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Galactic Brought New Orleans Funk to the Madrid

Back on February 3, New Orleans' powerhouse of soul and funk Galactic invaded the Madrid in Kansas City. Opening support from Andy Frasco & the UN was excellent featuring Stanton Moore sitting in for a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered".  Frasco & the UN provided an incredibly...

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Big Freedia and Boyfriend at Riot Room

Last Saturday at the Riot Room, New Orleans' Queen Diva of bounce music Big Freedia headlined a sweaty raucous crowd at the Riot Room.  Opening support was provided by fellow New Orleans rapper Boyfriend.Boyfriend is an interesting act. She essentially performs a rap burlesque show complete with fairly elaborate...

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at Power and Light

A couple weeks back, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue put on an incredible show to a packed KC Live stage at Power and Light.  The nearly two hour set featured high-energy jazz, funk, New Orleans flavored tunes led by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and his backing band Orleans Avenue....

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Dr. John at the Crossroads

Back on Friday, September 26, Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John filled the Crossroads air with the sounds of New Orleans soul.  Conjuring up the ghosts of Professor Longhair, Louis Armstrong and others, Dr. John drew from his extensive catalog of over forty years of music.  Backed by a four-piece...

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