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Future New Orleans Stars from Donald Harrison’s New Jazz School Play Free Concert

Many promising, young New Orleans jazz students will perform Friday at Isidore Newman School in a free concert organized by New Jazz School, Donald Harrison‘s high school jazz education program […]

A Look Back on Buku

Saturday: Ten p.m. at Mardi Gras World Saturday was rowdy. St. Patrick’s Day was a contributing factor, but the music and scene at Buku were bigger ones. Buku combined the […]

Sanitized STRFKR Stable and Synthy

Starfucker, much like Republican hopeful Rick Santorum, has a bit of a name problem. The band began life in Portland, Oregon with the (purposefully) absurd moniker of Starfucker, then attempted […]

Alabama Shakes Pack One Eyed Jacks

Even with an uncommonly early start time at One Eyed Jacks—9 p.m. for the headliner!—the Alabama Shakes packed the room to the point that those of us who arrived shortly […]

OffBeat and Tuba Skinny at Chickie Wah Wah Tonight

When the September issue hit the streets, OffBeat had an issue-release party at The Maison. The December issue‘s on the streets now and we’re going to Mid-City to celebrate the […]

Van Hunt: Thinning the Herd

Last night’s Van Hunt show at Tipitina’s presented easily the most uncompromising popular music I’ve heard since Sparks. He found his audience through his self-titled debut album that presented him […]

Trevor Hall Gets it Right at the House of Blues

Trevor Hall, smiling and slightly embarrassed, brought his song to a screeching halt before the first verse was finished. “Wait, wait, those weren’t the right lyrics,” he admitted, grinning toward […]

Britney’s Crowd and Charisma Make the Show

Friday night’s Britney Spears show at the New Orleans Arena was weird in the way only famous people can be weird. Someone had the idea that the show should have […]

Love’s in the Air for “A Night in the Treme”

“Tell people a little bit about Congo Square, about social aid and pleasure clubs, about Mardi Gras Indians, and do a tie-in to the music.” That’s HBO Treme actor Wendell […]

Preview of New Beirut

Friday night, Beirut will play at Republic with Twin Sister opening (Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door). Here’s a stream of Beirut’s new single, “East Harlem,” from […]