It’s cold and you’re a bit poor, but that doesn’t stop the temptation to drag yourself off the sofa and into one of the surprising amount of gigs still coming up this January.
We’re looking at London and Brighton & Hove here in this ongoing series, with the occasional exception that will take far more than a Thameslink train for us to travel to. From delicately performed to jazz to sweaty rap shows, we’ve got your best January gigs covered here.
Jam Baxter ‘Off Piste On Tour’ at Patterns, 25th January, Brighton
So yeah, Jam Baxter wrote a book recently that evolved wonderfully into an EP. Off Piste is wonderfully Jam Baxter with it’s weird and wonderfulness in terms of lyricism and beat selection. His live sets usually go alright, too, so if you’re a Baxter fan you want to miss this.
Good Boyz presents: Lord Apex at Rialto Theatre, 24th January, Brighton
Them Good Boyz boys are starting 2020 with a big fat one, as they bring Lord Apex back to a Brighton crowd.
Supported by no lesser acts than NiNE8’s Bone Slim, Renelle 893 and Nokia Mansion, they’re clearly planning to pack out the former church that is Rialto Theatre. Rumour has it they’re gonna be trying to sell you lot some merch as well as live rap music on what promises to be a sweaty night… in a good way.
SIDE A: Nah Eeto at Green Door Store, 30th January, Brighton
Something of a Blah Records icon in the form of Nah Eeto is touching down in Brighton for a debut headline slot. The Kenyan rapper is as individual as they come, evolving madly as an artist in a short amount of time. Nah Eeto’s debut EP, 53 gets regular Offie Mag Radio plays and you’ll actually catch us at this gig selling mags.
Local hero Phonetic is also on a line-up that involves producer and rapper, Madaliso and one half of Loot Camp, Anton.
Brainchild presents DIGS at Amersham Arms, 24th January, London
Brainchild Festival provided us with one of our favourite weekends of 2019, something you’ll be able to read about in ISSUE FOUR. So naturally, their one night experience at Amersham Arms is on our radar of gigs what we like the look of.
They’ve curated their own line-up on upcoming DJs in what should be a uniquely on-brand evening for Brainchild in the capital.