Tag Archives: The Radiators

Ghostly Gems: 10 Songs for Halloween

Most of the songs you hear every Halloween, from “Monster Mash” to the Cramps’ catalogue, don’t come from New Orleans. Here’s our attempt the remedy that, with 10 ghostly gems from Louisiana-associated artists: Louis Armstrong, “Skeleton in the Closet” This 1936 gem, which Armstrong sang in the film Pennies from Heaven, has it all: Dancing [...]

Throwback Thursday: The Radiators on Late Night with Conan O’Brien

A little more than 20 years ago, the Radiators spent the night in a meat locker with Jamie Farr, Gilbert Gottfried, Andy Richter, and Conan O’Brien. While that may sound like the beginning of a cautionary tale from an episode of Behind the Music, it actually happened in 1994 after the godfathers of New Orleans [...]

Tipitina’s Foundation Sidewalk Sale Set for June 20

The Tipitina’s Foundation will hold a Summer Sidewalk Sale on Friday, June 20, on the Napoleon Avenue neutral ground in front of the iconic Uptown venue. The sidewalk sales starts at 9:00 p.m. and runs through midnight, and will include an assortment of heavily discounted Tipitina’s merchandise including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and past show posters [...]

Beauty and Diversity: Celebrating Jazz Fest 2014

Celebrating Jazz Fest 2014 made all the better with delightful weather. By Frank Etheridge, Jon Garelick, David Kunian, Stephen Maloney, Brett Milano, Clea Simon, John Swenson, Dan Willging and Geraldine Wyckoff. Take a look back at what made Jazz Fest 2014 so special, from the perspective of OffBeat’s krewe of writers, reviewers and photographers.   [...]

Jazz Fest 2014 Brings in 435,000 People

The attendance numbers for Jazz Fest 2014 show a slight increase over 2013, mainly due to two consecutive weekends of pristine weather – a rarity in the 45 year history of the festival. With approximately 435,000 fans attending the seven day festival, this year topped the 2013 tally of 425,000 attendees, but was still eclipsed [...]

Dave Malone Reviews Eric Clapton’s Jazz Fest 2014 Set

For former Radiator Dave Malone, Jazz Fest 2014 is going to go down as one of the most memorable. Malone played the Samsung Galaxy stage with the Raw Oyster Cult on Saturday, April 26, sat in the grandstands on the Acura stage to watch Eric Clapton make his Jazz Fest debut the next day, and [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: January 16 – 22, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of January 16 – 22, 2014 featuring: B.B. King, The Radiators, OffBeat’s Best of the Beat Awards show,Tom McDermott and Evan Christopher, Luke Winslow-King, the Rebirth Brass Band, and John Fohl and Johnny Sansone.   Full ScheduleLouisiana [...]

RIP: New Orleans Guitarist Clark Vreeland Dies at 62

On Thursday, December 26, New Orleans funk-rock pioneer Clark Vreeland (January 29, 1951 – December 26, 2013) passed away due to complications from cancer at a hospice facility near Atlanta, GA. He was 62. One of Vreeland’s most notable contributions to the New Orleans music scene was as a founding member of the pre-Radiators band, [...]

Radiators to Re-Reunite at Tipitina’s
in January

The Radiators have confirmed a weekend of reunion shows for January 16, 17, and 18 of 2014. The shows coincide with the band’s anniversary weekend, always an occasion for the legendary New Orleans quintet. Their two anniversary shows in January 2013 both sold out in a matter of minutes, and wound up being the only [...]

New Orleans Suspects: Caught Live at the Maple Leaf (Independent)

Sometimes it helps to cut right to the chase: The New Orleans Suspects are above all a live band, so they didn’t wait long (less than a year after their studio debut) to make a live album. One glance at the band personnel (with familiar names from the Nevilles, the Radiators and Dirty Dozen) and [...]