French artists in San Francisco: past concerts

When French artists come to San Francisco, we let you know with our selection of concerts, selection we try to update as best and often as possible.

 

 

They came to San Francisco, they performed here or there, we talked about them and sometimes, we went to their concerts.

   

 

Nicola Cruz

@ Public Works

on Friday, May 17, 2019

The French-Ecuadorian artist is going to perform at Public Works surrounded by other artists. We fell in love for his music, pretty different from the usual electro music production. 

 

 

 

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Chris-tine and the Queens

@ the Concord Pavilion

on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

She will be part of the French artists performing at Coachella but had not announced any concert in California in bertween the Festival's 2 week ends. She will actually be on stage on May 15, at the Conmcord Pavilion (Concord is right after Walnut Creek when you head East) as special guest of Florence + the Machine. To read more and buy your tickets >> click here

 

 

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Yann Tiersen

@ the Warfield

On Saturday, May 11, 2019

The French artists, Yann Tiersen, just released his 10th album, All. He will perform in the US and Canada, and start his tour with concerts in Los Angeles on May 10, and in San Francisco on May 11 to finish it in Miami on June 2 (...) To read further and buy your tickets >> click here

 

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 L'Impératrice

@ the Independent

on Friday, May 10, 2019

on Saturday, May 11, 2019

L'Impératrice is probably the latest trendy music band in France. Everybody talks about them and their concerts in Paris and beyond. They just announced a US tour for this Spring and they will perform in San Francisco. Lucky we are! (...) Read more

 

 

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Klingande 

@ Mezzanine

on Friday, May 3, 2019

We discovered him in 2015 when he performed... at the Mezzanine!

He is coming back to this cult venue in SF that is unfortunately going to close this Fall after 16 years of memorable music events and concerts.

 

 

  

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ZOLA

supporting FATAI

@ the Neck of the Woods

On Friday, April 26, 2019

ZOLA, ''a French American singer in SF''... We have been following her since the very beginning. She has recently performed here and there in SF. We saw her at  Le Café du Nord, at the Rickshaw Stop, at The Lost Church, at the Swedish American Hall... local gems for all live music lovers in San Francisco.

Next venue to host Zola will be the Neck of the Woods on Clement, where she will be supporting FATAI, an artists Zola is accompanying also in Portland and LA. To read more and buy your tickets >> click here.

  

 

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Anomalie

@ the August Hall

on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Nicolas Dupuis, Canadian artist, Montreal based, is now renowned for his very own original style. His music - jazz-lounge-funk-hiphop-electro - escape regular tracks. To read more about Anomalie and buy your tickets >> click here

 

 

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Parcels 

@ the Regency Ballroom

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019

An Australian band with a French touch. With Anatole ''Toto'' Serret (percussions) and Jules Crommelin (guitar)... not French but it really sounds like they have French connexions somewhere in their history. And their collaboration with Daft Punk is just adding a French layer to the whole story. Listen to Overnight or Tieduprightnow. So Californian style, isn't it ?

>> Parcels at the Regency Ballroom

 

Parcels will perform the day after in Santa Cruz at the The Catalyst. >> Parcels en concert au Catalyst

  

 

 

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JAIN

@ the Fillmore

on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Jain was revealed in France about 3 years ago. Since then, she is surfing on her success, Already performed twice in SF, she is coming back this Spring at the Fillmore in between 2 concerts at Coachella. To buy your tickets >> click here

 

 

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Charlotte Gainsbourg

@ the Regency Ballroom

on Monday, April 15, 2019

Usually, when an artist performs at Coachella, he or she does so too in San Francisco and Los Angeles. For this 2019 edition of the highly anticipated Coachella, Charlotte Gainsbourg is playing by the rules. To read more, buy your tickets and maybe win your tickets to her concerts in SF and LA >> click here.

