For several years now, UKF has been dominating the bass music scene overseas, throwing huge shows all around Europe and releasing new songs via their highly successful YouTube page. The tastemakers have been successful in giving exposure to tons of artists who are now household names, and when they book their shows they provide the same level of excellence in their talent selections. For their first ever show in the US, UKF brought together an all star line up of bass fueled talent, Chase and Status, Borgore, Dirtyphonics, Gemini, Delta Heavy, and Bare Noize all under one roof.The line up itself could probably fill a full festival, but instead each artist was given one hour, one after another, to put on their best set. A huge LED screen behind the artists provided visual entertainment, synching up everything from hilarious’ video clips for Borgore’s set to music synched equalizers for Chase and Status. The pure level of talent in the room was truly astounding, and there ended up being a little something for everyone. Chase and Status and Dirtyphonics are drum and bass all stars, Gemini’s new music borders on electro and trance, which was highly evident in his set, and Borgore brought his signature style of hardcore yet hilarious dubstep. Perfect example: an hard hitting remix to viral R&B song ‘Smell Yo Dick’.The quick turnover of DJs made sure that no set dragged on too long. Not that anyone would have cared if Borgore or Chase and Status decided to play until 6 in the morning, but for a show spanning 6+ hours, sometimes you need a change of pace. This gave the whole night a showcase like feel. It was like UKF was teasing ‘look at all this great stuff we have!’If that was the intention – it worked. It’s clear the guys at UKF have a real taste for music, and if they are ready to bring it all to the United States then I am more than excited. They’ve definitely left a good impression in the minds of New Yorkers, and I am sure everyone is waiting for the next show announcement.
The Foo Fighters have just announced a special benefit show, which will coincide with Dave Grohl‘s 46th birthday celebration. The show will take place at The Forum in Los Angeles this Saturday, January 10th.All tickets for this evening with the Foo Fighters at the Forum will set the buyer back $50, with $10 of that sum being distributed amongst Rock School Scholarship Fund, MusiCares, and Sweet Relief. GA floor tickets are limited to four per customer. Reserved seating tickets are limited to eight per customer. All tickets will be on sale 7:00 p.m. local time and can be purchased HERE.The band starts their 2015 World Tour on January 15th in Santiago, Chile and will make their way around the world throughout the year, with a huge 4th of July celebration at Washington DC’s RFK Stadium, a stop at Citi Field in Queens on July 16th, and countless others. Full tour dates here.
The other big surprise was in the encore, as the band brought out Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” to close out the show for the first time in 86 shows. It may not seem like that many shows, but the last “Fire” was two years ago. Definitely an unexpected treat to end this performance.Of course, the songs between “Llama” and “Fire” were quite spectacular as well. The first set kept thing rocking with stand-out versions of “Chalk Dust Torture”, “Maze”, “Lawn Boy”, “Wolfman’s Brother” and “Suzy Greenberg”. Meanwhile, the second set had more of a flowing feel, with “Golden Age” segueing into “Reba” before dropping into a “Mike’s Groove” that included “Ghost” and Led Zeppelin’s “No Quarter” sandwiched between “Mike’s Song” and “Weekapaug Groove”.Phish will wrap up their pre-Magnaball summer touring with two nights at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland, tonight and tomorrow. Check out the setlist and a full gallery from Daniel Ojeda!Setlist: Phish at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC – 8/14/15Set 1: Llama, Chalk Dust Torture, The Moma Dance, Yarmouth Road, Tube > Bouncing Around the Room, Maze, Waiting All Night, Lawn Boy, Devotion To a Dream, Wolfman’s Brother, Suzy GreenbergSet 2: The Wedge, Golden Age > Reba > Mike’s Song > Ghost > No Quarter > Weekapaug Groove > First TubeEncore: Farmhouse, Fire Performed in a slow funk style.Notes: Llama was performed in a slow funk style. Weekapaug included No Quarter teases from Trey.[Setlist via Phish.net] As the main leg of Phish’s summer tour begins to wind down, one might think that the band would be saving all of their tricks for their summer festival, Magnaball. Never content to cruise on auto pilot, Phish dropped a handful of surprises into what was an all-out barn burner at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC.Interestingly enough, perhaps the biggest surprises came in the very first and very last songs of the day. To open the show, not only did “Llama” make its tour debut, but the version was played in a “slow funk” style. While it’s no llama chase video synchronized to the version of “Llama” with Bela Fleck, this will surely go down as a unique moment in Phishtory. [Full gallery below via Daniel Ojeda Photography] Load remaining images
