Top 10 Brighton Gigs in March

Published On February 27, 2014 | By Tom Sayer | Music & Nightlife Features

March is here! We have survived the whirlwind of February and come out the other side relatively unscathed. As ever, Brighton’s thriving music scene shows no sign of relenting, again with over 200 gigs to choose from this list is becoming harder and harder to whittle down. This month’s Top 10 includes the widest range of fresh music yet from late night DJ sets, contemporary soul/funk and experimental jazz to acoustic/folk, indie-rock and rap/hip-hop/reggae fusion. Check out our picks for the month and get your tickets soon before they sell out! Happy March!

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bonoboA Tru Thoughts Party: Bonobo DJ Set

Simon Green aka Bonobo is not content with just one show when he visits Brighton so following his SOLD OUT show at The Dome, he will be playing a late night DJ set at Audio, alongside Titeknots and KLDSCP DJs. Best have an afternoon nap so you can stay up for this one as it’s sure to go on until the early hours.

Mon 3rd Mar – Audio
11:00pm – £10

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Paper AeroplanesDHP Presents: Paper Aeroplanes

Dream-folk duet Paper Aeroplanes from West Wales are rounding off their UK tour in the beautiful south of England. Their music is light and carries well in the wind, as their name might suggest. I caught them a couple of years back and am looking forward to hearing their new material live. Their new album Little Letters is out now. Cousin Jac is supporting on the whole tour with top piano driven tunes.

Weds 5th Mar – Green Door Store
7:00pm – 
£8.50

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The+JezabelsOne Inch Badge Presents: The Jezabels

Australian quartet The Jezabels return to Brighton, fresh off the success of their debut album with their eagerly anticipated second record, The Brink. Mixing pop, indie and dance forms a silky smooth dessert with more layers than a trifle tiered wedding cake. Support from the Isle of Wight brothers, Champs.

Thurs 6th Mar – Concorde II
7:30pm – 
£10

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jetgloBrighton Rocks Presents: Jetglo

These four lads from different hometowns met in Brighton and by the remains of the West Pier (figuratively) formed Jetglo, with an instantly catchy pop-indie sound and a healthy dose of rock influences thrown into the mix too. Melody and harmony come very easily to them so why not join them and three other great supports for just £4!

Fri 7th Mar – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
7:00pm – £4

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Reverend-And-The-MakersLout Presents: Reverend and the Makers

A lot has happened since ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’ was released back in 2007, but the tune is still an absolute belter! Meanwhile, several albums later, the band are on tour again promoting their latest record, Thirty Two, which has lost none of the electro-indie buzz of their debut.

Tue 11th Mar – Concorde II
7:30pm – £13.50

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SCSR square 160x160South Coast Soul Revue

An 8-piece soul group with 2 singers and a full brass section blasting out some classic and contemporary soul and funk tracks. What more is there to say other than dress up in your finest wares and enjoy this blast from the past with a sneak peak at the future too. It will be a night to remember!

Sat 15th Mar – The Brunswick
8pm – £8

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young-knivesMelting Vinyl Presents: Young Knives

Leicestershire indie rock trio Young Knives return to Brighton following the release of their latest album, Sick Octave last November.The new record combines elements of punk, prominent basslines and a noisier production, sure to raise the roof of the Haunt so high that it will cover the whole of Pool Valley.

Thur 20th Mar – The Haunt
7:00pm – £8

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alasdair robertsLove Thy Neighbour Presents: Alasdair Roberts + Tom Pitts +Chalk

Glaswegian singer/finger-style guitarist Alasdair Roberts has been pioneering folk for years, since the split of his former band Appendix Out back in 2001. As MOJO says: “To describe Alasdair Roberts as a singer-songwriter is akin to saying Stephen Hawking is quite interested in physics.” A Wonder Working Stone is out now.

Sat 22nd Mar – The Hope
8:00pm – £10

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polar bearMelting Vinyl Presents: Polar Bear

Experimental jazz isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But if you want to open your ears up, this band in their tenth year, listed in Jazzwise Magazine’s100 Jazz Albums That Rules The world”, are a great place to start. A regular on the jazz festival scene, they are due to perform at Love Supreme this July.

Wed 26th Mar – Komedia
8:00pm 
- £15

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half crownCable Club Presents: Half Crown

With a list of influences to rival most small record shops, Half Crown are far from your typical 5-piece indie band. They recently won the Best Unsigned Band of 2013 Award from S&M, showing that they clearly have something special. Having seen them play from open mics to The Dome, I know that they will be fantastic in the intimate Prince Albert.

Fri 28th March – The Prince Albert
8:00pm – £5

About The Writer

Tom Sayer is a Music and Creative Writing graduate from Bangor University, born and raised in Hove. After completing an MA in Composition for Film he returned to his hometown and dived back into the local music scene, seeking out the best and freshest music to write about for welovebrighton. Tom's musical interests range from Acoustic and Indie to Film Music and Jazz and he hopes to one day write for a music magazine, so feel free to send in your job offers!