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The positive vibes keep flowing in. Of course, we've all felt pretty good about Galactic for some time, but we thought those of you who haven't had the chance to catch the band live on their ongoing national tours might get some of the flava from these recent messages from those who have.
" Well, back in Seattle after an epic weekend of Galactic in the Big Easy!!
" I am 12 and a 4.0 student. I got the album for Xmas. Galactic jam New Orleans style. "
" I just saw the Galactic show at Tipitina's on Friday April 23rd. This is my fourth trip to Jazz Fest and I have to say that it was the best musical experience I have witnessed in my life. I also want you to know that the woman next to me enjoyed it so much she started crying. I kid you not. She was so moved by the music that she was driven to tears. As a band I don't think you can ask for anything more. "
" Just walked in the door from the show at South Main Cafe and must say that I can't put into words how great the show was. From the start with Keller Williams to the final Galactic note!
" I must say that it has been a blast hanging out and seeing the band over the past few days. I know you all are reading, thanks again!
" Hello. WOW!! That is what I found myself saying repeatedly Thursday night at Ripley's. One of the most fun shows I have ever been to. I have been into Galactic for a while but had only seen them once before Thursday night. That was in Atlanta back in March 98 and I had to deal with my girlfriend passing out from being overheated right before they came on. I still had a good time but let's just say that last Thursday blew that show out of the water.
" The GALACTIC Winter tour continued digging a deep funky groove across the midwest last night at Ripley's Alive, in the University Heights section of Cincinnati, oHIo. They came from far and wide to get together and DANCE to the New Order New Orleans Funk-masters, out in support of their first Capricorn Records release, "Crazyhorse Mongoose".
" I second Alan's comments on last night. Another smoking show and it was a trip watching these midwesterns getting their first shot of that New Orleans funk. They looked a little tentative the first set, but really stared getting into it during the second. Galactic is not the kind of band where it may take somebody a couple shows to get into. You are going to know whether you like it or not pretty quickly. They are to loud and to funky not to form an opinion one way or the other real quick.
" NEW DAISY THEATER, 1/23/99 - On Saturday night, Galactic funked up a packed house in Memphis with one of the best shows I have seen by any band in recent memory. The first set featured at least three or four new instrumentals, plus Theryl came out for "I'm a Ram", "Running Man", ""Your Love Is Such a Thrill"??, etc. Tha band was really tight and were noticeably having a great time. The second set was smokin' and long. All under-agers had to leave after the first set, and unfortunately they missed out on the madness. Total time just for set 2: one hour and forty-nine minutes!! There were a few more new tunes, Go Go, and more. Then Theryl glided out midway in the set for "Love on the Run", "Change My Ways", and then a long, long "Pork Chops and Gravy/ Just Kissed My Baby". Theryl even added to the funk with a bit of percussion during the jam. (My 2 cents: for all of you who have posted with negative Theryl comments, you are missing the boat in a big way). The encore was THIRTY-FIVE minutes and featured not one, but TWO Stanton solos in which he played the bottle (held by an audience member on the front row), the mic stand, the stage, and he finished it off by playing his drums with two green glow sticks taken from an audience member. It was PHENOMENAL, baby!!!! Definitely a show to remember, one of the best I have seen. Glad to see some new tunes thrown into the mix. "
" I just wanted to say that the show i saw in lawrence the other night was fantastic! i've been listening to galactic for a couple of years now, and that was the first live show. everything i expected! i brought a couple of friends, for their first taste, and they were flabergasted! everyone loved it! its nice to hear people around you freak'n out about something that makes em feel that good! "
" I proposed to my future wife at the 1998 Newport jazz fest, right before galactic. Thanks for the great music, KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!!! "
