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Friday, November 03, 2006

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

NOVEMBER!

And you thought October was a good month…


HOT PICKS:
Arab Strap,
Le Trabendo
, Nov. 28
Mojave3,
La Maroquinerie, Nov. 18

The Stills, La Fleche D'Or, Nov. 16

Les Inrocks, La Cigale, Nov 9-12
Sufjan Stevens,
Bataclan, Nov. 9

Shows
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Bataclan

Nov. 8 Les Tetes Raides (FR); jazz manouche meets punk rock. Honorable mention. They’ve been quite popular with indie French university students for many years.

Nov. 9 Sufjan Stevens (US); A Pick of the Month! On his way to indie folk Olympus. Went to the New School to become a literature professor, instead he made a band and writes rich poetic songs about the human condition, state historical figures, and cities.

Nov. 10 The Bellrays (US); funky rock.

Nov. 11 Kuduru Sound System// Mania

Nov. 13 Cradle of Filth (UK); metal, gothic.

Nov. 15 The Killers (US); 80s rock revivalists. Sold out.

Nov. 17 Lambchop (Nashville); mellow, 70s era country rock // The Dafo String Quartet.

Nov. 18 La Ruda (FR); punk, ska, rock.

Nov. 22 Dominique A (FR); called a lyricist without limits.

Nov. 26 Tokio Hotel; Sold out. German pop rock.

Nov. 27-28 The Roots (US)

Le Batofar (13me)

La Boule Noire (9me)

Nov. 9 – INROCKS FESTIVAL – Joan as a Policewoman, Au Revoir Simone and Tender Forever; Get your Brooklyn dose with Joan as a Policewoman and Au Revoir Simone (self proclaimed “triple keyboard action”), who hit the stage alongside Tender Forever. TF is aka French expat Melanie Valera, whose debut last year embodies the best that K Records has to offer. It’s lo-fi at its best, its most childlike yet flirtatious. Think Chantal Goya meets Beat Happening meets lyrics about making out.

Nov. 1 - THE GOOD BOOKS (UK) with BEIRUT (US); If you haven’t heard them yet, these two bands are easy to fall for. The Good Books play well-crafted indie pop, while Beirut is simply awesome, combining Balkan brass with crooning vocals and a dance party vibe. A good-mood show for sure.

Nov. 12 – Sean Lennon; – Self explanatory (and sold out).

13-11-06 - AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE (US) – rock/metal.

15-11-06 - BIKINI MACHINE (Germany) - house

16-11-06 - RODEO MASSACRE – Coolly combines Sweden, garage rock and style; with RHESUS, indie pop trio from Grenoble

20-11-06 - PLASTER (US) – metal with ARIANE MOFFATT (Montreal) – electro-pop

21-11-0623-11-06 THOMAS VEROVSKY

24-11-06 - MADJID ZIOUANE – French/Arab pop

24-11-06 - GUILLO, DROLE DE SIRE and IVAN TIRTIAUX

26-11-06 - BACKYARDS BABIES

27-11-06 - MARIE CHERRIER

28-11-06 - FEVERISH (FR) – Emo/metal

28-11-06 - ED AKE

28-11-06 - ELEVATE NEWTON'S THEORY (Fr)– Guitar driven indie rock with the occasional hand clap thrown in

30-11-06 - PIERRE LAPOINTE

La Cigale (18me)

11.07 Axel Bauer (Paris) French 80s one-hit wonder making a comeback

11.09-11.12 Inrocks Fest Highlight of the month.

Le 9 novembre : 18h - 27,40 €

- Giant Drag (US)

- Keny Arkana (FR)

- Lily Allen (UK)

- Cirkus (SE)

This night’s combination of French rap, boy-girl indie coupling from LA and Swedish trip-hop is bound to be an interesting mix even without now-ubiquitous Lily Allen’s ska/pop crooning. Thursday’s show is sure to be eclectic at least and one of the most interesting nights of the Inrocks fest at best. Worth it just to hear Giant Drag’s fan favorite, a scratch guitar cover of Wicked Game.

Le 10 novembre : 18h - 27,40 € (sold out)

- The Kooks (UK)

- The Spinto Band (US)

- Boy Kill Boy (UK)

- Mumm-Ra (UK)

One of the few things of note to hail from Wilmington, DE besides most US credit cards and the addresses of a hefty stock of fake IDs, the Spinto Band offer a crazy live show and likeably quirky vocalists. They join Brits the Kooks, equally British Boy Kill Boy and Mumm-Ra. A night of young energetic bands from the UK and…Delaware who may or may not wish they were the Killers.

