Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Opens Northeast Run With Exploratory Show At Penn’s Peak [Audio/Video]

first_imgOn 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) Jamlast_img read more

Waqar urges Afridi and Gambhir to end social media war

first_imgNew Delhi (AFP) – Former Pakistan star Waqar Younis has called on Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir to end their social media war, and for India and Pakistan to resume playing cricket.After being fierce on-field rivals, Pakistan’s Afridi and former Indian opener Gambhir have become involved in heated social media exchanges over the troubled Kashmir region, which is claimed by both countries.Gambhir is now a lawmaker in the Indian parliament, while Afridi has his own foundation and is a vocal activist.Waqar advised the pair to “calm down” in an online chat show.“The banter between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi has been going on for a while now. I think they both got to be smart, sensible, and calm down,” said Waqar.“It has been going on for way too long. My advice to them is to maybe catch up somewhere around the world and talk it out if you cannot really calm it down.”India and Pakistan have not played a series since 2012-2013 and have hit a new peak in tensions over Kashmir, which they have fought over since their independence in 1947.India frequently accuses Pakistan of organising militant attacks in the sector of the Himalayan region that it administers.Waqar, 48, said a cricket series would boost relations between the arch-rival neighbours.“I think that it would be the biggest hit of the world,” said Waqar.“I think Pakistan (and) India should play, and should play on a regular basis to avoid depriving cricket lovers.”last_img read more

Busy day of inter-county GAA

first_imgIn Munster a semi-final meeting with Kerry awaits the winners of the clash between Clare and Limerick, with that game taking place at Cusack Park in Ennis.At the same time in the Connacht quarter-finals Leitrim travel to a revamped McGovern Park in Ruislip for a meeting with London.In hurling the last two places in the semi-finals of the Leinster Championship will be decided.First up at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois play host to an in-form Wexford.Throw-in isat 2pm, and then at 4pm attention turns to O’Connor Park in Tullamore.They play host to the meeting of Dublin and newly crowned league champions Galway.It’s been a disruptive build-up to the summer for Dublin, after they were relegated to Division 1B in the league and were without many players on club duty with All-Ireland champions Cuala.But manager Ger Cunningham says they’re now keen to focus on the positives. It’s another busy Sunday in the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championship.The football action gets underway at 2pm when Derry and Tyrone meet in the quarter-finals of the Ulster Championship at Celtic Park.Then at 3.30 the focus is on Munster and Connacht football.last_img read more

Kiké Hernandez’s homer breaks tie, lifts Dodgers to 6th consecutive win

first_imgPreviousMILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Eric Thames #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy watches his throw to first after forcing out the Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal on a ball hit by Travis Shaw, who was out to complete the double play during the sixth inning of Friday’s game in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMilwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain watches his single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. It was the 1,000th hit of his career. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain tips his helmet after he singled against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. It was the 1,000th hit of his career. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich watches his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich, right reacts with Lorenzo Cain after his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich reacts with Lorenzo Cain (6) after his two-rim home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs to third base in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a sacrifice fly in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Los Angeles starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws to the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers turns a double play past Yasmani Grandal #10 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth inning at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Manager Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers relieves Scott Alexander #75 in the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager can’t catch a foul ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Mike Moustakas during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez hits a three-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez (14) celebrates with A.J. Pollock, who hit a three-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader reacts after giving up a three-run home run to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez (14) and Corey Seager (5) celebrate as they return to the dugout after Hernandez hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning of Friday’s game against the Brewers in Milwaukee. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 19: Eric Thames #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park on April 19, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy watches his throw to first after forcing out the Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal on a ball hit by Travis Shaw, who was out to complete the double play during the sixth inning of Friday’s game in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)NextShow Caption1 of 22Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy watches his throw to first after forcing out the Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal on a ball hit by Travis Shaw, who was out to complete the double play during the sixth inning of Friday’s game in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)ExpandMILWAUKEE — It did not take an analytics department to figure out the odds weren’t in Kiké Hernandez’s favor.In 1,475 career plate appearances in the big leagues, Hernandez had hit 53 home runs. None of them came on an 0-and-2 count.In his big-league career, Josh Hader had never given up a home run on an 0-and-2 count (and only four hits of any kind).“Until now,” Hernandez said after Hader left a fastball up over the plate with two outs in the eighth inning of a tie game. Hernandez clubbed it into the home bullpen, lifting the Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers have now won six consecutive games … after losing six in a row … after winning five in a row.Down 0-and-2 to Hader was an unlikely situation for Hernandez to play hero. He came into the game trailing a 4-for-27 slump behind him.“I feel like my ABs haven’t been that bad, especially last night. I just caught some bad launch angles,” Hernandez said sarcastically. “But it’s still April. It’s still early and the grind goes on.”The Dodgers’ starting pitchers have made the grind easier during this winning streak. But Friday’s starter Ross Stripling gave up a two-run home run to Christian Yelich and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opted to pull him after he walked Yelich with two outs in the fifth inning.That made it the shortest start by a Dodgers pitcher since Caleb Ferguson went 2-2/3 innings in their “bullpen game” last Saturday. Still, Dodgers starters have a 1.40 ERA and 0.75 WHIP over the past six games.center_img The Dodgers erased the Yelich-aided headstart with single runs in the second and third and the score stayed tied through an assortment of pitching changes. In the top of the seventh, the Dodgers loaded the bases with one out but Justin Turner took a called third strike that might have been off the plate – one of a number of close calls by home plate umpire Brian O’Nora. And not the last one.That’s when Brewers manager Craig Counsell went to his bullpen ace.“Obviously with Hader having three days off you knew they were going to deploy him early and he was going to go multiples,” Roberts said. “You just don’t know when.”Hader came in to face Cody Bellinger with the bases loaded and struck him out with a perfect 2-and-2 fastball, dotted on the black low and away.But Hader’s control wandered in the eighth inning. He walked A.J. Pollock (a nine-pitch battle) and David Freese, alternating strikeouts to bring Hernandez up with two on and two out.He swung and missed at a first-pitch fastball.“I don’t know if it’s his extension, spin rate, whatever you want to call it, drop, angle, I don’t know. It gets there quick,” Hernandez said. “He does a really good job of hiding it. He’s got an unorthodox windup, kind of. He’s very aggressive with his hair flying everywhere.“It always seems his fastball is a tick higher than where you think it is. It was all about matching the plane and staying short to the ball.”The second pitch was another fastball in – off the plate in Hernandez’s eyes. But O’Nora called it strike two.“I thought, ‘Aw, (expletive) me,’ ” said Hernandez who stepped away from the plate to collect himself. “But it’s an AB and the game keeps going. Grind it out. Just keep the fight. Same approach – stay short, put the ball in play. They say if you put the ball in play, good things happen. Lately, they haven’t really happened for me. But that one felt good.”Hader’s fastball at the top of the strike zone came in at 95 mph and went out at 105.6 mph giving a lead that would hold up for the win. And Hernandez jokingly disputed the claim that it was his first homer on an 0-and-2 pitch.“No,” he said. “I remember when I was seven. I hit my first homer. It was 0-2. Whatever.”last_img read more