Vulfpeck Welcomes Adam Deitch, Treats Denver To “Dubstep” Double Encore [Videos]

first_imgIt is safe to say that the funk outfit Vulfpeck is taking the scene by storm. After debuting at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, last year as the support for The Motet, the Michigan-born group returned to Denver for a sold-out debut at Denver’s Ogden Theatre on Tuesday. Their spirited performance came ahead of Vulfpeck’s return to Red Rocks supporting Trey Anastasio Band the following night. At last night’s performance at the Ogden, with help of frequent collaborators Joey Dosik, Cory Wong, and Antwaun Stanley and special guest Adam Deitch of Lettuce, Vulfpeck tore up the 1,600-head venue, reiterating why the ensemble and its extended group of friends-cum-collaborators are continuing to earn fans for their diverse and ever-growing fanbase.LivePhish Will Webcast Trey Anastasio Band’s Upcoming Red Rocks Show With VulfpeckThe night started off with opener Joey Dosik (who would return frequently across Vulfpeck’s performance on sax), whose soulful set served as an appropriate warm-up for the already-packed house. Stationed at the keys while laying down crisp vocals, Dosik’s unmistakable musicianship set the tone for the evening. As is only appropriate for a Vulfpeck show, particularly when recognizing that an emphasis on underlying friendship rules Vulfpeck and its extended family of close collaborators, a number of the members of Vulfpeck joined Dosik throughout his performance, adding instrumental depth to the multi-instrumentalist’s expressive songs. Less funk-oriented than the headliners who followed him, Dosik’s performance was a charming way to start the night, priming the audience to pay attention to the expert songwriting across both acts.Vulfpeck took the stage in a dramatic manner to start their set following the short break after the end of Dosik’s performance—with an “Outro” opener, an announcer introduced each member of the group and the additional musicians who would join them during their set. The group wasted no time getting into, with their “Outro” intro moving deftly into “Cory Wong” (predictably featuring Cory Wong on guitar), a song off their latest album The Beautiful Game. The tone of the night was jubilant, to say the least, and during the number, Wong, Jack Stratton, and Joe Dart moved into a coordinate two-step, pumping up the crowd and clearly enjoying themselves.After moving through spirited renditions of “Rango” and “My First Car,” Vulfpeck introduced their first surprise of the night. After noting that the complex drum part of the next song required finesse, the group introduced the drum extraordinaire behind Lettuce and Break Science, none other than Adam Deitch, to join them for “Daddy, He Got A Tesla.” Dosik was featured heavily on sax in the beginning of the number, eventually moving aside and allowing Deitch to take center stage with an authoritative drum breakdown as the other members watched on grinning. Bassist Joe Dart then joined in (and a little bit later Stratton on keys), showing off this powerhouse rhythm section. You can check out a video of this tremendous collaboration below.“Daddy, He Got A Tesla” with Adam DeitchDeitch then departed from the stage, and it was clear that the group was truly dialed in and the crowd was loving it. After a high-energy rendition of the number “Animal Spirits” carried by Woody Goss‘s cascading keys, the group introduced the powerhouse vocalist Antwaun Stanley, who joined the crew for the massively catchy “1612.” From this point, the extended Vulfpeck lineup was out in full force, with the huge crew then moving through “Aunt Leslie,” “Funky Duck,” and Al Green’s “Simply Beautiful”—the crowd was eating up the music, and looking across the theater, many of the dedicated fans could be seen beaming while singing along to the various numbers. For their final song of this segment, the group laid into “Wait For The Moment,” a favorite for many because of Stanley’s immaculate voice, the fugue-like keys, and the group’s propensity for climactic builds and pauses.Jack Stratton was left solo on the stage after this string of crowd-pleasers, with the bandleader strutting across the stage and giving each of his bandmates a more intimate introduction. The interlude felt almost like a bit from a comedy club, eliciting laughter while simultaneously functioning to build up each member (perhaps the best line was the announcement that Joe Dart is “really good at bass,” with the simplicity and apparent veracity of the statement verging into anti-comedy and earning whoops from the crowd [Editor’s note: Clearly, the best jokes should always be explained.]) The rest of the musicians came back for a “Vulfapella” intro into “Back Pocket,” with Theo Katzman’s impressive and soaring falsetto coasting over the other members tight a capella base before dropping into the full instrumental version of the song.“Back Pocket” (Vulfapella)From there, it was a full-out sprint to the end of the show, with Joe Dart tearing up the bass and more or less engaging in musical witchcraft during his mesmerizing and frenetic feature during “Beastly.” Dart’s solo served as the catalyst to close out the song, accelerating as additional members joined in, with an initially discordant segment toward the song’s close that culminated in a dramatic finish as collectively the group returned to the main theme of “Beastly.” The group closed things out with the song “Christmas in L.A.,” with the enchanting narrative contributed by Katzman providing a perfect set-up for Vulfpeck’s final song of the night. After a quick break, the group returned for an encore of “Dean Town,” which ended with a huge drum solo by Stratton and Katzman sharing the kit.While perhaps Vulfpeck thought they were done for the night after “Dean Town,” they weren’t. Following the first encore, the crowd lingered wanting more, and the group obliged, emerging for a rare second encore. For their true final song, the core group put on a hilarious delivery of the song “It Gets Funkier,” which featured a “dubstep” interlude and absurd antics from Stratton to end the night on a high. You can check out a video of this final song below. The group continues on to Red Rocks tonight in support of Trey Anastasio Band, before continuing this leg of their tour, which runs through the beginning of June.“It Gets Funkier”[Photo: Joseph Fruehwald]Setlist: Vulfpeck | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 5/30/2017Set: Outro, Cory Wong, Rango, My First Car, Daddy He Got A Tesla*, Animal Spirits, 1612, Aunt Leslie, Funky Dunk, Simply Beautiful (Al Green cover), Wait For The Moment, Ritter, Back Pocket, Beastly, Christmas In L.A.Encore One: Dean TownEncore Two: It Gets Funkier* with Adam Deitchlast_img read more

