Umphrey’s McGee Offer ‘Cemetery Walk’ Sandwiched Second Set With Frank Zappa Cover In Tahoe

first_imgIt’s been a busy week for Umphrey’s McGee. The band not only announced the details behind their annual UMBowl event, but they also revealed plans for a major summer tour. Having spent a few days off since their three-night stand in Aspen, CO, Umphrey’s McGee got back to work with a potent performance at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe last night.The show opened with a first set of all originals, including opener “Bathing Digits” and favorites like “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft,” “Ringo,” and “Utopian Fir.” The second set brought more of the heat, opening up with “Cemetery Walk” and ending with, fittingly, “Cemetery Walk II.” Amid the continuous music came a cover of Frank Zappa’s “Dirty Love,” as well as “Phil’s Farm,” “Nemo,” “Dear Lord,” “Resolution” and “Much Obliged.” The band was seriously on fire, jamming with a passionate energy that UM fans have come to know and love.Next up for Umphrey’s is a return to the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA, before the winter/spring tour wraps up in Los Angeles, CA at the Wiltern. The final show will be broadcast by SiriusXM Jam On, so don’t miss out!Check out the full All Things Umphrey’s setlist below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room, Stateline, NV – 3/24/16Set I: Bathing Digits > Get In The Van, In The Black, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Ringo, Prowler > 2nd Self, Utopian Fir*Set II: Cemetery Walk > Phil’s Farm, Nemo > Dear Lord > Nemo, Resolution^ > Much Obliged > Dirty Love, Cemetery Walk IIEnc: Room to Breathe > Andy’s Last BeerNotes: *with Looks That Kill (Motley Crue) jam and quote; with Baba O’Riley (The Who) teases and jam ^with brief Eye of the Tiger introlast_img read more

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TAUK Stretches Out Material New & Old In Two-Set Milwaukee Rager [Gallery/Setlist]

first_imgWith the release of their brand new album Sir Nebula just a month ago and now the beginning of a massive fall tour just a few days ago in Pittsburgh, TAUK continues to make their music known to bigger and bigger audiences. Last night the quartet brought their progressive and instrumental sounds to Milwaukee’s Miramar Theatre for a really fun Saturday night show, on October 8th.Indiana-based funk rock outfit Earphorik opened the show, laying down a great and funky set to get things rolling. TAUK followed shortly thereafter, opening the show with a fun “Dirty Mouth”. For the entirety of the concert, TAUK pulled evenly from all their releases with at least one track from each album. From the new album Sir Nebula, they played “Sunshine Harry,” “Waver,” “Resolve,” “Time’s Up,” and “Darkwing.” Although some of these tunes have already been in their repertoire for quite awhile, it was the first time I got to see this new material live, and it fit really well in the show. “Time’s Up” had some notable musical exploration that exemplifies TAUK’s ability to stretch out. Another one of the musical highlights was “Afro-Tonic.” The song always has a great jam section, and this version didn’t disappoint as it got quite out there.The other thing to note about the show was that it was two sets. One has probably seen TAUK at a festival, or opening for Umphrey’s or STS9, over the past year, and it has usually been one set. Even the last time they were in Milwaukee, headlining a show, they played one set. So it was a very pleasant surprise to hear them play two sets. TAUK easily has enough material to cover two sets, so hopefully this is a trend that lasts. So after two sets, they raged an encore with “When In Doubt” followed by the Kill Bill theme “Battle Without Honor or Humanity.”TAUK continues their tour throughout every region of the country, so be sure to check them out when they play near you. They will consistently be on the road from now until the year culminates in Boston for a New Year’s Eve bash with Lettuce. Seeing TAUK play in smaller, more intimate venues might be a luxury that will not be afforded in the future.Setlist: TAUK at the Miramar Theatre, Milwaukee, WI – 10/8/16Set One: Dirty Mouth, Mokuba, Sunshine Harry, Afro-Tonic, We Hope Your Exorcism Was Successful, Waver, Resolve, In The Basement Of The AlamoSet Two: Friction, Dirty Blonde, Sweet Revenge, The Chemist, Time’s Up, Contusion, Darkwing, Collateral,Encore: When In Doubt, Battle Without Honor Or HumanityCheck out the full gallery by Ojeda Photography, below! Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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No cheeks, no problem

