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Buku Preview: Free Music from Skrillex’s Label

Sunday night, Skrillex closes The Buku Project at Mardi Gras World. His label, OWSLA, this week made available for free download Free Treats: Vol. 2. Here’s the download link.

‘Tis the Season: Reindeer Games, Porter and More

Christmas is only a week away, but the Christmas music keeps coming. Clint Maedgen and Helen Gillet have teamed up to record “Reindeer Games,” which you can hear and share […]

‘Tis the Season: John Waters, Spotify and More

Listen to “An OffBeat Christmas 2011″ playlist on Spotify In 2004, filmmaker/artist/writer John Waters extended his exploration of taste to Christmas music when he released A John Waters Christmas. Unfortunately, […]

Voodoo Experience News: Mastodon, A-Trak, Snoop Dogg, GIVERS

Heavy rock band Mastodon will play The Voodoo Experience on Saturday, October 29. Its new album, The Hunter, is due out Tuesday, but the band has made the whole record […]

Curren$y and Lil Wayne: The Race is On

Who can release the most music the fastest? Curren$y, a one-time protege of Lil Wayne, is as prolific as Weezy these days and releases tracks about as quickly. His Weekend […]

Preview the New Generationals

This year, OffBeat‘s pleased to sponsor the Generationals at South by Southwest, where they’ll preview their new album, Actor-Caster. Today Spin.com has a free download of the sunny “Greenleaf.” The […]

Preview of Kermit Ruffins’ “Happy Talk”

Kermit Ruffins will release his new album, Happy Talk, October 26. For those who can’t wait, here’s a free mp3 to download: “I Got a Treme Woman.”