The Majestic Theatre in Madison is shaping up to be a place that’s getting good acts. Since Luther’s Blues closed, I was concerned that the Barrymore was going to be the only place getting shows. I like the Barrymore– I saw Tortoise with Daniel Lanois back in 2006, but a city like Madison needs more than one venue especially during the school season. In January the Majestic will have the Greyboy Allstars, and on Thursday, February 21st they will be getting the New Orleans instrumental funk act Galactic. I did a review last year of their album From the Corner to the Block which track-for-track paired them up with some noted MC’s.
Interestingly, they will be on the road for Mardi Gras, playing the Cabooze in Minneapolis the previous night rather than their home turf. Maybe they’ll bring their own version of Mardi Gras to the snowy Midwest.