• BEN OTTEWELL (GOMEZ) *SOLD OUT!*

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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    BEN OTTEWELL (GOMEZ) *SOLD OUT!*

    As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared, "Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell.” And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, "[his] voice is not of this world.” Since his first solo release, Shapes & Shadows (2011), Ottewell has been pleasing audiences with a series of successful acoustic tours across the UK, US and Australia. Now with a newly-recorded album of songs for his second solo project, Rattlebag, the singer is set to return to the road, performing his new music as well as a few Gomez favorites. Simultaneously stripped-down and lush, Rattlebag is a collection of beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption, of sanctuary and braving rocky seas in search of distant shores. Ottewell’s infectious melodies and bluesy riffs will stick with you, and beg you to sing along. “There’s a time and place for us / I will take you there,” he sings (“Shoreline”). Ben Ottewell proffers hope and promise accompanied by sublime acoustic and slide guitars, and that’s something we can all use. Over 14's welcome. Support from Astra.

  • TIGERCUB

    Bermuda Triangle, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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    TIGERCUB

    Rising out of Brighton, the UK's musical petri-dish, and fronted by the dispossessed drawl and Goliath physique combo of Sunderland 7-footer Jamie Hall, Tigercub know how to stand out. Their sound, whilst drawing influence from the iconic music of Pixies, Nirvana and Sonic Youth, is infused with a heart-on-sleeve honesty which charms and disarms audiences. In 2013 the group notched up an impressive amount of live shows. Selling out their headline gigs and supporting the likes of Royal Blood (whom they have been sole support for on their sold-out UK tour this year), Deap Vally, Swim Deep and Dinosaur Pile-Up. The impossibly named Jamie (vocals/guitar), Jimi (bass) and James (drums) have now recorded their first single, with production from Tom Dalgety (Band of Skulls, Royal Blood, The Family Rain) and Dinosaur Pile-Up frontman Matt Bigland. The single, entitled 'Blue Blood', will be released by Raygun Records on limited blue 7” vinyl with individually screen-printed cover art designed by Brighton illustrator Billy Mather. Catch them at one of the shows below. Support from Bad For Lazarus and Dull Knife. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, April 25th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Aim, Jamie Knox, The Doppler Shift and Chimeric State. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Deadset, Sinister Hussy, Xplode The Myth & Rotait. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • KRYSTLE WARREN

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Monday, April 28th, 2014

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    KRYSTLE WARREN

    A vast majority of people lack the luck of having been born in Kansas City, Missouri. I, Krystle Warren, am one of the select few who were. Krystle Warren & the Faculty began recording our first full length album, Circles, in 2005. Recorded at the infamous Electric Lady Studios, it was produced by Mr. Russell Elevado, the magic behind D’Angelo’s Voodoo.. Released through Paris based Because Music in 2009, the “title track” made it’s way to Later... With Jools Holland within the year. Through the snow of February 2011, the fellas and I reconvened in Brooklyn to begin work on our best effort to date, Love Songs. Featuring twenty-six musicians, twenty-four songs, all performed live over the course of thirteen days; it’s an open love letter to lovers of love. Produced by yours truly, with the support of a lovely woman by the name of Joelle, the first side, A Time You May Embrace, was released independently in 2012 through my own label, Parlour Door Music. The second installment, A Time To Refrain From From Embracing, will be available this autumn. Over 14's welcome. Support from Nick Williams.

  • CLUTCH *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £16.50 adv

    Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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    CLUTCH *SOLD OUT!*

    Forget whatever you thought about Clutch. Earth Rocker crumples up the bad categories that have miscast them for years — stoner rock, post-hardcore, metal, grunge — and leaves no question about what they are: a damn good rock and roll band. Earth Rocker is a solid, straight-up rock and roll album, exactly what the band had in mind for their tenth studio album, now that their Weathermaker Records label is fully up and running. “It might be the best Clutch album that has ever existed,” says guitarist Tim Sult. It's a concise, efficient album. That was the point, says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. “We really tried to reign in the jam aspect of the band. We like to improvise a lot, but this album, we really wanted stuff mapped out. We wanted to go into the studio fully armed to make a really powerful record.” “I'm excited about its succinctness, and how balls-to-the-wall it is,” says frontman Neil Fallon. “The length of an LP is optimal for enjoying a body of new music, approximately 40-45 minutes. There's something to be said about Side A and Side B. It's more cinematic, and that was the approach.” Over 14’s welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Arc, The Dubarry's, bentcousin and Jackal Club. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Aqualassie & The Sky Pumas, Nature Channel, Oh Captain and 90 Miles South. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BITTER RUIN

