Monday, July 23, 2018

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters @ Salle Pleyel, Paris - July 23rd, 2018

So there's an old guy called Robert Plant touring the world right now. He used to be the singer in a legendary rock band, Tin Aircraft I think? Anyway, he's an old dude these days. He has moobs. He looks nothing like a golden God. He doesn't even sound like a Rock God.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Iron Maiden @ Accorhotels Arena Bercy, Paris - July 6th, 2018

There is an intense debate that has split the Metal legions into two very vehement factions and that has lasted several decades now: Priest or Maiden? Some reasonable fans have managed to keep a level-headed, measured approach by saying both are great bands in their own right, blah blah blah... Fuck that. I like Judas Priest, they're pretty cool. But I'm a Maiden guy all the way. And over the last two nights I was reminded as to why.

The Raven Age @ Accorhotels Arena Bercy, Paris - July 6th, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Iron Maiden @ Accorhotels Arena Bercy, Paris - July 5th, 2018

Iron Maiden is bringing their Legacy of the Beast Tour to Paris for two nights. This is the page for pictures taken on night one. Unfortunately, I was pretty far from the stage and only had my point and shoot so the pictures leave a lot to be desired but they do give a sense of the scope of the show.

John Hiatt & the Goners feat. Sonny Landreth @ Alhambra, Paris - July 4th, 2018

John Hiatt is touring the world with The Goners, his band from the late eighties, celebrating the 30th anniversary of his hit album Slow Turning. Which means Sonny Landreth will be handling lead guitar duties, which gives us three good reasons to check out this concert.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic @ Casino de Paris - July 3rd, 2018

This is not the review I wanted to write. 

For a couple of years during high school I was obsessed with all things P-Funk. I'd buy records just because Bootsy played on them. I'd track down terrible sounding live bootlegs from the seventies just to hear another version of Maggot Brain. I saw Bootsy Collins play with Lucky Peterson instead of going to my senior prom. Then in 1998 I finally saw the George Clinton P-Funk All-Stars for the first time and it was everything I hoped it would be, a funky lysergic transe that built up and up and up... The climax never came however because they played past curfew and the building shut them down.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Steve Earle & the Dukes @ Trabendo, Paris July 2nd, 2018

Country singer/songwriter Steve Earle played the Trabendo last night with his band The Dukes in support of his latest album, the aptly named So You Wannabe An Outlaw.

The Mastersons @ Trabendo, Paris - July 2nd 2018

Before husband and wife Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore hit the stage as part of Steve Earle's band The Dukes, they presented their musical duo The Mastersons. While not exactly original or groundbreaking, their songs are very pleasant and their voices harmonise perfectly together. It was a great set and a perfect way to warm up for the main attraction.