Umphrey’s McGee returned to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston last night, and they brought The Shady Horns with them for a jam-packed show filled with lots of fun improvisation.The band kicked things off with a huge four-song movement, starting off with 2013 UMBowl instrumental “Gents”, before moving into old favorite “White Mans Moccasins”, followed up by a raging “Ringo”, before they landed on a high-energy “Miss Tinkles Overture”. Next up, Umphrey’s performed their multi-part fan-favorite “2×2”, featuring an incredible guitar solo from recent birthday boy Brendan Bayliss. The band then invited out featured guests Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis, who brought the thunder with huge versions of “Speak Up”, “Headphones & Snowcones”, and “Example 1” to end set one with a serious bang.After a short break, Umphrey’s returned to the stage for a wild version of “Dump City”. The song is always well-received by fans, and delivered it’s usual healthy dose of improv – truly an excellent way to open up set two. “Cemetary Walk 1” followed, with Umphrey’s crushing the piano-driven, prog-rock song. The dancey “Day Nurse” followed, which eventually winded its way into a perfect version of their classic “Divisions”. After the huge “Divisions”, Umphrey’s picked the energy up even more with their metal rager “Wizard Burial Ground”. After the head-banging of “WBG”, the band invited The Shady Horns back out for a funky version of “I Got Love” before closing things out with the relative rarity of “Woman Wine & Song”.The band took their customary encore break, then returned to the stage for a pulsating version of “Bad Friday”, bringing the horns back out for one more high energy moment before bringing the evening to a close.Thanks to these Umphreaks, we can enjoy some fan-shot footage from the Boston takeover:Speak Up w/ The Shady Horns [via Kyle Miller] You can also stream the full audio from the show, courtesy of taper opsopcopolis, below:Umphrey’s McGee is at The Peach Music Festival next, playing an “After Midnight” set this evening. After such a hot show in Boston, one can only imagine the fireworks that fans will experience when they see a raging Umphrey’s late-night set at The Peach.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Blue Hills Bank Pavilion | Boston, MA | 8/12/2016Set One: Gents > White Mans Moccasins > Ringo > Miss Tinkles Overture, 2×2, Speak Up, Headphones & Snowcones, Example 1Set Two: Dump City, Cemetary Walk 1, Day Nurse > Divisions, Wizard Burial Ground, I Got Love, Woman Wine & Song.Encore: Bad Friday[Photos by ATS Photography, see the full gallery below.] Load remaining images
Five years ago today, the world lost a great one, as beloved drummer Levon Helm lost a lengthy battle with cancer on April 19th, 2012. One of the most iconic vocalists to ever grace the stage, Helm was a driving force behind some of The Band’s greatest music.Helm was inspired by bluegrass legend Bill Monroe to become a musician at the age of six, and his family fortunately supported that decision. He would join Ronnie Hawkins’ backing band in the late 1950s at the age of 18, splitting time between performances and high school. By bringing in folks like Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and more, Helm’s musical universe greatly expanded. When Bob Dylan asked the band to back him, his universe expanded even wider.It would be another few years before The Band officially formed, as a number of lineup changes and Dylan’s retraction from the public eye forced his backing musicians to regroup. When they released Music From The Big Pink in 1968, The Band became an overnight sensation. They would go on to release 10 albums in their career, but perhaps none of their work is more recognizable than their final performance, The Last Waltz.With guest appearances from Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Van Morrison, Paul Butterfield and more, The Last Waltz would be the final performance from the original configuration of the Band. Helm