Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jean Louis Aubert @ Fnac Montparnasse, Paris Avril 16 2014

Jean Louis Aubert @ Fnac Montparnasse, Paris Avril 16 2014

Jean Louis Aubert is promoting his brand new album  Aubert chante Houellebecq, Les Parages du vide. He was being interviewed but in fact not really as he kept on talking... and talking about the genèse of his latest record.
Basically everything he said is here on this site (In French).He then stayed to sign stuff, that was badly organized with people who arrived first got in line...last, and as Jean Louis took his time with each fan -which is a nice thing- it took ages.
Arrived just before 5:30 and left after 7:30 pm







Friday, April 11, 2014

Eumir Deodato @ Pan Piper club, Paris April 11 2014

Eumir Deodato @ Pan Piper club, Paris April 11 2014
2-4 Impasse Lamier
75011 Paris
M° Philippe August (Just in front of the Pere Lachaise )
 Famous Brazilian Pianist, composer, arranger & producer is finally playing in Paris, 3 years after his last concert at the tiny Duc des Lombards jazz Club.
This time he's playing a club I've never been to, just in front of the Pere Lachaise cemetery - where Jim Morrison is resting for eternity- in a small and very quiet street, feels like being in the country side.
The huge club is brand new and stunning with a Conference room and a restaurant, very nice place.
Eumir has worked with many famous artist from Franck Sinatra, To Bjork, Kool & The Gang, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack and many others even our own French singer Christophe.
He released hist first album in 1972 "Prelude" that was massive 'hit' thanks to his nice rendition of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" from Richard Strauss that is opening the concert tonight in a short version (see video below).
The set consists mainly of songs from his first two solo albums that were huge success at the beginning of the 70's. Most of the songs are lasting between 7 and 10 minutes (100% instrumental songs) with each musicians taking a solo spot. Musicianship is high and you can see Eumir directing his musicians with his fingers or nodding with his head as they're playing.
Should have been two sets but as he was telling the audience he was about to take a 10 min break people asked him to keep on playing, so he obliged.
90 min+ of groovy funky (even if he doesn't like this word to be used for his music) songs
great encore with Steely Dan's "Do it again".



Archives:
Eumir Deodato @ Duc des Lombards, Paris in 2010
Previous show was at the New Morning in 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Brian Jonestown Massacre + Nick Waterhouse + Mustang @ Live Me Do , France Inter, Paris April 09 2014

Brian Jonestown Massacre + Nick Waterhouse + Mustang @ Live Me Do , France Inter, Paris April 09 2014

 Nick Waterhouse

Recording @ Radio France for "Live Me Do" with dj Valli, it will be broadcasted on saturday from 8:00pm to 9:00pm.

Almost the first one to get in, good it's gonna be first row or the second... Shit ! No ! as I'm making my way into the 200+ capacity studio I can see that almost all the seats are taken by 12 years old kids  ! Where are they coming from ? and why ?
Lots of people were queuing outside and I'm pretty sure only half of them could make it inside.

Nick Waterhouse and his 8 musicians are starting the radio show with 2-3 r&b- jazz-soul songs. Nice songs, Nick looks like a good mama's boy ( nice hair cut, glasses, beautiful shoes, white shirt ), he's answering questions very politely but it's lacking a bit of "soul", very nice tough but too polish.
 Mustang

Then we have french 60's vintage rock band Mustang, singing in French (well...) but with funny lyrics about girls which had the kids in the audience laugh. Their parents are probably telling them NOT to use some words and they are hearing "Bitches" & "sluts" live on the radio...
Last song is an Elvis' over (in English)
Brian Jonestown Massacre feat. Anton Newcombe

 Last but not least we have the BJM or Anton Newcombe and a friend on acoustic guitars, I guess it was too expensive to travel with 7 musicians for the promotional duties.So he's on his own ( with a little help from a friend) for 3 Folk songs.
He gain a bit of weight but he's very relaxed, it seems that he's now drug/booze free and living in Berlin-Germany with his wife and newborn kid. A pleasure to hear him singing and playing and answering questions from Valli, thanking technicians for their hard work. Even Anton is becoming a good boy




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Exhibition Kurt Cobain "The last shooting" by Youri Lenquette @ Addict Galerie, Paris from March 25th to June 21st 2014

Exhibition Kurt Cobain "The last shooting" by Youri Lenquette @ Addict Galerie, Paris from March 25th to June 21st 2014
14-16 Rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris
 Exposition du 25 Mars au 21 Juin 2014
Mardi - Samedi 11:00 – 19:00

 Youri Lenquette posing for ROCKERPARIS @ Galerie Addict & answering BFMTV's questions.

Last ever photo session with Kurt Cobain & Nirvana (in Paris) a couple of months before his suicide

Monday, March 31, 2014

Lisa & The Lips @ L'Album de la Semaine, Paris , April 01 2014

Lisa & The Lips @ L'Album de la Semaine, Paris , April 01 2014

Lisa KekauLa & Guitar player Bob Vennum both from The Bellrays (They've played on sunday @ Chorus festival) have now their own band Lisa & The Lips to play some soul music.
The Bellrays always have this soul feeling while playing their punk Rock but with Lisa & the Lips  it's only more soul orientated music but soul music with balls, I mean Rock-Soul... with two guitar players, some keys and two horns it's grooving...and rockin'.
Nice set with a very heavy rendition of "Going Down" that the Rolling Stones also covered on their American Tour last year.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Babyshambles + Jim Jones Revue @ Chorus Live fest, Paris , March 29 2014

Babyshambles + Jim Jones Revue @ Chorus Live fest, Paris , March 29 2014

CHORUS FEST with BABYSHAMBLES, Jim Jones Revue, Melle K,
The Bell Rays on sunday

Melle K is already on stage when we're making our way into what looks like a small plane hangar with a capacity of around 2000 people. Nice pop-rock she ended the set crowd surfing.


It's a really nice place in the middle of the Esplanade de la Défense,with bars with drinks & food, vip area, backstage area... looks like a proper festival with two stages a place to chill outside... but pocket-size-Fest of only 2000 people.
Next band TOYBLOID is playing in a nearby circus-tent that is like the Cabaret Sauvage (more or less 600 capacity)
Cool French power Trio with two girls on guitar/vocals and Bass not very inovative but powerful indie- rock.

Back to the Hangar for some powerful Boogie-Rock, it's heavy , it's greasy and the audience is pogoing like mad down the front, at least the boys. There's a majority of female teenagers in the audience as Peter Doherty & band will play afterwards.
As usual Jim Jones Revue is kicking ass. Straight after their concert they are going to the merchandising table to sign stuff and have their picture taken with fans.
We're wondering around the site a bit, before heading back to the main hall for the Babyshambles
Last show at the Zénith was very average because of Peter's attitude. Amazingly Peter didn't miss his train or plane, the band is on time. Peter seems a bit wasted but not too much and the band is tight. Nice surprise. Even more surprising They are playing one song after another there are no time outs between songs.No acoustic solo part.
  The band is alternating between old and new songs, rock songs and reggae ones. They didn't really follow the initial setlist but I guess they've played the same songs in a different order.
Proper rock concert with no bullshit, Peter kept his shit together for this one.
GREAT set.
setlist (from Here):
 Crumb Begging Baghead
Pipedown
Nothing Comes To Nothing
I Wish
Baddie's Boogie
Delivery
UnBiloTitled
Fall From Grace
Maybelline
Penguins
Fireman
Killamangiro
Dr No
Fuck Forever