Phish Busts Out Long-Lost Beatles, Velvet Underground Tunes In Tour Opener

first_imgAnd the collective Phish fan base let out a sigh of relief. After five long months, summer tour is finally upon us.Phish played their opening night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, for what can really only be described as a “bust out show.” In all, the band played six songs that hadn’t been seen in over 100 shows, including a pair of covers that had been only played once, during 90’s Halloween shows. While Phish did not perform any songs from the new album, there’s still quite a long summer ahead.The show started with a Trey Anastasio original, “Pigtail,” a song generally reserved for Anastasio’s solo band. The song was played by Phish once before, in 2010 (195 shows), but its second-ever version was a bouncy and fun way to kick off the performance. It’s unclear whether the tune will make it onto the new Phish album, though it seems unlikely as the song was recorded on Anastasio’s 2012 album, Traveler. From there, the band kicked into a “Wolfman’s Brother” that got the whole building rocking.The bust outs were far from over, as the band broke out into their first “Daniel Saw The Stone” in 140 shows. The traditional bluegrass number was a staple of sets in 1993, and has been busted out intermittently ever since. Next up was the instrumental “The Dogs,” bringing some dark firepower to the Minnesota venue.The band kept things grooving with “Undermind,” as Page McConnell rocked the clavs like nobody’s business. From there, the band played their biggest bust out of the set, a version of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” The song had not been performed since Halloween of 1994, a full 796 show gap. McConnell took lead vocals, as the song was played faithfully to the original. What a moment! From there, Phish dove into a spaced out “Stash,” getting weird before the set’s next bust out, “Round Room.” The 2003 album’s title track provided a nice upbeat and lighthearted moment despite being played for the first time in 192 shows. The band them jammed their way into the rocker “Horn.” The high energy song brought the house down, before the band dove into “Uncle Pen.” Mike Gordon got his first shot at lead vocals on the Bill Monroe classic, keeping fans grooving with the upbeat number. Fuego song “Halfway to the Moon” kept things rolling, while “Walls Of The Cave” closed out the set in style.After a quick break, Phish returned and wasted no time getting the crowd riled up, opening with a raging “Mike’s Song.” They followed “Mike’s” with the classic suite, segueing into the beautiful “I Am Hydrogen” before dropping some funk into “Weekapaug Groove.” Gordon’s bass slapping was at the forefront of the jam as they shared in the Weekapaug. From there, the band broke out into a beautiful “Bouncing Around The Room” before funking out into “Ghost.” The “Ghost” stayed mellow throughout, culminating in a funk finale before grooving into “The Line.” After “The Line,” Phish got down to business with a jammed out version of “Simple.” The soaring improvisational section opened up, and led the band into another bust-out from an old Halloween performance; Velvet Underground’s “I Found A Reason.” The song had only been played once before, on Halloween of 1998, for a total of 493 shows. Welcome back.The set raged on with a great “No Men In No Man’s Land,” with the band catching fire for this late set jam session. The song had been given the proper jam treatment on New Year’s Eve, and Phish mapped the rocking song with a passion. With “Billy Breathes” coming next, the set had an emotional cool down moment before “Bathtub Gin” brought things back up again! The band took “Gin” into high gear, rocking hard to close out a great set of music.Before finishing the final song, Anastasio took a moment to note his instrument of choice, saying that this was the same Languedoc guitar that he’d used the last time Phish was in Minnesota. From there, the band encored with the slow version of “Water In The Sky,” grooving out before tightening up for a rock and roll finale, “Character Zero.” “Zero” put a cap on a great night of Phish!Setlist: Phish at Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN – 6/22/16Set 1: Pigtail, Wolfman’s Brother, Daniel Saw the Stone, The Dogs, Undermind, Dear Prudence, Stash, Round Room, Horn, Uncle Pen, Halfway To The Moon, Walls Of The CaveSet 2: Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Bouncing Around The Room, Ghost > The Line, Simple > I Found A Reason, No Men In No Man’s Land, Billy Breathes, Bathtub GinEncore: Water In The Sky, Character ZeroNotes: This show featured multiple bustouts: Pigtail (last played December 28, 2010, or 195 shows), Daniel Saw the Stone (last played June 30, 2012, or 140 shows), Dear Prudence (last played October 31, 1994, or 796 shows), Round Room (last played January 1, 2011, or 192 shows), Uncle Pen (last played August 31, 2012, or 123 shows), and I Found A Reason (last played October 31, 1998, or 493 shows). Trey teased The Little Drummer Boy in Ghost. Page teased Magilla in Simple.Setlist via Phish.net, Images via Ojeda Photography. Check out a full gallery below.center_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Northwest String Summit Details Impressive, Bluegrass-Heavy 2017 Lineup