" The Mountain Air late night performance was one of the greatest musical events I have ever witnessed. I also enjoyed the Crested Butte, Sun Valley, and Grand Targhee Performances. I look forward to Halloween night!!! You guys are the BOMB!!!! "
" please keep going!! funk will rule the world! "
" The midnight gig at Mountain Aire was beyond words! I'll see you guys next Friday at the Greek! "
" Caught your show at the Barns of Wolftrap in Northern Virginia. I'm hooked and spreading the word. "
" I saw Galactic play at the Green Room in Dallas, Texas. It was an incredible show and I hope they come back soon! "
" Yall = Good Listening "
" i was just in new orleans for jazz fest and saw galactic open up for mmw at the contemporary arts center and was completely blown away - i had to leave the mmw show 3/4 of the way through b/c i had blown all my energy on galactic. holy $@#&. i haven't been so impressed by a band in a long time. you guys are truly fantastic. "
" Holy @#&$ ! What the hell happened in New Orleans? The Sunday night show at Tips blew my hair back! I'm still dancing some funky shuffle through my office. The "House Boys Incident" was incredible. The only good thing about returning to reality/work is that I am able to send y'all an official "Thank You". This was the best Jazz Fest ever and Galactic was the highlight. I kept thinking throughout the show 'Everyone needs to experience this!!' "
" appreciation for what you are doing. I love the Galactic album and play a similar type of stuff myself on the other side of the world. Keep up the good work and pass on my respect to the members of the band "
" I saw you guys @ Johns Hopkins on 3/29/98 in Shirver Hall and you guys simply blew me away! Probably the best show I have ever seen! "
" You guys raged at the South Main in Blacksburg. One of the best shows I've seen since I've been here. "
" I never heard of you guys, but I knew you were opening for Charlie Hunter at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro. Honestly, you're probably one of the most talented bands I've ever seen. "
" Your music has inspired me! I hope to see you again. Soon. "
" Best live show I've seen in years (and I'm in the music business so I see plenty). Bring 'em back soon! "
" We saw you play all night at Cafe Brazil after panic on Halloween and in Telluride at the Sheridan. Time of life. "
" I heard about the band opening up for Widespread Panic in Nawlins. I saw them in Atlanta last weekend and it was one of the most entertaining shows I have seen in a long while. Keep it Funky!! "
" I first heard Galactic in a bar in Oxford last summer. It blew my mind--the music was incredible. So I asked the bartender who was playing, and he told me. Since then, I have listened to Coolin Off countless times, and I never get bored with it. Definitely my favorite cd. I have made several live shows but not nearly enough. Keep it coming!!! "
" Heard about Galactic from my bro who lived in New Orleans for a few years and listened when I went out to visit. Recently saw them in San Francisco at Great American Music Hall. Had gone to the supposed show in Sebastopol a few days earlier which unfortunately was called off. But my friends sat and chatted with the band and they were the coolest people! Then went and saw them in S.F. and that was the most amazing show I've ever seen! I will NEVER miss them coming to the bay area! They should try to book something in Marin County because people here would totally dig them! Please let me know when they are coming out this way again! "
" Your music had me in the zone within 5 minutes of walking in the club. I live for hot live music, and your stuff is the best new music I have heard in years. Galactic is the real deal. "
" Just wanted to drop you guys a line a say how much Galactic rocks. From the first time I heard it in the record store, I knew I was on to something cool. I've passed it around the office and everybody has gone out a got a CD. Was hoping to get on a mailing list about tour dates and updates on new tunes. Thanks and keep up the killer tunes. Nice change from all that whiney cr*p on the radio these days. "
" I was a little slow in picking up COOLING OFF - great CD! I must have played it 100 times straight! HEAVY rotation.... "
" I heard the CD playin before a Widespread show and thought it was cool, although at that time I didn't know the name of the band playing the music. Then I saw your name on the web a few times and decided I had better check out your music. When I popped the CD in the player I knew right away who it was and I was in an intense state of excitement. "
