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The Nth Power, Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: The Nth Power at Jammin’ Java, September 3, 2014

The Nth Power kicked off their latest tour at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Wednesday, September 3, to a small crowd of in-the-know fans. The powerhouse band is supremely confident, knowing what they have to offer is an astounding mash-up of jazz fusion, funk, R&B, and high powered pop vocals. Lead by NOLA music [...]

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Ty Segall, One Eyed Jacks, Caitlyn Ridenour, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Ty Segall at One Eyed Jacks, September 6

Ty Segall took to the stage at One Eyed Jacks on September 6 for a wild night of rock, crowd surfing, and shirtless musicians. The garage rocker even managed to pull off all three of those things at the same time, much to the delight of the crowd. Check out OffBeat photographer Caitlyn Ridenour’s pictures [...]

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Southern Decadence 2014, Kim Wlsh

Photos: Southern Decadence 2014

Southern Decadence 2014 has paraded off down the street into the sunset, but we can all look back and enjoy the amazing images it left behind. Photographer Kim Welsh hit the streets of the French Quarter for the annual Sunday afternoon walking parade that wound its way down Royal Street, up St. Louis to Rampart, [...]

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Big Sam, Flood City Music Festival, Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Flood City Music Festival, Johnstown, PA, August 1-3

The Flood City Music Festival, held annually the first weekend in August in Johnstown, PA, has always been good to New Orleans artists. This year’s fest included four New Orleans acts: Dumpstaphunk, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Iguanas and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Each group took their place among other festival acts like Boz [...]

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Jon Batiste, Newport Jazz Festival, Ken Frankling, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Newport Jazz Festival Celebrates 60 Years

The 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, held August 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Casino, included numerous New Orleans musicians. Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human closed the Friday daytime events at Fort Adams, joined for a couple of tunes by alto saxophonist Grace Kelly. [...]

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Big History, Caitlyn Ridenour, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Big History Farewell Show

Local electro-pop band Big History packed their loyal fans into Tipitina’s for a farewell show on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Sweet Crude and Vox and the Hound joined in the Big History big send off, just before lead vocalist Meg Roussel was scheduled to leave for France. Check out these great shots from Big History’s [...]

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Trombone Shorty, Lollapalooza 2014, Josh Brasted, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Lollapalooza 2014

Trombone Shorty had to miss Satchmo SummerFest this year because he was lighting up the stage at Lollapalooza 2014 in Grant Park in Chicago. Shorty brought some New Orleans brass funk to the packed crowd, and he was in good company. Performers ranging from Outkast to Spoon to the John Butler Trio, Grouplove, Blood Orange, [...]

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Satchmo SummerFest 2014, Willow Haley, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Satchmo SummerFest 2014

In defiance of dire weather forecasts, Satchmo SummerFest 2014 was largely rain free, giving the world-class roster of performers plenty to celebrate. From the Smoking Time Jazz Club on Friday to the Shotgun Jazz Band on Saturday afternoon and all the way through to Kermit Ruffins’ epic closing set Sunday night, this year’s Satchmo SummerFest [...]

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John Boutte, Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert, Kim Welsh, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: 2014 Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert

Some of the best musicians New Orleans has to offer got together on Saturday, July 19 for the 2014 Sounds of New Orleans Benefit Concert. The night of music at the Mahalia Jackson Theater helped raise money for the St. Jude Community Center, which provides food and other services to the homeless population of New [...]

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Prince, Trombone Shorty, Essence Fest, Pompo Bresciani, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: 2014 Essence Music Festival

By all accounts, the 2014 Essence Music Festival was a smashing success. From Prince’s headlining set on July 4 (during which Trombone Shorty came out to jam) to Lionel Richie closing things out on July 6, there were great performances lined up back to back in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Photographer Pompo Bresciani was there [...]

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