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Bayou Rum Blues Jam at Rock N Bowl Starts October 7

Bayou Rum and Rock ‘n’ Bowl are collaborating to bring you the Bayou Rum Blues Jam at Rock N Bowl every Tuesday night in October. The Blues Jam will consist of multiple 15 minute rounds in which each participant can showcase their blues chops with Chuck Credo IV and the Credo Blues Society, whom will [...]

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Xavier’s Confucius Institute hosts Cultural Extravaganza

On Thursday, September 18,  Xavier University’s Confucius Institute will host a Cultural Extravaganza.  The festivities will be held on campus and include a second line by the XULA Jazz Ensemble, as well performances by various musical acts from around the world. Amongst these performances are Chinese lion and fan dancers, Brazilian orisha and capoeira performances, [...]

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Lil’ Band O’ Gold Performing David Egan tribute in Lafayette Sept 19

Lil’ Band O’ Gold will be performing a live tribute to their longtime band member David Egan on Friday, September 19, at Downtown Alive, in Lafayette’s Parc San Souci. Jon Cleary will also be playing beside a long list of Egan’s friends and fellow musicians, including Tom McLain, Paul “Lil Buck” Sinegal, and many more. [...]

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New Orleans Music Icon Cosimo Matassa Has Died

Cosimo Matassa, the dean of New Orleans recording engineers and a beloved member of the music community, died today at about 2 pm in Oschner Hospital after a long illness. He was 88. His granddaughter, Mia Matassa, reported that Mr. Matassa had had trouble breathing and he was admitted to the hospital earlier this week. [...]

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Vote for Your Favorite
Martini Week Martini!

It’s time to start collecting the votes for your favorite martini recipe for OffBeat’s Martini Week! Bars and restaurants joining in the festivities have each designed funky and fabulous New Orleans-themed martinis to serve at their establishments during OffBeat Martini Week, which starts today and runs through Thursday, September 18. Get out there, taste as [...]

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WYES Brings Fab Four to City Park for 50th Anniversary Beatles Show

On September 16, 1964, Beatlemania hit New Orleans as John, Paul, George, and Ringo performed a live concert at City Park’s Tad Gormley Stadium. Exactly 50 years later, WYES is turning back the clock with a very special event – a live concert from Beatles tribute band “The Fab Four” to be held at the [...]

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Southern Decadence 2014 Breaks Attendance Record

With a record setting 160,000 attendees bringing in an estimated economic impact of $192 million, Southern Decadence 2014 will go down as one of the most successful years in the festival’s 43 year history. This year’s Southern Decadence parade featured more than 1,000 participants, with an estimated 40,000 revelers lining the parade’s French Quarter route. [...]

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Louisiana Seafood Festival Returns to City Park October 10-12

This year’s Louisiana Seafood Festival will be returning to the City Park Festival Grounds October 10-12. With 90s throwbacks Gin Blossoms, Drivin N Cryin, and local favorites Deadeye Dick performing on Friday, October 10, this year’s festival is certain to start off strong. Although the festival is fairly new, each year has been a success, [...]

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Photos: Ty Segall at One Eyed Jacks, September 6

Ty Segall took to the stage at One Eyed Jacks on September 6 for a wild night of rock, crowd surfing, and shirtless musicians. The garage rocker even managed to pull off all three of those things at the same time, much to the delight of the crowd. Check out OffBeat photographer Caitlyn Ridenour’s pictures [...]

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BUKU Pre-Sale Tickets on Sale Now

Pre-sale tickets for the BUKU Music + Art Project are on sale today, with only a limited number available on a first come, first served basis. The BUKU Music + Art Project is returning to New Orleans this year for the fourth time on March 13 and 14. With a wide array of EDM, hip-hop, [...]

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