Before its showcase Wednesday night, the foreign-tongued France Rocks gets an early debut. Austin-via-Paris quartet Hooka Hey warms up this cultural immersion with sludgy blues and sweat-soaked riffs. Patchwork quartet Joon Moon formed between Kansas City and Paris – trois femmes et un garcon – and expects a new pop EP at the end of the month, Call Me. Twenty-year-old Alice on the Roof arrives as a Belgian solo act mashing up Tori Amos and Charli XCX, while Parisian trio Talisco draws up cinematic soundscapes fit for a guitar as they are on a TV commercial. That's something a French singer from Marseille, Marina Kaye, can relate to as a former contestant on a French talent show.
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