mercredi 31 mars 2010

Eddie Vedder guest with The Who @ Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust, London March 30th 2010

Yesterday night at the Royal Albert Hall in London , The Who played the last show of this year's Teenage Cancer Trust 2010.
They played the whole of Quadrophenia ( but no encore so no oldies) Eddie Vedder guests on vocals ( as well as Tom Meighan from Kasabian ).

Lots of official Pics from the gig HERE

Here's a video with Eddie Vedder:( the first 20 seconds are the wrongway around...)

mardi 30 mars 2010

The Rodeo + Oh! Tiger Mountain @ Café de la Danse, Paris march 30th 2010

The Rodeo + Oh ! Tiger Mountain
@ Café de la Danse
Paris March 30th 2010

Back to the Café de la Danse in Bastille where we saw English youngsters and Rock'n Rollers Kitty Daisy & Lewis.
The show is starting very early with a French guy on the electric guitar on his own called Oh! Tiger Mountain , cool bluesy-Folk rock songs and dark voice unfortunately the poor guy is losing all credibility when trying to be funny between songs.

Le café de la danse is really packed when The Rodeo ( a cute french asian girl on vocals + a drummer and a guy on fiddle & keyboard) is taking the stage.
Once again the lightning is complete shit for the whole set.
I thought The rodeo was a pop band , not at all it's folk-americana.
They have cool songs but not one seems to be really catchy with a real hook.
Nice set above average.

Paul McCartney @ Arena, Phoenix, Arizona March 28th 2010

First American show for Paul McCartney in 2010
Rehearsals @o2 Arena in london.
Lots of changes for the setlist:
Venus And Mars
Rock Show
All My Loving
Got To Get You Into My Life
Let Me Roll It
Foxy Lady

The Long And Winding Road
Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
(I Want To) Come Home
My Love

I'm Looking Through You
Every Night
Two Of Us
Here Today
Dance Tonight
Mrs. Vandebilt
Eleanor Rigby

Letting Go
Sing The Changes
Band On The Run
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Back in the USSR
I've got a feeling
Paperback writer
A day in the life
Give peace a chance

Let it be
Live let die
Hey Jude

Day Tripper
Lady Madonna
Get back

Helter Skelter
Sgt. Pepper's ( reprise )
The End

"1985" from " Band on the run":

Lots of other videos from this show HERE

don't forget to have a look at our GREAT PICS from Paris' show last year
Bercy Part 1
Bercy Part 2

Lonelady + Raymonde Howard @ C'est Lenoir, Black Session # 313, Paris March 29th 2010

Lonelady + Raymonde Howard
@ Black session #313, c'est Lenoir @ Maison de la Radio
Paris March 29th 2010

First is unannounced Raymonde Howard playing for 25 min+.
She's singing , playing guitar and making live home-made loops with the guitar, there is also a drummer.
Not very attractive, sounds like she's playing the same song over and over.
Don't ask the famous Oliver Peel sitting next to me , he started sleeping , Zzzzzzzzzzzz !

Then there is Lonelady, I've heard the album this week-end and i wasn't convinced at all but sometimes after seeing a band LIVE you changed your mind.
Not this time.
There's a keyboard player ( playing silly melodies with two fingers ) and a drummer (playing the same rythm over and over), The girl is on guitar and vocals.
She has a nice voice but she's not communicating at all with the audience as she's looking constantly at what she's doing on her guitar.
The music is minimalist but boring, soooo boring.
I wanted to hang myself !
setlist: Raymonde Howard & Lonelady


lundi 29 mars 2010

Revolver + Lilly Wood & the Prick @ Chorus Festival @ La Défense, March 29th 2010

Revolver + Lilly Wood & The Prick
@ Chorus Fest @ La Défense, March 29th 2010

Lilly Wood, Prick out of shot

ROCKERPARIS is back to The Chorus fest in La Défense , the business district just outside Paris.
Very unusual time for a rock concert, the first band is playing at noon.
Last time, we were here for Noah & the Whale + Fink ( click for review, Pics...)

French pop band Lilly Wood & the Prick is opening ; between pop, electro (not too much) and folk this young band is doing better and better ( dixit a couple of friends who saw them last year).
The girl on vocals has a nice voice and her english is perfect, most of their songs are pop with a touch of folk thrown in ( even disco rythm for one), a bit of electro is added in the background on a couple of others.
The songs are also more powerfull than it used to with some cool guitar licks.
Cool 10 songs set.

