Just two weeks ago, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead had the pleasure of hosting Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir in Oakland, CA. The Furthur reunion saw Almost Dead strip down to an acoustic setup, accompanying Weir on a series of Grateful Dead classics, with a few Bob Dylan covers slipped in as well.Fortunately for us, the band has shared a full soundboard recording of the performance, with the help of Eric McRoberts. Tune in to the full show below, and enjoy!Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 11/12/16(as annotated by manager Peter Costello)Set 1 (8:00PM – 10:13PM):01. Jam ->02. Good Lovin’ (SM) ->03. Cumberland Blues (All) ->04. Help On The Way (TH) @ ->05. Slipknot! ->06. The Music Never Stopped (SM)07. He’s Gone (TH) >08. The Wheel # (All) >09. Jack Straw $ (SM & TH)Acoustic Set ^ (No Set Break):10. Must Have Been The Roses % (TH)11. Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall + (BW)12. Black Throated Wind + (BW)13. When I Paint My Masterpiece + (BW)14. Cassidy + (BW) ->15. Let It Grow Jam + ->16. Cassidy + (BW)Set 2 (10:33PM – 11:59PM):01. intro/crowd02. King Solomon’s Marbles03. Row Jimmy (TH)04. Estimated Prophet (SM) ->05. Uncle John’s Band (All)06. Eyes Of The World && (TH) ->07. Jam *->08. Throwing Stones (SM) ->09. Deal Jam & ->10. Throwing Stones (SM) ->11. Hey Bulldog Jam ^ ->12. Throwing Stones (SM)Encore:13. One More Saturday Night (SM)@ – Proceeded by an emphatic “Shakedown Street” Tease# – With an “Head Over Heels” (Tears for Fears) Tease (MB)$ – During the jam before the final “We can share the women…” lyrics, the stage was transformed seamlessly for the acoustic set. MB’s piano was moved (while he was still playing it), a small kit for Joe rolled out on a riser, mics & stools were placed for SM, TH & BW.^ – All songs with MB on Upright Piano & Vocals, TH & SM on Acoustic Guitars & Vocals, DD on Upright Bass & JR on 3 piece kit – Kick, Snare & Hi Hat – & Vocals.% – Almost Dead only+ – With Bob Weir on Acoustic Guitar & Vocals as indicated&& – With a DD Bass Solo & an MB piano solo* – Contained elements of Throwing Stones& – First Time Played By Almost Dead^ – Beatles cover, first Time Played By Almost Dead as an instrumental. (The full song was played on 2016.07.02.)This was probably the longest show Almost Dead has played, at about 3:39.
The X Factor victor and three-time Brit nominee Alexandra Burke will step into the role of Rachel Marron, the role originated on stage by Heather Headley, in the West End musical The Bodyguard. Burke will begin performances on June 2. Current Rachel Beverley Knight will play her final performance on May 31 and British TV and stage star Tristan Gemmill will continue in the role as Rachel’s bodyguard, Frank Farmer. The production runs through August 30 at the Adelphi Theatre. The Bodyguard, based on the 1992 Oscar-nominated film, tells the story of former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer (Gemmill), who is hired to protect pop star Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. The Bodyguard features some of Whitney Houston’s greatest hit songs including “Queen of the Night,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “I Will Always Love You.” The musical is directed by Thea Sharrock. Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth season of The X Factor. Her debut number one single, “Hallelujah,” sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for any British female soloist. With Burke’s first album, Overcome , came two subsequent number one singles: “Bad boys” and “Start Without You.” Her second album, Heartbreak on Hold, released in June 2012 and her third will release later this year. View Comments read more
After a year and two months since last being there, the Black Stars return to the Baba Yara Stadium for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Comoros.It is still unknown what form of reaction the team will receive in Kumasi after their last Garden City outing against Uganda ended up being a chaotic affair.Much of the talk surrounding the game has been the possible reduction of bonuses of the Stars and a conspiracy to play below par last Friday, a similar subject which agitated fans a year ago.The Stars were held to a goalless draw in their first leg and the permutations are simple: win and qualify for the next round of the qualifiers.Avram Grant is expected to have his captain and talisman fit and ready for today’s game after Gyan sat out the vast majority of the game in Comoros with a niggling knee injury.Gyan is on 48 international goals for Ghana and on the occasion of his 95th cap for Ghana, he could hit the half century mark in terms of goals. This will clearly serve as a source of motivation for Gyan who may use the occassion as his pre-birthday gift. The Israeli trainer nonetheless is unperturbed about pressure mounting on him after Ghana’s blunt performance in Friday.“Pressure is good, pressure push you too achieve the most, when you have life without anything you pressure you don’t need to achieve anything.”On the basis of this, Grant is relishing today’s clash as he holds the key to Ghana qualifying for its fourth consecutive World Cup as well as Grant’s personal first.Les Coelecantes of Comoros have nothing to lose and clearly see themselves as underdogs. Their game plan remains simple; sit back, soak the pressure and catch Ghana on the counter. The onus lies on Ghana to be more purposeful in attack, find spaces and have the patience to break down the Comoros backline.Team News:Avram is likely to replace Majeed Waris up top with captain Asamoah Gyan slotting in for him while Dede Ayew is fit enough to start despite having troubles with his knee.The backline will remain as the first leg with Jonathan Mensah and John Boye in the heart of defence. It is unknown whether the midfield duo of Afriyie Acquah and Mubarak Wakaso will continue with their partnership.Probable XI: Razak Braimah; Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye; Afriyie Acquah, Mubarak Wakaso, Andre Ayew, Solomon Asante; Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan. –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag read more