Inaugural ‘Festival At The Farm’ Announces Funky Initial Lineup

first_imgComing to the Prowse Farm in Canton, MA, just outside of Boston, the new Festival On The Farm has just announced their initial lineup. The festival is a benefit for the B. Good Foundation, and will run on Saturday, July 30th.The lineup features a number of jam scene favorites, like Turkuaz, The Ryan Montbleau Band, The Motet, The Soul Rebels, The London Souls, Jesse Dee, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Muddy Ruckus and Josh & The Jamtones. There will be a ton of local food and drink vendors on site, as well as plenty of activities for kids to enjoy themselves!For tickets and more information about this new event, head here.last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Makes Up For Lost Time In Chicago [Photo/Video]

first_img[Video: Kevin Higley]Umphrey’s McGee then moved onto the ending of “Mantis”, finishing their rendition from the canceled July show during which they only performed the first half of the song. After the group finally brought closure to the song started two months ago, the third and final set of the night ended with a crushing, metal-heavy “Wizard Burial Ground,” which housed a great solo from bassist Ryan Stasik. Umphrey’s McGee encored with “Day Nurse” and the end of “Divisions” to call it a night.You can check out photos from Umphrey’s McGee’s Saturday night show below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island | Chicago, IL | Sept. 23, 2017Set 1: Nemo> Sweetness> Nemo, Upward, Gone for Good, Memories of Home, Susanah, Freedom of ’76, In The KitchenSet 2: Wappy Sprayberry > Crucial Taunt, Passing, JaJunk > Higgins, Make It Right, Remind Me > JaJunkSet 3: Divisions > The Floor, Ringo > The Triple Wide > Mantis, Wizard Burial GroundEncore: Day Nurse > Divisions There’s nothing quite like a hometown Umphrey’s McGee show… unless Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate. This past July, Umphrey’s was in the middle of the first set of a performance at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island when inclement weather forced the group to cancel their show, much to fans’ displeasure. Not one to leave a fan disgruntled, Umphrey’s McGee quickly made plans to reschedule, with the new date occurring this past Saturday, and the show was the definition of a hometown throw down.Besides just making up the date, Umphrey’s McGee wanted to make their rescheduled performance special—Saturday’s show had three sets, including a show-opening acoustic set. For their fairly straightforward acoustic first set, Umphrey’s chose primarily songs that highlighted vocals and acoustic guitar work. With no Jazz Odyssey or jam to start the night, the group immediately began with “Nemo” that contained “Sweetness” sandwiched in. Pedal steel guitarist and longtime UM collaborator Mike Racky joined the band on stage for a couple of tunes like the rare “Memories of Home” and the 30db song, “Susanah.” They then covered Ween’s “Freedom of ‘76,” which saw excellent vocals from Brendan Bayliss. The only song of the set that featured some semblance of jamming was the set-closing “In the Kitchen,” but even that didn’t stray too far from the framework of the song.A fairly ordinary version of dance party “Wappy Sprayberry” opened the second set, though the set didn’t fully start clicking until fan-favorite “JaJunk” appeared mid-set. “JaJunk” quickly started transcending the experimental plane and reached some serious levels of rock and roll. As with all things Umphrey’s McGee, they were able to slowly turn down the tempo and provide a segue as smooth as butter, morphing the jam into “Higgins.” The song was a beast and contained some of the best improvisation of the night. Metal Umphrey’s McGee dominated in “Remind Me” before returning to “JaJunk” to close the second set.For the last set of the night, Umphrey’s McGee came out with “Divisions”, which was jammed through to “The Floor.” “Ringo” had some great jams that were highlights of the set, with the bunch of greasy animals eventually giving way to the e-drum intro of “The Triple Wide.” After a stellar rendition of “The Triple Wide”, the debut of a surprising cover of the Thompson Twins’ “Hold Me Now” popped up—a song that one may not know by name but would instantly recognize if heard—featuring Jake Cinninger on vocals on the song.“Hold Me Now” Umphrey’s McGee | Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island | Chicago, IL | 9/23/2017 | Photo: Daniel Ojeda [Video: feralsoul]“Remind Me” > “JaJunk” Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Senate GOP Blocks Democratic Push For Trump’s $2K Checks

