Foo Fighters Break Hiatus To Perform Secret Show With Perry Farrell, Stewart Copeland, & More [Watch]

first_imgBack in March, iconic rock band Foo Fighters confirmed rumors that they would be taking a hiatus. No one could fault them for taking some time off after their lengthy world tour in support of their album Sonic Highways. However, people usually think of a hiatus as stretching over a long period of time. For the Foo’s, a few months off the road was long enough, as they returned to the stage last weekend at a benefit concert.The show, which was a “secret” show to raise money for local Los Angeles schools, featured the Foo’s as the house band, performing a mix of their own material and covers with the help of a ton of special guests. The Police/Oysterhead drummer Stewart Copeland made an appearance, singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb performed a few tracks, Perry Farrell performed a couple of Jane’s Addiction songs, Sammy Hagar helped out with a couple of covers, Jason Bonham added drums on a few Led Zeppelin songs, and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols guested on a few tracks. The night seemed to take on a party atmosphere, with musicians rotating on and off the stage at a seemingly endless clip.Bonham shared some video on his Facebook page of him, Foo Fighters, and Hagar performing Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll”, which you can view below.See below for the evening’s full set list.Learn to Fly, My Hero, Stay (I Missed You)*, Moonage Daydream*, Times Like These, Bodies**, Silly Thing **, Stay With Me**, All My Life, Excesses***, Message in a Bottle***, Everlong, Monkey Wrench, I Can’t Drive 55****, Finish What Ya Started****, Rock and Roll****, Miss You#, Been Caught Stealing##, Time Is on My Side##, Had a Dad##, Best of You, Detroit Rock City###, Do You Love Me###, I Was Made for Lovin’ You###, Whole Lotta Love / Rock and Roll###*w/ Lisa Loeb**w/ Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols***w/ Stewart Copeland of The Police/Oysterhead****w/ Sammy Hagar#w/ Jeff Probst##w/ Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction###w. Paul Stanley of KISS[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

String Cheese Incident Jams With The Floozies, Debuts New Talking Heads Cover [Watch]

first_imgOn the second night of their three night New Year’s run at Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center, The String Cheese Incident came out firing on all cylinders. After an opening set by the brotherly duo The Floozies, which showcased some straight up funk with some serious electronic leanings, the CO-based act left it all out on the table for those in attendance.Keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth may have broken his wrist over the last few days, but as evidenced during the “One Step Closer” opening, you wouldn’t have noticed a thing. The group immediately went into the fairly new song “Hi Ho No Show” which showcased some vintage Cheese early on in the set, foretelling of things to come as the night rolled on.Watch “One Step Closer” below, courtesy of The String Cheese Incident.“Dijbouti Bump” led into a debut cover of the Talking Heads‘ “Nothing But Flowers” from the band’s 1988 album Naked, a song that fits the SCI repertoire perfectly. “Shine” was the right choice to end the first set, as the song is the quintessential Cheese song, down to its core, front to back, showcasing an uncanny synergy amongst each band member and their ability to elevate a room to next level heights.After a brief set break, SCI opened the second set with a solid “Valley of the Jig” that featured brothers Matt and Mark Hill of The Floozies on guitar and percussion, respectively, letting things open up and getting the dance party started once again. “Come As You Are” may very well have been the MVP song of the evening, as Hollingsworth toyed with the crowd with his one-handed stylee, due to his dealing with a broken left wrist.Watch “Valley of the Jig” below, courtesy of The String Cheese Incident.2001’s Outside and Inside number “Sing a New Song” featured Billy Nershi giving his best Western-style leads with the perfect amount of twang to pique our interests. Quite possibly the best performed song of the weekend, thus far. “Land’s End > Glory Chords” featured a righteous groove from Michael Travis and Jason Hann, while Michael Kang took things to a whole other level on the mandolin. “Let’s Go Outside” kept things rolling along, and “Restless Wind” ended the second set in proper fashion, as everyone in attendance responded with plenty of vigor.Cheese has an innate ability to make certain cover songs entirely their own, and the encore of Peter Gabriel‘s “Shakin’ The Tree” was no exception, as SCI completely owned it. If last night was any indication, the group’s New Year’s Eve celebration is going to be something very special this evening.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | 1STBANK Center | Broomfield, CO | 12/30/16Set 1: One Step Closer, Hi Ho No Show, Until The Music’s Over, These Waves> Djibouti Bump> Nothing But Flowers1, ShineSet 2: Valley of The Jig, Come As You Are, Sing a New Song, Falling Through the Cracks> Land’s End > Glory Chords, Let’s Go Outside, Restless WindEncore: Shakin’ The Tree1 First time played, Talking Heads cover[Thanks to Chris Hermann for the setlist]last_img read more

