Les Sans Culottes: Accent on Flatbush

Les Sans Culottes

You might wonder what a retro French band is doing up here, where gypsy bounce and Irish mariachi reside.  But Les Sans Culottes are not actually of the frog persuasion.  They’ve never lived in Europe.  Les Sans Culottes have been holding down Franco-pop in Brooklyn for over a decade, keeping it fake.  An American band pretending to be Francais is the hybrid music pick of the week, bringing their left bank sound to the left coast on tour.

Les Sans Culottes write original music modeled after the Paris of Serge Gainsbourg replete with organ choruses and hip-tossing backup vocals.  They’re as funny as they are catchy.  Shows are always upbeat and colorful, chock full of the unexpected.  My favorite part is lead singer Bill Carney’s accent-encrusted banter.  Songs like “Telephone Douche” and the new track “Gangsteur D’Amour” have you giving thanks for high school French and Google Translate with lyrics like “There is no love like Flatbush love” and “Son touche est toujours fatal, Un petit mort mais c’est pas-mal.”

“Un petit mort,” or “a little death” is French for a female climax, as in good times for your lady business.  “Les sans culottes” translates to “the ones without underwear.”  Sexy racy stuff those pretend froggies.  Faux-Parisian 60s dance music for some giggle with your shimmy.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Local

Oval oasis: Summer of fun kicks off this…

A bold partnership between the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the city's Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off this weekend with family activities re-activating this unused public space.

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

MLB

Jimmy Rollins is key to Phillies success

When John Kruk was asked about what the Phillies need to contend for a playoff berth, the ESPN analyst said Jimmy Rollins needs to play like a MVP again.

MLB

Ben Revere lifts Phillies to avoid sweep

Ben Revere came through with a two-out RBI single against Atlanta’s tough lefthander Alex Wood.

NBA

Season wrap: 76ers make the grade

The 76ers opened the 2013-14 season with a victory over the Miami Heat. The Sixers closed the season with a win at Miami.

NBA

Fantasy basketball: Finding next year's NBA studs

Before we put the 2013-14 fantasy basketball season to bed, it’s worth thinking about next year’s breakouts while they’re fresh in our mind.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.