Great American Taxi Whisk Listeners Away With “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show”

first_imgGreat American Taxi transports listeners to the musical intersection of jam band, blues, rock and Americana on their new album, Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show. While it is said that “laughter is the best medicine,” good music is surely comes in a close second. For their latest release, Great American Taxi continue to show that, whoever has their hand on the wheel, the direction and destination stay the same.The twists and turns in the band’s lineup seem to have finally settled into a cohesive unit that is delivering a sound far greater than the sum of its parts. Not to say that newly minted front man Arthur Lee Land, guitarist Jim Lewin, keyboard player Chad Staehly and company ever strayed from the Gram Parsons spirit the band was forged to follow.“We Can Run” opens things up with a blast of honky-tonk blues that serves as a fitting introduction for new vocalist Land. There are similarities to former vocalist Todd Snider in tone, but similarities are just on the surface level. Songs like “Out On The Town” quickly help illuminate the more earnest direction of the band. It’s easy to see a more whimsical take on the tune with previous line-ups but the more heart felt approach presented here is impressive and distinct.The slow burn blues of “Sunshiny Days” shows a understanding of build and release that lets Land and Lewin trade some powerful licks over booming bass and drums. A groovy banjo intro to “All The Angels” is placed perfectly on the track listing, lifting the slowly darkening mood instantly. The religious iconography in the lyrics serve as sparse cover for the universal advice the band is doling out on the track. “Home” keeps the expansive vibe going with jazz brush drumming and banjo counterpointing lilting pedal steel guitar and fiddle that perfectly underscore the melancholy spirit of the tune.The title track, “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show,” comes on like a fever dream version of old-timey carnival music with a psychedelic twist for good measure. The wry songwriting on the album reaches a peak on “Like There’s No Yesterday” giving Jimmy Buffett some unexpected competition in the “Looking back on a life from a pirate’s perspective” sub-genre. Closing out the album, “Mother Lode” unwinds in a flat spiral, evoking a hopeful but weary look at the future.Over the course of Dr.Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show, Great American Taxi shows great comfort in a wide variety of song styles and sonic dimensions. Though past iterations have seemed to focus more on the person at the front of the stage this is the first effort that feels like a true group effort. If GAT can continue with this level sanctified mix of righteous music and insightful lyrical content, then let’s hope this configuration is here to stay.last_img read more

IMCA Late Model point season ends Sunday, Aug. 31

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA Late Models will end their 2014 weekly point season this Sunday, Aug. 31. The national champion, as well as local track and Allstar Performance state champions, will be announced as soon as all race reports from the weekend of Aug. 29-31 are received and bonus points are calculated. Unofficial standings will be calculated after home office staff return from the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Sept. 1-6. Promoters have until noon on Monday, Sept. 29 to notify IMCA of any changes that affect their track’s top 15 Late Model standings.The point season for all other IMCA divisions continues through Sunday, Sept. 28.last_img

NBA: Lakers beat Warriors 126-93 to secure a dominating pre-season win

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT FOLLOW US First Published: 17th October, 2019 14:09 IST 10 months ago Donald Trump criticizes top NBA coaches amid China controversy 10 months ago NBA: Lakers romp to victory over Warriors in pre-season clash WATCH US LIVE Jatin Malu 10 months ago Dream11: HOU vs SAS team news, line-ups and game predictions WE RECOMMENDcenter_img Be back soon, @STAPLESCenter ✌️ @KingJames: 18 pts, 11 astAvery Bradley: 18 [email protected]: 16 [email protected]: 8 pts, 10 reb, 8 ast pic.twitter.com/D89xGygkIO— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 17, 2019 11 months ago NBA India Games: 5 things you need to know about the basketball league ALSO, READ | Donald Trump Criticizes Top NBA Coaches Amid China ControversyLeBron James’ court vision remains unmatchedThe 34-year-old James is in his 17th season in the league, but his court vision is still unmatched. He proved it yet again on Wednesday night. Late in the third quarter, James caught the ball near mid-court and pushed the fast break, driving right at the rim. As Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson attempted to stop him, James whipped the ball to Danny Green in the corner in a way that only he could — with his offhand behind his head as he fell to the floor under the hoop.With time to spare, Green easily drilled the three-point bucket. James finished the night with 18 points and 11 assists, shooting 6-of-9 from the field in 25 minutes and thus helping the LA Lakers to secure a dominating win.ALSO, READ | ‘Not-so-happy’ Lovlina Now Aims For An Olympic Medal After WC Bronze Los Angeles Lakers thumped Golden State Warriors 126-93 to register consecutive victories in a pre-season game at the Staples Center on Wednesday.ALSO, READ | NBA: Lakers Romp To Victory Over Warriors In Pre-season ClashAnthony Davis returned to the court for the LA Lakers on Wednesday after being on the sideline due to a minor thumb injury but it did not seem like he was off-colour. Davis was on a roll at the Staples Center, nearly dropping a triple-double in their dominant display against the Warriors. Davis finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes in his home debut for the Lakers, and seemed to have no issue facilitating their offence.ALSO, READ | Media Events Cancelled In China For NBA Preseason GameDavis was out as he had sprained his right thumb in their pre-season game against the Brooklyn Nets in China on Saturday, and was not fit to play against the Warriors on Monday, too. He was cleared on Wednesday morning, however, after both an MRI came back clean and he felt comfortable at the team shootaround.He proved that almost instantly, too, expertly throwing up a perfect lob to JaVale McGee just minutes into the game. Davis had a fantastic assist to Alex Caruso under the hoop after putting the moves on Kavion Pippen to close out the first half, too. While he didn’t score as much as he did earlier in the pre-season — Davis averaged 19 points in nearly 22 minutes in their first two outings before his injury — his chemistry with the Lakers’ offence is still incredibly strong. After overcoming the thumb injury, David has made it clear that he is capable of being the piece the Lakers needed to make waves in the league this season — even if it is still just the pre-season. LIVE TV Written By Last Updated: 17th October, 2019 14:09 IST NBA: Lakers Beat Warriors 126-93 To Secure A Dominating Pre-season Win NBA: Los Angeles Lakers thumped Golden State Warriors 126-93 to register consecutive victories in a pre-season game at the Staples Center on Wednesday night. 10 months ago LeBron James says Morey was ‘poorly informed’ on NBA-China disputelast_img read more