Exclusive Videos: Steve Kimock, moe., Fishbone & More Highlight Summer Camp Festival

first_imgWelcome to the second half of our video recap of the Summer Camp Music Festival! Our first installment featured moe., Greensky Bluegrass, and more, but the great thing about Summer Camp is the extraordinary amount of talent at any given moment. This second installment of our video series has some truly legendary acts, like Steve Kimock, Fishbone, Ani DeFranco, Summer Camp stalwarts like The Henhouse Prowlers and Family Groove Company and of course, headliners moe.Check out exclusive videos from our videographer Rex Thomson below!Steve Kimock & Friends “Bird Song”Legendary guitarist Steve Kimock brought his “Friends,” including Jeff Chimenti and Dan Lebowitz with him for a set of beautiful tunes, including this stellar version of the Grateful Dead tune “Bird Song.”Fishbone “Bonin’ in the Boneyard”Legendary punk-funk band Fishbone showed they haven’t lost a step raging across the stage and out into the audience just as they did in the beginning nearly four decades ago! Later in the day they blew folks away with their sit in with moe. for a special cover of Prince’s Purple Rain, but they got the party started much earlier with a signature freak out set on the Sunshine Stage earlier in the day. The Henhouse Prowlers “Workin’ Man Blues”Chicago’s own “Suits and Ties” bluegrass band The Henhouse Prowlers took a break from their world travels to pay their respects to Merle Haggard with this cover of “Workin’ Man Blues” from the Summer Camp Music Festival’s Campfire Stage.Family Groove Company “Instrumental – New Speedway Boogie”Illinois and Summer Camp Music Festival favorites Family Groove Company brought their feel good brand of music to the Summer Camp Campfire Stage for a grooving instrumental before segueing perfectly into a high energy rendition of the Grateful Dead‘s “New Speedway Boogie” with a few Shakedown Street” teases thrown in for good measure.moe. “Billy Goat>Stressed Out”moe. got their Saturday night Moonshine Stage headlining set going with a band thanks to a rocking “Billy Goat” then slipped into one of their odder covers of the weekend, a fun version of the 21 Pilots song “Stressed Out,” featuring the prodigious rapping skills of percussionist Jim Loughlin.The Main Squeeze “Message To The Lonely”Chicago based rockers The Main Squeeze has seen their brand of feel good funk and soul catch fire and find a well deserved national fan base. They got things going on the Starshine Stage with a righteous “Message To The Lonely.”Ani DeFranco “Careless Words”Feminist icon and beloved singer-songwriter Ani DeFranco took the Summer Camp Music Festival Sunshine Stage for a set of solo acoustic tunes that had her many diehard fan’s rapt attention from start to finish.Fruition “Labor Of Love”Portland, Oregon’s Fruition brought their fiery and heartfelt brand of Americana to the Campfire Stage at the Summer Camp Music Festival for a selection of the best loved tunes including a fun rendition of the title track from their new album, Labor Of Love.moe. “Wind It Up”Since we’ve already seen how moe. closed out the festival with a smokin’ cover of Cream‘s “White Room,” it seemed like a good way to end this video retrospective was with another of moe.’s more classic show enders, the anthemic “Wind It Up.” The song always sends the fans out into the night with a positive vibe!Another amazing year in the books for the Summer Camp Music Festival, and the most successful to boot! Fans from around the nation have helped make Summer Camp the first big salvo of the summer festival season, and if the fun to be had there is any indication, we’re in for a good year!last_img read more

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Lyon Center experiences multiple-machine breakdown

first_imgThe Lyon Center, USC’s main gym for students, has become burdened with a growing number of broken machines — treadmills, ellipticals and StairMasters — inconveniencing gym patrons during their workouts, students said.Break down · Visitors to the Lyon Center say about one-third of the equipment is broken, which the center attributes to an influx of students. – Hayden Bennett | Daily Trojan When the Daily Trojan walked through the Lyon Center earlier this week, on the first floor of the Lyon Center four of the nine treadmills and one of the three StairMasters were out of order. In addition, six out of 13 televisions attached to the ellipticals did not function properly.On the second floor, none of the StairMasters turned on. Thirteen or more televisions on 28 ellipticals didn’t work. Four treadmills had out-of-order signs.In all, technical problems currently affect approximately one-third of the fitness machines at the Lyon Center as of Monday. This makes it difficult to find and exercise on a fitness machine at times, students said.“There’s more waiting time. We’re all pressed for time,” said Christine Vaughn, a senior majoring in business administration. “I feel like the machines aren’t consistently fixed. I mean, they fix some and then another set breaks down.”Some students also said broken machines have always been a problem at the Lyon Center.“It’s gotten a little bit worse recently, especially with the TVs being broken on the machines,” said Michelle Gossman, a senior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention. “I don’t really know what they do to fix the problem, but it always seems to be a problem.”Derek Lim, a freshman majoring in electrical engineering, said there were times when he simply couldn’t work out or had to find an alternative to the Lyon Center.“It throws off the rhythm [of my workout],” he said.Yet, according to Arvin Varma, assistant director of recreational sports, Lyon Center staff members say they have been responding to student complaints and problems.“I think it’s under control,” Varma said. “You would not find more than two or three machines down.”With a user base of more than 3,000 students, various machines do break down on a regular basis, but the staff at the Lyon Center are not always allowed to repair the machines themselves, Varma said.“There are certain parts that we do not keep in stock, so we have to wait,” Varma said. “A lot of machines are under warranty, so we cannot touch and open them — it has to be the company.”Varma attributed the current rise in broken machines to the return of students to campus, yet said he did not consider the broken machines to be a situation of concern.“There will always be a few machines down at any time.  This is quite normal,” Varma said. “We didn’t have a lot of problems during the summer, but with students coming back, machines will break. But I think it’s under control.”last_img read more

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Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa to feature in ESPN magazine’s Body Issue

first_imgPhoto: getty Images (Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders will feature in ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue). The yearly publication, which began in 2009, features athletes from across the globe stripped down in an exploration of the athletic body in photographs, with only props from the athlete’s sport to cover up. Fekitoa will be the first New Zealand athlete to be featured in the magazine, and just the second rugby player in over 200 athletes to take part in the issue since 2009.United States rugby stalwart Todd Clever, who is the most capped American rugby player in their history, was in the 2015 edition. “I worked really hard with my body to get it right,” Fekitoa told ESPN.”I want to show others that you can achieve anything in what you do if you put your mind to it and your body.”Fekitoa, 25, will feature alongside two-times NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas, former women’s tennis No.1 Caroline Wozniaki, 2016 NFL rookie of the year Ezekiel Elliott and more.The ninth annual edition of the Body Issue is out on July 8.last_img read more

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