Marco Benevento Plays “Fred Short” Suite, Covers Butthole Surfers [Full Audio/Video]

first_imgOn Saturday, May 19, 2018, Miami Beach was treated to a very special evening with keyboardist Marco Benevento. Benevento was the man of the hour for the Rhythm Foundation’s 30th-anniversary fundraiser at the Gleason Room at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Benevento’s last solo project performance in Miami took place in January 2016 as part of the Rhythm Foundation’s Seaside Sessions series, so patrons and organizers already knew it would be a night to remember. The show was originally scheduled to take place outdoors at the North Beach Bandshell, but a forecast of heavy rain resulted in a venue change.The Rhythm Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, “seeks to increase global awareness through the presentation of live music as well as build and strengthen the diverse communities in South Florida through consistent shared cultural experiences.” Artists from all over the world and a plethora of genres have performed by way of the organization. Located in the colorful, cultural melting pot of Miami Beach, a focus has been placed on Latin American-, Caribbean-, and European-flavored bands. Benevento’s unique and energetic style, which blends sounds from all over the globe, was a perfect fit for the culturally diverse event.The poor weather did not put a damper on the event what-so-ever; the Gleason Room provided the perfect ambiance for the festivities. The evening began with a two-hour cocktail party, which included an open bar, hors-d’oeuvres from local favorite Taquiza, music by local DJ Benton, and an impressive silent auction. Hot ticket auction items were donated from popular business from all over the surrounding area. Auction items included a signed copy of Benevento’s recent 10th anniversary re-issue of his first solo album Invisible Baby; music-related artwork from well-known, local artist Lebo; hotel weekend packages at 4 and 5 star resorts; dinners at top-rated restaurants, including local music supporting restaurants 3rd & 3rd and Farmer’s Table; and packages from the area’s best wellness establishments (Float8, Yoga Journey, and The Salt Suite).Benevento and his bandmates, bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, came in smoking hot after a recent two night stand of late nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest (in addition to Benevento’s two night stand with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late night performance with Worship My Organ). The trio warmed up the crowd with the groovy, seven-part journey of songs comprising “The Story of Fred Short,” showcasing their impressive range of talent.  The festive dance party continued with “Greenpoint”, an instrumental, downtempo track from the album Between the Needles & Nightfall.A spacey, jammed out instrumental version of The Knife’s “Heartbeats”, a song that truly hit the indie map when Jose Gonzales covered it on his 2006 debut album Veneer, came next.  The true bust out of the evening was a cover of the Butthole Surfers’ “Pepper,” with both Benevento and Rykman on vocals. Synthpop, crowd favorites “Limbs of a Pine” and “At the Show” rounded out the high energy set, with everyone in the house dancing and singing along.  As always, Benevento had the crowd mesmerized during the entire performance.You can check out the full audio recording of the show, along with some video clips, compliments of CHeeSeHeaD PRoDuCTioNS.Full Audio[Audio: CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]“Dropkick” through to “At The Show”[Video:CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]Setlist: Marco Benevento | Gleason Room at The Fillmore | Miami Beach, FL | 5/19/2018Setlist: Intro: The Story of Fred Short*. Seven Twenty Two*. Walking With Tyrone*. Live A Certain Life*. Stay In Line*. I Can’t See The Light*. Follow The Arrow*. Greenpoint. Heartbeats.** Dropkick. The Real Morning Party. Pepper***. Limbs of a Pine.E: At The Show.*First 7 Songs: “The Story of Fred Short” (side B of the album, The Story of Fred Short)**The Knife cover (instrumental)***Butthole Surfers coverBand: Marco Benevento (keys, vocals), Karina Rykman (bass, vocals), Andy Borger (drums)last_img read more

Harvard honors Mexico City bus system

first_imgFor decades, Mexico City’s 18 million people choked in the fumes of thousands of “peseros,’’ the privately owned minibuses that clogged the avenues crisscrossing the capital city.Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government last night honored the creators of an innovative bus system that has dramatically reduced traffic congestion and pollution in the city – and that could be a model for similar innovation elsewhere in the world…Read more here (The Boston Globe)last_img

