Need some New Orleans funk in your life?
Here's the remedy: Galactic at 9:30 Club on Sunday, April 14!
Galactic's two founding members, guitarist Jeff Raines and bassist Robert Mercurio, became pals in DC before both moving to New Orleans to attend college. While there, the pair became infatuated with The Big Easy's renowned funk and jazz scenes, as well as the local legends of those genres. The duo, wanting to create music in their own style while still paying tribute to New Orleans greats, formed Galactic in 1994 with drummer Stanton Moore, saxophonist Ben Ellman, keyboardist Rich Vogel, and vocalist Theryl DeClouet, who left the band in 2004. Since DeClouet's departure, the band has continued on as a mainly instrumental group that often collaborates, both live and in the studio, with various musicians and singers, including Soul Rebels Brass Band, Corey Glover of Living Colour, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty.
To hear Galactic's take on funk, blended materfully with elements of jazz, hip-hop, and electronica, FO' FREE, enter our giveaway by doing one of the following:
1. Leave a comment below, using a valid email address, telling us your favorite galaxy and why.
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I'm entering to win tix to see Galactic at 9:30 Club! @ChunkyGlasses #Galactic930 #FREEFUNKRULES
One lucky winner will be chosen this Friday afternoon, so work your voodoo magic and enter before then!
Not feeling lucky but still want to attend the show? Tickets can be purchased through Ticketfly.