Upcoming Live Concerts

All tickets subject to booking fees

available to purchase online at

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Physical tickets in-store from

Resident Brighton 01273 606312

selected shows in-store from

Punker Bunker (Brighton)

The Vinyl Frontier (Eastbourne)

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CABLE TIES

Saturday, April 04, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

Advance tickets: £8 +bf

On the door: £10

18+

FACEBOOK EVENT

Cable Ties
Cable Ties are a fierce, tense rock’n’roll trio. They take the three minute punk burner and stretch it past breaking point to deliver smouldering feminist anthems. Post-punk and garage rock hammered together by a relentless rhythmic pulse. Jenny McKechnie channels her struggles into songs that reso- nate deeply, giving voice to feelings often buried in modern life. Shauna Boyle and Nick Brown are a rhythm section anchored in Stooges primitivism – relent- lessly hammering out a bedrock for McKechnie’s guitar pyrotechnics and vocal wallop. Three friends summoning a rhythmic tide to deliver anthems that turn latent anxieties into a rallying cry.

ĠENN
ĠENN (pronounced Jenn) is a musical riot, ready to rock your ears and mess with your brain. They’re serving alternative post-punk madness with a fun twist, fresh out of their DIY framework. Based in Brighton, the band is a result of a trans-national pairing which came about through the internet.

+ special guests tba

RUIN FEST

Friday, April 10, 2020

RUINFEST is a series of events where The Hope & Ruin team up with local promoters to bring a mini festival to the venue. Each event brings a different genre of music as well as creative workshops and DJs spread over one weekend.

We have been granted a special licence for this weekend to open up the venue for a younger audience to enjoy live music, please help us to make this work by reading conditions below.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April
Tickets
EARLY BIRD WEEKEND TICKET - £10
WEEKEND TICKET - £15
UNDER 18s WEEKEND TICKET - £5 (See all T&Cs below)
Day tickets may be available if weekend tickets don’t sell out in advance.

Acid Box Promotions brings you...
Saturday 11th April - 4pm-11pm
The Cosmic Dead
The Eskimo Chain
Hotwax
HoneyBadger

Downstairs:
DJs Acid Box & Friends
Synth Workshop

Sunday 12th April - 3pm-10pm
Levitation Room
Special Guests TBA
Hanya
Captain Süün

Downstairs:
Mr Bongo DJs
CULT MILK psychedelic art Workshop

Weekend Early Bird:
Seetickets: https://bit.ly/3b0AAvO
Dice: https://bit.ly/37JNBbl
Fatsoma: https://bit.ly/3b1cctV

Standard Weekend:
Seetickets: https://bit.ly/3b0AAvO
Dice: https://bit.ly/37JNBbl
Fatsoma:
Under 18s: https://bit.ly/3b0AAvO

For ticket information and age restrictions please see below.
Under 16s must be accompanied by someone 18 or over (maximum 4 under 16s per adult). Please do not buy tickets if an adult isn’t attending with you the adult attending must also have a ticket for the event.

16 and 17 year olds can attend unaccompanied.

Anyone under the legal drinking age of 18 found in possession of alcohol will be asked to leave.

We operate Challenge 25 so please bring ID with you if you look younger that 25. It may seem silly but if you want to guarantee entry a valid photo ID is the best option.

Supported by Arts Council England

JUNIORE

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM-11PM

Advance tickets: £9 +bf

On the door: £11

18+

FACEBOOK EVENT

While you will need to be fluent in French in order to understand the lyrics, there’s still a creeping sense of melancholy in the tone that makes the emotion within the songs feel universal. For Juniore, the exploration of French culture and heritage has also played a part in forming the identity of the band. “It’s been really nice to listen to interesting, innovative music in French, influenced by France’s musical history. I think the music we make comes from the same desire to pay homage to this history - in this sense, we feel a kinship to bands like La Femme or The Liminanas.”

