Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The year in Review 2015: ROCKERPARIS' Rock concerts to remember for 2015

The year in Review 2015: ROCKERPARIS' best and worsts rock concerts of 2015
Here are are the shows we went to, to remember for each month good or bad...

January
Had my doubts, I mean Adam Lambert ?!? and the show was ... stunning. one of the best concert of the year
Rehearsals only in the afternoon  with people still working as lang Lang was playing, we could hear some drilling and hammering, funny. Fantastic piano player.
Radio show in front of 40 people for OUIFM, nice

February
Divine Comedy @ Philharmonie:
great songs in a great venue
The Do @ trianon for Alcaline tv show
very average band with very average songs

March
kick ass band
beautiful voice and great songs
he's the man even though we prefer when he's with isobel
 Very good concert, last album is great
April 
International Jazz Day in Paris: Marcus Miller playing in the courtyard of a shelter home in front of 100 people, press conference & meeting with Herbie Hancock @ Mairie de Paris plus great concert @ Unesco with hugh Masekela, Marcus , Herbie... Fantastic day.
Beautiful voice and great songs 
Best of setlist and one of the best concert of the year
Paul Weller @ Bataclan
good rock concert
May
Started nicely with rockier songs then turns to shit, too bad
Without Malcolm and without Phil Rudd, the band is still kicking ass
Brigitte  for "Magnum Pink & Black" @ Yoyo, Palais de Tokyo, Paris May 29 2015
we love them, short set 
Nick Cave @ Grand Rex, Paris May 18 2015
another great set by Nick and his band
kicking ass 
Jason Lytle & Troy Von Balthazar @ Maison de la radio
Tribute concert to Elliott Smith, an event in itself 

June
free show groovy & funky
 same night as the Who @ Zénith, difficult man but great drummer
Great band  ending with a stage invasion: nice
The man has fantastic songs, band was neat, probably our best show this year
free concert, rockin'
free concert, better solo  than with oasis, we love his songs
 rockin'
Best heavy Metal band, great setlist, kicking ass like never before
another great concert even though paul 's voice is now very weak
great show , too bad security was a pain in the ass
with Josh Homme on drums, average songs for an average band it probably saved our life on Nov 13

July
Guitare en Scène Festival with Scorpions, Mark Knopfler, Sting...
3 days of music on a beautiful site near switzerland, 5000 people max, lots of great blues bands, felt like holidays
great to see Richie after all these years, music is ok but Richie can still deliver
free concert outdoor, nice set
Kicking ass

 August
Rock en Scène Festival with FFS ( another great show) , Benjamin Clementine ( average) The Libertines (overated band with very average songs and poor playing), Etienne daho ( better than expected)...
September
Jay Jay Johanson @ Plaza Athénée Hotel
Short set in one of the hotel's room, nice
Crosby Stills & Nash @ Olympia
Every time we saw them these last few years they were great, at their best in 2015
very poor concert, too bad
Stunning venue, great set even though we've never heard the new song before, we stayed there a couple of days and the weather was hot: Holidays
L'évenement de l'année, la fausse reformation de Téléphone.
Putain de concert

October
 Ibrahim Maalouf @ trianon
tres bon musicien 
HF Thiéfaine @ trianon
un des rares chanteur français écoutable
superb once again with Horses played for head to toe
 2 shows , playing mostly tunes from the last two records and a miracle happened: his voice was listenable.
one of the last bluesman alive , a legend
 cool set

November 
Poor show , average songs, in fact I realized they were shit
great concert better than with Depeche Mode, electric but respectful atmosphere
felt like seeing Mad Dogs & Englishmen alive
good rock concert, not their best though
well... too many average songs , nice stage if you're seating on each side of the huge screens
first concert after the terrorist attacks, a relief...
great double bill, both delivered great sets
great composer/songwritter, classy
December
better than the november shows, with Eagles of Death Metal and Patti Smith as special guests for the encore, one each night
Music is crap, most of the time she's not singing live but the show is stunning with dancers...
free show for 1200 people: nice for the fans but the band sucks badly
Bertignac est un "killer" à la guitare, petite "surprise" avec 4 titres des insus pour le rappel afin d'annoncer la grande tournée de 2016
2 charity shows with Patti Smith, Thom Yorke, Flea and others... Patti was rocking as usual, Thom Yorke played a couple of new Radioheads songs which made the headlines in the whole world the day after, Flea as mad as you expect him to be
our last concert of the year, a legend from St Germain des pres