Lettuce kicked off their first annual Fool’s Paradise event last night, hosting artists like Goldfish, Marvel Years, and GRiZ at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL. Not only did Lettuce perform a full set of raging tunes, but the band performed their first-ever collaboration with GRiZ. Dubbed “Lettuce-GRiZ,” the beloved saxophonist/producer unplugged and jammed hard with Lettuce for what was a major highlight of the first day at Fool’s.Among the songs performed was GRiZ’s funky tune, “Stop Trippin’.” Thanks to joshua lapoint, we have some fan-shot video from the performance:Keep it tuned to Live for Live Music for more Fool’s Paradise content! Today’s event will feature performances from Lettuce, Brasstracks, The Nth Power, Vulfpeck, and Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue (ft. Neal Casal, Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., and more). More information for the festival can be found here.[Photo by Jeremy Scott]
As they say in the real estate business, “location, location, location.” That principle hit home recently during a big day on the bike in Dupont State Forest, just east of Brevard, N.C. Dupont doesn’t have the cache of Pisgah, which is just across the highway on the west side of Brevard, but it probably has the most varied terrain of any single forest in the south. Chunky rocks, skinny singletrack, flowy doubletrack, sand, clay, creek crossings, slickrock…you name it, Dupont has it in a relatively tight 10,000-acre forest. Recently, Dupont has become known for its fast, bermy downhills, which are like candy for mountain bikers, particularly after they’ve been beat up on the roots in Pisgah.I thought I was gonna do a 10-mile ride, hitting a couple of Dupont’s signature trails, but that 10-mile ride turned into a 30-mile ride and all I had was 16 ounces of water and no food. Temperatures were in the 90s. I finished my water around mile 20. By the time I made it back to the car, I had sweated through my clothes, my legs were cramping, and I was so hungry, I was considering the nutritional value of the pile of horse poop near the trailhead. In other words, I needed a beer.I was on the south side of Dupont, near the South Carolina border, which is traditionally void of anything in the way of a cold beer. Luckily, the Cedar Mountain Canteen opened right on the edge of Dupont just a few weeks ago. It’s a small bar—a half a dozen taps, a cooler of ice cream sandwiches in the corner, mountain bike videos on the TV and a backyard just big enough to play cornhole butting up to a pretty creek. The whole thing plays out like an oasis of beer in the desert between Brevard and Greenville. I stumbled in and ordered a water, a Gatorade, a rye pale from Spartanburg and an ice cream sandwich. I sat there in the air conditioning, pouring over my Strava details trying to figure out where it all went wrong.The location of this new bar couldn’t be more perfect. You can ride to the Canteen straight from the Fawn Lake trailhead, where you can access gems like Airstrip and Turkey Knob, or pedal a little farther and climb Cedar Rock and bomb the slickrock on Big Rock. Or apparently, you can ride all over the damn forest first, then hit the Canteen for a beer. It’s your call. The important thing here, is that the Cedar Mountain Canteen has it all: beer, location, and beer.
But at the worst possible time, Liverpool hit a drought, blanked in the third quarter as the Hornets grabbed a 6-4 lead. And the visitors would hang on, even though the Warriors shut them out in the final period.Much of the production came from Ryan McGowan, who had three goals, and Kyle Caves, who had a goal and three assists. Brendan Mancuso had the other goal, with Jacob Fahey and Jake Piseno getting assists.Liam O’Neil had 14 saves, the same number as F-M’s goalie duo of Ben Hammond and Jack Van Valkenburgh. Jack Shanley and K.C. Miller led the Hornets with two goals apiece. That same night, C-NS would face Baldwinsville at Bragman Stadium, and get overwhelmed from the outset as it lost 21-5 to the Bees.Anthony Cimino was the lone Northstars player to score twice. Single goals went to Matt Cramer, Conner Lynch and Justin Griffith, with Josh Pickard adding an assist. Joe Bartolo and Austin O’Hara combined to make nine saves.After a pair of good performances that did not translate into wins on the field, Liverpool did prevail 18-12 over Syracuse on Thursday night, outscoring the Cougars 11-1 over the course of the second and third quarters to establish a 15-4 advantage.Despite some late struggles, the Warriors still won by a comfortable margin as McGowan got six assists and Caves added five assists, part of a well-balanced attack where only Aaron Clouthier netted three goals.Caves, Devin Dewane, Jacob Fahey and Matt Jerman each had two goals, Dewane adding two assists. McGowan joined Piseno, Mancuso and Cade Clouthier in netting single goals. Ryan Eccles led Syracuse with four goals and two assists.On Friday night, C-NS met Fayetteville-Manlius, who by defeating the Northstars 19-5 clinched the SCAC Metro division regular-season title, the Hornets’ 7-1 league mark just ahead of Baldwinsville’s 6-2.Four unanswered goals in the second quarter put F-M further in control after it bolted out 6-2 in the opening period, with seven different Hornets earning multiple goals, led by Jack Shanley (four goals, one assist) and Mike Howe (three goals one assist).Pickard did find the net twice for C-NS, while Griffith, Cramer and Jason Meigs had one goal apiece. Cimino added two assists as Bartolo and O’Hara made 13 combined saves.With the loss, the Northstars fell to 5-9, still with games left early this week against Binghamton and Central Square as Liverpool (9-6) hosts West Genesee Tuesday, right before the Section III Class A playoff brackets would be revealed.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Even though they both will find themselves part of the Section III Class A playoffs, the boys lacrosse teams at Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse will go there as challengers, knowing something special is needed for a championship.For Liverpool, the path is not as steep, as it demonstrated again in last Tuesday’s game against visiting Fayetteville-Manlius, where tremendous defense was not quite enough to turn back the Hornets in a 6-5 defeat.Neither side would produce much for long stretches of the game. For a while, this played to the Warriors’ advantage, for it was able to inch out in front, 4-3, by halftime against an F-M side it lost to 13-10 in April. Tags: boys lacrosseC-NSliverpool