OOHLALA FESTIVAL

OOHLALA FESTIVAL http://oohlalafestival.com/ 2013 LA SF NYC LONDON

A French Music Experience! OohLaLA! is a festival presenting the best of French modern live music as well as international featurings. Happening in Los Angeles since 2009, in 2012 the festival expanded to San Francisco, Montreal and New York. In 2013 OohLaLA! further developed its concept in London, United Kingdom, with another three-days festival. OohLaLA! was created by Sylvain Taillet – Head of A&R of the French label Barclay/Universal Music France with the support of the French General Consulate in Los Angeles. Since its start in Los Angeles, OohLaLA! is co-produced by Goldenvoice, the main American West Coast promoter and presented by one of the biggest independent music radio of the USA, KCRW. OohLaLA! is expanding since 2012 thanks to Marion Chapdelaine - international coordinator, to San Francisco (Great American Music Hall), NYC (Highline Ballroom), Montreal (Evenko) and in 2013 to London, with the help of French Music Bureau Export, the promoter 2 For The Road Productions and the online magazine The Line Of Best Fit. OohLaLA! features the best of the French music acts, whether they are established ones in North America and United Kingdom (SEBASTIEN TELLIER, GOTAN PROJECT, NOUVELLE VAGUE, TINARIWEN, LOU DOILLON) famous in France but attempting to break through (FAUVE, ROVER, REVOLVER, THE DO) or new indie detections (KAVINSKY, LESCOP, JAMAICA, MOODOID, THE BEWITCHED HANDS, PETIT FANTOME, MELISSA LAVEAUX, CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS), as well as international acts (AU-REVOIR SIMONE, CITIZENS, THOMAS AZIER). 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 Debut Festival in London, UK Oct 21, 22 & 24 @ Village Underground. OohLaLA! in the USA, LA Oct 11 @ El Rey, SF Oct 13 @ Great American Music Hall, NYC Oct 16 @ Highline Ballroom.

LA FEMME, OohLaLA!'s highly recommended psychedelic surf pop French band, is coming to play a series of shows in the US ...
03/04/2014

LA FEMME, OohLaLA!'s highly recommended psychedelic surf pop French band, is coming to play a series of shows in the US this spring ! Check them out here with their latest clip 'Si Un Jour': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4bXHMZIpFg, do not miss them !

hey dudes ! the band come in US in few days to play some gig , here is the venue ! see you there ! we also looking for some place to sleep in each city where we play , if there is some voluntary , we can make you some french crepe and ratatouille! see you soon !

METRONOMY (Because Music) released their 2nd single of their upcoming album 'Love Letters'. The most-anticipated album i...
01/28/2014
Listen: Metronomy: "Love Letters"

METRONOMY (Because Music) released their 2nd single of their upcoming album 'Love Letters'. The most-anticipated album is to be released March 10 ! Get the good vibes here, on Pitchfork http://pitchfork.com/news/53688-listen-metronomy-love-letters/

Forget the crystals, forget the hippies, forget the inner sanctum: In 2014, the much-maligned genre known as new age appeals to many who once may have identified as punks. By Mike Powell.

01/08/2014
Owlle - Don't Lose It

happy new year OohLaLA friends ! wishing you the best for 2014... a new year and the same resolution for us, keeping on entertaining you with the most exciting acts from France, and not only ! here is a French young artist you might hear about this year, Owlle, she will release her debut album 'France' in 2014, listen to her new single 'Don't lose it', http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--hUt8oPbl8

(C) 2013 SME France Owlle's debut album "France" to be released on 20.01.2014 FRANCE iTunes : http://smarturl.it/owllefrance Don't Lose It iTunes : http://sm...

12/11/2013
Stromae - Formidable (ceci n'est pas une leçon)

we bet you heard about the phenomenon Belgian Stromae, but if you missed him read this article published in the New York Times some weeks ago : http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/arts/15iht-stromae15.html. He is on a massive European tour now and the upcoming year and getting a well-deserved acclaim. check out the contemporary maestro on the video 'Formidable' - shot with hidden camera : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_xH7noaqTA

Stromae - Formidable (ceci n'est pas une leçon) // Stromae - Wonderful lesson Leçon n° 25 Disponible en digital / Available digitally: http://smarturl.it/For...

12/03/2013
TINARIWEN - TOUMAST TINCHA (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

check out the brand new video clip 'Toumast Tincha' of Tinariwen out this week and their very expected new album 'Emmaar' to be released in February 2014. Remember them, back in 2011 in LA, with the nice company of Josh and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kyp and Tunde of TV On The Radio ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvFrCulCvgM&feature=youtu.be

©WEDGE 2014/ANTI-/PIAS /BMG RIGHTS Credits : Antoine Carlier "Toumast Tincha" debut track Tinariwen EMMAAR : release February 11th 2014 http://tinariwen.com ...

