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New Orleans Jazz Museum launches Gallatin Street Records

Earlier this year, the New Orleans Jazz Museum issued Gallatin Street Records’ debut release. Gypsy-jazz band Bon Bon Vivant recorded Live at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the museum’s […]

Five Questions with DJ Captain Charles

DJ Captain Charles spins at Essence Festival again. The immensely popular deejay and Old School 106.7 FM radio host, who made his first appearance at Essence in the late 1990s, […]

Woodenhead Plans New Recording

For the majority of rock bands, the prospect of recording an album’s worth of new material at a live show would be a bit terrifying. For the instrumental prog-fusion band […]

Five Questions with Meschiya Lake on her move to Cork, Ireland

Chanteuse Meschiya Lake-Härm is bidding a fond farewell to New Orleans after 18 years. She was the figurehead, the homing beacon for the zeitgeist of the Frenchmen Street trad scene […]

Charting: Top Sellers During Jazz Fest Season

  Johnny Sansone: Hopeland (Short Stack) Marcia Ball: Shine Bright (Alligator Records) Walter “Wolfman” Washington: My Future is My Past (Anti-) Samantha Fish: Belle of the West (Ruf Records) The […]

My Music: Nathan Williams, Jr. of Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers

“As a kid, it was very inspirational to be part of [my dad’s group Nathan &] the Zydeco Cha Chas. I was basically a sponge absorbing everything I saw. I […]

Five Questions with Nathan Williams of Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

Now in their thirty-third year, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas are a topflight zydeco band with a signature style that’s closer to Buckwheat Zydeco and founding father Clifton Chenier […]

Five Questions with MidCitizen Entertainment Co-founder Reid Martin

Simple Play Presents’ artist-management team of Reid Martin, Tavia Osbey and Max Bonanno has announced the launch of a new firm, MidCitizen Entertainment. With a roster including Big Freedia, Tank […]

Celebrating 30 Years: “I Love Alex McMurray, Everybody’s Favorite Songwriter —Back from Tokyo”

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 […]

Five Questions with Danny Clinch, Music Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker

What is your connection to New Orleans music? Several years before Katrina, my wife and I were invited down to Jazz Fest. We had the time of our lives, as […]