Offbeat Cover for December, 2012

December 2012 Contents

Cover Story

The BEAT Goes On: A 25 Year Retrospective of OffBeat Magazine


For the Record: Spinning Through a Quarter Century of Album Reviews

The Dew Drop Inn:
Past, Present and Future?


BackTalk: OffBeat Publisher Jan Ramsey Looks Back on 25 Years

OffBeat Eats

DJ Quickie Mart Hits the Spot at Jacques-Imo’s

Dining Out: Keife & Company

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Jazz Singer Cindy Scott


Christmas New Orleans Style Returns

Floyd’s Record Shop Closes

Gospel Ron, Radio Angel

Jimmy’s Heats Up Again

Sound Investments: Gifts for Music Lovers on Your Holiday List

Streamlines: Basin Street Records, Never Records, Soundclash Podcasts


Obituary: Bob French (1938-2012)

Obituary: Hadley Castille (1933-2012)


Caleb Elliott, Where You Wanna Be (Freetown Songs)

Chris Ardoin, Unleashed (Maison de Soul)

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Rockin With Roy (Swampadellic Records)

Dee-1, The Focus Tape (Independent)

Diablo’s Horns, Burnin’! (Word of Mouth)

Dirty Bourbon River Show, Volume Three (Independent)

Ernie Vincent, Louisiana Magic (KOLAB Records)

Fessor and His Jazz Kings, For Bunchy (Olufsen Records)

Gravy Flavored Kisses, The Mail (EP) (Independent)

New Birth Brass Band, On My Way (Threadhead Records)

Norco Lapalco, Norco Lapalco (Independent)

Vox and the Hound, Courage (Independent)


Matt Miller, Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans

Mojo Mouth

A Long Happy 25 Years

Plan A: Upcoming Shows

Chris Smither at Chickie Wah Wah, December 13


December 2012 Letters to OffBeat