As the cold and the rain, the Pitchfork makes its fall appearance in the musical landscape of the capital and with it the desire of spinning in the Great Hall for three evenings of concerts comforting. This year is no exception to the rule and offers up an appointment highly musical with big names of the scene electro-rock international, and a few forays into other musical styles.
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First arrange an appointment with the highly anticipated return of the Mac DeMarco who had graced the festival with his presence in 2013. Equally brilliant (and funny) scene in her latest album This Old Dog , the young man will be opening the festival on Thursday 1st November. Side electro-funk-RnB hybrid, the american producer Blood of Orange ( FKA Twigs , Solange Knowles), Devonté Hynes, his real name, will play on Friday 2. In his fourth album Black Swan , the musician continues his compositions have taken in favour of queers and people of color. Thursday, again, The Voidz , the second group of Julian Casablancas, the lead singer of The Strokes created in 2013, will play at la Villette. In the middle of this programming is very american, a Frenchie (and not any): Étienne Daho, in the Blitz Tour with a set completely redesigned.
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Side of the dance floor, the Pitchfork welcomes the sensation disco Cola Boyy and its securities deliciously retro. The young prodigy Lewis Ofman who, armed with her twenty years, has already worked with Lana del Rey or even the rapper irish Rejjie Snow and came out this summer for the very simple and refreshing I think of you and Thine eyes . Real ufo in the programming of the festival: the duo Chromeo warm up the room with his electro funk very top. And to finish in beauty, the evening of Saturday promises to be very house and dance with midnight DJ in the Beginning,Peggy Gou, Avalon Emersonet Daniel Every in closing at 4 o’clock.
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But the meeting of the most-awaited Saturday is attributed to Bon Iver aka Justin Vernon and his soft voice mixed with some folk. On 22 Million (released in August 2016), the musician opened the doors of a universe that he knew not till this very inhabited by an aesthetic that is both organic and robotic. Among the novelties, a selection of female talent to discover with Tirzah, the revelation, soul and RnB English, which came out in August his album Devotion , Snail Mail, rocker indie smooth with a high-pitched voice and the group that ate the lion Dream Wife carried along by the voice of raging of Rakel Mjöll.
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Three days at la Villette to listen, dancing and discovering a programming cutting-edge musicians. And if this is too short, the Pitchfork Avant-garde offers as early as Wednesday, 31 concerts in seven places in paris.
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2018
Grande Halle de la Villette 211 av Jean-Jaurès (Paris XIXe).
Tel.: 01 40 03 75 75.
Dates: 1, 2, and 3 nov. 2018 from a 17-h.
Seating: of 35 to 135€.