Le 11 novembre : 17h15 - 27,40 €

- Midlake (US)

- Guillemots (UK)

- Love Is All (SE)

- Bat For Lashes (UK)

- Gang Of Four (US)

Another eclectic Inrocks night – Midlake sets a mellower tone, while classic punk rock outfit Gang of Four and Love Is All – a sort of Sweden meets the Rapture meets Deerhoof – ensuring a euphoric energy as the night goes on. Definitely worth checking out

Le 12 novembre : 17h15 - 27,40 €

- The Pipettes (UK)

- Arman Méliès (FR)

- Tapes'n Tapes (US)

- Jarvis Cocker (UK)

- Plan B (US/EU)

Definitely a contender for the best Inrocks Fest night, at least at La Cigale. The Pipettes are an infectiously adorable girl group, Spector influenced in sound and aesthetic. Their live shows don’t miss a beat. Tapes ‘n’ Tapes, hailing from Minneapolis, MN, broke through last year with the Loon and offer the best sides of indie rock, from the raw to the catchy to the melodic. Up-and-comer Jarvis Cocker’s charmingly ironic pop and Plan B’s melodic electronica make this absolutely a night to check out.

11.13 Ilene Barnes (FR) Folk-rock/electric French solo artist.

11.14 Meshell Ndegeocello (US) Soul.

11.15 Jack the Ripper – Paris indie band(sold out)

11.16-17 Jean Louis Murat (FR)

11.18 Marcel et son Orchestre (Lille, FR)

11.20 Jean Pierre Como (FR)

11.21-December Vincent Delerm

Le Divan du Monde (18me)

Elysee Montmartre: (18me)

11.07 Axel Bauer (Paris) French 80s one-hit wonder making a comeback

11.09-11.12 Inrocks Fest Highlight of the month.

Le 9 novembre : 18h - 27,40 €

- Giant Drag (US)

- Keny Arkana (FR)

- Lily Allen (UK)

- Cirkus (SE)

This night’s combination of French rap, boy-girl indie coupling from LA and Swedish trip-hop is bound to be an interesting mix even without now-ubiquitous Lily Allen’s ska/pop crooning. Thursday’s show is sure to be eclectic at least and one of the most interesting nights of the Inrocks fest at best. Worth it just to hear Giant Drag’s fan favorite, a scratch guitar cover of Wicked Game.

Le 10 novembre : 18h - 27,40 € (sold out)

- The Kooks (UK)

- The Spinto Band (US)

- Boy Kill Boy (UK)

- Mumm-Ra (UK)

One of the few things of note to hail from Wilmington, DE besides most US credit cards and the addresses of a hefty stock of fake IDs, the Spinto Band offer a crazy live show and likeably quirky vocalists. They join Brits the Kooks, equally British Boy Kill Boy and Mumm-Ra. A night of young energetic bands from the UK and…Delaware who may or may not wish they were the Killers.

Le 11 novembre : 17h15 - 27,40 €

- Midlake (US)

- Guillemots (UK)

- Love Is All (SE)

- Bat For Lashes (UK)

- Gang Of Four (US)

Another eclectic Inrocks night – Midlake sets a mellower tone, while classic punk rock outfit Gang of Four and Love Is All – a sort of Sweden meets the Rapture meets Deerhoof – ensuring a euphoric energy as the night goes on. Definitely worth checking out

Le 12 novembre : 17h15 - 27,40 €

- The Pipettes (UK)

- Arman Méliès (FR)

- Tapes'n Tapes (US)

- Jarvis Cocker (UK)

- Plan B (US/EU)

Definitely a contender for the best Inrocks Fest night, at least at La Cigale. The Pipettes are an infectiously adorable girl group, Spector influenced in sound and aesthetic. Their live shows don’t miss a beat. Tapes ‘n’ Tapes, hailing from Minneapolis, MN, broke through last year with the Loon and offer the best sides of indie rock, from the raw to the catchy to the melodic. Up-and-comer Jarvis Cocker’s charmingly ironic pop and Plan B’s melodic electronica make this absolutely a night to check out.

11.13 Ilene Barnes (FR) Folk-rock/electric French solo artist.

11.14 Meshell Ndegeocello (US) Soul.

11.15 Jack the Ripper – Paris indie band(sold out)

11.16-17 Jean Louis Murat (FR)

11.18 Marcel et son Orchestre (Lille, FR)

11.20 Jean Pierre Como (FR)

11.21-December Vincent Delerm

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

Nov. 9 CandyClash (FR); Children of the “no wave” rock movement. Mellow driving rhythm and lyrics with some catchy electro-syth thrown in. Recommended. // Axel and The Farmers (UK); sometimes eerie, sometimes dance-poppy melody beats // Champion Kickboxer (UK); // Smokers Die Younger (UK); modest mousey rock.

Nov. 10 Feminists Unite! Girl power all night at the Golden Arrow featuring Madjo (FR);
Folk // Mayane (FR); folk, light rock // Sorry Gilberto (Ger); simple melodies reminicent of the Velvet Underground with lyrics life’s simple pleasures. Recommended. // IKU (FR); garage.

Nov. 11 Speedball Jr (Bel); Punk meets 60s surfer. // The Midnight Vultures (FR); raw
early 60s rock, Kink-like beat. Fast, catchy, and wailing vocals that leave you demanding more. // Taxi (IT); punk rock. // The Hormonas (IT); rockabilly.

Nov. 14 120 Days (Nor); experimental rock // I Got You on Tape (Den); dark riffs and
throb bass rock style similar to Joy Division and Interpol. Highly recommended. // Serena Maneesh (Nor); gothic, rock. // The Broken Beats (Den); Rock infused with symphonic melodies.

