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50 Glorious Years

To celebrate 50 glorious years of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2019, festival promoters have added a second Thursday, making the upcoming festival an eight-day event. Thursday, […]

Do New Orleans Bars Respect Musicians?

New Orleans clubs and bars don’t care about the musicians who bring in patrons.

Who Needs Music Media?

New Orleans’ music coverage has changed drastically. For the better or worse?

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 […]

Authentic or Bust

For some time now, I’ve observed a noticeable change in the New Orleans music scene, and it seems to be less New Orleans-centric than it used to be. Now, in […]

Guest Blog: Musicians Deserve More

I’ve mentioned so many times how we in this city take music and our musicians for granted: not only consumers, but many music venues and folks in the hospitality industry. Louisiana is […]

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 […]

More Burlesque, If You Please

Burlesque and artful striptease are wonderful. I’m talking about the old-fashioned kind, the definition of which is “a humorous and provocative stage show featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus.” Bourbon Street, the center of New Orleans’ adult entertainment, wasn’t always […]

Fix It Please

Last week the most current Director of the City’s Cultural Economy Office, musician and academician Dr. Brice Miller, was let go. He lasted three months. In the time he served, […]

Music Districts Needed

Currently, New Orleans has very few real music and entertainment districts. Locals know where the hip bars are, and where there’s some music in places “where locals go” (that used […]