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Jazz Fest Redux 2019: Sights & Sounds of the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

  The headline Jazz Fest Redux first appeared in OffBeat’s June 2000 issue. Although a Jazz Fest recap was published in every June issue since the magazine started, headlines like […]

Singing in Unison: The Daiquiri Queens twist Cajun music into its own special concoction

Celebrated author and noted daiquiri connoisseur Ernest Hemingway might have looked back once or twice during his lifetime, but so far Lafayette’s traditional-minded Cajun hipsters the Daiquiri Queens have not. […]

Bayou Boogaloo Schedule

BAYOU BOOGALOO SCHEDULE It’s Bayou Boogaloo Time.  Besides the great music, the festival offers the best in Louisiana cuisines and local artisans. Make your way down to Mid-City, eat your […]

The New Orleans Suspects with the Golden Comanche are Tribal Gold

When these tribes meet, turn up the heat. Big Chief Juan Pardo and the Golden Comanche bring Mardi Gras Indian rhythm, chant, and splendor to the party. The New Orleans […]

One, Two, Three, Hit It! Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step hit it

Angelo Moore, the exuberant saxophonist, vocalist, and original member of the alternative ska, reggae and punk band Fishbone, moves in only a slightly more modern direction on his newest project, […]

Homegrown: Erica Falls spreads her wings

For nearly five years, Erica Falls has been principal guest vocalist with Galactic, traveling with the New Orleans funk-rock-jazz band for its one-hundred tour dates per year. She also appears […]

Paul McCartney’s return to the Crescent City after five years

A fan of New Orleans and its music, Paul McCartney has visited and performed in the city numerous times. On May 23 at the sold-out Smoothie King Center, the solo star […]

Roots Plus: HyperPhlyy mixes country and soul

When Danica Hart and Trea Swindle, two self-described “country girls from Mississippi,” began performing as HyperPhlyy, they could scarcely have imagined that, five years later, they’d be called up to […]

The 24-Hour Jazz Fest Challenge

So you’re in town for Jazz Fest and want to spend every waking moment seeing live music? Hell, that’s easy. What we’re offering here is a timetable for the truly […]

Secret Agent Man: Johnny Rivers’ Funky Go-go Rock

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Johnny Rivers baptized himself in the Southland’s blues, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. He later became one of the best-selling recording artists to […]