Then we have French Pop-Folk band Revolver heavily influenced by The Beatles.
They had a couple of hits last year in France for their first album.
We saw them in December 2009 @ a Trabendo sessions (click for review, Pics...)that wasn't recorded at the trabendo(?).
We've just found out who's the "Prick" ( from Lilly Wood) when Revolver started their set, that's the guy who's telling everybody that they cannot take Pics if not accredited.
It's a FREE festival for fuck's sake !!! get a life you cunt !
Anyway, in this beautiful round tent (like the Cabaret Sauvage) lots of young girls for Revolver playing songs from their album plus a new new one ( see setlist).
Cool set but maybe they should work on their English as the prononciation is very 'frenchy'.

Don't know why they've played " get around town" ( their hit) twice, luckily they've incorporated the song " Bo Diddley" in the middle of the latter to nice effects.


Tonight Black session with Lonelady.
see ya there

dimanche 28 mars 2010

MUSE to play @ Casino de Paris on May 25th 2010

Muse @ Chatelet & reward for their hard work
The title says it all !
Rockerparis won't be there as we're all going to Clapton/Winwood @ Bercy.
Gossip are also playing Le zénith on the same night.

Check our previous reviews of
MUSE @ Théatre du chatelet Sept 8th 2009 ( with LOTS of Pics & Video)
MUSE @ Bercy ( with Video, setlist & backstage Pics when they received a double platinum record)

Whalebone Polly + Rachael Dadd + This is the Kit + Andrew Skellam @ Oliver Peel session # 20, Paris March 27th 2010

Whalebone Polly + Rachael Dadd + This is the Kit +
Andy Skellam @ Oliver Peel session # 20
Paris March 27th 2010

Saturday, late afternoon , near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is like beeing fly to Bristol, England in the middle of the forest surrounded by goblins.
Special session with English folk artists.
First to play @ Oliver's is Andy Skellam for a few songs before he catches his flight back to his hometown of Bristol. very "roots" à la Bert Jansch.
We were lucky to get 5-6 songs as yesterday @ Espace B he didn't "feel" it at all and stopped his show after only 2 songs.
Next to play is This is the Kit feat. Kate Stabbles & Jessie D Vernon ( who's also playing in Morningstar ). Ever more roots than Andy with Banjo & Fiddle.
Very relax and "hippie" atmosphere @ Oliver's. We're talking about real hippies here NOT "bourgeois Boheme" with their iPhone in the backpocket of their Armani jeans.
Then it's Rachael Dadd, same kind of folk music , very "roots" with banjo.
Later Rachael is inviting Kate to play a couple of songs ( under the Name Whalebone Polly) then Jessie is joining in for the last song.
As you can see it's colourfull, this session is once again a success with lots of new faces, too bad we didn'nt take any group pic after all these artists played.
Oliver's appartment is packed, the wine is flowing so is the veggie food ( only veggie food with these folkies ! ).
Part of the audience (left) & Espace B girls testing white wine.(right)

A kid wanna ro...folk, nice bag Honey !

On Wednesday 31th March @ Espace B ( M° Corentin Cariou, 75019) June Madrona (Folk/Punk) & Mia Doi Todd ( Michel Gondry directed her last video, HERE) are playing don't miss this one.

vendredi 26 mars 2010

Elliott Murphy @ Fnac Forum, Paris March 26th 2010

Elliott Murphy @ Fnac forum
Paris march 26th 2010 5:30 PM
Before his concert tomorrow ( saturday) @ the New Morning club in Paris, Elliott Murphy with the Normandy all star Feat. Olivier Durand is doing a bit of promo for their latest DVD recorded live in Paris.
I haven't seen him in a long time , probably when he was a guest of Bruce Springsteen @ Parc des Princes in June 2008 ( click for review & Pics).

So it's cool to have in back over here, in fact he's living in Paris.
He opened this 40 min free show, in the middle of the cd racks, with a tribute to Alex chilton who died last week by playing a short version of The Letter as the technicians were checking the sound.
Elliott Murphy is always great on stage, his fanclub was there and the Fnac was packed to hear him playing acoustic version of his songs( 6-7 songs if I can remember ), including "Green River".
I won't be able to go on saturday ( There is an Oliver Peel session ) but if you like Americana music it's a gig NOT to be missed.

AC/DC 's " Let there be rock" to get DVD release

At last !!!
Let there be rock will be finally release on dvd in January 2011
Audio and video have been cleaned up
Still don't know anything about Bonuses
At the time of recording ( 1979) the French directors of this movie had dozens of hours of footages that have never been released.

AC/DC @ Bercy 2009 Lots of Pics HERE