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John Mayall

  • Critics choice

The godfather of British blues is now 80 years old, but his hard-rockin' blues and boogie are as tough and dirty as ever. In a career spanning seven decades, Mayall has released almost as many albums, and gave Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green and John McVie and the Stones' Mick Taylor their first breaks. He's a genuine living legend –

  1. New Morning 7-9 rue des Petites Ecuries, 10e
  2. Fri Apr 18
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Metronomy

It's been a long time since Metronomy was just Joe Mount's bedroom pop project in sleepy Totnes, Devon. Three albums and a headline slot at the Royal Albert Hall later, and with a shiny, rounded live line-up – with drummer Anna Prior laying down the beats at the back – Metronomy are coming to Paris to perform songs from their new album 'Love

  1. Le Zénith 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
  2. Mon Apr 28
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[PIAS] Nites : Chet Faker + San Fermin + East India Youth

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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 American music. Yet his arresting cover of Blackstreet's 'No Diggity' proved that he's no ironic

  1. La Maroquinerie 23 rue Boyer, 20e
  2. Wed Apr 30
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BRNS

'Pop' in the widest sense of the word, the Belgian band BRNS ply a trade in highly danceable tracks at once rhythmic, minimalist and carefully progressive. Early Animal Collective and Arcade Fire tracks come to mind. Past shows have been a joy – we're looking forward to seeing them back in Paris.

  1. Point Ephémère 200 quai de Valmy, 10e
  2. Wed Apr 30
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Shearwater

Shearwater was supposed to be a one-off collaboration between Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Kingfisher's Jonathan Meiburg. More than a decade later, the project's still a going concern. Meiburg and his backing musicians (including bare-chested percussionist Thor Harris) roll up tonight to play their brooding, modern Americana with electronic

  1. La Flèche d'Or 102 bis rue de Bagnolet, 20e
  2. Tue May 6
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  1. Great Black Music

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