In continuation of their 5th anniversary celebration, Terrapin Crossroads hosted Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang for the Wednesday night show. Unfortunately venue founder and Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh fell sick with a cold, but recruited Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools to fill in on bass for the entire show.Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang were also joined by keyboardist Jason Crosby, vocalist Nicki Bluhm, Cass McCombs, Barry Sless, and drummers Mark Levy and Alex Koford throughout the evening. Thanks to YouTube User MarkoVision Films, you can watch both guest-filled sets below. Setlist: Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 3/8/17:Set I: Sittin’ on Top of the World (SL), Luxury Liner (NB), West L.A. Fadeaway (RJ, NB, AK), Million Dollar Bash (CM), Across the Great Divide (CM, NB), I Don’t Know You (SL, NB), Big Railroad Blues (RJ), Light Up or Leave Me Alone (AK) > New Speedway Boogie (AK) > The Other One (SL) > New Speedway Boogie (AK) > Light Up or Leave Me Alone (One Way or Another) > Light Up or Leave Me Alone (AK)Set II: China Cat Sunflower > (SL, CM) Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds > (CM) Help on the Way > (SL) Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower (SL, JC, RJ, CM, NB), Get It While You Can (SL, NB), The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion) (CM), Grievous Angel (SL, NB)E: Sin City (SL, NB)[via JamBase][cover photo via Instagram User @stuartlevinephotography]
Denver ice hockey team the Colorado Avalanche have announced a Grateful Dead Night on October 19 for their game against the St. Louis Blues. The event will include a performance from Shakedown Street ahead of the game in Coors Meadow, located outside of the Grand Atrium doors at the Pepsi Center. Tickets to the event include access to Shakedown Street’s live performance, in addition to an exclusive Colorado Avalanche/Grateful Dead replica jersey to the first 500 ticket buyers. Learn more here.[H/T Jambands]
Fernandes dominates…As many who have been following events over the past few days would know, Guyana has taken somewhat of a beating on Day Two of the ongoing Pan-American Games on August 31, 2018. The action is on at the Sound Squash Club in the Cayman Islands, as Guyana aims to qualify for participation in the Pan-American Games to be held in 2019 in Peru.Out of Guyana’s lonely depths of despair there emerged light at the end of the tunnel, as her leading squash player, Nicolette Fernandes, crafted a name for herself by dominating her opponents. Currently ranked 73rd in the world and 39th in the World Series, Fernandes is the recipient of a gold medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, which is a major boost for Guyana. Everyone expected her to dominate when she arrived.In the first match of the day, Guyana’s ladies team slumped to a 1-2 defeat, as the lone winner of that match was Nicolette Fernandes, who defeated Catalina Pelaez (Ranked 72nd) 11-8, 11-6, 12-10, and made known why she is one of the best there is in the game of squash. Mary Fung-A-Fat and Ashley Khalil were not as lucky, losing to Laura Tovar and Maria Paula Tovar 4-11, 7-11, 4-11; and 7-11, 4-11, 2-11 respectively.The men’s team had similar misfortunes as their female counterparts, recording their second defeat of the tournament, this time to El Salvador 0-2. Sunil Seth lost to Israel Abrego 6-11, 3-11, 7-11; and Richard Chin lost to Ernesto Molina 11-6, 6-11, 9-11 and 7-11.Being so defeated on only Day Two of the Pan-American Games tournament, Guyana will have to get her act together and hit back if she aims to qualify.