The Disco Biscuits continue to ride high in Denver, CO for the second night of their four-night Bisco Inferno run. Performing at the Ogden Theatre from June 1st through 3rd, then at Red Rocks with Twiddle on June 4th, there’s truly no shortage of great music coming from this exciting band.After a successful first night saw tDB dive into their classics, night two found the jamtronica pioneers diving deeper into their catalog and bringing out some classics. The band started the show by celebrating Allen Aucoin’s birthday with a jam session, before bringing out “Stone -> Devil’s Waltz” and a “Mulberry’s Dream” sandwich with “Catalyst” in the middle. One of the big highlights of the show was a cover of The Meters’ “Cissy Strut,” played at the very beginning of set two. Tunes like “Trucker’s Choice,” “Digital Buddha,” “And the Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night,” and more kept the dance party rocking all night long.Thanks to the band’s new live streaming on YouTube, you can watch the full video from last night’s show, below.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits at The Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO – 6/2/16I: Happy Birthday Allen Batman jam, Stone-> Devil’s Waltz, Mulberry’s Dream-> Catalyst-> Mulberry’s Dream, Hope-> ReactorII: Cissy Strut-> Trucker’s Choice, Digital Buddha-> And the Ladies Were the Rest of the Night-> Widow in the Rain-> Digital Buddha, RockafellaE: Highwire-> Svenghali
Come on down, you’re the next contestant on The Price Is Right! If you’re lucky, you might even get host Drew Carey to crack a joke about a jam band.That’s what happened on a recent episode of the long-standing game show, when Carey used an actual string cheese to poke fun at the lengthy guitar solos that one might expect from The String Cheese Incident. The joke came during the pricing game “Pick a Pair,” where contestants have to choose items that have the same price.When the contestant Adam chose string cheese, Carey says “The String Cheese Incident… 45 minute guitar solo…” before revealing the price of the cheese. Watch it all go down below. While the original episode appeared in March, we didn’t catch the joke until the rerun today. Keep on Cheesin’, Drew!
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The Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) plans to bestow the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award on Jamaican comedian, actor and playwright Oliver Samuels during its 25th Caribbean-American Heritage Awards Gala, on November 16.One of Jamaica’s thespian luminaries “For his outstanding body of work and for bringing ‘Brand Jamaica’ to the performing arts locally and internationally, Samuels will be awarded the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala, which has as its theme, ‘A Celebration of Excellence and Service,’” said Dr Claire Nelson, ICS’ Jamaican-born founder and president. She said Samuels is “widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s thespian luminaries.”Born on November 4, 1948, in Harmony Hall, St Mary, Jamaica, Nelson said Samuels grew up on a banana plantation, where his father worked as a casual laborer and his mother sold items on the estate.“His involvement in drama began at the age of seven, when he and the other children on the plantation would sing and recite poetry on Friday nights,” Nelson said. “It was to be the beginning of a lifetime love for all things dramatic for the poor boy who made good by adopting his mother’s belief that with hard work he could make it out of poverty.”Trained at the Jamaica Theatre School from 1971 to 1973 where he participated in various productions, Samuels has appeared in no fewer than 13 national pantomimes, playing major roles, Nelson said.Writing his own playCurrently, Samuels is dedicating his time writing his own theatrical material. “His latest piece, ’56 East Avenue’ opened in Miramar , Florida, on September 1 to very enthusiastic response,” Nelson said.She said other honorees will include Reggae Foundation Grammy Winning Inner Circle Band, widely known for their song “Bad Boys”; Jamaican microbiologist and current president of the J. Craig Venter Institute, Dr. Karen Nelson; Rising Star of the Opera, Alyson Cambridge, who is of Guyanese heritage; and Sherry Herbert, vice president of Black Enterprise, who hails from Nevis.
