moe. Delivers Emotionally-Charged Huckleberry Jam Set [Audio/Video]

first_imgmoe. played their second-to-last show before the coming hiatus to an appreciative crowd of long time fans and fresh faces last night at the Huckleberry Jam Festival. While bassist Robert Derhak seeks treatment for a rare but highly survivable form of cancer, the band will take time off for the healing process. Idahoans have been looking forward to moe.’s return to their fair state, and even though the circumstances had a somber edge, they were more than pleased at the stellar performance they witnessed.Last week’s show in New York served as a celebration for the band’s oldest fan base while the Huckleberry Jam gave moe.rons from the further reaches of the nation to come by and wish Derhak well. In the end it was a chance get down with the band for the last time for the immediate future, and thanks to a stocked set list, there was something for everyone.moe. and Aqueous To Join Forces As “moe.queous” At Brooklyn Comes AliveFrom set one opener “Moth” on, the music never stopped. Before they managed to finish “Moth,” the band wandered musically from a spacey solo into the well-received opening strains of “Puebla.” The massive jam from guitarist Al Schnier in the back half of “Puebla” calmed slightly before picking up pace and morphing into a ripping take on the Chuck Garvey led “Annihilation Blues.”Check out some video posted by moe. of their run closing first set below:moe. only paused a moment at best before the psychedelic strains of “Silver Sun” wafted from Schnier’s guitar. Drummer Vinnie Amico displayed his usual depth and control–as no matter the pace needed, the timing was ever-perfect. The last note of “Silver Sun” morphed perfectly into a set closing pair of songs from Garvey, “Four>Akimbo,” a spirited, extended instrumental, improvised intro.Observant fans had noted the lack of Derhak-led pieces in the first set, which though disappointing is perfectly understandable in light of the medical issues he faces. Luckily for all in attendance, his playing hasn’t been affected at all and his vive was up to backing vocal duties and even a couple of leads.Second set opener “Recreational Chemistry” showcased the band at their most expressive. Derhak strummed, plucked and slapped his bass with a frenzied passion that has made him a force to be reckoned with over the last few decades. Percussionist Jim Loughlin delighted as always with his bag of tricks, including his ever sharpening mallet skills as they progressed into the nearly instrumental “Meat.”As the crowd joyfully digested the massive “Meat” they were given, moe. gracefully returned to the final strains of the show opener “Moth” to close the set. Again, with the hiatus looming, it was nice of them to provide a sense of musical closure to their adoring fans who will be counting the days until their beloved band returns to the stage.Here are some second set highlights from the band’s Facebook:One of the greatest messages in any of moe.’s songs comes in the Garvey-sung “Wind It Up,” and it served as the perfect first of the two song encore that closed the show. “As the crowd passionately joined in the sing-around-chorus “Be on my side, I’m on your side,” the message was abundantly clear. They were there to represent a nation of fans who want nothing more than the speedy return to full health from the man who has stood at the center of the stage for as long as moe. has made their magic.Taking the mic for moe.’s last song of the night, Rob Derhak used the moments before to thank the audience and quietly promise to be back “…sometime soon.” Guitarist Al Schnier thanked the festival for allowing them an extra half hour of stage time to thank the fans who traveled from all points to come and see their band off in style.As the last note rang out, Derhak again thanked the crowd and told them he loved them. Though he surely knows after these last weeks of massive outpourings of well wishes that his love is returned, magnified a thousand times over. Cancer is a scourge on all walks of life, and most of us have had someone we know and love affected by the disease’s many forms.I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Mr. Derhak over the years and I know him to be a man of layers. Under a sometimes thick skin is a heart of gold, but under that is someone who enjoys a good fight, a hard knock, and the satisfaction of rising up after taking a blow. That spirit should serve Derhak well in this fight, and on behalf of Live For Live Music, and the nation of moe.rons of who I am proudly a member, I wish him a speedy and full recovery.Get well sir…we will be waiting when you are ready to rock once again!.moe has one final performance at LOCKN’ with Phil Lesh before taking their hiatus.Listen to last night’s full show below, courtesy of mark r. smith:moe. | The Huckleberry Jam | 07-28-2017 | Donnelly, IDSet I: Moth>Puebla>Annihilation Blues, Silver Sun, Four> AkimboSet II: Recreational Chemistry>Meat>MothEncore: Wind It UpEncore II:Captain America[Cover photo by Paul Citone from previous show]last_img read more

