Tag Archives: Big Sam’s Funky Nation

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: March 20 – 26, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of March 20 – March 26, 2014 featuring: Tom McDermott, Elton John, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Hot 8 Brass Band, Luke Winslow King, the Stanton Moore Trio, and Kid Merv. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: March 6 – 12, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of March 06 – March 12, 2014 featuring: the Steve Miller Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition, Tom McDermott, Luke Winslow-King, 311, and Star & Dagger.   Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: January 23 – 29, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of January 23 – 29, 2014 featuring: Alexandra Scott, Debauche, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Linnzi Zaorski, Neko Case, Sasha Masakowski and Honey Island Swamp Band.   Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing   January 23January [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: October 17 – 23, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of October 17 – October 23, 2013 featuring: Bass Drum of Death, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Smoking Time Jazz Club, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Nigel Hall and Steve Earle. October [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: April 4-April 10, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further. Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of April 4-April 10, 2013 featuring: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Bonerama, Gregory Agid, Smoky Greenwell, Marc Stone and John Sinclair.   THURSDAY, APRIL 4 Chickie Wah Wah: Creole String Beans (RB) 8p [...]

Louisiana Music Timeline: February 20

Have a look at OffBeat’s video tribute to the people and events that shaped New Orleans and Louisiana music history through the years on February 20, enjoy… Here’s a special Louisiana music moments that you’d like to add to our timeline? Email them to info@offbeat.com. 1958: Happy Birthday to trumpeter, composer and New Orleans native [...]

Ezra Credit: Better Than Ezra, Krewe of Rocckus’ Kevin Griffin Chats

Though born in the blues and baptized in brass, New Orleans can still rock. Case in point: longtime stalwarts Better Than Ezra. The band broke onto the national scene with 1995’s Deluxe, your typical overnight success story that was years in the making. Singer-guitarist Kevin Griffin puzzles at the paradox, noting, “It took us seven [...]

Party City

I’ve been to a lot of parties in my time, but last night was one of the most phenomenal New Orleans parties—ever. The New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation (NOTMC)—the local agency responsible for promoting leisure travel to New Orleans—organized and helped volunteer the staffing for a “media night” for the 5,000+ media people who are [...]

Mayor Hosts Sandy Benefit Concert, Ticketmaster Carves Out Donations

Tonight, a five-star cast of New Orleans’ finest musicians will convene at a sold-out Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Hurricane Sandy NOLA Pay It Forward Benefit Concert. Proceeds from the show will aid non-profit-based relief and recovery efforts currently underway in areas affected by the late-October superstorm. Performers set to take the stage (and spotlighted [...]

Funky Butt To Reopen on Freret Street

The famed Funky Butt, originally located on North Rampart Street, is set to reopen, but not in its original location. The club will reopen as the Funky Butt Jazz Club at 4716 Freret Street . “Contruction is underway,” said club operator Shanekah Peterson, “and we expect to present our first in couple of months.” The [...]