READ: Get more Sprint Cup headlines Qualifying Order & WorksheetDarlington Raceway31st Annual VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200Provided by NASCAR Statistics – Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 11:00 AM EasternDriver Date Time SpeedTrack Qualifying Record: Carl Edwards 05/09/08 27.784 176.994 ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned. Vickers rolls off last for Coors Light Qualifying Pole WATCH: Big wreck at ‘Dega READ MORE: WATCH: Victory Lane: David Ragan # Car Driver 1 70 Tony Raines Toyota 2 73 * Derrike Cope Chevrolet 3 47 * Jason Bowles Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 4 74 Danny Efland Dave Novak Racing Chevrolet 5 23 Harrison Rhodes(i) Sterling Builders Group Ford 6 24 Bryan Silas(i) Eurasia Entertainment Hotel & Resort Toyota 7 17 * Tanner Berryhill Keller Williams Realty Toyota 8 52 * Kevin Lepage Toyota 9 46 * Chase Miller Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 10 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 11 79 Kyle Fowler Techniweld Ford 12 44 Hal Martin # American Custom Yachts Toyota 13 40 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 14 42 * JJ Yeley(i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 15 14 Eric McClure Hefty / Reynolds Toyota 16 10 * Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Toyota 17 92 * Dexter Stacey # MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Ford 18 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 19 00 * Blake Koch Compassion / DayStar Toyota 20 4 * Landon Cassill(i) Flex Seal Chevrolet 21 51 Jeremy Clements USSJamesE.WilliamsDDG95 Chevrolet 22 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. # WORX Chevrolet 23 99 Alex Bowman # SchoolTipline.com Toyota 24 19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Toyota 25 60 Travis Pastrana Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Ford 27 33 Ty Dillon(i) Armour Chevrolet 28 22 Joey Logano(i) Penske Truck Rental Ford 29 5 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips / Great Stuff Chevrolet 30 16 * Chris Buescher OneFundBoston.org Ford 31 43 Reed Sorenson Pilot Travel Centers Ford 32 31 Justin Allgaier Wolfpack Energy Services / AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet 33 77 Parker Kligerman TOYOTA Toyota 34 2 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Chevrolet 35 18 * Matt Kenseth(i) GameStop / Injustice Toyota 36 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota 37 32 Kyle Larson # Cessna Chevrolet 38 6 Trevor Bayne Cargill / Blackwell Angus Ford 39 3 Austin Dillon AdvoCare Chevrolet 40 7 Regan Smith Hellmann’s Centennial / Bi Lo Chevrolet 41 11 Elliott Sadler SportClips Toyota 42 20 Brian Vickers Dollar General Toyota * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series READ: Latest on Kenseth penalties
A new film called Jammed is making the rounds at film festivals, centered around a jam band festival and a fictional group called The Epic Concept. While the band isn’t real, the music sure is, as Turkuaz’s Dave Brandwein served as musical coordinator for the project.The soundtrack to the film features selections from groups like Dopapod, Turkuaz, Fruition, and many more. You can watch the trailer below, to get a little bit more insight into Jammed:According to producer Josh Itzkowitz, “The film is about Rachel and her boyfriend Evan, who attend a jam band festival to document an up-and-coming band, The Epic Concept. When Rachel’s gear gets stolen, Evan’s on a mission to find the missing camera.” An online release is in the works, so don’t miss out!The full tracklisting can be seen below:1. Amsterdam ……………………………..Little Electric2. Waiting …………………………………..Little Electric3. My Bonneville ………..Annie And The Beekeepers4. Make it Better ………….Kelly And The Hermanos5. You Don’t Need to Cry …………Ghosts Of Jupiter6. Roid Rage ……………………………………..Dopapod7. Bent ………………………………………………Fruition8. Deserve ……………………………….Bid Daddy Love9. Shame …………………………..Rocket & The Ghost10. Merry Go Wrong…………………Vagabond Swing11. Don’t Stop ……………………………Shakey Tables12. 20 Dollar Bill …………………………………Turkuaz[H/T Jambands]
