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YouTube du Jour: Jon Dee Graham

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEqhjVS9RCg&feature=related[/youtube]Austin’s Jon Dee Graham plays the Ogden Museum of Southern Art tonight at 6 p.m. Here’s an introduction to Graham from the 2008 documentary Jon Dee Graham: Swept Away. OffBeat editor […]

YLC Wednesday at the Square 2010 Lineup Announced

The Young Leadership Council’s annual Wednesday at the Square concert series kicks off at the end of this month with Trombone Shorty and opener Mia Borders. The lineup was released […]

YouTube du Jour: Mia Borders

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdhoChGz1jo[/youtube]Mia Borders continues her residency at the Maple Leaf tonight. Here she is in Jackson Square on New Year’s Eve.

Lil Wayne Gets Another Reprise

Lil Wayne was scheduled to be sentenced yesterday on gun possession charges in New York City, but for the second time, his sentencing was delayed. In early February, he was […]

Slideshow: Ernest “Doc” Watson’s Jazz Funeral

Saxophonist Ernest “Doc” Watson, who played with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Olympia Brass Band passed away on February 19 at the age of 77. This past Saturday, a funeral […]

YouTube du Jour: Rebirth Brass Band

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E1VBCcA76E[/youtube]If it’s Tuesday night, Rebirth Brass Band’s at the Maple Leaf. Here they power a second line on the eve of Jazz Fest 2009.

Live Review: Tegan and Sara at Tipitina’s, 2/24/10

Indie rock twins Tegan and Sara entered from the dim, backstage lighting dressed  in similar plaid Oxford shirts, and Tegan sang, “When you wake, what is it that you think of most? […]

An Alternative to Cap-and-Trade

MusicForAction.org has offered an incentive for people to get involved in climate change – music. At the site, readers can write their senators expressing their concerns about global warming in […]

YouTube du Jour: Bobby Charles

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL-G1BfTvyI[/youtube] Bobby Charles’ last album, Timeless, is out now. He didn’t make the final cut of The Last Waltz, but here’s a scene that ended up on the cutting room floor with […]


There is a joke: the difference between indie rock and regular rock is that something in an indie rock song always sucks. The singing, the guitar, the recording, some one […]