Circles Around The Sun To Play Phish Baker’s Dozen Late-Night

first_imgThe upcoming Phish Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden is destined to go down as a truly monumental run, making New York City the place to be mid-summer. As the inevitable late-night show announcements pour in, you can add this one to your must-attend list. Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal is bringing his marveled Circles Around The Sun project to the Gramercy Theater on Saturday, July 22nd. (Purchase tickets here with presale code “LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC”.)The history of the band is beyond fitting, as the band’s first introduction was at the Grateful Dead‘s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well shows. The frequent Phil Lesh & Friends collaborator was tapped to create the setbreak music, eventually giving birth to a band that would fittingly be called Circles Around The Sun. The psychedelic rock grooves that Casal, along with the help of keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne, and drummer Mark Levy create will be the perfect concoction to help fans “Hallucinate a Solution” late into the night. [courtesy of Greg Crist]With that music released as its own album, Interludes for the Dead, the band was gifted a proper stage. The band made their live debut at LOCKN’ Festival in 2016, and it was one of the weekend’s most glorious sets. Having only performed a handful of times since, we can’t wait for Circles Around The Sun to make their NYC return on July 22, paired with the sensational after-show glow that comes along with the Phish from Vermont.Tickets for the show are currently on-sale and can be purchased here with presale code “LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC.” For additional information and show updates, join the Facebook event page.– SHOW INFO –Show: Live For Live Music Presents: A Baker’s Dozen Late-Night With Circles Around The SunWhen: Saturday, July 22ndVenue: The Gramercy Theatre –127 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010Ages: All Ages (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)Price: $23.00 adv / $26 dos (purchase tickets here)Pre-Sale: Thursday, June 1 @ 10AM with p/w: “LIVEFORLIVEMUSIC”Time: Doors 11:30 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM)Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2x Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix / late tix)July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix)July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)last_img read more

UAE could reintroduce curfew in some areas as COVID-19 cases rise, official says

first_imgNCEMA, which posted a clip of the interview on its Twitter page late on Thursday, could not be immediately reached for comment outside business hours.The regional business and tourism hub on June 24 removed a nationwide curfew in place since mid-March and commercial businesses and public venues have gradually reopened.Health minister Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed al-Owais on Tuesday warned the number of cases could rise after an “alarming” increase over the previous two weeks.The UAE has recorded 65,802 infections and 369 deaths. The government does not disclose where in the country of seven emirates, or states, the infections or deaths have taken place.The daily infection rate has fallen from a peak of over 900 in late May but the country has seen periodic spikes since, despite a generally falling trend.  The United Arab Emirates could reintroduce a de-facto overnight curfew in some areas of the country if there are a high number of COVID-19 infections there, a government official said.The Gulf Arab state has seen the number of cases rise this week to over 400 for the first time since mid-July, including 461 infections and two deaths in the 24 hours to Thursday.Asked if the national sterilization program, which had included a night time curfew, could again be enforced, National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) spokesman Seif al-Zahri told Emirates TV: “Yes, that’s possible in certain areas where we observe high infection cases.” Topics :last_img read more

Dodgers will give Will Smith ‘a good runway’ as the primary catcher

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — As far back as spring training, the Dodgers expected Will Smith to arrive in the major leagues this season and start significant games at catcher for them at some point.That time is now.Smith was promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday for the third time this season. He is expected to stay this time and serve as the Dodgers’ primary catcher, likely for the rest of the season and potentially in a postseason run.“Seeing him on a big-league field and seeing the way he conducted his at-bats, handled the pitching staff, following gameplans – even in big spots against good pitching how he handled himself, staying in the strike zone and what he did at the Triple-A level … he’s performed, really. Big time,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “So he’s checked every box. Now you’ve got to go out there and give him a little bit of runway.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Smith’s defensive skills have always been highly-rated. But he has had a breakout year offensively, hitting .269 with a .986 OPS and 20 home runs in 61 games with the OKC Dodgers. In nine games at the major-league level over his first two promotions, he hit .269 with a .999 OPS and three home runs – two walk-offs to win games.Roberts said he expects to give Smith “a good runway” with “the lion’s share” of playing time with veteran Russell Martin “in there a couple times a week is kind of what I see.”The window opened for Smith’s ascension with the continued collapse of Austin Barnes’ offensive game (and some recent defensive miscues as well). Barnes hit .289 with an .895 OPS in 2017, giving the Dodgers hope that he would develop into a two-way player and every-day catcher.Since then, however, Barnes has hit .200 with a .618 OPS in 471 plate appearances. He had just seven hits in his last 60 at-bats before being demoted to Triple-A this week.“Very difficult discussion with Austin,” said Roberts, who gave Barnes the news along with Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. “It’s more about just trying to get him on track offensively. I think just to get him back in a good place mentally and mechanically. He’s a major-league player. He helps us in so many ways – in the clubhouse, behind the plate. But we see him as an offensive player as well. Just to get him out of this hot box (the pressure of the big leagues) will be best for him and it will help us as well. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco After batting .276 with 12 home runs and an .888 OPS last season, White slumped to a .225 batting average, .650 OPS and just three home runs in 71 games with the Astros this year.“Just kind of a grind so far,” White said. “I don’t want to blame it on anything in particular. It’s just been tough for me to gain any momentum this year. I’ve had some good weeks. It’s just been tough to put together a good month.“I’m excited to have some new scenery and join a new team.”ALSOKiké Hernandez had an MRI on his left hand after leaving Wednesday’s game with an injury. The results had not been reviewed by the team’s medical staff before Friday’s game, but Roberts said he expected Hernandez to be available to play defense only.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 8-2, 2.84 ERA) at Nationals (TBA), Saturday, 1:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AMcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “For any decision we made, you also have to have a solution. To have Will playing the way he’s playing, so consistently on both sides of the baseball, just made a difficult decision a little bit easier.”STRIPLING STARTRight-hander Ross Stripling said he is still bothered by neck stiffness, leaving his next scheduled start (Tuesday in Colorado) questionable.Stripling played catch on flat ground on Friday afternoon and said he still felt the discomfort in the right side of his neck.“If you think about pitching, that whipping action there at the end,” Stripling said. “It’s not so much pain, but I think I’m protecting it.”Roberts said Stripling is expected to make that start in Colorado “right now” but he would have to throw a bullpen session Saturday or Sunday to test the neck and prove his readiness to pitch. Right-hander Jaime Schultz traveled to Washington with the team in case a roster move needs to be made.FREESE OUTTyler White was officially added to the roster Friday after being acquired in a trade with the Houston Astros. David Freese was returned to the Injured List with a persistent hamstring problem in his left leg. Freese spent more than two weeks on the IL before the All-Star break due to the same problem.“It’s just something we can’t get over,” Roberts said. “He’s doing everything he can to stay on the field. We’re just not getting the best version of him as far as his health.”White will replace Freese as a right-handed bat off the bench and occasional first baseman.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more