DSB III SKATE INVASION
Real skateboarding happens in the streets. Between man and society dwells the skateboarder. The local skate crew known as DSB has been skating together for roughly eight years. Over that time those bad boys have been shooting video from California to Florida and everywhere in between, including Louisiana with many local and regional skate spots getting ripped. HARD. DSB III SKATE INVASION
Real skateboarding happens in the streets. Between man and society dwells the skateboarder. The local skate crew known as DSB has been skating together for roughly eight years. Over that time those bad boys have been shooting video from California to Florida and everywhere in between, including Louisiana with many local and regional skate spots getting ripped. HARD. This ain't tick-tack rally: These dudes are ripping. Coming in from the stone cold urban reality of getting hassled by the cops, hooligan-zooligan street skaters will take center stage at the Acadiana Center for the Arts newly constructed Performance Theater for the screening of their locally self-produced video DSB III. Doors at 8 p.m. Screening at 10 p.m. Tickets $5. - Lanie Cook & Dege Legg
Don't call it socialism! Don't blame Obama! And don't start regurgitating all that mind-numbing madness you hear on Fox News. Just relax for a minute. Call it taking care of your brothers and sisters in the music business...or what is left of it. This is a heads up to all Acadiana musicians and individual working in the music industry. The folks over at MusiCares and the Smile Program are giving free dental screenings, teeth cleanings and complete x-rays for uninsured musicians, sound engineers, roadie, and producers on Dec. 6. Once again, the services are free of charge and doled out on a first come, first served basis, so if like many musicians, you have no health insurance, now might be a good time to get yourself checked out. To schedule appointment, call (877) 626-2748 or 233-7060
Another day, another festival. "Every citizen, a festival," the Louisiana license plate should read. Here comes Surgefest, a Christian rock fest, mini-palooza of sorts, featuring live bands, an Untitled Skateboarders demo on skate ramps, giveaways, fire- and sheriff's department demos, a ZooZoom exotic petting zoo, drop location for Toys for Tots and FoodNet, fun jumps, a rock wall and bungee action. The bands in the line-up include Nathan Sam Band, SoulFruit, Bread of Stone, Viktory, Group 1 Crew, KJ52, Seventh Day Slumber, Superchick, Jeremy Camp and more. Surgefest will also a drop location for Toys for Tots and for FoodNet. "Our goal is simply to create opportunity for the community to connect with the surge that we believe is taking place among families and teenagers alike that's having a positive impact on our culture," says Danny Dardeau, Surgefest coordinator. "We are partnering with the community to really bring hope to families in need, especially going into the Christmas season. So along with inviting a friend, who may need encouragement, be sure to bring your non-perishable food items and a toy donation." Surgefest takes plays 9 a.m. 9 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Cajun Field parking lot.
SWAMP & SUDS
Piano madman Jason Savoy is so good at playing Jerry Lee Lewis tunes that the Killer - Jerry Lee - upon hearing Savoy on a CD thought it was himself singing. They don't make them like Jerry Lee Lewis anymore - how many musicians do you know who shoot their bass players? Those bass players can get on your nerves! If you dig early rock and roll like Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Sinatra, Roy Orbison and Elvis, you'll enjoy this show. Backed by drummer Mike Binet and an tenured backing band, Jason Savoy and crew play Bayou Boudin and Cracklin in Breaux Bridge on Dec. 4 amongst the swamp and sod cabins of ye old tyme.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
Lafayette's most loved holiday tradition known as The Festival of Light kicks off in the Oil Center. Celebrate as the switch is pulled to light the colossal Santa and Sleigh over Coolidge Boulevard. There will be holiday performances on four stages, the living nativity scene, an ice skating rink and "sneaux yard," open houses and shopping. Come with your family and friends and enjoy the Festival of Light in the Oil Center on Dec. 3, 5-10 p.m.
On Dec. 4, Lafayette indie stalwarts and jamicide connoisseurs FIGHTS play Blue Moon with Luna Matto feat. Members of Polyphonic SpreePercy Sledge plays the Paragon Casino's Mari Showroom on Dec. 4Greenlight Caravan plays the Blue Moon on Dec. 5Destination Sanity will throw their CD release party on Nov. 27 at The Station in Broussard