Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brighton Festival Line Up Announced

The line up for the 2011 Brighton Festival is here.  DJ Shadow, John Cale, Sufjan Stevens and a live soundtrack look like the most interesting music items.  Certainly not as avant garde as last years.

The Festival Fringe line up is here.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Brighton Documentary Film Festival 2011

This Thursday to Sunday (24th to 27th Feb) sees the Brighton Documentary Film Festival take place.  Over the four days and spread across several venues it hosts panels and screenings all of interest to those with an interest in factual films.  .  

Friday, February 18, 2011

Great Escape 2011

It is that time of year again.  The 12th to 14th May sees the Great Escape festival hit Brighton.  The line up looks like this
KATY B MAX RICHTER ALELA DIANE MARNIE STERN THE JOY FORMIDABLE WARPAINT BROTHER HAUSCHKA TWIN SHADOW VILLAGERS TROPHY WIFE DUSTIN O'HALLORAN SMOKE FAIRIES LITTLE DRAGON DUTCH UNCLES MATTHEW AND THE ATLAS BEN HOWARD MARCUS FOSTER PVT BECOMING REAL D/R/U/G/S HEATHERS THE WAVE PICTURES GHOSTPOET PAPER CROWS SBTRKT SPARK THE HEARTBREAKS TRIBES BIG DEAL NEDRY THE SOFT MOON WORRIEDABOUTSATAN MARQUES TOLIVER TEETH VISIONS OF TREES LUCY SWANN THE HOLIDAYS TRIPWIRES WORSHIP BONJAY BRASSTRONAUT SAID THE WHALE SEAMS SEEKAE TEAM ME THE BONFIRES THE JEZABELS DAN PARSONS DEEP SEA ARCADE DZ DEATHRAYS GABLE NLF3 THE MOUNTAINS & THE TREES WINTER GLOVES WOODHANDS
and a special show by the
FRIENDLY FIRES

and as usuaI have only heard of about five of the bands.  If you get in quick you can buy the 3 day Early Bird ticket for £45.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Electrelane to Reform

Rumour has it that Electrelane, Brighton's best girlie rock group are to reform after a couple of years off. I saw them a few times and would be interested to see what they sound like now.  Originally they were a bit of a Stereolab tribute act but the last couple of albums saw the band breaking out in some interesting directions.  News of Brighton dates soon.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Brighton Festival Guest Director Announced

In a rather bizarre coup, the Brighton Festival has bagged Aung San Suu Kyi as the Guest Director for 2011.
Aung San Suu Kyi has fought passionately for over two decades for democracy and human rights in Burma and taken to the heart of this year’s Brighton Festival is her plea ‘use your liberty to promote ours’, with artists, both local and international, presenting a powerful and wide-ranging programme.
The full line up for the festival is announced on the 23rd Feb.  

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wet Sounds

Not Brian Wilson touring Pet Sounds again.
Spanning two months from 28th Jan 2011 - 26th March 2011, Wet Sounds installs at swimming pools at 7 UK cities. An open to the public event featuring a live sound collage by Joel Cahen which includes the deep listening gallery featuring new work by selected artists under the theme ReVerse. For more details about the 2011 gallery, artists and works click 'Listening Galleries above'.
This reaches the King Alfred Swimming Pool in Hove on Wed, 2nd March 11 between 20:00 - 22:00.