11/27/2013
Étienne Daho - Les Chansons De L'Innocence

dear OohLaLA! friends, it's been one month already we ended a splendid 2013 annual. Let's keep in touch until our very expected 2014 one... We'll share new material from artists we do support... French ones, but not only ! Let's start very simply with one of the best, Etienne Daho, his new and sublime album 'Les Chansons de l'Innocence retrouvée'. Note that the album does feature some previous OohLaLA! artists :-) Dominique A, Au Revoir Simone (band), François of Frànçois and The Atlas Mountains, and Jehnny Beth and Johnny Hostile of Pop noire records. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mRYAKUcPDQ

Etienne Daho - "Les chansons de l'innocence" 1er Extrait de l'album « Les chansons de l'innocence retrouvée » Single disponible ici : http://po.st/ChansonsDe...

Sharing 2 for the Road Productions Ltd massive THANK YOU and amour to everyone who made this first London annual a succe...
10/28/2013

Sharing 2 for the Road Productions Ltd massive THANK YOU and amour to everyone who made this first London annual a success : 2 FOR THE ROAD, Village Underground, The Line Of Best Fit, French-Music United-Kingdom & above all fabulous artists we have been more than proud to bring to you UK : FAUVE, petit fantôme, Moodoïd, Dominique A, ROVER, mélissa laveaux, LESCOP, TOMORROW'S WORLD, CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS. What a shame we can't tag more than 10. We would have tagged each of Y O U who came to celebrate and enjoy OohLaLA! debut in London. Thank you and see you all very SOON.

A massive THANK YOU to the OOHLALA FESTIVAL team, Village Underground, The Line Of Best Fit, French-Music United-Kingdom, the wonderful audience and all the bands who played at the festival: FAUVE, petit fantôme, Moodoïd, Dominique A, ROVER, Melissa Laveaux, Tomorrow's World, Lescop and Christine & The Queens for an EPIC week of French music! Merci et plein d'amour xx

Awesome way to finish our debut annual in London yesterday with the stunning Christine and the Queens, exquisite Tomorro...
10/25/2013

Awesome way to finish our debut annual in London yesterday with the stunning Christine and the Queens, exquisite Tomorrow's World, excellent LESCOP, and above all, with Y O U London and a packed Village Underground !

10/24/2013

Stage times tonight! Christine and the Queens 8pm, Tomorrow's World 9:05pm, LESCOP 10:10pm, Doors @7pm, +djset The Quietus come early!

Day off today in London : good one for recharging before our NIGHT#3 tomorrow, already the last one ! Let's party tomorr...
10/23/2013

Day off today in London : good one for recharging before our NIGHT#3 tomorrow, already the last one ! Let's party tomorrow for celebrating the end of this very 1st London annual, we're thrilled to welcome LESCOP, Tomorrow's World and Christine and the Queens !

OohLaLA!London NIGHT#1 in French x Les Inrockuptibles !  http://www.lesinrocks.com/2013/10/22/musique/on-y-etait-festiva...
10/23/2013
Les Inrocks - On y était : le festival francophone Oohlala! s’invite à Londres

OohLaLA!London NIGHT#1 in French x Les Inrockuptibles ! http://www.lesinrocks.com/2013/10/22/musique/on-y-etait-festival-francophone-oohlala-sinvite-londres-11438149/

Après Los Angeles, San Francisco et New-York, le festival Oohlala! pose ses valises à Londres pour trois soirées exceptionnelles - du 21 au 24 octobre - célébrant le renouveau de la scène pop hexagonale. Retour sur la soirée d'inauguration.

All-powerful acts yesterday : we've been impressed by our three guests Dominique A, ROVER and mélissa laveaux. Honoured ...
10/23/2013

All-powerful acts yesterday : we've been impressed by our three guests Dominique A, ROVER and mélissa laveaux. Honoured to present such absolute artists in London !

OohLaLA!London NIGHT#2 tonight ! And the awesome Dominique A, ROVER and mélissa laveaux. We see you at Village Undergrou...
10/22/2013

OohLaLA!London NIGHT#2 tonight ! And the awesome Dominique A, ROVER and mélissa laveaux. We see you at Village Underground from 7pm ! Stage times : 8pm Mélissa Laveaux, 9pm Rover, 9:55pm Dominique A.

OOHLALA FESTIVAL in London couldn't start better. THANK YOU to FAUVE, petit fantôme and Moodoïd, very proud to start thi...
10/22/2013

OOHLALA FESTIVAL in London couldn't start better. THANK YOU to FAUVE, petit fantôme and Moodoïd, very proud to start this first annual in UK with such talented artists!

London, here we come... Get introduced to the very-awaited FAUVE headliner for our first OohLaLA!London night, next Mond...
10/17/2013
Fauve

London, here we come... Get introduced to the very-awaited FAUVE headliner for our first OohLaLA!London night, next Monday, Village Underground. Thanks to The Line Of Best Fit ! http://thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/introducing/fauve-139572

We find more about these anonymous Parisian revolutionaries, formed in the midst of societal disappointment, and how they use the band "as a way to scream".

