Bassist Les Claypool is set to pull double duty at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 16th, as he’ll be performing with Primus and special guest, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, for a night of mayhem at the famed Morrison, CO venue. It seems that both bands will be performing throughout 2017, as Claypool now has dates scheduled for each unique act this year.The show will start with the psychedelic style of Claypool Lennon, fusing Claypool’s funky offbeat bass with Sean Lennon’s otherworldly guitar playing. Fans will then get to hear a full set of Primus music, placing Claypool within the outfit that he’s led now for over 25 years. Primus will also hit the intimate Fox Theatre on May 15th, treating fans to an evening of their music ahead of the big Red Rocks event.Tickets and more information about the show can be found here, and you can see the artwork below.
For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a travel advisory to a part of the continental U.S.—a one-square-mile area in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, where 14 people were infected with Zika after being bitten by local mosquitoes.CDC Director Thomas Frieden urged pregnant women who live and work in the area and their partners to make every effort to avoid mosquito bites and to practice safe sex, and said that expectant mothers who visited Wynwood any time after June 15 should be tested for Zika. The virus can cause severe birth defects in children of women infected at any time during pregnancy. Infection can occur after a mosquito bite or through sexual contact with an infected partner.Frieden noted that the CDC advisory covers only a small area because the mosquito that spreads Zika—Aedes aegypti—can only travel about 500 feet.Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of International Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, agreed with the CDC’s decision, noting that it doesn’t make sense to create panic when there isn’t evidence of the disease spreading elsewhere. The risk of getting Zika around Miami is “very, very small,” he said in an Aug. 1, 2016 NPR interview. “Most people who go to southern Florida today are not going to be bitten by a mosquito that is infected with Zika.” Read Full Story