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.
‘ElectroSound: Du lab au dancefloor’ – on at the Espace Fondation EDF from May 25-October 2 – aims to take visitors on an immersive tour through the history of electronic music, from the earliest experimental productions of the ‘40s and the work of cutting-edge pioneers like Pierre Schaeffer and Robert Moog, right up to the Disclosures and Skrillexes of the present day. Not only does this exhibit convincingly dispel the myth that techno and house are ‘easy’ types of music to produce, it also does a good job of explaining how the genres have morphed into the monolithic cultural and social phenomena they are today. Visitors can also try and discover their inner virtuoso at one of the various interactive workshops and play around with various synthesisers, vocoders and samplers themselves. Note, too, that a series of related talks will run alongside the exhibit, as well as two larger events as part of the Fête de la Musique (June 21) and Nuit Blanche (October 1). TRANSLATION: FLORA HUDSONRead more
Self-proclaimed ‘Trap Lord’ A$AP Ferg – part of A$AP Mob, but you knew that – stays true to his straight-forward no-frills trap roots on the new ‘Always Strive and Prosper’, but gets personal chronicling the journey from Ben & Jerry’s cashier to Hood Pope MC. He hits Paris for the first time this July.Read more
Ratatat’s electronic/instrumental works richly combine in miniature displays of computerised emotion, like synthetic laments to the passage of the ’70s and ’80s. Those electro-rock contortions on the duo’s self-titled debut scored big points with the critical establishment in 2004, and the formula hasn't changed much since then – but we’re certainly not complaining.Read more
Endlessly inventive MC Young Thug is nothing short of high-powered. The Atlanta native exploded in 2014 with the potent, unhinged ‘Danny Glover’ and the sticky, triumphant ‘Lifestyle’ that made more seasoned rappers look old-fashioned. Never one to pronounce a syllable the same way twice, listening to Thug is like watching someone invent a new language in real time. His 2015 album, the Wayne-riffing ‘Barter 6’, is a visceral effort and possibly the most defining release in recent mainstream club-rap.Read more
As the founding – and only surviving – member of The Wailers, Bunny has become an elder statesmen of the Jamaican music scene. He’s also an eccentric character prone to extensive jamming (‘Jamming’) and between-song rambling, but respect where respect’s due: with a huge catalogue ranging from upbeat ska to blissed-out reggae, Bunny’s earned the right to a little self-indulgence.Read more