mercredi 14 décembre 2011

Click + Listen #27 : MATT DUNCAN

MATT DUNCAN (US)
From Lexington, US


Episode 1 of Lex•icon (a video series defining the arts scene in Lexington) - Matt Duncan

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lundi 12 décembre 2011

Click + Listen #26 : HEIRLOOM

HEIRLOOM (US)
From New York City, US
Heirloom is the solo project by Matt Billington, half of former great band Kite Collision.
Heirloom - Fun (music video)

Bushwick Music Review (December 2010) - Heirloom
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jeudi 8 décembre 2011

Click + Listen #25 : FOX MACHINE

FOX MACHINE (SWE)
From Göteborg, Sweden
Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr / Soundcloud / Vimeo


Fox Machine - Frank Lloyd Was Wright
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dimanche 4 décembre 2011

Click + Listen #24 : SPEECHWRITERS LLC

SPEECHWRITERS LLC (US)
From Claremont, California, US
Members : songwriters Dave Lowensohn and Misha Chellam
"Indie Folk-Pop meets College Alternative"

Speechwriters LLC - "Hollywood College" album preview
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Previous Paris gigs: November 2011

These bands played in Paris in November 2011.

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samedi 3 décembre 2011

Click + Listen #23 : HELLO MTN

HELLO MTN (US)
From Portland, US

Do you know the band called Horse Feathers ? You might know then the band members Catherine Odell on cello/back vocals and Matthew Morgan on drums/percussion. They both formed a band called Hello Mtn, where Catherine sings.


Hello Mtn - Clearlake Lookout Tower

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mardi 29 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #22 : THE EAMES ERA

THE EAMES ERA (US)
From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US
Youtube / Bio and discography on Wikipedia / No more website
/  former band, 2002 - 2008 /


The Eames Era - Could Be Anything
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dimanche 27 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #21 : DEAR JOE

DEAR JOE (SWE)
From Stockholm, Sweden


Dear Joe - Miles Away
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lundi 21 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #20 : DALMOON

DALMOON / 옥상달빛 (KOR)
From Seoul, South Korea
Facebook / Twitter

"Dalmoon" / "Oksang Dalbit" = "moonlight on the roof". They're also known as "Okdal".

This is a female duo under the label MagicStrawberry Sound / 매직스트로베리사운드 :
Kim Yoon Ju - Keyboard, Guitar, Vocal (the one without glasses) Twitter 
Park Sae Jin - Melodion, Xylophone, Vocal (the one with glasses) Twitter


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samedi 19 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #19 : SAKANACTION

SAKANACTION / サカナクション (JAP)
From Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

"Sakanaction is a Japanese rock band from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Their music is a fusion of alternative rock, electronic, pop, and New Wave styles, and is thus difficult to classify under one category. The band consists of five members: Ichirō Yamaguchi, Motoharu Iwadera, Ami Kusakari, Emi Okazaki, and Keiichi Ejima.
The name Sakanaction is a portmanteau of "sakana" (魚, "fish") and "action". In the band's own words, their name reflects a wish to act quickly and lightly, like fishes in the water, without fearing changes in the music scene." Biography on Wikipedia


Sakanaction / サカナクション - バッハの旋律を夜に聴いたせいです
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vendredi 18 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #18 : YES PLEASE

YES PLEASE (FIN)
From Espoo / Helsinki, Finland
Facebook / Soundcloud / Youtube


YES PLEASE! - Spring Comes Dancing On
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mardi 15 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #17 : SUNG SI KYUNG

SUNG SI KYUNG / 성시경 (KOR)
From South Korea
Biography on Wikipedia

I don't really listen to the K-Pop music of nowadays, but I'm discovering legends of Korean music who were pretty good, even if I don't understand the Korean lyrics.
The singer Sung Si Kyung is a famous Korean ballad singer under the label Jellyfish Entertainment who started his singer career in 2000. On his profile, you can find all the info about the albums he released and music videos. His ballad songs and his smooth are well loved by the Koreans.

I like better his songs in live performances than those in the album version. His ballad songs are all different, but they are all good. I think these songs are his most popular songs :
Sung Si Kyung - 거리에서 / On The Street (live)
Sung Si Kyung -  처음처럼 / Like The First Time (live)
He has too many good songs, so here's a selection of songs :
Sung Si-kyung - 성시경 - 안녕 나의 사랑
/ Goodbye My Love
You might notice his romantic and smart guy image, but I know that he didn't hesitate to break this image on TV shows or on stage and doesn't really care about that.

This fan Youtube channel and this one are worth to check out for live performances of this singer. The easiest way to find more music videos and live performances is to search "성시경" or "Sung Si Kyung" on Youtube. This fan website is perfect for searching lyrics of his songs in Korean, Romanization and English.

