Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Dweezil Zappa For Debut Frank Zappa Cover At Red Rocks

first_imgFollowing the guitar fireworks that closed set one, Umphrey’s had no choice but to turn it up even more, and that’s what they did. Perhaps their best and truest progressive rock song, “Bridgeless” opened the second set in a huge way, as the song’s first section ended and bled into another progressive masterpiece in “2×2”. After this dream pairing of songs, the band started the funky “Bright Lights, Big City”. The song was was a great change of pace and gave fans a chance to dance after raging so hard to begin the set.Another multi-sectional classic was next, as the familiar percussive intro of “Der Bluten Kat” launched the band into outer space. The song was split into two parts, with an impressive cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s “I’m On Fire” in the middle of the song. After finishing the final section of “DBK”, the band gave fans another chance to dance with the synth-laden “Day Nurse”, which led right into the final section of “Bridgeless” to close out the second set.After a short break, Umphrey’s McGee returned to the stage for a great disco-funk version of “Booth Love,” which took a left turn and transformed into “Miss Tinkles Overture” for a raging conclusion to an excellent night one at Red Rocks. Umphrey’s McGee return to Red Rocks tonight to conclude their run at the famous venue, this time with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead filling the opening slot.Check out the full setlist from Umphrey’s at Red Rocks, as well as photos from Phierce Photo, below.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Red Rocks, Morrison, CO – 7/2/16Set One: Glory > In The Kitchen, Roctopus, Speak Up > Water > Utopian Fir[1] > Muffin Man [2] Set Two: Bridgeless -> 2×2, Bright Lights, Big City, Der Bluten Kat > I’m On Fire > Der Bluten Kat, Day Nurse, BridgelessEncore: Booth Love > Miss Tinkle’s Overture[1] With Dweezil Zappa[2] debut, Frank Zappa cover; with Dweezil Zappa Umphrey’s McGee returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, for what’s becoming a yearly July 4th weekend tradition. Expanding to two nights this year, the progressive jam masters hit the stage in Morrison, CO last night for a show filled with old favorites, new songs, rare covers, and an awesome guest appearance by opening act Dweezil Zappa.Set one opened with a classic pairing of “Glory” into “In The Kitchen.” These two songs have been hallmarks of Umphrey’s catalog for years, and it’s great to see them trot out two of their best live tunes to open such a huge weekend at Red Rocks. Next up was “Roctopus”, which only just debuted at UMBowl this year in Las Vegas during its Raw Stewage segment. After that was “Speak Up”, a relatively new song that only debuted this past New Year’s Eve.Glory/In The KitchenFollowing “Speak Up”, the band transitioned from new to old with a performance of the beloved ballad “Water,” played for only the second time this year. The song led directly into “Utopian Fir,” which is where things really got interesting, as Dweezil Zappa came out and ripped it up with Umphrey’s on the jam launchpad. Umphrey’s McGee, and specifically guitarist Jake Cinninger, are hugely influenced by Frank Zappa, so a guest spot by his virtuoso son is a dream come true. The band and their guest worked their way through the jam, and landed on a wild set-closing debut cover of Dweezil’s Dad’s classic “Muffin Man.”last_img read more

India’s power minister says retiring coal plants will be replaced by renewable energy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:India is planning to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with renewable generating capacity in a bid to cut the nation’s carbon footprint, power minister R. K. Singh said on Tuesday.India is the world’s second largest coal consumer after China, and the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Coal-fired plants currently account for over half its nearly 373 gigawatt (GW) power generating capacity.“Many of those plants are getting retired,” Singh said at an industry event. “Some plants are already retired, and about 29 more plants are going to retire, and all that space will be occupied by renewable energy.”India, which aims to meet 40% of its energy requirement from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030, is targeting 175 GW of renewable-based installed power capacity by 2022.It currently relies on cheaper imports, mainly from China, to meet the bulk of its demand for solar cells and modules. India’s current annual installed and functional manufacturing capacity of solar modules is around 10 GW while that of solar cells is only around 2.5 GW, the minister said.“We plan to raise this capacity to around 25 GW per annum for solar cells and modules in another two years’ time,” he said.[Nidhi Verma and Mayank Bhardwaj]More: India to replace coal fired power plants with renewables – minister India’s power minister says retiring coal plants will be replaced by renewable energylast_img read more

