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Sunday, January 24, 2010

R.I.P. SF Sorrow


I'm sad to announce the passing of a virtuosic rocknroll dj in Paris, Seb Favre (aka SF Sorrow). Seb had a regular wednesday record show at La Mecanique Ondulatoire, and regular appearances at Le Plastic, La Planete Mars, La Feline, and Le Baron Samedi, among others. He also organized lots of fantastic concerts (such as the recent Zeros--classic LA punk--concert). Finally, I learned a lot of great music from him.
He will be deeply missed. Seb est mort, vive Seb SF Sorrow!==Le Grand Duc du Kansas

The Sonics in Paris: Review


Proto-Punk Demigods Can Still Deliver


In an interview last summer Sonics’ singer Jerry Roslie had mentioned that the Sonics went into shows trying to blow people’s heads off. Decapitate they didn’t; but they did put on a good show. The ‘60s garage piece the Sonics shared regional glory with the Drastics, the Dynamics, the Regents, the Frantics, the Ventures, and Paul Revere & the Raiders (the latter two being the only regional acts to get national fame). They emerged at a time when hundreds of bands and fans were love struck with the British invasion, to which their gruff style and dark lyrics bear almost no resemblance whatsoever. While others were purring about hand holding and puppy love, they screeched and hollered about Satan, witches, psychos, and drinking strychnine. They are one of those bands like the Velvet Underground who never gained national attention on the release of their original albums but who have gained legendary status ever since they split up in the ‘70s, and are beloved by denizens of underground rock scenes the world over. Continue.

End of January beginning of February shows (in medias UPDATE)

Sat. 23 JAN. : HIPBONE SLIM & THE KNEE TREMBLERS (UK Rock-a-Billy) + 9 TON PEANUT SMUGGLERS (UK 60's ska/R&B) + 1 / PICOLO
  • Tues. 26 JAN. : SHERIFF PERKINS + THEE MYSTERIOUS ASTHMATIC AVENGER (Tours) + WASTED PIDO (Italie) + BUD McMUFFIN (Niort) / RIGOLETTO (Soirée one-man bands, Cowpunx from Hell tour)
  • Thur, 28 JAN: Concert The Fugtives followed by Djay Le Grand Duc du Kansas @ La Feline. Red hot California-Paris Garage punk set followed by the classics and rarities you love from LGDK: honky tonk to rockabilly, soul to surf, garage to pop punk and indie rock.
  • Fri., 29 JAN.: Thao with the Get Down Stay Down @ La Maroquinerie. Thao is one of the most promising young American indie rockers. Unique vocals, smart lyrics, and nice hooks. Her album No Better, Learn Faster was one of the best of 2009! Part of the FEstival EN ATTENDANT LES FEMMES S’EN MÊLENT. Also playing BASIA BULAT + SYDNEY WAYSER
  • Sat, 30 JAN: My Tiger My Timing @ La Fleche D'Or. Agreeable indie pop from UK. Listen here.
  • Tues, 2 FEB: The Heavy (UK) @ La Maroquinerie. SxSW's best discovery of new talent 2008.
  • Wed, 3 FEB: Lou Barlow (of Sebasoh fame) @ Pt. Ephemere.
  • Fri, 5 FEB: The Ritch Kids @ la Fleche d'Or. Catchy Electro pop. Listen here.
  • Fri, 5 FEB: The Kongsmen @ La Boule Noire. (Swingin Garage)
  • Sunday 7 Feb. : DANNY "DADDY-O GRANDE" AMIS (US, guitariste de LOS STRAIGHTJACKETS) + LES ARONDES / COMBUSTIBLES
  • Tues, 9 FEB: The HOTRATS @ Pt. Ephemere. Fun UK cover band. Acoustic covers of tracks like "Fight for your right to party" and "Damaged Goods." Check them out here.
  • Sat. 20 Feb. : LES VOLFONIS (Champagne) + LES KITSCHENETTES (Bretagne) + THE NEAT BOYS (Normandie) / PICOLO





Formerly "Parisnormale: Paris Rocks"