 

 

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FKJ (French Kiwi Juice)

@ the Warfield

on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

on Thursday, April 11, 2019

He performed at the Fox last December and is back to the Warfield in April 2019. If you don't know the French artists FKJ, we are glad to make a short introduction. Take a look at our article for his 1st concert here and listen to his duo with Masego (performing lately sold out concerts here and there). Genuine ''chillax zen feel good vibes'' >> Read more

 

 

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Rilès

@ the Independent

on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

-- Cancelled --

For some years already, Rilès has been sharing an abundant production with a style and signature of his own. He is coming to San Francisco. Welcome to California! (...) >> Read more and buy your tickets 

 

 

 

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Petit Biscuit

@ 1015 Folsom

on Friday, March 1st, 2019

Regreshing French electro. Petit Biscuit has been invited to perform at the upcoming Noise Pop Festival. Lucky we are.

 

 

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Coeur de Pirate

@ the August Hall

on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Coeur de Pirate, the French-Canadian singer-songwriter-pianist, will perform at August in San Francisco on February 27, 2019 (...) Read more


 

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MHD

@ the Independent 

on Monday, February 25, 2019

MHD, Mohamed Sylla, the French rapper who initiated | created | invented | imagined the Afro Trap music style, is coming back to San Francisco (second to last concert of his North American 19 tour in February) (...) >> Read more

 

   

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Lost Frequencies

@ Love + Propaganda

On Friday, February 8, 2019

For the last few years, Felix De Laet aka Lost Frequencies, Belgian producer and DJ, has his remixes circulating on Youtube and beyond. You probably know Are you with me?, don't you?

 

 

 

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ZOLA

@ Cafe du Nord

On Friday, November 9, 2018

We have been following ZOLA from the very beginning of her musical path. We met her and asked her a few questions. Read her story and go to the Cafe du Nord for her performance at the Claire George's EP release party.

 

ZOLA was kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Once upon ZOLA in SF is a cool story of such a talented artist. Read her words... but basically go and listen to her songs. Her voice will resonate in your mind over and over again. #trustus

Read the story and listen to BLUE

 

 

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Christine and the Queens

@ the Fox Theater - Oakland

on October 26, 2018

The young French artist who already performed twice, her in San Francisco, opening for Marina and the Diamonds, is coming back on her own. 

 

 

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KUNGS

@ Love + Propaganda

On Friday, October 26, 2018

His name is Valentin Brunel, he is 21 (which is great since at Love+Propaganda, you've to be 21+), et when he turned 20, he released what bacame a worldwide hit, This Girl, a remix of the Australian band Cookin' on 3 burners tune. And?... Just way more than 300 Millions of views on Youtube. Insane! He already performed at Coachella, he already performed in SF, at teh former venue known as the Ruby Skye, now August Hall. He will be at Love + Propaganda on the 26th for a Halloween Bash something party. > To buy your tickets, click here.

 

 

 

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Nicola Cruz

@ the Great Northern

on Friday, October 26, 2018

The French-Ecuadorian artist is going to perform at the Great Northern. We fell in love for his music, pretty different from the usual electro music production. 

 

 

 

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The Blaze

@ the Regency Ballroom

On Thursday, October 25, 2018

The French electronic duo, The Blaze, will make the Regency Ballroom its own Territory on October 25, 2018 (...) Read the full article

 

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Parcels 

@ the Independent

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018

An Australian band with a French touch. With Anatole ''Toto'' Serret (percussions) and Jules Crommelin (guitar)... not French but it really sounds like they have French connexions somewhere in their history. And with their collaboration with Daft Punk. Listen to Overnight or Tieduprightnow. So California style, isn't it ?

 

 

  

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Polo & Pan

@ Treasure Island Music Festival

on Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Treasure Island Music Festival will take place October 13 & 14, 2018. And the French duo, Polo & Pan, will be back to SF for the occasion (...) Read more

 

 

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BreakBot

@ the Mezzanine

on Saturday, October 13, 2018

BreakBot is used to perform in San Francisco. He comes here almost every year. This time, it will be a tour starting in Brooklyn and finishing in LA, with a stop in SF in between (...) Read more

 

 

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BARDOT A GOGO'S

20th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

@ the Rickshaw Stop

Saturday, October 13, 2018

French pop oriented themed party which is a reference at the Rickshaw, another reference actually. It has been already 20 years that Bardot A Gogo brings some French Pop to San Francisco, Bardot of course, but also Gainsbourg, Dutronc, France Gall... Some French Pop with the Rickshaw's own touch.

