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YouTube du Jour: Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maEtdNIouv0[/youtube] Footage of the Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra practicing on Tuesday in preparation for their two-night stay that started yesterday and continues tonight at the Hi Ho Lounge. The Orchestra, […]

Michael Ray Found

According to manager Cat Tallon, new material by Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe has been found and is being readied for release. Ray lost his home to post-Katrina flooding, […]

Best of OffBeat Group Pool Photos – November 2009, Round 3

The third round of November’s best of the OffBeat Group Pool on Flickr is here, and we gotta say, the quality of the photos you guys are contributing is just […]

YouTube du Jour: Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOeSLS-t1N8[/youtube] As you’d expect, there’s a great lineup of Thanksgiving shows happening in the next few days here in New Orleans, and kicking it off tonight is Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, […]

New Orleans Girl Sings For Obama

It’s official: The Nobel Committee has invited New Orleans’ own Tricia “Teedy” Boutté to perform for the Nobel Winners’ Dinner on December 10 and the opening of the Nobel Peace […]

YouTube du Jour: Project 2010 Preview

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYXWWUwy-zk[/youtube] Irvin Mayfield’s Project 2010: Creating a Cultural Renaissance kicks off this Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the House of Blues in the French Quarter. A concert benefiting local […]

Delius and Graewe Denied Entry

Yesterday, promoter Andy Durta reported that the series of concerts he had arranged for this week with Tobias Delius and Georg Graewe have undergone serious changes because Durta and Graewe […]

YouTube du Jour: NOLA Horns recording with R.E.M.

R.E.M. just finished a 3-week recording session at The Music Shed Recording Studios, and R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe took some personal video of local trombone players Mark Mullins, Craig […]

What’s The Frequency New Orleans?

Legendary rock band R.E.M. has just wrapped up a very quiet three week stay in New Orleans while recording the first pieces to their upcoming 15th studio record. While the […]

Podcast: Four Minutes with the Panorama Brass Band

Colin Jones talks with Ben Schenck of the Panorama Jazz Band after the release of this year’s Come Out Swingin’.