San Francisco’s Rue ’66, who claim to be the City’s “only authentic ’60s French yé yé band” will headline a throwback to the ’60s at Neck of the Woods with Portland bands The Satin Chaps and Paradise. The band was formed in 2010 when two UCSF library employees with a love of ’60s French music joined forces with Carol Pott, a French speaker who was a singing musette with an accordion player. Since then, they’ve gradually added members (including one native Frenchman) and are now an eight-piece complete with two vocalists and horns. Rue ’66 currently plays all covers, but is working on originals and hopes to release an LP this summer. Listen to Rue ’66’s take on Serge Gainsbourg‘s “Laisse Tomber les Filles”, along with videos from both The Satin Chaps and Paradise, below.
The Satin Chaps, Paradise, Rue 66
Neck of the Woods
April 5, 2013