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Alastair Reid

24/04/2012

Writer/musician/work-in-progress living in Brighton. Whose round is it?

www.alastairjreid.com
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FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN BRIGHTON

Touring bands generally come through Brighton offering the wealth of local talent a decent support slot, great restaurants, a pub on every corner. And…..the sea? As far as living in England is concerned it’s here or London, no where else comes close.

FAVOURITE LOCAL VENUE

Green Door Store, although I’m kinda biased…

BEST PRE-GIG DRINKING HOLE

Happy to sink a few cans on the cheap before heading to a show but you’ll generally find me in the Fishbowl after midnight. Or Green Door Store.

FIRST EVER GIG

Crikey. It may have been Cypress Hill when I was about 12 but don’t hold me to that. Grew out of them pretty quick.

BEST RECENT GIG

Refused at The Forum. Possibly the most anticipated gig of my life, waiting more than ten years to see that band and my god did they not disappoint. Amazing show.

3 TOP BANDS/MUSICIANS

Really? God this is hard. The Blood Brothers (Burn, Piano Island, Burn will never get old), Godspeed! You Black Emperor (spine-crushing intensity) and Radiohead (willfully ignoring Pablo Honey). Although I reserve the right to change that list if asked again.

RECOMMENDED BRIGHTON BANDS

Love Among the Mannequins, Soccer 96, Saint Coltrane, Cold Pumas, Sealings, Broker, Us Baby Bear Bones, Illness, Do You Feel What I Feel Deer. I’ve probably missed some. Cousin. RIP Charlottefield, one of the best UK hardcore bands this side of the millennium.

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Saturday Sun : Brighton Noise presents
with Chalk and The Creaking Chair - 8:00pm Wed 15th Jan 2014 @ The Prince Albert
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Chalk : Sonic Anhedonic & Brighton Noise presents
with The Lunchtime Sardine Club and Tobias Hayes - 7:30pm Mon 27th May 2013 @ Latest Music Bar
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Com Truise : Be Nothing presents
with Datassette - 8:00pm Tue 16th Jul 2013 @ The Green Door Store
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Maps & Atlases : Love The Neighbour presents
with Farewell J.R and Dress Theque - 7:00pm Thu 7th Mar 2013 @ The Green Door Store
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Pawws : Soro Live presents
with GAPS, Saint Savannah and Dog In The Snow - 7:30pm Fri 11th Oct 2013 @ The Green Door Store
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with Electric Guest - 7:30pm Mon 11th Feb 2013 @ Concorde
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AK/DK : Brighton Noise presents Noise Night #3
with Black Black Hills and P For Persia - 7:30pm Sat 16th Feb 2013 @ The Green Door Store
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Esmerine : Melting Vinyl Presents
with Hypnotized - 7:30pm Fri 6th Dec 2013 @ St George's Church
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Deap Vally : One Inch Badge presents
with Drenge and Kill Moon - 7:00pm Thu 28th Feb 2013 @ The Haunt
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The Physics House Band : Sea Monsters 3
with Phoria, Squadron Leaders and Luo - 8:00pm Sat 26th Jan 2013 @ The Prince Albert
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Fat Goth : Brighton Noise presents
with Clowns and Pink Narcissus - 8:00pm Wed 1st May 2013 @ Latest Music Bar
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Turbowolf : One Inch Badge presents
with Black Moth and Bad For Lazarus - 7:30pm Tue 9th Oct 2012 @ The Haunt
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Shoes And Socks Off : Bad Math Presents
with Someone Dies, Joey Fourr and Katie Malco - 7:30pm Mon 17th Sep 2012 @ Pavilion Tavern
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Portico Quartet : Family Ents presents
with Taylor McFerrin - 7:30pm Wed 17th Oct 2012 @ Concorde
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This Town Needs Guns : Be Nothing & Bad Math Presents
with Delta Sleep and Cousin - 7:00pm Wed 7th Nov 2012 @ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
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This Town Needs Guns : Be Nothing & Bad Math Presents
with Delta Sleep and Cousin - 7:00pm Wed 7th Nov 2012 @ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
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Turbowolf : One Inch Badge presents
with Black Moth and Bad For Lazarus - 7:30pm Tue 9th Oct 2012 @ The Haunt
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with Cousin and Lorag Pierre - 7:30pm Tue 13th Nov 2012 @ The Cowley Club
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Portico Quartet : Family Ents presents
with Taylor McFerrin - 7:30pm Wed 17th Oct 2012 @ Concorde
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Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group : One Inch Badge presents
with Death At Sea - 7:30pm Wed 26th Sep 2012 @ The Haunt
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Hooded Fang : Lout presents
with Ham Legion and The Hundredth Anniversary - 7:30pm Tue 6th Nov 2012 @ The Green Door Store
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