Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Covers Ween, Plays Mini Acoustic Set In Brooklyn Bowl Lanes [Videos]

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead kicked off their second annual three-night “Fall Ball” at Brooklyn Bowl with a wild and inspired performance. The show featured an excellent setlist, a mini acoustic set in the lanes of the Bowl, and a number of standout jams, as Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger once again showed their hometown crowd exactly why they are such a revered live band.The first set kicked off with a jam that turned into “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”, a song that the Almost Dead have never tackled before, continuing the trend of them debuting new material at Brooklyn Bowl. Fans were still filing into the venue at this point, and the song felt like a warm up for band and crowd alike. The show really kicked into gear with a swirling “Birdsong” that found the band weaving in and out of the song’s form as a unit. “St. Stephen” provided multiple standout jam sections, serving as a true highlight and possibly the most energetic song of the evening. One of the sections featured Russo and Benevento dueling like their old days as a duo, and another section featured a heavy rock vibe. The song took on a speed-rock vibe at one point, with the band building up tension before finally dropping back into the final verse of the song.JRAD kept the debuts coming with “Fortune Teller” by Allen Toussaint, which then morphed into a “Mountain Dew” jam that slowly but surely transformed into “I Know You Rider”. The song’s epic build up, emotional lyrics, and lightning speed guitar work set the crowd on fire and the audience was in the palm of the band’s hands. The crowd loudly screamed along with the “I wish I was a headlight on a Northbound train” lyric, and JRAD exploded right back out of the gates with more soaring improv. Metzger and Hamilton shared vocals on the beautiful ballad “Jack Straw” that followed, which was perfectly placed at this point in the set, giving the audience a breather after the intensity of “Rider”.What came next was a complete surprise, as Dreiwitz stepped up to the microphone to lead the band through “So Long, Jerry”, a Ween song that was written in remembrance of Jerry Garcia after his death, and the cover surely shocked the audience.It seemed that the first set was over, but the band had other plans. They moved from the main stage to a small second stage that had been set up in the VIP area in the bowling lanes for mini-set that surprised everyone in the room. There was lots of movement as fans tried to get a better view of the new stage, and the band made up for the commotion with a beautiful and rare acoustic set, with Dreiwitz on an upright bass. The band would play four songs on the small stage, with “Candyman”, “Race Is On”, and “It Must’ve Been The Roses” all being played before they finished off the special segment with “Uncle John’s Band”. It was a truly spectacular moment, and a completely new move for the quintet. The band have played Brooklyn Bowl many times in their brief career, so it’s cool to see them switch things up like this.Following a short break, the band returned to the stage with a take on the rare “Silvio”, written by Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and originally scored by Bob Dylan. The theme was a relevant, tasteful addition to the band’s tribute. The first “Wharf Rat” in sixty-five shows followed, with Metzger doing his absolute best Bob Weir impersonation before improvisation took over. If set one was an aggressive set of rock ‘n’ roll, set two was a set of patient and brooding psychedelic intricacy, and “Wharf Rat” perfectly encapsulated that vibe.JRAD kept the bust outs coming, with the first “Loser” in 75 shows giving the crowd another moment to dance and sing along. Metzger led the band through a debut version of “King Bee”, a song originally written by Slim Harpo, before Russo turned in a rare lead vocal performance on the first “Unbroken Chain” in 77 shows. I want to take a second to shout out Mr. Russo, who shined brightly on the drums throughout the evening. He masterfully leads this band as he pounds on the drum kit with authority. He has an uncanny ability to take the Dead’s catalog and make it his own, as he plays both Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman‘s parts at the same time, creating a frenetic and unrivaled energy.The band continued their set with “Here Comes Sunshine”, which saw some impressive guitar work from Hamilton and Metzger, building up a crazy energy that would last for the rest of the show. This was a truly impressive take on “Here Comes Sunshine”, and served as one of the high points of the second set. The jam eventually landed on an outstanding “Playin’ In The Band”, which once again featured multiple distinct jam sections that provided a final standout improvisational moment of the evening.After a short encore break, Benevento emerged to play a remarkable, New Orleans-esque piano solo before settling in on the opening notes of Warren Zevon‘s “Werewolves of London”. The crowd went absolutely crazy for the beloved cover, and fans left the bowl howling like a wolf into the night’s sky.At this point, it’s clear that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is one of the best-oiled-machines on the live circuit. They play the Grateful Dead catalog with an unbridled aggressiveness that in some ways re-defines the entire experience. Russo’s powerful drumming leads the charge, but each member of the band fits their role perfectly, and it allows for them to create a truly impressive musical experience each time they take the stage. That talent was on display at Brooklyn Bowl last night, and is sure to be a hallmark of the next two nights as well. Long live the Almost Dead!See Below for a full setlist from last night’s show. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returns to Brooklyn Bowl tonight for their second of three nights of the “Fall Ball”. The band shared a few Facebook Live moments, which you can enjoy below: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn, NY | 10/7/16 | Brooklyn BowlSet I: Jam->Good Morning Little Schoolgirl->Birdsong->St. Stephen->Fortune Teller->I Know You Rider->Jack Straw, So Long, JerrySet II: Candyman*, Race is on*, It Must’ve Been The Roses*, Uncle John’s Band*Set III: Silvio->Wharf Rat->Loser->King Bee, Unbroken Chain>Here Comes Sunshine->Playin’ In The BandE: Marco Benevento Piano Solo ->Werewolves Of London*played on acoustic mini-stage in the VIP area in the bowling lanes[photo via @daynabgold]last_img read more

