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.
EAST MOLINE, Ill. – The Deery Brothers Summer Series looks for its fourth winner in as many 30th season shows this Sunday, when touring IMCA Late Models travel to Quad City Speedway.The May 1 main event at East Moline pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. It’s also the first time in the series’ 454-race history that an event has been held on May Day.While Denny Eckrich, Curt Martin and Scott Fitzpatrick own feature wins so far, it’s seven-time series champion Jeff Aikey who will take the Deery point lead to East Moline. Aikey and eventual rookie of the year Tyler Droste were tour winners at Quad City Speedway last season.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Sunday while the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing to follow.Box seating is $18. Other spectator admission is $15 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30.Also running will be Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for all applicable points, along with street stocks. More information is available by calling 309 792-5030 or at the www.qcspeedwayracing.com website.The Quad City date is the first of three May shows for the Deery Series.The tour is at Maquoketa, Iowa, Speedway on Wednesday, May 18 and at Boone, Iowa, Speedway on Memorial Day Monday, May 30. Those features also pay $2,000 to win.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 141; 2. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 139; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 132; 4. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 129; 5. Richie Gustin Jr., Gilman, Iowa, 124; 6. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, Iowa, 120; 7. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 119; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 112; 9. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 106; 10. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 105; 11. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, and Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, both 93; 13. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 90; 14. Jason Rauen, Farley, Iowa, 89; 15. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 81; 16. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, Iowa, 77; 17. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 76; 18. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 75; 19. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 72; 20. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 66.