jeudi 28 novembre 2013

"Les Beatles à Paris" Photo exhibition @ Galerie Photo12, Paris from Nov 29 2013 to Feb 08 2014

"Les Beatles à Paris" Photo exhibition @ Galerie Photo12, Paris from Nov 29 2013 to Feb 08 2014
"The Beatles in Paris"...and elsewhere

Photo exhibition @ Galerie Photo12
14 rue des Jardins Saint-Paul - 75004 PARIS  
☞ Horaires d'ouverture: Du mardi au samedi de 14h à 18h30 et sur rendez-vous.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles playing the Olympia theater for 3 weeks in 1964 from Jan 16 to 04 Feb.

Feat. pictures from Jean-Pierre Leloir, Eve Bowen, Robert Whitaker, Astrid Kircherr, Pattie Boyd, Ian Mc Millan
Also the original prints of the Abbey Road album cover session by Ian McMillan and some original prints by Robert Freeman
 some of the pictures at this exhibition, there is more...

Abbey road session

Pete Best conference @ Alhambra March 23 2013
Paul McCartney @ Stella McCartney Fashion Week, Paris Sept 30 2013
Paul McCartney @ Stella's fashion show on Oct 2012 @ Opéra garnier
Paul McCartney @ Stella McCartney AW 2013 collection @ Hotel de Ville, Paris March 05 2012
Paul McCartney @ Stella's in Oct 2011 @ Opéra garnier
Paul MCartney @ Stella McCartney in March 2011 @ Opéra garnier 
Paul McCartney @ Stella McCartney Spring Summer 2011 @ Opera Garnier, Paris Oct 4th 2010 
Stella McCartney @ Opéra Garnier AW 2010, Paris March 8th 2010 
Paul McCartney @ Stella McCartney Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2009 Paris Carreau du Temple Oct 2nd 2008 
Paul McCartney & Friends @ Stella McCartney A/W Fashion Week 
Paris, March 9th 2009 Carreau Du TemplePaul McCartney @ Stella McCartney 
Fashion week Spring /Summer Oct 5th 2009 Palais de Tokyo 

Don't forget to have a look at our review (lots of Pictures and videos) from his show @ Paris Bercy in Dec 2009 : Part 1 & Part 2 (click on links)

mardi 26 novembre 2013

Eric Burdon & The Animals @ Olympia, Paris Nov 26 2013

Eric Burdon & The Animals @ Olympia, Paris Nov 26 2013
The Animals (well what's left of...) were in Paris a few months ago at the tiny New Morning club now it's their singer ERIC BURDON.Last time Eric played Paris was at the Trabendo club, he also played a full show for France Inter radio in 2006.
Nice surprise the Olympia is quite full for this all seated event, of course  tickets were very expensive : 90 euros for the best seats down the front.
French singer Camille Bazbaz is opening, alone with a keyboard...well that was ok.

Then Legendary Eric Burdon is introduced on stage by the promoter, He's looking good, short white hair, sunglasses, jacket and scarf over a "peace-sign" tee-shirt. 7 musicians on stage including Eric Mac Fadden on guitar.
To  our surprise some of his most famous songs are played in the first part of the set, see setlist below for details, we're wondering what would be left for the encore. These songs are re-orchestrated for good, well..."Misunderstood"  is too slow compare to the original version.
We also have songs from the very good new record "Till your river runs dry", the band is tight and Eric's voice is fine.
"We're gonna get out of this place " is stretched out past the 10 min mark with guitar and keyboard soli, too bad that the audience, mostly in their late fifties, is a bit too quiet. We have to wait for the encore, 70 min after the start for them to stand up.
The band is leaving the stage after a rousing version of "I'm crying" here on video.
A second encore would have been perfect as they've only played for a bit more than 80 min.
Great show.
Merchandising / original and incorrect (? )setlist /

"I'm crying"

The Animals with Steve Cropper @ new morning club 2013

Hellfest 2014 , Sonisphere & Download 2014, The line ups so far...

Hellfest 2014 , Sonisphere & Download 2014, The line ups so far...
 3 main Festivals this summer, only one in France but 3 fantastic headliners...

Download 2014 in England 13-15 June Donington Park:
Aerosmith,Avenged Sevenfold,Linkin Park,Alter Bridge,Rob Zombie,Fall Out Boy,Status Quo,Offspring,Steel Panther,Trivium and many others...

