On tracks like the weeping and leisurely paced "Lookin' for Loneliness" and "Walkin' on my Dreams," the Brothers mined the deep soul and rhythm and blues of the early 1960s with panache. (The record stood out from the play-by-numbers schemes of many alt-country outfits, whose main creativity rests in which mother-of-pearl shirt to wear.) The Brothers' love of classic rhythm and blues was bolstered further by the leadership of producer Dan Penn, co-writer of timeless songs such as "Dark End of the Street," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" (made a hit by Aretha Franklin) and "Cry Like a Baby." Penn and the Haciendas have once again teamed up on their new CD What's Wrong with Right?, and the Haciendas (alas, without Penn in tow) debut a fresh batch of songs in Lafayette on Wednesday at Blue Moon Saloon.
Many will delight in the band's covers of Penn's "Cry Like a Baby" and "It Tears Me Up," but the originals stand out for their unique merge of styles. Tracks like the title cut perfectly capture the best of both elements ' weeping steel guitars evoke a smoky western saloon, and the masterfully written lyrics, co-authored by Penn and Gonzalez, are pure old-school Southern soul.
The Hacienda Brothers play the Blue Moon Saloon at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. Lafayette's all-female Americana band The Figs open the show.
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.
The festival is scheduled for March 21-22 in New Orleans.
NOLA Bowl ready prints
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Outfit Of The Game looks at jewelry.
Holiday party with style
Funds will expand Early College Academy from 250 to 1,000 students
Let ’em know and you could win a $250 night out.