Load remaining images Photo: Josh Huver There ain’t no party like a Turkuaz dance party. The nine-piece funk band from Brooklyn by way of Boston made The Fillmore in San Francisco sweat on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.Following a curve through SoCal and up the San Francisco Peninsula, Turkuaz now has a few days before picking back up in Oregon on Tuesday and continuing for six days straight. Don’t expect this group to take it slow–they are unstoppable.They opened The Fillmore with a pair of tunes from their 2015 release Digitonium: “Percy Thrills The Moondog” and the title track. A strong lead from drummer Michelangelo Carruba carried the transition from “Digitonium” into a few cuts from Life In The City.Released in September of last year, Life In The City is Turkuaz’s 5th full-length album. For the next 15 minutes, the crowd was treated to a decent sampling of the record. “If I ever Fall Asleep” was followed by “The Question” and finally “Make You Famous” brought the music to a pause.The intensity only continued to grow as they busted “Tiptoe Through The Cypto” from 2015’s Stereochrome EP. “Lika” really started picking up the pace and the tempo on and off the stage. Turkuaz first started bending the space-funk-time continuum during “European Festivity Nightmare”, but they cooled things down quickly.One of their favorite covers to play in San Francisco came next, the Sly and The Family Stone hit “Babies Making Babies”. They followed it up with another SF shout out with “On The Run”. Turkuaz created “On The Run” with Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison, after meeting and sitting in on a previous show at The Fillmore SF.According to Harrison in a recent statement, “playing that night, I was impressed with the nuances they had picked up from Talking Heads and knew that they would be fun to work with.” He continued, “Their level of musicianship was inspiring.”Although Harrison wasn’t in attendance, Turkuaz paid tribute with a rowdy cover of the Talking Heads’ tune “Slippery People” from 1983’s Speaking in Tongues. Joining the stage for the Talking Heads cover was the enigmatic frontman and the powerhouse behind opening act paris_monster, Josh Dion, assisting on percussion.“Slippery People” fell between the sticks of Dion and Carruba, who took their time to show off and put on a rhythm clinic via drum battle. The segue into Future 86’s “Electric Habitat” gave the audience a jump start with an electric shock rock and boogie down.By 11:44 PM, the music grew quieter, but somehow more intense with each sound. Bassist Taylor Shell took over the transition and set the pace, building it up one brick at a time. After a fake-out ending, the band continued the song for another minute.“Life In The City”, the title track to their most recent record, followed. The song has a much deeper, slow groove than many of Turkuaz’s other high-energy bangers. At least it starts out that way, and on Saturday they accentuated the slow crawl of the intro beat, increasing the tension between notes.The band transitioned into a nearly reggae funk for another Future 86 track, “Pickin Up (Where You Left Off)” that featured a steady spotlight on singer/saxophonist Josh Schwartz. The pace continued to climb as Turkuaz covered The Beatles’ “Get Back” and ended the last-push series of segues with “Monkeyfinger” to close the set.Minutes later they returned with a two-song encore, beginning with the “Ballard of Castor Troy” and closing the show with “Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good” – a full-fledged Turkuaz anthem from their 2011 record Zerbert.Catch Turkuaz in Oregon and Washington as they round through the Pacific Northwest this first full week of February. Head to the band’s website for more information.Setlist: Turkuaz | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 2/2/2019Percy Thrills The Moondog, Digitonium > If I Ever Fall Asleep, The Question, Make You Famous, Tiptoe Through Crypto, Lika, The One and Lonely, European Festivity Nightmare, Babies Makin Babies*, On The Run, Slippery People** > Electric Habitat, Life In The City > Pickin Up (Where You Left Off), > Get Back*** > MonkeyfingerEncore: Ballad of Castor Troy, Lookin Tough, Feelin Good*- cover, Sly & The Family Stone**- cover, Talking Heads***- cover, The BeatlesTurkuaz | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 2/2/19 | Photos: Joshua Huver
For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hyderabad: A cheating case has been registered against triple Olympian and former India hockey team captain N Mukesh Kumar and his brother for allegedly obtaining fake Scheduled Caste certificates and securing jobs in the Indian Airlines, police said on Wednesday. Acting on a complaint by a local ‘Tahasildar’, an FIR had been registered under the Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) an 471 (using as genuine a forged document) against Kumar and his brother Suresh Kumar, Bowenpally Police Station Inspector D Rajesh told PTI.Kumar, an Arjuna awardee, and his brother allegedly furnished false SC ‘A’ Mala caste certificates and secured employment in the state-run Indian Airlines while they belonged to backward class ‘A Nayee Brahmin” community, he said quoting the complaint.Also Read | Amit Bhandari Assault Case: After Gautam Gambhir’s proposal, DDCA bans U-23 player Anuj Dedha for lifeThe airlines had earlier requested the Hyderabad district officials to inquire into the matter after it received a complaint that the two brothers did not belong to the SC community.We are proceeding further with the investigations, the police official added. Reacting to the development, Mukesh Kumar, a city resident, said he had been having the SC certificate from class I.“I got the job in the Indian Airllines under the sports quota,” he told PTI. Mukesh Kumar, a star forward, had represented India in over 300 international matches and scored as many as 80 goals.He had featured in three Olympic Games – Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000). He has also been conferred with the Padma Shri award.