No talks with guerrillas while violence continues: Colombia

first_imgBy Dialogo August 18, 2010 Colombia on August 15 rejected an offer for talks with the country’s most powerful guerrilla group, saying there could never be dialogue with rebels engaged in “terrorism.” “Colombia will never talk with terrorists; that is a lesson we have already learned,” said Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera in an interview with Bogota’s daily El Espectador. “There is no dialogue with those who turn to terrorism,” Rivera said. In a videotaped message released a week before President Juan Manuel Santos took office on August 7, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leader Alfonso Cano offered to open peace talks with the new government. In a separate interview with RCN radio network, Rivera said that government forces knew where Cano is hiding. He is “fleeing from the security forces. He has no rest… we are not going to let up,” Rivera said. After taking office Santos said he would not close the door to talks, but they would have to be “based on the unalterable premise that (the guerrillas) give up arms, kidnapping, extortion, drug trafficking, and intimidation.” The FARC has an estimated 8,000 fighters. Another leftist guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army, is believed to have some 2,000 combatants. A car bomb exploded in Bogota on August 12, wounding seven people and damaging hundreds of buildings. As of August 15 however the government was unwilling to assign blame for the blast. Colombia has been beset for years by violence involving leftist guerrillas, right-wing paramilitary death squads, and powerful drug cartels. Santos said on August 13 that he did not believe the conditions were ripe for talks with the guerrillas, and ordered Rivera to press ahead with an offensive against them. As defense minister, Rivera is in charge of both the armed forces and the national police.last_img read more

Goldman Sachs AM plans ‘big push’ into UK fiduciary management

first_imgGoldman Sachs Asset Management has set its sights on capturing 10% of the flows into the UK fiduciary management market for its Global Portfolio Solutions division (GPS), which currently manages worldwide assets worth $22bn (€16.3bn).The firm, which manages £25bn (€29.7bn) across all UK institutional assets, sees fiduciary management – where an asset manager, consultant or other agent takes the reins of strategic advice, investment implementation and risk management alongside its institutional client – as a fast-growing part of the UK pensions market, albeit still in its early stages.David Curtis, GSAM head of UK institutional business, told IPE: “Although the trend has yet to be established, we think fiduciary management and delegated solutions will be a major part of the UK market going forward.“Over the course of next year, fiduciary management is going to be a major business initiative for us.” The firm claims to be one of the first asset managers to have established a fiduciary management capability, having worked with clients according to the model since 1995.The vast majority of the GPS assets come from US institutional investors, but the firm said it aims to increase its fiduciary management assets by capturing 10% of the flows into both the US and the UK markets.A September publication from human resources group Aon Hewitt, ‘Delegated Investment Survey 2013’, found that 36% of the 275 UK defined benefit (DB) scheme respondents, representing some £130bn of assets, had appointed a delegated investment provider, up from 18% in its 2011 survey.Aon Hewitt estimates that 5% of all UK DB schemes have moved to a fiduciary management approach and expects 25% to have employed a fiduciary manager within the next five years.While Curtis acknowledged activity among larger UK schemes seems modest, he noted that fiduciary managers have enjoyed considerable success winning mandates from schemes at the £50m mark and below.“That trend is moving up the food chain – my sense is that there are a lot of schemes in the £100m-150m range that are looking, and that’s where we want to start offering our services and where we are planning a big push,” he said.Recognising that the UK’s powerful investment consultants, offering their own fiduciary management or ‘implemented consulting’ solutions, could pose a significant barrier to entry, Curtis emphasised that scheme trustees should be aware of the challenges of implementation and not assume fiduciary management services are a natural extension of the traditional consulting role.However, GSAM has had its own problem as a fiduciary manager, in the key European market of the Netherlands.Its relationship with transport workers’ scheme Vervoer ended badly in 2012, with the fund suing for damages in an ongoing case in the English courts, alleging unreasonable delays to investment implementation and subprime crisis-related losses.The Dutch fund has since dropped some of its claims against GSAM.Curtis declined to comment on this relationship or the court case, but he did underline the importance of clients genuinely “wanting to engage” with the fiduciary management concept.“This is not about outsourcing, it’s about the client engaging with its service providers in a different way from how they previously engaged,” he said.“It’s an opportunity for the fiduciary manager to do the day-to-day work so the client can concentrate on the strategic work – and your client needs to be present at the table with you on that strategic work, or else the project fails.”last_img read more

