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James Chance: Europe, March 2015

We're happy to announce some Euro-dates for James & Les Contortions this March in the UK, France, Germany, and Belgium. Here's what we have so far - if any are added you'll find 'em here & Facebook.

03/10/2015 - Cafe Oto - London (UK)
 - Stereo - Glasgow (UK)
 - Instants Chavir├ęs - Paris (France)
 - Het Boss - Anvers (Belgium)
 - King Georg - Koln (Germany)
 - Sonic - Lyon (France)
 - Bbc Perpinya - Perpignan (France)


James Chance on Red Bull Music Academy Radio

Red Bull Music Academy Radio has just posted a lengthy & insightful look into the world of James Chance as part of their Fireside Chat series. This might go without saying, but we definitely recommend listening. Listen here, and be sure to check out the rest of the series.


Citywide: James Chance, James Brown, Punk, Funk and the Free Jazz Connection

James Chance at CBGB by Eugene Merinov
As a sort of sister piece to James' recent guest DJ spot on WNYU's Shake 'Em On Down,  he also sat down with the station's Micah Loewinger, and discussed some of his musical influences - specifically James Brown, and the point where punk met funk via free jazz - on the show Citywide. James' interview is the first half of the show.

James Brown


Review: James Chance/Melt Yourself Down at Illuminations Festival

"...any reservations concerning the potentiality of loss of bite and fire were abruptly extinguished as he took to the stage..." Continued on The Ransom Note.