Joe Russo’s Almost Dead wrapped up their three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night, delivering yet another stand-out evening of Grateful Dead music that was nowhere near short of surprises. With multiple debut covers, endless teases, and sublime jamming, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead once again proved why they’re more than just a “cover band”.Right off the bat, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened the first set with a debut cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “The Last Time”, with Scott Metzger on vocals. The jam led straight into an appropriate “Shakedown Street”, which featured teases of Radiohead‘s “Myxomatosis” and was left unfinished. Immediately from there, the Radiohead teases continued on “The Other One”, which also teased “Estimated Prophet”. As the band’s manager Peter Costello notes in the Box Score, this show had “a lot of ins and outs”, as the Grateful Dead-inspired quintet muscled their chops through to the finish line. Watch the first set opener below, courtesy of nugs.tv.[Video: Nugs.tv]The seamless jams continued from “The Other One” to “Mission in the Rain”, which had not been played by JRAD since the band’s 3/17/17 show at the same venue, a 41 show gap. “Crazy Fingers” came next with a stand-out jam between keyboardist Marco Benevento and guitarist Tom Hamilton. The band utilized the notes of a quick “Last Time” instrumental jam to bridge the gap between “Crazy Fingers” and “Truckin’”, before closing the first set with a short instrumental jam of “The Other One”, a trick not utilized by JRAD since their 3/11/17 show at the same venue, a 43 show gap.After their break, the second set opened with a “Scarlet Begonias”-esque jam, which led into a short instrumental version of “Slipknot!”, before locking into the debut performance of “Foolish Heart”, sung by Tom Hamilton. “I Need A Miracle” came next, with unfamiliar teases coming from Hamilton, as well as a jam through WOLF‘s “Fastso’s Last Stand”. Watch the second set opener below.[Video: Nugs.tv]An energetic “Franklin’s Tower” followed, with full-band teases of “Foolish Heart” and “Throwing Stones”. Eventually, the song shifted into a full version of “Throwing Stones”, which thematically teased back “Franklin’s Tower” and “Foolish Heart”. The debut of Led Zeppelin‘s “Good Times Bad Times” came next as a full instrumental, before segueing back into “Throwing Stones”. Another debut followed, with a partial version of The Band‘s “Chest Fever”, as sung by drummer Joe Russo with some help from Tom Hamilton. Naturally, the second set concluded with a “Throwing Stones” reprise.The evening came to a definitive end with a reliable “One More Saturday Night” to close Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl. Next up, the band heads to Syracuse’s Landmark Theatre and Portland’s State Theatre. Head to the band’s website for more information on upcoming shows.Watch more videos from last night below, courtesy of Moni Hampton.The Last Time / Shakedown StreetMission in the RainTruckinSlipknotFoolish HeartThrowing StonesSetlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 3/10/2018 Set One: The Last Time @ > Shakedown Street # -> The Other One -> Mission In The Rain % -> Crazy Fingers ^ -> Last Time Jam & -> Truckin’ -> The Other One Jam *Set Two: Jam + -> Slipknot! @@ -> Foolish Heart ## -> Help On The Way -> Slipknot! $$ -> I Need A Miracle %% -> Franklin’s Tower ^^ -> Throwing Stones && -> Good Times Bad Times ** -> Throwing Stones -> Chest Fever ++ -> Throwing Stones RepriseENC: One More Saturday [email protected] – Rolling Stones Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead, Sung by SM# – Unfinished, With “Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Teases (Band)$ – With Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Teases (Band) and an Estimated Prophet Tease (Band)% – Not Played by Almost Dead since 2017-03-17 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 41 shows.^ – With a MB/TH duo Jam& – Short Instrumental version to connect Crazy Fingers to Trucking, First Time Played By Almost Dead* – Short Instrumental version to end Truckin, Not Played by Almost Dead since 2017-03-11 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 43 shows.+ – With a Scarlet Begonias Tease (Band)@@ – Short Instrumental version to connect Jam to Foolish Heart## – First Time Played By Almost Dead, Sung by TH$$ – with a short Marco Solo, more “Myxomatosis” (Radiohead) Teases (Band), a DD Bass Solo and a “Havana” (Camila Cabello) jam%% – With an Unknown Tease (TH) and a “Fastso’s Last Stand” (WOLF) Jam,^^ – With Foolish Heart Teases (Band) and Throwing Stones Teases (Band)&& – With a Franklin’s Tower Jam and Foolish Heart Teases (Band)** – Led Zeppelin Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead, done Bustle Style (instrumentally) with no lyrics song++ – The Band Cover, Partial version – 1st & 2nd verse I think & 2 refrains, First Time Played by Almost Dead, sung by JR, with some help from THThe whole show had numerous teases, jams & quick returns to Myxomatosis, Foolish Heart, Slipknot!, The Other One, Terrapin, Throwing Stones and probably a ton of other tunes I missed.
