Five Alarm Funk Shares Behind-The-Scenes Video Making Their Upcoming Album [Premiere]

first_imgEight piece groove rockers Five Alarm Funk are one of the most exciting bands on the Vancouver scene, bringing their uniquely exciting sound to venues all across the continent! Rooted in the funk sound, the band merges influences from Latin music, progressive rock, ska, and more to make something that’s totally their own. But it all comes together with the tight-laced grooves that can only be found in funky, groovy music.The band is set to release their sixth studio album, Sweat, on March 3rd. If it’s anything like their previous five releases, our hopes are particularly high. The band has been nominated for awards on some of their latest albums, all fueled by their groove heavy approach. “Sweat is the culmination of over a decade of writing and playing music together,” says drummer/vocalist Tayo Branston. “It’s by far the hottest, funkiest work we have ever created!”To get you excited for the new release, we’ve teamed up with Five Alarm Funk to share their new behind the scenes video making the new album, set to the music of new song “DDPP.” “‘DDPP’ is a throwback to the 1980’s break dance battle scene,” says Branston. “The goal was to create an up-tempo break beat that had the attributes of an early hip hop dance track, but in a vibe that blended Five Alarm Funk’s powerful, relentless sound.”You can check out the new behind-the-scenes video for Sweat, posted below.Pre-orders for the new album and all information about the band can be found on their official website! Don’t miss an opportunity to catch this exciting crew at a venue near you.[Cover photo via Maggie MacPherson]last_img read more

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Tool Announces 2017 Summer Tour

first_imgTool has announced eight new summer tour dates, along with their previously scheduled Governors Ball and Boston Calling appearances. The American rock band will be hitting cities like Montreal, Pittsburgh, and Detroit, of which they haven’t visited in over a decade.Tickets go on-sale this Friday, March 17 at 10AM local time for all shows except for Rosemont/Chicago, which will be at 11AM local time. VIP packages for all shows go on-sale on Wednesday March 15th at 10AM PST for Tool Army members only. For more information, head to Tool’s website. See below for the full announcement:Tool 2017 Tour Dates:05/24 – Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena05/27 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion05/28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling05/30 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena05/31 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre06/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre06/04 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival06/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center06/07 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre06/08 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arenalast_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Explains Strange Experience Opening For The Rolling Stones In Durham [Videos]

