Electron Welcomes Former Biscuits Drummer, Covers Pink Floyd At Brooklyn Bowl

first_imgElectron finished off the second of a sold out two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night and didn’t hold back any punches. As was previously announced, the group decided to finish off the run with a “Fearless” set, paying tribute to Pink Floyd (an idea the band also pulled off extremely well on Jam Cruise about two months ago).While the Floyd set was highly anticipated, the knockout punch came the day before with rumors swirling around of a sit-in from original The Disco Biscuits drummer Sammy “The. Dr.” Altman. The special guest was announced several hours before Saturday’s show in a social media post from bassist Marc Brownstein, which featured both he and Altman in a photo together. Tom Hamilton’s American Babies served up an opening set that drew upon Babies standards, some new hits from their latest album An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark, as well as a crowd-pleasing performance of Brothers Past number “State Police”.Tom Hamilton Talks Almost Dead, American Babies & An Epic Battle Between Light And DarkThe first set started off with the core four of Brownstein, Hamilton, Magner and Greenfield on drums for a rare “Plan B” opener. Getting off to a solid start, the group followed that up with sing-along laden “The City,” which segued into a monster “Kamaole Sands,” which saw Tom Hamilton take the lead on and show why he is one of the most talented players in the jam scene today.Coming out of “Kamaole”, the band had a nice tease of Michael Jackson‘s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” that led into a filthy “Rock Candy”, which saw the emergence (and rather sneakily at that) of The Doctor. As those of us in attendance witnessed the hand-off of the sticks, a raucous “SAMMY!” chant ensued, and all players quickly locked in for an epic dirty dance party that consisted of the end of “Rock Candy” into an inverted “Confrontation” into “Run Like Hell” (ending only) to close out the first set. As a fan, you live for moments like this; and the fact that Sammy can still lock in and drive the jams really was the icing on the cake.After a disco-driven set break from Wyllys, Electron emerged for the Pink Floyd set with American Babies guitarist Justin Mazer in tow (if you don’t know Mazer, see Leroy Justice please). While the Floyd set was dubbed “Fearless”, it was also rather Flawless. While many of the renditions of Floyd songs saw the band stay fairly tried and true, with a touch of that Electron flair, the “Run Like Hell > Dogs > Another Brick in the Wall > Dogs” segment was absolute bonkers and truly was the highlight of the set, as the group opened things up and took to a whole other level. Electron has traditionally ended their shows with a nod to Floyd, but this full set showcased their penchant to truly draw on the psychedelic spirit of the legendary act. If they happen to do this again, don’t sleep on it.Check out photos from both nights, courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography (Night One) and Scott Harris Photo (Night Two), below. Setlist can be seen below as well.Setlist: Electron at the Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY – 3/12/16I: Plan B, The City-> Kamaole Sands-> Rock Candy (w/ Sam Altman drummer switch)-> Confrontation (inverted, with Sam Altman)-> Run Like Hell (ending only, with Sam Altman)II: Breathe, Fearless, Money, Hey You, In the Flesh-> Run Like Hell-> Dogs-> Another Brick in the Wall-> Dogs, Comfortably Numb, Mother, Us & Them-> Any Colour You Like-> Brain Damage-> EclipseE: Little Lai Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Jim Parsons Discusses His Heavenly B’way Return in An Act of God

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015 Jim Parsons is allowing the Man Upstairs to take his form at Studio 54 in An Act of God. The Emmy winner recently sat down with The Today Show’s Willie Geist to discuss his divine return to Broadway and his God-given gifts that have led to this new role. “They picked me particularly for the personality that He had blessed me with,” he quips. “Winning, likeable and I have an off-beat sense of charm.” But enough praise for the actor; the biggest blessing is the chance to be the Heavenly Father for 90 minutes at a time: “Playing God, as strange as this might sound, it’s always a great show.” An Act of God, written by, well, God (and David Javerbaum), opens officially on May 28. Related Shows View Comments An Act of Godlast_img read more

Heathy Homes

first_imgA Healthy Homes Practitioners course will be offered by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension July 14 – 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Athens, Ga. The program will be presented through a partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing. Public health and housing practitioners can attend the course to learn how to promote practical and cost-effective methods for making homes healthier. The training will cover how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. This course complements hazard-specific training in lead-based paint, radon, mold, pests and asbestos. It will identify the root causes of health problems in homes.The course costs $100 and the deadline to register is July 1. To register, go to the website www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/housing/training/healthy_home.phpFor an additional fee, participants can take the Healthy Home Specialist Credential exam at the end of the course. For more information on the exam, contact Heidi Shaw at the National Environmental Health Association at (303) 756-9090 ext. 339, or hshaw@neha.org.last_img read more

