The four day excursion of Dominican Holidaze closed on a high note, as the fans assembled in Punta Cana, DR were treated to sets from Manic Focus, Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Michal Menert in succession. The final performances came to close the ultimate four-night experience that saw additional performances from STS9, Lotus, Lettuce, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set), The Floozies, Goldroom, and Deitch (DJ Set). To open up the last day, Manic Focus provided the perfect pool party to cool off after three days of non-stop adventure. Sunshine, chill vibes, and good company was all that was needed to start off another perfect day.Umphrey’s McGee took the main stage for the sunset show, with Ryan Stasik playing a portion of the set with an actual parrot on his shoulder. Opening with old favorite “2nd Self”, the band really kicked into gear with a high-energy “Puppet String”. More old material followed, as “Push the Pig” led into a wild jam that eventually landed on “Dear Prudence” by The Beatles. Funky dance tune “Day Nurse” came next, and that kicked off a long segment of non-stop music, eventually segueing into “Resolution”, which contained teases of “You Are My Sunshine” and more Beatles with “Norwegian Wood”. The electronic rocker “Blue Echo” came next, eventually transitioning into John Lennon’s magnum opus, “Tomorrow Never Knows”, which contained a jam centered around Miles Davis’s “It’s About That Time”. The emotional high point of the night came during “Upward”, before “Partyin’ Peeps” delivered the ultimate beach vibes with it’s reggae-tinged verses. Finally, Umphrey’s brought things to a close with a newer song in “Attachments”.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/4/16One Set: 2nd Self, Puppet String, Push the Pig > Dear Prudence, Day Nurse > Resolution > Blue Echo > Tomorrow Never Knows, Upward, Partyin’ Peeps, Attachments with You Are My Sunshine (Davis/Mitchell) tease and Norwegian Wood (The Beatles) jam unfinished with It’s About That Time (Miles Davis) jamAfter a brief break for dinner, The Disco Biscuits arose to their Sunday night throwdown with no restraints for two full, jam-heavy sets and an “On Time” encore. The night seemed to be moving at perfect speed, with tDB showing up their impressive skills with a four-song second set that included fan-favorites “Crickets” to start and “Munchkin Invasion” to close.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/4/16Set I: Morph Dusseldorf, Rock Candy (Marc Brownstein song), Pimp Blue Rikkis, Gangster, Story of the WorldSet II: Crickets, The Champions, Spaga, Munchkin InvasionE: On TimeBy midnight, it was time for everyone’s new favorite Grateful Dead act to get acquainted with their fans in a new location. Marking their first offshore performance, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened the late night with an unidentified jam that turned into a rendition of Neil Young’s “Vampire Blues” before continuing in their typical Dead-fashion.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/4/16Public Soundcheck: Jam %% ->Vampire Blues (JR) ->King Solomon’s Marbles ->Jam ->New Speedway, Boogie @ (TH) ->Music Never Stopped @ (SM), Uncle John’s Band (All)Set I: Scarlet Begonias # (TH) ->Cassidy $ (SM) ->Fire on the Mountain % (TH) ->St Stephen (All) ->Alligator ^ (SM) ->St Stephen Reprise (All) ->The Eleven (TH & JR) ->Deal (TH) ->Scarlet Begonias Reprise &Set II: Dancing In The Streets *(SM) ->Eyes Of The World (TH) ->Throwing Stones (SM) ->Cumberland Blues + (All) ->Throwing Stones Reprise (SM) ->Ramble On Rose (TH), Truckin (SM) ->Born Cross Eyed JamE: Shakedown Street ** (TH)%% – This was probably an actual song, but nobody knows the title yet – Dave might. Will update when I hear [email protected] – Both unfinished. NSB was just 2 verses & MNS lacked the jam at the end# – With Cassidy Teases (TH)$ – With Rubin & Cherise Teases (MB)% – With Rubin & Cherise Teases and Cassidy Teases (TH & band)^ – Unfinished& – First Time Played by Almost Dead* – With an unknown tease (MB)+ – With a “Duo Jam”** – With “Serpentine Fire” (Earth Wind & Fire) teases (MB & TH)All photos courtesy of Josh Timmermans // Noble Visions.
Ruthless Harry Kane struck four goals as Tottenham dismantled Leicester 6-1. The England forward’s haul moved him two ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Premier League’s golden boot with 26 goals ahead of Sunday’s season-finale at Hull.Son Heung-min also scored twice at the King Power Stadium as Spurs continued to shrug off any disappointment following Chelsea’s title win.The visitors were untouchable as they sealed their 13th win in their last 16 games in all competitions, having already cemented second place. Tottenham challenged Leicester for the title last season, before eventually finishing third, and Foxes chief Craig Shakespeare dismissed any aggravation between the sides after last year’s battle. But he will be disappointed with how his side rolled over for Spurs, who outclassed their hosts from almost the first minute. Apart from an error from Hugo Lloris which allowed Ben Chilwell to score, Tottenham were always on top with Leicester now destined to finish mid-table. Leicester were on the back foot instantly when Son shot over before Jamie Vardy fired straight at Lloris as Tottenham dominated possession without a serious opening until Son wasted a glorious one after 15 minutes.The forward managed to force his way to the edge of the area and a lucky break off Kane deflected the ball into his path but he could then only lift wildly over.But Son atoned for his miss 10 minutes later when he provided Kane with the opener. Christian Fuchs was caught out by Toby Alderweireld’s deep ball which allowed Son to burst into the area and, with Fuchs trailing behind, he teed up Kane to sweep in from six yards.Dele Alli’s low header was then saved by Kasper Schmeichel as Spurs began to raise the tempo, sensing Leicester were there for the taking.The hosts were enterprising enough but, aside from Vardy’s pace, rarely troubled the visitors – who doubled their lead in style 10 minutes before the break. An intricate move on the edge of the area opened up the Foxes, allowing Alli to spring the trap and his lovely lofted pass allowed Son to find the bottom corner with a first-time volley. Tottenham threatened to overwhelm the Foxes and Schmeichel saved Eric Dier’s header before the hosts could grab a breather at half-time.It was a break they needed as Dier needed to produce a fine block to deny Marc Albrighton and the quiet Riyad Mahrez fired at Lloris before Chilwell pulled a goal back after 57 minutes.It was messy from Spurs as Lloris rushed out to beat Vardy to the ball but only succeeded in deflecting it off the striker to Wilfred Ndidi. The midfielder worked it to Chilwell, who managed to squeeze the ball beyond Dier on the line – only for Kane to immediately restore Spurs’ two-goal advantage to spark a rout.Kane headed in from point-blank range after more neat work from Son and the South Korean grabbed his own double on 71 minutes. It was no more than the 24-year-old deserved as neat footwork gave him space on the edge of the box and he curled low beyond Schmeichel. Vincent Janssen had a goal disallowed for offside before Kane completed a deserved hat-trick when he blasted in from 20 yards in the final minute. And Kane had not finished when he scored again in stoppage time, with almost a carbon copy of his third, beating Schmeichel low to his right from the edge of the area. 1 read more