Tag Archives: Mia Borders

OffBeat’s Valentine’s Day 2014
Oh-So-Sweet Concert Guide

Yes, there are many ways to show your special someone just how much you love them on Valentine’s Day, but in New Orleans, nothing says true love like tickets to one (or two, or three) of the best live, local music concerts in town on Cupid’s holiday. What better way to serenade your sweetie than [...]

Louisiana Seafood Overwhelms
This Weekend

October is probably the city’s biggest festival month in terms of the number of events. While spring may host the largest festivals, the fall’s great weather kicks out the jams for the sheer numbers of festivals celebrating barbecue, blues, Gretna Heritage, film, seafood, and of course, music. This weekend’s offering, from Friday October 11 through [...]

Line-up Announced For 2013 Louisiana Seafood Festival

The music line-up for October’s Louisiana Seafood Festival has been announced– and it’s a big one, with everything from well-established rock bands (Better Than Ezra), to younger bands with a current buzz (Mia Borders) to progressive Cajun (Sweet Crude, Amanda Shaw), Mardi Gras Indians (the Wild Magnolias) and funk acts (Mo’ Jelly and Papa John [...]

Anders Osborne Announces New Album, “Peace”

A song called “Peace” that opens with nearly a minute’s worth of pure feedback? You got it. That’s the title track of Anders Osborne’s new disc, which will be released on October 8 on Alligator Records. After the opening blast, the new song hits a more contemplative groove, and finds Osborne once again being brutally [...]

Mia Borders Rocks Out of Quarter-Life Crisis

It shouldn’t be hard to recognize Mia Borders at this year’s Essence Festival: She’ll be the performer with the Che Guevara quote (which translates as “Better to die standing than to live on your knees”) tattooed on her arms. She’ll also be one of the few artists there playing rock & roll. And in all [...]

Mia Borders: Quarter Life Crisis (Hypersoul)

Mia Borders is full of attitude on her new disc, Quarter-Life Crisis, and it’s the kind of attitude that make for a hard, edgy record. The sound is crisp and punchy on the rockers, and even the more soul and R&B type numbers have that vibe. Throughout the record, Borders’ voice sounds like it is [...]

Gravy, Mia Borders, Wild Magnolias and Creole String Bands Wow at Freret Fest

Classic rock radio is a scourge upon the airwaves, but classic rock itself could be a beautiful thing, full of great tracks that haven’t been recycled to death. And one of those tracks happened to be the first thing that greeted me at the Freret Street Festival this past weekend: The funk/rock band Gravy was [...]

George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners with Mia Borders at Tipitina’s on Friday, March 29

  A man always as busy as he is funky, George Porter Jr. will be playing in the coming months with the Funky Meters, the Meter Men, and Fleur Debris. But first he hits Tipitina’s this weekend for a show with his long-running band as a leader, the Runnin’ Pardners. The band’s latest album, Can’t [...]

ESSENCE Fest Lineup Announced

You know season is upon us when another day brings another festival announcement — this time around, it’s the lineup for the 2013 ESSENCE Festival, slated for July 4-7 in New Orleans. More than 30 performers will span 8 live music and cultural stages at the Superdome each night, following motivational daytime programming at the [...]

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 [...]