We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Galactic at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, March 24, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 23.
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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
Galactic w/ Corey Henry (of Rebirth Brass Band), Orgone
Saturday, March 24, 2012
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show
All Ages Welcome
Tickets are $25
Purchase Tickets at www.mcmenamins.com
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
1332 W. Burnside Street
More Info: www.mcmenamins.com
It’s incredible that GALACTIC has never made a carnival album yet, but now it’s here.
To make CARNIVALE ELECTRICOS, the members of GALACTIC (Ben Ellman, harps and horns; Robert Mercurio, bass; Stanton Moore, drums and percussion; Jeff Raines, guitar; Rich Vogel, keyboards) draw on the skills, stamina, and funk they deploy in the all-night party of their annual Lundi Gras show that goes till sunrise and leads sleeplessly into Mardi Gras day.
GALACTIC was formed eighteen years ago in New Orleans, and they cut their teeth playing the biggest party in America: Mardi Gras, when the town shuts down entirely to celebrate. CARNIVALE ELECTRICOS is beyond a party record. It’s a carnival record that evokes the electric atmosphere of a whole city – make that, whole cities – vibrating together all on the same day, from New Orleans all down the hemisphere to the mighty megacarnivals of Brazil.
Armed with a slew of carnival-ready guests-including Cyril and Ivan Neville, Mystikal, Mannie Fresh, Moyseis Marques, Casa Samba, the KIPP Renaissance High School Marching Band, and Al “Carnival Time” Johnson (who remakes his all-time hit)-GALACTIC whisks the listener around the neighborhoods to feel the Mardi Gras moment in all its variety of flavors.