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MY MUSIC: Cristian Duque of Soul Project

“It’s a huge endeavor. The Funky Uncle Lounge will be the first time a live music club will be rolling as a Mardi Gras float [Saturday, February 10 in the […]

May 2005: “The Meters Are Right On Time”

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 […]

ANOTHER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: The Meters Strut

The Meters now join an eye-popping list of Louisiana artists—Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson, Jelly Roll Morton, Clifton Chenier and Buddy Guy—who have been honored with a Lifetime Achievement […]

Debut of Krewe du Kanaval

Drums, horns, dancers, vocalists and colorful costumes will fill the French Quarter streets as the Krewe of Kanaval debuts on Tuesday, February 6. The procession, a joint venture between Ben […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson, the insightful British songwriter and master guitarist, is bringing in his electric trio to New Orleans. Thompson booked his February 3 show at House of Blues as a […]

Celebrating the City’s 300th in Song

OffBeat magazine, now celebrating 30 years, has always been dedicated to the music of Louisiana. We will celebrate the city’s 300th in song—300 songs chosen from all 300 years of […]

My Music with Cliff Hines

“I never thought I would become a musician, but my mother was very musically oriented, and from a young age she would always have me listen to cool music from […]

Celebrating 30 Years: Dr. John Interview, 1992

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 […]

New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness: Giving Today for Tomorrow

While the great Allen Toussaint sadly left us on November 10, 2015, his musical and philanthropic legacy lives on. Fittingly, the renowned composer, arranger, pianist and vocalist’s birthday celebration, Sunday, […]

Barking All Over: Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival

With a career spanning more than seven decades, banjo virtuoso Danny Barker mentored generations of New Orleans musicians and is the namesake for the fourth annual Danny Barker Banjo and […]