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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Djay Indie Eclectique Dates in September

Hey all you bad motorscooters! Welcome to Autumn in Indie Paris. Baudelaire and Chet Baker smile upon thee.
The September Calendar is underway, full of shows for the hipshakers and elliptical brain-trainers alike. But for now, mark those calendars as Parisnormale,, and Ivyparis' Djay Indie Eclectique smuggles his contreband into yet another hip bar/club. Last month many of you missed him at LaFeline (as Grand Duc du Kansas, his more rocknroll and Americana side) and now he's doing the hot new bar/club Les Disquaires, in the Ledru-Rollin/Bastille area. The Club Collective site claims it has become "the most talked about bar in Paris" (among the un-techno-fied thinkings fellers, of course). The Disquaires have plenty of room for dancing or just hanging out talking, enjoying the music, and buzzin your night away. It gets packed on weekends and is often more electro-tinged those nights. If you want more indie rock, pop, new wave roots,etc; more importantly, if you want Djay Indie Eclectique, you will come early in the week to see him--more precisely, this Tuesday September 2!

Djay Indie Eclectique continues to serve and protect over at L'Orange Mecanique, which will be celebrating a one-year anniversary this month. Rumor has it that their team will be opening up a similar bar, called the UFO, a little bit down the street (i.e. JP Timbaud) toward Parmentier, and this one will be more spacious, with room for shakin' your tailfeathers, brothers and sisters. Djay Indie Eclectique will alert you to his christening event there--mais bien sur--all in good time, my pretties. For now, check Djay Indie Ecletique out in his old haunt, OM, this thursday September 4. For those of you averse to my prolixity, here it is in simple mathematics (as Rocky says, to Adrienne: "It's simple mathematics: you hang out with smart people, you got smart friends; you hang out with yo-yo people, you got yo-yo friends").

D.I.E. at Les Disquaires
6, rue des Taillandiers, 11eme
Tuesday September 2

D.I.E. at OM
72 Rue JP Timbaud, 11eme
Thursday September 4

See you there, unsquare!
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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Djay Grand Duc du Kansas Set list

DJay Grand Duc du Kansas Set list, La Feline bar, Paris Aug. 2, 2008
Hot Pastrami Dartells
Lucky Lips Ruth Brown
Move Mama Ben Hall
Take My Love With You Eli Paperboy Reed & The True Loves
Hey Good Looking Hank Williams Sr.
I've Been Everywhere Johnny Cash
Last Dance Flames
His Latest Flame Elvis Presley
Chicken Shack Boogie Leroy Van Dyke
That'll Be the Day Buddy Holly
Dick dale - Surfing Drums
Cha Cha Twist Detroit Cobras
Baby Please Don't Go The Yardbirds
Booted Rosco Gordon
Red Headed Woman Morty Shann And The Morticians
I've Got That Feeling Ray Pate & The Rhythm Rockets
Run From Home The Unclaimed
I Got A Woman Rose Maddox (With Brothers)
Born With a Tail [Country][Version] Supersuckers
Man From Mars Butch Paulson & The Motations
Sixteen Tons This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Shake That Thing Hasil Adkins
Hip Shake The Sin City Disciples
California Sun The Ramones
Teenagers from Mars The Misfits
Rocket The Go-Getters
Tutti Frutti Little Richard
-Red Hot Robert Gordon & Link Wray
Lick It Dwarfes
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Damaged Goods (EMI Version) Gang Of Four
Rancid Ruby Soho
Renée Martel - Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher
I'm Walking Fats Domino
Haunted By Repetition Glenrays
I Like It Like That Dave Clark Five
Summertime Blues Stray Cats
All My Love Buddy Holly
You're Sixteen Johnny Burnette
Clampdown The Clash
One Step Beyond Madness
Dirty Boots Sonic Youth
Honky Tonk Man (live) The Go-Getters
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes
The Dave Clarke Five - Hippy Hippy Shake
Out of This World The Detroit Cobras
Kick out the Jams MC5
Dead Sound The Raveonettes
What I Like About You The Romantics
Bad Reputation Joan Jett
I Only Want You Eagles of Death Metal
Blank Generation Richard Hell And The Voidoids
Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll Robert Gordon with Link Wray
Teenage Kicks The Undertones
Beat City The Raveonettes
These Boots Are Made For Walki Operation Ivy
Miss World Hole
She Said Hasil Adkins
Crazy Legs Gene Vincent
Martian Hop The Ran-Dells
I Fought the Law Dead Kennedys
Somebody To Love Agent Orange
Born to Lose (Live) Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
For Your Love The Zombies
Shit Goddamm Eagles of Death Metal
Faron Young - Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young(1)
What She Said The Smiths
This Little Girl's Gone a-rockin' Ruth Brown
The Ramones - Surfin' Bird
Bustin' Surfboards The Tornadoes
El Paso The Old 97’s
Punk Rock Girl Dead Milkmen
Take A Little Bit King Khan & The Shrines
In Dreams Roy Orbison
Janie Jones The Clash
Molly's Lips [John Peel Session] Nirvana
Shes's Lost Control (Joy Division cover) Girls Against Boys
JATS Are Go Johnny And The Shamen
Splish-Splash I Was Taking A Bath Jerry lee lewis
If The Kids Are United 7 SECONDS
Outside Chance*** Heavy Trash
Love In A Trashcan The Raveonettes
Love-O-Rama Southern Culture On The Skids
What Do I Get The Buzzcocks
I Wanna Destroy You Circle Jerks
White Light-White Heat The Velvet Underground
I'm The Man Joe Jackson

