Galactic Resurrect 'TRL'
While MTV may have recently removed the word "music" from its logo, New Orleans' Galactic is resurrecting that network's abandoned "Total Request Live" ("TRL") show, albeit in their own funky way. Galactic's TRL stands for "Throwdown Request Live" and the band launched the series recently with jam rockers Tea Leaf Green in New York and Philadelphia.
The second part of Galactic's TRL series will take place later this month in St. Louis, Denver and Missoula when they welcome co-headliners Karl Denson's Tiny Universe to the stage for a special one-time jam featuring both full bands. The foundation for the jams will be a classic rock staple, which will be different at all three stops. In TRL fashion, fans can visit the website to vote for which songs the bands will perform together.
The choices include selections from Talking Heads ("Burning Down the House,") Allen Toussaint ("Goin' Down") and Junior Walker ("I'm a Road Runner"). Three different selections from the Band are also in the running: "The Weight," "Up On Cripple Creek" and "Yazoo Street Scandal."
These TRL shows appear in the middle of Galactic's non-stop touring schedule, which will see them return home for their annual appearance at New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 1.