For Elashier Hall, one year has made all the difference.A year ago, as a freshman, she was Quentin Hillsman’s first player off the bench and saw significant playing time. She showed flashes of her ability — scoring a season-high 11 points against No. 1 Connecticut in February. But the consistent production wasn’t there.She averaged just 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. She failed to score more than two points in 16 of the Orange’s 36 contests. She reached double figures just twice.This year, though, Hall seems to have put it all together.‘I’m feeling a little more comfortable playing my game and being aggressive and being a good addition to the team,’ Hall said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe higher expectations that come with being a full-time starter haven’t seemed to affect Hall so far. The guard is the second-leading scorer on the Orange (13-4, 1-3 Big East), and she leads the team in 3-point percentage. Her role as a scorer has expanded from one of instant offense off the bench to a consistent producer all game long. She’s becoming a leader for the Orange, and dating back to mid-December, she has been the team’s most steady performer.Hall will look to continue her hot stretch when the Orange takes on Marquette in Milwaukee at 2 p.m. Saturday.‘I’m not a rookie any more,’ Hall said. ‘There’s more expected of me. I’m just stepping up and doing the best I can.’Despite her recent success, though, the sophomore guard started the year relatively slowly. She has started every game for the Orange thus far, but she wasn’t scoring as much as she or Hillsman would have liked. She struggled to get to the basket and, as a result, couldn’t create her own shot very effectively.But that all changed in December with Syracuse’s trip to the Bahamas. In the team’s second game of the Sunshine Shootout against Clemson, Hall took a then career-high 13 shots that resulted in another career high of 16 points. The end result: The Orange ran away with a 77-58 win.From that point on, Hall has been SU’s best player. She has averaged a team-leading 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds through the last seven games, dating back to the matchup with the Tigers.‘She’s scoring for us, she’s rebounding for us, she’s doing a lot of different things,’ senior guard Erica Morrow said. ‘She’s definitely an important part of our team. For her to be so young, she’s definitely emerging as one of the leaders on our team.’For Hall, part of the difference in this stretch has been her willingness and, perhaps more importantly, her desire to take shots. Through the first eight games this year, she took 46 shots. In the last seven contests, she’s nearly doubled that total with 82. Much of that has come from a boost in confidence.In SU’s loss to Rutgers on Jan. 11, the sophomore carried the Orange from the opening tip. She scored Syracuse’s first eight points, knocking down a corner 3-pointer, draining another long-range bucket in transition and finishing a contested putback on the baseline.‘Everything that she’s doing on the floor, she’s doing very efficiently,’ Hillsman said. ‘So I’m very happy with what she’s doing, and I’m very proud of her effort.’Although Hall has shined as of late, it hasn’t always correlated with a win for Syracuse as a team. The Orange is just 4-3 in its last seven games, including a 1-3 start in the Big East. The team as a whole has struggled offensively and is hitting a lowly 38.9 percent from the floor in conference play.Though the rest of the team hasn’t necessarily been pulling its weight, Hall just wants to stay confident. She stressed the importance of staying confident in her own shot and continuing to flourish in her new role with the Orange.Said Hall: ‘I’m definitely feeling good.’[email protected] Comments Published on January 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGaylord, MICH — A Gaylord teen has been charged with making a false police report for a stolen ATM card.Nineteen–year–old Anastasia Durrenberg reported a 39–year–old woman used her card without permission on March 11. Further investigation revealed Durrenberg filed a fake police report and falsely accused the suspect.A felony warrant was issued for Durrenberg. She was arrested on May 1 by the Michigan State Police Seventh District Fugitive Team.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ATM, card, Durrenberg, fraud, GaylordContinue ReadingPrevious Pets of the week May 14, 2019Next South Bay giving life to Squaw Bay with extended bi-path