Cycles Burns The Bluebird Theater Down At Sold-Out Headlining Debut [Audio/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Saturday, Colorado’s own psychedelic power trio Cycles made their debut headlining performance at Denver, CO’s Bluebird Theater. Fellow jam bands Goose and Spyscraper handled the evening’s opening duties, allowing fans to loosen up and shake their bones as more and more faithful Cycles fans filtered into the historic Denver theater.Cycles has wowed crowds across the country since their inception almost four years ago. The band formed in May 2015 when Patrick Harvey (guitar), Michael Wood (drums) and Tucker McClung (bass) decided their tasty basement jams were more than ready to rock the stage. After recording two EPs in the band’s basement, the Denver-based trio continued making leaps and bounds in the enormous national music scene that is within constant evolution, releasing their full-length debut album, Vacation, in 2017.Cycles opened up their monstrous set of music with an experimental debut cover of Black Moth Super Rainbow’s “New Breeze”, allowing the sold-out venue to settle in with the breezy avant-garde tune. Patrick Harvey’s signature opening “Oh Whale” lick rang out as Tucker McClung stepped forward to the mic, taking the vocal lead. The fan-favorite “Game Show” was up next, with drummer Michael Wood laying down a snappy groove, quickly locking in with McClung in a tight-knit rhythmic pocket. Harvey proves night-in and night-out why he is one of the most impressive and fascinating guitar players to watch perform live, and at this point, there’s no need to prove anything after his performance on Saturday.A roaring Harvey guitar solo led way to a trancey take on “Float Above It All” before the trio moved forward with “Something In The Water”. McClung is a force to be reckoned with on bass, as he slapped away at a hard-hitting foundational groove. Beyond his speed and agility, what sets Harvey apart from many of the jam scene’s favorite guitar players is his cleverness and brilliance with the use of his effects and pedals. Harvey let it all hang out during Saturday’s “Something In The Water”, laying down free-flowing jazz licks, before looping them at different speeds, and then throwing them back at the crowd in a reverse-effect.In the midst of a bluesy cover of King Crimson‘s “21st Century Schizoid Man”, Harvey broke a guitar string, allowing McClung and Wood to have some fun with a drum and bass jam. Harvey eventually made his way back into the mix with six strings and the band dove head-first into “Music’s For Free”, anchored by a hyper-focused Wood behind the kit. Harvey continued to dazzle the crowd with a series of explosive, ever-evolving peaks, and the three-piece continued with the same vibe as they moved forward with “The Ball”. It’s surprising Harvey didn’t break another guitar string, as the wizard shredded “The Ball” apart with tenacity and enthusiasm.Cycles kicked things up a notch above with “Tucker’s Pet Weed”, Harvey laying down a heavily distorted guitar riff leading into the song’s main theme. The dark and heavy jam led the way for the band to take a brief pause and catch their breaths before McClung dove into “It’s About That Time’s” bubbly bass groove. Wood quickly caught onto McClung’s groove, allowing Harvey to take the lead and progress his way through a colossal jam. McClung and Wood took a second opportunity to flex their chops with a drum and bass jam, igniting a full-fledged dance party at the raucous sold-out venue. The rock show continued long past midnight, as Cycles brought their set to a halt with explosive takes on “Figure It Out” into “The Lone Stranger”.The Cycles boys had some theatrical fun as they opened up their encore with “The Martyr”, which featured Wood solo on piano, McClung on vocals and water-kazoo, and very special guest Clay Volpenhein on lead vocals. The crowd erupted with applause as the trio found their way back to their normal stage set up, bringing their firey-hot performance to a close with “Get Out Of Your Head”.With less than four years under their belts, Cycles’ rise to the top has just begun, and it’s in your best interest to get out and catch one of their live performances the next time they stop through a city near you. A “cold” or “off-night” is nonexistent in Cycle’s cyclical world, so buckle up your bootstraps and expect high-octane jams in the months and years moving forward with this genre-bending band.Cycles – 2/2/2019 (Full-Show Audio)[Audio: The Space Fish]For a full list of Cycles upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Cycles | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 2/2/2019Set: New Breeze+, Oh Whale, Game Show, Float Above It All, Something In The Water, 21st Century Schizoid Man > Broken string Drum and Bass Jam, Music’s For Free, The Ball, Tucker’s Pet Weed, It’s About That Time, Drum and Bass Jam >, Figure It Out > The Lone StrangerEncore: The Martyr*, Get Out Of Your Head+ Debut (Black Moth Super Rainbow cover),* Wood solo piano featuring special guest Clay Volpenhein and Tucker on vocals and water-kazoo)Cycles | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 2/2/2019 | Photos: Ryan Fitzgeraldlast_img read more

A fountain of music

first_imgIt was a class assignment with a transcendent twist.Seven Harvard undergraduates in Richard Beaudoin’s course on music composition took on the challenge last fall of composing short works inspired by art from the collections of the recently reopened Harvard Art Museums. Last month, those compositions were performed publicly for the first time at a concert titled “Sounding Art,” held in the museums’ Calderwood Courtyard.Cellist Neil Heyde of London���s Royal Academy of Music performed the pieces by students Eric Corcoran, Sumire Hirotsuru, Auburn Lee, Cynthia Meng, Samuel Pottash, Brandon Snyder, and Fraser Weist. Before Heyde played the pieces, each student composer spoke briefly about how his or her piece related to the museums’ collections.When art and music come together Cellist Neil Heyde of London’s Royal Academy of Music performed pieces by students at Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard. Courtesy of Harvard Art MuseumsTheir compositions ranged in style from classical to jazz to atonal. Heyde bookended the student works with two different performances of Morton Feldman’s 1950 “Projection 1,” an iconic American composition notated on graph paper that changes each time it is played.As the afternoon program concluded, Beaudoin, a preceptor in the Department of Music, encouraged the audience to visit the University Study Gallery on Level 3, where they could view the works that inspired the student compositions, including Glenn Ligon’s 2004 print “Self-Portrait at Eleven Years Old” and Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour’s 1894 drawing “Music and Poetry.”The event was representative of “everything we do as a teaching museum,” said Laura Muir, the research curator for academic and public programs. “The concert was rooted in our collections and engaged students, faculty, and the public in an interactive moment tied to teaching, learning, and close looking.” <a href=”” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

Good fat vs. bad fat vs. high carb vs. low carb

first_imgWhich is better, a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet — or is it the type of fat that matters? In a new paper featured on the cover of Science magazine’s special issue on nutrition, researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, and colleagues with diverse expertise and perspectives on the issues laid out the case for each position and came to a consensus and a future research agenda.The researchers agreed that no specific fat-to-carbohydrate ratio is best for everyone, and that an overall high-quality diet that is low in sugar and refined grains will help most people maintain a healthy weight and lower chronic disease risk.“This is a model for how we can transcend the diet wars,” said lead author David Ludwig, professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School and a physician at Boston Children’s Hospital. “Our goal was to assemble a team with different areas of expertise and contrasting views, and to identify areas of agreement without glossing over differences.”The review was published online today in Science.The authors laid out the evidence for three contrasting positions on dietary guidelines for fat and carbohydrate consumption:High consumption of fat causes obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and possibly cancer, therefore low-fat diets are optimal.Processed carbohydrates have negative effects on metabolism; lower-carbohydrate or ketogenic (very-low-carbohydrate) diets with high fat content are better for health.The relative quantity of dietary fat and carbohydrate has little health significance — what’s important is the type of fat or carbohydrate source consumed.They agreed that by focusing on diet quality — replacing saturated or trans fats with unsaturated fats and replacing refined carbohydrates with whole grains and nonstarchy vegetables — most people can maintain good health within a broad range of fat-to-carbohydrate ratios.Within their areas of disagreement, the authors identified a list of questions that they said can form the basis of a new nutrition research agenda, including:Do different carbohydrate-to-fat ratios affect body composition (ratio of fat to lean tissue) regardless of caloric intake?Do ketogenic diets provide metabolic benefits beyond those of moderate carbohydrate restriction, especially for diabetes?What are the optimal amounts of specific types of fat (including saturated fat) in a very-low-carbohydrate diet?Finding the answers to these questions, the researchers said, will ultimately lead to more effective nutrition recommendations. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Chan School, is a co-author.Ludwig was supported in part by a career award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (K24DK082730). Ludwig, Willett, and Jeff Volek received royalties for books about obesity and nutrition that include recommendations on dietary fat. Volek is a founder, stockholder, and consultant for VirtaHealth Corp. and a member of the advisory boards for Atkins Nutritionals Inc., UCAN Co., and Axcess Global.last_img read more


first_imgAlligators freeze with noses above water in North Carolina swampAmerican alligators at The Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. have turned themselves into ice statues to survive the cold weather. Eighteen alligators at the park have poked their noses through the ice and then frozen in place, entering a state of brumation, similar to hibernation. When in their frozen state, the alligators do not react when disturbed.Photo by: George Howard at The Swamp Park, Ocean Isle Beach, NCA park employee says the animals seem to sense when a cold snap is coming and poke their noses above the water at just the right time. Last January, alligators at the same park made headlines when they froze with their noses above water for the first time. Those alligators thawed out a few days later with no observable impacts to their health. Photo by: George Howard at The Swamp Park, Ocean Isle Beach, NCSwamp Park We asked General Manager at the Swamp Park, George Howard some questions about these clever gators. Since Swamp Park is the largest zip line facility on the East coast, Howard’s expertise falls into the zip lining field along with design, building, training and managing outdoor adventure parks. He wears many hats and driven to make the park the best it can be for visitors and wildlife.“Last year was the first year that it got cold enough for the alligators to do this and I had never seen this happen before, anywhere,”  says Howard,  “I was amazed and eager to learn why.”Gator Q&A with Howard:BRO: How long can they stay like that?Howard: Good question.  I am not sure anyone definitely has this answer.BRO: What’s the difference between brumation and hibernation?Howard: Both are a metabolic state, brumation is a more aware state where true hibernation renders the animal asleep.BRO: Why do they do this? Does this say anything about climate change?Howard: The poking of the noses out of the ice is a simple cause/effect.  The alligators need to breathe so in order to do so the poke their noses up.  I believe this is a weather adaptation and not indicative of a climate change.BRO: Are there any risks for them to do this?Howard: There could be if they were unable to protect their body temperature.  Stuck like this for too long could be detrimental.BRO: Do the alligators have names and/or noticeable different personalities?Howard: Some of our gators have names and yes, they do have different personalities.  I have found this species to be far more social with one another than I previously thought.last_img read more

Medford Fire Leaves Person Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A person was found dead following a garage fire at a vacant Medford home early Monday morning, Suffolk County police said.Officers and Medford Fire Department firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting a fire in a vacant Maple Street home at 1:57 a.m., police said.After firefighters extinguished the flames, they found the body of a person inside a car in the garage.The body was taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the identity of the victim.Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are continuing the investigation, but have determined the cause of the fire to be non-criminal in nature.last_img read more

4 surprising ways your identity can be stolen

first_imgThink you’re safe and protected? Think again. Here are some surreal ways folks have fallen prey. by: Geoff WilliamsYou bought a shredder the moment identity theft experts started stressing their necessity. You have 72 different passwords locked away in a fireproof safe, which is where you keep all of your personal financial information.But it may not matter. Thieves are resourceful and shrewd when it comes to stealing people’s identity. If you’re constantly on the lookout for new ways a con artist can take your personal information, you’ll want to stay alert. There are some rather surreal ways your personal information could be compromised.Your phone’s SIM card could be taken. This is a hacking con in which a criminal uses a SIM reader or scanner to copy the information on your SIM card, a memory chip in your mobile phone. Once a bad guy has the code to your SIM card, he can copy it and basically use your phone’s information to make phone calls for free. Well, it isn’t free, of course. You get to pay for those calls.It happened to John Glynn, a publicist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He says the SIM card in his Samsung Galaxy S4 was duplicated. He learned about it when he received his phone bill. continue reading » 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


