Louisiana’s Bas Clas returns to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night of gritty, cerebral, dance-your-ass-off rock and roll. Stay tuned for special guests!
Bas Clas is a name derived from a Cajun insult/expression meaning “low class.”
Bas Clas is a name derived from a Cajun insult/expression meaning “low class.” The band formed in Louisiana in 1976 and existed as a full time entity until May 1991. During this 15 year run the band’s repertoire of original songs and its reputation as a powerful live band with marathon 3 hour sets established Bas Clas as an influential group in South Louisiana. Though its commercially released recordings were limited to three 45rpm singles, the band attracted the attention of producers and press who recognized Bas Clas’ songs and performances as coming from the true essence of rock and roll.
The band reunited in 2002 for a benefit and the journey began again. In 2012 Bas Clas released “Big Oak Tree” to critical acclaim, including a nomination for Best Rock Album in the Offbeat Magazine Best of the Beat Awards. On January 26, 2013, the band was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. The band released their second CD “Love Food Sex Peace” in 2014 and in 2016 the third CD “In Wonderland” was added to the growing discography. Work has already begun on number four with a planned release date in early 2017.
Please visit our main site at www.basclas.com to stay on top of developments and future plans. Thanks for visiting!
You can view a growing collection of Bas Clas videos on YouTube and MySpace. Here are songs currently available, with their respective URLs:
“Back To Work”:
“What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding”:
Door @ 7pm Showtime 8 pm
$ 10 Cover Charge
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