Dave Matthews Bands Sets Aside Politics For Sizzling Summer Tour Finale at Hollywood Bowl

first_imgWhen you think of politics in music, Dave Matthews Band probably isn’t the first act that comes to mind. Sure, the popular jam band has done more than its fair share of charity work, much of which has involved the group’s own BAMA Works Fund. And Dave himself has waded into liberal politics, most recently in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. But before the release of the band’s latest album, Come Tomorrow, Matthews insisted that he wouldn’t get political on it.Instead, the world got political around Dave, wittingly and otherwise. In August 2017, the city of Charlottesville, Virginia—from which DMB hails and which the band’s merchandise still proudly trumpets—became a flashpoint in American racial politics when violence erupted around a Unite The Right rally organized by white supremacists. This past May, the #MeToo Movement made its mark when Boyd Tinsley, DMB’s long-time violinist, was sued for alleged sexual misconduct and fired from the band.That said, the Dave Matthews Band didn’t allow politics to interfere with the final show of its summer tour, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. If anything, the group used its sweeping three-hour set to once again show the power of music to unite people of all races, colors, and creeds in artistic revelry.The set was heavy on material from the new release from beginning to end. After opening with “One Sweet World,” Dave dove into Come Tomorrow with “That Girls Is You,” skipped to “Again and Again” and “When I’m Weary” a few tracks later, slipped in “She” as the penultimate track of the main set, and kicked off the encore with “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin).”That new material didn’t just blend well into the band’s repertoire, but also got special treatment for the occasion. Dave went back-to-back from the new album with “Here on Out” and “Come On Come On,” backed by an orchestral accompaniment whose setup required the usually straightforward Matthews to stall for time with his words. Along the way, Dave riffed on everything from why he’s not big on costume changes to why he and the band opted against expensive theatrics for the show.The band busted out plenty of catalogue standards, from “One Sweet World” and “Don’t Drink the Water” to “Crash Into Me,” “What Would You Say,” “Jimi Thing,” “Everyday” and “Ants Marching.” 2009’s Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King got lots of love, as well, with “Squirm,” “Shake Me Like a Monkey” and “Why I Am” earning featured spots on the bill.It wouldn’t have been a bona fide Dave show without the usual assortment of covers—Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” Prince’s “Sexy M.F.” and a rendition of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” that included a stirring ode to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”Through every song old and new, original and covered, the diverse sellout crowd swayed and sang, wooed and cheered, shielded—however briefly—from the pressing issues of an unforgiving world by both the Bowl’s insular architecture and the sound bath that Dave sent washing over the audience from the stage.The news cycle didn’t stop for this or any show on the Dave Matthews Band’s first summer tour since taking 2017 off. All anyone can hope is that the issues of the day won’t stop the group from starting a new streak in 2019—or, rather, that Dave will once again be there to break through the growing discord with his own joyful noise.“When I’m Weary” [Video: iSayCheezAJ]“What Would You Say”[Video: iSayCheezAJ]“Jimi Thing” > “Sexy M.F.” [Video: TJ Lauters]“Everyday”[Video: iSayCheezAJ]Setlist: Dave Matthews Band | Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA | 9/10/2018Set: One Sweet World, That Girl Is You, #41, Don’t Drink The Water, Again & Again, When I’m Weary (Dave & Mark Batson), Louisiana Bayou (w/ Mark Batson), Sledgehammer, Crash Into Me, What Would You Say, Here On Out (Dave w/ string section), Come On Come On (w/ string section), Squirm (w/ string section and additional horns), Jimi Thing (w/ additional horns) > Sexy M.F. (w/ additional horns), Shake Me Like A Monkey (w/ additional horns), Everyday, She, Ants MarchingEncore: Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin), Why I Am, All Along The Watchtowerlast_img read more

Jaro fires leaves P150-T damage

first_imgVillage head Romeo Jagorin Jr.,meanwhile, said a 74-year-old man died due to cardiac arrest. Fire investigators said at least 10houses were totally destroyed and four others were partially damaged. According to Bureau of Fire Protection(BFP), the cause of the blaze, which started around 3:22 a.m., was possiblyelectrical in nature. BFP declared a “fire out” around 4: 58 a.m. ILOILO City – Properties estimated to beworth P150,000 all went up in smoke after fire hit Barangay Sambag, Jarodistrict early morning on Tuesday. He added that fire victims temporarilysought shelter at Creekside Baptist Church./PNlast_img

Student charged for raping 14-year-old

first_imgAn 18-year-old student found himself in hot water after he reportedly forced himself on a 14-year-old girl and raped her.Tevin Fraser stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty and was not required to plea to the indictable charge which stated that on March 1, 2018, he raped the young woman in Georgetown.The prosecution is contending that the Virtual Complainant (VC) is known to the accused and on the day in question, Fraser reportedly made sexual advances towards the teen, who rejected him. As such, he allegedly forced himself on her and raped her.The VC informed her parents about the incident and a report was made to the police. The teen was recently arrested and charged. In court on Friday, the teen was released on $150,000 bail.The case will continue on March 11, 2019.last_img

