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Better left with a Hammond memory

Better left with a Hammond memory

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Hammond native Todd O’Neill made strides in the country music industry with his self-named band. The journey to starting the Todd O’Neill Band began with O’Neill as a roadie for the Big Cat Daddy band. “I would help them pack up all their equipment for each performance and would travel to all of their ...

Local band aspires to greatness

Local band aspires to greatness

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ventruss, a band based in Baton Rouge, has been entertaining southeast Louisiana since early 2012. Debuting with the single “Locust,” the metal and hard rock group recently released a self-titled extended play. Ben Jewell, singer, Shawn Saizan, guitarist, Jesse Newman, guitarist, Steven Sessum ...

The business of starting a band

The business of starting a band

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For a band to achieve even a moderate level of success, vision and dedication is required. Bag of Donuts, a New Orleans party band, plays at various venues including festivals and clubs. The band released an original collaboration with Dr. John, a Grammy Award winner. Bag of Donuts bandmate Jerry "Don...