first_imgThe 16th annual Northwest String Summit will return to Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR once again, bringing with them an impressive lineup of mostly-bluegrass favorites. The festival has revealed their lineup, with headlining sets from Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Del McCoury Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Elephant Revival (x2), Fruition (x2), and Turkuaz.Taking place from July 13th through the 16th, the festival has recruited a number of great bands to fill out their 2017 edition. Travelin’ McCourys, Blitzen Trapper, Shook Twins (x2), Dead Man Winter (ft. Members of Trampled By Turtles), California Honeydrops (x2), CHatham County Line (x2), Danny Barnes, The Lil’ Smokies, Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang, Horshoes & Hand Grenades and so many more are featured on this exciting lineup.You can see the full lineup below, and head to the NWSS website for details.last_img read more

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PREMIERE: Aaron Johnston’s J.E.D.I. Releases Bebop/Drum N’ Bass Crossover Track, “Momento” [Listen]

first_imgOn Tuesday, Aaron Johnston’s J.E.D.I. debuted their latest track, “Momento”, the experimental project’s third monthly single release via Color Red. The brainchild of drummer Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls, David Byrne), J.E.D.I. features a rotating cast of talented musicians from across the live music scene. Along with percussion by Johnston, “Momento” features Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic) on sax, Borahm Lee (Break Science/Pretty Lights Live) on keys, Josh Fairman (SunSquabi) on bass.PREMIERE: J.E.D.I. Recruits Eddie Roberts, Borahm Lee, Garrett Sayers For Noir-Inspired Single, “Mr. Sneaky” [Listen]“Momento” is a crossover track that blends the virtuosity of bebop with a drum n’ bass backbeat. This release from Aaron Johnston’s J.E.D.I. on Color Red epitomizes every single aspect of the band’s acronymic name “Jazz Electronic Dance Improvised.” There’s the jazzy flavor reminiscent of Tony Williams in the Miles Davis fusion era. There’s a signature drum ’n’ bass tempo that will transport you to a London warehouse in the early 90s, and there’s plenty of improvisation—best highlighted by Dominic Lalli’s swelling saxophone solo. Above all, the track serves as a “momento,”—a sonic depiction of embracing the moment and a new keepsake that encompasses the past, present, and future in one.As Aaron Johnston explains of the track, “‘Momento’ incorporates lots of hard work and lots of talent. It’s an upbeat track that you can party to—an amalgamation of some of my favorite genres.”“Working with Borahm and Aaron was a great experience,” notes Josh Fairman, who serves as a Color Red partner and engineer in addition to his role in SunSquabi. “I had recorded the band with Garrett [Sayers] (The Motet) on bass for a few days, so I was excited to get to play with the boys. I ended up rocking a Moog Bass. Borahm had a catchy keyboard part and we just started jamming and it took a life of its own after that. By the time Aaron got done with post-production, it was on a new planet! Stoked to be collaborating with guys on this level who have set the stage for bands like SunSquabi.”PREMIERE: J.E.D.I. Shares Debut Studio Track Featuring Eddie Roberts, Borahm Lee, Dominic Lalli, Garrett Sayers [Listen]Adds Color Red founder and “Momento” co-producer Eddie Roberts, “We wanted to create some brand new sounds in this session, as the name suggests. Aaron came with some sketches built out of samples, and we recreated them whilst adding our own flavors to give it a live feel. We got a great vibe and workflow going over the three days.. that’s the beauty of the Color Red studio, plug in and play!”You can listen to “Momento” by Aaron Johnston’s J.E.D.I. below:Aaron Johnston’s J.E.D.I. – “Momento”[Video: Color Red]Music fans heading to New Orleans during Jazz Fest will get the chance to see a very special edition of Aaron Johnston’s J.E.D.I. live at One Eyed Jacks on Friday, May 3rd at 2:00 a.m. (technically early-morning May 4th).For this NOLA throwdown, Johnston has recruited bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science/Pretty Lights Live), bassist Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), and DJ Logic as well as very special guests Michael Kang and Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident. Head here for more details.Tickets to J.E.D.I at One Eyed Jacks are on sale NOW at this link. For full show information, as well as poster art by artist Chris Bertetta, see below.Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 (Technically early morning 5/4)Show: J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvised) feat. Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls), Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Borahm Lee (Break Science / Pretty Lights Live), and DJ Logic with special guests Michael Kang and Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street – New Orleans, LADoors: 1:30 AM / Show: 2:00amTICKETS: $30 Advance / $35 Day Of Showlast_img read more

