Remembering Bonnaroo’s Very First, Jam-Heavy Lineup From 2002

first_imgWhile there are still a handful artists that overlap between 2002 and 2017, there’s no denying that Bonnaroo has changed. The opinion of that change may vary, but the festival certainly does their damnedest to bring an enormous array of top-notch, genre-spanning talent. Come June, we’ll be ready to party. With this morning’s unveiling of Bonnaroo’s 16th anniversary lineup, we couldn’t help but feel a strong sense of nostalgia for Roos past. What started out as a very jam-friendly festival has certainly spread from its roots, though the inclusion of bands like Umphrey’s McGee, Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and more are certainly nods to the earliest days in Manchester, TN.The very first Bonnaroo lineup in 2002 featured Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper and The String Cheese Incident as headliners. The “SuperJam” featured Michael Kang, Bela Fleck, Jeff Raines and Robert Randolph. Jammers like Phil Lesh & Friends /w Bob Weir, moe., Ween, Gov’t Mule, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Les Claypool, Keller Williams, and The Disco Biscuits all made it out for the festival. Even an up-and-coming Umphrey’s McGee made it on the billing, all the way on the bottom line…Check out some videos from this star-studded, first-ever affair:last_img read more

Get Schwifty: The ‘Rick And Morty’ Soundtrack Will Be Released In The Fall

first_imgRick and Morty has become a cultural phenomenon. Back in October, the Adult Swim cartoon created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon became the number 1 TV comedy for millennials with an average 2.5 million viewers. The nihilistic show—which subverts traditional televisions shows given its bleak point of view and absurdist, psychedelia-tinged plots—has accrued a huge, dedicated following.Inevitably, Rick and Morty‘s massive cultural popularity has crossed over into the music world. Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords voiced a sentient, singing fart on the show. Run The Jewels released a Rick and Morty-themed music video in March. The show’s now-synonymous eerie opening theme has been covered frequently, including by Broccoli Samurai and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Even high-profile producer Deadmau5 made waves when he spent $15,000 on a jug of McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce—a move inspired by an episode where Rick goes back in time to re-taste the limited-edition condiment.Today, the show’s many fans can rejoice because, in the fall, Rick & Morty will be releasing its first official soundtrack. Slated for an initial September 28th release via Sub Pop, the soundtrack is curated by the show’s composer Ryan Elder. Along with more well-known songs from the show, the soundtrack will also feature two brand-new tracks from singer-songwriter Chad VanGaalen and clipping, both of which were inspired by the dark cartoon comedy.The show’s soundtrack will be released in multiple formats including standard CD, colored-vinyl double LP, and through major streaming services. An additional deluxe vinyl edition, which will come in a box with an etched plexiglass window and LED lights and include a custom poster, patch, sticker, and bonus 7″ single featuring a mix of the “screaming sun” from the show’s season 2 finale,will be available on November 23rd. Hilariously, the soundtrack will also be released on cassette (they’re not dead yet!) on November 23rd along with the deluxe vinyl set.You can pre-order the forthcoming Rick & Morty soundtrack here. Check out a full tracklisting of the soundtrack below.Jemaine Clement – “Goodbye Moonmen” [Video: daniel alarcón]Rick and Morty Soundtrack Track Listing:Rick and Morty ThemeJerry’s RickThe Small Intestine SongThe Flu Hatin’ RapAfrican Dream PopLook On Down From The Bridge – Mazzy StarThe Rick DanceGoodbye MoonmenSummer and TinklesDo You Feel It – Chaos ChaosUnity Says GoodbyeGet Schwifty (C-131)Raised Up (C-131)Stab Him in the Throat – clipping.Help Me I’m Gonna DieLet Me OutMemories – Chaos ChaosStuttering Light – Chad VanGaalenAlien Jazz RapFor the Damaged Coda – Blonde RedheadFathers and DaughtersSeal My Fate – BellyTerryfold – Chaos ChaosTales from the CitadelRick and Morty Score MedleyHuman MusicView All Tracks[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

