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Monday, June 02, 2008

Louisiana underground music pages

I did some reorganizing of the pages on this site due to the amount of stuff that's accumulating and also so that google can index it better. Mainly, I had to split the New Orleans band page in half because it got too large, I added flyer lists so that the flyer details will get indexed by search engines, and I added indexes for the clubs and venues in different towns. Here's a rundown of the main pages.

The band index pages have been updated and should be mostly functional. Getting the NOLA pages fixed was a bear. There are still some dead links on the NOLA and BR pages.
Lafayette Band Index
New Orleans Band Index A-M
New Orleans Band Index N-Z
Baton Rouge Band Index

Flyer galleries (the NOLA gallery is getting kind of large):
Lafayette Flyer Gallery
New Orleans Flyer Gallery
Baton Rouge Flyer Gallery

Flyers listed by date, giving the bands and venues (I used a calendar and made an educated guess at the years for the flyers, but I'm probably wrong on some):
Lafayette Flyer List
New Orleans Flyer List
Baton Rouge Flyer List

Indexes for clubs and venues:
Lafayette Club Index
New Orleans Club Index
Baton Rouge Club Index

For additional stuff, see the main index page.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Shout outs

Ok, I've been slacking again, but the site has been updated with a bunch of info that various folks have been kind enough to send in.

Ron from Disappointed Parents sent in their myspace page. They're currently looking for a drummer.

John V sent in info on Stephie and The White Sox, The Plague, Sx Tension, Voodoo Parade, and Graveyard Rodeo. Stephie and The White Sox are doing a reunion show June 21st at Hi Ho Lounge along with legendary singer Dave Turgen from The Sluts. He also sent a cool photo of Stephie and he from 2007.

Sean Morrogh sent in info on No More Fun and Master Sleestak and The Power Crystals. Master Sleestak opened for Alice Donut at The Bayou in Lafayette back in 1992. That was an awesome show. No More Fun featured Danny Hall's cousin and skateboard legend George Brown on drums.

Douglas D sent in info on The Backbeats, Apt. B, The Limit, and The Normals. The Backbeats and Apt. B featured Vance Degeneres of The Daily Show fame. The info has been added to the New Orleans band page. Actually, the New Orleans page got so large I had to split it in half. Now there is a page for New Orleans bands A-M and a page for New Orleans bands N-Z.

Danny Dickson sent in info on Star, Nova, The Models, and Human Drama. See the New Orleans pages for info on these bands.

Steve Kerin sent in an awesome photo of Havoc from 1987. That's Mitch Reed to the right, back before he was a local fiddle master. He was a hell of a bass player. He and I both used to take jazz lessons from a weird boat captain dude. Steve also played with Smaug, Megatron Jones, and Black Bayou Construktion, among others. Scott olivier now lives in Austin last I heard. Here is his site.

Skip Bolen sent in info on The Front. The Front featured Carlos Boll of The Skinnies. I also think he owned 'Lectric Eye Records, which was one of the original New Orleans punk labels. I'm not sure if The Front was before or after the Skinnies.

Troy sent in info on Gangster, Hoax, Latem Yvaeh, Paragon, Warlock, Tolerance, and Hostage. I remember seeing Gangster on the roof of The Keg at Mardi Gras. Aw what!

Thanks to Wes Whipp for the info on Strawboss, Jivin Sister Fanny, and Sid's Ride Home.

Mucho gracias to Tim Parrish for the info on Harry Dog and the Fleas, Human Rayz, Lower Chakras, The Irascibles, and several other Baton Rouge bands and clubs. Check out his article "Rockadoozy DIY".

Thanks to Sasha R for info on Sauced. Also, she may have some Zen Bastards photos. We have a few in this gallery.

Gary Attardo sent a ton of info on Star, Lynx, White Tiger, The Models, The Red Rockers, and many other bands. Thanks!

There is a lot more stuff to add,I just haven't gotten to it yet.