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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” […]

South Out of the Stomp

A reader noticed that soul singer Joe South’s name is missing from the list of artists performing at the Ponderosa Stomp September 24-25 at the House of Blues. South was […]

Preview: Mary McBride at d.b.a., St. Anna’s Mission

[Tonight, roots rocker Mary McBride plays d.b.a. at 7 p.m. as part of her “The Home Tour,” which started at Angola Penitentiary. Friday, she plays St. Anna’s Mission at 6 […]

YouTube du Jour: Plants and Animals

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSE6dSz3uLI[/youtube]Canadian “post-classic rock” band Plants and Animals play One Eyed Jacks tonight. Here’s the grand, melodic “Bye Bye Bye.”

Mardi Gras Indian Suits Now Copyright Protected

[UPDATED] Mardi Gras Indian costumes are now officially works of art. Fans of the New Orleans Indian tradition have long held this view, but the US Copyright Office recognized the […]

Ponderosa Stomp Tickets on Sale Saturday

Earlier this spring, the Ponderosa Stomp announced its new dates – September 24 and 25 – and its headliners: Duane Eddy, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Thee Midniters, Red Simpson and the […]

YouTube du Jour: “King” Richard Matthews

On May 20, “King” Richard Matthews passed away from pancreatic cancer. Matthews was the long-time grand marshal for the Olympia Brass Band, and the only holdover from Harold “Duke” Dejan’s […]

YouTube du Jour: Jackson Square

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWz4MlMoHDg[/youtube]Sunday afternoon, the protest of BP and the government’s handling of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico took place. For more video, go to YouTube.com.

Threadhead Foundation Start Accepting Grant Applications Tuesday

The Threadhead Record Foundation is once again accepting grant applications. The foundation is the 501(c)3 non-profit arm of Threadhead Records, and it is once again offering $3,000 grants to musicians […]