BETWEEN MURDOCH AND A VERY HARD PLACE

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ FINALLY! A chance for harried BSkyB chief executive Jeremy Darroch to let his hair down: the Sky Christmas party – or “Winter Reception” – invites have been issued, the balloons blown up, the goose cooked. And it will be a well-deserved rest. The Capitalist hears that Darroch has had a stressful few weeks in the limbo surrounding News Corporation’s attempt to buy out the rest of the Sky. News Corp is keen to expand beyond its 39 per cent stake but its attempts have so far been stymied by pesky regulators.So Darroch faces an unusual quandary: does he try to maximise profits and increase the company’s stock price, thereby aggravating his main shareholder by upping the amount it will have to stump up for the rest of the company? Or does he keep a lid on growth and face the wrath of the other 61 per cent of investors?Never has just doing one’s best for the firm seemed so complicated. BARE ESSENTIALSEvery merger brings its trials, from the lawyers’ fees to the “social issues”, but top of the pile is surely what to name the resulting hybrid. Luckily, the honchos over at Essenta have taken the bull by the horns. Essenta itself is a merged version of Northern Foods and Greencore – so what’s with the brand new branding.Chief financial officer Simon Herrick was kind enough to satisfy my curiosity: “The name is derived from ‘essential’ and ‘essence’, which are two words that play to the quality of our food,” he said. So what kind of essential food does he mean? Well, Goodfella’s Pizza, Bisto, Aunt Bessie’s… all essential, in their own way. But there might be another reason: “It’s very difficult to find a name that nobody else has already used, to be frank,” Herrick admitted. CUNNING AS FOXROLL up for the most anticipated Christmas bash of the season. Not a soiree, that is, but a chance for some of the loudest mouths in media to bash one another’s employers in a BBC-hosted panel entitled “The future of news: BBC, Fox or a third way?”To be chaired by Nick Robinson, the debate is to feature BBC director general Mark Thompson, head of news for Channel 4 Dorothy Byrne, NewsWatch’s Raymond Snoddy and, to keep the discussion on the straight and narrow, former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie.MacKenzie is known for offering generous doses of his florid prose to all who will listen, so I wondered how the hack fancies his chances against a panel including a woman known for inviting Iranian President Ahmadinejad to deliver Channel 4’s Christmas message.MacKenzie isn’t too ruffled, it turns out. “Mr Thompson has a large brain,” he said, “but a small public speaking ability. I am the exact reverse.”The secret of getting applause on Question Time revealed.VOODOO CASHTired of sitting on all that amassed company capital? Luckily, Capital Alternatives has found a more fun way for you to store it than using an exchange-traded fund with a long name. The firm is selling a collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia that includes a cigar actually smoked by the King himself. Or if Presley isn’t your cup of tea, try a visit to Bonhams on 15 December, where one of Jimi Hendrix’s surviving guitars will set you back an estimated £80,000-£120,000. That ought to take care of some of the cash and as for the rest, did someone say Potash Corp? 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Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgMasimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMasimba Holdings Limited is a well-established company in Zimbabwe providing engineering and infrastructure solutions to the agricultural, commercial and corporate sector as well as housing, mining, public and water sectors. The company has three operation divisions; Masimba Construction Zimbabwe, Proplastics and Property Development. Masimba Construction is responsible for design, development, planning, engineering and construction of commercial buildings, private housing developments and earthwork projects in Zimbabwe, and the fabrication and erection of structural steel. The other subsidiaries offer turnkey engineering solutions to the construction industry, aswell as provide reinforcement steel, steel fixing, wire mesh and cutting and bending products. Masimba Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks while share prices are low

