Hailing from New Orleans, the band originally called Galactic Prophylactic started out as a pretty traditional funk band. Other the years, they have developed their sound to include hip-hop, electronica, jazz, rock and blues. Galactic—which pairs guitar and drums with a Hammond organ and saxophone—has performed with many notable emcees, like Chali 2na and Boots Riley, and New Orleans bands, like The Neville Brothers and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Galactic is known for their live performances and frequent tours and there are very few musical styles this funk fusion band can’t fuse together.
July 23-26, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 23, 2014