Monday, May 31, 2010

Hughes, Bonamassa, Bonham, Sherinian Supergroup is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION


The supergroup featuring Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian & Joe Bonamassa has a "new" name and it is:
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION

See them performing for the first time LIVE " One last Soul":

It fuckin' rocks, isn't it ?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Denis Wielemans killed in a car accident in Brussels

Denis Wielemans drummer for the Belgium band Girls in Hawaii died saturday night in a car accident in Brussels, He was only 27.
Our Condolences to his friends & family

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper 1936-2010

Dennis Hopper is dead at 74
RIP

Meeting with Dennis @ Fnac Ternes, Paris Oct 2008
Part 1

Part 2

RIP

Paul McCartney's show in Mexico May 28 2010 available on video



Yesterday night ( May 28) Paul McCartney played a show in Mexico City.
The whole show was broadcasted live on the internet
Here it is for you all
CLICK

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)

Lostboy AKA Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) @ Divan du Monde, Paris May 28 2010

We didn't care going to this gig but Depeche Mime went and recorded this:

"Broken glass park"

From what she told us , we didn't miss anything.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Next shows in Paris for end of May-beginning of June 2010

Difficult choices will have to be made:
check availability as some of these shows are sold-out or invit' only

May 28:
Jeanne Cherhal @ Bataclan
Lostboy Feat Jim Kerr ( from Simple Minds) @ Divan du Monde
May 30:
Snow Patrol @ Olympia
May 31:
Alicia Keys @ Bercy
Hillbilly Room Explosion @ L' Album de la Semaine TV show
Joanna Newson & Roy Harper @ La Villette
The Willows @ Black Session , C'est Lenoir
John Densmore from The Doors @ Premiere of " When you're Strange" documentary @ Ciné Cité Forum.
June 1:
AIR+ Au Revoir simone @ Cité de la Musique
Kate Nash @ Cigale
Jacques Dutronc @ Palais des Sports
Arno @ Casino de Paris
Eumir Deodato @ Duc des Lombards (2 shows)
June 2:
Eumir Deodato @ Duc des Lombards
Sophie Hunger @ Cigale
Scissor Siters + Morcheeba + ? @ La Musicale Tv recording
June 3:
AIR + Hot Rats @ Cité de la Musique
June 4:
Black Eyed Peas @ Bercy
Air + Jarvis Cocker @ Cité de la Musique
Jacques Dutronc @ Palais des Sports
June 5:
Black Eyed Peas @ Bercy
Jacques Dutronc @ palais des sports
June 30
Dead Weather @ Bataclan (sorry it's corrected)

Dan San + Applause + Piano Club @ Fleche d'Or, Paris May 27 2010 for the " Nouvel an Belge 2010 "

Dan San + Applause + Piano Club
@ Fleche d'Or, Paris May 27 2010
Nouvel an Belge

Piano Club

Belgian people are never doing things like everybody else as they are celebrating the New Year in May with celebrations for the whole week between the end of May and the beginning of june in different locations in Paris.
Tonight it's La Fleche d' Or with several rock bands from Belgium.

First on stage is retro-rock band Piano Club , if you're into Genesis or ELO this band is for you. And you know what ? They were good.
Applause

Then we're getting close to the 90's with Applause & a singer trying to impersonate Jeff Buckley. The music a cross between Jeff Buckley & Radiohead.
And you know what? They were also Good.

Dan San

Then we had Dan San, also from Belgium, It's more Folk-rock with acoustic guitars and a bit of violin thrown in.

Well well well, I'm surprised by the musicianship of each band, these guys have nothing to be ashame for compare to some English or American bands.
The only problem is that compare to French bands , they're way above us.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Roger Waters European "The Wall" Tour 2011

Roger Waters has just announced the European "The Wall Tour" 2011
at a Press conference in central London today.

Here it is :
Mar 21, 2011 - Atlantico Pavilion, Lisbon, PT
Mar 25, 2011 - Palacio de Deportes, Madrid, ES
Mar 29, 2011 - Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, ES
Apr 01, 2011 - Mediolanumforum, Milan, IT
Apr 02, 2011 - Mediolanumforum, Milan, IT
Apr 08, 2011 - Gelredome, Arnhem, NL
Apr 12, 2011 - Sports Arena, Budapest, HU
Apr 15, 2011 - O2 Arena, Prague, CZ
Apr 18, 2011 - Atlas Arena, Lodz, PL
Apr 23, 2011 - Olympiski, Moscow, RU
Apr 25, 2011 - SKK Arena, St. Petersburg, RU
Apr 27, 2011 - Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, FI
Apr 30, 2011 - Telenor, Oslo, NO
May 04, 2011 - Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, SE
May 07, 2011 - Parken, Copenhagen, DK
May 11, 2011 - O2 Arena, London, UK
May 12, 2011 - O2 Arena, London, UK
May 17, 2011 - O2 Arena, London, UK
May 20, 2011 - Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, UK
May 21, 2011 - Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, UK
May 23, 2011 - O2 Arena, Dublin, IE
May 27, 2011 - Sportspaleis, Antwerp, BE
May 30, 2011 - Bercy, Paris, FR
Jun 03, 2011 - SAP Arena, Mannheim, DE
Jun 06, 2011 - Hallenstadion, Zurich, CH
Jun 10, 2011 - Colorline Arena, Hamburg, DE
Jun 15, 2011 - O2 Arena, Berlin, DE
Jun 18, 2011 - Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf, DE


