The String Cheese Incident Delivers A “Beautiful” Performance On New Year’s Eve

first_imgLoad remaining images Fans at the first two nights of The String Cheese Incident‘s New Year’s run at Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center witnessed two solid performances, all leading up to the big night. To just say the group delivered would be an understatement. Cheese laid it all out on the table for a three set extravaganza that featured some of the band’s biggest hits, and a few surprises thrown in for good measure.With a packed house ready to ring in the New Year, SCI came out strong with a “San Jose” opener that got things going early on and never let up from there. “Outside and Inside” led into a cover of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Hot ‘Lanta” before veering its way into the Grateful Dead‘s “Deal” to close out the set.If the first set was good, the second set was straight fire. “Close Your Eyes” saw Kyle Hollingsworth take the lead, and despite playing with a cast on his left hand, it proved to not be as much of a hinderance as you would expect. “Orange Blossom Special” brought the hoedown to the 1STBANK Center, and featured nice work on the violin from Michael Kang. SCI opened things up with “Best Feeling,” as the group sandwiched a cover of The Police‘s “Walking On The Moon” (with Michael Travis on vocals) before making their way back into a serious “Best Feeling” jam. And then “Howard” happened, and it was absolutely glorious, with everyone in the crowd going bonkers.For their New Year’s proper set, the gentlemen of SCI strolled out on stage all decked out in suits and tuxedos, making it a truly formal affair. “Youv’e Got The World” was the song that brought us into 2017, as a Cirque du Soleil style performance ensued, with acrobats streaming down from the rafters, dancing on platforms on the floor, and a huge silver ball opening up to reveal a Merry-Go-Round of performers riding horses. And lots of balloons and confetti!The dark, brooding build to the drop into “Rivertrance” had the crowd foaming at the mouth, as the fan-favorite brought out the tribal vibe that we were all anticipating the entire night, whipping the venue into a complete frenzy. A Keith Moseley-led “Sirens” was a welcome addition to the set, while “Beautiful” closed out the show. It’s one of the best new songs the group has come out with in recent years, and has become a major jam vehicle.For the encore, SCI covered Bob Dylan‘s “The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)” before closing things out with “Sitting On Top Of The World”….which we were all doing on this very special night. Front to back, this show was absolutely stellar, with not one dull moment. It was a masterful performance through and through. The String Cheese Incident was at the top of their game on New Year’s Eve, and when that happens, there is no other place in the world to be.“Walking On The Moon > Best Feeling”:“Just One Story” New Year’s Ball Drop:“Rivertrance”“Sirens > Beautiful”:[all videos courtesy of PhatBeats 420]All photos courtesy of Jake Cudek; see a full gallery below.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | 1STBANK Center | Broomfield, CO | 12/31/16Set 1: San Jose, Song In My Head, MLT, Who Am I, Outside and Inside > Hot ‘Lanta > DealSet 2: Close Your Eyes, Looking Glass > Orange Blossom Special, Get Tight, Best Feeling > Walking On The Moon > Best Feeling, Howard, You’ve Got The WorldSet 3: You’ve Got The World, Just One Story, Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance, Rivertrance, Sirens, BeautifulEncore: The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo), Sitting On Top Of The Worldlast_img read more

Ahok defeats Anies as favorite governor in handling Jakarta’s problems: Survey

first_imgMeanwhile in regard to traffic jams, the respondents perceived Ahok as the most successful leader at addressing the issue (35.3 percent), followed by Jokowi (25.3 percent) and Anies (8.3 percent). Looking at education, Jokowi took over the tally (35.1 percent) with Anies in second place (25.3 percent), while Ahok was third (15.3 percent).When addressing health issues, Jokowi was perceived as the most successful, followed by Anies and then Ahok.“In the health sector, Jokowi leads by 35 percent, Anies 20 percent and Basuki 17 percent,” he said.In boosting the economy, Jokowi gets the most positive response (33.8 percent), followed by Ahok (18.4 percent) and Anies (18 percent). (gis)Topics : A new survey from Indo Barometer shows that the majority of respondents perceive former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama as the most successful recent leader in handling Jakarta’s various problems, including floods and traffic jams.The survey was carried out on a face-to-face questionnaire basis with a sample of 1,200 respondents with a right to vote, spread across the nation between Jan. 9 and 15.“First, in [handling] floods, Ahok has earned the most credit with 40 percent [of respondents], followed by Jokowi [Joko Widodo, the current president] with 25 percent and Pak [current Jakarta governor] Anies [Baswedan] with 4 percent,” Indo Barometer executive director, M Qodari said during a press conference in Jakarta on Sunday, as quoted by kompas.com. last_img read more

Bono looks to move into sole possession of 2nd place on Syracuse’s all-time shutouts list

first_imgTwo of the greatest goalkeepers in Syracuse soccer history will be at SU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday night.Between the pipes for No. 20 Syracuse (4-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) — wearing his customary blue jersey, blue shorts and high blue socks — will be Alex Bono. With 22 career shutouts, the junior from nearby Baldwinsville, New York, is tied for second on the program’s all-time shutouts list. After allowing his first goal of the season in SU’ s loss on Saturday, Bono hopes to take sole possession of second place with another shutout as the Orange hosts Cornell (2-1-1) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The goalie he’s looking to surpass, Robert Cavicchia, will be watching from the stands. “It’s an honor and a privilege and I don’t take that lightly,” Bono said. “My career at Syracuse, I can’t really describe it in words. I can’t describe it in numbers or stats or anything. I couldn’t have asked for any better of an experience, and there’s so much more to go.”Cavicchia, who played at Syracuse from 2005–2008, will not just travel from Toronto to watch his alma mater. He’ll be specifically watching Bono, who’s only a junior, attempt to further etch his name alongside Joe Papaleo, Alim Karim and Kevin Bacher as one of the top keepers the school has seen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Hopefully I will be able to congratulate Alex in person for tying and passing me on the all-time list,” Cavicchia said in an email. “I’m looking forward to seeing him continue to move up the ranks as one of SU’s all-time goalkeeping greats.”With four shutouts in Syracuse’s first four games this season, Bono tied Cavicchia’s 22 career shutouts in 25 fewer games. Bono trails Papaleo (1979-82) — who is a family friend of Bono’s — by nine career shutouts, despite starting 27 fewer games than the school’s all-time wins leader.As a freshman in 2012, Bono became the first freshman keeper since Cavicchia to start a season opener, and proceeded to record a shutout in seven of his first nine games. His 10 total shutouts that year were one short of Chris Whitcomb’s (1985-88) single-season school record. “We placed a ton of responsibility on him the moment he walked into the program,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “Alex, from the moment he stepped in, he’s been a presence back there.“Certainly you measure goalkeepers with shutouts, but it’s more than that. It’s important times in important games making that save, but also to have the presence to calm us down when it’s necessary.”The junior’s 434-minute shutout streak to start this season came to an end Saturday night when Syracuse lost 1-0 to visiting University of Notre Dame. Despite finishing with a season-high seven saves, Bono allowed a goal in 74th minute on a header from Irish defender Brandon Aubrey.Of his four shutouts this year and 22 total, Bono pointed to last year’s shutout against Connecticut and its goalkeeper Andre Blake, Rutgers and St. John’s this year, and Cornell in the first round of the 2012 NCAA tournament as the shutouts he best remembers. “Every shutout feels the same afterward because there’s a zero on the other team’s score at the end of the game,” Bono said. “That’s important for me and the rest of the team.”Regardless of whether he comes up with a clean sheet, as he’s done in over 50 percent of his career starts, Bono has established himself as what McIntyre called “an elite goalkeeper.” “Alex seems to be playing at the top of his game, and it’s great that he is high up on the records list and accomplishing so much and he is only in his junior season,” Cavicchia said. “The season has just begun. Hopefully he continues to play well throughout and will finish at the top of the list.” Comments Published on September 16, 2014 at 12:16 am Contact Josh: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more