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Gotta Dance: The Dance Club Tour

“Qualify yourself before the gate keepsman and enter the age of golden lust Fixated pipe dreams, Swirls of neon love and lights… Bow into the beauty of plastic fantasy and […]

Wild at Heart: David Lynch’s “Twin Freaks”

In the show-biz of this country, where an ex-movie-star president is replaced by the one whose favorite idiom is “Stay Tuned,” David Lynch plays a solo matchmaker who twins movies […]

Festivals: Pure Louisiana

It’s cooling off, and the Louisiana Festivals are cranking up again, with some of the best fests just around the bend from the Crescent City. We’ve included a list of […]

Occult Odyssey: A Trek Through the Psychic City

It all started with an oil change. Summers in New Orleans being what they are, I figured I’d better shore up the old ‘bile for the heat ahead. Also being […]

Ear to the Ground: Fresh Young Minds

OffBeat thanks the world for the attention and praise it has heaped on many New Orleans musicians. For the most part, outsiders think of the Big Easy as a hotbed […]

Cool: A Brief History

Chill out. Cool it. Be cool. Cool is a physical condition; sometimes a metaphysical condition, or even a psychic or stylistic condition. Cool is essential to survival. The extremes of […]

New Jewelry and Contemporary Crafts

It has long been recognized that there is a very thin line separating the arts and crafts—at least where the best and most innovative crafts are concerned. Jewelry, glass objects, […]

Ear to the Ground

In what has become a regular feature, OffBeat spoke to influential and (somewhat) knowledgeable folks in the local scene to determine which acts they think have a chance of breaking […]

Crescent City Caribbean

Anyone who has spent time in New Orleans has come to the realization that the Crescent City is a Caribbean nation. The climate, vegetation, food, language and the pace of […]

Dave Bartholomew: Music Legend

History is made every moment, but often we miss significant moments because at the time the events seem to be commonplace and nothing special. Dave Bartholomew is the progenitor of […]