On Wednesday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened up the first show of their four-night Northeast run with a performance at Jim Thorpe, PA’s Penn’s Peak.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened up their first set with a jam before smoothly flowing into “Peggy-O”. Bassist Dave Dreiwitz led the band into “The Music Never Stopped”, which included teases of Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs” and John Coltrane‘s “A Love Supreme”. “The Music Never Stopped” segued into “Loose Lucy”, last played by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on December 31st, 2016 at The Capitol Theatre. The quintet kept on chugging with an open-ended jam that made way for “Weather Report Suite”, playing the first part of the tune as an instrumental. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out the first set with “Stella Blue”.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead came back out to open their second set with the classic “Man Smart, Woman Smarter” before the band moved forward with a smoothly-segued grouping of “The Eleven”, a jam on “Let It Grow”, and “Easy Wind”. The wind kept blowing at Penn’s Peak, as JRAD followed “Easy Wind” up with “Black Throated Wind”. The remainder of the set was a monstrous segue, as the quintet worked through “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad” into an instrumental take on “We Bid You Good Night”, with the latter featuring tease of “Fire On The Mountain”. The band continued “Fire” into an open-ended jam chock-full of “Terrapin Station” teases. JRAD continued in the “Terrapin” theme with “Lady With A Fan” before Marco Benevento darted off into an exploratory solo, which featured teases of Led Zeppelin‘s “No Quarter”. “Terrapin Station” brought the full-throttle second set to a triumphant closing. “Big Railroad Blues” served as the evening’s lone encore.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Man Smart, Woman Smarter”[Video: nugsnet]Listen to full-show audio from last night’s show courtesy of taper Rich Stoler.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – 3/13/2019 (Full-Show Audio)[Audio: Rich Stoler]Tonight, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead wil head to New Haven, CT for a performance at College Street Music Hall, followed by a show at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theater (3/15) and Cleveland, OH’s Masonic Auditorium (3/16).For a full list of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Penn’s Peak | Jim Thorpe, PA | 3/13/2019Set One: Jam -> Peggy-O, The Music Never Stopped @ > Loose Lucy #, Jam -> Weather Report Suite: Prelude / Part One $ ->Let It Grow %, Stella BlueSet Two: Man Smart Woman Smarter > The Eleven -> Let It Grow Jam -> Easy Wind, Black Throated Wind -> Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad > We Bid You Goodnight ^ -> Fire On The Mountain -> Jam & -> Lady with a Fan -> Marco Solo * -> Terrapin Station +Encore: Big Railroad [email protected] – With a “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath) Tease (Band) and a “Love Supreme” (John Coltrane) Tease (TH)# – Not Played By Almost Dead Since 2016-12-31 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, a gap of 90 shows$ – Instrumental, Not Played By Almost Dead Since 2017-11-09 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA, a gap of 57 shows% – With a “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath) Tease (TH)^ – Instrumental, With a Fire On The Mountain Tease (TH)& – With Terrapin Teases (Band)* – With “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin) Teases (MB)+ – With a “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath) Jam
TODAY’S 1320 Heat rematch event at South Dakota Circuit, Timehri, has a lot of fans talking about the best matchups for the event.Race-time is 10:00hrs and here are some of the battles that could keep the crowd on their feet:Team Mohamed’s Goliath GTR vs Mad Dog Toyota Supra.There was a lot of controversy surrounding this one at the end of the last event with Team Mohamed’s Goliath suffering mechanical issues, and the Mad Dog Supra of S&D Performance not coming to the line either. Still, this is one that will have fans on the edge of their seats.Both cars were running down in the 8-second brackets at the last outing and it would make for a close contest should they line up again. Unofficial times seen by sportshubgy show both cars have gotten faster from the last instalment but a clear winner will be decided on October 20.S&D Performance Toyota Caldina vs Transpacific Toyota AlteezaThroughout the years, the Toyota Caldina of Sean Persaud has undergone a transformation into arguably one of the most eye-catching locally built machines on the quarter-mile. Unfortunately, mechanical issues forced him out of the last encounter but sources have confirmed that he is back and better than ever.Boasting possibly the fastest 3sGTE across the 592, Persaud’s Caldina is definitely a machine that fans want to see run. We at sportshubgy feel that an apt match for the four-cylinder beast is that of the Transpacific Alteeza, another locally built beast that has been making waves and also smoke clouds.The transformation of the Alteeza has not been a smooth road but it has definitely come a long way from not making it past rounds one and two. Still, their battle would generate much debateAvi Samaroo Mitsubishi Evo vs Jason Gonzalves Honda CivicThe long battle of all-wheel drive versus two-wheel drive has waged through the ages and none underscored more than the battle between Avi Samaroo and Jason Gonzalves.Samaroo’s Mitsubishi Evolution has ‘one-upped’ Gonzalves Honda Civic for the 12-second trophy but word on the street is that the Gonzalves camp returned to the drawing board for more speed and has found it. While in the eyes of some, it might be a mismatch, sometimes it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog.Transpacific Toyota Alteeza vs Peter Daby Mazda RX7 (second generation)Another age-old battle has been that of the Rotary versus Piston engine argument. While some feel that has long been won by the latter, Peter Daby’s Mazda RX7 second generation has certainly reopened that debate locally.When it arrived on the scene earlier this year, the RX7 brought back memories of a time when a rotary was the thing to beat. Lining up alongside one of the most iconic piston engines ever created in the 2JZ will surely be a battle that all petrol heads will enjoy.Transpacific Toyota Alteeza vs Mad Dog Toyota Supra There isn’t much to say here. It’s simply. 