Offbeat Cover for July, 2012

July 2012 Contents

Cover Story

The Original Pinettes Brass Band: Brass-Pop


Beasts of the Southern Wild: Beasts on the Bayou

DJ Jubilee’s Get Ready, Ready: Get Ready for the Dancefloor

DJ Spinderella: Push It

Hotel Bars: The Classic Formula

Tourism Funding Should Include Tip Jar for Musicians


Robert Glasper

Photo Op

The Event of the Summer

OffBeat Eats

Matt Uhlman (DJ Matty) Hits the Spot at Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria

Party Like It’s 1812: What Drinks Fueled the Louisiana State Ratification Celebration?

Victory Bar Review


Dr. John’s Next Maneuver

Essence Festival’s Block Party and New & Next Stage

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony: Praised Indians

Patrick van Hoorebeek’s Bar Vin: The Whole Bottle

Tales of the Cocktail: Not Just Booze


Obituary: Gary Hirstius (1956-2012)


Albert King, I’ll Play the Blues For You (Stax Records)

Andy J. Forest, Other Rooms (Slang Records)

Christian Scott, Christian aTunde Adjuah (Concord Jazz Records)

Jimmy Robinson, Guitarworks (Independent)

John Autin, Piano Town (Rabadash Records)

Keith Frank, Follow the Leader / Boot Up (Soulwood Records)

Kid Merv, Body and Soul (Kid’s World Records)

Luke Winslow-King, The Coming Tide (Independent)

Nolton Semien, Oh Lucille (Fruge Records)

Pinetop Perkins, Heaven: Rare Previously Unreleased Tracks (Blind Pig Records)

South Memphis String Band, Old Times There (Merless Records)

Sun Ra, The Eternal Myth Revealed: Volume One – 1914-1959 (Transparency Records)

T’Monde, Making Believe (Swallow Records)

The Bridge Trio, The Bridge Trio (Independent)

The Log Ladies, Let’s Build a Myth Together (Independent)

The Valparaiso Men’s Chorus, The Straits of St. Claude (Independent)

Various Artists, Ingrid Lucia Presents New Orleans Female Vocalists (American Brat Collaboration)

Zazou City, The Man Who Couldn’t Dream (Jumping Man Records)


Jay Mazza, Up Front and Center: New Orleans Music at the End of the 20th Century (Threadhead Press)

Mojo Mouth

Musical Birthplace

Plan A: Upcoming Shows

Bass Drum of Death at One Eyed Jacks July 13


July 2012 Letters