The Electric Beethoven album Beathoven came out yesterday, treating fans to jammed out interpretations of the 3rd and 6th Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven. Spearheaded by bassist Reed Mathis, the foundations of these interpretations were certainly laid down on the album, but they truly come to life in the live setting.Fans in Buffalo, NY got a taste of that last week, when Electric Beethoven performed at the Buffalo Iron Works last Wednesday, September 28th. Improvisation is the name of the game, as the band merges composed sections with totally unique jamming. With Mathis, Todd Stoops, Jay Lane and Clay Welch all thoroughly committed to the project, this is just the beginning!Fortunately, we just received a lengthy video from the Buffalo show from strawberryIsland Dweller, which you can watch below.Electric Beethoven is set to make their debut in NYC at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd, followed by two intimate club performances at The Cutting Room and DROM in Manhattan during the following week. For more about Brooklyn Comes Alive, which features a lineup with artists like Oteil Burbridge, Joe Russo, Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, John Medeski, and more, head to the official website. Information about the two performances in New York can be found here.
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has told talkSPORT the Gunners’ reported move for Jamie Vardy is now OFF, after the striker performed a U-turn and decided to stay at Leicester City.Reports this week claimed Vardy was set to leave the Premier League champions after Arsenal triggered the £20million release clause in his contract.But it now seems the deal has fallen through after a change of heart from the 24-goal England frontman.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Highbury hero Parlour said: “It looks like it isn’t happening now.“I was at the Arsenal the other day and there were big reports flying around, and the club’s cameramen and digital staff had to get down to the training ground.“So it looked like it was going to happen – there was a medical being done.“But it seems Vardy thought about it while on England duty, and suddenly there was a U-turn.” 1 Jamie Vardy has apparently decided to snub Arsenal to stay at Leicester City