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Festivals, Festivals!

Did you know that New Orleans hosts 120 festivals annually that are attended by 3.6-million people? Wow. That’s a lotta music, food, culture and beer! New Orleans’ two biggest music […]

Noisy Parks?

Okay, so I’m out of town at SXSW, and I get this email from Leo Watermeier, who’s lived on North Rampart for some years and who maintains the antique rose […]

Pun-Rock Band, Camper Van Beethoven Shares Unreleased Track (Free Download)

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN SHARES UNRELEASED TRACK What would indie rock be without bands like the multi-cultural wiseasses Camper Van Beethoven?  ‘80s college rock would’ve been less fun without “Eye of […]

Revivalists Score at SxSW

The Revivalists played one of the shows of this young band’s life Friday night at SXSW. The crowd at the Holy Mountain backyard was packed with hardcore fans but also […]

LIVE FROM SXSW 2013: Hurray for the Riff Raff Plays Startling Song

Tell me what a man with a rifle in his hand is gonna do for his daughter when it’s her turn to go… —Alynda Lee Segarra Hurray for the Riff […]

SXSW Magic

From the road…this is South by Southwest week, otherwise known, depending on how hip you are, as SXSW or “South By.” OffBeat has been a media co-sponsor of the event […]

Where Are The Blues?

Back in the mid-1990s, I was a total blues freak, and a bunch of my friends were too. To some extent, I still am. I suppose it’s characteristic of my […]