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Gravity A to present first-ever ‘Unplugged’ acoustic show

For over 12 years, Gravity A has treated New Orleans to its very own homegrown jamtronica. Drawing influences from acts like The Disco Biscuits, STS9 and Medeski, Martin & Wood, […]

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes to welcome guests galore at album release party

It’s been over 12 years since Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes graced the cover of OffBeat, and over 15 years—plus a few lineup changes—since the New Orleans mainstays first […]

Video: The Revivalists debut Chuck Berry cover in Chicago

Like damn near every rock band in existence, New Orleans-based septet The Revivalists owes a debt to pioneering guitarist Chuck Berry. And like countless other rock bands across the globe, […]

French Quarter Fest reveals day-by-day music schedule

French Quarter Festival has announced the day-by-day stage schedule for this year’s gathering, as well as the details for a variety of special events. Aaron Neville will make his French […]

Jurassic 5 announces night show during Jazz Fest with Blackalicious

Alternative hip-hop pioneers Jurassic 5 will swing through New Orleans for a Jazz Fest after show at the Howlin’ Wolf on Thursday, May 4. The group will be joined by […]

Bean Madness tournament narrowed to 16 restaurants

For the past two weeks, the inaugural Bean Madness tournament has pit 64 New Orleans establishments against one another in search of the city’s best restaurant-cooked red beans. Inspired by […]

Crawfish Mambo reveals details, adds new crawfish-eating competition

New Orleans’ largest crawfish cook-off, the Crawfish Mambo, will return to UNO’s Lakefront campus for its sixth annual incarnation on Saturday, May 13. Over 50 four-member teams will compete for […]

WWOZ announces 29th annual Piano Night

WWOZ will host its 29th annual Piano Night at the House of Blues on Monday, May 1st. With a theme of “Back to the Roots,” this year’s event will return […]

Video: Chuck Berry electrifies the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival

Chuck Berry died on Saturday at the age of 90. The legendary guitarist and rock and roll pioneer was gearing up to release CHUCK, his first studio album in 38 […]

Album Premiere: Organized Crime, “Kiss The Ring”

New Orleans-based outfit Organized Crime take the modern funk organ trio in a progressive direction with their debut album, Kiss The Ring. The nine track effort was officially released last […]