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Baton Rouge Announces Slim Harpo Award Honorees

Every year, the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation honors excellence in the blues with the Slim Harpo Awards. Today it announced its 2011 honorees: Lonesome Sundown, Ray Davies of the Kinks, […]

YouTube du Jour: Butch Hancock

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c150fjzCeXk[/youtube] Tonight, Texas songwriting legend Butch Hancock will play Chickie Wah Wah. Hancock has been a member of the Flatlanders with Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and he wrote […]

YouTube du Jour: Dave Barnes

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk0GPu6JuGo[/youtube] Tonight, Mississippi-born R&B singer/songwriter Dave Barnes plays a Christmas show at Tipitina’s with Nashville’s Dave Holcomb. Here’s Barnes’ “Christmas Tonight,” an updated version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” On […]

One Eyed Jacks Hosts HAMP: HIV Awareness Music Project

The fact that New Orleans is number two in the country for new cases of HIV and AIDS (with Baton Rouge being number three) is frightening. The reasons why an […]

YouTube du Jour: Little Freddie King

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ESBkT6_hZA[/youtube] Tonight, bluesman Little Freddie King’s at the Rock ‘n’ Bowl. Here’s a short documentary on Little Freddie with French subtitles because it was made by French Canadian director Jacques […]

Treme Season One Set for Spring Release

Those who hoped to put the DVD box set of Treme Season One in someone’s stocking are going to have to prolong Christmas a bit. Amazon.com is taking pre-orders now, […]

YouTube du Jour: Christmas Lights

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdBwQzUubEA[/youtube] ‘Tis the season for Christmas lights and Charlie Brown. Here’s an indulgent feat that could only happen during the holidays, where good sense and credit limits are made to […]

YouTube du Jour: Supagroup

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGgdGrKTNCo[/youtube] Tonight, OffBeat‘s All-Madden football blogger Chris Lee and Supagroup play the Free Friday show at Tipitina’s with Brah and the Happy Talk Band. Here’s the band’s video for “What’s […]

WWOZ Turns 30 Years Old

A beautiful landmark in local music news, community radio station WWOZ will be celebrating 30 years on the air with a Birthday Bash this Saturday, December 4. The venue for […]

Louisiana’s Grammy Hopefuls Have the Blues

While Eminem, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry were some of the bigger names recognized at the Grammy nominations ceremony last night, Louisiana owned the Contemporary Blues Album category. […]