Gardaí issue warning over broadband phone scams

first_imgMembers of the public are being advised to be on the alert to a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies on the pretence that there are issues with the customer’s broadband service.The warning comes from An Garda Síochána, in association with the FraudSMART, a fraud awareness initiative led by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI).The fraudsters are using the name of a utility company (telephone/mobile phone provider, broadband provider or software company) to call householders, offering to “fix” computer or broadband problems. The caller will attempt to trick you into revealing your banking or card details and providing codes from your card reader to access your online banking and make fraudulent payments.The householder may be asked to allow the caller to take remote control of your computer to “assist” you. However, this could allow the fraudster to show you fraudulent screens.The callers are professional and will be able to transfer you to their “supervisor” should you request this. They sound genuine.A spokesperson for the An Garda Síochána gives the following advice. “If you have received a suspicious call, hang up and phone the company the person is purporting to be from directly yourself.“Do not use a number given to you by the caller and make sure you hear a dial tone before making the call. If you are concerned that you may have fallen victim to a scam contact your local garda station and also your bank.”Niamh Davenport, who leads the BPFI FraudSMART programme, stated: “Always be wary of any unexpected calls or texts especially those asking for personal details or payments.“Never give your financial or personal information in order to release money, refund fees, or access to your computer. Fraudsters are very convincing but do not be afraid to take the time to make the relevant checks.“The caller will try to rush you or make you feel foolish and negligent if you don’t follow their instructions, but this is all designed to panic you into doing something you wouldn’t otherwise do.” Gardaí issue warning over broadband phone scams was last modified: June 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Time To Plug In, Retailers: Smartphone Use To Double In Two Years [Infographic]

first_imgHow big is the smartphone market? Try these numbers on for size: from 1997 to 2012, there were 1.038 billion smartphones in use, enough for 1 for for every 6.7 people on the planet. But (and here’s the real mind blower), while it took 16 years to get the first billion smartphones online, the next one billion smartphones will be sold in the next two years.That’s one of many cool little factoids put together in an infographic published by NowSourcing on behalf of mobile developer Moovweb.There’s a lot to take in here, but one of my favorite bits of info justifies a position that many in the media have been pounding on for quite some time: sometime in 2013, according to a graph from Morgan Stanley Research embedded in the infographic, the number of mobile Internet users is expected to surpass the number of desktop Internet users.The days of the desktop user as the dominant Internet force are about to end.That can translate into big dollars, too. In 2011, for instance, global mobile transactions totaled about $241 billion. By 2015, that figure is projected to jump to more than $1 trillion.Clearly, Moovweb is making the argument that retailers had better get off their collective butts and get into this exploding marketplace. (The “52% of surveyed retailers do not yet have a mobile optimized website” is a bit of a giveaway on the booga-booga tactics.) Self-interest aside, they have a point: smartphones are the wallets of the future, and commercial organizations need to figure out a way to tap into this new source of revenue, fast.Check out the rest of the infographic to see what stats jump out at you. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#retail brian proffittlast_img read more

