Israeli Livetronica Act, G-Nome Project, To Hit Chicago During Its Triumphant Return To The U.S.

first_imgShow Info:Bands:    G-Nome ProjectVenue:    Tonic Room – 2447 N. Halsted Street – Chicago, IL 60614Date:       Thursday – November 9th, 2017Time:      Doors 8pm / Show 9pmTickets:  $15adv / $20dos (Purchase tickets here) Israeli livetronica act G-Nome Project—composed of keyboardist Eyal Salomon, guitarist Shlomo Langer, bassist Zechariah Reich, and drummer Chemy Soibelman—has taken their local scene by storm, selling out venues in their hometown, all the way to Tel Aviv with their brand of electro-funk. However, the G-Nome Project does not always get the chance to make it stateside, so when they do, it’s always a treat. This fall, the group is embarking on a tour across the United States, with thirteen dates currently laid out. During this upcoming fall tour, the group will its triumphant return to Chicago, with a special performance at the Tonic Room on Thursday, November 9th. (Purchase tickets here).In an interview with L4LM earlier this year, Salomon describes the burgeoning Israeli music scene and the inherently American roots of jam music: “The Israeli music scene has actually been on an upswing. The indie scene has produced some great bands recently. Trance is huge here. So is Jazz and Pop. Here in Jerusalem, the city sponsors multiple huge pop-up street concerts each month. But that is usually all very mainstream music. I think there’s something inherently American about the jam scene. It’s not only lacking in Israel; it’s pretty much lacking everywhere in the world outside of America (and Canada). This was one of the things that inspired us to create G-Nome.” You can take a listen to the full audio of G-Nome Project’s performance at Nectar’s in Burlington, Vermont, on September 1st, 2015, to get a taste of the magic that’ll be going down in Chicago early next month. Tickets for G-Nome Project’s show at Tonic Room on Thursday, Nov. 7th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here.last_img read more

PREMIERE: Hot Buttered Rum Releases Tom Petty-Inspired Track Off New Album

first_imgHot Buttered Rum, the progressive five-piece bluegrass band out of San Francisco, California, is gearing up for a big year. With almost two decades under their belts, in 2018, Hot Buttered Rum will release their sixth studio album, Lonesome Panoramic. A follow up to 2010’s Limbs Akimbo, their self-titled release in 2014, and the trio of EPs released as The Kite & The Key in 2015 and 2016, Lonesome Panoramic was self-produced by the band; recorded at Panoramic House Studio in Stinson Beach, California, along the Panoramic Highway; and is slated for a July 20th release this summer.As Nat Keefe, Hot Buttered Rum’s vocalist and guitarist, explained in a press release, “Lonesome Panoramic is the result of different thematic and stylistic threads that Butter has been chasing over the years: driving uptempo string band tunes, layers of dark lonesome drum grooves, letting things go, and embracing what we have.”Hot Buttered Rum has become a staple of the progressive bluegrass scene with their quick-paced and fiery blend of bluegrass, folk, rock, and country. With the addition of drums in 2008, the group cemented itself as a music festival favorite, regularly performing nationally renowned events like Telluride Bluegrass, Newport Folk, Jam Cruise, Bonnaroo, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Northwest String Summit, and many, many more. Furthermore, the band’s hearty resume has led to some truly astounding collaborations, including playing with the likes of Phil Lesh, Chris Thile, Brett Dennen, Kyle Hollingsworth, and others and being named “The Official Bluegrass Band of the San Francisco Giants.”With the release of Lonesome Panoramic on the horizon, Hot Buttered Rum has been generous enough to share with us a sneak peek at what to expect from their latest studio effort, which features cameo collaborations from ALO’s Zach Gill and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, The Coffis Brothers, and Rainbow Girls.As Nat Keefe, Hot Buttered Rum’s vocalist and guitarist, noted to Live For Live Music,I wrote “Country Tunes & Love Songs” with the Coffis Brothers, Kellen and Jamie. To me, the opening chord progression invokes the subject matter of the song, so it wrote itself. Sometimes, good songs come from when you aren’t swinging for the fences, you just put a good swing on the ball and it finds a gap. We ended up producing it with a lot of strummy twelve-string guitar, with the memory of Tom Petty whispering in our ears.“Country Tunes & Love Songs” is the third track on the upcoming Lonesome Panoramic, marking one of the few songs on the new album on which the band’s multi-instrumentalist Erik Yates plays the dobro, rather than his trusty banjo. Tapping into the band’s more rock-oriented Americana side, the mid-tempo tune finds Keefe vocally accompanied by Kellen and Jamie Coffis (of The Coffis Brothers), who offer up blissful vocal harmonies.You can take a listen to the Live For Live Music premiere of Hot Buttered Rum’s “Country Tunes & Love Songs” below. “Country Tunes & Love Songs” will be formally released on the band’s upcoming album, Lonesome Panoramic, which is due out on July 20th via independent release. For more information on the album or the band, head to Hot Buttered Rum’s website here. You can also check out a full track listing for the new album below. Lonesome Panoramic Track Listing:1. You Can Tell   2:11 (Yates)2. Sittin’ Here Alone   3:14 (Keefe)3. Country Tunes & Love Songs (ft. The Coffis Bros.)  4:29 (Keefe, K Coffis, J Coffis)4. How Short the Song   3:27 (Yates)5. Treasure Island Blues   4:46 (Yates)6. Never Got Married   2:50  (Keefe)7. Spirits Still Come (ft. Rainbow Girls)   4:54 (Keefe)8. Sleeping Giants   5:04  (Yates)9. Leaving Dallas   4:31 (Keefe)10. When that Lonesome Feeling Comes 4:07 (Yates)11. Mighty Fine   4:25 (Keefe)12. The One that Everybody Knows   8:04  (Yates)13. The Deep End (ft. ALO)   4:55 (Keefe, Yates, Lebowitz, Gill)Guest Musicians:Jamie Coffis – vocals (3)Kellen Coffis – vocals (3)Rainbow Girls: Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, Vanessa May – backup vocals (7,13)Dan Lebowitz (ALO) – electric guitar & vocals (13)Zach Gill (ALO) – vocals (13)View All Trackslast_img read more

