Greensky Bluegrass Debuts “What You Need” At Red Rocks, Welcomes Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins

first_imgLast night, Greensky Bluegrass played their first of a two-night run, at Morrison, CO’s beloved Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The sold-out Red Rocks occasion comes on the heels of an intimate Friday night pickin’ party at Denver’s Ogden Theatre. The California Honeydrops took care of the opening duties for the Friday show, wowing the should-to-shoulder crowd with their funky R&B infused, bluesy jams. Greensky had fun inviting up a handful of guests, as well as sprinkling in some Phish and Grateful Dead teases throughout their high-intensity jam grass.Greensky Bluegrass opened the first set with “Past My Prime”, taking their time with the intro, slowly trickling into an explosion before Paul Hoffman took it away with his silky-smooth vocals. Smoothly transitioning into “Bone Digger”, the band got loose and comfortable, picking up the speed before moving into “A Letter From Seymour”. With lighting designer Andrew Lincoln painting a cosmic, rainbow tapestry, the five-piece prepared for take-off, as Michael Arlen Bont fired off a twangy solo on banjo.Next up was the Hoffman led “In Control”, with Anders Beck laying down some intricate licks on dobro. Picking up the pace, Bont let out the opening lick to New Grass Revival’s “Can’t Stop Now”, with the five-piece trading off solos down the line, one after another. Dave Bruzza was sounding sharp and quick-witted, showing off some impressive flatpicking skills on his beautiful sunburst acoustics guitar. At home, Greensky offered up a debut, “What You Need”, inviting up tour manager and frequent guest Guido Baptista to help out on the vibraslap.Greensky Bluegrass – “Burn Them” – 9/22/2018[Video: Kyle Isaac]With a well placed “Burn Them” and “Like Reflections”, the guests kept coming as the Greensky boys invited up Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist, Joel Cummins, to assist the band on “Jaywalking”. The addition of keys was a pleasant surprise for the Red Rocks throwdown, and the band was enjoying themselves with an additional sixth member. Keeping Cummins on stage, Greensky brought set one to a close with a cover of Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”, throwing in a serious tease of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street”.Greensky Bluegrass w/ Joel Cummins – “Jaywalking”> “Could You Be Loved” – 9/22/2018[Video: Kyle Isaac]The band took a brief set break, giving the sold-out crowd a chance to refuel on liquids, and prepare for a rowdy second set full of high-octane bluegrass. Hoffman took the lead on lyrics, as Greensky Bluegrass opened up the second set with “Old Barns”, with a different “New Barns” arrangement. With not a worry in the Colorado sky, Bruzza led the band through “Worried About The Weather”, as Beck stole the show and dazzled the crowd with a ripping solo.“Who is Fredrico” was up next, before inviting up the California Honeydrops onstage to help out on “Night Time Is The Right Time”. Leading the way again on vocals, Bruzza took charge into “Take Cover”, as Beck let out some twangy-electrified sounds that one would question possible on a dobro. Moving forward, the band picked up the pace once again with “Freeborn Man”, doing the country classic cover justice.Greensky Bluegrass w/ California Honeydrops – “Night Time Is The Right Time” – 9/22/2018[Video: Kyle Isaac]With a crowd howling for more, Greensky continued with the theme of “free”, working in a badass cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird”. The crowd got what the asked for, with Greensky firing off on all cylinders, as Beck, Bont, Bruzza, Hoffman, and Mike Devol wowed the crowd with an electrified jam out of the perfectly placed cover. Taking a second to catch their breaths, the band mellowed the mood with “The Four”, impressively showcasing their delicate harmonies. Reflecting on home and the leaps they have made over the years, Greensky played “The Four”, before bringing set two to a close with “Living Over”, a perfect way to cap the first of two nights at Red Rocks. The band came back out to encore “Gimme Some Lovin’”, making room for an all-out dance party, one last time for the evening.Greensky Bluegrass heads back to Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight, with Brooklyn-based funk-outfit Turkuaz helping out with the opening duties. Nugs.tv will again be offering up an option for fans to webcast from home.For more information on Greensky’s upcoming dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 9/22/2018Set One: Past My Prime > Bone Digger, A Letter to Seymour, In Control > Can’t Stop Now (1), What You Need (2)(3), Burn Them (4), Like Reflections, Jaywalking (5) > Could You Be Loved (5)(6)Set Two: Old Barns (7), Worried About The Weather, Who is Frederico (8), Night Time Is the Right Time (9), Take Cover (10), Freeborn Man (11)(12)(13) > Freebird > The Four > Bottle Dry, Living OverEncore: Gimme Some Lovin’(1) – w/ Shout quotes(2) – FTP(3) – w/ Guido Batista (vibraslap)(4) – w/ Lindsay Mosier & Keith Kinnear (tambourine)(5) – w/ Joel Cummins(6) – Shakedown Street tease(7) – New Barns arrangement(8) – w/ Lech Wierzynski & Johnny Bones(9) – w/ California Honeydrops(10) – Simpsons Theme tease(11) – Divided Sky tease(12) – Streets of Cairo tease(13) – Freebird teaseGreensky Bluegrass Upcoming Tour Dates9/23 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre @9/26 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown *9/27 – Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skating Plaza *9/28 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *9/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater *9/30 – Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival10/2 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre10/4 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station10/5 – Arrington, VA – The Festy Experience10/6 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre10/7 – Stratton Mountain, VT – Stratton Mountain Resort10/31 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre #11/1 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre #11/2 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox #11/3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox #11/7 – Crystal Bay, NV – The Crystal Bay Club/Crown Room #11/8 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre #11/9 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park #11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre #11/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren #11/14 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly #11/15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues #11/16 – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ #11/23 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre11/24 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre11/17 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater #12/7 – 12/11 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Strings & Sol12/28 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre12/29 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre12/30 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre12/31 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera [email protected] – with Turkuaz* – with Ghost Light# – with The Lil SmokiesView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Welcome to Brembo’s Digital Factory

