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People Museum Takes Nature To The Future

People Museum is as unconventionally New Orleans as it gets. Vocalist Claire Givens and trombonist Jeremy Phipps both grew up in Louisiana and teamed up in 2015 to form this […]

Tank and the Bangas abduct us with new single, “Spaceships”

“We’re aliens.” Today (September 28), Tank and the Bangas released “Spaceships,” the latest single purported to be on their forthcoming major-label debut. Our Best of the Beat award-winning favorites previously […]

[Watch] Trevarri Huff-Boone Seeks Unity

“Versatility. I think that’s a key component to just being a musician in general. Being able to channel all these different areas of music.” – Trevarri Huff-Boone     Trevarri […]

Malik Ninety Five continues to create, despite being caught in the chaos

Malik Ninety Five is an embodiment of the dynamism underfoot in the city’s scene. The producer and rapper is part of the Freewater cooperative, a group of young creatives fostering a platform […]

[Watch] Venice Film Festival To Highlight Gentrification In New Orleans

In light of the tumultuous political climate and police brutality against African-Americans, “What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?” is a much-needed film that ventures to tell the […]

Stephen Maitland-Lewis and Ricky Riccardi discuss Louis Armstrong

Stephen Maitland-Lewis started a pen-pal relationship with Louis Armstrong in the 1950s. Ricky Riccardi curates the Armstrong House Museum in New York. The two Satchmo fanatics open up in this […]

GIVERS Reflect On Tour, Roots and New EP

[WATCH] Taylor Guarisco and Tif Lamson of Louisiana Pop Phenomenon GIVERS stopped by the OffBeat offices to chat about their tour in support of upcoming EP “Movin’ On.”     […]

Slangston Hughes: a connoisseur of fine rhyme & the undisputed sno ball KANG

Slangston Hughes (née Renard Bridgewater) is a performer and self-described hip-hop culturalist, bandleader and event curator. He’s also the Snoball KANG, a connoisseur of fine rhyme and Hollygrove’s Finest. He’s […]

Flow Tribe Flips The Script And Gets Feminist As F*ck (Video Premiere)

“Even though the song is called ‘Sexy Body,’ we’re celebrating femininity inside and out,” Flow Tribe’s K.C. O’Rorke says of his band’s new music video. “Sexy Body” is produced by […]

James Seville Makes Rap Music You Can Bump With Your Mom (Premiere)

“I was at a show in New Orleans, standing outside, sipping my Jack and Coke. A tipsy guy comes up to me and said ‘Aren’t you Jamesville?’ I said yes, […]