April 2016


Mojo Mouth

  • A True Family
    Festivals are a tribute to our music and culture. They remind us of our visceral connection to each other through the…Jan Ramsey




  • Obituary: David Egan
    Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas, Percy Sledge, Johnny Adams, Joe Cocker, Etta James, John Mayall, Solomon Burke, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Marcia Ball,…John Wirt
  • Obituary: Louis Jay Meyers
    (1956–2016)   Louis Jay Meyers, one of the founders of Austin’s South by Southwest music conference and the New Orleans music…Joseph Irrera

French Quarter Fest Focus

In The Spirit

Dining Out

  • Roux Carré
    Good Work Network fosters the endeavors of local minority-owned and women-owned businesses. The non-profit’s most recent investment is Roux Carré, an…Peter Thriffiley

The Spot


  • Sonny, Sonny, Sonny
    OffBeat’s April cover artist, local painter Dona Simons, has painted Sonny Landreth more than 30 times.   Her Lakeview house is…Elsa Hahne
  • Sonny Landreth
    Every spring, Sonny Landreth, master of the slide guitar and co-composer of the classic “Congo Square,” plays his annual marathon of…John Wirt