Big Gigantic Confirms Two-Night ‘Rowdytown 5’ At Red Rocks

first_imgBeloved duo Big Gigantic will once again bring the noise to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, as the group has announced their 5th annual Rowdytown celebration. This year’s performances will take place from September 23-24, and special guests will be announced in the coming days and weeks.Rowdytown is always quite the fun time, as evidenced by the last four years of Big G’s performances on the Rocks. Last year’s performances included RL Grime, Snails, Thomas Jack, Defunk and more, and past editions have featured theNEWDEAL, The Floozies, Savoy and members of The Motet for a live Big G performance.Check out the poster below, and head to Big G’s website for tickets and more details about Rowdytown 5.last_img read more

Trey Anastasio Band Welcomes Page McConnell At NYC Comeback Show [Video]

first_imgOn Friday night in New York City, a new 100-minute documentary about Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Between Me & My Mind, premiered at the Beacon Theatre as part of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The emotional film follows Anastasio and his Phish bandmates through the preparation process of 2017’s Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, the crafting of the “Soul Planet” New Year’s Eve gag—when they transformed the World’s Most Famous Arena into a pirate ship–and the emotional and often uncertain process of creating Ghosts of the Forest as Trey’s dear friend Chris “C-Cott” Cottrell struggled with and eventually succumbed to his stage 4 cancer diagnosis. The documentary also features heartfelt one-on-one conversations between Trey and his father, his mother, his wife, and his two daughters.Following the world premiere of Between Me & My Mind, Trey Anastasio Band took the Beacon Theatre stage for a special performance. TAB’s last performance together was at Radio City Music Hall for A Concert For Island Relief with Hurray For The Riff Raff, Aaron Neville, and a Dave Matthews solo acoustic set in January of 2018.Trey Anastasio, Tony Markellis, Russ Lawton, Ray Paczkowski, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, James Casey, and Cyro Baptista made their triumphant return to the stage with a wicked one-set show. During the set, the reunited group delivered TAB originals (“Mozambique”, “Cayman Review”, “Curlew’s Call”, “Dark and Down”, “Money, Love and Change”) and Phish crossover favorites  (“First Tube”, “Everything’s Right”, and “Sand”). For the encore, Trey performed a solo acoustic version of the heart-throbbing Phish tune, “More”, before welcoming his fellow Phish bandmate Page McConnell to the stage for versions of “Heavy Things” and the TAB debut of “Blaze On”.Trey Anastasio Band – “More”, “Heavy Things”, “Blaze On” w/ Page McConnell [Video: LazyLightning55a]Trey Anastasio Band will go on to play in New Haven, CT tonight, April 27th, followed by two nights at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday, April 28th and Monday, April 29th. The band will also perform in St.Petersburg, FL (5/28), St. Augustine, FL (5/29), Atlanta, GA (5/31 & 6/1), along with two, two-night Colorado runs in Denver and Vail this summer. Trey Anastasio Band also has current festival performances set for The Peach Music Festival, LOCKN’, and Bourbon & Beyond. For a full list of Trey Anastasio’s upcoming side project tour dates, head here.Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band | Beacon Theatre | New York City, NY | 4/27/19SET 1: First Tube, Everything’s Right > Mozambique, Cayman Review, Curlew’s Call, Dark and Down, Money, Love and Change, SandENCORE: More [1], Heavy Things [2] > Blaze On[2][1] Trey solo acoustic.[2] Page on keys.last_img read more

