Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang Announce Secret Show in Brooklyn This Thursday

first_imgFor an exclusive peek into Les Claypool and Bryan Kehoe’s twangified world, Duo de Twang has confirmed a secret show in Brooklyn this Thursday, February 27th.Sponsored by BrooklynVegan, the taste making music site will reveal the show’s location on Thursday morning and will be live streaming the performance via TourGigs.com. This intimate performance will accompany the band’s two previously announced New York appearances on 2/26 and 2/27 at The Heath in the McKittrick Hotel, infamous home of Sleep No More.Upon listening to Duo de Twang’s new album Four Foot Shack (released 2/4) you’ll quickly discover that Les and Bryan made it a point to keep things as live-sounding as humanly possible. “It was very live,” admits Les. “In fact, it was a little difficult, with all the bleed of the stomping and the bass and the vocals. Every now and again you can hear the studio refrigerator come on or the dog barking at something outside in the background. Once it was there, you had to kind of leave it.”Head below to find out when Duo de Twang’s live show will be making its way to your town; tickets for all shows can be pre-ordered HERE. To RSVP to the McKittrick shows, HERE.Tour Dates2/26 – New York, NY – The Heath at McKittrick Hotel2/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Secret Show, Location Not Yet Disclosed2/27 – New York, NY – The Heath at McKittrick Hotel2/28 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater3/1 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair3/3 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater3/4 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre3/6 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage3/7 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre3/8 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue3/9 – St. Louis, MO – Plush3/11 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge3/12 – 3/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW3/15 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf6/12 – Solona Beach, CA – Belly Up6/13 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater6/14 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre6/15 – Snowmass, CO – Snowmass Mammoth Fest8/29 – 8/31 – Turin, NY – Moedownlast_img read more

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Live Ween Stream Emerges For Tonight’s Valentine’s Day Concert

first_img*UPDATE* With further investigation of the YouTube account that posted the link to a supposed live stream for this evening’s Ween show, a consensus has been reached that the stream is fake, not real, not happening. This news is equally upsetting to us as it is to you. We apologize for the false hope.For all those who have been living vicariously through the Periscope of Ween‘s first two nights at 1STBANK Center, fear not of another bad connection (shout-out Monica and Spencer for keeping us entertained!) Without any official announcement, one majestic human being has promised the Internet World something very special for tonight: a live stream, available on both YouTube and YourMediaHQ. Those with shaky arms may now rest.Audio and videos from Friday night’s show can be found here, and Saturday night here. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!last_img read more

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Chali 2na, Ghost-Note, More Join Nikkie Glaspie At “Peace, Love & Funk” Benefit Show [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images From Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu to the Boston Celtics and the world of software, the word “ubuntu” means different things to people all over the world. For those who gathered for the 11th annual Peace, Love & Funk fundraiser concert at The Mint in Los Angeles on the final Friday of January, the Nguni term was significant for more reasons than one.To start, there was a clear connection to Camp Ubuntu, the cause for which Nikki Glaspie, the powerhouse drummer-singer and leader of The Nth Power, and some of her most talented musician friends gathered to support. Proceeds from the evening—including ticket sales, an art auction and Nikki herself appealing to attendees for their largesse—went to the Harold Robinson Foundation, which partners with Camp Ubuntu to bring groups of marginalized students from South LA to the Angeles National Forest for three-day retreats at the Canyon Creek Complex.In spearheading the effort once again, Nikki also demonstrated the very definition of “ubuntu”—which translates to “I am because we are”—by packing a small space for a good cause.That includes the stage itself. While The Mint can comfortably accommodate a band in the 4-to-6-piece range, Nikki pushed the limits of what’s possible with as many as 17 musicians onstage at any given time. All told, more than 20 players cycled on and off through the set, including The Nth Power guitarist Nick Cassarino and bassist Nate Edgar, singer Amanda Brown, drummer Mike Mitchell, and a crowd of collaborators from Ghost-Note, among them Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth on percussion, MonoNeon on bass, guitarist Peter Knudsen, Jonathan Mones on alto sax, Mike Jelani Brooks on tenor sax, Dominique “Xavier” Taplin on the keys, and Sylvester Onyekiaja (a.k.a. Sly5thAve) on baritone sax and the ones and twos before, during and between sets.Related: Denver Comes Alive Spotlight: Soulive & Ghost-Note Connect As Ghost-LiveNot to mention a kid from Japan named Oto Nori, who sat in with the rhythm section toward the end, and Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na, who hosted the event and lent his own baritone bars to a rendition of the O’Jays’ “Give the People What They Want”.For the better part of three hours, that collection of creators came together for two brilliant sets of music comprised of songs that spanned the spectrum of funk, jazz, soul, and R&B. From Aretha Franklin’s “Jump To It” and Diana Ross’ “Change of Heart”, to the Bar-Kays’ “Traffic Jammer” and Michael Jackson’s “PYT”, Nikki and company kept the full house dancing and grooving to a slew of classics.And that was just the first set. After an intermission that featured Nikki sharing stories about Camp Ubuntu and Nick serenading the room with his original song, “I Will Never Leave You”—written about his experience at Camp Ubuntu—the rest of the ensemble returned to the stage for another extended run on tracks like Chaka Khan’s “Do You Love What You Feel”, Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”, and Mick Jagger’s “Let’s Work”.Through it all, this not-so-ragtag band took turns soloing, dueling and jamming. The vibes vacillated between those of a relatively impromptu group (which this was, to a great degree) and a family that had played together for ages.Such is the magic and majesty of music, especially when it’s performed by people as talented as those Nikki enlisted for this show. They were there because she was, and vice versa, as was the case for each reveler inside The Mint for Peace, Love & Funk. Thus, in creating a sonic community for a reason bigger than entertainment, everyone came to embody the spirit of “ubuntu,” with the hope of passing it on to the next generation.Below, check out a gallery of photos courtesy of photographer Josh Martin.Fans looking to catch Nikki Glaspie perform in a collaboration setting akin to Peace, Love & Funk should head to Denver Comes Alive at Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO on January 31st. Glaspie will perform as part of the Poppa Funk & The Night Tripper: A Tribute To Art Neville & Dr. John set with Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary, George Porter Jr., Ian Neville, Tony Hall, Kerik, and Big Sam. Tickets are available here.Peace, Love & Funk | The Mint | Los Angeles, CA | 1/24/20 | Photos: Josh Martinlast_img read more

