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COLOUR HAZE + THE DEVIL AND THE ALMIGHTY BLUES @ Petit Bain (Paris, 06.05.19)

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As true veterans, Colour Haze have been spreading their unique psych rock across the lands for 25 years. This anniversary was a good excuse to hit the European roads again,...

CLUTCH + THE PICTUREBOOKS @ Élysée Montmartre (Paris, 15.12.18)

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CLUTCH‘s new album Book of Bad Decisions has good chances to end in 2018’s album picks, yet we are presently assessing its ability to be a stage sure shot. We got a...

Isaiah Mitchell of EARTHLESS: “The power of live music is life-changing.”

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EARTHLESS once again blown us away with their latest album Black Heaven, a tour de force that shakes up our certitudes by taking their relentless jamming down a notch...

HIGH ON FIRE “Electric Messiah” (eOne 2018)

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Future President Matt Pike hasn’t kicked off campaigning yet, but he’s already standing on all fronts. New Sleep album was released just six months ago – accompanied...

KARMA TO BURN + EGYPT + MOTHERSHIP + XII BOAR @ Glazart (Paris, 03.07.17)

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Ah, summer at Glazart… When the temperature reaches new heights and promiscuity is synonymous of liters of sweat dripping on the walls. Yet it seems like Parisian...

DEATH ALLEY + VODUN + DUCKTAPE @ Glazart (Paris, 15.03.17)

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Paris promoters Stoned Gatherings put together one high-level rock bill this March 15th. Yet it seems that only the finest ears were ready for it,...

ALL THEM WITCHES @ La Maroquinerie (Paris, 10.10.16)

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It came no surprise for those who’d had the sense of showing up at their Mécanique Ondulatoire gig last March. But the recent release of their Live in Brussels has put the...

FU MANCHU + MEXICAN SIX SHOOTER @ La Maroquinerie (Paris, 09.10.16)

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A little promotion, no Facebook event for a show taking place the same night as Red Fang in the same town… And yet, the Maroquinerie was packed when FU MANCHU...

YOB + BLACK COBRA + SUNNATA + AU-DESSUS @ Glazart (Paris, 05.10.16)

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If there was one tour likely to make the bowels of the Earth sound out this fall, it undeniably was YOB and BLACK COBRA. Two weapons of sonic mass destruction, to...

BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH + BEHOLD THE MONOLITH! @ Glazart (Paris, 04.04.16)

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It’s never a good feeling to see a dispersed crowd at a gig. Despite the undeniable success of Paris-based heavy shows Stoned Gatherings, they can at times experience...

UP IN SMOKE VOL.7 : Mars Red Sky + Stoned Jesus + Belzebong @ Divan Du Monde (Paris, 04.03.16)

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As the road event for the Switzerland-based festival of the same name, Up In Smoke is meant to spread the best stoned-out riffs across Europe, and for our greatest delight,...

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire (Paris, 30.11.15)

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A few lineup-related imponderables have made this Stoned Gatherings show a single-band one, also exceptionally taking place at La Mécanique Ondulatoire instead of that good...

CLUTCH + PLANET OF ZEUS @ Le Trabendo (Paris, 27.11.15)

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As a warm-up for their awaited Trabendo show, CLUTCH played the night before on L’Album de la Semaine for French TV channel Canal Plus. Being a fan of both the band and show...

UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS + SPIDERS @ La Flèche d’Or (Paris, 14.10.15)

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A double challenge awaits UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS in Paris tonight. First one is their ability to defend their fantastic new album, their most radical in some way, for...