Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Honors Aretha Franklin, Radiohead, & Phish At Red Rocks [Video]

first_imgLast year, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Red Rocks performance was rescheduled to the end of August, falling the Thursday before Phish‘s annual run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park kicked off on the Friday of Labor Day Weekend. In honor of the Phish-y festivities, JRAD offered up a Phish-laced performance, and this year, the group again gave their nod to the Vermont quartet. With many folks still stunned at Curveball‘s last-minute cancelation, Joe Russo and company offered up teases of “Wilson” during “Slipknot!”, with the audience cheering out “Wilson”, making for a cathartic moment for many of the fans who were previously scheduled to be flying out to New York for the festival earlier in the day.From there, Tom Hamilton led the band through a cover of Radiohead‘s “The Bends”, off the British rock act’s similarly named sophomore album, which was released in 1995. From there, to close out the second set, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead offered up a heartfelt, crowd-pleasing take on “Not Fade Away”, which also featured teases of fan-favorite “Throwing Stones” and hilariously, The Strangeloves’ “I Want Candy”, which was largely made popular in the ’80s with Bow Wow Wow‘s smash-hit cover.To close out the night in full, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead performed a take on Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” before ending the night with “Franklin’s Tower”. Notably, for the last song of the night, the group paid tribute to the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who had died earlier in the day, laying out teases of “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” during “Franklin’s Tower”.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/16/2018Set One: Jam > Playin in the band+ > Bird song > Eyes of the world > Black throated wind > Jack straw (reprise) > Mississippi Half Step > The Other OneSet Two: The Other One (jam) > I Need a Miracle > Estimated Prophet* > St. Stephen# > Help on the way > Slipknot=^ > The Bends (Radiohead), Not fade [email protected]+$Encore: Dr John song?+ > Werewolves of London, Franklin’s tower%+piano solo*dub version# Slipknot tease=Wilson (Phish) teases^ Feel like a stranger [email protected] I want candy tease$ Throwing Stones tease% Respect teaseJoe Russo’s Almost Dead | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/16/2018 | Photos: Conrad Meyer Load remaining images Interestingly, to start out set two, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead picked up where the first set left off, returning to “The Other One” through a rockin’ jam that highlighted Joe Russo and Dave Dreiwitz’s rock-solid rhythm section. From there, the band segued into “I Need A Miracle”, making for a triumphant, crowd-pleasing transition, before moving into a dubbed-out take on “Estimated Prophet”. Fan-favorite “St. Stephen” was up next, which featured “Slipknot!” teases, foreshadowing the placement of “Slipknot!” after the group moved through the rest of “St. Stephen” and “Help On The Way”.“The Other One”center_img On Thursday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead headed to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, marking the second time the band has headlined the iconic venue and the first time the group has headlined Red Rocks with all its members—last year, Oteil Burbridge subbed for bassist Dave Dreiwitz, who was on tour with Ween during the band’s rescheduled show in August following a snowed-out April date.After starting the show off with a formless jam, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead quickly settled into a rendition of “Playin’ In The Band”, which housed a stellar solo from Marco Benevento right off the bat. A breathtaking “Bird Song” came next, gracefully transitioning into “Black Throated Wind” and through to the reprise of “Jack Straw”. From there, the group laid out a groovy take on “Mississippi Half Step” before closing out the first set with “The Other One”.Opening Jamlast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Sunday, January 21.Finn Christopher O’DEAThe death has occurred of baby Finn Christopher O’Dea, Clendra, Dungloe, Donegal. Mass of the Angels in St. Crona’s Church, Dungloe, at 1pm today, Sunday 21st January, followed by burial in Maghery Cemetery.Sarah O’DONNELLThe death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Sarah O’Donnell Ballaghderg, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Reposing at her late residence. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Family flowers only please. Donations to Alzheimers’ Society Donegal Branch, care of any family member. Marie MONAGHANThe death has occurred of Marie Monaghan , Mill St. Pettigo, Co. Donegal, peacefully in The Rock Nursing Home, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.Her remains will be reposing at The Rock Nursing Home for family members only. Removal of remains today, Sunday, at 5.00 pm to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo at 6.00 pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11.00am. Burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.Shane LAVERTYThe death has occurred of Shane Laverty, 24 Hill Top Cresent, Drumboe, Stranorlar, Donegal, suddenly, at his home. Sadly missed by his loving dad Dano, step mother Teresa, sisters Ethna and Meave and brother Mark.Deeply regretted by his mum, dad, brother, sisters, extended family, neighbours and many friends. Funeral arrangements to be announced later.Lily TINNEYThe death has taken place at Archview Nursing Home, Letterkenny, of Lily Tinney, Woodlands, Raphoe.Reposing at her residence today, Sunday, 21 January, from 6pm. Funeral from there on Tuesday, 23 January, at 1.30pm for service in Ballylennon Presbyterian Church at 2pm and burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Archview Nursing Home care of any family member.Kathleen DOHERTYThe death has occurred of Kathleen Doherty, 4 Marion Park, Buncrana, Donegal Requiem Mass took place this morning (Sunday) at St Mary’s Church, Cockhill, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Buncrana Nursing Unit Patients Comfort Fund.Geraldine MCBRIDE (née Brennan)The death has occurred of Geraldine McBride (née Brennan), 22 Burrenview Heights, Knocknacarra Road, Salthill, Galway and formerly of Strabane, Co. Tyrone and Ballindrait, Lifford, Co. Donegal passed away peacefully on the 20th January 2018, surrounded by her loving family at University Hospital Galway following a short illness. Beloved wife and best friend of Martin and loving mother of Denise, Catherine, Linda, Brenda, Paula and Julie.She will be very sadly missed by her husband, her daughters and their spouses Alan, Peter, Martin, Mike and Paul, her grandchildren Ellie, Evan, Harry, Rachel, Leah, Ethan, Lauren, Jack, mother Rachael, sisters Rosemary and Gabrielle, brother Andrew, her extended family, neighbours and her many friends. She is predeceased by her father Joseph Brennan and her brother John Brennan.Reposing at the family home, 22 Burrenview Heights, Knocknacarra Road, Salthill on Wednesday 24th January from 4.00pm, with Prayers at 7.00pm. Private removal to the Church of Christ the King, Salthill for Requiem Mass on Thursday 25th January at 11.00am, with burial afterwards in Rahoon Cemetery. House private outside of reposing times, by request. Donations, in lieu of flowers, in memory of Geraldine, to Cancer Care West – www.cancercarewest.ieDonegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: January 21st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:obituarieslast_img read more

