The truth is… you can’t make every show. Lucky for us in a high-tech world, it’s becoming increasingly easier to catch all of your favorite bands’ shows – without ever having to leave the living room! Such is the case with Umphrey’s McGee, who has just announced a slew of couch tour dates for their upcoming summer tour dates.In the event that you can’t make it to the band’s shows coming up next weekend, you can watch pro-shot footage live, courtesy of TourGigs. The run from August 3rd through the 6th will all be live streamed, with a VOD option to watch any show on demand for 14 days after it airs. Now you can UM whenever you want!According to the band, these will be the only shows live streamed in August, so don’t miss out! More information can be found here.
THE California Transportation Commission likely will decide today to grant all the car-pool-lane money needed for the 405 Freeway after a week of pressure from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and others. Who says a little complaining doesn’t work? The CTC is set to make the decision about this year’s allocation from the $20 billion transportation bond measure that state voters endorsed last November. Initially, the commission’s staff recommended that the 405 get zilch in this round of funding, even though the freeway ranks at the top of the worst freeways in the history of all time. The outcry from local politicians – and even others across the state – changed minds on the commission staff. And on Monday the staff amended the report to include $1.1 billion for traffic-relief projects on both the 405 and Interstate 5. We hope the CTC will endorse the recommendation so that the relief can begin, at last. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!