Friday, December 26, 2014

The Year in Rock 2014 by ROCKERPARIS

2014 is now over and we've done a short list of concerts, month by month, that we will remember for this year. 2014 was  very quiet concertwise, several times we only went to a handful of shows for a whole month so this short selection isn't our list of the Best shows we've been to this year. 
Just a good way to remember this year 2014:
L'Année 2014 a été assez calme, petit récapitulatif de quelques concerts, pour chaque mois, afin d'avoir une vision d'ensemble de l'année qui vient de s'écouler...
 Ennio & Rolling Stones with Bobby Keys

Jan 2014 
Depeche Mode @ Paris Bercy Jan 29 2014
 Warpaint @ Album de la Semaine
Feb 2014
rolling stones rehearsals: one month of rehearsals in Paris which culminated with a secret private show for 27 lucky fans in the rehearsals studio in Bondy. After numerous attempts to organize a proper club gig in Paris that never materialized.
Ennio Morricone @ Bercy:
the best of the numerous soundtracks of the Master with more than a 100 musicians and chorists on stage in a sold-out Bercy.
March 2014
 Babyshambles @ Chorus Fest
With a very good new album Babyshambles did a very good set much better than their previous concert at the Zénith in Paris
Rodriguez @ Olympia
Back for this sold-out and only gig in Paris after the disastrous gigs a few months earlier @ Zénith (Cigale show was better) This one was very nice
 April  2014
The Strypes @ Gaité Lyrique
up & coming band rocking, nice discovery
 Jello Biafra @ 104
Punk legend for a kick-ass set
 Eumir Deodato @ Pan Piper Club
Brazilian legend playing a small club gig in Paris

 May 2014
Manic Street Preachers @ Bataclan
First gig in Paris for more than 15 years bt the band did just the minimum
Ben Harper for 3 shows @ Folies bergere 
3 sold-out shows for Ben with 3 different setlists with his mother as a guest on a couple of songs
 Cat Power @ We Love Green Fest
Chan Marshall on her own for a solo spot, everyone listened to her songs religiously even though it was a festival in day light
Jeff Beck @ Grand Rex
fantastic concert by guitar virtuoso
Black Keys @ Album de la semaine & Studio de la grande Armée
The band is now very successful playing festivals and sold-out arenas and we were lucky to attend two shows in front of less than 150 people @ canal+ and no more than 100 lucky guests @ Studio Grande Armée
June 2014
 Rolling Stones @ Stade de France, Circo Massimo & Werchter festival
3 great shows by the Stones, We had a blast in Rome as the location was fantastic and we had a fantastic stay in Rome for 3 days, visiting the city...
Prince @ Zénith (two shows: 1st show, 2nd show)
Great shows by the midget, two shows, one in the afternoon and one later that night
July 2014
Nick Oliveri @ truskel
Acoustic and killer set, the man is crazy and it was heavy
Sinead O Connor + Plaza Francia @ Théatre de Paris
Sinead better than ever, fantastic voice, great set by Plaza Francia
Buddy Guy + Quinn Sullivan @ Olympia
Great set by the Blues legend and with superb young guitar virtuoso Quinn Sullivan
Anna Calvi @ Cité de la Musique
Great guitar player and so sexy
August 2014

Sept 2014
Scorpions @ La Courneuve (Fete de l'Humanité)
Rockin like never before and we we were on stage for the whole set
Oct 2014
Cat Power Solo @ Gaité Lyrique
Strange concert by Shawn, acting strange for most of the set but still adorable
Morrissey @ Grand Rex
the return of the Moz 
Ty Segall @ Cigale + Album de la semaine
Killer set by Ty, rockin and smokin'
Patti Smith/ John Cale @ Fondation Cartier
First show together since 1977 (?)
Nov 2014
Bryan Ferry @ Palais des Sports
Average concert
Slash @ Zénith
Overall good show but very boring 20 min  guitar solo
Motorhead + The Damned @ Zénith
return of lemmy for a overall good show, glad to see Lemmy in better health 
Billy Cobham @ New morning
Jazz legend, fantastic drummer
Elliott Murphy @ Bibliotheque Buffon
Dec 2014
Blondie @ Vuitton Store
Private concert in the very posh Vuitton store Avenue montaigne, good set
Smashing Pumpkins @ Trabendo
Special line up for this show with Brad Wylke from RATM & the bass player from The Killers
Royal Blood @ Point Ephémere
Media darling playing a club, last time to see them in such an intimate place , next year they will headline the Olympia (2500 capacity)