2 Mar

New Dweezil Zappa Interview Fuels Speculation That Phish Will Cover Zappa On Halloween

first_imgFor the record, this is clearly just a rumor. However, when the son of Frank Zappa puts the words Phish and “whole night of my Father’s music” next to each other, well, let’s just say our interests are piqued.In a new interview with the Missoulian ahead of Dweezil Zappa’s upcoming performance at The Wilma, Dweezil Zappa was asked about how Frank Zappa would feel about the feuding between the Zappa siblings. The guitarist responded, “I think he would be horribly disappointed at how everything has been handled by my mom, and now my brother and sister… Phish can do a whole night of my father’s music, and they don’t get a cease and desist letter, but I do?”Phish has never done “a whole night” of Frank Zappa music in their career. Of course this is speculation, but really the only time it would make sense for them to do a night of Zappa’s music would be at their upcoming Halloween performance.The band is very strongly influenced by Frank Zappa; though only one song is officially in their repertoire (“Peaches En Regalia”), Jon Fishman released a Zappa Picks compilation album a few years ago. The band also strongly considered a Zappa album for their Halloween show in 1995, but, according to Phish.net, “insanely complex overdubs, potentially offensive lyrics, and several tunes (esp. “Watermelon in Easter Hay”) that Zappa had requested never be performed live again” caused the band to reroute their practices to The Who’s Quadrophenia for that show.Additionally, there is the timing to consider. The “cease and desist letters” didn’t become a part of Dweezil’s life until this year, so it stands to reason that this comment refers to something that has happened recently, as opposed to an older reference. Furthermore, the band’s decision to play on a Monday for Halloween must mean that they have something in store for the performance.On the other hand, Dweezil – who probably isn’t as nerdy about Phish stats as we are – could just be making a sarcastic comment to emphasize his point. Phish more or less swore off of musical costume sets when they broke from tradition with the Wingsuit set of 2013, and continued that new trend with their Chilling, Thrilling Sounds performance in 2014. While the Halloween show could be a Zappa tribute that doesn’t pick on a particular album, this could all just be nothing but the hopes and dreams of Zappa/Phish fans blowing a quote out of proportion.While we won’t really know until we’re handed a “Phishbill” on October 31st at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, it’s certainly fun to speculate about what might be planned for that fateful evening. Until then, we have three nights at Dick’s and a whole fall tour ahead! See you there!last_img read more

2 Mar

Galactic Announces 3-Night Mardi Gras Run At Tipitina’s

first_imgOn the heels of their recently announced purchase of New Orleans’ legendary Tipitina’s nightclub, New Orleans-based funk outfit Galactic has announced a three-night run of shows over Mardi Gras, set to take place on March 1st, 2nd, and 4th at Tip’s.Galactic also has a new album on the way, Already Ready Already, due out on Friday, February 8th via Tchoup-Zilla Records.Produced by the band’s Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman, Galactic’s 10th studio LP features guest appearances from Princess Shaw, Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw, Nahko, Erica Falls, and Boyfriend. Already Ready Already sees Galactic taking a contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, connecting elements of modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation.Luckily for fans, the recent recording sessions that yielded Already Ready Already generated enough material for another LP due later in 2019, one which Ellman described in a press release as “possibly more of a throwback thing,” but will almost certainly morph into something new and wonderful via Galactic’s evolutionary musical vision.Ellman also noted,I’ve never been able to put a label on what we do. I could say it’s funk or I could say it’s R&B or jazz or whatever else, but really, it’s all of that.Robert Mercurio added,It’s not that we’re always trying to push boundaries, but we definitely take influence from our hometown and try to do something new with it. We tour all around the world and we’re exposed to tons of elements that filter their way into our consciousness and come out through our music.Tickets for Galactic’s upcoming Mardi Gras run are now on sale here.For tickets and more information on Galactic’s upcoming tour and album, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more

