Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Burnt Tapes + Harker + Viaduct + Oversize
After over 200 shows across Europe, supporting the likes of Spanish Love Songs, Red City Radio and Pkew Pkew Pkew, the Burnt Tapes finally released their debut album Never Better, on Wiretap Records (US) and Lockjaw Records (UK).
A 90s-emo sound, combined with soaring punk choruses, creating a sound that sits between the likes of Polar Bear Club and Real Friends.
It’s taken 5 years for Harker to perfect their EMOGAZE sound. Feet firmly rooted in pop music, with their heads still buzzing from the golden era of Dischord records & 90s fuzz aggression. Starting as a solo project in late 2014 by frontman Mark Boniface, the band has bloomed into a 4 piece collective powerhouse & relentless touring machine, warming up stages for the likes of Ducking Punches, Spanish Love Songs & Red City Radio.
£5 ADVANCE, £7 OTD
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Pighog presents STOKED!
Pighog Press presents STOKED! The First Pighog Poetry Night of 2020 @ The Latest Bar, Manchester Street *NEW VENUE*
In these cold harsh times, come stoke the fires of the lyrical resistance ‒ with a border-busting blaze of poets hailing from Leeds to Seaford, Brighton to Kansas, Saskatchewan to Sri Lanka. In poems that speak truth to power, excavate hidden histories, and illuminate the heart, three diverse voices will together light the torch of the 2020 Pighog Poetry Season and raise it high ‒ tonight as a beacon of queer, feminist, trans-positive, environmentalist and decolonial visions. Bring your own poem for the famous Pighog Open Mic. Sparks will fly!
SENI SENEVIRATNE reading from her PBS Recommended new collection UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Peepal Tree Press)
SEA SHARP, reading from their new second collection BLACK COTTON (Waterloo Press)
NAOMI FOYLE, launching the UK edition of her third collection ADAMANTINE (Red Hen/Pighog Press)
Seni Seneviratne is of English and Sri Lankan heritage. Published by Peepal Tree Press – Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin (2007), The Heart of It (2012), Unknown Soldier (2019), she has collaborated with filmmakers, visual artists, musicians and digital artists. She lives in Derbyshire and works as a freelance writer. www.seniseneviratne.com
Award-winning poet Sea Sharp is the author of The Swagger of Dorothy Gale & Other Filthy Ways to Strut (Ice Cube Press, 2017) and Black Cotton (Waterloo Press, 2019) and Arts Council England grant recipient for the show, Brother Insect. Both on the stage and on the page, Sea Sharp’s work is unflinchingly and uncompromisingly confrontational. www.seathepoet.com
Naomi Foyle is a British-Canadian writer, educator and editor. Her many poetry publications include The Night Pavilion (Waterloo Press), an Autumn 2008 PBS Recommendation, and Adamantine (Red Hen/Pighog Press, US/UK). Also the author of five SF novels, she has read her work in Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, Portugal, NYC, Ireland and Iraq. www.naomifoyle.com
STOKED is guest curated by Naomi Foyle and hosted by renowned poet Maria Jastrzębska, kindly bringing her dazzle to Pighog between the Lewes and Brighton dates of her marvellous new Polish-English (Ponglish!) Live Lit production Snow Q!
Going for over 12 years, Pighog is one of Brighton’s longest-running live poetry nights. Enjoy exciting new poems from some of the most accomplished poets in the UK and perform your own in the popular Pighog Open Mic
“What a wonderful night this was! I went home feeling truly inspired to write after watching a great selection of both well known and new poets take to the stage. Great atmosphere!” – Kubi May
Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Church of the Cosmic Skull + King Goat
Jackhammer promotions and King Goat are delighted to present
CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL
Church of the Cosmic Skull are not only one of the most exciting rock bands in the world today, but also an ever-growing spiritual organization, spreading the light of the Cosmic Rainbow across this planet and beyond…
Main support comes from Brighton’s premier prog doom group King Goat.
Friday, February 21st, 2020
Extinction Rebellion presents
Join us for a night of musical delights to raise funds for Extinction Rebellion Brighton Local Group.
