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[Watch] OffBeat Streets, Ep. 3: The Secondhand Street Band is V.I.P.

It’s difficult to run a series on street music in New Orleans without mentioning a band that labels itself as a ‘street band.’ This week, the Secondhand Street Band takes […]

[Watch] Magnetic Ear Brings Brass Extravaganza to Bayou Boogaloo

Saxophonist Martin Krusche leads the charge on this Bayou Boogaloo set from Magnetic Ear. Performing mostly original compositions, the local brass band is known for its groovy arrangements and worldly […]

[Watch] OffBeat Streets, Episode 2: Tuba Skinny Cries The Blues

OffBeat Streets comes back with one of the more popular bands on the New Orleans trad jazz scene, Tuba Skinny. Playing on a warm evening by the Pere Antoine Alley, […]

Rapper Paasky Gives Brooklyn’s Finest The New Orleans Treatment (Music Video)

Yesterday (May 21) marked the birthday of The Notorious B.I.G., the Brooklyn, New York rapper lionized following his 1997 murder. Though not commonly associated with New Orleans, the man born Christopher Wallace […]

OffBeat Streets, Episode 1: The Jelly Roll Stompers Perform on Royal St.

OffBeat is launching its new online video mini-series: OffBeat Streets! The series will follow the long-standing tradition of musicians busking in the streets of the French Quarter. In this first […]

Miss Mojo Flies High On Latest Video & Forthcoming Debut Album (Premiere)

Miss Mojo is making moves. The Tulane-born neo-soul/funk ensemble released its debut EP, Up & Personal, last January, and toured the northeast over the summer to promote an infectious brand. Today, […]

Exclusive: 5th Ward Weebie On Drake, Culture Vultures & Preserving Bounce (Video)

Drake, the platinum-selling and multiple Grammy-winning rap superstar, recently topped the charts once again with “Nice For What,” a bona fide bounce track that has placed a spotlight on New […]

Big Freedia Says Pay Up In New Video For “Rent”

On June 1, Big Freedia will release Third Ward Bounce, her first label release and first album since 2014’s Just Be Free. The forthcoming project arrives via Asylum Records, which is also […]

Here Are The New Orleans Artists Entering NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest (Videos)

After winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest in 2017, Tank and the Bangas set the bar high for future entrants, especially those looking to bring the crown back to New […]

A. Levy Channels An MVP In “Barry Sanders” (Video Premiere)

On the latest episode of OffBeat Radio, rapper, audio engineer and owner of The Hut Studios A. Levy discussed his latest album, Reparations. A powder keg featuring controversial cover art inspired […]