Out of New York, The London Souls are a blues-rock duo composed of guitarist Tash Neal and drummer Chris St. Hilaire, and the two have been enchanting audiences with their explosive live performances for nearly a decade. It seems as though Con Brio functions as an almost perfect inverse of The London Souls. Where the London Souls are reminiscent of the raw musical stylings of the Black Keys, Con Brio, and particularly the group’s charismatic singer and frontman Ziek McCarter, evokes psychedelia-drenched James Brown and Otis Redding. And while The London Souls have a decade of performance under their belt, Con Brio is a relatively new project out of San Francisco, with the band dropping their debut LP Paradise last summer.Con Brio Covers Stevie Wonder While Cruising Over The Golden Gate Bridge [Watch]Despite these surface-level differences, both Con Brio and The London Souls have taken the music world by storm as of late. Both acts offer up music that taps straight into the heart, and both have similarly been wowing crowds across the country with their uplifting and fiery performances. At the tail end of the summer, Con Brio and The London Souls teamed up for a joint six-date tour across the East Coast in promotion of a collaborative 7-inch vinyl featuring tracks “All Over Me” and “Certain Appeal”.This joint project is somewhat of a long time coming considering The London Souls’ drummer St. Hilaire and Con Brio bassist Jonathan Kirchner have been friends since childhood. As told by Kirchner, “Chris and Tash and I go back to high school days in New York. They were always the baddest musicians I knew, so to get to play shows together all these years later—and of course to have them sit in and rip it on a couple songs—was a total dream come true.”Watch The London Souls Obliterate Their Late Night Jazz Fest Set [Video]Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere a live pro-shot video of the two band’s collaborative tour—a joint rendition of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me” for a performance at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall on August 23rd. Kirchner gave more context to the performance, “[Con Brio saxophonist Marcus Stephens] gets the nod for suggesting the Sam Cooke cover a couple days before this video was shot. We ran it once in soundcheck and then just went for it. They’re such natural musicians it was a breeze to throw together, and you could tell the crowd really responded to the spontaneity of it.”You can watch the video for yourself below to get a taste of what these two powerhouse performers can do when they join forces.You can find out more information about Con Brio on their website and about The London Souls on their website.Upcoming Con Brio Tour Dates12/27/2017 Harlows – Sacramento12/28/2017 Moe’s – Santa Cruz12/29/2017 Hopmonk – Sebastopol12/30/2017 Swedish American – San Francisco12/31/2017 Swedish American – San Francisco1/13/2018 Crystal Bay Casino – Crystal Bay, NN1/17-1/22/2018 Jam CruiseUpcoming The London Souls Tour Dates3/7/2018 – The Music of Led Zeppelin – Carnegie Hall – NYC[Photo: Cortney Armitage]
North Vernon, IN — Three people were arrested by the North Vernon Police Department after a traffic stop for a non-working taillight on a vehicle in North Vernon Tuesday night. After initiating a traffic stop, officers discovered that the driver had a suspended license. A Jennings County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was called to the scene and it reportedly alerted to the smell of narcotics.The officers searched the car and allegedly found individually packaged baggies of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The drugs were seized and all three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody.Ryan Pierce, 30 of Mitchell, Bradly Randall, 38 of Batesville, and Sarah Brazzel, 33 of Mitchell, were all arrested on allegations of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common Nuisance, and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle.
Goals from Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle combined with excellent defending helped Italy to a 2-0 win over Belgium in their first match at the European Championship on Monday.Described as one of the worst Squadra Azzurra ever by Italian media, Antonio Conte’s aging team defied the odds to take the lead in Group E with an impressive collective display at Lyon’s Grand Stade.Giaccherini scored the opener with his first goal for Italy since 2013 from a spectacular long ball by Leonardo Bonucci. Pelle made it 2-0 in added time with a well-struck volley after a counterattack.EXPERIENCED ITALIAN DEFENCEThe early stages had none of that sparkle, with Belgium’s Premier League players enjoying most of the possession but struggling to get past Italy’s experienced three-man backline of Juventus defenders Giorgio Chiellini, Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli.A fine move led to Belgium’s first shot on goal after 10 minutes. Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan forced keeper Gianluigi Buffon to make a good save with a dipping shot from outside the box after Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini had combined well to knock the ball into his path.But the move was the only major threat from Marc Wilmots’ players, who moved the ball around well, but lacked width and any real bite in the final third.When Italy tried to push forward, the Azzurri gave the ball away too easily when trying to find Pelle.GIACCHERINI SCORES AFTER 3 YEARSThe 2006 world champions finally broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute when Bonucci found Giaccherini inside the Belgium area with a lofted 40-meter ball over the defense. Giaccherini controlled it with a fine touch and curled his shot past Thibaut Courtois.advertisementItaly soon looked to build some momentum, with Antonio Candreva forcing Courtois into a save and Pelle wasting a golden chance immediately afterward, missing the target with a header while alone in front of goal.Missing injured captain Vincent Kompany and regular starter Nicolas Lombaerts, the Belgium defense continued to show signs of weakness. Jan Verthongen shouted at his teammates after another Italy foray down the right side.Up front, Lukaku looked uncomfortable throughout the game and missed a clear cut chance after Kevin De Bruyne picked him out with a fine pass. Courtois kept Belgium in the match with a reflex save to deny Pelle’s header from close range in the 57th minute.Lukaku was whistled off the pitch when replaced by Divock Origi in the 73rd minute, but the Liverpool player failed at the crucial moment, heading the ball over from De Bruyne’s free kick with eight minutes left.The match ended with a frantic finish, with Pelle volleying home in stoppage time from Candreva’s cross.