The Hope & Ruin

The Hope & Ruin
10–12 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3WA
  • Telephone 01273 325793
  • Opening times mon–wed & sun noon–midnight, thu–sat noon–2am
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  • Website www.hope.pub
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Pub and 150-capacity live music venue with bands playing most nights. The vegan kitchen serves vegan kebabs as well as loaded fries and hot dogs plus monthly specials.

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Bad Vibrations Presents: Death Valley Girls

After selling out The Shacklewell Arms, we're psyched to welcome back Burger Records' LA four-piece Death Valley Girls to headline The Lexington on 27 May! Support and more details to be announced soon. Death Valley Girls https://deathvalleygirls.bandcamp.com/

Tue 23 Jun

£11 / 01273 325793

Cable Ties

Australian 3 piece Cable Ties debut U.K.

Sun 5 Apr

£8 / 01273 325793

Charlie Moss

The singer-songwriter from Brighton plays indie folk.

Wed 3 Jun

£7.70 / 01273 325793

China Bears

Thoughtful, ambient indie.

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 01273 325793

Ciel

CIEL play The Hope & Ruin on for their EP launch! The three-piece have quickly earned kudos for their exquisite live show, having already supported the likes of Hatchie, Sasami and Penelope Isles. This is an 18+ event.

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 01273 325793

Codes In The Clouds

Fresh off the back of the Codes In The Clouds album launch show at St Pancras Old Church in London, CITC and VLMV are heading out across Europe and the UK together for the first time. This is an 18+ event.

Wed 8 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 325793

Dancehall

London-based trio DANCEHALL melds serrated post-punk with elements of shoegaze and pop. Love Thy Neighbour This is an 18+ event (Photo ID required).

Thu 13 Aug

Sold out / 01273 325793

David Ford And Jarrod Dickenson: The Showdown

Two transatlantic songslingers meet for a musical duel. A cultural clash of the titans. A shootout at sundown.

Thu 10 Sep

£16.50 / 01273 325793

Deeper

As social norms and political ideologies distort, writing and creating art was the only way to control the growing voice in Deeper's collective head. The conceptualizing of their debut album started and stopped over that two-year time warp in 2015/6 culminating in a few feverish tracking sessions in late 2017. What was…

Mon 13 Apr

£9 / 01273 325793

Mon 16 Nov

£9 / 01273 325793

Mon 13 Apr

£9 / 01273 325793

Mon 16 Nov

£9 / 01273 325793

Devon Welsh

Canadian singer and songwriter who was the frontman of the electropop duo Majical Cloudz. He released his debut solo album, Dream Songs, in 2018.

Tue 14 Apr

Cancelled / 01273 325793

Diet Cig

Slop pop music from the New York duo.

Mon 4 May

£11.20 / 01273 325793

Dikembe + Brutalligators + Other Half // Brighton

sugar-free presents: DIKEMBE (Gainesville, FL) www.facebook.com/dikembefl https://dikembe.bandcamp.com/ http://deathprotector.com/ Soft grunge/heavy emo from Florida. Listen to "Hail Something" here: https://spoti.fi/371hfHR FFO: Prawn, You Blew It!, Free Throw ??? BRUTALLIGATORS (London…

Tue 2 Jun

£8.80 / 01273 325793

Dommengang + Support

dommengang channel the wailing, psych rock abandon of their previous work into a lean, darkedged record coloured by loss. This is an 18+ event.

Tue 21 Apr

Cancelled / 01273 325793

Football FC

Bristolian punk band.

Thu 2 Apr

Cancelled / 01273 325793

Fragile Creatures: Punk Yacht Album Launch

Fragile Creatures launch party to celebrate the release of their DIY second album 'Punk Yacht'. Fragile Creatures will perform Punk Yacht in full. Support from The Academy of Sun and Fruity Water. £5adv / £7otd doors 7:30pm Tickets for the show and copies of Punk Yacht will be available to order through the bands…

Thu 30 Apr

£5.50 / 01273 325793

Freya Beer

Guarantees Entry before 9pm only, arrive after this and you may lose your place. Freya Beer deftly mixes poetical lyrics with a distinctive sound, often drawing influence from the likes of Patti Smith, Bat for Lashes and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. This is an 18+ event.

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 01273 325793

Gaye Bykers On Acid

Mute Elephant presents GAYE BYKERS ON ACID

Sat 30 May

Sold out / 01273 325793

Sat 13 Feb 2021

£19.80 / 01273 325793

Graham Day and The Gaolers

SUIT YOURSELF MUSIC CULTURE presents Graham Day and The Gaolers plus Little Triggers DJs Alan & Cris from Suit Yourself  Graham Day and The Gaolers -  a one-off reunion show in Brighton Graham Day is one of the founder members of Medway band The Prisoners, The Solar Flares and The Prime Movers.

Sat 18 Apr

£12 / 01273 325793

The Hope & Ruin Ruinfest ~ Acid Box Brighton - Postponed

An ongoing weekender style event, each time an independent local promoter at the helm, hosting two days of festivities and featuring exceptional artists and bands throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Under 16s must be accompanied by someone 18 or over (maximum 4 under 16s per adult). Please do not buy tickets if…

Sat 11 Apr

£15 / 01273 325793

The Howl & The Hum

A dark and melodic indie-psych performance by the York-based, three-piece band.

Fri 8 May

£11 / 01273 325793

Mon 7 Sep

£11 / 01273 325793

The Howl & The Hum

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Fri 8 May

£10 / 01273 325793

Mon 7 Sep

£10 / 01273 325793

Sun 19 Apr

Cancelled / 01273 325793

Joan Shelley

Joan Shelley's new album, Over And Even, was written in the back of an abandoned beauty parlour on the island of Thessaloniki. The whole thing had something to do with Vashti Bunyan. That's what Joan told me, but Joan Shelley is a poet, so she makes things up. In a small, dark room that smells of expired hair-do…

Thu 28 May

£12.10 / 01273 325793

Joan Shelley

Joan Shelley is a songwriter and singer who lives near Louisville, Kentucky, not far from where she grew up. Like the River Loves the Sea is her fifth album. (Photo ID Required).