Jenkins, McCormick preside at mass for natural disaster victims

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins presided at a Mass held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Monday to pray for victims of the many natural disasters that have affected North America since August of this year, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the wildfires in California and earthquakes in Mexico. Director of campus ministry Fr. Pete McCormick delivered the homily.Emmet Farnan In welcoming members of the community to the Mass, Jenkins encouraged the congregation to keep in mind those who have been affected by the disasters.“Today, in a special way, we’re going to pray for victims, for all those suffering through the many natural disasters that have afflicted this part of the world in Texas, in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands and the … destructive fires in California,” Jenkins said. “Many people … have suffered because of these terrible disasters. We want to keep them in our prayers and pray for their needs.”McCormick opened his homily with a discussion of Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans, and he said the epistle describes a choice that God gives to the world.“Saint Paul reminds those reflecting on these sacred texts that God does not see us as his slaves, men and women forced into action, compelled to act in one way or another,” McCormick said. “Rather, God draws us in in the most convincing way possible: the invitation to a relationship. To know God, to love God and, after having recognized … all God is to us, to serve God.”McCormick said it is important for people to reflect on what this “invitation” means so they can ultimately figure out how they will follow God. Referring again to the ideas of Saint Paul, McCormick said humans must suffer with and emulate Christ so that they may be glorified with him.“We know the story of Jesus,” McCormick said. “We know his life, we know his death, we know his Resurrection. We know that due to his love of this world, God sent us his only son. That God sent us his only son to be like us in all things but sin; to call us out from the darkness; to allow us to recognize that we are made in God’s image and likeness. But this generous act … could not occur simply with a mere wave of a hand, but requires … tender acts of love, of prayer and, sometimes, of hardship.”McCormick then quoted the thoughts of Dorothy Day, a prominent figure of the Catholic Worker’s Movement, on compassion. McCormick used Day’s words and the Gospel reading to demonstrate the true nature of compassion.“How do I make a difference?” McCormick said. “How do I make a difference when I see an entire city underwater? How do I make a difference when I see an island completely and utterly devastated? How do I make a difference when I watch acre … after acre burn? How do I make a difference when I see a large, major city in rumbles, in ruins?”McCormick described the great compassion exhibited by Jesus towards the crippled woman in the gospel story, noting the “ridicule” he drew for healing her. Because Jesus was able to alleviate her burden, McCormick said, he created an opportunity to glorify God.“My brothers and sisters, in case you have not noticed, none of us are Jesus,” McCormick said. “But … we have someone to follow in Jesus. Someone who is willing to embrace suffering because he believed in his passion to transform. One who believed that the way to go about that suffering is by compassion entering into the lives of others.”In closing, McCormick referenced the Resurrection to demonstrate that hardship is not forever.“The cross of suffering is not the final the stage,” he said. “The cross of suffering is just the warm up for the Resurrection.”After the Mass, McCormick said in crafting his message, he thought about concrete actions people can take that relieve suffering.“What I’m always trying to accomplish in these moments is, ‘What’s one thing I can do when I leave?’” he said. “Everyone can show compassion to another person. Can you imagine if every single person in this church tonight goes out and exhibits exactly the type of compassion that Dorothy Day talked about in the quote? It makes a huge difference, right? Not many of us will be able to swing a hammer to rebuild Puerto Rico, but all of us can show compassion.”Tags: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, compassion, Natural disasterslast_img read more

Tim Hortons Pulls ‘Roll Up The Rim’ Cups Due To Health Concerns

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – Citing the “current public health environment,” Tim Hortons has decided to stop the cup portion of its annual ‘Roll Up The Rim’ campaign.“Tim Hortons does not believe it’s the right time for team members in restaurants to collect rolled up tabs that have been in people’s mouths during this current public health environment,” the chain’s statement said, in reference to the current outbreak of coronavirus.”Instead, the company is switching their focus toward the campaign’s digital elements. More than 1 million prizes will be redistributed this way.Here’s how it works: Tims Rewards members earn a digital roll when they scan their loyalty card or app after purchasing a qualifying item during the campaign’s four-week period. Unregistered members have until April 21 to register their card and reveal their rolls.Prizes include $1,000 pre-paid gift cards, free coffee for a year and $50 Tim Hortons gift cards.As this continues, the coffee chain says the company is making the effort to collect all of the paper Roll Up The Rim cups to make sure they’re appropriately recycled. Share: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),Maybe people should just stop going there period due to the public health environment,This is something Tim Hortons said they were stopping because they have already been giving away too much free stuff; they stopped it eve. before this virus outbreak. read more

