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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Galactic

Jazzy funk sextet Galactic have established themselves as one of New Orleans quintessential bands. The band has become known for regularly hosting hometown shows where they invite traveling artists to perform with them. The result has led to memorable shows with jazz and funk artists like the Soul Rebels Brass Band, The Neville Brothers, Brian Seeger, George Porter and more. On the road, Galactic have played with such renowned artists as The Meters, Maceo Parker, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave, Toots and the Maytals, and many more. In 2015, Galactic released their latest album, Into the Deep which guest featured Macy Gray, Maggie Koerner, and Mavis Staples amongst others.

The band is featured in our latest NOLA vinyl package.

city guide:
New Orleans, LA
landmark
Lafayette Cemetery No. 2
Located just North of the original Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, Lafayette Cemetery No. 2 is also on Washington Avenue. It was believed to have started informally in 1850 as a burial ground. In 1858, the City of Lafayette (before being annexed by New Orleans) constructed 120 tombs within.
Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
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bar
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop
"Oldest bar and one of the oldest houses in the city. Feels close to what it might if felt like hundreds of years ago." - Galactic
941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
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food
Kayla’s Restaurant
Delightful southern cooking that can ONLY be found by word of mouth...and by us.
3036 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
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food
Atchafalaya
Creative Louisiana fare, drinks & brunch Bloody Mary bar in a high-ceilinged space lined with art.
901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, United States
shopping
St. Claude Social Club
Saint Claude Social Club is an accessories driven shopping experience reflecting the je ne sais quoi of New Orleans style with a great funky collection of women's stuff.
1933 Sophie Wright Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
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shopping
Louisiana Music Factory
The Louisiana Music Factory is an award winning indie record store that sells a diverse collection of CDs, tapes, and vinyl.
421 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
coffee
Orange Couch
Small, bright, happy coffee shop in the middle of the Marigny with superb people watching, beautiful palm trees, excellent coffee drinks, small selection of fresh baked goods, la divina gelato, mochi, and a fierce neighborhood rooster.
2339 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
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landmark
French Quarter
"When it’s sunny and warm, I love to spend a day in the French Quarter. It’s so alive with all kinds of street performers and general weirdos, and there are a lot of great bars if you know where to look (HINT: mostly not Bourbon Street)." - Revivalists
600 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, United States
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