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Get Ready for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19 -- by Stephen Maloney

Record stores across New Orleans are gearing up for Record Store Day with live music and special deals on vinyl records on April 19, 2014.
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Freaksheaux to Geaux 3rd Resurrect-Aversary at the AllWays Lounge -- by Lucy Stratton

Get sacrilegious on Good Friday with vaudeville sideshow Freaksheaux to Geaux. The macabre troupe of performers is celebrating its third annual Resurr …

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Tim Laughlin, The Trio Collection Vol. 1, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine April 2014

Tim Laughlin

The Trio Collection Vol. 1
Gentilly Records
After having several house parties/concerts at his house in the Vieux Carré, clarinetist Tim Laughli Read more...

Jealous Monk

I Love, I Hustle
Independent
I Love, I Hustle, the sophomore album by hip-hop duo and 2013 OffBeat Best of the Beat award winners Jeal Read more...
Evan Christopher Live, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

Evan Christopher’s Django a la Creole

Live!
Fremeaux & Assoc.
Now this is a fun record that never falters in its energetic vibe or superior musicianship. Recorded Read more...
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Howlin’ Live at d.b.a., New Orleans, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters

Howlin’ Live at d.b.a., New Orleans
Frenchmen Street Records
Over the past few years, d.b.a. has been selling tickets to heaven on Wednesday nights, when two long Read more...

The Longtime Goners

The Longtime Goners
Independent
The Longtime Goners are probably the most authentic sounding of the local bands signing up for the Americ Read more...
Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers, Linger Til Dawn, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers

Linger Til Dawn
Independent
Debbie Davis stands out in the crowd of vocalists like a bird-of-paradise in a roomful of parakeets. Read more...
Roxie Watson, Songs from Hell’s Hollow, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

Roxie Watson

Songs from Hell’s Hollow
Independent
Progressive country fans tend to regard Nashville as the devil, but here’s an album that would have Read more...
Minos the Saint Minos the Saint Album Cover OffBeat Magazine April 2014

Minos the Saint

Minos the Saint
Independent
One of the things making music in New Orleans interesting at this point in time is the ways that musi Read more...
Jamie Bergeron  & the Kickin’ Cajuns, Live Like Dat, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns

Live Like Dat!!
KC Entertainment
It’s crazy but in the 14 years that Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns have been in existenc Read more...
The Holmes Brothers, Brotherhood, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

The Holmes Brothers

Brotherhood
Alligator Records
The latest record from the Holmes Brothers reminds listeners what makes this longtime band is one of Read more...
Magis Sam, Live at the Avant Garde, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

Magic Sam

Live at the Avant Garde
Delmark
Any discerning, seasoned blues aficionado can tell you the jaw-dropping instant they heard Magic Sam Read more...
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Small Town Heroes, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Small Town Heroes
ATO Records
With the release of Small Town Heroes, the buzz around Alynda Lee Segarra’s Hurray for the Riff Raf Read more...
Chapel Blues, Chapel Blues, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

Chapel Blues

Chapel Blues
Independent
The Chapel Blues EP came to me in a plain brown sleeve. This fits the music as this is a good record Read more...

The International Trio & Olivier Franc

Delta Mood
New Orleans Jazz Productions
Drummer Trevor Richards, who now splits his time between New Orleans and Germany, has led the Internation Read more...
The Iguanas, Juarez, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

The Iguanas

Juarez
Piety Street
“Let’s make that magic happen one more time,” goes the chorus of this album’s second-best son Read more...

Moses Patrou

Can’t Stop, Vol. 1
Independent
Moses Patrou is a jazz drummer from Nashville, but even that odd teaser doesn’t begin to describe the d Read more...
The Parishoners, Blame it on the Weather, Album Cover, OffBeat Magazine, April 2014

The Parishioners

Blame It on the Weather
Independent
This five-piece likes to call what it does “Gothic Americana”—but dark punkabilly it ain’t. E Read more...
Cindy Scott, Historia, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, March 2014

Cindy Scott

Historia
Catahoula Records
I’ve called Cindy Scott’s debut album, Major to Minor, my favorite album by a local female singer Read more...
Monica McIntyre, It Soon Come, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, March 2014

Monica McIntyre

It Soon Come
Independent
From the age of seven, Monica McIntyre was immersed in orchestra, alongside her nine-year-old sister, Read more...
MadFro, I.F.W.I., album cover, OffBeat Magazine, March 2014

MadFro

I.F.W.I.
Independent
These debut tracks from MadFro are laced with wah-wah pedals, catchy choruses and popping snares. Voc Read more...
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