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Burnin’ Up the HideOut Bar Mouffetard

December 4, 2011
bradspurgeon

burnin jacks

burnin jacks

Tonight from 6:30 to 9:00 PM was the third installment of the Lazy Sunday evening concert at the HideOut bar on the Rue du Pot de Fer, just off the Rue Mouffetard. This was the series of Sunday evening concerts that I inaugurated with my show a couple of weeks ago. But it was thanks to Syd Alexander, the singer of the Burnin’ Jacks, that I got that cool gig. Tonight was the third show, and it was…The Burnin’ Jacks. And so naturally, it was the best, crazest, most riotous and successful so far.

There was something very fitting and primitive and sort of retro about seeing the Burnin’ Jacks in a so-called acoustic concert – it was loud enough to blow the eardrums at a close sitting to the speakers, but Félix and Antoine played acoustic guitars (Félix with a vintage Gibson jumbo or something – and the room was crowded with Burnin’ Jacks friends and fans. Syd somehow managed to find the space in this small, cosy, intimate and laid back bar to go crazy on the stage area, amongst the spectators and even on the tables.

I made a few videos of high moments, another good collection to add to the Burnin’ Jack odyssée. Next week the show is by Saibu, a French folk band.

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