" I was very, very impressed when I saw you for the first time at the Knitting Factory, January 1998. Excellent show! Will continue to catch more Galactic shows in the future. You've got a new fan! "
" man, galactic rocks!! they didn't want to stop come 2am. i have never seen such a good show in albuquerque, i was glad a friend from new orleans told me about them!!! "
" I caught the shows.....really really good. Don't get that much New Orleans groove goin' in New York believe it or not. The bands come, but the scene isn't Uptown or San Francisco at all. Galactic brought the crowd and put on the best low down show I've seen here lately. "
" I enjoyed the Friday show immensely. Super funked. I think that Galactic has what it takes to make it big. Up here, there is a core group of tapers who travel around looking for good bands, and I must G is the best I have seen in a long time. "
" Heard Galactic live and loved 'em. Danced all night! "
" Someone asked me what you sound like, and although I hate to classify you guys, all I could think of was Herbie Hancock, Medeski Martin & Wood, and The Dirty Dozen in one big pint. I personally can't think of a greater thing. "
" Well, I say again, [Galactic at the Knitting Factory, New York City, 1/17/98] prolly one of the best live shows I have ever attended. This was the fourth time I have seen them. I saw the Stones a few nights before, Phish holiday run etc. you get the picture. But this saturday show was one of those magical musical experiences. Early House Man appreances were a treat, Just Kissed My Baby, I'm A Ram were kick ass, the whole Two Clowns > 'nawlins medley with Iko and Pockey Way were incredible, just Stanton and the guitarist jammed hard with 7 other members on some percussion instrument. House Man and a vocalist from The Wild Magnolias just traded verses answering each other, a trend that would be present later in the night
" Some very twisted, sharp edged funk. I like it... "
" SATURDAY was incredible, just magical moments of music that are hard to translate to tape, every song played I wanted to hear. "
" Saw the Galactic gig at the Knitting factory. One of the best shows I have seen in a really long time. Simply amazing...and I have seen quite a few funky, jammin shows (brand new heavies, phish, widespread, etc...). This ranked up there. "
" Friends saw them last year at JazzFest in New Orleans. Have seen them whenever they are in the city. "
" I caught the show last night at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC. The buzz has officially begun here on campus, and we look forward to Galactic passing through the area again soon. "
" I was recently turned on to Galactic from a friend who was visiting New Orleans and happened to here Coolin' Off while relaxing at Wake 'n' Bakes. After falling in love with the album I had the pleasure of seeing them perform at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on November 8, 1997 and January 1, 1998. Needless to say the album does not give justice to their live performance. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A SHOW! I was like giddy college kid (unfortunately I am 7 years removed). "
" Thanks for the great music! "
" I just had a friend play your CD for me, and I've gotta say, youv'e got quite a groove goin' on. Can't wait to check you out live! "
" I just wanted to let you know that i finally got a chance to see Galactic live here in Columbia, SC. All the hype and expectations I had came true for me and a couple of my non-believing friends. these guys are sooo hot!!! My god man, I mean we just did not want to see them leave. The band seemed to be very appreciative toward the unexpected packed house. The bassist (not sure of names yet) said, this is far better turn out than their last time here, and the responsive crowd led them to tell us to expect them to come back soon to Columbia. I sure am glad they got such a good response from the folks here in Columbia. They are indeed welcome here at any time. thanks again for helping to bring this awesome group of musicians to Columbia. Hope to see them back soon. "
" Thanks 4 everything. Keep on getting the funk out to the world. Whatever success you may be enjoying @ present re: Galactic is much deserved b/c: you all knew a good thing and took the risk! the dudes are AWESOME! "
" You guys rip - come to florida more often. "