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Vermont F&W news: Grand Isle Family Fishing, bass season begins June 11

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The 16th annual Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11 and organizers are planning for an exciting day of fishing fun and trophy catches. Designed for young anglers and families, the festival offers basic fishing instruction and the opportunity for kids to catch big trout in the hatchery pond. While the event as a whole is for families, the hatchery pond will only be open to fishing for kids. No prior fishing experience is needed and Vermont Fish & Wildlife will be supplying fishing rods, reels and bait for use by participants. The festival will run from 9 am to 3 pm at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station at 14 Bell Hill Road in Grand Isle. Registration will close at 2 pm, but the hatchery pond will remain open to fishing until 3 pm. “The Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival is a great way for kids and families to get outside, spend time together and enjoy the great sport of fishing in a fun and educational setting,” said Tom Chairvolotti, fish culture production supervisor with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “It’s also the perfect opportunity for newcomers to learn the basics of fishing and have a chance to catch some really nice fish.” Anyone with questions about the festival can contact Chairvolotti at 802-372-3171. In addition to the Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival, Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day is also on June 11, as is the opening day of the regular Vermont bass fishing season. Vermont’s Free Summer Fishing Day gives both resident and nonresident anglers the opportunity to go fishing in Vermont for the day without a license. Bass Season Opens SaturdayVermont’s regular bass season, which opens each year on the second Saturday in June and extends through the last day of November, features some of the hottest bass fishing action anywhere in the northeast. Vermont’s regular bass fishing season is set to kick off on Saturday, June 11, marking the start of some of the hottest and most-renowned bass fishing in the northeast. “From big-water angling on lakes like Champlain, Bomoseen and Memphremagog, and the Connecticut River, to hundreds of smaller, untapped ponds and reservoirs, Vermont is loaded with great bass fishing for anglers of all ages,” said Shawn Good, fisheries biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Vermont’s regular bass season opens each year on the second Saturday in June and extends through the last day of November. However, outside of those dates, anglers can fish for bass on open water on a catch-and-release basis with artificial lures and flies only on waters that are not seasonally closed. “The bass fishing in Vermont is truly incredible, and one unique aspect compared to many other states is the sheer amount of quality, unpressured fish,” said Good. “Vermont is tough to beat for numbers of solid, two to four-pound bass that see very little fishing pressure, but anglers have the chance to connect with a true trophy in the six to eight-pound class as well.” Vermont’s bass fishing has received national notoriety in a variety of fishing publications in recent years, and bass-rich Lake Champlain has become a favorite of touring bass professionals. In 2014, World Fishing Network named Lake Champlain one of the seven best smallmouth bass lakes in North America. The renowned fishing media outlet went on to characterize Lake Champlain as “perhaps the best lake in all of North America for both quality largemouth and smallmouth bass.” Prominent professional tournament angler Kevin VanDam agrees. “What makes Lake Champlain unique is that you can catch fish – both smallmouth bass and largemouth bass alike – just about any way you want to,” said VanDam. “It’s an amazing fishery with diverse habitat throughout and large, healthy populations of many species of fish. Whether you’re an avid tournament angler or recreational fisherman, you’ll want to experience Lake Champlain fishing. It’s simply that good.” What’s more impressive is that Vermont hosts dozens of other lakes, ponds and rivers that rival Lake Champlain. “There’s no question that Champlain hosts a very special bass fishery, probably one of the best in the world,” said Good. “However, there’s countless other waterbodies throughout the state that can be just as good, if not better, simply because those bass populations don’t get much fishing pressure.” Bass fishing in Vermont is a fun outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike, regardless of skill level, and can also be a great source of food for the table. “Bass fishing is a great way to get out and enjoy Vermont’s great outdoors and nothing beats a tasty meal of fresh, locally-caught fish,” Good said. Good noted that smaller, younger bass, which are also much more abundant, are generally better eating compared to bigger, older fish. Anglers heading out on the water to fish for bass this season should be sure to reference all fishing regulations, including harvest and size limits, applicable to the waters they are fishing. Vermont’s fishing regulations can be found in the 2016 Vermont Fish & Wildlife law digest available at district offices and authorized license dealers, or online at http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/fish(link is external).last_img read more

