Brass beds are known for being solid, well polished
and modish. Taking its name from a Bob Dylan lyric, the Lafayette indie rock
outfit Brass Bed is no exception. The group has built a loyal local following
since originally forming as a recording project in 2004 and has recently been
booked for high-profile gigs such as Voodoo Fest and this year’s Festival
International. Often drawing comparisons to psychedelic pop rock bands like The
Flaming Lips and Built to Spill, Brass Bed bring bright piano melodies, subtle
pedal steel and banjo, and the occasional horns in a rich repertoire of material. The group releases its new CD, Midnight Matinee, and kicks off a new string of tour dates with a show tonight at The Blue Moon with opening acts The Amazing Nuns and Hungry Hungry.
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.