Phish at SPAC up in Saratoga Springs, NY has become one of the staples of summer tour over the years, and a place in which many legendary shows have occurred. Afterwards, the downtown area is flooded with heads looking for the late-night hang, and most of all some late-night music. For this summer’s run of shows, Live For Live Music and Putnam Den have you covered!For the Phish shows on July 1st and 3rd, some exciting tributes are going down at the Putnam Den. On July 1st, The Heavy Pets will pay tribute to the 1980’s with a grooving dance party, with support from The Hornitz, Hayley Jane, and more! To bring it all home on July 3rd, the venue will host an all-star Cosmik Playground tribute to Frank Zappa, with members of of Zappa’s band, RAQ, Dopapod, Digital Tape Machine and more!You can see the venue’s calendar here, and find more information about the shows below!Friday, July 1st – The Heavy Pets Tribute to the 80’s Dance Party ft. The Hornitz, Hayley Jane and Ryan Clausen (Hayley Jane and the Primates) and the Magnaterrestrial DancersThe Heavy Pets are no strangers to the late-night Phish scene, and for the first night of the Phish’s SPAC run, get ready for an 80’s dance party. Expect a little Prince, David Bowie, A-Ha, Flock of Seagulls, Tears for Fears, as special guests The Hornitz, vocalist Hayley Jane and percussionist Ryan Clausen (Hayley Jane and the Primates) and more join in for what is sure to be a throwdown on this first night of celebrations.Get tickets HERE.Sunday, July 3rd – Cosmik Playground (Funk-filled tribute to Frank Zappa) ft. Ed Mann, Todd Stoops, Marcus Rezak, Scotty Zwang, Dan Lotito and special guests Gabriel Marin (Consider the Source) and ShwizzIt is no secret that the Vermont Quartet loves them some Frank Zappa; so much so that drummer Jon Fishman even put his own Zappa Picks compilation together (check it out on Amazon). It only makes sense to show some late-night love to one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Percussionist and long-time Zappa band member Ed Mann will be joined by keyboardist Todd Stoops (RAQ), guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine), drummer Scotty Zwang (Dopapod), bassist Dan Lotito and special guest guitarist Gabriel Marin (Consider the Source), as well as Nyack, NY prog-funk rockers Shwizz for what is sure to be a grand finale to this epic 3-night run of shows.Get tickets HERE.
“We are still conducting aninvestigation as to the cause of fire and the total damage,” said Habawel asthis was being written. ILOILO City – Fire gutted eight housesin Barangay Tanza Esperanza, City Proper yesterday afternoon. Four of thesewere totally destroyed. Firemen spray with water this house that fire struck in Barangay Tanza Esperanza, Iloilo City on Sunday, Feb. 23. The fire gutted a total of eight houses , four of which were totally destroyed. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Habawel said the firemen’s quickresponse effectively kept the fire from further spreading. The fire started at around 2:45 p.m.Residents initially saw thick smoke billowing from the house of Dennis De Oca,then the fire spread to adjacent houses. Those partially damaged were owned byMayflor Deslate, Ricardo Igpura, Freddie Carial, and Antonio Martinez. No person was injured./PN The eight houses were made of lightmaterials. Habawel did not discount thepossibility that electrical short circuit caused the fire. According to City FireMarshal Chief Inspector Melania Habawel, the houses totally burned wereowned by de Oca, Noel Silubrico, Oliver Rojo, and Nilda Baladja.
JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 27) – Justin Zeitner prevailed over a star-studded IMCA Modified field in Saturday’s $1,000 to win Clash main event at Park Jefferson Speedway.Zeitner, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, tracked down Jay Noteboom, who had won the previous night at Jackson and had a $1,000 bonus riding on him. Zeitner prevailed after a long battle with Noteboom. Josh Most, Ricky Stephan and Kelly Shryock completed the top five.The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars made their inaugural appearance at the track a good one as drivers went green, white, checkered. Colin Smith picked up the feature win over John Lambertz and Kaleb Johnson.Travis Barker picked up the J & J Fitting IMCA Stock Car win to end Elijah Zevenbergen’s perfect streak. Dylan Fitzpatrick finished third.Andy Hoffman led the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks from the pole to the checkers to win a race that shook up the point standings. Despite a couple cautions, Hoffman picked up the feature victory over Kevin Bruck and David Miller.It was top notch racing by Cody Thompson that saw the 4-cylinder graduate bring home a well-deserved checkers in the Schaeffer Oil IMCA Northern SportMods.Thompson’s brother Tyler came from deep in the field to win a clean and green Fox 620 IMCA Sport Compact affair. Thompson wheeled the red number 15 to top honors over David Bates and Jake Newsom.
By Nick SaidCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – India’s batsmen must show a more positive mindset to combat the South Africa bowling attack, their captain Virat Kohli said after losing the first Test yesterday.The match was effectively over in three days with Sunday washed out as 18 wickets fell in 64 overs on day four on a seamer-friendly Cape Town wicket and South Africa won the match by 72 runs.Set 208 for victory, India were bowled out for 135 in under 43 overs with South African seamer Vernon Philander collecting career-best figures of 6-42.”The pitch was outstanding. I really like the type of wicket this was,“ Kohli told reporters. ”It was great for Test cricket and we got a result within four days having lost a day.“It was not one-sided; both teams were in it at different stages. As a team, we really enjoyed being part of this Test match and so did South Africa.”Kohli says the failure of his side to build partnerships was ultimately the difference between defeat and what would have been a sweet victory in such unfamiliar conditions.”It was a wicket where things were happening every day and we let ourselves down with the bat,“ he said. ”We wanted one big partnership to get the job done, which we failed to do.”Kohli suggested that with tracks that are likely to have even more bounce and pace to come in Pretoria and Johannesburg for the rest of the series, his batsmen needed to find a way to transfer the pressure on to the South African bowlers.”The mindset matters when you’re travelling away from home on pitches which challenge you. You need to be positive in defence and when you’re leaving also. You need to grab scoring opportunities.”We need to think about taking the attack to the South African bowlers more. That is something for all the batsmen, starting at the very top.“They (South Africa) force you to play good cricket in every over that you play against them, which I think is a good credit to their bowling attack. As batters we need to step up.”The second Test in Pretoria starts on Saturday.