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A Party Not to Miss Tomorrow at Terminal 5

April 12th, 2013

NOLA-based instrumental-funk outfit Galactic (above, doing “Hey Na Na” with Corey Glover for KEXP FM) are bringing their shake-your-hips music our way this weekend. They began as an eight-piece with Theryl DeClouet (House Man) as their singer. But over the years, they’ve paired down to five and parted ways with DeClouet. But no doubt, they’re still bringing the funk: Witness their most recent album, the Mardi Gras-themed Carnivale Eletricos. Of course, when they come to play it’s rarely alone, and this visit is no different. Expect plenty of special guests, like vocals from the Revivalists’ frontman, David Shaw, and Nigel Hall, whose band opens the show. That in itself would be a pretty great weekend lineup. But wait, there’s more! Because Galactic—about whom Esquire wrote last year: “In a perfect world, Galactic would be 2012’s Black Keys, consistently underrated veterans who get belatedly huge”—are sharing the bill with none other than ska and rocksteady legends Toots and the Maytals. This is something not to miss. So do yourself a favor and don’t. Instead, head to Terminal 5 tomorrow night.