first_img Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and JD Sports Fashion. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Every stock market crash provides opportunities for long-term investors. This crash is likely to be no different. With FTSE 100 share prices down significantly this year, many compelling opportunities are emerging.Of course, in the short term, the FTSE 100 could fall further. No one knows what’s going to happen tomorrow, or next week. However, in the long run, the stock market should recover.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With that in mind, here’s a look at three FTSE 100 stocks I’d snap up while share prices are low.FTSE 100 championOne stock I’d buy is Unilever (LSE: ULVR). It’s a consumer goods company that owns a powerful portfolio of trusted brands, including Dove and Domestos.Unilever appears to be a classic Warren Buffett-type stock. For a start, its brands provide a strong competitive advantage. Secondly, it’s able to generate relatively consistent earnings throughout the economic cycle. Third, it’s highly profitable, generating a return of 20%+ on every euro invested. And finally, it has a superb long-term track record.ULVR shares have held up well in the recent stock market crash, as I expected. However, I wouldn’t be surprised to see near-term share price weakness if the FTSE 100 falls further. I’d view any such frailty as a buying opportunity.Healthcare giantAnother FTSE 100 share I’d buy while the market is down is GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK). It’s a healthcare giant that specialises in pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products.The reason I like GSK is that it appears well-placed to benefit from a number of dominant structural trends in the years ahead. Firstly, there’s the world’s ageing population. This is likely to mean increased demand for healthcare. Then, there’s the rise in wealth across the emerging markets. As wealth rises, so does healthcare spending. Finally, there’s the increasing prevalence of diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (the second most common lung disease in the UK after asthma).I also like the fact that GSK operates in a defensive sector. No matter the state of the economy, people are still likely to need medication and healthcare products.GSK shares were trading near 1,800p at the start of the year, yet today are significantly cheaper. I’d take advantage of this share price weakness and buy for the long term.Dominant trendFinally, another FTSE 100 stock I’d buy while share prices are low is JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD). I like JD because it’s a play on one of the most dominant trends in the clothing industry today – athleisure.Throughout the world, demand for the sports casualwear/fitness crossover has skyrocketed in recent years. And this trend looks set to continue. In 2018, the athleisure market was valued at $155bn. Yet by 2026, it’s forecast to be worth $257bn. That’s an annualised growth rate of 7% per year. “The adoption of the athleisure trend is here to stay and it’s going to accelerate,” says Adam Goldenberg, CEO of fashion retailer TechStyle Fashion Group.Of course, JD’s sales are likely to take a hit in the near term. Its stores are closed, and discretionary income is likely to fall. However, the FTSE 100 company’s share price has fallen a long way this year, meaning a lot of risk is priced in.Under 500p, I think the stock offers great value.center_img I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks while share prices are low Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 17th April, 2020 | More on: GSK JD ULVR See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Girls Golf: La Salle Girls Golf Finding Its Form; Downs Westridge by 20 Strokes on Tuesday

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Sports Girls Golf: La Salle Girls Golf Finding Its Form; Downs Westridge by 20 Strokes on Tuesday By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 10:41 pm Subscribe Business News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The season started on a rough note, as coach Steve Haderlein patiently put together a young and inexperienced team that would often shoot high scores.And while they’re not exactly where he wants them, the La Salle coach has seen remarkable improvement over the past month.The Lancers continued their ascent on Tuesday with a 291-311 victory over Westridge at Brookside Golf Course, and clinched a 20-stroke win.Makenna Hicks shots a team-low 49.Sarah Day finished with a 57, while Victoria Tong, Asia Aragon and Josephine Lo all shot 62’s for the Lancers (4-7 overall, 1-2 in league).“I’m thrilled for the kids. They played a solid Westridge team on a hot day and posted one of their best (team) scores of the year. It was a real team effort,” Haderlein said. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

‘She was the love of my life,’ says boyfriend of slain University of South Carolina student,who got in wrong the car

first_imgnazarethman/iStock(ROBBINSVILLE, N.J.) — Slain University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson “was the love of my life,” her boyfriend said at an emotional vigil on Tuesday night — days after police said the college senior was kidnapped and killed after she got into a car she mistakenly thought was an Uber.Family, friends and community members were among those sharing hugs, tears and stories at the candlelight vigil in Robbinsville, N.J., where 21-year-old Josephson grew up.“I see why she loved all you guys so much,” cried her boyfriend, Greg Corbishley. “I saw myself 10 years from now coming back to this place with her.”Samantha Josephson was alone when she requested an Uber ride early Friday morning, Columbia police said. After she got into a stranger’s car — mistaking it for her Uber — the child safely locks were activated, preventing her from escaping, police said.She died from multiple sharp force injuries, officials said, and her body was recovered in a wooded area.Corbishley called the crime an “unspeakable evil.”Her suspected killer, Nathaniel Rowland, was charged with murder and kidnapping, police said. He didn’t attend his first court appearance Sunday and is next due in court on April 22.“He was a monster,” Josephson’s father, Seymour Josephson, said the vigil. “What he did, I don’t want anyone else to go through it as a parent.”“I requested to meet the officer that captured and arrested the person that,” Seymour Josephson said, choking up, “that murdered my daughter. I wanted to thank him.”In the wake of her slaying, Seymour Josephson urged his daughter’s classmates to be mindful of safety when calling for rides from companies like Uber.South Carolina legislators this week introduced the “Samantha L. Josephson Ridesharing Safety Act” which would require ride-sharing vehicles to have an illuminated, company-provided sign with the company’s “trademark or logo that is patently visible so as to be seen in darkness,” according to the bill.The bill also requires that an Uber or Lyft employee who stops working as a driver must return the light to the company, said South Carolina State Rep. Seth Rose, a co-sponsor of the bill.Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried said at the vigil that he’s “truly in awe” Josephson’s parents who “were able to spring into action and use this as a teachable moment for all of us.”Mourners are set to gather at the college student’s funeral on Wednesday afternoon at Congregation Beth Chain, a synagogue in Princeton Junction, N.J.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Modeling the influence of the Weddell Polynya on the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf cavity

