EXCLUSIVE: Mungion Shares Fiery Video Of “Nuthead” From Tour Closer [Video]

first_imgMungion is a relatively new band to the jam scene, having only formed in spring of 2015. However, despite the recent beginnings of the project, the Chicago-based four-piece has become one of the fastest rising acts in the jam scene, quickly earning a legion of fans with their energetic, raucous live shows and wild improvisations. Composed of Justin Reckamp (guitar/vocals), Joe Re (keyboards/vocals), Sean Carolan (bass/vocals) and Matt Kellen (drums/vocals), the group has crafted ambitious compositions that transform in a live setting, given the band’s penchant for fearless, no-holds-barred jams and fierce onstage demeanor.Most recently, the start of 2018 saw Mungion embark on their first-ever headlining tour, gaining the band more acclaim nationally. During this pivotal tour, the band made a stop on their home turf in Palatine, Illinois for a performance at Durty Nellie’s on March 16th. As Joe Re explained about the show, “It was a great feeling to be back home, capping the tour off by playing for the ones who’ve been with us since day one. The Mung Force was very strong at Nellie’s. We all had an amazing time, and we all really fed off of all of that positive energy!”Matt Kellen elaborated, “Playing for the hometown crowd truly brings out the best in each of the band members. Many of the folks in attendance have been there for us since the very beginning, and that really inspires us to play at the highest level possible. It’s very encouraging to look out into the crowd and see parents, siblings, and longtime friends, all moving in step with the music we work so hard to create.”Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Mungion’s fiery take on “Nuthead” from the Durty Nellie’s show. The song came early in the first set, segueing flawlessly out of the set-opening fan-favorite, “One Night Stan”. You can have an exclusive first watch of the performance with this pro-shot video below.Mungion – “Nuthead” – 3/16/18[Video: Andy Fabitz]See below for a full list of Mungion’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Mungion | Durty Nellie’s | Palatine, IL | 3/16/2018Set 1: One Night Stan > Nuthead > Basketball, Born From a Compass, Windows > HerbertSet 2: Hung Daddy, Beneath the Shallows, [email protected] > Forgot About Dre$ > McBrides#, Quemaste Tu Cabella > Scrambled Legs > Quemaste Tu Cabella, Justice > BlackBerry Blossom > Justice, MakandaEncore: Baba O’ Reilly*@ – Unfinished | $ – Dr. Dre & Eminem Cover | # – Leahy Cover | % – Who CoverNotes: Second Set Featured Phil Roach on Fiddle Mungion Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:05/19/18 Bedford, PA Domefest05/27/18 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp06/09/18 Island Lake, IL Sideout’s Bar and Grill06/16/18 Earlville, IL Preferably Grateful Friends Fest06/29/18 Bond, CO Beanstalk Music And Arts Festival07/13/18 Scranton, PA Camp Bisco07/18/18 West Lafayette, IN Tippecanoe County Ampitheater07/27/18 Manhattan, IL Down On The Farm07/28/18 Girard, PA The Gathering at Chaffee’s07/29/18 Voluntown, CT Tamarack Lodge08/02/18 Thornville, OH The Werk Out08/10/18 Kenosha, WI Peacetree Music Festival08/11/18 Caledonia, MI Cowpie Music Festival08/16/18 Asbury Park, NJ Jams on the Sand09/07/18 Capon, Bridge, WV Buffalo Gap Retreat09/29/18 Schuylkill Haven, PA Meeting of the MindsView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Van Gaal turns deaf ear to fans

first_img United picked up just their third away Premier League victory of the season with a 2-0 result over struggling QPR as goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson saw off a spirited display from the home side. But the visitors only clicked into gear after Van Gaal changed his formation, having opted to start with three central defenders – a system the Dutchman has stuck by for most of his first season in charge at Old Trafford. United were nowhere near their best in the first half, leading a pocket of supporters to call for a change to 4-4-2. And with the introduction of Wilson in place of Jonny Evans, Van Gaal seemingly listened with Fellaini’s opener coming just a minute later. However, after the game Van Gaal stuck by his guns and defended his original tactics, saying he will focus on what he sees in training rather than what he hears from the stands. “I have to look at the players and I have to communicate with the players and observe the players,” he said. “I cannot observe the fans because how many fans do Manchester United have? All over the world we’ve got 600 million. You cannot take into account 600 million opinions. “To look at the players, to communicate with the players, to observe, to analyse and so on. That’s my job as a manager. “Before this match I have already thought about this shape and to play it. Then I look to my players in a training session and I look to my game plan and then I choose, and that’s dependable also from what I see at the training ground.” Radamel Falcao was handed a place in the United side having been dropped from the matchday squad for the 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton last weekend. It proved to be a frustrating afternoon for the on-loan Monaco striker, who has been told to prove himself to Van Gaal, as he missed two great chances to add to his three goals for the club. Louis van Gaal insists he cannot listen to the opinions of every Manchester United fan after hearing a number of supporters vent their frustrations at his tactics in the win over QPR on Saturday. But Van Gaal defended the Colombian’s performance and was bullish when questioned about the striker and his display. “It’s not relevant,” he said. “We have 29 players so then we have to talk about 29 players, not one player, because Manchester United has a selection of 29 players and maybe tomorrow 28 or 30. Not just one player. “I’m a manager and you can’t always give the credit to the most expensive player and if a young player never gets a chance then I’m not a very good manager. “I have to treat all of the players at the same level with the same rules and same demands. It’s difficult to understand because the outside world is thinking when you pay a lot for the player then you have to put him in the squad. I do not agree with that opinion. But he (Falcao) has played and I was very pleased.” Falcao’s immediate future at Old Trafford was cast into doubt as he sat in the stands for the Southampton game, with the player’s agent also questioning whether he would see out his season-long loan deal. The 28-year-old would cost United over £40million if they decided to make the move from Monaco permanent in the summer, but with just three goals and a number of niggling injuries it remains to be seen if the club would part with such an amount. The player himself admits he needs to start scoring soon but insists he is pleased with his all-round game and is feeling good out on the pitch. “I am very happy with the win. It was a very difficult game but we managed the match well and got the three points,” he said. “We were very close to scoring more and I could have had two goals. Sadly, the goalkeeper did very well and the other chances were not that clear. “It was 90 very important minutes for me. I need to play and I am very happy that I did. Obviously, I really hope to score soon but the opportunities will come, I am sure of that. “I am fine. I feel really good. I am playing without any sort of fitness problems.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Football preps for redemption against Utah

