Galactic Covers Bob Dylan, The Meters With Cyril Neville In NY Rager With Soulive

first_imgSaturday night in NYC was one for the books with the double header of Soulive and Galactic bringing the funk to Terminal 5. The packed house was buzzing with excitement, ready for a double dose of funk provided by some of the best in the biz. The addition of the legendary Cyril Neville to Galactic’s set made for a particularly special show, highlighted by memorable covers of The Meters, Bob Dylan, Curtis Mayfield, the Pointer Sisters and more.Soulive opened strong with their classic “Hat Trick”, during which guitarist Eric Krasno channeled his inner Jerry Garcia vibe for a short measure. Drummer Alan Evans then took to the mic to introduce everyone before delving into a new tune, “Common”. The band weaved seamlessly through “Common” into an older classic “Shaheed” before crushing on another new one called “BB Gun”. The trio slipped the new songs in without throwing the crowd off with the newness, but the diehards who knew, knew. It was perfect placement and flawless.New Orleans staple Galactic was next on the docket and ready to bring the funk hard. The band got the crowd into the NOLA spirit from the start, entering the stage to Carnival tunes resemblant of a Mardi Gras morning. They kicked things off in high spirits with a track off their latest album, “Sugar Doosie”. Frequent guest singer Erica Falls joined on shortly after, leading the band through newer track “Right On” into a funky cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Hard Times”. A powerful rendition of their “Dolla Diva” kept things grooving before delving into Rebirth Brass Band’s “AP Tureaud”. The energy in the room exploded as Cyril Neville took the stage, introduced as “the greatest soul singer alive” and ready to prove himself worthy of that title. The New Orleans legend came out grooving to a cover of The Meters’ “Gossip”, for which Neville provided vocals on the original. Continuing with the theme of keeping it in the family, he then busted out “Tell Me What’s On Your Mind”, a Neville Brothers throwback.Neville briefly departed from the stage as Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno joined on for the very funky “Cineramascope” off Galactic’s Ya-Ka-May. A soulful guitar solo quickly escalated into a rocking jam, prompting a massive dance party from the audience. Falls returned to the stage to aid on one of the band’s most well-known, feel-good tracks, “Hey Na Na”. As the band has cycled through several guest singers over the years, this song has been tested out by its fair share of vocalists from across a wide spectrum, including David Shaw of The Revivalists and Maggie Koerner on the studio version. While each of these contributors adds a little something different – Shaw more of an edge perhaps, and Koerner a softer feminine touch – Falls’ dominating stage presence and booming voice on this song really knocked it out of the park. In this moment it was clear that she has gotten into her groove with the band and established herself as a key member.Falls continued to shine with the highlight of the show, a powerful rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” that had everyone singing and dancing along. She then left the stage as the band was joined by saxophonist Ben Ellman’s cousin, Lucas Ellman of Chicago-based band The Heard, leading the funk army through a grooving rendition of Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band’s “65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul”. Neville rejoined the group for a heavy Meters double header, segueing into a cover of “No More Okey Doke” and following it up with “You’ve Got To Change (You’ve Got To Reform)”, all the while maintaining the good spirits and high energy in the room. Neville left the stage to make way for Falls to close out the show with a crushing version of the Pointer Sisters’ “Going Down Slowly”, her electrifying vocals filling over the room for one last time before the encore.After a short break, the quintet returned to the stage one last time to play an older original, “Funky Bird”. Finally, Falls and Neville both came out to bring things to a close with The Meters’ “Africa”. The combination of the two dynamic vocalists along with seasoned funk veterans Galactic was out of control, and funk levels were at an all time high with everyone vibing together on stage, raging properly and showing New York how NOLA does it.Setlist: Soulive at Terminal 5, New York, NY – 3/26/16Hat Trick, Common, Shaheed, BB Gun, One In Seven, Revolution, PJ’s, TuesdaySetlist: Galactic at Terminal 5, New York, NY – 3/26/16Set: Sugar Doosie, Right On, Hard Times, Dolla Diva, AP Tureaud, Gossip, Tell Me What’s On Your Mind, Cineramascope, Hey Na Na, Like A Rolling Stone, 65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul, No More Okey Doke, You’ve Got To Change (You’ve Got To Reform), Going Down SlowlyEncore: Funky Bird, AfricaPhotos by James Bell. Full Gallery: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Whicker: Dodgers extend themselves to extend it to Game 7

