Dead & Company Channels Primal Dead Classics For Playing In The Sand Night Two [Videos]

first_imgDead & Company was back in action south of the border on Saturday night as the 2020 installment of the band’s annual Playing in the Sand destination event continued with a mix of older classics from the Grateful Dead songbook. Following the first performance of the weekend on Thursday and a night off on Friday, the band was well rested to charge into Saturday night with a mix of songs spread out over two sets under the light of the Mexican moon.Related: Dead & Company Dusts Off Those Rusty Strings At Playing In The Sand Night One [Videos]The show opened with the uptempo energy of Bertha led by John Mayer on vocals with an impressive solo to match. “Good Lovin’” and “Shakedown Street” were next, followed by an Oteil Burbridge-sung “High Time” to keep the feel-good first set going strong. There was no “Cold Rain and Snow” anywhere to be found around the beachfront Mexican setting, but the band tore through their take on the traditional cover before Bob Weir kept things rolling with “Black-Throated Wind” from his 1972 Ace solo album. first set came to a close following “Sugaree” and a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)”.Watch the show-opening performance of “Bertha” from Saturday below.Dead & Company – “Bertha” – 1/18/2020[Video: Dead & Company]The band returned to the stage to open the second half of Saturday’s show with the fan-favorite Grateful Dead song combination of “Help on the Way” into “Slipknot!”. The music didn’t stop for a second as the band grooved right into some early Dead classics in “St. Stephen”, “William Tell Bridge” and “The Eleven”. The instrumental part of the night in the Drums > Space segment channeled the primal spirits of music to the Mexican shores before the rest of the band returned for a fitting “Spanish Jam”. The band made the turn back to more contained songs with “New Speedway Boogie” and “Stella Blue” before returned to “Slipknot!” into “Franklin’s Tower” to close the set.Dead & Co. fittingly sent fans into the night with an encore performance of “One More Saturday Night”.Watch the second set performances of “Help on the Way” into “Slipknot” below.Dead & Company – “Help on the Way” > “Slipknot!” – 1/18/2020[Video: Dead & Company]Dead & Company and their fans will return to the beach on Sunday for the final night of music as part of this year’s Playing in the Sand.Setlist: Dead & Company | Playing In The Sand | Moon Palace | Cancun, Mexico | 1/18/20Set One: Bertha,  Good Lovin’ (The Young Rascals cover), Shakedown Street, High Time, Cold Rain and Snow (Traditional cover), Black-Throated Wind, Sugaree, Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) (Bob Dylan Cover)Set Two: Help on the Way > Slipknot! > St. Stephen > William Tell Bridge > The Eleven > Drums > Space > Spanish Jam > New Speedway Boogie > Stella Blue > Slipknot! > Franklin’s TowerEncore: One More Saturday Nightlast_img read more

