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The Independent Staff
March 24, 2016
IND L!VE offers highlights of the many live music events taking place around Acadiana this weekend ...
On the Spot: Judd Kennedy
March 17, 2016
Though not at all old, Judd Kennedy is an elder statesman of the Acadiana music scene, having ridden it out from the days of the Purple Peacock to deejaying at Nitecaps and running Renaissance ...
Back Tracks: Sean Ardoin+Zydekool
March 10, 2016
In ‘Return of the Kool’ Sean Ardoin invented a new genre — with a band that had never cut a zydeco record before ...
On the Spot: Mitch “Heffe” Briggs
March 3, 2016
A champion of the local scene, Mitch “Heffe” Briggs used to run Heffe’s Saloon. Now, he is trying to turn the ‘used to run’ into ‘runs’ again ...
Wouldn't it be Nicest?
Feb. 24, 2016
Lafayette’s Nicest of the Damned follow-up the Beach Boys, but not really at all ...
Back Tracks: Kristi Guillory
Feb. 19, 2016
By the time she recorded 1994’s "Réveille: The New Cajun Generation" (Swallow Records), Kristi Guillory — then only 15 — had been called the best emerging Cajun star by Zachary Richard ...
Back Tracks: Zachary Richard, 'Cap Enragé'
Feb. 12, 2016
Nearing its 20 year anniversary, Zachary Richard looks back on "Cap Enragé," a record that changed his approach to the recording process and ushered in a return to his French language roots ...
On the Record: John Lisi, 'Shut the Front Door'
Feb. 4, 2016
Lisi does a great job of fusing New Orleans rhythm and groove into the blues and introducing new tracks to the lexicon, which has far too many covers ...
On the Record: Julian Primeaux
Jan. 21, 2016
From start to finish, this is a great album that somehow pulls from multiple influences yet remains unique ...
Local musician Caleb Elliott to perform on CBS: This Morning
Jan. 20, 2016
CBS is about to become ‘Caleb Bows Sweetly’ thanks to the Acadiana-based cellist ...
Trump&rsquo;s transportation budget threatens the Connector
A budget that counts on private investment could count out completing the Connector any time soon ...
Mellow Mushroom shuts down, Drago's moves in
Drago's set to take over the location in August ...
Good riddance to monuments, but they&rsquo;re only scabs on a deeper wound
We need to face up to how the “new New Orleans,” so celebrated by the Mayor and the self-anointed civic elite, in fact amounts to a hostile assault on African-American families and the working poor ...
Cordick named interim public works director
Six candidates vie for permanent job; no timeline released for selection process ...
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