first_imgSETLIST: Trey Anastasio (Solo Acoustic) | Carolina Theatre | Durham, NC | 2/16/18SET: More, Water In The Sky, Wolfman’s Brother, Brian & Robert, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Blaze On > Farmhouse, Backwards Down The Number Line, Miss You, Till We Meet Again, The Wedge, Bouncing Around The Room, Free, Strange Design, Tube, Waste, The Lizards, Fuego, WilsonENCORE: Sleeping Monkey, Bathtub Gin, Chalkdust TortureThe final weekend run of Trey Anastasio solo acoustic tour will continue tonight, February 17th, with a performance at the Knight Theatre in Charlotte before wrapping up at the Classic Center in Athens, GA tomorrow, Sunday, February 18th. For more information, head here.Trey Anastasio Upcoming Solo Acoustic DatesFeb. 17 – Charlotte, NC – Knight TheatreFeb. 18 – Athens, GA – Classic Center On Friday evening, Trey Anastasio began the final three-night stretch of his ongoing solo acoustic/storytime tour with a performance at Durham, NC’s Carolina Theatre. The first of Trey’s two North Carolina concerts this weekend was also the first of his February solo acoustic run to not feature any acoustic tour debuts or new songs. However, Trey seemed notably comfortable and at home onstage all night, offering up enough great playing and nostalgic anecdotes to make this show just as special as the previous six acoustic gigs he’s played over the past week-and-change.Trey explained the main reason behind his Carolina comfort early on in the show:Funny as this may sound, this feels sorta like a hometown gig for me…My sister lived in [nearby] Carrboro…We lost her a few years ago, but my nephew is here tonight, my amazing nephew, Jason…I’m shouting you out, I know it’s embarrassing…I spent a lot of time down here and I love it.Trey eased into the show with a string of tunes he’s played frequently over the course of this tour, including “More”, “Water In The Sky”, “Wolfman’s Brother” (featuring hilariously candid commentary throughout), and “Brian and Robert”. “The Inlaw Josie Wales” came next, marking the instrumental’s sixth performance over the course of this tour’s first seven shows. The late-90’s tune has remained a go-to pick for alternative Trey projects like acoustic gigs and orchestral concerts despite the fact that it’s been absent from the Phish arena since the last run of 1.0 era (10/6/00).Before the next song, “Blaze On”, Trey reminisced about his experience opening for The Rolling Stones with Trey Anastasio Band at the nearby Wallace Wade Stadium on 10/8/05:You guys know Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke? [crowd cheers]. It’s close to here, right? I warmed up for the Stones there [laughs]. That was an incredible experience, I gotta tell ya…It was 2005. You guys remember 2005? I don’t have much memory of 2005…that was a bad year. But I did warm up for the Stones!It’s funny…warming up for the Stones is like meeting Mickey Mouse or something. Like, you go behind the curtain and you see all this stuff that you never thought you would see…It’s not what you think [crowd laughs]. You guys are probably thinking one thing and it wasn’t that, it was a whole different thing. But it was…I guess I don’t wanna give away all their secrets or anything. But you kinda go back and there’s, like, makeup chairs and stuff [laughs]…I’m not kidding!…One of the things that really impressed me–blew my mind, actually–was that they had three full-time women…They had boxes of clothes that every designer on the planet had sent, all these free clothes, hoping that the Stones will wear them because I’m guessing that if Mick Jagger walks out onstage with your shirt on or something, it gets in a magazine or whatever. I just didn’t quite expect it. I mean, there were, like, thousands…boxes and boxes of clothes…and these women would lay out their clothes for the night based on what the costume changes are gonna be and everything.But the funniest part for me…I was thrilled, the guitar tech took me up onstage and he said, “Do you wanna touch the Telecaster from Exile on Main Street?” And I was like, “Yes I do! I sure do!” [cheers]. So he took me back and I touched the guitar that, like, invented everything I care about [laughs]…other than, you know, my family…He then went on to pull back the “curtain” on warming up for the Rolling Stones:They have this room…like a cool room with a pool table…like a cool “hangout room.” And [when you’re] the warmup band, you go in