Last Thursday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made its highly anticipated headlining debut at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Almost Dead’s Red Rocks performance has been a long time coming. The group composed of Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, and Dave Dreiwitz was initially supposed to make their first headlining appearance at the famed Colorado venue at the end of April, though unfavorable weather forced their show to be moved indoors to the 1st Bank Center and prompted their Red Rocks date to be rescheduled for later in the summer. Unfortunately, bassist Dave Dreiwitz was on tour with Ween and unavailable for the new date, though the Grateful Dead-inspired ensemble found a worthy replacement in Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge. After many months of anticipation, Almost Dead certainly did not disappoint for their headlining Red Rocks show, putting on a truly exemplary performance for the sold-out crowd that also saw the group heavily tease Phish, ahead of the Vermont quartet’s annual three-night run at Dick’s Sporting Good Park that started the following day. It was an exceptional Labor Day long weekend for music fans in Colorado, that is for sure.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Makes A Grand, Phish-Laced Red Rocks Debut With Oteil Burbridge [Video/Photo]The Joe Russo’s Almost Dead set with Oteil Burbridge truly proved the mastery needed to keep up with the founding members, as the band continuously weaved together their reimagined Grateful Dead tunes with out-of-left-field surprises, like James Brown, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, Michael Jackson, King Curtis, Phish, and Allman Brothers teases throughout. Oteil Burbridge contributed his vocals throughout the night, and took lead on “Box of Rain,” which also featured an “Uncle John’s Band” section. Keeping on the train of untraditional musicianship, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead kept the fire alive in their headlining debut performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and it will forever be remembered for such. For a Grateful Dead “cover band”– though we all know Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is so much more than that–to headline and sell out a venue of that size that the Grateful Dead have played countless times, is a very big deal. Read our in-depth review of the performance and see our full gallery here.Thanks to Todd R for the recording, you can listen to the show via JamBuzz below:You can also see the full setlist below, courtesy of Peter Costello.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/31/2017Set One: Jam -> Here Comes Sunshine @ > Ruben & Cherise -> Jam -> Mama Tried, New Speedway Boogie # -> Music Never Stopped Reprise -> New Speedway Jam -> Music Never Stopped Jam -> Dancing In The Streets $ -> New Speedway Reprise % -> Box Of Rain ^ (OB), He’s Gone & -> Truckin’ -> Born Cross Eyed JamSet Two: Jack Straw > Feel Like A Stranger * -> Harry Hood Jam + -> China Cat Sunflower -> The Eleven -> The Wheel @@ -> There Is A Mountain ## > I Know You Rider, Greatest Story Ever Told $$, Morning DewEncore: We Bid You Goodnight %%@ – With a “Sex Machine” (James Brown) Tease (MB), a “La Di Da Di” (Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick) Tease (MB)# – Unfinished$ – With Music Never Stopped Teases (TH), an unknown Tease (MB), New Speedway Teases & lyrics, a “Memphis Soul Stew” (King Curtis) Tease (OB), “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson) Teases (SM & MB).% – First split New Speedway^ – With an Uncle John’s Band Tease (Band)& – With Truckin & Tennessee Jed Teases (TH) & a “Humdinger” (WOLF) tease (SM) – I think* – Unfinished+ – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Phish Cover (No lyrics were sung), First Time Played By Almost [email protected]@ – First verse sung in 11, with an “In With the In Crowd” (Ramsey Lewis) Jam, a “Bathtub Gin” (Phish) Tease (MB)## – Donovan Cover, Instrumental with 2 choruses only sung, First Time Played By Almost Dead. Basis for the Allman Bros “Mountain Jam” but closer to the original Donovan version.$$ – With a “Night in Tunisia” (Dizzy Gillespie) Jam, an Estimated Prophet Tease (TH) & a “Stash” (Phish) Tease (SM)%% – A cappella at their positions with vocal mics, not at the front of the stage[Photo by Bill McAlaine]
