Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Written by Dege Legg
GULF COAST TO COAST BENEFIT
What a mess in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil everywhere, media blackouts, Goldman Sachs and Tony Hayward selling off stock before the spill, security goons stomping around like FEMA camp guards, Halliburton, which built the cement casing for the Deepwater Horizon’s drill, buying Boots and Coots (the clean-up company) 11 days before the Deepwater Horizon explosion. NICE! All the while, way off on the other side of the world, the greed hounds are ramping up the heat on a possible Iran invasion. Lovely. Just great. You monsters are going to burn. All you have to do is turn off the TV and read the fine print. On July 1, in the spirit of Independence Day, nationwide concerts will be hosted by music venues to benefit those directly impacted by the Gulf Coast Oil. Clubs across the country will donate ticket sales to relief efforts. The goal is $500,000. It’ll be directed by the nonprofit Gulf Restoration Network. Local venues participating and hosting music are Blue Moon Saloon (Brother Dege, Louie & Andre Michot, Al Berard Family Band w/ DL Mendard, Dave Egan), Bourque’s (Drew Landry, Kenneth Richard, Benny Graeff), Somewhere’s Else Lounge (One Man Machine, Shane Blanco & Chrysi Catastrophe, Troy Richard & Rex Moroux, Kieth Blair, Carol Fran, Michael Juan Nunez, Eric Adcock, and Sam Broussard). Be there at the Gulf Coast Benefit Concert on July 1.
RED, WHITE, & BOOM
Stuff goes boom. Pow. And lights up the sky. America celebrates its Independence Day, yet in many ways we’re still fighting the American Revolution. You can keep that spirit alive by going to Parc International in downtown Lafayette for the Red, White, & Boom celebration on July 4. Of course, there will be fireworks, food, and family fun. Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Hunter Hayes, and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra provide the musical entertainment. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 p.m., but you can bring the kids out early to The Children’s Museum which will be open from 1-6 p.m.
Other 4th of July shows occurring in Acadiana include: The Boogie Kings at Atchafalaya Club, Kip Sonnier at Bobcat’s, Steve Adams at McGee’s Landing, Zydeco Ray at Randol’s and Johnny Chauvin, The Mojo Band at Rox, and Artmosphere is having a July 4th blowout.
The annual summit of summer time indie and underground rockers goes down in the mountain-pounding heat of the summer at Sadie’s on July 4. This year’s line-up includes independent rock bands The Botanists, Foul Stench of Youth, Come & Conquer, Leopard Sound Barrier and Jupiter Death Brigade. The show starts at 3 p.m. Bust it.
Foul Stench of Youth and Really Really bring the sturm und drang of punk rock & roll to Caffé Cottage July 3…T-Kette and Imagine IM play Blue Moon Saloon on July 2… Trueman Posse plays Blue Moon on July 3…
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