there and they put you in front of the pool table [to take a photo]…and there’s a pipe and drape, so there’s just like a sheet hanging. … On the other side of the seat, [I] hear the Stones, like, gathering, and a guy says [whispering] “His name is Trey…” [laughs].Interestingly, one of their backup singers, Lisa Fischer, had sung on my album, on “Night Speaks To A Woman” and “Money, Love & Change”. But she does so many sessions that, of course, she doesn’t remember that either. … [whispering again] “You sang on his album…” And I can hear all of this [laughing]…So they have all this stuff on from the women with the boxes, and [the photographer] has us stand by the pool table, and they open the curtain, and the Rolling Stones, en masse–the whole band, as the Rolling Stones…in full Rolling Stones regalia, with the drink, and the cigarette and everything–come through the door, and they’re like [in a familiar tone], “Trey!”, like I’m their best friend [laughs].And Keith Richards came over to me and he put his hands on me and was like “Trey, how’re ya doing”… [I’m] like “I’m great, Keith! You’ve been thinking about me, eh? You missed me and everything…” [laughs]. And they turn around for the guy to take the picture, and then vwoop, they’re gone [laughs]. It was perfect! That’s the thing, don’t get me wrong, it was exactly what I wanted…After a spooky, extended “Blaze On”, Trey rode the fading sonics of the tune into “Farmhouse”, which featured a beautiful loop- and sustain-assisted ending jam of its own. A sing-along “Backwards Down The Number Line” followed. Next, Trey served up the expected rendition of “Miss You”, the tune he wrote about his late sister whom he’d mentioned earlier in the show.Trey went on to once again mention his recently departed lifelong friend, Chris Cottrell, before playing “Till We Meet Again”, a tune he wrote for Cottrell. It’s been painfully apparent all tour how profoundly Cottrell’s loss has affected Trey. In Durham, he commented on his final decision about the song’s title, which was initially unclear: “I decided to call it ‘Till We Meet Again’, because that’s what I want.”The show bobbed and bounced on from there with “The Wedge” and “Bouncing Around The Room”, followed by well-received renditions of “Free”, “Strange Design”, “Tube”, and “Waste”. Without skipping a beat, Trey moved into The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday favorite “The Lizards”, singing the song’s usual climactic guitar solo a la Phish’s “Space Oddity” a cappella arrangement. From there, a jazzy, extended rendition of “Fuego” provided perhaps the biggest musical highlight of the evening (a must-listen) before another Gamehendge favorite, “Wilson”, closed the set on a strong note.When Trey returned to the stage for his encore, he provided one more moment of levity before the show’s end, musing about what his title would be if the world mirrored Game of Thrones, dropping in Phish lyrical references at a rate that would make Katy Tur proud, the crowd cheering louder with each one. He declared:I wish [I had] that woman who stands next to me like Daenerys Stormborn. They’d come out and announce me with one of those, like, Game of Thrones names. … “You’re listening to Trey of the House of Phish, with the Blood of the Ocelot, Third of his Name, The Completely Burnt, King of Prussia, The Divider of Skies, The Family Berserker, Jezmund of the Velvet Sea, Protector of The Book, Trampler of Hounds and Pecker of Doves, Yanker of Tunics and Dangler of Stash, King of the Andals…and the First Tube…Melter of Faces, and Father of Lizards!”…People don’t have enough names these days, that’s the problem…Trey finally returned to the stage for a three-song encore, including “Sleeping Monkey”, “Bathtub Gin”, and “Chalkdust Torture”. After beginning “Sleeping Monkey”,  Page McConnell‘s well-documented favorite song, Trey stopped to reminisce about Phish’s past and profess his love and appreciation for his bandmates after decades together. “I love those guys so much,” he said sincerely, “All three of them.”You can watch a collection of fan-shot videos from the show below via YouTube user Thomas Berg. Full audio is available to torrent here via taper jmitchell.Trey Anastasio – “Rolling Stones Warmup Band Story”Trey Anastasio – “Miss You”Trey Anastasio – “Till We Meet Again”Trey Anastasio – “Tube”Trey Anastasio – “Waste”Trey Anastasio – “Game of Thrones Name Declaration”last_img read more

