Our complete calendar of gigs in Paris lets you know who's playing, when and where for the coming weeks. Check out our regularly updated gigs in Paris listings for festivals and clubbing as well as live pop, rock, funk, jazz, world, techno and more.
Launched in 2003, the Rock en Seine festival in the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud park west of Paris is the city's premier annual rock festival – something like the French Glastonbury, albeit with more taste. The line-up for the 2015 edition (28, 29 and 30 August) includes: Alt-J, Jungle, Tame impala, Fauve, Gramatik, Run the Jewels, Mark Lanegan Band, My Morning Jacket and Pond.For more information, including a full line-up, click here.Read more
Fusing electronica with lo-fi folk rock (think rhythmic synth beats and acoustic guitar), this Michigan native will serenade you with hits from his latest tracks like “Should Have Known Better,” “Chicago,” and “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross.” Indie rock lovers will appreciate the relaxed breathy tunes and instrumental prowess of this one-man band, while electronica enthusiasts will likely enjoy the Technicolor costumes and eclectic beats.Read more
Are you ready for more guitar Frippery? One of the coolest axe players in rock history, Robert Fripp has reunited his prog pioneers, minus Adrian Belew. The latest lineup features Fripp, Chapman Stick man Tony Levin, Mel Collins, Jakko Jaksyyk and drummers Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin. People who read magazines like Modern Drummer will know who those people are. A bit surprising, considering a couple years ago Fripp said in an interview, "My life as a professional musician is a joyless exercise in futility." So, enjoy.Read more
Indie-folk king Zach Condon reactivates his Beirut project, which sets his beautifully deep voice in songs inspired by a love of European folk music as filtered by a fertile American imagination. He’s signed to legendary London label 4AD for ‘No No No’, the first Beirut album in four years, of which you’ll hear plenty at this big Paris show.Read more
The second instalment of the Macki Music Festival looks set to be an unmissable event. The brainchild of two kingpins of the Parisian party scene, DJ Mamie's collective and the label Cracki, the festival combines a quality line-up with the novelty value of a brand new venue. The festival proper takes place over the weekend of September 24-27, in an open-air park in Carrières-sur-Seine. The music (literally) takes centre stage, but the vast site will boast a panoply of peripheral attractions, including pop-up massage parlours, record shops and plenty of food stands. This year's line-up includes ZA (Wu Tang-Clan), Nightmares On Wax, Tony Allen, Romare, SILK Rhodes, Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, Genius of Time, Caandides, Chester Watson, SHUNGU, Syracuse, Bon Voyage, Ménage à Trois, Archipel, Trio Combo Brasil and Le Camion Bazar. For more information, click here.Read more
Prolific producer Diplo and his current Major Lazer cohorts bring their electro-dancehall and baile funk to the live arena. Massive drops, skull-shaking percussion, more airhorns and sirens than downtown LA and some nifty blaxploitation visuals turn whatever venues Major Lazer hit into a sweaty dance den. Prepare to dagger.Read more
Swedish folkie Kristian Matsson enjoyed a mainly online cult following for many years, until he exploded into the mainstream in 2010, roping in fans with his critically adored Dead Oceans debut. Frequently tagged as a young Bob Dylan, Matsson performs songs that are simple, earnest and poignant, and he and his guitar notoriously command audiences. You'll hear from his just-released fourth LP, Dark Bird Is Home.Read more