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DMC National DJ Championship Qualifier Tonight at The Hookah

Tonight, New Orleans is hosting a regional qualifier for the world’s largest DJ competition in the world and premier turntablism event, the DMC World DJ Championships. The DMC pits DJs […]

YouTube du Jour: Alex Chilton (again)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_n39JisIJg[/youtube]Yesterday, we premiered a video of Alex Chilton playing Bob Strong’s benefit in December 2007. Here’s another song from that concert, a version of Big Star’s “In the Street” with […]

Support the Musicians’ Clinic

Keith Spera’s fine story on Alex Chilton for The Times-Picayune left some under the impression that he and his wife Laura were in dire financial straits – so much so […]

Free Anders Osborne

In our current issue, John Swenson profiles Anders Osborne and looks forward to the release of American Patchwork. For those who want more Anders, here’s a link to a free […]

YouTube du Jour: Alex Chilton

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYZf19NWCEA[/youtube]One of Alex Chilton’s last gigs in New Orleans was a December 2007 benefit for Le Crepe Nanou bar manager Robert Strong, who had been shot during a robbery attempt […]

YouTube du Jour: Drake

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0[/youtube]One of the question marks on the Jazz Fest lineup is Drake, who closes the Congo Square Stage Saturday, April 24. He began as an actor on the Canadian teen […]

BTE Raises $200,000 at the Ezra Open

New Orleans rock band Better Than Ezra, through its Better Than Ezra Foundation, held the 9th annual Ezra Open March 27 to a resounding success. The combined day of celebrity bowling, concert […]

Treme: The Instant Reviews

In the Twitter era, who composes full reviews? Here are some of the highlights from a quick survey of Tweets on HBO’s Treme, which debuted last night. @midtownNY: #HBO #Treme […]

YouTube du Jour: French Quarter Festival

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsVzWH7v-pc[/youtube] The 2010 French Quarter Festival kicks off this afternoon. For full stage schedules and quick links to our French Quarter Fest Focus articles in this month’s issue of OffBeat, […]

Po-Boy Fest to Change Location

At a meeting Wednesday, organizers decided to move the 2010 Po-Boy Festival from Oak Street to Palmer Park (the corner of Carrollton and Claiborne). The growth of the crowds for […]