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Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band, Midnight North, & Twiddle Team For 3-Day “Unbroken Train” Run

first_imgToday, Phil Lesh-owned San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads announced that it’ll be hosting a three-night run dubbed “Unbroken Train.” Unbroken Train will see performances by Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Midnight North, and Twiddle over the three-night event spanning June 14th through 16th, with the groups’ members also collaborating in different forms.On Thursday, June 14th, Unbroken Train will kick off with a solo performance from Mihali, the frontman and guitarist of Twiddle, in the Grate Room. The next night, on Friday, June 15th, Midnight North—featuring Grahame Lesh, Elliott Peck, Alex Jordan, and Connor O’Sullivan—will be the main attraction at the Grate Room for a show billed as “Midnight North & Frends.” It’s more than likely this show will see an appearance by some, if not all, the members of Twiddle, given that the rogue spelling of “frends” has become associated with the Vermont group—the spelling comes from Twiddle’s lyrics, “There ain’t no I in Frends,” in their song, “The Frends Theme”. Rounding out the event, on Saturday, June 16th, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band will headline Terrapin Crossroads’ outdoor Beach Park with support from all four members of Twiddle and more.The collaborations set for Unbroken Train are by no means out of left field. Twiddle, Midnight North, and Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have an ongoing history of exchanging sit-ins with one another spanning back to the 2017 edition of Twiddle’s own Tumble Down festival, when Twiddle invited the Grateful Dead bassist and his son and guitarist, Grahame Lesh, to sit-in during their set.Earlier in May, Twiddle made their headlining debut at Red Rocks Amphitheater, and during the show, Phil and Grahame came out for a rendition of “Shakedown Street”. The next night, on May 5th, when Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and Leftover Salmon performed at Red Rocks, Mihali helped Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band close out the show during their encore performances of “Fire On The Mountain” and “Music Never Stopped”. Closing out the weekend run, on Sunday, May 6th, Mihali performed an intimate “Mihali & Frends” set at Denver’s Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, which saw sit-ins from Phil and Grahame Lesh and Midnight North’s Elliott Peck and Alex Jordan, in addition to members of Twiddle, Thievery Corporation, Dopapod, Stick Figure, and Turbo Suit.Tickets for the upcoming Unbroken Train run at Terrapin Crossroads from June 14th to 16th are on-sale now. You can snag tickets, including a three-night package, at Terrapin Crossroads’ website here.last_img read more

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Watch Joe Dart & Lake Street Dive’s Bridget Kearney Trade Bass Solos At A Dublin Vulfpeck Show

first_img[Video: Wayne Whistler] [Video: Maurizio Pittau] On October 1st, the fan-favorite funk act Vulfpeck continued their European tour at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, kicking off a two-night run in Ireland’s capital ahead of this weekend’s two-night tour closer in London. During the performance, the band offered up the live debuts of both “Grandma” off 2017’s Mr. Finish Line and “Lost My Treble Long Ago”, a recent single from mid-September that was released when the group announced their new album, Hill Climber, due out in December. However, the surprises at the Dublin show didn’t stop there, as the band welcoming out Lake Street Dive bassist Bridget Kearney during a take on “Beastly”.Following the group’s ‘TED Talk”, which saw frontman Jack Stratton hyping up the crowd with a hilariously dry and straightfaced seminar, the band moved into “Back Pocket”, giving bassist Joe Dart time to truly move into the spotlight with the song’s now-famed bassline. From there, Vulfpeck quickly moved into “Beastly”, with Joe Dart continuing to propel the song. Eventually, Bridget Kearney was welcomed out with an acoustic standup bass in tow during the number, and both Bridget and Joe swapped virtuosic bass solos during the peak of the tune. Notably, Bridget is no stranger to the extended Vulfpeck family—she has previously toured with Theo Katzmann, serving as support and frequently sitting in with the band during his solo shows.From there, Vulfpeck covered U2‘s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, a song selection that no doubt paid homage to the Irish crowd, before closing out their set with two fan-favorite numbers, “Christmas In L.A.” and “Dean Town”. The group then returned for a three-song encore, offering up the more recent “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together” off Mr. Finish Line, in addition to more classic fare, “Outro” and “It Gets Funkier”.You can check out two full videos of Vulfpeck’s collaboration with Lake Street Dive bassist Bridget Kearney below.last_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Delivers Live In-Studio Set, Talks ‘SIGNS’ Ahead Of Chicago Shows This Weekend [Watch]

