Full Gallery: This past weekend, Kung Fu brought their annual Toys for Tots benefit to Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT just in time for the holidays. Night one featured an incredible Curtis Mayfield cover set which saw the band joined by special guest Alan Evans of Soulive (watch the set in its entirety here). The following evening, the band welcomed funky electronic pioneers Break Science (Adam Deitch of Lettuce and Borahm Lee) for a full-blown throwdown for a good cause.Local funk act West End Blend opened and set the energy to a 12. Then Break Science took the stage to continue heating things up. Finally, Kung Fu presented their hometown with a stellar set from start to finish, complete with a guest sit-in from Johnny Durkin on percussion. All in all, this was a special evening, made even more remarkable by the number of toys and gifts the band collected for children in need at holiday time.Setlist: Kung Fu at Toad’s Place 12/19/15Chin Music, Bopcorn, Primetime Rib, Tsar Bomba, Gung Ho, Daddy D, Gold Coast, Oh Shit it’s X, Hollywood Kisses, SamuraiE: Beau Organ intro>S’all Good, Cult of PersonalityPhotos from Kung Fu & Break Science by Scott Harris (full gallery at the bottom) Load remaining images
Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsChris ColabelloIndians Matt Loede The Indians today added another body to the roster for the spring, as the team inked free agent 1B/OF Chris Colabello to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.The 33-year-old veteran owns a career Major League average of .257 (187-727) with 35 doubles, 28 home runs and 111 RBI in 225 Major League games since debuting with the Minnesota Twins in 2013. His best season came in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays, hitting .321 (107-333) with 19 2B, 15 HR and 54 RBI in 101 games and was Toronto’s starting first baseman in 10 of their 11 Postseason games. His 2016 campaign was spent in the Blue Jays organization around an 80-game suspension starting in April for violating MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Colabello will be a part of team Italy in the World Baseball Classic in March.