France Rocks October 2018

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The Blaze on Tour
10/26 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

French music and video duo Guillaume Alric and Jonathan Alric. Their art lives at the intersection of electronic soundscapes and visuals, weaved together in a unique and thrilling musical experience. Think House, Pop, and a dash of Dub, accompanied by reverberant vocals. Their debut video, “Virile,” on Brodinski’s Bromance Records, won the UK Music Video Award for Best International Pop Alternative Video. A debut album “Dancehall” was just released earlier this monthse their debut album “Dancehall” earlier this month. Read more

DJ Snake
10/26 @ Great Hall-Avant Gardener -Brooklyn, NY
Grammy-nominated producer, DJ Snake is at the forefront of the trap music movement, having taken the genre to the charts with his 2013 single “Turn Down for What”. His work collaborations include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Selena Gomez, and Cardi B. Read more

Jain On Tour
10/30 @ Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
11/1 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Jain was born in France and raised in Dubai and the Congo, she crafts pop amalgamations inspired by French techno, Arabic percussion, and African rhythm. Her debut LP, Zanaka, was released was certified gold in France. In August 2018, she release her second album “Souldier”. Read more

Christine & The Queens On Tour
10/31 @ Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
Pushing the boundaries in both music and gender, the unique sound of Christine and the Queens pairs flamboyant pop with powerful minimalism. Christine’s silk vocals bring her thought-provoking lyrics to life with rhythm and eloquence. She graced the cover of Time Magazine’s « Next Generation Leaders » issue where she was proclaimed as one of the most influential young creatives in the world. Read more

Petit Biscuit on Tour

10/26 @ Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Petit Biscuit caused a stir back in 2016 when he released his first self-titled EP, inspired by Bonobo and Flume, with the hit song “Sunset Lover”. His album “Presence” came out in November 2017 and delivers a stellar performance at the crossroads of ambient and house, with a sliver of techno. Classically trained, but widely inspired, Petit Biscuit fell in love with the electronic genre as a means to express himself. Using a range a techniques from vocal sampling, to merging MIDI and acoustic instruments, the result is a rhythmical journey into the mind of this 18 year old Frenchman. Read more 
Klingande
10/27 @ Bang On! – Brooklyn, NY

Champion of the melodic house genre, Cedric Steinmyller – best known as Klingande – has been breathing new life into the electronic music world with his impeccable productions and uplifting sound, cementing his reputation as one of the most refreshing and original producers around in modern dance music. Read more

Django Django on Tour
10/12 @ Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
After the rave-shaped grooves and expansive arrangements of its predecessor, Django Django’s last album Marble Skies is a more concise and focused offering which recalls the dynamic, genre-blurring music of their debut.  It’s a very Django Django title, following on from their eponymous, Mercury-nominated 2012 debut album and its 2015 follow-up Born Under Saturn to underline their inherent wonder of all things natural and elemental. Read more

Breakbot on Tour
10/12 @ Exchange LA – Los Angeles, CA
Breakbot, originally featuring French electro producer and DJ Thiabut Berland, is now a duo featuring Berland and collaborator Irfane. Breakbot’s cheery nu-disco vibe has allowed him to remix some of the best producers in electronic music, including Aeroplane, Matthew Dear, Kavinsky, Chromeo, and Para One.Read more

CloZee on Tour
10/11 @ The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
In the way the clean curve of a Japanese roof is understated and exotic, CloZee pulls her power from a bold simplicity. Her classical guitar roots allow her an informed, melodic space that draws influence from flamenco to edIT of The Glitch Mob. This melting pot of instrumentation and cinematic flair puts listeners in a mood to move, with international crowds now cultivating the evolution of her genre Read more

Jupiter & Okwess on Tour
10/11 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Jupiter & Okwess mix Afropop, traditional Congolese rhythms, funk, and rock with lyrics that often carry political or social messages.  More info 

Stephane Wrembel
10/28 @ Cabaret Lion D’or – Montreal, Canada
Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world.  The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. To say that Wrembel— who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside— has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. Read more

Youssou Ndour
10/20 @ Carnegie Hall – New York, NY
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter and activist Youssou NDOUR makes his eagerly anticipated return to Carnegie Hall. Named one of the world’s 50 great voices by NPR, the Senegalese superstar’s vibrant vocals anchor powerful songs that have made him the world’s leading performer of mbalax, his country’s music that fuses classic African praise-singing, percussion, and guitar-based pop. Read more

Polo & Pan
10/14 @ Cool Off Block Party – Santa Barbara, CA
There is something about this project byPaul Armand-Delille (Polo) and Alexandre Grynszpan (Peter Pan)which gets you hooked from the very first note. Their song “Naña” makes you journey through patterns of electronic rhythms, layered with evolving synthesizer tracks and voice samples,building musical bridges between genres. To try and explain their work would not do it justice, it is a musical experience to be lived. Read more