Indie Paris in August: Dead Beat?

Paris Dead Beat in August?

Is the non-tourist Paris really a cultural-commercial Phoenix who dies in August, only to rise from its ashes at midnight September 1? Let’s be honest. Many places do shut down for a couple, even three weeks this month. Some lingering residents complain that they travel two or three metro stops away just to find a mediocre boulangerie in service. Is this true also for so-called alt. and/or independent music?

Certainly, many places take a break. The excellent programs of live concerts at Le Nouveau Casino and La Maroquinerie take the entire month off. The Oberkampf bar L’Orange Mecanique where I dj monthly shuts down for the first two weeks of the month. Le Truskel, a major rock haunt that veers towards a younger crowd also takes a repose.

And yet, it would be seriously misleading to resort to the hyperbole that everything stops and one can not find a good concert for indie pop, folk or rock, or jazz during this admittedly more low-geared month.

Even the Nouveau Casino, whose concerts take a three-wehiatus, still cranks out dj-ed dance club evenings. Le Divan du Monde runs at full speed but only half of the week, featuring djs and local indie bands Thursday-Sunday. The mighty La Feline, arguably the best edgy rock bar in the city of lights, has regularly programmed concerts of local garage and experimental rock bands sprinkled into a regular rotation of rock, swing, ska, garage djs on almost every night of the week. The Social Club keeps up the steam during August, giving a steady line-up of mainly djs specializing in cutting edge electro. The spacious Mécanique Ondulatoire in the Bastille area is a slightly more upscale version of La Feline, also with nightly djs, and little known but often quite talented artists that favor the blues, rockabilly, and garage genres. However, it has strictly dj’s from July 30-Aug. 17. In the same throbbing Bastille neighborhood lies Les Disquaires. It’s a new club run by the management of the celebrated old haunt of many indie scenesters, the now extinct 9 Billiards on Rue St. Maur. Djs (including yours truly) rotate there on Monday and Tuesday nights in August and the rest of the year, featuring a potpourri of genres and styles. Les Disquaires is not just for listening, either; it enjoys ample space to conspire with the djs and inject the boogie in your derriere. But the real diamond in the rough of the Parisian summer is indipustably La Fleche D’Or.

La F’Do’s August program does favor local and national French acts. But make lemonade: it’s as if you get a little festival of the alt.French scene. Witness the lineup on Aug. 21, a recovering garage-punk Parisian’s fantasy bill. The driving garage of tellingly named The Dukes of Killing Death; the freshly bizarre wedding of electro-punk and chanson francaise chez Sandie Trash; the unabashedly retro-punk of Yakusa; and the psychadelic punk of puckish I Am Un Chien.

And yet there are impressive exceptions from the Anglophonia and beyond. On August 22, F’Do features the tonic folk-psychadelia of Argentian artists Los Alamos. On August 8, came the rising international alt-pop stars from Down Under, Sparkadelia, aptly described by NME as “singin’ tales of woe against Phil Spector rhythms, with glossy pop melodies allowing smooth passage.” For me, they’re the sonic top shelf bourbon: a strong drink whose deceptively inoffensive first impression travels down to the gut to build a fire whose flames climb up and singe thy scalp. At the end of the month, the mesmerizing folk-pop of L.A.-based Sirens and Sailors, whose general Ann Hadlock began with an autoharp in London, and then traveled across the Atlantic, acquiring six more comrades in the process, including the talented accordionist Vanessa Gonzales (formerly of folk-punk trailblazers The Starvations).

Of course for those smitten with summer festivalia and who un-snobbisly tolerate the cohabitation of rising indie acts with lowest common denominator pop-rock , you also have Rock-en-Seine on Aug. 20th (a primer), 28th and 29th at Porte de St. Cloud. The lineup on Aug. 20, strangely disconnected by a week from the rest of the festival, serves up Rage Against the Machine. The program on the 28th features R.E.M. and Hot Chip. The 29th features Amy Winehouse among others.

For those who identify with an arguably more artistic culture of rock and overlapping genres, the summer can hardly be characterized as grinding to a halt on August 1, though it does shift tempo and talent in significant albeit refreshing ways.
Formerly "Parisnormale: Paris Rocks"