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Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Mavis Staples, Galactic, LCD Soundsystem, Cass McCombs, The Lemonheads, Jessica Pratt and Bob Mould.
Stream “Touch Get Cut” featuring Erica Falls, the latest single from the upcoming Galactic studio album ‘Already Ready Already.’
Headliners Galactic were among the additions to the lineup of 11th annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival, which will be held at Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, Virginia May 23 – 26.
Galactic’s latest single from the forthcoming ‘Already Ready Already’ is here. Check out “Going Straight Crazy” featuring vocalist Princess Shaw.
New Orleans’ own Galactic will return to Tipitina’s for three shows in honor of Mardi Gras.
Start looking ahead to 2019 with a list of the 10 most anticipated albums due out next year from The Allman Betts Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Snarky Puppy and more.
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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.”
David Schultz recaps his experience at the 2019 South By Southwest Music Festival highlighting sets by White Denim, Broken Social Scene, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and many others.
The JamBase Podcast Episode 33 features the debut of the “Cast Away” segment featuring an interview with musician and podcaster Andy Frasco as well as The Rundown recap of recent news items.
Bruce Hornsby’s latest single, “Cast-Off,” features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Sean Carey, Brad Cook and others.
Trey Anastasio is the latest act to be added to the 2019 Newport Folk Festival lineup.
Watch Billy Strings and Marcus King cover the jazz standard “Summertime” at Nashville’s Carter Vintage Guitars.