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100: The 100 Essential Louisiana CDs: A Roundup

One evening in 1998, OffBeat’s Managing Editor Joseph Irrera was perusing an article in a classical music magazine. The subject of the article was the formulation of a basic library […]

Bob French: It’s That Beat

Since the advent of New Orleans music, drums have been the essential element. As the saying goes, “Skin on skin is where it begins.” The drummers, though, don’t always get […]

Jimmy’s Family Jewels and the Art of Noisy Implants

The club used to be a pool hall called Al Pellegrini’s,” Jimmy Anselmo explains, concerning the nativity of the establishment that has borne his name for the past 21 years. […]

Ten Years Ago in OffBeat

A decade ago, the temperature in New Orleans was more or less the same as it is this July: torrid. To the rescue came OffBeat with an entire issue dedicated […]