jeudi 30 mai 2013

Phoenix @ L'Album de la Semaine- La Musicale Canal+ , Paris May 30 2013

Phoenix @ L'Album de la Semaine- La Musicale, Canal+ , Paris May 30 2013

Live TV show tonight to promote new album "Bankrupt"

In the middle of their Tour to Promote new album "Bankrupt" Phoenix is playing Canal+ TV show L'Album de la Semaine which is in fact now call "La Musicale". Good point as band are playing a longer set, instead of the 7-8 songs it is now 14-15 songs. Queens of the Stone Age played a couple of weeks ago.
Tonight it's French pop band from the posh Versailles city: PHOENIX. We've never really paid that much attention to that band, we've heard a couple of their songs on the radio but that pretty much about it.
Well, that's very pop, with a very trendy radio-friendly sound, they've found a "formula" and they're sticking to it.They have some very good songs and I'm sure it's very enjoyable attending one of their gig at a festival but in the end it all sounds a bit the same.
One of the best song tonight was the one they've played with just the singer and an acoustic guitar.
Not really the kind of stuff that we're listening to everyday but a good show.

Punk+ Sheila Rock exhibition @ Agnes B, Paris From May 30 2013...

Punk+ Sheila Rock exhibition @ Agnes B, Paris From May 30 2013...

Vernissage tonight

jeudi 23 mai 2013

Miles Kane @ Maroquinerie, Paris May 22 2013

Miles Kane @ Maroquinerie, Paris May 22 2013
We're getting into the tiny Maroquinerie as the opening band is playing its last song, of course it's packed as the show is long sold-out.
it's 9:00pm sharp when Miles Kane & friends are making their way onto the stage, Miles is here to introduce us to his new solo album out next week but all the young girls down the front know all the lyrics already.
A few weeks ago on April 22 @ Canal+ tv show L'Album de la Semaine we were lucky to see him performing some of the new songs, that sounding great and really rocking even though conditions at a tv show are more clinical.
Tonight in front of a "real" audience things are more organic, Miles is Rockin' like never before and always... with a smile to the girls from the first row.

See setlist (underneath) for details, first song of the Encore  "Colour of the trap" is performed alone by Miles on acoustic guitar.
Last song "Don't forget who you are" is also the tee shirt sold at the merchandise table tonight that was wearing all the roadies
The whole show was professionally video recorded by several cameras.
Great gig !

Our Archives:
Miles Kane 
@ Album de la Semaine, Paris April 22 2013 (TV show for new album)

@ Main Square Fest with PEARL JAM  June 30 2012
@ Inrocks festival in Nov 2011 @ Cigale,
@ Rock en Seine , august 2011
@ Album de la Semaine March 2011

Check our reviews of Arctic Monkeys @ Rock en Seine 2011, @ Cigale on June 16, @ L'Album de la Semaine on June 15 2011 & @ Zénith in 2009

Check also Check our reviews of The Last Shadow Puppets @ Olympia on August 26 2008 & @ Album de la Semaine for Canal+ the day after.

With The Rascals :
@ Maroquinerie Dec 01 2008
@ Fleche d'Or  Sept 05 2008

mardi 21 mai 2013

The Rolling Stones @ Staples Center, L.A. May 20 2013

The Rolling Stones @ Staples Center, L.A. May 20 2013

May 21: updated with MORE Links to videos

Get Off Of My Cloud
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
Paint It Black
Gimme Shelter
All Down The Line
Faraway Eyes (first on this Tour)
Sway (By Request – with Mick Taylor) Version 2
Doom And Gloom
One More Shot
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (with Mick Taylor) Version 2
Honky Tonk Women
You Got The Silver (with Keith on lead vox)
Before They Make Me Run (with Keith on lead vox)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
Miss You
Start Me Up
Tumbling Dice
Brown Sugar
Sympathy For The Devil
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (with the University of Southern California Thornton Chamber Singers)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (With Mick Taylor)

Ray Manzarek dead at 74, RIP 1939-2013

Ray Manzarek dead at 74, RIP 1939-2013

The Doors co-founder and keyboardist Ray Manzarek died yesterday in Rosenheim, Germany after a long battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74.

