On the second night of their two-night run, Umphrey’s McGee and Widespread Panic treated fans to the collaboration they had been hoping for. Though the previous show in Tuscaloosa was a great one, last night’s concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA featured a great cross-over between the two bands, guest work from saxophonist Randall Bramblett, and even a major bust-out in “L.a.,” which hadn’t been played since 2012.Before Panic even got started, Umphrey’s McGee treated fans to a seven-song set that included a number of their biggest original hits. “Make It Right” opened their set, and jams like “In The Kitchen” > “Miss Tinkle’s Overture” set the pace for a great rockin’ performance. They would close out with “All In Time,” getting fans pumped up with a fun set of music.Widespread Panic opened their show with “Junior,” before treating people to the newer song “Steven’s Cat” After a great first set of music, the band introduced saxophonist Randall Bramblett. Bramblett would ultimately play seve songs with the band, including the last two of the first set: “L.a.” and “Sharon.” “L.a.” hadn’t been played in 282 shows (2/18/12), and the big bust out with the saxophonist was only one of the many highlights of the show.The band opened up set two with “Big Wooly Mammoth” before getting into “Better Off” and “Walkin’ (For Your Love).” The set rolled on with “Diner,” which segued into a jam that again saw Bramblett add his saxophone prowess. The jam segued into Traffic’s “Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys,” with “Climb To Safety” played in the middle. Finally, “Fishwater” ended the set.Of course, the show wasn’t over, and a cover of Bill Withers’ “Use Me” rang out as the first song of the encore. This was a special cover, as the band not only featured Bramblett once more, but also brought out Umphrey’s keyboardist Joel Cummins to accompany them on the track. It was a highlight of the show, without a doubt. Finally, the band cleared out their special guests and finished up the show with their song “Ain’t Life Grand.”Here are a handful of video clips and full audio from the night for you to enjoy.One Arm Steve (by Kenneth Kyser)Can’t Get High (by Bill Cochran)Walking (For Your Love) (by Kenneth Kyser)Full Audio (by Chris from Jam Buzz)Check out both setlists below, courtesy of Umphrey’s McGee’s Twitter and PanicStream, respectively.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA – 9/16/16Make it Right, Attachments, In The Kitchen -> Miss Tinkle’s Overture, The Weight Around -> Linear -> All In TimeSetlist: Widespread Panic at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA – 9/16/16Set 1: Junior, Steven’s Cat, Can’t Get High, Good People, One Arm Steve, The Take Out, Space Wrangler, L.a.* > Sharon* (60 mins)Set 2: Big Wooly Mammoth > Better Off, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Diner > Jam** > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys** > Climb To Safety** > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys** > Fishwater** (71 mins)Encore: Use Me***, Ain’t Life Grand**** (15 mins)Notes: * w/ Randall Bramblett on Soprano Saxophone** w/ Randall Bramblett on Tenor Saxophone*** w/ Randall Bramblett on Tenor Saxophone and Joel Cummins (UM) on keyboard**** JB on tiny guitar [‘L.a.’ LTP 2/18/2012 Aspen (282 shows)]
March 2, 2021
Funk-pop masters Vulfpeck have continually impressed throughout 2016, working their way into our hearts with appearances at festivals and venues across the country (and even across the pond!). As promised, the band has fulfilled their one-record-per-year testament with the release of The Beautiful Game.Though industry practice is to release albums on Fridays, Vulfpeck puts their anti-industry approach at the forefront by releasing the album today, Monday October 17th. The new release features 10 original tracks, only a handful of which (like “Dean Town, premiered last week) have been heard.Fortunately, the band has put their album on Spotify, so we can stream it in full via the player below. Enjoy!In support of the new album, Vulfpeck held a “Telethon” event last night, which saw them occupy Jack Stratton’s backyard, while Theo Katzman roasted a frozen chicken and several friends stopped by to either play music or discuss Korean food during a Facebook live stream. Sunset yoga and chicken soda were also things that happened, as was the premiere of “El Chepe” and a failed attempt at a ramen to-go order, which ultimately saw Theo go and pick it up himself. If you ever wanted to watch Vulfpeck’s music synced to hours of dog footage, peep the videos below. Congratulations to Vulfpeck for reaching their goal of $100,000. The 2016 release features a ton of new guests, including debuts from Laura Mace, Bethanni Grecynski, Jamire Williams, Michael Winogrand, Pegasus Warning, Adam Levy, and Rich Hinman. The Beautiful Game will also feature some of our favorite returning guests: guitarist Cory Wong, keyboardist Joey Dosik from “Game Winner”, “Back Pocket” vocal contributor Christine Hucal, and of course, the “Funky Duck” himself, Antwaun Stanley.