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £6 adv

    Sunday, May 4th, 2014

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    BITTER RUIN

    It’s only natural that a record called Waves should reflect the movement of the sea. With that in mind, it’s a reflection on the greatness of Bitter Ruin’s debut that it manages to capture the sea’s myriad moodswings. It’s an album that moves from smooth water to frenetic swell past dizzying eddys and elemental shifts. From the cyclical ebb and flow of tracks like Diggers and forthcoming single Love Gone Left to full-on psycho-squall tracks like Leather for Hell and Stampede, the album displays an oceanic calmness that bursts into cyclonic chaos before heading back again. The result is a debut record that’s simultaneously dazzling and disorientating. Bitter Ruin are Brighton based duo Georgia Train and Ben Richards. Influenced by artists such as Edith Piaf & Bjork (Georgia) and Jeff Buckley and Queen (Ben), Waves was recorded in the band’s own south coast studio the Ruined Rooms. Recording sessions were funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that ended up raising the band’s ambitious target of £20,000 in just twelve hours. That process allowed Georgia and Ben to make an audacious debut that’s completely uncompromised by external forces; one that’s already been embraced by their legion of online supporters. Over 18's only.

  • NICK LOWE *SOLD OUT!*

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £30 adv

    Monday, May 5th, 2014

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    NICK LOWE *SOLD OUT!*

    Somewhere in London a musician carries the keys to the musical kingdom. In his Technicolor sonic scope are all kinds of sounds, from rock to country to soul to pop. Nothing is off limits, as long as it has a groove and goodness based in reality. The musician has been performing for 40 years, but is as fresh today as the first time he stepped on stage. There are no tricks or short cuts here. Far from it. His songs are as solid as the earth, yet carry no lingering hype or heaviness. The musician is Nick Lowe, the headmaster of British rock and he has just announced a solo tour for the Spring of 2014, including concert in Brighton at Komedia on 5th May. Support from John Doe. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: THURSDAY

    Various Brighton venues, Various Times, £54 adv

    Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: THURSDAY

    The Great Escape is excited to reveal the first 100 artists confirmed for 2014, including the Saturday night billing for the festival’s biggest stage. For the 9th year running The Great Escape 2014 will open the UK festival season, showcasing 400 of the best emerging artists in Brighton across the weekend of 8th-10thMay. Firmly established as Europe’s leading festival for new music, the 3-day festival will draw over 18,000 music lovers to the south coast of England, united in their pursuit to catch the next-big-thing performing in one of the 35 venues dotted across the city. Amongst the first to join the eclectic TGE14 line-up is R&B luminary KELIS*, who will deliver an original show to audiences at the Brighton Dome on Saturday 10th May. Having spent years dominating the UK and US charts alike with her own brand of leftfield hip-hop, Kelis shifted seamlessly in to dance and electropop with critically acclaimed 2010 release ‘Acapella’. Now, with her highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Food’ dropping in April, it will be an early opportunity to witness Kelis’ next reincarnation. Providing support is BRIT Award nominee ELLA EYRE*, who returns to the festival for the second year running. Fresh from the release of debut solo EP and working on her first debut album set to retune the soundwaves with soul-influenced dance this summer, hers is the name on everyone’s lips. On her performance, ELLA EYRE commented, "I’m really excited to be back at The Great Escape– I had a great time last year, so to be back and playing alongside Kelis will be incredible." Known as the UK’s answer to SXSW and labelled “The Cannes of the Music World” by Steve Lamacq, the first batch of artists confirmed for 2014 is evidence of the festival’s ability to navigate every genre featuring; hypnotic beat making collective JUNGLE, self-titled “Steak and Kidney Pop” star CHLÖE HOWL, Brighton’s own home-grown rock’n’roll duo ROYAL BLOOD and new benchmark for Pop music CHARLI XCX. Also joining the line-up is atmospheric 3-piece BLAENAVON, gifted story spinning slacker COURTNEY BARNETT, Liverpudlian quartet CIRCA WAVES, new surf grunge kids on the block DUNE RATS as well as disillusioned outsiders FAT WHITE FAMILY who will bring total intoxicating aberrance to the seaside. Check out The Great Escape website for the full line up and tickets.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: FRIDAY

