Feufollet has been all over the place this year. Their album En Coulers has been nominated in the Best Cajun or Zydeco category for the 2011 Grammy Awards. They’ve been getting killer reviews and pats on the back. Boom, life is great. What’s to complain about? Even Elvis Costello is into it, chiming in with, “I love the album En Couleurs by a group called Feufollet…It’s one of the most beautifully melodic records I’ve heard all year.” Their hybrid of indie pop-laced Cajun music goes over well with a lot of people.
Brass Bed ain’t no slouches either. Fresh off a fall tour in support of their latest CD, Melt White, this crew of indie pop rockers continues cranking out tasteful, quirky, mellow, and raucous rock & roll tunes for the college crowd and beyond. Integrating everything from doo-wop surf hop to post-mod chop shop, they keep it class, but eclectic. Feufollet and Brass Bed team up on the double to play the Blue Moon Saloon tonight, Dec. 23.
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.