Last night, after an impressive two-night run at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Dead & Company made their way to West Valley City for their first-ever Utah performance. With the venue’s scenic Greater Salt Lake City mountain surroundings stretching behind the stately white stone as far as the eye could see, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti transported the eager audience, creating a remote and cosmic vibe akin to “Standing on the Moon.” Set one saw the band deliver an entertaining mix of classic Dead tunes and staple covers like Willie Dixon‘s “Wang Dang Doodle” (> from an energetic “I Need A Miracle”), Bob Dylan‘s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” Jimmy Reed‘s “Big Boss Man,” and Chuck Berry‘s “The Promised Land.” Set two opened with a classic “Lost Sailor” > “Saint of Circumstance,” followed by a run of three live heavy hitters (“He’s Gone,” “Crazy Fingers,” and “Shakedown Street”) which in turn flowed into a pulsating “Drums > Space.”By the time the atmospherically appropriate Built To Last favorite materialized out of “Space,” the show was bobbing intently through the cosmos, and celebratory renditions of “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” (set two closer) and “US Blues” (encore) helped bring the Salt Lake voyagers safely back to Earth.You can watch fan-shot footage of several songs from the performance 6/7/17 USANA Amphitheatre show below, via YouTube user troop1042:“Wang Dang Doodle”“Jack Straw”“Lost Sailor”“He’s Gone,” “Crazy Fingers” pt. 1“Crazy Fingers” pt. 2“Shakedown Street”SETLIST: Dead & Company | USANA Amphitheatre | West Valley City, UT | 6/7/17Set 1: Feel Like A Stranger, I Need A Miracle > Wang Dang Doodle, Row Jimmy, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Jack Straw, Big Boss Man, Sugaree, Promised LandSet 2: Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance, He’s Gone, Crazy Fingers, Shakedown Street > Drums/Space > Standing On The Moon, Going Down The Road Feelin’ BadEncore: US Blues[Cover photo via Steve Rose]Dead & Company continues their tour this weekend with their highly anticipated two-night stand at Boulder, CO’s Folsom Field. For more information on upcoming Dead & Co shows, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.If you’re heading to Folsom Field for some Dead this weekend, don’t miss the stellar lineup of early and late shows going on around the Boulder Theater and the Fox Theatre, including performances by Nahko & Medicine For The People, The Marcus King Band, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Circles Around The Sun, Boombox, Dopapod and more. For more information, head here.
What about this idea–the NCAA allowing basketball games during only one semester a year? This would mean that the student athlete would have to go to school a full semester and pass before he ever played. One faction wants this for freshmen only while others propose this for all players. This would put the “student” back in “student athlete”.The second idea involves football. It would be to remove the 12th game from the football schedule and go back to the 11-game slate. All games would have to be played on Saturday and only on campus. No neutral sites, no weekday games, and no special venues until the playoffs.Do either of these ideas have a chance? Not a snowball’s chance in a furnace. This would mean less TV money, less money in general, and not getting to play in exotic locations. No college president who wants to keep his job would vote for such a proposal.
IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 265; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 248; 3. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 236; 4. Jeffry Sheppard Jr., Golden Valley, Ariz., 222; 5. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 221; 6. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 185; 7. Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., 183; 8. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore., 175; 9. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 169; 10. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 162; 11. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif., 160; 12. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 149; 13. Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D., and Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., both 148; 15. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 144; 16. Garrett Funk, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa, both 141; 18. Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz., 134; 19. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 126; 20. Mark Stewart, Sedona, Ariz., 124.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Manny Baldiviez, Chula Vista, Calif., 118; 2. Joey Essary, Yuma, Ariz., 109; 3. Steven Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 103; 4. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 102; 5. Henry Buijnorouski, Yuma, Ariz., 97; 6. Jordan White, Yuma, Ariz., 94; 7. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 79; 8. Jon Courchaine, Pound, Wis., 74; 9. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 70; 10. Thomas Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 66; 11. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 62; 12. David P. Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 37; 13. Paul Pilgrim, Yuma, Ariz., 34; 14. Travis Dove, El Centro, Calif., 31.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 113; 2. Leonard Jones, Yuma, Ariz., 110; 3. Frank Maisano, Yuma, Ariz., 97; 4. Leonard Manos, Yuma, Ariz., 73; 5. Steve Stone, Yuma, Ariz., 67; 6. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 64; 7. Tim Whitehead, Yuma, Ariz., 62; 8. Wayne Rebello, Alpine, Calif., 35.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 119; 2. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 116; 3. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 103; 4. Richard Mueller Jr., Jackson, Wyo., and Joshua Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., both 101; 6. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 99; 7. Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., and Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., both 97; 9. Steve Kihle, Williston, N.D., 91; 10. Thomas Harrison, Somerton, Ariz., 87; 11. Cody Daffern, Brawley, Calif., 74; 12. James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., 73; 13. Megan Ponciano, Oakley, Calif., 72; 14. Josh Hensley, Atwater, Calif., 70; 15. Jeremy Hoff, Copperopolis, Calif., and Al Johnson, Antioch, Calif., both 68; 17. Ryan Larimer, Merced, Calif., 62; 18. Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif., 61; 19. Ronald Pegues, Brawley, Calif., 59; 20. Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif., 56.