    Various Brighton venues, Various Times, £54 adv

    Friday, May 9th, 2014

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    The Great Escape is excited to reveal the first 100 artists confirmed for 2014, including the Saturday night billing for the festival’s biggest stage. For the 9th year running The Great Escape 2014 will open the UK festival season, showcasing 400 of the best emerging artists in Brighton across the weekend of 8th-10thMay. Firmly established as Europe’s leading festival for new music, the 3-day festival will draw over 18,000 music lovers to the south coast of England, united in their pursuit to catch the next-big-thing performing in one of the 35 venues dotted across the city. Amongst the first to join the eclectic TGE14 line-up is R&B luminary KELIS*, who will deliver an original show to audiences at the Brighton Dome on Saturday 10th May. Having spent years dominating the UK and US charts alike with her own brand of leftfield hip-hop, Kelis shifted seamlessly in to dance and electropop with critically acclaimed 2010 release ‘Acapella’. Now, with her highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Food’ dropping in April, it will be an early opportunity to witness Kelis’ next reincarnation. Providing support is BRIT Award nominee ELLA EYRE*, who returns to the festival for the second year running. Fresh from the release of debut solo EP and working on her first debut album set to retune the soundwaves with soul-influenced dance this summer, hers is the name on everyone’s lips. On her performance, ELLA EYRE commented, "I’m really excited to be back at The Great Escape– I had a great time last year, so to be back and playing alongside Kelis will be incredible." Known as the UK’s answer to SXSW and labelled “The Cannes of the Music World” by Steve Lamacq, the first batch of artists confirmed for 2014 is evidence of the festival’s ability to navigate every genre featuring; hypnotic beat making collective JUNGLE, self-titled “Steak and Kidney Pop” star CHLÖE HOWL, Brighton’s own home-grown rock’n’roll duo ROYAL BLOOD and new benchmark for Pop music CHARLI XCX. Also joining the line-up is atmospheric 3-piece BLAENAVON, gifted story spinning slacker COURTNEY BARNETT, Liverpudlian quartet CIRCA WAVES, new surf grunge kids on the block DUNE RATS as well as disillusioned outsiders FAT WHITE FAMILY who will bring total intoxicating aberrance to the seaside. Check out The Great Escape website for the full line up and tickets.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: SATURDAY

    Various Brighton venues, Various Times, £54 adv

    Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL: SATURDAY

    The Great Escape is excited to reveal the first 100 artists confirmed for 2014, including the Saturday night billing for the festival’s biggest stage. For the 9th year running The Great Escape 2014 will open the UK festival season, showcasing 400 of the best emerging artists in Brighton across the weekend of 8th-10thMay. Firmly established as Europe’s leading festival for new music, the 3-day festival will draw over 18,000 music lovers to the south coast of England, united in their pursuit to catch the next-big-thing performing in one of the 35 venues dotted across the city. Amongst the first to join the eclectic TGE14 line-up is R&B luminary KELIS*, who will deliver an original show to audiences at the Brighton Dome on Saturday 10th May. Having spent years dominating the UK and US charts alike with her own brand of leftfield hip-hop, Kelis shifted seamlessly in to dance and electropop with critically acclaimed 2010 release ‘Acapella’. Now, with her highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Food’ dropping in April, it will be an early opportunity to witness Kelis’ next reincarnation. Providing support is BRIT Award nominee ELLA EYRE*, who returns to the festival for the second year running. Fresh from the release of debut solo EP and working on her first debut album set to retune the soundwaves with soul-influenced dance this summer, hers is the name on everyone’s lips. On her performance, ELLA EYRE commented, "I’m really excited to be back at The Great Escape– I had a great time last year, so to be back and playing alongside Kelis will be incredible." Known as the UK’s answer to SXSW and labelled “The Cannes of the Music World” by Steve Lamacq, the first batch of artists confirmed for 2014 is evidence of the festival’s ability to navigate every genre featuring; hypnotic beat making collective JUNGLE, self-titled “Steak and Kidney Pop” star CHLÖE HOWL, Brighton’s own home-grown rock’n’roll duo ROYAL BLOOD and new benchmark for Pop music CHARLI XCX. Also joining the line-up is atmospheric 3-piece BLAENAVON, gifted story spinning slacker COURTNEY BARNETT, Liverpudlian quartet CIRCA WAVES, new surf grunge kids on the block DUNE RATS as well as disillusioned outsiders FAT WHITE FAMILY who will bring total intoxicating aberrance to the seaside. Check out The Great Escape website for the full line up and tickets.

