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Harold Battiste Book Celebrated at Historic New Orleans Collection, One Eyed Jacks

Harold Battiste has the distinction of having received three of the four lifetime achievement awards OffBeat presents – for music, music business and music education. In May, we published an […]

Cleary Subs at Chickie Wah Wah

Tuesday nights at Chickie Wah Wah have featured Anders Osborne, John Fohl and Johnny Sansone for the past year. The trio will be in the studio Tuesday night, so Jon […]

Concert Review: Imagination Movers

When things went awry Sunday, the Imagination Movers were put to the test. The free show at the UNO Lakefront Arena was taped for a future Disney Channel special, but […]

YouTube du Jour: Imogen Heap

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax84xcaLfHs[/youtube]Imogen Heap is slagged each year for her red carpet dresses when attending the Grammys, last year wearing the “Twitdress,” which displayed Tweets from fans. She plays the House of […]

Myles Movie Looking for Funding

Producer Leo Sacks has put together a teaser for the documentary he has planned on the late gospel singer Raymond Myles. A Taste of Heaven: The Heartbreak Life of Raymond […]

Bohren Starts New Series at Chickie Wah Wah

Every Monday in June, acoustic bluesman Spencer Bohren will play “Blue Mondays” at Chickie Wah Wah. Bohren was recognized in January when he received the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues […]

Help Cool the Community Book Center

Just as summer is starting, the air conditioner has died at the Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Rd.). To raise money for a replacement, they’re having a fundraising dinner Friday […]

YouTube du Jour: Barbara Lynn

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAnSyQA_fT4[/youtube]Texas R&B legend Barbara Lynn plays the Rock ‘n’ Bowl Saturday night with Lil’ Buck Sinegal. Here she is playing the classic “You’ll Lose a Good Thing.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T2ZgPQ8h_c&feature=related[/youtube]Here she is […]

Send-Off for Red Hawk Hunters’ Wild Man

Diamond Peters, Wild Man for the Red Hawk Hunters, passed away recently. The Hunters have been holding traditional Mardi Gras Indian tributes at Clouet and Rocheblave streets in the Upper […]

YouTube du Jour: Jake Smith

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2DUlhGrjhs[/youtube]Tonight, acoustic rocker Jake Smith performs at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “Ogden After Hours” series. OffBeat editor Alex Rawls will do the interview. Here’s “Can’t Save Your Soul” […]