PSRS BROOKLYN ROCKS ROCKWOOD!

Thanks to all who came and packed the club for an inspiring afternoon of music. Our fall semester bands rocked the stage and we can't wait for the next show in May! Thanks to Kevin Bay for some great photos of the afternoon.

DEBUSSY ROCKS

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No, your eyes do not deceive you! We are partnering with the Conservatoire Georges Bizet (20eme) to present a concert celebrating Claude Debussy and his alter ego, Monsieur Croche, who embraced all genres of music. Three PSRS bands will be performing rock covers and original songs, alongside solo piano performances by the students of the conservatoire. One of our bands will finish the concert with their own unique interpretation of a Debussy classic. You will not want to miss this one!

Free and open to the public. 

Oui, c'est vrai ! En partenariat avec le Conservatoire Georges Bizet (20ème), nous allons monter un concert pour célébrer Claude Debussy et son alter ego, Monsieur Croche, amateur de toutes genres de musique. Les élèves du conservatoire et de PSRS vont se côtoyer, et un de nos groupes va finir le spectacle avec une interpretation singulière d'un classique par Debussy... à ne pas rater !

Entrée gratuite et ouverte au public

Forget Me Not hits Brooklyn!

One of our veteran PSRS Paris Adult Bands, FORGET ME NOT, packed their bags and headed to Brooklyn to attend our Songwriting and Recording Camp. One week later, they had 3 songs written and visited the beautiful Bunker Studios for an epic recording session. These ladies picked up their instruments for the first time last year and we are so pleased with their development, not to mention their amazing enthusiasm for the band experience!

Have a listen to our favorite song from the camp, Milky Way, below.

New Paris Location!

After 6 years at SMOM Studios in the 20eme of Paris, we are now headed to the 9eme! We were sad to hear that SMOM will be closing this month but we are very excited to be rocking at our new location at Basement Studios. Nick and his crew have welcomed us with open arms and we couldn't be happier with the new space. There is rock in these walls and we're excited to be training the new generation in such an inspiring place.

To mark the occasion, our Paris profs filmed a quick spoof of the classic Jefferson's theme song "Movin' On Up"

Stereokids at La Cigale

We are so proud of our PSRS Paris band MARTIAL, who took the stage this past weekend at La Cigale for the third annual Stereokids festival. It was a real treat for the band to share the stage with Pedro Winter, Justice, Chassol and other great acts. And to play to 1500 people at La Cigale, well that's just awesome.

MARTIAL rocking La Cigale!

MARTIAL rocking La Cigale!

From backstage...

From backstage...

Nothing beats that post-gig feeling.

Nothing beats that post-gig feeling.

PSRS Brooklyn hits the studio...

Our Brooklyn Spring Semester bands hit the Bunker Studios to record their original songs from the semester and the results are, as usual, amazing. We offer a recording session every semester and it's one of the highlights of our program. We're so proud of these students for jumping feet first into exploring their creativity through original songwriting and we can't wait for the next session.

 

 

Artist Series with Lou Doillon

Many thanks to all who came out to our most recent Artist Series with Lou Doillon! We shared a beautiful evening with Lou, discussing her artistic intentions, listening to some vinyl and performing her music with a band of PSRS students. Thanks to La Bellevilloise for helping create a beautiful setting and a big thanks to Lou for being so generous. We're looking forward to the next one!

 

 

PSRS Artist Series with LOU DOILLON

Park Slope Rock School PARIS is proud to host Never Dim It Down: An Evening with Lou Doillon on May 16th, at Le Loft at La Bellevilloise.

For this intimate event, Lou Doillon and PSRS Founder Jason Domnarski will discuss the creative process, specifically the celebration of vulnerability, individuality and the human element behind musical creation – a rarity in the auto-tuned, highly edited world of current pop music. They will explore these ideas through listening examples, readings and performances of cover songs selected by Lou. The event will culminate in a performance of her original music, in which students from PSRS Paris will accompany the artist on stage.

Tickets are 10€ with proceeds to benefit UNICEF.

Brooklyn show and recording session

Our Brooklyn bands have had a busy couple of weekends! Last Sunday, the bands took the stage to a packed house at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 for our Spring Concert and they all sounded awesome! The following weekend, they hit the Bunker Studios to record their original songs from this semester. We are proud to offer this unique experience and it's one of our favorite days of the semester. The bands learn how a recording studio works and get a chance to track live and add overdubs in a beautiful 3000 sq ft facility. We're jealous! We're already looking towards our fall semester in September but first we have our Summer Songwriting Camps in July and August! Get in touch for more information if you're interested in joining us in the summer or fall.

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GIBSON meets The Metal Dragons

One of our veteran PSRS Paris bands, The Metal Dragons, were invited to the Gibson Showroom to try out guitars and basses for their upcoming performance at La Cigale with Stéréokids on April 10th. The Gibson team were great hosts and the boys felt like real VIPs. Which instruments did they pick? A Slash Les Paul, of course :)  Thanks Gibson!

AFP Article and Video on PSRS

A big thanks to the AFP for such a nice piece on PSRS and our programs! We're so proud of all of our students (both child and adult) and we're happy to see them getting some attention on a global stage...

Check out the article here: http://news.yahoo.com/mum-dad-back-rock-school-060037684.html

And here's a video with some great footage of one our concerts. It gives you a great feel for what it's like to be part of PSRS. When are YOU joining? (PS: Click on the video below and then click "Watch on YouTube"...)



L'OFFICIEL and DNA BROOKLYN Press

Phew. It's been a busy start to our fall semesters in both Brooklyn and Paris and we're just getting around to sharing with you some fun PSRS press...

In PARIS, one of our veteran bands, Shark Bath, played an outdoor gig for a fancy fashion party hosted by L'Officiel Magazine. They played 5 songs, including their originals, and the crowd loved it. They also got the chance to be photographed by the infamous Mathieu Cesar...quelle rock stars!

In BROOKLYN we were recently featured in a piece by DNA Info about kid rock band covers that sound "almost" as good as the original. Check out "Born To Be Wild"

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20151008/park-slope/5-brooklyn-kid-bands-cover-classic-songs-surprisingly-well

BROOKLYN AND CT SUMMER CAMPS

It was another busy summer at PSRS Brooklyn! For the third year in a row, we brought our Songwriting and Recording Camp to Ivoryton, CT, in conjunction with the Community Music School. The week of songwriting culminated in another great visit to Dirt Floor Studios in Haddam.

It was then off to Brooklyn for two more weeks of camp. Our three Brooklyn bands wrote some incredible songs over the course of the week and our recording sessions at the Bunker Studio were one to remember.

Check out some of our songs from this years camps! Somewhat Sticky's "Cherry Skies" is a rocker, channeling the Beatles and Spoon. "All Business" from Boxed Water tells the story of a con man/rock star, making music for the money. And the Thorny Roses "Turn Around" is a classic anti-establishment protest song, complete with 70's style four part harmonies. We had some great talent this year!

Photo by Sarah Collier

Photo by Sarah Collier

Photo by Sarah Collier

Photo by Sarah Collier