Ultra Music Festival 2013 Weekend 2 Sold Out!

first_imgThat right kids! Ultra Music Festival 2013 completely sells out of its Weekend 2 tickets. Do not fret though; there are still Weekend 1 tickets to be purchased. VIP for the second weekend cleared the shelves Monday, pushing fans to buy sooner rather than later. It’s a pretty safe bet that Weekend 1 tickets will sell out quickly now that Weekend 2 is bye-bye. Don’t get stuck with fake tickets or hiked up prices. Follow the yellow brick road to Ultra and get your tickets now!This year’s line-up is stacked, featuring Ultra vets like Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, and David Guetta, along with the last ever performance from Swedish House Mafia, the UMF return of Deadmau5, a rare set from Skrillex and Boys Noize collaboration Dog Blood, and a live set from Snoop Dogg.http://ultramusicfestival.com/tickets/last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Launching Label at Brooklyn Bowl

first_imgThe Umphrey’s McGee are hosting a party at the Brooklyn Bowl Sunday May 4th, for the launch of their new record label Nothing Too Fancy Music.Tickets go onsale April 8th at 10:00 a.m. via the Similar Skin pre-order. Doors open at 7:30 for 9:15 showtime. Four hundred tickets will be made available to the launch; must be 21 to enter.A $299 ticket gets you: – Two sets curated by the UM faithful – Food provided by Blue Ribbon Restaurants– Bar tab is on us (7:30 pm – 12:00 am) – Free Bowling – Similar Skin Deluxe Edition* – Similar Skin Album Preview via Headphones & Snowcones – Nothing Too Fancy Music T-Shirt – Miscellaneous UM/N2F Music Swag – MP3 Download of the show – Commemorative Event Ticket* 32-page hardcover book featuring two 180g LPs, CD, MP3s, extended liner notes, handwritten lyrics, and more + immediate access to the bonus pre-order siteGuests will also enjoy Headphones & Snowcones stations set up around the venue for advance listening to the band’s forthcoming studio LP, Similar Skin.The night before, Saturday May 3rd, Umphrey’s are hosting UMBowl V, also at the Brooklyn Bowl. -Brittney Borruso www.facebook.com/rockstella[via JamBase]last_img read more

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Southbound For Fall Tour

first_imgFollowing a string of 14 shows alongside Bob Weir & Ratdog this August and September, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will depart on a fall tour that features 8 shows running throughout the southern U.S.Robinson (Lead vocals, guitar) alongside bandmates Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam Macdougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums), and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) are coming off of a very eventful first half of the year with the release of their new album, Phosphorescent Harvest, and a heavy touring schedule.Their lengthy spring and summer touring has taken them all the way from the Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL to Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, to Mountain Jam on Hunter Mountain in New York, and everywhere in between.2014 is shaping up to be a very good year for the Brotherhood.Fall Tour Dates:10-16 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR10-17 Revolution Music, Little Rock, AR10-18 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK10-21 Duling Hall, Jackson, MS10-28 Track 29, Chattanooga, TN11-01 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC11-02 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC11-04 The Orange Peel Asheville, NClast_img read more

Foo Fighters To Return To The Stage With Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr & Trombone Shorty

first_imgThe Foo Fighters will return to the stage after frontman Dave Grohl’s broken leg forced them to cancel several of their recent touring dates, including a headlining Glastonbury spot. They’ll hit Grohl’s hometown of Washington, D.C. on July 4th as planned for a massive blowout show featuring Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr, Trombone Shorty, Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J with DJ Z-Trip and Trouble Funk. The 20th anniversary celebration will feature fireworks, a motorcycle rally and BBQ at RFK Stadium.Florence and the Machine Cover Foo Fighters In Honor Of Dave Grohl“Can’t f***ing wait for the 4th!!! See you at home, DC,” Grohl stated on the band’s Facebook page.The remainder of the tour will carry on as planned.Foo Fighters Tour Dates:7/4 – Washington, DC @ RFK Stadium7/6 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center7/8 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre7/9 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre7/11 – Quebec City, Canada @ Festival d’ete de Quebec7/13 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center7/15 – New York, NY @ Citi Field7/16 – New York, NY @ Citi Field7/18 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park7/19 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park8/12 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place8/13 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome8/14 – Walla Walla, WA @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover8/16 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/17 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/19 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater8/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center8/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center8/24 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre8/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion8/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center8/29 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field9//11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena9//12 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre9//14 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center9//16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre9//19 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center9//21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum9//22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum9//24 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre9//25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion9//27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater9//29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena9//30 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena10/2-4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits 201510/4 – Atlanta, GA @ Centennial Olympic Park10/5 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena10/7 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum10/9-11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits10/17 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center [MOVED FROM 9/18]10/18 – Castaic, CA @ 2015 Love Ridelast_img read more

