Dec. 1, 2014 08:43
The instrumental rock scene in Lafayette is dead. Long live the almost instrumental rock scene. Sideburner owes a lot to the sounds of a plethora of heady (not heavy), instrumental metal bands that dominated the local rock scene in the early 21st century, namely Collapsar (a band in which Sideburner drummer Brett Judice played as well).
Aug. 1, 2014 10:30
­­The IND's Nick Pittman weighs in on new records from Taylor Verret, Plush Claw, Steven Joubert and Lee Benoit. ON THE RECORD By Nick Pittman Taylor Verret Things Left Unsaid Taylor Verret and Taylor Swift share more ­­­­­­than a common first name, blond tresses, youth and good looks. There's a heavy similarity between the music made by the two. Verret's album Things Left Unsaid follows Swift's vocal delivery of her life's experiences but with less reliance on sing-a-long choruses and more singer-songwriter leanings.    Verret'
July 1, 2014 10:00
Dege Legg's version of the season is not what you'd expect.   Photo and CD cover art by Mike Buck   Blogger of crazy taxi cab rides (see an excerpt of his forthcoming non-fiction novel below), archivist of the American Long Hair, random-yet-focused Posthaste interviewer for The IND, conspiracy theorist to the max, Dege Legg doesn't live in the world of what is expected. So when he releases what he calls a summer mixtape, it's not likely to contain Beach Boys-inspired campfire songs. Instead, it is a showcase of his pre- and post-apocalypse mind-melting "psyo
July 1, 2014 10:00
Lafayette blues rocker C.C. Adcock recognized for pioneering' promotion of Slim Harpo's music. The first time Johnny Palazzotto met musician C.C. Adcock, the Lafayette rocker was 15 and couldn't get into The Chimes in Baton Rouge to gig with Marcia Ball. Palazzotto marveled as Adcock jammed on the street, connecting with the band via a long guitar cable running through the bar's window. Last month, their paths crossed again as Adcock received a 2014 Slim Harpo Music Award. The SHMA named Adcock its 2014 Pioneer, which honors musicians the foundation feels carry blues music forward
July 1, 2014 10:00
AcA continues to foster the arts and culture in Acadiana' with Play It Again.     Photo by Jessica Andrus   The program accepts virtually any instruments - didgeridoos are probably an exception - with clarinets and saxophones being the most popular.   The Acadiana Center for the Arts is collecting donations for its Play It Again Instrument Recycling Program in preparation for the 2014-2015 school year. "A lot of times the teacher is in a position that they just need instruments," says Sarah Brown, AcA development director, who has been a pa
June 25, 2014 07:26
After performing more than 70 years, The Blind Boys of Alabama stay motivated, true to gospel music. After performing more than 70 years, The Blind Boys of Alabama stay motivated, true to gospel music. The Blind Boys of Alabama, a five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel septet, just celebrated their 70th anniversary of giving fans rousing performances of their austral-style music and will be performing in the James Moncus Theater at the Acadiana Center of the Arts on Friday, June 27. The Boys' fan base has varied over age, racial and musical boundaries and has multiplied in recent years.
Feb. 4, 2014 11:00
The jazz master's latest project swings through Lafayette in mid February. Pat Metheny will turn 60 in August. By then he will be wrapping up the European leg of a world tour - about 100 concerts in 2014 under his belt at that point on a tour that begins Feb. 3 in Jackson, Miss., passes through Lafayette on Feb. 18 and crisscrosses the United States over the spring before jumping the Pond. Asia and Australia will complete 2014 during late summer and fall. So, you know, Pat Metheny ain't slowing down. "The truth is when you're playing music with somebody and somebody goes, 1-2-3-4,' it d
Jan. 3, 2014 11:00
Jaryd Lane channels Bob Seger and his inner modern cowboy on 78.'   It's fitting that when Jaryd Lane played the Bayou Country Super Fest, it was only in the parking lot. Lane doesn't fit into the pre-cut slot of a country megastar. Sure, he's got the look, the voice, a great sound. But Lane has something they don't: deep, rich lived-in songs that he actually wrote. True, they have the millions - of fans, of dollars, of records sold - and he doesn't yet.    But that's alright with Lane, who released 78, his fifth full-length album, on Dec. 17.  "I really have n
Nov. 13, 2013 03:15
High energy Andy Frasco at JSP   For fans of blues that know how to party, Andy Frasco is heading to Jefferson Street Pub Thursday night. The Los Angeles musician known for an impressive 200-plus-tour date schedule in the past five years has landed at far-flung locations from China to hometown throw downs in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he brings a blend of blues with a touch of barefoot boogie. His performances are a high-octane fest described as "orchestrated chaos, inciting frenzied, undeniable good times, dancing and perhaps even a good ole fashion freak out." Doors open at 9
Nov. 1, 2013 06:00
Inspired by Eno, built by Burton, The Formal Institute of Great Hit Tunes is Music for Villains'     FIGHTs Take Flight Inspired by Eno, built by Burton, The Formal Institute of Great Hit Tunes is Music for Villains' By Nick Pittman Nov. 1, 2013 It took Brian Eno less than four minutes to change J Burton's musical outlook. In 2009, Burton and his band Dire Wood were trekking to Austin for South by Southwest when he heard Eno's 1977 song "King's Lead Hat." Instantly, he knew he needed to start a new project - FIGHTs. Photo by Leah Graeff  

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