Check Brain Damage Website for more about anything Pink Floyd related

Check this for the new Tour:

It should be stunning !

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alvin & the 1015 @ Palais de Tokyo, Paris May 262010

Alvin & the 1015 @ Tokyo Art Club , Palais de Tokyo
Paris, May 26 2010

day & night

The famous Mathilde AKA "Madame Gateau" AKA "DJ Mime" AKA "Dépeche Mime" took me to the trendy Palais de Tokyo to attend a showcase by artist Alvin & the 1015.
Last time I've been here was for Stella McCartney fashion collection show & a gig by The Kills (click for reviews).

Before the storm

The show is taking place at the top of the Palais de tokyo@ The Tokyo Art Club with a fantastic view from the terrace overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
Lots of hype & so called trendy people many of them foreigners and lots of sexy girls.
no the typical rock audience.
Not really a fantastic party before the gig as you have to pay for a drink, what the fuck ?
No open bar and no petit-four, Crisis has struck the Palais de Tokyo right in the balls !
Never heard of this guy before, he already played Arte tv-show One shot Not.
He has a very dark and low voice , first thing that comes to your mind is that he's trying to be the new Tom Waits he even moves like Tom Waits
Songs are really cool, some are bluesy and others are really rock like The Stooges or the early RHCP when they were NOT playing shit for 15 year old girls.
No lightshow at all but projections on the wall behind the band like once again...the early Red hot Chilli Peppers.


Very good concert, Alvin has the songs , the look, the voice.
He Should go far



Check him out before he's famous.

Eric Clapton/Steve Winwood @ Bercy May 25 2010, Part 1

Contact: irockinparis((@))yahoo(dot)fr

Eric Clapton / Steve Winwood
@ Paris Bercy
May 25 2010

This is Part 1

Part 2 , Part 3 (click on links)

Scroll down for videos
setlist is in Part 3
ALL PICTURES © Guino Patrice
Nice to be back @ Paris Bercy, we haven't been here for a long time.
It's not sold-out but the place is packed. Lots of guests from the sponsors in the VIP stalls on the right of the stage.
No opening band and it's an early start as Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood are on @ 8:20 PM
The stage is beautiful but simple with split-screens in the back & the lightning is great.
Eric Clapton is standing dead center and Steve a bit on the left.
Steve Gadd on drums, Willy Weeks on bass, Chris Stainton on piano
Great start with "Had to cry today" (from the Blind Faith album) & The up-tempo version of "After midnight"
Steve is on the guitar for the first couple of songs , he will play most of the gig behind his keyboards.
They're sharing vocal duties on many songs.

Steve is not as well-known over here as he is in the USA but you can see ( hear) that he's a fantastic guitar & keyboard player as well as a great singer.
Maybe he should learn the lyrics to his songs as he's constantly looking at the "tv-screen" in front of him even for his most well-known songs.
First part of the set is really rock then things are slowing down a bit, even a bit too slow for us, as some of Stevie's songs are really soft & slow.
Great version of " Georgia on my mind" by Steve.
Eric is Eric, always perfect.

They have played a few acoustic songs , including "Layla" ( here on video).
" Gimme some loving" was absolutly fantastic.
The 15 min version of " Voodoo Chile" was great but nevertheless a bit long.
Too bad the backing Vocals girls : Michelle John & Sharon White stayed at the back they were stunning and really sexy.They should come down the front for the acoustic part
Only one encore with "Dear Mr Fantasy" , Bercy stayed in the dark for a couple of minutes, everybody was expecting them to play another song unfortunately after 130 min this was the end.
Great show even though some parts were a bit too slow.


"Precense of the Lord":

Bless Ya !

Eric Clapton/Steve Winwood @ Bercy May 25 2010, Part 2

Eric Clapton / Steve Winwood @ Paris Bercy
May 25 2010

This is PART 2

Part 1 & Part 3 ( click on link)

SETLIST is in Part 3
Scroll down for video
ALL PICTURES © GUINO PATRICE












"Gimme some loving"


Oh Yeah !!!