March 2, 2021
On April 15th, a new Widespread Panic book will be released about the band’s legendary April 18th, 1998 concert, during which 100,000 fans took over the streets of Athens. Titled Widespread Panic In The Streets Of Athens, Georgia, author Gordon Lamb details the southern jam band’s free, outdoor album release party for their debut live album, Light Fuse Get Away. Originally predicted to pull a crowd of 20,000 people, the show blew up, with fans flocking to Athens, Georgia, at rates five-times bigger than initially expected. The April 18th, 1998 concert still holds the record for the world’s largest record release party to this day.As noted by the book’s description on the University of Georgia Press website:Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia places readers at the historic event, using in-depth investigation and interviews with the band, city officials, and “Spread Heads” who were there. Told as much as possible in real time, music journalist Gordon Lamb’s narrative takes the reader from conception to aftermath and uncovers the local controversies and efforts that nearly stopped the show from happening altogether.This deeply researched and richly sourced book follows every stage of the concert’s development from the spark of an idea to approximately one hundred thousand people from all over the world packing the streets of a legendary music town. Taking us back to 1990s Athens through vibrant, on-the-scene writing, Lamb gives us the story of a band on the verge of greatness and a town reckoning with its significant place in music history.Gordon Lamb’s new book reflecting on the iconic moment in Widespread Panic history will be released a few days ahead of the show’s 20th anniversary, on April 15th, 2018. You can pre-order the Widespread Panic book on University of Georgia Press’s website here.[H/T – JamBase]
January 26, 2021
The Le Mans doors, once the entrance to Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s, will be repaired and placed in the parlor of Haggar Hall.A new set of doors will welcome students and faculty this semester in Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s. Notre Dame alum Robert O’Grady and his wife Beverly, a graduate of Saint Mary’s, donated the doors.Special assistant to the SMC president Susan Dampeer said she worked with the O’Gradys throughout the process of creating the doors.“[Mr. O’Grady] loved Le Mans Hall but was very upset about the condition of our front doors,” Dampeer said. “He and I had talked about doing something about them but then he died unexpectedly. His widow Beverly, who knew about those plans, wanted to complete them in his honor.”Dampeer said Robert O’Grady was born and raised in Argentina. It was there that his family became acquainted with Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., who convinced the O’Grady family to send their son to Notre Dame and their five daughters to Saint Mary’s.Dampeer said O’Grady was a Renaissance man with an extensive knowledge of art. He and his wife were donors to both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame, particularly to projects at the Snite Museum.A valued tradition for Saint Mary’s graduates is exiting Le Mans through the front doors at the beginning of the graduation ceremony, Dampeer said. O’Grady especially wanted the doors to shine during that important occasion for the graduates. Senior Kelsie Plesac was excited to hear about the new doors for commencement.“I think it is a very nice indicator of the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s family, that this is something [O’Grady] felt he needed to do for Saint Mary’s students,” Plesac said.The old Le Mans doors were original to the building and had been in use since 1925.“Weather had taken a major toll on them and they could not be repaired adequately for outdoor use,” Dampeer said. “The old doors are being repaired and we hope to put them in Haggar Hall in the parlor if they can be retrofitted for that space.”The new doors were hand-carved by Verlin Miller, a local woodworker who has restored doors for Notre Dame in the past. Susan Dampeer said the new doors were constructed in the exact same way as the old doors were in 1925 — by hand and with the same tools.“The building has an old look to it, so an exact replica is nice because it doesn’t take away from the character of the building,” Plesac said. “It just revamps it.”Beverly O’Grady resides in New York and will be returning to Saint Mary’s in April to see the doors for the first time, Dampeer said. Caitlyn Jordan | The Observer The Le Mans doors, once the entrance to Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s, will be repaired and placed in the parlor of Haggar Hall. Tags: Beverly O’Grady, Doors, Le Mans, Le Mans Hall, renovation, Robert O’Grady, saint mary’s, Susan Dampeer, Verlin Miller
December 20, 2020
The number 10 shirt of the Brazilian military has a history in football. No less than Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, put it on. In the 5th Military World Games, played in Rio de Janeiro, the man that has the honor and challenge to wear it is Sergeant Fabio Augusto de Castro. At 39, he has plenty of experience to accept the challenge. As a kid he, played football. In 1993, at age 19, he joined the professional club team of Flamengo alongside the likes of international stars Djalminha and Marcelinho Carioca. After three years at the Rio club, he went on to other big Brazilian clubs such as Atletico Mineiro, Botafogo and Corinthians, in addition to playing abroad in Europe in Russia and Sweden. In 2009, after returning from Scandinavia, Fabio Augusto joined the military and has since represented his country in football. Wearing the number 10 shirt for the Brazilian military doesn’t add any additional pressure. “It’s because I do not have to compare myself with Pelé He is the greatest and I’m just someone here to help the team win the gold,” said Fabio Augusto, who started in the first two matches for Brazil against Algeria and Suriname. Changes Two years into his Army career, Fabio Augusto sees clear differences between that of a professional football player and a soldier. “When I played, I used to get someone to fix my equipment. Here, in the Army, I have to do it myself. These are things I’m still getting used to, but its ok,” he said. In addition, team spirit is also highlighted. “There is no ego on the team. Everybody talks to everybody,”said Fabio Augusto. And what of Pelé? The Soldier became Nascimento Pele in 1959, when he turned 18. He was called up to represent Brazil in the South American Military Championships with other military members of the Sixth Motorized Coastal Artillery Group. With Pelé, the group was crowned champions. In the championship game, Brazil faced Argentina and won 2 to 1, giving Pele another win on his resume. By Dialogo July 19, 2011
October 19, 2020
The Vatican said Tuesday it was closing Saint Peter’s Square and its main basilica to tourists — but not the faithful — as part of a broader clampdown to curb the coronavirus The Holy See said the measures will remain in place until April 3 “to halt the spread of the coronavirus”.The announcement sparked a wave of confusion because churches are supposed to remain open across Italy as a whole during the country’s month-long ban on public gatherings. Pope Francis himself was forced to break with centuries of tradition and deliver his Sunday Angelus Prayer via livestream instead of from his Vatican window to limit crowds on Saint Peter’s Square.Saint Peter’s basilica is one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. Its dome — the tallest in the world — soars over Rome and is visible across the Italian capital.It is filled with frescos and statues by great Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo. ‘Go out and see’ The 83-old-pontiff is still recovering from a cold he developed about two weeks ago.He spoke with a slight rasp in on Tuesday during a morning prayer in which he urged priests across the world to go out and meet those suffering from the new disease.”Let us pray to the Lord also for our priests, may they have the courage to go out and see the sick, bringing them the strength of the word of God and the Eucharist, and accompany health workers and volunteers in the work they do,” the pope said a video from his residence in the Vatican.He bowed carefully and gingerly kissed the bible before delivering the prayer.”Let us continue to pray together for the sick, the health workers, so many people who are suffering because of this epidemic,” he said.The Argentine-born pope has enjoyed a life of good health and follows a rigorous schedule despite having a part of a lung removed when he was young.His unusual absence during the coronavirus scare prompted immediate speculation that he had contracted COVID-19.A newspaper reported last week that the pope had been tested for the virus but was not infected.The Vatican neither confirmed nor denied the report.Topics : A Vatican source later clarified to AFP that anyone who expresses a wish to pray at the basilica can still pass through the police barrier and walk onto the main square.Italy’s new nationwide restrictions on social events and travel are designed to curb the spread of a disease that has killed 631 and infected 10,149 in just over two weeks.The Vatican has so far officially confirmed one case of the COVID-19 disease caused by the new virus that was detected in a person who was using one of its public pharmacies.It was also awaiting the results of a second person who came in contact with a virus carrier at an event organised by the Vatican at the start of the month.
