Gigs of the Week: Beth Ditto, Sunday Jazz and more…
We’re back after the beautifully sunny bank holiday weekend to show you our recommended gigs of the week. This week Brighton is offering everything from grime to R&B to jazz to old school rock so if you see someone you love on the list or want to hear some great new music you’ve come to the right place!
QM: Boudicca ‘Princess & the P’ EP Launch
Boudicca took to Platform B’s airwaves this weekend. She was in conversation with Bobbie Johnson on the subject of ‘Stop Calling Me a Female MC’ which provided some great laughs and in depth conversation on what it means to be female in hip-hop and R&B. This week the poetical, political and powerful gal takes to the stage to showcase her brand new EP. She draws on influences from hip-hop, soul and grime, creating some of the freshest sounds on the South Coast. Absolutely not one to miss…Boudicca is about to break through.
The Green Door Store.
Culture Clash: Poets vs MCs vs Comedians
A true clashing of three cultures comes to the BYC this Wednesday. In this three-way battle of spoken word art forms Culture Clash will bring the best of Brighton’s young writers, performers and general showmakers to showcase their talent. Poets vs MCs has been running for a few years and has always been a guaranteed good night out. It’s running as part of B.Fest, the Brighton Youth Arts Festival.
Brighton Youth Centre.
In support of her debut solo record ‘Fake Sugar’ Beth Ditto is coming to the UK. The new album encompasses southern country licks and funky rock beats and was acclaimed by critics and fans alike when it was released last year. The AV Club said of the album “The record revolves around pulsating disco grooves, corrugated pogo-punk riffs, and a glittering pop sheen, all arranged so there’s plenty of room for Ditto to stretch her voice and approach”. See it for yourself on Thursday night!
Murderhouse ‘EP Release Show
Murderhouse are Brighton’s resident acoustic guitar punk band. James Hunt, their lead, is the self acclaimed ‘man who made acoustic guitars cool again”. The gig is at local rock and punk pub ‘The Pipeline’ and is looking to be a pretty popular show. Support comes from Feral Youth and brand new band ‘Weather Balloon’. Head down to see a slice of Brighton’s hidden music scene.
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
We’re going to let Komedia do the talking for this one “Local treasure Mr. B returns to the Komedia for more chap-hop tomfoolery. The dawn of his second decade in the game sees Mr. B spread his wings musically and lyrically with songs about chivalry, pipe-smoking, fortified wine, philosophy and intimate spam emails!” Head down for the weird and wonderful experience Mr B provides!
Jazzy Roasty Sundays
To round off the week, The Southover are offering Sunday lunches accompanied with some very good jazz. The musical offerings come from the Chris Coull Trio whilst the food is from the all new Sugar Shack’s residency at the pub. If you’d like to just sit back and relax for the afternoon here’s the place to do it!