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).
Too bad the Lafayette Reggae & Cultural Festival isn’t around
anymore. It would be a great way to intro Smoov Ras to a bigger stage
and to music lovers of Lafayette who don’t frequent live music venues.