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Before Qype were on the scene with their user submitted reviews, the relationship between Brighton's press and media involves congratulatory backslapping leading to heavy petting them frottaging with  happy finishing for all. All except us, the consumer. The media and businesses are left sticky but happy, whereas we are left aching and unfulfilled. Qype UK are doing their bit to ...

 

Madame Geisha Brighton. If you say something is true does it make it so? I am the best - Madame Geisha Restaurant says so.

 

Fans of the five finger discount should definitely be considering a trip to Jamie’s Italian on Black Lion Street. If you enjoy the crafty acquisition of ‘souvenirs’ from the scene of every good time, then forget the food, tasty though it is, and concentrate on the loot.

 

The Hussy's  inbox is an overflowing pit of PR releases.  I Had been ignoring all but the most appetising messages. That seems a bit of a waste and I am sure many nights worthy of a promotion slipped beneath me unnoticed. So, I have decided to chuck it all out there. If you have something to promote email events@thehussy.co.uk and ...

 

Street art exhibition at the old music library on church street.

 

Please vote in this poll (below) to help me decide if Donatello's Restaurant in Brighton is witty and knowing or simply shite. Prawn Cocktail - soggy prawns, probably defrosted under a worn tap, gloopy-snot sauce, limp lettuce Garlic Mushrooms - floating in vegetable oil, like turds in the med. Pizza -  half a pound of dehomoginised economy cheddar saturating the dough with oil And ...

 

Orchid Thieves: Prince Albert, Brighton: Sep '09

Orchid Thieves brought every ingredient to the Prince Albert that makes watching a live band such a treat; gorgeous vocals, fantastic stage energy, multi-layered percussions and guitar chords as raw and ripped as your old Levi's. From the very first note a thick beautiful noise belted out of the speakers and filled ...

 

Bearded Beauty: William Fitzsimmons Feeling lucky enough to be provided a chance to see William Fitzsimmons at on his latest wiz-round-tour round the U.K I headed out to the freebutt, to watch him play, and promote his latest album, "Goodnight". This bearded beauty of a man - rated as one of americas finest ...

 

And so it came to pass that hundreds of shaven headed men descended on the Dome on Wednesday night. To see Orbital of course.

 

 my_fair_lady-copy My Fair Lady is a charming and cute musical insight into class divides, which follows the bet wagered by linguistics-pert, Professor Higgins, he can coach the cockney tones out of flower girl Eliza's voice. Why? Well, to turn her from a "guttersnipe" into a "lady", of course, who could impress ...

 

Iydea - Vegetarian Kitchen. It is all freshly made, organic and fun, without being too boring and wholesome.

 

Meow Meows, The Slackers

Brighton Engine Rooms Friday 15th May 2009 Reviewed by Amy Russell It was a horrendous night in Brighton as I made my way along the seafront to the Engine Rooms, and being my first visit to the venue I was a little lost when I asked people outside a bar where it is. The lad stepped ...

 

David Bramwell on a quest to find out the history of a framed moustache that his great Aunt left him.

 

Seek and destroy - live a rock star life for an evening, ASBO optional.

 

The Great Escape Diary - Day 3 After busing to and from Eastbourne for a prior commitment I ran past the 'secret' Babyshambles gig that was taking place outside of Audio and to the Spiegeltent for the last minute acoustic set by Ben Kweller.  Kweller seemed happy and at ease, flatterd by the sing-a-long on ...

 

Great Escape Diary - Day 1 Getting off to a late start due to work and acting commitments I made my way into Jam for the tail end of We Were Promised Jetpacks, a band with a name close to my heart.  Their Scottish indie-pop sound was instantly appealing and emotive, and once I'd found a perch ...

 

If you enjoy music that features the same three words repeated over and over and over, and at times resembles the monotonous buzz of an electric toothbrush. Then this place will put the schizzzle in your nizzle, and you may well meet your very own footballer, and who knows, become his wife?

 

Election-Idol is an all singing and all dancing satire on the countries fascination with reality tv shows and its ambivilance towards politics.

 

And The Devil May Drag You Under

  The individually superb cabaret acts are made doubly-good by becoming part of the whole; the whole is made doubly-good for being performed in a church. So, that means this show is four times better than superb.   Devil Des O'Connor The circusy bits may not have had the Vegas ...

 

These are good times if you are into live comedy. Gone are the days when the Komedia was the only place where you could see a bit of stand up.

 

Afternoon delight: Sunday Roast in Brighton   On a typical Sunday, a typical Brightonian will be nursing a hangover head, lying in front of the three-hour-long Hollyoakes omnibus for the best part of the morning and using all remaining brain cells to work out where on earth to go for a traditional Sunday roast.  We have many, many wonderful pubs in ...

 

Pan-Asian Pants Spin produced by Madame Geisha's PR team has sucked me into their vortex. toshio-saeki3 I was particularly struck by a full-page write up in a local free mag that was so conflated with praise a cynic might be mistaken for thinking that it wasn't a review at all but actually a ...

 

Turn up, tune out, tuck in Have you seen the government's current healthy living campaign, change4life? It's probably been coming at you regularly through your telly box. Featuring non-threatening cartoon characters with palatable regional accents, less chips, more jogging, is the general message. Unless you want to appear on a documentary entitled 'My 20 stone toddler and me'. Assuming that ...

 

The Space  The Sell: The Space is a monthly media and arts event that provides an excellent opportunity for networking and gaining valuable contacts. This statement contains the reason why I was not particularly interested in attending. Networking: creatives-types feigning altruism whilst leaching the contents of your mind into their snuggling it into their blackberrys. Plus, if everyone ...