Bigger: Four Dudes Escalate the Weekly Ride

first_imgThere’s talk among the group about bringing a full-sized grill to the next weekly ride.“We could grill some steaks,” Mark, a builder and avid 29 rider says.“Why stop at a grill?” someone asks. “Hell, we could get a small smoker and smoke some ribs. We could start cooking before we set off on the ride, then a couple of hours later when we roll back to the parking lot, ‘shazaam’, BBQ ribs.”Brilliant.Four of us have been doing a weekly mountain bike ride for about eight years now. Picture a bunch of dads rapidly approaching middle age—our bikes getting nicer but our ride times getting slower. We took a few years off in the middle of that eight-year-span while doing daddy duty to small children, but now that most of our kids are older, we’re back at the Wednesday night ritual.I don’t use the term “ritual” lightly. Sure, our wives think we’re just goofing off for a couple of hours in the woods (“acting like a bunch of jackass kids on 10 speeds”, one of them said). But these weekly rides go beyond your typical suburban escapism. We’re bonding out there. We’re solving problems. And on a good night, we’re getting drunk. Last time I checked, 1) bonding, 2) problem solving, and 3) booze are the three pillars of ritual.And with all rituals, the tendency is to take it up a notch. Escalate, if you will. That’s how the first virgin got thrown into a volcano. Four dudes were standing around the burning hole and said, “You know what we should do next week?” Until that point, they’d just been throwing goats into the volcano.So, back to the grill. Before someone thought of bringing flame-broiled meat into the mix, we just scarfed down some Clif bars while making our way through a sixer after each ride. Like a bunch of animals. Now, with the fire, the meat, the sweet onions wrapped in foil–it’s all so civilized.All of a sudden, the six-pack we’re drinking looks a little too…high school.“What about margaritas?” I say. “I saw in the SkyMall there’s a margarita machine that runs on your car battery.”It was only natural that we’d eventually turn our revisionist eye to the ride itself. We typically ride the same section of Pisgah week after week. It’s a lovely trail system, but after several years of pedaling the same 15 miles (let’s get crazy and ride it counter clockwise tonight!), even a freshly grilled steak and frozen margarita couldn’t make the ride feel “big” enough.The problem was one of convenience. To ride anywhere else would add 20 minutes of drive time on either end of the night. Then there was the unknown quality of the other ride options. Our typical forest might be well tread, but it’s high quality, the kind of trails people drive four hours to ride. And it was in our backyards. Who were we to turn our backs on that? Just because we’re bored?Hell yes. So that’s how we found ourselves waist deep in stinging nettles in a godforsaken corner of Pisgah National Forest that only a handful of meth dealers and downhillers bother to explore.We were just supposed to do a quick six-mile loop with a bit of gravel climbing and a few miles of fun downhill. The few bikers that ride the loop tend to shuttle it. We decided to pedal it all because we’re badass and nobody wanted to be the shuttle bunny. After a couple of hours of grinding up the gravel, it becomes pretty obvious to us all that we completely missed the turn for the downhill. Instead of turning around, we consult the map and decide to keep climbing to another trail higher on the ridge.“It’ll mean more singletrack,” someone says, optimistically leaving out the miles of additional gravel road ahead.“My wife is gonna be pissed if I’m late,” someone else adds.“We won’t be late.”An hour later we’re knee deep in stinging nettles and bear poop on a “trail” that hasn’t been ridden since it was cut 60 years ago to haul virgin timber off the top of the mountain. Eventually we hit good singletrack that barrels down the face of the mountain in a straight line of loose bowling-ball-sized boulders and mud puddles. It’s more of a drainage creek than a trail. But that gives way to a legit stretch of downhill complete with big berms and jumps that we’re all too old and wise to attempt. Some sections are so steep, we slide down on our butts holding our bikes awkwardly. Everyone ate it at least once. There is blood. Some video is taken. Everyone is late and wives are angered, but look, this is the way rituals go. Some people get hurt, others get angry.There’s no time to light the grill or mix a margarita at the end of the ride because of the aforementioned spouses, but everyone is satiated in a completely different way. In the middle of the week, in a few short hours between deadlines and responsibilities, we managed to have a mini adventure, which is exactly why we started the weekly ride eight years before. We all rush home, thinking of ways we can go bigger next Wednesday.last_img read more