first_imgOpen-ocean polynyas in the Weddell Sea of Antarctica are the product of deep convection, which transports Warm Deep Water (WDW) to the surface and melts sea ice or prevents its formation. These polynyas occur only rarely in the observational record, but are a near-permanent feature of many climate and ocean simulations. A question not previously considered is the degree to which the Weddell Polynya affects the nearby Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS) cavity. Here we assess these effects using regional ocean model simulations of the Weddell Sea and FRIS, where deep convection is imposed with varying area, location, and duration. In these simulations, the idealised Weddell Polynyas consistently cause an increase in WDW transport onto the continental shelf, as a result of density changes above the shelf break. This leads to saltier, denser source waters for the FRIS cavity, which then experiences stronger circulation and increased ice shelf basal melting. It takes approximately 14 years for melt rates to return to normal after the deep convection ceases. Weddell Polynyas similar to those seen in observations have a modest impact on FRIS melt rates, which is within the range of simulated interannual variability. However, polynyas which are larger or closer to the shelf break, such as those seen in many ocean models, trigger a stronger response. These results suggest that ocean models with excessive Weddell Sea convection may not be suitable boundary conditions for regional models of the Antarctic continental shelf and ice shelf cavities.last_img read more

St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements

first_img Lauren and Brian Herron, Evansville, son, Samuel Bennett, Sept. 17Alexis and Shaun Ruark, Evansville, son, Tucker Evan, Sept. 17Brynn and Corey Lipking, Evansville, daughter, Josie May, Sept. 17Kailee Rickard and Paul Chandler, Vincennes, IN, son, Kenwood Alan, Sept. 17Raenell Robinson and Terence Lawson, Evansville, son, Terence Andrew Allen Jr, Sept. 17Roseann Delauder and Keith Armstrong, Mount Carmel, IL, son, August Wayne, Sept. 17Audrey and John Schnapf, Evansville, son, Alexander James, Sept. 18Jennifer and Daniel Greifzu, West Salem, IL, daughter, Lillie Grace, Sept. 18Lori and Ryan O’Nan, Henderson, KY, daughter, Amelia Rose, Sept. 18Loreal Wilson and Raivone Mathis, Evansville, son, Rai’Mar Rontrai, Sept. 18Jennifer and David Williams, Newburgh, son, Nolan Ryan, Sept. 19Krista and Matt Robinette, Petersburg, IN, son, Kreigh Willis, Sept. 19Jennifer and Alex Rasche, Evansville, son, Cole Michael, Sept. 19Tera and Alexander Spengler, Evansville, son, Skylar Joseph, Sept. 19Dorothy Bean, Evansville, daughter, Harlee Mae, Sept. 20Michelle and Josh Petrig, Evansville, daughter, Mia Elizabeth, Sept. 21Megan and Ryan Huck, Evansville, son, George Gilbert, Sept. 21Amanda and Patrick Craig, Evansville, daughter, Chesney Grace, Sept. 22FOOTNOTE: About St. VincentIn Indiana, Ascension’s St. Vincent operates 24 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $363 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in the fiscal year 2017. Serving Indiana for 145 years, Ascension is a faith-based health care organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stvincent.org.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The Top 10 Performances At This Year’s Magical Outside Lands Festival

