If the Paul “The Voice” Rodgers from Bad Company were still alive, he’d dig Taddy Porter. Actually, Paul Rodgers ain’t dead, so scratch that. He’d still dig it, though. Oklahoma band Taddy Porter play southern fried, 70s influenced rock and roll. The jeans are faded, the hair is long, the love beads are strong, and so is daddy’s whiskey. So drink it up and soak it. If skinny-jean rock strikes you as a little too whiney and you long for the days when Golden Gods roamed the earth, riding by limousine and Lear Jet to sing songs about Vikings through Marshall stacks, then you will dig the Taddy Porter. Hell, they’re even from a town named Stillwater, OK. What else do you want? Taddy Porter play Artmosphere on June 18.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.