Beloved group Roots of Creation have taken the reggae world by storm, powered by their exciting three-disc release Livin’ Free. Not only does the new album feature 18 original songs, but 14 of those tracks get taken for a ride with dub and remix versions throughout the album. With an innovative release and creative songwriting, the sky’s the limit for this exciting New Hampshire group.Roots of Creation got their start at Franklin Pierce College, performing as a trio with guitarist Brett Wilson, keyboardist Tal Pearson and drummer Mike Chadinha. By expanding the lineup with Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish) on trombone, rhythm guitar, and keys, Andrew Riordan on saxophone, and synth, and Nick Minicucci on bass, the group has found a truly expressive and enjoyable energy in their music.The new album is one of their most ambitious projects yet, and not just for its sheer volume. The album features Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall “Ras MG” Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Bill Carbone (Zach Deputy, Max Creek), Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and Mighty Mystic. Of course, of these collaborations, the one that caught our eye was that of Melvin Seals. The Jerry Garcia Band keyboardist is beloved within the Grateful Dead scene, and he shines on the track “Struggle.” The emotional song captures the protagonist’s struggles with everything from pre-recorded dance music to life itself, capturing a feeling that is known all too well in the jam world.Speaking of the Grateful Dead, the album also features a studio recording of the band’s cover of “Row Jimmy.” They do the cover justice, bringing their own downbeat flare and brass power to the classic tune.The real highlight of the album is the band’s great songwriting. The group simply knows how to engage their audience, packaging tight musicianship, funky grooves and meaningful lyrics within every song. It’s no surprise that this album has made it to the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae charts; it’s that good.You can listen to the album streaming in full, or head to the band’s website to order the music on CD, vinyl, or digital.
Classic rockers Steely Dan have just made an exciting announcement for New York locals, as the group will be hitting the famed Beacon Theatre for ten nights in October! For the fifth time ever, Steely Dan will set up shop at the Beacon, with individual performances featuring full album covers, special guests, and more.The full run spans from October 12th through the 29th, and certain shows will feature album performances of Royal Scam, Aja, Gaucho, and Countdown To Ecstasy. Four of the nights will feature special guest Rickie Lee Jones, and the remaining nights are “By Popular Demand” and “Greatest Hits.” You can catch the full schedule below.Steely Dan’s Beacon Theatre RunOct-12-Wed Royal Scam & Hits Oct-14-Fri With Special Guest Rickie Lee Jones Oct-15-Sat With Special Guest Rickie Lee Jones Oct-18-Tue Aja & Hits Oct-19-Wed By Popular Demand Oct-22-Sat Gaucho & Hits Oct-25-Tue With Special Guest Rickie Lee Jones Oct-26-Wed With Special Guest Rickie Lee Jones Oct-28-Fri Countdown to Ecstasy & Hits Oct-29-Sat Greatest HitsTickets go on sale next Friday, June 10th, and can be found here.
2016 marks the 40th anniversary of The Band‘s legendary guest-filled final show, dubbed The Last Waltz, at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. The performance was immortalized by a Martin Scorsese-directed documentary of the same name, which many point to as one of the greatest concert films of all time. Today, late Band drummer/singer Levon Helm‘s longtime group the Midnight Ramble Band has announced a Last Waltz tribute show on August 6th at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, The Band’s hometown. This intimate performance will feature special guests Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin, and will no doubt feel reminiscent of Helm’s famous Midnight Ramble parties at his Woodstock home. You can purchase tickets here.Today’s announcement comes on the heels of yesterday’s news that the Ramble Band will play another tribute show in NYC a day earlier, on August 5th. The free anniversary celebration–part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert series–will celebrate The Last Waltz‘s 40th with a lineup featuring several performers from the original concert, including Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Anderson East, Howard Johnson, and Ramble Band musical director Larry Campbell.‘The Last Waltz’ 40th Anniversary Concert To Feature Original PerformersOver the course of the year, various artists have paid homage to the milestone with their own Last Waltz-themed shows, including an incredible tribute aftershow in New Orleans during Jazz Fest led by Warren Haynes and an upcoming all-star performance at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY in November featuring tribute masters like Joe Russo, Scott Metzger, Dave Dreiwitz, and more.