  • BEAR'S DEN

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £8.50 adv

    Monday, May 12th, 2014

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    BEAR'S DEN

    Bear's Den are London trio Andrew Davie, Joey Haynes, and Kevin Jones. Their music, exemplified in their debut EP 'Agape' and their follow up EP Without/Within, sits between folk and alternative, and takes influence from the likes of The National, Sufjan Stevens, and Damien Jurado. Having toured relentlessly, Bear's Den have built up a loyal fan base at home and overseas. Their highlights include a US tour with Ben Howard, The Staves and Nathaniel Rateliff, European dates with Daughter, and UK appearances with Matt Corby, Of Monsters and Men and Mumford & Sons, including their headline performance at the esteemed O2 Arena. Following a busy 2013 with a packed schedule of summer festivals, back-to-back US tours with both Mumford & Sons and Daughter, plus a UK, Europe and a North American tour already in place for this year, it seems 2014 is set to be a great year for the guys. Over 14's welcome. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • ROBERT FRANCIS

    The Hope, 8pm, £12 adv

    Monday, May 12th, 2014

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    Robert Francis' fourth studio album Heaven is a feverish hydroplane through the emotional tumult of youth. Through it all, he is calmer than he's ever been; self-possessed in the face of uncertainty. Francis dances through genres on Heaven, but never escapes his distinct vision of self. His hallmark voice is urgent and bewitching, melding a great spectrum of music and emotion into something distinctly personal and immediate. Over 18's only.

  • PURE LOVE

    The Haunt, 7.30pm, £11 adv

    Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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    PURE LOVE

    PELASE NOTE VENUE UPGRADED DUE TO DEMAND. OVER 14'S NOW WELCOME. “Pure Love has always been a search for the purest, most spiritually infinite rock and roll fun. We both feel incredibly blessed that we had so many incredible shows and were able to share our music with people that felt as passionately about it as we do. Please join us for a final tour in May to celebrate the passing of the greatest rock band that never was. There are no rules. Bring someone or something to party with, come with your best friends or your worst enemies. Build bridges, burn down walls, but please....... just have fun. Rock and roll nirvana here we come. We can't wait to see you. Pure Love forever.” Support from PUP.

  • THE WONDER YEARS

    The Haunt, 7pm, £13.50 adv

    Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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    THE WONDER YEARS

    Having blazed a triumphant trail in 2013 with latest album ‘The Greatest Generation’ and lauded festival performances at the likes of Slam Dunk and Vans Warped Tour Europe, The Wonder Years are all set to continue their worldwide touring onslaught in 2014. The band will be headlining across Europe in May with support from A Loss For Words and State Champs, as well as playing Groezrock in Belgium and Loudfest in Switzerland. Boston's A Loss For Words will be joining them in support of their new record ‘Before It Caves’ which is out via Velocity/Rise Records. State Champs make their first trip to Europe/UK in support of their recent release via Pure Noise Records entitled ‘The Finer Things’. Over 14's welcome.

  • CHARLIE SIMPSON

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £15 adv

    Saturday, May 17th, 2014

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    CHARLIE SIMPSON

    Having fronted two highly successful bands over the past 10 years, Charlie Simpson always knew in the back of his mind that a moment would come when it was time to go it alone. The 26 year old music industry veteran began recording his debut solo album ‘Young Pilgrim’ with Danton Supple (Coldplay) in the summer of 2010, after his band Fightstar decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. “I couldn’t write another Fightstar record... we’d burned ourselves out.” reveals Charlie of the time. Brought up on the sounds of Jackson Brown and Crosby, Still and Nash, Charlie’s solo work began to take shape with delicate instrumentation and soaring vocal harmonies that oozed a vintage warmth. The lead single from the album ʻDown Down Downʼ was rapturously received by Charlieʼs fans, including Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton who made it her Record Of The Week. The song was also B listed at Radio 1 and has received just over 600,000 views on YouTube, all helping to propel Charlie’s debut solo album to No.6 in the Official UK Album Chart. Charlieʼs October 2011 tour perfectly showcased his strength as a musician, songwriter and performer. It also proved to be the best possible arena to follow the success of the album and single releases. The tour was a huge achievement which saw Charlie selling out a string of UK dates, including the 600 capacity Concorde 2. Following on from this success, Charlie is currently in the studio with legendary producer Steve Osborne putting the finishing touches to his eagerly anticipated second album. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, May 17th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Andy & The Echoes, Imbium, Sonny and Madeira Drive. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BENJAMIN BOOKER

    The Green Door Store, 7:30pm, £5 adv

    Sunday, May 18th, 2014

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    BENJAMIN BOOKER

    Rough Trade Records’ new signing Benjamin Booker is set to play his first ever UK shows this May. Described as “a well-mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans blues”, Benjamin Booker cites his influences as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter plays as a two-piece with drummer Max Norton, both of whom are based in New Orleans. Booker’s debut album will be out later this year on Rough Trade (ATO in the USA). Over 18's only.

  • THUMPERS

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £7.50 adv

    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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    THUMPERS

    2013 saw THUMPERS release their first three magnificent singles, tour with Everything Everything, CHVRCHES and sign to Sub Pop in North America for their debut album. Additionally, they played over 15 festivals including Reading & Leeds, performed live sessions for Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and 6Music’s Lauren Laverne as well as being playlisted on Radio 1’s Introducing. This year looks to be no less exciting, already tipped by the likes of VEVO, Transmitter, The Line of Best Fit, Independent on Sunday, Fake DIY and Amazing Radio, the duo now confirm their next single ‘Galore’ will be released on 24th February through True Say Recordings. Over 18's only. Support from Kind Sirs.

