Radio Nouvelle Vague
The Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn)
Paris, Nice or Strasbourg, circa 1984. As the rest of the world argued Madonna vs. Cyndi Lauper, French teenagers were pegging their Levi’s 501s and swaying sullenly to a hit parade all their own: Artists like Partenaire Particulier, Les Rita Mitsouko and Léopold Nord et Vous were redefining French music, one weird, wacked-out 45 at a time. DJ Frankie Teardrop and DJ Andouillette will spin hits and obscurities from one of the most prolific and experimental periods in French pop culture, guaranteed to transport you to the 1980s en boîte.