Gear Made in the Blue Ridge

first_imgPrintYou don’t have to travel far to find finely crafted outdoor equipment that stands up to the highest standards. Here are a few of the many manufacturers producing high-quality gear right here in the Blue Ridge.1. Bedrock Sandals Huaraches When Dan Opalacz and Nick Pence met each other in the AmeriCorps program several years ago, they were both into the growing barefoot running movement. Seeking freedom and simplicity, they eventually landed on huaraches, the traditional Mexican running sandal. The two friends decided to create a prototype: a slip-on huarache design with a buckle and some climbing straps and Bedrock Sandals was born. Today, Bedrocks are made with military grade parachute straps, thermo-plastic buckles, and a recycled bike tube heel strap.$54; bedrocksandals.com2. SMAX Bros. Duffle BagsEver wonder what those huge roadside billboard signs are made of or what happens to old ones? Roswell, Ga. brothers Sam and Max Ovett did, and when they found out the signs were made from giant sheets of heavy duty vinyl, they decided to do something about what happens to them. Sam and Max began procuring used billboards and using some previous sewing experience, turned them into cavernous 105-liter, heavy-duty duffle bags for their kayaking gear. Because of the repurposed material, no two SMAX Bros. bags are the same and each can be considered a piece of art. The bag you receive depends on the color and pattern of the latest billboard the brothers can get their hands on.$125; smaxbros.com3. Recover Brands Recover TeeRecover co-founder Bill Johnston wants you to think about where your clothing came from.Recover garments are made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled cotton from the cutting room floor. The two are then sorted by color and blended to make a new fiber and sewn into garments. The whole process takes place in North Carolina and cuts greenhouse gas emissions 35 percent and energy consumption by 66 percent, making them both eco-friendly and affordable. Recover also provides their garments wholesale for eco-friendly companies and leads local river cleanups.$18; recoverbrands.com4. Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Ultra Lightweight ShelterThere were only a few ultra-lite manufacturers in the game 10 years ago when Ron Bell began to make super lightweight shelters out of his garage in Roanoke, Va. Mountain Laurel Designs now produces a wide range of shelters, bivies, packs, sleeping pads, and accessories for the ultra lightweight hiking community – Bell claims 25 percent of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers carry a piece of his gear. The MLD flagship is the award-winning TrailStar; a five-sided, two-man shelter that weighs in at a scant 17 ounces. Made with no zippers or doors and pitched at a low angle, the TrailStar sheds the harshest wind, rain, and snow.$185; mountainlaureldesigns.com5. Oyster Fly Rods Handmade Bamboo Fly RodBill Oyster’s career as a maker of fine bamboo fly rods happened almost by chance. When a crash wrecked his pro cycling career, Oyster turned to fly fishing, and became fascinated with crafting bamboo fly rods. His made-to-order rods are now scattered across the U.S. and the globe, including custom builds for President Jimmy Carter. From his studio in Blue Ridge, Ga., Oyster handcrafts and hand-engraves rods that can take anywhere from 40 to 200 hours to make. Your finished rod will have the classic smooth action of bamboo, but with the added touch of being a handmade work of art.$2,300; oysterbamboo.com6. Polarmax Comp 4 Men’s CrewFor 25 years, Polarmax has been an industry leader in next-to-skin apparel based out of Candor, North Carolina. Every one of their base layers bears the Made in the U.S.A. label. Even better, their operations are one of the greenest: they recycle most of their yarns and fibers and concentrate all of their production and shipping in the same Carolina headquarters. So you can feel good about feeling good in your Polarmax base layers. The Comp 4 Men’s Crew is the warmest base layer on the market. Made from a comfy blend of high-performance polyester and Spandex, Comp 4 Tech Fleece provides maximum mobility, enhanced breathability and moisture-wicking comfort in extreme conditions.$40. polarmax.comlast_img read more

NAFCU eyed FISCUs as potential members for nearly a decade

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Lisa FreemanNAFCU officials say that they have been contemplating allowing federally insured, state-chartered, credit unions into the trade group for nearly a decade.The move is hardly a whim of the moment, according to Ed Templeton, chair of NAFCU’s board of directors. Templeton, told Credit Union Journal Tuesday that discussions related to opening membership up to FISCUs began as far back as nine years ago.The Arlington, Va.-based trade group announced at the opening of its annual convention in Montreal that it had changed its bylaws to expand membership to nearly all CUs in the nation.FISCUs will be able to join as associate members, which means they’ll have full access to everything NAFCU has to offer. There are more than 2,500 state-chartered CUs, 95% of which are federally insured, according to the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS). continue reading »last_img read more

