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Live Review: The Flaming Lips at Voodoo November 1, 2009

You could definitely tell it was the last day of a packed Voodoo weekend. No matter how hard Wayne Coyne tried, the rarely worn-out New Orleans crowd was tired. As […]

Movie Review: “This Is It”

When Michael Jackson died, the world was speechless. A legend was taken right as he was about to mount a comeback, 50 sold out shows in a row in London.  This was to […]

Live Review: Star Wars: In Concert October 27, 2009

For a girl who geeks out regularly, the night of October 27 was one to remember—the “Star Wars: Live in Concert” tour made its stop in New Orleans, complete with […]

Live Review: N.E.R.D. and Mickey Facts

Over the past decade, Pharrell Williams and the Neptunes have helped to craft the sound of modern music, working with artists such as Jay-Z and Gwen Stefani, but some may still […]

Sneak Preview: Chops

OffBeat is pleased to offer this clip from Chops, a documentary by Bruce Broder that debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. The movie follows high school jazz students as they prepare for […]

Coming Soon: “St. James Infirmary”

Preservation Hall Jazz Band will release a cartoon made in the style of the classic Max Fleischer animation in support of the new version of “St. James Infirmary,” which is remixed […]

Download: Garage a Trois Preview

Garage A Trois – Skerik, Mike Dillon, Marco Benevento and Stanton Moore – return October 27 with a new album, Power Patriot, on The Royal Potato Family label. They’ll play New […]

MySpace du Jour: Juvenile

Juvenile’s “Get Ya Hustle On” is one of the great post-K videos and songs, though the message is one that no one wanted at the time. juvenile-get ya hustle on

Festival of Friends

The Gretna Heritage Festival isn’t Jazz Fest, and it certainly isn’t Voodoo, either. Kerry Brown wouldn’t have it any other way. No stranger to the local music circuit, Brown has […]

YouTube du Jour: Henry Butler

Henry Butler offers his interpretation of Scott Joplin’s ragtime classic, “The Entertainer.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT2R_VhoQSg[/youtube]