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Cattaraugus County To Setup Expanded Mortuary Planning

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) MGN ImageLITTLE VALLEY – Officials in Cattaraugus County are working to setup an expanded mortuary plan as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop.The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday evening the mortuary preparations are part of new mandates from New York State.“The Office of Emergency Services would like to stress that at no time will this plan impact public safety or health,” said officials. “This office has prided itself on being prepared for all situations as they arise.”“Once our plan is approved, it will be required for Emergency Services to conduct a drill to evaluate procedures for documentation, identification, security and transportation,” officials furthered. “Lessons learned from our downstate partners show that preparation, planning, evaluation of plans, and securing the proper assets is key to success.” Officials say that two refrigerated trailers stored at the county DPW barn in the Town of Allegany will be used part of the morgue setup.last_img read more

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The Scottsboro Boys Wins Big at London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

first_img View Comments Beyond Theatre Award: Here Lies Love Revival of the Year Award: Skylight Best Actress: Gillian Anderson The 60th annual London Evening Standard Theatre Awards took place on November 30, with The Scottsboro Boys, off-Broadway hit Here Lies Love and the Broadway-bound Skylight taking home the night’s main prizes. Jeremy Herrin picked up the best direction gong for Wolf Hall, which will be opening at the Winter Garden on April 9, 2015, while Gillian Anderson and Tom Hiddleston won the acting categories. Oh, and it would be remiss of us not to mention that soon-to-be Hamlet Benedict Cumberbatch presented the Lebedev Award to Tony-winning playwright Tom Stoppard! Check out the list in full below. Most Promising Playwright: Beth Steel (Wonderland) Best Play: The James Plays The Emerging Talent Award: Laura Jane Matthewson (Dogfight)center_img Best Musical: The Scottsboro Boys Editor’s Award: Kate Bush (Before the Dawn) Best Actor Award: Tom Hiddleston Lebedev Award: Tom Stoppard Best Director: Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies) The Best Design Award: Es Devlin (American Psycho)last_img read more

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Symposium set for March

first_imgThe annual South Georgia Native Plant and Wildflower Symposium will be held March 24 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga.The day-long event is sponsored by UGA and the Garden Club of Georgia – Camellia District IV. The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the opening of the day’s plant sale followed by registration at 9 a.m. Symposium topics will include forest plants of the Southeast and their wildlife uses, landscaping with natives and popularizing native plants. The day will conclude with a walking tour of the UGA Coastal Plain Arboretum at 3:10 p.m.The cost of the symposium is $30 with an additional $10 fee for lunch. For more information on the event, call Amy Carter at (229) 386-7274 or email her at [email protected]last_img