Phil Lesh Is Bringing Back ‘The Q’ For Two-Night Birthday Run

first_imgSetlist: Phil Lesh Quintet at Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY – 9/21/14Set I: Playing in the Band > The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Mason’s Children, Doin’ That Rag, A Day in the Life, Viola Lee Blues, Night of 1000 StarsSet II: Jam > Lady with a Fan > The Eleven > Terrapin Station > Morning Dew, St Stephen > Help on the Way > Slipknot! > The Other One > Slipknot! > Franklin’s TowerEncore: The Real Thing Phil Lesh will revitalize his Quintet, “The Q,” as it has become affectionately known for two nights at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on March 17 and 18. Lesh will be joined by guitar players Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring, keyboard player Rob Barraco, and drummer John Molo. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15 at 12 PM ET and can be purchased here.Lesh last convened The Q at Forest Hill Stadium in Queens, NY on September 21, 2014 featuring classic Grateful Dead material like “Playing In The Band,” “Terrapin Station,” “Morning Dew,” and “St. Stephen” as well as two Quintet originals, “Night of 1000 Stars” and “The Real Thing.” Watch the entire show below:last_img read more

Board OKs 9-1-1 requests

first_imgThe township contracts with Fenton and Fenton Township fire departments, which charge the more than $1,100 flat rate per run. Supervisor Andrew Schmidt, Clerk Hod Morton, Trustee Lynn Thompson and Trustee Bob Byerly voted to support the change. The township already had lowered what it bills residents for a fire department EMS run to $300, instead of the higher rate. The Tyrone Township Board voted 4-3 on Tuesday to allow Livingston County 911 dispatchers to honor a caller’s request for ambulance service only. Earlier in the year when the issue was first discussed, Miles questioned the change, saying giving a caller the power of who responds might not be a good idea.But Morton, who already had implemented the change earlier this month before he realized a board vote was needed, noted Thursday that several other communities have the same policies, including Hartland Township, Deerfield Township, and Brighton. Treasurer David Kurtz and Trustees Brian Miles and Steve Nagy voted against the new policy. The hot-button issue is tied to the high cost of fire calls, which can cost residents more than $1,100 per run and has drawn many complaints.last_img read more

Crimson volleyball survive NYU, Sacred Heart

first_imgDespite falling behind 0-2 at New York University (NYU) on Saturday (March 28) and 1-2 at Sacred Heart on Sunday (March 29), the Harvard men’s volleyball team still fought through, taking both matches in five games. Senior captain Brady Weissbourd, who finished with 31 kills, a career-high 12 blocks, and seven digs against NYU, followed his performance with another 31-kill match, six blocks, a career-high 15 digs, and two service aces, and was named the EIVA Hay Division Player of the Week on Monday (March 30). The Crimson have now won seven of their last eight and have won four straight to improve their record to 10-6.Harvard stands in a first-place tie with Rutgers-Newark for the EIVA Hay Division lead. The winner of the Hay Division will move up to the Tait Division next season. The Tait Division is composed of the toughest teams in the EIVA.last_img read more