Final thoughts:The Browns are not drafting to fill big needs, with the exception of adding depth in the secondary and continuing to build the pass rush around Garrett, who had 13.5 sacks last season. Paul Kruger is the only other Cleveland player with 10-plus sacks in a single season this decade. If the Browns can draft a second pass-rusher with double-digit sack potential, then it would be a win.That is why we will not be surprised if Dorsey makes a move up the board given the number of tantalizing pass-rushing prospects in this draft. What will Browns general manager John Dorsey do next after trading the No. 17 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft in the deal for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.?After Dorsey’s boldest move yet, Cleveland will continue to build around former No. 1 picks Myles Garrett and Baker Mayfield, with the latter being the reason the Browns’ hunt for a franchise quarterback appears to be finished. The Browns also added former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, who is suspended for the first eight games of the 2019 season. Day 2 planThe Browns should be able to pad their secondary with some value picks in the second round (No. 49) and third round (No. 80). Iowa’s Amani Hooker, Virginia’s Juan Thornhill and Maryland’s Darnell Savage are candidates, along with Delaware’s Nassir Adderley, who could also play cornerback. If Cleveland goes cornerback, then Temple’s Rock-Ya Sin and Penn State’s Amani Oruwariye are excellent candidates to be taken.Ole Miss tackle Greg Little and Kansas State’s Dalton Risner likely won’t fall this far, but the Browns should add a tackle in one of these rounds. South Carolina’s Dennis Daley has been a popular name linked to the Browns in mocks and would be an interesting fit in Round 3. Of those three, Risner would be the best fit. If the Browns want to add another running back early, then Darrell Henderson would be the pick on Day 2. Day 3 sleeperBen Burr-Kirven, LB, Washington (fifth round)Burr-Kirven put together a monster senior season with 176 total tackles for the Huskies, and he is a value pick who would add the needed depth at the position for the Browns at a low cost. He is smaller than Schobert, who was a tackles-for-loss machine in college, but the two could play off each other well. Cleveland also could add another running back on Day 3 given Hunt’s suspension and Duke Johnson’s trade demand. Bryce Love or Trayveon Williams would fit.MORE: Browns coach Freddie Kitchens can handle everything you think he can’t SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Iyer’s mock draft | Live pick tracker | TV scheduleThe Browns have talent everywhere on the field and now have something to prove. In this draft, Cleveland will be stocking up with depth for a possible run to its first AFC North title. It will happen April 25-27, and Dorsey has eight picks, including three fifth-rounders, at his disposal to add more talent.Here is a look at how the draft might shake out for Cleveland.Browns NFL Draft picks RoundPickSecondNo. 49ThirdNo. 80FourthNo. 119FifthNo. 144 (from Jaguars)FifthNo. 155FifthNo. 170 (from Patriots)SixthNo. 189SeventhNo. 221 (from Jaguars)Browns’ NFL Draft team needs Cornerback: Denzel Ward made the Pro Bowl as a rookie, but he also suffered two concussions. Briean Boddy-Calhoun and EJ Gaines left via free agency, so Terrance Mitchell and Eric Murray, brought over in a trade with Kansas City, are the best options.Offensive tackle: Cleveland re-signed Greg Robinson, and Chris Hubbard was a good pickup last season, but the Browns could use depth to protect Mayfield, who took 25 sacks last season.Edge rusher: The Browns traded for Olivier Vernon, who averages 7.2 sacks per season over the last five years. He is a solid compliment for Garrett, but this draft is loaded with first-round defensive line talent.Safety: Former Packers defensive backs Morgan Burnett and Damarious Randall are the safeties now, but Burnett has started in just 14 games over the last two seasons. T.J. Carrie remains the nickel back, but there is room for more depth here.Linebacker: Cleveland has room to add a linebacker or two after Jamie Collins left. Christian Kirksey, Joe Schobert and Genard Avery are a solid group, but there is room for an upgrade.Browns mock draft 2019First-round planFor the first time since 2008, the Browns do not have a first-round pick. Cleveland traded for Beckham, which is better than reaching for Combine superstar D.K. Metcalf. And given the Browns have had five first-round picks in the last two drafts that netted Mayfield, Ward, Garrett, David Njoku and Jabrill Peppers (who was part of that trade for Beckham) it will be OK if Cleveland stays put and sits out the first round in this year’s draft.MORE: Full 2019 NFL Mock DraftSecond-guessing that plan:We are talking about Dorsey here. Cleveland has three fifth-round picks, and it has two sixth-round picks in next year’s draft. There is still room to package together picks if Cleveland wants to bump back up into the first round and get either an edge-rusher or a cornerback who falls into a value spot. Dorsey has made one splash after another in the past two offseasons, and this would be another. Don’t be surprised if …… the Browns make a run at Ed Oliver or Devin White if the price is right. One can make the argument that Oliver is the most talented player on the board, and he had 53 tackles for loss in college with Houston to prove it. White would be a candidate too, but he would be harder to get. Keep the focus on Oliver.Some of the same questions that were being asked about Garrett two years ago are being asked about Oliver now. He could slip far enough that Dorsey would be willing to take a swing. Imagine putting Oliver on a defensive line that already has Vernon, Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi and Sheldon Richardson. New defensive coordinator Steve Wilks would not object.