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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Set list: Djay Indie Eclectique, June 27 Orange Mecanique


1. A Million Miles Away--Plimsouls
2. Teenage Kicks--Nouvelle Vague
3. Kimya Dawson--Loose Lips
4. L'hotesse de l'air: Jacques Dutronc
5. Complainte du progres--Boris Vian
6. Heart of Darkness--Sparklehorse
7. Ice Cold Lemonade--Death By Chocolate
8. Give Me One More Chance--Jackson 5
9. Electric Feel--MG
10. Femme Fatale--Velvet Underground
11. Handsome Boy Modeling School
12. She's Lost Control--Joy Division
13. Tombstone--Midnight Juggernauts
14. Crash--The Primitives
15. Another Girl, Another Planet--The Only Ones
16. SEATTLE--PIL
17. Kick Out the Jams--MC5
18. You Really Got Me--Kinks
19. California Sun--Ramones
20. She Said--Hail Adkins
21. Yakkety Yak--The Coasters
22. Rumble--Link Wray
23. One Step Beyond--Madness
24. Robert Gordon--Red Hot
25. Bone Machine--Pixies
26. I Wanna Be Your Dog--Emilie Simone
27. Hot Rod Lincoln--Bill Kirchen
28. Johnny Cash--One Piece at a Time
29. Love in a Trashcan--Raveonettes
30. Suffer For Fashion--Of Montreal
31. Tequila--The Champs
32. Viva Las Vegas--Elvis
33. If the Kids Are United--7 Seconds
34. Summertime Blues--Stray Cats
35. Daddy Was A Preacher and Mamma Was a Gogo Girl--Southern Culture On the Skids
36. Wipe Out--Surfaris
37. Roots Radicals-Rancid
38. Janie Jones--The Clash
39. Chelsea Dagger--The Fratellis
40. Holiday in the Sun--Sex Pistols
41. One Way Or Another--Blondie
42. Good Vibrations--Beach Boys
43. Just Like Heaven--The Cure
44. Earthquake Heart--The Dirtbombs
45. Americans Abroad--Against Me!
46. Teenage Kicks--The Undertones
47. Party Doll--Buddy Knox
48. Let's Twist Again--Chuck Berry
49. Hey Sailor--The Detroit Cobras
50. Highway to Hell--ACDC
Don't miss the next set on Thursday! New tracks every week.
xoxo, DIE

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July c'est Hot, Hot, Hot!

Eli Paperboy Reed, Devotcka, My Morning Jacket, My Bloody Valentine and More!!
Video of the month set to the Ran-Dells incredible "Martian Hop". Tres "Little Miss Sunshine"...


The Delano Orchestra
Orchestra indeed—they’re making Franklin Roosevelt proud. Their pscyh-tinged chamber pop has hints of Sparklehorse and My Morning Jacket (who will arrive in Paris on Delano’s heels next week). Delano plays with the talented Candian-American folk-pop singer Martha Wainwright, part of the impressive musical family that includes her brother Rufus and father Loudon.
Monday June 30, La Maroquinerie

The Pigeon Detectives (UK)
The punky fast repitition of single notes reminiscent of the Strokes combined with syncopated rhythms of Forward Russia! or Ted Leo (and vocals that remind one more of the Wombats Matthew Murphy were he transplanted into the Buzzcocks) have earned this Leeds five-piece a loyal following from England to Japan. This will be one of those bands that moves on to an impersonal giant venue on their next trip to Paris, so if you like the feeling of a concert at your garden party, giddy-up.
Tues July 1 La Maroquinerie, 15 euros

The Fratellis (Scotland)
This is great T-Rex-influenced power pop. Witness their hommage in "Solid Gold Easy Action," an absolutely fabulous accelerated reprise of their forebears which appears on the Hot Fuzz soundtrack. On the other hand, they are versatile and sometimes pull off a low-gear twanger like "Ole Black'n Blue Eyes." This show will rock. Mark my words and thank me later.
Wed July 2 Le Trabendo, 22euros

