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From The Jam
From The Jam It has been many a year since I last saw The Jam, in fact I was on their road crew in Edinburgh when they played a small venue called Clouds in July back in 1977! All Around The World was the single out at that time. Told […]

Review: Hot and Sticky with From The Jam


Sex Pissed Dolls
You better believe it! Punk is still alive and kicking and that night it had even more with long hair, lipstick, ripped fishnets and a bucket load of attitude! The Haunt: Brighton 19/10/2016 “The performance and energy you witness at a Sex Pissed Dolls gig has to be seen to […]

Review: Sex Pissed Dolls – Anarchy in Brighton


Glen Matlock
Glen Matlock This was set to be a special evening, an evening with Glen Matlock. Glen Matlock has truly left his mark on the music industry throughout his career. Glen is an English musician and is probably best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the […]

Review: An evening with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock



The Ramonas arrive in Brighton. Guitars, drums and baseball bats and then turn it up to 11 at The Prince Albert in Brighton. Dirt Royal Guests of The Ramonas for this gig were the fabulous Brightons own Dirt Royal guys. Dirt Royal are: Charlie Russell: lead vocals/bass, Leon Fenton: lead […]

Review: Ramonas – Blitzkreig Bop over Brighton!


A night with Rock Royalty was promised with The Sharks. But first…. A great little venue tucked away in Lewes was the setting for what promised to be a great night out, and some top music – LIVE! Kudos to the fabulous Idle Talk who were main support of the […]

Review: Swimming with Sharks – Danger!


What better way to get a send off for summer than with the sunny sounds of Frankie Knight? I headed down to the Green Door Store on the last Tuesday in August, where Frankie was hosting an evening to promote her White Lies EP, as well as showcase some all […]

Review: Frankie Knight + Lu’Ami @ Green Door Store 30/08/16



Messy Bird
A new band erupts on Brighton. Messy Bird are Jon Thorley – Drums Christian Morris – Guitar/Vocals Daniel Seccombe – Baritone Guitar/Vocals I stayed away from you tube. I stayed away from Facebook. I wanted to see this new Brighton outfit called Messy Bird with no idea of what I […]

Review: Messy Bird – Breaking out and flying high


It was a hot sultry Saturday night in Brighton as I headed for Concorde 2. Walking past the screen on the beach showing the Wales Euro football match, I was heading for a gig rich in punk history, Angelic Upstarts, Sham 69 and Brighton’s own Dirt Royal. Into Concorde 2 […]

Review: Hurry Up Harry – Sham 69


Disclaimer: This is a guest post written by author Jim Diesel. May is upon us once again and our fair city is alive with every conceivable show under the sun as the Brighton Festival, Fringe Festival, Open Houses and The Great Escape all vie for your attention. It’s sensory overload, […]

Review: Escape To Pelirocco – 21/05/16



A cold and chilly April evening I set out with my camera etc and headed off into Brighton, destination The Haunt. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard of Shonen Knife – a Japanese, 3 female, bubblegum punk outfit. The band are definitely led by Naoko, controlling the […]

Review: A slice of Shonen Knife


While She Sleeps - live at The Haunt, Brighton.
The While She Sleeps videos on this page contain flashing lights and Rock n Roll language! There’s no doubt that While She Sleeps or WSS is a group of musicians who wish they were in the hot moshing crowd watching their own set! They did spend some time in it with […]

Review: Ssssh – While She Sleeps


Wizard Sleeve
25 March: Wizard Sleeve – single/EP launch I had been looking forward to this night since seeing Wizard Sleeve perform at The Hope and Ruin a few weeks previously. This was not going to be a straightforward night. The event was an extremely private one,  an invite only exclusive party […]

Review: Art and Noise with Wizard Sleeve