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New Orleans Saints Song of the Week: Frank Zappa, “Been to Kansas City in A Minor”

The New Orleans Saints have been to Kansas City. Four times to be exact. Three of those match ups–in 1976, 1991 and 2008–ended in a Saints victory, with the only […]

Smithsonian Folkways Releases Classic Zydeco Albums

Earlier this year, Arhoolie Records, a beloved independent label that has put out classic roots records since 1960, was acquired by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, famed Smithsonian Institution’s non-profit label. Known […]

Flow Tribe Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Album

New Orleans rockers Flow Tribe have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their forthcoming Mannie Fresh-produced album, BOSS. The six-piece group are about 50% through the process of making the […]

Jason Isbell: A Southern Gothic Songwriter Returns to New Orleans

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell won two Grammy Awards this year, picking up Best Americana Album for Something More Than Free and Best American Roots Song for “24 Frames.”  He’s also been […]

Photos: The Funky Meters in Alexandria, VA

The funky Meters rolled into The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA on Friday, October 7th, kicking off a short run through the northeast. The Birchmere is one of America’s classic listening […]

Krewe of Boo: Halloween Collides with Mardi Gras on Saturday Night

Krewe of Boo will add some Mardi Gras flair to New Orleans’ Halloween festivities when the parade rolls through downtown this Saturday. The spooky procession will begin on Frenchmen Street […]

Rougarou Fest Returns to Houma This Weekend

The fifth annual Rougarou Fest will bring the Halloween spirit back to Houma this Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. The family-friendly festival will once again be held in […]

OffBeat Weekly Poll:​ Complete Our Poll for A Chance To Win Tickets for
Galactic + Gravy

Take our poll, and get a chance to win two tickets to see Galactic + Gravy at Tipitina’s on Saturday October 29. Last week’s winner will receive two tickets to the  Krewe of […]

Applying for a Threadhead Cultural Grant? You Have Until This Friday

The Threadhead Cultural Foundation is once again planning to give out grants for “artistic projects whose work is in the tradition of preserving, promoting and disseminating the cultural heritage of […]

Enter to Win Tickets to Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes’ 15th Anniversary Party

Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes will celebrate their 15th anniversary with a party at Tipitina’s on Saturday, October 22. The night will feature appearances by past members of the […]