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The Great Escape 2016

My third visit to TGE and another enjoyable break. After my first visit, I dropped the criteria for TGE to be deemed …

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Yuck

Following on from Duke Garwood, it was off to a gig at Stick Mike’s, one of my favourite venues in Brighton. By …

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Duke Garwood

Arriving in Brighton early for the Great Escape, I thought I’d catch some of the evening’s gigs. First up was Duke Garwood. …

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Jambinai

Jambinai, a South Korean prog-rock ambient instrumental band playing traditional Korean instruments mixed with guitars is the kind of band you stumble …

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Evil Blizzard

After the afternoon’s Eurovision special at Daylight Music. What better way to cleanse my music palette than to have my head pummelled …

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Daylight Music 223

Another afternoon covering Daylight Music. This time it was a fun ‘Eurovision’ themed session with artists from Europe and Australia(!). From a …

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Kagoule

Puppy Gillbanks Gillbanks Kagoule Kagoule Kagoule Kagoule

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Duke Spirit

I like the Rough Trade inshore gigs. They’re a good way of catching bands I might not otherwise listen to, before heading …

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Tacocat

Catching up with a SXSW discovery can often be a disappointment. There’s always a chance that you were drunk or taken in …

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Otoboke Beaver

Another great evening with Otoboke Beaver who I’d seen at the weekend. Just like at the weekend, they’re pretty fun and full-on, …

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April 2016

After the intensity of March. April was a much more relaxed fare. This month’s bands New bands are in italics Bands I …

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DIY Popfest

Another great Bank Holiday weekend of music at the Shacklewell Arms. It seems to be my go-to place at Bank Holidays. This …

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Meilyr Jones

Great performance from Meilyr Jones playing his new album with band. Support was from Girl Ray

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FISH

Finally caught up with FISH. No not that FISH, but a London indie band friends had been recommending for a few months. …

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The Magic Gang

Brighton’s Magic Gang made the short trip to the other end of the Thameslink to play the Horn, bringing in an enthusiastic …

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My Baby

My Baby were one of the highlights of Rhythms of the World. They play an infectious style of blues mixed with a …

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Basia Bulat

I’ve seen Basia a few times. I’ve always liked the simplicity when she plays on her own with just an autoharp. I …

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Farao

After the Black Mountain gig I headed to the Lexington to grab some random bands. I arrived as Throws were midway through …