Square up to Rhythm Weekender
The Becks Vier Rhythm Weekender takes place in and around Dublin’s Meeting House Square next week, with a number of international acts jetting in to perform in the city’s newly-revitalised open-air venue from October 18th- 21st.
The opening night will see two-thirds of hip-hop icons De La Soul perform with a full live band under the banner of their new “conceptual hip-hop” group, First Serve. French DJ Onra is also on that bill, along with Dublin’s own hip-hop collective, Mixtapes from the Underground.
On Friday, Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators perform on the same bill as The Hot 8 Brass Band and The North Strand Klezmer Band, and on Saturday Irish favourites the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble return to our shores from their native Chicago (with support from Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble). Detroit techno innovator Derrick May will play the Twisted Pepper the same night. DJ Taylor McFerrin completes the programme on October 21st. There will also be an exhibition of work by artist Mati Klarwein, who provided album artwork for the likes of Miles Davis and Santana, running at Filmbase from Monday.