Dawes Played New Material And A Career-Spanning Setlist In Albany

first_imgEdit this setlist | More Dawes setlists After announcing that their new album, We’re All Gonna Die, would be released on September 16th, Americana rockers Dawes played the album’s first single, “When The Tequila Runs Out”, for the first time last night.The band was in Albany, New York for a show at The Egg, and while they focused mostly on their two most recent albums–All Your Favorite Bands and Nothing Is Wrong–the band featured material from all five of their studio albums, including the new single. Taylor Goldsmith and co. included classics like “If I Wanted Someone”, “Fire Away”, “A Little Bit Of Everything”, and “When My Time Comes” in their set, while they also performed an acoustic cover of Blake Mills‘ “Hey Lover”.See below for full setlist details, a video of the band performing their new song “When The Tequila Runs Out”, and a few other choice videos from the evening, courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche.“When The Tequila Runs Out”“Things Happen”“When My Times Comes” -> “Most People”last_img read more

WaterWheel Foundation Announces Phish Pre-Show Events To Celebrate 20th Anniversary

first_imgAs excitement continues to build for Phish‘s “Baker’s Dozen” run at Madison Square Garden this summer (and the incredible lineup of surrounding pre- and post-shows in NYC), The WaterWheel Foundation has announced a pair of special pre-show celebrations to mark the organization’s 20th anniversary. The events are set to take place on the first and second Saturdays of the run (7/22 and 8/5), and proceeds will benefit the Mockingbird Foundation (who is also celebrating 20 years of service toward children’s music education) as well as charities hand-selected by Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman, and Page McConnell.Tickets to the events include:A two hour pre-show with complimentary cocktails and a light dinner (full bar/sandwiches and snacks);A WaterWheel event poster designed by Jim Pollock (edition of 300). A diptych, with one poster for each event;Early entrance into the Garden for the concert that evening;A raffle and/or an auction to win autographed items and memorabilia from Phish Archives;Access to private lounge at set break;A specialty chocolate bar created and donated by Asher’s Chocolates;The opportunity to help lift several great organizations!Tickets for the event, priced at $200 each, will go on sale Thursday, May 25th at 12:00pm Eastern HERE.WaterWheel was started by the band in 1997 to oversee their various charitable activities. Foundation chooses non-profits from a large sphere of needs including social services, primarily those benefitting women and children; environmental, with a focus on clean water and land conservation with public access; as well as food banks, urban gardening and the like. Thanks to the generosity of the fans, WaterWheel’s Touring Division has donated over $1,000,000 to more than 425 groups since its creation.You can read the WaterWheel’s official announcement letter here.[Cover photo via Chad Anderson]Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 25 – Turkuaz @ Irving Plaza (tix)July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix)July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2x Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix / late tix)July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix)July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)last_img read more

Doctor from Fair Haven Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

first_imgTRENTON – A doctor who admitted writing illegal prescriptions for oxycodone was sentenced Monday to 57 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute the medication illegally, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.Jacqueline Lopresti, 52, of Fair Haven, previously pleaded guilty before Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court to an information charging her with one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.Lopresti was the second doctor convicted in connection with this large oxycodone distribution conspiracy. Last week, Dr. Hassan Lahham was sentenced to 108 months in prison by Judge Wolfson in connection with his involvement in the same scheme. Also last week, two co-defendants, Christopher Erwin, 49, of Barnegat, and Stephen Sampson, 52, of Manahawkin, were sentenced by Wolfson to 188 months and 96 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in the conspiracy.In total, 28 people have been charged and convicted in this oxycodone distribution conspiracy.According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Oxycodone is the active ingredient in brand name pills such as Oxycontin, Roxicodone and Percocet. It is a Schedule II controlled substance – meaning that it has a high potential for abuse, a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions, and abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.In 2009, Lopresti issued prescriptions to co-conspirators for drugs containing oxycodone, outside the usual course of medical practice and not for any legitimate medical purpose. The prescriptions were filled at various pharmacies located in and around Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic counties and redistributedlast_img read more