first_imgA Harvard biologist has come to the defense of dogs, refuting scientific claims that canines’ slobbery drinking results from unsophisticated ladling with their tongues, showing that they use the same subtle combination of physical forces and anatomy used by their archenemies — cats.Alfred W. Crompton, the Fisher Professor of Natural History Emeritus, his longtime assistant Catherine Musinsky, and his faithful Portuguese water dog, Matilda, joined forces after a 2010 paper written by a team led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists described in great detail how cats use adhesion and inertia to literally pull columns of water from a dish into their open mouths before closing their jaws to trap the water.The MIT paper, published in the journal Science, said that cats curl the tips of their tongues backward, forming a large flat area that comes into contact with the surface of the liquid. The water adheres to the tongue as the cat draws it back into its mouth, pulling a column of liquid up from the surface. They bite the top of the column off with their jaws before the counteracting force of gravity can send it splashing back into the bowl.Crompton, who works on neuromuscular control of animal feeding and has conducted studies on how opossums drink, praised the paper when shown its findings by authors Pedro Reis and Roman Stocker. Cats’ drinking techniques, Crompton said, are quite different from the strategies employed by opossums, who extend and withdraw their tongues more horizontally, almost in a shoveling motion, changing the shape of the tip to trap water.While Crompton praised the work on cats’ drinking, a mention in the paper that the technique was different from dogs’ supposed strategy of scooping water with their tongues didn’t sound right and set Crompton to work.Needing a canine subject, he employed 8-year-old Matilda, who accompanies him to work at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology each day. Though it was the first time Crompton experimented on Matilda, she took to it like a champ, lapping up broth and milk in front of cameras without coaxing.Using high-speed photography and high-speed X-rays, Crompton filmed Matilda lapping up dark-colored beef broth and barium-laced milk to detect what happens with the liquid inside the mouth.“When the video showed the column of liquid being drawn up … we thought, ‘Let’s hear it for the dogs,’” Crompton said.Crompton said the cats versus dogs angle was a bit of good fun and gave credit to the MIT team for their documentation of the lapping technique. Besides clarifying canine drinking behavior, Crompton said, the most significant finding of his paper, published in Biology Letters in March, came from the high-speed X-rays showing what happens to the liquid once it is inside the mouth and why gravity doesn’t pull it back out when a dog extends its tongue for another drink.The X-rays show that dogs trap liquid in grooves on the roofs of their mouths, holding it there with the backs of their tongues even as they extend their tongues for a second drink. The tongues work as a conveyor belt, drawing up water into their mouths, trapping it against the roof of their mouths, and then pushing it back a bit further with each lap. The camera showed that it takes three or more cycles to swallow an allotment of liquid.Though cats and dogs drink in the same fashion, the original misunderstanding may have come from the fact that while cats’ tongues come into contact with just the surface of the liquid, dogs’ tongues plunge in, breaking the surface. This action not only creates a mess, it also pools liquid on the back side of the tongue as the animal draws it up, almost as if it were forming a cup. Closer examination of the video shows, however, that that liquid is lost as the tongue is drawn up, Crompton said.“That’s why they make such a mess,” he said.Together, the cats and dogs studies help illuminate how animals solve the problem of pulling water against gravity into their mouths, Crompton said. Animals that have cheeks, like humans, horses, and pigs, can create suction with their tongues, drawing water in. But cats, dogs, and other carnivores that have to open their mouths wide to catch their prey don’t have cheeks and have to find other solutions, Crompton said.“If you’re a carnivore like an opossum, cat, or dog, life depends on opening your mouth wide,” Crompton said. “It’s an interesting system.”last_img read more

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Broadway-Bound

first_imgYou will now be able to visit the sweet factory on the Great White Way! The West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is aiming to land on the Main Stem in the 2016-17 season. The London incarnation, which features a book by David Greig and music and lyrics by Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, was helmed by Sam Mendes, however he will not direct the Broadway transfer. Rumor has it that Tony winner Jack O’Brien will reunite with his Hairspray collaborators Shaiman and Wittman to take charge of the musical this side of the pond.Based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory follows the adventures of young Charlie Bucket as he and four other children win golden tickets to visit the strange and eccentric world of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory. The book was first adapted to the big screen in 1971 under the title Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder. In 2005, Tim Burton directed a remake using the novel’s original title, with Johnny Depp playing Wonka. Jonathan Slinger currently appears in the role.The West End production officially opened at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane on July 25, 2013, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. No word yet on casting for the Broadway incarnation. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 14, 2018 View Comments Related Shows Charlie and the Chocolate Factorylast_img read more

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2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour in the Blue Ridge

first_imgThe Fly Fishing Film Tour (otherwise known as F3T) is back, and is bigger and better than ever, quickly becoming one of the most exciting and dynamic outdoor film tours making the rounds nationwide.Founded in 2007, the F3T is a unique  presentation of fly fishing cinema, growing quickly each year as it continues to add cities to the roster. Important to the festival’s mission and success, F3T is dedicated to supporting local fly shops and conservation groups that form the backbone of the sport’s educational and environmental efforts.A portion of ticket sales from each show go to support fishing and habitat-related conservation groups. In 2013 the group raised $250,000 for conservation partners including Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Utah Stream Access Coalition, Stop Pebble Mine and more.For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, click here. To win tickets to Thursday night’s show in Asheville, N.C., at Highland Brewing, answer our trivia question below and email Dusty with your answer!For more information, check out Asheville’s local outfitter Hunter Banks for specific details on Asheville’s showing of the F3T.Here is Your Trivia Question:The conservation group Trout Unlimited was founded in 1959 in which U.S. state?Email your answer to dusty@blueridgeoutdoors.com to win a pair of tickets to Thursday night’s F3T showing in Asheville!Winner will be drawn and announced Wednesday at 5 p.m. EST. Must be able to attend the event on Thursday night in Asheville to win!10257930_10152433348552009_1825391635906482823_nlast_img read more

