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Video: Branford Marsalis makes his debut as ‘Tonight Show’ bandleader

Jay Leno’s time with The Tonight Show has come on gone, but it’s worth remembering that New Orleans’ own Branford Marsalis once led the popular late night program’s house band. […]

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OffBeat Weekly Poll winner gets a chance to win two tickets to see the Nigel Hall at Tipitina’s on June 10.

King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard add New Orleans concert

Australian psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have expanded their upcoming tour with some more North American dates, and New Orleans is among the lucky cities on their […]

Snake Oil Festival to celebrate women’s contributions to carnival arts

The third annual Snake Oil Festival will bring three nights of burlesque, sideshow performances, carnival arts workshops and more to the Howlin Wolf on June 15-17. This year the event […]

DJ Soul Sister announces last Hustle at Hi-Ho, two Prince tributes

DJ Soul Sister’s long-running Hustle party will take over Hi-Ho Lounge for the last time this Saturday, May 27. The late night party will celebrate its 13th anniversary—as well as […]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band to perform with Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh

New Orleans’ beloved Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been jumping from collaboration to collaboration over the past few years, teaming up with everyone from Del McCoury and Arcade Fire to […]

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival announces headliners, dates for this year

Bobby Rush and Robert Cray will headline the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival when the free event returns to Lafayette Square in New Orleans from Friday, October 13 to […]

Premiere: Darcy Malone and The Tangle debut new EP, ‘Make Me Over’

Darcy Malone and The Tangle are gearing up to the release of their new EP, Make Me Over, on Friday, May 26. Recorded at Bogalusa, LA’s famed Studio in the […]

Photos: Sigur Rós bring sprawling rock compositions to the Saenger Theatre

Icelandic art rock giants Sigur Rós brought two sets worth of sprawling compositions to the Saenger Theatre on Sunday night. The band’s current tour has found them performing their layered, […]