Galactic at The Warfield, by Joshua HuverGalactic (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Saturday, March 31, the legendary Warfield Theater in San Francisco held a heavyweight showdown that featured two top-class masters in funk: New Orleans funk-heavy jam band favorite Galactic and Turkuaz from Brooklyn, NY.

Wrapping up a winter tour that consisted of 30 shows in 34 days, with 9,268 miles logged from coast to coast, Galactic is known for touring heavily to start the year. Turkuaz joined the tour for its final funky leg through California. Turkuaz has an equal reputation for being a nonstop touring machine that thrives on crisscrossing the country.

Although Galactic are solid in their own right, they often invite additional musicians to sit in. On Saturday, Galactic were joined onstage by vocalists Erica Falls, Lyrics Born, and the Turkuaz horns.