Sparklehorse, La Cigale, Oct. 22
Nov. 8 Les Tetes Raides (excellent French gypsy-crossed indie rock)
Nov. 9 Sufjan Stevens (
Nov. 10 The Bellrays (
Nov. 17 Lambchop (
Le Batofar (13me)
La Boule Noire (9me)
Oct. 17 The Datsuns
Oct. 28 The Veils
Oct. 22 Sparklehorse (
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. 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 (
Oct.8 Selfish Cunt (
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
Oct 21: Soirée Citizen Cabaret: Leisure: Rockers from
24 Oct Soirée Indie Rock: Cocoon: French folk rockers. Influences from Devendra Banhart,
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. http://www.myspace.com/thewankersband
26 Oct Soirée Are You Loaded? Featuring : Put it on Tape: (
27 Oct Best of “Rock made in the
30 Oct Soirée Indie Rock: Eon Megahertz: (
31 Oct Soirée "The Kids Are Freaky": Driving Dead Girl: Great, energetic pure rock band from
Oct. 27 Merz (Gronland /
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. 2 Therapy? (
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--
Oct. 8 Doomfoxx, from
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)
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 (
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 (
Oct. 31 Evergrey (
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
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 (
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