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lundi 14 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #16 : DREW SMITH

DREW SMITH (CAN)
From Hamilton, Canada









February 2012 post : album "The Secret Languages".

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dimanche 13 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #15 : SPECIAL OTHERS

SPECIAL OTHERS / スペアザ (JAP)
From Yokohama, Japan
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Blog / Youtube
 "Special Others is a Japanese band that blends improvised jazz with post-rock influences. Their lyrics, on non-instrumental songs, mix English and Japanese worlds, oftentimes extraordinarily exemplify: difficult to decipher. The members of the band met in high school and formed the group in 1995." More info in their biography on Wikipedia


Special Others - Stars (short version)

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vendredi 11 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #14 : NEUFVOIN

Neufvoin (FIN)
From Finland
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mardi 8 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #13 : ALL WILL BE QUIET

ALL WILL BE QUIET (FIN) 
From Lahti and Helsinki, Finland
Website / FacebookBandcamp / SoundcloudVimeo


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dimanche 6 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #12 : THE BEST FRIENDS WITH WOLVES CLUB

THE BEST FRIENDS WITH WOLVES CLUB (CAN)
From Toronto, Canada

I discovered it via the excellent Eardrums last year with their "With You" EP.



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samedi 5 novembre 2011

Click + Listen #11 : PAPERFANGS

PAPERFANGS (FIN)
From Helsinki and Tampere, Finland
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp / Soundcloud / Tumblr / Youtube

Paperfangs - Books

Really good songs. Discovered via EardrumsPop last year.
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Previous Paris gigs: October 2011

These artists played in Paris in October 2011.

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mercredi 5 octobre 2011

Previous Paris gigs: August and September 2011

These bands played in Paris in August and September 2011:
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mardi 27 septembre 2011

Live report: 24th September 2011, EMMA GATRILL(UK) + ICHI(JAP) + RACHAEL DADD(UK) at Oliver Peel Session #40

Oliver Peel Session #40
Oliver Peel Session #40

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Short note

Hello !

First of all, thank you for following Amazinglyblog ! I’m very grateful that there are people who still visit it. I really hope you found what you wanted here and discovered new bands.
I actually was busy the whole summer on daytime and didn’t have enough time to post on the blog after work, that’s why the blog lacked new posts and updates, even though I didn’t give up tweeting and basically retweeting.
I will be short of time for a while and won't be able to attend as many concerts as I used to and won't write either any releases or bands reviews. I’ll keep posting articles with links about artists who are worth a mention. Maybe it would be convenient for you. I think that it would be better in that way than to take a complete hiatus.
Feel free to contact me if you notice some technical problems on the blog, e.g. the plugins on the right column.

Thank you for your support, your patience and your understanding ! ^ㅂ^
Take care x

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dimanche 31 juillet 2011

Previous Paris gigs: July 2011

These bands played in Paris in July 2011:

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mercredi 13 juillet 2011

Live report: 7th July 2011, HELENE RENAUT(FR) + MARQUES TOLIVER(UK) + VETIVER(US) at Flèche d'Or, Paris

HELENE RENAUT(FR)

I found her performance quite boring, sorry. But maybe you will find her songs good. 
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mardi 5 juillet 2011

Live report: 2nd July 2011, EDWARD BARROW(FR) at Bellevilloise, Paris

Edward Barrow (FR)

Edward Barrow and his band often plays in small venues in Paris, but this was the first time that one of my friends N. and myself attended to one of their gigs. On that Saturday night, Edward Barrow's performance  at Bellevilloise, while people were having dinner, consisted of himself playing on piano on solo and also with one musician, the multi-instrumentalist Jean-Baptiste. He's better known for drawing great short online comics strips in French under the name "Jba" about facts from his life and occasionally gigs reviews for the French music website Le Hiboo. He's also a freelance English-French translator.
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jeudi 30 juin 2011

Previous Paris gigs: June 2011

These bands played in Paris in June 2011:
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dimanche 26 juin 2011

Live report: 23rd June 2011, JOE HISAISHI(JAP) at Zénith, Paris

Joe Hisaishi(JAP) at Zénith, Paris

Fantastic concert directed by the great Joe Hisaishi. Classical music concerts are always impressive. Please check out my previous post about this series of charity concerts. More info below the pictures.

