Phish Sets The “Golden” Standard With Incredible First Night In Vegas

first_imgAfter two long years, Phish returned to Las Vegas, NV for an exciting four-night run that leads into the holiest of jam band holidays, Halloween. After a brief fall tour that has been highlighted with great playing, Big Boat material and a sit-in from the Grateful Dead’s own Bob Weir, all eyes have been on Vegas. Fortunately, Phish got started with a bust-out heavy opener to set the pace for the weekend to come.The band introduced their four night stand at MGM Grand with a nod to their 2014 Halloween trip to Las Vegas. The space ship immediately blasted off; excitement was in the air with the initial notes of “Martian Monster.” With “No Men In No Man’s Land,” Trey Anastasio came down hard with the gritty licks. The band picked up on it, and fed from the fruits of their own energy. Off the bat, the spirit was high, and then the band kept things exciting with two big bust outs in a row! They broke into the first “Dogs Stole Things” since 2012 (182 shows) and the first “Beauty of My Dreams” since 2010 (227 shows), and these led into the relative rarity and crowd favorite, “Destiny Unbound.”While the audience was initially a bit apprehensive toward the new song “Home,” the Big Boat tune evolved into an excellent jam, complete with Mike Gordon bass bombs galore. Los Lobos’ “When The Circus Comes” was a nice sentimental moment in the first set, but it was the impressive “Steam” that really picked things up at the MGM. The standard “The Wedge” came next, and the set closed with a solid “Walls of a Cave.” Coming off of a highly energetic introduction, the crowd sank right in with the flow of the show.The second set began with a rarity, “Crimes of the Mind,” which hadn’t been played since 2009 (283 shows). Phish extended that energy into an improv-heavy “Golden Age,” reaching a next-level 25-minute mark worth recording, then shuffling into a dimension that brought “Simple” to a “Light” for the ages. Joy track “Twenty Years Later” provided a breath of fresh air, before “Blaze On” and “The Squirming Coil” became an excellent end to the second set.The band returned for a brief “Bouncing Around the Room” before closing with Jimi Hendrix‘s “Bold As Love.” The TV On The Radio original, “Golden Age”, was the absolute takeaway, especially after their previous, jam-less show in Grand Prairie, Texas. The improv-heavy 25+ minute jam more than proved that Phish is still on their game, with three more nights to look forward to.Watch full videos of the first night, courtesy of Tom Rowles on YouTube. You can navigate through the playlist using the icon on the top left.Check out the full setlist from Phish at the MGM below, courtesy of Phish.net. Viva Phish Vegas!Setlist: Phish at MGM Grand Garden Area, Las Vegas, NV – 10/28/16Set I: Martian Monster, No Men In No Man’s Land, Dogs Stole Things, Beauty of My Dreams, Destiny Unbound, Limb By Limb, Home, When The Circus Comes, Steam > The Wedge, Cavern, Walls of the CaveSet II: Crimes of the Mind, Golden Age > Simple > Light > Twenty Years Later > Blaze On, Squirming CoilE: Bouncing Around The Room, Bold As Love[Photo via Dave DeCrescente]last_img read more

Cricket News England vs India 5th Test: Alastair Cook hits fifty as England reach 123-1 at tea on day 1

first_imgNew Delhi: Opener Alastair Cook hit a patient half-century in the final match of his career as England reached 123 for one at tea on the opening day of the fifth and final Test against India at the Oval on Friday.The 33-year-old Cook, who is playing his final Test for England after which he will retire from international cricket, had eight hits to fence in his 177-ball unbeaten innings as he shared 60 runs with opening partner Keaton Jennings (23) and then forged an unconquered 63-run stand with Moeen Ali (23) for the second wicket.At the break, Cook was unbeaten on 66 runs, while Ali was batting on 23 not out having faced 102 balls.Also Read | England vs India, 5th Test Preview: Battle of pride for Kohli and coPost lunch, India toiled hard and tightened their lines as the pacers got some seam movement. Jasprit Bumrah (0-31) and Ishant Sharma (0-17) bowled threatening spells, and could have easily accounted for both batsmen.In the 31st over, Ajinkya Rahane dropped Cook (on 37*) at gully off Sharma. Three balls later, Virat Kohli dropped Ali (on 2*) at third slip off Bumrah.Ali also survived an lbw shout in 33rd over off Bumrah, with India’s DRS appeal being turned down. In fact he was lucky to survive this session at all, as Mohammed Shami (0-27) beat him on umpteen occasions but simply didn’t find the edge.Cook was more solid at the other end, and duly reached his 57th half-century off 139 balls to a rousing reception from the packed crowd. In doing so he put on 50 with Ali off 158 balls for the second wicket stand.Despite India’s toils the breakthrough didn’t come, even as England scored at a slow pace with only 55 runs coming in the two-hour session with 100 coming up in only the 59th over.Also Read | England vs India, 5th Test Preview: Battle of pride for Kohli and coEarlier, England made their best start of the series, reaching 68-1 at lunch after skipper Joe Root won his fifth consecutive toss of the series and opted to bat.Cook as given a ‘guard of honour’ by the Indian team as he walked out to bat in his final Test.Opening bowlers Bumrah and Sharma found some movement in the initial overs, but the wicket turned out to be best for batting in this series so far.The early movement disappeared very quickly as Cook and Jennings made a sedate start. Hanuma Vihari (0-1), who earned his maiden Test cap replacing Hardik Pandya, was also in action as he came on to bowl first-change in the 14th over.It was his solitary over though, as Jadeja (1-36) and Shami took over bowling duties after the drinks’ break.Cook and Jennings brought up only their second 50-partnership this series off 107 balls, and went on to put up their best opening stand in five Tests — 60 runs. Their previous highest was 54 at Trent Bridge.Jennings though couldn’t go on for longer, as he edged Jadeja to leg slip in the 24th over with KL Rahul adding another catch to his tally.Ali and Cook then batted out the remaining session until lunch, with India hardly creating any threatening chances. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

LeoVegas upgrades listing to main Nasdaq Stockholm exchange

first_img StumbleUpon Share Gustaf HagmanEuropean online gambling group LeoVegas AB has announced that it has been approved to upgrade its share listing onto the main Nasdaq Stockholm market.The approval granted by Stockholm’s listing authority, sees LeoVegas upgrade its share listing from the mid-cap First North Premier to the main Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange.Updating investors, LeoVegas governance announced that it expects to end First North Premier trading on 2 February, with the online gambling firm targeting a Monday 5 February debut on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange.Ahead of its new listing, LeoVegas governance will publish a new corporate prospectus, outlining the firm’s strategic vision as a Nasdaq Stockholm enterprise.A pleased Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO of LeoVegas AB commented on the Nasdaq Stockholm approval“This change in the listing can be credited to a strong team effort by everyone at LeoVegas, and I want to take this opportunity to express extra praise to my team for the hard work they have done to bring this across the finish line.”“The change in listing strengthens the Group and gives us an even better quality seal in our communication and cooperation with authorities, licensors and partners. For institutional investors – both in Sweden but even more so abroad – we will become more accessible and attractive as a company. Today is a big day for LeoVegas and yet another step in our ongoing journey of growth.” Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020last_img read more