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Shamarr Allen Arrested After Confrontation with
Jazz in the Park Security
-- by Stephen Maloney

Longtime OffBeat contributor Geraldine Wyckoff was on hand in Armstrong Park when trumpeter Shamarr Allen had a confrontation with Jazz in th …

Pearl Wine Co. Wins First OffBeat Martini Week Contest -- by Hannah Swenson

In a close contest, Pearl Wine Co.’s specialty martini, Fall in City Park, pulled ahead to win our first drink-making contest.

Congratulations to P …

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Henry Butler/Steve Bernstein & the Hot 9, Viper’s Drag, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Henry Butler/Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9

Viper’s Drag
Impulse
Henry Butler is an unquestioned virtuoso, the player who’s pushed the New Orleans piano sound forwa Read more...
Carsie Blanton, Not Old, Not New, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Carsie Blanton

Not Old, Not New
So Ferocious
Sex sells in almost any form of popular music, but it’s a rare bird who can create a truly sensual Read more...
Brad Webb, Making Faces, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Brad Webb

Making Faces
Independent
There is a certain timelessness to Brad Webb’s Making Faces. The music, although recorded in 201 Read more...
Antoine Diel & the Misfit Power, On the Corner of Hope and New Orleans, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Antoine Diel & the Misfit Power

On the Corner of Hope and New Orleans
Independent
Vocalist Antoine Diel quietly, though with great expressive elegance, opens On the Corner of Hope and Read more...
The Cons and Prose, Famous Last Words, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

The Cons and Prose

Famous Last Words
Independent
Rik Slave, the magnetic lead singer of New Orleans rock ’n’ roll outlet the Cons and Prose, seems Read more...
Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys, No Guarantee, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

No Guarantee
Swallow Records
It’s hard to image Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys sounding any better than it did on 2010’s Read more...
Royal Southern Brotherhood, heartsoulblood, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Royal Southern Brotherhood

heartsoulblood
Ruf Records
After a fine, but ultimately stop-gap, live album, here’s this rock-soul supergroup’s first true Read more...
Various Artists, You Talk Too Much: The Ric & Ron Story, Vol. I, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Various Artists

You Talk Too Much: The Ric & Ron Story, Vol. I
Ace
With a formidable roster that included Professor Longhair, Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, Chris Kenner, R Read more...
Dom Flemons, Prospect Hill, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Dom Flemons

Prospect Hill
Music Maker Relief Foundation
Best known for his work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemo Read more...
Nikka B., Poison Girl, Inc., album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Nikka B.

Poison Girl, Inc.
Upper Ninth
“Nikka,” like “nukka,” holds a special place in the vernacular of the streets. But Nikka B., Read more...
James Clark, Cloudwalker, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

James Clark

Cloudwalker
Independent
We’ve all heard the joke before: What was the last thing the drummer said before being kicked out t Read more...
Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson, For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson

For Pops: A Tribute to Muddy Waters
Severn
Mud Morganfield is the now-middle-age son of late blues icon Muddy Waters. Former turban-styling fron Read more...
Smoky Babe, Way Back in the Country Blues, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Smoky Babe

Way Back in the Country Blues
Arhoolie Records
Unlike his Baton Rouge-area contemporaries Robert Pete Williams, Butch Cage and Willie B. Thomas, Smo Read more...
Arséne DeLay, Comin’ Home, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Arséne DeLay

Comin’ Home
Independent
If you haven’t yet stumbled upon Arséne DeLay, it only takes about 30 seconds of listening to her Read more...
Sundog, Space Criminal, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, September 2014

Sundog

Space Criminal
Community Records
Pop music is a creature that thrives on gimmicks and enigmas, and that bodes well for Sundog’s futu Read more...

The Psycho Sisters

Up On The Chair, Beatrice
RockBeat
Score one for lasting friendships. Susan Cowsill and Vicki Peterson began singing together in the early Read more...

Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys

Back on Track
Lockdowne Records
Back on Track is Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys’ first disc in the six years after frontman Terry Doming Read more...

The Quintessential Octopus

Mother
Independent
Don’t look now, but there’s a whole indie-pop scene mushrooming—sometimes literally out of the bedr Read more...

The Rayo Brothers

Gunslinger
Independent
The recent neo-folk boom calls to bring modern music back home to its roots. This can have mixed results, Read more...

Travis Matte & the Kingpins

X
Mhat Productions
Travis Matte’s 10th release, X, commemorates his cross over the river to zydeco. Think of this one a Read more...
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