Beautifully renovated home on the market in Mount Gravatt East

first_img10 Greycliffe St, Mount Gravatt East will go under the hammer on February 18MATT Whittaker and Amara Bains have transformed their three-bedroom Mount Gravatt East home and now they are ready to pass it on to a new owner. The couple bought the property at 10 Greycliffe St in 2012 with an aim to renovate. “It was in a terrible condition,” Mr Whittaker said. “But it was in a great location and on a great street. You could see the house had great bones. And it was a good price.” The bathroom at 10 Greycliffe St, Mt Gravatt EastThe open plan area opens to a wraparound deck, where the couple like to entertain. Downstairs, the garage was converted into a rumpus room and a separate multipurpose room, and there is still undercover parking for two cars. Mr Whittaker said he and Ms Bains were selling to move to the coast.“I’ll miss the location,” he said. “The city isn’t far away and the neighbours are great. It’s an amazing area and very quiet.” The Mount Gravatt East property is being marketed by Grant Boman from Ray White Mt Gravatt and will be auctioned on Saturday, February 18 at 1.30pm. “The level of this quality custom renovation is unparalleled in the Mount Gravatt East area,” he said. The kitchen at 10 Greycliffe St, Mt Gravatt EastWith the help of their neighbour and builder, Chris Fysentzou from Zou Build Constructions, the couple overhauled the home. “We did a lot of research and Amara and I designed what we wanted,” Mr Whittaker said. At the heart of the renovated and extended home is the open plan kitchen, living and dining area. Being a chef, Mr Whittaker said the kitchen was his favourite part of the property. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“We designed it to be easy to cook in,” he said. “The quality Ness appliances include a combination oven, a steam oven, an induction cooktop and dishwasher.“There’s also an Italian range hook, which looks like a feature lampshade.“The benchtops are concrete and the sink is concrete as well.”last_img read more

Kenmore home, rumoured to be originally owned by Greg Chappell, hits the market

first_imgThe main bedroom is massive.Mr Corroy said he and Mr Clark had enjoyed the local walking tracks and parks, such as Rafting Ground Reserve.“It’s a beautiful spot for walking the dogs, two little west highland terries called Snowie and Angus, and the occasional picnic.” This is where the couple like to entertain.Mr Corroy said the house was part of a subdivision of farm land owned by Wallace Bishop.“You can still see the original homestead up on the hill,” he said.“Even when we were diving the vegie garden, we found a couple of horseshoes, which we’ve kept.” The house at 5 Delphin St, Kenmore, is for sale.NESTLED in a quiet pocket of Kenmore is the house that Laurent Corroy and Michael Clark have called home for the past three yeas.Mr Corroy said they had always enjoyed the Kenmore area but had never realised the part of the suburb where their house at 5 Delphin St is, existed. Inside the house was renovated before they moved in.He said the house was recently renovated when they moved in, but they had spent a lot of time landscaping.“We’ve put in a vegie garden, ornamental gardens and a nice sitting area,” he said.“We love the outdoor entertainment area the most.“It goes onto the pool area and its north facing so it’s beautiful weather all year round.”center_img Imagine relaxing by the resort-style pool.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“Greg Chapell was apparently the first family in this house.“We’ve appreciated knowing the history of the property, as it gives you a greater sense of connection to the home.” The outdoor entertainment area is one of Mr Corroy and Mr Clark’s favourite spaces.“We’d also driven by and never knew all these houses were actually here,” Mr Corroy said.“It’s a lovely little pocket of homes (and) as soon as we’d moved in, all the neighbours had come to introduce themselves.”Mr Corroy said some of his neighbours had lived in the street since it was developed in the 1970s and said his house once belonged to cricket great Greg Chappell.last_img read more