2JZ versus 2JZE – a battle of who has the better 2JZ on the market and who has it in the best set-up. On one hand, there is the mad dog Supra and the other is Transpacific Alteeza. While they have never run competitively, there is a rumbling that one is willing to call the other out.Godzilla vs the clockThe Team Mohamed’s white GTR, known as Godzilla, is definitely going to be a crowd-puller and there will be many lining up to challenge it. But the biggest thing that it will face on the 1320 Heat rematch will be the clock.A few days prior to the mechanical issues that plagued it, the team had recorded a mid-seven-second time but failed to put it down on race day. The fastest strip time recorded is a 7.9 by Andy Bissesar’s Railcar at the last meet. Can Godzilla better it? We will have to wait to see.Admission for adults is $1 000 and for children $500.
Jose Mourinho says he will continue to try and sign Wayne Rooney despite Manchester United insisting the striker will stay at Old Trafford this summer.Chelsea have made two bids for the 27 year-old England forward both of which have been rejected by United.Rooney, however, has told manager David Moyes that he wants to leave and Mourinho has vowed to continue pursuing his signature.The Chelsea boss told the Telegraph: “We are far away so we are not in England to know every detail but, we are doing things in the correct way. We made the bid and Manchester United have reacted, let see what happens. But we can’t do more than we are doing now.Speaking after the Blues lost in the International Champions Cup final to Real Madrid, Mourinho added: “We are doing things legally, making the official bid directly to the club, no interviews or comments or direct relations with the player, no contact, absolutely nothing.“We are doing everything in an ethical way, so lets see if things change. There is no time limit. We have our squad of strikers. We have identified the player as one we would look to have with us.We have done it in an ethical way and we are going to do that until the last day.”
2 Sep 2015 It’s silver for England after a tight battle England’s senior women came tantalisingly close to retaining their European crown – only to lose a nerve-tingling final 3-2 to France. The players battled back to take two matches down the 19th in the final of the European senior women’s team championship at the National Golf Resort, Lithuania. But they lost them both as their brave defence came to an end and they had to settle for the silver medal. “The team played their hearts out,” said captain Pat Wrightson, “England could not have more closely defended the trophy.” Two of the five matches were decided by big margins early on: Julie Brown quickly claimed the first point for England, taking complete control of her game in the difficult, windy conditions, and winning 7/5. Then the French came straight back with their own big win, beating Lindsey Shaw 5/4. But the other three matches were extremely close. Cath Rawthore managed to claim her point with a very strong finish – she had been two up after 15 before being hauled back to all square, but she parred the difficult 18th to win. In the foursomes, Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman, the English senior stroke play champion, were one down with two to play. They won the 17th and halved the 18th to take the game on, only to three-putt the 19th. English senior champion Helen Lowe had a great fightback to give England another chance. She was four down after 10 and was still two down after 16, but won the 17th and 18th to keep the title hopes alive. However, her challenge ended on the par five 19th, where her third shot ran through the green and she was unable to get up and down. In the play-off for the bronze medal Ireland beat Germany 4-1. The women’s team was: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale). In the European senior men’s team championship, England finished fifth by beating Switzerland 4-1 in Pravets, Bulgaria. Ian Attoe and Mark Stones led the way with a 4/3 win in the foursomes, while Stephen East and David Niven secured the necessary other two points in the singles. The matches of Alan Mew and Richard Partridge were halved. The title was won by Ireland, who beat Italy 3-2. Scotland beat France 3-2 to win the bronze medal. The men’s team was: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon), Stephen East (Moortown), Alan Mew (Stoneham), David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse), and Mark Stones (Boyce Hill). Click here for the full scores 04 September 2015 England’s seniors are going for gold England’s senior women are one match away from successfully defending their title as European team champions. The team swept Germany aside 4-1 to reach tomorrow’s final at the National Golf Resort in Lithuania. They will play France in the title decider, in a replay of last year’s final. Germany were the top seeds for the match play and England captain Pat Wrightson commented: “It was a very tight match today. We will be relaxing this evening before warming up for a very hard match tomorrow when we will be trying very hard to retain the trophy. “The weather forecast for tomorrow is breezy with showers, which will make the golf course even more challenging for all the players.” Despite the comfortable scoreline, today’s semi-final was closely contested. In the foursomes Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman, the English senior stroke play champion, were quickly down after their opponents birdied two of the first three holes. But they fought back to be all square at the turn and par golf over the next six holes gave them a 4/3 win. In the singles, English senior champion Helen Lowe fought a very tight match to secure a half point. Cath Rawthore was two down after nine holes but played the remainder in one-under par to win 3/2. Julie Brown was one down after three but chipped in on the 4th hole to get back to all square and reached the 10th tee two up. She extended her lead when she holed a difficult downhill put on the 11th for a birdie and finally won by the convincing margin of 5/4. Lindsey Shaw, playing par golf, had gone one down after her opponent chipped in from a very difficult position on the ninth. Her match was declared a half on the 16th tee after England secured the necessary points for the overall win. The women’s team is: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale). In the European senior men’s team championship, England beat Spain 3½-1½ at Pravets, Bulgaria. Ian Attoe and Mark Stones won a tight foursomes match on the 19th but there were big wins for Stephen East (5/4) and Alan Mew (6/4). Tomorrow England will play Switzerland and a win will give them fifth place in the top flight. The final is between Ireland and Italy, while Scotland and France play for the bronze medal. The men’s team is: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon), Stephen East (Moortown), Alan Mew (Stoneham), David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse), and Mark Stones (Boyce Hill). Click here for full scores 03 September, 2015 England senior women reach Euro semi-finals England’s senior women continued their defence of their European team title with a confident performance to reach the semi-finals. They beat Spain 3½-1½ in the European team championship quarter-final at the National Golf Resort in Lithuania. Now they will meet top seeds Germany in tomorrow’s semi-finals. In the other match Ireland will play France. England captain Pat Wrightson reported: “Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman were quickly up in the foursomes match, playing excellent golf to have a resounding win of 6/5. “Helen Lowe, Cath Rawthore and Julie Brown were all two up after nine holes (in the singles); both Helen and Cath won their matches by 2/1, Julie’s match was deemed a half as England had won three points.” In the final match, Lindsey Shaw played par golf but lost by 3/2 to the on-form Maria De Orueta, who was three-under par for the 16 holes played. The women’s team is: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale). Meanwhile, the England senior men lost their quarter-final to Scotland in a close match at Pravets Golf Club, Bulgaria. The result was finally decided in the last singles, when Alan Mew was beaten on the 19th. English champion Ian Attoe and Mark Stones won their foursomes and Stephen East took the top singles. But the remaining three points went to Scotland, who play Italy in tomorrow’s semi-final. England are out of the medal hunt but will play for place in the top flight and meet Spain tomorrow. The men’s team is: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon), Stephen East (Moortown), Alan Mew (Stoneham), David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse), and Mark Stones (Boyce Hill). Click here for full scores 02 September 2015 England teams target European medals England’s senior men and women have made it through the 36-hole qualifying and are targeting medals in their European team championships. The women, who are the defending champions, qualified fourth at the National Golf Resort in Lithuania. They are safely within the top eight who contest the medals and will play Spain in tomorrow’s quarter finals. English senior amateur champion Helen Lowe (Scraptoft) led the team’s scoring with rounds of 79 and level par 72 and was sixth on the individual table. Cath Rawthore (Sale) shot 78 75 to finish in the top ten. Team captain Pat Wrightson commented: “This is a challenging course built within a river bed and featuring water hazards on 15 holes and the first qualifying round was interrupted by thunderstorms, causing a four-hour delay from midday to 4pm. “Fortunately all England players completed their round before play was suspended due to poor light. The prevailing wet weather conditions have made the course very long and the pin positions are tricky.” There was some spectacular scoring on the 299-yard par four 14th where both Caroline Berry (Bromborough), in round one and Cath Rawthore, in round two, holed their second wedge shots to card an eagle two. The women’s team is: Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Julie Brown (Trentham), Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), Lindsey Shaw (Chevin), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Cath Rawthore (Sale). England’s senior men – who have been bronze medallists for the past three years – qualified for the matchplay in third place, behind Ireland and Italy, at Pravets Golf Club, Bulgaria. In tomorrow’s quarter final they play Scotland, who they beat in last year’s third place play-off. English senior amateur champion Ian Attoe (Worplesdon) led the team’s scoring with a level par total for 36 holes, with rounds of 71 73. The men’s team is: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon), Stephen East (Moortown), Alan Mew (Stoneham), David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), Richard Partridge (Wildernesse), and Mark Stones (Boyce Hill). Click here for full scores