Members Of Lettuce, Thievery Corp, Galactic, TAB & More Perform All-Improv Show [Full Audio]

first_imgLast Friday, May 20th, the Everyone Orchestra returned to Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC for yet another stellar performance in the nation’s capital. Matt Butler is joined by an outstanding lineup for this tour, featuring Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff on guitar (Lettuce), Jeff Franca on percussion (Thievery Corporation), Rob Mercurio on bass (Galactic), Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet and vocals (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cressman on trombone and vocals (Trey Anastasio Band), Cris Jacobs, whose birthday it was, on guitar and vocals (The Bridge), and Johnny Kimock on drums (Mike Gordon, K I M O C K).Those that are familiar with Everyone Orchestra know that they bring a 100% improv show, with Butler conducting the band and audience. It means attendees never know just what they are in for. There’s no trying to predict what the band will open or close with, who they’ll cover, or whether there will be a bust out. We just sit back and enjoy the ride. From purely an entertainment standpoint, these shows are some of the most interesting and exciting to watch.The next stop for this crew is Summer Camp Music Festival, but for now you can check out their entire DC show from taper Will Urquhart, below.last_img read more

Young Guitar Prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Announces 2018 Fall Tour

first_imgThe young guitar prodigy Taz has had a huge year. From sitting in with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Twiddle, and many others to touring heavily and playing festivals with his solo band, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer becomes more of a force within the live music scene each year.Today, Taz announced the dates and locations for his upcoming fall tour with his solo band, which span from September to December and will see Taz and company travel across the U.S., with select stops in Canada and Japan. Taz’s tour begins in Fredericton, Canada this weekend, followed by performances in Teaneck, New Jersey, on September 21st and in Chittenango, New York, on September 22nd.On September 29th, Taz will stop through Brooklyn Comes Alive to lead an all-star tribute to Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, and Col. Bruce Hampton featuring George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit), Peter Levin, and Elise Testone at Brooklyn Comes Alive.Rounding into October, Taz will kick off the month in Memphis with a two-night stand on October 6th and 7th. From there, the guitarist will travel to Houma, Louisiana, for shows on the 12th and 13th before heading to Tokyo, Japan, where he will play two, two-night runs from October 20th to 21st and October 23rd to 24th.Returning to the United States, the beginning of November will see Taz stop through Providence, Rhode Island, and Albany, New York, ahead of shows in Roslyn, New York, and Bridgeport, Connecticut, on November 16th and 17th, respectively. To close out his fall tour, Taz will stop through Washington, D.C.; Annapolis, Maryland; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; New York City; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.For more information, head to Taz’s website here. Don’t miss Brandon “Taz” Niederauer at Brooklyn Comes Alive, returning to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at fan-favorite venues Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.last_img read more

Estime returns to drills and other offensive observations from Syracuse’s practice in the Carrier Dome

first_imgBrisly EstimeAfter missing all of Syracuse’s trip to Fort Drum last week and working off to the side with the training staff at the beginning of practice on Saturday, Brisly Estime practiced for the 25 minutes that were open to the media in the Carrier Dome on Monday. The sophomore H-back stretched and did a drill with the wide receivers before the start of 11-on-0s, and then retreated to the sideline. But then offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach George McDonald called him back over and told him to participate in the plays. Estime worked with quarterback Mitch Kimble and the third team, twice in the slot and once out of the backfield for a screen.Backup quarterbacks AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter A.J. Long didn’t see the field for Syracuse’s scrimmage at Fort Drum on Thursday, head coach Scott Shafer gave two updates. Shafer said that Long was nursing a shoulder injury but had also been the frontrunner for the backup quarterback spot as of late. On Saturday, Long worked off to the side with Estime and a few others players, but was back in action on Monday despite not taking any snaps in 11-on-0s. Austin Wilson worked with the second team with receivers Quinta Funderburk, Ben Lewis and Steve Ishmael, and Kimble ran with the third team with Estime, Troy Green and Jeremiah Kobena. When the quarterbacks worked with the running backs on handoffs, Terrel Hunt worked with Prince-Tyson Gulley and Wilson handed off to Adonis Ameen-Moore. Tight ends The tight ends worked in and out of the 11-on-0s, with a lot of sets opting for slot receivers or two running backs. After the offense ran up and down the far side of the field four times, the tight ends worked on catching high passes from tight ends coach Bobby Acosta. Acosta’s accuracy has been inconsistent throughout training camp, but it was perfect for this drill.The coach threw high of Cam MacPherson, who still managed to haul in a catch, and was high and right for both Josh Parris and Jamal Custis — who also made fingertip grabs. Custis continues to be a wildcard during practice, working with both the wide receivers and tight ends. The 6-foot-5 freshman ran as a slot receiver during 11-on-0s, then shifted to working with the tight ends for the high-ball drill.  Comments Published on August 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Guyana elected to WHO Executive Board

