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What we do in the shadows: Bar Marilou is for everyone

Nestled into the ribs of the newest Ace Atelier hotel, Maison de la Luz, is Bar Marilou, one of New Orleans’s first aperitif bars. It is a place flush with […]

Chinese Bandits: An early musical tribute to LSU football champs

As a tip of the hat to the success of the current LSU football squad, OffBeat takes pleasure in recalling a killer New Orleans R&B tribute to the Fightin’ Tigers […]

Debbie Davis’ show keeps her from getting cynical about Christmas

Christmas can be a time for kicking up and celebrating, for gathering friends together, for taking solace after a tough year, or even for tearing up a little. Debbie Davis […]

My Music: Drummer Jarrel Allen

“I was born in New Orleans, grew up in the 9th Ward, some in the Lower 9th Ward in my early life but after Katrina and the flood I grew […]

Harold Battiste and Cher: I Got You Babe

When Cher brings her Here We Go Again Tour to New Orleans on December 13, she’ll be in the hometown of the musician who helped make her 55 years of […]

The Beverage Roots of Swamp Pop: Who Knew?

All around the world, Swamp Pop now refers to the style of rock ‘n’ roll which is strictly indigenous to Southwest Louisiana. The music rose to popularity in the late […]

Five Questions with Roots of Music’s Executive Director Morgan Stewart

On November 22, one of New Orleans’ premier music-education organizations will host a fundraiser with performances from some of the city’s most in-demand musicians. The Roots of Music Executive Director […]

Five Questions with trumpeter James Andrews

James Andrews, who appeared in a 2015 OffBeat cover story, will perform at the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival on November 16. Ahead of the gig, we spoke with him about […]

Widespread Panic at UNO Lakefront Arena

Widespread Panic will perform October 31-November 2 at the UNO Lakefront Arena. When illness forces both the Rolling Stones and their last-minute replacement, Fleetwood Mac, to cancel their appearances at […]

My Music: Jenna Guidry

“I was born in Raceland, Louisiana and have lived in New Orleans since I was a sophomore in high school; I’m 21 now. I had my first singing lessons when […]