great New Orleans bands in NYC this week

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  1. DrumSac

    DrumSac Guest

    Tonight (8/13) at B.B. Kings in NYC - Galactic is the headliner
    (featuring Stanton Moore on drums), with Bonerama opening the show,
    and then Bonerama does two nights at Tobacco Road Thursday and Friday.
    I assume you've heard of Galactic by now (for the uninformed, they
    are a pretty good band with a modern take on the Meters' sound).
    Bonerama is awesome - five trombones, tuba, guitar and drums playing
    in a funk/brass band style. Russell Batiste is the drummer on their
    CD, but I don't know if he's touring with them. No matter who the
    drummer is, they will be funky! Fans of the New Orleans sound should
    check this out.

    -Sac
  2. Dan Radin

    Dan Radin Guest

    "DrumSac" <drumsac@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > Tonight (8/13) at B.B. Kings in NYC - Galactic is the headliner


    MAN! That's a show.
  3. Wm Donley

    Wm Donley Guest

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    In article <99cdfe42.0308130645.76e71d3d@posting.google.com>, DrumSac
    <drumsac@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > Tonight (8/13) at B.B. Kings in NYC - Galactic is the headliner
    > (featuring Stanton Moore on drums)


    Saw Galactic last weekend, opening for Jeff Beck/Bozzio and BB King.
    They were great. The baritone player was fun. Stanton was very
    impressive. Used the hell outta that 4 pc set. Could have been the
    pressure of knowing Bozzio was next up. We both preferred Galactic to
    B/B. They played a lotta notes. A lot of notes does not always
    correlate to a lot of music. Basically a guitar solo over a drum solo,
    with a muddy keyboard for bottom. Quite a waste of talent.........
    I know it's a cliche, but B.B. King played more in a few notes, then
    Beck did all night. Bill D.
  4. DrumSac

    DrumSac Guest

    I ended up catching Bonerama's Friday show after the blackout ended.
    FUCKING FUNKY!!! Kevin O'Day was the drummer. He is one of New
    Orleans' best kept secrets and he was nastier than ever Friday night.
    This is one of many New Orleans drummers who could be mentioned in the
    thread about great snare/kick/hi-hat players. The disciples of
    Zigaboo Modeliste and Johnny Vidacovich are masters of this. Anyway,
    unfortunately the show was not well-attended for obvious reasons, but
    they still ripped it up. The set was about 50% originals. Cover
    tunes included Frankenstein, Moby Dick, Lil' Darlin, and the Meters'
    Funky Miracle. If Bonerama tours through your town, check them out.
    You won't regret it.

    -Sac


    drumsac@yahoo.com (DrumSac) wrote in message news:<99cdfe42.0308130645.76e71d3d@posting.google.com>...
    > Tonight (8/13) at B.B. Kings in NYC - Galactic is the headliner
    > (featuring Stanton Moore on drums), with Bonerama opening the show,
    > and then Bonerama does two nights at Tobacco Road Thursday and Friday.
    > I assume you've heard of Galactic by now (for the uninformed, they
    > are a pretty good band with a modern take on the Meters' sound).
    > Bonerama is awesome - five trombones, tuba, guitar and drums playing
    > in a funk/brass band style. Russell Batiste is the drummer on their
    > CD, but I don't know if he's touring with them. No matter who the
    > drummer is, they will be funky! Fans of the New Orleans sound should
    > check this out.
    >
    > -Sac

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