Funk powerhouse Turkuaz entered 2018 in style with their annual New Year’s Eve celebration, The Ball Drop! The fan-favorite Brooklyn funk act celebrated New Year’s Eve with fellow funksters, Pimps Of Joytime, with a special performance in Baltimore, Maryland at Rams Head Live on Sunday night. The band played a scorching set to a packed crowd, featuring an exciting mix of originals and covers, including Sly & The Family Stone‘s “Babies Makin’ Babies”, Hot Chocolate‘s “Everyone’s A Winner”, The Bar-Kays‘ “Holy Ghost”, and a new cover of Paul McCartney & Wings‘ “Jet”.Greensky Bluegrass Announce 2 Nights At Red Rocks With Turkuaz & California HoneydropsNow entering 2018, the band is about to jump right into Winter Tour starting with a run of dates leading them into Jam Cruise and hitting some Northeast cities. The second leg of the tour begins with a trek through Colorado and the Pacific Northwest that will include numerous ski towns before heading down the West Coast and ending with two shows opening for Galactic in SF and LA. Dates and ticket info can be found on the band’s website.Watch Turkuaz perform “Jet” by Paul McCartney & Wings on New Year’s Eve below:Check out the setlist below, as well as a full photo gallery from Jim Houle Photography.Setlist: Turkuaz | Rams Head Live | Baltimore, MD | 12/31/17Chatte Lunatique, Percy Thrills The Moondog, Nightswimming, If I Ever Fall Asleep, Babies Makin’ Babies*, On the Run, Everyone’s A Winner^, Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good, European Festivity Nightmare, 20 Dollar Bill, Auld Lang Syne, King Computer, Coast To Coast, Tip Toe Through the Crypto, Jet**, The, Generator, Holy Ghost^^, Future 86, Bubba SlideEncore: Monkey Fingers* Sly & the Family Stone Cover^ Hot Chocolate Cover** Paul McCartney & Wings Cover^^ The Bar-Kays CoverTurkuaz | Rams Head Live | Baltimore, MD | 12/31/17 | Photos by Jim Houle Photography Photo: Jim Houle Load remaining images
However, he could play some part against Georgia in Dublin next Sunday if he proves his fitness, and manager Giovanni Trapattoni has admitted there is an outside chance he could line up against the Faroe Islands at the Aviva Stadium five days later. Trapattoni said: “Now is England and Georgia; the Faroes is a qualifier. He would have to be 100 per cent fit. Don’t forget, this injury has been 10 months, one year. It was a bad injury and then he had surgery. Only if he was very, very okay, 100 per cent. But there are two or three questions: he is without a club; he is many months without a game; and it’s a qualifier. But for us, he will be again important in the future.” Dunne has not kicked a ball in anger since Ireland’s final Euro 2012 finals clash with Italy in June last year and was conspicuous by his absence as Villa slid into Barclays Premier League relegation trouble before rallying to drag themselves clear. He has been missed by Ireland too with Trapattoni having to do without his most experienced defender for the duration of the Group C campaign to date, which has featured a 6-1 home defeat by Germany and a 2-2 draw with Austria in Dublin courtesy of a last-gasp equaliser for the visitors. However, the veteran Italian has vowed to take no risks with a man he believes still has a key role to play for his country. Trapattoni said: “I spoke with him and I clarified his position, his position with the club and his position for us. We need Richard in the future. “But he has no club at this moment. I said, ‘Richard, we will help you because you deserve respect, but you have no team at this moment and you must be careful because an injury could be for you very, very dangerous’. “We have more respect for him. I said we will go step by step. We have these two opportunities and we can assess his condition after the next two or three days. Sure, I want to help him. He will not start the game, but during the game depending on the score, we could give him an opportunity to play with us.” Press Association Richard Dunne could put himself in line for a shock World Cup recall after returning to the Ireland fold. The 33-year-old Aston Villa defender has not played all season because of a persistent groin injury which required three rounds of surgery, but he has joined up with the Ireland squad ahead of their friendly against England at Wembley on Wednesday. Dunne, who is out of contract at the end of next month, will not figure against Roy Hodgson’s men despite training under the watchful eye of physio Ciaran Murray at Watford’s London Colney headquarters this evening as his team-mates went through their paces.
No. 25 Syracuse (14-4, 6-4 Atlantic Coast) ended its three-match winning streak with a 4-2 loss to No. 19 Florida State (13-7, 5-5 ACC) on Friday evening. Playing outdoors for just the second time this season, the Orange lost the doubles point and attempted to mount a comeback in singles, ultimately falling short to drop to sixth in the ACC standings.Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez, the No. 12 doubles pairing in the nation, continued their winning streak at first doubles with a 6-4 win. However, it was not enough to secure the doubles point for SU after Sofya Golubovskaya and Anna Shkudun lost 6-4 at second doubles to go along with an SU loss at third singles. Golubovskaya and Shkudun trailed 5-2 and rallied back into the set but could not complete the comeback.In singles, No. 10 Knutson picked up an easy victory at first singles over No. 24 Carla Touly. Knutson rolled through the first set, 6-0 before Touly retired due to injury. At second singles, Ramirez drew a tough opponent in No. 109 Petra Hule. Hule defeated Ramirez 6-2, 6-3 to put the Seminoles up 2-1.Shkudun bounced back after a close loss last weekend in singles with a dominant 6-2, 6-1 win at fourth singles to level the match at 2-all. With the match tied, SU needed to turn around two of the three matches that it had already lost the first set in.Golubovskaya was unable to turn her match, losing 6-4, 6-3, to put the Orange up against the brink of defeat. Fifth singles Dina Hegab was on her way to forcing a deciding third set, up 5-3 in the third, when Florida State clinched the match. Andrea Garcia won the final two games of the second set in sixth singles over Libi Mesh, winning 6-1, 7-5 to secure the win for the Seminoles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHegab’s match was not finished, likely to rest both players before upcoming matches on Sunday.SU’s road matches will continue with a trip down to No. 18 Miami, where the Orange will take on the Hurricanes on Sunday at 11 a.m. Comments Published on April 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+