AEROSMITH European Tour 2014 so far:
 May30 : Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
June 01 Tele2 Arena , Stockholm
June 04: Odderoya Kristiansand, Norway
June 06: Festival  Horsens, Denmark
June 09: O2 World Berlin, Germany
June 18: Westfallen halle Dortmund, Germany
June 25: Arena concirti Fiera Milano, Italy

Sonisphere 2014 Knebworth Park  04th-06th July:
major announcement next week, it looks like the French edition is dead specially after the strong rumours about the Hellfest line up for 2014

HELLFEST 2014 June 20-21-22 2014:
So ...
Friday: IRON MAIDEN headlining (which day ?)
Saturday: AEROSMITH (?)

Looks like it's on its way with Aerosmith in Europe for the summer and BLACK SABBATH extending its word tour in the USA from March 31 to April 26 and then Europe (with Soundgarden opening on some of these shows):
May 29 Abu Dhabi, UAE – du Arena
Jun 01 Moscow, Russia – Olympic Stadium
Jun 03 Saint Petersburg, Russia – TBA
Jun 06 Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 08 Berlin, Germany – Kindl-Buhne Wuhlheide
Jun 11 Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena – Impact Festival
Jun 13 Munich, Germany – Konigsplatz
Jun 15 Pannonia Fields, Austria – Nova Rock Festival
Jun 18 Casalecchio di Reno, Italy – Unipol Arena
Jun 20 Hallenstadion, Zurich
Jun 24 Stuttgart, Germany – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
Jun 27 Essen, Germany – Stadion-Essen

see ya there

vendredi 22 novembre 2013

Jim Morrison 70th Birthday celebration @ Galerie Blumann, Paris from Nov 23rd to dec 31 2013

Jim Morrison 70th Birthday celebration @ Galerie Blumann, Paris 
from Nov 23rd to Dec 31 2013

 Never seen before pictures from Gunther Zint

Galerie Blumann : 4 place des Vosges - 75004 Paris
Ouvert tous les jours de 12h à 19h

jeudi 21 novembre 2013

"Flags from the old regime" Peter Doherty & Alizé Meurisse exhibition @ Espace Djam, Paris From Nov 22

"Flags from the old regime" Peter Doherty & Alizé Meurisse exhibition @ Espace Djam, Paris 
From Nov 22

 We went there at the very beginning , lots of people, Peter was supposed to say hello but we didn't stay long enough to see him.
in fact , yes he turned up later, here are some pics here

mercredi 20 novembre 2013

Jake Bugg @ Album de la Semaine, Canal+, Paris Nov 20 2013

Jake Bugg @ Album de la Semaine, Canal+, Paris Nov 20 2013

see ya there for this tv show, one day before his show @ Olypia to play songs from the new album "Shangri La"

Setlist: 1) There's a beast 2) Strorm passes 3) Messed up kis 4) Pine Trees 5) Song about love 6) All your reasons 7) Scumville sunrise 8) What doesn't kill ya

Jake Bugg with a drummer and a bass player only playing his new song, a bit different than his first album, now there are some proper rock songs mixed with some acoustic stuff and his trademark Roy Orbison/ Johnny Cash stuff. The little fucker is talented, whatever style he's playing he's good.

lundi 18 novembre 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Zénith, Paris Nov 19 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Zénith, Paris Nov 19 2013
Nick Cave is getting more and more popular over here in France as he's playing a sold-out Zénith tonight, two support bands tonight Shilpa Ray & Les Colettes but we arrived just at the end, we really wondered what to do, go to the Stade de France for France-Ukraine or Nick Cave , it was so cold outside we preferred the warmth of the Zénith.

I guess that all the "bobos" in their late 30s were here tonight, nice atmosphere though. Nick is smartly dressed, wonder what kind of grease he's using for his black hair.
It started nicely with a very slow song from the new album, Nick Cave is as wild running from one side to the other of the stage and getting down the front to touch his fans of the first rows all along the set.
Tonight we had lots of slow and mid-tempo songs , too many for me, sometimes it was going wild but not as much as I would have liked.
The one that was wild was Warren Ellis playing like a maniac on his guitar or violin and throwing his bow several times up in the air.
Very touching ballads in the middle of the set when Nick is playing on the piano.
Too bad he didn't respect the setlist by not playing any songs from my favorite album "Abattoir Blues".
Nevertheless we had a great 2 hour show and a satisfied audience.

We No Who U R
Jubilee Street
Red Right Hand
The Weeping Song
From Her to Eternity
West Country Girl
God Is in the House
People Ain't No Good
Into My Arms
Higgs Boson Blues
The Mercy Seat
Stagger Lee
Push the Sky Away

We Real Cool
Papa Won't Leave You, Henry

Merchandising and original (and wrong setlist)

Nick Cave @ Trianon Feb 2013
Grinderman Feat Nick Cave (with Anna Calvi) @ Cité de la Musique Oct 26 2010