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The Los Angeles Times features Nicolas Cage and Werner Herzog discussing the seemingly insane “remake” of The Bad Lieutenant, and how prop cocaine can be an effective stand-in for the real […]

YouTube du Jour: MyNameIsJohnMichael at Tipitina’s

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S_frdj57Pc[/youtube] This weekend is chock full of festivals: Fiesta Latina at Zephyr Field on Saturday, the New Orleans Indie Rock Fest III at One Eyed Jacks and Blue Nile Friday […]

Best of OffBeat Group Pool Photos – November 2009, Round 2

And we’re back with the second round of the best photos added to the OffBeat Group Pool on Flickr.

Last Chance

As we’ve documented, Rebirth Brass Band drummer Derrick Tabb has been nominated as one of the finalists for CNN’s Hero of the Year (to find out why, check out Lauren […]

YouTube du Jour: James Booker

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooy1T6YDUko[/youtube] Footage of the great James Booker playing “Classified”. The person who posted it to YouTube says it’s live at Montreaux, but one of the respondents thinks it’s from French […]

YouTube du Jour: Derrick Tabb CNN Heroes Rally

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RfUYjsPvUY[/youtube] Here’s a little footage from the rally for Derrick Tabb and his Roots of Music after-school music education program,

The Renovation of The Hookah

The Hookah Cafe, once a stalwart of Frenchmen Street until it was quickly forced to shutter its windows this spring, just reopened a couple weeks ago at a brand new […]

Putumayo’s Warehouse Sale

Monday afternoon, we received the following announcement from Putumayo: Putumayo is holding a warehouse sale event on Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6 at 1924 Magazine St. The sale […]

YouTube du Jour: Voodoo at Night

[youtube width=”425″ height=”350″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMcVLo7mzcM[/youtube] A collection of the sights and sounds of Voodoo Music Experience at night. These were some of the art installations, as well as impromptu performances that took […]

It’s Not Brain Surgery

DJ Quickie Mart comes from a family of lawyers. Lucky for him, he stumbled upon turntables when he was a teenager, and he’s never had to come up with a […]