Umphrey’s McGee Christens New Madison Venue, The Sylvee, With SunSquabi [Photo/Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Daniel Ojeda As owners to keys of the city, frequent visiting neighbors from the south, and masterminds behind several epic and historic concerts played in Madison, Wisconsin, Umphrey’s McGee did something that few bands get the privilege of doing when playing in Madison—they christened a brand-spankin’-new venue. The newly constructed Sylvee, barely a week old, can now be added to the list of 40-plus concerts Umphrey’s McGee has played in Madison over their twenty-year career.Colorado jamtronica act Sunsquabi opened the show. Although the crowd slowly trickled in over the course of their set, they made sure to put on a good show for those who were in attendance. By the time Umphrey’s took the stage to open the show with “Tango Mike”, the audience has filled up. Interestingly enough, the show featured a lot more instrumentals like “Miss Tinkle’s Overture”, “Blue Echo,” “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft”, “Triple Wide”, and “Wizard Burial Ground” than songs than lead vocalist Brendan Bayliss actually sings. His voice shined on “Words” and “Much Obliged,” but apart from those he wasn’t featured heavily in the mix.“Tango Mike”The copious amount of instrumentals allowed for the band to do plenty of jamming. “Blue Echo”, a song that is always stretched out, featured some of the tastiest improvisation of the night. The second set had a pretty neat “Much Obliged” that went in a couple distinct directions but eventually segued into the speed metal of “Wizard Burial Ground.” It was a fun transistion, especially considering how different the two songs are. The band capped the night off with a fun but straight-forward cover of the Pink Floyd classic “Breathe”, which had both the dub portion and the regular portion. Next up, Umphrey’s moves onto Chicago for the third and final night of the Big Weekend event, which spans multiple venues throughout the city.You can check out a gallery of photos from Umphrey’s McGee’s show last night at Madison, Wisconsin’s newly opened Sylvee below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Sylvee | Madison, WI | 10/5/2018Set I (8:16): Tango Mike > Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Words -> Blue Echo > What We Could Get, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Push and Pull, JaJunk (9:30)Set II (10:02): Looks, The Triple Wide > Daffodils, It Doesn’t Matter [1] > Much Obliged [2] > Wizard Burial Ground (11:10)E (11:15): Breathe [3] (11:24)[1] Proverbial jam[2] unfinished[3] Dub VersionUmphrey’s McGee | The Sylvee | Madison, WI | 10/5/2018 | Photo: Daniel Ojedalast_img read more

Northport Village Judge Should Be Removed For Using Sexist Profanity, NY Judicial Watchdog Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Northport Village Justice Paul Senzer should be removed from the bench after sending profanity-laced, sexist emails with clients of his private law practice, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct said.While representing clients in a Family Court matter between 2014 and 2015, Senzer sent nine emails referring to his clients’ daughter as a “bitch,” their daughter’s attorney as a “c*** on wheels,” their grandson’s school as “assholes,” and other foul language, according to the state judicial watchdog agency.“It is simply unacceptable for a judge to demean women with vile and otherwise abhorrent language,” Commission Administrator Robert H. Tembeckjian said in a statement Thursday. “Doing so reveals prejudice and undermines public confidence in the administration of justice. It should be clear that a person who cavalierly uses gender-biased slurs does not belong on the bench.”The panel rejected Senzer’s defense that he should not be sanctioned because the comments were made to clients of his private practice and not in his role as a village justice. But the agency maintained that his conduct as an officer of the court “reflect[s] adversely on the judiciary as a whole.”Senzer has been a part time Northport village justice since 1994, earning $10,000 annually for the post. His current term expires in two years. The panel previously issued him a warning for making sarcastic comments to a the mother of a defendant facing a marijuana charge in his courtroom.His attorney, David Besso, said the judge intends to appeal the finding, which he called unprecedented. “The decision by the commission is a complete miscarriage of justice,” he told The New York Post, which first reported the story. “This is the first time in the history of the commission that a judge has been removed from the bench for private conversations with his client.”Village of Northport officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.last_img read more