Thu 28 May

£11 / 01273 325793

Jordan Mackampa

Singer-songwriter Jordan Mackampa, whose music is suffused with jazz-soaked beats.

Sun 26 Apr

£11 / 01273 325793

Mon 7 Dec

£11 / 01273 325793

Juniore

Surf grooves, sunshine pop, sizzling psychedelia and garage rock - buoyant, sleek and undeniably sexy.

Thu 16 Apr

£9.90 / 01273 325793

Thu 1 Oct

£9.90 / 01273 325793

Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds

The legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), bassist Kiki Solis (Baby Baby Dance With Me, Knife in The Water, Rhythm of Black Lines), drummerRon Miller (Switch Hitter, Up The Academy). This is an 18+ event.

Sun 21 Jun

£12.50 / 01273 325793

Libralibra

LibraLibra's EP launch at The Hope & Ruin in Brighton! "LibraLibra come out all guns blazing… This is an 18+ event.

Thu 18 Jun

£5 / 01273 325793

MarthaGunn

Brighton quintet taking their cues from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Eagles for 70s-tinged indie rock.

Wed 1 Apr

£8.44 / 01273 325793

Massive

High octane full throttle hard rock from Down Under.

Sun 31 May

£11 / 01273 325793

Melting Vinyl Presents: Pictish Trail + Savage Mansion

Born from a compulsion to make infectious, melody driven music from a treasure of secret sounds, Pictish Trail’s songs are filtered through a pop lens, where heart-pumping guitar shriek-outs collide with sampled gurgles and fractured lyrics. This event was previously scheduled for the 29th of March 2020, but will now take…

Sun 28 Mar 2021

£14 / 01273 325793

Nap Eyes

Four-piece ensemble hailing from Halifax with a mix of alternative folk and indie rock.

Mon 20 Apr

£11 / 01273 325793

Tue 18 Aug

£11 / 01273 325793

Nap Eyes

This Is Tmrw welcome Nap Eyes to the Hare & Hounds on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

Mon 20 Apr

£11.50 / 01273 325793

Tue 18 Aug

£11.50 / 01273 325793

Och + Zofff

The eight exploratory journeys, that makes-up Och's album 'II' (Rocket Recordings) lets the listener plot out a psychic course that traverses the likes of the meditative trance-states of vintage Popol Vuh, the chemically-altered mania of Guru Guru. Synth-driven propulsion akin to French iconoclasts Heldon and Lard Free…

Sat 20 Jun

£8.80 / 01273 325793

Pictish Trail

Off-kilter indie-folk from Johnny Lynch.

Sun 29 Mar

£15.40 / 01273 325793

Sun 28 Mar 2021

£15.40 / 01273 325793

Rainbow Grave + Enos

Nicholas Bullen (Napalm Death / Scorn) and John Pickering (Doom / Sore Throat) Birmingham’s Rainbow Grave (God Unknown Records) channel the blank despair of negative punk through layers of distorted psychedelic damage. This is an 18+ event.

Sat 9 May

£8.80 / 01273 325793

Fri 3 Apr

£7.50 / 01273 325793

Ramona (us) + Jabber (us) In Brighton

sugar-free presents: RAMONA (Seattle) www.facebook.com/Ramona206 http://ramonamusic.bandcamp.com/ "sad sloppy poppy indie punk you can dance around to." JABBER (Oakland) www.facebook.com/jabberpunx Melody driven pop punk from ex-members of Dead Ringer and The Pillowfights. support

Wed 27 May

£6.60 / 01273 325793

Samantha Crain and Hamish Hawk

Double-bill of singer-songwriters, featuring Oklahoma musician and Choctaw singer Samantha Crain and Hamish Hawk, frontman of The New Outfit.

Wed 6 May

£11 / 01273 325793

Fri 31 Jul

£11 / 01273 325793

Samantha Crain

American folk-rock singer-songwriter and musician.

Wed 6 May

£11.50 / 01273 325793

Fri 31 Jul

£11.50 / 01273 325793

Samantha Crain, live at The Hope & Ruin - Brighton

Samantha Crain has announced a UK tour alongside the news of her forthcoming new album, Garden Dove, to be released on Lucy Rose's newly launched independent record label, Real Kind Records. In praise of the alternative/folk singer-songwriter, Lucy Rose says of Samantha, “After a lot of thought and consideration, this…

Wed 6 May

£10 18+ only / 01273 325793

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Fri 22 May

£13.75 / 01273 325793

Toby Driver + Nick Hudson +Tbc

TOBY DRIVER New-York-City-based composer best known from his work in very loud experimental bands Kayo Dot, Asva, Secret Chiefs 3, Vaura, maudlin of the Well, and many others, has been stepping out as a singer-songwriter in the past few years, notably with acclaimed albums on The Flenser, John Zorn’s Tzadik, and his…

Thu 2 Apr

£8 / 01273 325793

Tops

TOPS return to Brighton with a brand new album. Their fourth full length titled ‘I Feel Alive’ bares their trademark sound of beguiling melodies over soft-rock grooves, with touches of '80s sophisti-pop and a contemporary experimental palette.

Mon 18 May

£10 / 01273 325793

White Tail Falls

The Alternative, indie rock solo artist performs at Hare and Hounds Birmingham on the 1st April 2020.

Thu 24 Sep

£11.25 / 01273 325793

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