Tag Archives: Marco Marinier

Freewheelin' at the Café Vélo / En roue libre au Café Vélo

Freewheelin’ at the Café Vélo / En roue libre au Café Vélo

Freewheeling ? Actually never when you’re on stage. We always sweat our notes, twanging, slapping and sliding out. But this time we stopped at the Café Vélo, a cyclists’ place in Grenoble as its name clearly states. It’s intended to be a shelter for cyclists who break their bikes, providing them not only parts and […]


Deadly gig on the campus / Concert « Mortel ! » sur le campus

Last saturday we performed a « deadly » gig! Not that we killed people by breaking their ears. « Deadly » (« Mortel ! » in french) was the title of the festival we played on the Grenoble campus with the partnership of Radio Campus Grenoble (home of Honky Tonk Live). The setlist was oriented on that purpose : except for […]

7 Laux

Double trouble / Un weekend pour deux (concerts)

We’ve performed twice this weekend. Friday was our first time outside the city since 2013, back to where our music comes from : country! We were warmly welcomed at Le Relais des 7 Laux in the small village of Froges, at the bottom of the Pra-Poutel ski resort. No better place to play our kind […]

Between bar and restrooms / Entre le comptoir et les toilettes

Between bar and restrooms / Entre le comptoir et les toilettes

Between bar and restrooms, that’s often where everything happens for musicians. The stage or at least the room left for musicians to perform, is traditionally positioned there. The drunk guy who’s heading for the urinal by radar will inevitably collide with a guitar neck. At L’Art-Ti-Cho though, the stage is slightly shifted from that critical […]


Storming of the Bastille / Prise de la Bastille

We stormed the Bastille of Grenoble, instead of the Parisian one, on the 5th August instead of the 14th July in order to cheat the enemy. Unplugged, we’ve offered our bio and green country, blues & rockabilly although we were performing close to an old building that once stored nuclear waste. For the second time […]

Le 69

Combo at 69 / Le Combo au 69

The Combo at 69 ? What is that ? 69 musicians in the Combo ? 69 people in the audience ? Was the Combo playing at an altitude of 69 meters/feet on Saturday ? Was the Combo performing at the 69th parallel beyond a polar circle ? Was the Combo driving at 69 km/h or […]


On stage at Bayard / Le Combo sans peur et un public sans reproche au Bayard

Last Saturday as a stop on our (de)tour in the city, we played at home at the famous Grenoble musical headquarters called Café Bayard. On the backroom stage, we performed our set while Bernie the place mayor was occasionnaly playing along his mandolin between two services behind his bar, adding a kind of stereo to […]


A night at Le Ness / une soirée au Ness

Vendredi soir notre (dé)tour dans la ville a fait étape au Ness. Nous avons dégainé nos flingues à cordes dans l’arrière-salle du café-restaurant russe de Sacha pour deux bonnes heures de jeu. A cette issue, comme désormais à l’accoutumée chez notre amie russe, nous avons eu droit à la restauration du cru et à la […]

Detour on going / le détour suit son cours

Detour on going / le détour suit son cours

The live (de)tour we started some months ago is going on. Check out the « Live » page to catch all the info regarding our next gigs. This is a detour in the city of Grenoble in which we rumble on different stages, sometimes coming back on the same ones. No other goal than just playing live […]


The Combo at l’Art-Ti-Cho

That picture above was taken at the the bar we played on saturday and illustrates the spirit of the place: a tiny room and something to play. We didn’t play with the Spider-Man pinball but we played on the stage. For the first time, we performed live with Alan, an outstanding fiddler who brings the […]


The Combo at La Passoire


Le Ness, Chez Sacha, 08.11.13

The Combo on (De)tour in the City

L’automne est bien là et les frimats de l’hiver commencent à se faire sentir. Vendredi dernier nous avons démarré notre détour dans la ville au Ness chez Sacha pendant 2h30 dans une sympathique ambiance. Merci aux gens présents pour leur réceptivité et au chaleureux accueil de Sacha et Philippe. Depuis le 1er juin dernier, sur […]