With their new Bad Boys of Jazz album dropping at the end of November, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are ramping it up and in town for two shows. First up, they’ll perform a special Fela Tribute Set in honour of Nigeria and Africa’s greatest artist Fela Kuti which will be preceded by a screening of Music is The Weapon, the 1982 documentary which Kathleen C Fennessy of the Seattle Weekly perfectly encapsulates saying, “For the uninitiated, it’s hard to explain – in mere words – how one man could so successfully mate the sexuality of James Brown with the righteous politics of Bob Marley and sinuous sounds of Miles Davis.” The following weekend, the Ensemble are back in their spiritual home previewing material from their new album. It’s the best imaginable fun we’ll have with seven brothers (they’re the sons of jazz legend Phil Cohran) in our lifetime. There’s also an early Matinee show on October 28.
Sugar Club, Saturday October 19 (Fela) & Friday October 25 (Bad Boys), €20, Monday Oct 28 (Matinee), Adult + Child €27.50