FU*K 2016: Musicians We Love Honor Musicians We Lost In Stellar NOLA Performance [Video/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Sammi GarettGreg SandersonChris BrouwersShane AllenDrew Sayers On Sunday, April 30th, members of Turkuaz, The Motet, Snarky Puppy, and many more gathered onstage in the heart of New Orleans to send a simple message…”FU*K 2016!” While last year marked an era of divisiveness, most of us were able to agree on this sentiment. From the ugly, insult-driven presidential election, to the endless outbreaks of violence around the globe, it seemed like every time you turned around there was more bad news to process. The general shitty-ness of of the last calendar year hit the music world particularly hard. From David Bowie in early January to George Michael on Christmas day, last year seemed to take amazing artists from this Earth at an alarming rate. Thankfully all things, bitter and sweet, come to an end. And luckily for us, the talented “FU*K 2016” lineup (led by Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead) came together to celebrate the joy created by these amazing performers rather than quietly lament their loss, and turned the giant lemon that was 2016 into funky lemonade!As the “FU*K 2016” band gathered backstage at the venerable Howlin’ Wolf making their final plans, the pedal steel guitar strains of openers RumpleSTEELskin, a Revivalists side project, warmed up the crowd admirably. Ed Williams has always been a lightning rod for attention at Revivalists shows thanks to his dramatic style of play, often rising to his feet and bending his instrument as well as the string in wild displays of passion. Williams commanded the crowd on the mic as well, joking about the band’s lack of preparation and sad inability to even name their tunes with remarkable charm. Though they may have lacked some of the more standard Revivalists bells and whistles, they, more than made up for it with a stellar performance featuring a wonderful two-song sit-in from another “sacred steel” player, the good Dr. himself: Roosevelt Collier. After attributing a few of their instrumentals to the “Late Brittany Spears” in jest, they closed with a bombastic take on Led Zeppelin‘s “Dazed and Confused” that left the already-packed house reeling and ready for the fun yet to come.The eager audience didn’t have long to wait as the battle-tested Howlin’ Wolf crew reset the stage with an efficiency born from hundreds of nights of practice. There was barely an inch to spare when the final player took the stage and the clarion call to party, David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” kicked off the parade of classic hits from the fallen of 2016. Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) and Shira Elias (Turkuaz) shouldered the lion’s share of the lead vocal duties, singing with passion and charisma. As Divinsky wound through classics from Earth, Wind & Fire and Leon Russell, he showcased the range and presence that made him one of the most in-demand sit-in performers of the 2017 Jazz Fest late night circuit.The pair of George Michael covers in the middle of the set (“I Want Your Sex” and “Freedom!”) and the Prince deep cut that followed (“Sexy Dancer”) proved to be one of the tightest segments of the night, the whole room getting down to the deep, funky grooves. The double talk-box keyboard battle between Joey Porter and Steveland Swatkins on “Freedom” was worth the ticket price in itself. When it came time to honor the Purple One, the almighty Prince, the architects of the performance chose to go for the deep cuts, hitting a pair of under-appreciated gems from his unfathomably large catalog instead of more predictable popular hits.Of course, that didn’t mean that the talented lineup was afraid to take on the iconic tunes. The powerful ensemble tackled a pair of Parliment-Funkadelic tracks in honor of the late Bernie Worrell, including “Mothership Connection” and “Starchild,” before finishing the main set with a roaring rendition of the infectious Tower Of Power track “What Is Hip” for the late Mic Gillette. Revisiting the Earth, Wind & Fire catalog and the radiant spirit of Maurice White one last time for an encore of “In The Stone,” the musical collective kept the pedal pressed to the floor for one last burst of love and respect.With the recent losses of luminaries like Butch Trucks and Col. Bruce Hampton, we have already seen the beginnings of what could well be another year of heart-breaking losses. Thankfully, as the “Fu*k 2016” tribute showcase remarkably illustrated, there is a positive to be found in these troubled circumstances: We can choose to celebrate the lives of these fallen friends rather than lament their losses. For one night in New Orleans, the spirits of the artists we lost in 2016 returned to life on the stage. But if we keep these memories alive in our hearts, then those that gave us so much in life will live as long as the stars themselves.Below, you