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In some ways the closing of theFfreebutt has been a good thing, more gigs now getting spread around to other venues like Audio, Jam, The Hope, Hanbury Ballroom, the Albert, new hero, Komdeia. Freebutt had a slight monopoly in since the referb and lets be fair that pillar was evil and the DB restrictor was a joke. Of course its a shame its had to stop showing gigs but Brighton's main problem is that unless a venue is on or near the sea front (Concorde, Digital) its always going to be plighted by noise restrictions thanks to Brighton being so heavily populated for such a small city(town really). Barfly gutted The Gloucester and the Academy on Middle Street is never going to open. There is a serious lack of middling size venues. Very glad The Engine Room shut down though, worst sound and constant toilet flooding.
In conclusion the Brighton venue situation is a subject of contrast.