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Buffa’s Gets the dB Blues -- by Stephen Maloney

Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant has come down with a case of the “dB Blues” over the pending lawsuit brought against the bar by neighbor Sidney Torre …

Jamal Batiste Drums His Way Into James Brown Biopic “Get on Up” -- by Stephen Maloney

Local drummer Jamal Batiste is set to make waves on the big screen as the legendary James Brown’s drummer John “Jabo” Starks in the James Brown …

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Lynn Drury, Come to My House, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Lynn Drury

Come to My House
Old Shoe Productions
With her last release, the powerful Sugar on the Floor, Lynn Drury came into her own as a singer-song Read more...
Gaynielle Neville, Woman Power, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Gaynielle Neville

Woman Power
Independent
Gaynielle Neville is the longtime singing/songwriting partner of her husband Cyril Neville, here maki Read more...
Bamboula 2000, The Wild Bamboulas, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Bamboula 2000

The Wild Bamboulas
Independent
“We’ve been together 20 years; we’ve had some fun and shed some tears,” sings Luther Gray, th Read more...
Diablo’s Horns, Into the Fire, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Diablo’s Horns

Into the Fire
Independent
Diablo’s Horns is a brass band that doesn’t hesitate to expand their palate into funk, jazz, and Read more...
The Babineaux Sisters, Quoi Ca Dit, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

The Babineaux Sisters

Quoi Ca Dit
Independent
If you’re of the opinion that young women in their early adolescence are incapable of conjuring up Read more...
Charlie Miller, Classic: 21 Classical Compositions for Solo Trumpet and Solo Piano, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Charlie Miller

Classic: 21 Classical Compositions for Solo Trumpet and Solo Piano
Independent
Charlie Miller usually greets me with, “Hello Beethoven”—his way of letting me know that he rem Read more...
Johnny J, Buster Brotherland, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Johnny J

Buster Brotherland
Tall Tale
The first thing that will strike you when you pick this CD up is that the cover photo of our man appe Read more...
Harmonouche, Joli Songe, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Harmonouche

Joli Songe
Independent
Everything old is new again in the capable hands of Raphael Bas and Harmonouche. His band—the name Read more...
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, Revved Up and Ready To Go, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Christian Serpas & Ghost Town

Revved Up and Ready To Go
Independent
No backwards baseball hats and t-shirts for Christian Serpas and Ghost Town. It’s still rhinestone Read more...
Zion Trinity, Spirit of the Orisha, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Zion Trinity

Spirit of the Orisha
Independent
Zion Trinity’s Spirit of the Orisha, their first record since 2003’s Eyes on Zion, is a beautiful Read more...
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Rollin’ with the Blues Boss, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne

Rollin’ with the Blues Boss
Stony Plain
It’s almost impossible to make the blues sound fresh after a century. Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne Read more...
Beth Patterson, Forward, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Beth Patterson

Forward
Bethpattersonmusic.com
There’s a million ways to listen music these days so leave it to Beth Patterson to concoct another. Read more...
Michaela Harrison, Listen to the Music, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Michaela Harrison

Listen to the Music
Independent
Michaela Harrison has a formidable voice. On her second CD, a collection of standards and should-be s Read more...
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Live Snakes, album cover, OffBeat Magazine, July 2014

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Live Snakes
Accurate Records
Since 1990, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble has been blowing out the East Coast with their New Orlea Read more...

Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses

Blow
Warrior Records
One of the best aspects of Louis Prima, Sam Butera, and their revolving cast of Witnesses is the way that Read more...

Down

Down IV - Part Two
Down Records/ADA Music
The latest sonic battlefield from Down lives up to its formidable reputation and provenance. With members Read more...

The Bally Who

A Pilferer’s Patience
Independent
The new Bally Who record A Pilferer’s Patience is a reality unto itself. It is based on and inspired by Read more...

Johnaye Kendrick

Here
Johnnygirl
Johnaye Kendrick’s name—and sound—should ring familiar to New Orleans jazz fans. The vocalist, orig Read more...

Jim O’ & the Swanky Psychos

Jim O’ & the Swanky Psychos
Independent
James O’Donnell is yet another post-K addition to the New Orleans scene, this time from New Jersey. But Read more...

David Phy

Me, Myself and Phy
Independent
There was a time, not so long ago, when trombonists were the butt of a slew of corny jokes. The prevailin Read more...
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