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WHY IS MEMPHIS DOING THIS, AND NOT NEW ORLEANS?

What a great idea! On the morning of March 25, I got this press release from Memphis: Memphis Tourism’s Music Hub Launches “Get Live! Memphis” Online Music Festival with Facebook […]

Battered, But Not Out

From last week to this week, everyone’s world has changed drastically. The entire state of Louisiana—indeed, the whole of the US—is on lockdown. We’re being battered healthwise, financially, economically, culturally […]

Killing The Goose

As I climbed into my office chair overlooking Frenchmen Street, right before we closed the office for the Mardi Gras holiday, I was taken aback by the view of two […]

Mojo Mouth, March 2020: Killing The Goose – a note from Jan Ramsey

This morning as I climbed into my office chair overlooking Frenchmen Street, I was taken aback by the view of two guys—obviously not from around here—dancing/tweaking in the middle of […]

How Important Are The Grammys?

Are Grammy wins what we really want for New Orleans and Louisiana musicians?

Mojo Mouth: An Opportunity…and a Warning

Recently, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation was absorbed by the city’s convention and visitors’ bureau, New Orleans & Co. Last year, NOTMC received about $15.7 million in funding that […]

Folk Alliance Conference may be as powerful as Jazz Fest in helping musicians’ careers.

Folk Alliance Conference may be as powerful as Jazz Fest in helping musicians’ careers.

Mojo Mouth: A Note From OffBeat Publisher Jan Ramsey

A Busy New Year, Musically By the time this issue of OffBeat hits the street, it’ll be past Christmas and in that weird time of year during the holidays that’s […]

Mojo Mouth December 2019: Do We Really Want Shiny and Soulless?

I’m sitting on my perch on Frenchmen and Decatur, preparing to send this issue to our printer, all the while listening to Keith Abel, who conducts New Orleans tours. He […]

New Orleans Officially Proclaimed a Music Town

Readers of OffBeat, OffBeat.com and the Weekly Beat are aware that New Orleans is, and always has been, a music town. One of the reasons the print edition of OffBeat […]