first_imgOn Thursday afternoon, Tedeschi Trucks Band headed to the WXRT-FM studio in Chicago to show off some of their new material ahead of the second half of their residency at the Chicago Theatre this weekend on Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s upcoming album, SIGNS, is due out Friday, February 15th via Fantasy/Concord Records.Following an intro from Marty Lennartz, the show’s host, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and company dove into the recently-debuted “High & Mighty”, followed by SIGNS track “Shame”. A go-to cover of Sleepy John Estes‘ “Leaving Trunk” was up next before the band closed their four-song mini-set with Signs‘ lead single, “Hard Case”. Between songs, Trucks and Tedeschi spoke with Lennartz about the process of conceiving and creating SIGNS. You can watch a pro-shot video of the entire segment below.Tedeschi Trucks Band – WXRT-FM Studio Performance – Full VideoRelated: Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases Music Video For “Hard Case” Ahead Of Album Release [Watch]Tedeschi Trucks Band will officially celebrate the unveiling of SIGNS at an album release show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY on February 20th. As the band noted in their initial statement announcing the album, “SIGNS reflects on the losses suffered by the band in the past few years while still finding cause for hope and celebration in the beauty of life and nature.” The recent losses in the band’s extended family to which they refer include their friend and mentor Col Bruce Hampton and other greats like Leon Russell and Allman Brothers Band members Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman.For a full list of upcoming Tedeschi Trucks Band tour dates, hit the band’s website here.last_img read more

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Phish Wraps Mexico Run With First Stand-Alone “Mike’s Groove” In 21 Years, Monstrous “3rd Set” Encore

first_imgOn Saturday night, Phish continued their south of the border excursion with their third and final performance in Riviera Maya, Mexico.Phish opened up their first set with “The Curtain With”, also played in the opening slot at their 1/14/2017 Riviera Maya show. Trey Anastasio took no time to get things fired up, laying down some of his intricate composed work, with Page McConnell following closely behind. With the standard and spot-on “The Curtain With” opener , the quartet smoothly moved forward with “Punch You In The Eye”. Trey and Mike Gordon stepped front and center with smiles from ear-to-ear, breaking down into their signature “Punch” dance, as the beachfront crowd erupted with applause. Page let it all hang out on his grand piano, spitting back jazz-infused licks with Anastasio’s scorching guitar solos.It was clear the band was ready to continue fueling the fire, diving head first into “Blaze On”. Trey couldn’t contain his excitement as he belted out the lyrics, inviting Page to dazzle the crowd with an explosive piano solo. With Jon Fishman and Mike locking into a tight-knit groove pocket, the duo propelled the jam into a rocking segment, before Page took things into his own hands and added a dark and spooky element to the jam’s closure. Mike led the charge into “Destiny Unbound”, dropping some colossal bass bombs before taking the lead on vocals. Trey was out in his finest form on Saturday night, as he ripped through a series of gritty guitar solos backed by Fishman’s hard-hitting beats.With no brief pause or break to catch their breaths so far in the set, Phish smoothly segued into “Most Events Aren’t Planned”, Page’s Vida Blue original that the band has only played live four times since its debut at the band’s iconic Baker’s Dozen run. Page sounded bold and confident with his vocal lead before moving into the tune’s uptempo breakdown. With Page amping things up with a funky synth-infused showdown, Trey took no time to join in the fun, tenaciously charging into a high-voltage, ever-evolving solo. Phish continued pushing forward with a breezy oceanside rendition of “Divided Sky” before taking their first chance to pause and grab a sip of water. Trey let out the opening riff for “Steam”, with Mike and Fishman locking into the tune’s infectious groove. There is no denying Trey was on one last night, as he unleashed his inner “dark and evil” concealed within the theme before the “Steam” disappeared, and Phish triumphantly marched into a set closing “Chalk Dust Torture”.Phish showed no signs of slowing down, as they came back out to open their second set with a bouncy “First Tube”. Trey threw down some sinister wails out of the gates before jumping around like a mad man all over the stage. Fishman and Mike are a rhythmic force to be reckoned with, as they laid down a fierce backbeat for Trey to continue his hot-streak with a scorching guitar peak. As Chris Kuroda’s mind-bending rainbow light patterns reflected off of the Caribbean coastline water, Phish moved forward with “Mike’s Song”. For the first time since 1998, the band decided to toss zilch in the middle of their usual “Mikes Groove” sandwich, moving straight forward with a plinko-heavy “Weekapaug Groove”. With Trey dancing around on his pedals, some hints of “First Tube” reemerged, followed by a ripping finale back into the vocal closing segment of “Weekapaug”.Phish kept it rolling with “Fuego”, igniting a full-fledged dance party for those lucky enough to be boogying under the Spanish moon. A standard but smooth-sailing “Fuego” led way to “Tweezer”, as Trey dialed things in, leading his bandmates into an at first eerie and dark jam, which quickly took a hard-turn into blissful Type II jam territory.  With Fishman laying down the foundation, Page and Trey connected and found their sweet spot, progressively evolving into an earth-shattering peak. Slowing down the tempo coming out of “Tweezer”, and a possible hint of a forthcoming slower tune was the biggest fake out of the evening, as Phish crashed into “Carini”.Last night’s “Carini” was as tender and silky-smooth as it gets, the Phish that every fans travels thousands of miles and through international customs to bask in. With Trey laying down some heavy-fan action on his Languedoc, he quickly spit out the “Tweezer” lick before taking the charge forward with the opening “Ghost” riff. “Ghost” lasted no longer than a few minutes, as the band made the game-time decision to shower the crowd with a set-closing “Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S.”. Highlighted by Trey’s newly added lyrics of “We are vapor, we are liquid, we are love”, Gordon paved the way into last night’s scorching improvisational “S.A.N.T.O.S” segment, giving Trey once last chance to blaze on with a red-hot solo.Phish returned to the stage with a massive, multi-faceted encore, beginning with “Simple”.  Moving out of “Simple”, the band pushed forward with a “Martian Monster” chock-full of quotes and shenanigans, including “Spanish Moon”, “Death Don’t Hurt Very Long”, and “Sanity”. The biggest surprise of the night came next with “Kung”, played last over Phish’s 2016 New Year’s run. “Kung” contained “Shipwreck” teases from Page, followed up by “Big Black Furry Creature from Mars”, which was lathered with “Martian Monster” quotes. Trey took a brief moment to thank C.I.D. Entertainment and founder Dan Berkowitz for putting on such a magical event, before letting Fishman take the lead into a crowd-assisted “Sleeping Monkey”. “Tweezer Reprise” brought the marathon of an encore to a close, capping off undoubtedly Phish’s greatest Mexico run they’ve played.Setlist: Phish | Riviera Maya, Mexico | 2/23/19Set One: The Curtain With > Punch You In The Eye > Blaze On > Destiny Unbound > Most Events Aren’t Planned > Divided Sky, Steam, Chalk Dust TortureSet Two: First Tube, Mike’s Song > Weekapaug Groove, Fuego , Tweezer > Carini , Ghost > Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S.Encore: Simple > Martian Monster > Kung > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Repriselast_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Band Wraps 4-Night Run With Explosive Brooklyn Bowl Finale [Photo/Video]

