Author Archives: Aaron Lafont

Grammy Winners Snarky Puppy to Play Howlin’ Wolf Friday

Last month, dynamic jazz fusion outfit Snarky Puppy took home a Grammy award in the “Best R&B Performance” category alongside vocalist Lalah Hathaway for the song “Something,” the two’s take on Brenda Russell’s “It’s Something” from Snarky Puppy’s 2013 album Family Dinner, Vol. 1. A welcomed face around town, this Friday (February 21), the New [...]

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band Comes to Tipitina’s Saturday

This Saturday (February 22) Robert Randolph and the Family Band rides into Tipitina’s where it will headline a bill that also features Americana outfit the Ben Miller Band. A familiar face on the New Orleans front, Randolph’s fiery pedal steel has lit up many a Crescent City night over the course of the last decade. [...]

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Gold and the Rush Drop ‘It’s So You’ EP at One Eyed Jacks Friday

On Friday, February 21, indie rockers Native America and Cardinal Sons will join alt-country outfit Gold and the Rush at One Eyed Jacks for a show to celebrate the release of the band’s new EP It Is So You. Last week, Gold and the Rush dropped a good-humored video for the album’s unhinged underdog anthem [...]

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Dr. Dog, Saint Rich, Moses Sumney Come to Civic Theatre February 19

Next Wednesday (February 19), Philly indie rockers Dr. Dog’s psychedelic circus will come through town on a bill that includes trippy New Jersey duo Saint Rich and looping folk singer Moses Sumney. A welcomed face in the local scene, Dr. Dog’s ties to the Crescent City stem from its tenure with Park the Van Records, [...]

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Bonerama, Honey Island, More Play New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Benefit Thursday

In New Orleans, we take care of our own. Since 1998, no one has taken better care of the city’s musicians than the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, which provides quality health care and wellness services to those lacking coverage. On January 1 of this year, the NOMC non-profit organization lost its medicaid funding for health [...]

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Wynton Marsalis Hosts Premiere of 48 Hours Presents: The Whole Gritty City on February 15

In October, The Whole Gritty City, a stirring documentary directed by Richard Barber and Andre Lambertson that chronicles New Orleans area marching bands, premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival. On Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. (CST), Native New Orleanian, CBS News Cultural Correspondent and iconic jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will host the documentary’s [...]

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Doug Potter Benefit Concert at Howlin’ Wolf Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Last week, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, John Boutte, Washboard Chaz and more played a benefit concert for Steamboat Willie bassist Doug Potter, a victim of the “knockout game” who, after finishing a French Quarter gig on January 20, was nearly beaten to death on the 800 block of Conti Street by 20-year-old [...]

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Win Tickets to See the New Orleans Opera’s Cinderella on Valentine’s Day

The fairy-tale romance of Cinderella and Prince Charming has captivated audiences for centuries. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the New Orleans Opera will debut an elegant reinterpretation of French composer Jules Massenet’s 4-act rendition of the timeless love story, Cendrillon. A company premiere, OffBeat is giving away a pair of tickets to each show, [...]

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OffBeat Joins 2014 Hangout Music Festival as Media Partner

In January, the Hangout Music Festival announced the lineup for its fifth annual beachfront retreat in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Set for May 16-18, 2014, the three-day, six-stage, 60-plus band festival will feature headliners the Black Keys, Outkast and the Killers as well as Queens of the Stone Age, Modest Mouse, Zedd, Wiz Khalifa, Jack Johnson, [...]

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Late Night Jazz Fest Tickets for the Word at the Joy Theater on Sale Friday

The word around town is that this Friday, February 7 at 11:00 a.m. tickets will go on sale to see jam band supergroup the Word perform at New Orleans’ Joy Theater on Sunday, April 27. This late night, Jazz Fest concert will mark the third show of the year for the hallowed, sacred steel ensemble [...]

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