla North and Stone Cold Friction will all play for just £2, with all proceeds going to the charity, Mind. The last event sold out so get down early!
‘Rio Festival’ in Brighton
Wednesday sees our city “taken over” by Rio Festival. An an undisclosed location a wild celebration like no other will be taking place. This is a chance to release all of your negative energy mid-week and dance into the early hours of the morning. There will be a phenomenal set from Brazilian musicians all night with some of the finest Samba dancers to smooth out your moves. Dressing up is highly encouraged with both costumes and face paint available throughout the night. Head down and Samba!
Resonators/Barnacles/Root Garden Party at Spiegeltent!
Spiegeltent will be joined by Resonators, Barnacles and Root Garden for a night of “deep pyschedelic bass, groovin’ jazz and high energy.” The nine piece dub/reggae phenomenon Resonators will be joined all night by brass lead Barnacles for a night to satisfy any dancing urges. Tickets are £12 and are available here. This night looks like it’s going to sell out so act fast!
Jack Goldstein/JPWR/Garden Centre/Porridge Radio
At The Rose Hill on Friday join the patrons and gig-goers at Jack Goldstein. On the event page, each band is described as how they would be as an aeroplane with Goldstein described as a “very fast jet painted in a sort of golden colour.” They say there are three reasons this show will be a “very good show” which are “1: the music will be very good/2: the venue is very nice/ 3: hopefully everybody will be nice to each other.” There’s not enough to space to sing the praises of the promoters and performers alike, just know this show will be very lovely and The Rose Hill has some very nice pints.
Coming all the way from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Radiator Hospital are back in Brighton! High-pitched vocals in tow Sam Cook-Parrot is a lovely front-man who dances the line between sad-lyrics-happy-music almost perfectly. If you want to listen to a song of theirs before heading down we can recommend ‘Our Song.’ Tickets are still on sale or you may be able to grab one on the door of Hope & Ruin on the night.
Ratboys/Wild Pink/WOAHNOWS/The Cardboard Swords
Ratboys are one of the best bands around at the moment. They write indie-laced, Americana-inspired tales of “triumphs, near-tragedies by the train tracks, crippling episodes of loneliness, remembrances of a deceased family pet with freezer burn, and on and on.” Support comes from NYC band Wild Pink and Plymouth-based WOAHNOWS. Grab a ticket for a nice and chilled Sunday night (and while you’re there grab a Beelzebab!)