Month: March 2021
Pastrana wins poleTravis Pastrana’s full-time transition to NASCAR picked up even more steam Friday when the Roush Fenway Racing driver won his first career pole, which came at the largest track on the NASCAR circuit. | Read the full story Sprint Cup news’);”>Sprint Cup headlines’);” href=”https://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series/news-media.html”>READ: Get more Sprint Cup headlines Smith wins thrillerIn a delayed — and shortened — Aaron’s 312, Regan Smith emerged from a green-white-checkered shootout to win Saturday. The late restart produced plenty of drama, including a big wreck on the final lap. Smith was in the lead when the caution flew, NASCAR determined. | Read the full story Pastrana angry, not hurtAfter winning the pole, Travis Pastrana had a strategy. He didn’t follow it once the race began and, as a result, was in position to be collected in a wreck that was not his fault. The former X Games star took the hit hard. | Read the full story The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series both put on quite a show at Talladega Superspeedway this week.In both instances, a weather-delayed race came down to a green-white-checkered finish.Check back for the latest coverage from NASCAR.com. Danica sent spinningIn Saturday’s Nationwide race, Danica Patrick made an early exit after getting bumped from Turner Scott Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson. She later went to the garage, her No. 34 too damaged to continue. | Watch the video McClure returns a changed manEric McClure was involved in a horrific wreck last year that left the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver with a concussion and doubts on his future. The driver is back at Talladega Superspeedway with a new perspective on racing — and life. | Read the full story | Watch the video WATCH: Seven-post shaker Sprint Cup Series: Aaron’s 499 results Nationwide Series: Aaron’s 312 results Junior changes tuneDale Earnhardt Jr. was contemplative and forthcoming when he met with the media Friday. NASCAR.com’s Kenny Bruce details how the driver has let go of the anger that lingered following last year’s concussion. | Read the full story READ MORE: ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned. MWR targets VickersMichael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55 Toyota is currently split among three drivers. If Waltrip has his way, Brian Vickers will be the full-time driver in 2014 — with longtime sponsor Aaron’s still on the front of the vehicle. | Read the full story READ: Latest on Penske penalties WATCH: Talladega preview In the RearviewNASCAR.com’s Holly Cain breaks down the biggest story lines from Talladega Superspeedway, including David Ragan’s win, Brad Keselowski’s comments and more. Get an in-depth look at a thrilling weekend that was full of records and wrecks. | Read the full storyRagan weathers stormDavid Ragan waited out a rain delay that caused Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 to be red-flagged for more than 3 hours and 30 minutes. Then the No. 34 Ford stunningly surged to the front of the field on a green-white-checkered restart to win at Talladega Superspeedway in a 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports. | Read the full storyBig Ones hit early, lateIt didn’t take long for the Big One to happen at Talladega Superspeedway. On Lap 44, Kyle Busch nudged Kasey Kahne as the two entered Turn 1, setting off a massive chain reaction. Then late in the race, there was an 11-car incident that saw Kurt Busch‘s car flip onto Ryan Newman‘s hood. | Watch the final wreck here | Watch the first wreck hereKenseth’s strong run for naughtA dominant day for Matt Kenseth didn’t quite end that way in the results column at Talladega. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led a stunning 142 of the 192 laps, but was shuffled back to an eighth-place finish after a hectic overtime restart in the Aaron’s 499. | Read the full storyStenhouse sinks in late chaosRicky Stenhouse Jr. was sitting a promising second during a lengthy rain delay at Talladega Superspeedway, but the resumption of the Aaron’s 499 didn’t help his chances at a top-five finish. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate slid from fifth to a 13th-place finish in the final restart. | Read the full storyMinute-by-MinuteExcited about Sunday’s race? Did you miss anything? To stay totally tuned in, read through NASCAR.com’s Minute-by-Minute blog for Talladega Superspeedway updates, videos and social media reaction as the Aaron’s 499 progressed. | Recap: Minute-by-Minute According to planDenny Hamlin’s plan went off smoothly. On the first caution of the race, the driver exited his No. 11 Toyota through a roof hatch as Brian Vickers slid into the driver’s seat. Hamlin logged fewer than 25 laps, but expects to return full time next week at Darlington Raceway. | Read the full storyNationwide wrecksFirst, Sam Hornish Jr. and Eric McClure collided, triggering a multicar crash. Then on a thrilling final lap, seven cars wrecked to bring out a caution, delaying the announcement of a winner for a few minutes. Relive both incidents here. | Watch the Hornish Jr. wreck | Watch the final wreck
