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Best of The Beat Is
A Beautiful Thing

Last Wednesday evening, we presented the annual OffBeat Music & Cultural Arts Foundation’s Best of The Beat Lifetime Achievement Awards and Music Business Awards at the Orpheum Theater. This is […]

Music Passes On

I knew that Bo Dollis had been sick for a long time, and he’d had ups and downs in his health—which has been precarious for some time—but this time it […]

Giving Music Support Some Love

If you read OffBeat or the Weekly Beat or OffBeat.com or check our social media sites, you know what we’re about. We focus a lot on music: live music and […]

Revivalists Score at SxSW

The Revivalists played one of the shows of this young band’s life Friday night at SXSW. The crowd at the Holy Mountain backyard was packed with hardcore fans but also […]

A Month to Remember: New Orleans Shines in January

This past January was an eventful month of music in which New Orleans witnessed more highlights than most of the world’s top cultural cities experience in a year. Memorable shows […]

…And We All Had A Real Good Time!

The staff is just now coming down from the high we all get at the Best of The Beat Awards. All of us work like dogs preparing for the Business […]

Trombone Shorty’s National Anthem

Yesterday, Trombone Shorty and his Orleans Avenue band members Tim McFatter and Dan Oestreicher performed the National Anthem for the Atlanta Falcons-New York Giants playoff game. Here’s the video: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abToOZzaG1A[/youtube] […]

People Say Project: Interview with George Porter, Jr. & Dee-1

OffBeat contributor Brian Boyles is one of the organizers of The People Say Project, which puts together artists in the same field to discuss issues associated with culture and money […]

Love You Guys!

As most of you know, we just wrapped up our 2010 Best of the Beat Awards on Friday night. When the awards started, the one thing we really wanted to […]

Enough for Now

One last Best of the Beat thought before we put this year’s event to bed: Last spring at SXSW, the scheduled Big Star showcase became a tribute to Alex Chilton […]