Badbadnotgood

Badbadnotgood


When?

Start time: Monday 20:00 (26 June)
End time: Monday 23:00 (26 June)

Where?

The Sugar Club
8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin

About

Tix on sale Friday 17th 9am...
An Incredible return to The Sugar Club by the BADBADNOTGOOD who are now a 4 piece!

Toronto, Ontario-based BadBadNotGood are a jazz group founded by Matthew Tavares (keyboards and synthesizer), Chester Hansen (bass guitar), and Alexander Sowinski (drums). BadBadNotGood initially attracted attention with their jazz interpretations of hip-hop tracks, leading them to work with artists such as Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean.

The outfit first came together in 2010 when the bandmembers met at the Humber College jazz program in Toronto, sharing a love for both jazz and hip-hop. During their college years, they performed a piece based upon the music of Odd Future, which they uploaded to YouTube. It attracted many views and was spotted by Tyler, the Creator from Odd Future. In 2011, BadBadNotGood released their debut album, BBNG, via Bandcamp. It included covers of music by Odd Future, A Tribe Called Quest, and Waka Flocka Flame and was recorded in just one three-hour session. Following the album release, the trio recorded a live session with Tyler, the Creator, opened for Roy Ayers at the Nujazz festival in their hometown of Toronto, and performed at Gilles Peterson's worldwide awards.
Their second record, BBNG2, was released in 2012, this time recorded within a ten-hour slot and once again featuring original pieces as well as cover versions of music by My Bloody Valentine, Kanye West, and James Blake.

In the same year the band was the Coachella festival's band in residence, playing six different sets, as well as acting as the backing band for Frank Ocean. BadBadNotGood were then drafted to be part of the production and musical composition team for the soundtrack of the film The Man with the Iron Fists. They did production work for Earl Sweatshirt and Danny Brown as well as a remix on JJ Doom's Key to the Kuffs.

The group's third record, III, was released in 2014 and included the singles "Hedron," "CS60," and "Can't Leave the Night." In February 2015, the group's collaboration with Wu-Tang Clan MC Ghostface Killah, titled Sour Soul, was released by Lex Records. In early 2016, the trio became a quartet when Leland Whitty joined on saxophone. BadBadNotGood's first album with Whitty, IV, appeared on Innovative Leisure the following July. The album featured guest appearances from Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring, producer Kaytranada, and rapper Mick Jenkins.



Upcoming events at The Sugar Club

Lee Fields & The Expressions : Beck's Rhythm Series

Lee Fields & The Expressions : Beck's Rhythm Series

Tuesday 20:00 (11 July)
The Sugar Club, Dublin

Saul Williams : Beck's Rhythm Series

Saul Williams : Beck's Rhythm Series

Wednesday 20:00 (19 July)
The Sugar Club, Dublin

Too Many Zooz : Beck's Rhythm Series

Too Many Zooz : Beck's Rhythm Series

Friday 20:00 (28 July)
The Sugar Club, Dublin

ChoiceCuts presents Roots Manuva

ChoiceCuts presents Roots Manuva

Saturday 19:30 (16 September)
The Sugar Club, Dublin

Events around The Sugar Club

Perspectives: Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir
150 m »

Perspectives: Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

Monday 20:00 (28 August)
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

Perspectives: Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir
150 m »

Perspectives: Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

Tuesday 20:00 (29 August)
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir | Kaspars Putniņš, conductor
150 m »

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir | Kaspars Putniņš, conductor

Wednesday 20:00 (31 January)
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

Macy Gray
150 m »

Macy Gray

Sunday 20:00 (02 July)
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano
150 m »

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano

Thursday 20:00 (08 February)
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

Czech Philharmonic with Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor
150 m »

Czech Philharmonic with Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

Sunday 20:00 (18 February)
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, violin
150 m »

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, violin

Saturday 20:00 (20 January)
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin

Perspectives: Kamasi Washington
150 m »

Perspectives: Kamasi Washington

Thursday 20:00 (29 June)
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin