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Weird Science

Imagine Weird Al Yankovic bent on world domination, or perhaps a more malevolent Mystery Science Theater 3000. Or Morgus the Magnificent with an electric guitar. Somewhere in the area defined […]

Stompin’ at the Savoy Faire

Tucked away in an old Acadian-style house standing in a picturesque field on the outskirts of Eunice lies Studio Savoy Faire, where a number of great recordings and more than […]

OffBeat Jazz Fest Louisiana Top 10

To compile our Jazz Fest Louisiana Top 10, OffBeat contacted the managers of three local record stores (Louisiana Music Factory, Tower Records and Basin Street Records’ tent at the Fair […]

BeauSoleil Comes Alive…Again!

After 30 years together, live recordings are business as usual for BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. This Grammy-winning Cajun band has done live albums in San Francisco (Live! From the Left […]

The White Stripes Minus One?

New Orleans has a rich history of one-man bands. But the ante has been upped considerably by transplant Dave Gregg — or, more to the point, by Gregg’s toes. Gregg […]

Do You Know…Jesse McBride?

Who: Pianist Jesse McBride, 27, moved from Houston, Texas to New Orleans in 1998 to study with Ellis Marsalis at the University of New Orleans. Active on the jazz scene, […]

Online Duets

When Jeff Albert released his latest album — a collaborative effort between himself on trombone and Ed Barrett on guitar entitled Duets Volume I — it didn’t create headlines. No […]

Twilight in New Orleans

Former Afghan Whigs front man and part-time New Orleanian Greg Dulli is one whose heyday shined so brightly that the rest of his life’s output might inevitably seem less important. […]