Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chris Cunningham

If you fancy a bit of an audio visual treat then pop down to the Dome on the 19th April where Chris Cunningham putting on a show. Famous for his Aphex Twin videos, Chris "presents a live multimedia AV show featuring remixed, unreleased and brand-new videos and music to create what promises to be an amazing spectacle". Support comes from BEAK> who are Geoff Barrow from Portisheads latest band.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Brighton Comedy Festival 2010

What you up to in October? Well, if you get in quick you could go to the Brighton Comedy Festival 2010. It looks like the big hitters have already got their name down. Messers Boyle and Murray are doing 2 nights each and are bound to sell out well in advance.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sound Map of London Road

As part of the Brighton Adult Learning Festival, some people are putting together a Sound Map of London Road. It sounds like they are gathering spoken word histories of London Road, Brighton and the surrounding area. As the gentrification continues it is only a matter of time before the shops and markets get bulldozed/turned into boutiques.

If you would like to contribute then I am sure they would love to hear from you.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware Talk

Not sure if it is part of the festival but on the 25 of May, Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware will be in conversation at the corn Exchange. For those unfamiliar with their work, Dan and Chris are two of the leading comic book artists/writers around at the moment. Dan is most famous for Eightball and Ghost World his comic about two teenage girls which got turned into a film with Scarlett Johansen. Chris was resposible for the Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth graphic novel.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

News From Brighton

News From Brighton is a Brighton blog that covers all the news stories out there that feature out lovely town. It covers things like News, Politics, Economy and a whole host of different subject areas.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gorillaz Play Brighton

Everyone's favourite cartoon band are preparing for a summer of touring with a warm up show at the Old Market in Hove. It takes place on the 25th March and tickets are only available to members of their fanclub. They have just released their new album Plastic Beach and while it isn't as tune packed as the previous ones, it would be nice to see them in a small venue like that.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Brighton iPhone Apps

Having succumbed to the lure of the iPhone a year ago, I have found it a very useful gadget. However it has got a lot more useful since I found the "Brighton Bus Realitme Info" app. This lets you pick a bus stop (going both ways) and see what time the next buses are due to arrive there.

There is also one called "On Brighton" which shows the gigs, clubs, comedy and events for the next seven days. Its database looks quite full and up to date.

There are also plenty of maps and guides to the town but they all cost money. The two mentioned above are both free.

There is even a Google Group out thee for Brighton iPhone Developers.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Brighton Festival Suggestions

It seems the first few (mainly free/cheap) festival shows have started selling out already. Of the main programme, here are my suggestions.
Koyaanisqatsi. Great film and here you have the chance to see Phillip Glass conducting his own work.
This Is Pure Scenius. This is probably the "experimental" music hi-light of the festival. Eno, the Necks and the bloke form Underworld jamming through three sets over the course of a day.
dreamthinkspeak: Before I Sleep. A sequel to Chekhov's Cherry Orchard and enacted in the old Co-Op building on London Road.
Seeing Things (A One-on-one-Experience). Your entrance fee buys you five "one on one" performances. That's shows where there is one actor and one audience member (you).
Marine Parade. Going on in a Brighton bed and breakfast. Featuring songs by the American Music Club's Mark Eitzel