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

Fit Johnson ‘ready’ for full part in Presidents Cup after surgery

first_img Press Trust Of India COMMENT Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 11:10 IST Fit Johnson ‘ready’ For Full Part In Presidents Cup After Surgery Former world number one Dustin Johnson has fully recovered from left knee surgery and declared he was fit and “ready to play” a full role for the US team First Published: 11th December, 2019 11:10 IST But the big-hitting 2016 US Open champion told reporters on the eve of the opening day’s action: “I’ll play as many (times) as Tiger wants me to play. I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t ready to play.”I was always planning on playing. The game is in good enough form.” Johnson said he had suffered no problems since the surgery, but it had just taken time to make sure he recovered fully.”I was chipping and putting, three, four weeks after, but I didn’t start hitting probably until six to eight weeks, like wedges and just kind of built up from there,” he said.”Everything was right on schedule. If anything, ahead of schedule. The only thing that took longer was with the driver.”  LIVE TV Written Bycenter_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Former world number one Dustin Johnson has fully recovered from left knee surgery and declared Wednesday he was fit and “ready to play” a full role for the US team in this week’s Presidents Cup. Johnson has not played since the Tour Championship in August and had arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage in September. He pulled out of captain Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas last week sparking concerns for his fitness for this week’s matchplay showdown against the Internationals in Melbourne.READ | US Captain Woods Likely To Play Three Times At Presidents Cup READ | NBA Trade Rumours: Kevin Love On Verge Of Leaving Cleveland Cavaliers For Boston CelticsVice-captain Steve Stricker said he had no concerns as to Johnson’s ability to play up to five times in four days after his long layoff. “Not at all,” Stricker. “He looks great out there. “He’s hitting it a long way as he normally does. His knee is not an issue at all.  He’s feeling good and hitting it well.” Fellow vice-captain Zach Johnson said his namesake took a few holes to shake off the rust. “Tuesday, first day out, that kind of thing, everybody kind of had a little bit of fog there early,” he said. “But the last 12 holes, even the guys he was playing with are like, ‘Oh, someone’s back’. It looked good, especially from a health standpoint.”  Johnson, playing in his fourth Presidents Cup, has not had a top-10 finish since the US PGA Championship in May and has slipped to fifth in the world rankings from number one in April.READ | ‘I Have Questions’: Russian High-jump Star Lasitskene Slams OfficialsREAD | Vijender Lauds IOC Decision To Ban Russia From Tokyo Olympics For Dope Offences last_img read more

Zenith B’ball League Star, Akashili, Relishes Football Stint

first_imgFinal Phase in semisFemale basketball star, Nkechi Akashili, would have ended up lacing the boots for a top football club in the country or somewhere else in Europe.But her love for the dunking game won her over from the wish of her father.Nkechi’s father had wanted the player currently making waves at the ongoing Zenith Bank Women Basketball League to play soccer but her passion for basketball did not allow her. Beautiful Nkechi started going to basketball courts by following her elder sister, Sunnychi Akashili who played the game years back in the ancient city of Warri.“I started playing the game in 2009 at Warri at the secondary school level, but did not get the approval of my father who wanted me to be a footballer.“But when we won the All Nigeria Secondary School Milo title and came back home with cartons of Milo drinks and the ticket to represent the country at the World Secondary Championship in Argentina, my father changed his mind started supporting me,” she revealed.On her return from South America, Akashili moved to Asaba to join the Delta State basketball team, Delta Force.She hardly played two seasons at Delta Force before the prying eyes of scouts from First Deepwater caught up with her and she moved to Lagos.She won the Zenith Bank Most Valuable Player (MVP) award with Deepwater at her first outing before First Bank came for her signature.The University of Lagos graduate says she is not in a hurry to be a mother.Nkechi said she would be looking forward to win her sixth Zenith Bank Women Basketball League title this weekend in Lagos.“I have won it five times in the past and will be gunning for the sixth this weekend,” Nkechi who is aspiring to go abroad soon to continue with her exploits in the game said.Meanwhile, the ongoing final phase of the 2017 Zenith Basketball League enters crucial stage today as finalists are expected to emerge after the semifinal matches this evening.RESULTSFirst Bank 83-40 GT 2000Dolphins 69-64 PlateauIGP Queens 61-60 Delta ForceShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more