ROOTS & ROLL
If you’re going through post-Mardi Gras withdrawal and need a quick musical fix, head out to Grant Street on March 11 and get a dose of some rootsy rock and roll. Julian Primeaux & His Royal Rowdy Company team up with Philadelphia transplant Paul Edelman’s new New Orleans band Pick Your Switch.
MARDI GRAS WEEK: ARTMOSPHERE
On March 2, El Domainia brings the old school, Oi! garage, freak folk to the stage. On March 3, Ronnie Vice hosts his resident blues jam. On March 4, Vagabond Swing kicks out the jams with their tarantella gypsy folk with The Revivalists opening the show. On March 5, French Canadian Sonny Duval of Les Breastfeeders and The Viatones throw down the retro rock.
MISS EMILY AND THE COLLARD GREENS
You didn’t know she had it in her, but she does. Local Lafayette girl Emily Neustrom has been quietly picking a guitar and singing songs on her own. Now she’s put together her own band named Miss Emily and the Collard Greens.
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.
Country music heavyweight Vince Gill plays the Paragon Casino in Marksville.
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