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

FBI Grateful for Nicaraguan Collaboration to Capture Fugitive

first_img In Washington, Assistant Director Valerie Parlave thanked the Nicaraguan Police and Immigration Service for their cooperation in capturing Eric Justin Toth, the U.S. Embassy in Managua told the press. A court in Columbia, South Carolina requested his capture in 2008, and in April 2012 he was included on the “FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List for 2012,” according to the statement. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) congratulated the Nicaraguan government on April 23 for the “crucial role they played” in capturing one of the agency’s ten most wanted fugitives, according to a statement in Managua. On April 22, Nicaragua deported Toth, a teacher wanted by the FBI for possessing and producing child pornography and child abuse, to the United States. She also assured that the Nicaraguan Police did not claim the $100,000 reward offered by the FBI for his capture, since it was a bilateral cooperation action. Toth was in the FBI’s most wanted list after Osama bin Laden’s death, and was detained on April 20 in the northern Nicaraguan city of Estelí, where he was hiding since October, after entering Nicaragua with a fake passport. center_img Nicaraguan Police Director Aminta Granera told the press that they did not find any evidence proving that Toth perpetrated abuses or produced child pornography in the country, and “a mole under his eye” helped confirm his identity. “His arrest was the result of an exhaustive and well-coordinated investigation” between the FBI, the U.S. Embassy Security Service in Managua, and the Nicaraguan Police, the report said. By Dialogo April 25, 2013 “A recent clue led police authorities to Nicaragua, where Toth was living under an alias” and was found after making a purchase, the report added. last_img read more

Peru’s ginger exports soar during pandemic

first_imgPeru said Wednesday its exports of ginger almost tripled during the coronavirus pandemic, as the spice is seen as a natural immune system booster.Ginger shipments showed “sustained growth of 168 percent in the first quarter” compared to the same period in 2019, the ministry of commerce announced.Most of the exports went to Spain, the Netherlands and the United States. Experts have cautioned there is no definitive evidence that home remedies such as ginger can treat or cure an infection from the novel coronavirus. Ginger is a traditional remedy for colds and influenza in Peru, the world’s fourth-largest exporter after China, Thailand and India. In 2019, it exported 23,400 tons of ginger for $41.5 million.The Andean country has the second highest number of COVID-19 infections in South America after Brazil, with more than 208,000 cases — and the third-highest number of deaths, more than 5,900. Topics :center_img Spanish imports of Peruvian ginger increased more than 500 percent.Ginger, also known as kion in Peru, is rich in antioxidants and has medicinal benefits such as “strengthening the immune system,” the ministry said in a statement.”This last reason is likely to explain the increase in consumption given this pandemic scenario.” Ginger with lemon juice in tea and other hot drinks is one of the most widely cited natural remedies on social media since the pandemic erupted.last_img read more