Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Written by Dege Legg
You got old tires? Need a place to dump them? Councilman Boudreaux is trying to clean that mess up in addition to taking away primo mosquito breeding grounds. On July 10, he’s putting out the call to residents with old tires to dispose of them from 8 a.m. to noon at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, located at 309 Cora St. in Lafayette. Persons physically unable to transport tires should call 291-8815.
Chubby’s got the magic. Born in Church Point, Chubby Carrier started out playing drums in his father’s band, by 15 he’d learned the accordion, at 17 he was playing with Terrance Simien. Eventually forming his own band, Chubby has released five CDs and traveled the world — including Alaska, Hawaii, Canada. North Africa, and Europe. On July 10, you can see Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band right here in little Lafayette at the Blue Moon.
It’s got to be a weird scene, being an Elvis impersonator (or uh, “tribute artist”) – scraps of peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches everywhere, framed photos of Richard Nixon in piles of broken glass, the Memphis “tribute artist” Mafia going insane, drunk in TRON helmets and juggling electric snakes. It must get wild. Yeah! Yee-haw! Treat me like a fool! I could get into a scene like that. Donny Edwards – according to his press release – is considered “the #1 Elvis Tribute artist in the WORLD.” He’s coming to Crowley with Elvis’s original drummer for 14 years, DJ Fontana, a Louisiana native who began his career with The King at the Louisiana Hayride in 1954. He’ll be joining Donnie and the fantastically astonishing Fever band. Sundance Head will open the show. Be at the Grand Opera House in Crowley on July 10.
Blue Moon brings the indie rock with a rad show featuring the twee tunes of Til We’re Blue or Destroy plus the Louisiana T-Rex rock of Bird City and The Preservation on July 9.
Get your Allen Ginsberg on at Casa Azul for a literary reading and open-mic session with writers Karen Evans and Jim Pharis. Show starts at 7 p.m. on July 8 in Grand Coteau.
This is weekend’s ArtWalk isn’t the only the place art will be kicking. If you could rock and roll an art form — and many people do — chug it on over to Artmosphere after ArtWalk on July 10 to see the quirk-folk of the Dirty Bourbon River Band and the skronk-grass of The Howdies.
Detroit singer-songwriter Eric Brendo brings the indie folk and rock mope to Artmosphere on July 9…Dorian Phibian busts out the jams at Bisbano’s on July 9. Really, Really play the next night…The Lost Dogs play the Crowley Rice Theater on July 11…On July 10, Chris Miller & Bayou Roots and Felton LeJeune & Cajun Cowboys play the Liberty Theater in Eunice...On July 9, Bodacious Bros. Productions hosts an “80s Nite” at Grant Street.
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