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Wishbone Ash: Twin-guitar attack

Wishbone Ash may not have invented the twin-guitar attack in rock music, but the British prog-rock band was there from the technique’s early days. In the United States, the Allman […]

December 2000: Livin’ La Vida Tuba

OffBeat Magazine is celebrating 30 years and reached that milestone with our November 2017 issue. To mark the anniversary, over the next 12 months OffBeat will re-publish excerpts from features […]

Birthday Wishes: Marc Stone And Alana Davis

Birthdays present a natural landmark to reflect on our lives and how far we’ve come. Not only is local blues/roots guitarist and singer Marc Stone no exception, but he is […]

Balfa Week: A guaranteed cultural immersion

Hey, you aspiring Cajun fiddlers and budding zydeco accordionists, don’t count on this year’s Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week mirroring what it looked like last year. Under the […]

My Music With Blake Quick

“The first time we did it [an after-show Grateful Dead tribute by local all-stars at Little Gem Saloon] was when the Dead & Co. show got postponed [December 5]. That […]

More Than a Tribute: Celebrating David Bowie

David Bowie—a.k.a. Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane and Major Tom—is gone but surely not forgotten. Celebrating David Bowie, a tour starring Bowie musicians who worked with him […]

Pink Room Project at BUKU: Pushing the boundary

“We sound like and look like what New Orleans sound like and look like. Or what it should sound like and look like,” Pink Room Project’s Brandon Ares said. The […]

July 1999: “Zachary Richard: A Tale of Two Cultures”

OffBeat Magazine is celebrating 30 years and reached that milestone with our November 2017 issue. To mark the anniversary, over the next 12 months OffBeat will re-publish excerpts from features […]

Book of Love: 30th anniversary tour continues

In the 1980s, the electronic dance-pop band Book of Love released the club favorites “Boy,” “I Touch Roses” and “You Make Me Feel So Good.” A co-ed quartet from New […]

Q&A: Director Lily Keber on “Buckjumping”

You previously directed Bayou Maharajah about the late, great New Orleans pianist James Booker. How come you wanted to do a film about dance? When people talk about New Orleans […]