Sally Ann Oakenfold, Hope and Ruin: “We all need each other now more than ever”

This Saturday four of Brighton’s best punk bands will be bringing a little bit of The Hope and Ruin onto The Dome’s famous stage. We spoke to Sally Ann Oakenfold, The Hope’s creative director – and key force behind creating Live is Alive – about the event, the strength of the music community and the intangible wonders of live music. Are you excited for your … Continue reading Sally Ann Oakenfold, Hope and Ruin: “We all need each other now more than ever”

Ditz: “Playing live is the heart of the band”

Brighton-based noise-rock mavericks, Ditz, had big plans for 2020. A rapidly-growing fan base, summer festivals and a massive support slot with Idles meant the year look to be a good one. Unfortunately Covid put a considerable spanner in the works, but that didn’t stop Ditz – An EP under their belt, new tracks written and now a return to the stage for Live is Alive, … Continue reading Ditz: “Playing live is the heart of the band”

Libra Libra: “With art people just keep going and I think that is the beauty of it.”

Brighton is a wonderful metling pot of people, art and culture, comments Beth from garage-punk visionaries Libra Libra. We caught up with the band ahead of their first show in six months, this Saturday’s Live is Alive showcase. How is the band approaching Live is Alive? It must seem odd having such a gap between playing shows! We’re very excited to be playing live again … Continue reading Libra Libra: “With art people just keep going and I think that is the beauty of it.”

Vegan cafe Really Good Juice opens in Hove

A new vegan cafe, Really Good Juice, has opened on Western Road, bringing the best coffee, food and you guessed it, juice to the sometimes-sunny streets of Hove. Really Good Juice, the cafe-centric sister of summer’s biggest vegan hit, Really Happy Chicken has opened on Western Road, just off of Brunswick Square. Bringing “Coffee, juice and really good feels” the brand new venture is 100 … Continue reading Vegan cafe Really Good Juice opens in Hove

Komedia: “Live performance is part of the very fabric of our community”

Header image by Indy Brewer // Instagram: Indyebrewer // Site: http://www.indybrewer.com Komedia is one of Brighton’s most iconic venues. Situated in the very heart of the city, it has held host to countless bands, comedians, film events and club nights within its storied walls. Ahead of Live is Alive, we spoke to Komedia’s Lex Hollingworth about working with other venues to create the event, the … Continue reading Komedia: “Live performance is part of the very fabric of our community”

How do you see colour? Open now at Jubilee Library, online

How do you see colour?, a photographic exhibition exploring the experiences of some of the black and POC communities in Brighton and London is open now at the Jubilee Library and online. Presented by PhotoVoice and the Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) How do you see colour? showcases the work of five photographers: Koffi Nguessan, Jade Hylton, Diensen Pamben, Crystal Alleyne and Deshe M Gully. … Continue reading How do you see colour? Open now at Jubilee Library, online

Dead Slow Tattoo and Jimi’s Barbershop teaming up for spooky Halloween stream showcase

Two of the spookiest businesses on the block, Dead Slow Tattoo Co and Jimi’s Barbershop are teaming up to raise a Halloween stream spectacular from the dead. The live music event will be broadcast straight from the Dead Slow crypt (downstairs) and will feature the city’s most mysterious synth punks Top Left Club. The Halloween spooktacular was announced via a cryptic post which read: “Missing … Continue reading Dead Slow Tattoo and Jimi’s Barbershop teaming up for spooky Halloween stream showcase

Titus Bramble Championship GW5: The Draft Who Loved Me

Remember Draft? Remember how good life was before the fun-vacuum of the international break rolled in and fucked everything up? It often seems incomprehensible that we ever felt happy, that we ever woke up on a Saturday with a heart full of hope, a Skybet account full of cash, and stomach ready to be full of lager. Lo, Christian soldiers rejoice! Cry Hallelujah for Draft … Continue reading Titus Bramble Championship GW5: The Draft Who Loved Me

Live is Alive! a “special event”

Live is Alive is bringing together the full breadth of Brighton’s music scene for a special, emotional event, comments Anna Moulson of Melting Vinyl. Whilst tickets for the opening night are sold out, streaming passes are available for the historic concert via The Dome. Livestream tickets for Live is Alive! Saturday 17 October HERE How did you get involved with the Live is Alive project? … Continue reading Live is Alive! a “special event”

Yumi and the Weather: We need to do everything we can to keep the arts alive

Header image by Emilia Cox // @EmiliaAliceCox // Yumi and the Weather : Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp Yumi and the Weather will be bringing its unique brand of dreamy electric pop to the Brighton Dome for the very first Live is Alive showcase this coming Saturday. We caught up with singer, composer and all round multi-instrumentalist Ruby Taylor ahead of the event … Continue reading Yumi and the Weather: We need to do everything we can to keep the arts alive