Panic On The Boardwalk II: WSP Delivers Old School Set At Brand New Venue

first_imgLast night, Athens, GA rockers Widespread Panic continued their Fall Tour with their second and final performance at the newly opened Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. The same rowdy crowd that was there Friday night was back again and then some, as the scene on the boardwalk seemed virtually twice as big as the night before. The cool ocean breeze that swept over the beach pre-show was a welcome change after Friday’s swampy heat, and as a beautiful sunset painted the skies above the venue, a rainbow appeared over Coney Island’s iconic carnival rides.With the breathtaking views–and the strength of Friday’s performance–the audience was already buzzing when the band took the stage. From the opening “Disco”, the band made their intentions clear–tonight was going to be a classic dance party. Fourteen of the twenty songs performed were debuted by the band in 1990 or before, making for a show stacked with early Panic and well-loved cover staples (“Stop~Go”, “C. Brown”, “Conrad”, “Pigeons”, “Driving Song”, and “Tie Your Shoes”: 1986; “Arleen”, “Genesis”, and “Bowlegged Woman”: 1987; “Disco”, and “Jack”: 1988; “Rock”: 1989; “Fishwater” and “Ribs and Whiskey”: 1990).“Disco” dissolved into a spacey, Jimmy Herring-led outro jam. Next, the band launched into a well-executed three-song sequence, flowing seamlessly from “Stop~Go” into “Rock” into “Heroes” without skipping a beat. Another three-song run followed, as “Airplane” kept up the energy in the room before segueing into fan-favorite Winston Riley cover “Arleen” and, finally, into the anthemic “C. Brown”. An emotional “Genesis” came next, before a ripping “Conrad”, put an exclamation point on a top-notch first set.The band kicked off Set 2 with Howlin’ Wolf‘s “Tail Dragger”, a staple of the band’s setlists over the last five years. From there on, Widespread Panic launched into the stratosphere and never looked back, putting on a truly memorable set for the Brooklyn crowd. An excellent “Pigeons” got the ball rolling before segueing into “Jack”. “Driving Song” materialized out of “Jack” to roaring approval from the audience, and segued into an extended “Tie Your Shoes”, which the band brought to a raucous peak before diving into “Pilgrims”. While keyboardist “Jo Jo” Herman was notably “on” all night, “Pilgrims” was where his funky keyboard grooves shined the brightest, propelling some locked-in improvisation that eventually made its way back to a “Driving Song” reprise.Next, singer-guitarist John Bell drove the ladies in the audience crazy (and–lets be honest–the guys too) with a steamy rendition of Tom Waits‘ “Goin’ Out West”, before a rowdy “Fishwater” > “Bowlegged Woman” > “Fishwater” sandwich brought the set to a close.Any devoted fan of any band is well-acquainted with the idea of a “piss break song.” Of course, you hope that every song at a show will be so incredible that you can’t look away, but sometimes nature calls, and a so-so tune can be a greatly appreciated window to take care of business. Last night, Panic caught fire as soon as they hit the stage, and stayed red-hot ’til the final notes rang out. Coney Island Night 2 had no “piss breaks” to speak of, and the ecstatic crowd happily “held it”–transfixed by a band performing at the top of their game.Finally, the band returned for a two-song encore to cap off a stellar weekend on the boardwalk, with the whole theater singing along to “Ribs and Whiskey” and the Talking Heads‘ “Life During Wartime”. After getting their footing in D.C. this past week, Panic truly hit their stride in Brooklyn this weekend. With Fall Tour 2016 heating up, you can expect the band to ride this wave of momentum as they make their way to Philadelphia’s Mann Center tonight.You can watch fan-shot video of “Heroes” and “Pigeons” below, courtesy of YouTube user danfro.“Heroes”“Pigeons”Check out the full setlist below, via PanicStream.9/10/16 – Widespread Panic | Ford Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk | Brooklyn, NYSet 1: Disco, Stop~Go > Rock > Heroes, Airplane > Arleen^ > C. Brown, Genesis^^, Conrad (80 mins)Set 2: Tail Dragger*, Pigeons > Jack > Driving Song > Tie Your Shoes > Pilgrims > Driving Song, Goin’ Out West** > Fishwater > Bowlegged Woman > Fishwater (78 mins)Encore: Ribs and Whiskey, Life During Wartime*** (14 mins)Notes: ^General Echo cover; ^^Jorma Kaukonen cover; *Howlin’ Wolf cover; **Tom Waits cover; ***Talking Heads coverlast_img read more

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Eyebrows raised over decision to stop HGVs using cross border road

first_imgConcern has been raised over the decision to deny vehicles over 7.5-ton access to an  ‘important’ cross border road at Clady, Northern Ireland. Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal area Patrick McGowan has called for a meeting with the Derry & Strabane District Council and the NI Department of Infrastructure over their proposal to stop all lorries over 7.5 tons going through Clady village.Speaking on the matter yesterday, McGowan said: “This is a very busy route for a lot of traffic crossing the border and we need assurances that local businesses, especially in the Castlefinn area, will be catered for.“What will happen in the event of road works in Lifford and or Strabane?“What if the bridge in Lifford had to be closed for any reason, would this route through Clady automatically open or will it take a meeting with the Department of Infrastructure NI before the go-ahead is given to reverse the weight restriction and allow lorries through until the Lifford Strabane route is open again?” McGowan queried.“I appreciate that there is ongoing concern about the number of large lorries going through Clady and the noise can be very disturbing especially when lorries are stopping and starting when trying to weave through parked cars parked on both sides of the road in Clady itself.“I think at a time when the uncertainty of Brexit is putting a lot of businesses under pressure there should be more advanced consultations with authorities in Donegal, especially at a political level.“And as the Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar municipal area, I have requested our senior official to contact both officials and public representatives across the border to meet with my Municipal district members as soon as possible.“Everything must be out on the table before an agreement can be reached,” he added.“Most lorries and tractors with any kind of load would be over 7.5 ton including some vans and a lot of Donegal businesses are doing business locally.“So, we need a level playing field when it comes to selecting which businesses would be allowed to enter the village.”Eyebrows raised over decision to stop HGVs using cross border road was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sharks notes: Is Joe Thornton open to making an All-Star Game appearance in San Jose?

