Earth, Wind & Power, All Brothers Band, Organ Freeman, & Allen Toussaint Tribute Will Play Tonight In NOLA

first_imgDuring the daze between both weekends of New Orleans Jazz Fest, the celebratory energy remains, as many musicians stay down in the Big Easy to play shows and see the rest of their musical brethren. On Tuesday, May 2nd, The Nth Power will bring together a slew of special guests to re-create their Earth, Wind, & Fire tribute known as “Earth, Wind & Power.” They’ll be joined by the second-ever performance of the All Brothers Band, made up of the dual-brother attack of Oteil and Kofi Burbridge and Neal and Alan Evans, up-and-coming funk act Organ Freeman, as well as a tribute to Allen Toussaint by members of Turkuaz, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Electric Beethoven, & Nigel Hall Band. Tickets are currently available here.Watch The Nth Power’s ‘Earth, Wind & Power’ Perform “Devotion” At Brooklyn Comes AliveWith The Nth Power putting together a stellar ensemble for this tribute to Earth Wind & Fire, it is without a doubt going to be an amazing performance. There will be plenty of that funk and soul to keep your body moving into the late-night hours with an incredible cast of musicians including Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band), Skerik, Weedie Braimah, Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Drew Sayers (The Motet), Erica Falls (Galactic), Paul Robinson, and Farnell Newton, as well as Kofi and Oteil Burbridge.Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers), keyboardist and flautist Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Derek Trucks Band), keyboardist Neal Evans (Lettuce, Soulive) and drummer Alan Evans (Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) are making their second-ever appearance as “The All Brothers Band,” with their first being at last year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive. The Brothers collaborated for an EP earlier this year, though they’ve yet to present this project for public ears. We can expect smooth layers of funk and jazz with these players, but there’s really no telling what they might have in store.Organ Freeman provides some serious toe-tapping jives, fueled by the trio of guitarists Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys and organist Trevor Steer, hard at work. Like many bands comprised of tight-laced musicianship, Organ Freeman emerged from an intensive music program called the Musicians Institute of Hollywood. Steer explains that the group “initially formed the group as more of an opportunity to experiment than a serious project while we were all students, and continued on as a creative outlet while we all played out as freelance musicians. It wasn’t until years later when we were presented with the chance to do a record that the band sort of morphed into what it is today.”The tribute to Allen Toussaint, known as the “Allen Toussaint Jukebox,” will feature a full set of music from his prodigious career. The band will consist of Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba from Turkuaz, Sasha Brown from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Todd Stoops from Electric Beethoven, and Eric Vogel from the Nigel Hall Band, and it will take place in the cozy confines of The Den.Tickets for this special late-night performance are currently on sale here.– SHOW INFO –Artist:    Earth Wind & Power / All Brothers Band / Organ Freeman / Allen Toussaint JukeboxVenue:   Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130Date:      Tuesday – May 2nd, 2017Price:     $27.50adv / $35dosAges:      21+Tickets:  Purchase here If you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.last_img read more

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Beat writers predict Syracuse to blow out Texas Southern in final nonconference game

first_imgSyracuse (9-3) faces Texas Southern (1-9) in its final nonconference game of the season on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The second-ever meeting between these two teams will be broadcast on ESPNU.Read what our beat writers predict will happen in the game:Sam Blum (8-4)Syracuse 78, Texas Southern 52Holiday LeftoversSyracuse practiced on Christmas and enjoys a nice feast at the expense of Texas Southern on Sunday. The Orange finishes the nonconference season as it should, by picking apart a team that has won just one game this season. TSU has one of the worst defenses in college basketball, and lost by 20 to Clemson, the only other Atlantic Coast Conference foe on its schedule. Happy holidays.Jesse Dougherty (8-4)Syracuse 76, Texas Southern 57Southern comfort AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse hasn’t blown many teams out this season, but it collects its third straight lopsided win in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. The Tigers are a rare undersized, not-so-talented team that doesn’t hoist 3-pointers, making them an outside candidate to be effective against the Orange zone. Because of that, SU is stingy on defense and literally runs Texas Southern out of the stadium before turning its focus to Pittsburgh and the start of ACC play.Matt Schneidman (8-4)Syracuse 76, Texas Southern 54Mess with TexasThere’s a formula to beat the zone but Texas Southern doesn’t have it. The Tigers are a physically inferior team and one not exactly keen on hoisting from beyond the arc. Syracuse gets to double-digit wins with ease and it may be a bit misleading. But before a daunting ACC slate begins with Pittsburgh, the Orange will take a win however it comes. Comments Related Stories Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about Texas SouthernWhat we learned from Syracuse’s win over Montana State Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 26, 2015 at 7:33 pmlast_img read more

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Angels sign reliever Neil Ramírez to minor-league deal

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone The Angels have agreed to a minor-league deal with right-hander Neil Ramírez, who will be invited to big league camp.Ramírez, 30, has pitched 185 games in the majors over parts of six seasons, with a 4.46 ERA and 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings. His average fastball last season was 94.4 mph.Last season Ramírez pitched in 22 games, with the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays, posting a combined 5.40 ERA in 25 innings.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros last_img read more

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