Though Frank Zappa has been gone for over 20 years, it’s no surprise that fans continue to find meaning in his work. The songwriter was ahead of his time, fusing political satire with an incredible level of musicianship. Thus, when an interviewer has the opportunity to chat with someone named Zappa – specifically his daughter Moon Zappa – he naturally has to ask what the virtuoso would think of modern times.In an interview with The Spec centered around the new Eat That Question documentary, there are a lot of “what would Frank think…” type questions to arouse the imagination. First, Moon Zappa likened her father to Jesus in the interview, saying “I’ve definitely always felt the responsibility of growing up with a father of that magnitude — it’s like having Jesus for a dad. You don’t want to misrepresent. There was pressure to be a good person and to uphold the family brand of integrity…”Later on, she was asked about how Zappa would react to the Internet and the age of digital music. She responds generically, saying, “This is a fun topic to put to the masses, because I think even putting it into that form invites people to think for themselves and imagine what Frank would be up to today, in the political landscape and as far as all these technologies go. An invention may get hatched just from posing the question to people speculating!”Naturally, the interviewer presses forward with imagining what Frank Zappa would be up to today, asking her about his potential views on social media. “I’m sure he would have made some collages. I’m sure he would have rejected aspects (of social media). I’m sure he would have explored and mutilated aspects and gone in many, many directions. Think about what he did with the (music censorship) PMRC conversations in Washington and how they became music! He was always synthesizing and integrating the culture around him. He was very, very contemporary in that way.”Finally, the interview concludes with a question about what Zappa would have thought of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Her response is right on the money.“The thing I will say (about Trump) is just because you have no one to answer to, it doesn’t mean that you should be the person to be in charge of things. My father always said respect is something to be earned. It doesn’t matter if you’re the pope or a police officer or a teacher, it has to be earned. And you also have to be reasonable and think of the greatest good for the greatest number of people and to consider differences and really take that seriously. I just don’t see that in Trump.”Too bad we can’t vote for Frank Zappa for President…
Electronic superstar Pretty Lights has been added to the inaugural year of The Meadows festival. Taking place at Citi Field and Flushing Meadow Corona Park in Queens, NY, the festival will also feature Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Kygo, and The Weeknd. The Meadows, produced by Governor’s Ball creators Founders Entertainment, also added Thomas Jack and Mr. Twin Sister to the huge bill.The festival takes place October 1st and 2nd. You can find more info on the event here, and you can buy tickets at this link.
New Year’s Eve is typically already a frantic night in the Bay, a palpable nervous energy rises to the surface as people race around the city at a pace that seems out of place; this is a town and a region that hurries for nothing and hustles for nobody. With an hour-long line snaked around the SoMa corner, 1015 Folsom was the hottest ticket in town, on the biggest night of the year. Grammy-nominated Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals teamed up with Haitian phenom Kaytranada for a double-headline bill. Booking two artists of this current magnitude might have been a recipe for too much swag all in one room, and the gig proved to be an ambitious undertaking; challenging, frustrating, and exhilarating- in nearly every way imaginable.1015 seemed relatively unprepared for the onslaught of people and furious energy, stuffing everybody into an oversold club, the .Paak portion of the show was chock full of weekend warriors, rent-a-ragers, and infuriatingly stereotypical millenials. It seemed many were attending this incredible event more for a buzz than the bass, more focused on their Instagram than getting loose in the dancehall. New Year’s Eve always pulls this kind of crowd, even for events like Phish at MSG, but most of the time this type of fan is an exception, not the rule. As the Bay Area’s hippest (and most self-important) swarmed the venue, I’d guestimate the ratio 50/50 on New Years Eve. It made for a fair amount of confusion and comedy, conversely it was gratifying to see a few of these folks lose their minds during the performances too.Fighting our way through a sardine-stuffed floor level, traversing