The Magic Beans returned to the place of their conception this past weekend, playing an unforgettable show in the mountains to close out their fall tour. Nederland, CO is a town that sits 20min west of Boulder at 9,000 feet above sea level. It’s best known for being home to bands such as String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, and Yonder Mountain String Band as well as its quirky yearly event, Frozen Dead Guy Days. Ned’s rich musical history has prompted the creation of a beautiful new venue, The Caribou Room.The Beans helped break in this new hometown spot with a packed, two-set show featuring Amoramora as support. The first set included a huge palindrome song sandwich and a very appropriate set closing “We Are Family” cover featuring Rachel Hollingsworth on vocals. The second set featured fan favorite bustouts like “Pizza Baby” and non-stop music segued from first song to last. However, more notably there were multiple references to the King of Pop; including “Smooth Criminal” teases, an instrumental “The Way You Make Me Feel”, and a “Billie Jean” jam all encapsulated into improv sections of the set.Listen to the instrumental cover of “The Way You Make Me Feel” here.Next up for Magic Beans is their Hallow-Bean run at The Fillmore in Denver, Schmiggity’s in Steamboat Springs, and Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. Check out the setlist from Nederland, below.Setlist: The Magic Beans at The Caribou Room, Nederland, CO – 10/7/16Set 1: Five Points, Adonde > Space Cadet > Kid Rocket > Space Cadet > Adonde, We Are Family*Set 2: Pizza Baby^ > Dr. Bubbleman > The Way You Make Me Feel# > As You Like It > Common Mind > Lazer Lady”*w/Rachel Hollingsworth on vocals (FTP), ^w/Smooth Criminal jam, #Instrumental (FTP), “w/Billy Jean jam[Photo via ontheDL Photography]
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Feb. 13-14) – Two drivers from Kansas traveled to Red River Speedway for their first IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature wins of the season. Brendon Gemmill topped Friday’s opening night Red River Invasion feature for his career 39th victory in the division. Clay Sellard showed more of the speed that netted him Jet Racing Central Region rookie of the year honors in winning the Saturday show. Tommy Fain and another sophomore speedster, 2014 national ROY Dean Abbey, rounded out Friday’s top three. William Gould, the 2013 national champ and two-time defending Razor Chassis Southern Region king, was runner-up and Gemmill ran third on Saturday. Chad Wilson was the opening night IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car winner, ahead of Logan Scherb and John Carney II. Carney took the Saturday checkers. Scherb repeated in second and T.J. Michael was third. Modified and Sprint Car features all paid $700 to win.Former national champion Gabe Tucker racked up Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod career win number 74 on Friday. John Webb and Levy Galmor rounded out the top three in the big field.Randy Timms outran 23 other Southern SportMods and matched his win total from his first IMCA season in 2014 on Saturday. Second was Justin Long and Robert Crabtree took third. Kirk Martin notched the Friday IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory. Jody York was second and Damon Hammond rounded out the top three.Career win number 79 came in Saturday’s Stock Car feature for two-time defending EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region champion Matt Guillaume. Martin and Cary White were scored second and third, respectively.Southern SportMods chased $600 top checks while both Stock Car features paid $500 to win.Feb. 13 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Brendon Gemmill; 2. Tommy Fain; 3. Dean Abbey; 4. Clay Sellard; 5. Jason Schoenberger; 6. Mark Patterson; 7. Jeremy Montgomery; 8. Richard Walp; 9. William Gould; 10. Neal DeBord; 11. Jack Baggerly; 12. Kenneth Graves; 13. Sam Cox. Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson; 2. Logan Scherb; 3. John Carney II; 4. Brandon Long; 5. T.J. Michael; 6. Brandon Williams; 7. Marcus Thomas; 8. Michelle Melton; 9. Bryson Oeschger; 10. Cody Cothman; 11. Mackenzie Ramey; 12. T.J. Honkomp; 13. Chip Graham. Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker; 2. John Webb; 3. Levy Galmor; 4. Terry Baker; 5. Robert Crabtree; 6. Justin Long; 7. David Tanner; 8. Jeff Autry; 9. Damon Hammond; 10. Dustin Robinson; 11. Robert Elliott; 12. Tommy Freeman; 13. Kody McDowell; 14. Trevor Foley; 15. Gene Yates; 16. Raymond Wright; 17. Matt Mueller; 18. Randy Timms; 19. Billy Burt; 20. Kirk Cox; 21. Creed Sherle; 22. Cory Williams; 23. Tanner Stansell; 24. Gene Bryce. Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin; 2. Jody York; 3. Damon Hammond; 4. Cary White; 5. Dustin White; 6. Duain Pritchett; 7. Jason Purvis; 8. Jason Batt; 9. Ronnie Christopher; 10. John Menetz; 11. Trevor Geter; 12. Randy Martin; 13. Calton Pritchett; 14. Robert Barnett. Feb. 14 Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Sellard; 2. William Gould; 3. Gemmill; 4. Abbey; 5. Schoenberger; 6. Montgomery; 7. Patterson; 8. Kevin Rutherford; 9. DeBord; 10. Graves; 11. Eric Miles; 12. Aaron Benedict; 13. Fain; 14. Jack Sartain; 15. Ronny Gould; 16. John Gray; 17. Cox. Sprint Cars – 1. Carney; 2. Scherb; 3. Michael; 4. Thomas; 5. Melton; 6. Ramey; 7. Long; 8. Honkomp; 9. Oeschger; 10. Williams; 11. Cody Whitworth; 12. Wilson; 13. Graham.Southern SportMods – 1. Timms; 2. Long; 3. Crabtree; 4. Tucker; 5. Mueller; 6. Hammond; 7. Galmor; 8. Williams; 9. Glen Gordy; 10. Webb; 11. Foley; 12. Robinson; 13. McDowell; 14. Shawn Jorski; 15. Sherle; 16. Bryce; 17. Stansell; 18. Baker; 19. Tanner; 20. Yates; 21. Burt; 22. Cox; 23. Autry; 24. Freeman.Stock Cars – 1. Matt Guillaume; 2. Martin; 3. Cary White; 4. Brandon Hopper; 5. York; 6. Christopher; 7. Dustin White; 8. Purvis; 9. Calton Pritchett; 10. Barnett; 11. Steven Orebaugh; 12. Geter; 13. Batt; 14. Nemetz; 15. Duain Pritchett.