APRIL 28, 2014

The Next Wave of Poet-Rock: Jean-Louis Aubert & Michel Houellebecq's "Les parages du vide"

By Souen Léger I translated & readapted by Sophie Thunberg

Jean-Louis Aubert, the former singer of popular French rock band Téléphone (1976-1986) and Michel Houellebecq, the controversial award-winning French poet have joined creative quirky forces in collaboration of a sensational poetic rock project, Les parages du vide (The spaces of emptiness). Released on April 14th, the album features 16 songs composed by Aubert with lyrics from Houellebecq’s collection of poetry in Configuration du dernier ravage (Flammarion, 2013).

APRIL 28, 2014

New Yann Tiersen Album Release and Tour

By Francerocks

Yann Tiersen, the French composer who lent Amélie its signature dreamy, contemplative mood returns with a new album May 20th on the celebrated American label, Mute. He will also perform a North American Tour through May and June.

MARCH 11, 2014

French-American Fund for Contemporary Music Call for Proposals

By Francerocks

Deadline: March 31, 2014 -- The French-American Fund for Contemporary Music supports contemporary music projects – commissions, residencies, performances, tours, and master classes – that foster cultural exchange between France and the United States.

FEBRUARY 12, 2014

Cécile McLorin Salvant's US Tour

By French Culture

Make it your New Year’s resolution to hear French jazz musician Cécile McLorin Salvant at least once in 2014. Salvant is playing a number of shows, including a very special performance at the Lycée Français in New York on January 9th.

FEBRUARY 12, 2014

Lady Gaga Samples Zombie Zombie in “Venus”

By French Culture

Lady Gaga samples the voices of French duo Zombie Zombie on her new single “Venus”, the third single off the album Artpop, to be released on November 11th. The similarity between Lady Gaga’s “Venus” and “Rocket Number 9″, performed by Zombie Zombie and released in March 2012, does not stop with the sample used, but can also be found in the way in which the American artist sings.

JANUARY 27, 2014

Daft Punk Scores Big at 2014 Grammy Awards

By French Culture

The French duo Daft Punk won five awards this year, including album of the year, best pop duo/group performance and best dance/electronica album, all for their 2013 Random Access Memories. It was an unprecedented haul for a French group, and more awards than any other artist that night.

DECEMBER 16, 2013

French Nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards

By Francerocks

The following is a list of French nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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