#BundesligaOnCiti: Kai Havertz shines for Bayer Leverkusen, Dortmund continues winning run

first_img RelatedPosts ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba Havertz, 20, delivered a cheeky finish to slot the visitors in front on seven minutes, and it was his penalty which restored their lead after Marcus Thuram scored a thumping equaliser.Sven Bender ensured the visitors took all three points in the most entertaining Bundesliga clash on Saturday – which played out in front of more than 8,000 cardboard Monchengladbach fans.Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund continued to show no sign of rust following the restart, cruising to a 2-0 victory over ten-man Wolfsburg.Raphael Guerreiro finished off a fine team move, netting his third goal since the Bundesliga’s resumption last week before Achraf Hakimi made it two.England star Jadon Sancho came off the bench and made an impression, nutmegging a defender five seconds after coming on and then setting up the second goal.Wolfsburg’s task was rendered impossible late on when Felix Klaus saw red for a nasty challenge after a VAR review.The result means Dortmund climbs to within one point of leaders Bayern Munich – who welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to an empty Allianz Arena.Bundesliga Results:Hertha Berlin 4-0 Union Berlin (Friday)Freiburg 0-1 Werder BremenPaderborn 1-1 HoffenheimWolfsburg 0-2 Borussia DortmundMonchengladbach 1-3 Bayer LeverkusenBayern vs Frankfurt (5.30 pm kick-off) Tags: Bayer LeverkusenBorussia DortmiundBorussia MonchengladbachWolfsburg That’s 14 goals for Havertz from midfield this season If Premier League clubs were interested in Kai Havertz before the Bundesliga returned, they’ll be totally infatuated now.The Manchester United and Liverpool target netted his second brace in as many games, helping Bayer Leverkusen to a 3-1 victory at high-flying Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace Source: Talk Sportslast_img read more

