After a fun first night at the Kings Theatre, the String Cheese Incident returned to Brooklyn last night to complete their two-night run and their Summer tour to a close. The show was filled with thrilling moments, excellent jams, spot-on covers, and a high octane guest spot from Gregg Allman Band’s Scott Sharrard.Coming out of the gate hot, the band opened with a thumping, extended version of “Valley Of The Jig” that really got the crowd moving. The soulful and funky “Black And White” came next, and the band took that song out for a walk before segueing into a fun, Latin-tinged “Yo Se”. After a quick version of “Farther”, the band played “Sweet Spot”, a track from the band’s new SCI Sound Lab project. SCI kept the newer songs going with a fun take on the Kyle Hollingsworth tune “Stop Drop Roll” before finishing up set one with a huge, locked in version of their classic “Round The Wheel”.After a short break, SCI returned to the stage and immediately picked up where they left off. “Desert Dawn” was the perfect set two opener. After a spirited run through the song’s form, the band performed easily the jam of the night, moving as a unit through several unique, progressive rock-like sections before bringing the song to its natural end. The impressive improv section was a true highlight in a show filled with them.After the raging set two opener, the band returned to their Sound Lab to perform another new track, “Get Tight”. After a short-but-sweet version of the new song, the band picked things back up with a funky version of “Rain” that gave the band another opportunity to stretch out their improv muscles, with Michael Kang coming in at the perfect time to bring the jam to its climax.Rhythm guitarist / singer Billy Nershi then stepped up to the microphone to introduce a special guest, none other than Scott Sharrard. Sharrard played the entire Allmans Family Incident with the band at The Peach Festival on Friday, serving as band leader as the band worked through a set of Allman Brothers classics. The band seemed to be loving the Allman Brothers musical vibe, and kept the party going with incredible versions of “Hot’Lanta” and “Southbound” that simply had the audience going bananas. Sharrard was particularly impressive, trading lead solos with Michael Kang in true tension-release fashion, creating an enormous amount of energy in the room. Anyone who was at The Peach on Friday was gifted with some bonus Allmans material, and anyone who missed The Peach was absolutely blessed to catch some of the magic from that performance. Sharrard and SCI also managed to slip in a version of “On The Road” in between the two covers, and overall created a huge, non-stop segment of musical magic.Watch “Hot ‘Lanta” below, courtesy of Gabe Sokker.Sharrard left the stage to raucous applause, and the band kicked into the evening’s final segment. Starting with “Way Back Home”, the band moved quickly into “Whiskey Before Breakfast” before landing on an out-of-left-field, set-closing cover of Led Zeppelin‘s epic rocker “Kashmir” that left the crowd begging for more.The band took a short break before delivering a three-song encore to finish their summer tour. Opening with “Honky Tonk Heroes”, the band then turned in a quick version of “Hobo Song” before creating one more opportunity to rage with their fans, bringing things to a close with a huge version of “Rosie” that had the crowd dancing all the way out of venue and into the streets of Brooklyn.After a great summer that saw the String Cheese Incident bring their carnival-esque live show across the country, the band capped off their summer with an excellent show that found the band truly locked in and in command of their collective sound. The fun covers, spirited jamming, and all-around positive vibes all add up to a band that’s currently at the top of its game.The String Cheese Incident will now take a few months off before they play three nights at Suwanee Hulaween this October.The String Cheese Incident | Kings Theatre | Brooklyn, NY | 8/15/2016Set 1: Valley of the Jig, Black and White > Yo Se, Farther, Sweet Spot, Stop Drop Roll, Round the WheelSet 2: Desert Dawn, Get Tight, Rain, Hot ‘Lanta, On the Road > Southbound, Way Back Home > Whiskey Before Breakfast > KashmirEncore: Honky Tonk Heroes, Hobo Song, Rosie Feat. Scott Sharrard on guitar