first_imgIoT Drives Innovation for the Cars of the FutureEleven years ago, my husband Simon, baby Ellen and I visited Monaco during the Grand Prix. I was immediately struck by the atmosphere and excitement surrounding the event. You could say that trip was the start of my love affair with car racing!Today, I’m still a big fan and am particularly fascinated with Le Mans. It’s not just about the skill and endurance of the drivers over a 24-hour period as they navigate the track at high speed, making critical decisions in literally a fraction of a second. No, I’m even more fascinated by the whole race strategy, selecting the best car, the right brakes and tyres, understanding track grip and studying the weather forecast. For me, car racing is an amazing combination of engineering and science coupled with human skill and judgement.Digital transformation Knowing all this, you can imagine how excited I was when our team recently participated in an IoT digital transformation project with Brembo, a world-leading manufacturer and innovator in brake systems for high performance cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles. I love the fact that the company is responsible for every part of the product life-cycle, all the way from research and design through to producing the castings in the foundries, manufacture, assembly and test. It’s a real end-to-end process.Monitoring productionTwo years ago, Brembo took the decision to digitally transform its business. The Company’s goal was to develop a heterogeneous environment across all of its factories worldwide and reduce its operational costs. Fast forward to today and our Dell edge gateways and embedded PCs are being used to monitor production lines in all 17 of the Company’s plants across the world.Knowledge is powerWhat has this delivered in terms of business benefits? According to Paolo Crovetti, Brembo’s Chief Information Officer, IoT has helped the Company increase productivity with the team now able to assess the efficiency of each production line in real-time as well as conduct historical analysis. “It’s easier to review quality stats and access data on every single product coming out of the factory every day. We can quickly access information about what materials are being used, what parts take the longest time to produce and what might be causing the production line to fail.”Data-driven decisionsIn the past, the parameters for each line were decided by local production managers and line operators. Now using data mining and machine learning, Brembo can quickly identify what parameters work best in terms of output and quality. Instead of stopping production to conduct routine maintenance, engineers can also monitor the performance of the machinery and are supported in predicting when maintenance needs to take place.Innovation is keyIn Brembo’s world, innovation is key. The team is constantly researching and testing the efficacy of materials such as carbon, carbon ceramic and aluminium. After all, efficient, light-weight brakes can reduce the weight of the car, which is important not only from a safety perspective but also for the environment in terms of reduced emissions. Since 2002, Brembo has been working on mechatronics, a new science that merges mechanics, hydraulics and IT. This innovation is now being road-tested.Safety is keyIn everyday life, we take so many things for granted. We assume that when we hit the brake pedal, the car will automatically slow down. The truth is that your life can literally depend on the car brakes responding. And so, I was fascinated to learn that Brembo considers Le Mans the ideal test bench for technical innovations that will later appear in regular road cars. Read more here.I am proud of the fact that Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions is helping to improve efficiency and drive innovation, supporting Brembo in its bid to develop and manufacture the safest and best performing brakes possible.Have you implemented IoT in your factory? What has been your experience of industrial automation? Do join the conversation. Follow us on Twitter  and join our LinkedIn Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions Showcase page.I’d love to hear your comments and questions.View our Brembo video case study here, and learn more about out work in industrial automation at Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions. If you would like to speak to somebody, please contact us.last_img read more

Best Buddies hosts fashion show

first_imgThe Notre Dame Best Buddies club, a club serving people with intellectual disabilities, will host a fashion show as part of Disabilities Awareness Month on Wednesday in Legends.“The event is meant to gain awareness for disabilities, but is also just a fun night,” President of Best Buddies and senior Kelly Keenan said. “Our buddies are people in South Bend who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the event will be a chance for them to get dressed up and have fun.”The fashion show is part of a yearly initiative formed several yearsw ago on campus by Notre Dame graduate Soeren Palumbo to end the use of the R-word.  This year, Best Buddies is collaborating with Special Olympics and the Super Sibs club to hold the event, Keenan said.“The [fashion] show was a vision of another member of Best Buddies,” she said. “She had a friend on campus that is a Vineyard Vines representative, so they are supplying our men’s clothing. A boutique in Granger, Ind., called Sorella is supplying the women’s clothing, and we also have clothing from adidas and Dress Barn.”Keenan said planning the show has been an organizational process.“When we knew we wanted to hold a fashion show, we spoke to Legends because they had done fashion shows before, so they already had the whole event set up for us,” Keenan said. “There has also been a lot of communication to find clothing to borrow.”Keenan said she hopes the event will open the eyes of the Notre Dame community to disabilities.“The main thing we would love is to get a lot of people there and show them what disabilities awareness is really about,” Keenan said. “We want to show the Notre Dame community what this is all about and what our three clubs do.”In addition to the fashion show, members of the Best Buddies club will be in the LaFortune Student Center, North and South dining halls and the Hesburgh Library on Wednesday as part of a pledge campaign.“We will station ourselves around campus to gather pledges to end the hateful use of the R-word,” Keenan said.Keenan said an important component of the event is to make sure everyone has a good time.“Our buddies are so excited about walking the runway in awesome clothes,” Keenan said. “We want to make it a fun event for everyone involved.”Contact Katie McCarty at   [email protected]: best buddies, disabilities awareness, fashion show, NDlast_img read more

Home sales in Valley drop 55.5%

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“The impact of the credit crunch spread throughout all tiers of the market in September,” said Leslie Appleton-Young, vice president and chief economist at the Los Angeles-based California Association of Realtors. In the San Fernando Valley market, from Toluca Lake to Calabasas, 362 previously-owned single-family houses changed owners, 452 fewer than in September a year ago, said the Southland Regional Association of Realtors. That’s the fewest monthly sales in the association’s database, which dates back to April 1984. “There are plenty of sellers out there who understand the market, have already listed their house at a highly competitive price and are prepared to do whatever it takes to complete a sale,” said Jim Link, the executive vice president with the association. “But sellers need offers to make it happen.” San Fernando Valley home sales plunged an annual 55.5 percent in September – a record low – as the market slide accelerated across the region, state and nation, reports released Wednesday showed. The September swoon at all levels is being blamed on the credit crisis that erupted with surprising swiftness in mid-August and paralyzed residential real estate markets. “It’s pretty dismal, isn’t it,” said Nima Nattagh, a principal at market tracker Geostat Advisory. “And it’s not going to get any better anytime soon.” Nattagh said that problems in the mortgage sector still have to be resolved and the market should brace for a wave of foreclosures and homeowners falling behind in their mortgages. Still, the median price, the point at which half the homes cost more and half less, increased an annual 4.8 percent to $623,700. Prices continue to rise because the credit crunch has basically shut down activity at the lower-priced end of the market. The condominium sector showed the same trend. Last month condo sales plunged 48.2 percent with 155 transactions. That’s the fewest sales since 155 condos sold in May of 1995. The condominium median price increased 2.6 percent to $390,000. The association speculates that many prospective buyers are waiting for more foreclosures to come on the market and push down prices. Others are likely locked out of the market for now because lenders have tightened credit standards. Slower sales pushed the inventory to 7,772 properties at the end of September, up an annual 13.6 percent. But new listings fell 17.9 percent. That number of properties equals a 14.4-month supply, the highest level since March 1993. The record is a 23-month supply in February, 1993. In the Santa Clarita Valley home sales fell an annual 51.8 percent to 105 transactions and the median price fell 4.3 percent to $560,000. Condo sales fell 52.3 percent to 52 transactions and the median price fell 3.9 percent to $370,000. Meanwhile, the state association reported that home sales plunged 38.9 percent across the state and the median price fell 4.7 percent from a year ago to $530,830. It’s the first annual decline in more than 10 years. Prices typically fall from August to September but the monthly decline of 9.9 percent is a record, the association said. “I think over the next month or so we will see more of the same thing,” Appleton-Young said. “There is no urgency in the housing market now for buyers.” If the market matches September’s pace all year there will be 271,590 sales, the association said. “California’s sales fell more steeply than those of the U.S. as a whole because of its heavy reliance on jumbo loans – those above the conforming loan limit of $417,000,” said association President Colleen Badagliacco. She said that this speaks to the need to raise the conforming loan limit in higher-cost states like California to more accurately reflect the cost of housing. Appleton-Young noted that while the entry-level portion of the market has been adversely affected by the subprime situation and tighter underwriting standards for much of this year, the high end of the market also saw a decline in sales. In Los Angeles County sales fell an annual 38.4 percent and the median price declined 2.8 percent to $569,390. In Ventura County sales fell an annual 47.3 percent the the median price slipped 0.7 percent to $681,820. In the High Desert, which includes the Antelope Valley, sales plunged 62.7 percent and the median price jumped an annual 17.4 percent to $271,940. During September, 30-year fixed-mortgage interest rates averaged 6.38 percent compared with 6.40 percent in September 2006, according to Freddie Mac. Adjustable-mortgage interest rates averaged 5.66 percent in September 2007 compared with 5.56 percent in September 2006. [email protected] (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more