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YouTube du Jour: James Booker

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooy1T6YDUko[/youtube] Footage of the great James Booker playing “Classified”. The person who posted it to YouTube says it’s live at Montreaux, but one of the respondents thinks it’s from French […]

YouTube du Jour: Derrick Tabb CNN Heroes Rally

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RfUYjsPvUY[/youtube] Here’s a little footage from the rally for Derrick Tabb and his Roots of Music after-school music education program,

The Renovation of The Hookah

The Hookah Cafe, once a stalwart of Frenchmen Street until it was quickly forced to shutter its windows this spring, just reopened a couple weeks ago at a brand new […]

Putumayo’s Warehouse Sale

Monday afternoon, we received the following announcement from Putumayo: Putumayo is holding a warehouse sale event on Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6 at 1924 Magazine St. The sale […]

YouTube du Jour: Voodoo at Night

[youtube width=”425″ height=”350″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMcVLo7mzcM[/youtube] A collection of the sights and sounds of Voodoo Music Experience at night. These were some of the art installations, as well as impromptu performances that took […]

It’s Not Brain Surgery

DJ Quickie Mart comes from a family of lawyers. Lucky for him, he stumbled upon turntables when he was a teenager, and he’s never had to come up with a […]

Vimeo du Jour: Dee-1

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/7210408[/vimeo] Rapper Dee-1 is part of the Hip-Hop for Hope concert Saturday night at Tipitina’s. OffBeat‘s Kyle Shepherd interviewed him in the Musicians’ Village earlier this year.

The Stomp’s on the Move

After eight years of being a part of the Jazz Fest season, the Ponderosa Stomp will move to the fall in 2010. The yearly celebration of the unsung heroes of […]

YouTube du Jour: The White Bitch

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv1MuJuPDV8[/youtube] The White Bitch, aka Michael Patrick Welch (and former OffBeat columnist), just released this brand-new music video for his platinum hit “”What Is Natural?”. The video features both Welch’s […]

Preview: Aloud at Cafe Prytania Tonight

Boston’s Aloud is appropriately enigmatic for a male/female-fronted rock band with a white, red, and black color scheme. Co-lead vocalists/guitarists Jen de la Osa and Henry Beguiristain have played together […]