Formula 5 Announces “Widespread’s Dead” Fall Tour, Shares Cover Of Panic’s “Greta” [Watch]

first_imgComing off a fiery hot summer, Upstate New York-based jam quartet, Formula 5, has announced plans to hit the road this fall. Formula 5 will kick off their fall tour September 11th at Hilton Head Island, SC’s Beach House Resort, with 24 shows stretching from the Northeast to the Rocky Mountains with a swing through the South. The psychedelic rockers will be performing their special ‘Widespread’s Dead’ sets at select shows. Formula 5 will also make festival appearances at Resonance Music Festival, The Heap Music Festival and Mustang Rock and Roast Music Festival, on a nationwide tour that will bring the band to 12 states, including new destinations and familiar haunts.At shows starting in Hilton Head, SC through Denver, CO’s Your Mom’s House, the evening will feature a set of Formula 5’s ‘Widespread’s Dead,’ a unique tribute experience that will feature a mix of songs from Widespread Panic and the Grateful Dead. The band will treat fans with a special set of intertwining the Dead and Panic catalogs, while sprinkling in their own skillful improvisation.Guitarist Joe Davis explains,We loved playing Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band and The Band in recent years and thought it would be fun to add some Widespread Panic into the mix, especially because a lot of bands from where we come from don’t cover Panic. We are big Panic fans but we don’t get to see a lot of Panic up here. The music is just a very different pace then what we are used to as longtime Phish fans.Listen to Formula 5 cover Widespread Panic’s “Greta” below.Formula 5 – “Greta” (Widespread Panic Cover)[Video: Formula 5 by F. Cavone Productions]For a full list of Formula 5’s upcoming tour dates and tickets, head to the band’s website.Formula 5 2018 Fall TourSept 11 Beach House Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC*Sept 12 Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC*Sept 13 Gottrocks, Greenville, SC*Sept 14 Funkatorium, Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC*Sept 15 Barrelhouse South, Savannah, GA*#Sept 16 Pawley’s Island Tavern, Pawley’s Island, SC*Sept 17 Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TN*Sept 18 Nowhere Bar, Athens, GA*Sept 21 Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, Franklin, NC*Sept 23 Resonance Music Festival, Thornville, OH*Oct 11 Doc Taylor’s, Virginia Beach, VA*Oct 12 The Heap Music Festival, Snow Camp, NC*Oct 14 Mustang Rock and Roast Music Festival, Corolla, NC*Oct 25 Flour City Station, Rochester, NY*Oct 31 Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale, MI*Nov 1 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH*Nov 2 Octave, Covington, KY*Nov 3 Lamasco, Evansville, IN*Nov 8 The Lazy Dog, Boulder, CO*Nov 9 Old Town Pub, Steamboat Springs, CO*Nov 10 Your Mom’s House, Denver, CO*Nov 29 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY%Nov 30 Triumph Brewing, New Hope, PADec 1 B.R.Y.A.C., Bridgeport, CTDec 7 Nectar’s, Burlington, VT&Dec 8 Snug Harbor, New Paltz, NY* Widespread’s Dead set# with The Groove Orient% with Cousin Earth& H.O.R.D.E. Tribute with Doctor Rick and Melting NomadsView Upcoming Fall Tour Dateslast_img read more

Five easy steps

first_imgBy Paul A. ThomasUniversity of GeorgiaFour straight years of drought dashed hopes for many a Georgiaflower bed. And last year’s rainy start turned dry in the end,fading late-summer colors as if to add insult to injury. What’s agardener to do?Your colorful flower bed can use the barest minimum of water andstill be the envy of the neighborhood. However, you’ll have toupgrade the way you’ve been gardening a bit.Step 1. There is no downside toadding organic matter to native soils. Try tilling in 4 to 6inches of it and leveling the soil without compacting it. Thiswill help the soil hold water without getting mushy in wetweather.Step 2. Start with plants thatdon’t require a lot of water. You’ll save water. And you’ll saveyourself a lot of time in the garden.Lantana, Celosia, Tithonia, Melampodium, Gomphrena, Dusty Miller,Vinca and old-timey petunias are some of the many annuals that,once established, require much less water than most. Avoid NewGuinea impatiens, hybrid petunias, salvias, torenias, ageratumsand marigolds.Plant as early as you can, too, after the last chance of frost.The more cool weather annuals have to develop roots, the betterthey can withstand dry times.Step 3. Use drip irrigation. Withwater dripping slowly rather than spraying out all over theplace, the water savings are significant. It’s efficient, becauseyou put the water only where it’s needed, and very little is lostto evaporation, assuming you cover the drip line with mulch.Compared to automated sprinkler systems, it’s cheap, too.It’s not that hard to install, either. You need only some driptape, several “y” adapters to take off drip lines from the maingarden hose and the patience to spread the tape out just afteryou transplant your bedding plants.Most hardware stores, garden centers or irrigation supply dealerswill have the hardware and will probably explain how to do this.Step 4. Add more pine straw thanyou may have used in past years. If you hand-place the strawbetween the bedding plants so as not to cover them up, a 4- to5-inch layer will greatly lower your water use. That much pinestraw does two vital things.First, it cuts down on the heat from the sun, allowing the soilto be several degrees cooler. This, in turn, lets the plants useless sugars at night, saving that food for more flowers andgrowth.Second, it keeps the wind from pulling moisture out of the soil.Less heat and less wind means less evaporation. So the water youapply with drip irrigation lasts longer.Step 5. Let the annuals dry outjust a bit before watering. Don’t water every day, or even everyday you can during water restrictions. Let the plants work fortheir water by growing roots deeper in the ground.Each time you water, irrigate long enough to saturate the soilthoroughly. Then let the entire bed go dry. Let the plants get tothe point that the new growth begins to flag or droop in theafternoon.As the plants get older and more established, this slight wiltingwill take many more days to happen than newly planted annuals.The bottom line is that you’ll be watering less often, even assummer heat chugs on.This procedure has worked well for commercial landscapers inAtlanta for the past 15 years. It has been proven to reduce waterloss by as much as 30 percent.It may take another hour to set up. But the reward is havingbeautiful flowers in dry, hot weather without spending yourevenings after work watering your flower beds or sadly watchingthem perish in the heat.(Paul Thomas is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