For Todd Lee FAIA former head of Boston Society

first_imgFor Todd Lee, FAIA, former head of Boston Society of Architects Urban Design Committee and president of LIGHT Boston, it is Edgar Allan Poe’s statue, complete with raven and telltale heart, at the corner of South Charles and Boylston streets.For most people good public art is also probably Maya Lin’s Viet Nam memorial, Nancy Schön’s Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Boston Public Garden that entice children, their parents and seasonal hats, and the Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln’s sitting statue hosts marches and demonstrations. It wept at John Kennedy’s assassination and, in a recent cartoon took a knee in front of Donald Trump in support of the NFL players who protested the sorry treatment of African American men and women. It follows Burros’ rule for being site specific. Positioned at the opposite side of the mall from the Capitol it is as if Lincoln is challenging that building’s occupants to remember that they serve America, not themselves.For everyone I interviewed it was also Janet Echelman’s 2015 colorful woven sculpture magically billowing above the Greenway.It seems a good time to consider public art since the Esplanade Association has installed its first piece of public art—a new mural along the bike path, and there have been murmurs of a memorial to Martin Luther King.Cowan, who pointed out that the Greenway mostly hosts temporary art, said he looks for art that enlivens spaces, that helps onlookers experience an environment in a new way, as Echelman’s tapestry did. “It transforms space in a way you never understood,” he said. “It should be strong, something that stops you in your tracks.”Visual artist Ann Forbush of Watertown agrees. “Good public art is arresting,” she said. “It makes you pause to ponder both the formal qualities and the conceptual aspects of the piece.”She also mentioned that it should be indestructible.Lee was interested in art that amuses. The Poe statue does that for him, and he said Harbor Fog on the Greenway is another piece that surprises you if you’re sitting near it eating a sandwich and it suddenly starts to puff out mist. Cohen said Harbor Fog was successful also because it spoke to the history of the Wharf District.Art that invites interaction is another desirable characteristic. That is, of course, one of the attractions of Nancy Schön’s animal sculptures, but it can also take place in more formal settings. Lee pointed out that the Appeal to the Great Spirit, the statue that depicts a Native American astride a horse, sometimes gets adorned with a Patriots’ jersey.I wonder if some people see that as disrespectful. I see it as embracing, but everyone is hyper-alert these days to every metaphor.Holocaust memorials are typically not site-specific unless they are in Germany. But the one in Boston is beautiful and moving, so maybe that makes up for having no connection to the site. Mayor White’s statue seems right in its space. It’s big. He’s caught in mid-stride, looking at City Hall. It can’t get more site-appropriate than that.The statues in the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall run a gamut of a product of their era, okay, and pretty good, said my informers.What most can agree on are the pieces of public art that don’t work. Remember the Polish horsemen who appeared on the Common, causing bewilderment? Apparently they found an obscure resting place in South Boston.Burros remembered Richard Serra’s 1981 Tilted Arc in front of the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan as an example of noticeable failure. It blocked views, interrupted walking paths, was declared ugly and eventually removed.At least two others in Boston attract scorn and need to find a resting place out of sight. The fallen fire fighters who stand behind the State House and the Irish famine statue on Washington Street seem more suited to comic strips than to memorials and should be replaced by something better. They are too literal, said Lee, and something more abstract might work better. But then there are the ducklings, literally copied from a children’s book. So it depends.Meanwhile, Lee reminded us that public art is more than statues. He points to the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. Now that is a wonderful piece of public art.Downtown View is a column by newspaperwoman Karen Cord Taylor who founded The Beacon Hill Times in 1995 and served as its editor and publisher until late 2007. She also founded and served as editor and publisher of the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge and The Back Bay Sun weeklies. Karen now works from her home in downtown Boston and blogs at Please feel free to leave responses in the comments section below. You know it when you see it.For Lucas Cowan, public art curator for the Greenway, it is the bean, or, more formally, “Cloud Gate” by Anish Kapoor in Chicago’s Millennium Park.For Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture for the City of Boston, it is the 1971 Corita Kent painting on the big gas storage tank in Dorchester, so visible from the Southeast Expressway. She sees it as perfect for the site, but being youngish and not living in Boston during the Viet Nam war, she doesn’t see the same Ho Chi Minh profile I do. I see Ho Chi Minh so prominently that I had forgotten, if I ever knew, that the gas tank painting supposedly has a name—Rainbow Swash.*Advertisement*last_img read more