FIFA reject Ukraine appeal

first_imgFIFA has rejected Ukraine’s appeal against the decision to make them play their first home qualifier for the 2018 World Cup behind closed doors.In September world football’s governing body handed out the punishment after incidents of racist behaviour in a 2014 qualifier against San Marino.In addition FIFA has also banned matches in the Arena Lviv stadium for the duration of the qualifying competition, fined the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) £30,400 and warned it about future conduct.In September the governing body’s disciplinary committee agreed the offensive and discriminatory actions of a group of Ukrainian supporters were shameful and a clear breach of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.”The FIFA Appeal Committee yesterday decided to reject the appeal lodged by the FFU and confirm the decisions rendered by the FIFA disciplinary committee with regard to the FFU on September 27 in their entirety,” said a statement.”As such the next home match of the A representative team of Ukraine in the preliminary competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will be played without spectators.”In addition, the A representative team is banned from playing in the Arena Lviv stadium for the duration of the same competition. “The FFU is also ordered to pay a fine of 45,000 Swiss francs (about £30,400) and has been warned as to its future conduct.”When rendering the decision, the FIFA appeal committee also recalled the resolution on the fight against racism and discrimination approved at the FIFA Congress in May 2013, which advocated the need for stricter application of sanctions.”last_img read more

Mayor Coffey Won’t Run For Second Term in Oceanport

first_img“When I first came in, we were going to get agendas out (to the public), televise meetings and treat people with more respect. And that happened for a while. Then, as the composition of the council changed, thingsstarted to become morepartisan and a lot moreuncivil, both online and inperson. It’s not working forme, and I don’t want to bepart of it anymore,” he said. Though he is pleased with some of the things the borough has accomplished under his watch, including televising municipal meetings, forming a stronger relationship with the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) and facilitating the sale of the old borough hall while identifying the site of a new municipal complex, not to mention in recent months Coffey said he was dissuaded from seeking a second term due to limited powers and contrasting viewpoints. Coffey said, though he’ll be relinquishing his mayoral title, he’s not planning to go very far. OCEANPORT – Howmuch of an impact does themayor really have in theborough’s current form ofgovernment? “The focus will be maintaining a stable tax rate and reducing wasteful spending, while continuing to invest funds in infrastructure, roads and parks. We’ll all be focused on the development of the new borough hall complex and fighting the overdevelopment proposed at Fort Monmouth,” Proto added. Coffey points to the development of Fort Monmouth as a subject about which he and the council fail to see eye-to-eye, and a conversation he has not been able to make much headway on. “Every meeting I’ve been part of, for the most part, they have been conducted with great civility and respect between the council and residents. But depending on the topic, the discussion may get heated,” Proto said. “Sometimes there are residents who are passionate about a subject and conduct themselves in a disrespectful way to the council. And those residents will be responded to. Respect is a two-way street, but at the end of the day, we’re all working toward the same goals.” Coffey, who works full time as corporation counsel for the city of Bayonne, also said he is not comfortable with the manner in which council business is sometimes conducted at public meetings and on social media platforms. Under the borough form of government, the mayor does not have a vote in municipal matters, but does have the power to decide split votes, as well as the authority to veto a council decision. “They want the fort area to look like Oceanport. But you’re talking about sticking 720 homes, four liquor licenses and 100,000 square feet of commercial space into 430 acres. By definition it will look different. I think it’s OK that it’ll look different in 10 years. They don’t,” Coffey said. “I can’t help but be involved and maybe I’ll be more effective by questioning A, B, C and D from the audience than I am right now,” he said. “I’m the guy who volunteers to run basketball. It’s what brings me joy. This whole town runs on volunteers to an absurd level. If the council and mayor disappeared tomorrow, people would be less cognizant than if all the volunteers in this town stepped aside on a random Tuesday.” Coffey took office in 2016 after defeating two-term Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon as a write-in Democratic candidate, a victory he sealed after just 60 days of campaigning before the November election. It was a question posed and answered by Mayor Jay Coffey in a recent interview, in which he said, “After four years, I think I’d have a larger and more positive impact on the lives of residents by overseeing our recreational basketball league than I would in another term.” With the mayoral seat open in Oceanport, a current member of the all-Republican council, Robert Proto, has announced his candidacy for the position, and feels a sitting mayor is not nearly as inconsequential as Coffey suggests. “Our form of government is one of a strong council and a weak mayor. I’m aware of it just as Jay was aware of it, just as previous mayors were aware of what they were signing up for,” Proto said. “You can certainly go in with your own agenda and vision, but you need to communicate with council members and your committees in order to accomplish your goals. If you’re not willing to be flexible and compromise, you’ll have a difficult time.” Proto, who is runningunopposed in the Juneprimary election, said thecouncil has made greatstrides in communicatingwith residents over the pastfew years, but recognizedthat sometimes emotionsand passions can take overon both sides of the dais. As for his future initiatives, should he win the seat in November, Proto said he “won’t try to recreate the wheel.” last_img read more

