jeudi 28 février 2013

Daniel Darc, RIP 1959-2013

Daniel Darc  RIP 1959-2013

Avec Berry pour un superbe duo lors de la Fête de la Musique en 2009 dans les jardins du Palais Royal:

above: Opening for Peter Doherty @ Grand Rex

Jean Marie Périer exhibition @ Polka Galerie, Paris From March 02 to 04 May 2013

Jean Marie Périer photo exhibition @ Polka Galerie
 From March 02 to 04 May 2013
Polka Galerie
12 rue Saint Gilles, Paris 3ème

see ya there tonight for the vernissage

mardi 26 février 2013

DAVID BOWIE unveils new song and video "The Stars are out tonight"

DAVID BOWIE unveils new song and video "The Stars are out tonight"

Here are a few Pics from the video:

 All Pics (c) David Bowie

a few more Pics of David Bowie walking down the streets incognito in NYC this week HERE

lundi 25 février 2013

Iggy Pop & The Stooges announce new album "Ready To Die", artwork and trailer revealed

Iggy Pop & The Stooges new album "Ready To Die" will be out on April 30
 artwork above

 Steve Mackay, James Williamson, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton and Mike Watt (and Scott Thurston ?)

dimanche 24 février 2013

Hanni El Khatib @ L'Album de la Semaine Canal+ , Paris Feb 25 2013

Hanni El Khatib @ L'Album de la Semaine Canal+ , Paris Feb 25 2013
Hanni El Khatib is promoting his 3rd album " Head in the dirt" and is playing famous Canal+ tv show

Heavy rock blues with Hanni El Khatib, a bit like The Black Keys, heavy greasy sound specially on Hanni's guitar. I would have preferred a wilder drummer. Good though.
9 songs, 30 min set and the band came back to re-do 5 songs.

He will play a private show @ Boule Noire on Feb 26th

mardi 19 février 2013

Evening of Solidarity with Mali @ UNESCO- Feat: Rokia Traoré, Angelique Kidjo, Inna Modja... Paris Feb 18 2013

Evening of Solidarity with Mali @ UNESCO - Feat: Rokia Traoré, Angelique Kidjo, Inna Modja... Paris Feb 18 2013

Irina Bokova
 No Rock'n Roll tonight as we were invited to attend an eveving party of Solidarity with Mali @ UNESCO in Paris featuring some singers from this African country that's been fighting the islamists withn the help of France.
We've been a few times to the UNESCO in Paris to attend parties when promoting countries I didn't know they even existed (half joking !) AND a great day for the Journée Internationle du Jazz  with masterclasses Feat. Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Marcus Miller, Hugh Masekela and many others last year.
Our seat
Rokia Traoré

Yamina Benguigui

Claudia Cardinale

Angelique Kidjo + Inna
Cheick Tidiane Seck band with Rokia Traoré
Inna Moja

The whole cast (almost)

As always there are lots of speeches between acts but they kept it short so they can get the stage ready for the next artist who all performed from one to two songs. Angelique Kidjo was the MC for the evening and was fun each time she spoke. Irina Bokova the Director of  the UNESCO , of course, was more serious, talking about the mausoleums that's been destroyed and the books burned by islamists. Our own Minister of Francophonie Yamine Benguigui was laughable, not only she needs two people to get on and off the stage as she's wearing high heels that she can barely walk with. She had so much plastic surgery on her face that she's looking like a cross between LaToya and Mickael Jackson, but most important she can barely read her speech, it was like having an 8 year old kid reading in public for the first time ever.
Everybody felt sorry for her.
An iman from Tombouctou talked about the history of Mali and all the saints that are buried in the mausoleums of the city making everybody laugh when he said that there was a new saint in town: François Hollande, I guess he was dead serious.


Bafing Kul & The Appolo Band
We had some great music With Rokia Traoré playing some guitar on her known, that is sounding like an early "blues" song from Africa (Robert Plant would appreciate). Some Regggae with Bafing Kul & The Appolo band. African Percussions & music with Maliden , Pedro Kuyaté & Cheick Tidiane Seck.
Last musician was the very sexy Inna Modja, who had the whole cast grooving including the Director General of UNESCO. Too bad Claudia Cardinale and Manu Dibango who were seating not too far from us didn't come on stage.

