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Mayoral Candidates Agree on Music

The details of their support may be different, but five of the mayoral candidates agreed on the importance of music to New Orleans at the Music Swings Votes forum at […]

New Orleans in the National News

Rock ‘n’ Bowl’s post-Katrina move and recovery: Watch the video on CNN.com. New Orleans might have our first white mayor in three decades. Yahoo News has the AP story. Former […]

Slideshow: Righteous Fur Fashion Show at Marigny Theatre/All-Ways Lounge

This past Friday night, the Marigny Theatre played host to a rather, er, unusual fashion show, even for New Orleans’ standards. The Righteous Fur Fashion Show celebrated Louisiana’s favorite rodent, […]

YouTube du Jour: “Pine Grove Blues”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGoviW-1vQ8[/youtube]A flashback to 1976 in Fred’s Lounge in Mamou that catches the end of one song by Cajun accordion player Nathan Abshire before he starts “Pine Grove Blues (Ma Negresse).”

It’s Who Dat Time

Al “Carnival Time” Johnson is nothing if not seasonal. This year, he’s branching out and adding playoff season to his repertoire with a new song, “Who Dat Say.” It might […]

Podcast: John Boutte, Pt. 1

Part one of OffBeat‘s interview with one of New Orleans’ finest vocalists from this past summer.

YouTube du Jour: Baby Boy da Prince

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2152tIxWh8Q[/youtube]The Saints may be healing on a much-needed bye week, but the onslaught of Saints songs continues. Here’s a remake by rapper Baby Boy da Prince.

Is Boudreaux Chanel Next?

It’s time to break out your nutria furs: it’s getting down right cold in New Orleans.  Maybe slip into your nutria ball gown if you’re feeling fancy or don your […]

YouTube du Jour: Red Rockers

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmevO2V2JxA[/youtube] Revisit New Orleans’ new wave past with a young John Thomas Griffiths on “China.”

YouTube du Jour: Deacon John

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aW1Etthv04[/youtube]Our Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music honoree tells the story of New Orleans’ music in this feature-length documentary, Going Back to New Orleans. The documentary also includes […]