  • DEAN WAREHAM

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £12 adv

    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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    DEAN WAREHAM

    On March 10 Dean Wareham releases his first ever solo album via Double Feature and Sonic Cathedral. Titled Dean Wareham, it features 9 songs produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), recorded at James’ house in Louisville, Kentucky. James also contributes keyboards, electric guitars and backing vocals. Over 18's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, May 24th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Dorey The Wise, Something Red, Oktoba and Calum Taylor. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Diaz, Morning Smoke, Animal House and Anderson James Bell. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • NICK OLIVERI

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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    NICK OLIVERI

    We're excited to be bringing Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age legend Nick Oliveri to The Prince Albert for a solo acoustic show. In 1987 Nick Oliveri along with Josh Homme, Chris Cockrell, Brant Bjork, and John Garcia played their first show under the name Katzenjammer. Oliveri was rhythm guitarist with the group for a couple of gigs before forming his own outfit, which became 'Kyuss' - a now iconic stoner rock band whom he made two albums with before departing to pursue other projects. One of these projects was another acclaimed outfit, Mondo Genorator, a band he's still an active member of today. With Mondo Generator Oliveri played shows with Queens Of The Stone Age and was invited to join them. He then played in the hugely successful group during the tour of their self-titled debut album and recorded 'Rated R' with QOTSA too. He's such a big name in the rock world that to list his achievements in a bio would take too long a time. His new album 'Leave Me Alone', due later in the year, is set to be one of his best yet. Over 18's only.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 adv

    Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Wild Rivers, Little Fears, Aelius and Husband Material. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • GEORGE EZRA

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £12.50 adv

    Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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    GEORGE EZRA

    George Ezra today announces a major UK tour for June 2014, starting with two shows in Bristol on 4 & 5 June and culminating in his biggest headline show to date at London’s Electric Ballroom on 18 June. Tickets are available for pre-sale via georgeezra.com now. Ezra is on the final leg of his first major headline UK tour, of which all 22 UK shows are sold out. Ezra will release his stunning second set, the Cassy O’ EP, digitally on 16 March via Columbia Records with a 2x7-inch for Record Store Day. The EP is led by its magnificent title track, the video for which is online now. Ezra’s breakthrough debut, the Did You Hear The Rain? EP was released late last year. Led by its title track and radio favourite Budapest, it peaked at #6 on the iTunes Album Chart and propelled its author into the top five of the BBC Sound of 2014, as well as onto Ones to Watch lists from the likes of Vevo, Xfm, iTunes & MTV. Over 14's welcome. Support from Dancing Years and Port Isla.

  • BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £15 adv

    Saturday, June 28th, 2014

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    BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE *SOLD OUT!*

    Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock & roll, the Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, CA, in 1990. Some 40 different members passed through the group's ranks over the next half-decade, but their focal point always remained singer/guitarist Anton Newcombe, along with other musicians recorded the Massacre's 1995 shoegazer-influenced debut LP, Methodrone. Now in 2014 , The Brian Jonestown Massacre release ‘Revelation’ to be released on the 5th May will be supported by dates in Austin TX headlining The Austin Psych Fest and additional dates on the west coast. An extensive tour of mainland Europe to include the bands first ever dates in Warsaw, Prague and Athens is also to support their 14th full length album ‘Revelation’ which will be released on 5th May worldwide. This album has original and long time member Ricky Maymi along with other musicians recording with Anton on this new album. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE DANDY WARHOLS

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Monday, July 7th, 2014

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    THE DANDY WARHOLS

    We are delighted to announce the American psych-rock band that have released a string of great albums over the past 20 years will play Concorde 2! Support from Dark Horses. Over 14's welcome.

  • HIGH TYDE

    Bermuda Triangle, 7pm, £5 adv

    Friday, July 18th, 2014

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    HIGH TYDE

    "Brighton based band High Tyde arrive with an infectious sound filled with uplifting vibes and great energy. The young and passionate Indie-Tropica four-piece have been named as one of THE bands to watch by BBC Introducing and have recently sold out headline shows at Brighton The Haunt and Leeds Cockpit and are on set for a lot more this 2014". 'Band to watch!' - BBC Introducing. 'High Tyde are going from strength to strength' - Artrocker. 'Chirpy, infectious little numbers and we were pretty darned shocked to find out that the boys were at college!' - Unsigned Guide Spotlight Blog. 'This young band have a very bright future ahead of them' - Lippy Magazine. Over 14's welcome.