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Syracuse based Sophistafunk will bring their unique brand of live funk/hip-hop on the road this spring with a number of dates up and down the east coast, as well as a handful of performances in New Orleans during Jazz Fest late night season.Over the past several years, the band’s high energy live performance has caught the attention of Guy Fieri and Jimmy John’s sandwiches. The band performed at the Jimmy John’s Corporate Convention in Las Vegas earlier this year with Zac Brown Band, and you can check out a video of the band’s new song “Make ’em Clap” from that performance.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for further details.Sophistafunk Spring Tour Dates 3/4 – Syracuse, NY @ World of Beer3/5 – Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station3/11 – Norwich, CT @ Strange Brew Pub3/12 – Manchester, CT @ The Main Pub3/17 – Syracuse, NY @ Funk ‘N Waffles3/19 – Stratton, VT @ Grizzly’s4/1-2 – Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s (2 Nights!)4/14 – Washington, D.C. @ Gypsy Sally’s4/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall w/Splintered Sunlight4/16 – Manchester, CT @ The Hungry Tiger4/29 – New Orleans, LA @ Bayou Rendevous at The Howlin’ Wolf5/1 – New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin’ Wolf Den5/6 – Ithaca, NY – TBA
In 2014, Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith made headlines for looking similar. After much anticipation and a charity fundraiser, the two squared off in a once-in-a-lifetime drum battle on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, with Ferrell taking the victory after pulling out an infamous cowbell (a la the “Don’t Fear The Reaper” SNL sketch).It seems that the two lookalikes have remained dedicated to raising money for charity, as they just announced the Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera. Set to take place on April 29th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, the show will feature music from RHCP and other Smith-chosen acts, as well as the comedy of Ferrell and his Funny or Die team.In a statement, Will Ferrell said, “I have only one great regret in life and it’s that I never actually celebrated my quinceanera. I’d like to think it was just a simple oversight by my mother, but there has been a void inside me for many years. Growing up on the mean streets of Irvine, California, I have vivid memories of all my friends celebrating their quinceanera. Well, on April 29th at the Shrine Auditorium, with Red Hot Chili Peppers and a bunch of other really talented comedians and musicians by my side, we are going to right that wrong, and everyone is invited.”Chad Smith followed up, saying, “We had so much fun with Will on the drum-off and ultimately getting the entire band together to participate on the Tonight Show… So much goodwill came out of one silly joke. We’ve been trying to find another way to get together and do some more good for our respective causes and I think we have found it. I’m going to check with my own mother, because I don’t recall any family photos of my own quinceanera either.”So there you have it, a chance to celebrate the quinceanera of Will Ferrell and Chad Smith. Tickets and more information are available here.
Last night, many American citizens were teary-eyed as President Barack Obama addressed the nation for a Farewell address. Obama chose to hold his final address in Chicago, a city that would ultimately shape his political career for years to come.Another person shaped by the city of Chicago was Eddie Vedder, as the Pearl Jam frontman has come to be a major representative of the Windy City. Vedder was on hand as the opening act of sorts – though he wasn’t on the live stream of the event, the Pearl Jam frontman led the Chicago Children’s Choir through a short set in honor of the occasion.Vedder performed four songs in total, including his song “Rise” from the Into the Wild soundtrack, as well as covers of Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power”, Labi Siffre’s “Something Inside So Strong” and Neil Young’s classic, “Rockin’ in the Free World”.Check out fan-shot video of the performance below. [Cover photo via Instagram // PearlJamOnline]
Sometime over the last few days, great musicians gathered in an undisclosed studio in Los Angeles to work on a secret project of which we know nothing about. All we have are these photo evidences, which see rap icon Snoop Dogg with bassist George Porter Jr., vocalist William Bell, drummer Cody Dickinson, and more, smiling over what is sure to be something excited in the works.Here’s everything we’ve gathered from this upcoming Snoopergroup: The North Mississippi Allstar drummer also shared the following group photo:
