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Gigs of the week: April 1st – 7th

Gigs of the week: April 1st – 7th
Hannah Midgley

It’s finally the first week of April, and that’s no April fool! As always, we have handpicked a selection of some of the best gigs on in Brighton and Hove for you this week to help you celebrate. We hope that there is something for everyone, with a range of music from energetic rock to pop, roots and reggae.

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Black Futures @ The Hope and Ruin, Monday 1st April

Black Futures have gained attention across the UK with their punchy, punky, energetic rock, described as: “A no-holds-barred aural assault of Anarchic Electro Psych Punk Noise that is something like Death From Above and the Chemical Brothers’ bastard offspring“. Catch them at the Hope and Ruin this Monday.


© Black Futures

8 pm – 11 pm, The Hope and Ruin. Tickets, £10 (+BF). 18+
11-12 Queens Road, BN13

Tom Russel @ Komedia, Tuesday 2nd April

Tom Russell is an American singer and songwriter with a fantastic talent.
He describes the songs and sound of his new album October in the Railroad Earth as “Jack Kerouac meets Johnny Cash in Bakersfield.” Check him out at the Komedia on Tuesday.


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Komedia, 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm. Tickets £22 (+BF). 14+. 44 Gardner Street, BN1 1UN 

Gabrielle @ The Brighton Dome, Wednesday 3rd April

Pop singer and songwriter Gabrielle, known for her hits ‘Dreams’, ‘Rise’ and ‘Out of Reach’ is performing at The Brighton Dome this Wednesday. She is back on the music scene with her new album ‘‘Under My Skin“, which is her first studio album in 25 years.


© Gabrielle

The Brighton Dome Concert Hall, 7 pm – 11 pm. Tickets £25 (+BF). 14+.
Church Street, BN1 1UE 

MorMor @ The Green Door Store, Thursday 4th April

Toronto based MorMor is playing at the Green Door Store this Thursday. Described as ‘pops new auteur‘ by Pitchfork, and ‘Toronotos newest enigma’ by NPR, this artist, singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer is really gaining a name for himself.


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The Green Door Store, 7 pm – 10.30 pm. Tickets £10 (+BF) 18+. Trafalgar Street, BN1 4FQ

Rozi Plain @ Resident, Friday 5th April

Rozi Plain is coming to Resident for a performance and in store signing ahead of the release of her new album ‘What a Boost’. Her sound has been described as possessing “a plucky sense of charisma and brilliantly capture life’s ephemeral nature: each track a beautiful snapshot of fragility, intimacy and gentle melody.”


© Rozi Plain

Resident Brighton, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm. £10.99 (For CD and ticket).
28 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, BN1 4AL 

Channel One @ Concorde 2, Saturday 6th April

This year Channel One, created in 1979 by brothers Mikey Dread and Jah T, is celebrating 40 years of bringing Roots & Reggae to the people of Britain. They have played at many of London’s most legendary venues, as well as across Europe and even into Australia and Israel. “Channel One continue to break down barriers through the strength of soundsystem culture.”


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Concorde 2, 11 pm – 4 am. Tickets £7 (+BF). 18+. Madeira Drive, BN2 1EN

Amyl and The Sniffers @ The Haunt, Sunday 7th April

Melbourne based Amyl and The Sniffers are coming to Brighton as part of their UK tour. Their punk sounds encompasses the spirit of Australian rock in the 70’s.


© Amyl and the Sniffers

The Haunt, 7 pm – 10 pm. Tickets £12 (+BF). 18+. 10 Pool Valley, BN1 1NJ 

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