I'm slightly disappointed all that speculation about Foo Fighters playing a V Festival warm-up in Brighton this month seems to have come to nothing... nevermind, here's what is on the calendar for August:
07/08 - Bit of a jump into the unknown this one, but Andy suggested seeing Tokyo Pinsalocks at the Engine Rooms. Three Japanese girls playing electro-pop you say? I'm there!
13/08 - Gig of the month? I've been wanting to see Tegan & Sara for ages and now they're over from Canada to play at the Komedia in support of their brand new album The Con. Often tagged as the lesbian sisters, what you perhaps won't know is that no less than The White Stripes covered their Walking With The Ghost track.
15/08 - Actually my birthday, but where better place to plug it? Eschewing the normal piss-up in Brighton, instead I will be celebrating in London (alongside fellow birthday boy Rob) at the Phoenix Members Club on Charing Cross Road. All friends are welcome - contact me for further details. Meanwhile back in Brighton, Martha Wainwright and Terra Naomi are playing at St George's Church.
18/08 - Another weekend, another festival... Brighton chips in with Loop, a digital music event at Victoria Gardens headlined by The Go! Team.
23/08 - As the Bank Holiday weekend beckons I'll be making my annual trip to London for the FrightFest event at the Odeon West End. Running from 23rd to 27th August and taking in a whopping 26 films this year, it looks like being the best yet!
27/08 - Affiliated to FrightFest, but worth a separate mention here, Bank Holiday Monday begins with our Zombie Walk World Record Attempt in Leicester Square before a screening of The Zombie Diaries. You can find more details on this event at www.myspace.com/zombiewalk.