first_imgTrey Anastasio Band continued their extended weekend run on Monday with their second and final performance at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY. One of the smaller rooms in which you’ll see TAB play, the Bowl was packed to the brim when Trey Anastasio‘s eight-piece solo outfit took the stage at the beloved concert venue/bowling alley for just the third time ever.Trey and company opened up the first set with “Blaze On”, which TAB debuted three nights prior at Anastasio’s Me & My Mind premiere and featured his fellow Phish bandmate Page McConnell. Moving out of the show-opening “Blaze On”, TAB offered up a hearty helping of setlist staples, including “Alive Again”, “Liquid Time”, “Burlap Sack and Pumps”, “Night Speaks to a Woman”, “Curlew’s Call”, and “Dark and Down”. TAB brought their first set to a close with “First Tube”, a tune that he debuted in 1998 with his 8 Foot Florescent Tubes one-off project at Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground.Following a brief setbreak, Trey and his cohorts returned to the stage to open up their second set with “Money, Love and Change”, highlighted by some ferocious guitar work from Anastasio. “Last Tube” and “Speak To Me” were up next, followed by “The Land Of Nod”, last played by TAB in 2017. The set continued with “Alaska” smoothly sliding into “In Rounds” before the band brought the set to a close with a silky-smooth pairing of “Shine” into “Rise/Come Together”. Unlike the previous night, where Trey emerged solo with his acoustic guitar, Trey Anastasio Band returned in full for their encore with a two-song offering of “Drifting” and “Ghost”.Next up for Trey Anastasio Band is a four-night run of shows throughout the Southeast, including performances in St. Petersburg, St. Augustine, and Atlanta. For a full list of Trey Anastasio Band’s upcoming performances, head here.You can stream a full soundboard audio recording of the show via LivePhish. You can also watch a selection of crowd-shot videos from the performance below:Trey Anastasio Band – “First Tube”[Video: brooklyntype]Trey Anastasio Band – “Ghost”[Video: brooklyntype]Check out a gallery of photos from the show below courtesy of photographer Andrew O’Brien.Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 4/29/2019Set One: Blaze On, Alive Again, Liquid Time, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Night Speaks to a Woman, Curlew’s Call, Dark and Down, First TubeSet Two: Money, Love and Change, Last Tube, Speak to Me, The Land of Nod, Alaska > In Rounds, Shine > Rise/Come TogetherEncore: Drifting, GhostTrey Anastasio Band | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 4/29/2019 | Photos: Andrew O’Brien Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Change in the air at HSPH

