A lot of clubs are closed for the next two or three weeks. Not the mighty Fleche D'Or. Check it out.
Christy & Emily , la Fleche D’Or, August 1. C&E have a buzz about them, thanks especially to a couple of New York Times articles about the classically-trained pianist Emily. Their Myspace page doesn’t lie about their sound: “Folk / Psychédélique / Expérimentale” They claim the Velvet Underground as their biggest influence. But their stripped down, butt naked folk pop is richer than one might think, at least in that they lay down layer upon layer, track upon track, lollipop-sweet vocals upon vocals, creating a varied and rich composition that reminds me of Andrew Bird. Well worth the metro ticket to La Fleche and their blessed free shows.
Jason Kent Aug.1 La Fleche
Another great artist featured in the hot lineup at the Fleche August 1. The Canadian Kent serves up some very catchy indie twang that rarely makes it across the
Also Aug. 1 at La Fleche. Nighting Gale Music (
T. Rex, The Cramps, Mission of Burma cocktail. Mmm. Not bad.
The Ettes (
Hawnay Troof , Aug. 4, 9, and 10 Fleche D’Or. This
THE MODELS (
The Models are a pop-punk girl trio from
Also playing with The Models Aug. 10 are four blokes from
ROBERT GOMEZ (Us) Aug. 13 La Fleche
The vocals sometimes recall Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle. The tender acoustic guitar and keyboards flag Elliot Smith, Jose Gonzales, and Sufjan Stevens. Indie Rock magazines are anointing him “most likely to succeed.” He hails from
Gomez will be playing with DEXATEENS (Us) who serve up a skillet full of southern-fried indie rock,.with a pinch of T. Rex and psychedelia. With Jason Kent this month Dexateens bring
STUCK IN THE SOUND: 17 Aug, Paris-Plages.
FESTIVAL ROCK EN SEINE: 24-26 Aug, Björk, Arcade Fire, The Hives, Mogwai, CSS, Jarvis Cocker, Kings Of Leon, Kelis, Dinosaur Jr., etc., Saint-Cloud. Tickets here.
Video for shits and grins: Ukele band does Nirvana: