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

South Bay Alpena and Kiwanis Club Join Forces for 2-Day Clean Up

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Kiwanis Club and South Bay Alpena are doing something good for the neighborhood. Both clubs will be hosting a two–day clean up day to keep the city fresh and up to date.The Kiwanis Club and South Bay Alpena need your help with their upcoming 5th Annual highway cleanup. The organizations will be combining as a team to focus on cleaning up the city limits of both sides of US-23.President of South Bay, Larry Clark said he remains very optimistic when it comes to keeping the area looking fresh and nice.“I think most people agree that the area is starting to look a lot better in terms of cleanliness and in terms of new businesses,” Clark said.Clark said when it comes to helping out and hosting clean ups once a year, it truly is a community endeavor.“We love living here and love being able to give back to the community we have a wonderful community that has been very supportive of the work here. At South Bay we’re an all–volunteer group, we need volunteers to work with us to help keep the area looking good,” he added.If you would like to help with the clean up efforts, the two organizations will be meeting at the Kmart parking lot on Wednesday July 26th and Thursday July 27th.Both clean days will began at 5 pm and end at 7 pm. All volunteers are asked to please bring a flat shovel or a broom.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Clean-up day, Kiwanis, kiwanis club, Kiwanis Club of Alpena, South Bay, South Bay AlpenaContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Man Sentenced for Child Abuse This WeekNext Rogers City Man Arrested for Stealing Employers Pickup Trucklast_img read more

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder retires after 27 seasons

first_imgThe Wildcats went 5-7 (3-6) this season, missing a bowl for the first time since 2009 and just the fourth time since 1992 under Snyder.”If I was not wanted and didn’t feel like I was having an impact on the lives of young people and my family wasn’t interested in me continuing, I certainly wouldn’t,” Snyder said (via ESPN) last week when asked whether he would continue coaching. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is ready to call it a career as he announced his retirement Sunday, the school announced. Snyder, known for pulling off one of the most improbable program turnarounds in college football history, went 215-117-1 over 27 seasons with the Wildcats. His time with Kansas State was split over two terms from 1989-2005 and 2009-18 as he led Kansas State to two Big 12 championships and 19 bowl games.  College Football Playoff rankings: Oklahoma jumps 2 spots to make playoffs; Ohio State, UCF out of top 4 When Snyder was first hired, the Wildcats had only appeared in one bowl game and they were in the midst of a 27-game winless streak. It took just three years for Snyder to turn around the program as he coached Kansas State to a winning season under his direction. What’s more impressive is Snyder had Kansas State one game away from playing int he BCS National Championship by 1998.The Hall of Fame coach previously retired in 2005, however, he came out of retirement after his successor Ron Price was fired three years later. When he returned to Kansas State, Snyder was 69. Snyder, 79, had agreed to a new five-year deal with the Wildcats over the summer that would have kept him at the helm until the 2022 season. Related Newslast_img read more