It’s no secret that the Blue Moon Saloon has no shortage of killer shows. Some weekends, though, the stars align and they hammer out back to back rad bills. Vagabond Swing and The Howdies fill team up on March 26. Vagabond Swing play bebop gypsy jazz, mariachi funk, and chicken scratch ragtime. That’s a lot of stuff mixed into one pot. Good stuff. It’s all in there – Fellini godfather, jukebox swing meets Euro-sex shop cobblestone reefer. In 1924. The Howdies play raunch-riffing moonshine rockabilly for wayward hillbillies and unrepentant hipsters. Good show. Dynamite action. Money shot. Do it, you colloidal silver swallowing fool! Following night. March 27. The place goes off. It’s like a freaking musical touchdown. Everybody’s happy. Screams and punch drunk madams. Titans of industry. What’s going on? The Iguanas play Blue Moon. From New Orleans, The Iguanas are fantastic...like expensive furniture – smooth and clean. Their sound is urbane roots rock mixed with worldbeat mish-mash and trapezoid jam gymnastics. Catch both these shows March 26 and 27 at the Blue Moon Saloon.
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.