Kungs
10/26 @ Love + Propaganda – San Francisco, CA
Kungs managed to claim his uniqueness and talent for a scoop for ‘Best Electro Album Of The Year’ at The Victories of Music – a French prize comparable to the Grammys. His style would best be described as a refreshing and energetic take on the dance pop and deep house genres, a talent clearly expressed in his hit single “This Girl” which now boasts more than 550 million streams on Spotify alone. Read more

Nicola Cruz
10/19 @ Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY
Nicola Cruz already gained popularity when he worked with NYC-based DJ and producer Nicolas Jaar in 2012. Nonetheless, it is Prender el Alma, his debut album released on October 2015 with ZZK Records, that made him play in clubs around the world. Starting his career in percussion, he soon became interested in electronic and folkloric music, which he takes a step further to a point in which ancient Ecuador’s landscapes and ritualistic rhythms intertwine with soft beats, mysterious sounds and a subtle feeling of intimacy. Read more

Israeli Chamber Project
10/18 @ Merkin Concert Hall – New York, NY
Embarking on its second decade in the 2018-19 season, the Israeli Chamber Project is a dynamic ensemble comprising strings, winds, harp, and piano, that brings together some of today’s most distinguished musicians for chamber music concerts as well as educational and outreach programs both in Israel and abroad. Read more

Pierre Laurent Aimard
10/25 @ Carnegie Hall – New York, NY
Beethoven’s colossal “Hammerklavier” is the longest and perhaps the most complex of all his sonatas, with a slow movement of rare emotional depth (even by Beethoven’s standards) that prefigures Chopin in its ornamentation. Pierre-Laurent Aimard—a pianist The Times (London) praised for “stupendous technique, remorseless energy, and fanatical … passion”—performs this masterpiece and more. Read more

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Tour Dates
Alcest
10/25 @ Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, Canada
10/27 @ Days of Darkness Festival – Baltimore, MD
10/29 @ Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
10/31 @ Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

Breakbot
10/11 @ Marty’s On Newport – Tustin, CA
10/12 @ Exchange LA – Los Angeles, CA
10/13 @ Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA

Carl Craig
10/12 @ WildPitch – Atlanta, CA
10/13 @ Spybar – Chicago, IL

Cedric Gervais
10/12 @ NOTO – Philadelphia, PA
10/19 @ Academy – Los Angeles, CA
10/27 @ LIV Nightclub – Miami, FL

Christine and The Queens
10/23 @ The Showbox – Seattle, WA
10/26 @ Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
10/27 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
10/31 @ Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY

Clovis Nicolas
10/13 @ The Django – New York, NY
10/20 @ Jazz at The Ballroom – Hillsborough, CA
10/21 @ Feinstein Nikko Hotel – San Francisco, CA

CloZee
10/10 @ The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
10/11 @ The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10/12 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
10/13 @ The 8×1 – Baltimore, MA
10/14 @ Black Cat – Washington, DC
10/17 @ Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
10/18 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
10/19-20 @ Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC
10/21 @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN
10/24 @ Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
10/25 @ The Ready Room – St Louis, MO
10/26 @ Suwannee Hulaween – Suwannee, FL
10/31 @ Deep Ellum Art Co – Dallas, TX

Dan Tepfer
10/12 @ Warch Campus Center – Lawrence University, WI

Delgres
10/5 @ Theatre Raymond Kabbaz – Los Angeles, CA
10/7 @ Joshua Tree Music Fest – Joshua Tree, CA

Diplo
10/13 @ Treasure Island Music Fest – Oakland, CA
10/27 @ Escape Psycho Circus – San Bernardino, CA
10/28 @ XS Nightclub – Las Vegas, NV

Django Django
10/8 @ El Club – Detroit, MI
10/9 @ Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Canada
10/11 @ Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
10/12 @ Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
10/14 @ Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/15 @ U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
10/17 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

DJ Snake
10/26 @ Great Hall-Avant Gardener – Brooklyn, NY
10/27 @ Freaky Deaky – Houston, TX
10/31 @ Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA

Dombresky
10/11 @ Sky – Salt Lake City, UT
10/12-13 @ Stereo Live Houston – Houston, TX
10/26 @ Bill Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA

Electric Guest
10/27 @ Hill Auditorium – Ann Arbor, MI

Gregory Porter
10/20 @ 6th Annual Jazz Legacy Foundation Fundraiser – Norfolk, VA
10/25 @ Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA

Hocus Pocus
10/13 @ Lincoln Amphitheatre – Lincoln City, IN
10/13 @ Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ
10/21 @ Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK
10/22 @ Sellersville Theater 1894 – Sellersville, PA

