Watch George Porter Jr. & Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Jam “Be Careful Who You Idolize” At The Cap

first_imgLast night, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts held a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester at The Capitol Theatre with Christina Bianco, George Porter Jr., Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth mentoring organization. By matching adult volunteers, “Bigs,” with children, “Littles,” facing adversity, they are able to accomplish their mission of “helping children reach and realize their potential.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW provides at-risk children with strong, positive and enduring one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.As part of The Really Big Show, the musicians came together in this spirit of goodness. The beloved NOLA funk bassist joined forces with young musicians, guitarist Brandon Niederauer and drummer Jager Soss for two songs: “Be Careful Who You Idolize” by George Porter Jr & Runnin’ Pardners and “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix. You can watch their first performance together below, courtesy of Jon Hammer:Tonight, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY will host JAM THE VOTE, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Blind Boys of Alabama in a multi-act, classic New Orleans-style jam session. Thirty-six hours before Election Day, the once-in-a-lifetime house band will create a “Night for the Soul.” And the special guests include Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros), Amayo (Antibalas), Amy Helm, Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), DJ Logic, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Lee Fields, Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Matisyahu, Nicole Atkins, Questlove, Robert Randolph, Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Valerie June, Win Butler (Arcade Fire) and more! Free stream is available to those who pledge to vote. Find out more here.[Photo courtesy of Greg Horowitz]last_img read more

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Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Festival: The Weekend In Photos [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival returned to Augusta, NJ this past weekend for the 30th-annual edition of the east coast homage to New Orleans music, food, and culture.What started as a small crawfish boil for 70 people homesick for boiled crawfish in 1989 has turned into Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Fest featuring the best music and food that Louisiana and New Orleans have to offer.This year, Arnone’s Crawfish Fest featured an array of memorable performances from the likes of Aaron Neville, Neville Jacobs (featuring Cris Jacobs and Ivan Neville), Rebirth Brass Band, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Cowboy Mouth, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Bishop Gunn, Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet, John Papa Gros Band, Jonathon Long, Flow Tribe, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Darcy Malone and the Tangle, Amanda Fish, The Iceman Special, Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew, Tony Smith and the You Know How We Do Crew, and Big Mamou.Below, you can relive the weekend with a full gallery of photos courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman.For more information about the event, head to their website here.Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ | 5/31/19-6/2/19 | Photos: Ken Spielmanlast_img read more

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Mental mistakes cost Syracuse in loss to North Carolina State

first_imgAfter Syracuse lost to North Carolina State to fall to 5-11 and 0-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, head coach Leonid Yelin was as frustrated as ever.Part of the reason for his frustration is the lack of care the team seems to exhibit after losses like this. After the team’s two-minute meeting, following its 3-1 defeat, players talked to each other, smiling and laughing.This has been noticeable in many of the team’s losses this season.“Fifteen minutes later you can go and just see outside and take a picture,” Yelin said. “I guarantee 15 people are joking and smiling like it’s not a big deal. They look so pissed over there. That’s bullsh*t. You not even good actors.”Yelin said the reason they acted upset during the game is because they have eyes on them, but once the crowd is gone they act like it is not a big deal.After Syracuse’s many performances this season, during which several players on the team have shown a lack of mental toughness, including its losses to North Carolina State (12-4, 3-1) and No. 11 North Carolina (15-0, 4-0), Yelin is starting to wonder if some of these players will ever be able to turn around and stay mentally tough for an entire match.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat was reflected on Sunday with junior captain Nicolette Serratore. Since ACC play opened last week against Florida State, teams have targeted Serratore to receive the serve and she has struggled. In Sunday’s matchup against N.C. State, the first serve the Wolfpack hit was right to Serratore, who again botched the return.Eventually, her struggles forced Yelin to bench her for a sizable chunk of the match.“If you’re going put us in a hole it doesn’t even matter how good you’re playing after that,” Yelin said. “We cannot dig out.”Serratore’s reaction to Yelin when he pulled her further reflects the lack of mental toughness she came out with against N.C. State.“I took her out in the first game, give her break,” Yelin said. “I said, ‘What’s going on with you?’ She said, ‘Oh my God, I don’t know there’s so much in my head.’”At this point Yelin is unsure if some of the players on his team will ever be able to play at a high level for as long as it takes. Part of the issue is the inability of the team so far to recruit top Americans.Part of the reason for this struggle stems from what is going on now: it’s hard to convince players to attend a college that has a losing record like the Orange’s, Yelin said. Not only that, but SU’s locker rooms are run-down and resemble a high school’s more than an ACC university’s.“You cannot go to Kentucky Derby with a mule,” Yelin said. “I don’t care how good you train. You can work so hard with a mule, you’re not going to beat racehorse. That’s our job. Get the horse first, and then train her right.”While a majority of the players on the team have consistently struggled throughout the year, Silvi Uattara has seemed to turn her play around in areas like the serve and receive game, which she was struggling with early in the season.She was clearly the Orange’s best player on the court on Sunday, finishing with a team-high of 17 kills and also recording three blocks. Yelin specifically mentioned her as one of the few players on the team he is impressed with.“I was fighting the same,” Uattara said. “I was trying to stay the same all the games. I just don’t know what to say really.”Junior captain Lindsay McCabe does not know what they can do at this point to fix the team’s flaws.“I can’t tell you the reason,” McCabe said. “I don’t know. I wish I knew, because then we could solve it.” Comments Published on October 7, 2013 at 12:01 am Contact Ryan: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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