Electronic music maven Bassnectar aka Lorin Ashton has just revealed his plans for New Years Eve, and they’re BIG. “Bass heads” will flock to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center in Birmingham, AL to see their favorite hair-whipping, head-bobbing Producer/DJ blast off on December 31 with none other than The Glitch Mob, Paper Diamond, and Psymbionic.30 Minutes Of Bassnectar’s Set From Made In America Is Now Available To StreamPresale tickets go on sale 9/9 and can be found here, while tickets to the public will be on sale this Friday, 9/11. VIP Packages will also be available and include:• 1 x night at Sheraton Hotel• 2 x VIP tickets to Bassnectar New Year’s Eve 360• Access to the Bass Space area throughout the evening w/ private bar, lounge, and bathrooms• Early entry into the venue• 2 x guaranteed floor wristbands• 2 x limited edition Bassnectar gifts• VIP Family Photo with Lorin & The crew pre-show
Last night, Ween closed their Colorado run with a night to remember. When the music let out, Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween), Claude Coleman Jr., and Glenn McClelland headed over to Cervantes in downtown Denver to join the Mike Dillon Band for the ultimate after-party.The crew of three joined in for covers of the Dead Kennedys (“Kill The Poor”) and The Stooges (“1969”). The punk rockers joined the vibraphone destroyer for some hardcore thrashing, Dillon even swinging from the chandeliers (pictured above). Enjoy this fan-shot video:[Photo by @karinarykman / Video Chris Dipietro]
Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at The Zephyr Club, Salt Lake City, UT – 2/19/97Set I: Stingray, Walls of Time, Rhythm of the Road, Mouna Bowa > The Hobo Song, Svinging With Svend, When Will I > Lonesome Fiddle Blues, Got What He Wanted, Come As You AreSet II: All Blues, Round the Wheel > Whiskey Before Breakfast, That’s What Love Will Make You Do, Moonflower > Johnny CashEncore: Elvis’ Wild Ride¹¹ Billy and Travis only While The String Cheese Incident has enjoyed a prolific career over the last 20+ years, they weren’t always the scene staples that they are today. Back in 1997, Cheese was just making a name for themselves, breaking through with their bluegrass-infused jam sound. Natural progressions allowed SCI to become a national phenomenon, but, to this day, not much about the band’s vibe has changed.That’s why, when we came upon these classic videos of Cheese performing at the Zephyr Club in Salt Lake City, UT, we had to share. The grooves are as cheesy as ever, with tunes like “Got What He Wanted,” “Come As You Are,” “Round The Wheel” and more making the cut for this beautiful ’97 show. The band is certainly in a groove, and there’s no stopping Cheese when they’re on a roll!Thanks to afriendofcheese, we have full video (albeit of 90’s camcorder quality) below:
Mr. O’Leath’s class was probably the grimmest event of the weekend. Lighter entertainment included a country band that performed last night and a pig roast scheduled for this evening. Yesterday afternoon brought a group of men and women seated at picnic tables, watching a grisly Powerpoint sequence of dead people. Christopher O’Leath, deputy coroner of the Westmoreland County coroner’s office, was teaching a course on death scene investigation and preservation. Birds twittered and chipmunks scampered as Mr. O’Leath cycled through images of car accidents, helicopter crashes, and fires, all with the aim of teaching the EMS students how to preserve death and crime scenes for coroners and police. Some classes will take advantage of the surroundings, such as a wilderness skills class scheduled for Saturday evening. Others merely detail medical advances of interest to emergency medical personnel. PITTSBURGH, Penn Continuing education usually conjures images of stuffy classrooms, flickering fluorescent lights and naps snuck on propped elbows. The Pittsburgh Mercy Health System is trying to avoid those frights this weekend by holding continuing education classes for regional emergency medical services at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock. It’s the first time they’ve done it, and “I hope it won’t be the last,” said Jeff Wess, manager of prehospital services at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The Weissman International Internship Program, established by Paul ’52 and Harriet Weissman in 1994, provides sophomores and juniors with the opportunity to intern abroad in a field of work related to their career and academic goals. The Weissman Program enables students to develop a richer understanding of the global community in which they live and work, and provides an opportunity for them to share their experiences with the Harvard community when they return.