Pop and rock in Paris

Whether you're looking for new indie bands or old blues hands, our guide to pop and rock gigs in Paris has you covered

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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

  1. Le Zénith 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
  2. Mon Apr 28
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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

  1. Point Ephémère 200 quai de Valmy, 10e
  2. Wed Apr 30
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[PIAS] Nites : Chet Faker + San Fermin + East India Youth

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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

  1. La Maroquinerie 23 rue Boyer, 20e
  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

  1. La Flèche d'Or 102 bis rue de Bagnolet, 20e
  2. Tue May 6
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Mac DeMarco

The fantastic guitar-toting Canadian soft-rocker is coming to Paris once again. His debut album, '2', is full of wearily romantic, chorus-heavy jams, all tied together by his disaffected drawl and

  1. Le Trabendo Parc de la Villette, 75019
  2. Fri May 16
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We Have Band

Hip Mancunian trio headline, showcasing the Bronski Beat/Rapture/Talking Heads-referencing tunes on their second album, 'Ternion'. Far from the cloying hipness that this description suggests, they're

  1. Nouveau Casino 109 rue Oberkampf, 11e
  2. Fri May 16
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ALB

This keyboardist from the Champagne region is something of a hit-machine in France, even if his name is unlikely to ring many bells outside his homeland. In true Gallic style, electropop is the order

  1. La Maroquinerie 23 rue Boyer, 20e
  2. Tue May 20
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Chain & The Gang

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Mods and garage-heads rejoice: the King of Rock 'n' Roll (not Elvis, the other one) is back with his clique to give us a lesson in good taste. 'Minimum Rock n Roll', the latest offering from Ian

  1. La Mécanique Ondulatoire 8 passage Thiéré, 11e
  2. Sun May 25
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Black Lips

The notorious Georgia rock brats have been slowly growing up. Sure, they still have a tendency to whip out their willies and wee on each other – that possibility's never far off with the Black Lips

  1. Nouveau Casino 109 rue Oberkampf, 11e
  2. Mon May 26
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Son Lux

Ryan Lott has been busting out ethereal, melodic, alt-hip hop as Son Lux since 2008, collaborating with Sufjan Stevens and These New Puritans in the process. On May 26 he'll come down to the Café de

  1. Café de la Danse 5 passage Louis-Philippe, 11e
  2. Mon May 26
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Temples

Tipped by Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr, analogue fetishists Temples play extremely retro psych-pop like a drier, more period-authentic Tame Impala. Their Heavenly Records debut album 'Sun

  1. Le Bataclan 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11e
  2. Thu Jun 5
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