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Restaurant Review – Ipanema

If it’s New Years, then it’s Phish at MSG. And if it’s Phish New Years at MSG, then it’s time for the King of Pregame to re-ascend his throne. It’s become tradition: New Year’s Eve Day dinner is Brazilian at Ipanema on 46th street. Sizzling medallions of picanha, (marinated steak), chorizo and yuca served with hot chipotle sauce...

Back to Boston Golf Club, Foo Fighters at Fenway

BOSTON, MA – There was a story going around among Foo Fighters fans that Dave Grohl was losing his voice, but Grohl was having none of that. In fact, just a fistful of songs into their first Fenway Park show of 2018, and there was Grohl shouting so loudly, he might have been trying to deafen every denizen of Suffolk County. “Heeeeeey Bostooooooooon! They say I’m...

Jay’s Plays – Ominous Seapods North Country Freakouts Vol. 1 10-15-94 (Early Show) Zeta Gamma Sigma, SUNY Potsdam

[Editor’s Note: As part of the 2018 Ominous Seapods Reunion festivities, Jay went into the vault, and with the help of South Catherine Street Jug Band archivist Nate Pelton, released three more live archival recordings from the Golden Age of the Ominous Seapods under the “North Country Freakouts” series. Today, Volume 1: 10-15-94 (Early Show) Zeta Gamma Sigma...

Jay’s Plays – Ominous Seapods North Country Freakouts Vol. 2 06-17-94 Waterhole 3, Saranac Lake, NY

[Editor’s Note: As part of the 2018 Ominous Seapods Reunion festivities, Jay went into the vault, and with the help of South Catherine Street Jug Band archivist Nate Pelton, released three more live archival recordings from the Golden Age of the Ominous Seapods under the “North Country Freakouts” series. Today, Volume 2: 06-17-94 Waterhole 3, Saranac Lake, NY] Once...

Jay’s Plays – Ominous Seapods North Country Freakouts Vol. 3 11-19-94 Waterhole 3, Saranac Lake, NY

[Editor’s Note: As part of the 2018 Ominous Seapods Reunion festivities, Jay went into the vault, and with the help of South Catherine Street Jug Band archivist Nate Pelton, released three more live archival recordings from the Golden Age off the Ominous Seapods under the “North Country Freakouts” series. Today, Volume 3: 11-19-94 Waterhole 3...

JamBase Runs my Ominous Seapods Article From 1-12-18

Scott Bernstein and the good folks over at JamBase ran my guest article on the Ominous Seapods reunion shows. I drew the first night show, and my review is here. From the article: “These weren’t just reunion shows or a revival that Ominous Seapods threw down for a pair of nights at the Cohoes Music Hall outside their former hometown of Albany. They were a...

Opening Act Illness Means Two Sets of Mike Doughty in Rochester

(PHOTO CREDIT MIKE DOUGHTY) “Please don’t tell anybody tonight’s show was any different from the rest of the tour,” Mike Doughty asked ironically. Sorry, Mike, you were a little late with that, and it probably wouldn’t have worked anyway. After all, he and his full band – his first in many years – were already mid-second set...

Best Wishes From JayFlemma.com for a great 2016

Happy New Year from everyone at JayFlemma.com, Facewash Magazine, A Walk in the Park, Golf News Network, Jay’s Plays and all the rest of our affiliates, partners, and sponsors. Have a great 2016 and enjoy the best way to ring in a new year – the Phish New Years Eve Gag in full and their first song of 2016. See everyone soon with Wild Card weekend picks...

Great Public Golf, Lambeau Field, Rock-n-Roll, World Class Museums are Among the Excellent Diversions for PGA Championship Fans

HAVEN, WI – “I once got my ass kicked in Wisconsin!” moaned Harold Ramis’s character in the movie Stripes. So did Dustin Johnson five years ago. (Metaphorically! Metaphorically!) But DJ did the A-K-ing today, getting some measure of revenge for his debacle five years ago at the finish. As we go to press, he leads the PGA Championship by one stroke over Sweden’s David...

First gig for Golf News Net to Include Adventure Travel, Public Golf, Rock n Roll, PGA Championship

My first assignment as a correspondent with the Golf News Net will be a combination of just about everything I’ll be covering for the magazine. Besides wall-to-wall coverage of the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, we’ll be running 10K through the University of Wisconsin campus, visiting Wisconsin’s great outdoor music venue Alpine Valley...

Prince Sues People Formerly Known as Fans

Pop mega-star Prince continued his knight-errant battle against on-line music piracy by suing fans trading recordings and bootlegged musical performances through Blogger and Facebook. Citing the Federal copyright law and other anti-piracy statutes, Plaintiff “Prince Rogers Nelson” brought action in the Northern District of California against two named...