On Sunday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out their weekend run with a performance at Bonner, MT’s gorgeous KettleHouse Amphitheater. The show marked JRAD’s debut performance in Montana.JRAD opened up their first set with “Samson and Delilah”, giving Joe Russo a chance to flex his chops behind his drum kit out of the gates. The fierce “Samson” opener coasted into a bouncy “Dancing In The Streets”, highlighted by some explosive guitar work from Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger. Dancing smoothly segued into “The Wheel”, which featured teases of Bob Dylan‘s “What Was It You Wanted”, American Babies‘ “Jolene”, and “Cassidy”. The quintet charged forward with “New Speedway Boogie”, played for the first time in 2019.KettleHouse’s natural beauty brought out the best in the mastermind musicians, as they coasted out of “New Speedway Boogie” into an improvisational “Jam” segment, which was followed up by a dark and raucous take on “The Other One”. Russo and bassist Dave Dreiwitz locked into a heavy-hitting rhythmic pocket, presenting an opportunity for Hamilton, Metzger, and keyboardist Marco Benevento to sail away to a jazzy, spacey realm. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out their first set with an open-ended “Shakedown Street”, featuring teases of Phish‘s “Stash”, along with “King Solomon’s Marbles” and “Shakedown Street”.Following a setbreak, the band returned to give “Shakedown” the proper treatment with a “Shakedown Street Reprise”, featuring a full band tease of “Dancing In The Streets”, as well as a funky tease of Phish’s “Bathtub Gin” out of Hamilton’s corner. The glorious “Shakedown” finale made way for a unique rendition of Bob Weir‘s “Gonesville”, off of his 2016 Blue Mountain solo LP. “Gonesville” segued into a tender “Jack A Roe” before the band landed into “Eyes Of The World”. Hamilton and Metzger traded off a series of ever-evolving solos, which eventually brought the band into “Estimated Prophet”.The five-piece powerhouse was preaching on the burning shores of the KettleHouse Amphitheater, backed by Joe Russo’s octopus-like moves and impressive flips of his drum sticks. “Estimated” was followed up by “Jack Straw” before the band brought their second set to a halt with “Morning Dew”. The band delivered a lone encore of “Promised Land”, played for the first time since March 15th, 2018 in Syracuse, a gap of 48 shows.Next up for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is a pair of festival appearances at Bethel Woods, NY’s Mountain Jam and Manchester. TN’s Bonnaroo. For ticketing information and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s website.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | KettleHouse Amphitheater | Bonner, MT | 6/2/2019Set One: Samson > Dancing In The Streets @ -> The Wheel # -> New Speedway Boogie ## -> Jam -> The Other One -> Shakedown Street $Set Two: Shakedown Street Reprise % > Gonesville -> Jack A Roe -> Eyes Of The World ^ -> Estimated -> Jackstraw > Morning DewEncore: Promised Land &@ – With a DD Solo that teased “Drive My Car” (The Beatles)# – With a “What Was It You Wanted” (Bob Dylan) Tease (MB), a “Jolene” (American Babies) Tease (Band) and a Cassidy Tease (TH)## – Not played since 2018-10-25 Hulaween – Amphitheatre Stage, Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park Live Oak, FL, a gap of 24 shows$ – With a “Stash” (Phish) Tease (SM), King Solomon’s Marbles Teases (Band), Dancing In The Streets Teases (Band), Unfinished% – With Dancing In The Streets Teases (Band), “Bathtub Gin” (Phish) Teases (TH), Not played since 2018-04-21 Sweetwater 420 Festival, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA, a gap of 45 shows^ – With Dancing In The Streets Teases (SM) and a Ruben & Cherise Tease (MB)& – Not played since 2018-03-15 Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY, a gap of 48 Shows
General Electric announced Monday it will cut an additional 10,000 jobs from its aviation sector as the coronavirus pandemic decimates the industry, forcing companies to cancel orders.The cuts will be a mix of voluntary departures and layoffs and come after an initial wave of 2,600 job cuts in March, GE said in a statement.The company aims to reduce its aviation employment base by 25 percent, or some 13,000 employees. Topics : The austerity program, which will affect all geographic zones, is reflective of the rough time the entire aviation sector is going through.Boeing announced last week that it was cutting 16,000 jobs, about 10 percent of its workforce, in civilian aircraft manufacturing.It also heavily reduced production of its long-haul 787 and 777/777X planes. The company has yet to announce a date when it will resume assembly of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft. Airbus has similarly reduced production.GE is directly affected by these decisions, as it makes plane engines for Boeing and Airbus. Global air traffic is expected to fall 80 percent during the second quarter compared to February, GE said in a letter to 52,000 employees.”To protect our business, we have responded with difficult cost-cutting actions over the last two months,” CEO David Joyce said in the letter.”Unfortunately, more is required as we scale the business to the realities of our commercial market.”The job cuts are part of a $3 billion savings plan that will be implemented this year.In addition, half of the employees in charge of aviation maintenance and repairs are out of work for three months.Hiring has also been frozen and bonuses canceled.GE, which makes aircraft engines in a joint venture with the French company Safran, CFM, saw revenue fall by eight percent to $20.52 billion in the first quarter.The aviation division’s revenue plunged 13 percent to $6.9 billion, while its orders were down 14 percent.The group, which warned at the end of April that the worst was yet to come, has not sought the financial aid that US President Donald Trump has promised to companies in order to protect jobs.
Liverpool will sign defender Joel Matip when his contract with current club Schalke expires in the summer, the German club have confirmed.Matip, 24, has long been linked with a move to Anfield – with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp known to be an admirer of the Cameroon international.And Schalke have now confirmed that the centre-back will depart the club when his contract expires in the summer, with Liverpool snapping up the player on a free transfer.”His decision is nothing against Schalke,” club general manager Horst Heldt told reporters. “He wants to try something new.”The Bochum-born defender can play across the backline and even in midfield if required, and will add athleticism and discipline to a backline that has struggled for much of the current campaign.Last week Schalke secured a contract extension for Matip’s centre-back partner Benedikt Howedes, amid reported interest from a number of European clubs. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports