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In the Spirit: Wyatt Lowrey of Vessel

“Vessel opened with three key components—proper glassware, a focus on community and a coastal theme. We have 28 different kinds of glasses because glassware is important; you should drink from […]

Tank and the Bangas

Over 6,000 acts entered NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, but when the 10 judges convened for a vote they landed on a unanimous winner: New Orleans’ own Tank and the […]

Fest Focus: Lake Street Dive

FRIDAY, MAY 5—GENTILLY STAGE, 2:05 P.M. Lake Street Dive has earned quite the following in recent years with a modern take on the old-school pop sounds of the ’50s and […]

Partners in Jazz: Alia Shawkat’s unlikely collaboration with New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

FRIDAY, MAY 5—ECONOMY HALL TENT, 4:25 P.M.   If you’re familiar with Alia Shawkat, there’s a good chance it’s because of her work on the new dark comedy Search Party […]

Plan A: Radiohead at the Smoothie King Center

Radiohead will return to New Orleans for the first time in almost 14 years when they headline the Smoothie King Center on Monday, April 3. Long considered one of the […]

Pretty Lights: Looking Back From the Future

It’s New Year’s Eve and thousands of young people have gathered at New Orleans’ Mardi Gras World Ballroom for a dazzling display that rivals any fireworks from Times Square to […]

Naughty Professor: All On a Naughty Gras Day

In some ways New Orleans has a reputation for being a tough nut for outsiders to crack. Considering our reaction to the influx of transplants in recent years, it would […]

Reinvigorating New Orleans’ Carver Theater

The Carver Theater has announced its initial 2017 music programming schedule—which is based around a number of new weekly music series—and a number of brand new amenities. Beginning in January, […]

Jim James talks back

“You can talk about it all you want, but what you gonna do? Time’s your oyster, the grave is always getting closer,” sings Jim James on “We Ain’t Getting Any […]

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Boudin, Bourbon & Beer

“They got a lot of singers coming out today that say they do R&B, soul and funk,” Sharon Jones told OffBeat ahead of her Jazz Fest set back in April. […]