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Umphrey’s McGee Offers Bust Outs & Big Jams In Peoria Smoker [Review/Gallery]

first_imgOn a beautiful summer night in Peoria, IL, Umphrey’s McGee played a fantastic Thursday NIGHT show to a crowd that was very eager to hear the band’s progressive rock sounds. The show had it all- a great opener in The Main Squeeze, huge jams in “Resolution” and “KaBump,” rarer tunes like “Kula” and “Eat,” the latter having an “Orfeo,” sandwiched inside. Without a doubt Umphreaks couldn’t have been be any happier with the show!The Main Squeeze started off the night with their funky and soulful tunes. Although the crowd was not quite as big as it would become when Umphrey’s would take the stage, there were still quite a large number of people that made it in time for the opener. The Main Squeeze played “Where Do We Go?,” and closed out their set with “Two Steps.”Umphrey’s wasted no time in continuing the good music. Instead of opening with a meandering Jazz Odyssey as they are prone to do, they came out firing with a very danceable “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash. To add to the uniqueness, guitarist Jake Cinninger started on keyboards with Joel Cummins. It was a great way to start the show.When they finished and Cinninger donned his guitar, it was time for the rock-n-roll, and they played “All in Time.” The first set also included the rarer instrumental “Eat,” which had a beautiful rendition of “Orfeo” inside. Keyboardist Joel Cummins really shined for the version, and percussionist Kris Myers accompanied him for the second part of the tune. The entire “Eat” segment was a real treat. The improvisational highlight of the show was in “Resolution” which soared to a blistering peak in the way that only Umphrey’s can do. They finished the set with the ending of “All in Time.”The second set began with “Der Bluten Kat” that featured another rare tune, “Kula,” inside. If one wasn’t sure that they were actually playing, “Kula” then one was assured after they went through it the second time. For both choruses, Cinninger counted the band off, “One, two, three, FOUR!” Fan favorites “Ringo” and “Triple Wide” were both excellently played, but the best part of the night came in “KaBump.” A song that is not well known to the casual UM fan, the quirky guitar part is very catchy and usually leads to improvisation. This version certainly did. It actually got quite reggae-esque, and the beat was nice and slow. But they built it up, slowly and powerfully, until the jam was full-blown rock-n-roll. With the music just oozing energy they made a very nice segue into the set closing “Make It Right.”The encore contained “Waiting Room” followed by a “Mulche’s Odyssey” to cap the concert. The only thing that would have made the show better would have been a sit-in from Main Squeeze vocalist Corey Frye. Fortunately, there will be two more chances for that to happen, and, even better, you can stream those two shows here. Rock on Umphrey’s.Check out the setlist below, courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s, as well as a full gallery from Ojeda Photography.Setlist: CEFCU Center Stage at The Landing in Peoria, IL – 8/4/16Set 1: The Message[1] > All In Time > Hourglass, Eat > Orfeo > Eat > In a Silent Way > Educated Guess, Push the Pig > Resolution > All In TimeSet 2: Der Bluten Kat > Kula > Der Bluten Kat, Ringo[2] > The Triple Wide[3], Forks, Kabump > Make It RightEncore: Waiting Room, Mulche’s Odyssey[1] with Jake on keys[2] with Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix) tease[3] with Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac) teasesSupport: The Main Squeeze Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Top five Gold Coast “renovators” on the property market

