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Michael Cerveris, Piety (Low Heat Records)

Producer Mark Bingham shuttered the Piety Street studio two and a half years ago, long enough to reflect on the range and breadth of music that was made there, the […]

David Bowie – 1971

Readers may be shocked by some of the comments Bowie expresses here, but Bowie later disavowed many of these kinds of comments blaming them on mental instability caused by his […]

Michael Cerveris: From Tommy to Piety

Michael Cerveris’ grand struggle between theater and music.   Last year, when Michael Cerveris won for Best Actor in a Musical at the Tony Awards, he got up in front […]

Lifetime Achievement in Music: The Radiators

Rads fans, please note: Reggie Scanlan had a medical emergency on the day we did OffBeat’s cover shoot and was not able to be included on our cover. We regret […]

Brint Anderson, Covered in Earl (Independent)

New Orleans is a city of musical surprises. Let your ears lead you as you stroll down the street and alluring music drifts into your consciousness. I used to walk […]

Mitch Woods, Jammin’ On the High Cs (Vizztone)

Pianist Mitch Woods has long been under the sway of the New Orleans piano tradition and has recently moved to the city, where he’s been a presence at local clubs […]

Rejoice! 20 Years of the Panorama Jazz Band

On July 4, 1985 Ben Schenck experienced the moment that would change his life. The 22-year-old music student went to the Capitol Mall in Washington D.C. for the Smithsonian Folkways […]

Lawdy Miss Clawdy: Lloyd Price in New Orleans

Lloyd Price, the Kenner-born R&B star who recorded numerous pop and R&B hit singles including “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Stagger Lee” and “(You’ve Got) Personality,” has written an unusual autobiography titled […]

Celebrating Tito and Celia

Margie Perez has been something of a Jill-of-all-trades on the New Orleans music scene, but her new band Muevelo could be the vehicle that finally defines her as an artist. […]

Oh, Crap, It’s Christmas Again (Cancelled)

[Letter to the editor, Tuesday, December 1, 2015:]  Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel Oh Crap it’s Christmas! this year. [...] We hope readers will […]