Galactic Live Album “The Other Side of Midnight” Out May 3rd!

w/ Cyril Neville @ Tip's - 3.5.2011

Back in October, Galactic played a blistering late nighter at Tip’s to cap off Day One of this past year’s Voodoo Experience (Muse headlined that night in City Park). Luckily for us, the show was captured for posterity and will be released on the middle Tuesday of Jazz Fest (May 3rd) as a follow-up to We Love ‘Em Tonight , the band’s only other proper live release (released in 2001), a baker’s dozen of live tracks also recorded at the band’s home base at Tipitina’s.

October 29, 2010 was just your standard day at the roving Galactic office – To kick off the day, Drummer Stanton Moore delivered an eye-opening kickstarter set with the Stanton Moore Trio and Anders Osborne in the early afternoon in the Preservation Hall Tent. Galactic then played an evening set in a larger tent that featured Shamarr Allen guesting for a good chunk of the set. And as if that wasn’t enough, the band moved it down to Tip’s to throw a special guest laden party @ Tip’s that didn’t start ’til after 1 a.m. and pushed on ’til about 3:30 or so. With Soul Rebels Brass Band, Big Freedia and Trombone Shorty, this live album aptly encapsulates Galactic’s current touring model of playing with a who’s who of special guests and also features the incomparable Cyril Neville and Corey Henry, who have become a big part of the Galactic live experience these past couple of years.

For a track listing and more information about The Other Side of Midnight

Galactic - The Other Side of Midnight - Out 5/3

New Orleans outfit GALACTIC has a well earned reputation as one of the most exhilarating live acts around. Last year the band released the critically acclaimed genre defying sonic tribute to the Big Easy entitled YA-KA-MAY, which The Boston Globe described as “an album that showcases a breathtaking array of New Orleans talent, from old-school R&B legends to influential underground hip-hop artists” and the Huffington Post proclaimed as “NOT your grandparents’ New Orleans record!” Now the celebrated outfit offers up a rollicking live counterpart to YA-KA-MAY with The Other Side Of Midnight: Live In New Orleans out 5/3 via Anti- Records.

The album was recorded during an electrifying sold-out show at legendary New Orleans’ nightclub which has hosted countless luminaries such as the Neville Bros, the Meters, Dr. John and Professor Longhair. The venue has, of late, become something of a regular home court for GALACTIC, with the band playing multiple sold out shows at the historic club throughout the year. Like Ya-Ka-May, The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans features a host of guest appearances from the bawdy hip-shaking gender bending “bounce” star Big Freedia to local legends Cyril Neville and Trombone Shorty, the whole thing capturing GALACTIC’s deep musical relationship with their storied hometown. Only in a city like New Orleans could a night this raucous, sweaty and wild also be so incredibly profound.

Be sure to catch GALACTIC performing at the historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 5th alongside Wilco, and touring worldwide throughout the year.

Track Listing for The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans:

1. Introduction
2. Gossip (feat. Cyril Neville)
3. Balkan Wedding
4. You Don’t Know (feat Cyril Neville)
5. Cinearamascope (feat. Trombone Shorty)
6. Heart Of Steel (feat. Cyril Neville)
7. Garbage Truck
8. Boe Money (feat. the Soul Rebels Brass Band)
9. Wild Man
10. From The Corner To The Block (feat. The Soul
Rebels Brass Band & Corey Henry)
11. Funky Bird
12. Boban (Mere Yaara Dildara)
13. Encore: Double It (feat. Big Freedia)

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About the author

Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
  • http://twitter.com/justinpward Justin Ward

    Big Freedia + Galactic = MUSIC IS WEIRD NOW.

  • Mike k

    Justin….is this the first you have heard of Big Freedia/Galactic, the weird thing about this article is……Big Freedia was not there that night……the encore feat Boots Riley and was effin badass!!!! I’m shocked that it’s not on here WTF??

    • Wesley Hodges

      Not sure why Big Freedia is listed. That’s what was on the press release

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