Jonski Mason

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Reviews by Jonski Mason

Sick Joy are in ‘Heaven’ on latest single

As far as years go, Brighton’s Sick Joy might have had the most impressive 2018 of any Brighton band. Not ...
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Tryptich 2: Heirloom – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton – 18th January 2019

Tryptich 2: Heirloom – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton – 18th January 2019

Tryptich is a festival over three days in the middle of January, which you might think is a crazy time ...
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Review of the year – Jonski Mason

Favourite Album: Afro Celt Sound System – Flight This is the first album in ages that has made me want ...
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Afro Celt Sound System – Flight

Every now and again you listen to an album for the first time and it makes you fall in love ...
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Afro Celt Sound System – Brighton Dome – 20th November 2018

I have a friend who, over the last ten years or so, asks me at least once a year, “Have ...
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The Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.

As any fans of The Smashing Pumpkins who have been following them since their first album Gish will tell you, ...
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Sam Walker – The Brunswick, Hove – 1st November 2018

This is a concert I had been looking forward to for a while now. To start with, it features two ...
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Black Peaks – All That Divides

This is an album I’ve been looking forward to but with some trepidation. Their debut album, Statues, is one of ...
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African Night Fever 15th Anniversary – Ropetackle Arts Centre – 18th August 2018

African Night Fever is a promoter who started off with a night club that only played African music 15 years ...
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At The Edge Of The Sea – Concorde 2, Brighton – 11th August 2018

This year is the 10th anniversary of the At The Edge Of The Sea (ATEOTS) festival and this is my ...
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Utopia All-Dayer – Green Door Store, Brighton – 9th June 2018

All day music events seem to be the in thing this year, this is the fourth one I’ve been to ...
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St Ann’s Well Gardens Spring Festival – 12th May 2018

It’s quite typically English isn’t it. Two weeks of beautiful sunshine and then, on the day of the outside festival, ...
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SPECTRUM: All Day Special – Brighton Dome – 21st April 2018

Spectrum, a project of the Brighton Dome to support local music, has run a concert on Record Store Day for ...
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African Head Charge – Komedia, Brighton – 28th March 2018

It was a cold, wet night and not really the weather to get you into the African mood but, as ...
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Winter Festival – One Church

Winter Festival – One Church – 2017

It was the first Saturday of December and Brighton was in full festive buzz. The One Church had been taken ...
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Sløtface – The Hope & Ruin – 24th October 2017

I first discovered Sløtface at The Great Escape Festival earlier this year and was blown away by them there, though ...
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At The Edge Of The Sea Festival 2017

First, a quick introduction to At The Edge Of The Sea Festival. It’s basically a Wedding Present all-day gig with ...
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Dirty White Fever – The Hope & Ruin – 29th July 2017

Tonight is a party to celebrate Dirty White Fever’s release of their debut album ...on the shores of San Salvador ...
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The Physics House Band – The Haunt – 11th May 2017

Normally I’m not a big fan of squeezing three bands into a show, especially somewhere like The Haunt where they ...
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The Afghan Whigs – In Spades

For one of those bands whose frontman and songwriter Greg Dulli claimed “the band would never get back together”. Well ...
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The Physics House Band – Mercury Fountain

I first saw The Physics House Band live a few years ago at an Alternative Escape event, mainly because I’m ...
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Fischer-Z – Building Bridges

Fischer-Z are back! A headline that is probably not going to turn many heads in the UK but in Europe ...
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Dreadzone – Dread Times

When you think of dub or reggae it’s not likely that many British acts will spring to mind. Despite that, ...
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Gong – Lewes Con Club – 20th November 2016

These days it's hard to work out what Gong are. They are not really a cover band but there are ...
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