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Show Preview: Cursive at One Eyed Jacks

Tim Kasher won’t say he’s the brains behind the operation, but his band Cursive does tend to bend to his whims as his personal outlet. Cursive plays One Eyed Jacks […]

Mayfield Kicks Off Cathedral Concert Series Tonight

The Christmas season unofficially begins tonight at 6 p.m. in true New Orleans style — with Irvin Mayfield performing at the St. Louis Cathedral. Mayfield will be heralding the start […]

YouTube du Jour: HAMP Fest

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1ipD-Akyw[/youtube]Tonight at the Howlin’ Wolf, World AIDS Day will be celebrated with HAMP – the HIV Awareness Music Project. Festivities start early – 6 p.m. – and performers include Trombone […]

New Orleans in the News

Derrick Tabb, founder of the Roots of Music program and Rebirth Brass Band snare drummer, was honored at the third-annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” at the Kodak Theatre in […]

John Prine

John Prine is one of those master singer-songwriters whose biggest hits were for other people—“Angel of Montgomery” for Bonnie Raitt and “You Never Call Me By My Name” for David […]

Christmas Concerts

In this month’s cover story, we highlight just a handful of the Christmas concerts that take place in New Orleans in December. There are more than we can list here, […]

A Brand New “Who Dat”

[Updated 12/1] This year’s Saints have prompted a number of artists to record their own Saints song, so Carlo Nuccio – who wrote and recorded the original “Who Dat” more […]

YouTube du Jour: Bob Dylan

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVs6X9yIM_k[/youtube]OffBeat starts the holiday season the right way. The only thing more perplexing than Bob Dylan’s Christmas album – Christmas in the Heart – is his video for “Must Be […]

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, […]