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Exclusive: 5th Ward Weebie On Drake, Culture Vultures & Preserving Bounce (Video)

Drake, the platinum-selling and multiple Grammy-winning rap superstar, recently topped the charts once again with “Nice For What,” a bona fide bounce track that has placed a spotlight on New […]

Big Freedia Says Pay Up In New Video For “Rent”

On June 1, Big Freedia will release Third Ward Bounce, her first label release and first album since 2014’s Just Be Free. The forthcoming project arrives via Asylum Records, which is also […]

Here Are The New Orleans Artists Entering NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest (Videos)

After winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest in 2017, Tank and the Bangas set the bar high for future entrants, especially those looking to bring the crown back to New […]

A. Levy Channels An MVP In “Barry Sanders” (Video Premiere)

On the latest episode of OffBeat Radio, rapper, audio engineer and owner of The Hut Studios A. Levy discussed his latest album, Reparations. A powder keg featuring controversial cover art inspired […]

Nolatet Announces New LP, Drops “Black Sheep” (Video)

Celebrating the upcoming release of their new studio album No Revenge Necessary on April 27, Nolatet frontman Mike Dillon remains optimistic as ever about the band’s future. Confident in their […]

Alfred Banks Battles Schizophrenic Bravado On “Vice” (Video)

Last year, Alfred Banks (recently nominated for three Best of the Beat awards) released The Beautiful, an album inspired by his late brother’s battle with schizophrenia and his eventual suicide. In […]

Watch: Live Spontaneous Improvisation From Billie Davies Trio And Friends

The latest live performance video from the Billie Davies trio is an all-spontaneous improvisation with a piano, reeds, bass, drums and spoken word. It was filmed at the New Orleans […]

Spotlight: GG Pender’s “UNO” Anthem (Video)

The spirit of local pride colors every corner of the city we call the Big Easy. Musicians, artists, creatives and visionaries take this feeling of pride and run with it. […]

Preservation Hall Honored By SFJAZZ With Star-Filled Video Tribute

On February 1, Preservation Hall received the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award. The celebratory gala (which included performances from Pres Hall Jazz Band, Ellis Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Chucho Valdés, SFJAZZ Collective, Pedrito […]

Watch The Soul Rebels Jam On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

The Soul Rebels brought the Big Easy to the Big Apple on February 6 when the band performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, alongside another New Orleans great […]