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mardi 21 juin 2011

Upcoming concert: 23rd June 2011, Charity Concert with JOE HISAISHI(JAP) at Zénith, Paris

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vendredi 3 juin 2011

Previous Paris gigs: May 2011

These artists played in Paris in May 2011:

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Previous Paris gigs: April 2011

These artists played in Paris in April 2011:

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lundi 23 mai 2011

Live report: 22th May 2011, Sunny Sunday #2 with AMBER RUBARTH(US) + RUBIK(FIN) at Café de la Danse, Paris

Rubik(FIN) at Café de la Danse, Paris

The French band Rrose Tacet finally cancelled their show and the Finnish band Rubik was the headliner of that Sunny Sunday #2. Good that the venue was quite crowded.

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vendredi 20 mai 2011

Sunny Sunday #2 with AMBER RUBARTH(US) + RROSE TACET(FR) + RUBIK(FIN) at Café de la Danse, Paris

Are you looking for something to do - not something like watching TV -, something enjoyable on a Sunday night in Paris before starting a new week? How about going out for a free entry gig at Café de la Danse to see artists you love or just discover new artists and having a good time? Why not? Have you ever heard of "Sunny Sunday" at Café de la Danse?

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vendredi 22 avril 2011

Live report: 21th April 2011, MOTORAMA(RUS) at Chez Justine, Paris

Motorama(RUS) at Chez Justine, Paris

Motorama(RUS)
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Picture: 19th April 2011, LIFE IN FILM(UK) in Paris

Life In Film - Sorry (official music video)

Life In Film(UK)

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vendredi 15 avril 2011

Live report: 14th April 2011, Clap Your Hands Festival with JOHN GRAPE(FR) + STORNOWAY(UK) at Café de la Danse, Paris


Stornoway(UK) at Café de la Danse, Paris 
 Clap Your Hands Festival with John Grape(FR) and Stornoway(UK).


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jeudi 14 avril 2011

Live report: 13th April 2011, PORTUGAL. THE MAN(US) at l'International, Paris

Portugal. The Man(US) at l'International, Paris
The French webzine Albumrock about rock music organised that concert at l'International with Heiki, Portugal. The Man and Elvin Road. The same night you could see The Head and The Heart at Flèche d'Or and Her Name Is Calla at Espace B (a band I mentioned on the blog last year). But Portugal. The Man was the band to see! If you missed it, here's a very, very short review:

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samedi 9 avril 2011

Live report: 4th April 2011, SHUGO TOKUMARU(JAP) at Divan du Monde, Paris


Shugo Tokumaru(JAP)
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mercredi 6 avril 2011

Live report: 3rd April 2011, HORSE FEATHERS(US) at Café de la Danse, Paris

 Horse Feathers(US) at Café de la Danse, Paris

Horse Feathers(US)
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mardi 5 avril 2011

Previous Paris gigs: March 2011

These bands played in Paris in March 2011:

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mercredi 30 mars 2011

Interview with Peter Broderick, 27th March 2011, Paris


Peter Broderick(US) at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
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Live report: 27th March 2011, PETER BRODERICK(US) at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

Peter Broderick(US) at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

Peter Broderick(US)
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mardi 15 mars 2011

Live report: 13th March 2011, RUM TUM TIDDLES(FR) + EUX AUTRES(US) at Oliver Peel Session #35

35th Oliver Peel Session with Rum Tum Tiddles and Eux Autres. 40-50 guests.

Oliver Peel Session #35Oliver Peel Session #35


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mercredi 9 mars 2011

Live report: 5th March 2011, WILD MOCCASINS(US) at l'International, Paris

Last Saturday night was crowded like hell at l'International!

That night's lineup (approximative stage time):
9:15pm: Tornado(FR)
10:20pm: Wild Moccasins(US)
11:15pm: She Keeps Bees(US)

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lundi 7 mars 2011

A summary of the Illustrated Talk, 3rd March 2011


A new cultural place in Paris called the Gaîté Lyrique (previously known as Théâtre de la Gaîté in the 18th and 19th century) was officially reopened on March 1st 2011, then to the public on March 2nd 2011. It was closed twenty years ago due to bankruptcy, then became an amusement park. Now it’s a digital arts and modern music center with special exhibitions and concerts.
For its opening, the Gaîté Lyrique invited two close friends for an “Illustrated Talk” which started since their collaboration on the album “Fourth World, Vol.1: Possible Musics” in 1980: the multi-talented artist Brian Eno and the composer and trumpet player Jon Hassell...

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vendredi 4 mars 2011

Live report: 1st March 2011, CLOUD CONTROL(AUS) at Maroquinerie, Paris

I missed the opening act who was the solo French female singer Anything Maria (sorry). 
The band to see that Tuesday night was the Australian band Cloud Control for their first Paris concert, as they toured Europe for the first time! I discovered the band many months ago thanks to one of the gigs organised by Black Cab Sessions in July 2010 with King Charles as support act. I mentioned them briefly here, if you missed it.