Report: QPR 1-0 Bristol City

first_imgWith Bristol City heading towards a rare goalless draw, a quick counter-attack sent Lee Tomlin across the halfway line with purpose and feeding the run of Bobby Reid.Reid did the first bit brilliantly, turning inside the last defender, only to be thwarted by a stunning save from Alex Smithies.No sooner had the home team regrouped than they struck the winning goal themselves, as Idrissa Sylla finished from close range at the end of another swift breakaway, condemning City to back-to-back defeats in the process.Lee Johnson made four changes to his side after falling to a first loss in six matches in the Severnside derby at Cardiff on Friday night.Adam Matthews, Josh Brownhill, Callum O’Dowda and Reid were all recalled, with Mark Little, Marlon Pack, Luke Freeman and Jamie Paterson making way.It was Tomlin who handed City a lifeline in South Wales with a stunning strike to halve the deficit, and the maverick forward was at it again in the early stages at Loftus Road.This time it was a cheeky nutmeg that created something from nothing. As Tomlin raced into the box, it would take a vital interception to prevent him squaring the ball for Tammy Abraham, who was lurking with intent on the edge of the six-yard box.QPR were without a home win in the league since the opening day of the season, but did show glimpses of their attacking threat from set-pieces as both Sylla and Steven Caulker headed over from corners.Then Massimo Luongo forced a first notable save when his left-footed shot at the end of a driving run was pushed well clear of danger by Frank Fielding.Luongo, a key man for Swindon Town in the 2014/15 League One promotion race, was proving a handful.Again he broke forward from a deeper position after he was only half-stopped by Hordur Magnusson, who was grateful to Matthews for getting his foot in with a crucial sliding tackle to halt the midfielder in his tracks.Meanwhile, City remained dangerous – particularly through Tomlin. When Joe Bryan dispossessed Tjaronn Chery and found the number ten, it would take an excellent sprawling save from Smithies to keep his left-footed daisy-cutter at bay.Tomlin did find the desired bottom corner soon after from Gary O’Neil’s clever scoop over the defence, only to be flagged offside.It was a game short of clear-cut chances but not lacking openings to create them.Both QPR full backs were involved when James Perch’s teasing cross ran right across the danger zone, before substitute Nicholas Hamalainen tried his luck with a low drive that deflected wide at the end of the same attack.But it was City who would create the best opportunity of the half seconds before the interval.It was no surprise to see Tomlin involved, picking out Brownhill with a ball over the top that the midfielder helped on to Abraham, who struck it first time but uncharacteristically off target as his shot flew past the post from 18 yards with only Smithies to beat.With the match hanging in the balance, it was the hosts who began the second period on top.Fielding had to get down smartly to keep out Chery and Ben Gladwin, while only the crossbar prevented Conor Washington finding the net after his 20-yard shot took a wicked deflection off Aden Flint.Perhaps concerned by the home team’s physicality, Johnson reacted with a double change just shy of the hour, introducing extra height in the form of Pack and Aaron Wilbraham as Brownhill and O’Dowda made way.Ironically it was from one of many QPR corners that City came so close to breaking the deadlock with 17 minutes left.Tomlin, less influential since the break and controversially booked for an alleged dive on the edge of the QPR box, led the counter-attack and waited for support from Reid, eventually finding him with a perfect pass.It was a lung-busting run from the Bristolian, carrying him over the halfway line and into the Rangers penalty area, where he brilliantly turned inside the last defender only to be denied by Smithies’ outstretched left hand.In cruel fashion, after City’s resulting corner was dealt with, the hosts took the lead themselves as Perch’s cross was clinically dispatched by Sylla at the near post.It was hard on Johnson’s men in an even contest. The visitors pressed relentlessly in the closing stages, forcing a series of late corners, but Wilbraham could not quite climb high enough to head home Tomlin’s enticing cross and Abraham glanced Freeman’s delivery on to the top of Smithies’ net.last_img read more

Freeze, Mullen earn more than $50,000 for charity

first_imgMississippi State’s Dan Mullen and Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze put down the football playbooks this week and picked up the golf clubs.The duo completed the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament at Reynolds Plantation outside of Atlanta on Tuesday. Each teamed with alumni from their respective schools.Freeze and Sean Tuohy finished tied for seventh at -7 and earned $30,000 for charity. Mullen and former Bulldog Fred McCrary finished ninth at -5. The duo earned $20,000 for charity.Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson and Jon Barry won the event for the fourth time. The defending champions won in a playoff between four teams that included Alabama’s Nick Saban and Mark Ingram, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Sterling Sharpe and North Carolina State’s Dave Doeren and Terry Harvey. The four teams were tied at -9 after 18 holes. Alabama finished second. South Carolina finished third.Freeze also won the long-drive competition on Monday worth $5,000 toward charity. Together Freeze and Mullen contributed $55,000 from the state schools in Mississippi.Mullen and McCrary couldn’t follow up their 2014 second place finish. It remains as the tandem’s best appearance in five tournaments. Freeze and Tuohy’s best finish in four tournaments is fifth place last year. PLACE: TEAM SCORE: WINNINGS: 1 Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson, Jon Barry) -9 (playoff 1) $100,0002 (T) Alabama (Nick Saban, Mark Ingram) -9 (playoff 2) $ 65,000 2 (T) South Carolina (Steve Spurrier, Sterling Sharpe) -9 (playoff 3) $ 50,0002 (T) NC State (Dave Doeren, Terry Harvey) -9 (playoff 4) $ 45,0005 (T) Arizona (Rich Rodriguez, Kenny Lofton) -8 $ 40,0005 (T) Maryland (Randy Edsall, Scott McBrien) -8 $ 40,0007 (T) Ohio State (Urban Meyer, Jeff Logan) -7 $ 30,0007 (T) Ole Miss (Hugh Freeze, Sean Tuohy) -7 $ 30,0009 Miss. State (Dan Mullen, Fred McCrary) -5 $ 20,00010 Auburn (Gus Malzahn, Bo Jackson) -3 $ 20,00011 Clemson (Dabo Swinney, Steve Fuller) -1 $ 20,00012 (T) Cincinnati (Tommy Tuberville, Kevin Huber) +2 $ 20,00012 (T) North Carolina (Larry Fedora, Roy Williams) +2 $ 20,000 Skills Competitions (From Monday): Long Drive (Coach Div.) Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss 287 yards $5,000Long Drive (Celeb. Div.) Bo Jackson, Auburn 331.5 yards $5,000Closest to the Pin (Coach Div.) Gus Malzahn, Auburn 7’9″ $5,000Closest to the Pin (Celeb Div.) Scott McBrien, Maryland 8’2″ $5,000last_img read more