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Jim Pharis, Sure to Offend (Independent)

Jim Pharis’ Sure to Offend is a bit like his neighbor’s answer to why he has so many guns, on the song “Gun Rag”: nonchalant, cryptic, almost unwound and perhaps […]

Lumière, Heart Notes on the Bayou (Independent)

If it had to fall into categorization, Lumière’s Heart Notes on the Bayou would be a scaled down and earthy Enya meets chants, prayers and Cajun French, all accompanied by […]

Brass Bed, In the Yellow Leaf (Modern Outsider)

Brass Bed’s In the Yellow Leaf takes its name from a line in “The Poet,” a Ralph Waldo Emerson essay where he compares Plutarch and Shakespeare The catch-all terms of […]

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 […]