  • ANDREW W.K.

    The Haunt, 7pm, £15 adv

    Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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    “Andrew W.K. has announced a run of very special UK and European solo tour dates for July, 2014. The dates will be the first time Andrew will invite audiences in this part of the world to party with him up-close-and-personal in rare and intimate high-energy club settings. With his high-powered keyboard, pounding drum machine, and mega microphone, Andrew will play songs from all his albums in his traditional full-blast rock ‘n’ roll style. It's your chance to sing-along and rage with The Party God himself, in a no-holds-barred setting designed for maximum fun. Commenting on the upcoming shows, Andrew says, "I'm truly excited and terrified of what will happen at these shows. I've selected very hot and tight venues we might not normally play, because this tour is designed for maximum chaos, so we can all be in close proximity to the party abyss!” Over 14's welcome.

  • MACHINE HEAD *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £25 adv

    Monday, August 4th, 2014

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    MACHINE HEAD *SOLD OUT!*

    Over 14's welcome.

  • CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

    The Haunt, 7pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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    CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

    Catfish And The Bottlemen are the hotly-tipped English kids hailing from Wales, who signed to Communion Records (Deap Valley, Michael Kiwanuka) in Spring of last year. Their deal followed a (characteristically) frenetic period which saw them play in excess of 150 gigs during 18 months to hone their live set, which invariably sees frontman Van McCann climbing the walls and playing guitar as though his life depended on it, whilst fans crowd surf and sing every word. An enviably super-charged start out of the blocks saw their debut single release for Communion, ‘Homesick’ emerge as Zane Lowe’s Next Hype pick on Radio 1, with Lowe’s support then developing to a Hottest Record in The World for summer’s follow up single ‘Rango’ (plus the #36 spot in Lowe’s Hottest Records of The Year), and an In New Music We Trust Playlist for their third release ‘Pacifier’ by the end of the year. 2013’s burgeoning sense of witnessing a new band fast on the rise resonated across Press, gathering pace in tandem with Catfish’s compulsive touring schedule and reputation for thrilling live performances. A sold out London headline show prompted the NME to cite Catfish as “like The Walkmen’s The Rat realised as a full band”, whilst a slot this year at the top of Club NME’s bill moved The Independent to note their ability to “look back to early 2000’s indie and embrace it- jolting it into a tight, passionate sound which is fast winning them fans”. Q Magazine assured readers that “anything but anonymity beckons” for Catfish, and elsewhere Press praise soon extended far beyond music titles, with Style tips for Catfish filtering in from the likes of Esquire and IDOL Magazine, with The Sun, Sunday Times Culture & Evening Standard laterally spearheading the support from national daily titles. Highly-contested slots on this January’s Radio 1 Future Festival bill (alongside the likes of Sampha, Royal Blood and Sam Smith) and the Reading/Leeds Festival BBC Introducing Stage (with Thumpers and JAWS) last summer have taken Catfish far from their unremarkable beginnings, though frontman Van McCann’s own story begins far removed from the small-town ennui which originally drove Catfish to leave their hometown of Llandudo, North Wales. As the only child of free-minded Liverpudlian parents, Van spent most of his early years travelling around Australia by car, in between fleeting visits back to the UK; “My parents are the people who would just pack up their things at the drop of a hat, plonk me in the back of the car and take me with them.” A test tube baby (his mother having been injured in a car crash when she was young) who struggles to easily recall his birthplace - “Where was I born? Cheshire? Cheshire.”- McCann’s itinerant background is aptly reflected in the widespread and fiercely loyal UK fanbase that Catfish and The Bottlemen have acquired through tireless touring. Tickets on sale Friday 25th April. Over 14's welcome.

  • AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: DAY 1

    Concorde 2, 3pm, £35 weekend ticket

    Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

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    The Wedding Present play 'Watusi'. With The Membranes, Cinerama and others. Over 14's welcome.

  • AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: DAY 2

    Concorde 2, 3pm, £35 weekend ticket

    Sunday, August 24th, 2014

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    The Wedding Present play 'Mini'. With Art Brut, Emma Pollock, Cinerama and others. Over 14's welcome.

