Unfortunately, when I was in New York last week, the Gainsbourg tribute with La Laque and Nous Non Plus was cancelled :-(. Lucky for me, Nous Non Plus ànd Les Sans Culottes were playing on the same (fri-)day. Now, I heard something about LSC losing members to NNP, but I did not know the details. That was before I read this funny, and also a little sad article on Slate.com.
I chose to see NNP @ Hiro Ballroom, a beautiful Japanese themed stage below a hotel. NNP were the second band of the night, before we had to endure a very boring and very off-key singing folkduo. Yawn. But there they were, singer Celine Dijon (ofcourse not her real name, but she's the only real Frenchie in this so-faux-it's-good-yeye-band), guitarplayer Jean Luc Retard and the others. Very energetic, they rocked the packed place with their really good pastiches of yeye-music. The closing song wasn't French, but German: a hi-energy version of Nena's 99 Luftballons, with a snippet of Tom Petty's American Girl (re-named Bavarian Girl - err...guys: Nena's from Hagen, in Nordrhein-Westfalen) - hilarious. Good show, glad I went to see it.
LSC (featuring Celine and the other NNP-members) made three records, the best song being Allo Allo. NNP made one album last year, my favourite song off of that is Monokini.
Nous Non Plus - Monokini
(links are good now)