You know how on every live recording of a music or comedy album there is always that one guy who yells when everyone else is silent, purely to make himself stand out on the record? If you want to be that guy, or punch that guy, The Viatones are recording a live album this Friday so now’s your chance!
At Blue Moon Saloon July 1, The Viatones are back in their stompin' ground of Lafayette and bringing Meagan Tubb & Shady People who hail from Austin, Texas, with them. The Viatones are a band that sounds like they should be crawling out of Gold Star Studios at 5 a.m. after recording all night, bathed in an analog glow. Their sound is the American 1960s all over again and their look is very British mod. Christiaan Mader and Peter Dehart of Brass Bed make up one half of The Viatones while Grammy-nominated Chris Stafford and the man with the most rock-n-roll name ever, Blayze Viator, make up the other. Their sound is nostalgic without being wistfully derivative and easy without being lazy. In other words, plain ol' good music.
You can listen to these gentleman here. For the Texas blues of Meagan Tubb & the Shady People, listen here. The fun begins at 9 p.m. Friday.
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.
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