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2015 Dodge Challenger: Power, Style & Comfort, Supercharged

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantThe new 2015 Dodge Challenger takes one of the toughest, most stylish, dependable and beloved muscle cars on the market and supercharges it, revamping its aesthetics and power, and consequently creating a whole new level of ultimate driving satisfaction.This car makes a bold statement, indeed. The Challenger’s exterior has undergone a transformation, with new headlights, tail, grille and nose. Kelley Blue Book praises the changes, declaring: “The new headlights are nestled in a revised vertically split grille, reminiscent of the classic 1971 Challenger. The taillights are now LEDs, and are also styled after that 1971 classic.”The Challenger has always been eye candy, and its newest incarnation furthers that, with the 2015 models available in an array of striking colors: Billet Silver Metallic, Redline Red, Jazz Blue, Pitch Black and Bright White are just a few of the options.The 2015 Dodge Challenger builds upon its legendary beauty and power, with new upgrades and features that will leave you floored. Visit NY Auto Giant and drive one home today!Although the Challenger’s new look may appear a little retro, that doesn’t mean it is short of any must-have, modern amenities. Standard features include UConnect touchscreen display, keyless entry, start/stop button, Bluetooth, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and USB inputs. Optional features include the Technology Group and Driver Convenience Group. Both of these upgrades help ensure a safer driving experience, with forward-collision warning and backup sensors, respectively.There is a great deal of room in the 2015 Challenger as well, with the backseat fitting three passengers comfortably. Car and Driver points out that the Challenger “offers more rear-seat legroom” than its competitors.The Challenger has always been renowned for its sheer power, and the new updates double-down on that characteristic, pumping up this muscle machine till its flexing at the seams. The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat exemplifies this.This puppy boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI producing an “unprecedented” 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, “making it the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever,” states its schematics on dodge.com. Challenger’s engine, with its new, eight-speed, automatic transmission, is also catching people’s attention. Kelley Blue Book has especially positive things to say about the Hellcat model, echoing the manufacturer’s boasts and declaring it’s the car’s horsepower that makes it stand out from the rest: “The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat debuts with a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 capable of an incredible 707 horsepower. That not only out-muscles the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, it makes the Hellcat the most powerful American production car ever.”Click Here To Learn More About NY Auto GiantA blend of retro and modern, beauty and power, the 2015 Dodge Challenger will be sure to stop traffic.To get into your Dodge Challenger, stop by Atlantic Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM and ask for Brendan Miller.last_img read more

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Spotlight on Santa Clara River Watershed Study

first_imgImage source: USACEThe USACE’s Los Angeles District, LA County Department of Public Works, and the Ventura County Watershed Protection District have partnered together to prepare a feasibility study to support comprehensive flood risk management, ecosystem restoration and other water resources decision-making throughout the Santa Clara River Watershed.An array of multi-purpose alternatives will be prepared with the study partners and other interests throughout the watershed to identify the Federal interest in future water resources projects, USACE said.To date, this unified watershed planning approach has developed comprehensive hydrologic and hydraulic  models for over 300 miles of the Santa Clara River and tributaries.A geomorphic assessment of the watershed has also been completed and a sediment transport model is being prepared at this time, USACE added.The Santa Clara Watershed Study covers 1,600 square-miles, including the river and tributaries, a variety of urban communities, a thriving agricultural industry and critical habitat links to the Pacific Ocean and major portions of the Los Padres and Angeles National Forests in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.last_img read more

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Magseis Fairfield in Gulf of Mexico survey LoI

first_imgMagseis Fairfield has informed it has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) for work in the Gulf of Mexico.The provider of seismic survey services to the offshore oil and gas industry said on Wednesday the letter of intent was for a two-month deepwater data acquisition program.The survey is due to begin late in the fourth quarter of 2019.“The award demonstrates our strong position in the Gulf of Mexico and the high activity level in this market,” says Per Christian Grytnes, Magseis Fairfield CEO.Magseis Fairfield was established following Magseis’ acquisition of Fairfield Geotechnologies’ seismic technology business in December 2018.This is not the company’s first (potential) award in the Gulf of Mexico. Magseis Fairfield in March said it had received a contingent letter of award (LOA) for a three months long data acquisition program in the Gulf of Mexico.The CEO then said the awarded program would be the company’s fifth acquisition program in the Gulf of Mexico in 2019.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