Djay Indie Eclectique Every Thursday in July:
That's right, friends and neighbors, aging hipsters and rockers, indie Vespa honeys, nudists, and commies. Parisnormale and Gogoparis.com's DJay Indie Eclectique is back for another month of thursday-night indie fun at the fabulous bar L'Orange Mecanique in sunny Oberkampf/Menilmontant. DJay Indie Eclectique (DIE!) spins the foundational tracks of and the best contemporary indie rock, -pop, synth-pop, soul and garage. The exact address is 72 J.P. Timbaud, just off rue St. Maur, a couple of blocks from either Metro Parmentier or Metro St. Maur. From 9pm to 1:30am. Come hear live all the good stuff we discuss on this blog and a whole lot more--foundations of/and contemporary indie rock, that sprawling jenesaisquoi genre. France Gall to Of Montreal. Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, to the Clash and the Fratellis, Wanda Jackson to the Klaxons. Good, cheap drinks (2,50 demis, 5 euros pints, + Happy hour prices). Djay Indie Eclectique will lead you in The LOCOMOTION, and his adoring dancing nudist colony will be proselytizing you to your, um, heart's content. Enjoy the flyers, spread the word, and mark your calendars. Get there early if you want a seat.
xoxo-Jay

Vampire Weekend
These guys are getting a lot of love from the critics. I've tried listening to them, and honestly, I find it unremarkable saccharine pop. But let me give others the benefit of the doubt. Maybe it will just take a few hundred listens before I come around. I'll be missing this one, but those of you who are fans, knock yourselves out.
4 July, La Maroquinerie, 20h

Beck
I used to be ready to start hating Beck. He’s huge, so the get-huge-start-sucking syndrome would surely arrive any day. Now I’ve become a Beck-lifer. Clearly one of the most talented songwriters and performers of our age. He will be pushing his first album in two years, “Modern Guilt,” which promises to return to his quirk folk, laced with electro-guile. It’s a pretty penny this ticket, but I dare say he’s worth it: the dude can boogie. (And what are you going to tell your kids you saw back in the day? There'll never be another Woodstock, but we've got Beck).
7 July l’Olympia, 20h, 50euros

A very special set of shows will grace the Maroquinerie this week when the celebrated Swedish singer/composer/musician/director PVP provides an exclusively Parisian avant-premiere of his forthcoming album May, due out in autumn 2008. Von Poehl has collaborated with a number of other highly regarded artists such as Florian Horwath, Michel Houllebeq and Vincent Delerme. His acoustic and vocal style summons the ghosts of Nick Drake and Elliot Smith while paying homage to the early Paul Simon and Gordon Lightfoot, the living and the dead. Who said Paris’s music scene stopped in July?
6-10 July, La Maroquinerie, 19h30, 20euros.

My Morning Jacket (U.S.)
Louisville, KY has for many years now had the indie power to thumb its noses at the ironically provincial coastal types with their caricatures of every other American region, not least of which is the South. Louisville boasts the arguable cradle of math rock (Slint), an outpost of alt.country (Freakwater) and the throne of gothic indie folk with Palace and Will Oldham's other projects (such as Bonnie Prince Billy). These bands are revered by a global cognescenti. And now there's the fabulously textured compositions of My Morning Jacket. They feature songs that build in tempo and volume, over well-wrought-lyrics and wailing vocal crescendoes, occasionally rocking out with a rumor of twangy country guitar. Easily one of my favorite bands these days.
9 July, Le Trabendo, 20h, 19,80euros

MY BLOODY VALENTINE:
Well, this beautifully noisy act was as name-droppable as Pavement and Sonic Youth in indie rock circles of the 90s. Do they hold up? Have they reached their Zenith or should they rename the club Nadir? Only one way to find out. What a shame that it overlaps with another great "My" band previewed just above.
9 July, Zenith

THE WHIGS (ATO Records/Us)
The Whigs are famed for putting a twist on garage (as a band like the Detroit Cobras did by melding it with motown--or returning it to its R&B roots in Wanda Jackson and Co.). These Athens, GA fellas give you a kind of nuanced rootsy My Morning Jacket and inject it with grittier vocals and more reverb. They follow such numbers with a kind of driving Ramones pop punk slightly funked up. Clearly other songs are highly influenced by the Strokes and the latter's influences, such as Television and the Gang of Four. But again, it's grittier vocals and noisier guitars. Somehow this is one baby step for garagey indie rock and one giant step for...?
Thursday July 10, Fleche D'Or, 20h

Devotchka (U.S.)
Devotchka’s brand of quirky indie pop-rock (a kind of more “world music” version of Neutral Milk Hotel) first caught the attention of a broad but niche global public on the soundtrack to the cult film Little Miss Sunshine. These Americans combine brass, violins, and Theremins (among other pieces that make one wonder if they just robbed a musical instruments dealer) with more typical rock instruments to produce a signature sound somewhere between a haunted house soundtrack and a gypsy wedding. Also playing: TV BUddhas and Boogers.
Friday 11 July La Maroquinerie, 20h, 17euros

