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Sunday, October 01, 2006


Jonathon Richman, La Trabendo, Oct. 17
Russia! La Maroquinerie, Oct. 19,
Alamo Race Track, La Fleche D'Or, Oct. 19
Texas Terri Bomb, La Maroquinerie Oct. 15

Sparklehorse, La Cigale, Oct. 22

Talk Taxis, La Fleche D'Or, Oct. 27
Calexico, Bataclan, Oct. 29



Oct. 29 Calexico (Tucson,U.S.) Mariachi-infused indie rock. Highly Recommended!
Coming Next Month...

Nov. 8 Les Tetes Raides (excellent French gypsy-crossed indie rock)

Nov. 9 Sufjan Stevens (U.S.) indie-folk. Highly Recommended.

Nov. 10 The Bellrays (U.S.)

Nov. 17 Lambchop (U.S.) The opinion leaders at call them “arguably the most consistently brilliant and unique American group to emerge during the 1990s.” Worth checking out? Are you crazy?

Le Batofar (13me)

La Boule Noire (9me)

Oct. 17 The Datsuns

Oct. 28 The Veils

La Cigale (18me)

Oct. 22 Sparklehorse (U.S.). Grandaddy meets twang. Beautiful, yearning soundscapes and vocals. For those who love Grandaddy, Silver Jews, Handsome Family.

Oct. 23 Nouvelle Vague (FR) You know'em and love'em from their clever cocktail lounge re-makes of Cure, Dead Kennedys, Flock of Seagulls, etc.

Coming Next month: Nov. 9-12, Festival des Inrocks (artists TBA).

Le Divan du Monde (18me)

Elysee Montmartre: (18me)

Oct. 18 New York Dolls (U.S.). That’s right: Geriatric Glam Rock from the Kings of the genre. Have they still got what it takes?

Oct. 28 Brian Jonestown Massacre. Sold Out. But maybe you can find someone with tickets if this is your thang.

La Fleche D'Or (20me) (No Cover!) Equally exciting offerings.

Pick of the month: Talk Taxis, Oct. 27

Oct. 2 Deerhunter

Oct. 3 Deerhunter, The Patriotic Sunday, This Melodramatic Sauna, My Name is Nobody

Oct. 4 Pixeltan

Oct. 6 Airguitar

Oct. 7 Joe De Marco (Fugees);Veo Veo (Paris: folk rock with American singer); Love Bandits (Garage)

Oct.8 Selfish Cunt (London): Andy Capper du NME « Wow, this is amazing. London's finally burning again , ou encore Vice Magazine “The world needs this band as much as America needs a new president " Mix Gun Club-like vocals with electro and classic Brit guitar punk. Also on the bill: This is Pop, Neon Birds, and Beyond the Real.

Oct. 9 Rock & Roll Party: Penny Inkinger (Aussie);Demi Dero;Wok; Youpi Youpi Yeah

Oct. 10 Tiger Force (London art punks); Rose Kemp (Bristol, "Somber Pop");Light Brigade (UK, pop rock); Underground Railroad (London/Paris, noise rock).

Oct. 13 Soiree Indie Rock: A*Song (folk, pop rock);Moustache;Sweet Apple Pie; Kim Novak.

Oct 18: Soirée Rock: Ampop: Icelandic rock trio from Reykjavik/Glasgow. Influences: Joseph Authur and Norway’s Kings of Convenience. Not certain whether they are still playing in Paris. Sheeduz: Three femme fatales from France. Rock/Hard rock Robert Roth: Seattle based pop-rocker.

Oct 19: Alamo Race Track: The evening is dedicated to the Amsterdamer’s new album. Definate influences from Moby (Black Cat John Brown) and late 60s rock à la Kinks (Kiss Me Bar). Extremely catchy. Will leave you wondering how they haven’t already been ruined by MTV. Official Site You Tube accoutic session Charlie Winston: British rocker with influences like Tom Waits, Jack Johnson, and Jeff Buckley. Feel good music on any day.

Oct 21: Soirée Citizen Cabaret: Leisure: Rockers from Bordeaux. 60s rock influences with a bit of the modern to the likes of the Libertines, Oasis, and a hint of Belle and Sebastian. Folks: Parisian rock quartet

24 Oct Soirée Indie Rock: Cocoon: French folk rockers. Influences from Devendra Banhart, Coco Rosie, and the Velvet Underground. Narrow Terence: (France) draws from a well of Tex-Mex, blues, and even latin influences. Vocals very similar to Tom Waits raspiness. Le Bal des Boiteux: Instrumental Belgian group with a likness to The Most Serene Republic, Yann Tiersen, and some accordian.

25 Oct Soirée Indie Rock: Not really your typical idea of an “Indie Rock Night” but anyway…The Wankers: English name but really French. 80s punk and synth-beat blend. Vendas Novas: (Brittany, Fr) Techno/Rock. Has some Chemical Brothers influence.

26 Oct Soirée Are You Loaded? Featuring : Put it on Tape: (France) rock: strong early Strokes influences with a dash of Daft Punk syth. Elida: (France) strong late 60s and early 70 rock influence. The Kinks, bit of Bowie. Brooklyn: (France). Wombats : (UK).

27 Oct Best of “Rock made in the UKTalk Taxis: (UK) An affinity for punk beats reminiscent of The Clash but guitar riffs and voalcs tend to recall something of Interpol. This is by far the band to go see when there. Fatels: (UK) Traditional punk with some ska here and there. Cheenah: (UK) Ska.

