A New Orleans architect is donating $150,000 to rebuild Carver High School and the surrounding area in the Ninth Ward. CNN has the story. Reggie Bush lost his bid to […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK1PDqc9slw[/youtube]Tuts Washington and Professor Longhair demonstrate how the former’s “Junker Blues” became “Tipitina.” Allen Toussaint helps in a killer suit.
Part of a generation of composers that find equal influence in pop and classical music, Mikel Rouse is a master at commingling the two. “I figure my small contribution has […]
Lil Wayne has had a rough 2009. He has a weapons charge to which he has plea bargained down to one year of jail time, and despite the near-universal acclaim […]
Panorama Jazz Band plays OffBeat’s Best of the Beat[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTpIc5dPN4o[/youtube] Friday, January 22 at the House of Blues. Here they are live from 2008 playing King Oliver’s “New Orleans Shout.”
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tP9mzFaNVM&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh+div-1r-3-HM[/youtube]Lil Wayne and the Young Money crew play the New Orleans Arena tonight. Here’s one of the better tracks from his upcoming, rock-oriented album, Rebirth.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRVXPo9z-J4[/youtube]An over-the-top collection of Christmas lights from a neighborhood in Jefferson gives us our video Christmas card to you. Happy Holidays from OffBeat.
I have two theoretically cool new CDs on my desk, Earthology by the Whitefield Brothers and Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974 (both on Now Again Records), […]
Earlier in the season, we reported on the efforts of Dem Boys to get their song, “Roll with the Black and Gold” played in the Louisiana Superdome, and recently we […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzhByw5_G5w[/youtube] Tonight at the “Home for the Holidays” benefit for the Daniel Price Memorial Fund at House of Blues, there will be an all-too-rare opportunity to catch native Jonathan Batiste […]