Beck’s Rhythm Series: Theo Parrish

Beck’s Rhythm Series: Roy Ayers

Beck’s Rhythm Series: The Pharcyde

Beck’s Rhythm Series: Lee Fields

Beck’s Rhythm Series: Badbadnotgood

Beck’s Rhythm Series: Hot 8 Brass Band


The Metal Face Villain returned to rock with us with a live drummer this time!


The UK soul-man swang by to brighten up our day!

Andrew Ashong

The Ghanaian-British artist brought his acoustic soul on the road to rock with us.

Greggory Porter

Double header from our man who can do no wrong!

Dead Prez

It was bigger than hip hop alright on the night!

Prefuse 73

Banging beats, snapping necks and cashin checques - the man always delivers!

Pharoah Monche

Get the f**k up! Throw ye hands in the sky bo bo bo! He came he saw and he conqured....

Floating Points vs Edan The Deejay

Amazing double header DJ event with two of the best on the ones & twos!

Roy Ayers

Dooby do run run run! One of our best shows from 2013, cracking performance from the vibesman!

Dean Blunt

The ex Hype Williams man came forth and delivered something very special!

Jeru the Damaja

D.Original stormed into Dublin for this exclusive show on Irish shores. 20 years in the game - don't challenge his verbal gymnastics.

Bad Bad Not Good

Canadian jazz trio gave a sellout crowd a full workout. Phew.

De La Soul

Choice Cuts crowds here doing what they do best: going absolutely mental - and three HipHop legends alive and well doing what they do best!

Mos Def

The Mighty Mos Def at the Wanted Festival

Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave & The Drumhedz

Chris Dave - one of the most revered and in demand musicians of his generation came to town with some drums and some Drumhedz.

Mississippi Records / Alan Lomax Archive Tour

Mississippi Record's' Eric Issacson tours Alan Lomax film and audio archives

Q Tip Live

Q-Tip is the best right? This show was up there with the best of them and we had a ball at this show, great show indeed!

Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle

Along with Strut Records we proudly presented the Inspiration Information Irish tour featuring the legendary Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle!

Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaries

Fantastic double nighter from the Eagle of Soul himself who rocked a packed Sugar Club, now pass the peas!


Doom and Jarel on tour showcasing parts of their collaboration album. Great show, great vibes and great crowd!

Danny Brown

Hot Show! Debut Irish performance here from Mr Brown as part of his Old & Reckless Tour.

Madlib - J Rocc - Chali 2NA - Mochilla Crew

There was a lot of superstars on the stage this night. Part of This Is Wanted weekender we had the pleasure of hosting this fantastic show.

Shangaan Electro

Azymuth - Light As A Feather Tour 2013

The Brazilian Trio stopped by to deliver their groundbreaking, classic Lp Light As A Feather in its entirely as part of their world tour

Ebo Taylor

The Ghanaian highlife legend brought a full band with him for what was one of the hottest shows of the year!


One of our favorite Mc's ever - the mighty Rakim played a show for us in the Button Factory back in 2012 and what a night it was...

Jose James

Jose James brought his intoxicating blend of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, electronica, swag and band to the Sugar Club for this memorable performance

The Egyptian Lover & Jamie Jupiter

The Lover made his presence felt on the Sugar Club dance floors. 808 FREAKS!

Big Daddy Kane

We had the pleasure of bringing over one our heroes and what a show it was! Support on the night from Dj Mek, Rob Kelly & Mo K.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

The brothers Cohran returned to their second home with a bag of new material including a brand new album and the Ajo Arkestra. Heavy show!

Tony Allen & Colours Afrobeat Foundation

This night was part of the Dublin City Soul Festival and seen the Afrobeat originator keep in time with Colours Afrobreat Foundation.

The Headhunters

The Headhunters live in the Sugar Club back in 2007. What a show this was!


Daedelus reeking of creativity brought his laptop, monome and his Victorian Dandy get up to the Sugar Club and laid it down yet again!

Mati Klarwein Exhibition

Seven day exhibition and selection of Mati Klarweins most famous works in Filmbase in Dublin between the 14th and 21st October 2012.

DJ Krush

Rhythm Weekender 2012

A host of stars took stage outdoors in Meeting House Square Temple Bar and other venues around Dublin city for our Rhythm Weekender.

Edan the Deejay plus Ricky Powell

Oh dip! Not even one angry and disgruntled hip hop fan could put of the Rickster this night and with Edan behind the wheels of steel - FIRE!

Immortal Technique

Always the livest! Not even a fight in the crowd could prevent I.T laying it down, in fact it turned out to be a key piece of the show! SICK

The Poets of Rhythm

Always bringing that sophisticated funk, sunshine soul and positive vibes, the Poets destroyed Whealans on this night...

Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu has performed twice for us in the Sugar Club. This video was filmed and produced by B+ back in 2011.

Lee Fields

Soul boy Lee Fields brought The Expressions over to Dublin for their first visit to the Sugar Club.

Shuggie Otis

Shuggie played 2 shows for us during December 2012, one in Whealans and one in Sugar club. Photos by James Murray / Stilpix.

Lonnie Liston Smith

The spiritual Jazz Prince blessed us with his presence on this memorable night alongside a very talented drummer!

The Pharcyde

Peforming their Bizarre Ride II LP in full in the Sugar Club - one of the gigs of the year!


Azmyuth performing their classic Lp "Light as a Feather" in its entirety...

The Hot 8 Brass Band

Everybodys favorite Brass Band rocking yo wig yet again!

Ultramagnetic Mc’s

Critical Beat-down performed in its entirety from the number 1 crew in your area!

Thundercat & Kutmah

Oooooooooo! What an incredible show and night this turned out to be, Thundercat absolutely killed it....

Lee Fields & The Expressions

He loves beautiful ladies, soul music and performing for us!


The eccentric dandy and electronic maestro of the Pacific coast destroyed Whelans with his monome, laptop and back up honey Musinah!

Gregory Porter

With a voice that can caress or confront, embrace or exhort, Gregory Porter brought his jazz standard to the Sugar Club in this magical show


One of the most anticipated shows we've put on. DOOM rocked the Button Factory on this memorable night back in 2012 - ALL CAPS!

Jneiro Jarel

Always forward thinking the Jimi Hendrix-esque musical journeyman Jneiro Jarel killed it this night. We are still talking about this one...

Biz Markie

Biz Markie came to Whelans one night, drank some Guinness, got on down and cut up doubles of Heatwave with his belly on the fader! 4 real..

Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique came back to visit us with his amazing live show, Q&A and also a screening of his documentary!

Sly & Robbie

Slightly delayed show but we got there. Sly & Robbie joined by some special surprise guests for this cracking show in Whealans back in 2012.

Honest Jons Chop Up

Damon Albarn, Tony Allen, Flea, HBE, Theo Parrish, Philip Cohran and special guests all on stage at once on this night! Heavy...

The Hot 8 Brass Band

The Hot8 know whats up - they killed it once again during a hot July in Dublin. Check the B+ street rehearsal footage too!

The Hot 8 Brass Band

The New Orleans crew's first visit to Dublin. A sold out show - the venue was heaving for this one!

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Funky! Sharon Jones brought the Dap Kings to town, got down in her heels and completely rocked the house!