Relive The Magic Of Lettuce’s Star-Studded JGB Tribute At LOCKN’ With This Pro-Shot Video

first_imgOn Saturday night, the funk gurus of Lettuce performed their second and final set at LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia. Following up their Thursday night performance, which saw them and Thursday’s headliners, Umphrey’s McGee, offer up one of the most buzzed-about transitions of the weekend, for their late-night Saturday set, Lettuce played a late-night tribute to Jerry Garcia Band with a truly all-star cast. In addition to former Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno, the funk act also welcomed out a number of special guests, including members of Dead & Company, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more.You can watch the first few songs from this already-legendary set below. To open up the show, Lettuce kicked off the JGB celebration at the Relix Stage with the instrumental “Finders Keepers”, an instrumental tune written by Merl Saunders that was frequently recorded and performed by Saunders and Jerry Garcia, followed up by a take on Smokey Robinson‘s “I Second That Emotion”, led by keyboardist Nigel Hall. For their first guests of the night, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge (who was celebrating his birthday) and Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist (and Oteil’s brother) Kofi Burbridge and vocalists Alecia Chakour (who formerly sang with Lettuce) and Mark Rivers joined the set for a dub-heavy rendition of Peter Tosh‘s “Stop That Train”. Opening and closing with Oteil scatting, eventually, Eric Krasno took the lead vocals on the song, highlighting his vocal abilities, which he began showing off on his debut solo album, Blood From Stone.You can also listen to the full performance below, courtesy of Randy Bayers and Funk It, which saw Lettuce also welcome out Bob Weir and John Mayer, and some unexpected lead vocals from Adam Smirnoff, Benny Bloom, and Jesus Coomes. Enjoy![Video: Nick Kosot/Relix][Audio: Randy Bayers and Funk It]Setlist: Lettuce with Eric Krasno | LOCKN’ Festival | Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/25/2018Set: Finders Keepers, I Second That Emotion, Stop That Train$*+, After Midnight*#, Sugaree*#%, Tangled Up In Blue*#%, That’s What Love Will Make You Do*#%, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)*#%, Cats Under The Stars*#, They Love Each Other*#$ with bassist Oteil Burbridge | + keyboardist Kofi Burbridge | * vocalist Alecia Chakour and vocalist Mark Rivers | # with John Mayer | % with Bob Weirlast_img read more

The Cure Announces 30th Anniversary ‘Disintegration’ Shows

first_imgEnglish alternative rock band The Cure has announced a batch of Australian shows, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s Disintegration album. 2019 marks a monumental year for the band, as they will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have plans to release a new album, marking their first in over a decade.The Cure will play four shows at Sydney, Australia’s Opera House Concert Hall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their career-defining album. The band will take over the iconic Australian venue on May 24th, 25th, 27th, and 28th, where the will play the 1989 album in its entirety.The event page notes that “this is the world premiere of these 30th anniversary performances, and their only Australian engagement”, hinting at more show announcements in the future. The event also notes that The Cure will be accompanied by an evocative visual backdrop in the fittingly atmospheric surrounds of the Concert Hall. The band is also set to play a selection of rarely performed B-sides plus specially curated deep catalog cuts after each performance of Disintegration.Fans can make a ballot placement here for the opportunity to buy tickets. Winners of the lottery will be able to buy tickets on Thursday, February 28th.Head to the event page for more information here, or The Cure’s website.The Cure Disintegration 30th Anniversary Tour:May 24th – Opera House Concert Hall – Sydney, AustraliaMay 25th – Opera House Concert Hall – Sydney, AustraliaMay 27th – Opera House Concert Hall – Sydney, AustraliaMay 28th – Opera House Concert Hall – Sydney, AustraliaView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Members will love you when you offer these brilliant savings options

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Who doesn’t love to make an easy buck? There’s nothing better than feeling a little flush from time to time, especially when it requires little effort on your part. Tech savvy individuals, Millennials in particular, have making easy money down to a science. From selling goods online, using apps for automatic cash back, or surveys for free gift cards, there’s almost an art to making a little extra cash. But, wouldn’t it be great if there were more regulated ways to rack up some side cash? With creative enhancements to your credit union software, there are!Companies such as Acorns.com or Bank of America’s “Keep the Change” program have become popular, offering savings techniques that are almost effortless, rounding up your purchase and investing your spare change. However, many of these Millennials may not realize that similar technology is available right where they are already banking – at their local credit union. By maximizing core technology, financial institutions are able to offer these credit union savings solutions and benefits to members.Of Americans surveyed recently, fewer than 1 out of 5 people reported that saving money is their top financial priority. Most were merely trying to stay current with their bills, with only a handful actually working to pay down their debt. Delving further, those that were attempting to save a few dollars were of a younger subset, and potentially not as leveraged with household expenses as others. Items such as mortgages, auto loans, and family expenses often take priority, and having a savings plan can be a challenge. Creative solutions are needed (and appreciated) when it comes to saving money for a member’s rainy day fund. continue reading »last_img read more

Utilizing public relations to promote community service

first_imgEvery credit union does tremendous work in its community. The efforts are genuine and tied to the mission of credit unions – people helping people. While no credit union engaged in this type of activity is doing it with a goal of self-promotion, there can be some benefit to letting those outside the reach of the credit union know about your work.When credit unions get involved in their community, people benefit. From fundraising to service projects to providing financial education, community members are well served when credit unions are active. For example, a community experiences a natural disaster, such as a fire or a flood. Recovery and relief activities can include a credit union taking donations or coordinating efforts for financial assistance. When those functions are publicized, through media relations and social media promotion, the impact on the fundraising efforts can be strong, increasing the reach and potentially, the amount of money raised to help the community.Another example is when credit unions get involved in efforts to help during things like back to school. Many credit unions are tied to school systems, so it is a natural extension of their mission to help gather school supplies and backpacks for children in their community. When a credit union gets the word out beyond its membership, donations increase, and there is the potential to gain new members. Financial education, a driving principle of a credit union’s purpose, is a strong gateway to the community. When a credit union provides services such as budget planning, financial education and even things like reality fairs – experiencing real-world scenarios like poverty simulations and budgeting for everyday living – it is a way to reach people in the community who may have never heard about a credit union or know what the difference is in having a credit union membership.When a credit union’s community efforts strike a chord with people within that community, a door is opened. There is an opportunity to educate those who may not know what a credit union is, to talk about the benefits of becoming a member of a credit union, to highlight those services within the credit union that could possibly help serve the needs of potential members. Public relations and social media efforts provide simple tools to help get the word out to both your existing membership, as well as others in your community who might resonate with the activity you are promoting. Encouraging members to share your social media posts is a simple way to organically spread the word about your efforts. Working with your Association’s public relations resources can provide you with tools that can get the word out to local media to promote your programs.When credit unions take the time to tell their story, many people benefit. 52SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Patti Hazlett As Director of Corporate Communications for the Mountain West Credit Union Association, Patti oversees all aspects of public affairs and communications for the Association and member credit unions. She is … Web: https://mwcua.com Detailslast_img read more