Astros win 8th straight, pounding Rox with 2 5-run frames

first_imgRyan McMahon hit two homers for the Rockies, who lost all four games of a home-and-home set against Houston.Kyle Tucker, who homered and tripled twice the night before, had another triple among his two hits and two RBIs in the Astros’ ninth consecutive victory against the Rockies, including the four this week.“That’s what makes this team so special,” said Toro, who started in place of injured third baseman Alex Bregman. “We’re losing some key guys and we’re still winning. That just shows the depth of this team.”Brooks Raley (1-0) worked 1 1/3 innings for the victory and Ryan Pressly gave up an RBI groundout en route to his third save. Right fielder Josh Reddick made a diving catch of Trevor Story’s sinking line drive for the final out.McMahon had his fifth career multihomer game, hitting a two-run homer off Houston starter Cristian Javier in the second and another two-run shot off Raley in the fifth. Nolan Arenado had a solo homer in the third and Sam Hilliard had a career-high four hits for the Rockies. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Abraham Toro homered in the second of two five-run innings by the Astros and Houston extended its major league-best winning streak to eight games with a 10-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.Jose Altuve had two hits, including a two-run double that fueled a five-run second inning, when the Astros batted around against German Marquez (2-4). It was Altuve’s second straight multihit game since being returned to the No. 2 spot in the batting order after three games in the No. 6 hole following early-season struggles.“He’s getting two hits a day since we moved him back into that second spot,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “Everybody here is pulling for Jose every time he goes up there and I’m sure Jose is proud of himself, the way he’s battled back, but he’s still got a ways to go to get off that interstate.” August 20, 2020 Astros win 8th straight, pounding Rox with 2 5-run framescenter_img UP NEXTAstros: RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (2-1, 5.47 ERA) takes the mound in the first of a three-game series at San Diego.Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (1-2, 5.74 ERA) is slated to pitch the series opener Friday night at the Los Angeles Dodgers as Colorado begins a seven-game trip. Gray went a season-high seven innings in his last outing and earned his first win of the season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports WALK IN THE PARKRaimel Tapia drew four walks, the 10th time in Rockies history a player had walked four times in a game.TRAINER’S ROOMAstros: Bregman was placed on the 10-day injured list with right hamstring discomfort. Bregman left Wednesday’s game after sustaining the injury while running out a double. LHP Cionel Pérez was recalled from the team’s alternate training site. Rockies: INF-OF Chris Owings was placed on the 10-day injured list after aggravating a left hamstring strain while running out a grounder in the ninth inning Wednesday. INF Josh Fuentes was recalled from the alternate training site to replace him. … C Elias Díaz has been reinstated from the restricted list. He was placed on the list Monday for violating unspecified coronavirus protocols. “He satisfied what needed to be satisfied and he’s back on the team,” manager Bud Black said. LHP James Pazos was optioned to the alternate training site to make room for Díaz. “Guys are upset,” Arenado said after the Rockies lost for the ninth time in 11 games after an 11-3 start. “You’re never happy with what’s going on now. We’ve just got to continue to fight, continue to battle and that’s it. There’s not a whole lot to say, just play better baseball.”Marquez went five innings and allowed 10 hits and 10 runs, one fewer run than his career high against San Francisco on July 15, 2019. Toro hit a three-run homer in the fifth.Astros reliever Josh James appeared to turn an ankle while fielding an infield grounder for the last out of the sixth inning. He gingerly walked off the field with the assistance of a trainer. SCORING IN BUNCHESThe Astros got all their hits and scored all their runs in the second and fifth innings, when they sent a combined 17 men to the plate. They have outscored the opposition 48-21 during their eight-game winning streak. They totaled 23 runs in the two games at Coors Field.last_img read more

S’Eagles Coach, Rohr Demands more from Players

first_imgGROUP B STANDING AFTER DAY TWOTeam           P   W   D   L   GF   GA   GD   PtsNigeria        2    2    0   0   0      0      0      6Cameroun   2    0    2   0   0      0      0      2Zambia        2    0    1   1   0      0      0      1Algeria        2    0    1   1   0      0      0       1Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIER. Its a marathon race, says NFF bossBy Femi SolajaWhile many Nigerians are still celebrating the Super Eagles’ win over North African foe, Algeria last Saturday in Uyo in a crucial World Cup group B qualifying match, Nigeria’s Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has declared that the celebrations should be put on hold as there are still more matches to play in the qualifying race.The Franco-German spoke at the post match press conference, after his charges dismantled Algeria’s Fennecs 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.In the same pragmatic manner he reacted after the win over Zambia in Ndola last month, Rohr said: “We played a good match and got three points, but I want to say that there are more matches to play and we have to keep our focus.”Unlike in the previous qualifying round of matches, Nigeria look solid at the top of group B with six points, with second –placed Cameroun, which Nigeria next play in August 2017, four points behind.“We have a friendly against Egypt in Dubai in January, which will enable me to look at the home –based players, but I will continue to monitor the Europe –based players and we will see how we get matches for them on FIFA free dates.”The win earned Rohr, who was signed on by Nigeria August this year, three wins out of three matches.“I praise the players for their spirit, for their dedication and for their discipline. They all did very well and I am happy at their output.”Also yesterday the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick celebrated three precious points but insisted that the Eagles will continue to take the 2018 World Cup qualifying race one match at a time.“This victory is very, very sweet. But as I said after the match in Zambia, this is a marathon. We have now won two matches out of six, and as a result of the draw between Cameroun and Zambia, we are looking very good on top.“The best approach is to keep focus, to know that we are not there yet but that we surely will be there by putting more effort in each of our next four matches.”The Super Eagles next play Cameroun home and away within a week in the third quarter of next year, and Pinnick insists those two games will be tough.“Cameroun have drawn their first two matches of the series and will play us hard in both legs, but we have to play them even harder.”last_img read more

Hornets claim guard Shelvin Mack off waivers, report says

first_imgThe Hornets are seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 27-28 record and will play the Pacers on Monday. Hornets’ Tony Parker (back) doubtful to play Monday vs. Pacers The Charlotte Hornets have claimed guard Shelvin Mack off waivers after his release from Atlanta, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 10, 2019Mack was sent from the Grizzlies to the Hawks at the trade deadline. But Atlanta released him earlier this week. He is averaging 7.9 points in 22.7 minutes per game in 2018-19. Charlotte was reportedly in talks with Memphis about acquiring Marc Gasol before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, but negotiations fell through. Instead it added Mack, who will join point guards Kemba Walker and Tony Parker. Related Newscenter_img The Hornets have improved their guard depth.Charlotte has claimed Shelvin Mack off waivers, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources.last_img read more