Upstairs Bluejuice DJs will get you moving with a danceable mix of funk, soul and Jazz. Downstairs will offer three or more bands including DeciBelles, Suburban Death Twitch and The Breezies. Dan Clark will be keeping thing moving between the bands. Late bar until 2am, live music will finish by midnight.
There is wheelchair access to the ground floor bar using a ramp but unfortunately not to the basement where the live bands are playing. There are no wheelchair accessible toilets, but there is an arrangement with a neighbouring bar to use theirs.
Everyone welcome – bring your friends! Limited tickets available at the door or book ahead using We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/495996/
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
One Inch Badge presents
Alice Boman hails from Malmö, Sweden, the singer/songwriter first appeared when she released 2013’s Skisser via Adrian Recordings & her delicate home recordings from her bedroom were gracefully unleashed to the world, never intended to fall on any other ears but her own.
Boman hits with he emotional force and haunting fragility of Nina Simone. Timeless and direct, her textural, atmospheric & immersive sounds, coupled with fragile yet engulfing ethereal vocals, a world where ambient, dream pop & folk merge into a unique form.
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Deeper Into Movies presents:
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain
The ultimate arthouse auteur, the celebrated director, beloved by the likes of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Dennis Hopper and David Lynch, has been an influence on everything from Alien, The Exorcist, the imagery of Marilyn Manson, and even the songs of Noel Gallagher, Marina Abramovic’ and Kanye West.
A unique, extraordinary figure in the cinematic landscape, this is a rare chance for audiences to see his masterpiece in all its breathtaking, visionary glory.
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Catalyst Club and Leaping Hare Press present:
New Ways of Doing
With authors Nick Moore, Matilda Tristram, Heather Thomas
Matilda Tristram: Small Drawings Every Day
Matilda is a writer and illustrator who writes and draws short diary comics every day as a good writing practice to try and condense a memorable moment into a few frames. She will talk about how to approach doing this and how to think about who you’re writing for and why.
Matilda’s comic strips have featured in the Guardian, Vice, Glamour and Art Review. She has credits on lots of children’s television shows and is currently on the writing team for Peppa Pig.
Nick Moore: Thoughts from the Road, a Journey into Mindful Cycling
Nick will explore the circumstances, questions and realisations that led him to write Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists, and where events and the road have taken him since its publication. A personal reflection on finding a more balanced approach to life – and absolutely no Lycra required.
Heather Thomas: Eating to Relate to Nature
Heather’s book, The Mindful Kitchen, deciphers the latest in ecological behavioural science to demonstrate how to develop a nature relatedness practice. By adapting your everyday eating and cooking habits you can become the change by discovering that nature is not out there, it is in you. This talk explains how.
Heather is the founder of The Mindful Kitchen, a sustainable eatery and workshop hub based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has trained in climate change communications with Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project and works with The Green Party to make the world more regenerative and abundant for all.
Friday, February 28th, 2020
Attila the Stockbroker’s 40th Anniversary World Live Stream Gig!
The first of many events celebrating 40 years of Attila the Stockbroker. He’s done about 3500 gigs in 24 countries and thought it’d be a good idea to do one where everyone could watch at once! It’ll be filmed and broadcast live on Facebook and Youtube by Brighton cable channel Latest TV from their studio, Latest Music Bar in central Brighton.
The first 45 minutes will be a set of his poems old and new. Then he’ll be joined by his band Barnstormer 1649 for the second half – his best songs, spanning 40 years and countless albums. You are warmly invited to be part of the audience. It’s in the downstairs bar in the Tv studio and the beer is good! 🙂
Tickets are strictly limited to 70 so please get them early!
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
The Grand Nowhere
As The Grand Nowhere calls it a day, we will be giving this band that’s been a huge part of our lives the send off it deserves.
Latest has been great to us and it only feels right to bring it home here, it’s set to be a great party with a show full of our musical discography from over the last 5 or so years.
With support from Koala Club, bringing catchy riffs and singalong lyrics, The Dirty Cassettes, who combine modern Telecaster riffs with a classic britpop wall of sound, and snooze music coming out of the Brighton sea from the lovely Raffles.