Lilith Lane and Mike Noga
Two Melbourneans formerly of Black Poney Express and the Drones, respectively.
Friday 11 July, Le Mecanique Ondulatoire

The Weakends, Tuepogo, Johnny Boy
Punk, Punk wavers, and power pop.
Sunday 13 July Le Mecanique Ondulatoire

Eli Paperboy Reed
Good lordy! Is this some 90-year old Motown relic? Au contraire, the 24-year old “paperboy’s” Martin-Gaye delivery is part of the retro-soul mouvement whose most visible icon has been Amy Winehouse. But that may be changing. The air is buzzing with talk about global music awards. What a treat to see EPR in such an intimate setting.
Tuesday 15 July, La Maroquinerie, 19h30h, 15euros

Mika Miko and No Age
Dancing Punk Rock from the U.S.
Wed July 16 Le Mecanique Ondulatoire

Tom Waits
The great soul-folk troubadour growls and moans his way into the City of Lights for two big nights. Currently sold out, but try Craig's List and Les Inrocks forum for scalpers.
July 24 and 25, Grand Rex


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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This Friday/Vendredi: The totally insane Djay Indie Eclectique

Don't miss a brand-spankin new playlist this Friday night, June 27. Even better, guest dj Chazmaniac will be donning his leopard -skin thong/string and dancing on the bar, while djay Indie Eclectic serves him tequila shots. Look for music from the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Hasil Adkins, MC5, Kimya Dawson, Of Montreal, and many many others. 2.50 euro demis, 5euro pints. Listen now, thank me later.
cheers,
JH
Nudists welcome:

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Brian Jonestown Massacre July 3!

The Fabulous Brian Jonestown Massacre will play the Bataclan July 3.
For lovers of neo-psychadelic rock from the Electric Prunes to Mercury Rev and the Beechwood Sparks. --JH

Friday, June 20, 2008

DJ Playlist for set Thursday June 19

For those who didn't make it Thursday to the L'Orange Mecanique or who are curious what I was doing, here's the the music that was behind all that sweat, nudity, pogoing, huggin and a kissin... (I'm there this friday again)--jh

1. Suzanne, Françoise Hardy
2. Eastwinds, The Sadies
3. Hey Hey, My My, Neil Young
4. Bermuda Highway, My Morning Jacket
5. One With the Freaks, The Notwist
6. Don't Take My Sunshine Away, Sparklehorse
7. Wicked and Weird, Buck 65
8. Pressure Drop, Jimmy Cliff
9. Apocalypse Meow, You say Party! We say Die!
10. Consolation Prizes, Phoenix
11. Saving My Ticket, Superchunk
12. For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver
13. Teenage Dirtbag, Weezer
14. Superstar, Sonic Youth
15. 96 Tears, The Stranglers
16. Sunshine, Atmosphere
17. Le Poinconneur Des Lilas, Serge , Gainsbourg
18. Americans Abroad, Against Me!
19. I Love Paris,Les Negresses Vertes
20. Highways of Gold, Jaguar Love
21. Electric Feel, MGMT
22. Ca Plane Pour Moi, Plastic Bertrand
23. Dream All Day, The Posies
24. Bikini Girls with Machine Guns, The Cramps
25. Pin, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
26. Tombstone, Midnight Juggernauts
27. I Wanna Be Adored, Stone Roses
28. Creeper, Islands
29. Earthquake Heart, The Dirtbombs
30. Fleur de Saison, Emilie Simon
31. Strangers, Van She
32. Who Loves the Sun, VU
33. Hey Sailor, Detroit Cobras
34. Bottle Rocket, The Go! Team
35. Search and Destroy, Iggy and the Stooges
36. Molly's Lips, Nirvana
37. Big Balls, AC/DC
38. A.M., Grandaddy
39. Solid Gold Easy Action, The Fratellis
40. Beat City, The Raveonettes
41. When You Heard You, The French Kicks
42. Virus, Deltron 3030
43. Just Like Honey, The Jesus and Mary Chain
44. Bankrobber, The Clash
45. Express Yourself, NWA
46. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Gil Scott Herron
47. Nitro, Dick Dale
48. Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash
49. These Boots Were Made, Nancy Sinatra
50. Do You Wanna Dance, The Ramones
51. Failures, Joy Division
52. Let's Twist Again, Chuck Berry
53. Ask, The Smiths
54. In Between Days, The Cure
55. Les Sucettes, France Gall
56. Holiday In the Sun, Sex Pistols

Fete de la Musique: Saturday June 21

In addition to the following I recommend checking out La Feline (75018 and see our sidebar), which is celebrating its 2-year anniversary. Great rockabilly, garage, punk.
Parisnormale Picks:

