Live Reviews

Reviews of previous gigs and events from bands in Brighton & beyond.


Dan Reed Network, photo by Gili Dailes
Dan Reed Network sealed off their Europian tour supporting rock legends Extreme with a special show at The O2 Academy Brixon, London Dan Reed Network was originated in Portland, Oregon in the mid 80s, and have been active until 1993 – when they disbanded. Since their reunion in 2012, Dan […]

Review: Dan Reed Network @ The O2 Academy, Brixton


Noga Erez, photo by Gili Dailes
Following her unforgettable Great Escape show last May, Electro-Pop artist Noga Erez returned to Brighton as part of her Autumn European tour.   On arrival to The Joker’s upstairs venue, we found a small crowd gathered by the stage watching support act Moonoversun- and it looked like there would be […]

Review: Noga Erez @ The Joker


The Libertines, Photo by Gili Dailes
The Libertines signed off their Tiddeley Om Pom Pom tour with a sold out show at Brighton Centre and it seems like they never stopped An unprecedented three support acts preceded The Libertines on this wet and quintessentially English evening. Deadcuts, who have been a regular support slot for Pete […]

Review: The Libertines @ Brighton Centre



Alt-J, photo by Gili Dailes
Alt-J dazzled their Brighton following last week at The Brighton Centre, with beautiful stage lights and their unique sound We were lucky enough to be there when Alt-J played to an almost full house at The Brighton Centre last Monday, with support band Blaenavon warming up the venue with an […]

Review: Alt-J @ Brighton Centre


Freak Power Freak Power was a band founded by bassist Norman Cook (later to become known as Fatboy Slim), Ashley Slater (the trombonist with the anarchic British jazz big band Loose Tubes), and vocalist Jesse Graham, also known as “the Bass Cadet.” Their music was a mix of acid jazz […]

Freak Power: LIVE! Tune in on Brighton seafront


Gogol Bordello
Gogol Bordello has spent over a decade electrifying audiences the world over with its internationally acclaimed gypsy-punk sound. Tonight it was Brightons turn to see the band back in a show at the Brighton Dome. A touring force, the band averages 200+ shows each year in locales across the U.S., […]

Gogol Bordello brings it to Brighton



The very first Night Garden Festival took place this weekend in the beautiful Firle Park located in the South Downs. Between the sheep, the cows and the little stream- a small stage, a bar and just the right number of food trucks, bell tents and sitting areas were set for […]

Gallery: Night Garden Festival


Brighton was more colourful than usual this weekend, with Pride events taking place thgoughout the city. With estimates from the Police and council of almost 400,000 people attending the different scenes, this was by far the biggest Pride Festival Weekend Brighton has ever seen – if you look down you […]

Gallery: Brighton Pride Festival


Love Supreme Festival returned for its 5th year, turning a field on the outskirts of the sleepy village of Hobbiton Glynde into a hub of jazz, soul, funk, and disco for the weekend. Here’s our collection of highlights in photos, as captured by Gili Dailes. Read the full review here. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” […]

Gallery: Love Supreme



Love Supreme Festival returned for its 5th year, turning a field on the outskirts of the sleepy village of Hobbiton Glynde into a hub of jazz, soul, funk, and disco for the weekend. We headed down on Saturday afternoon, meandering through a sea of camping chairs and picnic rugs to see […]

Review: Love Supreme Festival 2017


On a hot and sticky night in June, Kool & the Gang take to the stage in matching sequinned shirts, with no regard for the temperature, glistening under the lights of the Brighton Dome as only a 1970’s funk band should. With an energy and enthusiasm that in no way […]

Review: Kool & the Gang @ Brighton Dome


Blackfield, a music collaborative formed by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Israeli rocker Aviv Geffen have gone on tour around Europe in support of their latest album, ‘V’. We caught Aviv & Blackfield at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on Friday and enjoyed 90 minutes of pure music escapism. […]

Review: Blackfield @ Islington Assembly Hall