Athletes will break the ‘Games jinx’ this time

first_imgHaving represented India innumerable times in the field of athletics, I have always believed that the mantra behind my success was not the urge to win medals but to give my best shot every time I wore the national colours.I have always appreciated performance, not medals. Medals don’t make great athletes, consistent performance does.But some regrets remain. Although I got to represent India in the 1960 Rome Olympics, 1962 Asian Games and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the opportunity to compete in the 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games eluded me. The country did not send any contingent to the 1962 Games because of the Indo- China war.I still feel bad about missing this opportunity, for I was at the peak of my career at this time. Had I participated in the Perth Games, I would have definitely bagged a gold medal for my country.I did get an opportunity to participate in the 1966 Games but I failed to win a medal.Coming to the Delhi Commonwealth Games, despite all the ominous predictions from eminent personalities that Indian athletes will put up a poor show in front of their foreign opponents, I feel our sportspersons will put up their best performance in the history of the Games.Never before have we won more than two medals in athletics in a single edition of the Games. But I’m confident this year we’ll break that jinx. Those gunning for a medal are Krishna Poonia, Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil (discus throw), Vikas Gowda (discus throw), Om Prakash (shot put), Renjith Maheshwary (triple jump) and – most probably – Tintu Luka (800m).advertisementPoonia and Maheshwary’s chances of bagging a medal have been further enhanced because of the fact that Dani Samuels and Philips Idowu have pulled out, from discus throw and triple jump respectively.In case of Luka, I would use the term ‘most probably’ because she Tintu Luka is India’s best bet in 800m.is still young and performing in front of a jam-packed home crowd can unnerve the best of athletes. But I would still expect her to give it her best shot. But Caster Semenya’s pull-out should give her some confidence.Nevertheless, I wouldn’t want to burden her with expectations. The fact that she will gain experience competing on such a big stage is a reward in itself. Also, the 20-km walkers can get a medal if they can repeat the act of their predecessors – who, in the 1982 Asian Games, had managed to run a fair distance in the middle of the race.Coming to the foreign athletes, we will definitely hold the upper hand as they have just ended their season and wouldn’t be at the top of their game. Their season starts in May and ends by the first week of October. So, they would have exhausted themselves by now.This was one of the major reasons behind the pullouts of the likes of Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell.Security wasn’t a concern for them, but preparing for next year’s World Championships was. On the other hand, we have been preparing our athletes for the past two years, keeping in mind the Commonwealth and the Asian Games. So I expect them to be at their peak.While many would accept that performing in front of the home crowd can often go against an athlete as expectations get higher, I believe in encouraging them. They are professionals and know their job well.Those who are criticising the current lot might be doing so out of frustration – don’t ask me the reason – and because they don’t believe in the capabilities of our athletes. But I strongly feel the team is dedicated and determined to do a good job.Frankly, at the end of the day, everybody wants to perform for their country and criticism wouldn’t do much good for their confidence. We should all come together and show our solidarity and support to our athletes.(The writer is a 1962 Asian Games gold medallist and an Arjuna awardee)last_img read more

Balotelli unlikely to stay at Nice

first_imgNice will “try to do whatever is possible” to help Mario Balotelli seal a move away from the French club, according to the club’s manager Patrick Vieira.The Italy international, who has scored 43 goals in 66 games for the club, was not involved on Saturday as new boss Vieira suffered a losing start in Ligue 1, going down 1-0 at home to newly promoted Reims.Asked about the absence of Balotelli, Vieira confirmed the player had made clear his desire to move on after two seasons to management at the Allianz Riviera, and therefore was not considered for selection for the opening game of the season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “The player wants to leave, so it’s unlikely he’ll remain here,” the former Arsenal midfielder said in an interview with Canal+.”We want players whose desire it is to go forward with the club. It’s a very complicated and difficult situation, so the club will try to do whatever is possible to help him leave.”Balotelli’s spell in the south of France has seen the forward somewhat rehabilitate his image after a turbulent spell at Liverpool that saw him loaned back to former club Milan amid poor form, but he has made no secret of wanting an exit in recent weeks.He is believed to have held discussions with Ligue 1 rivals Marseille over a potential move, but negotiations are believed to have hit a stumbling block and put the breaks on a domestic move.The 27-year-old has also been linked with a return to Serie A, albeit Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis emphatically dismissed the idea of signing the former Inter and AC Milan forward last month.Vieira, a winner with France of the 1998 World Cup, takes charge of Nice following the departure of previous coach Luicen Favre to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.The 42-year-old was previously manager of New York City in Major League Soccer between 2016 and this year, where he guided them to consecutive conference semi-final appearances.Nice next travel to Caen in Ligue 1, who they face on August 18, before they host Dijon a week later on August 25.last_img read more

10 months agoWolves defender Ryan Bennett agrees new deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves defender Ryan Bennett agrees new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves defender Ryan Bennett has agreed terms over a new two-and-a-half year deal at Molineux.The centre-back had 18 months left on his old deal but will commit his future on improved terms until 2021, says the Daily Star.He has impressed in Wolves’ return to the Premier League with the club sitting 10th ahead of Saturday’s visit of Bournemouth.Bennett joined on a free transfer from Norwich in 2017 and helped Nuno Espirito Santo’s side win the Championship last season.He has made 49 appearances for Wolves, scoring once, and has played in 15 of the club’s 16 top flight matches this term. last_img

10 months agoPellegrini says West Ham must build on victory at Southampton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pellegrini says West Ham must build on victory at Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini says they must build on victory at Southampton.The hosts had taken the lead through Nathan Redmond, but Felipe Anderson stole the show with a quick-fire double that earned his side three points and movement into the top half of the table.“I’m happy,” Pellegrini said. “When you start with zero points in 12 then it’s always difficult to recover your position in this way. “In this moment, we are in the top ten. We will continue fighting and improving and, with 27 points, in the second round, we continue improving with our winning mentality, and we try to finish the season as near the top of the table as we can.”He continued: “I thought we played a very good game. From the first minute, we had the intention of winning the game and I thought we were very balanced in the whole game. “We worked most parts of the game in our opponent’s side and we defended very well. They didn’t have many options. “The important thing [when Southampton scored] is we continued to play in the same way, draw the game immediately, and then we scored the winning goal.” last_img read more