UNDERRATED: Galactic

Longtime purveyors of raucous, New Orleans-bred jazz-funk whose members have made frequent cameos on HBO's "Treme," the group has gone to another place with the recently released album "Carnivale Electricos." A taut but rowdy mix of middle-of-the-night <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000047" title="Mardi Gras" href="/topic/arts-culture/holidays/mardi-gras-EVFES0000047.topic">Mardi Gras</a> sounds and flourishes of Brazilian samba, the album is probably the closest approximation to a genre-blind Crescent City party available on CD, beads and hangover not included.

( Zach Smith )

Longtime purveyors of raucous, New Orleans-bred jazz-funk whose members have made frequent cameos on HBO's "Treme," the group has gone to another place with the recently released album "Carnivale Electricos." A taut but rowdy mix of middle-of-the-night Mardi Gras sounds and flourishes of Brazilian samba, the album is probably the closest approximation to a genre-blind Crescent City party available on CD, beads and hangover not included.

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