While there’s little love between brothers Rich and Chris Robinson, there’s no shortage of adulation for their former band The Black Crowes. So when Rich announced a new project last year, with former Black Crowes members guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, fans rejoiced. Playing off the “crow” theme, the BC members recruited drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua, along with singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.Having only performed together a handful of times, The Magpie Salute has announced additional dates for their national headlining tour starting July 26 in Indianapolis on the heels of overseas shows and festival appearances. The new tour stops include Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Tempe, Tucson, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle and Philadelphia, among others. For more information, head to the band’s official website.The Magpie Salute have a 10-track, self-titled debut album expected to drop on June 9th. Listen to their first single, “Omission.”According to the press release, there is wide open musical freedom on the band’s debut album, with half of the songs coming in over seven minutes in length, and the musicians’ wide-ranging roots are reflected in the diverse selections. They offer fresh takes of The Black Crowes’ “What Is Home” and “Wiser Time,” and interpret songs by Delaney and Bonnie (“Comin’ Home”), Bobby Hutcherson (“Goin’ Down South”), War (“War Drums”), Pink Floyd (“Fearless”), the Faces (“Glad and Sorry”), Bob Marley (“Time Will Tell,” which The Black Crowes covered on their second album) and the traditional “Ain’t No More Cane.”See below for the full tour schedule.
ENGLAND took just 30 minutes on the fourth day to complete a 192-run victory over a Cricket Australia XI in their pink-ball Ashes warm-up match at the Adelaide Oval.Craig Overton finished with figures of three for 15, and James Anderson three for 12, as the hosts were bowled out for 75 in their second innings.Matt Short and Gurinder Sandhu had held England up through an extra half-hour the previous evening as CA recovered from 25 for seven, but Overton broke the eighth-wicket stand without addition to the overnight 45 in the first over of the new day.Short made it easy for the Somerset seamer, in fact, aiming an ambitious pull at a ball which was only just short of a length and smashed into middle-stump.Number 10 Daniel Fallins tried a variation of the same shot in Overton’s second over, to a more appropriate delivery, but he too missed and was hit on the helmet.It was Anderson who took the ninth wicket, left-hander Sandhu lbw from round the wicket – and then, after Fallins had registered CA’s first run of the day in the seventh over with a single chipped into the leg-side off Overton, number 11 Jackson Coleman got off the mark by carving a four over square-cover five balls later.The match was done, though, when Anderson had Fallins flailing an edge to slip in his next over.