Juniore will be releasing a special Dinked edition vinyl, which will be available via Resident Brighton.

+ Special Guests

Heirloom

heirloom.bandcamp.com

Blue Spectre

bluespectre.bandcamp.com

DOMMENGANG

Monday, April 20, 2020

Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM-11PM

Advance tickets: £7 +bf

On the door: £9

FACEBOOK EVENT

On No Keys, Dommengang channel the wailing, psych-rock abandon of their previous work into a lean, dark-edged record colored by loss. Guitarist Dan “Sig” Wilson, bassist Brian Markham, and drummer Adam Bulgasem (Black Mountain) have grown closer even as they live further apart. Shared personal loss and experience playing and touring has made time together both an escape, and a release. No Keys captures the raw energy of playing together: soaring, blues-rock made all the more potent by heartfelt lyrics that address loss and anxiety.

Dommengang’s spiritual home of LA makes its mark on No Keys. The songs are fit for the late-night drive into the California desert, a real and metaphorical escape for a rootless band always searching for a balance between the city and the rougher expanses of nature. That restless spirit drives No Keys, finding voice in Bulgasem’s superb skill behind the kit, and the fuzzed-out guitar riffs of Wilson and the lyrics of Markham provide intense, cathartic release.

dommengang.bandcamp.com

+ Special Guests

GHOST CAR

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

18+

Advance tickets: £7 +bf

On the door: £9 

FACEBOOK EVENT


Ghost Car
ghostcarband.bandcamp.com
Ghost Car are an all female rock-riot girl type band, with sickly sweet voices mixed with haunting keyboard sounds and gritty punk guitars and bass. They’re like a mixture between an all female version of the Cramps and a more punk, grunge version of Tennis. Crazy, and dead nice too!

"Ghost Car who were the perfect warm up for the headliners. Their tub-thumping, glam rock riffs had a touch of The B52s, with Farfisa organ and theremin enhancing the sound. There were Knight Rider synths fighting against punk rock guitars and Spanish singer Maria’s infectious high-pitched vocals sat somewhere between Clare Grogan and Poly Styrene. We’ll definitely see them next time they play Brighton." Brighton Source


Nyght
nyght.bandcamp.com
Spawned from the loud dive bars and sleazy neon lights of their notorious home of Pigalle, NYGHT are nocturnal animals playing a psych/punk racket with a touch of hooks here and there.

+ support TBA

PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Concorde 2 - Brighton

7PM - 10PM

Advance tickets: £15 +bf

Likely to sell out in advance, as all previous shows have!

FACEBOOK EVENT

Newcastle upon Tyne's acclaimed psych/punk/doom 5-piece Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs head back to the road in 2020, starting with a UK tour from mid-April.

Support comes from Blóm

RAINBOW GRAVE + ENOS

Friday, May 08, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM-11PM

Advance tickets: £8 +bf

On the door: £10

18+

FACEBOOK EVENT

Acid Box Presents Rainbow Grave from Birmingham, a super-group of sorts (Napalm Death, Scorn, Doom, Sore Throat) who released their 2019 debut album to much critical acclaim, one of our favourite heavy records of the year for sure, with support from illusive Brighton stoner rock legends ENOS plus some crushing riffs from new sludge metal trio Black Groove.

godunknownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/no-you-lp
RAINBOW GRAVE Featuring Nicholas Bullen (founding member of Napalm Death and Scorn) and John Pickering (founding member of Doom and Sore Throat).
Birmingham based Rainbow Grave channel the blank despair of negative punk through layers of distorted psychedelic damage: dirty guitars, freeform pedal abuse and effected vocals coagulate around cyclic bass and drum rhythms in repetitive and minimal structures.
After a 7” split & a 7” single, Rainbow Grave released their debut album last July via God Unknown Records.
“No You” is the sound of disappointment, heartbreak and emptiness.

