Honey Harper: with “Starmaker”, the esthete rings

The milky skin, the first name of honey, all indicates that one holds there a cowboy with the tender feet, and the songs do not contradict. Honey Harper, 30, practices a country music filtered by the shutters of exile and the distant memories of high plains fantasized through the family disco. Settled in London for […]

Peter Beard, beauty and beasts

The helicopter, the hundred policemen and the drones patrolling in their search had returned empty-handed: last seen on March 31, Peter Beard had been missing for two weeks, after having left his house in Montauk, east of Long Island, in the State of New York (United States). But on Sunday, the body of the American […]

TV Story (s) – Culture / Next

Even if we are probably looking at it even more now, the little box, well let’s say the flat screen, has long inspired musicians. The proof with these five groups whose television inspired the name. 1) Television Personalities The British are famous for their humor, Dan Treacy is no exception. It takes a fair amount […]

“The Red Lips”, full of blood

Let’s prefer the French title, red lips (evocative metonymy and glam fetishism), to that of the original version. Daughters of Darkness, by Belgian Harry Kümel, being an international co-production, the film was originally shot in English. Yes, let’s forget the Gothic mythology of the infernal succubi, to stick to the mysterious radiance of a scarlet […]

Young Gun Silver Fox, FM band

What a funny guy, this Shawn Lee. Hyperactive musician, jumping from one style to another, with a manifestly pronounced taste for records from the 70s, especially soul, funk, pop or jazz. Hands-on discography as plethoric as labyrinthine (we talk about forty albums in twenty years), multiplying projects, from his Ping Pong Orchestra to the Young […]

The sound of the day # 427: electrifying like Volage

One could almost describe Volage as a pillar of the Parisian rock scene, as the group of the Howlin Banana stable seems to cross the years while around it the other formations change their names, vanish, reform, from vague garage in shoegaze surf. But that would not be entirely true: if Volage returns to us […]

The sound of the day # 424: funky like Cadence Revolution

Regular readers of our music pages may remember having read, in the middle of summer 2018, an article on Henri Debs (1932-2013), producer and essential entrepreneur from Guadeloupe with his label Disques Debs and his studio, “Pointe-à-Pitre Abbey Road”. The opportunity was offered by Strut Records which released Debs International Records – An Island Story: […]

To Moore Life

Once upon a time there was American independent rock. Once upon a time there was R. Stevie Moore, his grandpa, his godfather. Uplifting scene among other very moving Cool Daddio, the documentary portrait, broadcast as part of the Fame festival (read below) dedicated to him by the duo Imogen Putler and Monika Baran, in which […]

James Casebere: “I was too rebellious to become an architect”

In residence at the Academy of Rome, James Casebere, holder of the American Prize for Rome, continues there “On the Water’s Edge”, a series presented at the Templon gallery in Paris (IIIe). Using featherboard, wood and heated resin water, the artist builds models that he photographs. Concerned about climate change, he imagines architectures to cope […]