Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Taylor Hicks For Rager In Birmingham [Watch]

first_imgLoad remaining images Progressive-jam masters Umphrey’s McGee stopped in Birmingham, AL last night to kick off their proper summer tour. After a slew of festival dates and one-off shows, the band hit the road last night for a six-show East Coast run, with the first stup at Birmingham’s Avondale Brewing Company.Set one kicked off with the groovy “Conduit”, which was quickly followed by a pulsing “Padgett’s Profile”. Keeping the energy high, the band cued up “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft”, which moved deftly into “Cemetary Walk I”. Next up, the band worked a cover of The Beatles‘ “Baby You’re a Rich Man” into the middle of their Bela Fleck & The Flecktones‘-esque song, “Great American”. After a quick run through “Thin Air”, Umphrey’s closed their set in exciting fashion, as they invited American Idol-alum Taylor Hicks to the stage to help them out on a cover of “Can’t You See” by the Marshall Tucker Band.Set two showcased some progressive heavy hitters, as Umphrey’s returned to the stage with a raging “Prowler” -> “Syncopated Strangers” -> “Miami Virtue” -> “Partiyn’ Peeps” sequence that drove the crowd absolutely wild. Up next was “Final Word”, a former lyrical “Jimmy Stewart” that was turned into a full song for UMBowl in 2013. The emotional track led directly into fan-favorite “40’s theme”, which dropped right into “Cemetery Walk II” to finish the second set up up. Umphrey’s then returned to the stage for a lone “Slacker” encore.See below for video of Taylor Hicks sitting in on “Can’t You See”, courtesy of YouTube use Quazzbert, as well as full setlist details.Check out footage of the encore as well, courtesy of wmiod9.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham, AL – 7/7/16Set One: Conduit, Padgett’s Profile, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft -> Cemetery Walk I, Great American -> Baby You’re a Rich Man[1] -> Great American, Thin Air, Can’t You See [2]Set Two: Prowler -> Syncopated Strangers -> Miami Virtue -> Partyin’ Peeps, Final Word -> 40’s Theme, Cemetery Walk IIE: Slacker[1] The Beatles cover[2] Marshall Tucker Band cover; w/ Taylor Hicks on harmonica and vocalsPhotos by Paul Citone:last_img read more

Pretty Lights Drops New and Unreleased Tracks With Live Band At Camp Bisco [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, thousands of fans gathered at the main stage of Camp Bisco to witness Derek Vincent Smith’s latest music project, Pretty Lights Live. Their performance came just three weeks before their highly-anticipated debut performance at The Gorge in Washington on August 4th and 5th. The Gorge show will kick off the second year of their two-day “Episodic Festivals” spanning across the country. Camp Bisco was to be the live band’s last festival before the Season 2 premiere at The Gorge, and the excitement in the air was palpable as Smith and the band took the stage.The set was nothing short of spectacular as the band played a variety of songs, ranging from Pretty Lights’ second album to dropping new tracks that may appear on the new album Smith has been working on. The new album will be the first since the 2014 Grammy-nominated Color Map of the Sun. During the set, Pretty Lights Live performed several “Flips” which has become a staple of the new live band. Flips are the moments when Smith will cut out the pre-recorded track, allowing each of the band members to improvise resulting in never-before-heard music. This improvisation allows them to play the same songs at different stops while also creating a constantly-unique experience for those who follow Pretty Lights Live.On top of the oldies and the new tracks, Pretty Lights Live surprised many long-time fans by closing the last half of the set with many unreleased tracks that often go years without being played. Most notable of the unreleased tracks was the Pretty Lights Live debuts of “Wayfaring Stranger” and “It’s Tricky”–both of which were last played during solo sets at Basslights 2015. Camp Bisco showed that Pretty Lights Live is moving forward with more steam than ever before. Be sure to check out the videos and full set list featured below. [Videos uploaded by Sicarius Finch]Set List: Pretty Lights Live Band | Camp Bisco | Montage Mountain, PA | 7/15/17World Of Illusion (Tease)High School Art ClassMore Important Than Michael Jordan > FlipDon’t Take My Sunshine (New)Hot Like A Million TomorrowsSomething’s WrongDrift Away > FlipThe Sun Spreads In Our Mind (New) > FlipRainbow and Waterfalls (New)Wayfaring Stranger (Unreleased)You Get High (Unreleased) > FlipIf I Gave You My Love > FlipSunday SchoolBump ‘N Hustle (Unreleased) ft. Derek Vincent Smith freestylingPrelude 3-Call and Response (New) ft. Derek Vincent Smith & Jubee freestyling > FlipCountry Roads-John Denver Remix (Unreleased)It’s Tricky-Run-DMC Remix (Unreleased)last_img read more

