Gigs Of The Week! 20th- 26th March

Monday – Canaan Smith @ Concorde 2

If you’d like to spend your Monday night taking in the best the world has to offer in Americana-style pop, you’re in luck. Since breaking into the scene in 2011 with ‘We Got Us’, the sensation from Virginia has spent two and a half years touring with some of the biggest names in American country and British breakthrough duo The Shires.

7:30- pm – 11 pm

Tickets: £10.50

Madeira Shelter Hall, Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN, tel. 01273 673311, Website

 

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Monday- Formation @ The Green Door Store

London-based five-piece Formation have amassed quite the cult following since bursting onto the scene. Their immensely fun and energetic live shows are a sure-fire hit, taking inspiration from the likes of Bowie, Iggy Pop and Fugazi. Expect social commentary artfully embedded into catchy disco-punk grooves.

7:30- pm – 11 pm

Tickets: £8

Over-18’s only

2,3,4 Trafalgar Arches, Lower Goods Yard, Underneath Brighton Station, BN1 4FQ, EmailWebsite

 

Monday – Borders, Faces of Eve &  The Mausoleum Trap @ The Hope and Ruin

Start your week by discovering some of the most promising rock acts in the UK.

7- pm – 11 pm

Tickets: £4 ADV

11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3WA, Tel: 01273 325793, EmailWebsite

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Photo: Krousky Peutebatre-pictures

Tuesday- The Maggies Marshmallow @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

Fuzzy psychedelic screams and spiralling shrieks of garage punk; this Prague three piece takes influence from the late sixties underground American scene.

8 pm – 11 pm

Free entry

Middle Street, BN1 1AL Brighton, Tel: 01273 749465, EmailWebsite

 

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Wednesday – Seun Kuti & Egypt80 @ Concorde 2

Youngest son of the late, great Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti heads to Brighton with the legendary Egypt 80 band.

A true ambassador of the afrobeat movement, the young Seun took over the reins of his father’s legacy in 1997 as leader of Egypt 80 after Fela’s untimely death, having performed with the band from the young age of 9.

Plus support from Lakuta, bringing the high-quality electronic, hip hop and Afrobeat rhythms.

7:30- pm – 11 pm

Tickets: £20

Madeira Shelter Hall, Madeira Dr, Brighton BN2 1EN, tel. 01273 673311, Website

 

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Wednesday – Craig David @ The Brighton Centre

Having sold over 15 million albums, achieving 16 Top Ten hits and multi-platinum status in more than 20 countries, taking over festival stages around the world, selling out headline tours in seconds, securing a residency at the iconic Ibiza Rocks Hotel …It’s official, Craig David is back in a big way!

7:30 pm

Tickets: from £39.50

King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2GR, tel.0844 847 1515, Website 

 

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Wednesday – Lewis Watson @ The Haunt

Oxford-based singer/songwriter Lewis Watson returns with a brand new song ‘little light’ taken from his upcoming second album midnight, out March 3rd through Cooking Vinyl. The dramatic new track is a beautiful return from the hugely acclaimed 25 year old. Hear it live at The Haunt this week!

7 pm

Tickets: £12.50

10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, Website 

 

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Thursday – Steve Strong, Bearded Youth Quest, And So It Goes, & Land Wars @ The Hope and Ruin

Steve Strong is a one-man arsenal of beats, tapped guitar and lush, textural melodies. His music is as witheld as it is grandiose, as skeletal as it is layered, equal parts shimmering and pulsing.

7:30- pm – 11 pm

Tickets: £5 ADV

11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3WA, Tel: 01273 325793, EmailWebsite

 

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Thursday – Cloud Nothings @ The Haunt

The ever-popular New Age Rock four-piece from Cleveland, Ohio, take to the Brighton stage as part of their EU tour. With the success of new album ‘Life Without Sound’, the boys have once again transformed themselves, offering smooth and contemplative sounds.

7 pm

Tickets: £11

10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, Website 

 

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Thursday- ‘The Secret Level’ feat. Seeker and Peter Rynne

‘The Secret Level’ is all about showcasing a weekly range of colourful and upbeat acoustica – ranging from pop, folk, funk, and country to lyrical. This week, Brighton based Seeker, who blend soul with jazz, pop & electro, are headlining.

8 pm

Free entry

Over-18s only

1 Holland Road, Hove BN3 1JF, Tel: 01273 733984, EmailWebsite

 

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Friday – Sunday – Get On With It 4 @ The Green Door Store

The Surplus People present Brighton’s DIY anarcho-punk three day bashtival! Featuring performances from Conflict, The Membranes, Zounds, Combat Shock, Hagar the Womb and many more.

From 7 pm Friday, from 2 pm Saturday & Sunday

Tickets: from £12/£22 per day, £52 for all three days

Over-18’s only

2,3,4 Trafalgar Arches, Lower Goods Yard, Underneath Brighton Station, BN1 4FQ, EmailWebsite

 

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Friday- South Coast Soul Revue @ The Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue is an eight piece band playing the best of classic and contemporary soul music with a little bit of funk thrown into the mix. With two singers and a full brass section, they create a very authentic soul/funk experience.

8 pm

Tickets: £10

Over-18s only

1 Holland Road, Hove BN3 1JF, Tel: 01273 733984, EmailWebsite

 

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Saturday – Gregory Alan Isakov @ The Haunt

The South African-born Philadelphia and Colorado troubadour brings his distinctive brand of indie folk to The Haunt as part of his European tour.

7 pm

Tickets: £12.50

10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, Website 

 

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Photo: ISLA by Matt Greenwood

Sunday – UK Nominees Showcase @ Komedia

Primo Maggio Nominees showcase of the best acts from Brighton shortlisted to play the Primo Maggio concert in Italy on the 1st May 2017. With performances by ISLA, Brother, Blueberry Hill, Frankie Furlow, Dakka Skanks, and Just Like Fruit, this is one not to be missed.

7 pm – 11 pm

Tickets: £9

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

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