Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Ends Brooklyn Bowl Fall Ball With High-Octane Crowdpleasers [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, New York, for the sixth and final night of this year’s Fall Ball. Returning to the venue where the band was first conceived back in 2013 as a one-off project, watching Joe Russo’s Almost Dead last night on the final night of a sold-out six-night run was truly a pleasure and highlighted how far the band has come in past years. In the time since the Grateful Dead-inspired five-piece first came together at the annual, long-running Freak’s Ball (organized by the famous Freaks List of New York), the band has knocked out over 125 shows—with Saturday’s show marking their 24th performance at the Brooklyn Bowl—and collaborated with an enviable list of musicians, including Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Oteil Burbridge, Jim James, and recently, John Mayer.John Mayer Joins Joe Russo’s Almost Dead On Night 5 Of Fall Ball [Photos/Videos]To celebrate the final night of their Fall Ball, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was certainly in proper form, leaving nothing on the table as the sprinted toward the finish of the six-night run. Across the evening, though particularly during the second set, the band offered a number of tunes that they hadn’t played since early 2016 or before, with “Hard To Handle” making a reemergence into Almost Dead’s catalog for the first time since March 25th, 2016 at the Brooklyn Bowl (a gap of 56 songs), an “Unbroken Chain” jam returning for the first time since September 6th, 2015 at Great North Festival (a gap of 82 shows), and “Hey Bulldog” being played for the first time since July 2nd, 2016 at Aspen, Colorado’s The Belly Up (a gap of 50 shows).After a show-opening jam that landed in “Let It Grow”, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead transitioned into “Row Jimmy”, which featured teases of Paul McCartney and the Wings’ tune, “Jet.” From there, the group moved into another more formless jam, this time offering tastes of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Mountain Jam”, a song that was getting truly the royal treatment last night in New York City as Phish’s Trey Anastasio joined Tedeschi Trucks Band on a 33-minute rendition of the song inspired by Donovan’s “There Is A Mountain” at Tedeschi Trucks Band’s run-closing show at The Beacon Theatre. By way of “The Wheel”, which housed an extended “Space” before hitting “The Wheel Reprise”, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out their first set with an offering of “Lost Sailor” and “Saint Of Circumstance.”Jam > “Let It Grow” “The Wheel” [Video: Tommy T]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s second set was a particularly high-energy offering from the group already known for its energized and creative reimaginings of Grateful Dead tunes. The band kicked things off with the forever-crowdpleaser “Shakedown Street”, which saw tastes of “Feel Like A Stranger” and “Let It Grow” worked in before it transitioned into “Hard To Handle,” the first of three tunes that reemerged from year-long hiatuses of longer. An “Unbroken Chain” jam was used to transition from “Hard To Handle” to the upbeat “China Cat Sunflower,” before the band landed into “St. Stephen,” whose extended jam portion saw teases of “I Know You Rider,” “Cosmic Charlie,” and more. The Beatles’ “Hey Bulldog” came next, before Joe Russo’s Almost Dead ended the second set with “Viola Lee Blues.”“Shakedown StreetTo close out the night in full, Pete Shapiro, Brooklyn Bowl owner and legendary concert promoter, came out to thank the New York City Freaks responsible for bringing Joe Russo’s Almost Dead together back in 2013 during the Freak’s Ball and the fan group’s continued and rabid support of the band ever since. After this sweet shoutout, the band came back out, aptly finishing off the show and their six-night Fall Ball with “One More Saturday Night.” You can check out the setlist to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance below, courtesy of Pete Costello.[Photo: Andrew Blackstein]Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 10/14/2017Set One: Jam @ -> Let It Grow # -> Row Jimmy $ > Jam % -> The Wheel ^ -> Space -> The Wheel Reprise -> Lost Sailor & -> Saint Of Circumstance *Set Two: Shakedown Street + -> Hard To Handle @@ -> Unbroken Chain Jam ## -> China Cat Sunflower -> Saint Stephen $$ -> Hey Bulldog %% -> Viola Lee BluesEncore: One More Saturday [email protected] – With “In A Silent Way” (Joe Zawinul & Miles Davis) Teases (MB)# – With a Slipknot! Tease (JR & TH)$ – With a “Jet” (Paul McCartney and Wings) Tease (MB)% – With a “Mountain Jam” (Donovan/Allman Brothers Band) Tease (Band)^ – With a “Riders On The Storm” (The Doors) Tease (MB)& – With a St. Stephen Tease (TH)* – With a Terrapin Station Tease (MB) & The Wheel Tease (Band)+ – With a Feel Like A Stranger Tease (Band) and a Let It Grow Tease (Band). [email protected]@ – With Unbroken Chain Teases (TH) and Let It Grow Teases (Band). Not played by since 2016.03.25 at Brooklyn Bowl. Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 56 shows## – Not played since 2015-09-06 at Great North Festival, Last Breath Farm, Norridgewock, ME, a gap of 82 shows. With a Here Comes Sunshine Tease (Band)$$ – With multiple teases including Cosmic Charlie & I Know You Rider, I think%% – Not played since 2016-07-02 at The Belly Up, Aspen, CO, a gap of 50 showslast_img read more