Sam Bush Joins Greensky Bluegrass in Nashville [Watch]

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass will continue their tour on Wednesday, January 24th when they head to The Egg in Albany, NY.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Marathon Music Works | Nashville, TN | 1/20/18 |Set 1: No Idea, Living Over, In Control, Cold Feet, Airmail Special, Before Bring Out Your Dead> Bring Out Your Dead, Fo Sho, Uh Huh1, Demons1, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley 1, Train Junkie1Set 2: The Four, The Radio Blues, Fo Sho, Uh Huh> Who Is Frederico?2, Burn Them2, Through the Trees, Miss September, Kerosene> When I Get My Hands on You, Leap YearEncore: Gimme Some Lovinw/ Sam Bushw/ Billy Strings[Photo: Screengrab from Jessica Hopper’s YouTube] Progressive bluegrass pioneer Sam Bush joined one of the genre’s most popular acts, Greensky Bluegrass, when the group rolled through his hometown of Nashville last night. Bush got the chance to play both fiddle and mandolin when he took the stage for “Fo Sho, Uh Huh”, “Demons,” the funky Robert Palmer classic (and Phish favorite) “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley”, and “Train Junkie” to close out the band’s first set at Marathon Music Works.Bluegrass guitar phenom Billy Strings, who has been opening for Greensky Bluegrass throughout their current tour, also sat in with the group for “Who Is Frederico?” and “Burn Them” during the second set.“Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley”[Video: Jessica Hopper ]Soloing on “Train Junkie”last_img read more

Shock amid the service

first_imgGrants, N.M., is a small city just east of the Continental Divide. Its population is roughly equal to that of Harvard College and its per capita income — about $14,000 — would buy two semesters of room and board.Last month, Grants was home base for 10 undergraduates on a service trip sponsored by the Phillips Brooks House Association.The students, working with two Ohio medical volunteers, did child health surveys at Head Start Program operations in one corner of the vast Navajo Nation tribal area. Taking yearly measures of vision, hearing, blood pressure, height, weight, and other factors is required to maintain federal funding.During the 10-day trip, students also delivered firewood and food to elderly Navajo in remote parts of the reservation. (One of them was Joe Vandever, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers from World War II.) The deliveries, guided by employees of the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School in Thoreau, N.M, meant navigating unpaved muddy roads in two borrowed Ford Expeditions.The vehicles turned into unmarked canyons and skidded up mountain heights to reach homes that were often just battered trailers or hogans with slumping roofs and broken windows.“It was very tough to see, “ said Shalini Pammal ’13, whose only other experience with poverty had been as a high school volunteer at a charity hospital in India. “It’s something you really can’t prepare yourself for. At Harvard, we are so blessed.”She helped deliver firewood to an elderly woman on dialysis, and to an old man who spent his days sitting in his truck reading the Bible. “His faith was all he had left,” said Pammal, who plans on a career combining medicine and social justice.Friends were shocked to hear of Third World poverty in a corner of America, said Sesheta Mwanza ’13. “They don’t have to go abroad to see social injustice.”The trip inspired the film and video concentrator in the Visual and Environmental Studies program to make a documentary. The Navajo Nation is a place no one ever really sees, said Mwanza, and its poverty (and dignity) is seldom portrayed in the media.Before going, the students underwent training at the Harvard University Native American Program. It included an overview of the federal Indian Health Service, the current state of Native American health, Navajo culture and language (“ya-at-eeh” is “Hello”), and a look at weather in that dry corner of New Mexico, where winter temperatures can dip below zero.Executive Director Shelly Lowe, a Navajo, said knowledge and cultural respect are vital before taking such trips. “They can have practical value if the students are adequately prepared.”Undergraduates also remarked on the dramatic desert landscape of mesas and mountains — “a maze that was created by a divine power,” said Mwanza.“People who live in this region get to witness this beauty,” she said, but at the same time find it hard to obtain enough food and potable water, or a good education.“There’s a lot of hard stuff to see there,” said Amanda Gokee ’14, a Native American who grew up in Vermont, but who before New Mexico had never witnessed reservation poverty. She called it her “first experience with the Third World.”That included some of the four Head Start locations the Harvard team visited. Some were “pretty bare,” said Gokee — little more than “a small room, a bathroom, and a hallway.”But at the same time, she was moved by the resilience and dignity of the Navajo and by the energy and happiness of the children. “They’re still kids . . .  still running around and smiling,” said Gokee. “It gave me a lot of hope.”last_img read more

