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Seasons in the Sun It takes a certain je ne sais quoi to simultaneously enchant, bewilder, and disgust your public, and April March has it. Disgust because she's led the kind of charmed life that just doesn't seem fair, fascinating though it is: The former Pussywillows singer left New England for L.A. to work as an animator for Ren and Stimpy; while there, she recorded "Don't Whiz on the Electric Fence" for the show, some just-for-fun songs with Brian Wilson and Jonathan Richman, and a couple of her favorite ye-ye (French pop) songs for the French label Eurovision. This got her invited to Paris to work on a solo album featuring backup from Thee Headcoatees and remixes by the Chemical Brothers. There's more, like the part about recording with the Makers, but let's just move on to the music. Sung in breathy French and English, the songs on Chrominance Decoder and Lessons From April March have the goofy, girlish quality of Paris in glorious '60s Technicolor. With "Chick Habit" she tries on the persona of tough-talking go-go gal; "Knee Socks" offers the following philosophy: "The girls in their knee socks ... they've got it made/ They're happy-go-lucky, like bears in a cave ... ding ding ding ding ding ding." March plays with self-proclaimed avant-blues duo Snakefarm and Beth Orton/

Rufus Wainwright tourmate PJ Olsson at 8 p.m. at the Justice League, 628 Divisadero (at Hayes), S.F. Admission is $7; call 440-0409. That lineup continues at the Starry Plough in Berkeley May 21, and Amoeba Records and Cafe Du Nord May 22; check next week's listings for more information.

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