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MOJO MOUTH, April 2019: Honorarily Deserved

French Quarter Festival takes over the city’s oldest neighborhood in mid-April every year, and thank goodness it does. With 23 stages of all-local music of all kinds, FQF is a […]


Happy Mardi Gras, St. Paddy’s Day, Super Sunday and all the other big New Orleans parties. We have a unique way of celebrating here, from parades and debutantes and meetings […]

Mojo Mouth, February 2019: Pushy Broads

This is another “year of the woman”—I mean, women. There are so many talented women in this world, it’s time that we females put our heads together to come up […]

Best of the Beat Is a Labor of Love

Publishing a print magazine in this day and time—a website, the Weekly Beat newsletter, social media, videos… well, it’s a lot of work for a small company. It is definitely […]

Hope for Support: protecting culture producers of New Orleans

I’m writing this pre-Thanksgiving and thinking about the upcoming holiday season. Thanksgiving and Christmas kind of run together for me, and are always a time for me to count my […]

Where’s the attention for Frenchmen?

The OffBeat office has been on Frenchmen Street for over 20 years. When we moved in, the only music clubs on the street were Snug Harbor, Café Brasil and the […]

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 […]

The Song’s the Thing: Can more New Orleans songwriters capitalize?

I just read an article in New York magazine about songwriters and their process and it got me thinking about New Orleans’ music industry, especially as it has to do with […]

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 […]