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Carole King & Her Beautiful On-Stage Counterparts Perform

first_imgA trio of Carole Kings took over the 30 Rockefeller Plaza on The Today Show on August 25! The legendary singer-songwriter was joined by Chilina Kennedy, who currently plays her in Beautiful on Broadway, as well as Abby Mueller, who’s getting ready to take on the role in the national tour (the part is in her blood: it earned her sister Jessie a Tony). After discussing both being and playing King, the three performed the energizing anthem “I Feel the Earth Move,” and King went solo on “Natural Woman.” You can catch Kennedy in Beautiful at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and/or Mueller on the road beginning September 15 in Providence, Rhode Island. Chilina Kennedy Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows View Comments Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

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Gardening in Georgia

first_imgGardeners, start your tillers! The race is on to get those beds, lawns and gardens ready for spring. And for winning gardening advice, tune into the new season of “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves,” starting Saturday, April 4.The show’s 10th season will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across the state each Saturday at 12:30 p.m., repeating Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and again on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through the end of October. By Faith PeppersUniversity of Georgia “We are glad to once again bring the proven horticultural information from our college to Georgians who need it,” said J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and executive producer of the show. “Walter Reeves’ experience, knowledge and sense of what local gardeners like makes him the perfect host to deliver it.”New this season, Reeves will visit Georgia homeowners and help fix their landscape problems or design a garden for them. “One homeowner we visited wanted a scented garden,” Reeves said. “So, we helped her plant scented gardenias and other great smelling plants.” “Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the UGA CAES and supported by gifts from McCorkle Nurseries, the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council and the Georgia Green Industry Association. Viewers can check out the show’s archives and useful publications at the Web site www.gardeningingeorgia.com. There is also information for college students and adults interested in a horticulture career.This year, CAES has joined with University of Florida Extension to create a news series called “Your Southern Garden,” which will air on Florida Public Broadcasting stations in the northern half of that state. Several UF experts will be on “Gardening in Georgia,” too.For more on “Your Southern Garden,” go to www.yoursoutherngarden.com.(Faith Peppers is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Owner considers converting last New York coal plants to renewable-run data centers

