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Gwar with Vulvatron, photo by Elsa Hahne, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Gwar at the House of Blues on October 24, 2014

Just in time for Halloween, Gwar descended upon the House of Blues for a blood spewing show on Friday, October 24. Decapitated and American Sharks opened up for Gwar, who performed with Vulvatron. Check out our pictures from the show. All photos by Elsa Hahne. Click here to view the gallery on Flickr.

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Macy Gray at Tipitina's

Photos: Macy Gray at Tipitina’s, October 22, 2014

Macy Gray put on a tremendous show at Tipitina’s on Wednesday, October 22, accompanied by openers The Honorable South and Cary Nokey. Check out these pictures from the always emotive Macy Gray’s show. All photos by Elsa Hahne and Golden G. Richard, III. Click here to view the gallery on Flickr.

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Leo Bud Welch, Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, Elsa Hahne and Golden G. Richard, III, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, October 17-19, 2014

Some of the best blues musicians in the world descended on New Orleans for the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest from October 17-19. Check out this photo gallery from the event. All photos by Elsa Hahne and Golden G. Richard, III. Click here to view the gallery on Flickr.

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Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Voice of the Wetlands Festival

Photos: 11th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival

The 11th annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival brought some of the biggest and best Louisiana musicians to Houma to help shine a light on Louisiana’s vanishing wetlands from October 10-12, 2014. Spearheaded by Tab Benoit, the festival included performances by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, Lil Buck Sinegal, Guitar Slim, Jr., and many [...]

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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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June Victory and the Bayou Renegades, by Lemar Arceneaux, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: June Victory Brings Mardi Gras Indian Funk to Ogden After Hours

There was standing room only at Ogden After Hours this past Thursday, October 2, as June Victory performed live with the Bayou Renegades. June Victory and The Bayou Renegades are committed to delivering some of the meanest Indian Funk New Orleans has to offer. Not only did June perform two amazing sets, but he opened [...]

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The Breton Sound, Gretna Heritage Festival, by Stephen Maloney, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Gretna Heritage Festival
Saturday, October 4

The Gretna Heritage Festival enjoyed some of the best weather New Orleans has to offer at any time of year, and the crowds responded accordingly. From the main stage to the banks of the Mississippi and up through the Italian Village, national touring acts and local favorites alike kept the crowds entertained all day. Check [...]

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Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown
October 3, 2014

The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown is in full swing, and so are the dancers who have come from all over the world to test their skills in New Orleans. The New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings provided the dancing music for the Jack and Jill Prelims this afternoon in the French Market at Dutch Alley. With more [...]

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George Porter Jr, Hamilton, Washington DC, photo by Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazing

Photos: George Porter Jr. & His Runnin’ Pardners at the Hamilton in Washington, DC

George Porter Jr. and His Runnin’ Pardners started a mini tour of the northeast at the Hamilton in Washington, DC, on September 17. The band drove out of New Orleans at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, getting to DC for a quick half hour at their hotel on late Wednesday afternoon before beating it down [...]

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Trombone Shorty, by Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Trombone Shorty and Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue teamed up with Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds for an irresistible double bill at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA, on September 11th. Shorty brought the high energy show that has built his band into a monster to a sold out house, playing through originals like “Hurricane Season,” “Buckjump,” [...]

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