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Trying to Hold Down Blue Language on a Red-Letter Day

first_imgThe New York Times:It’s shaping up to be a darn nice Valentine’s Day in here in Mobile county.An optimistic band of middle school students hopes that for just one day no one in the county will curse. Perhaps people can substitute “sugar” or “snap.” Or even the powerful “Oh, pickles!”The Mobile County Commission, acting on a request from students who have formed no-cursing clubs at Lott and Semmes Middle Schools, has declared a daylong ban Monday on bad words.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Resolution picked as preferred bidder for Ocean Terminal shopping centre

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Norris Cylinder names new President

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Air Liquide announces 2018 first-half results

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OSBIT Equips Technip with Bespoke Cable Handling System

first_imgPress Release, July 03, 2014; Image: osbit Osbit Power supplied a bespoke cable handling system to Technip Offshore Wind, in support of its cable installation operations at Dong Energy’s Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.The quadrant system allows safe and efficient deployment and pull-in of infield cables, managing touch down on the seabed and ensuring protection of the product as it is puled-in to position at the turbine foundation. Installed on the support vessel, the system has been supporting operations since early June, following mobilisation of the deck spread at A&P Tyne.Designed to ensure safe and efficient cable deployment and pull-in operations, OP’s modular deck spread can be readily mobilised to a range of vessels, ensuring flexibility for future projects. OP’s spread includes cable highways, cable protection quadrant, quadrant trackways, overboarding chute, quadrant handling winch and control unit. The system incorporates a number of safety features such as hydraulic locking of the quadrant at predefined positions, to ensure protection of personnel when the system is under tension during operations. Close cooperation between OP Engineers and Technip’s team was essential as Technip worked towards a challenging mobilisation schedule.OP’s Managing Director Tony Trap comments: “This is another milestone project for Osbit Power. We have expanded our activities significantly over the past 12 months with a series of contracts delivering a range of back deck and subsea equipment to leading offshore installation contractors. This first contract for a cable deployment system, successfully delivered against very challenging schedule constraints, again demonstrates the strength of the OP team and its ability to cooperatively supply customised equipment spreads in short lead times. We are delighted to have played our part in supporting the installation of infield cables in this important project for Technip Offshore Wind and Dong Energy.”last_img read more

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Ofgem Ups Scottish Subsea Link Funds by £56 Mln

first_imgOfgem has today approved £1.1 billion funding for a new subsea link in the north of Scotland.The regulator’s decision is £105 million less than the funding request from Scottish Hydro Electricity Transmission (SHE Transmission) to ensure consumers pay no more than necessary.The final funding decision is £56 million more than Ofgem’s view in October. This follows consultation responses and new information provided by SHE Transmission.The new link will connect 1.2GW of new renewable electricity generation following completion in 2018. This additional capacity will increase the resilience of Britain’s energy infrastructure. It will connect the electricity grid on either side of the Moray Firth.Ofgem’s lower cost assessment is based on a range of analysis including unit cost benchmarking, a detailed review of some costs, comparisons to similar projects, and a review of SHE Transmission’s procurement strategy and processes.last_img read more

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