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Soil Judging

first_imgUniversity of Georgia alumna Caitlin Hodges’ soil-judging skills took her across the globe this summer to South Korea, where she and the U.S. team brought home a first place win in the first-ever International Soil Judging Contest.The road to this opportunity began almost a year ago, when Hodges and her seven UGA teammates traveled to Tennessee Technological University to participate in the Southeastern Region Soil Judging Contest. After placing third overall in Tennessee, the team went on to the national contest in Pennsylvania in April. Fifth in the nationThe Georgia team placed fifth overall in national competition, and Hodges placed sixth as an individual. Hodges was then invited to be a part of the U.S. team at the first International Soil Judging Contest in South Korea in June. While the U.S. team placed first, Hodges placed eighth individually in the international competition. After the competition, the U.S. team and coaches were invited to Washington, D.C., to meet U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Hodges said the meeting with Secretary Vilsack opened her eyes to the importance of soil analysis and soil’s potential effects on the population.“We had a roundtable discussion about soil science and its key importance to the agricultural system of the United States. [Secretary Vilsack] was very engaging and seemed genuinely interested in our ideas and experiences,” she said. A love of soil and the environmentWith an appreciation for the environment, Hodges recommends soil judging as a great hands-on approach for students who are passionate about crop and soil sciences. “Anyone who is interested in the field should definitely look at the water and soil resources major. It was a great way to get into the field and study soil. That major introduced me to the world of soil judging,” said Hodges, who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in May.Currently a graduate student in the university’s Odum School of Ecology, soil judging piqued Hodges’ interest at an early age.“Concerned that I would be a ‘girly girl,’ [my dad] would take my sister and I on hikes and on trips to his landscape design projects. Those trips leant me an appreciation of the environment and a love for the outdoors,” said the Marietta, Georgia, native. In high school, she especially enjoyed the soil unit in her Advanced Placement Environmental Science course.“After that, I could not stop thinking about soil and knew that I wanted to pursue studies in the field of soil science,” she said. Once Hodges finishes her master’s degree, she plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in soil science and then stay in academia. Different soils for different usesAn academic activity performed by students to develop and demonstrate their knowledge of soils and potential uses, soil judging teaches students to identify properties and layers of soils and to classify the soils and interpret their uses, according to Bill Miller, a crop and soil sciences professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Factors like soil wetness, slope of the landscape and depth to hard bedrock are important factors described during soil judging.Aside from agricultural uses, soil descriptions are used in urban planning and development.“The skills learned in soil judging prepare students for careers in soil sciences. These are exactly the same skills that soil professionals use in making soil maps, the basis for urban and agricultural resource planning. Both farmers and urban land developers need soil information to manage the resource in an effort to maximize potential use of the land and to prevent environmental damage to it,” Miller said.last_img read more

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Data breach may have exposed personal information of thousands of SBA emergency loan applicants

first_imgThe personal information of thousands of small businesses applying for federal disaster loans was potentially exposed to other applicants, marking the latest glitch in the rollout of government programs designed to help companies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 8,000 applicants to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL) — a long-standing program run by the Small Business Administration (SBA) — may have been affected. In a statement, the SBA said that it “immediately disabled the impacted portion of the website, addressed the issue, and relaunched the application portal.” The emergency relief program typically issues loans to small businesses recovering from tornadoes and wildfires. But last month, the SBA expanded the program to include those hit by the coronavirus’s unprecedented economic fallout. EIDL funds are separate from the Paycheck Protection Program, which the White House and congressional leaders have been scrambling to replenish after its first round of funding ran out. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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With the new campaign, Booking.com encourages re-booking of accommodation in Croatia

first_imgThese initiatives allow accommodation units to easily point out the precautions the facility takes regarding coronavirus on the facility page. Also, no commission is charged for canceled reservations, reservations with changed dates as well as those reimbursed by the voucher due to government travel restrictions in certain areas. The new rules will be applied retroactively, where appropriate. To encourage travelers to re-book the same facility, Booking.com will offer them 15% prize (up to 100 EUR) after the realized stay, which will be valid for reservations made by 31 December 2020 and with a check-out date of 30 April 2021. In addition, Booking.com will not charge a booking fee made as part of this campaign, all with the aim of providing additional support to partners providing accommodation services. The campaign is aimed at customers in Croatia who have had to cancel reservations within their country, due to government travel restrictions due to the coronavirus, in order to book accommodation in the same facility when it becomes safe to travel again. This initiative seeks to return Croatian partners to successful business, inspire travelers and provide support to local business.center_img Booking.com has also introduced a tool that allows partners greater flexibility in applying their rules and modes of operation and promotes their use to help facilities take advantage of the demand of users who want flexibility in these uncertain times.last_img read more