" Thanks for making my New Year's the best yet. Galactic really knows how to get the year started with that incredible funk! "
" I first heard about Galactic at one of their gigs. This probably sounds really cheesy, but they are probably my favorite funk-jazz band on earth! It was so cool to see them jamming with what's-his-name from Critters Buggin! I only found out about Fog City because i was looking up Galactic on the web, but any label that would pick up Galactic must be cool. Tell the band that if they ever want a trumpet player to jam with, I would be honored to meet and play with them. "
" Jazzy, funky, very cool! I'm a critic, so I should know. "
" The concert at Grant Street 12-4-97 was fantastic! "
" Great stuff! Can't wait for them to hit Tuscaloosa again. "
" Great album! "
" You guys rip "
" I saw these funky boys at Grant Street and they blew the roof off that joint. Keep it up brothers! "
" I saw Galactic @ Jazzfest 97. They blew me away. I was enthralled with the funk and groove that they pushed. On Dec.4 I saw them @ Grant St. Dancehall in Lafayette. The show was awesome and the atmosphere was incredible - the entire set was flawless. Galactic kicked everyone's ass that night. I just thought I'd drop you a line and say thanks for doing what you do best! "
" Keep the funk coming! "
" I would like to say that everything you are doing for quality music is wonderful. "
" I just received a copy of Coolin' Off in the mail, I must say that that is one of the best produced funk cds out there. Dude you have to give yourself props "
" Galactic can funk it up! I caught their opening act for Widespread Panic on Halloween at UNO Lakefront Arena and now I'm hooked on their funk! I love the way Galactic lays down those funky riffs. Galactic Funks Sh*t Up! "
" I saw Galactic here in Phx at the Rhythm Room, and they kicked ass, too bad that the dorks here in Phx don't know what groovin' and ass shakin' is about. My buddy in Portland hipped me to Galactic and this website, thanks for makin' real music. Cuz there ain't no funk here in Phx, you have to go to Tucson, or Flagstaff to see real funk like Shortbus or Polliwog. Thanks again....... "
" You are incredible! Never quit! "
" I just got back from your show at Mercury in Austin, TX... I'm so blown away that I cannot sleep... My friend was all, "hey come check out this band...you'll dig 'em...I saw 'em at Widespread on Halloween..." So i'm all, "right on...I'll come when I get off work" :( I came, but what's this? I forgot our (2) tix. I couldn't sport 26 more greens, so I had to drive home (15 min) to get them. I've never been so happy about a half hour drive in my life... honestly. You guys make me want to move to New Orleans for the music... I can't even describe my feelings towards your show... "
" Saw you guys for the first time in New Orleans opening for the Panic. You Blew My Mind. Seriously. Been telling all my friends about you. "
" Coolin' Off is, simply put, PHAT. Suffice it to say, Galactic is one of the coolest, tighest, just plain FUN bands I've heard in quite some time. Great stuff. "
" I heard of you guys from my beautiful girlfriend who has been trying to find out where you guys were playing. After many o crazy nights, we were able to finally see you guys and damn was I just as impressed as she said I would be. Hella cool sound. "
" I just saw you guys at Muddy Waters in Jackson MS, please, please please come back to Jackson. I love you guys. Boom. Where the hell did that come from? I wasn't exactly expecting to shake my bones like I did. You guys bring out more funk than I thought possible. "
" First caught you all at the Mermaid Lounge during JF --- WOWWY! Since then I've had the opportunity to see you in San Fran, High Sierra, Telluride, NYC, Halloween...Don't worry, I'm not a stalker, I'm just lucky to be in the same places at the same times! I really enjoyed the last NYC show at the Knitting Factory. Thanks for the fantastic grooves and best of luck with your continued success! "
" First saw you guys with Panic in New Orleans for Halloween. Don't tell them I said this, but ya'll almost stole the show. Then I got addicted to your funked out rhythms, so I couldn't possibly miss the show at Muddy Waters in Jackson. Now I anxiously await the Blues Alley show. You guys definately know how to jam. "
" I went to New Orleans to see the show- but kept it in the back of my mind that their CD would be mine before I left- a feeling that definitely was augmented by the live performance itself..... HOLY COW!!! These guys were HOT!!! I wished that they could have played ALL night - but (hopefully) maybe there will be another time... "
