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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes talks back

Mississippi’s Jimmy “Duck” Holmes is the keeper of the Bentonia blues tradition flame. He follows such earlier practitioners of the country-blues style as Skip James, Jack Owens and brothers Henry […]

The Elysian Bar

After a four-year, $20 million rehabilitation project, ASH NYC and New Orleans resident Nathalie Jordi transformed the 19th century St. Peter & Paul compound in the Faubourg Marigny—consisting of a […]

Adonis Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Swing Back onto the Scene

“We’re the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; we live in New Orleans,” declares drummer Adonis Rose, who in 2016 took over the position of artistic director of the ensemble affectionately called […]

Food and Lagniappe: Midnight Noodle is much more than just a meal

Melvin Rogers Stovall III wants to dish out a new kind of dining experience in New Orleans, one bao at a time. He’s the creative entrepreneurial mind behind Midnight Noodle, […]

Christmas Gumbo: The ultimate New Orleans holiday playlist

New Orleans’ history of Christmas music actually begins fairly recently: For all the great records that came out of this city in the ’50s and ’60s, only a precious few […]

The Pogues plus Lost Bayou Ramblers equal Poguetry

When Spider Stacy and Cait O’Riordan from the Pogues meet the Lost Bayou Ramblers, they make Poguetry together. The Pogues, of course, are the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band from London that […]

Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle celebrate “The Day it Snows on Christmas”

It’s a bright sunny afternoon in late October at Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, and with temps in the mid-70s, the line of folks waiting for sno-balls would normally stretch around the block. […]

What we do in the shadows: Bar Marilou is for everyone

Nestled into the ribs of the newest Ace Atelier hotel, Maison de la Luz, is Bar Marilou, one of New Orleans’s first aperitif bars. It is a place flush with […]

Chinese Bandits: An early musical tribute to LSU football champs

As a tip of the hat to the success of the current LSU football squad, OffBeat takes pleasure in recalling a killer New Orleans R&B tribute to the Fightin’ Tigers […]

Debbie Davis’ show keeps her from getting cynical about Christmas

Christmas can be a time for kicking up and celebrating, for gathering friends together, for taking solace after a tough year, or even for tearing up a little. Debbie Davis […]