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

MSOC : Syracuse keeps composure while Cincinnati crumbles in Orange win

first_img Published on October 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: [email protected] Nick Roydhouse stood near Cincinnati’s goal with his head in front of the faces of the Cincinnati goalkeeper and a few Bearcat players. With the game tied and UC on the verge of losing its cool, Roydhouse went to a tactic he’s used multiple times this season — getting inside his opponents’ minds.‘There’s no need for me to stand in front of him,’ Roydhouse said, ‘but it helped slow the game down. It got them losing their heads.’Roydhouse knew Cincinnati could crack at any second. Moments earlier — in the 50th minute — the Bearcats bench was issued yellow and red cards. The referee told a Cincinnati assistant to ‘be quiet or you’re leaving.’ The assistant chose the latter. In a game in which Cincinnati failed to keep its cool and unraveled in the second half, Syracuse (3-10-1, 1-5-1 Big East) maintained composure to pull away for a 4-2 win.Following the confrontation in front of the goal, Roydhouse again remained cool midway through the second half. After getting tangled with Cincinnati’s Matt Remaley, Roydhouse received a free kick. There he stood at midfield, hands on his hips, waiting patiently to take the kick while Remaley argued with the referee.Syracuse’s patience would pay off just minutes later when SU forward Lars Muller scored the first of his team’s three straight goals. It was a game that featured two bottom-dwelling teams in desperate need of points in the Big East’s Red Division.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTensions were high, and the Bearcats committed 13 fouls on the night compared to only seven for SU.‘They were like us,’ SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. ‘At this time, there’s a few teams scrapping for the final couple of playoff spots, and the team winning this game realized they would get a step up on the remaining two games. And now, it’s been a while, but we finally get ourselves off of the bottom of the Red Division.’With both teams going scoreless in the first half and then trading goals early in the second half, another stalemate seemed imminent. But while the Bearcats succumbed to their emotions, SU countered with focus and an unusual burst of offense unseen in McIntyre’s tenure.With the game tied 1-1, junior midfielder Mark Brode entered the game in his first action since spraining his ankle against Pittsburgh on Oct. 1. Brode provided a veteran presence that would aid SU in its run of three straight goals. His experience in Big East play helped SU keep its cool during a run when the Orange completely demoralized Cincinnati, McIntyre said.‘Coach tells us in the beginning we have to be classy soccer players,’ Brode said. ‘So I think that probably helped. We weren’t getting crazy when we were tied 1-1. We were a better side, and we could have easily kind of snowballed by not playing our game against a team like that. But we ended up pulling it out.’Being up in the game certainly didn’t hurt. Despite having played just 48 hours earlier in a weather-delayed game against Rutgers, SU was able to put the loss to the Scarlet Knights aside and make the Bearcats appear to be the more tired team.With more than a one-goal lead, SU played with confidence. The Orange wasn’t looking for ways to score a goal. It wasn’t in desperation mode. Syracuse was able to turn the tables on Cincinnati and make the Bearcats lose their composure.‘We tried really hard to keep our heads and not get involved in what they were doing,’ Roydhouse said. ‘And at the end of the day, you don’t act like that if you’re winning and if you’re playing well. That’s what the difference was. We were playing good and were on top of them. And that’s why they were getting frustrated.’Toward the end of the game, with SU up 4-2, there was another scuffle, this time in front of the Syracuse net. But for the Orange, it wouldn’t matter. SU proved its ability to take over a match with its strong play rather than uncontrolled emotion.And for Roydhouse, his acts of messing with the opposing team are all in good fun. So long as it keeps his team fired up and frustrates the opponent.‘It’s just to annoy them,’ Roydhouse said. ‘It’s nothing personal. I still shook their hands after the game and wished them well.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more