Great evening !

lundi 18 février 2013

Mad Season's deluxe version of "Above" out soon, unrelased song "Locomotive" available for streaming

MAD SEASON "Above" deluxe edition out on April 02 2013
Unreleased song: "Locomotive" is available for streaming (clink on link below)

CD1 – "Above"

01. Wake Up
02. X-Ray Mind
03. River of Deceit
04. I'm Above
05. Artificial Red
06. Lifeless Dead
07. I Don't Know Anything
08. Long Gone Day
09. November Hotel
10. All Alone

Bonus tracks:

01. Interlude (previously unreleased)
02. Locomotive (lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan)
03. Black Book Of Fear (lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan)
04. Slip Away (lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan)
05. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier (remix)

CD2 - Live At The Moore 
 Previously unreleased full audio set of "Live At The Moore" performance from Seattle, Washington, April 29, 1995.

 DVD - Live At The Moore + Bonus Footage 
Full video set of the "Live At The Moore" performance from Seattle, Washington performance, April 29, 1995.

Walking Papers with Barrett Martin & Duff McKagan @ Nouveau Casino, Paris Nov 12 2012
Pearl Jam @ Arras in 2012
Pearl Jam (& Ben Harper) @ Arras in 2010
BRAD with Stone Gossard @ Trabendo Feb 12 2013

vendredi 15 février 2013

HELLFEST 2013 line-up in Clisson with Kiss, Twisted Sister, Aerosmith and more...

HELLFEST 2013  NOW is the Complete line-up
Updated Feb 14 2013
Check the official site for the list of all bands paticipating
KISS, TWISTED SISTER, ZZ TOP Accept, Korn and more...

AEROSMITH  has cancelled its European Tour before it was even announced so they won't be playing @ Hellfest or Bercy on June 19.

Also on the bill SAXON  & ALICE IN CHAINS

jeudi 14 février 2013

John Cale @ Trianon, Paris Feb 12 2013

 John Cale @ Trianon, Paris Feb 12 2013

We didn't go but here's the setlist:
  1. Hedda Gabler
  2. Captain Hook
  3. December Rains
  4. Perfection
  5. Living With You
  6. You Know More Than I Know
  7. Leaving It Up to You
  8. I Wanna Talk 2 U
  9. Scotland Yard
  10. Praetorian Underground
  11. Cry
  12. Face to the Sky
  13. Satellite walk
  14. The hanging
  15. Nookie Wood----------------
  16. Guts
  17. What doya mean by that
  18. Dirty ass rock'n roll

lundi 11 février 2013

BRAD @ Trabendo, Paris feb 12 2013

BRAD @ Trabendo, Paris feb 12 2013
First time ever that Stone Gossard's side-project BRAD is doing an European Tour and playing in Paris. Don't know where PEARL JAM fans are tonight as it's far from being full and it seems that everyone's on the guest list.
First we have NEW KILLER SHOES An energetic four-piece rock/punk band from England.
Then we have BRAD Featuring Shawn Smith on keys and vocals, Regan Hagar on Drums, Keith Lowe on bass and an additional guitar/piano player (couldn't get his name)
The band is starting the gig with a slow song, We're so close to the stage and the piano that Shawn could put his fingers up my nose while playing. Nice view on the ring of his right hand.
The things are rocking, remember Stone Gossard from Pearl Jam is on guitar but he's not the leader on stage, he stays in his corner almost in the dark for most of the gig only taking the lead vocals for one song.
It almost seems like it's Shawn's band backed with his musicians as he's clearly the center of attention singing and playing the piano or on the mike center stage.

The band has a new album out so we have lots of new songs (see setlist below for details) and we have some of my fave songs from the second album"Interiors" (watch video below).
From piano solo ( for the first encore) to hard rocking songs BRAD has a wide range of different songs including a Rolling Stones cover "Jumping Jack Flash" (that remembered us that the last time ROCKERPARIS was in this tiny 500 capacity club was to see the first show in 5 years from the one and only ROLLING STONES last October.)that can satisfied everyone in the audience.

Great gig, too bad that after the show Stone Gossard avoided all contact with fans by leaving the venue by the backdoor straight to his tour bus while the whole band went to meet fans down the front.