Gearing up for their 11th studio album, it’s not us–due out January 12th–Umphrey’s McGee will hit the road hard in 2018, heading to west for their newly-added second leg of the band’s 20th anniversary tour. The previously announced January/February dates include a 3-night residency at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre, and multiple 2-night runs in Philadelphia, PA and Cincinnati, OH with back-to-back arena shows in Kalamazoo, MI and Asheville, NC. Committed to rocking through more territory, Umphrey’s McGee will charge through February and March with multi-night runs across the mid-west and west coast.Umphrey’s McGee Releases New Single “The Silent Type”, Track List For ‘it’s not us’After taking a year off, UM will return to Aspen for a triple-header at Belly Up Aspen and the tour continues through Salt Lake City, Missoula, Seattle, and two nights at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, culminating with four nights in sunny California. Aspen will host a umVIP program, complete with elevated viewing, a pre-show band meet-and-greet, and more. 2018 is shaping up to be a huge year for the band as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary and bring new music to their legions of fans, and we can’t wait.Along for the ride on the it’s not us tour are several up and coming bands for select dates, including eclectic six-piece powerhouse Big Something, the sweet retro-soul sounds of Nicole Atkins, upbeat Americana energy boosters Hayley Jane & The Primates, young psychedelic southern rock torch holders The Marcus King Band, NOLA genre-defiers The Russ Liquid Test, and LA funk trio Organ Freeman.Pre-sale tickets (through Umphrey’s Ticketing) and Aspen umVIP tickets (through umVIP) will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15th, at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET, with public on sales Friday, November 17th at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET. For ticket info and upcoming announcements, please visit the band’s website.UMPHREY’S MCGEE TOUR DATES:December 1-5 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic @ Dominican HolidazeDecember 15 Chicago, IL @ Park West **NON-UM: 15th Annual Brendan & Jake Holiday ShowDecember 29 Denver, CO @ Fillmore AuditoriumDecember 30 Denver, CO @ Fillmore AuditoriumDecember 31 Denver, CO @ Fillmore AuditoriumJanuary 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AEJanuary 12 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 13 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 19 New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 20 New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 21 New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 25 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music HallJanuary 26 Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 27 Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 28 Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s PeakFebruary 1 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!February 2 Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 3 Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 15 Washington, DC @ The AnthemFebruary 16 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com ArenaFebruary 17 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com ArenaFebruary 18 Tampa, FL @ WhigFest Music & Arts FestivalMarch 7 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 8 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 9 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 10 Salt Lake City UT @ The ComplexMarch 14 Missoula, MT @ The WilmaMarch 15 Seattle, WA @ The ShowboxMarch 16 Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 17 Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 22 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s Lake TahoeMarch 23 Oakland, CA @ The Fox OaklandMarch 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternMarch 25 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Michael Wolff’s controversial tell-all about the Trump Administration’s first year, Fire and Fury, has been a bestseller since the news cycle first got a taste of the book a couple of week ago. Jimmy Fallon has a history of performing parody songs in the style of iconic singer-songwriters like Neil Young and Bob Dylan. So, really, it was only a matter of time before Fallon and his team of writers noticed the resemblance between the title of Wolff’s book and James Taylor’s 1970 classic “Fire and Rain”.The whole thing came together when Fallon took the stage under low light on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show. Sporting a James Taylor-approved sweater and some very 1970s facial hair, the comedian plucked his acoustic guitar and muttered out lines like, “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen fury/ I’ve seen so many tweets that my eyes are blurry”. It’s yet another hilarious addition to Fallon’s parody canon, which includes gems like a shot-by-shot remake of a Styx music video, Fallon-as-Neil-Young performing with the real Neil Young, and a Christmas-themed Trump taunt called “Robert Mueller Is Coming Town” (performed by Fallon-as-Bruce-Springsteen, of course).“Fire and Fury”[Photo: Screengrab of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon]
Sophomore outside hitter Brooke Botkin leaps for the kill in the Trojans’ loss to Washington Thursday. (Sunny Dong | Daily Trojan)The No. 13 USC women’s volleyball team moved into sole possession of second place in the Pac-12 over the weekend, answering a loss to No. 25 Washington with a victory over No. 19 Washington State. The Trojans dropped a four-set match to the Huskies on Thursday, but came out on top in four sets against the Cougars Sunday afternoon.The Women of Troy were left without several starters for both matches, including junior outside hitter Khalia Lanier and sophomore outside hitter Brooke Botkin, who were both under concussion protocol.Junior outside hitter Emily Baptista led the team against Washington with 24 kills and 18 digs. The Trojans hit .262 in the loss.The Women of Troy were in a better place by Sunday. Senior libero Victoria Garrick had 24 digs for the Women of Troy. Baptista again led the way with 17 more kills, and credited her teammates for setting her up for success throughout the match. “I’ve got to give it to the passers,” Baptista said after Sunday’s match. “I think our passing was pretty great [and] allowed our setter to move the ball around so the blockers weren’t always on me. I think our defense and passing were really great so that allowed for me to get a lot of kills today.” Sunday’s Trojans looked like an entirely different team than the one that fell to Washington State earlier this season in a five-set road loss in mid-October. The team remembered that match when it faced off against the Cougars for the second time Sunday Baptista said.