UMF planning Aug. 22 commencement

first_imgFARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce it will be holding a festive, outdoor Commencement celebration for this year’s graduating class, Saturday, August 22, 2020, on the Farmington campus.“We are so looking forward to honoring our wonderful graduates. Circumstances this year may be challenging, but the Class of 2020 will come together as Farmington graduates have for over 150 years, with fond memories, excited families and pride in a job well done,” said Edward Serna, UMF president.This event will feature all the hallmarks of the University’s traditional Commencement ceremony.“From the beginning we knew there would be a chance that commencement plans would change. I know my fellow seniors and I appreciate the respect from administration by communicating quickly and giving us a platform to speak out about graduation and what we want it to look like during the most unpredictable time any of us have experienced. We look forward to celebrating when it’s safe for everyone,” said McKayla Marois, UMF senior from Oxford and president of the Class of 2020.The UMF Commencement event will be held in compliance with any health and safety guidance from the State of Maine. Further details will be updated on the UMF Commencement website. https://www.umf.maine.edu/commencement-2020/A virtual, pre-Commencement recognition event will be hosted by President Serna, on Saturday, May 9. This innovative online gathering will bring together this year’s UMF graduates whose hard work, academic success, creativity, leadership and resilience are to be honored. More details to follow.last_img read more

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Alabama Shakes, The Roots & More To Perform At SunFest 2016

first_imgThe 34th annual SunFest Music Festival, held in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, is going down April 27-May 1. The waterfront festival will see headlining acts from Alabama Shakes, Duran Duran, and Slightly Stoopid. Also on the bill are Butch Trucks & The Freight Train, ZZ Top, The Roots, Shovels & Rope, and many more.The lineup includes an impressive mix of both legendary and contemporary favorites, with local vendors and artists lining the waterfront. The sun-filled festival has 3 stages and 50 bands in just 5 days. Learn more about ticket prices and scheduling on the festival’s website.last_img read more

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Full Show Audio: moe. Welcomes Cris Jacobs For Incredible ‘Happy Hour Hero’

first_imgmoe. kicked off a two night stand in Baltimore, MD last Friday, bringing their jamming tunes to the one of a kind Rams Head Live. The first of shows saw opening support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, before moe. got to work on a set that featured some classic tunes. “Not Coming Down > Wormwood > 32 Things” opened the show, thirty-five minutes of non-stop rockin’.One of the big highlights of the show was a sit-in from Baltimore musician Cris Jacobs (The Bridge), who joined in for a second-set opening “Happy Hour Hero.” The guitarist was right at home between Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey, all jamming their hearts out throughout. The “So Long > Spine Of A Dog > Buster” closed out set two, and a “Skrunk > head.” put a cap on a rockin’ show.Listen to full audio from the night below, courtesy of Brian V.:Setlist: moe. at Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD – 2/26/16I: Not Coming Down > Wormwood > 32 Things, Canned Pastries, Nebraska, The Road > Timmy TuckerII: Happy Hour Hero%, Mar-DeMa > Defrost > Akimbo, So Long > Spine Of A Dog > BusterEnc: Skrunk > head.% w/ Cris Jacobslast_img read more

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String Cheese Concludes Las Vegas Run With Three Set Masterpiece [Video/Recap]