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A home with a pool and sweeping views just sold for under $190,000

first_img10 Irwin Close, Sun Valley with a pool and sweeping mountain views just sold for the bargain price of $187,000.WHERE can you get a three-bedroom home with a beautiful pool, sweeping mountain views and pay less than most blocks of land?Gladstone has the answer with this three-bedroom, two-bathroom elevated home selling for just $187,000 on Wednesday.The 10 Irwin Close home in Sun Valley, just south of Gladstone claims it is in a family friendly neighbourhood, located close to shops, schools and parkland and just needed a little love.With a lovely pool, sweeping mountain views and plenty of recreation room, this is certainly a bargain buy, sitting on 635sq m of land.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago10 Irwin Close, Sun ValleyIt appears Sun Valley is a suburb in demand, recording an average of 285 visits per property according to, just shy of the Queensland average of 288 visits.The suburb also looks like it is home to quite a mix of housing, giving all tastes and budgets the chance to live in this sought after suburb.Currently on the market is this neat and tidy three-bedroom home at 13 Twin Street, with a listing price of $210,000.If you need more room to move, this large five-bedroom home at 2 Archer Street, with huge pool and three-bathrooms is on the market for $445,000.But if budget is no real option and you’d love to move into this coveted suburb then this stunning home at 8 Trinity Place for $699,000 might tick all of the boxes for you.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home boasts magnificent views from its pool deck, towards the harbour entrance and surrounds and has been built with a definite Mediterranean feel.last_img read more

400 investors register on climate action reporting platform

first_imgInstitutional investors are being encouraged to use a new online platform to report climate action they are taking and make new commitments.Nearly 400 investors with $32trn (€27.5trn) in assets under management between them have used The Investor Agenda, which was formally launched in San Francisco yesterday as part of the annual conference of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and a global climate summit.Developed by seven organisations including the PRI and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the initiative “seeks over time to reflect the full breadth and scale of global investor-led action on climate change”.It also aims to stimulate greater action by “bringing together and helping drive participation in a broad range of global investor initiatives”. To participate, investors must report the climate actions they have taken or plan to take in one or more of four “focus areas”: investment, corporate engagement, investor disclosure, and policy advocacy.According to the launch announcement, 392 investors had specifically reported new information or committed to policy advocacy activity under The Investor Agenda.Investors who were already involved in related corporate engagement initiatives, such as Climate Action 100+, are counted as active by The Investor Agenda, but are not included in the 392 figure.Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said The Investor Agenda “offers a clear path to scale-up investor action”.“It gives investors multiple opportunities to continue to demonstrate their willingness to become part of the transformation that will lead us to a more cleaner, greener, sustainable future for all.”Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO of DKK275bn (€37bn) Danish pension fund PKA and chair of the IIGCC, said the emergence of the platform reflected “the mounting urgency among the global investor community to address the greatest challenge of our time through measurable and transparent actions”.last_img read more

PSG battle Inter Milan for wantaway Tottenham star

first_imgParis Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to rival Inter Milan in the transfer pursuit of Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Loading… The wantaway Dane has been heavily linked with a move to the Serie A giants with some reports claiming they have tabled an offer of £8.5m last night. Spurs are believed to have rejected that bid for the 27-year-old, who becomes a free agent in June, and want double that fee.However, the Daily Mirror claim they will face huge competition from PSG for the playmaker.Their report states the French champions view the fee wanted by Spurs as a “bargain”.And now they are monitoring the talks between the Premier League outfit and Inter while they plot their own move.#Football PSG enter transfer race for Christian Eriksen and will battle Inter Milan for wantaway Tottenham star #Soccer #News— Football News (@soccerMeraki) January 15, 2020Read Also: Mourinho wants Tottenham fans to ‘respect’ Eriksen if he decides to leaveEriksen has rejected all offers of an extension by Tottenham, citing his desire to experience another culture outside of England.Supporters booed him off during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool and he was jeered again last night when the line ups were announced prior to the FA Cup victory over Middlesbrough.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more