The Beacon Jams Night 1: Trey Anastasio Band Sans Horns, A Strange “Stash”, & Our First Look At The Production [Recap]

first_imgTrey Anastasio waded into the waters of The Beacon Jams on Friday night for the first of eight weekly live streams from New York’s storied Beacon Theatre. We’ve already said plenty about the significance and scenarios surrounding this unprecedented virtual residency, so we’ll get right to it here with a rundown of the action at The Beacon Jams Night 1. (Check out recaps of Night 2 here and Night 3 here).Heading in, we had essentially no idea what to expect. Very quickly, a few things stood out. First—the band. Prior to the camera panning down from the chandelier to start the show, it wasn’t clear who would be on the stage. Quickly, viewers tuning in via Twitch were shown a horn-less version of the current Trey Anastasio Band lineup, with Russ Lawton on drums, Tony Markellis on bass, Ray Paczkowski on keys, and Cyro Baptista on all sorts of percussion. The other immediate take-away was the stage setup: rather than facing out toward the non-existent crowd as they usually would, the band set up facing backstage, allowing the viewers at home to take in the show with the Beacon in all her majesty as the backdrop. For whatever reason, this simple but powerful distinction didn’t dawn on this writer until that first shot came into frame, and seeing the ornate venue adorned by extra lights planted in strategic seats in the house was a “eureka” moment out of the gate. Of course! Score one for The Beacon Jams.Another thing that quickly stood out was the relaxed vibe of the band and the pauses between the songs. It sure is eerie hearing TAB rip a fantastic “Blaze On” only to finish to total silence. It’s a wrinkle that all parties—both inside the venue and outside tuning in—will adjust and adapt to over the course of the next several weeks of Beacon Jams. However, this unusual aspect also revealed a fun new layer for this run of “virtual” shows: The band appears to be facing a screen that displays the Twitch comment section, allowing Trey to interact with fans tuning in in real time. He spent a fair amount of time during the one-set, two-and-a-half-hour show responding to commenters. However you may have felt about the frequent chat tangents, this feels like a fun new development, and we’re excited to see how that interaction evolves as the run goes on.The set continued in the same stop-start fashion with a mix of live debuts from Trey’s quarantine record, Lonely Trip (like “I Never Left Home”, “A Wave of Hope”, and “If I Could See The World”) and go-to live TAB songs (like “Soul Planet”, “Dark and Down”, and “Sand”). Early on, we got our first “special guest” of the residency when Trey’s frequent theatrical collaborator Jeff Tanski, a Queens, NY resident, joined Ray on keys for a lovely rendition of Phish‘s Sigma Oasis ballad, “Shade”.Trey Anastasio – “A Wave of Hope” – The Beacon Jams Night 1 – 10/9/20Trey Anastasio – “If I Could See The World” – The Beacon Jams Night 1 – 10/9/20Perhaps the most unusual musical segment of the evening was a jazzy performance of Phish classic “Stash” by the trio of Trey (guitar/vocals), Tanski (piano), and Baptista (clapping/beat-boxing). A clear deviation from the norm for the song, this version is worth a listen sheerly based in its unique arrangement. That is, if we can re-listen. Surely this content will surface at some point, but who knows when—tomorrow morning? At the end of the residency? As an archival release years down the road? On Twitch, there’s no “going back,” so we’ll have to wait and see if the show, whether in chunks or in full, makes its way to LivePhish or YouTube. As with many of the details for The Beacon Jams, it seems we’re going to have to keep making our best guesses as we go. Game on. [Update 10/10/20: The first night of The Beacon Jams is now available on LivePhish]. [Update 10/14/20: Trey Anastasio has shared a video of “Everything’s Right” > “…And Flew Away” from Night 1 of The Beacon Jams. Watch it below]. [Update 12/19/20: Trey Anastasio has shared a video of “Stash” from Night 1 of The Beacon Jams. Watch It below].Trey Anastasio – “Stash” – The Beacon Jams Night 1 – 10/9/20[Video: Trey Anastasio]Trey Anastasio – “Everything’s Right” > “…And Flew Away” [Pro-Shot] – The Beacon Jams Night 1 – 10/9/20[Video: Trey Anastasio]After “Stash”, the rest of the band made their exit as Trey pulled up a chair for an acoustic take on quarantine tune “When The Words Go Away”. Rather than performing an extended acoustic “set,” however, the band quickly returned for a hot and heavy “Everything’s Right”, which moved into quarantune “…And Flew Away”. Trey once again grabbed his acoustic for “The Inlaw Josie Wales” and “Sunset Days”, and paused to express his gratitude for all the parties involved in making The Beacon Jams a reality before closing out Night 1 with a rocking “46 Days”.With that, the camera panned back up to the chandelier and the credits rolled. Night 1 of the Trey Anastasio Beacon Jams is in the books. In case you were wondering, they gave no indication as to what was to come next week. We have a strong suspicion that this is how it will go every week: Until the camera pans down from the Beacon ceiling on Friday night, what you’re about to see will be a mystery. Trey has already confirmed that the band lineups will change from week to week, so your guess is as good as anyone’s. We did, however, take it upon ourselves to drum up some educated guesses of our own. You can dive into them here.Either way, everyone, this is exciting. Live Trey, every Friday, with inherent surprise and intrigue built in. We’re all in. Catch you in the chat next Friday.Setlist: Trey Anastasio | The Beacon Jams Night 1 | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 10/9/20SET 1: Corona > Blaze On, I Never Left Home [1], Soul Planet, Shade [2], Dark and Down, A Wave of Hope[1], If I Could See The World[1] > Sand, Stash [3], When the Words Go Away [4], Everything’s Right > …And Flew Away[1], The Inlaw Josie Wales [5], Sunset Days [6], 46 Days[1] Debut.[2] Jeff Tanski on piano.[3] Only Trey, Jeff Tanski on piano, and Cyro clapping.[4] Debut; Trey solo acoustic.[5] Only Trey on acoustic and Jeff Tanski on piano.[6] Trey solo acoustic.This performance was part of the Beacon Jams series and featured the debuts of I Never Left Home, A Wave of Hope, If I Could See The World, When the Words Go Away, and …And Flew Away. Trey quoted Windora Bug after Soul Planet. Shade featured Jeff Tanski on piano. Stash was performed by Trey, Jeff on piano, and Cyro clapping. When the Words Go Away and Sunset Days were performed by Trey solo acoustic. The Inlaw Josie Wales was performed by just Trey on acoustic and Jeff Tanski on piano.last_img read more

