Come rock with us, Brooklyn! Enroll now for our Spring semester, starting in January. Join a band, rehearse covers, write original songs, record in a pro studio and perform live on stage. All in the span of 12 weeks: let's do it! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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!
Our Mother's Day tradition continues!
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.
Our Summer Songwriting and Recording Camp in Brooklyn was another huge success. The songs are up online for free stream and download so be sure to check them out...they're amazing.
On JUNE 15th our adult bands rock the Alimentation Generale and the PSRS Paris team pays tribute to David Bowie and Prince. A few days later, on JUNE 19th, our student bands take the stage at La Bellevilloise for epic afternoon of rock. We'll see you at both of them!
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.
One of our veteran Brooklyn bands, Asylum For The Musically Insane, take the stage this Saturday at Barbes in Park Slope. It's sure to be a fun, family friendly show in the neighborhood, so come out and support some great young bands!
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!
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"...)
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"
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!
For our second Artist Series event, students at PSRS Paris and their parents attended a Songwriting Workshop with the legendary English musician Jarvis Cocker, hosted at APC Studios. Jarvis started the evening with a lecture on lyric writing and even performed the first song he ever wrote, "Shakespeare Rock." The second half of the evening was devoted to a live lyric writing session with audience participation. The audience and Jarvis wrote an entire songs lyrics in 15 minutes and the final song was performed live by PSRS Paris students and Jarvis. Thanks to Jarvis and APC for helping us create an event that our students will surely remember for a lifetime.