ENOS
enosthechimp.bandcamp.com
Enos have gained a reputation as a band to been seen and heard loud and live. A reputation that was cemented by the 2010 release of their first recording, Chapter One and backed up in 2012 with the release of All Too Human.

Enos’ music goes hand in hand with the comic they share their name with. Following the story of the eponymous chimpanzee the music switches from psychedelia, hard and solid riffing and relaxed passages to narrate the tale of Enos’ adventures.

+Support from

Black Groove
Eastbourne based trio combining dual distorted guitars and drums to create a raw sound of crushing sludge riffs to full effect. Music coming soon.

OCH + ZOFFF

Friday, June 19, 2020

Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

Advance tickets: £8 +bf

On the door: £10

18+
 

FACEBOOK EVENT

OCH
o-c-h.bandcamp.com
As a new decade dawns, the music obsessive inhabits a
claustrophobic modern era of instant gratification in which they’re
seemingly so spoiled by online options and easy access that
transcendence can be paradoxically hard to find in the melee. With this in mind, it can be reassuring to be mindful of the manner in which a random discovery in the bargain bins of a second-hand record store or a charity shop can set off sparks of inspiration and untold fascination.
It was naturally just this kind of obsessive chasing of avenues
beyond the commonplace and the easily explicable that led to the formation of the fabled Nurse With Wound List by habitual £1-bin-haunter Steven Stapleton in 1979. Within this assemblage of exotic monikers were an eternal coded gateway to worlds of experimentation and adventure that were all the more affecting for their mystery.
A full forty years on, rare though it is to come across a new record in the here and now which conjures up the same sense of ‘other’ as the cryptic artefacts of yore, it seems that one is on the verge of crossing our transom.
‘OCH’ - Swedish for ‘and’ - are poised to release their first album for Rocket Recordings (following a self-released EP which saw the light of day six years ago) This trio - of whom little is known
other than a kinship to their labelmates Flowers Must Die - have
created a collection of beguiling soundscapes and audial epiphanies that can’t help but summon up the freewheeling ‘70s spirit, the small-hours headspace and the broader sense of adventure that has legendarily dominated the areas of the esoteric.
Amidst these eight exploratory journeys, the listener can plot out a
psychic course that traverses the likes of the meditative trance-states of vintage Popol Vuh, the chemically-altered mania of Guru Guru. Synth-driven propulsion akin to French iconoclasts Heldon and Lard Free, and naturally the bucolic raptures of the band’s erstwhile national forebears such as Träd Gräs Och Stenar and Älgarnas Trädgård, not to mention more recent exponents of the
same lineage such as Hills and Dungen. Yet the entire vision the
band conveys on this delirious travelogue is both timeless and
paradoxically fresh.
Just as their name invokes an ampersand, so this record is no less
than a gateway who knows where; proof positive that these
dimensions beyond the everyday - at the hands of OCH - are as
accessible in 2020 as ever they were, not to mention still more potent.


+ ZOFFF

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

8PM - 11PM

Advance tickets: £10 +bf

On the door: £12

18+

FACEBOOK EVENT

Death Valley Girls

Death Valley Girls feels less like a band and more like a travelling caravan. At their core, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Bloomgarden and guitarist Larry Schemel channel Death Valley Girls’ modern spin on Fun House’s sonic exorcisms, early ZZ Top’s desert-blasted riffage, and Sabbath’s occult menace. Their relentless touring schedule means that the remainder of the group is rounded out by whichever like-minded compatriots can get in the van. On their third album Darkness Rains, bassist Alana Amram, drummer Laura Harris, and a rotating cast of guests like Shannon Lay, The Kid (Laura Kelsey), and members of The Make Up, The Shivas, and Moaning help elevate the band from their rogue beginnings to a communal ritualistic musical force. On the surface level, Death Valley Girls churn out the hypercharged, in the red, scuzzy rock every generation yearns for, but there is a more subversive force percolating beneath the surface that imbues the band with an exhilarating cosmic energy.

+ Special Guests TBA

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