 

Spark me up, Buttercup

grant_satler Do you remember that scene in Jurassic Park, when fellow scientists Dr Grant and Dr Sattler, lay their disbelieving peepers on a dinosaur for the first time? There's a reminder to your left if you don't, or you had the good sense not to

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Bright-AID @The Brighton Coalition Saturday April 4, 2009 One of the best things you can do on a Friday night in Brighton to wind down from a busy week is nip out for a few drinks and a spot of live music, even more reason if it's in the name of charity.  For all of those reasons, last night my friends and I ...

 

Get down on it - Beachdown 2008   The Hussy is giving out a press pass for this years Beachdown Festival. The ticket will go to the contributor whose work receives the most visits on The Hussy. If you are interested go to our competion section to find out more.... This is an entry for the competition and ...

 

Woodcuts : Cardboard : Scrapbooks   Andrew Mockett When my three year old comes back from nursery then potato prints and corrugated card models are to be expected. But they are the sorts of thing only a parent could love. Andrew Mockett on the other hand has produced an exhibition that even ...

 

Who Needs Friends Like These? flt_coverart

Dear friend,

You are a friend of a friend, about whom I know even less than I know about crop rotation in the fourteenth century, or marine biology, or correct programming syntax. Having said that, I can claim to know more about sheep ...

 

Photographs of Comm:Unity@Komedia

by Francesca Jones

This is an entry for the Beachdown Photographers Competition Voting for the winner will take place in June. If you want to see this photographer win, you need to  VOTE HERE dsc_0557 dsc_0551...

 

SINGLE REVIEW:   The Brian Jacket Letdown

'White Sky'

It's been a good ol' while since TBJL hit us up with their sonic airbrushes. Lying largely fallow since '07, the band's ever changing line-up have since enlisted the help of bassist Alyssa McDonald of Scritti Politti fame. Along with Alyssa, newcomer Gemma Ware fans The Jacket's flames with her oddball box of ...

 

ALBUM REVIEW:   Dirty Stop Out

'Cuntro Classics Volume 1'

agent As the play on words in the title suggests, Volume 1 in a succession of similar releases is a brazen, filthy, fuck-mouth dollop of psycho billy, country punk and rock'n'roll. Comprising seven tracks, Volume 1 is hosted by three whip-ass collaborators who ...

 

SINGLE REVIEW:   Sunday Driver

'Rats / The Gayatri Mantra'

It's both a shame and no surprise that the Cambridge sixpiece, Sunday Driver, haven't garnered the recognition they perhaps ought to have during their nine years as a band. A melting pot outfit of characters, they marry traditional Indian sounds and instruments with very eccentric Englishness: ...

 

Rambert Dance Company Eternal Light Tour 2009 cf-eternal-light-black-bird-studio_500   To begin with, I should just make it absolutely clear - I know nothing about dance. My personal involvement doesn't go much beyond bad disco and my frame of reference for dance-as-an-art-form stretches from the aspirational saccharine of Billy Elliot to the ...

 

Patti Plinko and Her Boy Patti Plinko Upstairs at Three and Ten, Kemptown, Brighton. www.otherplaceproductions.co.uk Friday 13th February 2009.     A year ago (almost literally bar a week) saw Ms Patti Plinko kick off her sesh by being untied from her lace blindfold to perform a sultry, sexy set. This time around there's no blindfold ...

 

­Friendly Fires - gig review

McClusky's in Kingston is an odd place for a band like Friendly Fires to play, in fact it's an odd place for anyone to play. An accurate description would be a Wetherspoons with live music. To be fair the stage and dance floor could be any small venue in the world and ...

 

Charlot Webster, Duke Raoul, Stars and Sons Review: 13th February 2009 at The Prince Albert, 48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED Upstairs at The Albert, a hop, skip and a jump from Brighton Railway Station, was another evening of quality music in the cosy, upstairs bar.  Opening the evening was Charlot Webster, a singer-songwriter armed ...

 

Red Stripe Awards - Audio Brighton - 07/02/09

  Showcasing unsigned musical talent from across the UK, the 'Red Stripe Awards' offer unsigned artists the chance of securing slots at three of this summer's most celebrated festivals including Brighton's very own 'The Great Escape'. Boasting itself as 'completely and utterly unbiased to trends' the 'Red Stripe Awards' are true to their word. Although ...

 

CD - Florence and The Machine "Kiss With a Fist"

 

Video Nasties, Threatmantics, Swanton Bombs

Review: 28th January 2009 at The Prince Albert, 48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4ED Being new to Brighton I asked someone, as I finished watching soundchecks, if upstairs at the Prince Albert is a good place for live music.  They said, No.  From the standard of the three bands playing tonight they were wrong. Opening the evening ...

 

Sunday Lunch at the Earth and Stars 26 Windsor Street, Brighton The perfect vegetarian Sunday lunch is a hard thing to achieve, but it seems the Earth and Stars have come incredibly close.  Plumping for a vegbox pie which arrived like a fortified castle, surrounded by seven different seasonal vegetables and drowned, generously in gravy, it was - ...

 

He thinks too much

Elissa-Elwick It was one of those days when the weatherman's predictions of fire and brimstone had been thwarted by the protective power of the South Downs, the mighty mountain range bouncing the clouds back to drench the good folk of ...

 

The Bipolar Columnist

An essential part of my weekly routine is my Saturday morning croissant. Last weekend the ritual led me to re-examine the ethereal glue that holds our universe together. This being England the couple that own and run the local newsagents are from India; this being ...

 
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