September 28, 2020
Inside the home at 126 Griffith Rd, Newport. Picture: Supplied. Set across two levels, the home has open-plan living, a central kitchen looking out across the alfresco area and canals, and a built-in bar with water views. Upstairs, the main bedroom has an ensuite and overlooks the canal, while the remaining three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. Outside there is an inground swimming pool with separate spa area, a covered entertaining area and plenty of space in the fenced backyard. The property at 126 Griffith Rd, Newport. Picture: Supplied. THIS canal home offers comfortable living and a relaxed lifestyle on the water. The four-bedroom property at 126 Griffith Rd, Newport is on a 968sq m block at the end of a deep water, high mast canal. Owners Helen and Forrester Grayson have loved calling the property home for almost 17 years, but they are ready to downsize. “The children have moved out and there’s just the two of us now, so it is time,” Mrs Grayson said. The view from 126 Griffith Rd, Newport. Picture: Supplied. The property comes with a triple garage with drive-through bay and additional space for the boat or caravan. Mrs Grayson said the home was in a peaceful neighbourhood with a park on one side and a larger park across the road. “We get spectacular sunsets from the end of the canal here. We can watch the sun set over the mountains,” she said. The property is on the market through Clinton Viertel of Belle Property Redcliffe for offers over $999,000. The home at 126 Griffith Rd, Newport. Picture: Supplied. The couple said the home had offered a great lifestyle for their family of four. “It’s an ideal home for entertaining because of the space outside near the pool and the entraining area overlooking the canal,” Mrs Grayson said. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“It’s a very comfortable home with plenty of room, and we’re very close to the water so it’s easy to go for walks morning and night along the waterfront. “We used to have a boat and a tinny and I now regularly take the kayak straight out into the canal and I can even go out to the bay.”
September 24, 2020
The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters blanked The Greensburg Lady Pirates 5-0 in Varsity Tennis play.The OA JV winners for OA: Sarah Preston, Claire Hollingsworth (2 matches), Stephanie Gray, and Samantha Sheets.‘We’re off to a good start at 3-0, but we have lots of work to get better at every position. I’m really proud of our senior group so far. With the exception of Anya Smith, every player is in a new position this year so it will take us a few weeks to settle in.’ Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.
September 20, 2020
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: He wins gold and also shattered the junior national record but still Assam’s weightlifter Gulap Gogoi is not happy with his performance. Gogoi feels he is capable to perform much better than he did today.Gulap broke the junior national record (clean and jerk score and total score) in the 81kg category of U-21 men event. He recorded a snatch score of 120 and a clean and jerk score of 155 on way to win gold with a total score of 275.Talking to the media persons after today’s event Gulap hails from Dibrugarh, said,“ Winning a gold medal with the new record is a nice feeling but I feel I should’ve done better.”.The weightlifter, joined the game in 2014, is currently practicing for the trials for the forthcoming Junior Commonwealth Championship which will be held in February.The secretary of the Assam Weightlifting Association Bhabajyoti Goswami today congratulates Gulap for his record-breaking performance. Talking to The Sentinel Goswami said, “He made a good show and this performance will boost his confidence level further.”Goswami is also happy with the performance of State weightlifters in the Games. “We have won eight medals which included 3 gold and 3 silvers. So I can say weightlifting has a good future in Assam and we are capable to produce Olympian in this game.”Also Read: Gulap Gogoi lifts gold with new national record at Khelo India Games Also Watch: Vivekanada Civil Service Academy inaugurated on Monday in Guwahati