After Phish plays Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Saturday, June 25th, Pink Talking Fish will continue sharin’ in the (Weekapaug) groove just a 10-minute walk down the road at the Vic Theatre. The phenomenon that is PTF has taken its hold on the jam scene, with the bands unique take on seamlessly weaving in and out of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish songs (purchase tickets HERE).With Phish playing their second baseball stadium of historical significance, Pink Talking Fish founder/bassist Eric Gould discussed his excitement to join in the revelry surrounding these shows, “Phish performing at Wrigley is something very special. I attended their show at Fenway Park (back in 2009) and it was way beyond your typical venue for music. Wrigley and Fenway are the last two classic parks of their kind in America and there is a unique energy involved. That energy carries off into the night with the people beyond the event and we are honored to offer an outlet for that excitement to continue.”This also marks the second time that PTF will be performing in The Windy City, after elites of the jam scene perform. Last summer, the band took part in the massive celebration that was the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well performances at Soldier Field with three sold-out shows at Reggie’s. Gould went on to say, “Chicago became a city of music lovers last year for Fare Thee Well. PTF built our own slice of fun in the middle of it and it was an amazing time for the musicians and the audience who joined in the adventure. Coming back to Chicago for this incredible event that is Phish playing Wrigley Field feels like a homecoming from last year’s chapter in our story.”‘Pink Talking Fish Are Dead’ Concept Proves To Be An Absolute Hit In ChicagoGould, along with Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar, have also incorporated tributes to recently passed icons David Bowie and Prince into their setlists, making for some memorable performances (listen to full audio from one of the performances HERE). The group is constantly pushing the boundaries of where they can take the music of all these legendary artists, and doing so with style and grace. The Vic Theatre performance is sure to be a continuation of the party that will be experienced at Wrigley. You can purchase tickets for Pink Talking Fish’s post-Phish Wrigley show at the Vic Theatre HERE, and find the whole venue’s calendar HERE. You can also enter the contest below for a chance to win a pair of tickets!
Hammed Shittu in IlorinThe Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) wednesday elected Mr. Honour Sirawoo as the National President of the association.He was returned unopposed at the election which held at the Kwara State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ilorin. Speaking after his election, Mr. Sirawoo charged the federal government to come up with its strategic blueprint for the nation’s sports development.This, he said that, would go a long way in demonstrating its seriousness in the revamping of the sports sector in the country.He also advocated a reappraisal of the act establishing the National Institute for Sports (NIS) with a view to upgrading the centre to a degree awarding institution in the country.Sirawoo said that such development would properly equip coaches and others in the administration of sports in the country.He also said that, “to facilitate the process of reaping effectively from the three trillion dollars in global sports business, we recommend the establishment of a sports university with campuses and facilities located in areas peculiar to particular sports.“This institution, just like the Petroleum Training Institute, Law, Medical and Journalism schools will refine the raw sports talents abound in our land for a guaranteed market besides putting our youths off vices”.The president decried members of the association seeking financial assistance from the government or corporate bodies under various groups. He also banned the various groups operating independently away from the umbrella body at the congressAccording to him, “All forums and groups within SWAN are hereby banned while every members and officials of the association seeking assistance or support from the government, corporate bodies or individuals in the name of SWAN at all levels must henceforth seek clearance from the national secretariat”.Other elected national officers of the association include, Mr. Wale Alabi, (VP North West), Mr. Ado Salisu, (VP South East), Mr. Cajetan Nkwopara, (Financial Secretary), Mrs. Jibo Zakari, (VP South West), Mr. Ajayi Adeboyen (Treasurer), Mr. Abdulraheem Audu amongst others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Kevin-Prince Boateng has taken a huge dig at the Black Stars after their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations exit on Monday evening. The Black Stars were sent tumbling out of the competition by Tunisia following a 5-4 loss on penalties, the match having ended 1-1 after extra-time.In normal time, Taha Yassine Khenissi broke the deadlock for Tunisia in the 73rd minute before Rami Bedoui’s own goal in injury time levelled the score for Ghana.And Kevin, who was not invited for the tournament, took the opportunity to take a swipe at the players and coach. The former Barcelona striker posted on Twitter; “No PRINCE no PARTY #GhanaBlackStars” No PRINCE no PARTY #GhanaBlackStars #afcon— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) July 9, 2019Kevin is serving an indefinite suspension from the senior national team after allegedly insulting coach Kwesi Appiah in Brazil during the 2014 Fifa World Cup. The 32-year-old has been capped 15 times by Ghana, scoring two goals.