How to get a bigger tax refund next year

first_img 67SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details We’re a month into the new year, and that means W2s are in the mail. For some, it means a nice bonus after the Christmas season. For others, it means keeping your fingers crossed that your tax liability won’t be more than what you’ve already paid. If you’re looking for ways to decrease your liability and increase your refund, here are few ways you might be able to just that…Increase your charitable giving: You can claim donations on your tax return if the organization you’ve donated to is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization such as a church or the  American Red Cross. And not only will you be able to claim the deduction, but you’ll be able to help out an organization that you’re passionate about.Change your filing status: If you’re married and filing jointly, you may be able to get a bigger refund if you file separately. While it might be more work to file separately, it could be worth it if you’re looking for a few extra bucks. If you’re not sure about changing your filing status, consult a tax professional and get their opinion.Increase your retirement contributions: When contributing to a traditional IRA or 401k plan, those contributions come from pre-tax dollars. By lowering your taxable income, you’re paying less to the government, while also putting more away for the future.Claim refundable tax credits: If you’ve got kids, you may be missing out on an opportunity to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. The amount of benefit you receive is dependent on your income and the number of children you have. This often-overlooked tax credit may be something you can take advantage of.last_img read more

Santa Cruz praise for Pellegrini

first_img Santa Cruz, who has now joined Malaga permanently after being released by City, told Fox Sports Asia: “It is a tough call because I think Mancini was successful and brought the club forward two steps, in terms of winning trophies. “It is tough to sack him after his success and I think the fans realise that he deserved to continue. But the club keeps moving forward and has high expectations. They are obviously chasing the Champions League next and there are few managers in the market that can deliver that. “Pellegrini deserves the chance to win titles and be successful. He has great qualities when it comes to managing so many stars, a high-profile dressing room. “The way that he is as a person – relaxed and calm – will make players feel important and part of the City project. He is good with squad rotation and a guy who can put everyone on the same ship.” Santa Cruz, 31, scored eight goals for a Malaga side that reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season. That success in Europe was one of the factors that attracted City to Pellegrini and Santa Cruz was ideally placed to pass on his knowledge of the English club. Santa Cruz said: “He did not ask for advice as such but we did speak about the dressing room. He is one of those guys who really takes a lot of care when it comes to how healthy the dressing room is in terms of friendship and good guys. “He was very interested in knowing how the guys are. He also had his fears – going into a league he did not know too well – but it won’t be hard one bit for him because of the type of person he is. Also the guys in the dressing room are nice and friendly and will welcome him.” The Paraguay international, who played under Pellegrini at Malaga last season, is convinced the Chilean has all the credentials City were looking for in a new boss. Pellegrini replaced the sacked Roberto Mancini in June with City hoping he can build on the 2012 Barclays Premier League title win by claiming more trophies, playing better football and improving dressing-room morale. Press Associationcenter_img Former Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has backed new manager Manuel Pellegrini to deliver success at the Etihad Stadium.last_img read more

Beat writers all predict a low-scoring matchup between Syracuse and Connecticut

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 4, 2017 at 10:39 pm Syracuse (6-1) takes on Connecticut (6-2) on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Last season, Syracuse dropped its matchup with UConn, 52-50. But after a loss to No. 2 Kansas in Miami on Saturday, our beat writers predict that SU will be able to rebound and pick up a win over its former Big East rival.Sam Fortier (7-0)U’connedSyracuse 66, UConn 54Connecticut is struggling right now, more the team that Arkansas blew out by 35 than the team that upset Oregon in the PK80 Invitational. Syracuse will handle the Huskies because it has a tremendous size and talent advantage on the inside that becomes problematic for a team oriented on smaller guards. To further complicate things: The UConn guards rely on dribble penetration to create, but the Orange’s rim protectors will likely force them to settle from the outside, where the Huskies are hitting 30.4 percent of their shots, among the lowest rates in the nation. Syracuse wants to win on defense this season, and it will against UConn.Matthew Gutierrez (7-0)Family, religion & Big East basketballSyracuse 60, UConn 53After watching Jim Valvano’s wonderful speech, the Orange comes out repowered after an awakening of sorts against No. 2 Kansas. Limited warm-up time on a neutral floor between a pair of so-so offenses means this will be a close one, similar to last year’s 52-50 UConn win. The Huskies needed overtime to beat both Columbia and Monmouth, which means they are vulnerable. Save for the powerful Kansas offense, the Syracuse defense has been quality this year and will hold off Connecticut for a solid win in New York.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTomer Langer (7-0)Tri-State Area’s college teamSyracuse 68, UConn 60The Huskies just don’t shoot the ball very well, as they’ve hit at just a 41 percent clip as a team so far this year. There’s not much from deep either as Sam mentioned. Last year’s game was an ugly slugfest, and if this year’s game ends up like that, then Syracuse can be in trouble. But I think we see just enough from Frank Howard and Tyus Battle — similar to the first few minutes of the second half against Kansas — for the Orange to get the job done. Commentslast_img read more