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

300-plus cars in action on opening day of Super Nationals

first_imgTwo 25-lap qualifiers for the Hobby Stocks and a 25-lapper for the Northern SportMods are also on the Labor Day card. ‘We’ve been racing for 11 or 12 years and we’ve wanted to come to Super Nationals for about 10 years,” added Cory, from nearby Lovington and eligible to qualify for the race of champions. “It would mean a lot for us to make the main event.”  Brothers Cody and Cory Stone made the 1,100-mile tow from New Mexico to compete at Super Nationals for the first time. Both have a pair of Hobby Stock wins on their resume so far this sea­son. (IMCA Photo) One hundred and twenty-two Hobby Stocks vie in 14 heats, 144 Northern SportMods in 20 heats and 35 Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Models in four heats. “We want to make the show, for sure,” said Cody, from Hobbs. “We’ve talked to a couple guys about racing here. They said you’ve got to be aggressive.” BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2) – More than 300 cars in three IMCA divisions see action Monday, open­ing day of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway. They also know what they want to accomplish in heir first trip to America’s Racin’ Vacation. The New Mexico brothers and Hobby Stock drivers know Boone Speedway has a racing surface similar to what they race on weekly, and the banking is comparable to home track Cardinal Speed­way. Both have two feature wins this season. They’re part of a four-car team at home that also in­cludes their father/crew chief Shawn and friend Kevin Griffin. The 50-lap Late Model main event, the 499th in series history, will see the crowning of the first champion of the 37th annual Super Nationals this evening. BOONE, Iowa – Cory and Cody Stone did their homework before travelling 1,100 miles to com­pete at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.last_img read more

Lacey’s Mandatory Odd-Even Watering Schedule Begins June 1

first_imgFacebook58Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyTo reduce peak demand during summer months, the City of Lacey’s mandatory alternate-day watering schedule for yards and outdoor landscapes will begin Friday, June 1, 2018. Alternate-day watering is mandatory for all Lacey water customers during June, July, August, and September.Lacey water customers with addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) may water Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. Those with addresses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, and 8) may water on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Friday is a non-watering day.Scheduled watering applies to grass, annual and perennial ornamental flowerbeds, vegetable gardens, and any other landscaping regularly maintained outside a residence or commercial building. Water used for other purposes such as pools, pressure washing, outdoor potted plants, hanging baskets, and plants stored inside greenhouses are not currently restricted by this policy. Lacey water customers who fail to follow the alternate-day watering schedule will receive two warnings. A third consecutive violation will result in a $125 fine. A fourth consecutive violation will result in a $250 fine and discontinuation of water service.The watering policy allows for limited exemptions (i.e. newly seeded lawns, newly installed landscapes, and publicly owned facilities with active playfields). Customers must contact Lacey Water Resources to get an exemption to the alternate-day watering schedule.In 2006, the Lacey City Council approved the watering policy to reduce peak water demand during the summer. Prior to implementation, Lacey water customers used an average of 12.4 million gallons of water per day with peak days of 17 million gallons during the summer. The alternate-day watering policy has successfully reduced Lacey’s peak water-use days and overall summer water usage even though Lacey’s water utility has increased over 20%. In the summer of 2017, Lacey’s customers used about 13 million gallons of water per day, with a high water use day of 15.1 million gallons.For more information, contact Lacey Water Resources at 360-491-5600, [email protected], or visit ci.lacey.wa.us/Odd-Even.last_img read more