Photo Hedi Slimane, courtesy of Galerie Almine Reich

Photo Hedi Slimane
(Courtesy of Galerie Almine Reich)

  • Le Centre Pompidou
  • Friday, September 18th 2009

For the first time, on stage at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, New York’s anti-folk genius Adam Green meets Carl Barât, Britain’s modern rock star.

In collaboration with David West, an American graphic artist straight out of the Warhol Factory doing ‘live’ drawings, the two musicians are given a free hand to lead the evening.

Laura Gibson, a feminine version of Bonnie Prince Billy from Portland will start the night with an acoustic set.

Adam Green

Adam Green
Photo DR

Just like New York, Adam Green never sleeps. Singer and songwriter, his career started with Kimya Dawson within the demented band the Moldy Peaches. Gone solo in 2002, he is the most gifted songwriter of his generation. Although he is often compared to Ben Folds, Leonard Cohen, Ben Kweller or even Jonathan Richman, he would rather be seen as a guitar playing Woody Allen.

Leader of the Libertines with Pete Doherty, Carl Barât transformed the modern British rock scene. Influenced by a wide range of musicians - the Kinks, Love, Django Reinhardt or the Velvet Underground-, this exceptional songwriter and guitarist has obtained the respect of fellow artists such as the Clash, Blur or Morrissey. When the Libertines split up in 2004, his career took a new turn. He formed the Dirty Pretty Things and released a series of rock hymns, with sharp riffs and unbridled energy. Since 2008, his solo career has confirmed his reputation as a brilliant and spellbinding performer. His exclusive presence in Paris will not go unnoticed!

Carl Barât par Paul O'Neil

Carl Barât
Photo Paul O'Neil