Photo of Quickie Mart and Ben Ellman

Professor Longhair and some Carnival classics get the Balkan bounce beat courtesy of Gypsyphonic Disko.

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There will be dancing girls in the windows, we're told.

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This month, My Spilt Milk is pleased to present The Hot 8 Brass Band o

Photo from the 'tit Rex parade.

[Updated] Last year's the Krewe of 'tit Rex (imagine that "e" is a s

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The Super Bowl has long been a playground for the wealthy far more than the average fan, but that side of the story has grown exponentially since t

Recently, our friends at ABIS Productions caught up with subdude

Photo of Drive-By Truckers by Erika Goldring

The last time The Drive-By Truckers played Tipitina's, I was worried about their future.

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The circus that surrounds the Super Bowl has changed exponentially since New Orleans last hosted one in 2002, and it will be most evident along the

'tit Rex parade route

The Nevilles, Drive-By Truckers, ONUINU, Prytania Fest and a Saturday night of insurgent Carnival are among the week's highlights in New Orleans.

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"When we went down there, it wasn't so much about trying to make a New Orleans record as it was about getting away from our own backyard and out of

Austin's The Eastern Sea has played New Orleans a lot recently, including a couple of shows in the summer, a

[Updated] Last week, Honey Island Swamp Band's Aaron Wilkinson talked about the band's

[Updated] “The rhythm is what our band is about,” says Pete Bernhard of the Santa Cruz-based The Devil Makes Three.

Screen shot from

As of 9:45 a.m., the app still hosted a poll that asked, "Should we wish President Obama well in his second term?" The possible responses

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“Yeah, what the fuck is indietronica?” says Corin Roddick of electro-synth Canadian duo

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The Milk Run looks at the week in New Orleans in live music, including OffBeat's Best of the Beat, Los Lobos, EMEFE, Calexico and Coyotes.

Cover art for Jason Marsalis' "In a World of Mallets"

On February 19, Jason Marsalis returns with his Vibes Quartet and In a World of Mal

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The reunited Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, and New Orleans-raised R&B star Frank Ocean are among the biggest names signed to play at the

Parker Gispert of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Whigs admits that the three-pie

Cover art for "Bounce" by Matt Miller

Telling the ending won't ruin this book.

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The city's newest jazz venue, Little Gem Saloon, is also its oldest, and you can chec

Photo of Honey Island Swamp Band

"Instead of killing ourselves this winter, let's do something at home," Aaron Wilkinson of

Photo of Anders Osborne

"You can't go more than few days in New Orleans without running into a festival or a party," City Council President Stacy Head said at the press co

Today, Lily Keber's Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the documentary Bayou Maharaja

Photo of Walt McClements as Lonesome Leash

Walt McClements clearly has a restless streak, and one musical project is never enough.

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"We're taking a laissez faire approach to making a new record," says Yonder Mountain String Band

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“I’ve been preparing for this other gig I’ve got tonight.

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This week in live music in New Orleans, celebrations of Elvis, "Treme," and New Orleans Musicians Clinic, along with Justin Bieber, The English Beat and more.

Photo of nuns on Canal Street by Jack Robinson

The Sheraton New Orleans now features photographer Jack Robinson's pictures of his Canal Street in the 1950s.

Photo of Generationals

Texture has always been one of the calling cards of Generationals, and the electronic sounds from last year's

Photo of Glen David Andrews

Some interviews are easier than others. Glen David Andrews, for instance. Get him started and he'll take it from there.

Photo of Elsa Hahne

One of the best things about my last few years at OffBeat was working with its art director,

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The highlights of the next week in live music in New Orleans, including Eric Lindell, the Dirty Dozen, Leon Russell, Jersey Boys and the New Orleans Viewer's Choice Awards.

Cover art for "Street Parade" by Theresa Andersson

[Updated] I hadn't planned to do a year-end best-of list for a host of reasons.