Monday, July 29, 2013

Next ROCK shows in Paris for August & September 2013

Next ROCK shows in Paris for August & September 2013


August 13:
Jello Biafra @ Glazart
August 23-24-25
ROCK EN SEINE (click for the full line-up)

September 03:
Brian Ferry @ grande Halle de la Villette
Crocodiles @ Nouveau casino
Sept 06
Deftones @ Zénith
Sept 07:
Paramore @ Zénith
Sept 10:
CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers@ Grande Halle de la Villette
Sept 14 :
Jack Johnson @ Olympia

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rokia Traoré + Concrete Knives @ Hotel de Ville, Paris , July 20 2013

Rokia Traoré + Concrete Knives @ Hotel de Ville, Paris , July 20 2013

Back at Hotel de Ville for this Free festival, We already saw Rokia Traoré @ UNESCO for the Evening of Solidarity with Mali in February  where she was invited to perform with other Afrivcan artists , at the time she only played a couple of songs. We have a bit more tonight 25-30 min set.
Pop-Rock with African rhythms, nice. Better when she's singing in English than in French. 



Then we have Concrete Knives, a french indie-pop band with, once again , African Rhythms, The kind of music to dance to.
Not really our stuff but very enjoyable and a singer very "French Chic" with the attitude of Jeunes Gens modernes.


Friday, July 19, 2013

The Blues Brothers Band @ Trianon, Paris July 19 2013

The Blues Brothers Band @ Trianon, Paris July 19 2013
Steve Cropper is back in Paris, a few months after playing with The Animals @ New Morning club. From the original band there's only The Colonel & Lou Marini.
The Blues Brothers are playing quite often over here, they were @ Enghien les Bains for a free show on July 02 2011, first gig after Alan Rubin's death a month earlier. They also played @ the Olympia theatre on July 05 2008 with guest Eddie Floyd on vocals.

We arrived too late to see opener Mountain Mex, both balconies are full but the pit is pretty empty as we're making our way in, everyone's at the bar , it's so hot in there and the show hasn't started yet.
It's 8:30 when the musicians are getting on stage one by one unannounced to everyone's surprise to start with two instrumentals "Booker T's " Green Onions" and the theme from Peter Gunn before the first singer, dressed up as a Blues Brother with the trademark black hat, sunglasses,white shirt/ black suit makes his entrance for a set of blues and soul covers made famous by the movie to a whole new generation of fans. Only classics are performed (see setlist for details below) and with the addition of a second singer and with the Jack/ Elwood dance routine it's like attending the shooting of the original Blues Brothers movie as both singers are doing a terrific job.
Show is ending with great renditions of Steve Winwood's "gimme some Loving" and the Classic "Everybody need Somebody to love".
Great show !!!
 setlist (above)

"Gimme Some Lovin' "




Melissa Laveaux @ Parvis Hotel de Ville, Fnac Live, Paris , July 19 2013

Melissa Laveaux @ Parvis Hotel de Ville, Fnac Live, Paris , July 19 2013

Before going to The Blues Brothers band @ Trianon, short stop @ Parvis de l'Hotel de Ville to see Melissa Laveaux. Pop-Folk with some African influences, not really our thing , enjoyable though.
Keziah Jones was next.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Miles Kane + Palma Violets + Villagers @ Hotel de Ville de Paris , Fnac Live, July 18 2013

Miles Kane + Palma Violets + Villagers @ Hotel de Ville de Paris , Fnac Live, July 18 2013

 The nice & clean VILLAGERS (above)

Free festival organized by FNAC stores on the Parvis de l'Hotel de Ville. It started yesterday with at least 6 bands playing every night from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.
Tonight IS the night with Miles Kane but we decided to come earlier to check Villagers & Palma Violets, we already saw both bands this year @ L'Album de la Semaine tv show ( Jan 09 2013 for Villagers) & Jan 15 2013 for Palma Violets)

Villagers for some chamber pop-folk, not really the best place to listen to that kind of music, in day light with people talking and drinking wine... they did OK.
 Garage rock with PALMA VIOLETS (above)

Different kind of music, now we're talking ! The guys are having fun with some kick ass garage rock, it's a family audience from teenagers to people over 60 and some of those bastards are complaining when youngsters are pogoing down the front.
That's what I like to see, people enjoying themselves. It was rockin' !!!
 Palma Violets setlist (far right)
 MILES KANE Rockin' with Class (as usual)


Nothing that much to say about Miles Kane, we saw him already dozens of times and it was " encore un sans faute", The guy is Rockin' with Class, lots of catchy songs. All the girls are down the front for him, headbanging like mad. see setlist below for details
Great set !!!

One question though: WHERE THE FUCK DID HE GET THAT COSTUME ?

We left the premises to go home, Oxmo Puccimo and Olivia Ruiz were next, How can we stay for that crap ?
 "Come Closer"