I just got home from Nylon Summer Music Tour 2009. It was a total awesomeness!!! I came up late so I didn't have the chance to see Jaguar Love⎯which has left me with no idea of what their performance looked like. So the next in line was Plastiscines, yes plasticines with an S between the I and C, so yeah whatever... first things first. Plastiscines is an-all-girl band from Paris (they are Katty, Marine, Louise and Anaïs) with a complete package of bébés rockers; they dress up in le bobo style (bourgeois bohème), have an upbeat music driven by the guitars and drum and all-in-all⎯catchy lyrics. Parfait, as the Frenchmen said. And on the following, the Living Things finally rocked the venue. It was remarkable, enough said. On top of those, the one that we've been waiting for... Patrick Wolf finally showed up. My friend Alina and I were screaming like crazy. He wore like a coat with a big grayish Union Jack graphic on it⎯it's simply soooo Patrick⎯flamboyant, diva and primadona. I must say that I was totally wrong, his live performance is waaaaaaay better than his music video. It was epic. I was driven away, I danced like crazy as if I got sugar rush or something. It was an amazing night and we didn't want that night to be at an earlier end. So after the first goodbye we, the audience, were screaming and stomping for him⎯begging for an encore. Finally after 5 minutes or so he showed up again for the second time. It was a one fine night.
Cœur de pirate aka Béatrice Martin is an indie pop singer from Quebec, Canada. Her music is indie and her song lyrics is like a dérivé of French chansons, but she straddles the mainstream and has appeared in Elle magazine and other press.
PATRICK WOLF LIVING THINGS PLASTISCINES JAGUAR LOVE
Hosted by: Cory Kennedy and Peaches Geldof
JUNE 5 - El Corazon, Seattle JUNE 6 - Richards on Richards, Vancouver JUNE 8 - Slims, San Francisco JUNE 9 - The Roxy, Los Angeles JUNE 12 - The Oriental Theater, Denver JUNE 14 - Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis JUNE 15 - The Bottom Lounge, Chicago JUNE 17 - Mod Club, Toronto JUNE 19 - Traif Music Hall, Buffalo JUNE 20 - North Star, Philadelphia JUNE 21 - The Middle East, Cambridge JUNE 23 - Highline Ballroom, NYC JUNE 24 - Rock & Roll Hotel, DC JUNE 26 - Cats Cradle, Chapel Hill JUNE 27 - The Loft, Atlanta JUNE 30 - Granada Theater, Dallas JULY 1 - Antone's, Austin
Pure, raw, explosive pleasure! Better than drugs, better than smack! Better than a dope-coke-crack-fix-shit-shoot-sniff-ganja-marijuana-blotter-acid-ecstasy! Better than sex, head, 69, orgies, masturbation, tantrism, Kama Sutra or Thai doggy-style! Better than banana milkshakes! Better than George Lucas's trilogy, the muppets and 2001! Better than Emma Peel, Marilyn, Lara Croft and Cindy Crawford's beauty mark! Better than the B-side to Abbey Road, Jimmy Hendrix and the first man on the moon! Space Mountain, Santa Claus, Bill Gates' fortune, the Dalai Lama, Lazarus raised from the dead! Schwarzenegger's testosterone shots, Pam Anderson's lips! Woodstock, raves... Better than Sade, Rimbaud, Morrison and Castaneda! Better than freedom, better than life!
⎯⎯ from Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d'enfants)