Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Artists of the year 2011 for Rockerparis: Anna Calvi & Miles Kane

Anna Calvi is the artist we've seen the most for this year 2011
It started last year when she opened for Nick Cave's Grinderman @ Cité de la Musique on Oct 26.

Click on links for review , setlist, Pics & video for each concert

She has released a great first album and has played many concerts and radio & TV shows in Paris this year:
Black session @ C'est Lenoir on Jan 17
L'Album de la Semaine for Canal+ , Jan 19
Nouveau Casino, Frb 08 (we didn't go to this one)
Trianon, April 22
Fnac Montparnasse, June 16
Rock en Seine festival, August 28
Olympia, for Les Inrocks festival Nov 11

An Amazing 7 shows in Paris in just a few months, we've been to 6 of them out of 7.
She only has one album so each gig was basically the same but each time we were charmed,
when she played the Rock en Seine festival, we thought about staying for a just a couple of songs before moving to the 3rd stage to see the Horrors,in fact it was so good that we stayed even though it was our 5th gig this year. Gig @ Fnac Montparnasse was a free showcase, she was sharing guitar duties with a guy as she had a bandage on her wrist.

Miles Kane is also an artist that we've seen a few times this year and who has released a great solo album. He played a few shows in Paris including
L'Album de la Semaine, March 29
Rock En Seine Festival, August 28
Cigale for Les Inrocks festival, Nov 04

After playing with The Rascals (check their shows @ Fleche d'Or on Sept 05 2008 & @ Maroquinerie on Dec 1st 2008 ) Miles Kane is now going solo with a very good album maybe not as rock as with his previous band but live his new band is smoking.
He will be playing a few shows next January/February opening for Arctic Monkeys @ Casino de Paris, Olympia & Zénith.