first_imgDuran DuranThe children who grew watching episodes of The Muppet Show came of age in the early eighties, so it’s only fitting that the other big nostalgia act of the weekend was one of the biggest pop sensations of the decade, Duran Duran. The years have been kind to both the remaining original members and their catalog of hits. Unlike many of their contemporaries Duran Duran crafted songs of lasting complexity to accompany their insidious hooks and the mixture of sentimentality and rock solid song craft had the Friday Polo Fields stage crowd begging for more when the trip down memory lane concluded. But then, they say it’s always best to leave the crowd “Hungry Like The Wolf.” E-40 and Warren GToward the back of the main stage area were two small-venue domes designated the Heineken House. Various DJs and smaller acts played there over the weekend, but the main attraction came on a tiny makeshift stage outside it for the surprise reunion between the Bay Area’s E-40 and SoCal’s Warren G Saturday evening. Naturally, the massive turnout led to a logistical nightmare, with bottlenecks trapping fans at the back of the crowd and those walking to Radiohead. But the breezy performance was a highlight reel of rap history. Classics like “Super Hyphy,” “Saturday,” and “Tell Me When To Go” were mixed with more recent tracks like Big Sean’s “IDFWU.” Whether it was a Bay Area diehard, a hip-hop historian, or an interested passerby, that packed-in performance was one that everyone involved will never forget. Any music festival that has an offering called “Wine Lands” understands the idea that things get better with age. Outside Lands is the embodiment of that.After nine years, the festival become one of the premier weekends of San Francisco live music calendar, with a developed personality and an eclectic culture that surrounds it. There are after parties and late night shows in every room in the city. From musicians to fans and everything in-between, the late-summer ways of the Bay Area are beaming for those three days in August.This year’s edition on August 5-7 boasted one of the strongest festival line-ups in the country, with trailblazers from every genre and generational heavyweights playing throughout. But, the early sets and up-and-coming acts more than held their own. Outside Lands always helps artists reel in new fans and, like every good festival, rewards the open-minded. Load remaining images LCD SoundsystemThe first moment Outside Lands really came together was when LCD Soundsystem just shut up and played the hits on Friday night. Since reuniting this year after a five-year hiatus, the New York City collective has come back with serious intentions, rocking every single gig like only they can. The energy was palpable as James Murphy showed no signs of decline, maintaining sky-high intensity on “Losing My Edge,” a masterfully built “Get Innocuous!” and the steady ways of “Home.” The sing-along to “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” was elevated to “Dance Yrself Clean” and “All My Friends” to close things on a high note. Dr.Teeth & The Electric MayhemIn a weekend full of nostalgic moments, the Dr.Teeth & The Electric Mayhem set stood head and shoulders above the rest, not unlike how the puppets themselves were literally head and shoulders above the deftly skilled puppeteers hidden below the stage. A spell was cast over the audience, bringing cherished childhood memories to life before the misty eyes of children of all ages. With sly nods to the adults in the audience the short set featured a few skits, a few videos, a couple of classic rock covers and literally all the love in the park the true spirit of Jim Henson came alive in the hearts of all within earshot. LettuceBrooklyn based leaders of the future of funk, Lettuce ended a three festival in three day scramble across the country with a blistering set of deep funk and crowd pleasing jams that showed no signs of weariness from time keeper Adam Deitch, Shmeeans or the rest of the boys as the tore through a packed set of funk from the opening of the first notes of “The Force” until the last echoes faded. Though they somehow recovered enough strength to put on a late night show out in the city when Lettuce left the stage in the park they were clearly being held up by the deafening cheers from the astounded crowd. There’s so much happening at once over the course of the three days by the bay during Outside Lands that it is impossible to see it all, and pointless to try. With so many opportunities to be exposed to new sights, sounds and flavors as well as relieving heart warming touch stones of your past the key to getting the most out of Outside Lands it to trust that wherever you are in the bustling festival grounds, you are bound to be surrounded by the magic of creation and love.Check out a full gallery of photos from Outside Lands by our own Rex Thomson below. Big GramsThe collaboration between Big Boi and Phantogram continues to be a favorite addition to festival line-ups throughout the country, and was placed perfectly into the late afternoon on Saturday. With a studio album and a year under their belt, this marriage of hip-hop and electronic music is on full display on “Fell in the Sun” and “Lights On.” And, as they’ve