Wax Tailor

Wed, October 3, 2012 Rickshaw Stop Wax Tailor established his reputation in just a few years as one of the leading voices of the post hip-hop and downtempo scenes. Returning with the concept album, Dusty Rainbow From The Dark, the French producer gives us a musical tale inspired in large part by the enchanted world … Continue reading

Ooh La La Festival – October 12

October 12, 2012 Rickshaw Stop Tomorrow’s World/ Citizens!/ Housse of Racket/ Lescop Originating in Los Angeles in 2009, OohLaLA! continues to push the boundaries of discovery as they consistently strive to present the best and most interesting talent emerging from France, exposing enthusiastic attendees to breakout performances. Tomorrow’s World is set to make their US stage debut in … Continue reading

CocoRosie featuring Tez and The Rajasthan Roots

June 6, 2012 The Regency Ballroom CocoRosie was formed in Paris, France by American sisters Bianca Casady (Coco) and Sierra Casady (Rosie). Definition eludes these artists as CocoRosie blends and manipulates what critics have described as indie, hip-hop, pop, blues, opera, and electronic music. They find duality between their unique vocal stylings, expanding those differences … Continue reading

An evening of readings and music celebrating the life of Edith Piaf

Carolyn Burke author of No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf with musical accompaniment by local chanteuse Betty Roi Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 7:00 P.M. Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133 City Lights in conjunction with Litquake’s Epicenter Reading Seriespresent The iconic French singer comes to life in Carolyn Burke‘s biography, which … Continue reading

HOT CLUB OF DETROIT with Cyrille Aimee

Tuesday May 15th Yoshi’s San Francisco “One of those singers whom nonsinging musicians call ‘a musician¨ The New York Times Cyrille Aimée Cyrille’s vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius. Her culturally rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and the incredible swing of the French Gypsies. Taking these natural … Continue reading

New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert

Sunday May 13 & Monday May 14 San Francisco Symphony [audio:http://www.sfsymphony.org/Media/Player.aspx?mediapath=dvorak_roman_carnival_overture&mediaid=dvorak_roman_carnival_overture%5D The New York Philharmonic returns to San Francisco with their first performances since 1999. In addition to being the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, the Philharmonic has always championed music of its time, premiering many important pieces. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 is … Continue reading

Concert: Yann Tiersen

Friday May 11, 2012 Regency Ballroom Beloved French composer Yann Tiersen will be performing Firday May 11, at the Regency Ballroom. Tiersen was well-known in France during the 90s both for his work on film and theater scores and his solo albums. He gained global recognition in 2001 for his work on the original soundtrack … Continue reading

Concert – Metronomy

April 12 – Slims – San Francisco CA  The metronome is not a device known for its deviation. It strikes a predictable, functional pattern. Each time Metronomy release an album, on the other hand, there is a scorched earth change of pace and tone. Yet the pulse never disappears, it just reanimates for a brand new … Continue reading

Concert – Rodrigo y Gabriela

April 3 –The Paramount ,  Seattle, WA April 4 – Arlene Scnitzer Concert Hall , Portland, OR April 5 – Fox Theater , Oakland, CA Before they became the most visible flamenco duo of the early 2000s, guitarists Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero bonded over heavy metal while growing up in Mexico City. They combined … Continue reading

Concert – Housse de Racket

April 6 –  Chop Suey, Seattle, WA April 7 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR April 19 –  Popscene – The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA Pierre Leroux and Victor Le Masne, aka Parisian duo Housse de Racket, has joined the ranks of label extraordinaire Kitsuné to release its superb second album, Alesia. Pierre and Victor … Continue reading

Concert – Chilly Gonzales

 April 7th – Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA April 9th – Alberta Rose Theatre – Portland, OR He plays the piano, he talks. He usually raps, often complains and, between moments of utter musical genius and grace, teaches the audience the joys of improvisation. The one and only Chilly Gonzales is back, with the announcement … Continue reading

Concert- Quatuor Mosaïques

Friday  April 13th – CalPerformances – Berkeley Saturday, April 14th – Stanford Live Arts The preeminent period-instrument quartet performing today, Quatuor Mosaïques has won acclaim for its use of traditional gut-stringed instruments, which—in combination with their celebrated musicianship—has cultivated the group’s signature full-bodied, sonorous, and captivating sound. The ensemble’s great accomplishment is not only in … Continue reading

Concert – Seun Kuti and Fela’s Egypt 80′

Thursday, April 19th –  8 pm Zellerbach Hall Calperformances   The heir to a powerful musical legacy, Seun Kuti lights up the stage in a rousing celebration of Afrobeat music! Kuti’s father Fela was the legendary Nigerian musician, composer, and political maverick, and the musical form he helped create is now more popular than ever, … Continue reading

Concert – M83 at the Fillmore

April 22 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA April 23 –The Fillmore – San Fracisco, CA April 25 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR April 26 – The Neptune – Seattle, WA M83 are an electronic shoegaze / indie pop act by French musician Anthony Gonzalez. It is named after a spiral galaxy, Messier … Continue reading

Concert – Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5

Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5 April 19-22 San Francisco Symphony The French conductor Stéphane Denève and French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will perform two works by French composers—Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concert No.5 and Roussel’s Spider’s Feast— in four concerts. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, who combines “an often wild virtuosity with an almost relaxed grace” (Chicago Sun-Times), … Continue reading

Concert – Justice at the FOX Theater

Tuesday, April 17 8:00PM Fox Theater – Oakland The French duo formed by Gaspard Auge and Xavier de Rosnay, is the band of a whole generation. When the two friends were still bright students in graphic design, in 2003 they made JUSTICE a place to experiment a hybrid genre between music and image, which blends … Continue reading

Concert- Sandrine Piau Soprano

Sunday, April 29, 3 pm Hertz Hall – Calperformances This enchanting French soprano is an artist of fierce musical intelligence who is currently riding high on a string of impressive artistic accomplishments. She was crowned Opera Singer of the Year in 2009 by the French music industry, and in 2010, her album Between Heaven and … Continue reading

Yuksek at the Mezzanine Saturday March 23th

Yuksek Saturday March 23th 9pm The Mezzanine Boredom and solitude are two things most musicians don’t wear well. Once detachment starts to kick in, terrible things tend to happen – hard drugs, loose women, broken television sets, you know the picture. But when French electro maverick Yuksek found himself both more or less bored with … Continue reading

Samedi Culture – Marianne Dissard

Arrivée aux Etats Unis dans la ville de Tucson en Arizona il y a plus de 25 ans, l’auteur-interprète française Marianna Dissard est venue nous présenter son nouvel album “L’Abandon” à l’occasion du concert qu’elle a donnée au légenendaire Hotel Utah Saloon à San Francisco le 31 Janvier 2012. Celle qui chante en français malgré avoir perdue son “accent … Continue reading

Samedi Culture – Progamme musical, la scène française à l’honneur

Pour le retour de Samedi Culture nous vous proposons une sélection musicale d’artistes français en vogue parmi lesquels M83, David Guetta, Claudine Muno, Brothertunes, Zaza Fournier, Arthur H, Family of the Yearm Ycare et Composer. Un tour d’horizon des concerts à venir dans la San Francisco Bay agrémentera l’emission.