Oteil Burbridge Recruits Bernard Purdie, John Medeski, Col. Bruce Hampton, & More For Roots Rock Revival
Music Masters Camps’ fifth annual Roots Rock Revival will take place from August 14-18 at Full Moon Resort in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve in upstate New York. The camp was created by the late drummer Butch Trucks, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, in conjunction with bassist Oteil Burbridge (formerly ABB, now Dead & Company), and brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars to bring fans and musicians together to explore the world of the Southern Blues Rock movement, the Allman Brothers Band, and the music that forms the foundation of Rock ‘n Roll. Despite the sudden death of Trucks, Roots Rock Revival will go on in his memory.In addition to Burbridge and the Dickinson brothers, the 2017 lineup includes legendary sessions drummer Bernard Purdie, jazz keyboardist John Medeski, former Allman Brothers slide guitarist Jack Pearson, the “grandfather of jam scene” Col. Bruce Hampton, jazz drummer Johnny Vidacovich, DJ Logic, and Midnight North’s Grahame Lesh (son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh).Beyond the master classes, there will be talent from previous years, members of Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, and more on site to assist in the organization of jam rooms. There for your benefit will be Vaylor Trucks, Berry Oakley Jr., Ryan Montbleau, Jackson Kincheloe, Brandon Niederauer, Heather Gillis, Brian Graham, Phil Rodriguez, Craig Keil, and James Beihn. Brandon “Taz” Niederauer has attended all four previous years of Roots Rock Revival, and will be returning for his 5th year to demonstrate the etiquette of jamming amongst his fellow young musicians. It was at Roots Rock Revival that Taz was “discovered,” and the 14-year-old prodigy will attest that much of his success came from the relationships he made at this camp.Whether you’re a campfire player, a full-time musician, or a passionate music fan, this experience offers the opportunity to dive deep into the world of your favorite musical artists. Roots Rock Revival will feature not only outstanding music, but also three gourmet meals a day. Bountiful and fresh, the menu features many locally grown ingredients and a full spectrum of exceptional catering from the arrival Meet and Greet to the farewell breakfast.Eat, drink, jam and immerse yourself in music with the masters! Five days and four nights of memories and inspiration at Full Moon Resort, an enchantingly unique facility offering over one hundred acres of mountains, meadows, forests and streams. This gorgeous setting has proven time and again to be a perfect host for these inspiring and memorable events. Sign up today and learn more about the event here.
Kitchen Dwellers Celebrate Their New Album With A Smokin’ 4/20 Release Party In Boulder [Photos/Videos]
“Mountain” > “Ebenezer’s Winter”Part & ParcelKind Country Load remaining images Bozeman, Montana favorites Kitchen Dwellers made it crystal clear last night that Boulder, Colorado and the Fox Theatre are a second home. The self-coined “Galaxygrass” quartet arrived in town last night to celebrate the release of their new album, Ghost in the Bottle. Produced by A.G. Lunsford and Leftover Salmon’s Andy Thorn, Ghost in the Bottle is a high-paced bluegrass adventure from start to finish, with different tasteful new numbers that are sure to be setlist staples now.The night kicked off on a high-note, appropriately with the Dillard-Hartford-Dillard classic, “Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown,” to celebrate the nation’s coveted weed holiday in the ganja capitol of the country. The Fox Theatre was packed and bouncing, on a holiday when most are couch-locked, watching cartoons or playing the newest Call of Duty video game. The first part of the show was an enormous sandwich, hopping in and out of “Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown,” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s classic “Lonesome Fiddle Blues,” and The Toye’s “Smoke Two Joints,” that lasted for well over a half-hour! The high energy was reflective from both the band and the crowd, and the Kitchen Dwellers kept the 625 capacity room on their toes.The four powerhouse string musicians busted out the first song of the night off their new album, appropriately with the tune “Ghost in the Bottle.” The banjo-heavy song makes you feel right at home in the mountains with its twangy strings and incredible vocals by banjo guru Torrin Daniels. Torrin’s voice carries such emotion and power, creating a shared sense of love and unity to any crowd I’ve seen him sing to. With Torrin Daniels leading most songs on vocals, the accompaniment of mandolinist Shawn Swain, bassist Joe Funk, and guitarist Max Davies blending in harmonies creates an oh-so-sweet sound. