New Lafayette band alert: Featuring ex-members of The Transmission, Foul Stench of Youth and others, Not a Death Ray forge a Frankenstein-like version of their previous bands. Mixing power pop, two-car garage rock and late-70s punk into an energetic live show complete with sing-alongs and vocal harmonies, Not a Death Ray could turn out to be one of Lafayette’s next rad bands, joining a long line of other rad bands who have sprouted in the past few years – a list which includes Blast Rag, Givers, Wildfires, Kid Midi, imagineIAM, FIGHTS, and a bunch of others. If you dig the less aggro side of 80s hardcore punk - The Adolescents, D.I., The Descendants - mixed with some British stuff like Stiff Little Fingers and Mekons, you'll dig Not a Death Ray. Not a Death Ray plays Artmosphere on Jan. 15 with The Botanist and El Domania.
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 offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
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.