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Back to the Bayou

The most bike-friendly music festival in New Orleans kicks off this Friday evening. Mid-City’s Bayou Boogaloo is a free music, food and arts festival on the banks of Bayou St. John. […]

YouTube du Jour: Curley Taylor

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYaAwgIDu0k[/youtube]Thursday night is Zydeco Night at the Rock ‘n’ Bowl; tonight it features Curley Taylor. Here’s Taylor from 2009 at the Opelousas Zydeco Festival.

Concert Preview: Glitch Mob at the House of Blues

You won’t find any glitches on the Glitch Mob’s new album. Drink the Sea is an ambitious album that can’t be pigeon-holed or pinned down, even by its own name. […]

For the Love of Okra

If you’ve missed the cries of “I have oranges and bananas! I have mangoes! I have nice peaches!” you’re not the only one. Mr. Okra, produce-vendor-turned-icon, has been stuck without […]

Irma on Gulf Aid

[One notable absence at last weekend’s Gulf Aid concert was Irma Thomas. She sent OffBeat the following email the Friday before the event.] So no one would think I didn’t […]

YouTube du Jour: Irma Thomas

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKvTDWqjTX4[/youtube]In 2008, Mojo Magazine honored Irma Thomas. Thomas plays Wednesday in the Square tonight at 5 p.m. with Paul Sanchez, Margie Perez and Glen David Andrews opening, and here is […]

Join the Fringes

The Fringe Theater Festival returns November 17-21. On Monday, May 24, there will be Fringe Fest informational meeting at 7 p.m. at the Shadowbox Theater (2400 St. Claude Ave.). Those […]

Cyril on the Gulf Oil Disaster

[The following was posted at CyrilNeville.net Saturday, the day before he played Gulf Aid with the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, who were joined for the occasion my Marcia Ball] […]

YouTube du Jour: “It Ain’t My Fault”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ-ucKrK5qM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]At Gulf Aid, Mos Def joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to debut their new version of the Smokey Johnson classic, “It Ain’t My Fault.” Here’s footage of his appearance, […]

Gulf Aid a Mix of Anger and Celebration

[UPDATED]There was a healthy dose of outrage Sunday at Gulf Aid, the benefit concert to aid those affected by the oil disaster that occurred when the Deepwater Horizon oil well […]