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention . . . the boys whipped out a “Harry Hood” tease at the end of the song, leaving people hooting and hollering for more galaxygrass.Other Ghost in the Bottle tunes, “Visions of More”, “Mountain”, and “Ebenezer’s Winter,” made an appearance at the album-release party. The band chose to sandwich “Ebenezer’s Winter” into a soulful “Mountain,” a tune that any Kitchen Dwellers fan hopes to hear the Bozeman boys play. Another huge surprise of the night and a debut for the band was a cover of Van Morrison’s elegant “Dweller on the Threshold,” seemingly fitting for a bunch of “Dwellers” to play.With a roaring audience begging for more, the Kitchen Dwellers ended the night with “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” leaving it impossible to do anything else but jump around and run like an antelope out of control for the last tune of the evening. The band heads to Denver tonight for a continuous celebration of Ghost in the Bottle’s release at the Bluebird Theater. I highly advise heading down to Denver tonight if you’re in the area and seeing this extremely special and talented quartet blaze through their new album. The Fox Theatre 4/20 celebration was a party that I will remember for years to come. You can check out photos from last night, courtesy of the author, as well as videos from the night below courtesy of Chris Meyer.Setlist: Kitchen Dwellers | Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 4/20/2017Set One: Two Hits and The Joint Turned Brown > Smoke Two Joints > Lonesome Fiddle Blues > Smoke Two Joints > Lonesome Fiddle Blues > Two Hits and The Joint Turned Brown > Ghost In The Bottle*, Farmer’s Son, Visions of More, Dweller on the Threshold^ > Sunday Funday, Mountain > Ebenezer’s Winter > MountainE: Drunken Poet’s Dream* Harry Hood tease; ^ Van Morrison, First Time Played“Two Hits, Smoke Two Joints, Two Hits”
The celebrated pianist and frequent collaborator with the Grateful Dead, Bruce Hornsby, made an appearance with Bon Iver last night at Coachella along with another special guest, singer Jenny Lewis. Both of the special guests came out for a cover of “The End Of The Innocence,” a song cowritten by Hornsby for Don Henley in the late 1980’s. Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, Hornsby, and Lewis were front and center as the trio traded off singing verses on the song and harmonized the soulful chorus.Hornsby and Vernon have collaborated in the past, with Vernon being featured in “Over The Rise,” a song by Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers that was debuted last year. Hornsby also sat in with Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner during their special Grateful Dead tribute, Day of the Dead, at Wisconsin’s Eaux Claires festival last summer for a cover of “Black Muddy River.” Vernon has been open about his admiration for the legendary keyboard player, noting to Pitchfork last year that most of the material he was working on for his self-titled EP “sounds like a Bruce Hornsby song.”You can watch the Coachella collaboration below, courtesy of uploader ednla, as well as Hornsby’s appearance for “Black Muddy River,” courtesy of uploader Joel B., below.“The End Of The Innocence” “Black Muddy River”
While Bonnaroo still has some element of jam music left in its lineup, the festival was a bona fide jam-a-thon in its earliest days. Among the many highlights from those golden years was a Dave Matthews & Friends performance during the 2004 festival, that saw Matthews jam on a number of originals and covers through the main set. The band’s lineup included Ray Paczkowski, Tony Hall, Brian Blade, Tim Reynolds and Trey Anastasio.A standout momemt from the set came during the encore, when Matthews appeared with Anastasio for a three song acoustic performance. The two opened things up with Anastasio’s song “Waste,” before performing Matthews’ original “Everyday.” They wrapped things up with a fun rendition of “Bathtub Gin” before giving the fans one last number, a version of “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again).”Thankfully, footage from this performance remains, and we can take a look at some songs from the set below.TroubleWaste (Trey & Dave Acoustic)Full Audio Setlist: Dave Matthews & Friends at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN – 6/11/04I: Dodo, Trouble, Up and Away, Solsbury Hill, Stay or Leave, Save Me, Oh, Up On Cripple Creek, Some Devil, Dancing Nancies, Thing, Tell Me Something Good, Gravedigger, Grey Blue Eyes, So Damn Lucky, Too High > Fire, Hey BulldogE: Waste, Everyday > Bathtub Gin, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) Trey and Dave acousticNotes: This set took place on the What Stage as part of the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival that also included Wilco, Bob Dylan, Los Lobos, The Dead, and Trey Anastasio Band. Dave performed “Some Devil” solo acoustic; Dave and Tim performed “Dancing Nancies” and “Thing” acoustic (no Trey). Dave and Trey performed “Waste” through “Bathtub Gin” acoustic.Don’t miss Live For Live Music’s official Baker’s Dozen late night shows!