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I’ll Be Brief…: OffBeat’s expanding digital only content

I’m actually forced into being succinct in this Mojo Mouth column because, well, there’s not a lot of room to express myself here. Just like other print media, OffBeat is […]

Mojo Mouth: Changing Venues [August 2018]

It’s awfully interesting to observe the changes that have occurred in the music scene since OffBeat opened its doors in 1988. I’m a little concerned that the market for live […]

New Orleans: A Music City Like No Other

Greater New Orleans (GNO), Inc.—the organization that’s concerned with economic development in New Orleans—has issued a request for proposal for a consultant to study and recommend how our metro area […]

A Modest Proposal

New Orleans summer doldrums are officially here. Hurricane season, too. As I write this, there’s a possible tropical storm brewing in the Gulf—or is it a subtropical depression? One never […]

We Need More

As I work and write this, I’m listening to Bonerama pump out an in-store at the Louisiana Music Factory downstairs. How lucky are we OffBeaters that we get to listen […]

Mojo Mouth: God Bless George

With the seemingly growing animosity between the generations (mainly Baby Boomers vs. Millennials—though I don’t know how the Gen X generation got left out of the mix), we need to […]

Commitment Needed

I love music and our unique culture. There’s nothing else like it in the world. There are no people like New Orleans people. We are more of a big family than […]

Visual Overload

Mardi Gras is over, and spring festivals are on everybody’s agenda: from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to the Top Taco festival, Bourbon Fest and Bean Madness. I’m kind of […]

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This is a saying that is truly emblematic of New Orleans. You can take it in a negative sense (nothing […]

Mojo Mouth

Why We Do It I’m hoping that you are able to come to OffBeat’s 23rd annual Best of the Beat Awards on January 25 at Generations Hall. It’s the time […]