Umphrey’s McGee Rocks Final 2018 Hometown Show At Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Daniel Ojeda The first annual Big Weekend event wrapped up last night in Chicago. The idea behind the event’s inception was to bring a festival-like atmosphere to the city, while spreading bands out across various venues. With Umphrey’s McGee not playing their hometown of Chicago nearly as much as fans would like, last night’s Umphrey’s show at the Aragon Ballroom was certainly one of the most anticipated shows of the Big Weekend.Perhaps in a nod to their favorite city, they opened up with a tongue in cheek rendition of “Dump City.” Following “Maybe Someday”, “Spires” was up next and stretched out slightly, which Umphrey’s fans will always welcome considering most versions barely exceed the four-minute mark. “Syncopated Strangers,” a song that almost always contains some sort of unique bridge, opted for an easy “Bright Lights Big City” jam in place of any cohesive improvisation. All in all, the first set was a solid 70 minutes of UM, with the band evidently feeling at home.The second set opened up with an unusually placed “Forks,” but from there, Umphrey’s McGee upped the ante and took the jamming to the next level. Fan favorite (and quintessential UM Chicago song) “In the Kitchen” had some very danceable jamming that went deep, as the band extended the jam, eventually ending up in “Half Delayed.” Despite what the band had planned on the stage setlist, they never returned to the ending of “In the Kitchen.” Sing-along “Women Wine & Song” graced the middle of the set, and the straightforward song had a tasty jam that segued into “Rocker 2.” A frenetic and high-energy “August” closed out the second set.For the third time of the band’s three-night weekend run, they encored with a cover, this time with Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die.” A raucous applause erupted from the crowd as the band thanked the audience for their continued support. As people began to exit the venue, with many heading towards the Spafford late night show to finish the Big Weekend, the gratitude for the hometown Chicago show was palpable among the UMphreaks.You can check out a gallery of photos from Umphrey’s McGee’s show last night at Chicago, IL’s Aragon Ballroom below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Aragon Ballroom | Chicago, IL | 10/6/2018Set One: Dump City, Maybe Someday, Spires > Partyin’ Peeps, Seasons, Slacker, Syncopated Strangers[1]Set Two: Forks, In the Kitchen > Half Delayed, Roctopus, Women, Wine & Song > Rocker 2, August[2]Encore: Live and Let Die[1] w/BLBC jam[2] dedicated to South BendUmphrey’s McGee | Aragon Ballroom | Chicago, IL | 10/6/2018 | Photo: Daniel Ojedacenter_img Photo: Daniel Ojedalast_img read more

Hector Bellerin hails Gabriel Martinelli’s professionalism as key to Arsenal success

first_imgMartinelli got Arsenal back in the game against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Hector Bellerin has praised Gabriel Martinelli’s professionalism as the Arsenal youngster continues to establish himself as one of the club’s most exciting talents.Martinelli has been the shining light in a dismal season for Arsenal and scored in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Tuesday night.The Brazilian joined the Gunners as an unknown prospect from Ituano last summer and Bellerin explained why the striker has improved so quickly.‘To be fair there are not many,’ Bellerin said when asked when was the last time he had seen such a talented 18-year-old.ADVERTISEMENT‘A lot of people talk about his talent, but what people don’t see is that Gabi is a professional. He turns up early every day. Bellerin expects big things from Martinelli (Picture: Reuters)‘He does all the stuff and everything anyone asks him to do.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He is the first player to press and the last player to leave everything on the pitch.‘The goals are just a plus. He helps us in every single way and the thing that everyone needs to praise him for his attitude. That is what makes him a player.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBellerin scored a late equaliser for a ten-man Arsenal side against Chelsea, handing Mikel Arteta a morale boosting point in the Premier League after David Luiz’s early red card.Martinelli thrilled fans with his ballsy celebration following his goal and Bellerin urged his team-mate to continue working hard.He said: ‘I think he is obviously really young in his career – so many things can happen – but if he keeps his head where it is right now, he is going to go really far for sure.’ Advertisement Advertisement Arteta praises Arsenal for 2-2 against ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:20FullscreenArteta praises Arsenal for 2-2 against Chelsea is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal in talks to sign Mykola Matviyenko from Shakhtar DonetskMORE: Ian Wright tells Chelsea fan to ‘go and **** yourself’ after Arsenal salvage drawcenter_img Comment Coral BarryWednesday 22 Jan 2020 6:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link510Shares Hector Bellerin hails Gabriel Martinelli’s professionalism as key to Arsenal successlast_img read more

