Watch The All-Star “Purple Party” Prince Tribute Rage ‘Til Dawn In NOLA [Videos]

first_imgOn Sunday, May 6th, paying tribute to Minnesota’s favorite son, Prince, members of Snarky Puppy, The Motet, The Main Squeeze, Thievery Corporation, Turkuaz, The Magic Beans, The Nth Power, Mama Magnolia, and even Prince’s own bass player MONONEON gathered together at The Maison in New Orleans. Under the “Purple Party” banner, the group threw the funkiest and latest of late nights in honor of the late rocker, which was still packed and ragin’ six a.m. in the morning.Though Prince’s living reign may be tragically over, his legacy will be echoing for years to come thanks to generations who have grown up getting funky to the Purple One’s insane catalog of near-perfect tunes. To make the show celebrating the last night of Jazz Fest even more special, the setlist was no “Greatest Hits” affair, though big-name tunes like “Purple Rain”, “1999”, and “Kiss” were represented. The show saw deep dives into Prince’s entire body of work, including songs he gave to other artists and older projects like 94 East for a true representation of Prince’s prolific brilliance.The deep personal connection to Prince’s creations was apparent in the care and love each member of the seemingly never-ending parade of band members gave to the music. Whether it was Ryan Jalbert nailing the “Purple Rain” solo, his Motet bandmate Lyle Divinsky singing and strutting with eerily familiar energy, or the twin threats of Turkuaz’s Shira Elias and Sammi Garret hitting the notes that only they (and Prince) could, the passion was plain to see. Keyboardists Steveland Swatkins and Casey Russell traded keyboard licks and smiles of delight while a rotating rhythm section saw seemingly everyone in the house take a turn.Nikki Glaspie, drummer of The Nth Power, took a turn in the percussion pit, sitting down behind the main kit for a tune, before picking up a Stratocaster and playing guitar for a number. Vocalists like Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze), and Jessica Jones took their songs to incredible heights, as they each gave their all to honor their hero and, in many cases, inspiration for making music. Oh, and who better to slap the bass for the show than Prince’s hand-picked touring deep-end specialist MonoNeon?Though the musical guests and performers came close to boggling the mind, the focus was squarely on the man whose legacy these dedicated performers were honoring. We’ve got nearly the entire show ready for you to watch at your leisure with crystal-clear soundboard audio. That said, though the audio may be clear, it is nigh impossible to capture the spirit in the room when the music was pumping, the crowd was locked in a groove, and the musicians themselves were lost in their bliss.Setlist: Purple Party | The Maison | New Orleans, LA | 5/6/2018Set: Lets Go Crazy, D.M.S.R, Just As Long As We’re Together, Sexy Dancer, Lady Cab Driver, Musicology, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Soft And Wet, I Feel For You, Controversy, Call My Name, Partyup, Just Another Sucker, Head, Kiss, 1999, It’s Gonna Be Lonely, Baby I’m A Star, She’s Always In My Hair, Purple RainEncore: Jungle Love “Purple Rain”“Jungle Love”“1999”“I Wanna Be Your Lover”last_img read more

Van Dijk withdraws from Holland squad

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Virgil Van Dijk has withdrawn from the Holland squad for their final Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia on Tuesday.The Dutch captain played 90 minutes on Saturday as Ronald Koeman’s side qualified for next year’s tournament following a 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland.However, Van Dijk will not take part in the final qualifying match in Amsterdam, with the Dutch FA announcing that their skipper has left the squad due to “personal circumstances.”No added information has been given by the Dutch FA for his withdrawal, other than to simply say he won’t be available for Tuesday’s clash at the Johan Cruyff Arena.Van Dijk is the fifth Liverpool player who has withdrawn from international duty in the past week.England duo Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez both withdrew from the England squad after their win against Montenegro on Thursday.Egyptian star Mo Salah also missed national team fixtures against Kenya and Comoros in order to recover from an ankle injury.Scotland captain Andy Robertson also withdrew after picking up a knock in Liverpool’s 3-1 win against Manchester City last week. Tags: Johan Cruyff Arenalast_img read more

Four years after he was declared dead and wife paid insurance, football player found alive

first_imgRelatedPosts Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Association presents insurance benefit to late Table Tennis Umpire’s family Schalke 04’s Matondo apologises for ‘immature behaviour’ Former Schalke player Hiannick Kamba has reportedly been found alive and well in Germany, four years after his death.The right-back was understood to have died in a car crash in his native Congo in January 2016. However, German publication Bild reported that Kamba – now aged 33 – has been spotted working in Ruhr.An investigation has now been launched.“Kamba claims he was abandoned by friends overnight in Congo in January 2016 and left without documents, money and a cell phone,” public prosecutor Anette Milk is quoted as saying by the newspaper.The report continued that Kamba’s wife received a payout on her husband’s life insurance, understood to be in the region of “low six figures” when he was pronounced dead.At the time, his club, eighth-tier side VfB Huls, published an obituary. Kamba, who played alongside Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer while at Schalke, still reportedly lives in the Gelsenkirchen area.Tags: AliveHiannick KambainsuranceRuhrSchalke 04last_img read more