DLP to host ‘gigantic’ family event for Father’s Day

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNewsPolitics DLP to host ‘gigantic’ family event for Father’s Day by: Dominica Vibes News – June 12, 2017 The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will host a family get together in honour of Father’s Day on Sunday 18 June at the Botanic Gardens in Roseau. Prime Minister and DLP leader Roosevelt Skerrit, who announced the event, said it was organized because Father’s Day is a “little tag along” while Mother’s Day is the “big occasion” and the DLP does not believe that this is right or fair. “Accordingly, this Father’s Day…the Dominica Labour Party will be hosting a gigantic family outing in honour of our fathers in Dominica,” he said during a DLP rally in Portsmouth on 7 may 2017. “I want every father in this crowd and following via the internet to make plans in Roseau on June [18]. I will be there and I want all the fathers of Dominica to join me in the gardens on June 18,” he said. Mr. Skerrit invited mothers to come along with the children so that they can celebrate with the fathers as it will be a family affair. The DLP leader said there will be “bouncing castle, donkey cart ride, dominoes, rounders, lime and spoon, snow cone, ice cream, candy frost, lucky dips, games of chance, everything that we did on such occasions yesteryear we shall seek to recreate on this special day on June 18.” Share Tweetcenter_img Share 613 Views   6 comments Sharelast_img read more

Brazil Legend, Pele,’Embarrassed’ to Leave House Due to Health, Says Son

first_img“He is very sheepish, reclusive,” his son Edinho told TV Globo.Pele scored a world record total of 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during his 21-year career, including 77 goals in 91 appearances for Brazil.His health has been a concern in recent i and he had prostate surgery in 2015 after he was admitted to hospital for the second time in six months.“Imagine, he’s the King, he was always such an imposing figure and today he can’t walk properly,” Edinho explained.“He’s embarrassed, he doesn’t want to go out, be seen, or do practically anything that involves leaving the house.“He’s pretty fragile. He had a hip replacement and didn’t have an adequate or ideal rehabilitation. So he has this problem with mobility and that has set off a kind of depression.”This June marks the 50th anniversary of Pele’s final World Cup title, won in Mexico with what many believe to be the greatest team of all time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Legendary Brazil forward Pele is reluctant to leave his house because he cannot walk unaided, his son has said.The three-time World Cup winner, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was taken to hospital with a urinary infection last year.Pele, 79, has had problems with his hip for some time and now needs a frame to walk, with many of his recent public appearances in a wheelchair.last_img read more

Cheteshwar Pujara reveals the biggest challenge batsmen will face playing D/N tests with pink…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementAs the show shifts from the T20 series to the test matches India will be facing Bangladesh in their first ever pink-ball test match in Kolkata on the 22nd of November. Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara who has been the back bone of the Indian team in test matches has emphasised the role of patience in the Day/Night test in Kolkata.The Pink-ball test is a chance for BCCI to increase the crowd attendance and bring back the peoples interest in test matches.Pujara was part of Duleep Trophy in 2016 when Pink ball was tested for the first time in first class cricket in India. However it was played with Kookaburra ball. SG Pink ball according to Pujara wont be a struggle for the India batsmen as negating the swing in the early part of the innings and the start of the day will be key.It is an interesting facts on six occasions that the team batting have been restricted below 150 in a day-night test match. But it was a day-night test match when Pakistan’s Azhar Ali scored 300 against West Indies in 2016 in Abu Dhabi.“I don’t think there will be a major difference when you start playing with the pink ball. Since I haven’t played (against the SG pink ball) I am not sure, but my assumption is that even the SG pink ball will be very similar to the red ball. I feel in India the quality of SG balls have improved,” Pujara said.last_img read more