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Naughty Professor: All On a Naughty Gras Day

In some ways New Orleans has a reputation for being a tough nut for outsiders to crack. Considering our reaction to the influx of transplants in recent years, it would […]

Reinvigorating New Orleans’ Carver Theater

The Carver Theater has announced its initial 2017 music programming schedule—which is based around a number of new weekly music series—and a number of brand new amenities. Beginning in January, […]

Jim James talks back

“You can talk about it all you want, but what you gonna do? Time’s your oyster, the grave is always getting closer,” sings Jim James on “We Ain’t Getting Any […]

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings at Boudin, Bourbon & Beer

“They got a lot of singers coming out today that say they do R&B, soul and funk,” Sharon Jones told OffBeat ahead of her Jazz Fest set back in April. […]

STS9: Rebirth

Two years ago STS9 were a band in transition. In the midst of recording their long-awaited follow up to 2009’s Ad Explorata, the group abruptly parted ways with founding bassist […]

Greensky Bluegrass: Serenade for Strings

Greensky Bluegrass may take the stage with a banjo, mandolin, dobro, upright bass and acoustic guitar, but don’t let the name or the instrumentation fool you. These guys owe as […]

Plan A: Buddy Guy at Tipitina’s

Buddy Guy may have been born in Lettsworth, Louisiana, but his name will forever be associated with the Chicago style of blues. The seven-time Grammy winner has called the Midwestern […]

Chris Robinson

It’s been over 50 years since bands like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother and the Holding Company burst out of the San Francisco scene, taking the lead […]

REWIND: The Meters, Fire on the Bayou (Reprise)

Drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste presses rewind on the Meters’ sixth studio album, from 1975. “Some of the best songs that the Meters have ever done came out of this album. […]

REWIND: The Meters, Rejuvenation (Reprise)

Guitarist Leo Nocentelli presses rewind on the Meters’ fifth studio album, from 1974. “One song on the album is called ‘Loving You Is On My Mind.’ I did a recording […]