Tag Archives: rock

WIN TICKETS: North Mississippi Allstars at Tipitina’s
on November 23

Re-united in 2010 after the loss of the their father, acclaimed keyboardist and music producer Jim Dickinson, blues-rockers the North Mississippi Allstars return to Tipitina’s this Saturday, November 23, and OffBeat is giving away a pair of VIP tickets to the show. The band is led by frontman Luther Dickinson (former Black Crowes lead guitarist) [...]

Shuggie Otis:
Rare Talent You’ve Heard, But Never Heard Of

When people talk about iconic talents like Prince, it’s usually because of his uncommon ability to write, perform, and play multiple types of instruments, and do it all extraordinarily well. As far as pop stars go, indeed there are not many that rival The Purple One. But before Prince, there was an unsung maverick whose [...]

Who’s (Still) Who
At Gretna Heritage Fest 2013

Don’t feel too out of touch if you browsed the Gretna Heritage Fest lineup and said “Hey, I thought those guys were all dead.” The festival this year is full of bands that you loved in the ‘70s—before you were born, of course. But are these really the same people who made the classic records? [...]

Dave Matthews And Tim Reynolds Kick-Off 2014 At New Saenger Theatre

If the Saenger Theatre’s show schedule keeps booming like it has during its re-opening season, the restored movie palace turned performing arts theatre is going to rise right back up to its status as the New Orleans venue with the most memorable concerts. Today, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds announced that they will play two [...]

Tipitina’s Night #2: Lucinda Finds Her Joy

The second night of Lucinda Williams’ two-night stand at Tipitina’s was all about Louisiana. Instead of playing the entire Rough Trade album plus bonus tracks, as she did on Sunday evening, she built the set list around her induction in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (which happened before the encore). Which meant she pulled [...]

Beatle Tribute-Mania
Hits The Joy This Weekend

“Phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust,” wrote Joe Strummer in the Clash’s London Calling back in 1979. Well, sorry Joe, but you were wrong: There are, in fact, three different sets of phony Beatles performing in New Orleans in months to come, starting with the Beatlemania Now show at this week at the Joy Theater. [...]

Shreveport’s Kelcy Mae Competes in Pepsi’s “Gulf Coast Jam”

Singer/songwriter Kelcy Mae, an artist we’ve long admired here at OffBeat (and occasionally published as a freelance writer), is now a contestant in a national country/rock competition jointly sponsored by the Sonicbids website and Pepsi-Cola. All 24 artists hail from the Gulf Coast and are competing for the title of “Southern Original.” The winners will [...]

Gleason Benefit Highlights
Busy Week for Anders Osborne

If you’ve been missing Anders Osborne over the past few months, rest assured that the local guitar hero is about to end his summer vacation with a vengeance. Next month will see the release of his new album Peace, a set he describes as “light from darkness.” The reflective track “Sentimental Times” off the forthcoming [...]

First Listen: Anders Osborne – “Sentimental Times”

Today we’re proud to premiere an exclusive track from the forthcoming Anders Osborne album, Peace as this week’s installment of OffBeat‘s “First Listen” series. “Sentimental Times” finds the guitar hero in his most reflective mode, with the horns adding a stately feel and Osborne playing a repeated guitar lick that gives the sense of time [...]

Janelle Monae Stakes Out Her Turf
In New Orleans

Janelle Monae came to New Orleans over the weekend, and quite literally staked out her turf. As she explained Friday night (August 23) in a listening party for fans and media, she wrote much of the new album The Electric Lady in her backyard in Atlanta, and was inspired by the feel of Georgia grass [...]