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Gulf Aid Benefit Song Debuts Tuesday

[UPDATE] At Gulf Aid, the May 16 benefit concert for those affected by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Mos Def […]

YouTube du Jour: Cowboy Junkies

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHRFZFmEq9o[/youtube] Cowboy Junkies play Tipitina’s tonight at 9 p.m. They never went away, but it felt that way for a while. Here’s their moody introduction to the world, their 1988 […]

YouTube du Jour: Allen Oldies Band

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00YngpwxHdo[/youtube] Tonight, Houston’s Allen Oldies Band comes to the Kingpin (1307 Lyons St.) to play garage rock hits of the ’60s in a show that’s part performance art, part rock […]

10th Annual Preservation Resource Center Ladies in Red Gala Tonight

Preservation Resource Center will be hosting the 10th Annual Ladies in Red gala which honors local jazz musicians for their contributions to the New Orleans jazz legacy. The patron party […]

Lyrikill Addresses the Gulf Disaster

In the current issue, writer Michael Patrick Welch looks at the Soundclash scene and the efforts of Truth Universal and Lyrikill to bring together a community of hip-hop artists. Lyrikill […]

YouTube du Jour: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B26eTl2qDBk&feature=related[/youtube]Bentonia, Mississippi bluesman Jimmy “Duck” Holmes performs tonight at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, presented by the Ogden and the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation. Here he is playing “Cool Water” […]

YouTube du Jour: Topsy Chapman

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih3FljVrAPk[/youtube]Tonight, Topsy Chapman performs with the Palm Court Jazz Band with Lars Edegran at the Palm Court. Here she is from 2009 singing “Nobody Knows You.”

Miike Snow on Fame and Oil

Andrew Wyatt is the lead singer and songwriter for the indie-electro group Miike Snow. Don’t let the two i’s trip you up. It’s pronounced just like “Mike” except it looks […]

YouTube du Jour: Luke Winslow-King

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjdUzoRqKxk[/youtube]Luke Winslow-King is a Frenchmen Street regular, playing tonight at 7 p.m. at the Apple Barrel. Here’s a video for “As April is to May” from his fine debut album, […]

Harold Battiste Book Celebrated at Historic New Orleans Collection, One Eyed Jacks

Harold Battiste has the distinction of having received three of the four lifetime achievement awards OffBeat presents – for music, music business and music education. In May, we published an […]