Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Miles Kane + Eugene Mc Guiness @ Olympia, Paris Oct 30 2013

Miles Kane + Eugene Mc Guiness @ Olympia, Paris Oct 30 2013


another great gig by Miles Kane



 setlist







Monday, October 28, 2013

Midlake @ L' Album de la Semaine, Canal+ Paris Oct 29 2013

Midlake @ L' Album de la Semaine, Canal+ Paris Oct 29 2013

Excellent show @ Canal+ for MIDLAKE, from what I remembered I Thought they were more folk than that, in fact they're playing a mix of Psyche-symphonic pop-rock that can be compare to King Crimson "Court of the Crimson King" era.
They don't really have a song that stands out, not really chorus-verse kind of songs. It's more atmospheric, very good.
setlist:
1)Young Pride 2) Gathered 3) Antiphon 4) Prouder 5) Rulers 6) It's going down 7) Aurora Gone 8) The O and Y 9) Roscoe

Sunday, October 27, 2013

LOU REED R.I.P. 1942-2013

LOU REED 
R.I.P. 1942-2013
Reed's literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said the musician died on Sunday morning in Southampton, New York, of an illness related to the transplant. His UK music agent, Andy Woolliscroft, confirmed the news to the Guardian earlier on Sunday night, saying: "Yes I'm afraid it's true. I'm very upset."
We met him several times:

Live in Concert @ Grand Rex July 2011
@ Montereau Festival June 09 2012
@ Taratata with METALLICA for Lulu Nov 09 2011...



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Anna Calvi @ Fnac Ternes, Paris Oct 25 2013

Anna Calvi @ Fnac Ternes, Paris Oct 25 2013 1:00 pm

 Pictures Courtesy of Oliver Peel (and here)

Free showcase @ 1:00pm !!!
We won't be there sorry, we're having lunch at "Ferrandi"

 25 min show with new songs and "Jezabel"
+ signing session at the end  

Archives:
Anna Calvi @ Gaité Lyrique Sept 26 2013

"Asterix chez les Pictes" @ Librairie L'Ecume des Pages, Dédicace avec Didier Conrad et Jean-Yves Ferri 24 Oct 2013

"Asterix chez les Pictes" @ Librairie L'Ecume des Pages, Dédicace avec Didier Conrad et Jean-Yves Ferri 24 Oct 2013

 23 Octobre 2013 à minuit, Libraire l'Ecume des Pages, vente en exclusivité du nouvel album d'Asterix et 35e album de la série "Astérix chez les Pictes".
Petit sésame à aller chercher dès le matin pour faire partie des 40 chanceux (un peu plus en fait , une soixantaine) qui pourront se faire signer le nouvel album en compagnie des nouveaux auteurs le soir même.
Effervence devant la librairie dès 23h avec pas mal de journalistes et de télévisions, le public lui reste calme, arrivée des auteurs en compagnie d'Astérix et Obélix puis interview en direct sur BFM avant l'heure H.
Minuit passé de deux-trois minutes et les premiers acheteurs peuvent acquérir l'exemplaire tant convoité dont la version deluxe grand format tirée à 500 exemplaires (non numérotée malheureusement) et petite séance de dédicace/dessin avec Didier Conrad et Jean-Yves Ferri, tous les deux adorables, prenant le temps de discuter et répondre aux questions.
 Un grand merci au personnel de la librairie pour l'organisation sans faute et leur gentillesse.
on est repartis les bras chargés

Archives:
Dédicace UDERZO @ Virgin Megastore 2009
UDERZO @ Galerie Oblique Oct 2012

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Public Image Limited (P.I.L.) @ Cité de la Musique, Paris Oct 23 2013

Public Image Limited (P.I.L.) @ Cité de la Musique, Paris Oct 23 2013
P.I.L have reformed and are performing their first show in France, when was the last one ?, @ Cité de la Musique, It's sold-out but you can watch it comfortably seated at home as it is broadcasted live on arte tv web.
Buzzcocks are performing tomorrow.
No support band, lots of people still having a drink outside when the band is taking the stage just past 8:00pm.
There's a huge PIL backdrop, John Lydon is center stage still doing some very funny faces all along the show with useless valet Rambo standing up by the side of the stage for the whole show.
It might be a PUNK show to go with the Punk exhibition, that we visited last week for the opening, there are lots of security telling you not to sit down on the stairs, you're not allowed to take pictures and John Lydon doesn't want to see anyone seating down on each side of the stage and behind even on the balcony. Call it Punk ?!?
PIL music is really not our drug of choice, most of the songs sound a bit the same, many of them are very "dance" songs , really not our stuff.
John is cleaning his throat with some alcohol between each song and spitting it out in a plastic basin and blowing his nose on the floor all the time: really gross.
Most of the people seem to be really into it shaking their head in rhythm, not us
Average show.
Recorded and broadcasted live on arte tv web
Setlist & Merchandising

Archives:
Euro-Punk Exhibition @ Cité de la Musique Oct 14 2013
Sex Pistols @ Lokerse festival August 2008 (and here)
THE CLASH press conference for the box-set @ Palais des Glaces in Paris in September 2013 with Mick Jones, Topper Headon, & Paul Simonon

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Babyshambles + Naive New Beaters + La Femme @ Olympia for Pression Live fest Paris Oct 22 2013

Babyshambles + Naive New Beaters + La Femme @ Olympia for Pression Live fest Paris Oct 22 2013
 setlist

There are days like this... It could have been a nice party out, it turned into a fiasco.
We went there only to see Babyshambles, so we had to endure 3 shitty bands before that:
Alexis and the Brainbow: No interest
La Femme: Complete crap ( up and coming band with rave reviews in the press: What the Fuck !!! between Partenaire Particulier, Les Inconnus & Indochine)
Naive New Beaters: complete crap as well
 Even the buffet was AWFUL
The only moment of joy was this young couple kissing each other on the stairs between bands (pic above)
We waited an hour, to 11:30 to be told that Peter Doherty couldn't be there , with no other explanations
No hard feelings for the promoter and a BIG FUCK YOU to PETER DOHERTY

Archives: 
Babyshambles @ Zénith Oct 03 2013