Citing T. Rex, Kings Of Leon, Van Morrison, Sam Cooke, CCR, The Misfits, and Johnny Cash as some of their influences, Julian Primeaux & His Royal Rowdy Co. bust out the gate shooting for swamp rock glory on their new CD Flowers From My Bones. From vampire-tinged blues to ambient swampabilly to plain old American rock & roll, it’s a post-mod, wicked ride made that much easier by J. Burton’s earth-toned production. Buy it online through CD Baby at cdbaby.com/cd/jphrrc . — Dege Legg
FLOURIDATION’S HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE
From the species “Gifts,” genus “Things I Don’t Need but Definitely Want,” comes a groovy gadget that turns ordinary faucet water into a crystalline column of wet blue light. Simply remove the aerator head from your faucet and screw on the faucet light. Universal adaptors make it a fit for virtually all standard faucets made in America. When you turn on the faucet, the water pressure activates the light. If Lafayette Consolidated Government would distribute these babies to the public, there would be no need for flouridated water: Kids would actually want to brush their teeth! Plus, the faucet light won’t lower your IQ, erase your memory, make your lips black, or cause your offspring to have extra fingers and toes like flouridated water does. (Just kidding — flouridated water doesn’t make your lips black!) Available through online merchants. The cheapest we found was for $12.95 at wowcoolstuff.com . — Walter Pierce
Get your sushi fix early in the week and your wallet will thank you for it. Downtown’s Tsunami Sushi (412 Jefferson St.) is now running an extended Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to closing time on Tuesdays (Tsunami’s regular Happy Hour runs from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday). Happy hour means 50 percent off well drinks, domestic beers, house wines and hot sake. It’s also 25 percent off all sushi rolls under $10. On Tsunami’s extensive menu, that’s more than 20 different rolls including house specialties like the Sea Bass Roll (fried sea bass, cucumber, green onions, topped in cream sauce) and the John Breaux Roll (sautéed crawfish, avocado with spicy sauce). Before you roll out with your order, remember the happy hour special is for dine-in customers only. Call 234-3474 for more information. — Nathan Stubbs
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.