This Badger Ate Dinosaurs for Breakfast

first_imgBBC News claims a new fossil discovery published in Nature,1 a large badger-like carnivorous mammal, ate dinosaurs for lunch.  But then again, who knows what time of day the Cretaceous restaurants were open?    The fossil, another in a series of spectacular finds from the Liaoning Province in China, is creating a sensation, because it overturns an assumption that Mesozoic mammals were ecological underdogs – just small, rat-sized vermin, of no account in the arena of the thunder lizards.  Now, it appears some mammals were carnivores, big enough to compete with dinosaurs for food and territory.  Juvenile psittocosaur bones were found in the stomach contents of the smaller of two specimens of the short-legged mammals.  The bigger one was over a meter long, over twice the previous record.  Paleontologists speculate they may have resembled badgers or Tasmanian devils, but their lineage does not appear to have any living descendants.    Analyzing the meaning of the find in the same issue of Nature,2 Anne Weil writes, “Discoveries of large, carnivorous mammals from the Cretaceous challenge the long-held view that primitive mammals were small and uninteresting”  (emphasis added in all quotes.)  One wonders if she has been reading Phillip Johnson lately.  She continues, “Have palaeontologists been asking the wrong questions?”    Science Now has a picture of one of the fossils.  The BBC News has an artist reconstruction of what the creature might have looked like.1Hu, Meng, Wang and Li, “Large Mesozoic mammals fed on young dinosaurs,” Nature 433, 149 – 152 (13 January 2005); doi:10.1038/nature03102.2Anne Weil, “Mammalian palaeobiology: Living large in the Cretaceous,” Nature 433, 116 – 117 (13 January 2005); doi:10.1038/433116b.Some of the new questions Anne Weil is asking turn the evolutionary story of the Cretaceous upside down:Hypotheses developed to explain the evolution of mammalian size often focus on dinosaurs.  The most frequently repeated speculation is that Mesozoic mammals were forced to remain small by a combination of heavy predation pressure from dinosaurs and the saturation of ecological niches by large reptiles.  Are the mammals from the Lujiatun beds large because the dinosaurs are small?  This question may be premature, as the fossil deposits are under active excavation and description of the fauna is not complete.  Yet the two new specimens of Repenomamus prompt a reversal of the question, if only in speculation: how might mammals have influenced dinosaur evolution?  It seems likely that small dinosaurs experienced predation pressure from mammals.  Indeed, in describing the diminutive S. changii, which lies evolutionarily at the base of a lineage closely related to that of birds, Xu et al. express surprise that, although the avian lineage continued an evolutionary trend towards small size, closely related dinosaurian lineages became larger again.  Maybe these small dinosaurs got larger – or got off the ground – to avoid the rapacious mammals.So evolutionary theory can explain anything, no matter what the bones.  But if early mammals were already large and carnivorous, where is the evolution?  No problem; just throw in a few new subplots to the never-ending story.  Animals just got larger and smaller according to who was eating whom.  The old speculation game is alive and well (read about Doug in the 09/18/2003 commentary).    By the way, Anne added an admission to the public: “Despite the frequently made generalization that Mesozoic mammals were rat-sized, palaeontologists have known for some time that this was not the case” – sizeable mammal fossils are also known from North America and Australia.  Time to revise Walking with Dinosaurs – again (see 09/25/2003 entry).  The animators don’t mind.  The Great Society for Storytellers (see 12/22/2003 entry) provides job security for them, too.(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Product Announcement: Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens

first_imgApertureDeclicked with Gear Ring Focus Distance1.5 Feet Lens MountsCanon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, & Micro 4/3 FocusManual with Gear Ring Preferred SensorFull Frame Aperture RangeT1.5-22 MarkingsAperture and Distance Rokinon has finally announced a 50mm Cine Lens. Goodbye 50mm DSLR lens!If you are an indie-filmmaker, odds are you own at least one Rokinon lens or one from Rokinon’s sister companies (Samyang & Bower). These lenses have revolutionized indie-filmmaking by offering all the things you could want in a cine lens at a relatively low price.By far, the most popular lenses in the Rokinon Cine lens line have been the 24mm, 35mm, and 85mm lenses which all feature an incredibly wide aperture at T1.5. However, a 50mm lens has always been missing in the Rokinon line, forcing filmmakers to use a non-cine 50mm lens or pay the big bucks to get a good 50mm cine lens. That is until Rokinon announced their brand new 50mm T1.5 Cine lens.The lens isn’t necessarily ground breaking, but it definitely solves the annoying dilemma of having to settle for an 85mm focal length when you really wanted something wider. As with the other lenses in the Rokinon Cine Lens line, the 50mm T1.5 is available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Micro 4/3, Sony A & Sony E Mounts.Each lens gives users the ability to use a follow focus for precise focusing. Along with a geared focus ring, the lenses also include a geared aperture ring, making it easier than ever to move seamlessly between lighting situations.Rokion 50mm T1.5 Specs Price and AvailabilityThe Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens is currently available for pre-order online, with an expected availability date of September 5, 2014. Currently the lens is listed at $549 on B&H. However, the 85mm, 35mm, and 24mm Cine Lenses are available right now (and for less money) so if you are looking for a lens I’d recommend those first.If you’re a lens fanatic like I am than you should definitely check out our understanding lenses series where we take an in-depth look at exactly how lenses work.Looking forward to this new lens? Is the price to high? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

NAB 2019: LiteMat Spectrum Shakes up the Light Panel Game

first_imgImages via LiteGear.NAB 2019: Blackmagic Design Announces New Battery Grip for the BMPCC4KNAB 2019: SmallHD Announces Their Camera-Controlled 7″ MonitorNAB 2019: Sony Announces the Latest 4K Broadcast BeastNAB 2019: AVID Announces Stellar New Media ComposerNAB 2019: DaVinci Resolve 16 LiteGear brought their stunning, post-production-minded, color-changing light panel to NAB 2019, and it’s going to change the way you light a scene.NAB always brings out the most impressive lighting rigs and builds from all the major companies. LiteGear is no exception — they always bring innovative and boundary-pushing products to Las Vegas. With their announcement yesterday of the new LiteMat Spectrum, they’re making waves in the video production world with effects-based lighting for filmmakers of any scale. Let’s take a look at the LiteMat Spectrum’s features.The biggest selling point of this new light is bringing color to the LiteMat range, which gives users even more control over how their image looks during production — and in post-production during the color correction/grading process. So, with the color science in mind, here’s what they have to say about the “Kelvin Temperature Adjustment”:LiteMat Spectrum is built upon the solid foundation of the Cinema Series color-space found in thousands of existing LiteMat and LiteTile fixtures. We added red, green, blue, and amber to augment the cinema chips and extend the system’s CCT abilities from 2000K to 11,000K. The key here is the amber chip. It is simply not possible to achieve the best white-balanced color without it.Looking beyond how the light will help you in post-production, the LiteMat Spectrum also assists in color correction at the scene with its “Plus/Minus Green” feature, which casts a green light when unwanted magenta is spilling out (and vise versa).LiteMat Spectrum also helps with desaturating the colors you want to light with, but it does so in a new and innovative way:Building from the most accurate white point possible, we then developed a method that uses that white-point as the method of desaturating color. What is the best method of de-saturating a beautiful red, green, or blue chip? The very best full spectrum, color correct, and white-balanced white light color of your choosing.You can reserve yours here.The prices for the various sizes range from $2,500-$3,600, but that’s to be expected with equipment as advanced as this.No Film School interviewed Paul Royalty from LiteGear about the new light. Check it out.Here are the specs:~15,000 nit full color changing LED panelColor temperature adjustments from 2,000k to 11,000k+/- 8 points of tint variationChangeable white lightCertified color-space compliantSaturation control with 100 shades of depthPDX dimmingCompatible with all head-mounted accessorieslast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez: Liverpool good enough to win the title

first_imgNewcastle boss Benitez: Liverpool good enough to win the titleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says Liverpool look title winners after Wednesday’s 4-0 thrashing.The result sees Liverpool go six points clear at the top of the table.Benitez said: “We saw they are good enough to win the title, yes.“What I have said before is they have a very good team and a very good squad, and so they have very good players on the bench.“When you want to win a league title you need to be consistent, and they can do it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Bowring and Bombay seek creditor protection amid 50M debt

