Watch Aqueous, Members Of moe., Umphrey’s Tear Up Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” [Pro-Shot]

first_imgOne of the most talked-about highlights in the wake of the annual Summer Camp Music Festival this Memorial Day has been groove rock quartet Aqueous‘s Thursday, 5/25 sunset performance. The set was the first of two full-band slots over the course of the festival (guitarist Mike Gantzer also joined Umphrey’s McGee member Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers for a tribute to Green Day‘s pop-punk classic Dookie), and the Buffalo natives made it count, offering up some incredible improv as well as a couple of very special surprise guests. The previously-planned Dookie set turned out to not be the only Aqueous/Umphrey’s crossover of the weekend, as Aqueous was joined by Umphrey’s keyboardist Joel Cummins as well as moe. drummer Vinnie Amico for a run through Steely Dan‘s 1976 hit “Kid Charlemagne.”You can check out Joel and Vinnie’s guest appearance with Aqueous at Summer Camp below, via Aqueous’s YouTube page:Vinnie Amico, Joel Cummins, and four members of Aqueous are set to take part in the mix-and-match musical mayhem of Brooklyn Comes Alive this coming weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aqueous’ Mike Gantzer, Dave Loss, Evan McPhaden and Rob Houk are set for a busy Sunday evening at Brooklyn Comes Alive, as the group will join forces with Vinnie Amico and his moe. bandmate, Al Schnier, for an unforgettable collaborative set of choice covers and material from both of the Buffalo bands’ repertoires–appropriately dubbed moe.queous. That collaboration will go down from 8:30-10pm on Sunday, 9/24 at Brooklyn Bowl, one of three simultaneous venues incorporated in the festival.Aqueous Covers Radiohead and Steely Dan With Members of Umphrey’s McGee [Videos/Photos]Gantzer will also be joining Umphrey’s McGee members Kris Myers and Ryan Stasik to reprise their Dookie set from Summer Camp, promising an energized take on the seminal ’94 Green Day LP, such as “When I Come Around,” “Basket Case,” “Longview,” and “Welcome To Paradise.” In addition to recreating Dookie in its entirety, the band will also perform a handful of other rock classics by bands like Ween, Weezer, and The Ramones at Music Hall of Williamsburg from 11:15 pm – 12:30 pm on Sunday night as one of the festival’s final sets.[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G (Instagram: @PhiercePhoto)]Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Bernard Purdie, Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

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Xi chairs leadership meeting on epidemic control

first_imgTopics : Xi said since the start of the outbreak the CPC Central Committee has attached great importance to the issue and led efforts from all sectors to push the prevention and control work into full swing.Xi stressed the importance of securing success in that cause. The outcome of the epidemic prevention and control directly affects people’s lives and health, the overall economic and social stability and the country’s opening-up, he added.Xi pointed out that the most crucial task for the moment is to execute the arrangements to the details and called for prompt and resolute actions in containing the spread of the epidemic.Party committees and governments at all levels should firmly follow the unified command, coordination and arrangement of the CPC Central Committee, Xi said, urging strict enforcement of orders and prohibitions. The epidemic prevention and control is not only a health issue but comprehensive work which requires all-round support, Xi said.Xi also demanded resolute opposition against bureaucratism and the practice of formalities for formalities’ sake in the prevention work.Those who disobey the unified command or shirk off responsibilities will be punished, Xi said, adding that Party and government leaders supervising them would also be held accountable in severe cases.The meeting stressed giving full attention to the prevention and control work in areas hard-hit by the virus.Resources for treatment, prevention and protection must be sent to the front line of the battle against the epidemic and priority should be given to meet the needs of frontline medical staff and patients, according to the meeting.Hubei Province, especially its capital city Wuhan, remained the top priority for the epidemic prevention and control work across the country, it added.The meeting required strengthening the monitoring of the epidemic, gathering the patients together for treatment, and conducting home-based medical observation for all close contacts.The meeting called for all-out efforts to treat the patients, ensure the supply of medical protection materials, improve the admission and survival rates, and reduce the infection and mortality rates.It stressed stepping up scientific research to discover the source and transmission mechanism of the novel coronavirus and keep close track of virus mutation.The need to safeguard economic and social order is emphasized, as well as the promotion of public education and communication.Party committees and governments of all levels were urged to achieve the targets of economic and social development this year and fully support production resumption by enterprises while bringing the epidemic under control.The meeting also required efforts to promote stable consumer spending and unleash the potential of emerging consumption to better meet people’s need for a healthy life.”The outbreak is a major test of China’s system and capacity for governance, and we must sum up the experience and draw a lesson from it,” according to the meeting.The meeting stressed improving the country’s emergency management system and capacity of handling urgent, difficult, dangerous and important tasks.An overhaul of environmental sanitation conditions should be conducted, the meeting said, calling for efforts to strengthen the areas of weakness in public health.Resolute efforts should be made to crack down on illegal wildlife markets and trade to address major public health risks at the root.The meeting underscored the need to systematically review the areas of weakness in the national reserve system, enhance reserve efficiency and capacity, and improve the production capacity for essential supplies. center_img The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Monday held a meeting on the prevention and control of pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus.Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chaired the meeting and made an important speech.On behalf of the CPC Central Committee, Xi expressed respect to those fighting on the front line of the battle against the epidemic and extended greetings to patients and their families.last_img read more

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