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At Komedia Brighton, this May, John Robb will be discussing everything from  recently released book The Art Of Darkness - The History of Goth to his experience being the first person to interview Nirvana, his coining of the term 'Britpop' and his adventures on the post-punk frontline.
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In the late 80s Manchester briefly became Madchester, writes Beat The Clock record shop owner, Stuart Avis. Spearheading the movement were the Happy Mondays, who headlined Brighton Dome Concert Hall, on Sunday, bringing with them friendly rivals Inspiral Carpets and London's boat-missers, Stereo MCs.
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At this moment in time for Brighton-bound Another Sky, there are maybe three certainties in this life: death, taxes, and rage. White-hot rage that takes you inwards, deeper into yourself, your fears, all the hidden truths you desperately tried to keep quiet while finding yourself. 

Irish rock duo Dea Matrona will play the Hope & Ruin, Brighton, prior to the release of their debut album, For Your Sins. The announcement comes hand-in-hand with the release of brand new single, Stuck on You

Following the newly released album, Mr. Joe Jackson presents: Max Champion in 'What A Racket!' – reviving the songs of enigmatic early 20th-century English Music Hall artist Max Champion – renowned musician and producer Joe Jackson announces a Brighton date for his Two Rounds Of Racket Tour.

Barry Adamson has been creating all of his life. Brought up in Manchester's Moss Side, Adamson learnt to play the bass overnight for Magazine. When they disbanded, five albums later in 1981, his singular style was spotted by The Birthday Party, with whom he played several times. 
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Forty-five years on from their debut single, Electricity - writes Beat the Clock proprietor, Stuart Avis - OMD's trail of ups and downs to their Bauhaus Staircase, as featured last night at Brighton Dome, has been a journey where the peaks render the troughs almost negligible and forgotten. 
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Tangk is the righteous and vibrant fifth album from madcap truth-seekers, Idles, who will play The Brighton Centre, this December. 
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As Brighton-bound Pet Needs' fast-approaching third album Intermittent Fast Living creeps into view, the band share new track, Sleep When I'm Dead. Lurching through your monitors at 100mph, this life-lusting latest from the Essex punks is an invigorating clash of buzzsaw melodies and carpe diem ideologies. 
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Big Special will play Brighton's Green Door Store ahead of the release of their debut album Postindustrial Hometown Blues. The Black Country also drop their first new music of 2024, in the shape of new single Dust Off / Start Again.

Sananda Maitreya, the multi-million-selling star formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby, has announced his first UK concert in over twenty years and will perform at the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in East Sussex in July. 
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Fifty years ago, ABBA made history on stage at Brighton Dome's Concert Hall as winners of the 19th Eurovision Song Contest, as their entry, Waterloo, scored twenty-four points and catapulted the Swedish band on to worldwide fame.

Hove-bound Blancmange's story is one of two distinct chapters. In the early 80s they infused the emergent synth-pop scene with oblique lyrics, wry British humour and occasionally tabla-tinged sonics, an unlikely mix which saw them soar into the Top 10 singles chart.
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The Zutons have announced details of their first album together for sixteen years as well as the date of their show at Chalk Brighton

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