moe. 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]
One of the hottest television shows in Japan this spring revolved around Harvard professor Michael Sandel’s recorded classroom lectures about philosophy.NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, picked up in April the PBS show featuring Sandel’s lecture show, titled “Justice.” Rebranded as “Harvard Hakunetsu Kyoshitu (Harvard’s Heated Discussion Classroom),” the show quickly drew wide notice and topped the list of downloads from “NHK On Demand,” an online pay-per-view service. …Read more here.
“The club will be dedicating an area surrounding the Sir Bobby Robson statue for fans to pay their respects to John and Liam. “The manager and players will also be wearing black armbands for both their games against Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix in the Football United Tour of New Zealand. “Arrangements will be made to pay tribute to the two men at the club’s first Premier League game against Manchester City on Sunday, August 17. Further information regarding this will be announced in due course.” Magpies goalkeeper Tim Krul has also paid his respects to the two men on Twitter. He said: “2 Geordies on plane MH17 travelling to watch Nufc in New Zealand. RIP John Adler and Liam Sweeney.. Our thoughts are with all the families.” Newcastle have paid tribute to two fans who died on flight MH17 on their way to support the club in New Zealand. Manager Alan Pardew, who was due to fly out to New Zealand with the squad on Friday afternoon, said: “Myself and all the players are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news. “We all knew how passionately John and Liam supported the team and the club. “They were with us just earlier this week for our first pre-season friendly against Oldham and their dedication to travel all the way around the world to support us in New Zealand tells you all you need to know about the passion they had for Newcastle United. “Our hearts go out to their families and friends.” The club is to dedicate an area around the Sir Bobby Robson statue at St James’ Park for fans to lay their tributes, and the manager and players will wear black armbands for the games against Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix. In addition, the lives of the two men will be marked at the first Barclays Premier League game of the season against Manchester City. Managing director Lee Charnley said: “The loss of John and Liam is truly devastating news. Both men were dedicated supporters of our club and were known to thousands of fans and staff alike. “On behalf of everyone at Newcastle United, we send our deepest condolences to John and Liam’s families and friends. John Alder and Liam Sweeney were aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in Eastern Ukraine on Thursday afternoon. Mr Alder, who was known to many Magpies supporters as “the Undertaker” because of his distinctive matchday dress, had barely missed a game home and away in almost 50 years following the club. Press Association