If it sounds like a party, then it probably is one, because Lettuce has been absolutely destroying their Sounds Like A Party tour this fall. The band is locked in with their psychedelic funk vibes, and this tour has been one of their best to date.Fans at The Music Farm in Columbia, SC were treated to some fresh Lettuce last week, and the show did not disappoint! With smooth grooves of their 2015 release Crush, not to mention classics from their career and a choice cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up,” this was a rager in the truest sense of the word. It’s always a party when Lettuce comes to town!Check out a full gallery below from photographer Ellison White (recently recovered after a hurricane related power outage), and the full setlist below. Also included in the gallery are images from BYOG‘s after party at the nearby Tin Roof following the show (with Lettuce bassist Jesus Coomes in attendance), capping off a great funky night of music.Setlist: Lettuce at the Music Farm, Columbia, SC – 10/6/16Set: Silverdome, E-Pedal > Get Greazy, Chief, Blast Off, Dilla, Flu -> 7, Pocket Change, Back In Effect -> Lettuce Go Go, Don’t Be Afraid To Try, We’re A Winner -> Move On Up, The ForceEncore: Sounds Like A Party, Phyllis Load remaining images
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has made his second signing since arriving at the club, bringing in young defender Marc Muniesa from Primera Division champions Barcelona. “It wasn’t a big decision for me to make. I came to England to meet the people at the club and look around the training ground, which is very impressive. My season only finished a fortnight ago when the European Championships ended, but I can’t wait to get started for Stoke. I would start tomorrow if the club asked me to.” Muniesa made his La Liga debut with Barca as a 17-year-old and was an unused substitute for the Champions League final success over Manchester United in 2009. The 21-year-old, who can operate at left-back or in the heart of defence, was more recently a fixture in the Barcelona B team, although Stoke still had to fend off interest for Muniesa in Spain before completing the deal. “Marc has been well-schooled by Barca. Technically, he’s a very good player and I’ve no doubts he will be an excellent addition to our squad,” Hughes said. “I know he’s very highly-regarded in Spain and was attracting interest from clubs in La Liga, but he’s an ambitious young man and wants to test himself in English football.” Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes revealed Hughes’ link with Barca had helped seal the deal. “Marc has an excellent pedigree, as you would expect from someone who has come through the ranks at a club like Barcelona, and we’re delighted to have secured his signature,” he said. “We were alerted to his availability and moved quickly to make him a Stoke City player. “The whole process was greatly helped by Mark Hughes’ links with Barcelona and it’s clear to see he’s very excited by the challenge of making an impact in the Premier League with us.” Muniesa arrives at the Britannia Stadium on a four-year deal and with significant pedigree after he helped Spain to last month’s European Under-21 Championship title. His arrival follows the signature of PSV Eindhoven’s highly-rated defender Erik Pieters as Hughes begins to stamp his mark on his new club. Hughes’ links with Barcelona, where he spent a season as player in the late 1980s, helped alert Stoke to the possibility of signing a player who stated his eagerness to make the switch. “I’m very excited about moving to England to play for Stoke City and will do everything I can to help the club,” he told Stoke’s official website. Press Association
Press Association “For legal reasons I cannot comment on the detail,” Tan said. “But I’m pleased that finally we have a closure on this matter and suffice to say he is dropping all litigation, all claims against us. “I’m pleased with the result and I’m also pleased that he has publicly apologised. I said before, one day some people will apologise to me for what they have done. “Some people made me out like the villain. I’m supposed to be the Bond villain, but actually I’m James Bond.” Tan has now said that should the club bounce back to the top flight, he might be prepared to concede on the club’s colours, having believed a change to red would make the club more marketable overseas, especially in Asia. “I would like to focus on getting back to the Premier League and after we are there I will definitely agree to sit down and find a solution – maybe we can have a compromise,” he told the BBC. “I am not a quitter. I will stay until we get ourselves up and then we will see whether we can work out this colour change and compromise. If we can, maybe I will stay for a long time.” He added: “Let us get back to the Premier League first and after we are there I assure fans, the Supporters’ Trust and all of them, that I will sit down with them and we will find a solution that I hope will be satisfactory for all – for them and for me also. “We would like to work closely with the fans. We will try to engage and meet as often as we can. “Our chairman (Mehmet Dalman) will have constant dialogue and whenever I can I will join them.” Tan has also rejected his image as a ‘villain’ after reaching a settlement over the sacking of Mackay. The Scot and his former head of recruitment Iain Moody both released statements on Friday announcing that they had reached settlements with Cardiff and also issued apologies for any offence they may have caused to Tan. The Malaysian businessman was behind the controversial decision to dispense with tradition and change the Bluebirds’ home kit to red, but appears now to be prepared to at least think about reverting back. Cardiff were relegated last weekend after a turbulent first season in the Premier League, with manager Malky Mackay dismissed in December and his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unable to keep them up. Cardiff owner Vincent Tan says he will consider changing the club’s colours back from red to blue – if they can win promotion back to the Barclays Premier League.