To buy your tickets, click here.

 

 

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JAIN

@ the Mezzanine

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Last year, at the Independent, the French artist, JAIN, told us she would come back in the Fall. She just skipped one year. It's alright... Read further and buy your tickets

 

 

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ORELSAN

@ the Independent

on Friday, September 28, 2018

le vendredi 28 septembre 2018

French French rap experience !

 

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Phoenix

@ the Greek Theatre - UC Berkeley

On Saturday, September 8, 2018

Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy, Laurent Brancowitz and Christian Mazzalai have been performing here and there and everywhere since they released Ti Amo last year (...) Read more and take your tickets

 

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 More Fatter

@ the Independent

On Saturday, August 4, 2018

2 young French-American-Hungarian musicians from the Bay Area will perform with their jazz band More Fatter. We have been following them for the last 2 years. Do the same...

 

 

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Paris Combo

@ the SFJAZZ

on July 26,27, 28 & 29, 2018

Paris Combo has been touring the world with its swing/jazz/gyspy music for the last 20 years. The French band always received a warm welcome in the US and especially in San Francisco. They will be back for Valentine's Day at the SFJAZZ (...) Lire la suite

 

 

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 Polo & Pan

@ the Independent

on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

''Polocorp'' (Paul Armand-Delille) and ''Peter Pan'' (Alexandre Grynszpan) ,et at the very Parisian club Le Baron. They say they are inspired by Debussy, Ravel, but also Air, Georgio Moroder (the one from Daft Punk), Vladimir Cosma or even LCD Soundsystem. Diverse and very French!

 

 

 

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LES NUBIANS

@ The New Parish - Oakland

on Friday, June 15, 2018

Les Nubians, comprising sisters Helene and Celia Faussart are taking their sophisticated brand of R&B across the continent. Their 2003 effort 'One Step Forward' was recorded in Jamaica, Cameroon, London and Paris with a wide array of musicians, including legendary African saxophonist Manu Dibango and underground hip-hop star Talib Kweli. The group's first release, 'Princesses Nubiennes,' was a worldwide hit, selling more units in America than any other foreign-language album of the ‘90s.

To buy your tickets, click here.

 

 

 

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Amadou & Mariam

@ the SF Jazz - Mine Auditorium

on June15 and 16 juin, 2018

The SFJAZZ festival always brings awesome artists to San Francisco. The Malian already performed in San Francisco last Summer at the Stern Grove Festival. They are back with 2 concerts. Mark your calendar and buy your tickets > here

 

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Darius

@ 1015 Folsom

On Friday, June 1st, 2018

Terence N'Guyen is Darius. From Bordeaux, and now living in Paris. His label is the renowmed one, Roche Musique, famous for its great selection of electro musicians and producers. Darius released his 1st album recently, Utopia. Listen to Espoir, one of his former EPs and head to 1015 Folsom on June 1st.

 

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Barrio Manouche

@ the Chapel 

on Thursday, May 31, 2018

You will love the Gipsy Jazz sound of this local band that we already talked about, especially when they performed at the TLF last year. They are pretty often found entertaining a cool crowd at the Deluxe on Haight Street.

BARRIO MANOUCHE IS: 

Javi Jimenez: guitars

Alex Zelnick: guitars

Luis Jimenez: percussions

Marcos Rodrigues: percussions

Gary Johnson: bass

Magali Sanscartier: violin

Cyril Guiraud: saxophones

 

Listen some of their latest singles > www.barriomanouche.com/music

 

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IAM

@ the Fillmore

on Friday, May 18, 2018

Meet the cult French band IAM this May.

 

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FAKEAR

@ the Swedish American Hall

on Saturday, May 12, 2018

 

French electro musician, Fakear (Théo Le Vigoureux) is renowned for La Lune Rousse. He performed recently at the Rickshaw Stop. He is back to San Francisco with a new album t be released in April,  ''All Glows''.

