Last night, Phish completed the third show of their semi-annual Independence Day Weekend run at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. The shows offered no shortage of highlights, including new songs, tour debuts, beloved covers, and deep jams on unexpected songs, but the undoubted centerpiece of the weekend was the monster 22+ minute “Chalk Dust Torture” from Friday evening’s performance, featuring tight, spacey improvisation and even some instrument rotating–with Trey hitting the marimba lumina and Mike taking a turn on the keys. The band has released official pro-shot video of the stellar jam for all of us to enjoy.Set aside 22 minutes, pull up a chair, plug in your headphones, turn up the volume, and give this a spin–you’ll be glad that you did:Phish’s 2016 Summer Tour continues this Wednesday with a relatively (compared to the rest of the tour) intimate show at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cheech MarinThe great comic actor who made up half of the countercultural comedy duo Cheech and Chong has got a lot of spirit. To prove it, he will host a bottle signing to promote his new artisanal Mexican liquor, Tres Papalote Mezcal, distilled from wild agave. His goal, such as it is, is to overthrow “the tyranny of tequila.” As he says himself in a spoofy new promo, “We have moved beyond beer pong!” Bottoms up, compadres! Bottle Bargains, 1033 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport. trespapalotemezcal.com Free with purchase of bottle. 12-2 p.m. May 19.Julie Lyon and The Jack DeSalvo TrioThis special performance celebrates Lyon’s new album, Moonflower, which follows up on her prior self-titled debut solo album. The sophomore effort features new original songs written by composer Matt Lavelle. Performing with Lyon at this special concert will be The Jack DeSalvo Trio, called “masterful” by Wire magazine. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. May 19.All That RemainsHeavy metal band All That Remains combines dual guitar harmonies, crushing riffs, double bass drum patterns, singing, screaming and growling to present themes such as relationships, personal struggles, society and hope. Though their lineup has changed several times, the band remains true to its original vision. Their catchy songs and polished production mingle with an ample supply of aggression and heaviness to gratify all kinds of metal heads. Warming up the crowd will be Patterns Of Decay, As Days Fade and Adiron. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20, $25 DOS. 7 p.m. May 20.The LevinsLast year, this contemporary folk duo released their first album, the award-winning Trust, which was ranked in the top 10 on Folk Radio and in the top 20 in the Roots chart. It was also awarded Best CD of 2015 in the Acoustic Ensemble category by the Indie Acoustic Project. The Levins’ hit song, “I Am Here,” has also won many awards, including the 2016 Empower Award at the 2016 Posi Music Guitar Festival. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $15. 8 p.m. May 20.Jim JefferiesThis outrageously entertaining Australian actor, writer and stand-up comedian is bringing us his darkest comedy to illuminate our nights and brighten our dreary lives. Jefferies, most recognized from his television show Legit, does not have any boundaries in his stand-up. His brutally honest approach on social issues is refreshing, whether you agree with him or not, and he certainly doesn’t run from the truth. By the way, don’t ask him to sing. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$69.50. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. May 20.Rick RossPowerhouse Miami rapper Rick Ross, known for his impressive 300-pound heavily tattooed stature, has been in the spotlight in the world of rap ever since the release of his debut single “Hustlin’” in 2006. Before his hit single led to a bidding war between Diddy, Jay-Z and the Inc., Ross grew up in a poor northern suburb of Miami, where he formed the group Carol City Cartel, which had brief stints at record labels and took inspiration from Luther Campbell and Notorious B.I.G. Jay-Z eventually signed Ross into a multi-million dollar deal, and Ross went on to release multiple chart toppers and gold status anthems such as Trilla, Deeper Than Rap, and God Forgives, I Don’t. Ross’s later hits became more star studded, with Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Future, Chris Brown, and Nas appearing in tracks, affirming his prominent status in the world of rap. Ross’s most recent albums and tracks, Mastermind, Black Dollar, and Black Market will be featured on his tour. He’ll be performing with Funkmaster Flex. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30, $45 DOS. 10 p.m. May 21.Sheep Shearing FestivalThis unique festival features an educational talk with Tabbithia Haubol of the Long Island Livestock Co., a walk on the nature trail with the Seatuck Environmental Association, tours of the historic Sherwood Jayne house, story time provided by the Emma Clark Library, as well as spinning, quilting, knitting, weaving and felting demonstrations. Don’t be sheepish about going. You’ll have fun and learn something, too. We’re not pulling wool over your eyes. Music by Sampawams Creek. Refreshments will be served. Sherwood Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Rd., East Setauket. $5. 12:30-3:30 p.m. May 22.The Zombies & Felix Cavaliere’s RascalsThe Zombies emerged from the UK music scene in the ‘60s with a distinctive psychedelic style that blended classical nuances with jazz touches and progressive rock and roll. They could have rested on their artistic achievements alone—”Time of the Season” for one, “Odessey & Oracle” for another—but they’re out touring, recording new music, and their playing and singing is as good as ever. As the Zombies say, in their breathless way, “She’s not there”—and they should know because “nobody told them about her.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $44.50-$124.50. 7 p.m. May 22.Andrew Dice ClayThe controversial comic from Brooklyn who was once banned from MTV over his infamous “adult nursery rhymes” remains as popular as ever–if not more so–despite his naysayers who just don’t get him and maybe never will. Say what they will, Dice can rightfully claim the title of the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Die-hard fans recall his starring in the cult classic film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. New recruits to “The Dice Man” will know his autobiography, The Filthy Truth. Come see why he’s still calling himself the “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. May 21, May 22.Kim RussoThe star of The Haunting of… and Long Island native will be speaking and signing her new book, The Happy Medium: Life Lessons from the Other Side. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. May 24.Colliding DreamsRecounting the dramatic history of one of the most controversial political ideologies of the modern era that led to the modern State of Israel, “Colliding Dreams” is an urgently relevant new documentary that takes a multi-perspective look at how Zionism has evolved by allowing all sides to talk passionately, freely and honestly. Screening includes a Q&A with director Oren Rudavsky. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. May 24.The Devassy ProjectTrombonist Joey Devassy is the co-director of the Interplay Jazz Orchestra with trumpeter Gary Henderson. The big band has the distinction of being the only large ensemble of its kind on Long Island that still writes and performs original music. Starting as a Hofstra alumni band, the Interplay Jazz Orchestra has performed at many jazz festivals and universities. You can catch the 17-piece IJO for two shows on May 22nd at Treme. Three days later, Devassy returns with his pet project. Like Devassy, the band members can be heard performing with some of the best big bands in the world like The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and The Birdland Big Band. Treme, the Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. Tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. May 25.-Compiled by Leo Capobianco, Ellie Schoeffel, Jonah Loskove and Timothy Bolger
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ARANMORE Island brainbox Rose Boyle has narrowly missed out on making it to the Champions Final of Channel Four’s hit show Countdown.The Dublin-based accountant – an OctoChamp after winning eight shows in a row earlier this year – appeared in today’s semi-final of the Champions show.Rose had led going into the final stages but eventually lost out to No1 seed Paul James. “I had a great time,” said Rose of the show, hosted by The Apprentice mentor Nick Hewer.She did Donegal proud! ARANMORE’S ROSE JUST MISSES OUT ON TV’S COUNTDOWN FINAL was last modified: December 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MEP SHOCKED AND ANGRY AS IRELAND FINED €2M OVER WASTE WATER BREACHES