KSLU hosts appreciation concert for listeners May 7
Contact: Christina Chapple
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KSLU CONCERT -- Blues-rock singer Eric Lindell will be one of the acts at the appreciation concert and fund-raiser being sponsored by Southeastern Louisiana University’s KSLU May 7 at Chevy’s Night Club in Hammond.
The 9 p.m. concert at Chevy’s, 14145 University Ave., will feature the Louisiana-based rock band the Benjy Davis Project, blues-rock singer Eric Lindell, and local rock band NOD, said Chad Pierce, KSLU’s development director.
“We’ve wanted to put together an event like this for quite some time. It’s going to be a lot of fun and we’re very excited about it,” said KSLU General Manager Todd Delaney. “This concert will not only serve as a fundraiser for the radio station, but also as a thank you to the community, listeners and Southeastern students, faculty and staff who support the station,”
Doors will open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $9.
The Benjy Davis Project has released three albums since 2002. Signed to Rock Ridge Records and featured in several commercials for the town of Abita Springs, Lindell, a Californian now living in New Orleans, is best known for his 2008 album “Low On Cash, Rich In Love,” which featured the single “Lay Back Down.” Lindell signed to Alligator Records in 2005 and has become a staple in the Crescent City.
NOD will open the show. “Front man Rusty Gregoire is a former KSLU announcer,” said Pierce. “NOD mixes blues, punk, and rock into a new and fresh style that promises to have music fans on their feet.”
Tickets for the KSLU concert will be available online at www.chevysniteclub.com and on campus at KSLU (located in D Vickers Hall) and the Southeastern bookstore in the War Memorial Student Union.
They will also be available at Cold Stone Creamery, Total Tan, Indy Coffee House, the Crazy Pig, the Patty Shack, PJ’s Coffee locations in Hammond, Cool Cats Hot Dogs Pet Boutique in Ponchatoula, Lanier Music in Mandeville, Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans and Compact Disc Store in Baton Rouge.
For additional information, contact KSLU at 985-549-2330 or visit www.kslu.org.