INdie:
Fête de la musique à la Bellevilloise - Musique Rock Pop indé
La Bellevilloise - 75020 - Paris

Vandaveer + These United States + The Pepys - Musique Rock Pop indé
La Flèche d'Or - 75020 - Paris

Son Nom m'Echappe ! - Musique Rock Pop indé
Boulevard de Ménilmontant - 75020 – Paris

Frank Turner - Musique Rock Pop indé
La Mécanique Ondulatoire - 75011 - Paris

Shit Browne - Musique Rock Pop indé
Le Motel - 75011 - Paris

Nashville Airplane - Musique Rock Pop indé
Patrick's - 75011 – Paris

Moody Drive + Balloonatics + Mickael et Thomas + Stylidem - Musique Rock Pop indé
Cité de la Musique - 75019 – Paris

Marie Flore and Melpo Mene
For fans of Iron and Wine, Mazzy Star et the VU.
Divan Du Monde-75018 Paris

Amnesty International and Pt. Ephemere
Concerts + dj's
Medi and the medicine show • www.myspace.com/mediandthemedicineshow
Racont'mwa • www.myspace.com/racontmwa
Jim & the Magic Beans
Point Ephemere—75019 Paris


Chanson Francaise:
Les Josettes Noires - Musique Variété Chanson
Lou Pascalou - 75020 – Paris

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It's Thursday! Djay Indie Eclectique!

That's right, friends and neighbors, aging hipsters and rockers, indie Vespa honeys, nudists, and commies. Parisnormale and Gogoparis.com's DJay Indie Eclectique is going to be spinnin' yous round tonight, Thursday (and next Thur too) at the fabulous bar L'Orange Mecanique in sunny Oberkampf/Menilmontant (plus Friday night June 27). Tonight Gogoparis.com critic Channa joins him! Get ready for an updated set list of just released stuff and some new-old gems! The exact address is 72 J.P. Timbaud, just off rue St. Maur, a couple of blocks from either Metro Parmentier or Metro St. Maur. From 9pm to 1:30am. Come hear live all the good stuff we discuss on this blog and a whole lot more--foundations of/and contemporary indie rock, that sprawling jenesaisquoi genre.France Gall to Of Montreal. Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, to the Clash and the Fratellis. Good, cheap drinks (2,50 demis, 5 euros pints, + Happy hour prices). Enjoy the flyers, spread the word, and mark your calendars.Get there early if you want a seat.
xoxo-Jay
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Concert and Dj Thur June 19

Why not see Bombazine Black at 9 and then head to Djay Indie Eclectique at Orange Mecanique until 1h45am?
Here's what Bombazine Black's Steven writes about their last show:

Don't miss your last chance to see Bombazine Black! For those of you
who have already seen us at La Scene Bastille, or La fleche d'or this
new show will be something entirely different. Our drummer, Taylor
Holland, has returned to Austin and our keyboard player, Jayne Tuttle,
is back in Australia. So, we will play with a a new arrangement:
guitar, bass, cello and vibraphone. It should be a really great show.
The first band, Rivkah, will play at 8:15 followed by Bombazine Black
at 9:00. The sets are short, so don't be late! The show is at La Set
de la Butte, 7 rue Pierre Picard on Thursday, June 19. There is a
small cover charge. Tell your friends and enemies.
Here is our myspace page and website in case you want check out the music:
http://www.myspace.com/bombazineblack
http://bombazineblack.com/

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Concert Alert, Tonight: Joan as Policewoman

JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN
7h30pm, Nouveau Casino
Beauty is the new punk rock,” her myspace page somewhat pretentiously announces. Beauty may be relative, convulsive, ineffable, and/or a revolutionary aspiration in a time Joan finds saturated with apathy and distrust, and her music is at least an honest chasing after that elusive ideal. The guitar work sometimes recalls the early Cure (such as “The Forest”) at others a nostalgic horn-backed lounge soul, while vocals even recall the silk-throated Madeleine Peyroux or Feist. A pastiche that has yet to arise in the indie world, Joan’s music exudes a fleeting innocence, usually found by dusting off scratchy vinyl. --JH
Reserve Tickets here

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tonight: Djay Indie Eclectique

