Tag Archives: Lost Bayou Ramblers

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: January 09 – 15, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of January 09 – 15, 2014 featuring: Helen Gillet, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, George Porter Jr. and his Runnin’ Pardners, Linnzi Zaorski, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, the James Singleton Quartet and Dave Matthews and [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: November 7 – 13, 2013

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of November 7 – 13, 2013 featuring: Robert Glasper Experiment, Lebowski Fest, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Jimmy Robinson, Glen David Andrews, Nigel Hall, and the Stooges Brass Band. Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing November [...]

Concert Photos: Lost Bayou Ramblers, Caddywhompus and Sweet Crude at Tipitina’s

Last Friday night (June 7) Cajun warhorses the Lost Bayou Rambles, unhinged DIY duo Caddywhompus and franglais indie supergoup Sweet Crude hit the stage at Tipitina’s for what turned into a raucous folk, roots and rock rendezvous. OffBeat photographer Caitlyn Ridenour caught the show and captured these cool pics… Check ‘em out!     All [...]

Most of My Favorite Local Records of 2012

Reading the lists and catching some flak made me itch to put my own preferences down. What follows is necessarily incomplete because I can’t even pretend to listen to everything that was released this past year, but it’s a pretty good reflection of what I was actually digging in my own space. Alex McMurray – [...]

Video du Jour: GIVERS Cover Paul Simon

On June 5, a 25th-anniversary edition of Paul Simon’s classic Graceland record will be released in various formats, and in conjunction with the release, a series of videos of artists covering songs from Graceland will be posted online as well. This video, the first of the bunch, was posted by Rolling Stone today, and features [...]

Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mammoth Waltz (Bayou Perdu Records)

Think you know what Cajun music sounds like? Think again. For the past couple of years, the critical response to live appearances by the Lost Bayou Ramblers at local southwest Louisiana clubs and festivals, as well as far-flung bohemian enclaves like New Orleans’ French Quarter; Austin, Texas; and Brooklyn, New York, has mostly been the [...]

French Quarter Fest Focus: Les Frères Michot

Any band that lasts 25 years is an institution, which certainly applies to Les Frères Michot. The band celebrated its silver anniversary in 2011 as an acoustic Cajun family band known for its blood harmonies. Rick Michot attributes its longevity to perseverance and having a family big enough, he jokes, to stock replacements. Younger brother [...]

Best of the Beat: On Schedule and On TV

[Updated] The Best of the Beat takes place Friday night at Generations Hall, and we now have a final schedule for the night. We’ll have music on two stages, and bands will play 45 minute sets.   Front Room 6 p.m. – Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses 7 p.m. – Glen David Andrews 9:45 [...]

Back to the Best of the Beat Awards

George Matters. Buttons and T-shirts proclaimed this simple truth years ago, and on Friday, January 27, 2012, OffBeat agrees when we recognize the great George Porter, Jr. with our Lifetime Achievement in Music at the Best of the Beat. Once again, OffBeat will recognize excellence in the South Louisiana music scene, and we will return [...]

Various Artists, En Français: Cajun ‘n’ Creole Rock ‘n’ Roll (Bayou Teche Records)

UPDATED What happens when producer Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers translates rock classics into contemporary Cajun/Creole music? Alchemy, pure alchemy. Not that the originals by the Who, the Doors, Neil Young and more weren’t 14-karat to begin with, but try making something new out of any one of them that still retains a [...]