Carlos Santana reunited with his classic Santana lineup of Gregg Rolie (keys/lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar/vocals), and Michael Carabello (percussion) back on March 21st of this year at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. It was the classic lineup’s first show together since way back in 1973, and quartet played the hits that we all came to love, such as “Soul Sacrifice”, “Evil Ways”, “Black Magic Woman”, “Oye Como Va” and more.Neal Schon Promises More Shows And Music From Reunited Santana LineupThe band also ran through some newer material from their recently released Santana IV album (check out a review of the album HERE), for a performance that was filmed in its entirety and will be featured on AXS TV for the networks “Whole Lotta Love” Father’s Day Marathon this coming Sunday, June 19th at 8pm EST. The network will feature concerts from Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Lyrnyrd Skynyrd, and more throughout the day. Mark your calendars, set your DVR’s, do whatever you have to do, this will be one that you won’t want to miss.Santana at House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV – 3/21/16Soul SacrificeJin-go-lo-ba Evil Ways Everybody’s EverythingShake ItAnywhere You Want to GoChoo ChooAll AboardSamba pa tiBatukaNo One to Depend OnLeave Me AloneSueñosCaminandoBlues MagicEchizoCome As You AreYambuBlack Magic Woman/Gypsy QueenOye como va Encore:Love Makes the World Go ‘Round Freedom in Your MindToussaint L’Ouverture
Load remaining images Magic Beans | The Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 11/24/2017 | Photos: Gary Sheer On Friday, Magic Beans rocked the Bluebird Theater in Denver with fellow musical brethren Cycles opening up the evening. The post-Thanksgiving Denver bash has become somewhat of a tradition, marking the second year Magic Beans have hosted a jubilant affair to dance off the delectable plates of food that were gobbled down the day prior. Coming off a high from their six-night Colorado Halloween run, Magic Beans shredded through their show, offering the debut of two new covers, in addition to two sets of their jam-heavy space funk.The Magic Beans Light Up Denver With New Debuts And Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Sit-In“Mr. Scientist” served as the bass-heavy set opener, with the crowd sailing on the groovy jam as bassist Chris Duffy led the pack into deep type-II territory. The heavy-hitter that was recently debuted this past August gradually loosened up, as the jam became more spacious, eventually reaching a soaring climax before dropping back into “Mr. Scientist” bouncing main theme. By way of the slightest pause, the space captains dropped into the funky tune “Give Me Something Real”, highlighting Casey Russell’s wizardry as he hopped between different sets of keys and his beautiful mahogany organ.“Powder” offered a change of pace, as guitarist Scott Hachey and Duffy brought out their acoustic stringed instruments, leading the quartet through the folky number speaking to Colorado’s most cherished natural gift—powder. Although the powder has still not fallen this year in Denver, the Beans showcased the mastery of their diverse catalog. As the jam came to an aggressive end, the boys swapped back to full electric, and drummer Cody Wales led the charge into “Here On Out.”“Here On Out” exhibited the more straight-forward funk stylings that the band has to offer, before blissfully segueing into a debut cover of Scissor Sister’s poppy hit “Take Yo Mama”, during which the group invited Cycles guitarist Patty Harvey up on stage to join in the shenanigans. Russell hit the nail on the head with his punctual silky-smooth vocals, proving that sometimes taking the risk with a new cover is the absolute perfect ingredient for massive crowd response. Hachey and Harvey traded off smoking hot solos, as the two mastermind guitar players brought the first set to a triumphant finish.Magic Beans returned after set break with “Mission”. Wales and Duffy laid down the perfect backbeat, as the bubbly and climactic intro pushed towards its peak, finding Hachey and Russell feeding off of each other with harmonious licks thrown back and forth. “Mission” served as a brilliant second set opener, with the band fully focused and locked and loaded. Hachey’s guitar work was particularly on point during “Mission,” before the band dove head-first into a funky-fresh rendition of CeeLo Green’s 2010 catchy hit “Fuck You.”This latest addition to the Beans catalog was characterized by soaring vocals from Russell, as the remaining three members added in comical theatrics, involving the crowd with the radio hit we have all heard one too many times. Being playful with pop-culture’s notion of beating a song into the ground is sometimes the best you can do, and the 500 person capacity venue was just as playfully receptive, as the fully engaged crowd helped Magic Beans out with the chorus.“Lost and Found” brought the second set to a close, before Magic Beans returned for their encore, with the crowd still amped to keep the holiday weekend going, and the reality of going into work the following day nowhere on the horizon. For their final song of the night, the Beans played a lively and dynamic “Hanky Panky,” a song that has become a fan-favorite and staple in Magic Beans’ catalog in recent time. Closing the show with yet another crowd interactive tune was the money call, and the Colorado locals brought the celebratory Friday night show to a close.You can check out the setlist from Magic Beans two-set turkey extravaganza below, as well as a gorgeous gallery of photos courtesy of Gary Sheer. Plus, fans hoping to listen to last night’s show can pre-order the Magic Beans’ new album, Casino Cabaret, on PledgeMusic, where the full soundboard from the show will be posted as an exclusive along with the new album!Setlist: Magic Beans | The Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 11/24/2017Set 1: Mr. Scientist, Give Me Something Real, Powder*->Always Cool, Here On Out-> Take Yo Mama^Set 2: Mission-> As You Like It’-> Fuck You**, Lost & FoundEncore: Hanky Panky*played on acoustic guitar and upright bass^Scissor Sisters cover (First Time Played) w/ Patty Harvey on guitar (Cycles)‘ w/ Duff Zone and Jib Zone** CeeLo Green cover (First Time Played) w/ Mike Wood on tambourine (Cycles)
