With Phish making their first-ever appearance in Jacksonville, FL, it seems that one local venue is planning to have a total blowout in honor of the band’s upcoming return on October 16th. The show, which will take place at Mavericks Live, and will feature an impressive lineup of improv stalwarts. Eric Krasno will be on guitar, with Roosevelt Collier on pedal steel guitar, Todd Stoops on keys, Reed Mathis on bass, and Jeff Sipe on drums.The show starts just after Phish’s encore comes to a close at the Veterans Memorial Arena, and will feature funky improv well into the night. You can find tickets, starting this Friday, September 16th at 10:00am, by following this link.For fans of Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, or Roosevelt Collier, you won’t want to miss them performing alongside members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more, at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive – in the heart of Williamsburg – with over 50 artists spanning three venues in just one day: October 22nd. Mathis and Stoops will be performing as part of the exciting new electronic classical music project Electric Beethoven. Get tickets here to Brooklyn Comes Alive here.
Ghana’s Black Meteors put two unanswered goals past Liberia in the first leg of their Caf Under-23 Championship qualifier on Sunday.The coach Malik Jabir side made their work easy for qualification to face Congo in the second qualifying with goals in either half at the Tamale Stadium.Asante Kotoko striker, Dauda Mohammed gave the Ghana Undeer-23 side the lead in the first half before Liberty Professionals midfielder Kennedy Ashia put the game beyond their Liberia counterparts with the second goal.The second leg will be held in Ghana on the weekend of May 8-10 with Liberia playing as the host team due to precautions with Ebola.The winner from this tie faces Congo next then Nigeria for one of seven available tickets to the Caf U-23 Championship which will have its best three teams taking up places to the RIo 2016 Olympic Games’ football tournament.–