can watch full video of “FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost” below courtesy of videographer John Peckham of ConcertCasters, and view a gallery of photos from the incredible night of music via photographer Jeremy Scott:SETLIST: FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 4/30/17 | Photos by Jeremy ScottLet’s Dance[1], Shining Star[4], Tell Me[3], How Long Do I Have To Wait[3], Delta Lady[6], You Got To Funkifize[9], Off The Wall [8], I Want Your Sex[7], Freedom![7], Sexy Dancer[2], Ballad of Dorothy Parker[2], One Nation Under A Groove[5], Mothership Connection[5], What Is Hip[9]Encore: In The StoneIn memory of: [1] David Bowie; [2] Prince; [3] Sharon Jones; [4] Maurice White; [5]Bernie Worrell; [6] Leon Reussell; [7] George Michael; [8] Rod Temperton; [9] Mic Gillette (Tower of Power)“Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost” Artist LineupMichelangelo CarubbaJoey PorterGarrett SayersLyle DivinskyCraig BrodheadShira Elias Danny MayerSteveland SwatkinsKhris RoyalMaurice “Mobetta” BrownNate Werth FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 4/30/17 | Photos by Jeremy Scottlast_img read more

Machado’s grand slam in 10th lifts Padres over Rangers 6-3

first_img Associated Press Television News First Published: 20th August, 2020 11:37 IST Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 11:37 IST Machado’s Grand Slam In 10th Lifts Padres Over Rangers 6-3 Manny Machado hit a grand slam with one out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Texas Rangers for the third straight game, 6-3 Wednesday night COMMENT Manny Machado hit a grand slam with one out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Texas Rangers for the third straight game, 6-3 Wednesday night.Machado’s 11th career grand slam and sixth walkoff homer came off Rafael Montero (0-1), whose only out in the 10th came on pinch-hitter Greg Garcia’s sacrifice.Fernando Tatis Jr., who hit his MLB-leading 12th homer earlier, drew a walk off Montero to load the bases ahead of Machado, who hit his sixth homer of the season.The Padres have hit grand slams in three straight games for the first time in club history.Texas had gone ahead 3-2 in the top of the inning when Willie Calhoun’s dribbler in front of the plate off Tim Hill (1-0) scored Nick Solak with two outs.Catcher Austin Hedges couldn’t get a grip on the ball and Solak scored. Calhoun was injured running out the single and was replaced by Scott Heineman.Joey Gallo had tied the game at 2 with a homer off Matt Strahm leading off the ninth, his seventh. Gallo missed a grand slam by just a few feet to end the 10th.The Padres beat the Rangers in Arlington on Monday and Tuesday.Tatis hit a go-ahead shot off Lance Lynn with two outs in the third. Jurickson Profar homered for the second straight game against Texas, where he spent his first four full big league seasons, also off Lynn.Lynn came in with an MLB-leading 1.11 ERA after a two-hit complete game at Colorado on Friday.Tatis also leads MLB with 29 RBIs and 24 runs, and is tied for the lead with six steals.Tatis has homered three times in this series, including twice for seven RBIs in Monday night’s 14-4 win at Arlington. Among them was a grand slam on a 3-0 pitch from Juan Nicasio with the Padres leading by seven runs, reigniting arguments over baseball’s “unwritten rules.” Tatis’ slam angered the Rangers and even raised the eyebrows of Padres rookie manager Jayce Tingler, who initially wasn’t overly pleased because the 21-year-old shortstop missed a take sign before hitting his first career slam.Tingler initially called it a “learning opportunity,” but said the next day he should have used a better choice of words.After Tatis’ slam, reliever Ian Gibaut threw Machado, leading to a three-game suspension for the reliever, which was reduced to two games, and one game for manager Chris Woodward.Roughned Odor homered off Chris Paddack with one out in the second, his third.Paddack allowed one run and four hits in six innings, struck out five and walked two.Lynn gave up two runs and eight hits in seven innings, struck out six and walked none.SUSPENSIONGibaut dropped his appeal and began serving his two-game suspension. The Rangers will play with 27 players for this series.TRAINER’S ROOMRangers: SS Elvis Andrus was out of the starting lineup for the third day in a row but he did pinch run for Todd Frazier, who was hit by a pitch in the ninth, and then stayed in at shortstop. Monday was a scheduled day off but he was out Tuesday and Wednesday because of lower back stiffness.UP NEXTRangers: RHP Kyle Gibson (1-2, 3.74 ERA) is scheduled to start the series finale Thursday night. He beat the Padres in his only appearance against them, on Sept. 12, 2017, while with Minnesota.Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-1, 1.59) is set to go for the Padres.Image credits: AP LIVE TVcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Written Bylast_img read more