We've had an awesome time travelling across the USA for OohLaLA! ending with a SUPERBE sold out NYC show yesterday. Spec...
10/17/2013

We've had an awesome time travelling across the USA for OohLaLA! ending with a SUPERBE sold out NYC show yesterday. Special thanks go to Lou Doillon for three sprakling performances ! And thanks to the charming Au Revoir Simone (band), the impressive rising star Thomas Azier, the fantastic Chateau Marmont, and the engaging support shows from Selebrities and Mister Goodnite. Bonne route and we hope to see you soon ! Next ? UK ! London, Monday !

And tonight is OOHLALA FESTIVAL & CMJ Music Marathon show in NYC ! Schedules : doors 7pm, Selebrities 8pm, Thomas Azier ...
10/16/2013

And tonight is OOHLALA FESTIVAL & CMJ Music Marathon show in NYC ! Schedules : doors 7pm, Selebrities 8pm, Thomas Azier 8:45pm, Lou Doillon 9:30pm, Au Revoir Simone (band) 10:45pm. Highline Ballroom is definitely going to be packed, make sure you come early !

Lovely souvenir from LA and the El Rey, with Lou Doillon ! More pics to come. Make sure you see her in NYC tomorrow at t...
10/15/2013

Lovely souvenir from LA and the El Rey, with Lou Doillon ! More pics to come. Make sure you see her in NYC tomorrow at the Highline Ballroom !

In NYC preparing for tomorrow's show, we've realised our OohLaLA! London debut starts in less than a week now. We can no...
10/15/2013

In NYC preparing for tomorrow's show, we've realised our OohLaLA! London debut starts in less than a week now. We can not wait. And we're happy to see the line-up sounds hyper-cool to Time Out London too !

What a terrific venue in San Francisco. Thank you Great American Music Hall we'll be back for sure ! THANKS again to Lou...
10/15/2013

What a terrific venue in San Francisco. Thank you Great American Music Hall we'll be back for sure ! THANKS again to Lou Doillon and Chateau Marmont for these delightful Californian dates. Next OohLaLA! one is in NYC, Highline Ballroom on Wednesday !

Thank YOU L.A., thank you El Rey, we had a blast starting our OohLaLA! trip with you. Huge thanks to the awesome Lou Doi...
10/12/2013

Thank YOU L.A., thank you El Rey, we had a blast starting our OohLaLA! trip with you. Huge thanks to the awesome Lou Doillon, Chateau Marmont and Mister Goodnite for this perfect start. NEXT is San Francisco Great American Music Hall, tomorrow !

Get ready LA! Tonight Lou Doillon, Chateau Marmont and Mister Goodnite! Doors 7PM
10/11/2013

Get ready LA! Tonight Lou Doillon, Chateau Marmont and Mister Goodnite! Doors 7PM

Hey LA, SF, NYC, this is what happened this morning on KCRW with Lou Doillon, a delightful experience for opening OohLaL...
10/11/2013
Lou Doillon Live on KCRW

Hey LA, SF, NYC, this is what happened this morning on KCRW with Lou Doillon, a delightful experience for opening OohLaLA ! Watch her whole MBE live here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaBuxpw5wZE and see her soon on stage...starting tomorrow in LA!

Rising star Lou Doillon is in town for French music festival Ooh La La and will make her U.S. radio debut on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

10/10/2013

Lou Doillon live NOW on KCRW ! 89.9 #OohLaLA!

10/10/2013
FAUVE ≠ VOYOU

Here's a fantastic new track and another stunning video from FAUVE, posted 17 mins ago

Téléchargez gratuitement le titre "VOYOU" : http://bit.ly/FAUVE-VOYOU-fb Premier extrait du premier album, sortie début 2014. Télécharger "VOYOU" sur iTunes ...

Alexander von Mehren won't be able to make it in Los Angeles unfortunately, due to visas issue, we hope to present him s...
10/09/2013
Yours Truly — Premiere: Mister Goodnite – You’re Too Cool

Alexander von Mehren won't be able to make it in Los Angeles unfortunately, due to visas issue, we hope to present him soon again ! We're yet very delighted to announce that the elegant LA based artist Mister Goodnite will replace him. Watch 'You're too cool' freshly premiered on Yours Truly SF this morning ! Mister Goodnite is also part of the excellent French compilation L A C R E M E LACRÈME, have a look at their cast here : http://la-cre.me/
http://yourstru.ly/2013/10/08/premiere-mister-goodnite/

Truly Original Independent Music and Video

Read this interview of San Francisco Chronicle with Lou Doillon. Her mother Jane Birkin played Great American Music Hall...
10/09/2013
Gold album validates Lou Doillon's show biz fame

Read this interview of San Francisco Chronicle with Lou Doillon. Her mother Jane Birkin played Great American Music Hall back in 2004 and Lou Doillon will play the same venue on Sunday ! If you're not in San Francisco but in LA, do not miss her at El Rey and in NYC at Highline Ballroom. http://www.sfchronicle.com/music/popquiz/article/Gold-album-validates-Lou-Doillon-s-show-biz-fame-4867144.php

Gold album validates Lou Doillon's show biz fame Even though Lou Doillon played her first gig ever at a tiny Parisian club just a year ago, her music has already found an international audience. Supplementing her acting and modeling careers, the 31-year-old daughter of actress Jane Birkin and French...

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