Towns, city deserve fair share of sales tax

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion There’s a real issue this election that the Schenectady County Legislature has truly hoarded a disproportionate share of the sales tax dollars and is shortchanging every town and the city of Schenectady.Every legislator up for election this year has failed the people who have voted them into office with the exception of Glenville Supervisor Chris Koetzle and Councilman Jim Martin — they’re the only ones speaking up. And if we want our fair share, we need to have a clean sweep of the career politicians, especially those who are double-dipping from public dollars on the county payroll.In 2004, Schenectady County sales tax revenues were approximately $48 millio. Since then, these revenues have grown to approximately $98 million. Niskayuna, Glenville, Rotterdam and the city’s share have practically remained stagnant, while these revenues have more than doubled. The bottom line is every local portion of your property tax bill could be reduced by up to 50 percent.Do you want your fair share? Vote Row B and send a message that we are mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore.Peter GuidarelliSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Anderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions As a former Schenectady city councilman and county legislator, I can speak from experience regarding the need for our elected city, town and county officials to fight for the people who elect them into office.last_img read more

Large turnout expected at Guyana Cup horse-race meet

first_img– Over 120 horses confirmed to competeBy Rajiv BisnauthOVER 120 top horses from Guyana,the Caribbean and North America, will be in action today when the tenth annual Guyana Cup horse race meet is staged at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Corentyne, Berbice.Thousands are expected to throng the famous venue for the nine-race meet, which is dubbed the biggest and richest horse-race event in Guyana and the Caribbean.This year, a colossal $30 million in cash incentives and trophies are up for the taking.In an invited comment yesterday, secretary of the Port Mourant Turf Club, Chattergoon Ramnauth, disclosed that all systems are in place for the mega event, which is expected to be a pulsating and action -packed day of racing.Ramnauth pointed out that despite the recent rains, the track is in good condition and some fast times are expected to be recorded in the grand showdown.Apart from the foreign contingent of horses to be on show, several leading jockeys from overseas are also expected to participate,which will add that international flavour to the day’s event.A star-studded field will include a full gate of 16 horses breaking-even in the feature ‘A’ and Lower race, where defending champion, ‘CP Got Even’, will definitely start as favourite. Also, the race has a line-up of pure-class horses, with the likes of Score’s Even.Also set to start are Kings Knight, Just Call Me Boss, Princess She Not, Golden Blue Echo, Spit Fire, Plum Plum, Goodwill Boy, Lady Budapest, Climate Change, Blame the Jockey, Jack in My Style, Because I Say So, Bridal Stone Corner, and the newly-imported Brave Sky, out of the USA.A total of $8 million will be up for grabs in that race which will be run over a distance of 1800 metres.The race for three-year-old horses bred in Guyana and The West Indies is listed as the co-feature event over 1600m.Other races listed on the programme are: the race for two-year-old Guyana-bred horses, the ‘E’ and Lower class, the ‘G’1 and Lower class, and West Indies and Guyana open event. There are two ‘H’class events, with the first listed for ‘H’1 and Lower horses,while the second is for’H’ and Lower Guyana- bred horses and ‘H’3 West Indies-bred maiden and three- year non-earners.The ‘J’class event is now for ‘J’2 horses four years and over,and all ‘L’ class winners four years and over,while the ‘L’ and Lower event is now for maiden horses.Admission is $2000 for adults, while children will pay $1000. The race will be run under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA). Race time is 12:30h.Meanwhile, the Berbice Bridge management informed this publication yesterday that the bridge will be closed today to vehicular traffic from 13:30hrs to 15:00hrs.last_img read more