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Are you a Chelsea fan? You couldn’t pick a better time to lose the Champions League final – Dublin means serious business this weekend. We’re going to be faffing off in the Aran Islands at Drop Everything, so we’re trusting you to do the work for us. Here’s your checklist:
1. Tim Hecker
Tim Hecker’s long-overdue first appearance on these shores comes within the sacred confines of the Unitarian Church. Hecker’s reputation as one of the world’s premier exponents of beautiful noise is built on his expertly crafted records and his live show is a forceful, awe-inspiring re-interpretation of that material. Expect to find the controlled environments of his albums thrown out the window in favour of a dark, deep and blisteringly intense execution of pure, overwhelming sound.
2. Eglo Records Party
One of the finest young labels in London, Eglo is home to Floating Points, Funkineven, Fatima and more, whilst being run by taste-maker Alexander Nut. Not the kind of crew to just do one thing well, their genre-busting roster and releases to date point towards the sole ambition of having an awful lot of fun. All the above-mentioned will be present and performing in the Twisted Pepper on Friday, with the night headlined by the unmissable Floating Points.
We have two pairs of tickets to give away for this, just share this page on Facebook or Twitter (with the hashtag #TDWeekender) to be in with a chance to win.
3. The Fresh Prints
Continuing the seemingly endless wave of 90s nostalgia washing neon though the city, the Little Green St. Gallery has curated an exhibition of 30 artists paying homage to the decade of Jack Charlton, MTV and of course, The Fresh Prince. Expect a sea of garish colours on the walls and, with Provider DJs on the decks, plenty of “classic” hip-hop coming from the speakers. Parachute pants are a requirement and it runs until Tuesday.
4. Donnacha Costello
Irish-born, Berlin-based (we don’t say that often enough around here at all…) producer of crafted electronica, Donnacha Costello is in town to perform a special “909 & DJ” set in the smoke-if-you-want-to surrounds of the Sycamore Club’s roof terrace on Friday night. So, that’s one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting DJs doing a three-hour set, an open-air, heated rooftop and it’s right in the centre of town, what more do you need? Oh, did we mention the Funktion One? Doors at 9pm, Costello is on at midnight.
5. Steven Severin Soundtracks Vampyr
Formerly one of Siouxsie’s Banshees, Steven Severin is a man well qualified to score a film like Vampyr. Carl Dreyer’s classic silent-era horror has lost none of its bite in the 80 years since its release and Severin’s musical imagination will have the perfect platform on which to run free and freaky. A special treat for all the senses.
There’s nothing quite like seeing a new culinary gimmick wreak havoc on the lunchtime horde. Chopped offers a vast cornucopia of salad options for the health conscious, lashes them in a bowl, dashes them to cinders before your eyes, and folds them into a wrap or sambo. It might not sound spectacular, but this Baggot Street take-out has been rammed full of hungry tummies since its inception last week – if you don’t happen to work in the area, use your weekend to try it out.
7. Murray’s Sports Bar
So, we’re more often found here trying to hobnob with cybergoths after a night out at Dominion, but big matches warrant big bars and full 3D. With the Heineken Cup and Champions League finals vying for viewers on Saturday, expect everywhere with a telly and cheap pints to be packed to the gills.