  • STEPHEN MALKMUS

    The Old Market, 7.30pm, £17.50 adv

    Monday, August 25th, 2014

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    New album called Wig Out at Jagbags. Jagbags is a great word. A smeared aspersion, not profanity, but derived from one….watered down for the airwaves, or the assembly line. To Wig out—we’ve all been there. We ARE there, at least I Am. And the “I” on a record is speaking for/as/to you, so if you’re wigging out, go no further, dear reader… (and then there is Dag Nasty, which I won’t bother justifying, just a first flourish of the unstoppable need to name drop). Produced by the band and Remko Schouten, the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame, and owner of IJland studio in east Amsterdam. I don’t know where to start… again. This record is inspired by Cologne Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas. Imagine Weezer / Chili Peppers. Slc, Alps, UVA in the late 80’s, NYRB, Aroma, Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townsend , Pavement, the Joggers, The NBA, home life in the 2013’s… We (Remko) found a studio over in the Ardennes with a “farmhouse vibe.” It was isolated, rural Belgium…near Luxembourg, the cradle of morbid Tax relief. It went very well cuz the band is quite good…We were (are?) pretty psyched with the result. I’ve spent the last couple of years in Berlin. Berlin, while very hip and in some ways the “centre” of Europe, is still isolated. At least if you are an American Dad. Pretty amazing place as you probably already know, and so easy to disappear into. Perhaps any “big” city has this quality—but a new one (too me), where they speak German (mostly)….well, you can almost cease to exist. Which, is of course, a liberating fantasy. But after two years there, we were starting to exist. It was like an average birth, without pain. O worked the lyrics / chords out on a computer on someone else’s table in someone else’s apartment. And this is what you get: Projected imaginings of rock and roll from the freezing north, rendered by West Coast stalwarts and a Dutch Uncle. And we feel compelled to share it with you. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale Thursday 17th April.

  • THE MOONS

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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    Tickets on sale Wednesday 23rd April. Over 18's only.

  • VANCE JOY *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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    Following the amazing surge of his Top 10 breakthrough hit Riptide, Vance Joy is very proud to announce a brand new UK headline tour, playing a string of dates across the country. A permanent fixture on the Radio 1 A List this year, along with regular plays on Radio 2, XFM & Absolute, Riptide has climbed to #10 in the UK chart this week. Having previously been Fearne Cotton’s ‘Song Of 2013’, it is now the breakthrough hit of 2014! Not just a hit in the UK, Riptide has also just been voted #1 Triple J’s Hottest 100 for 2013 in his native Australia, beating Lorde’s ‘Royals’ & Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ to the number 1 spot, proving this really is a worldwide smash. Over 14's welcome.

  • DRAGONFORCE

    The Haunt, 7pm, £16 adv

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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    UK Metal titans DRAGONFORCE are nearing completion of their sixth studio album entitled 'Maximum Overload'. Produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden, the new opus will be the band’s first ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom. Maximum Overload will be the band’s debut album for new label Ear Music, part of the German Edel music group, who will release the album in the UK on August 18th. Over 14's welcome.

  • BLACK SUBMARINE

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £18 adv

    Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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    Black Submarine feature Nick McCabe and Simon Jones from The Verve. Tickets on sale Friday 25th April. Over 14's welcome.

  • OFF!

    The Haunt, 7pm, £12 adv

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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    Over the past four years, OFF! have proven to be more than just a band. They also raise a series of challenging questions. After four decades of heavy use, does punk rock still have any life left in it? Do Keith Morris and his gang of grown-ass punk heroes still have the goods? They’ve answered their own questions with a resounding yes through a packed itinerary of shows and a handful of recordings that are among the rawest musical experiences of the new decade. Combining reckless improvisational energy with the combined skills of four deadly sharp musicians, OFF! have dug down through a decades’ worth of accumulated stylistic garbage, and rediscovered the stripped down core of noise, speed, and rock & roll that punk seemed to have lost forever. Their third full-length studio recording, Wasted Years, is the most direct and unprocessed embodiment of OFF!’s mission yet. Recorded in their practice space, live to 8-track 1/2" tape--with the barest minimum of rehearsal beforehand and enough mic bleed to make punching in over rough spots afterward an impossibility--the album captures the group (Morris, guitarist Dimitri Coats, bassist Steven McDonald, and drummer Mario Rubalcaba) in the spontaneous act of bringing its 16 songs to frenzied life. Listening to it is like jumping into the middle of one of the most chaotic and electrifying creative musical environments on Earth, where Cuban rhythms and Sabbath riffs collide with the energy of a California circle pit. Searingly loud, frantically paced, and best taken in a single 23-minute dose, Wasted Years is a sonic cinder block, a clenched fist raised in the face of rock & roll refinement. If you had any questions about the state of punk in 2014, this is your answer. Over 14's welcome. Support from Cerebral Ballzy.

