Tonight, The Disco Biscuits, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set), and Michal Menert will join the party, along with second showings from Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, and Goldroom. Photos provided by Noble Visions.STS9 | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/2/2016Set: To The World >> Nautilus, Kabuki, New Dawn New Day, Itzamana, Click Lang Echo, We’ll Meet In Our Dreams, Golden Gate, Give & Take, From Now OnUmphrey’s McGee | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/2/2016Set One: Miss Tinkle’s, Cemetery Walk I, Ringo, Example 1, Wappy Sprayberry > Speak Up > Cemetery Walk IISet Two: Der Bluten Kat > Cut The Cable (OG) > Der Bluten Kat > I’m On Fire > Der Bluten Kat, In The Kitchen, Night Nurse > Bad Friday, The FloorEncore: I Want You (She’s So Heavy) Load remaining images The second day of Dominican Holidaze is now complete with a blazing success. The destination event, held at the Breathless & Now Onyx Resort in Punta Cana, makes sure to diversify their offerings with artist-led excursions and unique concert experiences across the board. If fans weren’t doing yoga on the beach or playing water basketball with The Floozies, they were probably enjoying a poolside set from Goldroom.As the sun went down, STS9 kicked things off on the beach stage, followed by funk veterans Lettuce, psychedelic jammers Lotus, hard-rocking Umphrey’s McGee, with a late night set from Manic Focus.
[Video: Rolling Stone] As part of Rolling Stone‘s “Song Breakdown” series, the media outlet has released a brand-new video featuring comedian and The Late Show host Stephen Colbert. In this new video, Colbert analyzes Chance The Rapper‘s “Favorite Song” featuring Childish Gambino, which was released back in 2013 on Chance’s sophomore mixtape, Acid Rap, which was given away for free and helped catapult him into stardom. In the video, Colbert breaks down a verse of the song, analyzing the rhythm pattern of one of the verses and drawing on unexpected references to the Victorian-era playwright duo, Gilbert and Sullivan as well as the iconic fantasy series, Lord Of The Rings.After singing some of the lyrics from memory (starting off with “Bang bang bang, skeet skeet skeet/She do that thing for three re-tweets”), Colbert first notes that “that rhythm right there, that was just like a worm in my brain. I couldn’t stop listening to that song, and it’s something about the rhythm of that second verse, which repeats again two verses later.” He continues, “I didn’t know what it was until I was like, ‘Oh wait, that’s Gilbert and Sullivan’s rhythm,’” moving on to show how both mirror one another.Talking about the relative rarity of the rhyme scheme used “because it’s got a lot of internal rhymes within the line,” Colbert adds “The only other place I know besides ‘My Favorite Song’ and Gilbert and Sullivan, habitually, is—and this is because I link everything back to J.R.R. Tolkein—it’s actually from the ‘Song of Eärendil’.” With Colbert diving on his apparently encyclopedic knowledge of Lord Of The Rings, the famed comedian offers context on the little-known poem that influences Tolkein’s Middle Earth universe.You can watch Stephen Colbert’s song breakdown of Chance The Rapper’s “Favorite Song” featuring Childish Gambino for Rolling Stone below.
For Rooney, though, the players need to do their bit. “We all have to step up,” he told a number of national newspapers ahead of Sunday’s away game with Aston Villa. “It hasn’t been good enough of late and we all have to come forward and show why we were champions last year and do better. We have a good run of games now and hopefully we can do that.” Rooney is one United player who could be admonished of blame for United’s form. The England international has been the club’s stand-out player this season, but still considers himself culpable. “It’s not about me, it’s about the team. If the team isn’t doing well then my form is not important – we have to do well as a team and roll our sleeves up and really pull ourselves together,” he added. “It’s not nice (the table). We are all proud players and it’s not nice being there. It hurts. Hopefully there will be a reaction.” Much has been said about the transfer business Moyes did in the summer and how much he is expected to do in the forthcoming window. Some have criticised the Scot for his dealings, with others claiming United no longer spend big, but he is adamant that the money is there for him to freshen things up should he so wish. The champions currently sit ninth in the Premier League and are nine points behind Everton who occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot. With David Moyes still adapting to life in Sir Alex Ferguson’s place as manager, the transition has been a long one and questions have been asked of where United are heading on and off the field. Press Association “We can definitely find the money for a big deal, 100 per cent,” he told national newspapers. “I know that because the money was available this summer. We were very close to a major, major signing, and if it had gone through it would have definitely shown what the club is worth. “We didn’t do it in the end, we didn’t quite get there because players had chosen other clubs or made different decisions, but we were close to a couple of major signings and we didn’t miss out because of money, that’s for sure.” With United’s pursuit of a top-four spot currently off-beam, questions have been asked in some places as to how the club’s owners would react if Moyes and his players fail to qualify for the competition next season. Moyes was dubbed as ‘the chosen one’ after being picked for the job by Ferguson and former United defender Gary Neville believes Moyes should remain, no matter what. “My view is simple: David Moyes deserves to have the same period of time that every Manchester United manager has had,” he wrote in the Mail on Sunday. “I don’t care what Chelsea or Real Madrid do in sacking their managers after winning trophies. “Manchester United should be different and stay true to their values. And even if United didn’t qualify for the Champions League, which would be a huge disappointment, I would maintain that view.” Wayne Rooney is “hurt” by the way Manchester United’s title defence has started and has told his team-mates they need to start delivering.