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RIP Ernest “Skipper” Skipper, Jr., Funeral Services to be held Friday, December 18, 2009

Ernest “Skipper” Skipper, Jr., Grand Marshal of the Young Tuxedo Brass Band and singer/bandleader of Ernest Skipper and the Thunder Blues Band passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. He […]

YouTube du Jour: “Black Santa”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5EndL-FJww[/youtube]J. the Savage – Jamie Bernstein – recently released his new album, Songs from the Tree of Life. On it is this seasonal song.

Amazon Jumps the Gun on Lil Wayne’s “Rebirth”

Lil Wayne’s follow-up to Tha Carter 3 – Rebirth – was originally scheduled to be released December 21, but it was moved back into February. That release date may have […]

YouTube du Jour: “A Saints Christmas”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqgS_CNRnXg[/youtube]OffBeat cover subject Kermit Ruffins has shot a video for his Christmas wish – a song he wrote before this season began.

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2010 Lineup: Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket Head List of Newcomers

Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Anita Baker, Jeff Beck, Levon Helm, the Dead Weather and Drake lead the list of newcomers to the 41st New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival […]

New Orleans in the News

CBS News covers Galatoire’s sale of its majority interest to mayoral candidate John Georges and his business partner. The Associated Press covers a member of the Sewerage and Water Board […]

Door Crasher Special

The talent lineup for the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be announced tomorrow. OffBeat has learned its lesson from the Black Friday merchants and will open early for those […]

YouTube du Jour: Threadheads’ “Mr. Grinch”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljP-O9b40rU[/youtube]On Friday night, Paul Sanchez, Debbie Davis, Margie Perez, Glen David Andrews and  the cast of A Very Threadhead Holiday played a CD-release party at Chickie Wah-Wah. Here’s Susan Cowsill […]

Preview: Star and Micey

From the blues influence of Beale Street and the country atmosphere of Tennessee comes an indie band that melds these traditional styles with the catchy, upbeat nature of pop.  Joshua […]

Preview: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion at d.b.a.

Sarah Lee Guthrie and husband Johnny Irion were last in New Orleans December 17, 2005 at the end of the City of New Orleans Tour. It was an effort by […]