Marco Benevento Plays “Fred Short” Suite, Covers Butthole Surfers [Full Audio/Video]

first_imgOn Saturday, May 19, 2018, Miami Beach was treated to a very special evening with keyboardist Marco Benevento. Benevento was the man of the hour for the Rhythm Foundation’s 30th-anniversary fundraiser at the Gleason Room at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Benevento’s last solo project performance in Miami took place in January 2016 as part of the Rhythm Foundation’s Seaside Sessions series, so patrons and organizers already knew it would be a night to remember. The show was originally scheduled to take place outdoors at the North Beach Bandshell, but a forecast of heavy rain resulted in a venue change.The Rhythm Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, “seeks to increase global awareness through the presentation of live music as well as build and strengthen the diverse communities in South Florida through consistent shared cultural experiences.” Artists from all over the world and a plethora of genres have performed by way of the organization. Located in the colorful, cultural melting pot of Miami Beach, a focus has been placed on Latin American-, Caribbean-, and European-flavored bands. Benevento’s unique and energetic style, which blends sounds from all over the globe, was a perfect fit for the culturally diverse event.The poor weather did not put a damper on the event what-so-ever; the Gleason Room provided the perfect ambiance for the festivities. The evening began with a two-hour cocktail party, which included an open bar, hors-d’oeuvres from local favorite Taquiza, music by local DJ Benton, and an impressive silent auction. Hot ticket auction items were donated from popular business from all over the surrounding area. Auction items included a signed copy of Benevento’s recent 10th anniversary re-issue of his first solo album Invisible Baby; music-related artwork from well-known, local artist Lebo; hotel weekend packages at 4 and 5 star resorts; dinners at top-rated restaurants, including local music supporting restaurants 3rd & 3rd and Farmer’s Table; and packages from the area’s best wellness establishments (Float8, Yoga Journey, and The Salt Suite).Benevento and his bandmates, bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, came in smoking hot after a recent two night stand of late nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest (in addition to Benevento’s two night stand with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late night performance with Worship My Organ). The trio warmed up the crowd with the groovy, seven-part journey of songs comprising “The Story of Fred Short,” showcasing their impressive range of talent.  The festive dance party continued with “Greenpoint”, an instrumental, downtempo track from the album Between the Needles & Nightfall.A spacey, jammed out instrumental version of The Knife’s “Heartbeats”, a song that truly hit the indie map when Jose Gonzales covered it on his 2006 debut album Veneer, came next.  The true bust out of the evening was a cover of the Butthole Surfers’ “Pepper,” with both Benevento and Rykman on vocals. Synthpop, crowd favorites “Limbs of a Pine” and “At the Show” rounded out the high energy set, with everyone in the house dancing and singing along.  As always, Benevento had the crowd mesmerized during the entire performance.You can check out the full audio recording of the show, along with some video clips, compliments of CHeeSeHeaD PRoDuCTioNS.Full Audio[Audio: CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]“Dropkick” through to “At The Show”[Video:CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]Setlist: Marco Benevento | Gleason Room at The Fillmore | Miami Beach, FL | 5/19/2018Setlist: Intro: The Story of Fred Short*. Seven Twenty Two*. Walking With Tyrone*. Live A Certain Life*. Stay In Line*. I Can’t See The Light*. Follow The Arrow*. Greenpoint. Heartbeats.** Dropkick. The Real Morning Party. Pepper***. Limbs of a Pine.E: At The Show.*First 7 Songs: “The Story of Fred Short” (side B of the album, The Story of Fred Short)**The Knife cover (instrumental)***Butthole Surfers coverBand: Marco Benevento (keys, vocals), Karina Rykman (bass, vocals), Andy Borger (drums)last_img read more

Antique LGUs urged to submit list of recipients left out of SAP part 1

first_imgA police officer provides security during distribution of the first tranche of the national government’s Social Amelioration Program to residents of Barangay Buhang, Hamtic, Antique. Local government units in the province are being urged to send the master list of beneficiaries who were left out of the first tranche so that they could also receive the P6,000 cash aid. HAMTIC PNP PCR Meanwhile, Amaran said the municipality of Anini-y has to liquidate first the release of its first tranche before it would be included in the second tranche.“We had been following up Anini-y for its liquidation but until now it has not done so,” she added. The inclusion of left-out beneficiaries is based on DSWD’s Memorandum Circular Number 14, series 2020, or the special guidelines in the implementation of the emergency subsidy program for additional beneficiaries. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is requesting local government units (LGUs) in this province to submit their master list of recipients who were left out during the first tranche distribution of the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP).DSWD provincial officer Melrose Amaran said on Monday all 18 LGUs were urged to send their respective master lists and Social Amelioration Cards (SAC) so that families also economically displaced by coronavirus disease 2019 will also receive a P6,000 cash assistance each during the second tranche.“The deadline for the SAP left-out master list and SAC will be tomorrow, June 9,” said Amaran. According to Amaran, LGUs should liquidate first the first tranche they have received before they will be downloaded with funds for the left-out beneficiaries.The first tranche of the SAP distribution helped 71,656 eligible beneficiaries in this province.DSWD regional information officer May Rago-Castillo, for her part, said senior citizens who receive pension lower than P6,000 will be included as beneficiaries of the second tranche of the SAP.Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Nutrition Scholars and village watchmen with a monthly honorarium of less than P6,000 are also included, she added.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more