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smiled as he saw Arsenal’s goals being replayed during his post-match interview (BT Sport) More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But I would like to see him a bit more edgy, a bit more mean at times.‘[Angry] yeah, sometimes, it’s part of his job as well. Just be angry.‘I see him smiling now, after a game like that, you know.‘This is not the moment to smile.’ Robin van Persie slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for smiling during interview after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal Advertisement Robin van Persie hit out at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal (BT Sport)Robin van Persie has criticised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for smiling during his post-match interview after Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal on New Year’s Day.United delivered a woeful performance at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday as first-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos secured a 2-0 victory for Mikel Arteta’s side.During his post-match interview with BT Sport, Solskjaer caught a replay of Arsenal’s two goals in his eyeline and briefly laughed before putting his head in his hand.And former Arsenal and United striker Van Persie was not happy with the Norwegian’s reaction.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I listen to Ole, he sounds like a really nice guy,’ Van Persie told BT Sport. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 11:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares Van Persie says Solskjaer picked the wrong time to smile following United’s defeat to Arsenal (BT Sport)Asked if there’s a lack of fear from United’s players towards Solskjaer, Van Persie replied: ‘Probably, by the looks of it I think so.’However, Rio Ferdinand insisted that Solskjaer does have a nastier side which the public do not see in the dressing room.‘I understand what he’s saying and you what a reaction in the changing room,’ Ferdinand said.‘The difference is there might be a different Ole in the changing room, and that’s what you’re hoping probably.‘There’s a different side to Ole, I know he can be very cutthroat, very cold, things he said to players can be very cutting when he was a player, and I’m sure he’ll be similar like that as a manager.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Comment
And the world number 82 held his nerve to convert his fourth match point and win 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 7-4It is the biggest win of Pella’s career and he is now in the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.“The rain coming helped me a lot,” the 28-year-old, who had not won a match at Wimbledon in his two previous visits, told BBC Sport.“Yesterday he was playing so, so well and I couldn’t do anything.“Today, I started to play more aggressively and fight for every ball and that is why I won. Grass isn’t my favourite surface but I started to feel more confident and served a lot better.”On Friday, Pella will play American world number 103 Mackenzie Mcdonald who will also be making his first appearance in the last 32 of a major.“Every time you win a match in a Grand Slam it is a good feeling,” he added.“Tomorrow is a different match and we will both have pressure so it will be a tense match but I will try to be calm and win.”Cilic told BBC Sport that he struggled to find his fluency in the final two sets of the match.“Yesterday I played great, today not so and that is a big disappointment,” he said.“In the fourth I was struggling to find my rhythm, missing balls I hadn’t been missing earlier and not serving as well.“I was not as accurate and he was starting to play and serve better. I was giving him chances to keep going and he was also raising his level.”Three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka was another to be eliminated. The Swiss, who has dropped to 224 in the world after a series of injuries, lost 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 7-6 (8-6) to Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano.But there were no problems for Argentine fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro who only needed one hour and 34 minutes to beat Feliciano Lopez 6-4 6-1 6-2, winning 31 out of the 32 points behind a successful first serve (97%).US Open finalist and eighth seed Kevin Anderson advanced after a 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-4 victory over Fabbiano’s compatriot Andreas Seppi.American ninth seed John Isner sent down 64 aces in his five-set success against Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans – the third-highest number of aces in a match at Wimbledon after the 113 and 110 managed by Isner and Nicolas Mahut respectively in their record-breaking marathon encounter in 2010.And Australian Nick Kyrgios was warned for swearing in his straight-sets win over Dutchman Robin Haase.The 15th seed treated the crowd to some clever strokeplay and some trick shots on his way to a 6-3 6-4 7-5 triumph.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Third seed Marin Cilic let a two-set lead slip as he was knocked out in the second round of Wimbledon by Argentina’s Guido Pella.Last year’s beaten finalist was well in control before rain halted proceedings on Wednesday evening.But, on the resumption, Pella improved and wrapped up the third set and took the fourth on a tie-break.