Friday, October 16, 2009

Upcoming: Galactic with special guest Corey Henry @ Brooklyn Bowl tomorrow night

Galactic plays their second show at Brooklyn Bowl tomorrow night (i.e. Saturday 10/17).

Tickets are still available.

Photo of Galactic with special guest Corey Henry

With the release of their sixth album, From the Corner to the Block, drummer Stanton Moore, bassist Robert Mercurio, sax/harmonica player Ben Ellman, keyboardist Richard Vogel, and guitarist Jeff Raines, reaffirm their standing as one of the funkiest outfits in the universe. Featuring a cherry-picked guest list of some of hip-hop's most dynamic lyricists, including Juvenile, Gift of Gab(Blackalicious), Lyrics Born, Ladybug Mecca(Digable Planets), Mr. Lif, Chali 2na(Jurrasic 5), Vursatyl(Lifesavas), and Boots Riley(The Coup), From the Corner to the Block exposes Galactic's organic grooves to an urban ear while still maintaining their essential funk aesthetic. Even with the different vocalists, the songs maintain a sense of thematic consistency. As Ellman explains, the rappers were each asked to write about a corner. "It could have been any corner," The result isn't just the grooviest, funkiest record of 2007, but perhaps the finest post-Katrina album to come out of New Orleans.

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