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Following New York’s recent adoption of strict emissions aimed at phasing out coal-fired generation, the operator of the state’s two remaining coal-fired power plants has proposed to shutter those facilities and build data centers on their sites.At a recent Lansing board meeting, town officials presented a plan by Beowulf Energy LLC to replace the 310-MW Cayuga ST and approximately 692-MW Somerset ST coal-fired power plants, respectively located in upstate Tompkins County and Niagara County, with data centers that will operate using electricity supplied largely from renewable resources. The plants are majority-owned by Blackstone Group LP’s subsidiary GSO Capital Partners LP, with minority stakes claimed by Bicent Power LLC, and are operated by Beowulf Energy subsidiaries Cayuga Operating Co. LLC and Somerset Operating Co. LLC.According to the plan, converting the Somerset and Cayuga sites “from energy suppliers to energy consumers” is a “natural transition” because the data centers would use existing infrastructure such as electrical interconnections and “otherwise abandoned” large tracts of land.“They want to get out of the power generating business,” Town of Lansing Supervisor Ed LaVigne said of Beowulf’s plan for Cayuga at the May 15 board meeting. “They have no intent, and they’re willing to sign a paper saying so, that they have no desire to re-power the plant with natural gas.”Beowulf Energy executive Michael Enright said in a statement that the company’s transition plan seeks to retire the coal plants before the deadline established by the Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, administration “while creating a viable new business and jobs in their place, using renewable energy.” According to Enright, the transition plan for Cayuga and Somerset has been presented to the state.As outlined in the plan, the Cayuga data center would include a proposed on-site 15-MW solar array, and the company has applied to the New York Power Authority, or NYPA, for an allocation of 125 MW of power from renewable sources for both Cayuga and Somerset’s electricity needs. According to Tompkins County Legislator Mike Sigler, who presented Cayuga’s proposal, that 125 MW of “clean” energy is meant to come from the NYPA’s approximately 2,447-MW Robert Moses Niagara hydroelectricity facility on the Canadian border.More ($): Plan unveiled to repurpose New York’s 2 coal plant sites for data centers Owner considers converting last New York coal plants to renewable-run data centerslast_img read more

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Berger reiterates RBC concerns to Matz, encourages working group

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger reiterated the association’s position on risk-based capital in a letter to NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz, urging that the board include major modifications to several key areas when it issues its second proposal.Matz has announced that she would like to see a second RBC proposal at the Jan. 15 open board meeting.“NAFCU and our member credit unions believe it is critical that NCUA effectively consider and incorporate industry input to ensure that an appropriate risk-based capital regime is adopted for the credit union industry,” Berger wrote Wednesday. “The 2,000 comments submitted for the first proposal clearly demonstrate that credit unions around the country have a vested interested in this issue, and the concerns they raised deserve consideration.”Berger listed NAFCU’s and its members’ concerns about the RBC proposal, including the following:several issues related to NCUA’s legal authority to issue the rule as first proposed, such as comparability with banking regulatory requirements, individual capital requirements and definition of a “complex” credit union;the proposed, 10.5 percent risk-based capital ratio set under the proposal for “well-capitalized” credit unions;NCUA’s treatment of risk-weighted assets and the lack of explanation for deviation from similar banking risk-weights; continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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CEOs on measuring marketing success

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit union marketing professionals produce lots of measures—return on campaign, response rate, click-through, new loans generated and the list goes on. Which measures merit the most attention and deliver comprehensive value, according to credit union CEOs? While diverse, responses from dozens of CEOs (as part of ongoing focus groups for CEOs’ perspectives) fell into two distinct categories: tactical measures (“We can prove it”) and practical measures (“We just know it”). Let’s explore the most common tactical and practical measures of marketing success.The TacticalMarketing response rate led the way among tactical metrics cited as worthy by CEOs. It’s the most quantifiable answer that indicates if members are listening, responding, and acting upon marketing messages. One CEO said that persuading members (existing and potential) to try the credit union was a key goal in marketing initiatives. Campaigns create leads; leads create sales opportunities; and, sales drive revenue and loyalty. Getting members to take a first step with the credit union is marketing’s Job No. 1. continue reading »last_img read more

