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.
John Lydon’s sneering post-punk crew reformed in 2009, apparently bankrolled in part by the Sex Pistols reunion shows two years before. PiL perform tonight in their current incarnation, with Lydon backed by ’80s members Bruce Smith and Lu Edmonds and new bassist Scott Firth, and cranking out a wide range of fragmented, jittery, funky and roaring material ranging from their scorching 1978 debut single ‘Public Image’ to songs from their new album ‘What the World Needs Now…’.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
One of the most thrilling things about jazzy post-rock godfathers Tortoise is that they never play the same concert twice; everything is in constant mutation, from their instruments to their live show. Following a number of reissues celebrating 20 years of their label Thrill Jockey in 2012, the Chicagoans come to Paris for a rare gig as part of the Festival d’Automne. The band hasn’t had anything prove in a long time (side projects like Gastr del Sol, The For Carnation, Sea and Cake have kept them more than busy) but this October gig is sure to be sublime.Read more
Hugely in-demand as a producer and remixer, quite apart from his groundbreaking work as one third of The XX, Jamie Smith drops tracks from his debut solo album. ‘In Colour’ draws on the producer’s long-time obsession with British rave culture, and should result in a superb and thoroughly bangin’ live show.Read more
On 'Stuff Like That There', indie-rock mainstays Yo La Tengo reimagine tracks from their deep catalogue and throw in covers of tunes by Hank Williams and the Cure for good measure. A country-tinged revamp of classic track 'Deeper Into the Movies' shows that the veteran band is still searching, refusing to coast on what it already has figured out. Check them out in Paris here.Read more
Harlem born and raised hip hop hero A$AP teams up with fellow US rap heavyweight Wiz Khalifa for what promises to be a huge show. The combination of A$AP's languorous rhymes and sparse beats with dedicated stoner Khalifa's low-slung musings should be a treat indeed for Paris hip hop fans.Read more