PHOTOS: Stick Figure & Twiddle Honor Tom Petty, Cover The Beatles In Chicago

first_imgPhoto: Ojeda Photography Last night, the ongoing ‘Above The Storm’ tour arrived at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for a night of reggae and dub. Headlined by Stick Figure, the show was supported by Iya Terra and well-known jam band Twiddle. It was interesting to see Twiddle play to an audiencethat was a bit different from their own, but ultimately the Rastafarian crowd that came to see Stick Figure left satisfied by all the musicians that played.Iya Terra opened up the show with a short and upbeat set. Twiddle was up next, dove right into their trademark style. Not catering to the crowd, they opened up with the authoritative power chords of “Nicodemus Portulay”. The reggae vibes then seeped in, as they followed that up with “Beethoven & Greene”. Fan favorite Plump: Chapter 1 track “Lost in the Cold” came next. “Doinkinbonk!!!” saw bassist Zdenek Gubb seemingly slapping his strings just short of their point of breaking. For the last song of their set, Twiddle brought out Stick Figure’s Johnny Cosmic on guitar for a rousing rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, perhaps not-so-coincidentally for the evening on which Petty’s autopsy results were made public and the world learned that his October death was caused by an accidental prescription drug overdose.The headliner of the tour, Stick Figure, then played a set filled with songs spanning their 10+ year career. The band’s leading force and frontman, Scott Woodruff, led the band through the set, bringing along his Instagram-famous tour dog, Cocoa, to join in the fun. At first, it was odd to see a dog on stage the entirety of their set. However, it quickly became clear that the dog was almost as much a member of the band as the other musicians. She had a great stage presence, and it was great to see that Tails of Love, a charity supporting animal rescue, had booths set up so fans could help support animals like Cocoa in need of a loving home.The band played plenty of old favorites like “White Fire” and “Livin’ It” as well as newer numbers “Fire on the Horizon” and “Easy Runaway”. They also invited Twiddle frontman Mihali out for a cover of Bob Marley‘s “Mellow Mood”. Perhaps the most special moment of the evening came during the show’s encore the encore, as Stick Figure worked their way through a sing-along rendition of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”. Finally, a show-ending version of “Smoking Love” with a multitude of musicians from the opening bands brought a great night of reggae music to a close. The ‘Above the Storm’ tour is just starting so be sure to check it out if it comes near your town.For a full list of upcoming “Above The Storm” tour dates, head to Stick Figure’s website here.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from the evening courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.SETLIST: Twiddle | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18SET: Nicodemus Portulay, Beethoven & Greene, Lost in the Cold, Daydream Farmer, Doinkinbonk !!!, You Don’t Know How It Feels**with Johnny Cosmic of Stick FigureSETLIST: Stick Figure | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18SET: Lincoln Intro -> Shadow, Above the Storm, Fire on the Horizon, Weary Eyes, White Fire -> Bongs Jam, Think N Thin, Winds from the West, Coming Home, Mellow Mood^, Smiles on Faces, Boulevard, Livin It, Let the Music Play, Intro -> Choice is Yours, Weight of Sound, Easy RunawayEncore: Shelter, Breathe -> Hey Jude, Smoking Love^^with Mihali[Cover photo: Daniel Ojeda]Twiddle, Stick Figure | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda Photo: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining images Ojeda Photographylast_img read more

MAN WHO STABBED BROTHER-IN-LAW AT CHAPEL IS JAILED

first_imgWard was found guilty of assault causing harm after he stabbed his brother-in-law.A MAN who stabbed his brother-in-law as he arrived for a memorial Mass has been jailed for ten months.Martin ‘Mattress’ Ward stabbed Michael McDonagh – who is married to his sister –  in the grounds of the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny on June 26th, 2012. Letterkenny District Court had heard how Ward, 33, tried to stab Mr McDonagh up to a dozen times through the window of his carMr McDonagh, his wife Ann and their children arrived at the second anniversary mass for Mrs McDonagh’s late brother-in-law Charlie who had drowned.However just seconds after leaving his wife off to the front door of the church, Mr McDonagh was attacked.The father-of-six eventually struggled out of the passenger seat of the Ford Galaxy car and ran to a nearby shop where the shop-owner locked him in a room until the Gardai arrived.Mr McDonagh claimed the issue had arisen following a previous dispute the accused had with his brother John Joe.The victim said he feared for his life saying he still finds it difficult to get over his ordeal.“It’s hard to get asleep at night thinking about someone stabbing you through a window,” he said.Martin Ward, of 45 Ard Na Ri, Letterkenny, claimed he was nowhere near Co Donegal on the day of the alleged stabbing.He claimed he was hunting hares and rabbits with a friend in Thurles where he was living.Today Judge Paul Kelly, who had heard the case, refused a request from defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher for Ward to be dealt with by way of a suspended sentence or community service order.Mr Gallagher said the family dispute had erupted out of a trivial matter over who had bought a pint in a pub several years ago.Garda Inspector David Kelly said he was concerned that Ward would carry out such an attack sparked by a trivial matter.Judge Kelly said the attack had been “vicious and unprovoked” involving “the use of a deadly weapon.”He said only a custodial sentence was appropriate considering “the aggravated circumstances of the attack.”He sentenced Ward to 10 months in prison.The matter has now been referred back to the Circuit Court where Ward was given  a one year sentence, suspended for 7 years, in 2008 for a previous assault.MAN WHO STABBED BROTHER-IN-LAW AT CHAPEL IS JAILED was last modified: February 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackMARTIN WARDstablast_img read more