Paris, does it lack of live music?
When you think of Paris, the chances are you don’t instantly think about live music. However live music in the City of Light is alive and well, and the French Capital has been recently bursting with venues hosting bands. No matter what genre of music you like, you will find your happiness in our list.
For the French music aficionados
Looking for the new trends in French music? In a beautiful building of the Art Nouveau style, Les Trois Baudets has throughout its history welcome the likes of Jacques Brel or Georges Brassens. Today, up and coming and confirmed artists share the stage for the pleasure of French music lovers. On the other side of town, floating on the Seine, La Dame de Canton (it’s a boat) is the perfect place to discover fresh and promising new talents – Famous French artists Louise Attaque and Thomas Dutronc performed here before they made their names.
For the rock and indie music addict
Most of the Paris rock/indie scene will be found in the young and bursting neighborhoods of the 11th and 20th arrondissement. Situated near Bastille, La Mécanique Ondulatoire is a real rocker’s hideout, in the basement of which, you can almost every night go and listen to rock, ska or punk bands. A stone’s throw away is Le Pop In. In its underground performance space, this Parisian temple to indie pop hosts an international and fresh collection of professional or amateur groups. Another hot spot of the underground scene in Paris is undoubtedly La Flèche d’Or. This converted train station overlooking La Petit Ceinture offers an cutting-edge musical programming ranging from pop to electro.
For the jazz lover
It might come as a surprise but Paris is scattered with historical jazz clubs. The most famous of them all is Le New Morning. This fancy venue hosted Chet Baker, among others, and is a must see for every well-informed jazz fan. On the other bank of the Seine, you will find Le Caveau de la Huchette, a music den opened in 1946. Every night, beneath the stone ceiling of this former execution chamber, big bands and crooners welcome you with wicked retro jazz sounds.