Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Honors Aretha Franklin, Radiohead, & Phish At Red Rocks [Video]

first_imgLast year, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Red Rocks performance was rescheduled to the end of August, falling the Thursday before Phish‘s annual run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park kicked off on the Friday of Labor Day Weekend. In honor of the Phish-y festivities, JRAD offered up a Phish-laced performance, and this year, the group again gave their nod to the Vermont quartet. With many folks still stunned at Curveball‘s last-minute cancelation, Joe Russo and company offered up teases of “Wilson” during “Slipknot!”, with the audience cheering out “Wilson”, making for a cathartic moment for many of the fans who were previously scheduled to be flying out to New York for the festival earlier in the day.From there, Tom Hamilton led the band through a cover of Radiohead‘s “The Bends”, off the British rock act’s similarly named sophomore album, which was released in 1995. From there, to close out the second set, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead offered up a heartfelt, crowd-pleasing take on “Not Fade Away”, which also featured teases of fan-favorite “Throwing Stones” and hilariously, The Strangeloves’ “I Want Candy”, which was largely made popular in the ’80s with Bow Wow Wow‘s smash-hit cover.To close out the night in full, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead performed a take on Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” before ending the night with “Franklin’s Tower”. Notably, for the last song of the night, the group paid tribute to the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who had died earlier in the day, laying out teases of “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” during “Franklin’s Tower”.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/16/2018Set One: Jam > Playin in the band+ > Bird song > Eyes of the world > Black throated wind > Jack straw (reprise) > Mississippi Half Step > The Other OneSet Two: The Other One (jam) > I Need a Miracle > Estimated Prophet* > St. Stephen# > Help on the way > Slipknot=^ > The Bends (Radiohead), Not fade [email protected]+$Encore: Dr John song?+ > Werewolves of London, Franklin’s tower%+piano solo*dub version# Slipknot tease=Wilson (Phish) teases^ Feel like a stranger [email protected] I want candy tease$ Throwing Stones tease% Respect teaseJoe Russo’s Almost Dead | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/16/2018 | Photos: Conrad Meyer Load remaining images Interestingly, to start out set two, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead picked up where the first set left off, returning to “The Other One” through a rockin’ jam that highlighted Joe Russo and Dave Dreiwitz’s rock-solid rhythm section. From there, the band segued into “I Need A Miracle”, making for a triumphant, crowd-pleasing transition, before moving into a dubbed-out take on “Estimated Prophet”. Fan-favorite “St. Stephen” was up next, which featured “Slipknot!” teases, foreshadowing the placement of “Slipknot!” after the group moved through the rest of “St. Stephen” and “Help On The Way”.“The Other One”center_img On Thursday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead headed to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, marking the second time the band has headlined the iconic venue and the first time the group has headlined Red Rocks with all its members—last year, Oteil Burbridge subbed for bassist Dave Dreiwitz, who was on tour with Ween during the band’s rescheduled show in August following a snowed-out April date.After starting the show off with a formless jam, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead quickly settled into a rendition of “Playin’ In The Band”, which housed a stellar solo from Marco Benevento right off the bat. A breathtaking “Bird Song” came next, gracefully transitioning into “Black Throated Wind” and through to the reprise of “Jack Straw”. From there, the group laid out a groovy take on “Mississippi Half Step” before closing out the first set with “The Other One”.Opening Jamlast_img read more

