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Haiti Benefit and Patois International Human Rights Film Festival Kickoff Tonight

Tonight kicks off the 7th annual Patois International Human Rights Film Festival, which will be screening films around New Orleans through Sunday, March 21. To kick off the festival, a […]

Jazz for the Ages: Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute and Old Algiers RiverFest Team Up

Tonight the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance is hosting a special concert, “Jazz for the Ages.” The show brings together the young talents in the Thelonious Monk Institute of […]

YouTube du Jour: Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes Play “Dap Walk”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCYQ4-3AmRk[/youtube] Tonight from 7-11 p.m., Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes play the Mother-in-Law Lounge, which had a car run into its wall only last monday. This is a return […]

YouTube du Jour: Johnaye Kendrick

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS9L6yhc_ws[/youtube]Tonight, Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute grad Johnaye Kendrick plays Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. Here she is at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art backed by Davy Mooney on guitar performing […]

Help Send Bounce to Austin

Journalist Alison Fensterstock and former Circle Bar manager Lefty Parker have arranged a New Orleans bounce showcase in Austin during SXSW next week. Unfortunately, bands performing at SXSW do so […]

Treme Gala for Musicians’ Clinic

Hopes for the impact of the upcoming HBO series Treme have been high since it was announced, but its making its presence felt right away. The series debuts in early April, […]

YouTube du Jour: “Heart of Steel”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VwzmvByg6o[/youtube]Galactic played Jimmy Kimmel Live last week with guest vocalist Cyril Neville singing the song performed by Irma Thomas on Ya-Ka-May.

Our Apologies

We’ve heard from many of you about our cover text for the March issue, and if we had the chance to do it again, we’d go in a different direction. […]

MyNameIsJohnMichael Meets Gossip Girl

The song “Character Piece” from MyNameIsJohnMichael’s The People That Come and Go album appears as the bed music for a new commercial for the jewelry line for Gossip Girl and […]

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 […]