Twiddle, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Deliver Thrilling Performances In Return To Red Rocks [Photos/Video]

first_imgA behemoth of a show went down on Colorado’s beloved Red Rocks Amphitheatre on a perfectly cool night on Thursday. Anticipations were high with the formidable Kitchen Dwellers opening before young, but I dare say future jam titans Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Twiddle took the stage for their co-headlining performances.The Kitchen Dwellers’ “Galaxy Grass” was a perfect introduction to the cool breezy night on “The Rocks.” The band’s high energy bluegrass got everybody moving during their early set. The Kitchen Dwellers, like many artists, consider Colorado a second home.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong took the stage and started their own set with the impossible-to-dislike island jam “Poseidon”. It was clear the band was hitting on all cylinders with “Something For Ya” > “Kiwi” > “Distant Times”. Fans were delighted with back-to-basics closing of “Melting Lights” > “The Liquid” > “Ocean Flows”.Twiddle had some mighty shoes to fill after two flawless sets from Kitchen Dwellers and Pigeons, and they did not disappoint. The Vermont jam band played similar cards while playing older tunes. It was clear from the beginning that the rock quartet was up to the challenge delving into “Hatties Jam”, “The Box”, and “Granpa Fox” before going into “When It Rains It Pours”, “Jamflowman”, “Dinnerfork”, and “Frankenfoote”, which also showcased just how tight they’ve become over their relatively short career.Just when fans thought the treats are over, the highlight of the night came next as “TwidGeon Dwellers” (a combination of all three bands, as you might have guessed) took the stage. The three seemed to have a beautiful marriage and should have continued success. Twiddle and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have had plenty of success but are certainly jam kings of the not so distant future.Among other treats, the super ensemble created a fantastic singalong rendition of The Proclaimers‘ “I’m Going To Be (500 Miles)”, Talking Heads‘ “Psycho Killer” and a skingasm-worthy cover of “The Sounds of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel. The icing on the cake came as the band was joined by The Denver Choir League for an appropriately mind-blowing cover of Queens’ “Bohemian Rhapsody”, making for a truly bombastic end to an engaging show. Fans can relive Thursday’s show from start to finish via the video below.The Kitchen Dwellers/Pigeons Playing Ping Pong /Twiddle – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – 5/2/2019[Video: Relix]Twiddle and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong find themselves at the top of their game and are a must see. Fans can also check out the photos captured throughout last night’s marathon concert, taken by Matt Shotwell.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/2/2019Set: Poseidon, Yo Soy Fiesta, Somethin’ For Ya > Kiwi > Distant Times, Sunny Day, Walking Outside > Sir Real > Walk Outside, Melting Lights, The Liquid, Ocean Flows Setlist: Twiddle | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/2/2019 Set: Hattie’s Jam > The Box > Grandpa Fox > When It Rains It Pours, Tiberius, Subconscious Prelude*, Jamflowman > Dinnerfork > Frankenfoote > Be ThereNotes: *w/ violinist Richard Vagner Set: Apples*, Visions of Mohr+, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)* (The Proclaimers cover), F.U.*, Physcho Killer* (Talking Heads cover), Sounds of Silence~ (Simon & Garfunkel cover), Bohemian Rhapsody ! (Queen cover)Notes:* w/ Torrin of Kitchen Dwellers+ w/ all of Kitchen Dwellers~ w/ Greg Ormont & Mihai!  w/ Denver Choir League Twiddle/Pigeons Playing Ping Pong/The Kitchen Dwellers | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/2/2019 | Photos: Matt Shotwell Setlist: TwidGeons | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/2/2019 Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Younger vets should join vets’ groups

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion This is an open letter to all the younger veterans in the tri-city area who aren’t involved with the various veterans’ organizations in the area: I realize that you all have families to raise and other obligations, but a lot of the veterans’ groups are hurting for membership. If the younger veterans don’t get involved, then some of these organizations might not be around later in your life when you might need them.I know, because I’m a Vietnam veteran and didn’t appreciate these groups until I joined them myself. Also, when you get involved, you will learn about some benefits that might apply to you.James M. BleserSchenectadyThe writer is treasurer of Disabled American Veterans Lt. V.O. Fryer Chapter 88.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stoplast_img read more