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Robin van Persie delivers scathing assessment of ‘vulnerable’ David Luiz after defender signs new Arsenal deal

first_imgLuiz was seen with an ice pack strapped around his knee after being forced off (Picture: beIN SPORTS)Discussing the error-prone central defender ahead of the clash, BT Sport pundit Van Persie said: ‘With David Luiz, if he was 24 or 25 you would say he is potentially world class. But he is not. He is 33.‘He has all the skills too because he is confident on the ball, he can pass, he can dribble. ‘He can defend but he just makes too many silly mistakes which makes it easy for an opponent.’ Advertisement David Luiz signed a new one-year contract with Arsenal in the week (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie has hit out at David Luiz for making ‘too many silly mistakes’ and says he would try to ‘bully’ and ‘tease’ the defender if he came up against him on a football pitch. Luiz had a night to forget as Arsenal were comprehensively beaten at the Etihad in the Premier League, gifting City their opener through Raheem Sterling before clumsily fouling Riyad Mahrez inside the penalty area.Kevin De Bruyne scored with the resulting spot-kick before Phil Foden added a third at the death and Luiz’s red card meant he was suspended for the Gunners’ trip to Brighton last weekend. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Jun 2020 2:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link425Shares Van Persie says he would ‘try to bull’ Luiz if he came up against Arsenal defender (Picture: BT Sport)Much of the talk following the 3-0 defeat surrounded Luiz’s future – after he admitted his contract situation had been a distraction – but the Brazilian put an end to the uncertainty as he signed a one-year extension with Arsenal in the week.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Mikel Arteta recalled Luiz to his starting XI for the side’s FA quarter-final with Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.Luiz was unable to finish the match after suffering an injury in the second half at Bramall Lane and the Brazil international was pictured with an ice pack strapped around his knee as Arsenal survived a late scare to beat the Blades.David McGoldrick cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s 25th-minute penalty with a goal right at the death before Dani Ceballos’ stoppage-time strike booked the north London giants a place in the semi-final.center_img Comment Luiz produced a horror show performance as Arsenal lost at Manchester City (Picture: Getty)The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker added: ‘If you play against him, I would go at him, almost try to bully him and to make physical contact with him and move around him and try to tease him a little bit because he is vulnerable.‘The first job you have to do is to defend, be solid and be trustworthy.‘If you have extra, you can dribble, do some nice passes perfect but he needs to focus on his job.’ Many have questioned Arsenal’s decision to offer Luiz a new deal (Picture: Getty)Earlier this week, Emmanuel Petit slammed Arsenal’s decision to hand Luiz a new contract and claimed the centre-back ‘hasn’t been a proper footballer for about three years’.‘David Luiz hasn’t been a proper footballer for about three years,’ the ex-Arsenal star told Paddy Power.‘But I’m not surprised that he has been given a new contract at Arsenal, because I’ve been very disappointed in relation to the club’s activity in the transfer market. ‘I’ve been particularly upset in relation to the defenders. We all know one of Arsenal’s major weaknesses is their defence and nothing has changed. This makes me miss Arsene Wenger.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘If I was David Luiz, of course I would sign a new deal and I would also say a prayer of thanks to the Arsenal directors every time I wake up. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Even when he last won the Premier League with Chelsea, he’s not the same player any more. This guy has lost something. ‘To be honest, it’s a joke. Find some proper defenders. Are you telling me there are no young talented defenders on the market? I just don’t get it.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal hero Gilberto Silva confused by ‘nervous’ Matteo GuendouziMORE: Chelsea handed Ben Chilwell boost as Ajax confirm Arsenal transfer target can go Robin van Persie delivers scathing assessment of ‘vulnerable’ David Luiz after defender signs new Arsenal deallast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Provides Update on Weather-Related Flooding Response

