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BARDOT A GO GO'S POST-VALENTINES DAY PARTY WITH
Join us as we celebrate l'amour fou! Bardot a Go Go co-founders Brother Grimm and Pink Frankenstein will be playing the best in '60s French pop, as well as Northern Soul, shagadelic electro, and '60s rock. There'll also be drink specials, go-go girls, and Frenchie visuals. Shagadelic attire encouraged. *AND free retro hairstyling by Peter Thomas Hair Design from 9-11 pm! Called "Best Substitute for a Parisian Disco" by the Bay Guardian and "carbonated, contagious" by SF Weekly, "Bardot a Go Go" celebrates its 12th year of playing swinging '60s French pop from the likes of Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, and of course Brigitte Bardot.
NOUS NON PLUS
"Mixing whimsical indie pop with a hearty dose of Francophilia, Nous Non Plus formed in 2005 from the ashes of Les Sans Culottes, another faux-French band from New York City.... [On their recent third album], the initial role model for Nous Non Plus this time around seems to be the Smiths, with the opening "J'en Ai Marre [Had Enough]" sounding like it should be from around that band's debut album, aside from Celine Dijon's lead vocals. But the tenser minimal groove of "Pas la Peine [(Oh No) Not Again]" is a little too keyboard-heavy for that group and by the time of "Acte Manqué [Freudian Slip]" it's full-on synth pop/dance-rock/disco, in a much lighter vein than some of the more recent monsters to have come from France itself but nonetheless suggesting the dancefloor to the full. From there it's a hop and skip through eight songs on this short, enjoyable release, seemingly best designed for summer listening despite first appearing in fall." --AllMusic.com
If you are looking to evoke a groovy European club feel, Rue '66 creates the feel of mod '60s Paris. Playing familiar translations and original French yéyé from artists such as France Gall, Françiose Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacqueline Taïeb, The Beatles, Pussycat, Sandy Shaw, The Searchers, and many more, Rue '66 blends '60s harmonies, female vocals, go-go boots, and surf guitar and gets everyone on the dance floor.
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