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The Big Easy’s own Galactic are returning home for a Halloween performance.
Galactic released “Can’t You Believe,” a new single feature the late vocalist Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet.
Gov’t Mule posted pro-shot footage of a “Dark Star” they played on what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday featuring special guest Stanton Moore.
New Orleans-based band Galactic confirmed a series of headlining appearances set for August and September.
Celebrate tomorrow’s start of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a look at Galactic’s guest-filled performance at the 2013 event.
Introducing a new festival featuring a bevy of New Orleans acts called Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown.
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About Robert Mercurio
Robert Mercurio, along with Jeff Raines, grew up in the Washington D.C. area. Together, they played in a number of different local bands. When it was time to pick a college to attend, the city the school was in was more important than the school. They wanted to be in New Orleans. “We heard about the Meters and knew about the whole scene,” Mercurio says. “We knew we wanted to play music but we also had to go to school.” So Robert ended up at Tulane University (Raines at Loyola). But the real classes were conducted in the city’s music clubs. On their first night in town, Mercurio and Raines went to Benny’s, an after hours club where late night funk and blues went down. The club has now been closed down due to city officials declaring the club a neighborhood nuisance. “We fell in love with that scene.” It was places like Benny’s and Tipitina’s that kept Mercurio in New Orleans during his tenure at Tulane, and is what keeps him there to this day!
“I remember when I was a freshman in college going to shows at Tipitina’s that were totally packed and thinking to myself ‘Maybe someday I’ll play here.’ Looking up at that Professor Longhair banner…imagining what it would look like from the stage, instead of from the audience. We never intended for [Galactic] to be this successful. I never thought I’d really be making a living off of music. But I can’t say I’m not happy about it.”
Acclaimed guitarist Mark Knopfler will embark on an extensive North American Tour next summer.
The Outlaw Music Festival 2018 season closed last night at the Hollywood Bowl, where Phil Lesh welcomed Margo Price and then sat-in with Willie Nelson & Family.
Phish’s Hampton Coliseum finale as part of Fall Tour 2018 on Sunday featured a masterful setlist, “Simple” for the ages, second encore and more.
Phish played the second of three Fall Tour 2018 shows at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on Saturday night.
Perry Farrell joined Bob Weir & Wolf Bros for a Tom Petty cover and more at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday night.