“We were really motivated this game since the last time we played them was a heartbreaker,” Baptista said. “Even though we’re missing a couple players, we [said] ‘OK, we’re going to play for revenge, we’re going to play for the people that aren’t able to be with us right now.’” Baptista said the victory will be important for the team’s confidence moving forward, considering how short-handed the squad was against the Cougars.“We’re missing a few girls, and all three of them are starters, so I think it gives us a lot of confidence that we can be a very good team — that we can beat ranked teams like Washington State — with girls who don’t normally play,” Baptista said. “That gives us a lot of confidence for [the] rest of the season.”The Trojans took a commanding 2-0 set lead with a pair of 25-18 wins before dropping the third set 25-22, but finished the deal with a fourth-set victory of the same score.“[Winning the first set] is a big deal,” head coach Brent Crouch said. “We’ve been talking about that for a few weeks, about coming out really strong. ‘Announcing ourselves’ has been kind of a phrase we’ve been talking about a lot. We came out swinging.”Crouch echoed Baptista’s sentiments about the importance of the victory, which helped the Trojans’ confidence. USC only has four regular season matches — and only one at the Galen Center — until playoffs begin. “We’re missing half our starting lineup,” Crouch said. “Getting some new experience is great heading into the tournament. And the people that are hurt — it may not be the end of the world for them just to get some rest right now … It’s just a really good team bonding, team culture experience because everyone is getting to play now.” For the most part, the Trojans survived missing a few starters. The Cougars’ late comeback attempt ultimately failed, but the Trojans didn’t waltz to the finish line.“We didn’t overcome [the injuries] very much in the last two sets, but the first two we did a nice job — we passed pretty well,” Crouch said. “The last two sets, that’s where we really missed [the injured players] — when we’re not passing real well, they’re still able to get us kills, and when we started passing off the net in the third and fourth sets [we were] not able to get kills.”The team focused on defense in the days leading up to the Washington State match. The Trojans proved themselves by holding the Cougars to a .098 hitting percentage, compared to a .193 percentage for USC. The Women of Troy had 12 blocks in the match. “That ended up being the difference,” Crouch said of the defense. “You don’t have to do a lot of offense if you’re doing that.” The Trojans will head to Arizona this weekend for a Friday match against No. 20 Arizona and a Sunday contest with Arizona State.
Two people are confirmed dead and another has been injured, in a shooting at a church in Fort Worth, Texas.The shooting occurred at about 11:30 a.m. at the West Freeway Church.One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second victim succumbed to their injuries en route to the hospital.Authorities believe the shooter is dead.This is a developing story.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport — 100 firearms recoveredOrlando International Airport — 96 firearms recoveredTampa International — 87 firearms recoveredThe continued increase in the number of firearms that travelers bring to airport checkpoints is deeply troubling,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said.If travelers are not safely traveling with their guns they can be arrested and face civil penalties.Check out this video by the TSA explaining tips on traveling with a gun: Many Americans were traveling with heat in 2019. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) more guns were confiscated in the United States last year than ever before in the agency’s history.The TSA reports 4,432 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags or on passengers at checkpoints in 2019—87% of which were loaded.In Florida,the TSA recovered a total of 283 firearms:
Here’s what Politico reported:“House Democrats blasted Twitter and Facebook on Friday for hosting what they called a misleadingly edited video posted by President Donald Trump that features House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping up his State of the Union speech.The incident is the latest test of the companies’ new policies on manipulated media.The video, posted Thursday, splices in footage of Pelosi’s paper-shredding amid moments in which Trump honored the last surviving Tuskegee Airman, announced the reunion of a service member with his family and praised a fallen soldier, among other parts of Tuesday’s address. Pelosi in fact tore up the document at the end of the speech, an action that prompted fierce attacks from Republicans.” Facebook’s response: “Sorry, are you suggesting the President didn’t make those remarks and the Speaker didn’t rip the speech?”pic.twitter.com/QhTWvcY4Ke— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2020 President Trump tweeted a video that shows the most uplifting and heartwarming parts of his State of the Union address interwoven with current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ripping up the speech…which she actually did after the speech.Now Democrats who are mobilizing to get it removed from social media. According to reports, Pelosi herself is outraged and has sought help from “House allies” to get Twitter to take down the [email protected] must take this misleading video about @SpeakerPelosi down now. Social media platforms are a place where people come for news & information. They need to have certain standards. Falsity has never been part of our 1st Amendment tradition. https://t.co/dwiDeKNd3D— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) February 7, 2020 Incredible. Pelosi mobilized House allies to pressure Twitter to take down a video depicting her tearing up the speech after each of the heartwarming stories the President shared at State of the Union.Dems don’t like the optics of the Speaker tearing up great American triumphs. pic.twitter.com/pNITF9GXV1— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) February 8, 2020