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Cropped frankieleon / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked Democrats’ push to immediately bring President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks up for a vote, saying the chamber would “begin a process” to address the issue.Pressure is mounting on the Republican-led Senate to follow the House, which voted overwhelmingly on Monday to meet the president’s demand to increase the checks from $600 as the virus crisis worsens. A growing number of Republicans, including two senators in runoff elections on Jan. 5 in Georgia, have said they will support the larger amount. But most GOP senators oppose more spending, even if they are also wary of bucking Trump.The outcome is highly uncertain heading into the rare holiday-week session.“We should not adjourn until the Senate holds a vote,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said as he made a motion to push it toward a vote. McConnell, who has said little publicly on Trump’s request, objected but gave almost no indication of his plans ahead.“The Senate will begin a process,” the GOP leader said. He said he plans to bring the president’s demand for the $2,000 checks and other remaining issues “into focus.”The showdown has thrown Congress into a chaotic year-end session just days before new lawmakers are set to be sworn into office for the new year. It’s preventing action on another priority — overturning Trump’s veto on a sweeping defense bill that has been approved every year for 60 years.The president’s last-minute push for bigger checks deeply divides Republicans, who are split between those who align with Trump’s populist instincts and those who adhere to what had been more traditional conservative views against government spending. Congress had settled on smaller $600 payments in a compromise over the big year-end relief bill Trump reluctantly signed into law.Liberal senators led by Bernie Sanders of Vermont who support the relief aid are blocking action on the defense bill until a vote can be taken on Trump’s demand for $2,000 for most Americans.The two GOP senators from Georgia, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, announced Tuesday they support Trump’s plan for bigger checks as they face Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in runoff elections that will determine which party controls the Senate.“I’m delighted to support the president,” said Perdue on Fox News. Loeffler said in an interview on Fox that she, too, backs the boosted relief checks.Trump tweeted his demands ahead of Tuesday’s Senate session: ”$2000 for our great people, not $600!”The House vote late Monday was a stunning turn of events. Just days ago, during a brief Christmas Eve session, Republicans blocked Trump’s sudden demand for bigger checks as he defiantly refused to sign the broader COVID-19 aid and year-end funding bill into law.As Trump spent days fuming from his private club in Florida, where he is spending the holidays, dozens of Republicans calculated it was better to link with Democrats to increase the pandemic payments rather than buck the outgoing president and constituents counting on the money. Democrats led passage, 275-134, but 44 Republicans joined almost all Democrats in approval.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared, “Republicans have a choice: Vote for this legislation or vote to deny the American people the bigger paychecks they need.”The showdown could end up as more symbol than substance if Trump’s effort fizzles out in the Senate and may do little to change the COVID-19 relief and federal spending package Trump signed into law Sunday.That package — $900 billion in COVID-19 aid and $1.4 trillion to fund government agencies — will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and averted a federal government shutdown that otherwise would have started Tuesday.Together with votes this week to override Trump’s veto of a sweeping defense bill, it’s potentially one last confrontation between the president and the Republican Party he leads as he imposes fresh demands and disputes the results of the presidential election. The new Congress is set to be sworn in Sunday.Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the ranking Republican on the Ways and Means Committee, acknowledged the division and said Congress had already approved ample funds during the COVID-19 crisis. “Nothing in this bill helps anybody get back to work,” he said.Aside from the direct $600 checks to most Americans, the COVID-19 portion of the bill revives a weekly pandemic jobless benefit boost — this time $300, through March 14 — as well as the popular Paycheck Protection Program of grants to businesses to keep workers on payrolls. It extends eviction protections, adding a new rental assistance fund.Americans earning up to $75,000 will qualify for the direct $600 payments, which are phased out at higher income levels, and there’s an additional $600 payment per dependent child.President-elect Joe Biden told reporters at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, that he supported the $2,000 checks.Trump’s sudden decision to sign the bill came as he faced escalating criticism from lawmakers on all sides over his eleventh-hour demands. The bipartisan bill negotiated by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had already passed the House and Senate by wide margins. Lawmakers had thought they had Trump’s blessing after months of negotiations with his administration.The president’s defiant refusal to act, publicized with a heated video he tweeted just before the Christmas holiday, sparked chaos, a lapse in unemployment benefits for millions and the threat of a government shutdown in the pandemic. It was another crisis of his own making, resolved when he ultimately signed the bill into law.In his statement about the signing, Trump repeated his frustrations with the COVID-19 relief bill for providing only $600 checks to most Americans and complained about what he considered unnecessary spending, particularly on foreign aid — much of it proposed by his own budget.While the president insisted he would send Congress “a redlined version” with spending items he wants removed, those are merely suggestions to Congress. Democrats said they would resist such cuts.For now, the administration can only begin work sending out the $600 payments.Most House Republicans simply shrugged off Trump’s push, 130 of them voting to reject the higher checks that would add $467 billion in additional costs. Another 20 House Republicans — including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, a Trump confidant — skipped the vote, despite pandemic procedures that allow lawmakers to vote by proxy to avoid travel to the Capitol. McCarthy was recovering at home from elbow surgery, his office said.Colvin reported from West Palm Beach, Florida. Associated Press writers Bill Barrow in Atlanta and Ashraf Khalil in Washington contributed to this report.last_img read more

