Archive for Brighton

The Wailers

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The ultimate purveyors of Jamaican history bring their roots rock reggae and one love to town. The Wailers epitomise Jamaican roots and culture, with the sound that sold Bob Marley and his music around the world.

Familyman on bass continues to be the main axis of the Wailers, bringing roots authenticity to the Wailers unstoppable live show.

The Wailers website here

Support Samsara

Thursday 19 August
Concorde 2, £19.50 + booking fee, doors 7pm

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John Grant (The Czars)

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

John Grant, former singer/songwriter with Bella Union cult favourites The Czars, returns with an extraordinary debut solo album made with Midlake. Queen of Denmark “has it all… framed within some of the finest songs you’ll hear in this or any other year.”

“only a rare alchemy of small-town depression, dramatic flair, romance, bitterness, self-loathing and showmanship could have created this, his extraordinary first solo album.” WORD

“one of the most deeply satisfying debut albums of recent times.” Garry Mulholland, BBC

John Grant album ‘Queen Of Denmark’ available now


Wednesday 21 July
Komedia, £10 adv, doors 7.30pm

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Robin Trower

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Trower Power is back as one of the finest guitarists in rock n’ roll history returns to the European live circuit. The highly influential English rock guitarist Robin Trower was considered by music press of the day as the ‘White Hendrix’, initially gaining success with Procol Harum during the 1960s, Trower went to form his own power trio and has been wowing fans ever since.

Trowerpower website here

Support from Jon Amor

Sunday 26 September
Komedia, £16 adv, doors 7.30pm

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Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Dreadzone features ex-Big Audio Dynamite members Greg Dread and Leo Williams plus legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16, the unmistakable MC Spee, Chris Compton on guitar with Chris Oldfield taking care of the laptop and DJ side of the live setup.

The band fuse technology with human rhythms colliding dub bass with dance beats, live guitar and bubbling electronics, all united by energetic MCing and sweet reggae vocals. The band have released six artist albums to date, one of which was cited by John Peel as one of his top ten of all time, toured their inimitable live show the world over and even found time to squeeze in a top 20 hit in the form of Little Britain. Their latest studio album – Eye On The Horizon – is out on 26th April!

A welcome return for the defenders of bass! Dreadzone are back with their new album ‘Eye on the Horizon’ and as usual they draw fast and shoot straight to the heart of the matter: music to move your mind and your feet.” Don Letts, Culture Clash Radio, BBC 6 Music

Friday 4 June
Komedia, £14 adv, doors 7.30pm

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The Smiths Indeed

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Recapture the magic of The Smiths live with the UKs leading tribute celebrating the 25th anniversary of Meat is Murder by playing the whole album, followed by a greatest hits set.

Since forming in Liverpool in 2005 The Smiths Indeed have built up a formidable reputation for a thrilling live show – expect gladioli, shirt-twirling and all your favourite Smiths classics.

Plus DJs from Brighton’s legendary Morrissey and The Smiths theme night, November Spawned a Mozzer

Friday 30 April
Komedia, £10 advance, doors 8pm

Show of Hands

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double winners Show of Hands – England’s finest roots duo – make a stand in Brighton on their Standing Room Only II tour of the UK.

Singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi instrumentalist Phil Beer won both the Best Duo title and Best Original Song at the Awards -the latter for the topical title track of their acclaimed new studio album Arrogance Ignorance and Greed, about bankers and bonuses!

The triple Albert Hall sell-out band who have headlined at festivals from WOMAD to Glastonbury are ready to perform from their rich repertoire of original songs. They will be accompanied by striking double bass player and vocalist Miranda Sykes while special guest will be rising indy folk star Ruarri Joseph who has been described as a British Jack Johnson.

“This is a band performing at its passionate peak” The Independent

Support Ruarri Joseph

Wednesday 28 April
Komedia, £14, doors 7.30pm