James Clarke & Notes

Take Away Shows

Vincent Moon and Chryde have been creating Take Away Shows for La Blogotheque since April 2006. The basic premise is you take some hip indie band and let them perform unannounced on a street, alley, mini-bus, courtyard, park, cafe etc. in Paris and let the sound evolve.

Filmed in a distinctive style of high contrast, I first came across these shows over a year ago when Arcade Fire performed Neon Bible in a freight elevator which I think inspired them to perform a similar rendition for The Culture Show.

Some of the best Take Away Shows come from Vampire Weekend, Beirut, Guillemots, Okkervil River and Gravenhurst; although there are many many more worth watching.