30 Oct Soirée Indie Rock: Eon Megahertz: (France) Mainly 90s alternative sound, Foo Fighters, Blur etc.

31 Oct Soirée "The Kids Are Freaky": Driving Dead Girl: Great, energetic pure rock band from Belgium. A pint of Leffe to complement that bass drum and you will be pretending to head-bang all night. Add Leffe as needed. Head banging make way for hip-swiveling: 8 of Spades will ensure this continues with punk/rockabilly flavor for the rest of the night.

Les Mains d'Oeuvres (St. Ouen)

Oct. 27 Merz (Gronland / UK), folk rock; + Marissa Nadler; 20h30 • 8 euros
Check out Mains d'Oeuvres site for other indie happenings. They host theatre, art expos,etc.

La Maroquinerie A banner month! Difficult to narrow best picks down to two!

Oct.1 Gallon Drunk (UK); Garagey, Iggy Poppy, with organs. Myspace page.//Demi Dero, Inc. Myspace page.//Silverstation

Oct. 2 Therapy? (UK). Somewhat legendaary alt.metal, melodic, (dare I say?) grungy rockers. Got Street Cred.

Oct. Kwak. The M. site cites their poetic rock qualities (lyrics). But check out their impressive bag of instrumental bric a brac: musical saws, clairinets, guitars, harmonicas, a flute...Sounds quite promising.

Oct. 4-12, 20h. Cali, up close and personal--Cali w/a guitar and a piano. His first solo album was catchy and quite up-tempo, a kind of French version of the Housemartins and Old 97s but stripped down. Recommended.

Oct. 8 Doomfoxx, from Australia. Myspace page. Sounds kind of glammy-garagey, homages to Iggy Pop and the New York Dolls.

Oct. 15 Texas Terri Bomb (LA). Descendants of bands like the Didjits; older and more aggressive than the Donnas. If you want to rock, don't miss this one.

Oct. 17 Saul and Jeronimo

Oct. 18 Minor Majority + OMR

Oct. 19: Inrocks Indie Club II: Forward, Russia! + New Young Pony Club+Fuzz. Okay, if you're making me choose a top pick, here it is

Oct. 20-21 Dko

Oct. 22 Fleshtones + Dollhouse.

Oct. 23 Metal Urbain.

Oct. 24 Below the Sea + Electroluminiscent.

Oct. 25 Percubaba

Oct. 26 Polar

Oct. 27 Shearwater+John Vanderslice+Luke Temp

Oct. 28 Marcos Valle+1eres Parties

La Miroiterie (A squat, art and music space in Menilmontant, 20me)

Oct. 15 The Rodéo + Mischief Brew + Helluvah - La Miroiterie

Nouveau Casino Pick of the Month: Pere Ubu. Don't miss a classic!

Oct. 13 Pere Ubu (US); experimental rock. Founded in 1975, they have “defined the face of music ever since” with their style of midwestern riff rock and syth. They claim to have influenced Joy Division, Pixies, and REM among others.// Frigo (FR); pop electric/experimental rock.

Oct. 16 Elli Medeiros (FR); pop-rock, alternative.

Oct. 17 Sophie Solomon (UK); Eastern European folk, lounge.

Oct. 18 Lazy (FR); Rock. Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down.

Oct. 21 Shora (CH); experimental comme God Speed You Black Emperor.

Oct. 23 Elli Medeiros

Oct. 26 The Spits (US); similar to early Ramones, will be accompanied by Jacklean Kikuko (Japan) and Volt.

Oct. 31 Evergrey (Germany); Rock.

L’Olympic Cafe (18me) Located appropriately in the edgy and mixed Goutte d’Or, this place might be described as offering Indie World Music.

Oct. 19 Les rencontres Afro Punk : "Les larmes de l'éxil, frères et soeurs d'ailleurs" : Afro Punk Mastars (punk rock), Spinter Sister (Country, rock gothique et salace), Capitaine Slam Project (Piano & slam), Wilfried (guitare & chant de l'exil), Novosens (vidéo designer) ; 20h00 - Entrée: 5 €

Oct. 31 The HUB, (NY) power trio mixing jazz, rock and death metal—Ooh, la ! Pluse Franck VIGROUX/Michel BLANC. Entrée: 9 €.

Point Ephemere (19me)

Oct. 15 Rock Noise Lightning Bolt + Sightings + Neptune

Oct. 20 NoiseSoirée Büro Merzbow + Evil Moisture

Coming in November:

Nov. 3 Ambient Rock Animal Collective + Davide Balula + \'skate music mix\' by büro selector: Aï

Nov. 4 Electro Pop:Olamm & friends + The Konki Duet + Hypo Dj / Davide Balula Dj

Nov. 10 “Intelligent Rock” (That’s what their site says): The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden + Permanent Fatal Error

Le Trabendo (19me) Pick of the Month: Jonathan Richman "American proto-punk icon and one of the progenitors of "indie rock."

Oct. 14 19h30 La Fête à Zao.

Oct. 17 : Jonathan Richman: Before Bright Eyes, Jose Gonzales et al. there was Jonathan Richman. He was and still is quirky and smart. Great songwriter. This is the "Old Skool" pick of the month. As Wiki says, "American proto-punk icon and one of the progenitors of "indie rock."

Oct. 18 Baobab (South Africa); Blur, Violent Femmes, Oasis. // Big Youth (Jamaica); reggae. Produced by Keith Hudson, and considered by some to be a prequel to American hip-hop.

Oct. 20 Juliette and the Licks (US) Actress Juliette Lewis’s rock/grunge band from Los Angeles. // Onmyo-za (Japan), hard rock/metal.


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