Christian Slater Reviews Heathers Musical!

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 Related Shows Heathers: The Musical View Comments Heathers film star Christian Slater stepped in as a co-host on The Today Show April 3 and mentioned that he had just caught a performance of the off-Broadway tuner based on the cult movie. What did he think? He admitted that it was weird “seeing another guy up there in the black jacket, playing that part. There were parts of me that wanted to run up on the stage.” He did, however, find the show “adorable.” We’re not sure if “adorable” is the word we would use to describe a musical with a sex scene to one-up Spring Awakening and a line about doing a certain unmentionable with a chainsaw, but we would, like, totally wig out if you crashed the stage! Take a look at the clip below.last_img read more

Stage Faves (But Not Woods) Win Big at the Golden Globes

first_img View Comments After accepting the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Drama for portraying Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne can now display a Golden Globe next to his Tony and Olivier. The English actor received his stage accolades in 2010 for Red. Fellow Broadway alums Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons also took home awards for Still Alice and Whiplash, respectively. Additional names familiar to the theater community to win TV awards included Oscar and Tony winner Kevin Spacey, who took home the award for House of Cards (his second nomination and first win for the role of Francis Underwood), Broadway alum Jeffrey Tambor, who dedicated his win for Transparent to the transgender community and Matt Bomer, who won for his performance in the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. Two Broadway newcomers this season took home their first Golden Globe Award: Maggie Gyllenhaal, who made her Great White Way debut this fall in The Real Thing, won for her performance in the British miniseries The Honorable Woman, and Ruth Wilson, who is currently starring in Constellations opposite Maggie’s brother Jake, was recognized for her performance in the Showtime drama The Affair. Jake was nominated last night for Nightcrawler. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association historically throws Globes at movie musicals, but Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of Into the Woods received no such love. The flick lost Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical to The Grand Budapest Hotel. Its two nominated performers, Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep, lost their respective categories to Amy Adams (who, coincidentally, played the Baker’s Wife in the 2012 Shakespeare in the Park production) and Patricia Arquette, respectively.center_img Also losing to The Grand Budapest Hotel was the Broadway-centric Birdman. The film, however, did take home two awards: for its headliner Michael Keaton, as well as for Best Screenplay. Among the screenwriters for it are Alexander Dinelaris, bookwriter and lyricist for the off-Broadway cult favorite Zanna, Don’t!. Dinelaris will also pen the book for the upcoming Gloria and Emilio Estefan tuner On Your Feet!. Tony winners and Broadway alums dominated the 72nd annual Golden Globes on January 11. Actors with current, recent and not-so-recent turns on the Great White Way accepted awards for performances on the big and small screen, while a certain Sondheim tuner was cursed with a shutout. Click here for a complete list of winners. Congrats to all!last_img read more

Harnessing the power of deposits

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Realize it or not, there is an entire generation that only knows extremely low interest rates on loans. That same generation also only knows near-zero deposit dividend rates. This may present a unique challenge for a financial institution that needs to raise loan rates if they’re forced to raise cost of funds.As the graph shows, over the past decade, credit union deposits have skyrocketed. While this may seem like fantastic news, (an abundant, inexpensive resource that generates income), there’s risk if these deposits become unstable.Changing demographics presents a significant risk. Medical advancements and better quality of life have improved mortality rates over the past few decades. However, the outlook for longer life expectancies was slightly optimistic. Updates in the last two years have pulled down companies’ estimates of what they’ll owe future retirees, because life expectancies have fallen. This may also reduce projected retiree deposits at your credit union. continue reading »last_img read more

U.S. allows emergency use of Eli Lilly’s Covid antibody therapy

first_imgThe company has said it plans to pursue a similar authorization in November for its two-antibody cocktail, which it described as having helped reduce viral levels even more than the single-antibody treatment.Both treatments are monoclonal antibodies – a widely used class of biotech drugs that are manufactured copies of antibodies created by the human body to fight infections.Lilly expects to supply as many as one million doses of the single-antibody therapy in the fourth quarter, with 100,000 doses available in October. It struck a $1,250 per dose deal with the U.S. government and plans to sell to other countries.Shares of the Indianapolis drugmaker, which closed little changed at $142.33 in regular trading, were up 3.6% after hours.Several other drugmakers, including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, are testing antibody treatments for Covid-19.Regeneron’s antibody treatment was given to Trump after he caught the virus in early October. The nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said it likely contributed to his recovery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized emergency use of Eli Lilly‘s experimental Covid-19 antibody treatment for non-hospitalized patients older than 65 or who have certain chronic medical conditions.The FDA said its emergency use authorization (EUA) was based on clinical trials showing that the treatment, bamlanivimab, reduced the need for hospitalization or emergency room visits in Covid-19 patients at high risk of disease progression.It can now be used for treating mild-to-moderate Covid-19 in adults and pediatric patients over the age of 12, the FDA said.- Advertisement – An Eli Lilly & Co. logo is seen on the cap of a pill bottle in this arranged photograph at a pharmacy in Princeton, Illinois.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images – Advertisement –center_img The antibody is not authorized for patients who are hospitalized due to Covid-19 or require oxygen therapy due to Covid-19. The FDA said the drug, which U.S. President Donald Trump has praised, had not been shown to benefit such patients and could worsen their clinical status.A U.S. government-sponsored study of the treatment in hospitalized Covid-19 patients was recently abandoned because the treatment was not shown to be helping.In early October, Eli Lilly requested EUA for its single-antibody therapy. Results from a study of 452 patients with mild-to-moderate Covid-19 published in a peer-reviewed journal in late October found that 1.6% of those who got the antibody infusion had to be hospitalized or required an emergency room visit, compared with 6.3% of those who received a placebo.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Hounslow/Heathrow industrial: West London all spaced out

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Governor and First Lady Wolf’s Philly Favorites

