Keynotes by Simon Gillham, President of Vivendi Village; Fabrice Sergent, CEO of Bandsintown; Alexandre Panizzoli of Devialet
Alice on the Roof is a young Belgian artist who shot to fame in her own country with the infectious song, 'Easy Come, Easy Go'. The record was at the top of the charts for eight weeks and became the most-played title in 2015. Now, after releasing an EP of her ethereal pop in the spring, Alice is preparing to release her first album.
3/15 @ Trinity Hall, Old School, 401 E 6th St - Austin, TX (10PM)
3/16 @ Esther's Follies, 325 E 6th St - Austin, TX (10PM - 10:40PM)
French dream pop trio, drawing sounds from the likes of Mazzy Star, JAMC, and The Primitives, The Blind Suns caries that Duane Eddy meets Link Wray like guitar sound that sits so well alongside Dorota Kuszewska's captivating vocals. A new record produced by Uk producer Clive Martin (Queen, The Cure, Nick Cave) is to come out in 2016. With the great Jim Rose from Jim Rose Circus as a godfather of the project, The Blind Suns is definitely a fine addition to the world of reverb drenched, rock'n'roll.
3/11 @ French Cultures Festival - Houston, TX
3/17 @ Levitation Party, Hotel Vegas, 1500 E 6th St - Austin, TX
3/18 @ BD Riley's, 204 E 6th St - Austin, TX (10-10:40PM)
4/29 to 5/01 @ Levitation Festival - Austin, TX
In their eleven years as CocoRosie, the sisters have released five albums: Tales of A Grass Widow (2013), Grey Oceans (2010), The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn (2007), Noah's Ark (2005), and their first album, La Maison de Mon Reve (2004) -- each one inspiring controversy and debate in equal amounts to praise; such is their fearlessness and willingness to take risks with their art. This strong creative vision runs through every aspect of their work - from videos to live performance utilizing theatrical costumes and make up which they create alongside each new body of songs.
3/17 @ France Rocks Showcase, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St (12AM)
3/18 @ Hotel Vegas Patio, 1502 E 6th St - Austin, TX (11:20PM - 12AM)
3/25 @ Gothic Theater - Englewood, CO
3/27 @ Regency Ballroom – San Francisco
3/28 @ Fonda Theatre - Hollywood, CA
Daniel Antopolsky (AKA "The Sheriff of Mars" or just "Sheriff" for short) has been making songs for 40 years without ever recording them until the age of 65. He's the missing piece of the Outlaw Country music era he shared with his friend Townes Van Zandt and is also part blues, folk, rock - influenced by gospel and the synagogue - that all blends into a uniquely Optimistic Americana. He lives on a farm near Bordeaux, France and his first album is called "Sweet Lovin' Music". A film about his life called "The Sheriff of Mars" will be completed this year.
3/19 @ The Hideout, 617 Congress Ave - Austin, TXwebsite
Elida's 's first album, "Ora doci Ora margos" (Sweet Times Bitter Times), is based entirely on the singer's early life and the sweet and bitter experiences that shaped her humble existence. Elida Almeida wrote the words and music of most of the songs on this first record and sings with a touching sincerity that will move all those who identify with her story. With its folk melodies enhanced by Santiago beats (batuque, funana and morna) and uplifted by the subtle arrangements of guitarist Hernani Almeida, this album has the power to roll back frontiers and conquer the world.
3/11 @ The Shaw's Center - Brockton, MA
3/12 @ Club Fete - Providence, RI
3/16 @ Russian House, 307 E 5th St - Austin, TX (12AM - 12:40AM)
3/17 @ Womex Showcase, Flamingo Cantina, 515 E 6th St - Austin, TX (10PM)
French electronic music has a rich history and one that has broken through internationally at times without the limitations of language of traditional songs. It has been sometime now since a new generation has broken through, and with Fakear a new dawn has broken. Fakear's latest album will is released by Ninja Tune for the USA and UK and by Panthéon / Mercury Music Group / Universal Music France for the rest of the world.
