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It is unusual to find Joni Mitchell's River alongside Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, but that’s exactly what happens on Katie Melua's latest record, In Winter.

by: Mike Cobley
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Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie.  

Described by the BBC as a 'spookily young Brighton trio with killer melodies and an Arctic Monkeys rasp', The RPMs have plenty to celebrate as they follow the release of their debut EP Digital Disobedience with a coveted support slot on the Buzzcocks 40th anniversary show in Brighton.

Bringing their spectral indie pop to The Green Door Store, this Autumn, Gengahr's Brighton date is just one of a slew of intimate UK shows.

It can not be underestimated how much of a legend Jean-Michel Jarre is in the world ofelectronic music. 

Twenty-five years after the release of their biggest album, Stars, Simply Red are on tour celebrating the twelve-time certified platinum album.

David Brent is the character created and made world famous by Ricky Gervais as part of his ground breaking, award winning BBC2 comedy The Office.

Almost half-a-century after a young and emerging Jimi Hendrix performed at the Brighton Dome,  the world's biggest selling classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, who was born in Hove, performs the music of his hero at the same venue.

A new music video by a Brighton band highlights the decline in bee population, the causes of this and what the general public can do to help. 

Being an iconic band is all about chemistry. Be they the Beatles, Small Faces, the Who, the Jam or the Stranglers. It's the mix of the individuals that makes the perfect whole.

Bobby Gillespie didn't think he'd make it to thirty, yet here he is at the age of fifty-four on the cusp of releasing new single Feeling Like A Demon Again, and paying a visit to Brighton to support Primal Scream's critically acclaimed new album, Chaosmosis.

American experimental rock band Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with three critically acclaimed albums, beginning with My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (2010).

They were the overnight success that was almost 40 years in the making.The Very Reverend Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan and David Delargy – collectively known as The Priests – were catapulted to fame when they signed a major recording deal in 2008. Number one hits, a rumoured duet with Lady Gaga and interest from Australia, the USA and Europe followed.
Suede @ Together The People Brighton

Over the weekend of 3rd and 4th of September, Brighton's beautiful Preston Park was the place to be. Boasting an incredible selection of music, stalls, food and fun; the second annual independent Together The People festival was a complete and utter delight.

On paper, performing the seminal Beach Boys album Pet Sounds live seems like an impossible task. One of the most complex pieces of work in the history of pop music, the album was recorded with over fifty of the most experienced session musicians of the era, known collectively as the 'Wrecking Crew'. 

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