Crystal Ballroom Downtown
Sat March 21, 2020, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Wm. Steven Humphrey
On the heels of their most recent album, Already Ready Already, the New Orleans jazz/funk outfit Galactic is swooping in to Portland, and as an extra special gift, bringing along Tank & the Bangas' background vocalist Anjelika “Jelly" Joseph to belt out their blistering R&B-inflected tunes. Their first album in three years, Already Ready Already bounces off the turntable with ass-wiggling funky jams featuring a litany of great vocalists, including Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, and Erica Falls. To add a bit more spice to their current tour, Galactic just released yet another new single, “Float On,” featuring the nasty, angelic vocals of “Jelly" Joseph, whose stellar voice—along with wizened, masterful instrumentals from bandmates Stanton Moore, Ben Ellman, Robert Mecurio, Jeff Raines, Shamarr Allen, and Richard Vogel—will surely bring about a successful liftoff at the Crystal.
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.