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Proton Blast, Howlin Wolf, August 30

Proton Blast at Howlin Wolf to Benefit Wife of Local Musician

George Porter Jr., Tab Benoit, Bonerama, and a host of local musicians will be performing at the “Proton Blast,” a fundraising event to support local musician Brian Graber’s wife on Saturday, August 30, at The Howlin Wolf at 4 p.m. The Runnin’ Pardners, Bonerama, The Boogiemen, Dave Ferrato & Tchoupazin, Tom Fitzpatrick Band, Pink Magnolias, [...]

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James Taylor, UNO Lakefront Arena, November 11, 2014

James Taylor to Play Lakefront Arena November 11

James Taylor and his All-Star Band will be revisiting New Orleans for a concert at the UNO Lakefront Arena on Tuesday, November 11. It’s been a few years since Taylor has been in the New Orleans area. In 2009, he performed at the Jazz Fest, closing out the Acura stage with an amazing show. Since [...]

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New Orleans Suspects, by Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

New Orleans Suspects Circle Around with New Album

The New Orleans Suspects will continue their tradition of looking back to the roots of New Orleans funk, rock, r&b, and second line music on their upcoming album Ouroboros, set to be released by Louisiana Red Hot Records on October 14. The album takes its name from the instantly recognizable symbol of a serpent eating [...]

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Boswell Sisters, HNOC

HNOC Boswell Sisters Exhibit to Close With Revue

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s popular exhibit “Shout Sister Shout! The Boswell Sisters in New Orleans” will close out with a special three day event October 9-11 called “The Boswell Sisters – Their Music Goes Round and Round.” The closing events will include performances by an international roster of Boswell Sisters devotees on Friday, October [...]

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Fan Funding: The Breton Sound

New Orleans rock band the Breton Sound needs your help to record their third album. The band is taking to the road to record two songs apiece in different recording studios across the South that have produced influential music in the past. Having kicked started the process this past May with a trip up to [...]

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Dumpstaphunk, Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Drummer Nikki Glaspie Leaves Dumpstaphunk to Focus on Nth Power

When drummer Nikki Glaspie was offered the opportunity to join Dumpstaphunk in 2011, she couldn’t resist. After all, Dumpstaphunk was one of her favorite bands. “Any musician in their right mind would jump at the opportunity to play with two of the baddest bass players ever – Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III – and [...]

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New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: August 21 – August 27, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of August 21, – August 27, 2014 featuring: New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Raphael Bas and Norbert Slama, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Clint Maedgen, Lynn Drury, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Tin Men and more! Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on [...]

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Krewe of O.A.K. Mid-Summer Mardi Gras

Krewe of O.A.K. Mid-Summer Mardi Gras Rolls on Oak Street August 23

The 28th annual Krewe of O.A.K. Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade is set to roll down Oak Street on Saturday, August 23. The festivities begin at the Maple Leaf Bar, where an official “Royal Balcony” ceremony will kick things off at 7 p.m. At precisely 7:30 p.m., the parade begins to roll down Oak to Carrollton, [...]

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Cutting Edge Conference

Cutting Edge Conference Brings Entertainment Leaders to New Orleans August 21-23

The 2014 Cutting Edge C.E Conference will bring leaders all areas of the entertainment industry to New Orleans from August 21-23. The conference, now in its 22nd year, will feature presentations from a variety of New Orleans based music industry leaders. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation director Scott Aiges, Orleans Records owner Carlo Ditta, [...]

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Big Freedia Queen of Bounce

Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce Renewed for Two More Seasons

We all know Big Freedia is the Queen of Bounce, but now she has been crowned the Queen of the Fuse network as well. The popular Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce television program has been renewed for two more seasons after posting the highest ratings in Fuse history for the recently concluded second season. Production [...]

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