Ben Ellman, Galactic, Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/13/09- photo by Kevin Yatarola
Treme , the latest show from The Wire creator David Simon, airs on HBO Sundays at 10PM. The series focuses on the rebuilding of New Orleans, following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This coming Sunday, Galactic will make an appearance on the show, in an episode entitled, “Meet De Boys on the Battlefront.”
Meanwhile, the group has created a Podcast tied in to the upcoming New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Galactic delivers a 40-minute look at NOLA’s music, food and neighborhoods. Steady collaborator Corey Henry also appears to describe “a beloved all night eatery that serves his favorite cheeseburgers on French bread smothered in gravy.” Galactic performs some music as well, with the Podcast available for free download.