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Lianne La Havas

Gig Review By Sophie Harper

Oysters 3

Up Close And Personal

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

The Darkness

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

Permission to Rock?< p>…

Steeleye Span

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

Spanning the years.< p>…

The Waterboys

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

No treading water here.< p>…

Edd Blakeley

Interview By Hannah Collisson

Young Hastings musician and composer Edd Blakeley…

The Unthanks

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

More songs about shipbuilding and war.< p>…

The Crypt Rises Again

Feature By Andy Gunton

Maybe a corner is being turned?< p>…

Vince Ray

Interview By Andy Gunton

One of the great things about the…

Factory

Interview By Andy Gunton

Bands split and then get back together…

Cast

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

When St Mary in the Castle…

Public Image Ltd

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

For many John Lydon will be forever…

Trash'd New Wave Festival 2015

Preview By Johnny Anders

Trash’d New Wave Festival returns for its…

Bare Faced Blues

Preview By Andy Gunton

Since the tragic fire at St Michael’s…

International Composers Festival

Preview By Julian Norridge

The third International Composers Festival the only…

John Butler Trio

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

I’m sure the reaction of many friends…

Father John Misty

Gig Review By Hannah Collisson

Opening with a crowd-pleaser in the form…

Rick Wakeman

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

Great Anecdotes and Wonderous Stories.< p>…

David Gray

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

Sometimes you get what you pay for.<…

Justin Currie

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

They say that the test of a…

Trevor Watts

Feature By Ken Edwards

Trevor Watts is a world-renowned musician who…

Ceyote

Interview By Juliet Harris

As one of The Stinger’s loyal infantrymen …

The Sine Waves

Review By Juliet Harris

The lovely thing about writing for The…

Illustrated Man

Review By Andy Gunton

Named after the Ray Bradbury novel of…

All Gigged Out

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

“That’s the first time a naked man…

Dorey The Wise

Feature By Andy Gunton

“I used to play rugby but then…

The Forum - Tunbridge Wells

Feature By Andy Gunton

“When I’m rich and famous …

British Sea Power - Sea of Brass

Gig Review By Juliet Harris

British Sea Power are three parts Cumbrian …

The Hit Parade

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

I’ll admit to not knowing quite what…

Johnny Take A Bow

Gig Review By Andy Gunton

When you walk into an auditorium and…

Never mind the Bexhillians

Review By Andy Gunton

You know times have changed when classic…

Lewes Musical Express

Feature By John May

You may not have heard of the…

The Noise Issue - An Update

Feature By Andy Gunton

In our last issue we featured the…

Mumm-Ra

Interview By Andy Gunton

After reviewing Mumm-Ra’s new EP ‘Back To…

Queer On The Pier

I was there By Hannah Collisson

Queer on the Pier was a monthly…

Go! Boadecia

Review By Stu Huggett

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon but indie-punk…

The Fabulous Red Diesel

Feature By Andy Gunton

The Fabulous Red Diesel have been wowing…

Graham Gouldman

Feature By Andy Gunton

10cc were one of the most highly…

AfriKaba

Preview By Hannah Collisson

Grammy Award-winner and Radio 3 World Music…

Dende Drummers

Feature By Hannah Collisson

A master percussionist an award-winning singer songwriter…

Eddi Reader

News By Andy Gunton

St Mary In The Castle has just…

Riddles

News By Andy Gunton

Hastings rockers Riddles have just been named…

Radio In Hastings - Part 2

Feature By Andy Bantock

Last month I talked about the 'big…

Court Out

Feature By Stu Huggett

At the end of July two High…

David Quantick

Feature By Juliet Harris

The Stinger is a publication dedicated put…

Bare Faced Blues

Preview By Andy Gunton

It’s typical isn’t it? You wait for…

Big Green Cardigan Festival 2014

Preview By Andy Gunton

Just because summer is (gradually) drawing to…

Neutral Milk Hotel

Review By Hannah Collisson

What does Bexhill have that Brighton doesn’t?…

Zeroh Designs - Spotify Playlist

News By Andy Gunton

As you've no doubt noticed we've built…

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

I was there By Andy Gunton

There is much local debate about which…

Kid Kapichi

Feature By Rachael Kamara

If you think you’ve seen it all…

Skinny Lister

Feature By Hannah Collisson

Skinny Lister is a folk band with…

The Stag Inn

Feature By Hannah Collisson

“I came down here to a party…

Zeroh Designs

Feature By Grace Vogiatzis

You may not of heard of them …

Radio in Hastings

Feature By Andy Bantock

If you drive into Hastings on the…

Learning The Ropes

Feature By Grace Vogiatzis

The technology revolution has changed the face…

In Praise of Vile Electrodes

Feature By Juliet Harris

We all know that Hastings and St…

A different school of thought

Feature By Grace Vogiatzis

How to describe the powerhouse that is…

Calling all MUSIC Venues

Comment By Charlotte Bishop

Are you a Manager or Owner responsible…

NATIONAL PETITION

Comment By Music Venue Trust

Today we are launching our second campaign …

The Noise Issue

Comment By Andy Gunton

Noise is a very emotive subject. On…

I‘ll Have My Jam...