done since their inaugural performance across the Bay Bridge at Treasure Island last year, Big Boi worked in Outkast originals, leading a crowd-pleasing “Ms. Jackson.” Maybe just as important, though, was that Big Grams’ laid the foundation for the uncomfortably crowded pop-up show outside the Heineken House a few hours later. Here were ten of our favorite sets from this year’s event.RadioheadThese titans of experimental alternative put on a powerful performance in the headliner spot Saturday night. After a somber opening with “Burn the Witch” and “Daydreaming,” Radiohead and its faithful went on a journey dominated by some of their most captivating ballads as Thom Yorke conducted every turn. “Pyramid Song,” “Everything In Its Right Place,” and “Nude” were broken apart by more danceable pieces like “Lotus Flower” and “The Gloaming.” Radiohead mixed fan favorites with deep cuts like all the greats can. It was a vastly different experience to those who chose Zedd, which was given an unfortunate slot on the schedule. Those that stuck with Radiohead were given what they wanted, and that was a breathtaking set by one of the best to ever to do it. Kamasi WashingtonRising jazz talent Kamasi Washington continued the unearthly display of skill and improvisation that has made his shows with elements of his band The Next Step and the collective The West Coast Get Down. It’s been a long time since such a deeply instrumental and progressive jazz voice has found such a wide and main stream following, and it stems from Washington’s undeniable brilliance. His ability as a band leader, knowing when to not only let his fellow players shine but to dutifully call out their efforts for praise, made his scene stealing leads all the most impressive for the honest love for the craft behind them. Third Eye BlindA welcome blast from the 1990s, Third Eye Blind turned nostalgic listeners into enthusiastic participants, running through the hits like “Jumper,” “Graduate” and “Never Let Go” as tens of thousands echoed frontman Stephan Jenkins’ vocals. He praised the band’s longtime support from the San Francisco Bay Area, which gave way to one of the highlights of the weekend. The band brought out members of the Magik Magik Orchestra for a portion of the set, including a well-received David Bowie tribute in red Ziggy Stardust wigs.Jack GarrattThe electronic Swiss Army Knife Jack Garratt breathed life and helped welcome the sunshine back into Golden Gate Park Sunday afternoon. The one-man show from the UK had the intimate hills of the Sutro Stage vibing with every beat as he flawlessly turned loops into dense compositions. His humility was met with support when the crowd provided the vocal sample on “The Love You’re Given” and welcomed all of his debuted tracks with open arms. It’s also hard to not win over a crowd when the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme is worked into the set list. His skill for mixing electronic, hip-hop with the structure of an R&B song was as smooth as butter, and turned new listeners into new fans relatively quickly during his 50-minute set. VulfpeckVulfpeck has been skyrocketing in 2016, and led a light-hearted afternoon set at the Panhandle Stage. On day one, the do-it-all foursome showcased their mastery of minimalist funk as each member bounced from one instrument to the next. Theo Katzman kept the audience not only engaged but participating throughout, somehow directing the crowd to sing in three different keys on multiple occasions, including a lively rendition  of “Back Pocket.” After everyone got acquainted with an “Outro” opener, Vulfpeck flashed their instrumentation on numbers like “Fugue State” and “Christmas in L.A.” that was properly adapted to “Christmas in The Bay.” A welcome Antwaun Stanley appearance also meant “1612” and “Funky Duck” had their moments to shine.last_img read more

Relive LOCKN’ Festival 2016 With Their Glorious Recap Video [Watch]

first_imgThis past August’s LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, VA was a highlight of the summer of thousands of music fans. The festival put together a truly unbelievable lineup for 2016, including headliners Phish, Ween, and My Morning Jacket, sets from Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck, Charles Bradley, Turkuaz, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Circles Around The Sun, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Twiddle, Lettuce, Keller Williams, Gary Clark Jr. and many more, as well as two Phil & Friends performances that saw the Grateful Dead bassist play with Phish’s Jon Fishman and Page McConnell, Anders Osborne, Joe Russo, and the Infamous Stringdusters one night and Chris Robinson Brotherhood with Gary Clark Jr. the next.Bask In The Glory Of These Precious LOCKN’ Moments [Full Gallery]Today, LOCKN’ released their official recap video, providing a glimpse of the magic that occurred on the scorching summer weekend. You can check it out below:Virtually the entire Live For Live Music team made their way to Arrington for this year’s festivities, and LOCKN’ most definitely did not disappoint. Thanks to everyone involved for putting on a great show. We’ll see you next summer![Group photo – Patrick Hughes // Cover photo – Sam Shinault]last_img read more