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An American MC from Brooklyn, KRS-One is one of the pioneers of US rap. Rebellious and militant, his provocative lyrics are very politicised. 'Sound of da Police' and 'MC's Act Like They Don't Know' remain his most well-known songs, lauded by the New York rap scene. In 2012, KRS-One brought out his new album 'The BDP Album', which he has

  1. Batofar Face au 11 quai François Mauriac, 13e
  2. Tue Aug 26
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Twin Shadow

Right in the middle of a hot summer (kind of), a little bit of shade and coolness cannot be refused. So even more reason to take advantage of Badaboum's kind offer of a Twin Shadow concert as part of his Eclipse Tour on the 27th August. The New Yorker featured Bruce Springsteen and Prince on his two first albums 'Confess' and 'Forget', and will

  1. Badaboum 2 bis rue des Taillandiers, 11e
  2. Wed Aug 27
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The Intelligence + T.I.T.S

As part of the festival Point Ephémère en short, the four-man band The Intelligence. Formed in 1999, the group originally from Seattle have worked tirelessly since, producing 7 singles, 5 split singles, 2 EPs, 7 albums and one compilation. Their music can be categorised as post-punk with hair-whipping beats. In 2006, they created a secret

  1. Point Ephémère 200 quai de Valmy, 10e
  2. Thu Aug 28
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King Buzzo

It's fairly certain that the acoustic album of Buzz Osborne, the drab frontman with the funny hairdo of the Melvins, probably wouldn't feature in your list of favourite records of the year. However, 'This Machine Kills Artists' is far from being the forgotten record lost at the bottom of the drawer. Osborne has discovered new horizons away from

  1. Nouveau Casino 109 rue Oberkampf, 11e
  2. Sun Aug 31
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Avishai Cohen Trio & Kurt Rosenwinkel + Ambrose Akinmusire

We never get tired of Israeli bass player Avishai Cohen, least of all when he plays as part of a trio. Nitai Herskhovits on piano has proved himself to be a subtle and brilliant accompanist. The crowning touch is the addition of guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, who Cohen played with in the bad old days of Greenwich Village clubs in the

  1. 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
  2. Fri Sep 5
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Philippe Ramette at Galeries Lafayette

See the legendary store with new eyes during a gravity-defying installation under the famous dome, August 14-30

Concert calendar

  1. Great Black Music

    At first glance, an exhibition on 'black music' ma...

  2. Scènes d'été 2014

    For better or worse, there's so much going on in t...

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