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Twiddle Spells “Los Angeles Jams” With Setlist At L.A. Show [Full Audio]

first_imgTwiddle was at the Troubadour in Los Angeles late last week to kick off a run of west coast performances as part of their ongoing winter 2019 tour. For their appearance at the historic L.A. venue, the popular jam band made sure to treat their west coast fans to a special setlist, which, when spelled out using the first letter of each song played during the performances, came to read: “LOS ANGELES JAMS.”Related: Twiddle Channels Elvis Presley In Las VegasFriday’s performance began with “Lost in the Cold”, “Orlando’s”, and “Syncopated Healing”, a trio of tunes from their latest studio album in 2017’s PLUMP. The band continued the first half of the show in pulling “Apples” out of their bag of older material, followed by energizing performances of “Nicodemus” and “Gatsby The Great” to take the audience into set break.The band kept the themed show going strong into set two as they returned to the stage to open the second half with the melodic bliss of “Enter”, before continuing right into “Latin Tang”. Next came “Earth Mama”, one of the unreleased live favorites penned by singer/guitarist Mihali Savoulidis, followed by “Jamflowman” and another tune off of PLUMP in “Amidst the Myst”. The band then treated fans to a guest sit-in from Marcus Rezak, who was welcomed to the stage to join the performance of “Mamunes The Faun” to close out the second set. The show’s one-song encore featured a cover of Sublime‘s “Smoke Two Joints”, which finalized the spelling of “LOS ANGELES JAMS” for the show’s overall theme.Fans can listen to the audio player below to relive last week’s fantastic Los Angeles performance. It’s also worth noting that Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig (L.A. celebrity sighting!) came out to support his fellow rockers at Friday’s concert, an exciting continuation in the “Ezra loves Twiddle” saga.On a January episode of his Time Crisis radio show, Koenig and his co-host Jake Longstretch discussed their unexpected admiration for Twiddle and their song “Jamflowman”–a track off the band’s 2007 Natural Evolution of Consciousness that describes the character development of a young guitarist. Then, last month, Koenig continued the conversation by inviting frontman Mihali Savoulidis onto the show. The relationship is now close to full circle, with a pending sit-in needed to complete the story.Twiddle – The Troubador – 3/1/19[Audio: edmund.edwards]Ezra Koenig And Mihali Savoulidis[Photo: Jeff Kravitz]Twiddle continue their ongoing winter tour with the next performance scheduled for Thursday with a show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, before heading to Catalyst in Santa Cruz and Crystal Bay Club Casino in Crystal Bay, NV. Fans can head to the band’s website for tour and ticket info for all their upcoming shows.Setlist: Twiddle | The Troubador | Los Angeles, CA | 3/1/2019Set One: Lost in the Cold, Orlando’s, Syncopated healing, Apples, Nicodemus, Gatsby The GreatSet Two: Enter -> Latin Tang, Earth Mamma, Second wind, Jamflowman, Amidst the Myst, Mamunes The Faun*Encore: Smoke Two Joints (Sublime cover)* w/ Marcus Rezaklast_img read more

Russell poised for fitness assessment

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Injury-prone West Indies star Andre Russell is set to undergo an injury assessment to determine his fitness, as Cricket West Indies begin to hone their plans for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.The 31-year-old has not played a T20 International in 19 months and has not suited up for West Indies since limping out of the 50-over World Cup in England last June with a knee injury.However, Russell has continued to feature in domestic T20 leagues across the globe and CWI chief executive, Johnny Grave, said the player’s fitness would now come under the microscope with the hope of reintegrating him into the West Indies setup.“Hopefully in the next few weeks he will undergo what is described by the medical team as a return-to-play protocol,” Grave said.“So he will go through a fitness test to see how his knees have recovered from the injuries that he suffered and allowing us to see if he would be passed fit medically – which is the first stage – and injury free in terms of his ability to both bat and bowl.“He would then build up his fitness levels and hopefully through performances in the Indian Premier League make himself available for selection for the West Indies.”The IPL runs from March 29 to May 24 and Russell is expected to turn out as usual for Kolkata Knight Riders.Despite fitness concerns, Russell was picked for last year’s World Cup but managed just four matches, as West Indies produced their worst-ever showing in finishing ninth of 10 teams.Meanwhile, Grave said off-spinner Sunil Narine was also being monitored, with selectors hoping he makes a full recovery from the finger injury which has troubled him over the last year.In fact, the 31-year-old last represented West Indies last August when he faced India in three T20 Internationals but that outing was his first in two years.“He’s obviously been a player that has been a fantastic servant and player for West Indies particularly in white ball cricket but at this stage, Sunil is still working on his action,” Grave explained.“He obviously had the finger injury which took him out and made him struggle to bowl, and we’re hoping that he’s going to be fully fit … and be able to bowl his full portfolio of deliveries for the IPL and then fingers crossed, from the West Indies point of view, all goes well and he can follow that through into the CPL and hopefully be in form and be available for the World Cup.”last_img read more