One 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.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error That includes getting Blake Griffin re-acclimated to the team after he missed 45 consecutive games with two injuries and a four-game suspension. Griffin has played four games since returning April 3 against Washington. He is coming off his best showing during that time, having scored 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in Sunday’s 98-91 victory over Dallas. Griffin also had seven assists.Paul said regaining his rhythm with Griffin should not be an arduous task.“Well fortunately, this is not Blake and my first year playing together,” Paul said. “While we needed to get a little bit of the timing back, we know each other. We know our timing, what sets we like. It just sort of comes naturally. You figure it out.”Luc Mbah a Moute, who starts alongside Griffin at forward, believes the Clippers are primed for the postseason.“I think we are ready,” he said. “We have had Blake for a few games now. When the team gets in the rhythm with him, it is good for us.” The Clippers went 14-1 in their final 15 games of the regular season in 2014-15. But they lost a seven-game series to the Houston Rockets in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs after blowing Game 6 at Staples Center, so that momentum didn’t hold up as long as they would have liked.Still, the last thing the Clippers want is to enter the postseason on a down note. With two games left before the playoffs start this weekend, the Clippers had won five consecutive games and nine of 10 heading into of Tuesday’s contest against the Memphis Grizzlies.Point guard Chris Paul likes that a lot.“It is always nice to win, so you know what that is like, so you can have a nice rhythm going into playoffs,” he said. “For us,we definitely want to keep winning and we want to make sure we are playing right by getting everyone incorporated.” Rest time at PhoenixThe Clippers have rested players here and there down the stretch of this regular season. They rested starters Paul, DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick on March 31 at Oklahoma City. They rested those three as well as Griffin on Friday in Utah.Coach Doc Rivers might have rested some or all of them Tuesday, but the game meant something to the playoff picture, so he only rested sixth man Jamal Crawford.However, Rivers said Griffin almost certainly will be rested in Wednesday night’s regular-season finale at Phoenix; that game means nothing.“I don’t know if he’ll play (today),” Rivers said. “I doubt it, anyway.”As for any other players who might sit out Wednesday, Rivers said that was still to be determined.“We’ll figure it out after the game,” he said. “As a group, we’ll talk about it. But there will be several guys missing, for sure. Maybe even some coaches.”Redick close to 200 3sShooting guard J.J. Redick has 197 3-pointers this season, three away from tying the franchise record of 200 he set in 2014-15.