  • BILLY LOCKETT

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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    Northampton-based singer-songwriter Billy Lockett’s star continues to rise at a dizzying rate. Having been championed by Radio 1 for his most recent song ‘Pathways’ – which was played across all the daytime shows including Greg James, for whom he re-recorded ‘Pathways’ as a show jingle – Billy’s debut UK headline tour in March then completely sold out! Not bad for an artist still to sign a deal… Billy has recently been out supporting Brit Award-nominated songstress Birdy in Europe. He spent three weeks on tour with her showcasing his stunning live set to audiences and winning fans across the continent, and on the back of that has recorded a batch of new tracks that will feature on his forthcoming third EP, which is being produced by Andy Green (Keane, The Feeling, Paolo Nutini). Scheduled for release in the summer, the new EP further develops Billy’s sound and demonstrates an artist growing with every release. A stunning collection of songs, that will be supported by 21 live headline dates in the autumn and festival appearances, it’s sure to catapult Billy Lockett even further into public consciousness as one of the brightest stars of 2014. Over 14's only.

  • THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £13.50 adv

    Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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    A clean slate. That's where Leeds band The Sunshine Underground found themselves after parting ways with their management and then their bass player, Daley. Any walls of expectation or stereotype built over the course of two albums had dissolved and the optimistic trio of Craig, Stu and Matt saw that the space for creativity was actually bigger than ever. "Musically, there were no limits, and it forced us to write songs in a different way" explains Craig (the band's lead singer), "We were excited by the idea of moving things around." It’s been eight years since their explosive 2006 debut Raise The Alarm - a dance-punk record described by The Guardian as “every bit as jerkily compulsive as The Rapture’s House of Jealous Lovers” - surfed the new rave wave into the UK’s wider consciousness. The cultural permeation spread even further when Sony released the album in Japan. Two sold out tours resulted in a cult following of which the quite bizarre stories include boxes of Yorkshire tea being regularly waved in the air at gigs. Four years of touring, writing and recording passed before the band released their 2010 sophomore Nobody Is Coming To Save You. Their trademark explosiveness was still evident, but this was a more rhythmic and patient affair, with tracks like ‘Here It Comes’ and ‘We’ve Always Been Your Friends’ showcasing a distinct artistry in the band’s songwriting. Another four years have passed since then, and now they return. And it’s like nothing you’ve ever heard from TSU. Over 18's only.

  • PASSENGER

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £21.50 adv

    Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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    By the start of last year, Mike Rosenberg knew his life was about to change. To what extent, he had no idea, which was probably just as well. Had someone told the Brighton-born singer/songwriter, familiar to millions as Passenger that he would top the charts in 20 countries during 2013, he might have gone out of his mind. That his bewitching, break-up ballad Let Her Go took its time to win over the world – it became a hit in mainland Europe in the autumn of 2012 and reached the Top 5 of the Billboard chart in February 2014 – allowed Passenger to process his success, get used to the size of crowds coming to see him and, crucially, continue to write and record heartbreakingly beautiful music. Whispers is Passenger’s sixth studio album. Its oldest songs date back to before the mayhem began. Although he didn’t know it when he wrote it, the title track captures the chaos in his head when Let Her Go started to snowball. Even the songs most recently written have evolved by being played live dozens of times, at shows and on streets everywhere from Amsterdam to Australia. TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 25TH.

  • BAND OF SKULLS

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £17.50 adv

    Monday, November 10th, 2014

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    Hot on the heels of the release of their critically lauded third album ‘Himalayan’, Band Of Skulls today announce their largest UK tour to date, including a headline show at the Eventim Apollo in London. Having cut their teeth touring the world with the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, The Black Keys, The Dead Weather and Muse, the band are building a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts currently in the UK today. That burgeoning reputation is set to be further cemented as they play Glastonbury and the main stage at Sonisphere. Current album ‘Himalayan’ (out now on Ignition Records) sees the rock heavyweights perfecting their craft and delivering a future classic of epic proportions. Encompassing their trademark mountainous riffs, soaring vocals and thunderous drums, Himalayan truly is an album that lives up to its title. Produced by Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Arcade Fire, Grinderman), Band Of Skulls latest album sees them cementing their place at rock’s top table. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro. Tickets on sale Thursday 17th April.

  • THE BLOCKHEADS

    Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £22.50 adv

    Saturday, November 15th, 2014

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    THE BLOCKHEADS

    Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in 1977, right up to the present day. Backing up Ian Dury’s poetic lyrics, this is the band that brought you ‘Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick’, ‘What A Waste’, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3)’, and ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’, among many others. Rarely off the road since the demise of Ian Dury in 2000, but now with Derek Hussey fronting the band, the Blockheads are still one of the most underrated British bands of all time, with a legion of fans of all ages. Their new album, ‘Same Horse Different Jockey’, was released on 23rd November 2013, which was also the 35th anniversary of the release of ‘Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick’, and continues to show both their diversity and supreme quality, as well as showcasing their uniqueness. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.