“Parisian curator, critic, and all-around weird music guru Maxime Guitton is the kind of guy that any DIY community would love to have around. Since 2003, his has been gracing the French capital with evening after evening of choice musical and visual phenomena–most of them in some way left of center, and all of them handpicked with love. Ali_Fib Gigs, which he co-runs with Benjamin Tellier and Jérôme Boutinot, has organized some sixty shows and festivals in Europe, in sites ranging from music venues, squats, and churches to crypts, art galleries, and museums. He also curated the music component of the “Psychedelic Explorations in France, 1968″ fest at the CAPC museum in Bordeaux last year, which examined the history of psychedelia from a French perspective and the legacy of the late 1960s in the so-called “third psychedelic revolution” of the present (…)”.

Emilie Friedlander, ali_fib gigs Comes to Brooklyn!, in Arthur Magazine (May 5, 2009)


“Maxime Guitton fait partie de ces garçons et filles dont le goût est si sûr et les convictions si joliment ancrées en eux, que leur amour pour la musique est immédiatement communicatif. Maxime s’est longtemps caché derrière la structure Ali Fib, qui organise quelques-uns des concerts parisiens les plus excitants, où l’on voit de vrais nouveaux groupes, des vétérans retrouvés, des collisions inédites. Il est aussi très actif sur Facebook où il poste régulièrement des chansons, des vidéos, des pochettes d’albums qui donnent simplement envie d’écouter des choses nouvelles – même si elles datent d’il y a trente ans : Maxime a le chic pour débusquer des perles, là où n’y penserait pas. (…)”

Joseph Ghosn, Une playlist pour l’été par Maxime Guitton (ali_fib) (July 15, 2010)

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