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Does less beer mean happier musicians?

…and the poll says….that our readers would overwhelmingly not mind paying a cover to see bands on Frenchmen Street if doors on Frenchmen Street clubs were required to be closed. […]

Would You Be Willing To Pay?

My blog last week rubbed at least one person the wrong way, but it wasn’t so much a commentary on the history of OffBeat as it was someone who spewed […]

Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty Foundation Kids Perform At Brooklyn Bowl

As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. And so it is with the inaugural Trombone Shorty Foundation’s New York City odyssey. We arrived home […]

Guest Blog: Shorty Academy Kids Visit Brooklyn And Broadway

Having now developed a near mastery of the NYC subway system, Team Shorty navigated the once confusing metro system with ease and aplomb, arriving at Industry City in Brooklyn with […]

Guest Blog: Shorty Academy Kids Rock Central Park & Hit Lincoln Center

What a day! After getting a solid night’s rest, Team Shorty made the most of our Friday in New York City. Despite the cold early morning rain and some minor […]

Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty Academy Kids Jam With John Scofield

We made it! Day 1 in New York City is a wrap! After an early (4 a.m.) meet up at MSY, our group of 17 boarded the first flight to […]

Frankenstein

Thirty years ago, when OffBeat was born, there was very little coverage of music in New Orleans. This is hard to believe, in a city where Jazz was born and […]

Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty Academy Kids Take New York City!

Friends of New Orleans music and culture! I’m writing this from Mid-City, as the Trombone Shorty Foundation prepares to take our show on the road and embark on our inaugural […]

Needed: A Different Type of Business Leader

I live in different  world, populated by musicians, bands, managers, bar and club owners, publicity peeps, sound guys, promoters, artists, photographers, festival producers, whatever. But it’s still a business world. […]

Where’s The Vision?

The title of a recent article in the Times-Picayune: “Can New Orleans Become A Thriving Music Industry Hub Like Nashville?” Wait. Have I heard this question posed before?? At least a […]