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Dr. Sick and the Late Greats, AllWays Lounge, Chloe Perceval, OffBeat Magazine

Dr. Sick and the Late Greats Fire Up the Allways Lounge

It’s a Sunday night at the AllWays Lounge, and Dr. Sick and the Late Greats jump on stage with a vigor that gets everyone dancing from the very first tune. Performing traditional jazz songs with the same baffling ease as waltzes, they deliver a varied repertory with great confidence and passion. “We always play songs [...]

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Abita Springs Opry

Abita Springs Opry Series Back At The French Market In August

Get ready for some lively Saturday afternoons this August, as the Abita Springs Opry series returns to the French Market. Every Saturday will feature two shows, from 12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Held six times a year since 2002, the Abita Springs Opry series is aimed at presenting the best of Louisiana’s acoustic “roots” music. The music [...]

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Gristle Candy to Play the Maple Leaf July 26

Gristle Candy returns with a show at the Maple Leaf on Saturday, July 26, at 10:30 p.m. Three months after their first ever concert at d.b.a, John Gros and company will fill the legendary Oak Street venue with their eclectic sounds and New Orleans tunes. Expect a good deal of rock beats and tight grooves [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets to See Wynton Marsalis at the Saenger July 27

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Saenger Theater on Sunday, July 27. The concert benefits Tipitina’s Foundation, and is presented in partnership with the soon-to-reopen Orpheum Theatre and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets range in price from $40 to $75 and [...]

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New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: July 24 – July 30, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of July 24 – July 30, 2014 featuring: Charlie Dennard, Mike Dillon Band, Gristle Candy,  James Singleton Quartet, Panorama Jazz Band, Treme Brass Band, Steely Dan, and more! Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   July 24July 25July 26July 27July 28July 29July [...]

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dB Blues, Ruby Ross, OffBeat Magazine

Buffa’s Gets the dB Blues

Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant has come down with a case of the “dB Blues” over the pending lawsuit brought against the bar by neighbor Sidney Torres IV. In a new song written and recorded by regular Buffa’s performer Ruby Ross called “dB Blues,” Ross laments the ruckus caused by Torres’ lawsuit, which is seeking to [...]

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John Jabo Starks and Jamal Batiste, Get on Up, OffBeat Magazine

Jamal Batiste Drums His Way Into James Brown Biopic “Get on Up”

Local drummer Jamal Batiste is set to make waves on the big screen as the legendary James Brown’s drummer John “Jabo” Starks in the James Brown biopic Get on Up. The long awaited screen adaptation of the Godfather of Soul’s life story will premier on August 1, and Batiste is ready for his close up. [...]

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Omar Sosa

Omar Sosa Brings the Caribbean to New Orleans on July 26

Pianist Omar Sosa’s music combines the best aspects of jazz and Cuban music. Born in Camaguey, Sosa trained in classical music and percussion at the same time his dad was listening to jazz. “My dad listened to African-American music every Sunday. He’s sit on the couch and have his little drink and listen to Nat [...]

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Music Man Jim Russell Dies

Jim Russell, whose eponymous record store on lower Magazine Street attracted–and still attracts–generations of music lovers, passed away on Sunday July 20. He had suffered a massive stroke on July 5, and had been in hospice, said his daughter-in-law Denise. Mr. Russell was 94. Russell, an incredibly intelligent and canny businessman whose life was immersed [...]

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Healthier Air for All, Smoke Free Week

The Maple Leaf Goes Smoke-Free All Week Long

The Maple Leaf is going smoke-free the entire week as part of the “Healthier Air for All” campaign. Aimed at promoting smoke-free venues throughout the city, the campaign started Monday with a kick-off party at The Rusty Nail. The legendary Oak Street music venue will host smoke-free shows every day this week, as well as [...]

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