3/15 @ French Tech Lunch, Brush Square Park, 409 E 5th St
3/15 @ France Rocks Showcase, Trinity Hall, Old School, 401 E 6th St (1AM)
3/18 @ Klipsch Ampitheater - Miami, FL
Hooka Hey, a recent addition to Austin by way of Paris, plays blues-based tribal beats with smoky, sludgy riffs drenched and charged like the air just before a rain. Organic and raw, Hooka Hey's "Transylvanian Voodoo" sound evokes artists like Queens of The Stone Age or Jack White.
3/15 @ France Rocks Showcase, Trinity Hall, 401 E 6th St - Austin, TX (8PM)
3/17 @ Hole in the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe St - Austin, TX (afternoon)
3/18 @ Hotel Vegas, 1500 E 6th St - Austin, TX (12PM)
3/18 @ Future of Music, Shiner's Saloon, 422 Congress Ave - Austin, TX (12PM)
3/19 @ Tip Cow / 113 Main, Cheers Rooftop, 416 E 6th St - Austin, TX (4PM)
Initially attracted to jazz then exploring more pop/folk-based influences like Nick Drake, indie-folk musician Indolore began his career in London in a band called Shine, opening for Sia and Morcheeba and working with Terry Reid. Garnering the attention of English band Morcheeba, Indolore joined that group on an epic tour of Europe. His latest project, the "Positive Girls" EP is available now.
3/15 @ Sedo Village, 503 East Cesar Chavez St - Austin, TX (4PM)
3/17 @ France Rocks Showcase, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St - Austin, TX (8PM)
3/20 @ Spring Fling Music Festival, Giddy Ups, 12010 Manchaca Road - Austin, TX (1PM)
Joon Moon is a collaboration between Parisian producer Julien Decoret and Krystle Warren, originally from Kansas City. Through various solo albums and collaborative projects with Hercules & Love Affair, Nouvelle Vague, Hugh Coltman, and Rufus Wainwright, Joon Moon's direction started to become clear. After instant musical chemistry, the duo spent a few months in the studio crafting their first EP, Chess, which was released in late 2015. The EP showcases a unique mix of pop and soul arrangements that has left fans anticipating a debut record in 2016.
3/14 @ School Night with Chris Douradis - Los Angeles, CA
3/15 @ Trinity Hall, Old School, 401 E 6th St - Austin, TX (9PM)
3/16 @ KCRW Showcase, 3Ten, 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd (10PM)
Gathering today's hottest DJs with a solid promotion network and a strong image enabled the Kitsuné Club Nights to take over the coolest venues in the world, from the rooftops in Paris or New York, to Tokyo's trendiest clubs through the new spots in Budapest, warming up Scandinavia, or shaking up Australia: Kitsuné unquestionably found its spot in the nightlife's sun with more than 200 events per year. Teaming up with the most exciting names of the electro scene such as Classixx, Julio Bashmore, Karma Kid, Citizens!, Lil Silva, The Knocks, Brenmar, A-Trak, Digitalism, Eli & Fur, Lxury, Maxxi Soundsystem, Krystal Klear and many more... The foxy label keeps setting up some of the most successful parties in the world!
3/16 @ Empire Control Room, 606 E 7th St (8PM - 2AM)
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 today. A welcome departure from the big room house sound that has been dominating the scene of late, Klingande's sublime melodies have earned him recognition from industry heavyweights Kygo, Bakermat, Robin Schulz and Klangkarussel to name just a few.
3/16 @ Empire Control Room, 606 E 7th St (7PM)
3/17 @ W Hotel - Miami Beach, FL
3/18 @ WMC / Delano - Miami Beach, FL
3/19 @ Beyond Wonderland Festival - San Bernadino, CA
4/07 @ LIV - Miami, FL
4/10 @ Euphoria Music Festival - Austin, TX
Lucie, Elisa and Juliette are childhood friends who share the same passion for music. The girls have been touring in France, Belgium and Switzerland for the last two years and opened for artists like Pharrell Williams, Walk The Earth and Patrice. Summer 2015 marked a new step when their video mashup of their favorite 2015 songs went viral, and was seen by over 24 Million people.
