Umphrey’s McGee Goes Acoustic For Beautiful ‘Southern Cross’ Cover [HD Video Premiere]

first_imgJust recently, Umphrey’s McGee revealed a new live video release of their coveted 2015 New Years run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. UM pulled out all the stops on the five night run, including a bath robe-laden encore, bringing in some horns, and the debut acoustic cover of the Crosby Stills and Nash hit, “Southern Cross,” to close out a rockin’ first set.Umphrey’s McGee’s Mammoth Five-Night NYE Run at The Tabernacle In AtlantaPlayed for the first time ever, both Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger donned acoustic guitars for the momentuous performance. Unsurprisingly, the band absolutely nailed the cover, mastering the challenging harmonies and making it look easy in the process.Watch this debut performance from the band’s January 2nd, 2015 performance below, exclusively via L4LM:If you want to relive this whole extended run, head to TourGigs to find out more information about purchasing the DVD/Blu-Ray/digital release!Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA – 1/2/15Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > Higgins, Der Bluten Kat > The Message > Der Bluten Kat, 2×2[1], Uncle Wally[2], Nemo[2] > Sweetness[2] > Nemo[2], Southern Cross[3]Set 2: Hurt Bird Bath[4] -> Upward > Hurt Bird Bath, Push the Pig > The Fussy Dutchman, Conduit, In the Flesh[5] > Another Brick in the Wall[5], Mail PackageEncore: Glory, Slacker[6][1] with (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life (Medley/Warnes) teases[2] with Brendan and Jake on acoustics[3] debut, Crosby Stills & Nash; with Brendan and Jake on acoustics[4] with Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty) tease[5] with Dave Murphy replacing Ryan on bass[6] with Jake on keys; with The Message (Grandmaster Flash) jamNotes:the band came out wearing robes for the encorelast_img read more

MoJ spends £96m on ‘off payroll’ staff

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice (MoJ) spent £96m on consultants and temporary staff in 2012/13, while also paying out £89m during the same period to staff who left, according to Cabinet Office data.Three years ago Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude banned the use of temporary staff. However, the ban appears to have been lifted.The department also spent up to £2.6m on temporary IT staff working on its £500m National Offender Management Service over the last year, according to a Gazette Freedom of Information response. The project, which aims to share data across 125 prisons and probation services, is due to be completed in October. An MoJ spokesperson said: ‘Since May 2010 we have cut our spend on consultants and other temporary staff by £43.6m.‘We only use consultants and temporary staff for short-term projects where specialist skills are not available in-house.’Spending on interim lawyers at Whitehall’s central legal services provider the Treasury Solicitors Department totalled £4.6m in 2012/2013, after the department obtained an exemption from the freeze on temporary staff. The department is presently concluding a recruitment drive for 40 more full-time in-house lawyers.last_img read more