Today’s headlines include a story noting that insurers say about 80 percent of new enrollees have paid their first premiums for new insurance coverage under the health law. Kaiser Health News: Need A Doc? These Companies Will Hook You Up In A HurryKaiser Health News staff writer Daniela Hernandez, working in collaboration with Wired, reports: “Grand Rounds is one of many healthcare startups bringing on-demand, concierge-like services once reserved for the ultra-rich to the middle class – similar to what tech outfits like Google, Amazon, Uber, and Lyft have done for personal shopping and transportation. These budding companies offer basic access to medical advice, appointments and other assistance. Some operate regionally, others nationally. Their services and prices vary substantially—but all aim to fill gaps in the existing health care system, in part by using the Internet” Hernandez, 5/7). Read the story.Kaiser Health News: Employers Eye Moving Sickest Workers To Insurance ExchangesKaiser Health News staff writer Jay Hancock, working in collaboration with The Daily Beast, reports: “Can corporations shift workers with high medical costs from the company health plan into online insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act? Some employers are considering it, say benefits consultants. ‘It’s all over the marketplace,’ said Todd Yates, a managing partner at Hill, Chesson & Woody, a North Carolina benefits consulting firm. “Employers are inquiring about it and brokers and consultants are advocating for it’” (Hancock, 5/7). Read the story.Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Chemo Costs In U.S. Driven Higher By Shift To Hospital Outpatient FacilitiesNow on Kaiser Health News’ blog, Roni Caryn Rabin writes: “The price of cancer drugs has doubled in the past decade, with the average brand-name cancer drug in the U.S. costing $10,000 for a month’s supply, up from $5,000 in 2003, according to a new report by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a health information, services and technology company” (Rabin, 5/6). Check out what else is on the blog.The New York Times: Insurers Say Most Who Signed Up Under Health Law Have Paid UpMost of the people choosing health plans under the Affordable Care Act — about 80 percent — are paying their initial premiums as required for coverage to take effect, several large insurers said Tuesday on the eve of a House hearing about the law. But the health insurance industry said the total of eight million people who signed up included “many duplicate enrollments” for consumers who tried to enroll more than once because of problems on the website (Pear, 5/6).The Washington Post: D.C. Council Approves Broad New Tax On Health Insurance To Cover City’s ExchangeThe D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a broad tax on all health-related insurance products sold in the nation’s capital to solve a big money problem faced by its online health insurance exchange. Under the measure, which will take effect on an emergency basis but eventually face congressional review, the exchange will fund its operating costs through a 1 percent tax on more than $250 million in insurance premiums paid annually by those who live and work in the District (Davis, 5/6).The Wall Street Journal: D.C. Council Approves Tax To Aid Health ExchangeThe city council of Washington, D.C., voted Tuesday to allow a tax on all health insurers selling inside the district to fund its Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace. The plan, submitted by the city’s DC Health Link insurance exchange, gives the city the power to tax all health-insurance carriers inside the district for exchange funding. The council opted for taxing all carriers, not just those selling in the exchange, to make the levy lower, according to a copy of the approved resolution (Radnofsky, 5/6).NPR: Big Ambitions And Flawed Technology Tripped Up State ExchangesAmong the states that looked to expand health coverage to nearly all their citizens, Massachusetts was an early front-runner. The state passed its own health care law back in 2006 mandating near-universal insurance coverage. That law became a model for federal action. And after the Affordable Care Act went through in 2010, Massachusetts had a head start in bringing health coverage to the uninsured (Hensley, 5/6).The Associated Press: NC Lawmaker Wins GOP Senate NominationNorth Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis captured the Republican nomination to oppose imperiled Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan Tuesday night, overcoming anti-establishment rivals by a comfortable margin in the first of a springtime spate of primaries testing the strength of a tea party movement that first rocked the GOP four years ago. … Hagan is among the Democrats’ most vulnerable incumbents in a campaign season full of them, a first-term lawmaker in a state that is ground zero in a national debate over the health care law that she and the Democrats voted into existence four years ago. Americans for Prosperity, a group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, has run about $7 million worth of television commercials criticizing Hagan for her position on the law (5/6).The Washington Post’s The Fact Checker: New Obamacare Attacks: A Round-UpWe are going to do a quick round-up of two recent claims about the Affordable Care Act. We can’t always get to them, and indeed the quote above was first spotted by our colleagues at PolitiFact. But it is simply too good to pass up. We also regret not finding the time to fact check the radio ad by Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), which claimed that GOP hopeful Thom Tillis (R) had said that Obamacare was a “great idea” (Kessler, 5/7).The New York Times: Chamber Of Commerce Makes Ad Buy Supporting Pro-Business RepublicansThough the ads range in topic, President Obama’s signature health care law figures significantly into several of the commercials. The ad for Mr. Heck, a doctor, warns that the Affordable Care Act has led to “higher taxes, increased premiums and fewer choices” (Parker, 5/6).The Wall Street Journal: Humana Earnings Shrink On Higher Costs; Results Top ViewsHumana Inc. said first-quarter profit shrank 22% as the Medicare-focused insurer’s higher expenses offset its improved revenue. Still, revenue and earnings came in well above analysts’ forecasts. Humana and its peers face shrinking government funding for Medicare Advantage plans, which are the private industry’s version of the health plan for the elderly and disabled. Humana is more tethered to these plans than any other big insurers, making its ability to manage lower payments while guarding profit margins a significant issue (Rubin, 5/7).The Associated Press: Settlement Seeks $100M Fund For Meningitis VictimsA settlement filed with a federal bankruptcy judge would create a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy, lawyers said Tuesday (5/6).Los Angeles Times: Hospitals And Union Make Deal To Avoid Ballot Measure FightCalifornia hospitals have reached a deal with the state’s largest healthcare union to avoid an expensive and potentially nasty ballot measure fight this fall that would have cast a harsh spotlight on high medical costs and executive salaries. As part of Tuesday’s agreement, the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West dropped proposed ballot initiatives to limit hospital charges and cap what nonprofit hospitals pay their executives (Terhune, 5/6).The Wall Street Journal: SEIU, California Hospitals Will Create $100 Million State Medicaid FundThe nation’s biggest health-care union and the California hospital industry said Tuesday they had reached a multiyear deal to create a $100 million fund to improve a state-run Medicaid system they say falls short on hospital reimbursements. But after months of public threats and private talks, the Service Employees International Union didn’t appear to win one of its biggest demands: access to tens of thousands of hospital workers for an organizing drive (Trottman and Maher, 5/6).The Associated Press: Federal Audit Faults NY Medicaid Claim RateFederal auditors say New York should repay $60.8 million in Medicaid reimbursement for unallowable costs for room and board for taking care of developmentally disabled people (5/7).USA Today: Dental Therapists Aim To Fill In Oral Health ShortfallsA few states are trying to alleviate their oral health care shortages by allowing the licensing of dental therapists — a fairly new class of dental care providers, essentially dentistry’s version of physicians’ assistants. They face strong resistance from dentists (McElhaney, 5/6). Check out all of Kaiser Health News’ e-mail options including First Edition and Breaking News alerts on our Subscriptions page. 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