 

 

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Her

@ the Cafe du Nord

on Saturday, May 12, 2018

The story of Her, the French duo formed by Victor Solf and Simon Carpentier is a tragic story, and yet a beautiful and powerful one, filled with and built on art, music, friendship, life and respect (... ) Read further

 

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Ofenbach

@ Love + Propaganda

on Friday, May 4, 2018

Dorian Lauduique and César de Rummel are Ofenbach, the Parisian duo, multi multi millionaire in views on Youtube with Be Mine, and now Katchi featuring the Californian singer Nick Waterhouse. 

 

 

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Angelique Kidjo

@ the UC Theatre - Berkeley,

on Friday, May 4, 2018.

 

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Charlotte Cardin @ the Chapel,

on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Pop music from Canada we discovered recently thanks to BØRNS et Mikky Ekko.

 

 

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Christophe Maé

@ the Swedish American Hall,

on Friday, April 27, 2018.

French artist,very successful in France for about 15 years, reachingout to a wide audience mixing different generations.

 

 

 

 

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Fred Falke

@ AudioSF

on Saturday, April 21, 2018

French House producer, L.A. based, Fred Falke is renowned for his French personal touch. Find out by your self at Audio SF on April 21.

 

 

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Petit Biscuit

@ the Fox Theater - Oakland,

on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Petit Biscuit, barely 18 years old, is definitely the Little Prince of the French electro music. With already millions of views here and there, he is coming to Coachella this Spring and will perform in Oakland (...) Read further

 

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Jean-Michel Jarre

@ the City National Civic - San Jose

on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Jean-Michel Jarre is among the few French artists who have been invited to Coachella. Between 2 concerts in Indio, he will bring his Oxygene and Electronica to the City National Civic in San Jose (...) Read more


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Ibeyi @ the Fillmore,

on Friday, April 13, 2018.

For the last 3 years, the French - Venezuelan - Cuban duo's great story is all about success (...) Read further 

 

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Anomalie

@ the Rickshaw Stop

on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Montreal based artist, Nicolas Dupuis, will perform his music, infused with electro, jazz and soul genre. 

 


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Klingande @ the Regency Ballroom,

on Thursday, March 29, 2018

le jeudi 29 mars 2018

We found out about Klingande a few years ago when he performed at the Mezzanine. Cédric Steinmyller chose a swedish alias that means chiming, sounding. The rational behind the Swedish pseudo is that he was inspired by the Swedish House, one of the most influent trend in the wide Electro music family. His success is pretty dazzling. Jubel got more than 160 million views on Youtube. That sounds and looks like quite a success.

 

 

 

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Chinese Man

@ the Fillmore

on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Frenh RAP from Marseille, with some soul, funk, hip hop, electro infusion.

 

 

 

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Breakbot

@ Audio SF

March 10 & 11, 2018

Irfane and Thibaut Berland, the French duo behind Breakbot, were part of the French adventure at Coachella last year. That is when they performed at the Mezzanine here in San Francisco. They come back this time. No Coachella. And no surprise to find them at Audio SF, one of our local electro music Meccas.

 > Breakbot tickets.

 

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Talisco

@ the DNA Lounge

on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Cool French electro pop rock music... but in English. Listen to The Keys, from his latest album, A kiss fron LA. I am sure you know that one already.

 

 

 

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Carla Bruni @ the Bay Area Cabaret - Venetian Room, Fairmont San Francisco, on Friday, February 23, 2018.

She will perform with her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, attending.

 

 

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Bob Sinclar @ Love + Propaganda on Friday, February 23, 2018.

You know Bob Sinclar. You may know th 2 DJs who will perform the opening sets. DJ Gustav was already there in October 2016 when Bob Sinclar performed atbthe same venue.

Find out about Galexy, San Francisco based French DJ. We danced on his music at Bar Fluxus and some enjoyed his music at Ocean Beach for A Silent Disco yoga session. #onlyinSF

 

 

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