The New Mastersounds Honor Allen Toussaint With Guest-Filled Performance In New Orleans [Photos/Setlist]

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The New Mastersounds Honor Allen Toussaint With Guest-Filled Performance In New Orleans [Photos/Setlist]

first_imgThe New Mastersounds hosted another late night Jazz Fest show for the books, bringing their English-style funk outfit to the city of New Orleans during the most wonderful time of year. Another 2AM show filed into the Joy Theatre for a double set scorcher, welcoming some very special guests for the early morning tribute to the late Allen Toussaint.Lettuce/Soulive’s Eric Krasno, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, and southern rock-soul artist Marc Broussard were billed for the “Southern Late Nights” tribute to New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint.The band started and ended the night with their original music, sandwiching the tribute with hits like “Cigar Time” and “Baby Bouncer.” Nearing the approach of sunrise, the all-stars brought a new level of funky respect to classic songs like “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley,” “Night People,” and “Last Train.”Check out these incredible photos from last night, courtesy of the great Jeremy Scott: The New Mastersounds will be returning to the Joy Theatre this evening with Jon Cleary and Marc Broussard. Tickets available here.The New Mastersounds @ The Joy Theatre 4/29/16:Set One: MFP, Cigar Time, Take What You Need, Dusty, Sitting On My Knees, Windjammer*, 33*, Sneakin Sally^, On Your Way+, Yes We Can%Set Two: Night People#, Hercules*, Funky Bars, Last Train=, High N Wide, T Bad, SF, Hihachi, Fancy, Upstairs, All Wrapped Up, Baby Bouncer* w/ Eric Krasno+ w/ Marc# w/ Ivan= w/ Joe^ w/ Marc & Kraz% w/ Marc & Ivanlast_img read more

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Philly Funk Band Swift Technique Makes Appearance In Orange Is The New Black Finale

first_imgFans everywhere have been excited to binge watch the new season of Orange Is The New Black, which was released by Netflix on Friday, June 17th. We were delighted to learn that one of our favorite Philly bands, Swift Technique, was featured in the final episode of this season. The group answered a casting call with a YouTube video and got the gig, only to rock out for the cast on set.Bassist Jake Leschinsky shares some thoughts of his experience with us.“We had an absolute blast working with the cast & crew of Orange Is The New Black. It was an honor to be called upon by this particular show that is currently on the cutting edge of modern television. The opportunity was twofold – we spent an intensive day in the studio cutting a track for the show & we spent one day filming on set. The project materialized very quickly and we even had to cancel a high profile show. When all was said and done, I was so proud to see our guys rise to the occasion and absolutely knock this out of the park.”Congrats to Swift Technique!For fans of their funk, don’t miss the band performing a tribute to Prince at Brooklyn’s The Hall At MP, supporting an all-star “James Brown Vs. Prince” super jam session with members of Lettuce, Trey Anastasio Band, Rubblebucket, Turkuaz and more. The show is this Wednesday, June 22nd, and more information can be found here. The band will then head to the Ardmore Music Hall on June 24th for a performance alongside Con Brio, so don’t miss out! More info can be found here.last_img read more

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Falcons optimistic about Julio Jones contract talks, GM Thomas Dimitroff says

first_img Adrian Peterson in debt after ‘trusting the wrong people,’ lawyer says “Mr. Blank gave us his word,” Jones told TMZ Sports earlier this month. “That’s golden. … [Blank’s] word is that it’s going to get done. … There’s no stress on my end. I’m not thinking about it.”[Blank] makes it easy for me to go out and just work every day and not have one of those situations where there’s a holdout or anything like that.”Jones, 30, had 113 catches for a league-leading 1,677 receiving yards to go with eight touchdowns last season. Allen Hurns on being released by Cowboys: ‘Just wished they did this earlier’ “We have the utmost faith that Julio is coming here and he’s taking care of his business while he’s here, and we’ll keep plugging away with Jimmy [Sexton, Jones’ agent],” Dimitroff told ESPN on Tuesday. “We have a very good working relationship and respect for Jimmy Sexton and CAA, and I’m confident [the deal] will get done.”Dimitroff wouldn’t give a timetable but was encouraging about the progress that’s been made so far this offseason. Related News Julio Jones will get his deal.The Falcons wide receiver reported to training camp Monday without a new contract, but general manager Thomas Dimitroff is almost certain the two sides will negotiate a new one before the start of the regular season. Jones, who is set to be paid $9.6 million in 2019, has two years remaining on the five-year, $71 million contract he signed in 2015, though he remains optimistic that Falcons owner Arthur Blank will get him the new contract he promised. Mark Sanchez retires from NFL for ESPN joblast_img read more

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