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Following the release of his seventh studio album Up On High, Vetiver is heading out to Brighton, next month. In something of a rarity, the upcoming date (part of a UK tour) will see Andy Cabic taking to the stage without the accompaniment of his backing band.

"We're from the days when a number 14 bus and a supermarket trolley got us around." Soul II Soul mainman Jazzie B remembers the lengths he and a school friend used to go to play dances with their first sound system when they were just thirteen years old.

Brighton-based musician, promoter and studio owner, Stuart Avis, recently sat down with Steve Hackett - ahead of his date at Brighton Dome - who, as one fifth of Genesis during their 1970's prime prog phase, has gone on to build himself a reputation as one of rock's leading and most innovative guitarists. 

Lemon Jelly producer Fred Deakin's The Lasters is an ambitious new solo project inspired by classic concept albums like The Who's Quadrophenia and Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds.

Originally conceived as a solo project by Siobhan Fahey, Shakespears Sister were thus born by a one-time punk turned chart-pop singer who left girl-group Bananarama in the late eighties.

Charly Bliss, the American four-piece band - who have traded their brash punk persona for a more thoughtful pop sound - make a welcome return Brighton, following a well received appearance at the city's Great Escape Festival, back in May.

Having just got off the road from supporting Pixies, The Big Moon will be heading to Brighton, early next year, in support of new album, Walking Like We Do.

Accidents, heartbreak and a career curse plagued Brighton-duo Blood Red Shoes on the road to their new LP, the appropriately and knowingly-titled, Get Tragic. 

A Brighton-based entrepreneur and musician is creating a new, lightweight grand piano in what is set to be the biggest revolution in the instrument's design for over a century.

In Daniel Rachel's book Walls Come Tumbling Down, he reports that on 5th August 1976, on stage at the Birmingham Odeon, a drunk Eric Clapton harangued an audience of 2,000 rock fans. 
Credit Gus Coral

Photographs of The Rolling Stones had been gathering dust beneath photographer Gus Coral's bed for sixty years. 
Credit Adam Harvey @ I Shoot Bands

It's all things new for the return of James Bond. New director, plot, cast, villain, title and, of course, music. 

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