On Saturday, March 15, 2014, New Orleans’ own Zion Harmonizers will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary with a party at the Joy Theater from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Formed in 1939 in a New Orleans neighborhood then known as “New Zion,” the group continues their wonderful style of singing traditional gospel four part harmonies [...]
The OffBeat family is incredibly excited to welcome the Louisiana Music Factory to Frenchmen Street, and you can help open the new store in true New Orleans fashion this Saturday, March 8, 2014. The celebration starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Louisiana Music Factory’s new location, 421 Frenchmen Street, just below the OffBeat offices. Live [...]
According to a recent article on the Huffington Post, French Quarter Fest is the one thing everyone should do in Louisiana. The authors of the post surveyed Huffington Post editors and friends to come up with a list of 50 essential activities or destinations, one for each state. The selections vary wildly – from hanging [...]
The ‘tit Rex parade made it’s tiny way through St. Roch last weekend, much to the delight of the participants and spectators. OffBeat photographer Kim Welsh was on hand to capture the “microkrewe” in all it’s satirical glory.
Trixie Minx and her fellow Fleur de Tease burlesque dancers got the final weekend of Mardi Gras off to a good start with the annual “Greasing of the Poles” ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street. This year’s competition was hosted by actor and New Orleans native Bryan Batt and featured chef John [...]
Any band that has managed to stay together for 20 years is worthy of a commendation. In the music world, 20 years might as well be 200 years, especially considering that so many musical luminaries died before their 27th birthday. So as the local cover band the Boogiemen celebrate two decades together, it’s worth looking [...]
The Krewe de Lune’s 6th Annual Space Ball is ready for takeoff tomorrow night at the Healing Center at 2372 St. Claude Avenue. This year’s theme, Lunes Before Time, is an homage to all things lunar and all things prehistoric. Costumes are strongly encouraged and should be designed to bring you back in time to [...]
Editor’s note: Throwback Thursday is a new feature highlighting important elements in the lives and careers of local musicians. This week, Mark Mullins of Bonerama discusses his earliest musical influences in his own words: Raiding my dad’s record collection was fun as a 10 year old Metairie kid, not even realizing how close many of [...]
Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of February 27 – March 5, 2014 featuring: Sarah McCoy and the Oopsie Daisies, Rotary Downs, Eric Lindell, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Galactic, the Rebirth Brass Band, and Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue. Full [...]
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus took to the streets on February 22, 2014. This ragtag group of science fiction nerds, geeks, gamers, and masters of Cosplay certainly had a blast. OffBeat photographer Kim Welsh was on hand to capture all the glorious madness. Set phasers to fun!