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanOn Sept. 23, 2016, it appeared as though USC’s season ended on a rainy Friday night in Salt Lake City. Utah defeated USC 31-27 on a touchdown with 18 seconds left in the game, and a then-redshirt freshman quarterback named Sam Darnold saw his debut spoiled in heart-wrenching fashion. The Trojans fell to 1-3. But it wasn’t close to the end. It was a new beginning. “I just remember in that game just seeing our team grow,” head coach Clay Helton said. “It reminds me a little of this year. I saw players getting better week in and week out … Instead of worrying about what’s out there way on down the line, just worry about what it takes to win this week and let’s add them all up at the end.” Last year’s loss to Utah was a turning point for a team standing at the crossroads. Now, one year and some change later, the Trojans again face the Utes at a critical point in their season. They suffered their first loss of the season to the Cougars on the road two weeks ago, and now must win out to get a whiff at the College Football Playoff facing a stiff test in Utah this weekend. For Darnold, Utah is the only school he has unfinished business with from last year as they represent just one of two losses he’s suffered in 16 career starts. When he played Utah, the now-redshirt sophomore entered the game as a virtual unknown, benched in favor of Max Browne at the start of the season. Since his first career start at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Darnold has been featured on Sports Illustrated covers and NFL Draft forecasts. With all eyes on him in 2017, the results have been mixed. He’s already tied his total number of interceptions last year (nine) in just six games. “I’d like to beat Utah just because I haven’t before,” Darnold said. “And Coach Whittingham, I have so much respect for him. It’s well-documented that they were my first offer, so I have a lot of respect for the Utah program because of what they’ve built there ever since they entered the Pac-12.”In Darnold’s emotional rematch with the Utes at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, he must go up against a stout front seven and a secondary with a knack for forcing turnovers. The Utes’ defense has allowed the second fewest total touchdowns (nine) and has forced the second most turnovers (five fumbles, nine interceptions) in the Pac-12. Senior linebackers Sunia Tauteoli (7.5 tackles for loss) and Kavika Laufatasaga (26 tackles) both can fly to the football and blow up plays in the backfield. Utah also possesses a dominant defensive line behind tackles Lowell Lotulelei and Filipo Mokofisi. “They load the box,” Helton said. “This is a cover-one football team, cover-three football team. They’re going to put one more down there than you have. They do a tremendous job with their big people up front … Their primary focus is to stop the run and they put their DBs on islands and so far they’ve held up extremely well.”For the Utah offense, Los Angeles native Troy Williams has reclaimed the starting quarterback spot he held last year, after Tyler Huntley went down with an injury two weeks ago. Williams is a dual threat; last year he totaled 20 touchdowns both through the air and on the ground. He will be throwing to wide receiver Darren Carrington II, who leads the Pac-12 in receiving yards (116.8 yards per game, five touchdowns). Likely the most dynamic athlete on Utah’s roster, Carrington joined the team this season after spending the last three years as a standout for Oregon. Upon his dismissal from the program due to a DUI arrest, the San Diego native is making the most of second chance in the Pac-12 South. Clashing with Carrington, Williams and Zack Moss, the Utes’ leading running back, will be a Trojan defense prolific in its own right. In replacing junior linebacker Porter Gustin, sophomore defensive end Christian Rector has emerged as the unit’s primary disrupter. He leads the Pac-12 with 4.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. In addition to the defensive front, USC’s secondary is tied for forcing the most interceptions in the conference with nine. Sophomore cornerback Jack Jones has four interceptions himself over the first half of the season. As Darnold tilts with Utah for the second time in his career, his supporting cast may look different, but the game’s importance remains the same heading into a Pac-12 contest with major Pac-12 South division ramifications. “I think everyone on the team knows what’s going down on Saturday,” Darnold said. “We know implications that the game presents. So far, on film, we’ve seen them bring it. We’re going to be ready, but it definitely will be a battle for sure.”last_img read more