first_imgThis is one of a series of occasional stories on the measures that Schools at Harvard are taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.While testing a new air-monitoring system in a laboratory at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Daniel O. Beaudoin intentionally spilled a small amount of acetone on the floor. The system detected the substance, increased airflow to the space, and cleared the air in just 36 minutes. The acetone melted the wax right off the floor tiles, a small price to pay for improved safety — and sustainability.In 2008, Harvard President Drew Faust announced the University’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent from 2006 levels by 2016 (including growth). To date, HSPH has cut its emissions by 19 percent, and the School’s investments in energy efficiency have resulted in savings of more than $1.3 million per year since 2006.Systems installed in laboratories have contributed significantly to the School’s energy savings. (Many are from Aircuity, a Newton, Mass., sustainable design company.) Labs require a constant supply of fresh air that must be cleaned, heated or cooled, and humidified. After this intensive process, none of the treated air can be recirculated.Each Aircuity system at HSPH reduces energy consumption by adjusting the number of air changes per hour in a lab based on actual conditions in the space.“The Aircuity system pulls columns of air from a lab through a vacuum pump to a centralized station with a series of sensors,” said Beaudoin, manager of operations, energy, and utilities at HSPH. “The sensors in the central station monitor temperature, humidity, small particulate matter, large particulate matter, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and total volatile organic compounds. Based on real-time readings, the system will adjust the ventilation rates in the lab.”When no research is being conducted, it is unnecessary to run air changes at a high rate, so the system decreases airflow. Conversely, when sensors detect a chemical spill, the system ramps up to the maximum number of air changes per hour to flush out the space. With the exception of biosafety level 3 labs (where researchers deal with lethal bacteria and viruses), all labs in the François-Xavier Bagnoud Building have been outfitted with Aircuity systems over the past two years.Other HSPH buildings benefit as well.LED lighting and motion sensors installed throughout HSPH have also resulted in significant electricity savings. In the Kresge Building, high-efficiency LED lights replaced incandescent and fluorescent fixtures in all the offices renovated last summer. On the ninth floor of the building alone, the total number of watts expended per square foot was cut by more than 50 percent.A 43,000-square-foot former schoolhouse at 90 Smith St., renovated to house HSPH administrative offices, is 100 percent LED-lit. Completed in February, the building was designed in compliance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) commercial interior guidelines. HSPH also has worked with local utilities to maximize energy efficiency, and learned from the New Buildings Institute’s “core performance guide.” Based on energy modeling, an “advanced building” may perform as much as 45 percent better than code.Beaudoin and other operations personnel often collaborate with student and staff groups on campus. The Environmental Health and Sustainability Club at HSPH, started in 2007, has hosted park cleanups, designed water bottles for first-year students, and organized volunteer events with the Food Project, a Massachusetts urban farming program.“Right now we’re working to create a speaker series about the effect of climate change on health,” said HSPH doctoral student Peter James, one of the club’s founding members and its current president. “For example, changing temperature distributions may lead to increased infectious disease transmission. It’s an emerging area of research.”An HSPH sustainability group, eco-opportunity, holds monthly meetings to discuss sustainability initiatives.“It’s one of the premier models for Green Teams campuswide, as far as having representation from each department in the School and implementing things as a team,” said Longwood sustainability manager Claire Berezowitz, who heads eco-opportunity along with Tiffany Colt, assistant facilities manager at HSPH. “The composting program that started a couple years ago was largely the result of work done by eco-opportunity.”Sebastian’s Café, the HSPH cafeteria, has full composting and recycling and no longer sells bottled water. Led by general manager Laurie Torf, the café was the first Harvard food service facility to earn a Green Restaurant Certification from the Green Restaurant Association of America.This month, eco-opportunity is holding its third “Take the Stairs” competition to encourage walking instead of using the elevator. An online tracking system helps participants follow their progress. In the 2010 competition, students, faculty, and staff collectively climbed 44,396 flights of stairs.“We did Mount Kilimanjaro the first year and Mount McKinley last year,” said Berezowitz. “It’s really gotten the word out about eco-opportunity, and it’s something to engage everyone at the School in sustainability.”last_img read more