Micho confirms end of the road with Uganda Cranes

first_img200213-20 22004136 *****FROM THE ARCHIVES EGYPT 201102-21 0 GHANA RELATED VIDEOShare on: WhatsApp CONGO UGANDAcenter_img 0 Micho at the press conferenceFUFA  receives termination letter, wishes Micho wellKabira Club, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich has confirmed he is leaving the Uganda national soccer team Cranes.Micho told the press in Kampala Saturday that he has got up to nine offers to consinder now. He confirmed he is not going to Libya, is not going to handle a national team but did not confirm speculation linking him to Orlando Pirates in South Africa or Zamalek in Egypt.“Termination of the contract happened last night. I have not cheated, I have not stolen, but I have come here to clear the air, ” he said. (see live twitter feed #Micho & #GoodbyeMicho below)The Serbian football coach said he will announce his next destination soon, and confirmed talks on payment of his salary arrears and allowances of over $64,000 ( about Sh230m) with soccer governing body FUFA had stalled, thus his decision to move on.“It is not easy to be coach of Uganda. My agent and I had seven days of talks with FUFA but all yielded nothing,” Micho, 47, said. “I have not been allowed to take Uganda to the World Cup. They succeeded to remove me.”Micho led Uganda Cranes to their first Nations Cup finals in 38 years. Cranes managed one draw in their first apperance since 1978.Micho concluded the press conference at Kabira Club in Kampala with a prayer in Serbian, and made a sign of the cross.Micho announces his depature from the Uganda Cranes. PHOTOS LOUIS JADWONGFUFA wishes Micho wellA few hours after the press conference ended at 9.00GMT, soccer governing body FUFA confirmed Micho had indeed quit.“FUFA is in receipt of a letter from Mr. Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic terminating his services as Uganda Cranes coach,” FUFA said in a statement. “FUFA wishes Micho the best in his future adventures.”“FUFA would like to thank Mr. Sredojevic for the services rendered to the Uganda Cranes during his time as coach of the National team especially when he guided the country to the AFCON finals in Gabon for the first time since 1978. Ugandans will forever keep those memories with them.”In the statement, FUFA indicated no decision had been taken on the way forward. ” FUFA will keep the public and members of the football family updated in due course on the way forward about the technical aspects of the Uganda Cranes.”#MICHO Tweets#GoodByeMicho Tweets****PREVIEWCranes coach Micho wants outKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | FRIDAY | All indications are that the Micho-FUFA saga will end today, with the Serbian football coach set to announce his next destination.Cranes national team coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich confirmed to The Independent that he has called a 10.00am press conference Saturday at Kabira Club, just outside the city. He did not give details.The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) headquarters where football press conferences are usually held, is on the opposite side, in Mengo, in the city.It was not immediately clear if FUFA are aware of the Saturday July 29, press conference.  Micho left for a “holiday” on Monday hours after meeting the FUFA executive.At Monday’s meeting, the two parties agreed, according to a statement released after, that a decision on his future will be announced after CEO Edgar Watson meets his agent Ivic Stankovic to resolve his complaint about delayed payment of salary arrears said to be at $64000.Micho has since been linked to South African club side Orlando, at which he had a stint years ago, but more recently to Egyptian giants Zamalek. Zamalek 24 hours ago sacked their coach Augusto Inacio.Egypt would hit two birds with one stone if Micho left Uganda – for Zamalek. He is seen by many football experts as being capable of destabilizing World Cup qualifying Group E that has Egypt, Congo, Uganda and Ghana.Uganda are currently lying second behind Egypt (6), Uganda (4), Ghana (1) and are due to clash on August 31.GROUP E 0 Who is Micho?Whether he leaves or not, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich’s name will remain etched in Uganda’s football history as the coach who broke the jinx!History will state that in 1978, Uganda Cranes reached the final of the Nations Cup finals, falling to Ghana 2-0. Jimmy Kirunda and Phillip Omondi were some of the great names that Ugandan soccer would talk about for over three decades as players who last featured in the Nations Cup finals.For close to four decades after 1978, Cranes beat all the giants from Ghana, Zambia to Nigeria, but qualification eluded them.Uganda’s sports history will also add that FUFA presidents and coaches came and went but success remained elusive — until Lawrence Mulindwa in 2013. Then FUFA President Mulindwa, decided to bite the bullet and sack coach Bobby Williamson who had done a tremendous job with the team. In came ‘Micho’, and the rest is history.Williamson had come in to replace Csaba László, who resigned in July 2008 to go to Hearts in Scotland, despite a running contract.  Williamson had led Cranes to four CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup trophies since 2008 but failed to secure qualification to the African Nations Cup in his five-year tenure – on one occasion failing on the very final day of qualification. 0 Micho ended the jinx last year as Uganda qualified. He then led the team to Gabon, where Cranes managed a point and seemed to grow stronger thereafter, with a strong performance in their opening two games of the World Cup qualifiers.“FUFA hasn’t received any communication in regard to rumours that Cranes coach Micho has resigned. The Serbian is still under contract,” Federation of Uganda Football Associations FUFA said Saturday.FUFA were reacting to stories that they called mere “rumours” that Micho had said goodbye after his new look Cranes had humbled South Sudan 5-1 in the CHAN tournament second leg – at the Phillip Omondi Stadium.FUFA then met Monday this week with the coach at FUFA House in Mengo, at which they released a statement saying the two parties agreed that CEO Watson talks to Micho’s agent Ivic Stankovic.to resolve any issues between them.ALL SMILES ON MONDAY: Micho (2nd right) after meeting FUFA officials. Micho’s agent now comes into play.Micho, who like Donald Trump usually says it all on twitter, was silent five hours after the meeting ended,  then he tweeted: “48 hours expired I couldn’t come out with final outcome as promised due to human wish that unfortunate situation is sorted in civilised way.”Will Micho face his former side Rwanda?The “rumours” started minutes after Uganda walked past South Sudan at Lugogo on Saturday.Their next CHAN opponents – Rwanda.Micho has handled Rwanda before as well.Micho started his African adventure in Uganda with SC Villa, went via St.George in Ethiopia, Orlando Pirates in South Africa, Al-Hilal in Sudan and Rwanda before coming to Uganda.  He has complained for years about failure by FUFA to pay his salary under the agreed contract.A mutual separation based on the terms of the contract now look inveitable. What Micho called rumours a few days, could become reality at Kabira Club today.EARLIER STORIES TEAMSMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts 21101014last_img read more