first_imgPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence was elected to the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO), giving Guyana a voice in helping to shape global health policies.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceThe WHO’s Executive Board has oversight responsibility for implementing decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly (WHA), which is an advisory body to facilitate WHO’s work.Minister Lawrence will serve in the position for the next three years.The WHO’s Executive Board comprises 34 individuals and meets twice annually; in January and in May. The 145th session of the Executive Board will meet in Geneva next week for a two-day meeting.“The honour of serving in this esteemed position affords Guyana the opportunity to shape global and regional health policies and to bring more health system resources to Guyana and the region of the Americas, thereby improving healthcare access and services to all its residents,” Guyana’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and International Organisations, Geneva John RD Ford said in a statement announcing Lawrence’s election to the WHO body.Minister Lawrence is currently attending her third WHA conference and has helped establish Guyana “as a strong advocate for universal healthcare to bring improved access and quality healthcare to all [of] Guyana’s citizens, especially those most vulnerable,” Ford’s said while making the announcement.last_img read more

Croatia’s Vida escapes ban over pro-Ukraine celebration

first_img0Shares0000Croatia defender Domagoj Vida dedicated his country’s win over World Cup hosts Russia in the quarter-finals to Ukraine © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 8 – Croatia defender Domagoj Vida escaped a FIFA ban on Sunday after posting a clip dedicating his country’s victory over Russia in the World Cup quarter-final to Ukraine.Vida scored an extra-time goal and one of Croatia’s penalties in a 4-3 shootout win over the World Cup hosts in Sochi on Saturday. Croatia will play England in the semi-final on Wednesday and some Russian officials had called on football governing body FIFA to take tough disciplinary measures.The ponytailed 29-year-old shouted “Glory to Ukraine!” in a video posted by former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic shortly after the dramatic finale in Sochi.Vida used to play for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev. Vukojevic also played for the club and now works for them as a scout.FIFA said it had studied the video and decided to issue a warning to Vida but not take any further measures.“We can confirm that FIFA’s disciplinary committee has sent a warning to the player Domagoj Vida due to his video statement,” a spokesman told AFP.“Glory to Ukraine!” was a slogan of the former Soviet republic’s pro-EU revolution that toppled a Russian-backed president in 2014.The revolt was condemned as illegal by Moscow and sparked a crisis in relations between the two neighbouring states.It was followed by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and a pro-Kremlin separatist war in eastern Ukraine that has claimed more than 10,000 lives.Vukojevic added in the video: “This victory is for Dynamo (Kiev) and for Ukraine! Croatia onwards!”The clip was picked up by Russian state media and drew condemnation from some officials.“Such actions should be punished,” parliament’s sports committee member Dmitry Svishchyov told the RIA Novosti state news agency.“Political, nationalist and racist slogans are not welcome at the World Cup.”Vida issued a statement distributed by Croatia’s football federation after the FIFA ruling calling the entire incident a misunderstanding.“I regret that some media representatives have interpreted our communication in such a manner,” he said.“It was definitely no political message, but a simple thank you for all the support from Ukraine, where Vukojevic and I spent a number of years.”He had earlier told Russian media that the message was “just a joke”.Croatia’s football federation added that the players’ message was “intended for their friends in Ukraine”.“Nonetheless, the Croatian football federation has pointed out to both Vida and Vukojevic, as well as all other internationals, to refrain from any messages that could be politically interpreted in the future,” it said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more