" you got da groove "
" I saw Galactic at the Roskilde Festival this summer and it was the best concert i have ever seen. "
" I saw the show at the Crowbar in State College this past week. I was in awe. It was amazing! You guys chilled the place out. Thanks. "
" I flew up to meet a friend of mine in Seattle at Bumbershoot and you were the only guys I wanted to check out. You made my trip!!! Your show was really the only thing I enjoyed up there. Came back home to San Francisco and even though I only live a couple of blocks away from Mick's Lounge I didn't see you again until the Great American Music Hall show. #@&^%@ was that good!!! "
" I saw Galactic at the 8x10 in Baltimore on thursday, Oct. 9th, and could not believe my ears!!! It was one of the most incredible shows i have seen in a long time!! I heard about them through a freind of mine, and am now one of their biggest fans!! Their music is absolutley beautiful. I wish they would play more shows in the Baltimore area. GALACTIC IS GROOVY!!! "
" You are the best band out there! I caught two Jackson MS shows and Oxford... Keep coming around the area... keep groovin'! "
" Very inspiring to see and hear young cats with such tough chops (especially Stanton). Impatiently awaiting new LP. "
" WOW! You guys keep the funk motor running! "
" I saw Galactic play last week in Oxford, MS. Wow!!! It was my first time to see them even though I have been listening to them on a bootleg for about six months. I have friends asking me all the time about Galactic. I can't wait to hear them in New Orleans when they open up for WSP!! "
" Kudos to Dan Prothero for capturing all that this surprisingly tight and rangy band has to offer. As a native New Orleanian and follower of all things funk - real funk - I'm happy to have the opportunity to enjoy these guys refine the improvisational wonderments of The Meters and bring real funk to a new generation. This disc captures the essence of something of which Porter, Neocentelli, Neville and Modeliste would be proud to be a part...the evolution of 'stretchin' out'. "
" I picked up the CD, and I was absolutely floored! Their music has a thump that would register on the Richter Scale given the chance. DO NOT miss this band if they come to your town! "
" I love you guys! I am a huge Jazz-Funk-Groove fan and I think you guys are the sh*t. You have to play In Madison WI again. There are so many people that would love to get down to some grooves "
" I saw the show at Bumbershoot with a friend. We were curious about the description in the Seattle Times and decided to check it out. We were blown away. It sounded like something off of a Brecker Brothers album. They made the day a bargain. Hopefully I'll get to see Galactic again in Seattle. "
" I saw Galactic for the first time at The Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge on September 11. It blew my mind away. I can't believe I waited this long to see them. They're the kind of band that I think can change things. It's only a matter of time before they will become one of the musically elite. A word to the guys: Please don't go commercial. We have to change the industry. "
" Friends couldn't stop talking about you guys post-JazzFest '97 time. Amazing disc- thanks! "
" I just caught the sept 8th show at the Dingo in Albuquerque, and i'm absolutly blown away. These guys are everything that I've been wanting to hear in a band. I've been into medeski, martin and wood, Airto, Junk, etc. for a while, but this was the first time I've heard of these guys. Currently Myself and a drummer are trying to put together a latin/funk/fusion project, and Galactic has helped me have the confidence to realize that people can appreciate all instrumental groove-based music. Thanks alot for keeping real music alive. "
" You guys kick ass. "
" I saw Galactic in New Orleans in April at the House of Blues. Have been looking forwards to a cd and hoping they would come to Seattle sometime soon. Went to Bumbershoot only to see them and Beck. Sure was glad I bought the CD before the show, because there probably weren't any left afterwards. What a bunch of talented guys! Not to mention the hot sax player. Thanks for an excellent show! "
" Well it looks as though the news that Galactic opening up for Widespread Panic on Halloween 1997 in New Orleans has finally broke. To say that I am excited would be an gross understatement.