first_imgTORONTO – Bowring & Co. Inc. and Bombay & Co. Inc. are seeking creditor protection as they grapple with more than $50 million in debt.Legal filings say the housewares and home furnishings retailers collectively owe millions to landlords, banks, delivery brands and other companies they conduct business with.The filings made under two numbered companies show CIBC is owed $24 million.Bombay and Bowring temporarily put notices up on their websites telling visitors that the pages are under construction, but those were removed by late Tuesday afternoon.The licensed insolvency trustees for the companies did not respond to requests for comment.Several stores under each brand name remain open, but employees at some locations said they were liquidating merchandise.Bombay and Bowring had been under creditor protection in 2014, while they looked for a buyer or partner to help them survive a severe cash shortage and debt.last_img read more

Mens hockey Ohio State opens NCAA tournament with No 2 overall seed

Ohio State senior forward Nick Schilkey takes a shot on net against Wisconsin in a Big Ten tournament semifinal in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on March 17. Credit: Courtesy of Ric KruszynskiAfter locking up its first NCAA tournament appearance in eight years, the Ohio State men’s hockey team — the No. 4 seed in the West region — travels to Fargo, North Dakota, to take on the No. 2 overall seed Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the first round.For a third time this season, the Buckeyes will be without senior defenseman Josh Healey, who was suspended for two games by the Big Ten conference Monday as a result of a game misconduct penalty that occurred against Wisconsin on March 17 in the Big Ten tournament.Although Healey is a key piece to his defense, OSU coach Steve Rohlik said the Scarlet and Gray continue to hold a “next man up” mentality in these types of situations. Despite their lack of experience, Rohlik said that younger defensemen, such as freshmen Gordi Meyer and Matt Miller, will be vital in the absence of his skillful senior on the backline.“These guys have played all year with us. They know what we want to do and how we want to play,” Rohlik said. “At the end of the day, these two guys have played a lot of minutes for us this year, and I have all the confidence in the world that they’re going to go up there and do their job.”With a poised Healey out of the lineup, senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey emphasized that the Buckeye forwards will have to occasionally backtrack to help out the OSU backline — and echoed his coach’s belief in the younger members of the Scarlet and Gray to step up when needed on defense against the Bulldogs’ impressive offense.“I think the biggest thing is making sure that us as forwards, we focus on getting back and helping (the defense) out,” Schilkey said. “It’s a good opportunity for some other (defensemen) to step up, too, and I think some guys are going to relish in that opportunity.”Minnesota-Duluth enters this matchup behind a strong core that has made the NCAA tournament for a third-straight year, and ranks as the No. 8 scoring offense in the nation at more than 3.42 goals per game. Senior winger Alex Iafallo and sophomore forward Adam Johnson have each registered 45 and 36 points this season, respectively.Additionally, the Bulldogs’ defense also ranks among the best in the nation at No. 11 in the USCHO.com statistics, mainly behind the play of freshman goaltender Hunter Miska and sophomore defenseman Neal Pionk — who Rohlik calls a “difference maker” on the ice.Despite Minnesota-Duluth’s overall depth and abilities in all facets of the game, Rohlik said his team isn’t looking to make any changes to its game plan, and is trying to stick to what propelled the Buckeyes to their first 20-win season since 2009.“You wouldn’t say they’ve got a lot of weaknesses looking at them, but they’re as beatable as anybody else,” Rohlik said. “They’ve got to go out and play the game, and we’ve got to go out and play the game for 60 minutes — and we’re going to go empty the tanks and go in there with confidence.”With this being the first NCAA tournament appearance for the players on his roster, and possibly the final game in an OSU jersey for his seven seniors, Rohlik said his biggest message to his team this week has been to appreciate what they have accomplished this season and what they have done for the program during their time in Columbus. Ultimately, however, the collective goal of the Buckeyes is to survive and advance.“We’re not satisfied with just going up there and being a part of it, but it’s also a big reason why you work this hard to have this experience and enjoy it,” Rohlik said. “We’re going to enjoy it, but to enjoy it, you’ve got to go up there and try to win hockey games.”Puck drop  for the first round Friday night is set for 6:30 p.m at Scheels Arena. read more