Hopes and fears as Rugby World Cup warm-ups begin

first_imgSunday’s match will be the first of two back-to-back fixtures between England and Wales.– ‘Roll the dice’ –Both sides are playing four warm-ups in total, with Wales also involved in a double-header with Ireland.Commercial considerations are clearly a factor, with unions looking to make-up for the loss of income they would otherwise suffer in a World Cup year without any November internationalsBut such a programme has raised fears that, in an ever more brutal sport, players could suffer injuries that rule them out of the World Cup before the tournament starts.This has happened before but Wales great JPR Williams — who away from rugby was a surgeon — has condemned the current schedule as “ridiculous”.“Both England and Ireland can put two sides out on the park while we’ll have to risk some of our more senior players,” he told the Rugby Paper.“It would be awful if we lost some of our best players on the eve of the World Cup.”Wales could knock New Zealand off the top of the world rankings this weekend if they beat England and other results go their way.But Wales coach Warren Gatland, who played in the same Waikato side as Mitchell, accepted Williams’s point.“The criticism is fair,” he said. “You can’t get it right all the time. You are trying to negotiate warm-up games with sides and trying to get the balance right.“It’s a little bit of a concern that you don’t pick up too many injuries, but sometimes you have just got to roll the dice and go with it.”Share on: WhatsApp England’s fly-half Owen Farrell (C) walks off the pitch after a training session at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, west of London, on Aug 7, 2019 ahead of their world cup warm-up match against WalesLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Excitement will be mixed with concern when four of Europe’s leading rugby nations begin their World Cup warm-up programme this weekend.Ireland play Italy in Dublin on Saturday, with England facing Wales at Twickenham a day later.While some players can be reasonably certain of being on the plane to Japan, for others the next few weeks represent a last chance to impress.Not that England have that long with their Australian coach Eddie Jones — brought in after the team’s first-round exit on home soil at the 2015 edition — naming his World Cup squad on Monday.But John Mitchell, England’s assistant coach, said Friday: “I don’t see it as a one chance.“Every day in our environment is selection and observation; it doesn’t just come down to one game. Every day we are looking at what they do, how they do it, how they adapt, how they cope with pressure, how they relax, how they connect.”Nevertheless Mitchell, head coach of his native New Zealand when they reached the semi-finals of the 2003 World Cup in Australia won by England, was well aware of what was at stake.It’s a difficult time for a head coach — you are making big decisions on young men’s careers,” he said.“They all want to go to a World Cup. Having been in those shoes before, I can fully empathise with the feelings and emotions that he (Jones) goes through. But it is the head coach’s responsibility.”England have picked an experimental side, leaving out several first-choice players and giving debuts to Bath wing Ruaridh McConnochie and Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz.Ireland, meanwhile have selected a South African-born lock in Jean Kleyn, who only became eligible under residency rules earlier this week.Grand Slam champions Wales, however, have selected something close to their strongest side.Mitchell, asked whether England’s priority on Sunday was to win or learn something about players that could only be discovered under match conditions, replied: “If you get both, that’s good.”last_img read more