first_imgLast night marked the third and final night of The String Cheese Incident’s run at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV. The band took things a bit deeper on Sunday night, playing a short acoustic set as a warm up for the Cheesy madness to come. By all accounts, it was quite the celebration.The show opened with a special Cheese acoustic set, as the band welcomed mandolinist Jack Rajca to the stage. Rajca was the writing partner with Bill Nershi just before SCI was formed, over 20 years ago, and the duo wrote songs like “Lester Had A Coconut” and more together. In fact, “Lester” was the opening number for this stripped down segment, which also featured “Blue Ridge Cabin Home,” “Crosseyed Possum,” and “Temperance Reel.” After a short break, the band got back down to it for two more sets of classic String Cheese. Tunes like “Just One Story,” “Little Hands” and “It Is What It Is” kept the fans grooving right along, and the group closed out the second set with “Let’s Go Outside.” Still, there was more to come, as the group opened up set three with “Birdland” and rocked a “Joyful Sound > Rumble > Howard” combination later in the set.To close out set three, the group played “Outside and Inside” into The Allman Brothers’ “Jessica.” The unexpected cover was quite the treat, keeping the fans smiling through to the two-song encore of “Late in the Evening” and “Restless Wind.” With that, Cheese bid their fans a fond farewell, putting a cap on three nights in Vegas and a hugely successful March Madness tour.Next up for Cheese is Electric Forest in June. Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of Friends of Cheese: Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 3/20/16Set One: Lester Had A Coconut1, Blue Ridge Cabin Home1, Crosseyed Possum1, Temperance Reel1Set Two: Just One Story, Sometimes A River, Little Hands, Yo Se, Falling Through the Cracks, It Is What It Is, Let’s Go OutsideSet Three: Birdland, You’ve Got the World, Hotel Window, Joyful Sound > Rumble > Howard, BollyMunster, Outside and Inside > JessicaEncore: Late in the Evening, Restless WindNotes:1 acoustic, with Jack Rajcalast_img read more

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Paul McCartney Invites 10-Year-Old Fan To Jam With Him On ‘Get Back’ [Watch]

first_imgLast night, beloved Beatle bassist Paul McCartney kicked off a run of shows in South America on his “One on One” tour. Performing at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata in La Plata, Argentina, McCartney rocked through a number of classics from his entire catalog, before an audience member’s sign caught his eye during the encore. The sign apparently asked if McCartney could sign her teddy bear, but when she got up on stage, she asked if she could play the bass on “Get Back” instead. The crew members obliged, finding a spare bass for the young girl, who promptly played and sang with the Beatles legend on the classic Let It Be single. Watch it all go down below, courtesy of facu1983p:McCartney returns to Estadio Ciudad de La Plata tomorrow night for a second performance. Check out the setlist from night one below:Edit this setlist | More Paul McCartney setlistslast_img read more

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Nigel Hall Announces Two Shows In One Night at NYC’s Blue Note Jazz Club

first_imgOn Monday, June 27th, New Orleans-based, D.C. native Nigel Hall will headline New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club for two shows in one night. The singer and musician that many of us know from his regular stint with funk powerhouse Lettuce, has carved out his own niche in the funk and jazz world’s, displaying a musical pedigree that spans generations, having grown up the greats such as Stanley Clarke and Chick Corea, and collaborating with musicians such as Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, Soulive, Questlove, Jon Cleary, and many more. Nigel Hall w/ Lettuce “Baby I Do Love You” – Blue Note, NYC – 11/16/15, courtesy of Skebetine:With the release of his solo album, Ladies and Gentlemen…Nigel Hall, this past November (which boasted two sold-out album release shows at the Blue Note), Hall has kept busy down in New Orleans, constantly working on new music while traveling around the country performing. NOLA-based publication The Times-Picayune went so far as to call him the next Art Neville, which is no small feat. Mark it on your calendars, because this will be a show to not miss!Get Tickets – 8:00 PMGet Tickets – 10:30 PMTake a listen to Ladies And Gentlemen…Nigel Hall:last_img read more

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Gov’t Mule Hints At Traffic Tribute Set For Halloween Performance

first_imgThis morning, fans on Gov’t Mule’s mailing list were sent a cryptic graphic that pointed to the band’s plans for Halloween 2016. The Mule-O-Ween show is scheduled for Saturday October 29th at The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY. While no details were specifically listed, the graphic clearly points to Mule covering the music of Traffic for this year’s Halloween performance!The graphic includes a traffic light in a raised colored cube, and the cube itself is reminiscent of Traffic’s famed Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys album cover. The traffic light itself features images in each of the lights – the red features the logo for the band Traffic, the yellow is a pumpkin representing Halloween, and the green is an artwork associated with Gov’t Mule.Taken as a whole, with the traffic light and Traffic references, the only interpretation must be a Traffic tribute set on Halloween. Whether that means a full album cover or a set of Traffic’s classics remains to be seen. As “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” is a staple cover from Mule setlists, the choice does make sense, and we’re excited to see what other songs Mule might include in such a tribute.Check out their version of “Low Spark” with saxophonist Karl Denson in 2012:We’ll be sure to keep you updated as to any developments on Mule’s Halloween plans!last_img read more

