When live shows shut down last March due to the pandemic, a performance by the New Orleans band Galactic
scheduled at Delmar Hall was one of the first concerts to get canceled here in St. Louis. So perhaps it's fitting that they're one of the first bands to return here for a gig as restrictions are loosened and some venues are able to reopen.
In anticipation of that show on Sunday, May 16 at The Big Top
, here's a grab-bag of (relatively) recent videos featuring Galactic and their current lead singer, Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph, starting up above with a full set of music recorded on New Year's Eve 2019 at the band's home venue, Tipitina's, which they've owned since the fall of 2018.
After the jump, you can see a version of "Walking On The Moon" recorded last fall at Tipitina's to benefit Georgia Comes Alive, a virtual festival to get out the vote in the Georgia Senate runoff elections.
That's followed by the music video for another single recorded during the pandemic, titled "Something’s Wrong With This Picture" and featuring Joseph and Ivan Neville.
The fourth video shows the band and Joseph performing "Heart of Steel" and "Hey Na Na" in September 2019 at Tipitina's.
The final two videos, both from May 2019, documents a Jazz Fest set at Tipitina's and an in-store performance at the Louisiana Music Factory.
You can see the rest of today's videos after the jump...
Here's StLJN's weekly wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:
* The Rev. Cliff Aerie, saxophonist with the Oikos Ensemble
, was profiled in an article in the Webster-Kirkwood Times
* The Boyé Multi-National Crusade For Harmony
, the new 7-CD box set of previously unheard tracks from saxophonist Julius Hemphill, was reviewed by Mark Corroto for AllAboutJazz.com.
* Pianist Peter Martin's company Open Studio
this week launched another podcast, titled "Upright Citizens" and hosted by bassists Reuben Rogers
and Bob DeBoo
. You can check out the first episode here
* The new Dave Weckl
Band album Live In St. Louis at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival
was reviewed by Jim Worsley of AllAboutJazz.com
and by Jim Hynes of online magazine Glide
. The album (pictured)
is out today on the Autumn Hill label
and can be streamed via the major digital music services.
* An article at HotCars.com offers "A Detailed Look At Miles Davis' Lamborghini Miura."
* In more Miles Davis
news, a new album, Champions
, featuring tracks culled from the expanded box set The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
in 2003, is set for release on Saturday, July 17 as part of this year's Record Store Day "RSD Drops."
In a welcome sign of touring bands resuming activity post-COVID, the New Orleans funk/jazz group Galactic
has booked a show here in St. Louis at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 16
at The Big Top
(If the name of the venue doesn't ring a bell, The Big Top is the tent used by Circus Flora, now installed semi-permanently as a multi-purpose venue at 3401 Washington Ave. in the Grand Center neighborhood.)
Regular visitors to St. Louis before the live music shutdown, Galactic (pictured)
had been scheduled to play here most recently in March 2020 at Delmar Hall, but that show was among the first to be scuttled when the pandemic-related shutdowns began.
The group also has been in the news at various times over the past year for their ownership of Tipitina's, the famed New Orleans club that, like all live music venues, has been challenged to stay financially viable while being unable to present live performances.
Tickets for Galactic at the Big Top will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 9 via Metrotix
, though prices still are TBA as of this writing.