It’s getting chilly out, and what better way to keep warm than by seeking out a sweaty room full of adrenaline-pumped music fans? Here’s our guide to the best Paris gigs happening this November.
This page will be updated as more events are confirmed.
Acrobatic-voiced singer-songwriter Angel Olsen splits the difference between the energetic rock songs and slow-burning balladry of her previous two releases, grappling with self-identity and unrequited romance on her fiery new album, 'My Woman'. Catch her when she plays La Gaîté Lyrique in November.Read more
British grime’s latest poster-child (a hip-hop genre whose artistic lineage lies more with dancehall and old-school dubstep than American rap). Over the last few years, seals of approval from big-tier grime stars Skepta and Wiley, a shared stage with Kanye at the BRITS and an appearance on ‘Later...with Jools Holland’ have launched the rapper from a 9–5 job to international success. Catch the U.K. cultural emmisary at Le Trabendo as he brings British grime to Paris.Read more
Carpenter didn’t just direct seminal thrillers like ‘Escape From New York’ and ‘The Thing’, he also composed their creepy, synthesizer-ridden soundtracks. He expands upon the aesthetic with both of the recent ‘Lost Themes’ albums, creating original electronic arrangements that would be at home on the score of yet another Halloween sequel. Expect to hear some of Carpenter’s latest work and classic cues from his films during this rare live performance.Read more
Mixing jangling folk with guitar feedback and avant-garde fretwork, Wilco have long been one of the more intriguing bands on the American alt rock scene. What's lost on people who've only heard them on record is quite how commanding they can be live, helped along by the fertile creative tension between frontman Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline, the experimental guitarist who joined the group in 2004.Read more
A few years ago, MC Chancelor Bennett was just another young Chicago rapper with a mixtape. Fast forward to the present and he’s singlehandedly holding up the release of Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ so that the pair can finish up a track (he also featured on the album’s best song, ‘Ultralight Beam’). Aided by his unbridled creativity and charming personality, Chance the Rapper supplanted Kanye as Chicago’s reigning hip-hop icon with the release of his breakthrough mixtape, ‘Acid Rap’, which filters humorous and positive mantras through jazz and soul-tinged production. Here he steps up to headline the 6,000-capacity Zénith venue on his ‘Magnificent Coloring World Tour’, with special guests Samm Henshaw and Jay Prince. Book ahead.Read more
Innovative pianist and producer Robert Glasper brings his Experiment to Paris's La Cigale in November. Having made waves on the jazz scene with the Grammy-winning 'Black Radio' and its sequel 'Black Radio 2', the Houston native has a strong following, and it's sure to be a packed show.Read more
French electronic outfit M83, headed by frontman Anthony Gonzalez, will be performing new tracks off their new album 'Junk' as well as soaring anthems like Midnight City from their previous album 'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming'. Their newly released album features M83's signature French electronic guitar riffs, throwbacks to lates '70s power ballads and disco influences.Read more