music

Twisted Throttle

The newest rock band to emerge from Southeast Texas is Twisted Throttle, and the four-some will perform at Dylan’s in Port Arthur on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. The lineup features female vocalist Mindy Tompkins alongside Aaron Williams on guitar, Ben Sanders on bass and Nathan Currie on the drums. 

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Urban Pioneers at Neches Brewing Company Port Neches on December 2nd

Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have a delicious cocktail for your ears known as the Urban Pioneers. Jared McGovern (banjo, vocals), Liz Sloan (fiddle, vocals) and Martin Sargent (bass) will return to perform at the Neches Brewing Company on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly and even a few Gypsy songs for good measure. Neches Brewing Company is at 1108 Port Neches Ave.

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LN & The Crush

Head over to Luke’s Icehouse at 2325 Calder Ave. in Beaumont on Friday evening, Dec. 1 to check out local act LN & The Crush. Lead vocalist Ellen Radford, who was singing before she could talk and by the time she was 8, was sitting in with local bands belting out both classic and modern hits. She has performed with the likes of Johnny Winter, rock guitar legend George Lynch, Nic Armstrong, Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith. The Crush consists of Axel Wisor on guitar, Chris Boaz on bass and drummer Zach Martin.

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Courville's caters many food items

Big Rich Courville’s name is synonymous with everything that is good and that tastes good in Southeast Texas. If you lived in a box, odds are you would still know who he is because most likely, by gift or by commerce, he has fed you at some point.

Storms, floods, charity auctions, fundraisers or perhaps at his venue on College, Big Rich Courville, it seems, is always there for us. Now it’s our turn and time to remember those who are always here for us when we need them by supporting our local businesses.

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Morris Day of Morris Day & The Time

Fans of Purple Rain will want to purchase tickets to see Morris Day & The Time featuring a performance by Sheila E on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. at the Grand Event Center inside Golden Nugget in Lake Charles.

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Robert Cray

With Harvey dominating our lives and canceling most events, even delaying the start to school and high school football, there are plenty of coming concerts to help ease your mind, if only for a few hours, in downtown Beaumont.

Only a handful of tickets remain for a unique concert titled “An Open Book: An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October” on Saturday, Sept. 30, inside the historic Jefferson Theatre at 8 p.m.

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It’s a weekend full of fine arts events from Lamar University beginning with the Concert Band & Wind Ensemble Concert on Friday, April 21, at Silsbee High School (1575 Highway 96 N.) at 7:30 p.m.

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will present the Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Deppe, director of bands, and Concert Band, under the direction of Eric Shannon, director of athletic bands, in a combined concert. This is the final band concert for Deppe, who will retire this summer.

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Devise your disguise and make plans to attend the most spectacular party of the year. The Art Studio Inc. will host the Surrealist Beaux Arts Ball, a live art exhibition/fundraiser Jan. 21, to support its art education programs, encourage membership and celebrate the accomplishments of tenants and local artists.

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Singer, songwriter and master guitarist Hamilton Loomis returns to Madison’s on Dowlen this Friday, Nov. 18, for ages 21 and older. “If blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it,” says Guitar Player magazine.

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Courville’s, tickets are still available for Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros on Friday, Dec. 23, and Zac Wilkerson and Midnight River Choir on Thursday, Dec. 29. Tickets are $30 and include a buffet dinner. Wilkins is no stranger to Courville’s (1744 Rose Lane, Beaumont).

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