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

UWF Volleyball Defeats North Alabama 3-0 to Improve to 9-0 in the Conference

first_img Share UWF Volleyball Defeats North Alabama 3-0 to Improve to 9-0 in the Conference Oct. 26, 2007 Box Score  FLORENCE, Ala. – The North Alabama Lions have had a stranglehold on the East Division of the Gulf South Conference for the last few years, but the torch may have been handed over to West Florida tonight, as the Argos swept the Lions 3-0 on their home court. Not many teams have gone into Flowers Gymnasium and defeated the Lions, and the Argos did it for the first time ever in convincing fashion, with a 30-27, 30-20, 30-19 victory.”To go into their place, and play real well, and stop their big hitters, is a great accomplishment for us,” exclaimed Coach Melissa Wolter. “We had several players step up at different times and play very well. We served very aggressively and tried to minimize (Danielle) Palasak and (Whitney) Sanders, since they have the ability to take over a match. We did that very well by playing great defense.”The first game was closely contested, as the Argos maintained a slight lead throughout most of the game, until an Alison Jacobs kill for the Lions tied the score at 19. The Argos then scored on an error, and followed that with Kills from Kimberly Clark (Jr. / St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) to regain the momentum. However, moments later, a big block by Whitney Sanders and an Argo hitting error, tied the score at 27. Then the Argos scored what turned out to be the key points of the match, on a kill by Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil), and a service ace from Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.), to close out game one by a 30-27 score.Game two was controlled by the defense of West Florida, as Chelsea Wilhoite (Fr. / Jacksonville, Fla.) repeatedly came up with big digs to set up the Argo offense. Coach Wolter thought Wilhoite’s play was crucial to the match. “There was great defense by both teams tonight, and Chelsea (Wilhoite) played some outstanding defense for us. We were very efficient and won the long rallies, which is a credit to our defense.” The Argos won game two by a 30-20 score, and Wilhoite was on her way to a match high 18 digs.The third game was a continuation of the Argo momentum, as they coasted to a 30-19 win. West Florida spread the offense around, as Rapach, Danielle Spitzer (Sr. / Birmingham, Ala.), and Wilhoite all hit above .300, while Clark added 15 kills at a .290 clip. Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) spread the Argo offense around to the tune of 38 assists. Jacobs lead the Lions with 32 assists, while Jessica Hansen contributed 13 digs. Sanders and Palasak had 11 kills for the Lions, while Clark (15) and Rapach (13) paced the Argo attack. Meanwhile, Gualberto added five blocks for UWF, and Carter chipped in with 10 digs and two service aces.The Argos improved to 26-4 on the season, and 9-0 in the GSC, while North Alabama dropped to 17-14 overall, and 7-3 in the conference. West Florida stays on the road, and plays again tomorrow against Alabama-Huntsville in a 1:00 pm match, with a chance to officially clinch first place in the East Division of the GSC. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more