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Our Big Night: Best of the Beat

We’re just hours away from the Best of the Beat, tonight at House of Blues. We’re taking care of last minute loose ends, shining up our shoes and crossing our […]

Slideshow: 2009 Best of the Beat Music Business Awards

Last night we hosted the first half of the 2009 Best of the Beat Awards, presenting Deacon John’s Lifetime Achievement in Music Award, individual musician awards, and music business awards. […]

2009 Best of the Beat Music Business Awards

Last night was the first night of the 2009 Beat of the Beat Awards, hosted by Harrah’s Casino New Orleans at the Theatre at Harrah’s. Awards were given out for […]

Bobby Charles Memorial Service Announced

Louisiana songwriting legend Bobby Charles passed away January 14. There will be a memorial service for Charles Wednesday, January 27 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church (300 […]

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 […]