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 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. Lafayette's resident old school punks, Freetown Hounds opens for Honky with their beef-brand of slug blues and hard rock on Feb. 10 at the Wild Salmon.
Blue Moon hosts a weekend of raw and weary roots music with some local heavyweights. On Feb. 10 Jon Bertrand of the Pine Leaf Boys cranks out a set. On Feb. 11, Drew Landry and Michael Juan Nunez and the River Babys team up for a gang of politically conscious blues folk and roadhouse warped boogie. And on Feb. 12, Mark Meaux (formerly of the Bluerunners) trots out the latest incarnation of his electric delta project Sam Rey & the Totem.
Chefs from some of Lafayette's finest restaurants will be preparing chocolate inspired drinks, dishes and desserts. The event includes live entertainment by Major Handy, Jillian Johnson, Johanna Divine, Jamie Cappel and others. In addition, there will be a silent auction on items provided by donors around the community, including a white and chocolate diamond pendant from Paul's Jewelry. Proxy bids will be available online through the Acadiana Outreach Center website. It all goes down Feb. 10 on Main Street in River Ranch, 5-8 p.m.
Born in Wheeling, W. Va., country crooner and six-string gun slinger Brad Paisley plays the Cajundome on Feb. 12.
The UL Lafayette Department of Performing Arts presents Stephen Belber's play "Tape" Feb. 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burke-Hawthorne Hall on the UL Campus. The play contains mature themes, content and language. The production is intended for ages 14 and up. No children.
The Cathead Biscuit Boys are a four piece string band comprised of Louisiana music legends Gary Newman (former member of the original Beausoleil), Bruce "Weasel" MacDonald (Louisiana guitar legend and songwriter), Ben Shank (Clickin' Chickens) and Roger Kash (30-year music biz veteran). They play obscure covers from all eras with some added gravel to the vocals. Go see The Cathead Biscuit Boys at Cite Des Arts Feb. 11.
Honey Pillow, Japan Four, Milk, The Chatty Cathies, Come & Conquer, Wildfires and High in One Eye play a big show at the newly renovated Frankie's on Jefferson St. on Feb. 12...Ryan Brunet and The Malfecteurs play a special show at Recycled CyclesTerry Huval with D.L. Menard at Café des Amis on Feb. 9On Feb. 13, Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express play Whiskey River LandingOn. Feb. 9, the Craig Futch Band plays ArtmosphereThe Palacios Brothers play Bourque's in Scott on Feb. 10Robert Coover of Brown University presents a selection of fully three-dimensional virtual-reality "texts" at LITE at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11.