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Dare set tone for Festival, Olympics,Eagles

first_img Loading… Minister of sports Mr. Sunday Dare seems to be a man in a hurry to reawaken sports and youth development in Nigeria against the tide of past neglect and paucity of funds and negative perception around sports. Just this week he moved to Asaba, Delta State to welcome the torch of Unity, support the finals of the Delta State Youth Games, visit and decorate Governor Okowa as an Olympic supporter and finally got the governor to adopt six athletes for the Olympics 2020. He also inspected the Stephen Keshi Stadium ahead of the AFCON match that has now been postponed. He met with the mother of Ese Brume and one of the young talents discovered at the youth games. The following day, Thursday, he drove to Umbaku- umku in Anambra State to attend the oath-taking of the new batch of national youth corps members and join Governor Willie Obiano to inaugurate the new permanent orientation camp in the state. He was also joined by the governor and DG NYSC to initiate the hand washing and sanitizing process in the camp.Advertisement He returned to Asaba same day for review meetings with some experts in athletics and sports administration ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. On Friday he drove to Benin to inspect the games village and stadium facilities and met with some members of the National Sports Festival LOC. He also held a meeting to review the medical preparations for the sports festival especially to review plans for the containment of the spread of coronavirus. The deputy governor was on hand to assist. He is in touch with the Health Minister and thanked him for taking the lead in this regard. He also checked the preparations for the test of the track at the Ogbe Stadium organised by AFN. Read Also:Crown FC Appreciate Sunday Dare for Repairing Stadium Pavilion The energy level has increased around youth and sports development in the last few months. Several states have restored and held their hitherto abandoned annual sports festivals and the excitement around the competition in Edo State is fever high. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were KidsTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

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EPL: Firmino nets winner for Liverpool at Palace

first_imgRelatedPosts Atletico knock Liverpool out of Champions League Wenger set to propose new offside law FA fines Man U for failing to control players Roberto Firmino struck five minutes from time to hand Premier League leaders Liverpool a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.Wilfried Zaha had levelled in the 82nd minute for the hosts with his first goal of the season after Sadio Mane’s opener, but Jurgen Klopp’s men showed more resolve to extend their unbeaten run in the division to 30 games.Roy Hodgson thought his side had taken the lead when James Tomkins headed home at the end of the first half, but VAR ruled out the effort and despite a late rally they suffered a third straight defeat.Liverpool, who only named Mohamed Salah on the bench, dominated the opening exchanges at an electric Selhurst Park, but were denied an early goal when Tomkins blocked Mane’s effort from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross.After a testing 10 minutes, the Eagles forced three corners in quick succession before a golden chance arrived in the 17th minute.Cheikhou Kouyate was able to pick out the run of Jordan Ayew but the Palace forward could only poke wide from 12 yards out.Zaha wasted another decent opportunity five minutes later when he ballooned his volley off target, which Andros Townsend managed to control near the corner flag, although the moment had by that point gone.The Reds did look to respond and a smart clearance by Ayew in the 38th minute stopped Firmino having a simple tap-in after Virgil Van Dijk’s header from a corner.At the other end, Alexander-Arnold was being given a stern examination by Zaha and almost saw a rash tackle on the Ivory Coast international result in a goal.Luka Milivojevic’s free-kick by the corner flag was inadvertently flicked on by Gini Wijnaldum and Tomkins headed in at the back post, but after VAR had a look it ruled Ayew had fouled Dejan Lovren in the build-up.Klopp managed to get his side to regroup at the interval and four minutes into the second half they made the breakthrough.Mane controlled Andy Robertson’s cross and saw his left-footed effort only pushed onto the post by Vicente Guaita, who watched in horror as the back spin of the ball took it onto the other post and over the line.The Spaniard should have done better, but Liverpool’s number 10 was all smiles with that his eight goal in 10 Premier League appearances against Palace.Hodgson’s team responded by peppering the Liverpool goal with Townsend and Milivojevic forcing Alisson Becker into action. Yet only a faint touch by Guaita denied Firmino a goal in the 65th minute.Substitutions were made by both and two almost combined for an equaliser in the 78th minute, but Christian Benteke saw a bicycle kick go wide from Martin Kelly’s cross.Just four minutes later and Palace did level with Benteke involved alongside Townsend before Zaha opened his body and drilled into the corner for his first goal of the season.It was short-lived joy for the Eagles, though, as three minutes and 14 seconds after the equaliser Firmino put Liverpool back ahead with a smart finish following a goalmouth scramble after a corner.Five minutes of stoppage time was added on and Townsend picked out Zaha with a brilliant chipped pass, but the winger blazed over and the Reds held on for another win in their quest for the title. Tags: Roberto Firminolast_img read more

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