mardi 28 janvier 2014

Depeche Mode @ Paris Bercy Jan 29 2014

Depeche Mode @ Paris Bercy Jan 29 2014
DEPECHE MODE will also play a second show on Jan 31.
Both concerts are SOLD-OUT !!!

slow start then getting stronger and all the hits at the end
useless acoustic songs by Martin Gore

Welcome to My World
Walking in My Shoes
Black Celebration
Should Be Higher
Policy of Truth
Slow (Acoustic, Martin)
But Not Tonight (Acoustic, Martin)
Behind the Wheel
A Pain That I'm Used To
A Question of Time
Enjoy the Silence
Personal Jesus
Shake the Disease (Acoustic, Martin)
Just Can't Get Enough
I Feel You
Never Let Me Down Again

Depeche Mode @ Paris Bercy Jan 19 2010

dimanche 26 janvier 2014

John Butler Trio @ L'Album de la Semaine, 8:00pm & Nouveau Casino 11:00pm Paris Jan 27 2014

John Butler Trio @ L' Album de la Semaine, Paris Jan 27 2014, 8:00pm
Nouveau Casino, Paris Jan 27 2014, 11:00pm

Album de la Semaine TV show for Canal+: 
Setlist for Canal+ above
JBT is back with a new album, he's promoting it with lots of press :interviews and live performances, tonight he's @ canal+ to play a short 7 songs set of mostly new songs.
I can't remember the last time we saw him on a stage, probably a few years. Same pop-folk-rock lots of nice songs and a bit of wild distorted sounding guitar on...acoustic guitar.
Great new songs. Link to the audio recording HERE

Nouveau Casino, Paris Jan 27 2014, 11:00pm
We then rushed to the Nouveau Casino club at the other side of Paris for the 10:00pm show. It will be a late start, lots of people are queuing on the pavement outside (see video here) to get in, its freezing outside.It's past 30 and the doors are still closed.
The band is getting on stage around 11:00pm, the gig is sold-out so is the Trianon in May, a new show had just been added @ Olympia theatre in July.
As usual John is smiling, we have lots of new song which are sounding very good indeed. Both his sidemusicians are leaving the stage mid-show , John is sitting down and we have a 12 min long instrumental on acoustic guitar that reminds me of the Led Zep acoustic break during their concerts with Jimmy Page on the twelve stings. Very cool.
The concert couldn't be complete without "Zebra" and the audience participation (he also played it @ Canal+ a couple of hours before).
People complained a bit when John said they were about to play the last song for tonight. I guess he was a bit tired with all the promo he did today.
Show ended with "Livin' in the city" (here on video below) after 75 min.
Nice set.
 setlist for Nouveau Casino and link to the audio recording HERE

mardi 21 janvier 2014

Exposition "Astérix à la BnF", Paris jusqu'au 26 Janvier 2014

Exposition "Astérix à la BnF", Paris jusqu'au 26 Janvier 2014
Exposition AB-SO-LU-MENT- SU-PER-BE !!!

De quoi vous occupez pendant plus de 3 heures

Plein de planches, de scenarii originaux d' UDERZO & GOSCINNY

A voir AB-SO-LU-MENT pour tout fan de BD.
Plus que quelques jours jusqu' au 26 Janvier
 Rockerparis a laissé sa "marque".

lundi 20 janvier 2014

WARPAINT @ L'Album de la Semaine, Canal+ Paris Jan 21 2014

WARPAINT @ L'Album de la Semaine, Canal+ Paris Jan 21 2014
WARPAINT played a sold-out show yesterday night @ Trabendo club in Paris, from what friends told me , the sound wasn't that good and the band wasn't very tight, can't blame them it was the first show on the Tour.

Tonight they're playing famous Canal+ TV show, They do have a lot of press over here so I guess I should check these media darlings. I have to say I've never heard anything , I don't even know what kind of music they're playing. So no preconceived mind about this all girl band.

First song is starting with a long instrumental intro that is sounding a bit like the early The Cure, then we have ambient songs. All the girls are singing lead vocals (apart from the drummer) and doing backing vocals with lots of effects on their voices.
Can't tell that they do have a hit single out there as all their songs are very "ambient" with atmospheric voices and guitars
It's sounding like a English Post New Wave band from the 80's.
Hard to believe that some of the press is calling this "a Rock band", its NOT.
Not bad but not really the stuff that we like, we're more into Rock and wild guitars.
Good show.