Stateside Presents

LAS PIÑAS

LAS PIÑAS

FRENCH GIRLS

Wed, July 19, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

LAS PIÑAS
LAS PIÑAS
Las Piñas are Sofía Cardich and Antonela Périgo — from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Garage surf, amamos la playa, el mar y los amigos.
FRENCH GIRLS
FRENCH GIRLS
In early 2012, a new French Revolution – of sorts – began. After the demise of Phoenix’s all-girl garage band, The Cosmeticators, vocalist/bassist Chela Mischke and drummer Amy Young were far from ready to stop rocking. They decided to put the word out that they were looking for a guitarist and after a couple of let’s-see-what-happens sessions with interested parties, they ended up with two - Donald Martinez, and Mike Durham (also of U.S. Depressed). Mischke is a veteran in Phoenix rock, having played in The Peeps and Les Hell on Heels prior to the Cosmeticators, as well as previously playing with Durham in Robot Tank. Young was in several east coast bands, including Sunset Strippers and Jumping Bomb Girls, before moving to Phoenix. Durham was in Phoenix’s Robot Tank and Martinez was in local act, The Budget Sinatra.

Sharing a love all things French and of stomp-y garage rock, hook-laden power pop, punk, and furious rock and roll, the newly formed French Girls started writing songs around Mischke’s catchy lyrics and the guys’ driving riffs, and within 60 days, began playing live shows. In the year to follow, French Girls – known by their respective French monikers Che Beret, Chiffon Baton, Jean Jacques Clousteau III and Michel OuiOui – played an array of shows around the Phoenix metro area. The band plays with lots of great area acts and has shared the bill with touring acts like King Tuff, Kepi Ghoulie, Audacity, and Mark Sultan. With a lively and fast-paced live show, the band tries to whip the audience into a frenzy. The live shows continue to gain momentum, with people calling out for their favorites, like “(I Wanna Watch You) Aerobicise” and the “French Girls Theme,” inspiring quotes like this from the Phoenix New Times: “Harkening back to the early "Blitzkrieg Bop" days of punk rock, this local crew has a knack for catchy melodies and sing-a-long-friendly chants that is fun to listen to in any setting. Singer and bassist Che Beret and drummer Chiffon Baton are the lovely ladies anchoring the rhythm section, while the balls of the band, Jean Jacques Clouseau III and Michel Ouioui, churn out grinding guitar riffs and wailing backup vocals.”

The band is continuously writing new tunes and is preparing to record a full length for an early 2017 release. Ooo La La!
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.valleybarphx.com/