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[Watch] OffBeat Streets, Episode 2: Tuba Skinny Cries The Blues

OffBeat Streets comes back with one of the more popular bands on the New Orleans trad jazz scene, Tuba Skinny. Playing on a warm evening by the Pere Antoine Alley, […]

Rapper Paasky Gives Brooklyn’s Finest The New Orleans Treatment (Music Video)

Yesterday (May 21) marked the birthday of The Notorious B.I.G., the Brooklyn, New York rapper lionized following his 1997 murder. Though not commonly associated with New Orleans, the man born Christopher Wallace […]

OffBeat Streets, Episode 1: The Jelly Roll Stompers Perform on Royal St.

OffBeat is launching its new online video mini-series: OffBeat Streets! The series will follow the long-standing tradition of musicians busking in the streets of the French Quarter. In this first […]

Miss Mojo Flies High On Latest Video & Forthcoming Debut Album (Premiere)

Miss Mojo is making moves. The Tulane-born neo-soul/funk ensemble released its debut EP, Up & Personal, last January, and toured the northeast over the summer to promote an infectious brand. Today, […]

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 […]