 A statement from his family says: “Ray passed away today at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Rick and James."

ray-manzarek/robby-krieger @ Bataclan in 2011

jeudi 16 mai 2013

Joe Cocker @ Zénith, Paris May 15 2013

Joe Cocker @ Zénith, Paris May 15 2013

WOW ! Jesus ! Finally there is a gig in Paris ! Our second for this month. 2013 has been the quietest year Concert-wise for years. June will be better.
Tonight it's Mr Joe Cocker not anymore with his Englishmen but with some very sexy female singers and a hot bass player, same band as for his last show in Paris 3 years ago.
The Zénith is quite full though far from being sold-out, once again it's an all seated event as most of the audience is in their 50's.
First song is a new one which is not the best choice to start the gig than we have some of the classics ( see setlist below). Joe Cocker has a sore throat tonight so the vocals are not at their best for the first few songs, he will apologize a couple of times for his voice. The lightning is great and the sound crystal clear and not too loud: it's perfect for the Senior in the audience.
The audience is politely clapping between songs, feel like being in a retirement home, even on stage it's "polite" with mid-tempo songs, we even have a semi-acoustic sections to put us all to sleep.
Fortunately people are standing up for the last part.
Overall good 1h40  min+ show, perfect for grannies.

Joe Cocker @ Zénith on Oct 10 2010

mercredi 15 mai 2013

Dan Aykroyd @ Cave Fauchon in Paris for Crystal Head, May 15 2013

 Dan Aykroyd @ Cave Fauchon in Paris for Crystal Head, May 15 2013

Dan Aykroyd will sign the bottle tonight at the Fauchon store in Paris
Limited Edition Rolling Stones Crystal head Vodka boxset with a double live cd
Should be 80 euros, Double cd with 18 songs
Very cool signing session with Blue Brother Dan Aykroyd, couldn't believe that there was NO Rolling Stones' box set with the cd available ( it's out on June 1st).
There were a few guys dressed up as Ghostbusters which was fun.
The limited edition gift set, which is available for US$89.95, features an iconic bottle of Crystal Head Vodka with an interchangeable crystal decanter top engraved with The Rolling Stones lip-and-tongue tattoo. Also included is an exclusive 2-CD compilation of live Rolling Stones hits, a bottle tattoo featuring the 50th anniversary logo, and handcrafted display case featuring a real zipper reminiscent of the Sticky Fingers album cover.
A very limited whiskey set was released in October of last year (photo above)

lundi 6 mai 2013

Paul McCartney @ Belo Horizonte, Brazil, May 04 2013

Paul McCartney @ Belo Horizonte, Brazil, May 04 2013

Belo Horizonte Setlist: (links to videos shortly)

Eight Days A Week (first time played since 1965)
• Junior's Farm
• All My Loving
Listen To What The Man Said (first time since 1976)
• Let Me Roll It
• Paperback Writer
• My Valentine
• Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
• The Long And Winding Road
• Maybe I'm Amazed
Hope Of Deliverance
• We Can Work It Out
• Another Day (first time since 1993)
• And I Love Her
• Here Today
• Your Mother Should Know
• Lady Madonna
• All Together Now
• Mrs Vandebilt
• Eleanor Rigby
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
• Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
• Band on the Run
Hi, Hi, Hi (first time since 1976)
• Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
• Live And Let Die
• Hey Jude

• Day Tripper
Lovely Rita
• Get Back

Second Encore:
Helter Skelter
• Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End


samedi 4 mai 2013

The Rolling Stones @ Staples Center, Los Angeles, May 03 2013

The Rolling Stones @ Staples Center, Los Angeles, May 03 2013
 some pics here
SETLIST: (with LINKS to videos)
  1. Get Off Of My Cloud
  2. The Last Time
  3. It's Only Rock'n Roll
  4. Paint It Black
  5. Gimme Shelter
  6. Wild Horses (with Gwen Stefani)
  7. Factory Girl
  8. Emotional Rescue
  9. Respectable (with Keith Urban)
  10. Doom And Gloom
  11. One More Shot
  12. Honky Tonk Women
    --- Band presentation
  13. Before They Make Me Run (Keith)
  14. Happy (Keith)
  15. Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor)
  16. Miss You
  17. Start Me Up
  18. Tumbling Dice
  19. Brown Sugar
  20. Sympathy For The Devil
    --- Band off stage
  21. You Can't Always Get What you Want
  22. Jumping Jack Flash
  23. Satisfaction
Show start  :  9:00pm
Show finish : 11:25pm

jeudi 2 mai 2013

Walking Papers @ Fleche d'Or, Paris May 03 2013

Walking Papers @ Fleche d'Or, Paris May 03 2013

setlist & merchandising 

Walking Papers @ Nouveau Casino on Nov 10 2012