The inimitable Umphrey’s McGee stopped in Columbus, Ohio last night for a night of high-octane rock and roll at EXPRESS Live!. The show featured a number of classic Umphrey’s tunes, a few standout jams, some of the band’s best new material, and a standout cover of the Beatles‘ “Tomorrow Never Knows” to close out the show.Set one kicked off with the piano driven intro track “Jekyll & Hyde” before transitioning Similar Skin‘s progressive bonus track “Room To Breathe”. Newer tune “Speak Up” came next, and the song quickly launched into “Jazz Odyssey” territory, with the band taking an extended improvisational take on the funky track. Eventually, the jam moved into “Get In The Van”, with the beloved older song bringing the vibe back to heavy rock. “No Diablo” is a great, soaring ballad, and Umphrey’s used the track to perfection as a semi-breather. The breather was temporary, however, as the band then started up their electronic rager “Nothing Too Fancy”, which contained a glorious jam before moving into more progressive rock with “Cemetery Walk 1”. “Water” provided another moment of deep improv for the band before winding their way back into “Nothing Too Fancy” to conclude the dancey song and the improv-heavy first set.Set Two kicked off with another new song, the AC/DC-esque “Rocktopus” that has been melting faces all over the country this summer. “Rocktopus” made way for a rare “Spires”, another excellent track from the band’s 2009 progressive rock breakthrough, Mantis. “2nd Self” provided a great moment for the old-school fans to let loose, and the set would focus on older material for the rest of the night. “Prowler” into “Syncopated Strangers” was an excellent pairing, that really pushed the band outside of the box, showing off the band’s jazz-fusion skills as they played the composed sections with perfection.“Much Obliged” always pumps up the crowd, and it was no different last night, as the fan-favorite track brought a thunderous energy. “No Comment” eventually emerged out of “MO”, providing the set’s first down moment after six songs of pure, unadulterated rock and roll. “Cemetery Walk 2” would come next, and would act as one more opportunity to dance before the band finished set two.For the encore, the band kicked things off with a rarity with the acoustic “The Weight Around”, played for the third time this year but only the eleventh time since its debut in 2010. The band then completed the encore with an extremely fun “Bad Friday” that eventually segued into “Tomorrow Never Knows”. John Lennon’s magnum opus was an early cover for the band, but fell out of favor after 2004, as the band has only performed the Revolver track live five times since then. This show marked a gap since October 21st, 2013, and the cover surely acted as a huge surprise for all in the audience.Umphrey’s McGee returns to the stage tonight with a show in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE.Umphrey’s McGee | 9/8/2016 | EXPRESS Live! | Columbus, Ohio Set One: Jekyll & Hyde > Room To Breathe, Speak Up > Get In The Van, No Diablo, Nothing Too Fancy > Cemetery Walk 1, Water > Nothing Too FancySet Two: Rocktopus, Spires, 2nd Self, Prowler > Syncopated Strangers, Much Obliged > No Comment, Cemetery Walk 2E: The Weight Around, Bad Friday > Tomorrow Never Knows
On Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially welcomed their 2018 induction class at a lavish ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. As always, the night was filled with star-studded performances celebrating the evening’s guests of honor.This year, in addition to regular inductees Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone, the Rock Hall gave a special “Early Influence” nod to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, whose finger-picking guitar technique influenced everyone from Chuck Berry to Elvis Presley. A gospel star in the early 20th century, Tharpe is now widely recognized as an important rock & roll guitar influencer, particularly following a surge in interest in her work and legacy over the last decade.One particular modern artist who has noted Tharpe’s influence is the Alabama Shakes guitarist and frontwoman Brittany Howard. In an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, Howard explained. “It is a huge honor to induct Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She has been such an inspiration. I hope this spotlight helps people discover what so many of us already know. She is one of the greatest artists of all time.”At the induction ceremony, Howard got the chance to display her reverence for Tharpe the way she does best, joining forces with Questlove, Paul Shaffer, Felicia Collins, and several other talented artists for a rousing performance of “That’s All” in her honor. You can watch Howard channel the late Sister Rosetta Tharpe for her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction below:Brittany Howard w/ Questlove & More – “That’s All” (Sister Rosetta Tharpe Cover)[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum][H/T – Pitchfork]
