Category Archives: AfterDark

Introducing AfterDark Rewards

As if going to gigs already wasn’t enough of a reward already, online event listings site, ticket seller and music blog AfterDark has just launched its brand new loyalty scheme called AfterDark Rewards. Not only do you collect reward coins for buying tickets for shows through the AfterDark App, you also receive coins for sharing upcoming events and artists featured on AfterDark with your friends and family on social media. Here’s what they have to say about it:

AfterDark Rewards enables the app user to earn coins through a simple share process to their friends and family. They can build on their coins daily of which they can then use to redeem fantastic merchandise, gig tickets, music, electronics and tech. This image will give you the idea of how easy and effective it will be to get more exposure to artists and events whilst giving something back to our users.”

AfterDark Rewards – Launched April 2017

As a long-term gig addict and live music fan, I think the app is great for everybody involved: It gives artists more exposure by incentivising their fans to share their shows or artist profile on their social media; it gives venues and promoters a free promotional tool for their shows; and it gives the dedicated music fans something back for their time and money invested in going to gigs and supporting the local music scene.

AfterDark Rewards is in its infancy at the moment, but they already have listed some great rewards including Kindle Fires, gig tickets and iTunes vouchers, with new rewards coming soon to include some of the latest tech, merchandise (t-shirts, CDs, vinyl etc) and much more.

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Download the AfterDark App

The app is super easy to use and features comprehensive gig listings, artist profiles and a ticket shop to buy tickets directly through the app. All you need to do is download the app, sign in (which can be done using your Facebook login) and start collecting your reward coins today. If you’re a live music lover and love checking out the latest gigs and artists in your city then AfterDark is for you.

You can download AfterDark for iPhone on or for Android on

What’s On Brighton February 2017

Check out my monthly roundup of some of the best gigs happening in and around Brighton and Hove in February 2017, including gig previews, features and interviews.

There Will Be Blood: Live

Mon 6th February – Brighton Dome

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Following on from their performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 30th January, this week sees the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) performing three dates of their fantastic ‘There Will Be Blood: Live’ show, with performances at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall (Sun 5th Feb), Brighton Dome (Mon 6th Feb) and Bristol’s Colston Hall (Tue 7th Feb).

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Barry Hyde (Futureheads) Acoustic Show

Thursday 9th February – Brighton Komedia

Barry Hyde (Futureheads) solo acoustic show brighton komedia feb 2017

Fans of indie post-punk rockers The Futureheads will be delighted to hear that guitarist and vocalist Barry Hyde will be coming to Brighton to perform an intimate solo show at Brighton Komedia (Studio) to showcase his debut album, Malody, which was released in June 2016 on Sirenspire Records. The show is hosted by local promoter Melting Vinyl, and as with most of their shows, features a great support from a local artist – in this case the gentle folksters Lutine, a Brighton 3-piece known for their delicate arrangements and vocal harmonies.

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Little Comets + Eliza and The Bear

Sunday 11th February – Concorde II


7 Little Comets Quick Facts

1. The band is from the North-east of the UK, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne and their names are Robert, Michael, Matt, Nathan and Matt II.

2. They were signed to Columbia Records in 2009, following a series of gigs in unusual locations, such as lecture halls and on public transport.

3. The Little Comets are the only act inside the top 200 to self-produce, record, release, market, distribute and publish an album.

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Gabrielle Aplin

Tuesday 14th February – The Haunt, Brighton

gabrielle aplin february 2017 tour brighton interview

This week, UK singer-songwriter and YouTube favourite Gabrielle Aplin will be embarking on a short 3-date tour in the south of England. Unsurprisingly, the shows have all sold out, but we are using this as an opportunity to trace her history so far, to give you a brief history of Gabrielle Aplin, told in just 6 videos. Enjoy!


More gigs to be added soon!



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Esben and the Witch February 2017 UK Tour Interview Brighton



AfterDark Brighton – Be Seen & Get Heard

Calling all Bands, Musicians, Djs and Artists!

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Finding it hard to get yourself seen and heard from within the throng of talented musicians in Brighton and Hove?

Online credibility and visibility have never been more important, so take the chance to stand out from the crowd by signing up for a FREE artists page on

With over 1,500 great artists and musicians already listed, you will be in good company in the directory and you never know who might see you there and what local or national gig opportunities may come about from your listing. It is not what you know, but who you know so get to know AfterDark and see where your music could go.

To sign up, have a browse of the AfterDark artists page and get in touch using the contact form to find out how to add yourself to the artists section.

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