April 12, 2011 08:44
SAM BROUSSARD Guitarist and songwriter Sam Broussard is a genius. Mercurial, self-depreciating, electrifying, brilliant, eccentric, good - all of it applies to Sam. He's like Kierkegaard jamming with the ghost of Schopenhauer and same railroad hobos ... Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Written by Dege Legg Quick heads-up to everybody: This is my last go-around as music/calendar editor at The Independent Weekly. I will no longer be covering local music on a weekly basis. However, I will continue to be a contributing writer to the paper, knocking out cover stories and stuff. It's been f
April 5, 2011 08:10
BIKE OVER Isn't it convenient how gas prices ramp up every spring just in time for the travel season? Right! You ever take a look at the quarterly profits for Exxon/Mobile during that time? Right! You ever wondered who killed the electric car? Right! Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Written by Dege Legg BIKE OVER Isn't it convenient how gas prices ramp up every spring just in time for the travel season? Right! You ever take a look at the quarterly profits for Exxon/Mobile during that time? Right! You ever wondered who killed the electric car? Right! Connect the dots. It's easy whe
March 29, 2011 06:56
EARTH SHARE When the NWO kicks in the Codex Alimentarius restrictions and we're surrounded by genetically modified foods and everything is stripped of nutritional value, you're going to be pretty bummed out. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Written by Dege Legg GIMMIE SHELTER Who doesn't love The Stones? You got Mick, prancing around like a rooster and doing his thing, which gets annoying, but you forgive him because he co-wrote so many freaking great songs. You had Brian Jones - nutty, Mohair hipster who was rad, but a little too preened up for my tastes, but he made some vali
March 22, 2011 10:42
AUTISM BENEFIT Here's a good cause if there ever were one: Autism. I'm going to let the organizer of the event, musician Jim Nobles, tell it in his own words. I am a father of a 7-year old little girl with autism. Cadence Olivia Nobles was born March 1, 2004 at LGMC. She has had developmental delays since she was born... AUTISM BENEFIT Here's a good cause if there ever were one: Autism. I'm going to let the organizer of the event, musician Jim Nobles, tell it in his own words. I am a father of a 7-year old little girl with autism. Cadence Olivia Nobles was born March 1, 2004 a
March 15, 2011 08:15
SEVEN-MILE YARD SALE It's the king of all garage sales. The annual Seven-Mile Yard Sale, between Arnaudville and Grand Coteau is back. The sale stretches along Hwy. 93 and takes place throughout both towns. Everyone is invited to set up tables to sell anything - kitchen appliances, tools, plants, handmade gifts, whatever... Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Written by Dege Legg SEVEN-MILE YARD SALE It's the king of all garage sales. The annual Seven-Mile Yard Sale, between Arnaudville and Grand Coteau is back. The sale stretches along Hwy. 93 and takes place throughout both towns. E
March 9, 2011 04:24
ROOTS & ROLL If you're going through post-Mardi Gras withdrawal and need a quick musical fix, head out to Grant Street on March 11 and get a dose of some rootsy rock and roll. Julian Primeaux & His Royal Rowdy Company team up with Philadelphia transplant Paul Edelman's new New Orleans band Pick Your Switch. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Written by Dege Legg ROOTS & ROLL If you're going through post-Mardi Gras withdrawal and need a quick musical fix, head out to Grant Street on March 11 and get a dose of some rootsy rock and roll. Julian Primeaux & His Royal Rowd
March 2, 2011 01:09
MARDI GRAS WEEK: ARTMOSPHERE On March 2, El Domainia brings the old school, Oi! garage, freak folk to the stage. On March 3, Ronnie Vice hosts his resident blues jam. On March 4, Vagabond Swing kicks out the jams with their tarantella gypsy folk with The Revivalists opening the show. On March 5, French Canadian Sonny Duval of Les Breastfeeders and The Viatones throw down the retro rock. Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Written by Dege Legg It's a packed week of live music. Too much going on to highlight, so I'm going to rundown the major live happenings this week. MARDI GRA
Feb. 22, 2011 05:44
MISS EMILY AND THE COLLARD GREENS You didn't know she had it in her, but she does. Local Lafayette girl Emily Neustrom has been quietly picking a guitar and singing songs on her own. Now she's put together her own band named Miss Emily and the Collard Greens. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Written by Dege Legg FIGHTS Indie-disco dance boys and girls can get their slow wave on Feb. 25 when FIGHTS brings its melodic, dancy jam to the Blue Moon for another round of tripping the light fantastico. Composed of Lafayette scene heavyweights, FIGHTS combines indie rock, good vibe
Feb. 15, 2011 05:41
DASH Cow punk, roots rock, country-billy, whatever you want to call it, Dash Rip Rock has been around for a while. Formed in Baton Rouge in 1984, the band took its name from the fictional character of the same name in the classic TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Written by Dege Legg DASH Cow punk, roots rock, country-billy, whatever you want to call it, Dash Rip Rock has been around for a while. Formed in Baton Rouge in 1984, the band took its name from the fictional character of the same name in the classic TV series The Beverly Hillbillies.
Feb. 8, 2011 07:59
HONKY Honky traffics in Texas punk rock & roll. Part Stooges Funhouse part Urban Cowboy and part backwoods greaser, for over a decade they've been tearing up and tearing down clubs like the journeymen rock heads they were born to be. When going to see Honky, fronted by Jeff Pinkus of The Butthole Surfers, expect four on the floor rock and roll as opposed to the psychedelic freak out of his other band. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Written by Dege Legg HONKY Honky traffics in Texas punk rock & roll. Part Stooges Funhouse part Urban Cowboy and part backwoods greaser, f

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