Equatorial Guinea Open Can Evolve into PGA Level, Says Charlie Wi

first_imgThe annual national golf championship of Equatorial Guinea is organised by Nigerian businessman, Olawale Opayinka.Wi, who is of South Korean origin, was the highest of the 60 professional golfers at the tournament, by virtue of his membership of the US PGA, Asian and European tours.He finished in joint third with Englishman Luke Joy at seven under par, two strokes off the leaders-Peter Karmis of South Africa and Robert Follet-Smith of Zimbabwe.In an exclusive insight with THISDAY in Mongomo, Wi said the conditions on Presidential Golf course improved this year and can be compared to the playing conditions on the US Tour.“This course is not easy and is probably tougher than some courses on the US PGA Tour. You have to hit more straight and the greens are narrow. It is a bit demanding course and you could tell by the ladies score- 2 under for the tournament and men -9 under for the tournament, which tells how difficult the course is playing.“And I feel like you can have a US PGA level event here now because the conditions are up to date,” summed Wi, a seven time winner on the global tours, whose best Majors finishes were a tied for 9th at the 2008 PGA Championship and T29 at the 2012 US Open.Wi, who paired Nigerian Gift Willy in the opening round, said more African golfers can hopefully be on the US tour, if they evolve programmes and attend competitions built around South African professional golfers.South Africa has world rated players like Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen and Ernie Els among others.“I am not really sure I have had enough experience playing in Africa to assess African golf. I played with the Nigerian Gift Willy, though he was not at his best during the week, he is a good golfer. Someday, there will be more African golfers on the tour. There are South Africans on the tour, so I feel other Africans need to compete more with South Africans on a tour. In that way, you can get better by playing against the best players consistently,” Wi concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaUS golfer Charlie Wi has said that the 3e Actuaries Equatorial Guinea Open, staged in Mongomo has the profile to ensure its transition into a US PGA Tour event.last_img read more

Bryar Moore of Wellington finds 2015 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion today

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Bryar Moore of Wellington has found the 2015 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion this afternoon at Sellers Psrk. His button is unregistered and he will be the recipient of $100. We will have more details soon.last_img

City of West Palm Beach Brings Easter Egg Hunt to the Trunk

first_imgHave a Happy and Safe Easter from everyone at 850 WFTL! The city of West Palm Beach has been known for years for putting on big Easter egg hunts at its parks.This year’s circumstances are putting a unique new twist on the holiday event.On Saturday, city workers and volunteers handed out candy-filled eggs while wearing masks and gloves, and loaded up people’s cars as they drove by and popped open their trunks in Gaines Park.Campus manager Marvelous Washington says despite the coronavirus, parents and their children are still eager to hold Easter egg hunts of their own. He says, “They are so excited especially the kids. Kids are so excited. Actually some of the kids are surprised Easter is tomorrow. But they are so excited to get the candy filled eggs and we are so excited to provide that service to them.”The city also posted a video on Twitter and YouTube on how to hold an Easter egg hunt while practicing safe social distancing.last_img read more

Senegal, Madagascar draw in tragic AFCON qualifier

first_img0Shares0000Sadio Mane, pictured here at the World Cup in Russia, played for Senegal in the match in Madagascar marred by tragedy © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Sep 9 – At least one person was killed and nearly 40 were injured in a stampede ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Sunday in which Madagascar hit back twice to draw 2-2 with Senegal.The casualty figures were confirmed by the director of a hospital in the Malagasy capital Antananarivo, where the Group A match was staged in the 30,000-capacity Mahamasina Stadium. Witnesses told AFP there was a stampede at an entrance to the venue just before the 1130 GMT (2:30pm local time) kick-off.One person was killed and 37 injured, including two who were said to be in a serious condition with head and chest injuries.Fans had queued outside the stadium nine hours before the start of the eagerly-awaited match with Liverpool star Sadio Mane in the line-up of 2018 World Cup qualifiers Senegal.The result left Senegal and Madagascar — who lie 83 places below their opponents in the world rankings — as co-Group A leaders with four points each after two rounds.Senegal beat Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the first round 15 months ago while consistently improving Madagascar triumphed 3-1 in Sudan.Moussa Konate volleyed the visitors into a 27th-minute lead in Antananarivo and Paulin Voavy levelled a minute before half-time by scoring in a goalmouth scramble.Keita Balde put Senegal ahead again on 62 minutes with a shot into the corner after a solo run only for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to concede an own-goal five minutes later.Mane, who scored his fourth goal of the season for Liverpool in a win at Leicester City last weekend, was well policed by the Malagasy defence.On Saturday, Equatorial Guinea edged Sudan 1-0 in Malabo through an Emilio Nsue goal in the other Group A match and are third with three points.Group winners and runners-up qualify for the 2019 Cup of Nations in Cameroon, which will be the first to feature 24 nations, up from 16 last year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lassana Diarra hints at Man United move after declaring himself a ‘free agent’