The environment

first_imgThe Obama administration’s admirable early focus on the connections between energy use and climate change needs to be expanded to encompass the broader agenda of sustainable development: devising paths of development that bring prosperity and poverty alleviation while conserving the life support systems of the planet. Just as the president’s energy initiatives are seeking ways to meet society’s needs for heat and power while producing more good jobs, more security, and a gentler footprint on the planet, so we need comparable revolutions in how we meet our needs for food, housing, and health. In agriculture, this means preserving our best land for crops, not subdivisions; reducing wasteful use of biocides, fertilizers, and water; and getting much more serious about health and safety all along the food chain. In housing and urban development, it means building and rebuilding our cities as though we intended people to live healthy and rewarding lives in them: job producing, pedestrian, and bicycle friendly, welcoming of greenery, and much more focused on reducing and closing the loop on waste. And in health, we need to realize that as important as improving care surely is, even more so is shaping our energy, food, and urban systems in ways more conducive to healthy living in the first place. The agenda of sustainable development is a complex and connected agenda that cannot be advanced by individual sectors — or countries — acting in isolation. It is nonetheless an agenda that individual people grapple with every day of their everyday lives. Surely we can expect no less engagement from our leaders.last_img read more

Enhancements, racing talk have drivers revving to start season

first_imgIt was the prevailing message of the week and indicative of the good vibes. Their teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was equally optimistic but also delivered an inspirational reminder that competing in this sport is truly a gift. Having missed the second half of the 2016 season recovering from concussion-like symptoms, the newlywed Earnhardt said he’s got a renewed outlook about his place in the sport and life in general.RELATED: Dale Jr. ready for season to get here”I’m excited to be here for media day, which is new for me this year,” Earnhardt said without prompting as soon as he took a seat for his media session. And so we shall. “Enhancements” was the word of the week and may prove to be the theme of seasons to come. “Whenever I win Daytona, watch out,” Gallagher said with a grin. Reigning, seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson took good-natured questions about his heavy beard, chances at a record eighth Cup title and whether — just maybe — the fans have come around to appreciating his amazing efforts. Interviews with Israeli driver Alon Day, and new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rookie, Daniel Suarez, of Mexico, proved interesting, their stories so compelling and inspiring. RELATED: Suarez reflects on rise through Drive for Diversity programJulia Landauer, who will compete full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro West Series this year, started Wednesday morning’s slate of interviews. The 25-year old Stanford graduate and former cast member from the hit television show “Survivor” spoke about being named to Forbes Magazine‘s prestigious Sports “30 Under 30” list. She is a member of the elite NASCAR Next class and promised her goal will be to do the interview next year as a full-time driver in one of NASCAR’s three national series. “Really thankful to be back and be working, and can’t wait for the opportunity to test at Phoenix in a couple of days and then get on to Daytona and get on to work.” RELATED: Stage format revealed | Quick facts about race enhancements CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The 2017 NASCAR Media Tour started Monday night with a dramatic, warmly-received and game-changing announcement about a new race format for NASCAR’s three national series and a re-designed points system aimed at increasing competition levels throughout races. His popular Hendrick Motorsports teammate driver Kasey Kahne spoke about rebounding in 2017 after failing to make the playoffs last year. It was a hard act to follow, but the next two days of panel interviews, photo ops and video one-on-ones delivered interesting interviews and a definitive positive vibe in the air. “Usually you kind of tell everybody Daytona will get here when it gets here, but I’m excited for the season. It can’t get here fast enough. Defending Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin delivered zingers with a straight face.The GMS Racing team proved itself among the most entertaining of media availabilities with drivers 27-year old Spencer Gallagher and newcomer 17-year old Justin Haley But one by one, drivers — representing all three NASCAR national series — took the stage at the Charlotte Convention Center — settling into a lone director’s chair next to the emcee’s podium to provide season previews and at times, purely entertain. For the first time, the traditional “tour” didn’t include visits to any of the area’s race shops or the nearby Charlotte Motor Speedway. No crew chiefs or owners appeared on stage or roamed the halls. “Everybody is working hard, but for us we are going in the right direction and it is going to show this year and I’m looking forward to that,” he promised. It was indicative of a preseason of positive thinking and contagious optimism. At times the 10-minute question-and-answer segments felt more like open-mike night at a comedy club. Jamie McMurray and AJ Allmendinger cracked jokes and took all-in-fun shots at various media members. RELATED: Allmendinger discusses Charlotte road course “I think when a driver has enough gray in his beard, the fans kind of let you off the hook a little bit,” he said laughing. “There has been a shift over the last two or three years, for sure. Homestead and even before we won the race and the championship, they introduced us on stage and there was a much larger roar than I anticipated hearing. So, I guess I’ve earned my spot now after 15 seasons and seven championships; well, at that point, six championships. But, I think tenure plays a big role.”RELATED: Johnson ready to attack for title No. 8 | ‘Seven-Time’s strong beardAsked if he simply just had to get older to acquire the love, Johnson joked, “Essentially, yeah.” “If you want to compete in a NASCAR national series you can’t be a fatso.” Spencer Gallagher declared as he snacked on a green apple. “Plus it makes you look good in a firesuit.’” During his team’s time on stage, he spoke about his highly-publicized tussle with John Wes Townley during a truck race saying, “Pacifism got me nowhere, I learned my lesson.” As Justin Allgaier said during the final few minutes of interview time, “I’m ready to go now.” And should he win the upcoming season-opening XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway, he promised a fence climb followed by a back flip capped off with a dramatic “grass” angel.last_img read more