" Heard about G from a N.O. buddy and checked out the Crystal Ballroom and Bumbershoot shows. These guys are PHENOMENAL!!! I've already sent in my mail order and booked tickets for the New Orleans show... ain't no way I could miss Galactic and Widespread Panic under one roof!!! funk on... "
" On the Spreadnet, several raves concerning Galactic prompted me to check them out Thursday Aug 28 at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR. They are Phat!!!!!! The crowd grooved on the heavy grooves. Right on, gentlemen!!!!!! "
" Galactic are the funk masters of the 90s. "
" First heard you at the Maple Leaf, it went on FOREVER!! Galactic is amazing; seen you many times since. You guys keep me funkified. Keep on keepin' on... "
" Saw 4-5 hour show latenight at the Mermaid bar in New Orleans, Sunday night of JazzFest. It was killer, the highlight of my weekend (I flew down for Panic, but that was only 45 minutes!) "
" Saw Galactic at the now seemingly famous Mermaid Lounge gig during JazzFest. I also caught them with George Porter in Telluride, CO. What an amazing show! Keep it up! "
" Galactic is the future of jazz live! Record a live album please. "
" I just saw Galactic in Cleveland @ Peabody's DownUnder. A terrific time, great scene. I thought the show was so damn funky, the tippi toes rocked me. I cannot wait to check em' out again. That nite I forced my two friends in Chitown to catch them at the SubT, they said it funked them to death. The Metrons, Ze Galactic. Da Funk! "
" Galactic is one of the funkiest bands I've ever heard "
" I'd like to apologize to Galactic on behalf of the Subterranean, who cut their set short a little before 2am. Even though some of us were GETTING DOWN, and grateful to be blessed with MAD rhythms, a Funky Miracle, mind-bending keys, some tenor sax (in all the right places), a taste of Manteca, blistering percussion, and visions of George, Leo, Art, and Zig, the establishment was a bit uptight. Maybe it was because their roof was damn near blown off...not once, or twice, but AT LEAST eight times. Then the house lights came on...the perfect time for an ILL drum jam. ;) "
" What a wonderful experience I had seeing and taping Galactic at the Bullfrog Brewery. I got a really great DAT of the show and the guys were in prime form. This is the first time that I got to see and hear them and all I can say is WOW! I hung out with Stanton most of the night in between sets. That kid is one of the most incredible drummers I have met. Really into his craft. And we talked about technique and drummers and he even showed me some of his stuff. "
" I saw them the other night at Five Spot and they were incredible!!! They were so tight, I couldn't believe I got to see a show like that for only $6. And they were still playing when I left at 1:30--easily 2 1/2 hours or more of pure G-phunk. "
" Galactic's incendiary set at the HOB stage on the second weekend had people shaking what wasn't nailed down. This young group showed a lot of poise and musical ability. It wouldn't be a surprise to see them bust out of the pack and do something extraordinary in the not-too-distant future. "
" I saw Galactic for the first time in Athens on 5-30-97. They blew the roof off the High Hat Club! Please tell me that they are coming back soon! "
" Well I now sit at my computer and attempt to recover from what was a truly amazing weekend. This past Friday Galactic showed up in Athens, Georgia and completely brought the house down. The venue they played at, The High Hat, was jammed packed until 3:30 AM when the band finally decieded to stop. The crowd was going nuts and wanted to see the show continue, but I guess all good things must come to an end. Our very own MMW subscribee Les Rhoda stood in with Galcatic tonight, and he sounded great.
" I haven't been so thoroughly entertained for $5.00 in a long, long time. The rhythm section is top notch, great sax and keyboard work. They played at least 2 and a half hours (they were still playing when I left at 2am to make the trip back to Atlanta). If you like the cd, definitely see them live. I think the disc is great, but they're much more energetic in person. "
" I made it to both shows and they were amazing. They really got a great groove. "
" I saw them a couple of months ago, and they blew away the headliner, Big Ass Truck. In fact, when BAT went under the lights, I exclaimed to those nearby, 'Big Ass Deal! Bring back Galactic!' Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I've seen the truck a bizillion times. I'm sending out an alert to all friends in cities where Galactic is playing and demanding that they go see 'em. Come to Memphis soon! "
" Went to the Show at the Sapphire Supper Club in Orlando. The doorman (a buddy of mine) told me you were online. Screwed up and didn't get to sign the sheet for the mailing list... Bought the CD and now refuse to remove it from the Player. "
