Load remaining images Photo: Vic Brazen Last night, following their return to the stage with now cancer-free bassist Rob Derhak earlier this month, Buffalo-native jam favorites moe. continued their sparse run of early-2018 dates with their first of two nights at Portland, ME’s State Theatre this weekend. The crowd was thick and lively all night, filled with t-shirts and signs showing love to Rob and welcoming him back to the world of moe. The love in the room was particularly strong on Friday night, as the crowd matched the considerable emotion being created onstage. When the band addressed Rob’s recent cancer battle during the first set, the venue erupted. Rob lives relatively close to Portland, amplifying how grateful this particular crowd was that their man is healthy and playing once more.Highlights of the first set included the extended opening “Bring It Back Home” (a fitting tribute for Rob), the debut of new song “Who You Calling Scared”, and a cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “Dead Flowers” featuring a sit-in from local pedal steel guitarist Bill Waldron that followed. Set two highlights were ripe for the taking, including a massive set-opening “Big World” > “Ricky Marten” > “Time Ed” segment and a fantastic set-closing “Head”. Finally, the band returned for an encore performance of “Godzilla” to close out night one.moe. returns to Portland’s State Theatre tonight for their second performance of the weekend. Next weekend, on February 23rd and 24th, the band will head to Albany, NY for two nights at the historic Palace Theatre. Head to the band’s website for info on their upcoming performances.You can listen to full audio of the show below, and check out a gallery of photos courtesy of Vic Brazen:moe. – Full Show Audio – Portland, ME – 2/18/18[Audio: Taped by Ted Gakidis]SETLIST: moe. | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 2/18/18Set One: Bring It Back Home > Water > Bullet, Who You Calling Scared*, Dead Flowers^, Mar-DeMa > Lazarus, The RoadSet Two: Big World > Ricky Marten > Time Ed, Puebla, Four, HeadEncore: GodzillaNotes:*new song debut^with Bill Waldron on pedal steelmoe. | State Theatre | Portland, ME | 2/16/18 | Photos: Vic Brazen
Brazil will start to gradually reduce the number of military personnel sent to Haiti to be part of the peace forces three years after the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation, the Brazilian Ministry of Defense announced on January 30. Presently, Brazil has 1,910 troops deployed, but this number will be reduced to 1,450 in June with the change of contingents, returning to the same number they had before the January 2010 earthquake that killed 250,000 people. “We are just removing the Brabatt 2, the battalion focused on earthquake assistance,” General Carlos De Nardi, head of the Brazilian Forces’ Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a press report. The only battalion that will remain in Haiti will be under the command of Colonel Zenedir da Mota Fontoura, who will arrive on June 7. By Dialogo February 01, 2013
1 Chelsea have two ‘friendlies’ against Arsenal in pre-season Chelsea’s pre-season friendlies ahead of the 2017/18 campaign include two games against Arsenal, the team that denied them the chance of a league and cup double.22 July: v Arsenal, (Beijing, China) 25 July: v Bayern Munich, (Singapore, International Champions Cup) 29 July: v Inter Milan, (Singapore, International Champions Cup)6 August: v Arsenal, (Wembley Stadium, Community Shield)Not seen the club’s Premier League fixtures yet? Then click here.Remain up to date with all Chelsea news, including transfer updates right here.