Top 10 Brighton gigs in August

Published On July 23, 2013 | By We Love Brighton | Music & Nightlife Features

Band of Skulls

Southampton’s finest home grown rockers, Band of Skulls, are performing at Brighton and Hove’s TOM The Old Market as a warm up gig for Standon Calling. This intimate venue is the ideal setting to see them live. SOLD OUT
// Band Of Skulls will be supported by: The Wytches

The Old Market, 11A Upper Market St, Brighton, East Sussex BN3 1AS
Fri 2



One Inch Badge Presents Cold Cave CANCELLED

Cold Cave is the electronic music of acclaimed musician, writer and artist Wesley Eisold. Beginning in 2007, Cold Cave has become a name synonymous with the contemporary resurgence of Darkwave and Synth Pop sub-genres, propelling Cold Cave to perform at world class museums The Getty and the Guggenheim, as well as performances with legends Sonic Youth, The Jesus and Mary Chain, among others. The sound has spanned from experimental industrial noise to post-punk to rock’n’roll influenced electronic music. £8

Green Door Store, Trafalgar Arches, Lower Goods Yard Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ
Tue 6



Patti Smith and Tony Shanahan

Melting Vinyl are thrilled to announce An Evening Of Words And Music with legendary songwriter, musician, poet and mother of punk Patti Smith accompanied by band member Tony Shanahan at the beautiful St George’s Church this August! Patti Smith is a writer, artist and performer, and was part of a highly influential New York City movement that went on to influence punk, with her 1975 debut album Horses. She has recorded 10 albums and written five books, and her artwork has been exhibited worldwide.

St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1ED
Fri 9


Black Uhuru

Founded in the late 70s, Black Uhuru is one of the most popular reggae acts ever and the first one to win a Grammy. Widely known for their truly enigmatic live shows, the band were the most successful act from Jamaica besides Bob Marley and had an enormous cross-over success during the early to mid 80s, mainly because of two facts: first; the fantastic rhythm section – consisting of the ever present drum & bass twins Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, who were actually a part of Black Uhuru during their most successful period, and second; their sound was different – more accessible to Rock fans with uncompromising lyrics and their militant appearance. £17.50

Concorde 2, Madeira Shelter Hall Madeira Dr, Brighton, BN2 1EN
Tue 13


Moon Duo

Starting life as a side project for Ripley Johnsons psychedelic drone machine Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo was a vehicle for Johnson and his partner Sanae Yamada to explore the grittier end of the endlessly repetitive space rock spectrum. But with a handful of EP’s and an acclaimed album, ‘Mazes’ behind them the pair now seem to have the edge on their wooden mothershjip. Like its predecessor, the title of ‘Circles’ gives you some idea of the territory we’re in here. Lost in the badlands without a map, Moon Duo’s desert rock takes a wrong turn and ends up on the Greyhound to NYC, where Silver Apples lend them an oscillator and Suicide provide the beat with a pawn shop drum machine. £10

The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1NJ
Tue 20


Thurston Moore & Dylan Nyoukis

Thurston Moore is an American musician best known as a singer and guitarist for Sonic Youth. In addition to his work with Sonic Youth, Moore has also released albums as a solo artist, one under the moniker David Adelmen, including 1995’s “Psychic Hearts”. He has collaborated with scores of artists, including My Cat is an Alien, DJ Spooky, Nels Cline, William Hooker, Christian Marclay, Loren Mazzacane Connors, R.E.M. and Cock E.S.P. £8

The Blind Tiger, 52-54 Grand Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9QA
Wed 21


Martha Wainwright

New York-born, Montreal-raised singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright is a powerful, deeply original talent. Blessed with a hugely expressive voice and captivating stage presence, Martha has matured artistically before the world’s eyes and ears. She took the first step in her own recording career in 1998 when she contributed her song “Year of the Dragon” to her mother and aunt’s album The McGarrigle Hour. The same year she started singing back-up for her brother both live and on record. £17.50

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UN
Thu 22


Lout & Be Nothing Present: Ducktails

The ten songs on The Flower Lane move across a range of expressive pop songs that are bright and expansive, but venture even further with forays into saxophone leads, synth lines and piano accompaniment that would have been at home on the early records of sophisticated guitar pop icons such as Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout. £8

The Hope, 11 Queens Road Brighton BN1 3WA
Sun 25


The Be Good Tanyas

The Be Good Tanyas— Frazey Ford, Trish Klein and Samantha Parton—formed in Vancouver in 1999, and captured the hearts of fans and critics alike for their unique mixture of deep country, early American folk, old-time blues and gospel. Their gorgeous instrumentation, combined with stunning vocals and seamless harmonies create music that is warm, honest and captivating. £20 / £23

St. Georges Church, St George’s Road, Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1ED
Wed 28


Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist.His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships. He’s one of the most fascinating and enigmatic — if not the most successful — singer/songwriters of the late ’60s. £84.75 – £375

Brighton Centre, King’s Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2GR
Wed 28


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