LOCKN’ Festival opened its gates on Thursday morning, and fans were eager for the festival to announce a webcast, as the beloved Arrington, VA festival has done in past years. Luckily for fans unable to attend the festival this year, LOCKN’ has confirmed multiple options to watch and listen to the weekend’s festivities, including both the main stage lineup and late-night sets.SiriusXM and Relix have offered two different options for fans. SiriusXM’s Jam On (channel 29) will be broadcasting select sets throughout the weekend, starting on Friday, August 24th, at 2 p.m. (ET). SiriusXM’s coverage will include both of Dead & Company’s headlining sets, Widespread Panic with Margo Price, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Spafford, George Clinton & P-Funk, Toots & The Maytals with Taj Mahal, Sheryl Crow, Turkuaz, and many more. SiriusXM’s full schedule for the weekend can be found below. You can listen live here.Additionally, Relix has partnered with Ben & Jerry’s and Airstream to webcast a free stream from LOCKN’. As of press time, Relix has yet to share their full webcast schedule for the weekend. Follow Relix’s YouTube channel below for LOCKN’ coverage throughout the weekend. You can tune in to the LOCKN’ webcast via www.relix.com/live.Relix LOCKN’ Festival Webcast 2018 [Video: Relix]Relix and LOCKN’ Festival are encouraging viewers and fans to register to vote. Festival organizers explain, “#TheFutureIsVoting, and your voice matters!” Register to vote by texting ‘VOTER’ to 40649. Already registered? Get location election alerts: text ‘VOTER’ to 40649. Want to help register voters at concerts? Text ‘VOLUNTEER’ to 40649.Click here to see the full weekend schedule.Lettuce (left) and Umphrey’s McGee (right) mid-transition on night 1SiriusXM’s Jam On (channel 29) Lockn’ Festival 2018 Broadcast Schedule (All Times ET)Friday, August 24th2 p.m. Ghost Light4 p.m. Turkuaz5 p.m. Moon Taxi6 p.m. Toots & The Maytals with Taj Mahal8:45 p.m. George Clinton & P-Funk10 p.m. Widespread Panic with Margo PriceSaturday, August 25th3:05 p.m. BIG Something4:05 p.m. Keller & The Keels5:05 p.m. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong6:05 pm. Foundation of Funk7:05 p.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band9:15 Dead & CompanySunday, August 26th12:30 p.m. Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel2:15 p.m. Spafford3:15 p.m. Matisyahu4:15 p.m. Blues Traveler5:25 p.m. Sheryl Crow6:35 p.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band8:45 p.m. Dead & CompanyView Full SiriusXM Schedule
JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — The adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard has announced his plans for retirement.A National Guard news release says Maj. Gen. Tim Orr intends to step down effective May 1 after 10 years as the Iowa Guard’s commander. He was named to the post by then Gov. Chet Culver in March 2009.Brig. Gen. Stephen Osborn will serve as the interim adjutant general.Orr enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard in 1978 while still a senior at Boone High School and rose through the ranks.
Nick Kyrgios overcame a bout of nausea, a stiff back and saved three match points on the way to stunning top seed Rafael Nadal 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(6) in the second round of the Acapulco International in Mexico on Wednesday.The Australian fell to the floor in celebration after clinching the victory, before sticking a finger behind his ear and asking the raucous crowd to cheer louder.Spaniard Nadal, who has won the tournament twice, took only one of his 10 break point chances and failed to put the match away despite leading 6-3 in the final set tiebreak before Kyrgios reeled off five straight points.World number 72 Kyrgios improved his career record against Nadal to 3-3.After dropping the first set, Kyrgios called for the trainer and said that he felt sick but would play on as he feared the media would “blow it up”.He returned to the court for the second set and immediately looked a different player.At one stage a frustrated Nadal called for the crowd to quieten down, a request that received backing from Kyrgios, who screamed “shut up” together with an expletive, an outburst that brought him a warning from the umpire.After calling for the trainer again between the second and third sets due to a sore back, Kyrgios then saved five break points in the sixth game of the final set.He got out of jail again in the deciding tiebreak, particularly on the second match point when his volley caught the tape but toppled over and landed on the line.advertisementNext up for Kyrgios is Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who defeated American Steve Johnson 7-6(5) 6-4.Also on Wednesday, Mackenzie McDonald continued his recent strong form with a 6-7(7) 7-5 6-3 upset of fellow American Frances Tiafoe.McDonald last week made it to the semi-finals of the Delray Beach Open, where he lost to eventual champion Radu Albot.Third seed Isner posted the 400th win of his career, 6-4 6-4 over fellow American Sam Querrey.Also Watch: