Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Introducing... La Blogotheque's Take-Away Shows

Check this out:
You meet a band. You take them outside, in the streets, and ask them to play there, shoot the movie in one unique shot, whatever happens. Those are the Take-Away Shows, the weekly Video podcast from french weblog La Blogothèque.

The Take Away Shows are a Video Podcast produced by the french weblog La Blogothèque. Every week, La Blogothèque gives away a session, shot with a band, in an unusual, urban environment.

Sessions are always filmed as a unique shot, without any cut, recorded live. There's usually no much time to record them, so the groups have to be spontaneous, to improvise, play with what they have with them, and with their environment, whether there’s a public or not.

The Take Away Shows are produced by La Blogothèque, based on an original idea by Chryde and Vincent Moon. They are directed by Vincent Moon, and supported by Kidam, who lends the cameras and shot some of the sessions. They are partners from Daytrotter.

The number of released sessions came up to 40. Among the featured bands are Islands, Okkervil River, The Kooks, The Divine Comedy, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, My Brightest Diamond, The National, Grizzly Bear, Jens Lekman, Tapes N' Tapes, Au Revoire Simone, Guillemots, I'm From Barcelona, Cold War Kids, Herman Düne, The Spinto Band, etc. In the next week, you'll be privileged to see the Arcade Fire.

Even though that the footages are taken in a single shot, thanks to the improvisation of the artists themselves and the way the camera is managed, there's much of artistic in them. You must see it. Highly Recommended!

Some shows:
Essie Jain - Take-Away Show #39
The Hidden Cameras - Take-Away Show #22
Dean & Britta - Take-Away Show #19
Lapin Machin - Take-Away Show #26

Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007) !!!
Weezer - The Green Album
+44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating
The Divine Comedy - Regeneration !!!
Abandoned Pools - Armed To The Teeth !!!
Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Angels & Airwaves - We Don't Need To Whisper
Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
VA - Hotel Costes Vol.9 by Stephane Pompougnac
Muse, Linkin Park, System Of A Down, Stabbing Westward, etc.
Ben Folds - Live & Demos


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful site--and thank you so much for the links to the Blogotheque. A great way to check out new musicians playing live. Good stuff!

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the new take away show: The Arcade Fire!! just awesome.

3:50 PM  

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