Comment By Richard Anthony Lock

Imagine your favourite song. Interesting to think that…

Sea Shanty Festival

Preview By Tom Kelly

Some events in Hastings Old Town are…

KingBathmat

Gig Review By Green Wyvern

Headliner and highlight of the evening KingBathmat …

John Cooper Clarke

Review By Andy Gunton

I last saw John Cooper Clarke back…

One Thousand Tons:

Review By Johnny Anders

If you like your rock music to…

The Piercings:

Review By Johnny Anders

‘Youngling’ is the debut EP from one…

Christopher Lee

News By Rachael Kamara

Christopher Lee Star of Wicker Man Star…

Songkick

News By Rachael Kamara

It’s not just Apple who are making…

BPI

News By Rachael Kamara

It’s hard to believe but it would…

King Size Slim

News By Andy Gunton

In our last issue we relayed the…

Old Town Phoenix Appeal

News By Andy Gunton

Many of you will already know of…

Hastings Rock - Listen Again

News By Andy Gunton

Fans of original local music can now…

Hastings Beach Concerts

News By Andy Gunton

The RNLI Hastings Beach Concerts are taking…

Gig Stinger

News By Andy Gunton

As mentioned in these pages before we…

The Who on Hastings Pier

I was there By Andy Gunton

No matter how old you are there…

The Dark art of mastering

Feature By Rachael Kamara

Tucked away in the heart of Hastings …

The Roomz

Feature By Hannah Collisson

A space for the open-minded the adventurous…

Maid of Ace

Interview By Juliet Harris

Consisting of sisters Alison Elliott – guitar…

Otti Albietz

Feature By Grace Vogiatzis

A three day event at The Kave…

Hastings folk Festival

Preview By Grace Vogiatzis

May Day approaches cider and bearded men…

Dear Serge

Review By Hannah Collisson

For an example of quality arts programming…

Hastings Rock Returns

Review By Johnny Anders

Hastings Rock radio is returning to the…

Ray Davies

Review By Rachael Kamara

With a full auditorium it certainly seemed…

A Chameleon

Review By khari leigh miller

From Reverend Savage to Pimp to Dr…

My first Fat Tuesday

Review By Hope Smyth

Over four thousand miles from the spicy…

Jack in the Green 2014

Preview By Andy Gunton

After a winter full of storms rain …

Comebacks can come from anywhere.

News By Rachael Kamara

In recent years bands from the 80’s…

Brit’s come out on top at SXSW

News By Rachael Kamara

Running from 7– 16 March the annual SXSW…

Record Store Day 2014

News By Rachael Kamara

Record Store Day started in the USA…

THE WHO

Review By Andy Gunton

One of the UK’s most iconic rock…

Music from the heart and soul

Review By Anais Perry

Vocal Explosion Choir sing The Music of…

Piano Concerto sets the key

Gig Review By Hannah Collisson

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition may have…

You Rocked, We Rolled

Review By Andy Gunton

For most of us our only experience…

JAMIE SMART – THE ROAD EP

Review By Johnny Anders

Although much missed by many from his…

MUMM-RA BACK TO THE SHORE

Review By Johnny Anders

Bexhill’s finest are back not with a…

JOHN BASSETT

News By Andy Gunton

Not content with bringing out at least…

THE MOORS

News By Andy Gunton

Hastings’ very own purveyors of true world…

BARE-FACED BLUES

News By Andy Gunton

new Folk Fest in 2014 now we’re…

KING SIZE SLIM

News By Andy Gunton

Toby Barelli aka King Size Slim has…

Welcome to the Stinger

News By Andy Gunton

We’ve made it to the second issue! <…

The Union bar

Feature By Hannah Collisson

A place where original live music rules…

Dave Parsons

Feature By Andy Gunton

Hastings resident Dave Parsons is the guitarist…

Sam Calver

Interview By Rachael Kamara

Sam Calver a name that has been…

Beatles Day 15

Feature By Rachael Kamara

Beatles Day has become an annual gathering…

Sex Pistols on Hastings Pier

I was there By Andy Gunton

Yes it’s true the Sex Pistols really…

Benbo

Interview By Stu Huggett

Tris Taylor first came to our notice…

Analyse This

Comment By Andy Gunton

Some of you may well have seen…

The De La Warr is good to us.

News By Andy Gunton

The De La Warr Bexhill have a…

Celebrating Ten Years of International Success

News By Andy Gunton

The 10th Anniversary of the Hastings International…

A Message From The Fat Tuesday Team

News By Andy Gunton

Well it’s that time of year again…

Sim Sala Bim

News By Andy Gunton

Keep your eyes peeled for details of…

Hastings Folk Festival

News By Andy Gunton

Hastings is to set to have its…

Vile Electrodes

News By Andy Gunton

St Leonard’s very own electro-pop duo Vile…