Watch The Marcus King Band Play Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ In Colorado [Video]

first_imgThe Marcus King Band is currently in the middle of a run through Colorado, and came to Fort Collins, CO’s Hodi’s Half Note for a mid-week rocker of a show last night. To say Marcus King is a solid “up and coming” guitarist would be the understatement of the year. This kid is the straight truth and is already on the path to legitimate superstardom.With an accomplished backing band consisting of Jack Ryan (drums), Matt Jennings (organ/keys), Stephen Campbell (bass), Justin Johnson (trumpet/trombone/vocals), and Dean Mitchell (sax), King is able to take the lead and leave everyone in attendance in awe with his sheer brilliance on the guitar, and super gritty, yet soulful voice. This is that southern blues rock that legends are made of, and King is ready to have the torch passed his way.The group ran through new tracks from the recent self-titled album, which was released on October 7th via Warren Haynes‘ label Evil Teen Records, and features Waynes himself, as well as Derek Trucks. “Rita Is Gone > Dave’s Apparition (Interlude),” which eventually made its way into The Temptations‘ “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” was a particular segment that saw King and company firing on all cylinders. A cover of Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs” was a welcome addition to the set as well, giving a touch of metal edge to that southern soul.For the encore, King came out solo for a beautiful rendition of “I Won’t Be Here,” the last track on 2015’s Soul Insight. It was a fitting end to the evening, as both King and the crowd sang along to the chorus in unison, “I won’t be here, if you ever change your mind,” proving just why Greenville, SC’s first-born son will leave his lasting mark on the music world for many years to come. Check out some video from the performance below:“War Pigs” (Black Sabbath):“Rita’s Gone > Dave’s Apparition (Interlude)”:“Papa Was A Rolling Stone”:last_img read more

Wisconsin readies for latest edition of ‘War of I-94’

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoAfter dropping its fourth-straight match and Big Ten opener to Ohio State Sunday, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (4-6-0, 0-1-0 Big Ten) looks to get back on track Tuesday as they take on UW-Milwaukee (4-2-3, 1-1-0 Horizon) at 3 p.m. at Engelmann Field in Milwaukee.Although Milwaukee leads the series with a 12-11-4 record against Wisconsin, the Badgers have won the last two meetings against the Panthers including a 1-0 victory at Engelmann Field in 2003 and a 2-1 victory last year in Madison.Over the years, the in-state rivalry has proven to be one of the fiercest in the nation. With 12 out of the past 13 matches being decided by one goal — including four overtime matches — today’s matchup has all of the ingredients of another thriller. “In my mind, it’s one of the biggest in the United States as far as college soccer,” head coach Jeff Rohrman said of the rivalry. “It goes back a long, long way, there’s a tremendous tradition and history between the two schools and I think anyone who attends these games will get a sense and a feel for just how heated the battle is.”While scoring only two goals in the last four matches, Wisconsin’s offensive struggles continue to plague the Badgers. The UWM offense, on the other hand, has been flourishing all season long, tallying 20 goals in its 11 matches.Rohrman knows the team has the potential to score goals; it has simply become a matter of finding the finishing touch and polishing off its chances, Rohrman said. “I think we’ve got a lot of guys who can score,” Rohrman said. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can get themselves in the right position, and now they just have to find a higher level of concentration — a little better execution — and they’re going to convert those. Clearly we’ve been able to create those chances; we just have to do a better job finishing them.”So far this season, every Wisconsin regular season match has been decided by one goal. If the Badgers are to come away with a victory Tuesday, Rohrman believes the team will need to play solid defense the entire match and put multiple balls into the net. “I’d like [today’s match] to be decided by two or more [goals],” Rohrman said. “When we get one, we’re going to learn from the past mistakes we’ve made — when we’ve had a goal and let it get away — and we’re going to get another, and then we’re going to keep pushing and keep being the aggressor.” While Wisconsin lost a tough Big Ten opener to Ohio State 2-1 in overtime last Sunday, Milwaukee also suffered a 2-1 defeat Sunday at the hands of Horizon Conference opponent University of Detroit-Mercy. Despite outshooting the Titans 16-9 and holding a corner kick advantage of 6-2, the Panthers were unable to find the equalizer at the end of the game. The defeat snapped a long streak for the Panthers in which they had not lost a Horizon League regular season game at home since falling 3-2 in overtime to Loyola University on Oct. 8, 2000. The streak lasted just under five years. While UWM may be vulnerable following such a loss, Wisconsin will still have to bring it’s A-game and put some points on the board early. As with most sports rivalries, each team knows the other extremely well, and both are well prepared knowing what to expect. Today’s match is no exception, as the Badgers know precisely what they must accomplish to notch a victory.”We have to play a complete game,” Rohrman said. “We know what Milwaukee’s about, they’ve played the same system for as long as [UW-Milwaukee] coach [Louis] Bennett’s been there. We know what to expect, so we’ve just got to come out and do some of the little things better than what we did against Ohio State.”last_img read more