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Revolver: ‘Balulalow’

The gig-curtain rises this week in Paris. Standing centre stage ready to embrace us from the off is some lo-fi surf-rock courtesy of Denverite husband-and-wife duo Tennis. The pair released their first EP last summer to rave reviews, and their sunshine sound will offer a welcome distraction from the winter’s bitter breeze tonight Tue at La Maroquinerie. Local favourites Revolver are next in line, and the classically trained trio have already filled the Bouffes du Nord for both their midweek shows, so it may be worth hanging around the front doors trying to catch the right man’s eye. Then there’s the decision. As, like in all good bus-themed metaphors, the gigs have all come at once… Friday to be exact: Bella Union start-up Lone Wolf has probably drawn the short straw as he attempts to rustle and tussle with the big boys, but the Yorkshireman is worth the trip up to La Fleche d’Or if your dance card is still free. However, I would be surprised if you hadn’t tried, with all your might, to squeeze through the ventilation shafts at La Villette’s Grande Halle for Godspeed You! Black Emperor!, the Bouffes du Nord for Joanna Newsom (though she’s been kind enough to put on a second date for Sat), or if you’re looking for a high-tempo launch to your weekend, the Zénith for The Chemical Brothers. (Mark E. Thompson,

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