maintained an active musical career throughout his entire life thereafter, even winning a couple of Grammy awards in the 2000’s for work on his solo and live albums.With Levon Helm on our mind, we hope you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some pristine footage from The Band’s The Last Waltz, below:Setlist:0:00:00 – Introduction / Up on Cripple Creek0:05:54 – Shape I’m In0:10:15 – It Makes No Difference0:17:28 – Life Is A Carnival0:22:50 – This Wheel’s On Fire0:27:24 – The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show0:31:18 – Georgia On My Mind0:35:02 – Ophelia0:39:15 – King Harvest (Has Surely Come)0:43:24 – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down0:48:13 – Rag Mama Rag0:52:33 – Introduction / Who Do You Love (with Ronnie Hawkins)0:57:47 – Such A Night (with Dr. John)1:03:01 – Down South in New Orleans (with Dr. John)1:06:34 – Mystery Train (with Paul Butterfield)1:13:29 – Caledonia (with Muddy Waters)1:21:20 – Mannish Boy (with Muddy Waters)1:28:00 – All Our Past Times (with Eric Clapton)1:33:35 – Further On Up The Road (with Eric Clapton)1:39:10 – Helpless (with Neil Young)1:46:00 – Four Strong Winds (with Neil Young)1:50:24 – Coyote (with Joni Mitchell)1:57:01 – Shadows And Light (with Joni Mitchell)2:02:36 – Furry Sings The Blues (with Joni Mitchell)2:07:46 – Dry Your Eyes (with Neil Diamond)2:12:08 – Tura Lura Lural (with Van Morrison)2:16:13 – Caravan (with Van Morrison)2:22:05 – Acadian Driftwood (with Joni Mitchell and Neil Young)2:29:18 – Poem (Emmett Grogan)2:30:19 – Poem (Hell’s Angel Sweet William)2:34:05 – JOY! (Lenore Kandel)2:35:27 – Prologue to The Canterbury Tales (Michael McClure)2:36:55 – Get Yer Cut Throat Off My Knife / Revolutionary Letter #4 (Diane DiPrima)2:39:51 – Transgressing The Real (Robert Duncan)2:41:44 – Poem (Freewheelin Frank Reynolds)2:42:55 – The Lord’s Prayer (Lawrence Ferlinghetti)2:44:05 – Genetic Method2:51:04 – Chest Fever2:56:28 – The Last Waltz Suite: Evangeline3:02:30 – The Weight3:07:23 – Baby Let Me Follow You Down (with Bob Dylan)3:10:36 – Hazel (with Bob Dylan)3:14:32 – I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (with Bob Dylan)3:19:29 – Forever Young (with Bob Dylan)3:25:09 – Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise) (with Bob Dylan)3:28:35 – Everyone Comes Onstage3:31:41 – I Shall Be Released (with Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr & Ron Wood)3:36:27 – Instrumental Jam 1 (The Band with friends)3:47:50 – Instrumental Jam 2 (The Band with friends)4:05:49 – Don’t Do It4:12:51 – Bill Graham OutroPersonnel:The Band:Rick Danko – bass, fiddle, vocals / Levon Helm – drums, mandolin, vocals / Garth Hudson – organ, piano, accordion, synthesizers, soprano saxophone, violin / Richard Manuel – piano, organ, drums, clavinet, dobro, vocals / Robbie Robertson – guitar, piano, vocalsHorn Section:Richard Cooper – trumpet, flugelhorn / James Gordon – flute, tenor saxophone, clarinet / Jerry Hay – trumpet, flugelhorn / Howard Johnson – tuba, baritone saxophone, flugelhorn, bass clarinet / Charlie Keagle – clarinet, flute, saxophone / Tom Malone – trombone, euphonium, alto flute[Video/Setlist courtesy of The Band On MV/YouTube]
See The Run In on Sky Sports with two football channels for the price of one. “I’m very happy to have signed a contract extension and to be here. I’m going to defend these colours to the best of my abilities and continue working hard,” Oblak told the club’s website. Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has signed a four-year contract extension keeping him at the club until 2023.The 26-year-old, who signed from Benfica in 2014, has played 203 times for Atletico, keeping 115 clean sheets. Oblak has played 20 matches for Slovenia The Slovenia international has been awarded the Zamora Trophy three times in Spain – an award presented to the goalkeeper with the best game-to-goals-conceded ratio in La Liga.Oblak was an integral member of the Atletico side which finished runners-up in the 2015/16 Champions League and won the 2017/18 Europa League.