Brighton gigs

Punx Picnic all-dayer

Punx Picnic all-dayer flyer Coming up on 15th September 2012 the Brighton Punx Picnic crew return with an all-dayer raising money for Brighton Hunt Sabs at The Cowley Club from 2pm. Featuring: Headjam, Skub Zero, Dog Shite, This Ends Here, Avenge Thee and Naime, Corn on the Rob, Wobbly Rebels, Greed Force, Brain Jelly, Summerslam 88, Richie Blitz, Karl Wheeler. Come on down and enjoy some incredible punk, ska, dub, hardcore and crust bands, distro stalls and a vegan BBQ out in the garden. There's something for everyone and all the cash is going to Brighton Hunt Sabs who...
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Date: 06 Sep 2012 16:24
Author: Chris
Tags: brighton brighton gigs punk

Brighton gigs: September 2011 to January 2012

September then, as far as I remember it was warmer than the summer, and filled with amazing gigs in and out of Brighton.  Starting things off was an Brighton Anti-Fascists benefit gig at The Cowley Club headlined by China Shop Bull who were quite something.  Mashing up a bit of drum’n’bass with punk isn’t a hugely original idea, but it is one that few have done well.  These guys certainly know how to party anyway, coming up somewhere between Goldie Lookin’ Chain and Mouthwash - they even played a drum’n’bass cover of The Dead Kennedys, purists will complain, but I...
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Date: 23 Aug 2012 18:01
Author: Chris
Tags: brighton gigs good lookin' south issue 2 punk reviews

Safe Spaces at shows

If you've ever been to a Good Lookin' South gig, or before that, a Born Free? DIY gig, you may have noticed a bit of paper on the table by the door (not the one with the door tax on it, or the piles of unsold zines) with a few suggestions on how to, and how not to act.  That would be our safe space policy, or to use it's alternative name, the "Don't be a Dick" policy. It's a sad fact that we still feel it's necessary to have this notice, but unfortunately the punk scene, and...
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Date: 04 Apr 2012 20:17
Author: Chris
Tags: anti-fascism brighton gigs feminism punk

Brighton Punx Picnic benefit

Only a couple of weeks to wait until this gig, a benefit for Brighton Punx Picnic 2012, which is in turn a benefit for Brighton Anti-Fascists, Sussex Hunt Sabs and Autonomous Spaces.  Featuring Ephemeral Foetus, Husbands n Knives, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Greed Force and Matt Black and The Emulsions - it's all kicking off at The Hydrant on 13th April 2012. Admission is £3 un/minimum waged, £4 everyone else which is a recession busting 80p per band, or even less if you're skint.  Bring along a few extra pennies though, because I'll be bringing the Good Lookin' South...
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Date: 29 Mar 2012 14:17
Author: Chris
Tags: brighton brighton gigs punk

Brighton Gigs: May 2011 to August 2011

May kicked off with an Antifa benefit at The Cowley Club.  Thanks to an endless supply of Old Rosie, my memory is a little hazy, but I remember Half Boy/Half Rat being entertaining in a pretty terrible ska-punk way, and Primeval Soup being as good as always with their Culture Shock inspired anarcho-ska. A week or so later saw the inaugural Punk n Pasta night at The Hydrant.  Delicious free pasta and a punk show seems like a winning combination - I Saved Latin bored me senseless with their droney self-absorbed emo sound, but 95-C from France picked things up, sounding...
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Date: 01 Sep 2011 06:00
Author: Chris
Tags: brighton gigs issue 1 punk reviews