Galactic Rock the Brooklyn Bowl with Corey Glover, Jon Gutwillig, Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth
Photo by Dino Perrucci
Galactic kicked off their four-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl last night with some help from Living Colour’s Corey Glover, the Disco Biscuits’ Jon “the Barber” Gutwillig and Rubblebucket’s Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth.
Glover, who has toured with Galactic a good bit in recent years, took the stage early in the set for “Let’s Do it Together,” the Carnivale Electricos tune “Out in the Street” and “Night People.” He also joined the rest of the band in singing “Boom Boom” and got some help from trombone-player Corey Henry on “Move Fast.”
Gutwillig came out in the middle of the set to add some guitar soloing to the sampler-infused “Bongo Joe” before rocking out with the band on a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” Glover then returned to the stage for “What is Success?”
Toward the end of the set, Traver joined the band on saxophone and vocals for another Zeppelin song, “Whole Lotta Love.” Toth, her Rubblebucket bandmate, then took the stage as well for “Baker’s Dozen.” The duo then left as Glover returned for takes on his Living Colour classic “Cult of Personality” and set-ending rendition of Swamp Dogg’s “Total Destruction to Your Mind.”
Gutwillig returned for the encore, which started off with “Hamp’s Hump” before Glover came back out for an exciting, crowd-pleasing cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.”
Superhuman Happiness opened the show and brought out the Rubblebucket Horns for the end portion of their set.
Galactic will return to the Brookyln Bowl tonight for the second show of their run. They will be joined by David Shaw of The Revivalists. The High and Mighty Brass Band will open the show.