Like emerging local group Ray's Music Exchange, the six member, New Orleans-based band Galactic serve their fluid jams up with a hefty dose of jazzy chops, appealing equally (at least theoretically) to twirling hippies and jazzbos alike.
The band's latest disc, Late For The Future (Capricorn), shows the band at their best, a volatile cocktail that is heavy on danceable grooves and intricate (but never overly complex) arrangements. Galactic's Jazz Funk blend helps make them one of the most consistently interesting and exciting bands from the massive Jam band world. And since they go on first on their current tour, you won't even have to sit through the insufferably earnest sounds of Counting Crows and Live. Park close to the exits!