first_imgFormer Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra has hinted a potential move to Manchester United after declaring himself a “free agent”.Diarra enjoyed a superb first season at Marseille after joining them from Lokomotiv Moscow last year.The contract he signed on arrival last July runs until 2019 but now he has claimed that there was a break clause included in the deal which he could activate should Marseille fail to qualify for Europe.The south of France club finished in 13th, 48 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germain and way back from the European places – and now Diarra wants out.And the 31-year-old holding midfielder is hoping for a reunion with Jose Mourinho, when he takes over at Old Trafford.Speaking the L’Equipe, Diarra said: “I am now a free agent as there’s a clause in my contract that allows me to leave if the team did not qualify for European football.“I hope Marseille will stick to their word.“I will never forget Marseille and the fans, who showed me a lot of love. I do not know yet where I will play next season. I am calm about my future, there’s time. I have not signed for PSG.“Jose Mourinho? I know him well. I have enjoyed some great times with him. He is a coach I really like. But we will see what happens next season.” Lassana Diarra has enjoyed a superb season back in France with Marseille 1last_img read more

Pan Celtic celebrations take over Letterkenny – Picture Special

first_imgAs the exciting Pan Celtic Festival continues in Letterkenny over the weekend, hundreds have been enjoying the unique and colourful events of the week. Letterkenny has been the hub of culture and tradition as the Pan Celtic Festival ran from Tuesday to Sunday, April 23 to 28, and boasts a packed programme of themed concerts, music, song and dance.Ireland’s Daríona Ní Dhonnchú scooped the top prize at the International Song Contest hosted as part of the 2019 International Pan Celtic Festival in Letterkenny. This is the third year in a row that Ireland has won the competition, which was held in An Grianan Theatre on Thursday night.The song ‘Ní Thuigim’ was written by Áine Durkin and chosen to represent Ireland when it won the Pan Celtic National Song contest in Carlow in March.On Thursday it went on to win the International Pan Celtic Song Contest amidst stiff competition from the other Celtic nations of Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. The event was hosted by TG4’s Caitlín Nic Aoidh.See a glimpse of the week’s event so far in our picture special below: Brittany’s taditional musicians playing at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonThe Welsh group singing at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonThe Cornwall group singing at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonLetterkenny Chambers Jimmy Stafford and Toni Forrrester at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonInishowen Carnival Dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonCarndonagh U10/U12 Camogie teams at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonKelda Kelly with her senior dancers in Inishowen Carnival Group at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonInishowen Carnival group at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonOne of the junior members of Carndonagh BRass Band at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonBrittany’s dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonCrowds watchs the entertainment at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonSome of the crowd watching the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonCarndonagh Brass Band at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonKelda kelly leads her dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonShannagh Kelly leads the dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonWelsh Dancer’s Tom Foster and Jess Ward at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonDavid Evans and Ruby Foster Welsh Dancers at the Pan Celtic Festival Parade in Letterkenny on Friday last. Photo Clive WassonPan Celtic celebrations take over Letterkenny – Picture Special was last modified: April 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Pan Celtic Festivallast_img read more

Local Roundup: St. Bernard’s TJ Campbell named NorCal Offensive Player of the Week by prep sports website

first_imgEureka >> After passing for over 400 yards for the second straight week and passing for eight touchdowns, St. Bernard’s senior quarterback T.J. Campbell was named Northern California Offensive Player of the Week by prep sports website CalHiSports.com.In a 62-23 win over Ferndale on Saturday, Campbell passed for 442 yards and eight touchdowns. His eight TDs tie him for third place on the state’s most TD passes in a game list with more than 25 other quarterbacks according to the website. For …last_img read more

Takeaways: Sharks respond to ‘kick in the butt’ from management

first_imgSAN JOSE — Brenden Dillon called the shakeup in the Sharks coaching staff a “kick in the butt” Wednesday morning.More than anything, the move to put Steve Spott in charge of the defense, David Barr in control of the forwards and Rob Zettler as the eye in the sky sent the team a message. A shuffle up in the coach’s office is usually the last card management plays before heads start rolling with a trade or someone getting fired. Things are getting urgent after a 1-3-1 road trip last week.The …last_img read more