Tonight: Chic Gamine with Olivia Quillo and Maryleigh Roohan at Red Square

Four girls and one dude, Chic Gamine is a wicked, witty update on the quintessential ’60s girl group. The Canadian (Winnipeg and Montreal) combo first got together in 2007, as Ariane Jean, Andrina Turenne and Annick Bremault brought in drummer Sacha Daoud and singer Alexa Dirks to create this intriguing configuration. Since then, the group has opened for Smokey Robinson, toured with Marc Broussard, played the Vancouver Olympics and earned two Juno (Canadian Grammy) nominations.
The music, featuring just vocals and drums, sounds wonderfully retro, from the early ’60s ooh, ooh, ohh of “Closer” or “Days and Days.” And there is certainly no need for more than these sweet, wicked and witty sounds.

Opening are regional favorites Olivia Quillo (who dropped out of college to pursue songwriting) and Maryleigh Roohan (Metroland’s best female songwriter 2012), who both play in the band Babe City.

— David Malachowski

Chic Gamine, 9 p.m., Red Square, 388 Broadway, Albany, $12, 465-0444

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