The majority of respondents, 83% and 58%, respectively, said they would use fewer research providers once the new rules come into effect, and that spending on FICC research would increase.An overwhelming majority (86%) said a reduction in the number of research providers would not hurt their funds’ performance. This, AMIC said, pointed to a potential oversupply of research.The vast majority of respondents said they expected to be compliant by the 3 January deadline for research cost unbundling, although more than 60% said they were not yet compliant.Increasing in-house FICC research capacity is on the agenda for a third of respondents, while 68% indicated they did not plan to do so.The world according to MiFID II cost unbundlingMore than 60% of asset managers with global activities plan to pay separately for fixed income research, according to the survey. The remainder largely planned to pay for research in non-EU jurisdictions only for EU clients (31%), while 8% said they would segregate their EU and non-EU businesses.Patrick Karlsson, secretary to the ICMA AMIC, said the figures showed MiFID II would have a global effect.EU and US regulators recently said non-EU asset managers could continue to bundle trading costs and research costs as long as the two were distinguishable from each other. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it would grant this relief for 30 months.Speaking at an ICMA AMIC event yesterday, Ross Barrett, capital markets specialist at the UK’s asset management trade body, the Investment Association, said the SEC’s announcement was very important, but guidance from the European Commission had solved the issue “for the rest of the world”.“And that does matter,” he continued, “because MiFID II is a new bar, it’s a higher bar that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world.”Asking managers to comply with the rules in other jurisdictions that in many case had rules to the opposite – such as the US – was not acceptable, he said.Chris Devain, chairman of the European Association of Independent Research Providers, said asset owners were key to changing practices in non-MiFID II jurisdictions.Once asset owners both in Europe and the US “get a flavour and taste for some of the reports that will come out of Europe and that increased transparency” they could put more pressure on US firms that deal internationally to comply with MiFID II research unbundling. The majority of investors think the quality of fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) research will not change in the wake of MiFID II rules on research cost unbundling, according to a survey carried out by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).However, roughly under a third (32%) said they believed it would get worse, and 14% that it would improve.The survey was of members of the ICMA Asset Management and Investors’ Council (AMIC) and was carried out last month. It sought to discover firms’ intentions and progress regarding the implementation of MiFID II research unbundling requirements specifically in relation to FICC research.Just under half (46%) of the investors said a significant majority (75% or more) of their existing FICC research providers had not yet approached them about potential pricing arrangements.
Ervinna “Winnie” Drewes, of Blooming Grove, Indiana died Friday, February 19, 2016 at her residence.Born February 19, 1927 in Franklin County, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Ervin & Pauline (Baudendistel) Kolb.She was retired from Sperry Rubber & Plastic Co. after 38 years in the Accounting Department. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Shirley & Ed Peters of Metamora, Indiana; four sons, Earl “Butch” Sawyer of Brookville, Indiana, Steve (Angie) Sawyer of Defuniak Springs, Florida, David (Carrie Maples) Sawyer of Blooming Grove, Indiana, Bruce & Joann Sawyer of Jacksonville, Florida; 13 grandchildren, Eddie Peters, DeDe Marshall, Angie Getz, Stephanie Field, Lisa Bedel, Stephen Sawyer Jr., Michael Sawyer, Kelly Trotter, Derek Sawyer, Katy Sawyer, Misti Sawyer, Kristin Sawyer, and Brittany Sawyer; 11 great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Margaret Smith of Poplarville, Mississippi, Barbara Smith of Brookville, Indiana, Karen Prentice of Milan, Indiana and Olla Mae Padgett of Connersville, Indiana; two brothers, Leo Kolb of Brookville, Indiana and Donald Cummins of Metamora.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William “Bill” Drewes, whom she married Sept. 17, 1971, he died June 10, 2002; a sister, Betty Johnson; three brothers, Mike Kolb, Bob Kolb and Harold Cummins.Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Burial will then follow in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.Family & friends may visit from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael’s School. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Winnie Drewes, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .