Watch moe. Play “Comfortably Numb” In Buffalo Hometown Opener

first_imgmoe. has been on a tear during their recent fall tour run, playing night after night of power-packed jam performances. Riding the wave of musical energy, moe. took to their hometown of Buffalo, NY, playing the first of two sold-out shows at the Town Ballroom in style.Recently, moe. performed a full set tribute to Pink Floyd at the Peach Festival (listen here), and has since been working their songs into setlists throughout this fall tour. We’ve seen renditions of “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” and “Fearless” thus far, but last night’s version of “Comfortably Numb” might take the cake. Chuck Garvey plays his heart out during the guitar solo, recreating the David Gilmour melody with a tenacity.Fortunately there’s full fan-shot video of the cover for us to enjoy. Check it out below, courtesy of Nathan Wiseman.Of course, “Comfortably Numb” was only one of many, many highlights from the whole show. It was one of only two covers last night, as moe. focused on their originals and the improvisation within them. With big versions of “Buster” and “meat.,” not to mention the encore of Frank Zappa’s “Cosmik Debris,” this night was loaded with high-energy grooves from moe.Check out the band’s full setlist, below.Setlist: moe. at Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY – 10/1/16I: Rainshine, Jazz Wank > Buster > Lazarus > George > Comfortably Numb > BusterII: Lost Along The Way, Blond Hair And Blue Eyes, meat. > Akimbo > Silver Sun > Seat Of My Pants > Meat.Encore: Cosmik Debris[Photo via Tara Gracer Photography from Chicago, IL]last_img read more

In Prairie State Settlement, AMP to Refund $67 Million

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Bond Buyer:Ohio-based American Municipal Power Inc. says it has resolved a Securities and Exchange Commission probe triggered by the troubles of the coal-fired Prairie State Energy project in Illinois.The resolution was disclosed in an offering statement for the refunding of up to $67 million of debt tied to the project.Proceeds will refund debt sold in 2008 and 2009 to finance AMP’s share in the campus. The refunding will lower debt service requirements over the next five years to better position the project cost structure in relation to participant billings.The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, an environmental group that promotes renewable sources of energy, said that even after the refinancing of Prairie State bonds, the cities and towns throughout the Midwest that signed contracts to purchase power from the Prairie State plant are paying almost twice the price for power sold on the energy markets.“Some are finding themselves in a position where they are using up reserves or can’t provide money from the electric funds to support their general revenue funds,” executive director of the IEFFA Sandy Buchanan said. “For example, IEEFA found that in 2016 the city of Galion, Ohio paid $2.3 million more for power from Prairie State than it would have paid had it purchased power through the wholesale market. Even with a series of bond refinances and other measures aimed at mitigating the city’s participation in the plant, the Galion Electric Fund has used up a sizeable portion of its reserves, and is now considering whether it needs to raise electric rates.”More ($): No SEC action as probe into AMP’s Prairie State bonds concludes In Prairie State Settlement, AMP to Refund $67 Millionlast_img read more

UW feeling mile-high after Denver series

first_imgUW\’s Jordy Murray scores on a wrap-around attempt to give the Badgers a 3-1 lead Saturday. Wisconsin would hang on to win 4-3.[/media-credit]In the biggest game of the season, in front of the biggest crowd of the season, Michael Davies helped the Wisconsin men’s hockey team earn its biggest win of the season so far.Davies’ tip of Justin Schultz’s shot from the right boards gave the No. 3 Badgers a 4-3 lead with 6:30 left to play against the No. 1 Denver Pioneers. UW withstood a final barrage by DU to preserve the win Saturday night, breaking a six-game winless streak against the Pioneers.So once the sellout crowd of 15,237 finished counting down the last five seconds of the game, it meant a number of things.First, the Badgers took three of four points from the Pioneers, after skating to a 3-3 tie the night before. It also kept the Badgers in the thick of the WCHA regular-season title race; UW (14-6-4, 10-5-3 WCHA) is one of five teams separated by two points or fewer atop the standings.And as senior tri-captain Ben Street said, it was redemption for blowing a 3-2 lead with 1:56 to play to Denver the night before, and for coming out flat against Colorado College last Saturday.“I think taking three out of four points from Denver is always a good weekend. We had a bit of a sour taste in our mouth coming back from Colorado Springs,” he said. “We just wanted to play our game, we talked before the game, it was about us. We felt [Friday] night that we kind of were a little bit hesitant and wanted to see what they brought.”The Badgers’ win looked much more certain early in the second period.After a Jordy Murray wrap-around goal at the 6:25 mark in the period, UW had a 3-1 lead over DU, a head of momentum and a raucous crowd behind it.But Denver’s Rhett Rakhshani got the Pioneers to within one with an easy goal around a sprawled Brett Bennett to cut the lead to 3-2. An early third period interference penalty on Ben Grotting allowed DU to tie the game when Tyler Ruegsegger ripped a shot that went five-hole on Bennett.The intensity of the game was apparent in the easily visible momentum shifts.More often than not, it seemed either Denver or Wisconsin had the other team on its heels for extended periods of time.“In a game like this, there are these flow and ebbs where one team’s trying to get up, get the advantage, then the other team fights back,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “We had to battle back and stop doing those things and get the momentum back on our side.”“It’s about managing those swings and not getting uptight, not getting too nervous,” Street, who scored the Badgers’ first goal of the game, added. “If you need to take a few icings, take a few icings to slow it down. Definitely tonight with us being up and then them coming back to tie it, there was definitely those momentum swings. I thought we did a good job managing that.”The Badgers also managed something they hadn’t been able to accomplish since last February: they scored on DU goaltender Marc Cheverie.Until Blake Geoffrion was able to redirect a Davies tip at 4:31 of the third period in Friday’s game, Cheverie had a 183-minute shutout streak — spanning parts of four games — going over the Badgers.“I think it was good for our confidence; we had a lot of chances there, a lot of shots. After the first period we talked about getting more bodies to the net because Cheverie was seeing the puck too easy,” Geoffrion said. “It was just good to finally see a puck get by him.”That goal would open the floodgates for the Badgers. Down 2-0 early in the third, UW scored two unanswered goals following Geoffrion’s redirection to take a 3-2 lead. Davies took a beautiful feed from Derek Stepan to tie the game at two, and Geoffrion scored his WCHA-leading 17th goal of the season to give the Badgers the advantage.Seemingly just the sight of a puck getting past Cheverie was enough to spark UW’s confidence.“After their first goal, the building started rocking again,” DU forward Anthony Maiani said. “You knew they were going to get momentum going and it’s a tough thing to do. … It was tough, they took us right out of it.”Maiani tied the game with under two minutes and the teams ended up skating to a tie after overtime. UW goaltender Scott Gudmandson made some crucial saves in the extra period to ensure the Badgers would escape the game with at least a point.“I think the result was what you might expect from two top college teams in the hockey world,” Eaves said. “It was an interesting game, I thought we came out and played pretty well, had some good life, had some good scoring chances.”After breaking Denver’s five-game win streak over UW with Friday’s tie, the Badgers made a statement by hanging on for the win Saturday. Wisconsin’s success over the top-ranked team should mean it gets at least a share of first-place votes in the updated USCHO poll for the first time this season.Eaves made references after the win about national title-caliber play from the Badgers, while Street was content to just comment on the team’s growth.“I thought we responded real well tonight, to win the game like that is huge for our team; it shows maturity.”last_img read more