to the balcony, we were perched with an obstructed view and average sonics. Bay Area hip hop legend Kevvy Kev was getting the crowd warmed up with the classics. Per our custom, we made friends with our neighbors and declared our intentions: We Came To Dance. As far as space to boogie, we did the best we could with the hand we were dealt; the same could be said for Anderson .Paak, as disorganization onstage and repeated sound issues delayed his set til nearly the midnight hour. By the time The Free Nationals took to the stage, 1015 Folsom was like a powder keg, ready to burst at the first note..Paak finally stormed the spot at quarter til, and despite the technical difficulties that plagued them throughout, delivered the goods in force. Coming out of the gates with “Drugs” and “Milk and Honey,” two songs from his 2014 debut Venice, the man they used to call Breezy Lovejoy brought in 2017 with a panache and verve befitting a Grammy-nominated artist who doubles as the hottest thing in the streets. Balloons ran amok from the rafters, ancient lovers reconnected, and .Paak steered the ship into the monster-jam “Come Down” (produced by Hi-Tek), its gurgling, reverberating bassline and mountain of mojo announcing the new year in a most grandiose, swaggadelic fashion.The remainder of the set was a frenzied, raucous affair, .Paak alternately rapping, singing, and playing the shit out of some drums. The dude was one thousand percent rock star, crooning sweet nothings while seated behind the kit, taking our minds to the tip of a cloud. The Free Nationals ran through his smattering of fantastic jams, featuring a who’s who of dope producers/writers/collaborators, from yesteryear to manana, and right today. “Lite Weight” (produced by Kaytranada) was a torrid and sexy, disco-house/R&B freight train , “Am I Wrong” (produced by Pomo, who played in the basement against Kaytra in the main room) was .Paak as both black Jamiroquai and the hood Ric Flair, and “Waters” (Madlib) contained some of the illest future-boom-bap that’s ever been laid to wax. The only outright miss was a re-arrangement of “The Season/Carry Me”, which was played twice as fast, an obtuse performance almost punk in execution; one must respect the courage before knocking the rendition. .Paak’s songbook is a life-affirming ode to the polarity of his realities, to both beautiful and blasphemy, riding shotgun, blunt in hand, for his life journey; as the blazed-up everyman gleaning every last drop of cosmic slop from the code of the streets and between the sheets. An artist with intergalactic powers and two tons of game. This is a man destined for certain greatness, and while this performance was not the shape-shifting séance that was his power-hour at Suwannee Hulaween, we were treated to another glimpse just why his name will ring out in every direction for years to come.People were somewhat lost after the magnum blast from this prodigal son of LA, and they wandered around the venue listlessly, if they could move at all. Thankfully, Kaytranada assumed the position in relatively short order, front and center on the wheels of steel. Blasting off with a personal favorite off his 99.9% album, “Track Uno”, Kaytranada had the audience in his grip from jumpstreet. From that moment on, he dove into an apparently bottomless crate of smash after smash, seamless transitions from song to the next. Breaking out an arsenal of tracks he has produced for others, remixes, as well as a hefty slab of original cuts, the most impressive aspect of Kaytranada’s live DJ set was that he mixed everything on the fly. This Haitian revelation (by way of Montreal) is a humble cat, he made sure to keep the lights on the party as he played in long shadows. If you looked up from dancing, you might peep him grooving and moving, while he was putting in work like a mad professor in the lab.The intense, overcrowded and bro-tastic vibes that permeated the room during .Paak’s set were replaced with a feeling of togetherness. This was most noticeable by the many dance circles that broke out across the club once the crowd thinned a smidgen. While there were a fair amount of people intoxicated, more people appeared to be getting high on big vibes and Kaytra beat-science. Aiding the psychedelic atmospherics were projection-mapped images rotating behind Kaytranada, mostly showing wavy images of cannabis, sunshine rays, muscular women in swimsuits, and moving images of his album cover.Playing an extended hour–plus set, Kaytranada dropped a bananas remix of Rihanna‘s “Kiss it Better” which sent the crowd into a complete dithers. Taking her provocative vocals and a more uptempo groove, it was almost as if he was showing out – as he’d already committed murder on the decks, and proven enough with crazy drops into titanic cuts like “Together“, “One Too Many“, and the .Paak assisted “Glowed Up.” After unleashing his relentless repertoire on an audience now drenched in sweat and champagne, Kaytranada fittingly shut it down proper with the remix that catapulted him into the mainstream cultural zeitgeist and made him the darling of the Pitchfork contingent, Janet Jackson’s scintillating come-on “If”. From start to finish, Kaytranada made sure every last person in that room was a part of the Rhythm Nation. Furious styles broke out in the club, as dancers playfully taunted their partners, and lovers rocked the dancehall with a salacious verve that proved infectious.Photography- David MarkunWords: B. Getz
