Wednesday Evening at the Trabendo

for coming to Crossroads 2012!



Entry is free and all are welcome!

Join us on Wednesday the 4th of July from 8 p.m to 2 a.m for an evening of fun and dancing at the TRABENDO bar and nightclub. After a day of intellectual stimulation why not come relax and mingle with the other participants of the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference from all over the world.
The night features:
  • Free Entry
  • World class DJs
  • Excellent Music and loads of fun!
  • Open Bar
Though there will be an open bar, dinner will not be served and so we advise you to bear this in mind.
IMPORTANT! Badges are required to gain entry. Every participant can bring a guest! More information on this process on Wednesday at the conference.
The metro service discontinues at 12:30 am mid-week. However there are numerous taxis in Paris and there is also a very reliable Night Bus system. See Practical informations below.
The Sociologist, from 8 pm to 9.30 pm followed by French Tourist until 2 am.
The Sociologist
"The Sociologist", aka Gérôme Guibert, is Doctor in Sociology and a Associate Professor at Sorbonne Nouvelle University. As a specialist in modern music, this enthusiast knows no limits between theory and practice and handles decks as well as PowerPoint.
Recognized in western France as the mastermind of research in modern music, he has already held conferences in the first part of concerts to the big surprise of the audience, which however ends by listening to him attentively. The Sociologist believes in the essential connection between his professional life and his passions, that’s why in 2002 he founded the magazine Volume! la revue des musiques populaires, in which he regularly publishes articles about popular music and social studies.
For this evening at the Trabendo, The Sociologist has prepared a 100% frenchie discography, going from Barbara to Daft Punk through Serge Gainsbourg, you may choose from discovering or rediscovering popular French music. No need to take notes for this quite special lecture: enjoy the music and let yourself led in to the dance!
Do not miss The Sociologist’s set, there will be no second session!
French Tourist

French Tourist is not just a simple DJ from Nantes. After 25 years of mixing different genres of music, every club in France wants him for the night, because his music surely makes it special. French Tourist, aka Laurent Allinger, is not one to be known as a modern electronic music fan. His mixes of classics that go from Robert Johnson to The Ramones or from John Coltrane to The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion make even the Eiffel Tower dance.

Free radio activist during the 80s, this atypical DJ has the ability to mix live for any good French or American band (with percussions, Theremin or scratch). Still he knows how to stay the simple DJ Selector for lounge or clubbing parties and bring joy to your ears and moves to your body through vintage rarities from all over the world. Timeless, soulful or festive but first of all guiding thread of an evening including live bands, set changes and club atmosphere, French Tourist is a real mobile jukebox although never falling into the easiness of a nostalgic radio.


Located near the Parc de la Villette in the 19th Arrondisement of Paris, the Trabendo is a renowned concert hall and disco. It has been the stage for many talented artists and musicians in the past including Steve Coleman, Ben Harper, George Clinton, Keziah Jones, Maná, and more modern acts such as Metallica, Green Day, Supergrass or Manu Chao.

211 avenue Jean Jaurès
Paris 75019

tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 06 05 52
The room and the bar are open on hour before the start of events.
Métro ligne 5 – Porte de Pantin
Times of the first and the last Line 5 Metro: 


Direction Place d’Italie: First metro: 05:34 / Last metro: 00:49

Direction Bobigny-Pablo-Picasso: First metro: 05:53 / Last metro: 01:06
Noctiliens – Night Buses
Paris has an excellent Night bus system which serves the centre and suburbs. These buses normally start their circuit at around 1:00am and are quite safe. As these buses serve a more extensive area than a day bus would, please be aware that they have a longer wait time and generally longer journey time.
N13 Gare de l’Est – Grands Boulevards – Châtelet - Saint Michel – Montparnasse

Monday to Friday: Runs every 30 minutes
République: N13 to Gare de l’Est then the N141
Bastille: N13 to Gare de l’Est then the N01
Pigalle/Villiers: N 13 to Gare de l’est then the N02
Credits: Fabien Breuil ; Vinciane Verguethen.