" I just absolutely love this band. I just saw them for the first time backing up the Neville's at the HOB. Never heard of them before, but the next day I just had to go downtown and buy a CD! GREAT MUSIC! "
" I saw you guys at Tobacco Road in Miami and at the Back Room in Delray Beach. Kik ass d00ds!!!!!! i love live music! you guys jam!!!!! "
" Just wanted to let you know how super-hip I think Galactic is. I saw them for the first time in Detroit back in March, and some friends of mine and I traveled all the way down to New Orleans to check them out at Jazz Fest. Both New Orleans and Jazz Fest proved to be a blast, but Galactic was definitely the high point of the road trip! Unfortunately, we had to take off back to MI right after their show at Jazz Fest so we couldn't catch them in town that night. But, we were groovin' all the way back listening to the funky sounds of "Coolin' Off!" Counting the days til they travel back to Detroit next month....... "
" I danced more at Galactic than I did at Widespread Panic?!?! You have what might be considered a cult following here, but we're not scary... "
" My buddies and I caught you guys twice during Jazzfest, would have been three times but Benny's was closed on Sat. Night. I'd have to say I had the most fun @ your shows during all of Jazzfest, it's a bold statement considering I was there for the whole shabang and all, but its the truth. "
" New Orleans Jazz Fest provided my first Galactic exposure. I thought they were so smokin' I bought the disc and managed to see them three times in four days! "
" Some of the best live music I've heard in years - since the Grateful Dead. "
" Galactic is the best band I've heard in a long time. It has really turned me on to seek out more jazz. Especially that FUNKY kind. I've seen the guys in Austin and New Orleans and they kicked my ass both times. I owe my boyfriend a big thanks for takin me with him after that Widespread Panic show in Austin about a month ago. I've been hooked ever since and would also like to find out what other bands are on this label. Keep the good stuff rollin!!! "
" They knocked a huge hole in it last Thursday. They floored me and the buddy I dragged along. They played their asses off and earned every penny. I picked up a CD from the guitarist after the show -- it sounds great but doesn't come close to showing off what they can do live. The best part was the smiles on their faces -- it's a rare sight to see a real band having fun with each other on stage. And everything anyone ever said about the drummer is true.
" Just wanted to let you know that Galactic put on a fine show Saturday night here in Washington, DC. They played the State of the Union on U Street. The U Street corridor has been revitalized in the last few years. It used to be the center for Black entertainers in DC, until it got burned-out in the 60's riots. The Lincoln Theatre is a block away, and Duke Ellington's birthplace is right around the corner.
" I managed to see their show on Sunday at Mermaid Lounge. What a blast that was! First set went for over 2 hours! Near the end of the 1st set, Rich and Stanton, along with the guy on congas, really got into a great groove that would have had MMW fans drooling. Rich really sounded good that night. And Stanton is just insane on the drums. I like him more and more every time I see him play the skins. Man's an animal on the drums. "
" You guys add a whole new the meaning to the word "funk." Saw you last night of Jazzfest w/Fishman - a night I'll never forget!! "
" I just wanted to pass along thanks to the band for the great show they put on at the Sapphire. I'm still receiving calls about the show... people really dug it. "
" Galactic was dope. I pulled into Wilbert's at about 9 with three friends, and the band hit at about 9:30. Pretty soon, the place was almost packed. Stanton was just on fire, and their sets were tight and well-orchestrated. With the exception of the fact that Rich got a nosebleed at the beginning of the second set (and the crowd kept telling him to tilt his head back... which of course is the wrong thing to do), the show went off without a hitch. The crowd really loved them, and they seemed to sell a bunch of CDs, so i'd say all was good. "
" I caught Galactic here in Austin last night. I tried to catch them about a month ago at Stubb's but was shutdown because I'm 19 and it's 21+.
" I'm in Austin, Texas, and we get a lot of fine bands through here, but sometimes one stands out. For instance -- Galactic. These guys came through during SXSW and totally rocked the house. "
" They rocked my world! "
" Ain't no fakin' the funk. Galactic stands alone in the realm of funk. "
" that keyboardist needs his own bus, he's too cool. "
" Without doubt, Bobby Mack is a super-cute hottie except for the fact that too many late night hours in smoky clubs has turned his blonde hair a little mousy. His hottie-factor would fly off the scale if he lightened it. Maybe a little Summer Soleil Natural Hair lightener, which I understand can be purchased at most major drug stores.... "