Galactic Goes Deep

When Galactic parted ways with singer Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet in 2004, fans feared that the band would come to seem like a backing band, overshadowed by the singers who guest-starred with them. That hasn’t happened. If anything, the band's identity has become clearer. With DeClouet, Galactic would interrupt a set of Blue Note Records-inspired funk for Memphis R&B with Houseman, then pick up where they left off once he left the stage.

Jazz Fest Preview: The Honorable South Stay Faithful, Brave and Honest

“I always send them stuff. I get on their nerves telling them what they should listen to,” says Ms. Charm Taylor, leader singer of the electro soul, rock n’ roll outfit The Honorable South. A proud collector of vinyl 45s, Taylor kickstarted the latest record, Faithful Brave & Honest, shortly after discovering a Bunker Hill track, “Hide & Go Seek,” and forcing her band mates to sit down and take a listen. Recorded on Taylor’s birthday (Check out the “Happy Birthday.