Jam group Dopapod has doubled down on a busy early 2017 with a fresh batch of spring tour dates. The band now has a 26-date spring tour ahead of them, starting with three nights at the Brooklyn Bowl and traveling through the Midwest and East Coast through late March and all of April.The tour will take the band through major East Coast cities like Philadelphia and Boston, as well as popular Midwest spots like St. Louis and Cleveland. Their tour schedule also includes several dates in the Southeast, including a spot at the SweetWater 420 Festival, before wrapping up on April 29th at Soundstage.Before all that, however, the band is set to play two nights in Colorado with their former tour-mates, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. More information about those shows can be found here.You can see the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for more information.
With a tour schedule much less demanding than in past years, every Widespread Panic show counts. After having played some great shows in St. Augustine, Florida, despite the hurricane damage and destruction in the area, last night, Widespread Panic brought their signature show experience to the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the first of three nights. Any Spreadhead knows that these shows are always some of the best of the year, and last night’s run opener did not disappoint. There is no home away from home like the Riverside for the band that hails from Athens, Georgia.Widespread Panic Concludes St. Augustine Run With War & “Coconut” [Videos]To make the experience even better, this year was more like a festival than just a show. For the first time in the history of the fall Widespread Panic runs at the Riverside, the street actually closed down and a beer garden sprouted up out of the concrete jungle of Milwaukee. Fans were absolutely delighted by this new part of the spectacle as the road was absolutely packed. The fact that it was an absolutely gorgeous and unseasonable 70-degree October day in Wisconsin didn’t hurt either.Widespread Panic Tears Through Night 2 In St. Augustine [Videos]The party moved indoors once the showtime neared. With many discussing the proverbial age-old question of “What song will they open with?”, the band organized their biggest surprise of the night when they wasted no time in paying homage to the late Tom Petty by opening with “You Wreck Me”. It was fiery and filled with energy, and singer/guitarist John Bell was able to summon his inner Petty to belt out the vocals. Of course, the Petty cover shouldn’t have been too surprising as he only passed away at the beginning of the month, and Friday’s show was the first Panic show since then.“You Wreck Me” [Video: Fred Ramadan]Ultimately, “You Wreck Me” was a great way to start the show. Another first-set highlight was the “Machine-> Barstools & Dreamers -> Machine” segment. Besides the silky smooth transitions blending the songs together, “Barstools” had a nice “Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again” jam that undoubtedly was one way the band was thanking their devout and loyal followers in the Wisconsin area. One JoJo tune that is rarely played but delivers every time is “Big Wooly Mammoth.” Later, an instrumental “B of D” helped wind down the first set before the set’s closing “Action Man”.Widespread Panic Returns To St. Augustine With Charitable Grace [Videos]Second set couldn’t have started out any funkier with “Old Neighborhood.” Funk turned to straight rock with “Make Sense to Me” and “You Should Be Glad”. A breather came with “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” as the ZZ Top staple slowed it down after the previous, peak-oriented tunes. Another slower number, “Mercy,” followed and was played with equal emotion and soul. After the drummers’ segment, they returned to rock-n-roll with “Rock” and “Protein Drink/Sewing Machine” to end the set. “Honky Red” was played in the first encore slot and was followed by “Ain’t Life Grand.” Widespread Panic will play two more shows in Milwaukee before heading out to Vegas for Halloween and Atlanta for New Year’s Eve.You can check out photos from last night’s Widespread Panic show below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Riverside Theater | Milwaukee, WI | 10/20/2017Set One: You Wreck Me, Weight of the World, Machine -> Barstools & Dreamers -> (with Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again tease/jam), Machine, Travelin’ Light, Visiting Day, Big Wooly Mammoth, Aunt Avis, B of D, Action ManSet Two: Old Neighborhood, Makes Sense to Me, You Should Be Glad, Waiting for the Bus -> Jesus Just Left Chicago, Mercy -> Jam -> Bust It Big, Drums, Rock, Protein Drink -> Sewing MachineEncore: Honky Red, Ain’t Life Grand Widespread Panic | Riverside Theater | Milwaukee, WI | 10/20/2017 | Photo: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining images
Today, AEG Presents has announced an exciting 2019 blowout at Red Rocks co-headlined by fan-favorite funk acts The Motet and Galactic. The show, set to take place on Friday, July 12th, 2019, will also feature support from Moon Hooch. With this year’s lineup, fans will get to enjoy a geographical funk cocktail—an appetizing mix of The Motet’s Colorado funk, Galactic’s New Orleans sound, and Moon Hooch’s NYC subway grooves.The Motet has made a habit out of bringing together diverse talent for an early-summer celebration at Red Rocks. This past summer, The Motet teamed with BoomBox and The New Mastersounds for their annual hometown performance on the rocks, where they also welcomed The String Cheese Incident’s Jason Hann and former band member Gabe Mervine to join in. In 2017, the Colorado-native funk collective was joined by 90’s hip-hop heavyweights Jurassic 5 and Bay Area blues/R&B outfit The California Honeydrops. The previous year, in 2016, The Motet was joined by Vulfpeck and Medeski, Martin & Wood for their first-ever headlining play at the amphitheater and their first with the band’s current lineup (Dave Watts, drums; Joey Porter, keys; Garrett Sayers, bass; Ryan Jalbert, guitar; Lyle Divinsky, vocals; Gabe Mervine, trumpet; Drew Sayers, sax). Before that, in 2015, they joined forces with co-headliner Lettuce as well as DJ Jazzy Jeff and Exmag for their Red Rocks affair.INTERVIEW: The Motet’s Dave Watts & Lyle Divinsky Talk Motet On The Mesa, Red Rocks, Bananas Smoking WeedGalactic has also been in the news as of late, as their name has been floated as a potential buyer for Tipitina’s in their native New Orleans after news broke last week that the iconic club’s owner is looking to sell amid legal and financial troubles. Additionally, Galactic is hitting the road with The Motet this winter for select northeast dates in early February–surrounding the NOLA act’s recently-announced album Already Ready Already, due out on Friday, February 8th.Tickets for The Motet, Galactic, and Moon Hooch at Red Rocks go on sale this Friday, November 30th at 10 a.m. local time via AXS.
Kubo showed last season that he is a player with excellent close control and has the ability to provide precise assists. He has also proved dangerous in and around the rival’s penalty areas.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp Real Madrid’s Takefusa KuboKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Real Madrid’s Japanese international forward Takefusa Kubo is on the verge of agreeing to a one-year loan deal with Villarreal, with the agreement likely to be made official in the coming hours according to reports in the Spanish press.The 19-year-old impressed last season in his loan spell at Mallorca, where he scored four goals in 35 league appearances.However, it’s still difficult for the Japanese to form part of the Madrid first team squad because he doesn’t have an EU passport, as well as facing intense competition from his teammates in the same position.A move to Villarreal would give him the chance to progress as a player. The club from the east coast of Spain ended last season in fifth place in La Liga and will play in the Europa League next season, while the arrival of Unai Emery as first team coach means they have an experienced man at the helm.