Canada blasts Denmark, sets up New Years clash against USA

first_imgQuinton Howden, Ryan Strome, Freddie Hamilton, Brendan Gallagher and Brett Connolly each had a goal in front of 16,275. Strome has eight points in three games. Canada scored seven times before Nicolai Meyer and Emil Kristensen replied for Denmark in the third period. The Canadians gave Denmark’s Sebastian Feuk a workout in net, peppering him with 51 shots. Mark Visentin stopped 24-of-26 shots in Canada’s net for his second win of the tournament. Canada tops Pool B at 3-0 ahead of the U.S., Finland and the Czech Republic at 1-1. Denmark dropped to 0-3. The U.S. face the Czechs and the Finns take on the Danes on Friday.Wednesday, all the 5-on-3 power plays and all the great netminding by Petr Mrazek couldn’t get the Czech Republic past Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships.Barrie Colts forward Mark Scheifele scored twice and Scott Wedgewood of the Plymouth Whalers stopped all 26 shots to power Team Canada to a 5-0 victory at Rexall Place in Edmonton.Canada now leads Pool B of the 10-team tournament undefeated in two games.Mark Stone of the Brandon Wheat Kings, Ryan Strome of the Niagara IceDogs and Brett Connolly of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning also scored for Canada.The Czech Republic had a great chance to score in the first period on a two-man advantage but it was Team Canada leaving the frame with a 1-0 lead on a goal by Stone, his fourth of the tournament.The Brandon forward could have made it 2-0 but was stopped by Mrazek on a penalty shot after a Czech player smothered the puck in the goal crease.Canada broke the game open with a pair in the second period before Scheifele, a first round pick of the Winnipeg Jets, scored twice in the third, once on a power play.Canada faces Denmark (0-2) on Thursday.The host country concludes the preliminary round Saturday against the United States, upset 4-1 by Finland earlier to put both countries at 1-1.In Pool A games in Calgary, Sweden edged Switzerland 4-3 in a shootout, while Russia was to face Slovakia in a later game.Sweden was 1-0-1, while the Swiss picked up their first point of the [email protected] Canada flexed its offensive muscles, and depth down two players, to bounce Denmark 10-2 Thursday at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton. Canada improves to 3-0 in Pool B and now meets the USA in the traditional New Years Eve battle at Rexall Place Saturday. Down two players — Devante Smith-Pelly is out of the  tournament due to a broken foot and forward Michael Bournival sat out the game Thursday because of what Canadian head coach Don Hay says is the flu — Canada took it to the Danes. Mark Stone continued his torrid scoring pace for Canada with two goals and an assist. The Winnipeg winger has a team-leading six goals in the tournament. Defencemen Scott Harrington had a goal and three assists and Brandon Gormley had scored twice. last_img read more