Trail Mix | Amy Black

first_imgVintage soul has experienced a resurgence over the last half decade. Bands like The Alabama Shakes, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Anderson East, and The Broadcast draw heavily upon the soulful inspiration of the 60’s, and even experimental string bands like The Dustbowl Revival, whose singer Liz Beebe has legit soul pipes, are channeling the sound.Riding the same soul tide is Amy Black. Having spent a lot of time with her last two records, 2015’s The Muscle Shoal Sessions and Memphis, which she released on her own Reuben Records label last week, I can absolutely say that Amy Black is a Southern soul powerhouse.Of particular interest to Amy’s story is her willingness to head to the wellspring of her inspiration when diving into a project. To capture the gritty soul on Memphis, she naturally headed to the album’s namesake, immersing herself in the vibrations and machinations of a musical city that has produced such soulful hit makers as Booker T. & The M.G.’s, The Ovations, and Ann Peebles.Occupying studio space in Memphis and recording with legends from the Hi Records and Stax bands proved to be a solid plan. Memphis is a groovy modern nod to the heady days of vintage soul.I recently chatted with Amy about the new record, some of her favorite Memphis hangs, and where she is headed next.BRO – Electraphonic Recording is a relatively new studio, but it already seeps history. How did working with Scott Bomar and his studio help you capture the sound you were looking for?AB – Scott has really dialed in the sound at Electraphonic. He’s perfected it and his guys are used to working with him in the studio. I like everything he’s done there, so it was an obvious choice for me to get what I was looking for.BRO – One song from the new record that you believe captures the Memphis sound?AB – “What Makes A Man?” It’s got that Hi Records sound. In my mind, it was always a tribute to Ann Peebles. Love her!BRO – Did you have a favorite place in Memphis to go when you want to get away from the studio?AB – I’m all about Midtown. I spent a lot of time getting coffee at Muddy’s, but when I need a “real” drink, I headed over to Bar DCDK . . . (Don’t Care Don’t Know). I also spent a lot of time at Lafayette’s. My first trip to Memphis, I was there every night listening to music.BRO – We are featuring “The Blackest Cloud” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?AB – I wrote this one in Memphis in the little studio I stay over in the Cooper Young area of Midtown. I’m pretty sure I started with the horn line first and then moved in to the chorus. It flowed pretty quickly around that theme. My songs usually come from a pretty deep place. This one is about not being able to shake some heavy stuff that’s following you around.BRO – Muscle Shoals. Nashville. Memphis. Where do you go next?AB – Great question! Yes, I’m going to continue my musical journey. Chicago? New Orleans? Mississippi? We’ll just have to wait and see where the spirit leads!Amy’s next musical journey might not yet be charted, but next weekend marks the beginning of a solid tour month tour. After kicking things off in Nashville on June 11th, fans from Tennessee to Texas will be able to catch her live.For more information on the tour and how to get a copy of Amy’s new album, Memphis, please visit her website.Also, be sure to take a listen to “The Blackest Cloud,” along with new tunes from Daniel Romano, The Secret Sisters, and Phat Phunktion on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

Aid Workers: Progress Being Made in Getting Relief to Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo January 21, 2010 Aid workers in Haiti say progress is being made in getting relief to those affected by last week’s devastating earthquake but they stress that distribution of aid is still moving slow. The workers say more aid is starting to get into the nation, with improving roads and boat traffic. The U.N. World Food Program Executive Director Josette Sheeran is scheduled to be in Haiti Thursday for a two-day visit to assess the situation and meet with government and relief agency officials. Searchers continue to pull survivors from the rubble of buildings in the capital Port-au-Prince while the bodies of many of those killed have been put into mass graves. U.S. military officials say an amphibious force of 4,000 sailors and Marines will be diverted from scheduled deployments elsewhere and sent to Haiti to assist in earthquake relief efforts. A similar unit began to deploy onshore west of the capital Tuesday. The new deployment will bring the number of U.S. forces being sent to Haiti to about 14,000. The United States also is sending a vessel designed to clear debris blocking the main port in Port-au-Prince. That debris has prevented larger ships with food and other vital supplies from making deliveries. A powerful aftershock jolted Haiti on Wednesday, sending panicked residents screaming into the streets and bringing down some buildings already ruined by last week’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The aftershock was felt on the U.S. Navy hospital ship, USNS Comfort, which reached Haiti early Wednesday and has begun accepting injured survivors for treatment. U.S. President Barack Obama told the ABC television Wednesday the United States cannot afford to ignore the trouble in Haiti. He also said the U.S. does not want its relief efforts to appear as if it is taking over the Caribbean country. Mr. Obama said he wants to make sure that when America projects its power around the world, it is not seen only when it is at war. Officials estimate the earthquake affected three million people in Haiti, about one-third of the population of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. Some 200,000 people are believed to have been killed.last_img read more

