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YouTube du Jour: Brian Prunka

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31fnlI2LgkA[/youtube]Brooklyn-based guitarist and oud player Brian Prunka plays the Open Ears Series upstairs at the Blue Nile tonight. Here he was with Trio Tarana playing “Peace for Kabul.”

Frank’s Place Tonight

In a nod to the great New Orleans-based television show that preceded it, HBO’s Treme presents “Open for One Night Only: Frank’s Place” at NOCCA tonight at 6:30 p.m. The […]

YouTube du Jour: David Doucet

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VdpAIYH_Wo[/youtube]On Monday nights, BeauSoleil guitarist David Doucet performs a casual show at the Columns. Here’s a video from 2002 during which he plays “Midland Two-Step” and explains its tuning.

YouTube du Jour: Of Montreal

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rFySdbH38o&feature=related[/youtube]The show of the weekend is likely the appearance by Athens, Georgia’s theatrical Of Montreal at the Howlin’ Wolf Saturday. Here they are performing “An Eluardian Instance” on The Late […]

Brandon Franklin’s Funeral Today

[UPDATED] The music community is saddened by the killing of TBC Brass Band’s Brandon Franklin. Franklin’s funeral is today at The Church of New Orleans (11700 Chef Menteur Hwy.). Viewing […]

Back to the Bayou

The most bike-friendly music festival in New Orleans kicks off this Friday evening. Mid-City’s Bayou Boogaloo is a free music, food and arts festival on the banks of Bayou St. John. […]

YouTube du Jour: Curley Taylor

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYaAwgIDu0k[/youtube]Thursday night is Zydeco Night at the Rock ‘n’ Bowl; tonight it features Curley Taylor. Here’s Taylor from 2009 at the Opelousas Zydeco Festival.

Concert Preview: Glitch Mob at the House of Blues

You won’t find any glitches on the Glitch Mob’s new album. Drink the Sea is an ambitious album that can’t be pigeon-holed or pinned down, even by its own name. […]

For the Love of Okra

If you’ve missed the cries of “I have oranges and bananas! I have mangoes! I have nice peaches!” you’re not the only one. Mr. Okra, produce-vendor-turned-icon, has been stuck without […]

Irma on Gulf Aid

[One notable absence at last weekend’s Gulf Aid concert was Irma Thomas. She sent OffBeat the following email the Friday before the event.] So no one would think I didn’t […]