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John Legend Joins Gulf Aid

[UPDATED] Yesterday, the lineup for Gulf Aid was announced, with headliners Lenny Kravitz and Mos Def. Since then, R&B singer John Legend has been added to the bill, along with […]

Gulf Aid to Benefit Area Fishermen Sunday

[UPDATED] Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def and Ani DiFranco are among the stars who’ll play “Gulf Aid” Sunday at Mardi Gras World River City on the banks of the Mississippi. Also […]

Lady Gaga Returns to New Orleans

Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com for Lady Gaga at the New Orleans Arena on April 9, 2011. Yes, tickets will be on sale for her […]

YouTube du Jour: Danny Barker

The late Danny Barker expounds on the difference between day people and night people.

Bounce, Rock Mash-Up Live Friday

During this year’s inaugural Foburg Festival, bounce artists Partners-n-Crime came onstage with indie band Big Rock Candy Mountain to perform “N.O. Block Party.” Less than a month later, the two […]

YouTube du Jour: Imagination Movers

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL1HQrlFLsY&feature=related[/youtube]Alternative rock kid’s quartet the Imagination Movers will be performing a free concert for a Disney Channel television special June 6 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets will be available May 8 […]

Jazz Fest in the National News

Jazz Fest is probably the only time of year that you’ll see Preservation Hall mentioned in Rolling Stone. As usual, this year’s fest (which ended on Sunday) has touched off […]

YouTube du Jour: Susan Cowsill

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3jQYoJuPVo&feature=related[/youtube] Tonight, Susan Cowsill will play the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “Ogden After Hours,” which will include an interview with OffBeat editor Alex Rawls. Here’s an early version of […]

Essence Festival Day-By-Day Schedule Announced

The Essence Music Festival returns to the Louisiana Superdome July 2-4 with Janet Jackson headlining its opening night. Today Essence announced its night-by-night lineup, which is as follows: Friday, July […]

YouTube du Jour: Luther Dickinson

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvvh4bMZKI[/youtube]The guitarist for the N. Mississippi All-Stars and the Black Crowes plays the Maple Leaf tonight. Here he is playing solo on WREG, Memphis’ CBS affiliate.