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Galactic and Soulive Team Up at Terminal 5 on Saturday Night

March 24th, 2016

NOLA-based instrumental-funk outfit GalacticJeff Raines (guitar), Stanton Moore (drums), Robert Mercurio (bass), Ben Ellman (sax) and Richard Vogel (keys)—have been bringing their shake-your-ass music to the masses for more than two decades. They’re basically a traveling party, which means they always show up with guests. And Saturday night at Terminal 5 is no exception. Galactic (above, performing “Right On” for World Cafe) will feature vocalist Erica Falls and swamp-funk-loving member of the Neville Brothers, the Meters and Wild Tchoupitoulas, Cyril Neville. Plus, other instrumental-illness purveyors Alan Evans (drums), Neal Evans (Hammond B3 organ) and Eric Krasno (guitar)—better known as the Brooklyn soul-funk trio Soulive (below, covering “Eleanor Rigby” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”)—are also on this incredibly strong Saturday night bill. And if that weren’t enough, the show kicks off with Austin, Texas, psychedelic four-piece Bright Light Social Hour. This is one not to miss.