Friday, March 20, 2009

Louisiana at SXSW: Friday

Today from 3 to 5 p.m., there's a Louisiana party at the Continental Club featuring the Peekers, an indie rock band from Shreveport; the Iguanas, Tex-Mex veterans from New Orleans; and CC Adcock, Lil' Buck Sinegal and Kenny Bill Stinson's Louisiana All-State Louisiana Revue (yes, so Louisiana the state's in the name twice!). The latter should be a pretty fine introduction to swamp pop, and it's open to the public.

There will be a Southwest Louisiana party starting at 2 at Roadhouse Rags in South Austin. It will have boiled crawfish and music by Justin Primeaux, Drew Landry, all-woman string band the Figs, Dickie Landry and Grammy-nominated Cajun band the Pine Leaf Boys.

Tonight, Theresa Andersson brings her one-woman show to Antone's at 10 p.m. Between a series of looping pedals and the instruments around her, she's turned her music into true performance art, as much dance as song, and it's pretty enthralling and sweet. At 1 a.m., Big Sam's Funky Nation plays Opal Divine's Free House for a set that has roots in brass bands, but it's really all about the funk.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All I got to say is, give me an I, give me an E! What's that spell?!
As one New Orleans legend passes another is born. RIP eddie, you'll be missed!