Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Written by Dege Legg
Cow punk, roots rock, country-billy, whatever you want to call it, Dash Rip Rock has been around for a while. Formed in Baton Rouge in 1984, the band took its name from the fictional character of the same name in the classic TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Enduring multiple line-up changes over the past quarter century — a classic line-up included Fred Leblanc of Cowboy Mouth on drums and Ned “Hoaky” Hickel on bass — the band has soldiered on through ups and downs in the industry with singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader Bill Davis always at the helm, Patrick Johnson on bass and Eric Padua on drums. Combining first-class chops with twang and a sense of humor has been Dash Rip Rock’s calling card. Their rockabilly-tinged college rock gazes at life through a heartfelt but slightly twisted viewpoint. Dash Rip Rock hits the Acadiana Center for the Arts performance theater for a special Louisiana Crossroads show on Feb. 19. There will be three shows all in the area. For each installment, Dash Rip Rock teams up on a double bill with acoustic, country traditionalists The Swingin’ Haymakers with Bill Davis backing vocalist Kim Roberts.
Thursday, Feb. 17
Live Broadcast! Central School Theater, Lake Charles
Friday, Feb. 18,
Sliman Theater, New Iberia
Saturday, Feb. 19
AcA’s James D. Moncus Theater, Lafayette
If you like your country music with more old school tumbleweed and Texas twang than fast burning plastic of the modern stuff, then you should pick up Yvette Landry’s new solo CD Should Have Known. Like some Cajun queen bee from another era, the Bonsoir, Catin bassist has been banging out solo shows, picking an acoustic guitar and belting out vintage country-inspired, original tunes that trace the arc of romance from holding hands to one night stands to making long term plans. Her songs are filled with bitter-sweet tales of love lost, found and turned around. They’ll have you crying in your beer and jerking the tears off your shirt sleeves. Over the years, Landry has toured the world as a multi-instrumentalist performing with the likes of BonSoir Catin, Balfa Toujours, Red Stick Ramblers, Pine Leaf Boys, Walter Mouton, Steve Riley, Dirk Powell, Donna the Buffalo and many others. The Richard Sale Barn in Abbeville hosts a night with Yvette Landry singing old time country music on Feb. 19. It’s a smoke-free concert. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music at 7 p.m. It’s an intimate evening with a class act with limited seating of 100, so grab your tickets now by calling 893-5760.
Lafayette band Strawboss made the rounds in the early ’00s, shaking off Pearl Jam comparisons and the like by digging down into the dirty rock bag of blues, roots and Stones-inspired rock & roll. Fronted by wildman/vocalist Cory Guidry, the band kicked out a mod-rock mix more complex and challenging than many of their mod-rock counterparts. Strawboss reunites for a show at the Blue Moon on Feb. 19 with Strawboss guitarist Brian Marshall opening the show with his own side band. Go check them out.
Lafayette’s reining roots, rasta and reggae kings, True Man Posse is an institution. Banging it out for more than two decades, the band is the preeminent standard by which all Acadiana reggae bands will be measured in the coming decades. You don’t stay together as a band for that long without some creative magic and serious brotherhood. It’s the stuff you can’t buy off the Internet, put in a bottle or keep in a box. Go see True Man Posse on Feb. 18 at the Blue Moon.
Fresh off the release of their new genre bending Cajun album Grand Isle, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys bring their act to Lake View Park in Eunice on Feb. 19. On a side note, Gumbo Jet, featuring David Greely (of the Mamou Playboys), Daniel Gale and Jo Vidrine, plays Café des Amis on Feb. 16.
Darsombra and Raedon Kong play Cafe Cottage on Feb. 19...Gravity A, PYMP at Artmosphere on Feb. 19…The Foret Tradition plays the Atchafalaya Club in Henderson on Feb. 18…The Traveling Troubadours, Coco & Lafe with Lilla the beagle and Pete Bergeron & the Bayou Boys play the Liberty Theater in Eunice on Feb. 19… Shimmer plays Picante’s on Feb. 18… The Wayne “Blue” Burns Band plays The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Scott on Feb. 19…The Danny Airhart Project plays Tampico’s on Feb. 19… Zydeco Joe Citizen & Brandon Ledet play Vermilionville on Feb. 20…Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie play Whiskey River Landing in Henderson on Feb. 20…
A federal jury found attorney Daniel Stanford guilty Friday afternoon on eight of 13 counts for his role in the Curious Goods conspiracy.
Lafayette City-Court Judge Francie Bouillion has served on the bench for two decades since winning a special election to replace Judge Kaliste Saloom when he retired in 1994.
The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,575 rigs were exploring for oil and 338 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs.
A crew began erecting the 25-foot mini-wheel late morning Friday in anticipation of the evening’s Hottest Night of the Year party at the park.
Frances Boothe of Nunez, who also happens to be filmmaker Stephen Meaux’s grandmother, prepares a cool-weather fave.
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The LPSB is poised and ready to move forward with the termination of Pat Cooper following a discussion Thursday with the attorney hired for the investigation of the superintendent, but a decision of this magnitude should be left up to the new board seated in January, especially with three pro-investigation board members bailing out come the new year.
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The Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority have announced a new artist stipend program, ArtSpark, designed to offer financial aid to local artists.
A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program.
The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.
The LPSB will finally hear from the attorney it hired to investigate the superintendent at a special meeting Thursday at 4 p.m.
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