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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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Anders Osborne, Bayou Boogaloo, Norfolk, Virginia, Bob Adamek

Photos: Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival in Norfolk, Virginia

The 25th annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival in Norfolk, Virginia took place from June 20-22, 2014, with four Louisiana bands taking the stage on Friday. A very strong lineup was lead by Rosie Ledet, who rocked the Missing Kidney Stage followed by Honey Island Swamp Band on the Main Stage. HISB ran through [...]

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George Porter Jr. and his Runnin' Pardners, Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: George Porter Jr. and His Runnin’ Pardners

George Porter Jr. and His Runnin’ Pardners played the historic and intimate Shepherdstown Opera House in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 18. The 105 year old, New Orleans friendly venue hosts a lot of familiar talent like Bonerama and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, to name a few, when they are touring the northeast. [...]

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Bonnaroo 2014, Caitlyn Ridenour, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Bonnaroo Music Festival 2014

Bonnaroo Music Festival 2014 is one for the history books, and we’ve got some great photos from the four day music festival in Manchester, Tennessee. From Skrillex to Elton John, the headliners for the 13th annual ‘roo did not disappoint, no matter where your musical tastes may have led you. Take a look back at [...]

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Funky Meters, Brown's Island, Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Funky Meters at Brown’s Landing in Richmond, VA

Friday Cheers, an outdoor concert series in Richmond, Virginia, celebrated its 30th anniversary at Brown’s Island with the Funky Meters on Friday, June 13, 2014. Rain and wind of Biblical proportions that threatened to cancel the night lasted well past the scheduled start time. But in something of a “Funky Miracle,” the skies cleared and [...]

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The Funky Meters, Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival, Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest 2014

Music is perhaps New Orleans’ best known export, and New Jersey residents took perfect advantage of that for the 25th anniversary of Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest, held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in New Jersey from May 30 through June 1. New Orleans staples the Funky Meters, Bonerama, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and [...]

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Jack White, Saenger Theatre, Elsa Hahne, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Jack White at the Saenger, June 3, 2014

After his cover story in Rolling Stone this month, where Jack White sort of speaks out against musical copycats (the Black Keys following in the footsteps of the White Stripes, Adele selling millions of records in a genre created by Amy Winehouse…) and the music industry that supports them, followed by a mystifying “Apology and Explanation” [...]

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Butcher Babies, House of Blues New Orleans, Elsa Hahne, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: The Revolver Golden Gods Tour at the House of Blues

The House of Blues got a heavy dose of heavy metal as Black Label Society, Devil You Know, and Butcher Babies rolled through New Orleans on May 27 as part of the Revolver Golden Gods Tour. Elsa Hahne was on hand to capture the trio of bands in full force. Check out some great pictures [...]

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Fiya Fest 2014, by Bob Adamek, OffBeat Magazine

Photos: Fiya Fest 2014, Friday, May 2

Ryan Shapiro and Chris Rogers once again put on an amazing event, this time pairing many of funk’s biggest legends from around the country on stage with New Orleans’ best for Fiya Fest 2014. Musicians from Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters band, Parliament Funkadelic, James Brown’s band, Living Colour, Fishbone and Lettuce were paired with George Porter [...]

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