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mardi 1 mars 2011

Previous Paris gigs: February 2011

These bands played in Paris in February 2011:
 
 
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vendredi 18 février 2011

Live report: 16th February 2011, FRANK!!!(FR) + ALEXANDER KINN(FR) + THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION(NZ) + WEEKEND(US) at Flèche d'Or, Paris

at Flèche d'Or, Paris
A New Zealand day for me. In the afternoon I met an English teacher who comes from New Zealand. Then, at the gig, the first French band which opened the show has a female lead singer from New Zealand, and I didn't want to miss the New Zealand band The Phoenix Foundation whose performance was their first one in Paris!
As most of the Paris people went to see Alessi's Ark and Noah and The Whale at Café de la Danse or Lulu and The Lampshades at l'International, I was quite surprised to see about 100-120 persons in the audience during the performances of the two French bands, then even more for The Phoenix Foundation! Very warm inside the venue (as usual).









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vendredi 11 février 2011

Live report: 7th February 2011, WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS(US) + CAROSEL(IRE) + LUCY ROSE(UK) at l'International, Paris

The most famous of the three acts that night was the first to play. William Fitzsimmons opened the show quite early. Then, the Irish duo Carosel with a percussionist, and finally Lucy Rose with her recent band for her first Paris show. Very crowded on that Monday night at l'International.






Well-written reviews are linked at the end of this post...





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lundi 31 janvier 2011

Previous Paris gigs: January 2011

These bands played in Paris in January 2011:


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Recommended festivals - 2011 February

Excellent lineups in the following festivals. If you can go there, you're very lucky. Have fun! :)


ONE OF A MILLION FESTIVAL / Baden, Switzerland

Song and animation by the great Hector Projector

One of a Million is a new music festival. On 11th and 12th of February 2011 gathers an army of musicians in Baden, Switzerland. They are all one of a million. And yet just one in a million for us. What unites us? WE ♥ MUSIC!


Bands Fjord Halle
Friday 11th February
Doors opened at 6pm
The Green Apple Sea(GER) 7:30pm


Murder(DK)
8:15pm

Sumie Nagano(SWE) 9:15pm

Oh No Oh My(US)
10:00pm

Caroline Keating(CA) 11:15pm

Disappears(US)
00:00am
Saturday 12th February
Doors opened at 2pm
Mr Dame(CH) 4:00pm


Hector Projector(SWE) 6:00pm

Benni Hemm Hemm(IS)
6:45pm

A Crashed Blackbird
Called Roseship(CH)
7:45pm

The Wave Pictures(UK)
8:30pm

Liz Green(UK) 9:45pm

Noah and The Whale(UK)
10:30pm

Magic Arm(UK) 00:15pm

Denis Jones(UK)
1:00am

Elektrisk Gonner(F/DK)
2:15am



CROSS LINX / Utrecht + Eindhoven + Gröningen + Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 Lineup

Artists:

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Live report: 23rd January 2011, HECTOR PROJECTOR(SWE) + SUMIE NAGANO(SWE) + SIOBHAN WILSON(UK) at l'International, Paris

Sorry, I was very busy last week, so here's finally the short review from that concert I waited for a while. On the lineup last Sunday at l'International: the Swedish artists Hector Projector and Sumie Nagano from Gothenburg, with Siobhan Wilson from Wales.
The venue was "unusually" very crowded for a Sunday night, around 70 persons in the audience, I think. It's obvious that most of them went to see Siobhan, but I was very glad to know that there were some people who came to listen to Hector and Sumie. I saw both of them at Pop In, 7 months ago, and it was a great pleasure to see them again. One more time, acoustic performances don't really have their place at the noisy International, where people come to drink and chat. But it depends on the gigs.



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samedi 22 janvier 2011

Live report: 20th January 2011, CONCRETE KNIVES(FR) + SARAH W. PAPSUN(FR) + TROPHY WIFE(UK) at Flèche d'Or, Paris

The UK band Trophy Wife was the headliner of the concert, supported by the French bands Concrete Knives and Sarah W. Papsun.















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Live report: 17th January 2011, NITNEROC(FR) + MILK AND FRUIT JUICE(FR) at Pop In, Paris

Milk and Fruit Juice(FR) at Pop In, Paris
Two good French bands at Pop In: Nitneroc + Milk and Fruit Juice.









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dimanche 16 janvier 2011

Live report: 11th January 2011, DRY THE RIVER(UK) at House Party #3, Paris

Dry The River(UK) at House Party #3 at Val3rie's home
Excellent unplugged/acoustic performance from the band Dry The River in Paris! 2011 began very well with this house show at Valérie Toumayan's home on 11th January.














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dimanche 9 janvier 2011

Previous Paris gigs: December 2010

These bands played in Paris in December 2010:

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