Umphrey’s Busts Out The Clash At Chucktown Ball Closer, Announces Three-Night Run In Atlanta

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee returned to Charleston, SC last night, for the second night of their own Chucktown Ball. The southern city event started as a series of benefit concerts in Charleston last year, after a hometown mass shooting stirred band members who live in the city. This year, the band took the Ball to the next level, bringing on special guest musicians in a larger venue, the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center. You can listen to Friday night’s performance here.Saturday night’s concert-goers were treated to an extreme evening of music, with electronic duo The Floozies kicking things off as the night’s support. When UM took the stage, fans were treated to an all-original set of music, including an extensive “Miami Virtue” into “Mad Love” jam. The first set closed with a fan-favorited “2×2” rocker, which featured teases of Eye of the Tiger’s “Survivor”, Pink Floyd‘s “Another Brick in the Wall”, and John Coltrane‘s “A Love Supreme”.The second set opened with a stand-out version of “Life During Exodus”, a mashing of Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” and Bob Marley’s “Exodus,” with Frank Zappa’s “City of Tiny Lites” and Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.” The mashup is featured on their upcoming album, ZONKEY, which comes out this Fall. Sticking to the tease-heavy theme of Saturday night’s setlist, the band’s performance of “Bad Friday” included teases of Michael Jackson‘s “Billie Jean.”Toward the end of the set, the Chicago-based jam greats busted out “Rock The Casbah” for the 11th time in their nearly twenty year career. The Clash cover has not been performed by the sextet since September of 2015 at the Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. The Casbah classic led into a “Drums” jam, and then into the “Hurt Bird Bath” set closer, which incorporated teases of Bach‘s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, before Umphrey’s McGee returned to the stage for a “Puppet String” encore.Come November 11th, Umphrey’s McGee will release ZONKEY, a new studio album that features recordings of the band’s famed mash up tracks. Having already released versions of “Life During Exodus” and “National Loser Anthem”, which features a mash-up of Radiohead, Beck, and Phil Collins, last night’s performance was pure indication that this release will be full of surprises.Following last night’s show, keyboardist Joel Cummins announced from the stage that the band will return to Atlanta, GA for a three-night stand at The Tabernacle over Martin Luther King weekend in January. He confirmed this statement with a tweet earlier today: Umphrey’s McGee @ Chuck Town Ball, North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, SC 9/24/16:Set I: October Rain > Speak Up, Miami Virtue > Mad Love, Higgins, Preamble > Mantis, 2×2*Set II: Life During Exodus^, All In Time > Prowler > All In Time, Bad Friday^^, Rock the Casbah > Drums > Hurt Bird Bath^^^Enc: Puppet StringNotes: *with Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) jam and Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) and A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) teases^with 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago) tease^^with Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) tease^^^With Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach) tease[Setlist via AllThingsUmphreys]last_img read more

State Budget Set, with Money for Teacher Pay and Coronavirus Reserves

first_imgA nearly $92 billion state budget was finalized Saturday, with Florida House and Senate negotiators reaching Gov. Ron DeSantis’ teacher pay goal.They also added $300 million to reserves in order to deal with the coronavirus.The House and Senate ended work on all other bills last Friday.A key number in the budget is $500 million for raising base teacher salaries to $47,500, which is the level DeSantis has been seeking.In terms of spending on coronavirus, Senate budget chair Rob Bradley says, “When the (governor’s) proposal was made, we did not have the situation we have in our state and in the country and the world. We make decisions based on the realities that are facing us.”Fedrick Ingram, president of the Florida Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, opines that the the $47,500 salary level is an “aspirational goal,” based on the funding level.He adds that the increase is an “important down payment in what must be a multi-year investment.”With coronavirus threatening to reduce state tax collections as tourism and overall consumer spending drops, officials reduced spending on other programs to come up with the extra $300 million, bringing the state’s overall reserves to $3.8 billion.The state will also be receiving $27 million in federal aid to combat the virus.Lawmakers hope to publish the budget by Sunday night, starting the constitutionally required 72-hour waiting period before a final vote can be taken.A budget vote to end the 2020 legislative session will likely take place this Thursday.The budget is set to take effect July 1.last_img read more

Report: 9-Year-Old Hurt on Water Thrill Ride at Universal Orlando

first_imgPassengers on the ride, which is atop the iconic volcano, venture through drop doors into enclosed tubes before splashing into a pool.The reports are released by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.The listings only include the person’s sex and age, along with the name of the ride, date of the incident and limited details. Universal was the first theme park in the state to reopen to guests on June 5.Schroder did not disclose details about the boy’s injuries. A 9-year-old boy was found unresponsive on a water thrill ride at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay a few weeks after the theme park reopened following a shutdown due to the pandemic.The child was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released the following day, according to Universal spokesman Tom Schroder.The incident reportedly occurred on June 14 at the Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides.It was first noted in a quarterly report in which the major theme parks voluntarily disclose whether their visitors were hurt on a ride and hospitalized for at least 24 hours.The report covers the time period from April through June, when most of the state’s theme parks were closed.last_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: 16 June 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL New Delhi: Sushma Swaraj with Dongchea Chung special envoy of newly elected South Korean President (A) New Delhi: Rajnath and Naidu after meeting Sonia Gandhi (B) New Delhi: Kharge arrives at 10 Janpath to meet Sonia (B) Patna: Nitish with Tejashwi Yadav at a function in Patna (A) Ranchi: Lalu appears before CBI court in Ranchi (B) Shillong: Assam Governor at a felicitation ceremony in Shillong (B) NewDelhi: Coaching centres for various competitive exams (A+B) New Delhi: CBI team at Manish Sisodias residence (B+A) New Delhi: Ashok Leyland trucks expo (B) Mumbai: 1993 Mumbai blasts case, (B+A) BengALURU: Doctors and healthcare professionals protest (A) INTERNATIONAL London : President of Sinn Fein Gerry Adams and Michelle ONeil speak to the press following a meeting with Britains PM (A) Paris : French President visits the Vivatech, a gadgets show in Paris (A) London : The scorched facade of the Grenfell Tower in London (B) Penang: T. Nhaveen shows a picture with the teenager (B) Macca: The piece depicts the cube-shaped Kaaba in the middle of a circuit board. (A) Kajang : Jagjit Signh, lawyer for North Korea speaks to media after a pre-trial procedure for the the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, (B) New York: 48th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala (B) Christiana: Arrest of the two Georgia fugitives Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose in Christiana (B) Miami: A conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America (A) Barcelona: 24th Advanced Music and Multimedia Art International Sonar Festival (A) Tehran : Iranian Shiite Muslims pray during the holy fasting month of Ramadan (A) Buenos Aires: Demonstration after the government cut some disability payments in Buenos Aires (A) Fengxian: An explosion outside a kindergarten into a hospital in Fengxian County (B) Thessaloniki : Israeli PM speaks at the Monastirioton synagogue in Thessaloniki, (A) Washington: President Donald Trump and first lady pose with members of the Supreme Court (A) London: The annual Beating Retreat which features over 750 soldiers, on Horse Guards Parade, London (A) SPORTS Erin: U.S. Open golf tournament (B) PTI PHOTO VNA DL DLadvertisementlast_img read more

Giannis Drops 30-plus Again to Lead Bucks Past Bulls 124-115

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo ensured the Milwaukee Bucks’ dominance over the Chicago Bulls didn’t end Thursday night.Antetokounmpo had 38 points and 15 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe added a season-high 31 points and eight assists, and the Bucks withstood another historic effort by Chicago rookie Coby White to beat the Bulls 124-115.The Bucks have won seven straight against Chicago dating to 2017.White shot 5 of 8 from 3-point range in the first half, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to hit five 3-pointers in consecutive games. The 19-year-old first-round pick hit seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter of a 120-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night — the most in a quarter ever by a rookie. White finished Thursday with 26 points, including six 3s.“He was terrific,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said of White. “I thought a lot of our players played well. That’s a tough team.”Antetokounmpo had at least 30 points for the seventh game this season for the Bucks, who played without Khris Middleton. The All-Star forward is expected to miss the next three to four weeks with a thigh bruise.Donte DiVincenzo, who made his first career start in place of Middleton, had four points and five rebounds.“I think the team realized in order to win tonight, we got to drive the ball into the paint and get some paint points,” Antetokounmpo said.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)The Bucks made just six 3s while Chicago hit 18 from long range. But Milwaukee outscored the Bulls 70-32 inside. That marked a season high in the paint for Milwaukee. Bledsoe was a perfect 12 for 12 inside the arc.“I was just getting some easy looks, man,” said Bledsoe, who has scored at least 20 points in each of his last five games. “My teammates do a great job of spacing the court. The way they shot the ball leaves gaps for me to drive and it’s up to me to make those shots.”The Bucks missed Middleton early, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Milwaukee struggled to create and make shots, shooting an anemic 4 of 18 from 3 in the first half and trailed 66-65 at halftime.Things switched in the second half when Antetokounmpo threw down a dunk that tied it at 82-82 with 6:37 to play in the third, prompting Boylen to call a timeout. The play ignited the crowd and jumpstarted the Bucks.Wesley Matthews scored 10 of his 15 points from the foul line for Milwaukee. Matthews had just three free-throw attempts coming into the night but had 13 Thursday.“This offense is kind of predicated on spacing and ball movement, so everybody can be in any spot,” Matthews said. “We already can be kind of interchangeable. We’re definitely going to miss (Middleton’s) production on the offensive end.Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo looks to pass around Chicago Bulls’ Tomas Satoransky during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)“This team is built with a lot of depth and tonight we put up 124. The offense wasn’t the problem. We have to stop people. We’ve got to find ways to do that.”Zach LaVine had 25 points and seven assists before fouling out for Chicago. Wendell Carter Jr. added 14 points and six rebounds. He also fouled out.TIP-INSBulls: Chicago had six players score in double figures (White, LaVine, Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, 11; Thaddeus Young, 11; and Tomas Satoransky, 10).Bucks: Center Robin Lopez finished with six points and three rebounds. Lopez spent the previous three seasons with the Bulls, averaging 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 blocks in 219 games.“RoLo is a hyper-competitive dude,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “He likes to win. He likes to win a practice game. He likes to win a 1-on-1 game, a shooting game. I like that competitive spirit that he has.”UP NEXTBulls: Host the Nets on Saturday.Bucks: At the Pacers on Saturday.TweetPinShare2626 Shareslast_img read more