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DJ Soul Sister’s 8th Annual Birthday Jam Set for Sept 19 at Tipitina’s

DJ Soul Sister will be performing live at Tipitina’s along with DJ Maseo of De La Soul on Friday, September 19, for her 8th Annual Birthday Jam. If you know anything about DJ Soul Sister, you know she can keep the dance floor alive all night long. With DJ Maseo on board as well, this [...]

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New Orleans Music Icon Cosimo Matassa Has Died

Cosimo Matassa, the dean of New Orleans recording engineers and a beloved member of the music community, died today at about 2 pm in Oschner Hospital after a long illness. He was 88. His granddaughter, Mia Matassa, reported that Mr. Matassa had had trouble breathing and he was admitted to the hospital earlier this week. [...]

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Zigaboo Modeliste and The Meters honored at 2014 BMI Awards

Congratulations to Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste and The Meters on their recent achievement of the 2014 BMI award for Billboard #1 Hot Rap Songs, for the track “Berzerk” in collaboration with the Grammy Award winning rapper Eminem. The track is laced with various samples of Zigaboo’s contributions to popular music throughout the years. Not only is [...]

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Exclusive: New Brass-a-Holics Saints Song “Heart of the City (Remix)”

We’ve got a brand new song by the Brass-a-Holics celebrating the New Orleans Saints called “Heart of the City (Remix),” and you can only listen to it here. The Brass-a-Holics collaborated with Rockin’ Dopsie, 5th Ward Weebie, BIGREC, and Team MF’N on this new Saints track. To promote their new song, the Brass-a-Holics will be [...]

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Vote for Your Favorite
Martini Week Martini!

It’s time to start collecting the votes for your favorite martini recipe for OffBeat’s Martini Week! Bars and restaurants joining in the festivities have each designed funky and fabulous New Orleans-themed martinis to serve at their establishments during OffBeat Martini Week, which starts today and runs through Thursday, September 18. Get out there, taste as [...]

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New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: September 11 – September 17, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of September 11 – September 17, 2014 featuring: Crimestoppers’ Blues Night Fundraiser, Psycho Sisters feat. Susan Cowsill and Vicki Peterson, Chris Mule and the Perpetrators, Linnzi Zaorsk, Luke Winslow King, WYES Beatles Tribute feat. the Fab Four,  Schatzy and more! Full ScheduleLouisiana [...]

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WYES Brings Fab Four to City Park for 50th Anniversary Beatles Show

On September 16, 1964, Beatlemania hit New Orleans as John, Paul, George, and Ringo performed a live concert at City Park’s Tad Gormley Stadium. Exactly 50 years later, WYES is turning back the clock with a very special event – a live concert from Beatles tribute band “The Fab Four” to be held at the [...]

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Southern Decadence 2014, Kim Welsh, OffBeat Magazine

Southern Decadence 2014 Breaks Attendance Record

With a record setting 160,000 attendees bringing in an estimated economic impact of $192 million, Southern Decadence 2014 will go down as one of the most successful years in the festival’s 43 year history. This year’s Southern Decadence parade featured more than 1,000 participants, with an estimated 40,000 revelers lining the parade’s French Quarter route. [...]

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Trumpet Mafia, Caravan, Frenchmen Street, OffBeat Magazine

Exclusive Video: Trumpet Mafia on
Frenchmen Street

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra member Ashin Parker led his new band Trumpet Mafia through a rendition of “Caravan” on a balcony overlooking Frenchmen Street for an exclusive OffBeat video. Parker, who serves as musical director for the Trumpet Mafia, arranged the tune, which was composed by Juan Tizol and originally performed by Duke Ellington. Trumpet [...]

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Louisiana Seafood Festival Returns to City Park October 10-12

This year’s Louisiana Seafood Festival will be returning to the City Park Festival Grounds October 10-12. With 90s throwbacks Gin Blossoms, Drivin N Cryin, and local favorites Deadeye Dick performing on Friday, October 10, this year’s festival is certain to start off strong. Although the festival is fairly new, each year has been a success, [...]

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