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Ticket Giveaway: White Linen Night at the CAC -- by OffBeat Staff

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the White Linen Night party at the Contemporary Arts Center on Saturday, August 2.
In addition to enjoying t …

Video Interview: Shamarr Allen on his Encounter With State Troopers -- by Stephen Maloney

Trumpeter Shamarr Allen had a terrifying encounter with Louisiana State Troopers on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, and he sat down with us to tell his side …

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Dr. John, Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Dr. John

Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch
Proper/Concord
During his keynote address at last year’s Satchmo SummerFest, Wycliffe Gordon opined that nobody bu Read more...
Marc Broussard, A Life Worth Living, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Marc Broussard

A Life Worth Living
Vanguard
Marc Broussard’s voice is an inspiring instrument. Broussard can sing with subtle shadings, calibra Read more...
Kim Carson, Enough Heart Left to Break, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Kim Carson

Enough Heart Left to Break
Independent
Whenever I’ve seen Kim Carson in the past, it’s been the bawdy songs that grabbed me first. She†Read more...
Cowboy Mouth, Go!, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Cowboy Mouth

Go!
Elm City Music
The tenth studio album from Cowboy Mouth finds the band in familiar territory, but the CD does offer Read more...
Fo' Reel, Heavy Water, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Fo’ Reel

Heavy Water
Independent
Calling themselves a New Orleans “supergroup” may be a bit of a misnomer: Fo’ Reel’s four mai Read more...
Truckstop Honeymoon, The Madness of Happiness, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Truckstop Honeymoon

The Madness of Happiness
Squirrel Records
Rock stars are famous for epic life styles and devastating personal losses, such as divorce and famil Read more...
Jane Harvey Brown, Live from New Orleans at the Old U.S. Mint, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Jane Harvey Brown

Live from New Orleans at the Old U.S. Mint
Independent
Jane Harvey Brown puts together a veteran band to back her on a set of mostly jazz and New Orleans st Read more...
Hill Country Hounds, HCH, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Hill Country Hounds

HCH
Independent
The self-titled debut from the Hill Country Hounds mixes both traditional and modern country while es Read more...
Dexter Lee & the Prophets, We Are, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Dexter Lee & the Prophets

We Are
Reverb Nation
The part of me that grew up on Grand Funk Railroad is digging this Baton Rouge power trio’s debut, Read more...
Yvette Landry, Me & T-Coe’s Country, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Yvette Landry

Me & T-Coe’s Country
Soko Music
Steel-guitar shaman Richard Comeaux has been part of Yvette Landry’s country aggregation for a few Read more...
Brother Dege, Scorched Earth Policy, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Brother Dege

Scorched Earth Policy
Independent
Typically a mix tape is a grab bag of sounds, songs and artists. Always atypical, Brother Dege’s Sc Read more...
Misled, Injection, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, August 2014

Misled

Injection
Independent
This trio dropped a punk-rock debut on the local scene about a decade ago, then stepped back and tran Read more...

Kevin Clark & Tom McDermott

Smiles: Cornet/Piano duets in the New Orleans Style
Independent
Somewhere in both Tom McDermott and Kevin Clark’s early report cards, there must be comments that say, Read more...

Ben E. Hunter

The Nature of Things
Independent
Acoustic albums, even reggae ones, don’t usually open with a swell of fake horns, strings and female vo Read more...

Mahayla

Electricspaceagesweetheart
Serial Lover Records
All throughout this new record by the recently reconstituted Mahayla, there is an air of regret. David Fe Read more...

Jo-El Sonnier

The Legacy
Takau Records
Jo-El Sonnier wrote and recorded his first song “Tes Yeux Bleu,” now an immortal classic, as a precoc Read more...

Bonsoir, Catin

Light the Stars
Valcour Records
As evidenced by these seven songs written/co-written by Bonsoir, Catin’s Kristi Guillory, her writing i Read more...

The Revelers

The Revelers Play the Swamp Pop Classics Vol. I
Independent
On this four-track, vinyl-only EP, the Revelers maneuver through a diverse set of arrangements with an at Read more...

Lee Benoit

Pour les Générations à Venir
Bradley Records
Lee Benoit’s Pour les Générations à Venir is not explicitly Cajun music for kids. He’s not the Caj Read more...

Seth Walker

Sky Still Blue
Royal Potato Family
Guitarist and songwriter Seth Walker cultivates an ominous and sexy sound on his latest recording, Sky St Read more...
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