Nov. 16 . The Stills (Canada); rich, full bodied alternative rock. Vitamins for You (Canada); a blend of electronica and alternative rock. Both Canadians are worth checking out. Apple Shift (FR); pop rock. // Prudence Team (FR); pop.

Nov. 18 Delanies (UK); rock, rockabilly. Some punk influences. // The Electric Cinema (UK); electronic rock, similar to a slower Broken Social Scene or Most Serene Republic. We Yes You No (UK); experimental rock.

Nov. 20 120 Days (Nor); experimental rock. Sorta Chemical Brothersy with an 80s twist. // I Got You on Tape (Den); think Talk Taxis on tranquilizers. // Serena Maneesh (Nor); psychedelic rock. // The Broken Beats (Den); pop rock.

Nov. 21 The Byrons (FR); psychedelic, rock.// Montgomery (FR); galactic sounds, Mario Brothers beats, pop-rock and gothic. These guys are all over the board. // Clint (FR); alternative, garage.// Gush (FR); hair-band with an unusually poppy/funk sound.

Nov. 23 Lozninger (FR); mellow experimental rock, folk.// Edith Frost (US); a voice and sound light as a cloud.// Dawn Landes (US); folk.// Espers (US); psychedelic rock, folk.

Nov. 24 Hymn (FR) rock.// Damien (FR)// Yelle (FR).

Nov. 27 The Norvins (FR); punk, rock.// Cryptones (FR) punk. Sound like they would be good on stage.// Bellmer Dolls (US) gothic.// Capitol K (UK); schizophrenic rock.

Nov. 28 Bandini (FR) typical French rock.// Limousine (FR) ambiance.// Lisa Papineau (FR) experimental.// Twentysixfeet (UK)// Plaster (Canada)// Paco Volume (FR) voice sounds like Bowie.

Nov. 30 Time Factory (FR); electro-pop// Convertible (FR); rock, hint of post-punk. // Crocodiles(FR); rock.// Foxglove (FR); // Sukilove (Belg); rock.


Les Mains d'Oeuvres (St. Ouen)

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

Nov. 1 The Saints (UK); classic rock, punk influences too.

Nov. 3 The Levellers (UK); celtic punk rock // Angie Palmer (UK); Christian folky rock.

Nov. 6 Paolo Nutini (Paisley, Scotland); Incredible voice. Similar to James Blunt and

early Chris Martin. Concert has moved to Elysee Montmarte

Nov. 10 Kepa Junkera Sextet (Spain) known as “The other Basque Music.”

Nov. 11 Guerilla Poubelle (FR); compared to classic 80s french (Cadavres, Les Rats) and overseas punk rock (Rancid). // Eric Panic (Canada).

Nov. 12 Guerilla Poubelle // Coquettish (Japan); hardcore vocals with a punky/ska rythm.

Nov. 13 Festival Coup d’Pousse: Bahasabé

Nov. 14 Lemonheads (US); alternative/rock.

Nov. 15 Hey Will Power (US); dance poppy R&B, played with Le Tigre although much less dance rock, more Super Mario synth beats. // Teki Latex.

Nov. 16 Les Inrocks Indie Club no. 12; We Are Scientists (US) // You Say Party! We Say Die! (Canada) // Tchen Tchen (Paris); dance rock.

Pick of the Month!

Nov. 18 Mojave 3 (UK); mellow Joseph Arthur/ Kings of Convenience/ Beachwood

Sparks style with a touch of down home Americana country.// La Maison Tellier (FR); Anglophone frenchmen with a country rock beat. // Castanets (US).

Nov. 19 Holy Moses (Ger.) death metal. // No Returns// Chaos Theory (US) death metal.

Nov. 24 Datarock (Norway); pretty similar to Electric Six, both musically and lyrically. Strong funk sound.

Nov. 29 The Feeling (UK); VERY poppy music.

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.


Point Ephemere (19me)

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: Arab Strap

Nov. 4 Roce

Nov. 6 Ben Kweller (US)

Nov. 7 Charlélie Couture (FR) Rock.

Nov. 11 Kaiser Chiefs (UK). Sold out.

Nov. 15 Merzhin (FR); mix of rock, Celtic, and eastern European influences.

Nov. 20 Arrested Development (US); Hip hop, soul.

Nov. 23 Alexis on Fire; Hard rock.

Nov. 25 Sebastien Tellier (FR); electro pop lounge. Anglophone.

Pick of the Month!

Nov. 28 Arab Strap (Scotland); One of the great lyricists who has truely mastered the art of depression and solitude. Similar to Three Mile Pilot, Black Box Recorder, and some Belle and Sebastian.

Other Debatably Indie Info:

  • Antonin Artaud Expo: Mr. "Theatre of Cruelty" on Display at the BN.
  • Mois de la Photo: The network's first joint project, an exhibition entitled "Mutations" ("Transformations"), takes as its theme the profound technological and artistic changes taking place in contemporary European photography.

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