Right, that's January out of the way, let's get back to the gigging life! As much as it was nice to have a break after the madness of the previous three months, I have missed not having any live music to go to in the last few weeks. So, onwards into February and here's some of the highlights on offer this month:
01/02 - Now you'd be forgiven for thinking I'd be seeing Nerina Pallot at the Komedia tonight, but since I've seen her twice recently I'm blowing her out in favour of CSS at the Concorde. Their Cansei De Ser Sexy album was one of my favourites of 2006 and their reputation for crazy live shows makes me think this could be one of the gigs of the year. Expect my report to be posted here at the weekend.
05/02 - Ricky Gervais is at Brighton Centre for two nights performing his new live comedy show Fame - both nights are sold out but he's now added a third date in March.
09/02 - Taking a break from Brakes (no pun intended) Tom & Alex return to their other band Electric Soft Parade for a date at the Pressure Point.
10/02 - The Long Blondes are at The Old Market, on tour supporting the release of their fab new single Giddy Stratospheres.
11/02 - Following on from her show at the Concorde last year, Regina Spektor returns to Brighton for a gig at the Corn Exchange. Meanwhile at the Concorde, fresh from supporting The Kooks at the Dome in December, Larrikin Love have their own headline show.
17/02 - I'm going to be up in bonnie Scotland for the FrightFest event taking place at the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of the Glasgow Film Festival. Five scary movies (four new previews and one retro screening) and the usual banter - should be great fun!
20/02 - Tipped by everyone in the industry as the man to watch in 2007, and already boasting a number one single in the shape of Grace Kelly, Mika takes a bow at the Concorde. Catch him now before he hits the arena circuit next year...
24/02 - Another good looking Concorde gig, this time it's the turn of Howling Bells for some good old fashioned Aussie indie rock 'n' roll.
25/02 - Sarah Nixey, Luke Haines cohort from Black Box Recorder plays a solo show at Po Na Na.
27/02 - He's back again for two more nights of comic ramblings at the Pavilion Theatre - yes, it's our favourite, Daniel Kitson. Watch out for his story show C90 being performed at the Brighton Festival in May.
28/02 - A treat in store at the Komedia as Matt Berry performs a selection of music and songs from his repertoire. Matt of course is better known as Todd Rivers (aka Dr Lucien Sanchez) from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Dixon Bainbridge from The Mighty Boosh!