12-Night Revels – a fun-packed double-header at The Jenny and The Albion

The latest addition to Hastings' annual calendar of festivities is the 12th-Night Revels. This year things kicked off at The Jenny Lind with a blasting set from 40 Shillings on the Drum - a folk-rock act from just down the coast who have been likened...

Sam Calver and Friends – photos

The De La Warr Pavillion had a seriously festive feel as the annual Sam Calver roadshow came to town... Here's our photos from the night (thanks as ever to Sara Bowrey):  

Down at The Frat Cave with Cee Bee Beaumont

Two guitars and drumkit - that's all it takes... Here's how Ceee Bee Beaumont looked down at The Frat Cave this Sunday...

The Haystingers at The Lord Nelson

Starting their set with the world's shortest ever Christmas 'hit' (we timed it in nanoseconds), The Haystingers brought that Hillbilly-Boogie they do so well to the Lord Nelson last night. Accomplished and original - but instantly familiar - this is a band who you simply...

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...

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

Tom Williams
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...

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...

John Cale – De La Warr Pavillion (photoset)

John Cale
When rock royalty like John Cale is in the area there's only one thing to do - get along and experience the show. With a new booker in the De La Warr Pavillion hot seat we're looking forward to a lot more nights of this...

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 started here – with the Strummerville Xmas party

It may have run a little late - but who cares! When Blackmarket VIP is in full swing it's no time to go racing off home early. The Strummerville festive celebration was a night to remember (or forget in some cases) and saw local home...