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‘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, […]

Jazz Fest Preview: Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp and Cyndi Lauper

John Bon Jovi (Saturday, April 30) recently joined John Mellencamp (Sunday, May 1) on a porch, where they now wave their canes at the young whippersnappers. “Pull up your pants!” […]

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 […]

Free Morella, Free Lil Wayne

Morella and the Wheels of If have released their debut album, Shipwrecked. You can download a free mp3 of a live version of “Wandering” from the album at the band’s […]

Old Man Mellencamp

Tuesday, John Mellencamp called the Internet “the most dangerous thing invented since the Atomic bomb,” and railed against its impact on music, including mp3s. He said of remastered Beatles track: […]

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.”