Last week, Pretty Lights stunned fans with his announcement of a new direction, emphasizing more live band work with a new song called “Only Yesterday” featuring members of Lettuce, Break Science and more. Naturally, what does one do when they want a heavy dose of live music? Visit New Orleans, of course.That’s where Pretty Lights and the Analog Future Band found themselves last night, as they headlined the BUKU Music & Arts Festival. Not only did PL headline with the band, but he was scheduled to perform at the Joy Theater for a late night party featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Horns.An additional secret after party took place on the streets of NOLA, as Pretty Lights shared the above photo with the caption “PLay a secret set in NOLA .” Fans could not have been happier to witness this intimate, late-night dance party.Check out some fan-shot footage of the secret set, courtesy of Cy Desormeaux on YouTube:The fans couldn’t have been happier.I just witnessed a secret pretty lights set in New Orleans and just met datsik. my life cannot be better.— Gaby Hidalgo (@gabyhidalg0) March 13, 2016Some enamored reactions from around the web:3 @PrettyLights sets in one night…and one of them under a bridge in New Orleans. Wow. Thank you Buku. pic.twitter.com/MjY8iZ40v7— Pal-Jacik (@Blaking_Bad) March 13, 2016 This is how close I was to @PrettyLights last night at the secret set. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/yTX8QVByGV— Nas Kabbani (@anaskabbani10) March 13, 2016Keep on rocking it, PL Fam.
World champions Germany will be far from full strength when they host Brazil in their international friendly today, with coach Joachim Loew planning to field a second-string team as he tests ahead of the World Cup.The last time these two teams, who have won the world title a combined nine times, met was at the 2014 World Cup when Germany stunned the sports world with a 7-1 demolition of hosts Brazil in the semifinal.But fewer fireworks are expected this time with both nations missing key players and busy tinkering with their preparations for the World Cup in Russia which begins in June. Brazil, who have lost just once in the 17 matches since coach Tite took over, will be missing injured Neymar while the Germans are without Mesut Ozil, Thomas Mueller and Manuel Neuer among others.Midfielder Emre Can has also been ruled out with a back injury while Sami Khedira is doubtful after picking up a minor knock against Spain on Friday, Loew said.Marc Andre ter Stegen, the starting keeper in the absence of Neuer, will also be given a rest.“Marc will have a break because he has a bit of a knee issue and maybe it is good to have a break for a couple of days,” Loew told reporters.He also said Marvin Plattenhardt would replace Jonas Hector at full back while Leroy Sane and Ilkay Guendogan would start as Germany aim to equal their unbeaten run of 23 matches dating back from 1978-80.Loew added the game was more an opportunity to experiment rather than a rematch of four years ago.“For us that match does not play as big a role as it does in Brazil,” he said. “Disappointment was obviously big, especially as the host nation.“Now Brazil may have some thoughts of revenge but you cannot really do that because you cannot bring that semifinal back. But Brazil have improved.”Tite took over in 2016 and apart from a friendly loss to Argentina, his team have gone unbeaten since then.“They have improved considerably,” said Loew. “They have reinvented themselves in the past two or three years.“They are very disciplined, they are all defending and their attack is among the best in the world. Even Neymar and Philippe Coutinho â€“ both attacking players â€“ work extremely hard at the back. The coach has succeeded in making them more stable.”The five-time world champions kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17 before facing Costa Rica and Serbia.The Germans have been drawn in Group F of the tournament, along with Mexico, South Korea and Sweden.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram