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Free Anders Osborne

In our current issue, John Swenson profiles Anders Osborne and looks forward to the release of American Patchwork. For those who want more Anders, here’s a link to a free […]

YouTube du Jour: Alex Chilton

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYZf19NWCEA[/youtube]One of Alex Chilton’s last gigs in New Orleans was a December 2007 benefit for Le Crepe Nanou bar manager Robert Strong, who had been shot during a robbery attempt […]

YouTube du Jour: Drake

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0[/youtube]One of the question marks on the Jazz Fest lineup is Drake, who closes the Congo Square Stage Saturday, April 24. He began as an actor on the Canadian teen […]

BTE Raises $200,000 at the Ezra Open

New Orleans rock band Better Than Ezra, through its Better Than Ezra Foundation, held the 9th annual Ezra Open March 27 to a resounding success. The combined day of celebrity bowling, concert […]

Treme: The Instant Reviews

In the Twitter era, who composes full reviews? Here are some of the highlights from a quick survey of Tweets on HBO’s Treme, which debuted last night. @midtownNY: #HBO #Treme […]

YouTube du Jour: French Quarter Festival

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsVzWH7v-pc[/youtube] The 2010 French Quarter Festival kicks off this afternoon. For full stage schedules and quick links to our French Quarter Fest Focus articles in this month’s issue of OffBeat, […]

Po-Boy Fest to Change Location

At a meeting Wednesday, organizers decided to move the 2010 Po-Boy Festival from Oak Street to Palmer Park (the corner of Carrollton and Claiborne). The growth of the crowds for […]

Second Line Against the SRLC Friday

The Southern Republican Leadership Conference is in town this weekend, and activists have taken the occasion to organize a second line to protest Governor Bobby Jindal and the party’s philosophy […]

YouTube du Jour: Matt Perrine

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llDjAHOLKZQ[/youtube]Tonight at the early hour of 6 p.m., Matt Perrine will throw a CD-release party at Chickie Wah Wah for his new album, Bayou Road Suite. Those who attend will […]

“Treme” in the News

Momentum hasn’t faltered for the highly anticipated HBO series, Treme. With the premier only days away, Reuters claims that the show will “put New Orleans back on map”. CBC News […]