FIGHTS is a six piece band from Lafayette, Louisiana. Their name -- an acronym for "Formal Institute of Great Hit Tunes" -- is something they consistently live up to with their local crowd as they brandish a sound they describe as "unmatched energy in a somewhat messy psychedelic swirl of chaotic beauty." BTRtv was in Lafayette in April for the annual Festival International de Louisiane, which celebrates the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana. While there, we were able to shoot the band performing as they rehearsed for the festival, then at their two festival appearances -- at Blue Moon Saloon, a local venue, and on one of the festival stages during one of the busiest days of the event. Together, the three performances combine for a unique episode of BTR Hear & There, featuring J. Burton on lead vocals and keys, Jessie Lalonde on backing vocals and percussion, Brycen Gaddis on synth, Matthew O'Neal on bass, and dual drums courtesy of Dallas Griffith and Danny Devillier. /// Featured song: "Shellac" /// FIGHTS's Summer Hits EP is available via CD Baby: cdbaby.com/cd/fights2 /// FIGHTS on Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Fights/129481400403416 /// Official website for Festival International de Louisiane: festivalinternational.com/ /// Facebook: facebook.com/festivalinternational /// Twitter: @festivalintl /// Official website for Blue Moon Saloon: bluemoonpresents.com/ /// Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Blue-Moon-Saloon/167555979939448 /// Twitter: @BlueMoonSaloon

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