Gigs of The Week in Brighton: 16th-20th April
It’s getting up to 20 degrees this week in Brighton! If you’re wanting to see some great music after your post-work pints in the sunshine, you’ve come to the right place. As every week, we’ve collated the best gigs happening this week across the city. There’s some hip-hop, workshops and beautiful singer-songwriters – hopefully something for everybody!
The Fab Beatles
The Fab Beatles formed in 1991 and quickly became one of the most sought after Beatles tribute acts. They have played all across the globe for nearly 30 years and their attention to detail is unmatched. They were chosen by the BBC as the best Beatles tribute act in the world and were commissioned by EMI to be part of the promo for the ‘Beatles 1’ CD. With no chance of ever seeing the Beatles again this is closest you can get to the real thing!
Komedia. 44 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN.
Florist and Porridge Radio
Florist met in 2012 in the Catskill Mountains in America. The beauty and serenity of the mountains is reflected in their music with soft vocals and sweet & simple melodies, the band are the perfect way to end a day in the sunshine. Florist have brought a few releases out over the years and this is the first opportunity to catch them play in Brighton. Supported by the truly amazing Dana from Porridge Radio, this gig promises to be emotional and beautiful and full of synth-led soft-rock tunes. Porridge Radio have been teetering on the edge of fame for the last couple of years, they’ve been picked by The Guardian and many other publications and are one of the most hotly-tipped bands of the moment. This gig will be truly great so don’t miss your chance to chill out on a Tuesday night!
The Hope and Ruin. 48 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4ED.
Art by Johnny with Tim Cook & Friends
Soooo…it’s not technically a gig but it looks to be a really great night! All through the month of April Phoenix Brighton are hosting a series of free events to coincide with their new exhibition Art by Johnny. Johnny Carroll-Pell’s art work is inspired and created by his own autism. He found it as an outlet at a very young age and has now risen to a prolific status. Tim Cook has been a community artist and musician for over 25 years and as his career has progressed he has more often than not worked with autistic musicians. This Wednesday is a chance to catch Tim Cook performing live as well as talks and performances with some artists from his ‘past, present and future’. This includes Daniel Wakeford from Channel 4’s ‘Undateables’ and Lee Hubbard from Bubbaloo. The event is free but book in advance!
Phoenix Brighton. 10-14 Waterloo Place, BN2 9NB.
Beach Riot, Fine Creatures, Radidas & Cutting Ties
This Thursday ‘Scruff of the Neck’ present ‘The Sweat Box’ at The Prince Albert. For this edition of their up-and-coming night, they have some of the finest pop, grunge and psychedelic bands around at the moment. Headlining are Beach Riot, a band with members from London and Brighton making their own take on pop-inspired noise and distortion. They take influences from Queens of the Stone Age and Pavement are one to watch for the coming year. Additionally taking to the stage will be Fine Creatures, Radidas and Cutting Ties, all making waves in their own scenes. Tickets are only a fiver and The Prince Albert is one of the best venues in Brighton for sound (and selection of beer) so make sure you grab a ticket in advance!
The Prince Albert. 48 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4ED.
For the green-smokers in Brighton, this Friday is one you’ve all been waiting for. To celebrate 4/20, Flat 7 are putting on a hip-hop and hardcore punk fundraiser at The Green Door Store. This weird and wonderful medley of music has something for everyone with Brighton wunderkind’s The Compound headlining and a fair share of metal and beats in support. Also playing will be Vision Quest, ‘ocean city hardcore’; Loot Camp, Brighton’s newest and best hip-hop duo who have just returned from their debut festival appearance in Portugal; Stone Hand, legends in the Brighton metal scene; Yert Collective; a local Brighton hip-hop crew guaranteed to pull a crowd and FAD, a new addition to Brighton’s hardcore punk music scene. All of the money raised is going towards ‘Brighton Housing Trust’ but the real selling point of this event is that Glazed Donuts will be providing the sweet, sweet treats for all of the stoners attending. It’s £4.20 on the door (obviously).
The Green Door Store. 7 Trafalgar Arches, BN1 4FQ.