Fans get first look at UW

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoThe Wisconsin football team has had 14 practices this spring. Fourteen times they’ve suited up and showed their coaches what they can bring to the table come fall.No. 15 will be a little different.Saturday at 1:00 p.m. the Badgers will walk onto the field of Camp Randall Stadium for the final time this spring. This time, it will be in front of thousands of fans for the annual spring football game.“I’m excited. It’s fun,” fullback Chris Pressley said. “But it’s just another practice to get better. Obviously a lot of fans are going to be there, but really we look at it as the last time we have pads on before camp. It’s fun for our family and fans to see what we’ve been working on. It’s something just to get us a head start.“I just want to go out there and be sound, be consistent,” Pressley continued. “This is the last look the coaches are going to get, so I got to keep a fresh taste in their mouths. We just got to go out and execute and play football and have fun with it.”For senior quarterback Allan Evridge, this is the last go-around for his collegiate career. He knows that all eyes will be on his No. 4 as Badger fans will be anxious to see what the new signal caller has to offer.“Any time you get out there and play with the guys, it’s fun,” Evridge said. “Hopefully the weather holds up, and we get a lot of fans out there. It will be the culmination of a long, nice spring.”“I just want to go out there, take it as another advantage to get more repetitions with the offense, trying to get the timing with the guys, just continue to improve and get better — that’s my ultimate goal. Take advantage of every rep I can get and get as much under my belt as I can before fall.”That said, there should be plenty of excitement on the field Saturday.“[Our talents don’t] mean anything unless we go out and use it,” Pressley said. “Right now it looks good on paper, but until we go out there and do what everyone’s expecting us to do, it doesn’t mean anything, so we’ve just got to stay humble and realize that this is what we got, but we’ve got to get better.”Although the players are excited to showcase their talents in front of the Badger faithful, the coaches are looking at Saturday’s game as just another practice.“The spring game is only one of 15 practices,” offensive coordinator Paul Chryst said. “My expectations are that they’re better in practice 15 than they were in practice 14 and right down the line. The spring game is not a big deal. The big deal is that it’s one more chance to practice and get better.”last_img read more

AITEO Cup Roundup: Big Guns Rain Goals On Amateurs

first_imgTwo matches produced 19 goals as the Women’s AITEO Cup entered the Round of 16 on Wednesday with Nigeria Women Premier League sides, Nasarawa Amazons and Rivers Angels, showing their weaker opponents no mercy.The massacre began in Abuja where Nasarawa Amazons literarily enjoyed Beautiful Tours for lunch with a thoroughly emphatic 10-0 scoreline – five goals in each half.Defending Champions Rivers Angels then pounced on Ben Women FC at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt beating them by nine goals to nothing.Amarachi Ojinma helped herself to four goals, Rafiat Sule got a brace, while Amanda Mbandi, Patience Kalu, and Mabel Effiom also registered their names on the score sheet with one goal each.Nasarawa Amazons and Rivers Angels have booked their place in the Quarter finals of this year’s AITEO Cup alongside Confluence Queens and Edo Queens who also emerged victorious in their respective fixtures.The standout fixture of the Round of 16 between Sunshine Queens and Bayelsa Queens in Akure ended goalless. Hence there will be a replay in Nembe on the 16th of September.There are three other draws which require replays as well.The Osogbo Township Stadium saw Osun Babes force their visitors, Ibom Angels to a 1-1 draw. After a goalless first half, Bidemi Ibe put Ibom Angels in the lead in the 47th minute but the goal was cancelled in the 69th minute by Abiodun Adebayo from the penalty spot.In Calabar, Pelican Stars held FC Robo Queens to a 1-1 draw while in Ogbomoso, Jokodolu Babes shared the spoils with Abia Angels in a barren affair.AITEO Cup Round of 16 ResultsPelican Stars 1-1 FC Robo QueensConfluence Queens 3-0 Sure BabesBayelsa Queens Feeders 1-3 Edo QueensRivers Angels 9-0 Ben Women FCSunshine Queens 0-0 Bayelsa QueensBeautiful Tours 0-10 Nasarawa AmazonsJokodolu Babes 0-0 Abia AngelsOsun Babes 1-1 Ibom AngelsMATCHES TO BE REPLAYED (SATURDAY, 16TH SEPTEMBER)FC Robo Queens Vs Pelican Stars – Legacy Pitch, Surulere, LagosBayelsa Queens Vs Sunshine Queens – Nembe StadiumAbia Angels Vs Jokodolu Babes – Umuahia Township StadiumIbom Angels Vs Osun Babes – Uyo Township StadiumRelatedlast_img read more