Bush-Young feud percolates

first_img “I wouldn’t say there was an edge,” Bush said when asked about their first meeting in New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation, “but just that competitive nature inside of you. You want to win and obviously you don’t want the other guy to win, but I don’t think I was giving him the cold shoulder at all. I was sitting there talking to him.” Young finished a distant second to Bush in the Heisman voting and has come under fire for comments he has made to the media regarding Bush’s selection. Some reporters noted Young nodded to USC quarterback Matt Leinart but ignored Bush during the teams’ trip Thursday to Disneyland, though that might have been more conjecture than fact. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BEVERLY HILLS – If Texas quarterback Vince Young and USC running back Reggie Bush aren’t the enemies the media has spent the past month making them out to be, they aren’t exactly friends, either. The usually articluate Bush stumbled through his words Sunday while trying to find diplomatic answers to questions about a potential feud brewing between the two. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Asked about his impression of Young, Bush said, “I didn’t see anything negative about him,” but added, “I surely didn’t expect him to make the comments that he made in the paper.” Bush’s most direct response came when asked if he would have behaved differently had Young won the Heisman instead of him. “It wouldn’t have affected me at all,” he said, “because I don’t feel like – although it’s the most prestigous award in college football – I just don’t feel like any award is going to dictate to me who I am as a person.” Highlights: After reviewing the tape, Longhorns linebacker Rashad Bobino said he believes USC’s offense could be the greatest in the history of the sport. The redshirt freshman said he was most impressed by the speed with which the Trojans score. “Watching the game film, it’s like this is a highlight tape,” Bobino said. “This is not a game film.” last_img read more

Tourism Australia and Etihad announce new marketing deal

first_img Fly with Etihad AirwaysSource = Tourism Australia & Etihad Airways Tourism Australia and Etihad announce new marketing dealTourism Australia and Etihad Airways have deepened their commercial partnership by signing a five-year, A$30 million marketing deal to promote Australia to leisure and business travellers in key overseas markets.The new ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ – signed on Monday 22 June at the Australian Tourism Exchange in Melbourne – extends an existing three-year deal worth A$12 million which expires this year.Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, said the new deal highlighted Etihad Airways’ commitment to the Australian market.“We’re delighted to further strengthen our relationship with Etihad Airways. This is a landmark agreement which will provide valuable support for Tourism Australia’s global campaigns and marketing activities, as well as some of the industry’s most important trade and business events.“Through their strong global footprint, particularly within Europe and their global partnerships, Etihad Airways is now one of Tourism Australia’s most important aviation partners, actively supporting some of our most important international campaigns and playing a critical role feeding traffic to Australia’s key international gateways,” Mr O’Sullivan said.Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said: “Today’s announcement of a further $30M over five years to promote Australia overseas reinforces Etihad Airways’ commitment to the Australian market.“It’s pleasing to see our continuing investment in Australian tourism attracting more and more visitors each year and delivering economic benefits to tourism operators Australia-wide.“Together we add real muscle to Tourism Australia’s efforts to promote tourism from overseas and enable visitors to see more of Australia while here.The primary focus of the deal will be promoting Australia to international leisure and business travellers within Europe – specifically rolling out new tourism campaigns in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy.In addition, the agreement will cover targeted support for Tourism Australia’s trade and business events program, including continued support for Dreamtime. The airline will also provide international tickets for media/trade and business events famil programs.Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways formalised their commercial partnership in November 2012 and have worked together on a number of key joint marketing activities since, including the UK launch of Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign, where Australia House in London was transformed into an Australian-themed ‘pop up’ restaurant. Tourism Australialast_img read more