Rue 66, The Incidentals, Agent EL84
Rue '66, SFs only authentic 60s French yé yé band, includes Carol Pott and Serena Campbell on vocals and veteran musicians Mark Zanandrea, guitar (Cat Heads), John Stuart, drums (Flying Color, Jammists), Don Ciccone, bass (The Trip, Angel Corpus Christie), Christian Iribarren, keyboards (Hard Rain). Together they create a unique authentic '60s experience focused on the French yé yé sound of female vocalists, Françoise Hardy, France Gall, Jacqueline Taïeb, Stone, Gillian Hills, Brigitte Bardot, etc., and bands like PussyCat. To round out their sound, they added horns by Jeff Swartz, trombone, and John Peters, trumpet, from Shitty Shitty Band Band. And, channeling Jacques Dutronc, vocals by Serge Martial. It's mod minis, surf guitar, go-go boots, luxe harmonies, all Vox 1960s pop. Venez danser!
Material from Patsy Cline to Neil Young, from The Cure to The Carpenters, gets reinterpreted with drama, mystery, and soul. A simple line up of guitar, upright-bass, and drums is fronted by Sioban Dixon's character-rich vocals creating a sound that draws on their combined experience of playing indie, soul, americana, jazz, punk, and experimental musics. The Incidentals are full of contradictions - simultaneously familiar and strange, both a tribute and a deconstruction, a moody noirish celebration that shouldn't work but totally, totally does.
Agency EL84 bring to the stage the images and thematic music of secret agents from 1960's Cinema and television. It's a world of intrigue accompanied by the sound made famous with the advent of Fender and Vox amplified electric guitar, bass, and drums. Hollywood and television production studios quickly picked up on this sound, first popularized with the west coast sound of the Ventures from the US and the English sound of The Shadows. Do you remember televisions the man from u.n.c.l.e. or James Bond in Goldfinger on the silver screen? How about Peter Gunn, The Saint, Inspector Clouseau, Maxwell Smart, and Our Man Flint? Experience these familiar themes and images as Agency EL84 leads you down an entertaining route from Russia with Love to Hawaii 5-0.
Hemlock Tavern (View)
1131 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|