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Time Out says
La Maroquinerie's former life as a leather factory is little in evidence these days. It's now a bright café and bar in competition with La Bellevilloise, with a coveted downstairs concert venue that hosts the odd literary debate and a wealth of cool music acts. It's home to the Inrocks Indie Club nights, but there are still traces of its world music roots. The food is excellent - you can eat your way through the menu quite reasonably for around €25 - and wine sourced from across France starts at €3 a glass. The interior, with exposed brick, is cosy, and in summer chirpy locals invade the shaded terrace.
La Maroquinerie 23 rue Boyer
What's on at La Maroquinerie
Pop and rock
This keyboardist from the Champagne region is something of a hit-machine in France, even if his name is unlikely to ring many bells outside his homeland. In true Gallic style, electropop is the order of the day here. Check his 2008 chart-buster 'Golden...
Blues, roots and country
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Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter Diane hails from the deep woods and winding rivers of northern California's Nevada City. Her songs are powerful document of self-analysis, recorded with her musician father and their shared friends. Here she showcases...
Soul, Northern soul
Berlin-based Canadian exponents of Stooges-like garage rock, twisted funk and psychedelic soul – and sometime members of the really excellent supergroup Almighty Defenders with the Black Lips – have recorded half a dozen albums under several similar names...
Soul, Electro, Trip hop
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The playful reference to the legendary trumpeter says it all: Chet Faker is steeped in jazz and soul, yet somehow outside it all, beginning with his unlikely appearance – a hunky Australian with a full ginger beard, he's hardly a poster boy for black...