PHOTOS: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Pack Port City Music Hall For Fantastic First Night

first_imgOn Saturday night, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong played the first show of their sold-out two-night stand at Port City Music Hall this weekend. By the time Vermont jam band Swimmer opened the show, the room was already filling up. By the time Pigeons came on it was as crowded as the Portland, Maine venue could possibly manage, the audience fully invested and singing along all night.The band responded in kind with a fantastic show including highlights like an inverted “Psycho Killer” (Talking Heads) segment sandwiched inside a “J-Town” jam and a cover of The Lion King‘s “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” that recalled their Disney-themed 2017 New Year’s Eve performance, cleverly dubbed “DisNYE.” The entertaining covers came among fantastic renditions of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong favorites old and new like “Porcupine”, “Walk Outside”, “Henrietta”, “Su Casa”, “Whirled”, “Julia”, “Whoopie”, “Avalanche”, “Landing”, “CWA”, and “Bad For You”. The band finally finished out strong with a marvelous “Horizon” and a set-closing “Ocean Flows” before putting a bow on the performance with a “Dawn A New Day” encore.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s first of two Portland performances below courtesy of photographer Victor Brazen.For a full list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Pigeon Playing Ping Pong | Port City Music Hall | Portland, ME | 4/14/18Set 1:PorcupineWalk OutsideJ-Town > Psycho Killer* > J-Town >>Henrietta >>Su Casa >>WhirledJuliaSet 2WhoopieAvalancheLanding > Drums >Just Can’t Wait To Be KingCWA >>Bad For YouHorizonOcean FlowsE. Dawn A New DayNotes:* InvertedSold Out showPigeon Playing Ping Pong | Port City Music Hall | Portlant, ME | 4/14/18 | Photos: Victor Brazen Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Hoge in four-way tie for Wyndham lead after two rounds

first_imgLast Updated: 15th August, 2020 06:25 IST Hoge In Four-way Tie For Wyndham Lead After Two Rounds Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship, this time alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship, this time alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel.Hoge, tied for the first-round lead with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan, kept in front with a steady 2-under 68 to get to 10-under par.Hoge, whose best-ever tour finish was a second at The Greenbrier this season, was asked what it would take for his first PGA Tour win.“There’s a lot to that question,” he said.The answer could be as simple as regaining his first-round form when he had seven birdies, an eagle and one par. This time, Hoge was more up and down with five birdies and three bogeys.Kim, whose first tour victory came here in 2016 and made history a year later as the youngest-ever winner of The Players Championship, shot a 65 to move up.Kim got it going on the front nine (his final nine) after starting with nine consecutive pars. He had six bogeys coming in, including the final two holes to move on top.Kim’s approach shots down the stretch were on target — his final five birdie putts were all from 12 feet or closer.He said the rough at Sedgefield Country Club was “more sticky and deep” this year.“It helps more to hit fairway, that’s really important,” Kim said. “That’s why I hit it more, try to focus on ,,, the fairway.”Like Hoge, the 28-year-old Gooch is seeking his first tour victory. Like Kim, Gooch shot 65 to get into the foursome on top.It was the first time on tour Gooch, who opened with a 65, had multiple rounds that low in the same event. He had six birdies, including two of his final three holes, to move up.“Anytime you shoot 65, it does’t matter who, what, when, where, why, you’ve done some good,” he said.Horschel shot 64 and had birdies on four of last six holes, including a tricky 7-footer on his final one, the ninth, to join the lead group. Horschel won the 2014 FedEx Cup and said this time of year charges him up.“I like it when the pressure’s on and everyone’s looking at you and you need to step up and doing something special,” he said.The four were a stroke ahead of Harris English (67) , Varner (69), Andrew Landry (65), Doc Redman (64) and British Open champ Shane Lowry, who shot a 63 to tie for Friday’s low round with Jason Kokrak.Lowry did not get to defend his major when the tournament was cancelled due to the global pandemic. He also entered the week at 131 in FedEx Cup points, outside of the upcoming playoffs.After a bogey on his second hole, Lowry had six birdies and an eagle to move into contention.“Obviously, I’m outside the FedEx Cup number and out of Boston next week, so I need to keep playing some good golf and try and polish off a good week,” he said.Kokrak was in a group of seven one shot further back along with past Wyndham champ Webb Simpson, who shot his second straight 66.Those three strokes back included Patrick Reed (68), Paul Casey (66) and Tommy Fleetwood (64).A pair of major champions in the thick of last week’s PGA Championship in Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose did not make the cut.Koepka had a 70, including a triple-bogey 7 on the 10th hole, to finish at 2-over, 12 shots behind. Rose rallied to a 67 after an opening 73, but his even-par was not enough to continue.“Not physically tired, more mentally,” said Koepka, who’s played in sixth straight tournaments with the playoffs ahead. “But I’ve got the weekend off.”___Divots: Due to expected bad weather in the area Saturday, the players will go off in threesomes on the first and 10th tees starting at 7 a.m. … Jim Furyk had a 56-foot eagle and a 20-foot birdie on consecutive holes to make a late charge for the cut. But he finished at 1-under, two away from playing the weekend. … Russell Knox started the week 137 in FedEx points and didn’t help himself with a 3-over 73 Thursday. He recovered with a 64 and is projected in the final playoff spot at 125. … Rafa Cabrera Bello got a long look at birdie on No. 7 — a very long look. His putt moved to edge and took more than the allowed 15 seconds before finally dropping in. Bello talked with a tour official and his putt stood.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 15th August, 2020 06:25 IST WATCH US LIVEcenter_img FOLLOW US Written By COMMENT LIVE TVlast_img read more

Chelsea youngster Van Ginkel joins AC Milan on loan

first_imgChelsea youngster Marco van Ginkel has joined AC Milan on a season-long loan deal.The Dutch star has had his promising career held up by a knee injury and he has been sent off to Italy for a season to rediscover his fitness and form.Initially the deep-lying midfielder rejected the move but manager Jose Mourinho convinced him it would be the best thing for his career.Milan will pay around £400,000 for the short-term switch but that figure will drop if they provide the youngster with upward of 20 matches. The incentive appealed especially to Chelsea who want the prospect to play as much as possible after they sent Victor Moses on loan to Liverpool last season and he rarely played.“I am very happy to have arrived in Milan,” Van Ginkel said on www.acmilan.com. “A lot of Dutch players have played in this great club, big names.“I’m just happy to be finally here. I spoke to (AC Milan’s Holland international) Nigel De Jong and he told me very good things about this club.” 1 Marco van Ginkel last_img read more