Going green at your credit union

first_imgNo wind turbines whir above its buildings, but UW Credit Union, Madison, Wis., is operating on “green power” by purchasing renewable energy credits that support Midwest wind energy production.The $2 billion, 203,000-member credit union was the first Wisconsin financial institution on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of 100 percent Green Power Users.Supporting renewable energy by purchasing RECs is among several strategies the CU has implemented to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 95.3 percent, says Facilities Manager Cheryl Weisensel.Other initiatives include:installing waterless urinals in its restrooms which, according to its annual report, has contributed to an overall 8.9 percent reduction in water use; continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Turkish GP: Max Verstappen heads Practice One on F1’s Istanbul return

first_img– Advertisement – 0:46 By James GallowayLast Updated: 13/11/20 9:46am – Advertisement – F1’s drivers were pleased to return to Istanbul Park circuit – and this is why. A brilliant aerial view of Istanbul Park’s track Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was third with Pierre Gasly fourth for AlphaTauri. Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas, who spun at Turn Nine, and Lewis Hamilton finished ninth and 15th respectively.“It’s like a wet session,” said Karun Chandhok in the Sky F1 commentary box. “It’s impossible to read into what’s happened in this session.”More to follow… – Advertisement –center_img Valtteri Bottas spun at Turn 8 during Practice One ahead of the Turkish GP Max Verstappen headed a Red Bull one-two in the opening practice session of F1’s return to Istanbul Park, but conditions meant the Turkish GP weekend began amid largely unrepresentative conditions.The sport’s first running around the undulating circuit in nine years coincided with particularly challenging Friday-morning conditions for drivers – cold temperatures and a newly-laid asphalt, that had also been washed ahead of the session.“Woah… mate it’s like driving on ice!” reported Verstappen on his first lap out of the pits.Conditions slowly improved through the session as more cars ventured out onto the track, but several drivers spun while others ran off the circuit.Verstappen set the session’s best lap right at the end of the 90 minutes with a 1:35.077, finishing two tenths ahead of team-mate Alex Albon. – Advertisement – Valtteri Bottas spun at Turn 8 during Practice One ahead of the Turkish GP 1:59 F1’s drivers were pleased to return to Istanbul Park circuit – and this is why. A brilliant aerial view of Istanbul Park’s track last_img read more

Dalmatian hinterland presented its tourist offer to the Association of Tourist Guides in Chinese

first_imgRELATED NEWS: The destination Dalmatian hinterland, which consists of the areas of Imotski Krajina, the cities of Sinj, Trilj, Vrlika, Vrgorac and the municipalities of Dugopolje, Klis and Šestanovac, occupies as much as 70% of the Split-Dalmatia County. It is a destination of exceptional natural, cultural and historical sights, whose wide range of tourist offer is enriched by a unique gastronomic and oenological offer. Tourist boards of Dalmatian hinterland – within the Tourist boards of areas, cities and municipalities: Imota, Sinj, Trilj, Vrgorac, Vrlika, Dugopolje and Klis two days ago presented the potentials of Dalmatian hinterland to the Association of Tourist Guides in Chinese to further promote the destination in the Chinese market . “Last year’s recognition of the CNTB as the most successful destination of rural tourism is an indicator that the joint efforts of all stakeholders in the tourism of Dalmatian Zagora are going in the right direction. For this purpose, we have joined a joint project of networking our entire tourist offer in the Vision One mobile application, a smart tourist guide with information for planning trips throughout Croatia. “ pointed out Monika Vrgoč, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Sinj, and added that the mentioned application will soon receive its version in Mandarin, which is an excellent opportunity to promote Zagora on the Chinese market.   Tourist boards of Dalmatian hinterland have so far participated in several joint projects with the support of TZ SDŽ and HTZ, such as Joint Advertising, development of thematic trails, valorization of cultural heritage and promotion of cycling tourism, and this year in cooperation with TZSDŽ we had the opportunity to jointly present at ITB Berlin. Photo: TZ Senjcenter_img Dalmatinska Zagora will present its offer at the upcoming Shanghai Travel Fair in China, so the occasion was for employees of the tourist boards of Dalmatian Zagora (Klis, Dugopolje, Imota, Sinj, Trilj, Vrgorac, Vrlika) to host the Association of Tourist Guides in Chinese and show the beauties and peculiarities of this tourist destination.  ANDREJA GAZDEK, PROCONCEPT: CROATIA CAN EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CHINESE TOURISTS IN 2019 SIGN UP / When signing up, create #HrTurizam in the subject of the message and get a 10% discount On that occasion, the Association of Tourist Guides visited the source of the river Cetina, the early Christian church of St. Spasa and Perućko Lake in Vrlika, Sinjska Alka Museum in Sinj, Grabske mlinice near Trilj, Crveno i Modro jezero in Imotski, Ethno-village Kokorići near Vrgorac, Vranjača cave near Dugopolje and Kliška fortress.last_img read more