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The Revivalists – SummerStage – August 10, 2017

August 11th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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The Revivalists Celebrate New Album with Two NYC Shows

July 15th, 2015

New Orleans, as much as any American city—if not more—is a music town. And while most think of brass bands when NOLA comes to mind, the Crescent City is also home to rock bands, like the Revivalists. David Shaw (vocals and guitar), Zack Feinberg (guitar), George Gekas (bass), Ed Williams (pedal-steel guitar), Rob Ingraham (sax), Andrew Campanelli (drums) and Michael Girardot (keys and trumpet) formed their merry troupe eight years ago. They’ve since won over fans with their searing live shows and a pair of well-received albums—their debut full-length, Vital Signs (stream it below), and its follow-up, City of Sound (stream it below), which Offbeat says, “is full of ethereal moments but it remains energetic, down and dirty.” Their third LP, Men Amongst Mountains, arrives on Friday. And ahead of its arrival, the brash roots-rockers (above, doing “Keep Going”) play The Bowery Ballroom tonight, with People’s Blues of Richmond, and Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow, with Gedeon Luke & the People.

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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.