Cavani, Mbappe, Marcelo, Rudiger, Others Knocked out from Opening Round Fixtures

first_imgUEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEKylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani have lost the race to be fit for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League visit of Real Madrid, the French champions confirmed on Monday.Mbappe injured a thigh and Cavani his hip last month, and PSG said the two strikers will resume the full training by the end of the week after revealing they would miss Wednesday’s clash at the Parc des Princes. PSG will also be without Neymar, who scored an added time winner against Strasbourg in his first start of the season on Sunday, as he has to serve a three-match suspension in the Champions League for insulting the referee following his side’s elimination by Manchester United last season.PSG have Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and recently arrived Mauro Icardi as options in the centre of attack.Similarly, Real Madrid have also ruled out their defender Marcelo from the Group A clash at Paris St. Germain on Wednesday after sustaining a back injury, the club said.“After the tests carried out today (Monday) on our player Marcelo by the Real Madrid medical services, he has been diagnosed with a post-traumatic cervicodorsal injury,” Madrid said in a statement on Monday, without specifying how long he would be out.The Brazilian, set to be replaced at left back by Ferland Mendy as the record 13-time winners’ make their European bow, joins the long list of injuries suffered by Madrid this season.Isco, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio and Fede Valverde will all miss the game along with suspended duo Sergio Ramos and Nacho Fernandez.In London, Frank Lampard will be proud to be leading Chelsea back into the Champions League but will be without defender Antonio Rudiger for Tuesday’s clash with Valencia at Stamford Bridge.The club’s record scorer is preparing for his first game in the competition as a manager, having replaced Maurizio Sarri.“Toni is injured. He’s bothered a small groin problem that he’s been carrying for a few weeks and will have a scan later today,” Lampard told a news conference on Monday.Germany international Rudiger played his first game of the season at the weekend but was forced off at halftime against Wolverhampton Wanderers with a recurrence of the groin injury.Lampard is also without fellow defender Emerson Palmieri while midfielders N’Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi are not yet match-fit despite returning from injuries.Chelsea did not feature in the Champions League last season but won the Europa League under Italian Sarri before he parted ways with the London club in the close season to join Juventus.Lampard, scorer of one of the penalties in the shootout against Bayern in Munich in 2012 when Chelsea memorably won the Champions League for the first and so far only time, said he was looking forward to a return to Europe’s elite competition.However, the former England midfielder is under no illusions about the size of the task, with Chelsea in group H alongside Valencia, last season’s semifinalists Ajax Amsterdam and Lille.“I’m very proud as I had multiple incredible nights, and some bad ones, in the Champions League,” Lampard said.“It’s the ultimate in club football for me. There is something about the European nights at Stamford Bridge. I’m very excited but what matters most is the result.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Van Slyke’s walk-off home run lifts Dodgers over Diamondbacks in latest late-night celebration