Dream11: LAC vs LAL team news, predictions ahead of NBA season opener

first_imgAlso read | Lakers, Clippers Set To Star In Wide-open NBA SeasonDream11: LAC vs LAL PreviewThe NBA game against the city rivals is sure to be an exciting one, where both the sides will be looking to open their accounts for the new NBA campaign. The new season is touted to be wide-open with many teams in contention to make it to the playoffs. After the recent row surrounding the NBA and China, the dust seemed to have settled down with the opening day ever so close. The Clippers are the top pick to contend in a survey of NBA general managers, thanks to the arrival of Kawhi Leonard from the reigning champions Toronto Raptors and Paul George from Oklahoma City Thunder. On the other hand, LeBron James-led LA Lakers would be looking to make a statement of their own on the opening day itself. Three days away. Years in the making.(h/t @SInow) pic.twitter.com/R4qGb8scEr— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October 19, 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO US Los Angeles Clippers face Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, on the opening day of the NBA 2019-20 regular season.Venue: Staples Center, LATime: 8:00 AM IST 🏀🔜👏 #KiaTipOff19 on TNT, ESPN & NBA TV begins October 22… & IT’S ANYONE’S GAME! pic.twitter.com/R7ZgI6CbLv— NBA (@NBA) October 19, 2019 10 months ago Dream11: Warriors vs LA Lakers preview and predicted line-ups LIVE TV Written By Clippers Preseason Record: LWLWLLakers Preseason Record: LWWLLAlso read | Tiger Woods Targets Gold Medal At The Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 Last Updated: 21st October, 2019 15:39 IST Dream11: LAC Vs LAL Team News, Predictions Ahead Of NBA Season Opener Dream11: LA Clippers take on LA Lakers on October 23 in an opening day fixture for the NBA season. We discuss the match preview and predict Dream11 line-up WE RECOMMEND Tuesday, it begins. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/5O7tCfAMtW— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 21, 2019center_img Sujay Chakraborty FOLLOW US 10 months ago Dream11 HB W VS MS W WBBL: Team prediction and squad details First Published: 21st October, 2019 15:39 IST COMMENT Dream11 LAC vs LAL: Injury NewsKyle Kuzma is set to miss the opener with a foot injury for the LA Lakers. While no injury news have been reported by the LA Clippers.Dream11 LAC vs LAL: Top PicksLeBron James is a natural top pick ahead of the tie who will be looking to steer the Lakers into the new campaign after missing out on the playoffs last campaign; his first since 2005. Quinn Cook is another one to look out as he has starred for the Lakers in the preseason. Montrezl Harell and Jerome Robinson are the picks from the Clippers.Also read | NBA, China Feud Over Houston Rockets Official’s Controversial TweetDream11 predictionsLos Angeles Clippers: Kawhi Leonard, Jerome Robinson, Montrezl Harrell, Lou Williams, Rodney McGruderLos Angeles Lakers: LeBron James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Dwight Howard, Quinn Cook., Anthony DaviesDream11 Combined Playing 5Kawhi Leonard, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Quinn CookAlso read | Wizards, Beal Agree On 2-year, $72 Million Extension 10 months ago Dream11 INW-E vs BDW-E: Squad details, team prediction and news WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Dream11: RSLC vs PT team news, prediction, analysis and squad updates 10 months ago Dream11: DAL vs LAC NBA pre-season predictions, squad updates & newslast_img read more