Offbeat Cover for September, 2009

September 2009 Contents

Cover Story

Mark Bingham of Piety Street Recording: No Shit

Features

A Day in the Year

Solid Gold

BackTalk

Jordan Hirsch of Sweet Home New Orleans

OffBeat Eats

A Nice Pair

Dining Out: Vega Tapas Cafe

Ray Moore Hits the Spot at Pho Orchid

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Johnette Downing

Fresh

Ace Honored

Bringing Burlesque Back One G-String at a Time

Live Music on Freret Street, F’Real?

Mad Man

Rolling in Green

The Cinema Show

Reviews

Corey Harris, blu.black (Telarc)

Craig Caffall, Hold Me Up (GRA)

Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA)

Ernie Vincent, Bayou Road Blues (Montegut Road)

J Dilla, Jay Stay Paid (Nature Sounds)

J. Paul, Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreedz, Stronger (Independent)

Jason Marsalis, Music Update (ELM)

Jeff & Vida, Selma Chalk (Rosebank)

Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters, Live at Nunu’s (Fruge)

Joel Martin and the Family Band, L’Ange de la Chapelle (Independent)

Lawrence Sieberth, New New Orleans (Musikbloc)

Markings, Markings (Independent)

Michelle Shocked, Soul of My Soul (Night Sound)

Panorama Jazz Band, Come Out Swingin’ (Independent)

Ray Landry and Friends, Mes Racines Cadien Sont Creaux (My Cajun Roots Are Deep) (Swallow)

Sonny Rollins, Reel Life (Milestone)

Street Sweeper Social Club, Street Sweeper Social Club (SSSC)

Terence Blanchard, Choices (Concord Jazz)

The Rhythm Jesters, Big Easy Swing (Independent)

Zigaboo Modeliste and Gaboon’s Gang, Funk Me Hard Live, (JZM)

Bookmark

Ethan Brown, Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder That Rocked New Orleans (Henry Holt)

Something Precious: Down, Eyehategod and “Precious Metal”

Mojo Mouth

Debate This

Letters

September 2009 Letters