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Social Justice Spotlight

first_imgKip Tiernan BI ’89, founder of Rosie’s Place and the Greater Boston Food Bank and co-founder of Community Works and the Poor People’s United Fund, gave her papers to the Schlesinger Library in 2006 so that scholars and citizens can learn more about how and why she pursued her passion for social justice. That was just one part of a special connection forged between the social justice pioneer and the Radcliffe Institute library.When she died in 2011, at 85, it was important that her commitment to the downtrodden and disenfranchised live on. One way her legacy continues at Harvard is through the event that took place yesterday hosted by the Schlesinger Library and Community Works, a cooperative of 34 local grassroots organizations devoted to social and economic justice.The executive director of Community Works, Fran Froelich, worked with Tiernan for years to pursue community-based solutions to entrenched challenges, including homelessness, hunger, and violence. She spoke about Tiernan at the event, saying “She told the truth—held it up—and invited us to join her in searching for solutions.”To honor Tiernan’s pursuit of truth and her commitment to improving the quality of life for all people, Froelich presented the organization’s Striving for Justice Award to David Hemenway AB ’66, PhD ’74, professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. The award was given in recognition of his efforts to understand and prevent injury and violence as director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center and as the author of many books, including While We Were Sleeping: Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention (University of California Press, 2009).Hemenway, who was honored to accept the award, shared some insights into his work collecting data about homicide and suicides, and how he and his colleagues are learning more about violence and its causes as they analyze the information. His remarks—which included insights into soda drinking, accidental poisonings, and gun ownership—illustrated what Froelich said in her introduction: “David’s field of public health has deep moral connections to broader questions of social justice, poverty, and systematic disadvantage.”His remarks were followed by a discussion with young people searching for solutions to youth violence and active in Alternatives for Community and Environment and the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center, two organizations that are part of Community Works.The combination of statistics and the stories was a fitting testament to Kip Tiernan’s commitment to highlighting the power of experts and community groups to raise awareness, tackle difficult issues, make a meaningful difference, and inspire others. The event was also an opportunity to remind people about the mission of Community Works, its participation in the Harvard Community Gifts campaign, and access to Tiernan’s papers at the Schlesinger Library.last_img read more

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