first_imgCALGARY, Alberta — As soon as the NHL announced that the 2019 All Star Game would be played in San Jose, fans and media started brainstorming on ways to give the festivities a local Sharks touch.Some tossed out the idea of bringing Patrick Marleau back to town as a special guest honoree. Others suggested that Joe Thornton should get an All Star Game farewell in front of his hometown crowd as he approaches his 40th birthday this summer.But with the game coming up in less than four weeks, these …last_img

Kyle Shanahan: ‘Outside chance’ OL Joe Staley returns on Sunday

first_imgSANTA CLARA — 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan doesn’t think too much about the weather on game day, typically. Why get concerned over elements not under his control? But the sounds of Saturday’s torrential downpour in Washington were hard to ignore.“When I heard it raining all night, waking up I didn’t feel all that great about it and went to the stadium and saw exactly what the game was going to be like,” Shanahan said on Monday, saying Sunday’s win included some of the worst conditions he’s …last_img

Photo library: Development 4

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Development contact sheet (625KB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: A Roundabout Playpump, a water pump and storage tank at a rural schoolin the Acornhoek area. Thepump is built into the merry-go-round, which, when turned as the children play onit, pumps underground waterinto the tank. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: A RoundaboutPlaypump, a water pump and storage tank at a ruralschool in the Acornhoekarea. The pump is builtinto the merry-go-round,which, when turned aschildren play on it, pumpsunderground water intothe tank. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Anna Modluli spinswool into yarn at theMapusha Weaving Centre.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Anna Modlulispinning wool into yarn at the Mapusha Weaving Centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Regina Mohloloworks at her loom at theMapusha Weaving Centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Regina Mohloloworks at her loom at theMapusha Weaving Centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Regina Mohloloworks at her loom at theMapusha Weaving Centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Lindi Mathonsiworks at her loom at theMapusha Weaving Centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: Mapusha Weaving Centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res imageDEVELOPMENT 4: {loadposition dev}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

A Conservative Legislator with a Passivhaus Mindset

first_imgUPDATE: We’ve replaced the images of the house in East Falmouth with a construction photo of the Beaton house and two layout drawings of the project.Matthew Beaton, a builder who last fall was elected to serve as state representative for the 11th Worcester district in Massachusetts, doesn’t seem to have trouble reckoning his Republican Party affiliation with his preference for building green. Evidence of that is his nearly completed home, in Shrewsbury, which has been built to meet the Passivhaus standard.With its traditional styling, the two-story, 3,000-sq.-ft. structure blends in well among the older homes that populate the neighborhood. And as Beaton noted in a story recently published by the Worcester Telegram, care was taken to disturb as few natural features of the construction site as was practical. Granite slabs became front steps and the red oak trees felled to make room for the house were milled for its hardwood floors.“It’s the idea, ‘If you have it here, let’s use it here,’ ” Beaton told the Telegram. He added that, while he is now in listen-and-learn mode in the state legislature, he believes there are ways to use state law to promote energy efficiency and environmental stewardship in residential construction. He just needs to forge the right political path to make that happen.Working toward certification, and building public awarenessHis Republican colleagues, for example, tend not to be fans of the stretch-code provision of Massachusetts’ building energy code, which allows municipalities to impose stricter energy efficiency requirements on residential and commercial projects. But Beaton points out that legislative remedies, such as a requirement for energy efficiency ratings on homes offered for sale, don’t necessarily have to be expensive or complicated for builders to follow.Paul Panish, a principal at Newton-based DEAP Energy Group, whose specialties include Passivhaus consulting and deep energy retrofits, has been advising Beaton in his quest to bring the house to the Passivhaus performance standard. While awareness of the Passivhaus concept does seem to be growing in the U.S., along with the number of certified Passivhaus consultants, Panish notes that builders like Beaton, regardless of their politics, are still a relatively rare breed.“To get our builders to that level is a major challenge,” he told the Telegram. “It’s difficult to convince someone to do this. It’s a hard sell when energy costs are so low.”Triple-glazed Canadian windows and an R-126 ceilingPanish told GBA that the project features fiberglass-casement Accurate Dorwin triple-pane windows, with glazing optimized for solar gain on southern exposures and for insulation value on the remaining exposures.The slab floor is insulated with recovered expanded polystyrene. The foundation walls are constructed of insulated concrete forms (with EPS) and an interior seal coat of polyurethane spray foam. Foundation-wall interiors feature 6-in. framed stud bays filled with dense-pack cellulose. Above-ground framed walls are insulated with dense-pack cellulose, and also include a rain screen to further protect sheathing, Panish says. Ceilings are insulated with loose blown cellulose throughout.The thermal resistance of the basement slab floor is R-41.3, the basement walls are R-51.8, the first-floor exterior walls are R-65.7, the second-floor exterior walls are R-58.2, and the ceiling is R-126.2.last_img read more