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Selwyn Birchwood

Selwyn Birchwood to Make New Orleans Debut at Blues & BBQ Fest

Selwyn Birchwood, the 2013 Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge winner, is set to make his New Orleans debut at the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival this weekend. Birchwood, a Tampa, Florida, native, said he’s looking forward to coming to the city for the food and music. He even has some local favorites he’s [...]

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Siberia Four Year Anniversary Show 10.17

Siberia To Celebrate Four Year Anniversary on October 17

This Friday, Oct. 17, St. Claude underground music venue/dive bar Siberia will celebrate its four year anniversary with a show featuring local underground rockers Mountain of Wizard. The band has been around for seven years and has something to celebrate themselves: the release of a new two-song EP. Members include Paul Webb, owner of Webb’s [...]

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Bo Dollis

Bo Dollis Tribute Honors the Legendary Mardi Gras Indian

Bo Dollis, the legendary chief of the Wild Magnolias, was honored on October 11 in a ceremony at the John P. Lyons Recreation Center. Dollis is best known as the pioneer that brought the traditions and practices of the Mardi Gras Indians to the world through his performances and recordings. The ceremony, which took place [...]

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Threadhead Foundation Grant Winner Calvin Johnson Jr.

Threadhead Cultural Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Threadhead Cultural Foundation is kicking off its sixth round of grant funding with $30,000 worth of grants up for grabs. The grants will be awarded for artistic projects in the tradition of preserving, promoting and disseminating the cultural heritage of New Orleans and the surrounding Louisiana area. Applications will be accepted through October 27, [...]

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New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: October 16 – October 22, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of October 16 – October 22, 2014 featuring: Erica Falls, New Orleans Suspects, Chris Thomas King, the Wailers, Hill Country Hounds, Ziggy Marley, Macy Gray, and more! Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   October 16October 17October 18October 19October 20October 21October [...]

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Sloppy Beef Vegan Po-Boy, Photo by Elsa Hahne, OffBeat Magazine

Hot Vegan, in From The Cold

Barbara Menendez set New Orleans on fire in the ’80s with her punk-rock band The Cold. She’s now back with another high-energy project—the “Vegan Dawlin’” cookbook. When her husband, guitarist Ray Ganucheau, was diagnosed with a rare, genetic heart disorder two years ago and went on a no-fat, no-animal diet, Menendez took it upon herself [...]

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Generationals, Photo by Akasha Rabut

Generationals Live at One Eyed Jacks 10/17

On October 17, Louisiana’s own Generationals will be performing live at One Eyed Jacks. Arum Rae will be warming up the stage during their visit to New Orleans. The duo is currently touring North America this entire Fall in support of their most recent album release Alix. This is the fourth studio album from Ted [...]

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Preservation Hall Ball, Civic Theater, Elsa Hahne, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Preservation Hall Ball at the Civic, October 3, 2014

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band took the stage at the Civic Theater with some very special friends for the Preservation Hall Ball on Friday, October 3. Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco, Beats Antique, and many more performed at the event, which served as a fundraising benefit for the Preservation Hall Foundation. All photos by Elsa Hahne. [...]

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House of Shock

House of Shock Celebrates its Final Year

After terrifying guests for over 20 years, the House of Shock will close its doors for good after Halloween this year. We will be as sad to see them leave as they will be to go. Since 1993, the House of Shock has consistently produced one of the most spine-chilling haunted houses that one can [...]

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New Orleans Suspects Throw Album Release Party on October 17

The New Orleans Suspects will be celebrating the release of their newest album Ouroboros at the Maple Leaf on October 17. The band will be promoting their IndieGogo campaign to fund their next project at the show as well. The Suspects, identified as the “oldest new band in town” by Brett Milano in the October [...]

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