first_imgLast night, The Claypool Lennon Delirium made their live show debut at The Beacham in Orlando, FL. “I’m just excited about the bus,” said a cartoon version of guitarist Sean Lennon in a drawing on the setlist. The unlikely duo, comprised of the Beatles offspring and Primus bassist Les Claypool, have proved their psychedelic synchronicity in the release of their first record Monolith of Phobos, which came out a few days ago on Friday, June 3rd (read our review here).Now, in their first ever live performance, which included ten of their twelve new songs, and some interesting, yet perhaps expected bust-out covers, proves even further how perfectly original these two are together. “I’m predicting that this show is going to be the greatest show of the entire tour,” Claypool explains toward the beginning of their dark room musical throwdown. Sprinkled throughout the set of Phobos were “Up On the Roof” by Colonel Les Claypool’s extinct Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, “Astronomy Domine” by Pink Floyd, “Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles, and an encore of “Southbound Pachyderm” by Primus. The definitively psychedelic choices blended perfectly with the duo’s musicianship, as their collaborations are drenched in references about drug use and alternative mentalities.Interestingly enough, the two hit it off when Lennon’s band, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, opened for Primus on a number of tour dates last year and he sat in on “Southdown Pachyderm.” “I realized that this fella had some chops,” explained Claypool in a statement. “Primus was about to take some time off and I was gearing up a new project so I asked Sean if he’d like to come to Rancho Relaxo and see if we couldn’t get some interesting sounds on tape. Next thing I know he’s staying in my guesthouse over the holidays and we’re drinking vino, hunting mushrooms and throwing musical pasta at the walls.”Catch The Claypool Lennon Delirium on their debut summer tour while you can! Enjoy these fan-shot videos from their first-ever live performance from last night below:Highlight Clips from The Sober GoatTomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles) from Eric StephensonThe Claypool Lennon Delirium @ The Beacham, Orlando, FL 6/4/2016 Setlist:last_img read more

first_imgLater on, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats played a rousing set on the Mountain stage, followed by up-and-comers Houndmouth on the Valley stage.Perhaps the most anticipated act of the day, Beck was afforded an extra 30 minutes after Gary Clark’s cancellation.  With that in mind, the alternative rock superstar wasted no time, working the crowd to a frenzy with opening trio of “Devil’s Haircut,” “Black Tambourine,” and his 90s mega-hit “Loser.”  Beck is an unpredictable artist, and his live show reflects that, playing tracks from seven of his albums, jumping from the sample-heavy hip hop of “Qué Onda Güero” to the acoustic reflection of “Paper Tiger” from Sea Change, to the glitchy, game-boy remix of “Hell Yes” called “Ghettochip Malfunction.” Beck even dropped covers of Prince‘s “1999” and “Raspberry Beret”, and Michael Jackson‘s “Billie Jean.”With the extra time he was afforded, Beck decided to play a few extra tunes from his Grammy-winning album Morning Phase, playing album single “Blue Moon” and the harmonic “Say Goodbye.” The legendary songwriter closed his set with the amazing combo of “Sexx Laws” and “E-Pro,” with a lone encore of his biggest song, “Where It’s At.”Check out photos from Saturday at Mountain Jam below, courtesy of photographer Patrick Hughes and his Faces Of Festivals! Load remaining images Mountain Jam carried on yesterday with sunshine and laid-back vibes nestled in the quaint ski town of Hunter Mountain, New York. An early daytime set from fast-rising funk/soul outfit Con Brio kicked things off on a high note, getting everyone dancing and into the groove, fueled by frontman Ziek McCarter’s powerful pipes and James Brown-esque stage presence. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, always a fun daytime party, took the stage shortly after to keep the energy high and get the crowd going.Nearby, a screening of Lettuce’s documentary Let Us Play took place in Healy Hall, followed by an engaging Q & A with the band and producer/L4LM Founder Kunj Shah. Lettuce would later take the stage twice, making it funky for an early evening set on the Valley Stage, followed by an indoor late night rager that closed the evening’s festivities.In the meantime, Warren Haynes stepped up to playe a last minute solo set, replacing Gary Clark Jr. after he was forced to cancel his set due to a family emergency. Warren played a varied setlist, digging into his catalog to play songs such as “Spots of Time” from his Ashes & Dust record, “Old Friend,” blues standard “It Hurts Me Too,” “Patchwork Quilt,” and a cover of U2‘s “One.”last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has extended the temporary legal residency status for nearly 7,000 people from Syria because of the country’s civil war. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary David Pekoske said Friday that temporary protected status would be extended for 18 months. It had been set to expire on March 31. Temporary status allows foreign citizens to stay in the U.S. if they lack some other form of legal residency and the come from a country that meets certain criteria that makes it dangerous to return. Pekoske said Syria continues to meet that criteria because of the civil war. The Trump administration had sought to end TPS for several countries but extended it for Syrians.last_img

first_img* LMC condoles with late Izu’s family, Shooting StarsEmmanuel Addeh in YenagoaYouths of Ijaw descent under the Ijaw Youth Council, (IYC) yesterday demanded that the military officers that killed Shooting Stars Football Club (3SC) defender, Joseph Izu and other youths from the Okarki community last Sunday must be fished out and made to face the law for the extra-judicial actions. “We also demand that the military officers who carried out this extra-judicial murder be brought to justice. President Buhari and his government’s claim to the rule of law is on trial”, the IYC noted.The IYC, headquartered in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, said this yesterday while reacting to the shooting to death of the 24-year-old footballer who was allegedly killed by soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force, a special military outfit fighting militancy in the region.The group further accused the Federal Government of treating the indigenes of the Niger Delta like animals and people of little importance.Barely 48 hours after the sad incident occurred, the JTF’s Operation Delta Safe has not reacted officially to the killing as promised on Monday when newsmen first asked for their response to the allegation.Spokesman of IYC, Eric Omare, insisted that the duo of Izu and Oko Osuekina were shot at very close range.The Ijaw group disclosed that enquiries into the death of the late 3SC defender, and one Oko Osuekina of Okarki Community, Ediro/Ogbologolo Clan in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State showed that there was no justification for the killings.While expressing condolences to the victims’ families, the IYC warned against continued military action in the Niger Delta which it said had led to several unnecessary deaths.The group argued that the killing of the two men was symptomatic of the disdain with which the military treated the Niger Delta people.“The corpse of Oko Osuekina, who was shot by the military officers on his forehead at the same time with Izu Joseph, was found floating on the Okarki River some few hours ago,” said the group yesterday.According to the IYC, its leadership has been informed by the IYC Clan Chairman of Ediro/Ogbologbo Clan, Mr. Solomon Harrison, that the entire Okarki Community had become tense since the incident.“The IYC is at a loss as to the justification for the military impunity in Okarki Community. The military is behaving as if the Ijaw people of Okarki are not human beings. Our people are being treated like animals that must be killed,” the group maintained, while decrying the alleged lack of professionalism in the handling of militancy in the oil-rich region.Meanwhile, Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko Monday afternoon spoke to the grieving Pa Reuben Izu, father of late Shooting Stars defender.While commiserating with Pa Izu, Dikko assured the family that the LMC will support them and also spoke to the General Manager of 3SC, Rasheed Balogun.On reading the report on a social media platform, Dikko had placed a telephone call to Pa Izu and afterwards to Balogun, the General Manager of 3SC.“This is quite a shocking development. Players have been central to the new awakening of passion for the NPFL and all of them should live to see this league achieve full blossom.“Well, death is also inevitable and will eventually come to all of us.“On behalf of the entire NPFL family, please accept our heartfelt condolence and kindly extend our expression of sympathy to the family of the late Izu”, concluded the LMC chairman on a philosophical note.He also charged Balogun to keep the LMC updated with information on the plans for the burial.The late player joined 3SC in the 2013/14 season from Bayelsa United and had just completed his third season at the Oluyole Warriors.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more