“We felt that the best way to help students learn about a culture is to work in that culture,” reflected Paul Weissman at a May 2 program luncheon. Twenty-nine students will join the 329 Weissman Program alumni who have interned abroad since the program’s inception.The 2008 Weissman interns will work in a wide range of private and public sector organizations in business, education, the environment, government, health and medicine, law, media, the arts, public policy, science, and human rights. Three of the 16 countries that the interns will visit this year are new destinations for the Weissman Program: Mali, Mozambique, and Sierra Leone.The 2008 Weissman International Internship Program recipients are Lois Beckett ’09, Kaitlyn Coil ’10, Samuel Enumah ’10, Judith Fan ’10, Samantha Fang ’10, Abigail Fradkin ’09, Anika Grubbs ’09, Neagheen Homaifar ’10, Medha Khandelwal ’10, June-Ho Kim ’09, Christopher Lewis ’09, Khang Nguyen ’09, Michael Nguyen ’09, Elizabeth Nowak ’10, Ravi Parikh ’09, Natasha Platt ’10, Benjamin Schwartz ’10, Sarah Sherman ’09, Merav Silverman ’10, Alice Speri ’09, Bishnu Thapa ’10, Brett Thomas ’10, Joseph Thumpasery ’10, Amanda Wallace ’10, Katharine Walter ’10, Charles Wells ’10, Benjamin Wu ’10, Xiang Ling Yap ’10, and Erin Yu ’10.The International Experience Program (IEP) at the Office of Career Services administers the Weissman International Internship Program. Information meetings for interested students are held in the fall, and applications are due in early February. For more information, contact the IEP office at (617) 495-3530 or visit http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/students/global/weissman/weissman.htm.
Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnography will come alive in a unique way Nov. 2 when it joins the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston in hosting a celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).The Day of the Dead combines Mesoamerican and Christian rituals by remembering and celebrating the dead on Nov. 1 (All Saints’ Day) and Nov. 2 (All Souls’ Day). The museum will host a family event from 1 to 4:30 p.m. featuring traditional dance performances by Harvard’s Ballet Folklorico, craft activities including papel picado (colorful Mexican paper decoration), calaca (skull) masks, paper marigolds, and sugar skull workshops.A fiesta from 6 to 9 p.m. will feature salsa, son, and mariachi music. Visitors will also have the opportunity to watch demonstrations by wood carver Ventura Fabian of Oaxaca, Mexico, taste pan de muerto (bread of the dead), sip Aztec chocolate, and much more.The family event from 1-4:30 pm is free with museum admission and the sugar skull workshops are $5 per participant. The fiesta from 6-9 pm is free, and tickets are required. For sugar skull workshop tickets, call 617-465-3216. For fiesta tickets, call 617-495-2269 or email [email protected]
The Harvard Foundation will present the 2009 Scientist of the Year Award to James J. McCarthy, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography and master of Pforzheimer House, at this year’s Annual Albert Einstein Science Conference: “Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.” McCarthy will be honored for his outstanding work in climate science and marine biology, as well as his discovery of the disappearance of ice in a vast expanse of the polar Arctic.“The Harvard Foundation is pleased to honor one of our own faculty as the 2009 Scientist of the Year at our annual Albert Einstein Science Conference,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “In addition to being a world-renowned scientist who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with other scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Professor McCarthy is a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a much-admired teacher, and a long-standing supporter of the intercultural programs of the Harvard Foundation.”“The faculty and students of the Harvard Foundation congratulate Dr. James McCarthy on being named 2009 Scientist of the Year,” said Donald Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and chair of the foundation’s faculty advisory committee. “He is most deserving of this honor.”The Scientist of the Year honorary luncheon will take place at noon Friday (March 20) in the Pforzheimer House Hastings Room. The Harvard Foundation Science Conference will continue on April 4, when grade-school students from Boston and Cambridge public schools will visit for a day of fun science education, with experiments and lectures conducted by Harvard faculty and students. This “Partners in Science” segment will take place in the Science Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Student mentors for the public school students are welcome.