Credit union tax exemption tops 2016 NAFCU priorities

first_img continue reading » Preserving the credit union tax exemption is at the top of NAFCU’s list of priorities for 2016, which also includes pushing for regulatory relief and advocating for national data security standards for merchants.NAFCU will also continue to push for clear Dodd-Frank Act guidance from regulators, ensure secondary mortgage market access for credit unions, and advance field-of-membership reform.“NAFCU and its members achieved several legislative and regulatory victories in 2015,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “We advanced a key aspect of NAFCU’s five-point plan for regulatory relief for credit unions when President Obama signed into law a transportation authorization bill that includes the text of the “Eliminate Privacy Notice Confusion Act,” legislation clarifying that consumers will receive privacy notices after opening a new account and when their providers’ privacy policies change.He continued, “Additionally, as urged by NAFCU, the CFPB agreed to immediately recognize statutory changes to privacy notice requirements for credit unions to avoid confusion with superseded requirements.” 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

AFN Board Members Reject Guasau’s ‘Emergency’ Congress

first_imgGeorge explained that the earlier notice issued on November 5,2019 has been withdrawn and a notice of postponement issued by the Scribe of AFN, Prince Adisa Beyioku, on Friday November 22,2019 is the only notice that has emanated from the secretariat of the federation since that date.He said the notice was withdrawn after it was discovered that the November 5 notice is 29 days instead of the 60 stipulated by the constitution of the federation.”The federation’s constitution states in 6.1.4 thus:The convening to the Congress shall be sent to the Secretariat of each member association by the AFN head office at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the Congress”. What this means is that any meeting that holds in the name of a congress and decisions or resolutions taken thereof are null,void and of no effect,’explains George who also revealed another anomally contained in the earlier notice of meeting issued on November 5th, 2019.“The notice of congress sent out on November 5 did not contain any agenda which will also render whatever decision taken illegal.World Athletics’ constitution states clearly why an agenda is compulsory and why it must accompany notice of meeting sent.We are not operating in a banana republic,” he added.George is surprised the federation’s president,Engr Ibrahim Gusau who was once a member of the House of Representatives,one of the two highest law making organs of the country could be feigning ignorance of the constitution he unilaterally wrote.“We are still having issues with the constitution he foisted on us which will be addressed at a later date and president Gusau cannot be running the AFN as if it is a private estate.We appeal to all 36 state chairmen and that of the Federal Capital Territory not to embark on any fruitless journey to Awka.The Congress is illegal and it has been postponed,” he pointed out.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Acting president of the AFN, Olamide George Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Vice-President,Honourable Olamide George has said that the Federation’s Annual General Congress (AGM) scheduled to hold on Wednesday December 4,2019 in Awka, Anambra State is illegal and remains postponed.George insisted that the less than one month notice given for the Congress runs contrary to the letters of the AFN constitution which stipulates a 60-day notice for the convening of an AGM or Assembly.He also reiterates that only the Secretary General of the federation is empowered to issue notice of meeting upon clearance from the board and the president and that any other notice outside that renders the meeting illegal.last_img read more