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It’s unclear whether Scott Van Slyke or Edinson Volquez can carve out roles for themselves on the postseason roster for the Dodgers, but they made cases for themselves on Tuesday night.Van Slyke’s two-run walk-off home run in the 11th inning lifted the Dodgers to a 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks and touched off another late-night celebration at Dodger Stadium.In the 11th inning, Mark Ellis had a one-out single to right field off Arizona reliever Josh Collmenter, then Van Slyke came off the bench to hit a two-run home run to left field on a 1-0 change-up to win it. It was Van Slyke’s seventh home run of the year for the Dodgers and it left the yard in a hurry.Van Slyke has been up and down from the majors to the minors this season, and was not taking anything for granted leading up to the at-bat. “Being Scotty, he asked me if I wanted him to swing if a runner was on,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Typical Scott. I was running out of guys, No. 1. We thought Collmenter was a good matchup for him. He leaves balls up in the strike zone.”If Volquez is auditioning for a role in the playoffs, even if it’s as a reliever, he may have done enough to turn some heads in the Dodgers organization.Volquez pitched six solid innings, allowing three runs on four hits and one walk with five strikeouts in 80 pitches.The Dodgers bullpen was stellar leading up to bottom of the 11th inning. Paco Rodriguez, Ronald Belisario and Kenley Jansen each threw a scoreless inning of relief for the Dodgers. Jansen had two strikeouts in the ninth inning and now has 102 on the season, tops in the major leagues, one ahead of Aroldis Chapman of the Reds.In extra innings, J.P. Howell and Chris Withrow pitched effectively until Van Slyke struck to end it.center_img The Dodgers (85-59) moved to 13 games ahead of the second-place Diamondbacks (72-72) in the National League West with 18 games remaining. The magic number is six for the Dodgers.It marked Volquez’s second start as a Dodger. He was more effective than in his first start, when he threw four innings, allowing four runs on six hits in taking the loss against Colorado last Wednesday. But that was at Coors Field.“This is a lot better park to pitch in,” Mattingly said. “Tonight, he was sharper. He kept the ball down more tonight. I thought he bounced back after giving up the home run to (Didi) Gregorius. He was positive.”Volquez (9-11) entered the game with an ERA over six on the season. He was designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres on Aug. 25, released two days later, then signed by the Dodgers on Aug. 30 as a free agent.Volquez was the Padres’ opening-day starter for the second straight year, but struggled with San Diego this season, going 9-10 with a 6.01 ERA. Volquez was an all-star and a 17-game winner with the Cincinnati Reds in 2008, and the Dodgers took a gamble on him, hoping he can return to form.The Dodgers gave Volquez a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Juan Uribe led off with a walk and took second on wild pitch. When Mark Ellis blooped a single into right field, Uribe rounded third hard but put on the breaks when right fielder Gerardo Parra was quick to the ball. Then Volquez put down a sacrifice bunt in front of the plate. Catcher Miguel Montero fielded the ball and threw in the dirt to second base, and the ball skipped into the outfield, allowing Uribe to score and Ellis to advance to third. Ellis scored on a Yasiel Puig’s fielder’s choice groundout to give the Dodgers the early lead on a pair of unearned runs. Arizona got one run back in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Montero, then took a 3-2 lead in the fifth after a two-run home run by Gregorius that sailed halfway up the right-field pavilion. The Dodgers responded by tying the score in the bottom of the fifth. After Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez each drew two-out walks, Andre Ethier delivered a double down the right-field line on a 1-1 change-up from Trevor Cahill, scoring Ramirez.Cahill (6-10) has struggled at times this season, but has been sharp of late, going 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA in his last four outings before Tuesday night. Cahill, who grew up in Vista, just north of San Diego, entered Tuesday’s game 5-0 with a 2.10 ERA against the Dodgers in eight career starts. The Oceanside resident hurled six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts.The Dodgers threatened in the 10th inning, when Adrian Gonzalez had a two-out single off Collmenter. Dee Gordon came in to pinch run for Gonzalez after there was a 2-0 count on Ethier. Gordon stole second on a 3-0 strike to Ethier, who then was intentionally walked to bring up Juan Uribe. A wild pitch put runners on second and third. But Uribe, who slammed three home runs on Monday night, struck out swinging to end the threat.The Dodgers had good strategy against National League MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt — make him come to the plate with the bases empty in each at-bat. Goldschmidt still went 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored. With the Dodgers having clinched yet another series victory – the team has lost only two series in its last 24 – it’s almost like Cincinnati didn’t happen. The Dodgers never seemed fazed by getting swept by the Reds. They came home, snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating Arizona 8-1 on Monday night, then triumphed again on Tuesday night. The Dodgers have won five in a row against Arizona and moved to an even 7-7 against the Diamondbacks this season. last_img read more

