Rock U. Adult Bands in concert!
When: Sunday 6 February, 15h30-20h (doors open 15h15)
Admission: Free and open to all!
More info: Facebook event
Everyone else is doing it, so why can’t we? Rock U. is proud to bring you Episode 1 of Extra Credit: The Rock U. Podcast, premiering today, Thanksgiving, Thursday 25 November. Just one of the ways we want to say THANKS to all of you for being part of our Rock U. community!
In every episode of Extra Credit, your hosts Seth Hinkley and Matt Black will discuss different aspects of rock music and the Rock U. experience. In Episode 1, “All Killer, No Filler”, Seth and Matt list their Top 5 albums that don’t have a single song you’ll want to skip, Seth tells us why John Fogerty played his guitar on the witness stand in a court case, and the guys go head to head with a Beatles vs. Stones debate in our One Minute Matchup. Episode 2 is coming in a few weeks, when we’ll list our favorite and most notable cover songs, explain why Taylor Swift is re-recording her own albums, and throw down on the Les Paul vs. Strat debate. In future episodes we’ll bring you in-depth discussions of our favorite topics in rock’n’roll, plenty of special guests, and some insider scoops.
So check out Extra Credit: The Rock U. Podcast, available now on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. Our theme music was written and produced by former Rock U. teacher Tom Walters, aka Kitsch Kub.
Extra Credit: The Rock U. Podcast is sponsored and supported by our partners at Big Pebble Records. Big Pebble Records is your one-stop anglophone resource for music creation in Paris. Check out Big Pebble’s first EP release, Posture, by former Rock U. rocker Person M!
Rock U. Student Bands in Concert!
Please join us at historic Paris music venue La Boule Noire on 12 December for our 2021 Fall Concert! As always, admission is free and all are welcome.
*14h-20h, doors open at 13h30
*Eighteen student bands
*Hits by Bon Jovi, Gorillaz, Olivia Rodrigo, The Police, Queen, U2, Shawn Mendes, Foreigner, The Black Keys, Fountains of Wayne, Arctic Monkeys, Talking Heads, Toto, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, The Weeknd, The Strokes, and many more!
Passe sanitaire obligatoire, of course!
Join a rock band during the Toussaint break! If you already play an instrument or sing, or if you’ve always wanted to try drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and more, this program is for you. You and your band will learn songs throughout the week, try out different music styles and instruments, and make a video of your performance! All ability levels and all instruments welcome.
Sign up here! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m ready to rock! How do I sign up?
Online registration forms will open on our website at www.rock-u.fr at 9 AM Paris time on Wednesday 1 September.
For private lessons:
Congratulations to all the winners the Rock U. 500 contest! Our grand prize goes to Chris Heim, Vincent Merry, William Baird-Smith, and Edward Ricketts, well done, guys! And congrats also to runners-up Kajus Walsh, Adam Corbier, Lily Mourad, and Sophie Mourad! If you missed the Rock U. 500 quiz answers, you can see them here.
You can now listen to the Spotify playlist of ALL the songs Rock U. youth and teen bands have ever performed onstage (or on video during confinement). Thanks to Henry Berrous for his help in putting it all together!
See you for the next 500 songs!
Dear Rock U. Rockers, Families, Friends, Fans, and Alumni:
*500 points total – how many can you earn?
*The entry with the highest point total in the Rock U. 500 Quiz will win a 100€ gift card to Musikhaus Thomann, Europe’s best online music store!
*Three runner-up entries will win limited-edition, one-of-a-kind (well, three-of-a-kind) Rock U. 500 logo t-shirts
*Quiz closes at midnight on Thursday 17 June; correct answers published at noon on Friday 18 June
*The winners will be announced – where else? – onstage at Rock U. En Seine, right before we play the 500th song