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Gov’t Mule Debuts The Yardbirds Cover With Magpie Salute Members In Mankato [Video]

first_imgLast night, Gov’t Mule’s summer tour continued with a stop at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota. Once again, The Magpie Salute opened the night and returned to the stage later in the evening to join Gov’t Mule’s encore with back-to-back covers of Blind Faith‘s “Presence of the Lord” and the band’s debut of The Yardbirds‘ “Shapes Of Things”.To open the show, the Magpie Salute—featuring Rich Robinson and other ex-members of The Black Crowes—heavily leaned on their new album, High Water I, also sneaking in a cover of The Black Crowes’ “Thorn In My Pride” and The Byrds’ “Eight Miles High, for their forty-five-minute set.Warren Haynes and company took the stage next for one single set, pulling heavily on their original material, with selections from 2017’s Revolution Come…Revolution Go on mighty full display. Almost halfway through the set, they played the album’s title track then welcomed out Matt Slocum for “Girl With No Self-Esteem” from the same record. The Magpie Salute keyboardist stuck around for a cover of Jeff Beck‘s “Freeway Jam” before Mule closed their set with a band-only “Mule”.As has been the custom for this tour, Mule also brought up members of The Magpie Salute for the encore. Rich Robinson,  Matt Slocum, guitarist Marc Ford, and vocalist John Hogg joined Gov’t Mule for smoking covers of Blind Faith’s “Presence of the Lord” and The Yardbirds’ “Shapes Of Things”, with the latter marking Mule’s debut of the cover.Watch fan-shot video of the double encore below:[Video: alzeppelin]Gov’t Mule has three more shows with The Magpie Salute before they team up with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real in Sun Valley, ID. From there, Gov’t Mule will continue out on the road solo throughout their fall tour, including their customary Mule-o-ween performance. Head here for a list of upcoming Gov’t Mule shows.Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Verizon Wireless Center | Mankato, MN | 8/29/2018Mr. Man, Blind Man In The Dark, Mr. High & Mighty, Mother Earth, Lola, Leave Your Light On, Unring The Bell, Endless Parade, Monkey Hill (with She’s So Heavy ending), Thorns Of Life, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Girl With No Self-Esteem (with Matt Slocum), Freeway Jam (with Matt Slocum), MuleE: Presence Of The Lord with Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, John Hogg & Matt Slocum), Shapes Of Things (with Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, John Hogg & Matt Slocum)[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Ogier closes in on title

first_imgSebastien Ogier moved a step closer to defending his World Rally title on Sunday as Volkswagen secured the manufacturers’ title with a podium clean sweep at Rally Australia. It was Ogier’s 22nd career win – his sixth of the season – and extended his advantage over team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala to 51 points with three rounds of the championship remaining. The 30-year-old Frenchman headed into the final day with an 11.8-seconds advantage and won SS16 and SS18 to hold off Latvala by 6.8secs in New South Wales, with Andreas Mikkelsen completing the top three a further 1min 11.2secs adrift. Ogier, who could clinch the crown at his home rally in the Alsace region of France next month, acknowledged his win had not been as comprehensive as he managed last year but said he was just happy to have got the job done. “This year it wasn’t possible to have that. Jari-Matti was strong but today I knew that without mistakes I would be okay,” he said on www.wrc.com. “I tried to stay concentrated, pushing when it was clean and being more cautious in the tricky parts. It wasn’t a big winning margin, but enough to win the rally and another crucial step towards winning the title.” Latvala had held a narrow lead after Saturday morning’s opening loop, but was left to rue his tyre choice on Saturday afternoon when the forecast rain failed to materialise, and appeared resigned to missing out on the title after Ogier’s latest victory. “It has been a great fight, a really great fight. I enjoyed it a lot,” the 29-year-old Finn said. “But of course I am annoyed about Saturday’s wrong tyre choice – that is where I lost it. “Overall, though, a good event – these are the sort of results I need to have if I am going to win the title myself one day.” Norway’s Mikkelsen edged Northern Irishman Kris Meeke (Citroen DS3) for third place, with Finland’s Mikko Hirvonen ( Ford Fiesta RS) fifth and New Zealander Hayden Paddon (Hyundai i20) a career-best sixth. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Rio Indoor Streetball Championship

first_imgThe stars will be out in tonight’s quarter-finalsTHE battle lines have been drawn as the fate of several teams will be decided this evening, when the quarter-final round in the inaugural Rio Indoor Streetball Championship is played at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.The four matches programmed for the evening are expected to thrill the large gathering that is expected to descend on the venue to witness the thrilling action.Tournament hosts and dark-horse Rio All-Stars will open the night’s proceedings against Future Stars from 20:00hrs. Rio All-Stars possess quality players in the form of Andrew Murray, Jermin Junior, Job Caesar and Kelsey Benjamin and will fancy their chances of progressing to the semi-final round.However, standing in their way will be the quartet of Kevin Cummings, Keron Solomon, Jamal Cozier and Rondell Bowman. A major rivalry will be revisited in the second match from 21:00hrs, when Gold is Money take aim at Leopold Street.Gold is Money will depend on the likes of Randolph Wagner, Jamal Pedro, Keifer Brandt and Phillip Rowley to shift the balance in their favour while Darren Benjamin, Carl Tudor, Mark Jhalu and Okeene Fraser will be tasked with ensuring a Leopold win.In the third match, National heavyweight Sparta Boss will oppose the pride of the East Coast of Demerara BV from 22:00hrs. The East La Penitence unit are considered one of the favourites in the event and will be expected to overturn the challenge of their impending opponents, led by their star- studded cast of Gregory Richardson, Sheldon Shepherd, Eusi Phillips and Ryan Hackett.Meanwhile, the final match of the evening can be described as a virtual final when Bent Street lock horns with Back Circle from 23:00hrs.For many pundits, Bent Street are viewed as the safe choice for a final-appearance duel, with their plethora of national team players, Daniel Wilson, Clive Nobrega, Pernell Schultz, Akel Clarke and William Europe.However, Back Circle are giants in their own regard and with the fate of the entire East Ruimveldt community on their shoulders, a clinical showing will be expected from the quintet of Selwyn Williams, Stephon McLean, Jermin Beckles, Delon Kelly and surprise package Trayon Bobb.According to an official release from tournament coordinator Three Peat Promotions, “The excitement and anticipation in the air and within the respective communities cannot be described. The teams are well oiled and geared to produce thrilling action which will certainly entertain and provide drama for the large spectatorship.”last_img read more