Group discusses overcrowding

first_imgStudent body president Brett Rocheleau reviewed meetings this week between student government, community leaders and administrators during Wednesday’s gathering of the Student Senate. He also looked ahead to his administration’s goals for its upcoming meeting with the Board of Trustees. Last Thursday, Rocheleau met with Director of Academic Affairs Max Brown to talk about issues within academics. “We met with the provost and talked over issues and looked ahead at what’s to come in the future,” Rocheleau said. Friday morning, Rocheleau and chief of staff Katie Baker attended the South Bend Community Summit.   “The main topic this time was the perceptions held by Notre Dame students about South Bend residents and vice versa,” Baker said.  “The idea is for students to get more involved in the community because a lot of the time the residents just see Friday night shenanigans going on. We are trying to show them a more positive image.” Rocheleau said the summit was successful. “Basically the summit was for community leaders, police force, and students,” Rocheleau said  “We met and talked through different events and collaboration ideas. I thought it went very wel .” Also on Friday, Rocheleau met with the Office of Student affairs about the current proposals for a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA).   “It went really well,” Rocheleau said. “They’re definitely going through a lengthy process. They’ve done a lot of research for benchmark activities. They are planning to make an announcement at the end of the semester so that’s something to look forward to.” After completing this overview of their weekend meetings, Senate looked ahead to a student government presentation before the Board of Trustees. Student body vice president Katie Rose went through an outline ofnwhat this will entail. “We will start by showing what the student body looks like statistics-wise and infrastructure,” Rose said. “So we have 29 dorms – two new buildings opened to relieve overcrowding, but we are back to being overcrowded.” Rose said the presentation will include an analysis of the residence hall system versus off-campus living. “We’ll talk about why people love living on campus and why our residence life system is so remarkable and unique,” she said. “We also have to address why students are moving off campus, which we discussed last week. We will conclude with recommendations for the future, some being more student facilities or possibly new dorm buildings.”   Rocheleau said overcrowding is a result of admitting more students. “We have about 8,400 students when our goal is usually 8,000,” Rocheleau said. “We’ve been admitting more and more per class, so more beds are being taken up in dorms. Even if we build new dorms, the same thing will happen again. We just opened two new dorms and overcrowding still happened.. McGlinn Hall senator Ali Wellman asked if reducing admissions would fix the problem. “Notre Dame admits a certain amount of students anticipating that some students will decline their offer,” Baker said.  “More and more people have been accepting the offer lately which is why the class sizes have been over the normal amount.” Carroll Hall senator Matthew O’Brien brought up a good suggestion that would open up more beds. “Would they change the rule that athletes have to live on campus? I know a lot of athletes who have rooms in dorms but don’t actually live there,” O’Brien said.  “That’s a good 100 beds that aren’t being used.” After concluding their discussion of overcrowding in residence halls, the senators addressed a resolutionoabout a new campus ministry council, introduced by campus ministry representative and senior Ellen Carroll “There is a new campus ministry leader this year, so we’re changing the model to make it really driven by the students,” Carroll said. “We want student-generated ideas to share with the administration so they can work with each other.” To bring those ideas before the administration, Carroll said a new body called the Campus Ministry Advisory Council will include 12 to 15 students. “They will meet with campus ministry administrators and talk about topics brought up from both sides,” she said. Carroll said she hopes for a wide range of students to participate in this council, not just “campus ministry regulars..   “We want to be able to better meet the needs of the entire student body,” Carroll said. “The resolution says we have this new position to facilitate communication between student government and campus ministry. The campus ministry representative will be someone from the advisory council, once it is created.” Senate voted unanimously in favor of this resolution.last_img read more

De Eendragt makes radical portfolio shift in bid to raise solvency level

first_imgDe Eendragt, the €1.5bn Dutch pensions insurer, has shifted its entire investment portfolio into fixed income to lift its solvency to the required level. To improve its risk profile, the insurer offloaded all stakes in equities, non-listed property and alternative investments, according to its 2013 annual report.The company – which provides defined benefit, defined contribution (DC) and collective DC plans for companies of the former paper mill Van Gelder – saw its financial position deteriorate following the adjustment of the European Central Bank’s AAA curve as a result of the downgrading of France.As a consequence, De Eendragt had to write off €38m worth of assets, it said. In addition, a new and improved internal model for liabilities had a negative impact on De Eendragt’s assets, which also suffered from stricter Solvency II requirements.As a result of these developments, the pensions insurer was unable – for the second time in a row – to grant indexation to deferred participants or pensioners.The insurer also revealed in its annual report that it failed to attract any new clients last year.De Eendragt argued, however, that its proposition was still attractive, pointing out that most expiring contracts had been renewed over the period.The board said it decided to carry on as an independent company after an extensive strategic study into the possibility of cooperating with other players in the pensions industry failed to reach a satisfactory conclusion.It also said its new executive board had been tasked with prioritising the development of a strategy for the long term, after Philip Menco, its director since 2004, departed last May.De Eengragt lost 5% overall last year, citing the effect of rising interest rates on its fixed income holdings in particular.Its ‘maximum diversification strategy’ for emerging market equities returned 31%, while its ‘minimum variance’ approach for the same segment returned 4%.De Eendragt’s 30% non-listed property holdings – the “cornerstone” of the investment portfolio since 2007 due to the attractive risk/return ratio over the mid term – generated 1.6%.The insurer attributed the result in part to a further decrease in the value of its assets after appointing a new surveyor.In its annual report, De Eendragt confirmed it divested its stake in a long/short commodities fund – after a 7% loss – due to disappointing long-term performance.It also terminated its Global Tactical Asset Allocation strategy earlier this year after it produced a net return of 1.2%.According to the insurer, its long-term trends-based investment in a CTA hedge fund returned 9%, while its stake in a short-term strategy delivered a slightly positive result.De Eendragt did not respond to IPE’s repeated requests for additional information.last_img read more

