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Michael Juan Nunez, Rise (ParishLine)

It would be very easy to label Michael Juan Nunez’s Rise a blues album. After all, it was recorded over a period of three years he calls some of the […]

Julian Primeaux: This Guilded, Swaying Heart (Independent)

A veteran of the Lafayette music scene and something of a journeyman who has spent time in bands as far flung as Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers, the […]

Smoov Ras, Son of Calypso (Independent)

Reggae music is the product of a process that has been evolving—arguably a slow moving one—since the ’60s. Today’s reggae—or sub genres ragga or dancehall—is both a far throw from […]

REWIND: Sonny Landreth, South of I-10 (Zoo Entertainment)

Sonny Landreth reminisces about recording his fourth studio album, South of I-10, which featured Mark Knopfler. “The fact that it has been 20 years has been a real slap of […]

REWIND: Zachary Richard, Cap Enragé (Initial/Audiogram Records)

Nearing its 20-year anniversary, Zachary Richard looks back on Cap Enragé, a record that changed his approach to the recording process and ushered in a return to his French language […]

Kevin Sekhani, Day Ain’t Done (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

With the demise of the Mercy Brothers, Kevin Sekhani is looking to get back out there on his own. Sekhani is a Lafayette native who graduated high school in Covington […]

Obituary: Jillian Johnson

Out of the many mourners remembering Jillian Johnson, one put it best: everything she did was a love letter to Lafayette. A victim of the July 23rd shooting at Lafayette’s […]

Marcella & Her Lovers, The Bronze Age (Swamp Soul Music)

Music runs in Marcella Simien’s blood, but her heart pumps to a rhythm different from her father Terrance’s zydeco. Now a resident of Memphis—where she attended and graduated college—she’s added […]

Wizards of Boat, Heavy Handed Nonsense (Independent)

Over finely crafted Nintendo synth-pop (before smooth indie pop was cool), the Wizards of Boat created tongue-in-cheek—or downright nuts— songs about dinosaurs, dirt bikes and “nice things” that stood out […]

Feufollet, Two Universes (Feufollet Records)

Feufollet’s Two Universes is the band’s Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. After a long line of albums celebrating and resurrecting traditional Cajun music—even writing like-minded songs in French—they’ve put […]