There has been much speculation about whether Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this Saturday with Medeski, Martin, & Wood would go on as planned. After the band released an announcement on their Facebook page on Tuesday noting that they were looking into different indoor venues ahead of the inclement weather predicted to roll through Colorado this weekend, the band has finally confirmed a move. As predicted, their Red Rocks performance will be moved to 1st Bank Center in Broomfield on Saturday, marking their first headlining arena show.In a press release a representative of the band said, “We have looked at this from every angle and at this point, our weather & technical advisors have let us know that we most likely will not be able to load in the audio, lights or backline necessary to ensure that a we can play a show. We are not just looking at a situation that would be unpleasant for the audience, but are in a position where we can not guarantee that we will be able to make a show happen. The weather services, our promoter AEG Live Rocky Mountains, The City of Denver Theatres and Arenas and we all agree that this is the best course of action.”The show times will be the same as were scheduled with Red Rocks, and can be seen below. All ticket will be considered general admission, and there are also a limited amount of tickets left for Almost Dead’s performance at 1st Bank, which can be purchased here. For fans who don’t want to make the trek to 1st Bank, refunds are available before 6:00 PM on Saturday at point of purchase.There is good news however; The band has secured a new date to headline Red Rocks this summer on Thursday, August 31st, and tickets will go on sale May 12th. Unfortunately, Dave Dreiwitz will be on tour with Ween so Dead & CO’s Oteil Burbridge will be stepping in. Many props to the folks over at Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for giving fans warning ahead of time of this change and making the hard decisions to ensure the show can go on. We’ll see you all on Saturday!Saturday Set TimesDoors: 5:30PMMMW: 6:30PM- 8:00PMAlmost Dead Set One 8:30PMAlmost Dead Set Two 10:30PM
New York City is about to recieve another new concert venue, Pier 17–opening up on August 1, 2018. In Manhattan’s Seaport District, the 3,400-capacity, 1.5-acre rooftop venue will have the Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop with the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline in sight. The venue’s developers, the Howard Hughes Corporation, announced today that Live Nation will be the exclusive promoter to the new rooftop stage.Pier 17 will occupy the roof of a four-story, 400,000 square foot complex with retail, high-end restaurants by celebrity chefs, like Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Andrew Carmellini, and entertainment, including Manhattan’s first iPic Theatre, Carla Sozzani‘s concept store 10 Corso Como, the new ESPN studios, and a 50,000-square-foot food hall curated by Vongerichten. The venue’s schedule will roll out on May 7, 2018, so stay tuned!Following the damages of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, architect Achim Menges is spearheading The Seaport District’s redesign process. According to Archirectural Digest,Menges, a pioneer in the field of robotic architecture, will bring to the project experimental technologies aplenty. The installation, inspiration for which Menges found in the wings of potato beetles, will be comprised of a robotically woven canopy that is both noncorrosive and lightweight.“Digital fabrication, advanced materials, and the latest scientific insights have a profound impact on how we think of architecture, its production, performance, and perception” explained Menges. “Our vision for the rooftop of Pier 17 is to express this in a unique, public piece of art.”Stay tuned for more news on Pier 17, as it will inevitably become of NYC’s newest treasures. See below for some projections of what’s to come, courtesy of Live Nation and Achim Menges.[Photo: Live Nation via Billboard][Photo: Live Nation via Billboard][Photo: Architectural Digest][H/T Billboard]