Categories: Music, Travel

New York is a place where many bands start. Rock, electro, jazz, hip-hop musicians, here’s your home. Every great band has to be here at least once. And there were some legen… wait for it… dary concerts in the city.

Pink FloydThe Great Gig In The Sky (1973):

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So far, I have seen The Kooks in Central Park, Bloc Party at Roseland Ballroom, The Bloody Beetroots and M83 at the Webster Hall (the place for electro/rock sound), Death Cab For Cutie at the wonderful Radio City Music Hall. Everything was awesome! I missed Justice and SebastiAn as it was sold out before I knew it. Tickets were sold over $100 each on black market.

I also had the chance to see Emilie Simon premiering new material from her upcoming album. I am raring to listen to it!

Anyway, there are shows every night on the island and you will find anything you want. That is why New York night life rules.

Bloc PartyThis Modern Love (2005) [Live @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC, 2008]:

Categories: Music

Yesterday, after a short party on the quai Saint-Bernard (still in Paris) where I saw hippies playing the guitar, drinking and smoking pot, I went to the Paris Social Club to see a couple of Italian DJs for free.

You will discover my music tastes along with this blog and today, let’s talk about a style of electro music, the so-called fidget house. I usually prefer comparing bands instead of grouping them into a named style, but I was told the name, so now, you know. Fidget focuses on powerful basslines and very repetitive rhythms, with some nervous and distorted sounds. I am a huge fan of the French touch which is mostly embodied by labels such as Ed Banger or Institubes. Even if it is not the same sound, you will probably like fidget house if you like SebastiAn.

The crew from yesterday, The Bloody Beetroots, became widely famous after supporting Justice on their 2007 tour. Their set was great, with big hits and very loud remixes. They know how to make you sweat. We just had the time to breathe when they played some child song with English lyrics I do not remember the name. If anyone does, please comment.

Note that they do mix with Spiderman masks.

The Bloody BeetrootsWe Are From Venice (La Serenissima) (2008):

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The Bloody BeetrootsDimmakmmunication (2008):

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