first_imgZahavZahav, located at 237 St. James Place, serves modern Israeli cuisine and is owned by Chef Michael Solomonov, winner of the 2011 James Beard Award for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic,” and the 2014, National Chef of the Year by Eater. We love all of the food here, so we usually get the Tayim tasting menu so we can try a little bit of everything.RelishRelish, located on Ogontz Avenue in Northwest Philadelphia, is one of our favorite spots for dinner because of the contemporary, homestyle southern cuisine and the outstanding jazz music. All of the entrees are delicious, but we always make sure to get an order of the 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese.Ristorante La BucaRistorante La Buca is italian dining at its finest. After a long week at the capitol or on the road throughout the commonwealth, we love to break bread with friends over a glass of wine at this cozy neighborhood spot. Their fresh seafood dishes are not to be missed and also try out the veal fiorentina and minestrone soup.Zinc BistroWe can’t stop at Zinc Bistro without getting the steak frites! French chef and owner Olivier Desaintmartin’s opened this Parisian restaurant in 2007 on South 11th street. The authentic French cuisine can be attributed to Chef Desaintmartin’s studies at the hotel school in Paris and work with world renowned chefs in France.Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden was opened by Aimee Olexy in collaboration with Stephen Starr in April 2011 and is one of the most charming spots in the city. We love the Lancaster county free range roasted chicken and the split pea soup, but since their menu is seasonal, you may have to try one of their newest creations which will no doubt be just as delicious.Hot Dog Cart on SansomI (Tom) highly recommend the hot dog stand on the corner of Sansom and Broad street. When I was running for governor, I’d sneak out of the campaign office and run down the street to this hot dog cart for a quick lunch. My order? A hot dog with mustard and sauerkraut.Attractions July 22, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Governor and First Lady Wolf’s Philly Favorites National Constitution CenterAs history buffs, we love spending time at the National Constitution Center. The Freedom Rising presentation is absolutely phenomenal – completely engaging and very informative. Visitors of all ages will enjoy strolling through Signers’ Hall where you can check out 42 bronze statues of the Founding Fathers. Also, make sure to check out their featured exhibits. Currently, they are running an exhibit called “Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights” where you can see the display of one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights!Washington SquareOn a nice summer day, we love to take a walk through Washington Square and then sit on a shady bench while enjoying an ice cream cone. The park is always bustling with couples having picnics, children playing games, and friends enjoying each other’s company. In the early years of Philadelphia’s history, Washington Square was actually a burial ground. By the early 19th century, however, Washington Square was one of the five city squares that William Penn designated as a public park. It later became home to some of America’s oldest publishing companies.Philadelphia Museum of ArtAs an artist, I (Frances) could spend hours roaming the halls of the Philadelphia Art Museum. In college, I majored in Asian studies at the University of London and we love to stroll through the South Asian Galleries. The museum hosts a world-renowned collection and is so diverse that there will be something that everyone can enjoy. Don’t forget to run the steps like Rocky!Citizens Bank ParkI (Tom) have been a lifelong baseball fan. When I’m home in York county, I enjoy spending time at a hometown York Revolution game. But when I’m in the city of Brotherly Love, catching a Phils game is one of my favorite pastimes. There’s nothing like a good hot dog and watching the Phillies win at home.Race Street PierWhat a place to catch a view of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge! In May of 2011, the new Race Street Pier opened as part of the multi-phase revitalization of the Central Delaware Waterfront. It’s a perfect spot to go for a jog, have a picnic, or relax with friends. We love getting out and seeing the diversity and vibrancy of the city.Ritz at the BourseWe love to catch a great flick! After dining at Zahav, we’ll swing over to Ritz at the Bourse for an evening movie. Recently, we’ve seen Spotlight and Brooklyn, both of which we thought were very deserving of their Oscar nods. We love that the Ritz has a number of independent films that you can’t see at most movie theaters.Joseph Fox BookstopWe’re both voracious readers so a stop at Joseph Fox Bookshop on Sansom Street is one of our favorite ways to spend an afternoon. The staff there is always helpful in giving recommendations and there are endless choices of new literature and nonfiction and old classics. Last time we were there, we picked up The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War by Robert J. Gordon and The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson.   SHARE  TWEET DNC,  The Blog We’re so excited to welcome visitors from all over the United States to Pennsylvania for the Democratic National Convention! With visitors coming from every corner of the country, we’d like to share some of our favorite things to do while we’re in Philadelphia. Here’s a look at some of the best restaurants and attractions in the City of Brotherly Love:Restaurants Read more blog posts on the Democratic National Convention.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more