Umphrey’s McGee Releases New “Looks” From Upcoming Album

first_imgJam titans Umphrey’s McGee are gearing up for a huge 2018. With the band’s 20th anniversary approaching in early January and a year-long celebration in store, Umphrey’s will kick off the huge year with the release of a new album. The new album, it’s not us, will be released next week on Friday, January 12th via Nothing Too Fancy Music, and it will feature a mix of reliable, road-tested material such as “Remind Me” and “Speak Up”, songs culled from old jams and demos such as “The Silent Type”, “Forks”, and “You & You Alone”, as well as several unheard, brand new tracks. Fans have been itching to hear some of the new material, but, until now, have only been able to hear lead single “The Silent Type” and bass-heavy b-side “Looks” thanks to an exclusive Record Store Day Black Friday release and a fun music video.Today, “Looks” is released in all its glory with a lyric video. Guitarist Jake Cinninger wrote the song, and described it as “an exploration of future metallic funk, with an undercurrent of uncertainty permeating throughout” to Paste Magazine in their exclusive premiere. He continues, “The track is about human misadventure, and the resulting bad behavior. It represents a peripheral vision for trouble. Sonically, we hope listeners recognize the fearless mashup of styles. The guitar solo at the end was actually the very first take I played, performed live while we were tracking the drums. It is not a typical Umphrey’s track … but then again, what is? Our formula is constant change, designed to keep us happy and forever moving forward as a band. It’s foreshadowing & reminiscing all in one.”Jam out to Umphrey’s McGee’s new “Looks” in the video below:UMPHREY’S MCGEE TOUR DATES:January 11                        Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AEJanuary 12                        Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 13                        Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 19                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 20                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 21                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 25                        New Haven, CT @ College Street Music HallJanuary 26                        Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 27                        Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 28                        Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s PeakFebruary 1                        Columbus, OH @ Express Live!February 2                        Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 3                        Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 15                     Washington, DC @ The AnthemFebruary 16                     Asheville, NC @ ArenaFebruary 17                     Asheville, NC @ ArenaFebruary 18                     Tampa, FL @ WhigFest Music & Arts FestivalMarch 7                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 8                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 9                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 10                          Salt Lake City UT @ The ComplexMarch 14                          Missoula, MT @ The WilmaMarch 15                          Seattle, WA @ The ShowboxMarch 16                          Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 17                          Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 22                          South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s Lake TahoeMarch 23                          Oakland, CA @ The Fox OaklandMarch 24                          Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternMarch 25                          San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Parklast_img read more

John Kander’s Kid Victory Sets Off-Broadway Dates

first_img View Comments Dates are now set for the previously reported New York premiere of Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring music by the legendary John Kander and a book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, the new musical will begin previews at the off-Broadway venue on February 1, 2017; opening night is set for February 22.The play follows seventeen-year old Luke, who returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.Kid Victory will feature choreography by Chrisotpher Windom, orchestrations by Michael Starobin, scenic design by Tony winner Clint Ramos, sound design by Peter Hylenski, costumes by Jacob Climer and lighting by David Weiner. Casting will be announced at a later date. Kid Victory John Kander(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017 Related Showslast_img read more

Peruvian and Chilean Military Leaders Meet to Coordinate Joint Actions

first_imgBy Dialogo February 14, 2011 The heads of the Peruvian and Chilean militaries met in the Peruvian border city of Tacna to coordinate joint actions in fulfillment of the accords between the two countries’ defense ministries, the official news agency Andina reported. The occasion was the First Technical Meeting between the head of the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command, Gen. Luis Howell Ballena, and the head of the Chilean Joint General Staff, Gen. Hernán Mardones Ríos. The meeting between the high-ranking officers was held in fulfillment of the agreement signed in August 2010 in Lima between the Peruvian and Chilean defense ministries, according to which the two countries are to create a binational unit with the capacity to participate in peace-keeping operations. The agreement also includes the possibility of providing immediate assistance in the event of natural disasters in the two countries.last_img read more

Mexico: Military makes huge drug bust

first_imgBy Dialogo September 24, 2012 MEXICO CITY –The military seized more than 32 tons of a chemical used to manufacture synthetic drugs being transported from South Korea as if it were fertilizer, the Secretary of the Navy said. The confiscation was made in the port city of Manzanillo on the Pacific Coast on Sept. 22. The cargo was transported by the ship “MSC Pamela,” which had left South Korea after beginning its route in Yokohama, Japan. The ship was bound for Culiacán, capital of the state of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico, where the narco-trafficking business is headed by Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán, the country’s most wanted narco-trafficker. Mexico has become a major manufacturer of psychotropic drugs in the past decade, according to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). [AFP (Mexico), 22/09/2012; Milenio (Mexico), 22/09/2012]last_img read more

All Tokyo 2020 venues completed on schedule

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Tokyo 2020 organisers said on Friday that work on the Aquatics Centre was finished in February, meaning that all the venues built for this year’s Olympics have been completed on time. The Aquatics Centre, which will host swimming and diving events at Tokyo 2020, was one of eight new venues built for the Summer Olympics, in addition to the athletes’ village. The National Stadium, which will form the centerpiece of the Games and host the opening ceremony on July 24, was completed ahead of schedule in November 2019. A total of 43 venues, including 25 existing facilities and 10 temporary venues, will be used at the Tokyo 2020 Games. This news comes at a time when the coronavirus outbreak has raised questions about whether the Games will be postponed or canceled, although the government has been insistent in recent days that the competition will begin as scheduled. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has said that cancellation is not even being discussed. The flu-like coronavirus, which can be transmitted from person to person, originated in China late last year and has spread to more than 60 countries. Almost 91,000 have been infected and over 3,000 have died most of them in China. Earlier this week, Japan confirmed coronavirus infections rose above 1,000, most of them from a quarantined cruise liner. Twelve people have died in the country. Reuters/NAN.Tags: CoronavirusInternational Olympic CommitteeThomas BachTokyo 2020last_img read more