Downtown Alive gets soulful Friday with the grooves of Soul Track Mind, a septet hailing from Austin that combines soul, R’n’B, blues, jazz and funk into a smooth, energetic, danceable concoction. The band formed in 2008 playing a juke joint in east Austin and has risen to become one of the more popular groups in a city overrun with good music. They were even counted among the architects of the national soul resurgence by The New York Times Magazine.
The band will take the stage at Parc International at 6 p.m. and perform until 8:30. The gates open at 5:30. DTA is a free concert series and concession sales help keep it that way so please leave the ice chests at home.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.