The Southern Soul Assembly wrapped up its wildly successful tour at the historic Howard Theater in Washington, D.C., on April 12. Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard, JJ Grey and Luther Dickinson have spent the last couple of months playing their favorite songs with each other, thrilling audiences in the unusual combination of four band leaders in [...]
This year’s French Quarter Fest has been an incredible success, with enormous crowds and absolutely perfect weather. With hundreds of performers spread across dozens of stages, there has been something for everyone since the first shows on Thursday afternoon. These pictures from Saturday, April 12 show just a hint of the action. Chris Mulé and [...]
The French Quarter Fest got off to a great start this morning with the annual second line parade down Bourbon Street and into Jackson Square. Brass bands, marching groups, second line dancers, and an assortment of colorful French Quarter characters all helped officially kick off French Quarter Fest 2014 in grand style. Hundreds of tourists [...]
French Quarter Fest 2014 certainly got off to a great start. The Thursday crowds were huge and enthusiastic, and the performances were great. The weather couldn’t have been any better, helping everyone get into the festival spirit almost instantly. If this start is any indication, this year’s French Quarter Fest will be one to remember. [...]
Despite dire predictions of torrential rain, Crawfest 2014 went off without a hitch at Tulane University’s Uptown campus on April 5. The daylong annual celebration featured two stages and unlimited crawfish for all those who attended. Lettuce, Flow Tribe, Marco Benevento, and the Original Pinettes Brass Band all performed, and food vendors including Woody’s Fish [...]
Some of the top musicians in New Orleans took to the stage at Tipitina’s on Friday, March 28 for Stones Fest 2014. Even though a heavy storm knocked out the power for a few minutes, the band never missed a beat, and the capacity crowd was dancing all night long. Former Radiator Dave Malone brought [...]
After two weeks of delays due to bad weather, Mardi Gras Indians took to the streets of Central City yesterday for the annual Super Sunday celebration. Photographer Kim Welsh spent the day among the ostrich feathers and beads of the intricately made suits. Check out her pictures of the Indians. All photos by Kim Welsh. [...]
By all accounts, BUKU Fest 2014 was a huge success. The crowd turned out in force, the bands put on killer sets, and everyone had a blast. Check out these pictures from BUKU 2014. Fire dancers, Flaming Lips, and David Guetta, oh my! All photos by Kristine Condon.
Our friends at the Louisiana Music Factory celebrated the official grand opening of their new home on Frenchmen Street on March 8, 2014. The new store, at 421 Frenchmen Street in the same building as the OffBeat offices, was overflowing with enthusiastic New Orleans music fans all day as four local musical acts took to [...]
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.