Ben Lee (Sydney, Australia) and Alexandre Kinn (Hyères, France)March 31st, 2009La Flèche d’or in Paris, France The end of March brought, to Paris, the end of the real winter cold, Ben Lee, and unfortunately closed the curtain of La Flèche d’Or. La Flèche d’Or was a venue that
Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to watch Felipecha perform near the Bastille; a quarter booming every night with clubs, restaurants, bars of every flavor. Felipecha is the project of Charlotte Savary and Philippe Chevallier, two chanteurs français that perform a heavily jazz-infl
March 2nd, 2009 marks the first show Passion Pit made in Paris. Attracting a sell-out, jammed crowd of mostly French people, the group proved to the hesitant and caught the attention of the curious. The write-up I did is linked below, via Radio Free Chicago. Passion Pit at Nouveau Casino (Paris
Grieves at Stonefly Brewery, shot by John (Gallery) Grieves is a (young looking) emerging rapper coming out of Seattle. He spent time on CMJ’s Top 20 Hip Hop before coming out with his newest album 88 Keys & Counting via Black Clover, a new label started up by Mac Lethal. A personal
The Abbey Pub on Grace and Elston is a smaller venue that hosts acts on the verge. A few years ago, I caught Heiruspecs before they began to take off (expect their first new album in years shortly) as well as O’Death earlier this year. As a venue, it’s the bridge between the Empty Bottle-ty
Tuesday night the French electro-pop dance-influenced Yelle landed in Chicago, by way of Reykjavík, for their C’est l’Amérique Tour (It’s America! Tour) accompanied by L.A.’s Funeral Party. Helped by Club DJ Tepr and drummer/”songmaker” GrandMarnier, Yelle delivered one of thos
Dr Manhattan (Vagrant Records) just released their self-titled debut album last night, although it doesn’t hit stores until this Tuesday, March 11th. I’ll throw a review together soon, but I’ve been eating this album up ever since hearing their Are You Bald? EP that was released in December.