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OffBeat is a monthly music magazine in New Orleans, Louisiana first published in 1988. It mainly focuses on the music scene of New Orleans and Louisiana, the region's culture and its cuisine.

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Jon Savage: Cool and the Crazy

Interview by Richard North, Offbeat, November 1988

Richard North tackles post-punk pessimist, writer, dreamer and rebel without a cause – Jon Savage ...

Psychic TV: TV Times

Interview by Richard North, Offbeat, December 1988

Psychic TV have flirted with religious and anti – religious imagery through their growth time, they set up the Temple Of Psychick Youth and, more ...

Johnny Thunders: An American In Sweden

Report and Interview by Richard North, Offbeat, April 1989

SO, WHY did I wait around half a day for a three-minute interview with Johnny Thunders? ...

Dr. John Comes Clean: Kicking Dope & Taking Names

Interview by John Sinclair, Offbeat, 1994

John Sinclair: First things first: everybody wants to know who did your hair for the record cover of Television? ...

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Dr. John, Earl King, Jean Knight, Mighty Diamonds, The Neville Brothers, Professor Longhair, Robbie Robertson: Wardell Quezergue: Architect of the Sound

Profile and Interview by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 May 2000

ON AN UNSEASONABLY warm December afternoon, Wardell Quezergue walks carefully into the Musicians Union meeting hall on Esplanade Avenue. ...

Louis Armstrong: Navigating the Swamp of Louis Armstrong Releases

Discography by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 August 2001

ONE OF the happiest side effects of the Louis Armstrong centennial celebration is the reconfiguration of this master musician's catalog. For many years, much of ...

The Holmes Brothers, Joan Osborne: Fest Focus: Holmes Brothers

Interview by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 May 2003

NOT ALL THE gospel music at Jazz Fest takes place in the Gospel Tent, a fact that will be brought home with great spirit by ...

James "Blood" Ulmer: James Blood Ulmer: No Escape From the Blues

Interview by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 November 2003

THE SEPTEMBER release of James Blood Ulmer’s No Escape From the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions is a milestone event in this centennial Year of ...

The Meters Are Right On Time

Retrospective and Interview by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 May 2005

"A lot of people don't know who the Meters are, but they sure know the songs." – Leo Nocentelli ...

Irma Thomas: Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music: Irma Thomas

Retrospective and Interview by John Swenson, Offbeat, January 2006

IN 1960, ALLEN Toussaint and Irma Thomas showed up to audition at WYLD studio in New Orleans for Joe Banashak and Larry McKinley of Minit ...

Aretha Franklin, King Curtis: Aretha Franklin/King Curtis: Live at the Filmore West

Review by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 August 2006

THIS IS Aretha Franklin at her absolute peak, fronting a supercharged band led by King Curtis and featuring the Memphis Horns with special guests Ray ...

Little Feat: Rooster Rag (Rounder)

Review by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 August 2012

THE HISTORY BOOKS say that when guitarist Paul Barrere, bassist Kenny Gradney and percussionist Sam Clayton joined Little Feat for the band's third album, Dixie ...

Charles Bradley is off Script at Jazz Fest

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Offbeat, 1 May 2014

ON THE FIRST Saturday of Jazz Fest 2013, Charles Bradley strode out on the Blues Tent stage as if he weren't 65 years old but ...

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