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today provided an update on the weekend’s flooding and Pennsylvania’s response to its effects in areas across the state, especially in the southwest, central, and southeast regions.“The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is working closely with county emergency management personnel to monitor conditions as water levels rise and fall on commonwealth waterways,” Gov. Wolf said. “State agencies are on alert in the event that state resources are needed in order to respond to incidents.”The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at PEMA is staffed with additional personnel to monitor conditions and maintain situational awareness.“The barrage of rain and accompanying flooding in many parts of our state is putting a lot of stress and strain on Pennsylvanians,” Gov. Wolf said. “I want to reassure residents and businesses that I and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, local emergency responders, and state agencies are doing everything we can to assist.”PennDOT advised that the numerous roadways affected by flooding will remain closed until water recedes and roads can be checked for any damage. Motorists can see incident alerts – such as closures due to flooding – on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com and clicking “Incidents.” 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.As always, motorists should be alert and watch for standing water on roadways. They should never attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Motorists should be aware of the possibility of flooding throughout the afternoon and evening and be cautious as floodwaters and damaged roads may be more difficult to see at night.Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.The PUC continues to monitor utility storm response and outage reports, along with statewide forecasts. Heavy rains continue to cause isolated outages, especially in western and southwestern Pennsylvania.Rain associated with the current weather system will be moving out of Pennsylvania today and into this evening, but the flood threat continues through midweek on rising streams and creeks. Residents should continuously monitor local conditions; be alert for high water.“Thank you to the emergency responders for doing all that they can to help those affected by flooding and to keep people informed and safe,” Gov. Wolf said. “PEMA will work with local municipalities to develop damage assessments and address unmet needs. We continue to urge Pennsylvanians to monitor driving conditions to stay safe throughout the week.” Governor Wolf Provides Update on Weather-Related Flooding Responsecenter_img September 10, 2018last_img read more

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Bahamas moves to prevent cholera spread

first_img Share Share 14 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Bahamas moves to prevent cholera spread by: – October 24, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Minister of Health Dr Hubert Minnis (BIS photo)NASSAU, Bahamas — Authorities in The Bahamas moved speedily to ensure there is no spread of cholera, after confirming that one illegal immigrant had the potentially deadly infection, Minister of Health Dr Hubert Minnis said on Friday.Minnis confirmed that the Carmichael Road Detention Centre was being sanitized and some of the immigrants who had been housed at the facility were given medication as a preventative measure.The others were repatriated, including the immigrant with the confirmed case of cholera, according to the minister.The Nassau Guardian reported yesterday that detainees at the detention centre were relocated to Her Majesty’s Prison. It was not clear how long they will be there.The immigrant who had cholera was aboard a vessel detained by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in late September, Minnis said.“One was determined to be ill and cholera suspected. The individual is no longer in the country. [He was] treated, cured of cholera and subsequently deported. Because the individual would have been in certain facilities like the detention centre, we would have had to empty the centre and subsequently do the necessary anti-cholera treatment to the cure the place,” he said.Minnis said, “…from day one we had suspected one of the individuals had cholera.”The cholera test was sent to Trinidad and Tobago, which is the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)-certified laboratory facility for the region.“Only that one individual to our knowledge had cholera and he was treated appropriately,” Minnis said.“At no time was he within the community, so the community would not have been at risk. Once we manage the facility according to international regulations… we would have no problem opening the facility.”He added that all of the detainees were screened and given prophylactic medication to ensure that there was no possibility for them to become infected.“All individuals on the vessel would have been given prophylactic treatment. The vessel would have undergone the same anti-cholera treatment as the detention centre.”He said he did not know how long it would take to treat the centre.When asked about the kind of devastation a cholera outbreak could have on The Bahamas, the minister gave an example of a case in Peru.“In 1992 there was a cholera case in Peru, one case, and Peru’s tourism industry suffered devastation,” he said. “It lost over $500 million. Cholera can be very devastating.”Cholera, which is normally easy to treat and can be prevented, can also be deadly. It is a bacterial infection that is spread through water and food (mainly shellfish).The infection caused a major crisis in Haiti over the past year. More than 420,000 people in and around Port-au-Prince were impacted during an outbreak in which more than 6,000 people died.Minnis noted that the government is focused on fighting illegal immigration, but cannot stop it.“Therefore, from time to time the country could possibly be at risk for introduction to cholera or other [ailments],” he said.Minnis stressed that every Bahamian has an obligation to report any vessels or illegals who try to enter The Bahamas.“Each and every citizen has a responsibility,” he said.“You don’t take chances when it comes to cholera.”By Travis Cartwright-CarrollNassau Guardian Staff Reporterlast_img read more

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