Irfane
10/12 @ Exchange LA – Los Angeles, CA

Israeli Chamber Project
10/18 @ Merkin Concert Hall – New York, NY

Jain
10/9 @ El Rey Theatre
10/10 @ Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
10/12 @ Vogue – Vancouver, Canada
10/13 @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
10/15 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/18 @ Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
10/20 @ Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
10/21 @ Metro – Chicago, IL
10/22 @ El Club – Detroit, MI
10/24 @ Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
10/25 @ Le Zenith – St-Eustache, Canada
10/27 @ Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
10/29 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
10/30 @ Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
11/1 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY

Jean Michel Pilc
10/9 @ Resonnance Cafe – Montreal, Canada
10/14 @ Resonnance Cafe – Montreal, Canada
10/21 @ McGill’s Open House – Montreal, Canada
10/27 @ Upstairs – Montreal, Canada

Jerome Sabbagh
10/19 @ Cornelia Street Cafe – New York, NY
10/28 @ Nublu 151 – New York, NY

Jupiter & Okwess
10/8 @ Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
10/9 @ Zebulon Cafe Concert – Los Angeles, CA
10/11 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA
10/12 @ Cristal Bay Club Casino – Crystal Bay, NV
10/16 @ Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
10/18 @ Harlow’s @ Sacramento, CA
10/20 @ Leaf Community Arts – Black Mountain, NC

Kungs
10/12 @ Royale – Boston, MA
10/13 @ Prysm Nightclub – Chicago, IL
10/26 @ Love + Propaganda – San Francisco, CA

Klingande
10/25 @ TBA – Miami, FL
10/26 @ Uniun Nightclub – Toronto, Canada
10/27 @ Bang On! – Brooklyn, NY
10/28 @ Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

Leonie Pernet
10/29 @ Standard Hotel East Village – New York, NY

Louisahhh
10/27 @ Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, Ca

Malaa
10/11 @ CODA – Toronto, Canada
10/12 @ The 1896 – New York, NY
10/13 @ Glow At Echostage – Washington, DC
10/26 @ Bill Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA

Mercer
10/26 @ Bill Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA

Meshell Ndegeocello
10/17 @ Colombus Theatre – Providence, RI
10/18 @ City Winery – Boston, MA
10/19 @ BRIC House Ballroom – Brooklyn, NY
10/21 @ World Cafe Live – Wilmington, DE

Moscoman
10/26 @ The Great Northern – San Francisco, CA

Nicola Cruz
10/18 @ FLOYD – Miami, FL
10/19 @ Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY
10/24 @ The Stonehouse – Nevada City, CA
10/26 @ The Great Northern – San Francisco, CA

Parcels
10/17 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA
10/18-19 @ Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

Petit Biscuit
10/17 @ The Vic – Chicago, IL
10/18 @ Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
10/21 @ Mtelus – Montreal, Canada
10/23 @ Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
10/24 @ Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/26 @ Terminal 5 – New York, NY
10/27 @ Echostage – Washington, DC
10/31 @ EMO’s – Austin, TX

Pierre Laurent Aimard
10/25 @ Carnegie Hall – New York, NY
10/28 @ Chicago Symphony Center – Chicago, IL
10/30 @ University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Polo & Pan
10/13 @ Treasure Island Music Fest – Oakland, CA
10/14 @ Cool Off Block Party – Santa Barbara, CA

Son Little
10/11 @ Fall for Greenville Festival – Greenville, SC

Stéphane Denève
10/11-13 @ Kimmel Center – Philadelphia, PA
10/19-21 @ Kimmel Center – Philadelphia, PA

Stephane Wrembel
10/19-20 @ The Nelson Odeon – Cazenovia, NY
10/21 @ Caffe Lena – Saratoga Springs, NY
10/25 @ Hot Tub – Trois Riviere, Canada
10/28 @ Cabaret Lion D’or – Montreal, Canada

Tchami
10/11 @ SKY – Salt Lake CIty, UT
10/12 @ Stereo Live Houston – Houston, TX
10/13 @ Stereo Live – Dallas, TX
10/26 @ Haunted Fest – Colombus, OH

The Blaze
10/22 @ Showbox -Seattle, WA
10/25 @ Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
10/26 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
10/28 @ Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
10/30 @ Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

Tony Allen
10/20 @ Demon Dayz Festival – Pico Rivera, CA

Yacine Boulares
10/21 @ Rizzoli Bookstore – New York, NY
10/22 @ Maison Francaise – Washington, DC
10/23 @ The Jazz Gallery – New York, NY

Yelle
10/30 @ The Social – Orlando, FL
10/31 @ The Ground – Miami, FL

Youssou Ndour
10/20 @ Carnegie Hall – New York, NY
10/21 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

The iconic French artist Charles Aznavour has just passed away at the age of 94. With more than 70 years of career and over 1200 songs released, his music was famous all around the world and many artists have been inspired by his works. We offer you to discover a selection of Charles Aznavour songs that were sampled by artists worldwide. After each original track, you will find one or more versions recycling it.

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