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King Khan And The Shrines

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 and guarantee a sweaty good time.

  1. La Maroquinerie 23 rue Boyer, 20e
  2. Fri Apr 25
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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

  • Critics choice

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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