Fans of Lettuce should be very excited, as the space-funk powerhouse is embarking on their “Sounds Like A Party” fall tour this week. After slamming through festival slots at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Lockn’, among several others, the band will be spacing out these next few months across the country with appearances at Catskill Chill, Bear Creek Bayou, Suwannee Hulaween, two nights at NYC’s PlayStation Theater, Dominican Holidaze, Jam Cruise, and more.Less than a year after releasing their latest record Crush, Lettuce is already cooking up some new flavors. The band is clearly ready to share some new material on the road, providing a taste of what’s to come in the video clip below. Check out the “brand new song” below:For fans of Lettuce, be sure to catch drummer Adam Deitch, bassist Jesus Coomes, guitarist Adam Smirnoff, keyboardist Neal Evans, trumpeter Eric Bloom, and saxophonist Ryan Zoidis at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd. With 50+ musicians from Dead & Co., The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, and more, fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite musicians play in completely new, unique collaborations alongside some of the greatest. More details here.Lettuce Tour Schedule:9.20 – New Haven, CT9.21 – Providence, RI9.22 – Buffalo, NY9.23 – Pittsburgh, PA9.24 – Lakewood, PA9.28 – Charlotte, NC9.29 – Birmingham, AL9.30 – New Orleans, LA10.1 – New Orleans, LA10.4 – Memphis, TN10.5 – Knoxville, TN10.6 – Columbia, SC10.7 – Corolla, NC10.8 – Wilmington, NC10.11 – Lafayette, IN10.12 – Urbana, IL10.13 – St. Louis, MO10.14 – Kansas City, MO10.15 – Denver, CO10.26 – Baltimore, MD10.27 – Charlottesville, VA10.28 – Asheville, NC10.29 – Live Oak, FL11.2 – San Antonio, TX11.3 – Houston, TX11.4 – Dallas, TX11.5 – Austin, TX11.6 – Tulsa, OK11.9 – Louisville, KY11.11 – New York, NY11.12 – New York, NY11.26 – San Francisco, CA12.1 – Pantanal, Dominican Republic12.30 – Portland, ME12.31 – Boston, MA
Ten members of Boko Haram have been sentenced to death in Chad for crimes including murder and the use of explosives, Chad’s prosecutor says.“The accused have recognised their guilt and accepted the sentence,” Bruno Mahouli Louapambe said in a statement on Friday, adding that the suspects would be shot.The suspects included Bahna Fanaye, alias Mahamat Moustapha, who Chadian officials have described as a leader of the Nigeria-based group.Chad has vowed to take a leading role in a regional force to fight Boko Haram that is also expected to include soldiers from Cameroon, Benin and Niger in addition to Nigeria. Boko Haram has targeted Nigeria’s neighbours in regular attacks this year. In June and July Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, was rocked by a series of suicide attacks that killed dozens of people – the first such attacks since Boko Haram threatened the country earlier this year.In one attack, suicide bombers on motorcycles attacked two buildings in the capital. In another, a man disguised as a woman wearing a burqa detonated a bomb outside the city’s main market.
Tipp’s hurlers ‘will require a much better performance’ against their second round qualifier opponents next weekend.They overcame Westmeath yesterday 2-18 to 15 points, with what their manager described as a below-par performance.Tipperary can be drawn against any one of Dublin, Waterford or Kilkenny – the winner of next weekends games face the provincial runners-up in the All-Ireland Quarter finals. Tipp manager Michael Ryan says they’ll need a much better performance against their next opponents.