That's right, friends and neighbors, aging hipsters and rockers, indie Vespa honeys, nudists, and commies. Parisnormale and Gogoparis.com's DJay Indie Eclectique is going to be spinnin' yous round tonight, Thursday (and next Thur too) at the fabulous bar L'Orange Mecanique in sunny Oberkampf/Menilmontant (plus Friday night June 27). The exact address is 72 J.P. Timbaud, just off rue St. Maur, a couple of blocks from either Metro Parmentier or Metro St. Maur. From 9pm to 1:30am. Come hear live all the good stuff we discuss on this blog and a whole lot more--foundations of/and contemporary indie rock, that sprawling jenesaisquoi genre.France Gall to Of Montreal. Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, to the Clash and the Fratellis. Good, cheap drinks (2,50 demis, 5 euros pints, + Happy hour prices). Enjoy the flyers, spread the word, and mark your calendars.Get there early if you want a seat.
xoxo-Jay
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Monday, June 09, 2008

concert Alert: Tuesday June 10

For fans of Tom Waits and Calexico (who won't be making Radiohead/Bat for Lashes), I reccommend
Jason Webley and Narrow Terence
at Studio de l'Ermitage (8 rue de l'Ermitage, Paris 20ème, métro Ménilmontant).
Tuesday, June 10. Webley's great indie folk incorporates sweet songwriting, accordion, acoustic g, viola.
Narrow Terrence incorporate Tom Waits-like vocals with a polyinstrumental cast reminiscent of Calexico.

Friday, June 06, 2008

June in progress

Parisnormale Top Picks for June

Saturday, June 14, 8:30pm, Mains d’Œuvres, 8 euros in advance, 10 euros at the door
Plants and Animals, coming to you from Montreal, is part-time expansive, epic-sounding, classic rock nostalgie, and part-time dreamy, cool, folk. They alternate between pieces that are with jangly guitar and insistent piano backed up by a wall-of-sound, carried through with an orchestra and chorale that have earned them comparisons to Arcade Fire. Their alter ego: smoother, slower, more laid-back, jazzy folk. Even they have difficulty categorizing themselves, coining the term “post-classic rock.” (Hilary Camblos)

Tokyo Police Club Maroquinerie 6/8
Nick Cave Olympia 6/9
Bat for Lashes and Radiohead 6/9, 6/10 Bercy


FESTIVAL MUSIC FOR TOYS : TYCHO BRAHE / KAWAII / MICHEL WOOKEY / EMMANUEL REBUS / ALIPLAYS
This promises to be an interesting night: artists that use toys as instruments.
Divan Du Monde, 19h, 6/12

Joan as Policewoman Nouveau Casino 6/16

I was a Cub Scout, Jaguar Love, John & Jehn, Jukebox Club (Donnas-ish plus Waitresses or Kim Wilde: hilarious English lyrics from these locals "you're going to cry and cry and cry cause I'm going to kick your ass, cause I'm going to kick your ass)6/19 La Maroquinerie

Kathleen Edwards Alhambra 6/22

Garage Rock Fixes?
Big Red Rocket, La Feline 6/12, 8pm
The Chickties, La Feline 6/18
The Wad Billys, La Feline 6/19
Les Whodunit, La Feline 6/20
La Feline Birthday Party (2 years old), 6/21
Tav Falco, La Feline, 6/22
Tony Truand, La Feline 6/25

Coming Soon

MIKA:
4 July, Parc des Princes

BECK:
Another no-namer this month. I hear he's a good dancer, better than average folk singer, and excellent karokist of Prince. Could be worth your coup, as they are wont to say in these parts.
July, Olympia

MY BLOODY VALENTINE:
Well, this beautifully noisy act was as name-droppable as Pavement and Sonic Youth in indie rock circles of the 90s. Do they hold up? Have they reached their Zenith or should they rename the club Nadir? Only one way to find out.
9 July, Zenith

Rock en Seine: August 28-29 (Boulogne): I'm not a big fan of the rock festivals these days, but some of you may be interested in some of the artists playing. See their link.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Reminder/Rappel: DJay Indie Eclectique Tonight!


That's right, friends and neighbors, indie Vespa honeys, nudists, and commies. Parisnormale and Gogoparis.com's DJay Indie Eclectique is going to be spinnin' yous round every thursday in June at the fabulous bar L'Orange Mecanique in beautiful Oberkampf/Menilmontant (plus Friday night June 27). The exact address is 72 J.P. Timbaud, just off rue St. Maur, a couple of blocks from either Metro Parmentier or Metro St. Maur. From 9pm to 1:30am. Come hear live all the good stuff we discuss on this blog and a whole lot more. Enjoy the flyers, spread the word, and mark your calendars.Get there early if you want a seat.
xoxo-Jay

Formerly "Parisnormale: Paris Rocks"