first_img Mosquitoes found carrying West Nile With four days’ rest Verlander came out smoking. He threw first-pitch strikes to the first 10 Dodgers he faced. He retired the first four, gave up a base hit to center by Yasiel Puig, and then retired the next 11 through the fifth inning. He ended three consecutive innings with strikeouts.Typical was a confrontation with Cody Bellinger in the second inning. The Dodgers slugger fell behind 0-and-2 but then took two balls. Verlander responded by blowing him away at 98 mph.Joc Pederson got the same treatment later in the inning. At 2-and-2 Pederson spoiled a couple of pitches with foul balls. His reward was strike three on a nosediving curveball.It again was Rich Hill’s misfortune to pitch against a strong Hall of Fame candidate, as it was in Game 2. And, again, Hll performed quite well.He got through baseball’s most productive lineup with only one single, by Alex Bregman. Then George Springer, the leadoff man, strengthened his case for World Series MVP by lofting a home run barely over the right-center wall.Hill settled down and got to the fifth inning, when Brian McCann led off with a single. That was followed by a down-the-line double from Marwin Gonzalez.With none out, Hill fell behind Josh Reddick 3-and-0. But Hill bore down and struck out the ex-Dodger, then struck out Verlander. With first base open, the Dodgers intentionally walked Springer to set up a force play at all bases. Roberts came out to remove Hill, who blasted away a row of water cups in the dugout as he normally does. The crowd, weary of bullpen pyrotechnics in the last few games, booed Roberts significantly.But Brandon Morrow came in and got Bregman on a grounder to shortstop.The Dodgers rewarded him in the bottom of the sixth. Barnes singled on an 0-and-2 pitch and Verlander plunked Chase Utley in the foot.Taylor, devourer of fastballs, came up and carved a 97 mph pitch down the right-field line for a double that tied it. Then Corey Seager skied one that got to the track and brought home Utley for the 2-1 lead.“I looked at that pitch on video and I put it where I wanted,” Verlander said of Taylor’s base hit. “He hit off the label. It found a hole down the line.”The Dodgers were stressed in the seventh when Tony Watson walked Reddick. After Evan Gattis’ force play off Kenta Maeda, George Springer singled to shortstop.But Maeda bit down hard and got Bregman on a fly ball. Jose Altuve was next, and only a talented scoop by first baseman Bellinger got him by a inch and saved the tie.Now Verlander was out, and Pederson took Joe Musgrove over the left-field wall, his third home run of the Series, for a 3-1 lead in the seventh.Here came Kenley Jansen, to push his Series pitch count past 100. All hands, including his, will be on the Game 7 deck. County supervisors approve spay and neutering ordinance That didn’t matter to Houston, which came to town with a .353 batting average with men in scoring position in the Series, and their good vibes abounded. Manager A.J. Hinch said his kids were in town and have been to school only six days this month. “As a Stanford graduate I don’t know what to think about that,” Hinch said.He didn’t have to be a graduate of any school to think he had an edge in Game 6 with Justin Verlander performing.Verlander’s teams had won the past five playoff games he has pitched. He had not lost a postseason game since Game 2 of the Division Series against Baltimore, when the Orioles won 7-6 while Verlander was working for Detroit. “I just tried to stay short in that at-bat and make contact. I can’t put all this into words right now but after tomorrow it might sink in.”Game time temperature Tuesday was 67 degrees, or 36 degrees cooler than the same figure for Game 1 a week earlier.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — There hasn’t been a Game 7 in this baseball oasis since 1988, when Orel Hershiser pitched the Dodgers into a World Series.This Game 7 will end it one way or another, will come down to tired arms and steel will. The Dodgers had plenty of both Tuesday.Down 1-0 to Justin Verlander, they shook loose two runs in the sixth inning and again called on their fife-and-drum relief corps to get them home. This time it did, for a 3-1 win that sets up L.A.’s most compelling sporting event since Game 7 of Celtics-Lakers seven years ago.“We just have a way of putting the past behind,” said Chris Taylor, always in the middle of everything, this time gouging out an RBI single to tie it 1-1 in the sixth before Corey Seager‘s sacrifice fly. L.A. Zoo elephant dies South Bay retrospective Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

J.J. Watt shuts down Twitter troll for protest opinion: ‘Don’t speak for me’

first_imgWhen former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt four years ago he was heavily criticised by United States president Donald Trump, but the NFL recently apologized for not listening to its players and encouraged them to “speak out and peacefully protest.”MORE: Baker Mayfield addresses his protest stanceSaints quarterback Drew Brees was criticized for suggesting those who took a knee were “disrespecting the flag,” though he later apologized for those comments, a U-turn that Trump insisted he was wrong to make. The 2020 NFL regular season is not due to begin until September, but Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has said he would join his players in kneeling.”Yeah, I’ll take a knee,” he told the Houston Chronicle. “I’m all for it. The players have a right to protest, a right to be heard and a right to be who they are. They’re not taking a knee because they’re against the flag. They’re taking a knee because they haven’t been treated equally in this country for over 400 years.”A Twitter user responded to that story on the social media channel by writing: “Pretty sure you won’t see [JJ Watt] taking a knee….” along with three emojis of the American flag.However, Watt hit back from his own account, saying kneeling for the anthem had nothing to do with either the USA flag or the country’s military.A) don’t speak for meB) if you still think it’s about disrespecting the flag or our military, you clearly haven’t been listening— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 13, 2020He quote-retweeted his mention, saying: “A) don’t speak for me B) if you still think it’s about disrespecting the flag or our military, you clearly haven’t been listening.” The new NFL regular season will kick off with the Texans facing the Kansas City Chiefs, who are the reigning Super Bowl champions, on September 10.MORE: Donald Trump to boycott NFL games if players don’t stand for national anthemMORE: Redskins executive explains why Colin Kaepernick wasn’t an option for team J.J. Watt said kneeling for the United States national anthem “isn’t disrespecting the flag or our military” as he fired back at a Twitter user who suggested he would not be among the Texans players protesting.The idea of taking a knee for The Star-Spangled Banner before NFL games to protest police brutality and racial injustice has been raised again following the death of George Floyd in police custody on March 25.last_img read more