Captain Americano will be playing the Petit Bain in Paris on Tuesday, November 21 with Traditional Monsters and The Craftmen Club to celebrate the Quixote r.p.m. label’s 10th birthday. For the occasion, we decided to ask band members Julien Jordan, Erwan Sarcelet and Nicolas Dorval to tell us about their favorite spots in Paris and the concert venues that have left the biggest impression on them.
Le Ton Air De Brest
Erwan: This is a bar in the 14th [arrondissement of Paris] that I discovered a few years ago through some friends from Brittany. It’s cozy, they play cool music, all the people there are regulars – it feels like a little family. You can drink beer from Brittany and enjoy a nice burger.
Julien: I heard about this bar through friends. The owner is crazy and I love him. The music is always good; they put on music quizzes, jam bands; they play soccer and rugby games for sports fans (not me!), the beer is cheap, you can play darts, and on top of it all – there’s a friendly little smoking room that can make you feel like you’re in an aquarium. Basically, whenever I leave that place, I’ve always had a decent night and I’m drunk, so it’s all good.
9 Rue Maison Dieu, 75014 Paris
The grassy area on Avenue de Breteuil
Nicolas et Erwan: This is where we go to play pétanque!
Julien: It’s a nice area and it’s a pretty spot to have a picnic in the grass. There are always people hanging out there, having a drink or kicking a ball around. We go there to play pétanque, and it’s perfect for that! Every time I come away from there, I’ve had an amazing time.
Avenue de Breteuil, 75015 Paris
Le Nouveau Casino
Erwan: Because of Triggerfinger. It’s a pretty good venue. The ambiance was amazing and Ruben Block killed it. They shine. They tear it up. They rock (haha). I discovered the band through Luis (Zschoche). I’d seen them live before, and it’s always a sick show. They’re actually playing the Élysée Montmartre in a couple of weeks.
109 rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris
Nicolas: Because I saw Primus there for their first concert in France after they got back together in 2011… I don’t go very often, but I think it’s a cool venue.
120 boulevard de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris
Captain Americano live on Tuesday
Captain Americano will be playing the Petit Bain in Paris on Tuesday, November 21 with Traditional Monsters and The Craftmen Club to celebrate the Quixote r.p.m. label’s 10th birthday: https://www.facebook.com/events/352070031901065/
Photo: Mathilde Prion
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Photos: courtesy of the places mentioned & Philippe Mariana