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YouTube du Jour: Bonerama @ BOB’09

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHXHzQsiyW0[/youtube] Bonerama, seen here performing in Atlanta earlier this month,  will be headlining this year’s Best of the Beat Awards, this Friday, January 22nd at House of Blues here in […]

The Beat Weekend Begins

Last night, we shipped the February issue of OffBeat. Today, we transition into Best of the Beat mode. Tonight we’ll host our invitiation-only Business and Individual Achievement Awards at Harrah’s […]

Free Truth

The title of Truth Universal’s new track, “Superdome State of Mind,” sounds like it could be another Saints song. It’s the right time for one after Saturday’s win against the […]

YouTube du Jour: “Glory Bound”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywyw2YeOOPk[/youtube]In our January issue, Kathleen McCann tells the story of “Who Dat” and Carlo Nuccio’s long-time-coming follow-up, “Glory Bound.” Here’s the official video, featuring Nuccio in the spoken word parts, […]

YouTube du Jour: John Scofield’s Piety Street Documentary

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDWJBLk_8ds[/youtube] On Saturday night, jazz guitarist John Scofield plays at Tipitina’s with his Piety Street band: George Porter, Jr. on bass, Jon Cleary on keyboards (and occasionally guitar), and Terence […]

Free Balkan Bounce

Galactic’s Ben Ellman recently released a mixtape titled “Gypsyphonic Disko,” a product of his side Balkan DJ project. B.G., Kelis, M.I.A., Katey Red, Sissy Nobby and Big Freedia all make […]

Cyril Neville: New Saints Song

In case you didn’t know, tomorrow is the biggest day of the year so far in New Orleans: the Saints host the Arizona Cardinals for the NFC divisional playoff game. […]

Jay Reatard Funeral Arrangements

This has been a difficult week in music, with the deaths of Bobby Charles, Teddy Pendergrass, jazz drummer Ed Thigpen, reggae producer Yabba You and Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard. […]

YouTube du Jour: “Friends of Bobby Charles” Show, Jazz Fest 2007

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRP3uCjZjdQ[/youtube] We just received the news that Bobby Charles passed away this morning. Charles stayed out of the spotlight as much as possible, but was truly one of a select […]

Bobby Charles Passed Away

Songwriter Bobby Charles passed away this morning; the cause has yet to be determined. The writer of “Walking to New Orleans” and “See You Later Alligator” had struggled with ill-health […]