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Why you shouldn’t put credit cards under “loans” on your website

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derik Krauss Derik is a cofounder of BloomCU, an award-winning website design agency for credit unions. His agency’s design work has received recognition from CUNA (Diamond Award), TheFinancialBrand.com, and others. He … Web: bloomCU.com Details If consumers can’t find what they’re looking for on your website, then they will likely go somewhere else. That’s why research-based navigation is crucial for your credit union website design. Based on some counterintuitive research findings, I’d guess you probably have credit cards in the wrong spot.If you pick a credit union website at random, you’ll likely find their credit cards under “Loans” in the navigation. Technically, they are loan products, but a study shows that consumers don’t think of credit cards that way.BloomCU, a credit union website design agency, teamed up with 12 credit unions to conduct a card sorting study with 300 consumers. (Basically, card sorting is a type of study where you get participants to help you organize the information of your website by sorting all of your products and services into groups.) When organizing credit cards, the study participants put them under “Accounts” more often than “Loans,” but put them into a group called “Cards” even more frequently. Furthermore, the number of card products had by a single credit union impacted how the consumers sorted.The card sorting data shows that consumers are more and more likely to put credit cards into a category called “Cards” as the number of card products per credit union increases.For a credit union with only one or two cards, the participants sorted them into  “Accounts” or “Cards” about evenly. But if a credit union had three or more, then they usually created a group just for “Cards.”Takeaways: If you have one or two card items (including related services like CardValet), then put them into the “Accounts” section of your navigation. If you have three or more, then organize them into a new category called “Cards.”Also read, “Noun-based labels make websites nearly twice as easy to navigate.”last_img read more

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Funeral Held for Woman Tied to Long Island Serial Killer Case

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A funeral Thursday in Amityville for a woman whose disappearance led to the discovery of a serial killer’s dumping group four years ago helped her loved ones grieve, yet closure remained elusive.That’s because Shannan Gilbert’s family believes that the 24-year-old escort from New Jersey was murdered in Oak Beach, where her skeletal remains were found in December 2011, 20 months after she was reported missing. And her killer, they say, is still on the loose. But, Suffolk County police have said that they suspect that she drowned in the marsh where she was found.“She’ll never be at rest until I complete the fight and give her justice,” Marie Gilbert, Shannan’s mother, told reporters after the service at Amityville Cemetery.The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office has said that her cause of death was “undetermined.” Famed coroner Dr. Michael Baden, who volunteered to perform a second examination, told Fox News, where he is a contributor, that she appears to have suffered a broken hyoid bone in her neck, which indicates she may have been strangled.Baden has performed the exam Monday at a Lynbrook funeral home. The family’s attorney, John Ray, of Miller Place-based Ray, Mitev & Associates, said that Baden’s report will be released soon.Ray is representing the family in a lawsuit against Dr. Peter Hackett, who allegedly told Mari that he took Shannan in and drugged her before she went missing. Hackett later denied those claims in media interviews. Police have said that neither Hackett nor Shannan’s last client, Joseph Brewer, are suspects in her death.“We have slogged through the slime and muck of this case on a path that has revealed large quantities of poignant evidence not found or used by law enforcement,” Ray said while eulogizing Shannan.Police declined to comment on the family’s claims. Ray is also suing Suffolk police in an attempt to have authorities turn over the 911 call recordings Shannan made shortly before she disappeared.Police were searching for Gilbert when they discovered 10 sets of human remains—half of whom were also identified as escorts—along Ocean Parkway between December 2010 and the following April 2011.While reflecting upon her daughter’s short life, Mari took solace in the role that Shannan played in leading investigators to the remains, which allowed the families of those identified to lay their loved ones to rest.“Maybe that was her destiny,” Mari said. “To help other families.”Shannan Gilbert’s remains were found in Oak Beach in December 2011.last_img read more

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