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Skinny Lister – doing their thing in that-there London

You can take the band out of Hastings, but you can't take Hastings out of the band. And Skinny Lister are no exception - taking no prisoners as they set The Garage in Islington on fire last night with a set that would have seen...

When Dr Savage turned 50 the whole town celebrated the day…

Ryan Sim-(Dr)Savage is as much a part of Hastings as the castle and lemon ketchup. So when his half-century celebrations took place down at The Albion last Sunday it wasn't surprising that half the town seemed intent on cramming into this esteemed boozer to toast...

Music’s Not Dead’s not dead after all…

Music's Not Dead, the much-loved Bexhill record store has found a new home upstairs at the De La Warr Pavillion, and they relaunched the brand in style with a pop-up gig in the venue's cafe space where the record boxes are now to be...

Fat Tuesday wants to be your friend…

Hastings Fat Tuesday is a unique event which has been fully embraced by the community of our fantastic town, as well as a festival which has grown over 10 years to receive considerable attention nationally. the Fat Tuesday team are proud that despite nearly all...

The Bevis Frond / Bronco Bullfrog – live photos and video

"Wow" - that's all we can say about last night's The Bevis Frond and Bronco Bullfrog gig at Blackmarket VIP. With a brilliant light show and some simply tremendous tunes from both bands the near-capacity crowd were entertained from start to finish in the best...

Not UR Girlfrenz – a 50-something guilty pleasure…

OK - so this wasn't what we were expecting as the opening act to Bowling for Soup. On paper Not UR Girlfrenz should have been a quirky bit of tounge-in-cheek fun. A laughable prelude to the grown-up antics to follow at Bexhill's De La Warr...

Christmas has soul again as the amazing annual charity party is back for 2018

The Hastings Charity Christmas Soul Party is back for 2018. This year it's on Saturday 8 December at St Mary in the Castle. Featuring Zachery Dogwood, The Kytes and the amazing15-piece Soul Town Blues Brothers/Soul Sisters Show this perennial party is now in it's 21st year...

The Razorblades + The Sherbert Peardrop Explosion (photo set)

They were back with a bang - Germany's finest - The Razorblades! With a finely polished slew of surf-guitar, this is pop punk of the finest order. And featuring support from the fantastic foursome that is The Sherbert Teardrop Explosion this was a vintage 'Back to...

Hastings Bonfire 2018 – photo gallery

Here's a tonne of photos showing Hastings at its very best - an amazing Bonfire procession and fireworks display made 2018 a vintage year. Well done to everyone involved - keep up the amazing work. Flickr gallery available here.

Roughneck Riot – live at The Albion (photos and video)

Things got pretty messy down at The Albion last night with the raucous celtic punk onslaught of Roughneck Riot providing a real kick where it smarts... https://www.facebook.com/john.bownas/videos/10160992423750416/