Dead & Company wrapped up a two-night run at the famed Alpine Valley Music Theatre in style last night, playing their hearts out for a great performance with countless Grateful Dead classics. Powered by three of the band’s core members, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Dead & Company are carrying the torch with a gusto. Perhaps it’s the new energy that John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti bring to the table, but there’s no denying that this band has some magic.Unlike the first night of the Alpine run, where Dead & Co debuted two new songs, the band focused on familiar tunes with a passion. Opening with “Samson & Delilah,” the first set was heated up by “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo,” “Loose Lucy,” “Standing On The Moon,” “Crazy Fingers,” “Althea” and a sing-along of “Goin Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” that featured vocals from Burbridge.Set two had the biggest surprise of the night, as the band opened the set with “Sugar Magnolia” but segued into “Viola Lee Blues” before playing the “Sunshine Daydream” coda. The set raged on with a great “Scarlet > Fire” combination and wrapped into a psychedelic “Drums/Space” odyssey, before returning with “Wharf Rat.” Only after “Wharf Rat” would the band conclude their opening song, hitting the “Sunshine Daydream” section in stride.The encore brought two emotional Jerry Garcia tunes to light, as the band brought out acoustic guitars and played “Ripple.” With a little time left, the band broke out into one more song, a great “Touch Of Grey,” to end the show.Check out video highlights [from velvethammer2002 except where indicated], audio via WMWV Radio, and the full setlist below!Crazy FingersAltheaDrums/SpaceWharf Rat [via zoothorn99]RippleTouch Of Grey [via thisspaceisgettinghot] Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists
MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from May 21 – 27, 2018.Share placement yields £20M for Atlantis Atlantis Resources has completed the placing of more than 57 million shares, securing £20 million for its upcoming tidal power and renewable energy activities.The new ordinary shares were placed at price of 35 pence per share, ahead of the completion of the proposed reverse takeover by GFG Alliance company SIMEC.Minesto installs MGS buoy off WalesMinesto has completed the installation of the micro-grid system (MGS) buoy that will be used for the company’s first tidal energy installation in Holyhead Deep, off the coast of North West Wales.Moored to the seabed using three anchor lines, the offshore buoy designed for extreme sea conditions will provide data and communications with Minesto’s DG500 marine energy power plant, according to Minesto.Project MONITOR eyes tidal energy blade reliability boostA new project focused on investigating the forces acting on blades and structures of tidal energy converters and their impact on reliability will be officially launched at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE).Project MONITOR aims to reduce the risk of failure of tidal energy technologies, and enhance their reliability, resulting in increased investment in the marine energy industry by both the public and private sectors.Life DemoWave buoys reach installation siteTwo wave energy buoys, built as part of the EU-backed Life DemoWave project, have been transported to Punta Langosteira where they will shortly be deployed for trials.The buoys arrived at the site located in Galicia, northwestern Spain, on May 21, 2018, ahead of installation planned for the coming weeks, Life DemoWave project team informed.Solar heads offshore with wind at its backThree companies within offshore energy sector have signed a letter of intent to jointly target niche markets in need of supply of clean electricity from floating wind and solar power.Swedish floating wind developer SeaTwirl teamed up with Swiss builder of floating islands for solar panels Novaton, and Norwegian subsea infrastructure supplier Unitech, to combine their expertise to offer the market hybrid solutions with wind and solar power.