first_img33 Kerr Ave, Southport has loads of potential.EVERYONE loves a good home renovation and there are plenty of potential “projects” on the Gold Coast.With renovation shows taking over our television screens and big profits to be made it’s not hard to see why they are so popular.We’ve rounded up five of the best new renovators to hit the market.Aqua walls? 33 Kerr Ave, Southport has plenty of potential to be made into something special.It may have aqua and yellow walls but this charming Southport cottage also has plenty of potential to create something special.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.The Reno after The Block…Julia’s dream home tour. 02:24 Related videos 02:24The Reno after The Block…Julia’s dream home tour. 01:00Selling in style – Kitchen & dining 00:43Selling in style – Playroom to bedroom00:53Selling in style – Master bedroom01:07Selling in style – Living roomThe three-bedroom elevated original cottage style home backs on to Loder’s Creek and it a short walk to local cafes, restaurants and schools.“The large private backyard is surrounded by well established gardens, lending itself to the opportunity to expand your dreams, or simply enjoy the serenity,” John Reid Real Estate, Broadbeach Waters agent Kurt Reid said.“With original charm throughout, this lovely abode has the potential to be made into something really special,”It is going to auction on May 13.28 Djerral Ave, Burleigh Heads has an abundance of potential.Neatly presented from the front, this huge double storey Burleigh Heads dual-occupancy home has plenty of scope to transform it into something special.The house has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchens and “an abundance of potential”.“(An) extremely rare opportunity for investors, renovators, superfund buyers, dual living occupants and astute purchasers to secure a huge 658sq m block of land in one of Burleigh Heads most sought after pockets Koala Park Estate with two units on one title,” Lacey West Burleigh Heads agent Will West said.The property goes to auction on May 21.10 Mildura Drive, Helensvale is a perfect renovation project.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoIf the kitchen is anything to go by this Helensvale house definitely needs some love.The brick and tile house is on a huge 903sq m parcel and is less than 1km to Westfield Helensvale and Helensvale train station.Professionals — Vertullo Real Estate agent Katrina Fisher said it was the perfect opportunity for “renovators and DIY-ers”.“Fasten your tool belts and get ready to renovate,” she said.“Now is your opportunity to sink your design teeth into this ripe-for-a-reno brick and tile original three-bedroom, one-bathroom home.”It will be offered to the market at auction on May 13.There is plenty of scope to transform 12 Fairsky Ave, Mermaid Waters into your dream house.Mermaid Waters has been riding a wave of renovation projects and this three-bedroom brick home is yet another prime offering in the sought-after suburb.The property is being offered to the market for the first time in 40 years.Savills, Gold Coast agent Leonie Fudge is taking the property to auction on May 13.“(It’s) perfect for first home buyers or someone who is looking to renovate and reap the rewards,” she said.2 Attinga St, Tugun is in a top location — within walking distance to the beach.There is plenty of character to work with in this Tugun cottage that is on the market at $589,000.The four-bedroom split-level home has exposed beams in the living areas which opens out to a veranda and private courtyard.“This loved home needs a lot of TLC or a complete makeover,” Mitchell’s Real Estate — Tugun agent Cheryl Kennedy said.The location is also a plus — the property is within walking distance to the beach, surf clubs and public transport.2 Attinga St, Tugun may need a bathroom upgrade.last_img read more

Governance structure among UK pension funds’ top concerns – survey

first_imgTherefore, 47% of trustees in small schemes have professional qualifications, compared with 16% for large schemes.Additionally, smaller schemes seem to have a greater propensity to delegate externally, and larger schemes internally, consistent with available resources.This, in turn, explains why large schemes spend on average 5.4 basis points on governance, while mid-sized schemes face a cost of 9.7bps and small schemes 13bps.The index found that third-party adviser costs accounted for the largest proportion of governance spending, at 70% for larger schemes and 52% for smaller schemes, and the vast majority of these costs are for actuarial and investment advice.Chris Hogg from the Royal Mail Pension Plan said the survey came from a desire to better understand the governance structures of others, as a context for decision making and formulating ideas.Sorca Kelly-Scholte, managing director of client strategy and research at Russell Investments, added that it was common for governance arrangements to develop and grow over time.“For the governance structure to be sound, it needs regular attention and review, just like any other arrangement a scheme puts in place,” he said.“Good governance doesn’t guarantee better outcomes, but it can materially improve the chance that schemes will reach their objectives.” Pensions funds in the UK are increasingly concerned about their governance structure and most of them have undertaken a process to improve it, a new survey has found.According to the Russell Pensions Governance Index – launched in partnership with the Royal Mail Pension Plan, Telent and Saul pension schemes – 70% of large and 69% of mid-sized schemes said they were in the process of changing their governance structures.In comparison, only 27% of small schemes said they were engaged in such a process.However, the report stressed that smaller schemes had a higher proportion of trustees with professional qualifications on their committees than larger schemes.last_img read more