USC aims to recreate finale upset

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan The USC women’s soccer team is looking to replicate last year’s season finale as they finish their regular season against No. 2 UCLA on Thursday in Westwood.Looking to the past · Senior midfielder Jordan Marada has two goals and four assists this season after leading USC last year with five goals and five assists, which included a game-winner against UCLA in the season finale. – Nick Entin | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy (8-9-2, 3-6-1 Pac-12) are coming off of a sweep of conference opponents from the state of Oregon, pulling out a 2-1 overtime win on Friday over the Ducks (4-11-3, 2-7-1 Pac-12) and a 2-1 double overtime win on Sunday over the Beavers (5-12-2, 3-6-1 Pac-12) on Senior Day.After Oregon’s Kristen Parr scored just over four minutes into the game, sophomore forward Katie Johnson knocked the equalizer in in the 80th minute to send the game into overtime. Freshman midfielder Kayla Mills would score the game-winner against Oregon to end a three-game losing streak for USC. After Oregon State’s Jenna Richardson opened with a goal 46 seconds into Sunday’s contest, senior forward Elizabeth Eddy used a penalty kick in the 10th minute to tie the game at 1. The game would go down to the wire, as a handball call on the Beavers in the final minute led to the game-winning penalty kick from sophomore midfielder Jamie Fink.“I think the weird thing about our team is that, when we get scored on, we come back crazy and ready to fight,” senior midfielder Autumn Altamirano said. “I think it was a good thing they scored early on us.”The Women of Troy outshot their opponents 73-21 over the weekend, picking up a season-high 43 shots against the Beavers.“Our team has been peaking, and we always seem to peak near the end of the year, so hopefully we’ll maybe get the chance to play further on,” Eddy said. “Our team is just kind of coming together and playing for each other.”Mills enters the finale as USC’s points leader with 15 (4 goals, 7 assists). Eddy leads the team in goals (six), followed by Johnson (five).UCLA (16-1-2, 8-0-2 Pac-12) continued their perfect conference run with a 3-0 win over Oregon State on Friday and a 2-0 win over Oregon on Sunday. Their win over the Ducks clinched their 11th Pac-12 championship and first since 2008.Darian Jenkins leads the Bruins with 24 points (10 goals, 4 assists), while Taylor Smith and Sarah Killion are tied for the team lead in assists with eight each. Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland has 10 shutouts and a 0.32 goals against average on the season.“We’ve got more than 72 hours to recover, so we should be fine,” USC head coach Ali Khosroshahin said, brushing off any fears about the possibility of the two overtime contests affecting their performance Thursday.The Bruins are outscoring their opponents 36-6 on the season, while the Women of Troy have outscored their opponents 30-23.Due to the squad’s lengthy losing streak at the beginning of conference play, it’s extremely doubtful that the Women of Troy will qualify for postseason play.But USC hopes to repeat the result from last year’s match against UCLA, when they also beat a No. 2-ranked Bruins squad 3-2 in their last game to end the season on a high note.Senior midfielder Jordan Marada scored the game-winning goal at the end of the first overtime in USC’s ninth overtime game of the 2012 season.The Women of Troy are 5-20-1 all-time against UCLA, and are 3-5 against the Bruins under Khosroshahin.“UCLA’s always a fun match, and we always get pumped up for them,” Altamirano said.The teams kick off in Westwood at 5 p.m.last_img read more