Lyrics Born, Lateef the Truthspeaker and More Join Galactic in San Francisco
Galactic were joined by a number of special guests during their two-night run at The Fillmore in San Francisco this past weekend. As is usually the case these days, Corey Glover of Living Colour also sang with the band for most of the show. Glenn Hartman and Jonathan Freilich of the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars sat in on guitar and organ, respectively, for “Sunday Araq” on the first night. Later in the show, the band was joined by Latyrx featuring Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker for their rap-funk staple “From the Corner to the Block,” and Lyrics Born stuck around for the next tune “What You Need.” That show was followed by an aftershow at the Boom Boom Room featuring Stanton Moore, Jeff Rainers, Wil Blades and Joe Cohen, with Mike Olmos sitting in on trumpet.
On Saturday night Galactic was once again joined by Latyrx on “Move Fast,” with Lateef sticking around this time for “No Way.” The band also covered Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” as Corey Glover belted out the vocals Robert Plant-style, and they later went into a rendition of The Rolling Stones’ “It’s All Over Now,” which has been a standard on the New Orleans brass scene for some time. They then closed out the set with another Stones tune, “Sympathy for the Devil.” Moore, Mercurio, Blades, Cohen and The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts joined forces at the Boom Boom Room for an aftershow following Saturday night’s performance. Ziek Carter, Corey Henry, Max McVeety and Olmos all sat in that night on vocals, trombone, drums and trumpet, respectively.