26 Sep

St.Kitts-Nevis beats Dominica to end hugely successful Basketball Festival

first_img Tweet 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img NewsSports St.Kitts-Nevis beats Dominica to end hugely successful Basketball Festival by: – November 15, 2011 Dominica National Team player; Garth Joseph during an interview.Basketball City, St.Kitts (Novemebr 14th 2011):-The final night of the SKABA organised Sugar Creole Festival Weekend saw yet another massive crowd packing the stands at Basketball city to see the St.Kitts-Nevis Select team take on the Dominica National Team. The game did not disappoint as the action was keen and intense from the opening tip-off. The first quarter saw the St.Kitts-Nevis frontcourt duo of Troy “Jasbo” Wattley and Kimo “Shasta” Duncan giving the 7 foot 2 inch Dominican Center Garth Joseph all he could handle and more as both men overcame the imposing Joseph to score 11 of the 14 first quarter points for the SKN team. Despite being hugely outsized by the Dominican frontcourt the SKN big men were able to score with excellent shot selection and quick post moves by both Wattley and Duncan. Joseph scored 10 of the Dominican team’s 14 first quarter points. The quarter ended with both teams on 14.In the 2nd quarter it was more of the same except with different players on the SKN team taking the bulk of the scoring load. Again it was one of the frontcourt players this time Shawn ShabbA Forbes who went on a 2nd quarter tear with 6 straight points and he was ably supported by SKABA MVP Tamboura Tambie Caines who finally got his groove after a disappointing showing the night before with his Club team Ghuat Bucs. Joseph continued his scoring tear in the 2nd quarter with some help from Ramal Carbon . The first half ended with both teams tied at 30.George GatonThe 2nd half was much of the same as Joseph continued to score almost at will while the SKN frontcourt began to pick up the scoring pace behind the energetic play of George ‘Goolay” Gaton, Marlon “Jah Love” Powell and Tamboura “Tambie” Caines. Powell was hard nosed and got to the basket with relative ease whilst setting up his teammates Duncan and Wattley for easy buckets at the basket. At the end of the 3rd quarter the Domnnicans had a very slim 51-50 advantage.The 4th quarter was all St.Kitts-Nevis as the duo of Shawn “Shabba” Forbes and Kimo “Shasta” Duncan proved to be too much for the bigger Dominican frontcourt players including Joseph. Shabba and Shasta both individually scored more than the entire Dominican team in the final quarter. The Dominicans were outscored 17-4 in the final quarter. The final score saw team St.Kitts-Nevis with a hard fought and exciting 67-55 victory.Kimo “Shasta” Duncan was declared the top performer for team St.Kitts-Nevis with 12 points , 5 rebs and 1 block. While Tamboura “Tambie” Caines led the team with 13 pts, 4 rebs, 2 assists.Other top performers for team SKN were:• Troy “Jasbo” Wattley- 10 pts, 5 rebs, 1 stl• Shawn “Shabba” Forbes- 10 pts, 8 rebs, 1 stl• George “Goolay” Gaton- 8pts, 3 assists, 4 stls• Marlon “Jah Love” Powell- 8 pts, 4 rebs, 4 assists, 4 stlsGarth Joseph led all scorers with 29 pts and a massive 24 rebs. No other Dominican player reached double digits in either points or rebounds.In the earlier game on Sunday evening the Molyneux Inner City Champions Young Legs lost to SKABA “A” Division Champions the Challengers Exodus 90-83. [The Domnicans ended the weekend festival having won their first 2 games in quite a dominating fashion and then losing the final game to team SKN. On Friday they defeated SKABA “A” Division Champions Exodus 67-59 then on Saturday they totally outplayed SKABA Champions Ghaut Bucs to win 90-51.The Festival Finale on Sunday evening also included entertainment by renowned Reggae Artiste Masud Sadiki along with rap senstation Daggah and the up and coming Footsy. Jade Orchid also gave a splendid performance.“We are quite happy with the weekend and we are already planning something similar for early in the new year with another regional national team ,” said Wallis Wilkin a member of the Basketball Festival’s organising committee.Dominican Coach Mickey Joseph was quite happy with the weekend tour and although his team lost the final game he indicated that he was very pleased overal with the weekend festival and the performance of his team.“Although I felt we should have won that final game I must say that I was happy overal with the St.Kitts tour,” said Dominican Coach Mickey Joseph. “I hope this weekend festival is the start of a movement towards the resurgence or resurrection of sub-regional tournaments like the OECS Club and National Championships, “ Joseph continued.The Dominicans left the federation on Monday afternoon to return to Dominica.Next on the agenda for the St.Kitts Amateur Basketball Association is a proposed Christmas Knockout Tournament for the first 2 weeks of December. No details are yet available about the tournament. Also the SKN Female National Team will be participating in the Annual Gillian Brazier Tournament in Antigua from November 23rd to 28th. The team is currently in training and are expecting to give another good showing at the annual regional tournament.Press Release Sharelast_img read more