Monday Night Football Betting Preview: Bengals-Steelers odds, trends, pick

first_imgMORE BETQL: Exclusive wagering tools for tonight’s gameBengals outlookIf the Bengals hope to win on Monday night, they need to give Andy Dalton more help. So far this season, Dalton’s 326.3 passing yards per game ranks second in the NFL behind only Patrick Mahomes. He had a career-high 418 passing yards against the Seahawks in Week 1, but the rest of the team let him down as the Bengals couldn’t hold onto their lead. Cincinnati’s run offense hasn’t helped Dalton much, as they are dead last in the NFL with both 41.7 yards rushing per game and 2.4 yards per carry (a full half yard below any other team). Joe Mixon has just 87 yards rushing on the season with no rushing touchdowns and no runs for 15 or more yards. Through three games,  Dalton has the only rushing touchdown for the Bengals as their offensive line has been putrid at opening up holes.While the offense has struggled to run the ball, the defense has been one of the worst units against the run. The Bengals are allowing the second-most rushing yards per game at 168.7 yards per contest. Cincinnati is also allowing the fifth-most rushing yards per attempt (4.9). Cincinnati’s defense ranks 14th against the pass, as it has allowed opponents to average 237.7 yards through the air. Fortunately for Dalton, his young receivers are improving before our eyes. John Ross III’s 97.3 receiving yards per game ranks fourth in the NFL through three weeks while Tyler Boyd’s 83.3 receiving yards per game ranks 19th. Look for these two players to have big nights on Monday, as the Steelers have struggled in the secondary (see below).The Bengals are looking to change a few trends that have gone against the Steelers and in prime-time matchups. Cincinnati has lost eight straight against Pittsburgh and 11 of its past 12 against its divisional rivals. Since Dalton joined the Bengals in 2011, Cincinnati is 6-15 in prime-time games, including 2-5 on Monday Night Football. Furthermore, the Bengals have lost their past five games against teams from the AFC North. But, despite losing each of its past five games overall, Cincinnati is 6-1 against the spread in its past seven games. MONDAY NIGHT DFS: DraftKings Showdown picksSteelers outlookInjuries have played an impactful role in the young 2019 season for the 0-3 Steelers. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury he suffered in Week 2 against Seattle. Tight ends have also been hit hard, as Xavier Grimble is on injured reserve with a calf problem and fellow tight end Vance McDonald (shoulder) is doubtful to play in this game. In an effort to help quarterback Mason Rudolph at the tight end position, especially with McDonald’s status up in the air this week, the Steelers sent a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft to Seattle for tight end Nick Vannett. With the Roethlisberger injury, all three of the once-vaunted Pittsburgh Killer Bs will be absent for the rest of the 2019 season with Le’Veon Bell on the Jets, Antonio Brown without a team, and Big Ben sidelined for the year. Life after the first two Killer Bs has been a struggle in 2019 since running back James Conner is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry and 97 total rushing yards through three games as the full-time starter. The Steelers rank 29th in the NFL with just 64 rushing yards per game on offense. JuJu Smith-Schuster has 243 yards receiving and a touchdown, but he only has 14 catches on 23 targets. The Steelers need someone else to take the attention of secondaries away from Smith-Schuster, but no other Pittsburgh receivers have over 100 total receiving yards this season. On defense, the Steelers were exposed in Week 1 and have allowed 9.1 yards per passing attempt. Pittsburgh recently traded for former first-round safety Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins to help this unit. While struggling against the pass, the Pittsburgh run defense ranks 12th in the NFL with 4.1 yards per carry allowed and 26th with 139.3 rushing yards per game allowed. The defense is led by Stephon Tuitt, whose 3.5 sacks ranked sixth in the NFL through three games. Despite their recent struggles on defense, the Steelers will look to continue their divisional domination as they are 14-1-1 straight up in their past 16 games against AFC North opponents.Prediction The Steelers enter the final game of Week 4 as three-point favorites against the Bengals, and with a relatively modest over/under of 45 points, bettors could go in a variety of directions in this one. Let’s break down both sides of this AFC North Monday Night Football matchup to help you find the sharpest bets and build your bankroll. The Bengals head to Pittsburgh to face the division rival Steelers on Monday Night Football in search of their first win of the season. The Bengals lost close games in Week 1 and Week 3 against the Seahawks and Bills, respectively, and were blown out by the 49ers in Week 2. Like the Bengals, the Steelers are also looking for their first win of the season. The Steelers were routed in Week 1 by the Patriots and followed that blowout with two close losses against the Seahawks and 49ers in Weeks 2 and 3 when Mason Rudolph took over for the injured Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers and Bengals’ defensive units are tied for the third-most passing yards allowed per attempt at 9.1. Only the Dolphins and Giants have been worse so far this season. The Steelers have allowed quarterbacks to average the third highest passer rating in the NFL (116.3) while the Bengals have allowed the seventh highest passer rating (110.3). Both teams also rank in the bottom of the NFL in rushing yards per attempt and rushing yards per game. Both teams have struggled to possess the ball this season with inconsistent running attacks, so expect Rudolph and Dalton to air the ball out quite a bit. BetQL’s NFL Model projects the Steelers to win and cover in a low-scoring battle. The model rates both quarterbacks and offenses with sub-par grades, resulting in the projection.Get all the angles on tonight’s matchup with BetQL’s exclusive NFL betting model!last_img read more

SLOW DOWN in School Zones

first_imgSchool zones are in effect Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM throughout the school year. Fines for speeding in school zones begin at 196 dollars. Corporal Woodall suggests using extra vigilance, as fines are higher for greater speeds.Advertisement The RCMP is again reminding motorists to use caution and obey posted limits as students return to school September 2nd.- Advertisement -Corporal Tom Woodall of the Fort St. John RCMP says that drivers should use caution not only in school zones, but also when approaching buses transporting students around the community.center_img Photo: How fast are you going in a School Zone? This sign will tell you – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.calast_img read more