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December 2012 Letters to OffBeat

“ONE TOO MANY” It was a delightful surprise to read your [Joseph Irrera] article, “Treigle Plaza,” in OffBeat, especially since I had always thought it primarily concerned with popular music. Your description of seeing him as Mefistofele was fascinating [November 2012, page 14]. May I offer a suggestion for the future, however? The reviews for [...]

Louisiana Music Timeline: November 10-12

NOVEMBER 10 1940: Happy Birthday to Bobby Rush born Emmit Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana. 1945: Happy Birthday to trumpeter/composer Stanton Davis born in New Orleans. 1968: Happy Birthday to Chris Cagle born in DeRidder, Louisiana. 2005: Wynton Marsalis was awarded the National Medal of Arts at the White House. NOVEMBER 11 1934: Birth of [...]

YouTube du Jour: The Walkmen + Ticket Giveaway

Tipitina’s Foundation Free Fridays will cease at the end of August. But that doesn’t mean you can’t catch a show — or three — for free in September. Currently the club that Fess built is conducting ticket-giveaway contests for three of next month’s top shows: local funk masters Galactic on the 8th, indie iconoclasts the [...]

The 10 Best-Selling Albums During Jazz Fest at Louisiana Music Factory

The top ten sellers during Jazz Fest at the Louisiana Music Factory: 1. Anders Osborne: Black Eye Galaxy (Alligator) 2. Jon Cleary: Occapella! (FHQ) 3. Dr. John: Locked Down (Nonesuch) 4. Trombone Shorty: For True (Verve Forecast) 5. John Boutte: All About Everything (Independent) 6. Royal Southern Brotherhood: Royal Southern Brotherhood (Ruf) 7. Various Artists: [...]

Treme vs. the Wire Battle of the Bands at Tipitina’s: Photos

Friday night, Tipitina’s hosted a star-studded battle of the bands with New Orleans facing off against Baltimore/Washington D.C. in a Treme vs. The Wire-themed concert. Representing the N.O. were Galactic and the Stooges Brass Band, with Lafayette Gilchrist & the New Volcanoes and go-go group Anwan Glover & the Backyard Band repping the Mid-Atlantic. The [...]

Treme Brings Go-Go to New Orleans for Battle of the Bands

“We understand that anything that comes to New Orleans musically is an underdog.” David Simon is talking about the upcoming Treme vs. The Wire Battle of the Bands, produced by Blown Deadline, the production company that is responsible for both shows. On Friday night, it is bringing Baltimore jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist with the New [...]

Various Artists, Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series—Season Two (Rounder Records)

The musical numbers are a divisive component of HBO’s Treme. On one hand, they’re essential. When a show’s about the centrality of culture in a community, you’ve got to see the culture in action. They’re what the show’s about, but television caters first to the ADD-afflicted among us, so we’re not used to shows pausing [...]

Gypsyphonic Disko, Nola-Phonic, Volume Two (mixtape)

How will bounce be reinterpreted, embraced and marketed by the (sorta) mainstream? The question lingers in the air, with a smattering of answers for consideration. See Mr. Ghetto on YouTube. Big Freedia slays Jimmy Kimmel. Diplo visits Manchu. Arranged as such, things appear to be improving, from bad joke to respectful hipster appropriation. Regardless of [...]

Coming Attractions: K-Doe and Wire vs. Treme

In our current issue, we have an excerpt from Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans by Ben Sandmel. On Tuesday, May 1, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation, the Palm Court Jazz Café and NOLA Relief will present a tribute to K-Doe at the [...]

Strike Gold with Tipitina’s at OffBeat’s French Quarter Festival Booth

This Jazz Fest, Tipitina’s will introduce “The Golden Ticket”, which gets the holder and a guest entry to all the club’s shows for the weekend (and not into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, as you might think). OffBeat will give away a Golden Ticket for each Jazz Fest weekend to two people who sign up for [...]