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YouTube du Jour: Hurray for the Riff Raff

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEMGe9JkRqU[/youtube]The Bywater band plays in the kitchen and sounds great doing so.

New Orleans in the News

A New Orleans architect is donating $150,000 to rebuild Carver High School and the surrounding area in the Ninth Ward. CNN has the story. Reggie Bush lost his bid to […]

YouTube du Jour: “Junker Blues”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK1PDqc9slw[/youtube]Tuts Washington and Professor Longhair demonstrate how the former’s “Junker Blues” became “Tipitina.” Allen Toussaint helps in a killer suit.

Mikel Rouse

Part of a generation of composers that find equal influence in pop and classical music, Mikel Rouse is a master at commingling the two. “I figure my small contribution has […]

Concert Review: Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has had a rough 2009. He has a weapons charge to which he has plea bargained down to one year of jail time, and despite the near-universal acclaim […]

YouTube du Jour: Panorama Jazz Band

Panorama Jazz Band plays OffBeat’s Best of the Beat[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTpIc5dPN4o[/youtube] Friday, January 22 at the House of Blues. Here they are live from 2008 playing King Oliver’s “New Orleans Shout.”

YouTube du Jour: Lil Wayne’s “Da Da Da”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tP9mzFaNVM&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh+div-1r-3-HM[/youtube]Lil Wayne and the Young Money crew play the New Orleans Arena tonight. Here’s one of the better tracks from his upcoming, rock-oriented album, Rebirth.

YouTube du Jour: Merry Christmas

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRVXPo9z-J4[/youtube]An over-the-top collection of Christmas lights from a neighborhood in Jefferson gives us our video Christmas card to you. Happy Holidays from OffBeat.

The Limits of Cratedigging

I have two theoretically cool new CDs on my desk, Earthology by the Whitefield Brothers and Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974 (both on Now Again Records), […]

Free Saints Download

Earlier in the season, we reported on the efforts of Dem Boys to get their song, “Roll with the Black and Gold” played in the Louisiana Superdome, and recently we […]