The Werks Amaze With Five-Song Set For Their Debut Performance In Milwaukee

first_imgLast night, The Werks played for their first time in Milwaukee, WI, making sure to leave a lasting first impression. Doing what they do best, they stretched a few of their songs to astronomical levels, featuring some long jams in which fans have come to expect from them. They picked up right from where they left off in Madison.Conundrum opened the show in Milwaukee, getting things going with a funky rhythm of percussion in their tune “Cops Are Here.” Then Soap picked up the energy and got the crowd moving, especially during their “Dear Prudence” cover. By the time The Werks took the stage, everyone in the crowd was ready to get down.They opened with “Drop,” and the dance party began. They followed with “Better Than Before,” a song that may lack in danceability but makes up in strong vocals from drummer Rob Chafin. “The only thing you have to ask yourself, are you better than before?” It is a very positive message for anybody who is looking to grow personally.If Chafin’s vocals were good in the song, they only got better in a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle,” sandwiched in the middle of “Finding Destiny.” The cover was played with a good funky groove, much like the original. There wasn’t one person who was standing still; the entire place was moving. “Eagle” even had a strong jam section based on the piercing and unmistakable guitar riff of Led Zeppelin’s “The Ocean.” As good as the improv was, the song was all about the vocals though. Even Steve Miller (and Seal too) would have been impressed with them. Specifically when returning to the last refrain, Chafin held his note for what seemed like a minute, “Time keeps on slippiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin’.” The crowd rewarded Chafin’s vocals by going absolutely crazy. Fan favorite “Hard to Find” closed the set, and it included a monster jam as well as a drum solo. He has vocals and some good chops on the skins too.Immediately the crowd started cheering for one more song, and The Werks obliged with a 15+ minute “Galactic Passport.” It was really nice to see an encore that featured some extended jamming. It was a great show especially considering it was their first time in Milwaukee. Something tells me that this won’t be their last time there either.Be sure to catch The Werks on the road throughout 2016, including their annual Werk Out Festival. Featuring the likes of STS9, Lettuce, Dopapod, Twiddle, The Motet and more. It all goes down August 4-6 in Thornville, OH, and more information about the festival can be found here. Setlist: The Werks at Miramar Theatre, Milwaukee, WI – 3/12/16Set: Drop > “The Good Land” jam > Better Than Before, Finding Destiny$ > Fly Like An Eagle* > Finding Destiny, Hard to FindEncore: Galactic Passport ext^@$: creepy vocal jam*: The Ocean (Zeppelin) jam^: Papa was a Rollin Stone jam w/[email protected]: Glory ( Umph) teasesSetlist via The Werkers Union/Chris Houser, Photos and words by Daniel Ojeda. Full gallery below: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

CARICOM head makes plea for equal rights for women

first_img Share 8 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Secretary General says the development of rural women in the Caribbean threatened by gender-based violence.ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The CARICOM Secretariat will soon publish the findings of the report Youth, Masculinities and Violence in the Caribbean.This was disclosed by CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque during his message to mark International Women’s Day, under the theme Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty, yesterday.The report was prepared by CARICOM Advocate for Gender Justice, Dr. Rosina Wiltshire, who has co-ordinated research in several Member States to gather the data.LaRocque said the development of rural women in the Caribbean was threatened by gender-based violence. “There is a pressing need to engage young women and men, girls and boys in advancing gender equality and eliminating and preventing all forms of violence against women and girls,” he said.He added that rural women constituted one-fourth of the world’s population, and stressed that if they were granted equal access to productive resources, agricultural yields, the number of chronically hungry people could be reduced between 100 and 150 million.The Secretary-General said rural women accounted for a great portion of the agricultural labour force, and produced the majority of the food grown.He added the Secretariat also launched its public campaign products produced during a workshop in Suriname last year. That will see 15 artists from Belize, Guyana and Suriname blending their voices to the global campaign led by the United Nations Secretary-General to end violence against women.“They produced public service announcements, jingles, a calypso and a documentary on sexual, psychological and physical violence and we are pleased to share these with Member States of the Community,” he said, noting the project was sponsored by UN Women. Caribbean 360 News Sharecenter_img NewsRegional CARICOM head makes plea for equal rights for women by: – March 10, 2012 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Wrestling Bees finish fifth at Corning meet

first_imgTo wrap it up against Corning, Clark and Deyo (this time at 132 pounds) earned pins, with Kral making it three wins in a row by routing Damien Vanetten 12-2.B’ville would practice and rest through much of the next two weeks, and will resume its season on Jan. 4 when it goes to Canastota for the Fallen Heroes Tournament.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Even with its Dec. 18 showdown against Liverpool postponed by a winter snowstorm, the Baldwinsville wrestling team still had mat action prior to the holiday break.The Bees traveled to Corning last Saturday for the Greg Partridge Memorial Duals, where it finished fifth in a 10-team field with a record of 3-2.B’ville started wiith a 55-27 loss to Bainbridge-Guilford-Afton-Harpursville and fell again 57-21 to Canisteo-Greenwood, the eventual tournament champions. Tags: Baldwinsvillewrestlingcenter_img Against BGAH, Keagan Hayes earned his team’s lone mat win at 106 pounds, beating Kenyon Pickens 5-3 in overtime. The match with CG included pins for Kaylob Deyo (138 pounds) and Fred Pickard (195 pounds) along with Naseim Perez (285 pounds) topping Jacob Mullen 5-2.Bouncing back, the Bees won 54-34 over Dryden, nearly got a shutout against Maspeth in a 72-3 decision and closed out the tournament with a 63-18 romp over the host Corning Hawks.Though mostly helped by forfeits against Dryden, Mike Kral (195 pounds) did pin Nate Hollenbeck in 3:29 and got another pin against Maspeth, joining Hayes, Jacob Mitts (220 pounds) and Mason Clark (120 pounds) in earning falls. Max Naples added a 7-1 decision over Kalo Shuke at 126 pounds.last_img read more