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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. […]

STS9: Rebirth

Two years ago STS9 were a band in transition. In the midst of recording their long-awaited follow up to 2009’s Ad Explorata, the group abruptly parted ways with founding bassist […]

Greensky Bluegrass: Serenade for Strings

Greensky Bluegrass may take the stage with a banjo, mandolin, dobro, upright bass and acoustic guitar, but don’t let the name or the instrumentation fool you. These guys owe as […]

Plan A: Buddy Guy at Tipitina’s

Buddy Guy may have been born in Lettsworth, Louisiana, but his name will forever be associated with the Chicago style of blues. The seven-time Grammy winner has called the Midwestern […]