BIG Something Plays Cover-Heavy Set Honoring Seven Musicians Lost In The Last Year [Full Audio]

first_imgA little over a week ago, BIG Something descended on Mebane, NC for their annual The BIG What? Festival. The up and coming jam rockers always know how to throw a good time, and this year was no exception. The band not only hosted great musicians like The Werks, Turkuaz, Zach Deputy, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and more, but they also brought a number of great performances to their own festival. The crowd could not have been happier!Among the many sets performed was a particularly moving Saturday night performance, where the band took a moment to honor a number of the musicians lost during the last year. The end of 2015 into 2016 has been a tough time for the music community, and BIG Something played the music of Prince, Merl Haggard, Lemmy Kilmister, Phife Dawg, Maurice White, David Bowie, and Bernie Worrell in their first set as a tribute to all of them. All of the covers, except Bowie’s “Fame,” were debuts for BIG Something.Thanks to taper Marty Loving, we can listen to the full performance below. There’s also a full setlist from the show printed below, provided by BIG Something’s Nick MacDaniels. Enjoy.Setlist: BIG Something at The BIG What? Festival, Mebane, NC – 7/23/16Sirens >Let’s Go Crazy* (Prince)My Volcano >I think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink* (Merle Haggard)Grey MatterAce of Spades* (Motorhead)WavesElectric Relaxation* (Tribe Called Quest)Song for UsShining Star* (Earth Wind and Fire)A Simple Vision Fame (David Bowie)Flashlight*^ (Parliament) In the Middle >Untitled** >Love GeneratorVibrations Al Al Jam***It Comes Around >EWI 4000Passenger >TumbleweedThe Curse of Julia BrownAmanda Lynn^^E1: What Is Love* (Haddaway) >Megalodon^^E2: The Devil Went Down to Georgia^^ (Charlie Daniels Band)Wake Up (Rage Against The Machine)Notes:1st set featured a tribute to musical icons Prince, Merle Haggard, Lemme, Phife Dawg, Maurice White, David Bowie, and Bernie Worrell who all passed away within the last year. Photos of each artist appeared on the visual screen throughout the set* first time played^ w/ Spiritual Rez members Quinn Carson (Trombone) & Mohamed Araki (Keytar)** foundation for a new unfinished song still in progress*** Improv Jam w/ Al Al Ingram (Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band) on bass^^ w/ Dani Jaye (Come Back Alice) on violin[Cover photo via Roger Gupta]last_img read more

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Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Fort Lauderdale airport

first_imgMuhammas Ali and son Muhammad Ali Jr. the son of world famous boxer Muhammad Ali, was detained by immigration officials at the Hollywood Airport in Fort Lauderdale as he attempted to re-enter the United States.Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, were returning from a Black History Month speaking engagement in Jamaica when they were pulled out of a line and and interrogated about their Muslim faith.Muhammas Ali Jr…detained by US border officialsCamacho-Ali was allowed to leave but Ali Jr. was taken to a room and drilled for about two hours. He was reportedly asked by the immigration officers about the origin of his name.Ali Jr was born in the United States and is the holder of an American passport. An Appellate Court has put a stop order on an executive order signed by President Donald Trump that places a ban on travelers from seven countries with a Muslim majority but that has not stopped border officials from vetting travelers who have travelled to those countries or who they suspect to be Muslim.In early February, Manchester Untied ambassador and former striker, Dwight Yorke was denied entry while in transit ti Miami, Florida because he has an Iranian stamp in his passport.last_img read more

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Cosafa Cup: Madagascar beat Ghana to kick Stars out of title reckoning

first_imgGhana’s local Black Stars have been booted out of contention for the 2015 Cosafa Cup title at first attempt. Ghana: Fatau Dauda, Godfred Saka, Adams Ahmed, Alfred Nelson, Tijani Joshua – Malik Akowuah/68’ Isaac Twum, Michael Akuffu, Hans Kwofie, Daniel Darkwah/79’ Bernard Morrison – Yakubu Mohammed, Nathaniel Asamoah/86’ Kwame Boateng Line-ups Madagascar: Jean Dieudonne, Njakanirina Tobisia, Fenolahy Zenith, Francois Andrianomenjanahary, Michael Rabeson, Simouri Olivier, Dina Razanakoto/49’ Jean Claude Marobe, Claudel Fanomezana/83’ Florent Rajaoniasy, Lantoniaina Andriamanalina, Rinho Randriamanjaka/64’ Lantonirina Rabehasinmbola, Martin Rakotoharimalala– Rhino Randiamanjaka drew first blood with a sweet free-kick in the 28th minute which beat former Orlando Pirates’ Fatau Dauda in post for the West African guests. Madagascar advance to the semi-finals while Ghana will however have another opportunity to play two more games as they join three other losing quarterfinalists in a plate competition. Winger Daniel Darkwah pulled level 9 minutes later with an equally brilliant volley from 30 yards.center_img Madagascar who had played three games prior to the clash with Ghana were more composed and tactical in their approach while the Black Stars struggled to impose a coordinative play despite enjoying the major part of possession. Ghana failed to convert numerous opportunities in a second half that saw both sides introduce new faces in their plots to secure victory. The coach Maxwell Konadu sidehad  looked to be holding Madagascar to a 1-1 draw but conceded a very late goal in the quarterfinals clash at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Monday. A mini draw will be held to determine opponents for the Local Black Stars in the plate semi-finals set for May 27 at the Moruleng with its finals coming off on Friday, May 29. And the Islanders, through Olivier Simouri, pulled another stunner which caught Dauda out of position for the match winner just in added time.last_img read more

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