Gigs Of The Week! 27th March – 2nd April
- Sarah George
- On March 27, 2017
Monday – Secret Headliner @ The Green Door Store
The First EVER “Bespoke Presents…” night, live in Brighton. Incredible artists and song-writing talents, showcased for people who love quality music.
The secret headliner can’t be announced due to popularity- safe to say they’re a top-notch, quality act that you WON’T want to miss.
Monday- Haley Bonar @ Komedia
After two stunning sold-out shows, Canadian Haley Bonar returns to Brighton along with her recent LP Impossible Dreams (Memphis Industries). Bonar delivers her minor-key tunes and elliptical lyrics in a haunting, delicate voice – telling real stories back to us as if they were our own.
Tuesday – The Stranglers @ The Brighton Dome
Drawing from this expansive and impressive catalogue that spans some 40 years, the Stranglers will enthral audiences with an exciting mix of material, all bearing the distinctive signature style of this most enduring of British bands; driving rhythms, anthemic melodies, quirky time signatures and occasional dark humour, held together by those trademark rumbling bass lines and swirling keyboards.
Doors 7 pm, Stranglers 9 pm
Wednesday – Manu Delago Handmade & Pete Josef @ The Hope and Ruin
Celebrated percussionist, producer and composer Manu Delago returns to Brighton to mark the release of his third solo album, ‘Metromonk’.
‘Metromonk’ finds this boundary-testing artist distilling and delicately exploring extremes of dynamics and mood; manipulating the Hang drum in experimental and inventive ways, the many voices and tones of this rare instrument are given top billing among a minimalistic palette of beats and acoustic sources.
Wednesday – Brutus @ The Green Door Store
Brutus rage like a maelstrom. They are a meteor shower of sound.
This trio from Leuven, Belgium create expansive, stratospheric punk not quite like any other band around.
Wednesday – Warpaint @ The Brighton Dome
‘When the four women gather round the drum riser, each reacting to what the other is doing, and improvising towards a thrilling racket, it’s hard to think of a better live band’ – The Guardian
Thursday – Army Of Bones and ISLA @ Komedia
Brighton based Army of Bones introduce themselves with an authentic and emotionally engaging sound, which attests to a profound understanding of the power of music.
Four-piece indie band ISLA met at Sussex University and released their first ever EP last year. Their sweet, atmospheric sound is inspired by Ben Howard.
Thursday – Jack Cheshire @ The Brunswick
The Brunswick are pleased to welcome London-based psych-pop songwriter Jack Cheshire to Hove as part of the tour for his new ‘Black Light Theatre’ album. Cheshire cites a diverse set of influences for the album’s textures and arrangements, including Can, Grizzly Bear and Television.
Friday – Temples @ Concorde 2
Hand-selected to support the likes of Suede, Kasabian and The Vaccines, Kettering-formed four-piece Temples are bringing their acclaimed brand of neo-psychedelia back to Brighton. Expect catchy hooks and captivating melodies all evening long.
Friday – Pussy Liquor & The Iron Boot Scrapers @ The Green Door Store
If you fancy something a bit different for your Friday night, head on down to take in one of the finest grunge punk acts you’ll ever see, all supported by mega dance-able Edwardian Rock!
Friday – Supermarket @ The Brunswick
“Under Great Southern Lights” is Overhead Wires Music’s flagship monthly night to put boosters in your joosters with exceptional alternative pop. This week’s sound comes from Brighton-based Supermarket, who play songs that channel Talking Heads, the Door and Nick Cave.
Sometimes grumpy, sometimes groovy, expect disco beats with rolling bass, thrashing guitar, and pop hooks.
Saturday – Doc Brown @ The Haunt
After 8 years of taking the live comedy, film and television industry by storm, Doc Brown is getting back to his roots, returning to the world of real rap with an intoxicating new live show and an arsenal of future classics.
10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, Website
Sunday – Jorja Smith @ The Haunt
Jorja’s influences range from Mos Def to Lauryn Hill to The Streets and this shows in her music, with its soulful mixture of storytelling and commentary on social and personal issues.
At just 19, she’s received rich praise from the likes of Zane Lowe, Skrillex, Stormzy, Dizzee Rascal and Drake – definitely one to watch.
10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ, Website
All Week – (Brighton &) Hove Grown Festival @ Various Venues
Following a hugely successful launch in 2016, writing festival (Brighton &) Hove Grown is back for 2017. The celebration of local creativity in all its forms is showcasing 37 shows over 10 days across 4 venues, with all performances either starring or created by Brighton and Hove talent.
Expect theatre, comedy, spoken word, family-friendly shows, and just about everything else!
Various times and locations, click here for full listings .
Tickets all between £4 and £10.