3/15 @ Santos Party House - New York, NY
3/17 @ France Rocks Showcase, Central Presbyterian Church - 200 E 8th St (11PM)
LYS are a young French rock band formed in Rennes (Brittany) in 2008 with frontman, vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Nicolas Veron being the only constant member. Spotted by NME (UK) and Austin Chronicle (US), the band released a new album 'REDBUD' in 2015, co-written with Craig Walker (Archive), with Steve Hewitt (Placebo) on drums, mixed by Paul Corkett (The Cure, Björk) and mastered by Chab (Daft Punk).
3/12 @ Wine Bar - Houston, TX (acoustic show)
3/17 @ France Rocks Showcase, Central Presbyterian Church - 200 E 8th St (9PM)
Marina Kaye continues her irresistible rise to stardom. She came to our notice last spring when she made her debut as an artist with a first handful of tracks (the 'Homeless' EP), revealing all her uniqueness and hesitancy. That record was quite enough to draw us in and its subtle blend of power and sweetness is now distilled on her first album: 'Fearless'.
3/11 @ L'Astral - Montreal, QC
3/13 @ Pianos - New York, NY
3/15 @ Trinity Hall, Old School, 401 E 6th St - Austin, TX (12AM)
3/17 @ FR Showcase, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St (1AM)
3/22 @ Club Bahia - Los Angeles, CA
After 500 gigs in 15 countries over 6 years with a fully DIY attitude, Scarecrow is one of France's hardest-working bands. Dark, explosive, and unique the band has generated its own style, called Blues-Hiphop, a protest music for the 21st century. From working songs born in American cotton fields, to urban sounds fed by big cities in the 80s, the quartet plays with the musical codes, bringing back the blues to its roots.
3/08 @ Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY (11PM)
3/09 @ TBA - San Antonio, TX
3/11 @ French Cultures Festival - Houston, TX
3/13 @ Blue Moon Saloon - Lafayette, LA
3/15 @ Next Big Thing Showcase (5PM)
3/16 @ Esther's Follies, 525 E 6th St (1AM)
3/17 @ France Rocks Showcase, Central Presbyterian Church - 200 E 8th St (10PM)
3/18 @ Balcony TV Showcase (1PM)
3/19 @ Sofar Sound Showcase (2 :30PM)
3/19 @ Rock the Rooftop (5PM)
3/21 @ Crown & Harp - Dallas, TX
Talisco is an alternative band from Paris. Inspired by cinema, Talisco draws up storyboards. And through these surprising musical short films, we are left longing for a wild ride. His hit single "Your Wish" has been used as the official track by worldwide brands such as Google, HBO Europe, Vice US, Vodafone Ireland, and AT&T.
3/05 @ La Petite Boite Noire - Sherbrooke, QC
3/06 @ L'anti Bar - Quebec City, QC
3/07 @ Le Divan Orange - Montreal, QC
3/08 @ Mideast - Boston, MA
3/09 @ Carroll Place - New York, NY
3/10 @ SOB's - New York, NY
3/14 @ The Crown and Harp - Dallas, TX
3/15 @ French Tech Lunch, Brush Sq Park, 409 E 5th St (Time TBA)
3/15 @ Trinity Hall, Old School, 401 E 6th St - Austin, TX (11PM)
3/16 @ LOUDMusic Showcase, The Chuggin Monkey
3/17 @ Teller's, 607 Trinity St - Austin, TX (10 - 10:40PM)
3/18 @ DART Music Showcase - Austin, TX (Time TBA)
3/20 @ Stubbs - Austin, TX (Time TBA)
3/23 @ Last Exit - Phoenix, AZ
3/25 @ KXLU Live - Los Angeles, CA
3/25 - 3/26 @ Harvard & Stone - Los Angeles, CA
3/28 @ Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
4/01 @ Living Room - Seattle, WA
4/02 @ Living Room - Seattle, WA
4/03 @ Rontoms - Portland, OR