Cohen also said that Leach will meet with take part in “listening sessions with student, alumni, and community groups” and will be provided “opportunities to expand his cultural awareness of Mississippi.”ORIGINAL ARTICLE:Mike Leach often posts strange memes on his Twitter account, but his tweet Wednesday made a lot of people upset.The first-year Mississippi State coach tweeted out a meme regarding the coronavirus quarantine. The meme showed a black-and-white photo of a woman knitting a noose with the caption: “After 2 weeks of quarantine with her husband, Gertrude decided to knit him a scarf.” MORE: Dr. Fauci: “We’re not even at halftime” of coronavirus battleLeach’s own Mississippi State players seemed bothered by the tweet. Erroll Thompson, who was a team captain in 2019, responded with a thinking face emoji (before deleting it). Defensive lineman Fabien Lovett and defensive end Kobe Jones replied to Leach’s tweets with “WTF” and “he tripping.”Facts. He tripping. 🤦🏾♂️ @Im3Fly— Kobe Jones (@IAmKobeJones) April 2, 2020Margaret A. Hagerman, a professor at Mississippi State (who has since gone into a private Twitter account), explained why the tweet was troublesome. UPDATE, April 7: Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen said in a prepared statement that the university was “disappointed” in Leach for using an image of a noose in his since-deleted tweet.”No matter the context, for many Americans the image of a noose is never appropriate and that’s particularly true in the South and in Mississippi,” Cohen said. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/54/83/mike-leach-tweet_18xnl0s9nt4w512by9swbsljgu.png?t=1074237473&w=500&quality=80 From the Clarion-Ledger:Margaret A. Hagerman, an assistant professor of sociology at MSU who received a Ph.D from Emory University in 2014, was much more profound in her response to Leach’s tweet.She said “lynching ‘jokes’ are incredibly offensive anywhere” and “especially in Mississippi.” She also suggested that Leach delete the tweet and visit The National Memorial for Peace and Justice to learn about “this brutal history.”Leach eventually deleted the tweet and offered up an apology the next day.I sincerely regret if my choice of images in my tweets were found offensive. I had no intention of offending anyone.— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) April 2, 2020This isn’t the first time Leach has drawn criticism for something he’s posted to Twitter. In February he ended up deleting tweets he sent about Mitt Romney. In 2018 he tweeted a fake video of President Barack Obama that USA Today reports cost his school $1.6 million.
Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is all geared up for the first ever pink ball cricket match in India, this Saturday. The Bengal Super League final will see the introduction of pink cricket balls for the first time in any professional tournament in India. The inaugural day-night Test match between New Zealand and Australia, held last year, was the first international game to use pink balls. The move was looked at as an experiment to revive the longer format of the game. And two days before the historic match at Eden Gardens, veterans like Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Dean Jones made a strong case welcoming this new change. (Also read: Pink-ball Test cricket is the way forward, says Sourav Ganguly) ‘EVERYTHING NEEDS A CHANGE’ Stressing on the need to revive Test cricket which has seen a sharp decline in spectators, Ganguly said it was innovation that may help get crowds back on the stands. “The pink ball or day-night test matches will get people back to watch Test matches. You may like to come back from work and come down for a couple of hours to enjoy the game at night. It is all about innovation, everything needs a change,” he said. (Also read: Day-night Test is the future, says Richard Hadlee) “We take time to get used to the changes but after six months or a few matches down the line we will get used to it,” Ganguly said citing the example of Twenty20 cricket. The former India skipper also reminded the need to market the new concept well.advertisementEDEN GARDENS TO GLOW PINK The Cricket Association of Bengal has taken a host of initiatives to make cricket fans in Kolkata aware of the new change in the game. The entire stadium has been lit with pink lights and free tickets have been distributed to youngsters to witness the historic match on June 18. VVS Laxman, who has played one of the greatest innings of all time at Eden believes it is just a matter of the mind. Echoing Ganguly’s sentiments, Laxman urged players and fans alike to be open about the new concept before reaching any conclusion. ‘PINK BALL WILL FAVOUR BATSMEN IN INDIA’ “In India, playing with the pink ball will surely favour the batsmen. There might be some problem with the ball losing its colour and becoming soft. But any good bowler has to try and find out a way to deal with it. But it is important to evolve with the changes that are being made in the game,” Laxman said.’PLAYERS ARE CONSERVATIVE’ Former Australian all rounder Dean Jones, who was a commentator in the first ever day-night Test match between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide last year said that players will have adapt to the new ball just as they did when white balls were introduced in world cricket or when matches began to be played at night under flood lights. “Players at times are really conservative about their choices. But it’s just a matter of them getting accustomed to playing with the new ball. The lights have got better too,” said Jones. However, the former Aussie all-rounder says mere change of balls may not help revive people’s interest in Test matches but will surely help grab a few more eyeballs. “Pink ball is not here to save Test cricket but would like to bring the people back to the stands,” Jones said, adding that a lot research must go into the Kookaburra balls so that it does not lose its colour even after the first 50 overs. There has been a lot of talk about how the pink Kookaburra balls will behave in Indian conditions. However, Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly assured that measures were in place to make it conducive for the new ball. “We need to get the conditions right for this ball, we need to have some amount of grass on the surface and make sure that the pitches that are on the either side also has some amount of grass so that when you hit the ball hard it does not get scuffed up soon,” the former India skipper asserted.