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

The Comeback Kid!

first_img‘Candy Man’ Hardy makes ring-return against Eric Moon tonightBy Rawle Toney in New YorkWITH the legendary Colin Morgan in his corner, Guyana’s Simeon ‘Candy Man’ Hardy will make a comeback tonight after being away from the sport for approximately two years, when he faces American Eric Moon.The super middleweight fight will take place in Atlanta Georgia, at the famous Buckhead Fight Club.Moon, 26, undefeated in four outings, winning all of his fights by TKO, is said to be one of USA’s up-and-coming fighters.Hardy’s last outing in the ring was against Vito Gasparyan when he suffered a Unanimous Decision loss, despite a good showing against the Armenian.The defeat to Gasparyan was Hardy’s first blemish, which puts his ring-record at 13 wins from 14 outings.Ten of his wins came from knocking his opponents out, using his notorious right hand.The 30-year-old Hardy, who hails from Sophia, is tipped to be Guyana’s next world champion.With constant improvement in the ring since moving to the U.S. he is travelling the path to live up to that expectation.Before migrating, Hardy had kayoed Iwan Azore to win the vacant WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) welterweight title at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Hardy’s last fight in Guyana was against Howard Eastman in 2012 where he picked up a Majority Decision win after out-boxing the former Commonwealth middleweight champion.last_img read more

Sky Betting & Gaming renews long-standing Playtech partnership

first_img Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Sky Betting & Gaming has renewed its partnership with Playtech by agreeing a multi-product deal which extends across Playtech’s dedicated Live Casino environment.The long-standing partnership has facilitated year-on-year growth within gaming, live and bingo verticals at Sky Bet, who recently picked up an inaugural award recognising marketing excellence and innovation across the Playtech Casino network of global licensees.For example, Sky Casino’s main Roulette table showcases an ‘ultra-modern environment’ by integrating digital display around the original cloth design and by including a first-to-market Roulette wheel displaying the revolutions of the ball during each spin.Sky Casino, the first brand to launch a dedicated offering within Playtech’s purpose-built live casino studio in Riga, received the top prize of one month’s exclusivity on a new Playtech game as well as £50,000 in marketing budget contribution.Mor Weizer, CEO of Playtech, said: “Over the years we have developed a fantastic relationship with Richard and his team. We’re delighted Sky Betting & Gaming has signed a long-term, multi-product extension that brings together one of the UK’s best-performing and fastest growing UK sports betting and gaming operators and the industry’s best-performing software and technology supplier.“This not only shows the huge strength our products have, but also the great trust and faith Sky Betting & Gaming has put in Playtech to deliver even greater results than it has already achieved. Sky Betting & Gaming is going from strength-to-strength and together I’m confident we can achieve many more years of great success.”Richard Flint, CEO at Sky Betting & Gaming, added: “I’m delighted with the work that we’ve done with Playtech over the years and this new deal is a key part of our plans for continued growth across our biggest brands.” Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Sharelast_img read more