100% Made in Marseille !! Conger!Conger! and 25 Live videos and photos at La Machine à Coudre April 23th

Conger!Conger! and 25, both French bands from Marseille made my night last Friday at La Machine à Coudre a small venue with a BIG rock and roll heart : the musicians, the owners and the faithful public (really all ages mixed in a very nice, smiling and noisy meltingpot) have a special way to turn each night like an unforgettable memory !

Patrice DeBenedetti on the drums, Conger!Conger! the trio in fusion !

That night Conger!Conger! opened the show with a creative and rock experimental music : Patrice DeBenedettti (Tarif Réduit, Enema, dancer with one of my favorite dance companies Ex-Nihilo) on the drums and at the vocals, Pierrot Gon at the guitar and Didier Bautzmann at the bass guitar…the best for you it’s too check the short video clip I filmed during their show below !

I mixed a lot of my best moments considering I used the option »video » of my small compact camera !! So be aware the sound Live was much better !!

Then the punk band « 25 » raised the temperature with their crazy and energetic trio including Lee Zeirjick at the guitar and vocals, El Vice at the bass guitar, Joss Pain on the drums (pics and video below).

The trio in action; Joss shot from the smokers lounge a very convenient place to watch the band’s performance from a different angle…:)

I couldn’t really filmed in front of the stage because of the usual pogo and I escaped behind jumping on a chair…though there I filmed with one hand, the other one was busy to quietly stop a young excited punk whose hands walked too much on my legs and tried to put my nylons down…ambience:)
The end of the clip was filmed at Baraki a nice bar to play a baby-foot’s last game on the way home : always surprising and friendly people there !!

To finish a tribute to some of the most faithful contributors to the rock scene in Marseille and who make it unique !!

Mystic Pinguin the famous rock reviewer from Concertandco LiveInMarseille and Miss Joelle who books rock shows with SurfinCow, J2P the irreplaceable DJ at the beers, The famous Machine’s rock star and the public!! I couldn’t shot Claire the beautiful owner too busy to welcome the people at the door and a lot of other interesting people obvioulsy!

Meltingpod Connections :
Thank to The Mystic Puinguin who wrote an enthusiastic review about that show in French illustrated with my pics and videos…a good work in team : check it on LiveInMarseille!!

Podcast 105 Chris Bailey and Ed Kuepper touring Australia in duo in May 2010 and Prince Melon Records new bootlegs and website : Interview with Ed Kuepper Part 1

In this new interview with Ed Kuepper recorded in April 2010 he announces us some great news I was expecting for years : first of all he will start again a new artistic collaboration with his friend and long time partner in music (both formed The Saints) : Chris Bailey !! They are touring Australia in duo in May with performing 9 shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne (precise dates below) to develop their experience as a residency style ! Maybe they will record a new album together with some incredible great new songs and will tour Europe after that ? it’s my best wish !!

Ed Kuepper with Laughing Clowns in Melbourne in 2009 (Pic Mende Joveski); the poster for the duo tour in May made by Judi Kuepper!!).

The second thing is that Ed at last decided to open a new website at www.princemelonrecords.com for his own label Prince Melon Records and sell the boodlegs he produced himself for a very attractive cheap prices (2 big beers in Australia, 4 small ones in France!!!) just to avoid you to waste your time with releasing in bad conditons your own bootlegs…:)
Check it and you will find 3 new live recordings N°4, 5 and 8 with Honey Steel’s Gold live in Melbourne at The Forum in 2009, some duos, solos and trios recorded in Australia between 2000 and 2008 and Laughing Clowns Live in Sydney at The Basement in 2009 !
Two DVD are expecting in the next days with Ed Kuepper and his solo band The Kowalski Collective performing Honey Steel’s Gold in Brisbane at Tivoli in 2008 and Laughing Clowns performing their first reunion show in 2009 in Brisbane at GoMa !! All in limited edition so hurry up !

Prince Melon Records bootlegs N°4 and 5 (covers made by Judi Kuepper).

You will find as well a few Jean-Lee and The Yellow Dog, Ed Kuepper’s last solo album and Cruel but Fair with all songs from Laughing Clowns ! You can subscribe to his blog to be informed for more !! Welcome to Ed among the bloggers’ wonderful world !!

I illustrated this interview Part 1 with playing « Too Many Clues » Live in Brisbane, unreleased but offered by Ed when he launched his label on myspace, then all the songs are coming from The Prince Melon Bootleg Series N°4 and 5 « Baby Well I, Electrical Storm, The Way I Made You Feel, Friday’s Blue Cheer and King of Vice ».

Here the dates of the duo tour in May with Chris and Ed (don’t miss them if you’re lucky enough to live in Aystralia !!) :
12 mai 2010 20:00 The Vanguard Sydney, New South Wales
13 mai 2010 20:00 The Troubadour Brisbane, Queensland
16 mai 2010 20:00 Bennetts Lane Melbourne, Victoria
19 mai 2010 20:00 The Vanguard Sydney, New South Wales
20 mai 2010 20:00 The Troubadour Brisbane, Queensland
23 mai 2010 20:00 Bennetts Lane Melbourne, Victoria
26 mai 2010 20:00 The Vanguard Sydney, New South Wales
27 mai 2010 20:00 The Troubadour Brisbane, Queensland
30 mai 2010 20:00 Bennetts Lane Melbourne, Victoria