Read Madrid midfielder rejoins Arsenal on loan

first_img “Dani was an integral part of our team last season and finished the season in excellent form,” said Arteta. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetAwesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel Heroes13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Advertisement Loading… “I love Dani’s passion and commitment and he’s a highly skillful player. We’re all delighted to welcome him back and we look forward to seeing him pick up where he left off.” Dani Ceballos has rejoined Arsenal for a second season on loan from Real Madrid, the Premier League club announced on Friday. The Spanish international scored two goals in 36 appearances for the Gunners last season, helping Mikel Arteta’s side win the FA Cup. Read Also: Suarez agrees to join Juventus from Barcelona – report Ceballos will not be available for Arsenal’s Premier League season opener away to newly-promoted Fulham on September 12 as he will be required to quarantine for 14 days due to the UK’s coronavirus rules on travellers from Spain. The loan deal is Arsenal’s third signing of the transfer window after securing central defender Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille earlier this week and Brazilian international Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Duke Energy named one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for second consecutive year

first_imgPlainfield, In. — Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2019 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the second year in a row. Duke Energy was ranked 5th among gas and electric utilities.“Our people are working hard to enhance the customer experience, reduce carbon emissions and modernize the grid while keeping power reliable and affordable,” said Lynn Good, Duke Energy’s chairman, president and CEO. “We’re delivering on our commitments to customers, communities, investors and employees.”In determining the industry rankings, approximately 3,750 executives, directors and industry analysts are independently surveyed and companies are rated on nine attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services and global competitiveness.Recent company performance highlightsDelivering value to customers – Duke Energy’s 7.6 million electric customers continue to benefit from rates below the national average, while also receiving strong reliability.Providing value to shareholders – In 2018, Duke Energy delivered total shareholder return of 7.4 percent, which exceeded both the S&P 500 and the Philadelphia Utility Index.Reducing emissions rates – Since 2005, Duke Energy has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 31 percent. By 2030, the company plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent from 2005 levels.Investing in renewable energy – Since 2007, Duke Energy has grown its renewable generation portfolio and now has more than 6,400 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass capacity – owned or under contract. Duke Energy is on track to meet its goal of owning or having under contract 8,000 megawatts (MW) of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020.Powering communities – Through its Powerful Communities program, the Duke Energy Foundation annually invests more than $30 million in charitable grants to bolster education, advance the workforce, safeguard nature and strengthen communities. Through the Duke Energy In Action program, employees and retirees annually volunteer more than 100,000 hours and donate millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations.last_img read more

McLaughlin relishing NI trip

first_img “I’m off on a 13-hour flight to Uruguay so I can’t rest just yet. Obviously I’m looking forward to that and then a good rest after that!” With a host of senior figures such as Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley and Chris Brunt not available to O’Neill, the likes of the McLaughlin brothers and Accrington forward James Gray will be given opportunities to earn their international spurs. The news that Conor McLaughlin was in the squad was greeted with delight by Fleetwood last Wednesday as it provided a further indication of their remarkable growth over the past decade. However, the player himself was unaware he was making history in becoming the first player to receive an international call-up while on their books. “Actually one of the lads said that to me a couple of days after I’d got called up,” he admitted. “Obviously it’s a great honour and I’m looking forward to joining up with the lads.” The 22-year-old Fleetwood full-back capped a memorable six days by following his call-up to Michael O’Neill’s senior squad with victory in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final against Burton on Sunday. His family were present to see what McLaughlin termed his “best feeling in football” at Wembley but there was one notable absentee, with younger brother Ryan, who is on Liverpool’s books, already in South America with his international colleagues. Wembley winner Conor McLaughlin will have a spring in his step when he boards a 13-hour flight bound for his brother and the rest of his Northern Ireland team-mates in Uruguay. Press Association The elder sibling will not have to wait long to receive his congratulations in person, though, with a long flight heading for Uruguay on the agenda immediately after a night celebrating Fleetwood’s sixth promotion in nine years. “He rang me up actually when I was coming back in [from the pitch] and told me I’m rooming with him,” Conor McLaughlin told Press Association Sport. “It’s a very proud moment for my family and they were all over at Wembley, they’re very proud.” While the rest of the Cod Army team plan their holiday getaways this week, the McLaughlins will instead be focused on friendly fixtures against World Cup opposition in the shape of Uruguay and Chile – who they respectively meet on Saturday and next Thursday. Conor McLaughlin has just one international cap, a baptism of fire which came when he was at Preston against four-time world champions Italy in 2011. Now the likes of Edinson Cavani, Diego Forlan and Alexis Sanchez await but the full-back is at least able to face up to such daunting challenges on the back of glory with his club. “It’s really hard to believe,” he said. “It’s the best feeling I’ve had in football so far, I’ll soak it up and I’m looking forward to getting a rest. It’s a plus and we’ll celebrate but it’s a happy feeling going away. last_img read more