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Marcus King Shares New Album Featuring Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes [Listen]

first_imgAt only 20 years old, Marcus King is quickly becoming a phenomenon. It’s no wonder that his stock continues to rise with music appreciators everywhere; the guitarist can really play! He’s a truly soulful musician who hits hos notes in the best way possible, turning the heads of elders like Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks in the process.The two guitarists – both former members of the now-defunct Allman Brothers Band – appear on The Marcus King Band, the second-ever album from Marcus King and his cohorts. Produced entirely by Warren Haynes, the self-titled album officially releases his Friday, October 7th. Fortunately, Guitar World has premiered the new release for your listening pleasure.Take a listen to The Marcus King Band, streaming below until its official October 7th release.“Marcus is the first player I’ve heard since Derek Trucks to play with the maturity of a musician well beyond his age,” says Haynes in the Guitar World article. “He’s very much influenced by the blues, but also by jazz, rock, soul and any timeless genre of music. You can hear the influences, but it all comes through him in his own unique way. He has one of those voices that instantly draws you in, and his guitar playing is an extension of his voice and vice versa.”You can preorder the new album by heading here. Enjoy!last_img read more

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John Mayer Reveals His New Album Will Be Out By January

first_imgA lot of hype is surrounding the new release from guitarist John Mayer, backed by the musical styling of bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan. So far we’ve only heard one song from the album, “Love On The Weekend,” which Mayer shared with fans just a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to an Instagram Live video with the guitarist, we now know that the new album will be out “before the end of January.”Titled The Search For Everything, the new release marks Mayer’s first album since 2013, and his first with the John Mayer Trio since 2006’s Try!. Though not billed as a “Trio” album, Mayer has shared numerous photos and samples featuring the two famed musicians that comprise his trio.Mickey Hart Explains Why John Mayer Is A Perfect Fit For The Grateful Dead’s MusicOn Friday night, Mayer hosted a surprise video program on Instagram with Jordan Rubin. At around the 37 minute mark, a caller asks Mayer when the new album will be released. He says that he actually recently confirmed the date with Sony, and while he can’t share the specific information publicly, that the album will be released before the end of January. Watch below.Furthermore, Mayer has promised at least three tours in 2017, two with his own music and one with Dead & Company. Though his solo tour dates have yet to be announced, you can see the full Dead & Company tour schedule here.last_img read more

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Watch Phish Make It Rain For 2016 NYE Stunt [Pro-Shot]

first_imgOn New Year’s Eve of 2016, Phish made it literally rain inside Madison Square Garden with an extraordinarily choreographed rendition of their newest composition, “Petrichor.” Complete with the horn section from the Trey Anastasio Band, as well as percussionist Andres Forero, the band gave “Petrichor” the full treatment for a remarkable display on New Year’s Eve.The fun didn’t stop there, as the band then dropped inflatable cats and dogs over the crowd (and themselves!) during “Auld Lang Syne,” before ushering in the New Year with a triumphant rendition of “Suzy Greenberg.” It was quite the demonstration to put an end to 2016.Thanks to Phish, we can share a full pro-shot video of the “Petrichor” > “Auld Lang Syne” > “Suzy Greenberg” celebration! Revisit the exciting memory below.You can read the full review as well, by following this link.For those currently in town looking to keep the party going after the shows, head over to our Guide to Phish New Year’s Pre-and Post-Parties.last_img read more

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