Vulfpeck was the first band to perform at this year’s LOCKN’ Festival, and they surely impressed with their brand intricate, funky music. Opening with “Conscious Club”, Jack Stratton immediately started the banter as the band kicked into gear, and the fun didn’t stop throughout their hourlong set.The Vulf worked “Fugue State”, “Rango II”, “My First Car”, and “Cory Wong” into the set before inviting out frequent collaborator and explosive performer Antwuan Stanley for an excellent mid-set breakdown. “Funky Duck” got the crowd really riled up, while “1612 and “Wait for the Moment” gave Stanley an opportunity to showcase his impressive vocal range. Perhaps the highlight of the show, Stanley closed out his portion of the set with a fun cover of “Peg” by Steely Dan, a cover in Vulfpeck’s repertoire that really resonated with the classic-rock-appreciating crowd at LOCKN’.After Stanley left the stage, Vulfpeck finished their set with a series of their biggest songs. “Back Pocket” made for a big sing-a-long moment, with Theo Katzman leading the crowd through an impressive three-part harmony. Then, it was finally Joe Dart‘s turn to take center stage, and he absolutely crushed his feature on “Beastly”. Dart is beyond talented on his Fender Jazz bass, and he showed off his talent with an awesome, “Jungle Boogie”-inspired solo on “Beastly”. “Christmas in L.A.” came next, giving and Katzman and the crowd another opportunity to interact by fittingly turning “LA” into “VA” for the song’s chorus, giving the state of Virginia a nice little shout out. Vulfpeck finished their first set with “It Gets Funkier”, giving the excited LOCKN’ audience a chance to funk out one more time before Vulfpeck gave way to Umphrey’s McGee.Watch full video of Vulfpeck’s glorious debut at LOCKN’ below, courtesy of YouTube user micapaw groove.Setlist: Vulfpeck at LOCKN’ Festival, Arrington, VA – 8/25/16Set: Conscious Club, Fugue State, Rango II, My First Car, Jam, Funky Duck, 1612, Wait for the Moment, Peg (Steely Dan cover), Back Pocket, Beastly, Christmas in L.A., It Gets Funkier
Norway’s monopoly brought into question as problem gambling rates increase May 26, 2020 Submit Lotteritilsynet raises NOK 30m for Norway’s distressed non-profits August 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Share Stats Perform becomes sole live streaming supplier for Norsk Tipping July 9, 2020 Norway’s Ministry of Culture has confirmed its support for a consultation to consolidate the nation’s gambling laws into a single legislative framework. Endorsed by Culture Minister Abid Raja, the consultation will form the basis for a new bill to merge Norway’s three existing gambling mandates – ‘1992 Gambling Act’, ‘1995 Lottery Act’ and ‘1927 Totalisator Act’.Forwarding the proposal to Norway’s Stortinget (legislative assembly), Raja underlined that the consultation will not review Norsk Tipping (lottery and gambling) and Rikstoto (racing) positions as national gambling monopolies.Instead, Raja will seek to remove the inefficiencies in governing Norway’s gambling monopolies, which to date have been supervised by three separate government entities – The Lottery Committee, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Under a new legislative framework overseen by the Ministry of Culture, Norsk Tipping and Riskstoto will be subject to stricter state controls, with the government directly appointing the monopolies’ executive and board nominees. Further objectives will see the Ministry of Culture undertake all responsibilities with regards to reviewing Norsk Tipping and Risktoto’s social responsibility and customer care duties.Reducing the number of government agencies overseeing Norwegian gambling legislation, Raja underscored that national regulator Lotteritilsynet will be strengthened in protecting the market against unlicensed operators.The consultation will also enforce new advertising laws, denying remote operators’ access to marketing verticals, which they have been able to circumvented under existing laws. Developing a consolidated framework, the Ministry of Culture stated that it will work with all relevant stakeholders, in designing effective legislation addressing all of gambling’s technicalities in relation to consumer protections, technology advancements and further marketplace dynamics.