samedi 26 janvier 2008 - 19h
16 euros en prévente
Afro beats, hip hop, for human rights.
The Sadies w/ Heavy Trash
Sunday Jan. 27, , 18euros La Maroquinerie
The Sadies are great aficionados of and bricoleurs with a multiplicity of vintage genres: namely classic country, surf, spaghetti western, and psychedelia. Formerly produced by the mythical Steve Albini, their recent album “New Seasons” was produced by Gary Louris, and with a greater appreciation for those genres himself. The result was the Sadies doing what they’ve done well all along, but now at their recording best. Never to be seen as following the crowd, The Sadies are their own creation and well worth your curiosity if you’re interested in expanding your appreciation of genres and creative hybrids. Those who know them already love them.They will be opening for the better known Heavy Trash, featuring the blues thrash of legendary rockers Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray.
The Lords of
Sun. Feb. 3, , 16.60€, Nouveau Casino
The MC5 are often hailed as THE godfathers of American punk (immortalized in the lines to one of their songs by the same name, “Kick Out The Jams, Motherfuckers!”). Their bassist, Michael Davis, produces and plays bass for LA garage punks the LOA. The influence shows. The LOA bring you some of the best old school garage punk you’ll ever see (their albums pale to their live performance) in a month stacked with the genre at the Nouveau Casino (with the Von Bondies arriving Feb. 10). A recent concert review described their enthusiasm as “bordering on maniacal,” while another speaks of “thrashing” keyboards. Frequently compared to the Stooges.
Carte Blanche to Spleen and The Black and White Skins (Hip hop/folk)(France, no label)
Feb 5 and Feb 12, 8pm, free, La Fleche d'Or
La Fleche d'Or has given free reign to beatboxer Spleen and his group The Black and White Skins for three whole nights! Their eclectic style, ranging from rap to jazz (and everything in between), gives you the unmistakable pleasure of unpredictability. With numerous groups, including Gaël and Rosie (of Cocorosie), Lippie, and Keziah Jones. ==Hilary Camblos
The Von Bondies (
Sun 10 Feb, 8.30pm, 17.70€. ,Nouveau Casino
Inspired by a Guitar Wolf concert in the year 2000, the Von Bondies went on to lead the
BRITISH SEA POWER (Indie/Alternative/Pop)(UK/Rough Trade Records)
Sun., Feb 10, 7:30pm, 16/17 euros, Café de la Danse
, BSP's past efforts made it into the 'teens on both the UK Albums and Singles Charts, and 'twas hardly a fluke. They used to be compared to Joy Division in their early years, but now – monumental rock, choral and all. Their just released third full album cheekily entitled "Do You Like Rock Music?" has been hailed as their best yet (and their last two received 4.5/5 from sites like allmusic.com). And... they're especially hot live. Expect a show full of wild antics and perhaps even some improv – they won the Live Band of the Year Award.--HC and JH