Lilly Diabetes named official diabetes health partner of NASCAR

first_imgThe NASCAR XFINITY Series season will continue with the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. BUY TICKETS: See the races in AtlantaDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCARu00ae and Lilly Diabetes announced today that Lilly is expanding its involvement in NASCAR with a multi-year official partnership with the sanctioning body. The new collaboration designates Lilly Diabetes as the “Official Diabetes Health Partner of NASCAR.”The partnership with Lilly Diabetes builds upon its primary sponsorship of the No. 16 Ford Mustang driven by Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Reed, who last weekend won his second career NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Additionally, as a part of this new partnership, Lilly Diabetes will work with NASCAR on multiple health and wellness initiatives, including launching an editorial series on NASCAR.com.”As a leader in diabetes care for more than 90 years, we understand the daily challenges that millions of Americans face managing this disease,” said Mike Mason, vice president, U.S., Lilly Diabetes. “Our partnership with NASCAR, along with our continued relationship with Ryan, emphasizes the critical role of ongoing discussions with your doctor about how to best manage the disease.”As the Official Diabetes Health Partner of NASCAR, Lilly Diabetes — part of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) — will expand its presence in the sport by introducing initiatives that educate fans about the disease. Lilly encourages fans to stay determined and take action to better manage their diabetes by talking to their doctor and making lifestyle changes like exercising and eating healthy. Approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes, and if current trends continue, 1 in 3 U.S. adults will develop diabetes by 2050″The goal of Lilly Diabetes – driving awareness and education – is critical to NASCAR as many of our fans are affected by the disease,” said Lou Garate, NASCAR vice president of partnership marketing. “The rate of Americans developing diabetes continues to rise, and we hope this partnership can help make a positive change in people’s lives.”Lilly Diabetes has played a significant role in the NASCAR community since 2013, when it first sponsored Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed and his No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Ryan has Type 1 diabetes and, through his work with Lilly, travels the NASCAR circuit raising awareness about the disease and encouraging fans to take action to better manage their diabetes.”Our program with Lilly Diabetes is one that touches my life in a significant way, being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 17,” said Reed. “I have seen the positive effect our partnership with Lilly Diabetes has had on those impacted by this disease, and I can’t wait to see what NASCAR and Lilly can accomplish together.”Everyone’s journey with diabetes is different, requiring ongoing, rigorous management that can often be a burden for people with the disease. Through the sponsorship of Reed, and now the partnership with NASCAR, Lilly Diabetes wants to help fans see how small changes can add up to big wins in diabetes management, both on and off the track. Visit www.LillyDiabetes.com/drive today to learn more about Lilly Diabetes and find helpful resources.last_img read more