first_img[Photos by Lou Montesano]Fans of Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson, and Scott Sharrard can catch all three of them and countless others at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! Last night, the ever-talented Jackie Greene made his way to Brooklyn Bowl along with an impressive roster of “Friends” for a  Grateful Dead “appreciation night” benefitting Rock and Wrap It Up!, a live music-oriented non-profit that collects surplus food from concerts and festivals and delivers it to our nation’s poor and hungry. Greene curated a fully loaded lineup of musicians to round out the benefit’s Jackie Greene & Friends house band, including including Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle), Al Schnier (moe.), Leslie Mendelson and Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band).INTERVIEW: Jackie Greene Talks Playing All The Parts & Drawing Inspiration From LimitationsThe band opened with an extended “Scarlett Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain,” with Mendelson handling the “Scarlett” vocals and Savoulidis singing lead on “Fire,” with Chimenti adding beautiful keyboard flourishes throughout. Greene availed himself wherever possible throughout the tune–and the show as a whole–moving from slide guitar soloing to keys duets with Chimenti to lead vocal turns and back again with ease. Various special guests wound their way into the fray over the course of the night, tackling further favorites like “New Speedway Boogie,” “So Many Roads,” “He’s Gone,” “Shakedown Street,” and “Bertha,” before closing the night with all the musicians onstage for “I Know You Rider” and “Sugaree.”Thankfully for everyone who couldn’t make it, Relix and Brooklyn Bowl offered a free Livestream of the entire concert below. You can watch the entire Jackie Greene & Friends performance with Jeff Chimenti, Al Schnier, Mihali Savoulidis, Leslie Mendelson, Scott Sharrard, and more below. You’ll also notice a button allowing you to donate to the cause. Donations are still being accepted. Whether you want to support Rock and Wrap It Up!’s charitable pursuits, or simply show your appreciation for the excellent music and the high-quality stream, it’s not give it a click and show them some love: For over 25 years, the non-profit organization Rock and Wrap It Up! has worked tirelessly to reduce poverty and hunger nationwide. The global think tank has a number of programs designed for this cause, including a successful initiative collecting food that has been prepared but not served at major events like concert tours, educational institutions, the hospitality industry, sporting events, and film shoots. Working with local kitchens and shelters, Rock and Wrap It Up! coordinates food pickups at venues all across the country, ensuring that “one man gathers what another man spills.” To learn more about Rock and Wrap It Up! or to donate to the cause, head to their official website.Brooklyn Bowl: 9.14.2017center_img ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

first_imgWigan boss Roberto Martinez is not losing any sleep over how to stop Gareth Bale on Saturday afternoon. He added: “We all agree Bale is one of the best players in world football. He will always bring an extra threat. “But if you want to beat a team like Spurs, with Gareth Bale or not, you need a very good level of performance.” After years of scrapping for survival, a nagging feeling persists that events are conspiring against Wigan. Alcaraz’s absence is a hammer blow and while a first appearance in the FA Cup final – against Manchester City next month – will be an experience to savour, the fact it comes at the end of a week which includes fixtures against West Brom and Swansea makes their run-in exceptionally hazardous. Typically though, Martinez retains an unshakeable confidence in his troops, which comes from so many similar battles. “Every season is different,” he said. “There is an inner confidence that comes from your own experience. “The players went through it in the last campaign and they went through it two years ago when it went down to the last game of the season. That is part of our aim. We have to stay in the Premier League. That is what we want to achieve.” The brilliant Welshman recovered from an ankle injury in time to face Manchester City last weekend, and scored his 18th league goal of the season as Tottenham rallied to win 3-1. That came 24 hours after Martinez had seen key defender Antolin Alcaraz limp out of his own side’s defeat at West Ham with a hamstring injury. “Tottenham can only play with 11. They can’t play with 13 or 14,” Martinez said. “If Gareth Bale didn’t play it would just be someone else and their squad is of the highest level, so it is not as if it would be substantially easier for us if he wasn’t there.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error DeAndre Jordan, who can reject shots from some of the best players in the world, has trouble playing defense against a package of sour straws, a gummy, sugar-covered candy.For Paul, it’s turning down Sprite, his favorite soda, which he said he hasn’t had in years.“I miss it,” Paul said while disobeying his thirst. “No question.”Sometimes, the sacrifices can be particularly cruel.Redick’s 2-year-old son, Knox, happens to love Hopdoddy’s fries and has no problem powering through a large portion of them (washed down with a milkshake). All Redick can do is watch … and wish.“You get older – and I talked to (Steve) Nash (two-time MVP) about this three summers ago – you look for ways to stay fit,” Redick said.And french fries aren’t part of that plan.For Luc Mbah a Moute, neither is a glass of wine.Mbah a Moute, who grew up with heavy French influences while in Cameroon, is accustomed to a glass of wine with lunch or dinner. Or, on good days, both.“You always have wine at the table,” he said. “It was a habit.”But since his time at UCLA, Mbah a Moute said he quits drinking wine during the season, a decision he said he regrets on the very first day of camp.In a Twilight Zone-ish cruel twist, as an NBA professional, he finds himself in expensive restaurants with extensive wine lists, the perfect pairing affordable and just an order away.“That’s when,” he said in regard to when the sacrifice hurts most. “When you’re at a good restaurant, you’re eating some good food and you know how good it would be with a glass of wine.”Because the margins for error are so thin, especially as players age, dietary restrictions are just a part of being a player. Paul, for instance, will not eat corn or eggs this season after undergoing nutritional testing. But it’s not just about food.Fame and fortune have allowed Paul to take part in and attend numerous sporting events, but the NBA schedule always keeps him from attending The Masters in Augusta, Ga., an item on his bucket list.Instead, this past year, Paul’s father and brother attended the golf tournament. They’ve also ducked out of town to go watch their favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys, leaving the Clippers’ All-Star point guard behind.“I was hot about that,” Paul joked about the trip to Dallas.Maybe it’s the little things (like fries), the finer things (like wine) or the major things (like a trip to the Masters) that get avoided.Or, in Doc Rivers’ case, it’s the things that help keep you sane – the hours on the golf course or, more importantly, the hours in bed resting.During the season, those things just don’t happen for him, as he’s consumed with what his team just did and what his team needs to do next.“You can’t turn off,” he said. But the burger bar’s fries? They’ll The burger bar’s fries have to remain a memory for now. As the Clippers get ready to tackle a season that could last deep into the spring, Redick and his teammates know they’ll be making sacrifices – no matter how crunchy and salty they are.That multimillionaire professional athletes who fly on charter planes and stay in five-star hotels have to make minor sacrifices might not sound like a big deal, but then again, french fries are pretty good.“That’s my biggest weakness – french fries,” Chris Paul said. “I still haven’t found a way to say ‘No.’”For some it’s food, for others it’s beer, for others it’s sleep – everyone has something they love that they have to turn down during the NBA season.Raymond Felton’s guilty pleasure – fried chicken – is too good to stay away from for the entire season. He’ll get his favorite dish when the Clippers move through North Carolina later this season, even if it sticks to his ribs.center_img PLAYA VISTA >> You could almost see J.J. Redick going through the memories, flipping through the thoughts in his brain like someone searching for a single document in an overstuffed file cabinet.Is he looking for truffle fries? Nah. Poutine? Nope, that’s not it either.As Redick tried to figure out where his favorite french fries get served, a lightning bolt struck, tying his brain, his taste buds and his words into a single statement.“Oh my God. Hopdoddy. Their fries,” Redick said. “Wow.”last_img read more