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



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"The Rolling Stones in the 70's" @ Galerie Blumann by Dominic Lamblin, Paris from March 28 to May 05 2014

"The Rolling Stones in the 70's" @ Galerie Blumann by Dominic Lamblin, Paris from March 28 to May 05 2014

Galerie Blumann
4, Place des Vosges
75004 Paris
 Ouvert tous les jours de 12h à 19h

Unreleased Pictures from The Rolling Stones taken by Record Cie Executive Dominic Lamblin
from beginning of the 70's ('72 to '74) in Switzerland & Germany, rehearsing and for the shooting of videos ("Silver Train" & "Angie").
 Here's a link with some more pics and in color

Galerie Blumann celebrated Jim Morrison 's 70'th Birthday with some unreleased pictures from The Doors taken in Germany a few months ago HERE

Vernissage March 27:
 Dominic Lamblin (left) Tony Franck (right)

It was overcrowded , never saw so many people yesterday for the vernissage, hard to make a move in this tiny galerie on the beautiful Place des Vosges. Dominic was here of course, we had a few guests including photographers Christian Rose, Claude Gassian and Tony Franck (pic above), Famous rock-critic Sacha Reins was there too. he told us he just got back from London where he did an interview with Jimmy Page for the new remastered version of the first 3 albums of LED ZEPPELIN that will be out in June with bonus material.

Video from the "Vernissage "HERE

Some more ROLLING STONES:
50 Years exhibition in Paris
Rehearsals in Paris Feb 2014
Secret show @ Théatre Mogador Oct 2012 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Status Quo @ Palais des Sports, Paris March 26 2014

Status Quo @ Palais des Sports, Paris March 26 2014

Status Quo on their own "never ending tour" this time with the original line-up featuring John Coghlan on drums and Alan Lancaster on bass.
Very slow start with Alan on vocals for a few songs then things are getting serious, I'm not too familiar with the repertoire so in the end it all sounded a bit the same to me. I guess Neil Young would say with a grin "It's all one song !"
As usual with the Quo, Francis is always acting funny and joking between songs, Rick is focus on his guitar playing.
Sound is clear and not too loud but from center stage it was hard to hear the drums at all, had to move to the left hand side to hear it correctly. Lightning is perfect , very bright.

Great rendition of "Roadhouse Blues"
Too bad they only played for just 90 min
People were expecting a bit more and were surprise that it was all over too/so soon.
Nice gig.

Merchandising and (partial) setlist



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Status Quo @ Casino de Paris Nov 20 2012