Legacies of leadership

first_imgDorchester native Bria Dubose was just 14 when she began working at Harvard as a junior counselor at the Phillips Brooks House Association’s (PBHA) Franklin Hill/Franklin Field Camp.Dubose recalled that she had just entered her freshman year of high school when she accepted the junior counselor position at the day camp, which is part of the PBHA Summer Urban Program. “I had no idea about PBHA, and never would have thought that I could have the chance to be part of Harvard,” she said. “It changed my perspective completely.”That transformative opportunity repeated itself as Dubose returned to the camps in successive summers, working her way from junior to senior counselor. The 12 camps, held at sites across Boston and Cambridge, are run by more than 150 high school and college students. This year, the Summer Urban Program served more than 800 area campers, ages 6 to 13.Now a sophomore at Lesley University, Dubose served as one of the directors for PBHA’s Leaders! program this summer. The program strives to empower the almost 100 low-income Boston and Cambridge youth between 15 and 18 years old who are employed by the camps as junior counselors to serve children and young teens in their own communities.Counselors receive full-time teaching and mentoring for the camps’ 10-week program. In addition, they receive full access to the University, including its libraries; mentoring; and leadership development during the school year — as well as paychecks.“It’s not a job that you can just walk into,” Dubose said, but “the training they give us has definite real-life applications. In fact, during my freshman year of college, I took a class that was introducing concepts I learned and experienced through PBHA when I was 14 years old. This place can easily put you ahead of the curve.”A junior at Boston University, Jorge Santana first learned of PBHA when he became a Mission Hill camper at age 13.Like Dubose, Santana worked as a junior counselor throughout high school before becoming a senior counselor. For the past two years, he has been directing the Mission Hill Summer Program, which serves the lower-income community there.In addition, as the organization’s assessment and evaluation coordinator, Santana has the distinction of being the first person elected a member of PBHA’s officer team who does not attend Harvard. The association’s history at Harvard dates back to 1904.Before learning about PBHA’s summer camps, “I would just stay home in the summer and watch TV,” Santana said. “I didn’t gain anything from that.”That changed with camp. While fun is encouraged through afternoon field trips in and around Boston, mornings are dedicated to stimulating intellectual challenges and academic achievement.Each week, campers must complete two hours of math and two hours of literacy for their respective grade levels. Beyond that, junior counselors are encouraged to build curricula around the fields and subjects they are passionate about — whether that’s an introduction to the United Nations, music theory, or learning how to cook.“PBHA’s Summer Urban Program creates opportunities for all those involved,” said Maria Dominguez Gray, executive director of PBHA. “Campers and families benefit from enriching programming and a community deeply invested in children’s academic and socio-emotional success. The teens are engaged in meaningful employment that offers needed job- and life-skills development and fosters the belief in self and one’s future so critical to positive choices moving forward.“The college students who direct and teach in this program learn so much about themselves, about leadership, effective education, program development, and the challenges facing urban communities, learning that extends far beyond their classrooms.”One of the successes of the program, Santana said, was its approach of viewing the city of Boston as a classroom without walls. By working closely with various organizations, exposing students to new neighborhoods and environments, the program could help to reduce tensions between neighborhoods, and the violence that can erupt as a result.“I grew up with that tension and understood what it meant,” Santana said. “You weren’t supposed to walk through certain neighborhoods, and people from other neighborhoods weren’t supposed to walk through yours. But collaborating with various organizations throughout the city exposes kids to different areas and lowers that tension. Hopefully, that will help reduce that kind of violence as well.”For Santana and Dubose, being involved in the summer program didn’t just provide them with experience that will help them through college and what lies beyond. It also had a profound impact on their desire to give back to their communities.“When I run into girls whom I worked with several summers ago, they have all these memories about things I taught them,” Dubose said. “I’ll have forgotten, of course, but they remember. To know you’ve impacted the life of a young person in that way, and to see it again and again, year by year, is very powerful.”last_img read more

Ceneco offers reward for tips on power pilferers

first_imgHe assured that any information they will receive from the informants will be confidential./PN The informant may text or call to these cellphone numbers 0961-621-5718 (Smart) 0956-137-5793 (Globe) under the Bantay Kuryente program of Ceneco. Aside from the P300 deduction, according to Venus, the informant would also receive 10 percent discount once pilferers fully settled their accounts to the cooperative. He said anyone caught involved in power pilferage faces imprisonment from six to 12 years, or shall be penalized to the amount of P10,000 to P20,000 and will pay the differential billing five years backwards and to pay the surcharges of about 100 percent based on the monthly billing.center_img Roel Venus, chief of Ceneco Member-Consumer Integrated Services Division, said tipsters could avail themselves of P300 deduction in their power bills. BACOLOD City – The Central Negros Electric Cooperative offers reward for “tipsters” or those who could report any individual engaged in electricity pilferage.  last_img read more

Shipwreck Norman Named One of the Top Sites to Dive in the United States

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- A local shipwreck in Lake Huron is grabbing international headlines. The shipwreck Norman in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary was ranked one of the top sites to dive in the United States and Canada. For local divers and members of NOAA, it’s no surprise that this site was ranked.“the audience that they’re reaching, those divers from all around the world, they are looking for great sites to go to and to dive and we definitely have a world-class diving destination here and that’s neat to see that confirmed in our national media,”said Diver and NOAA Volunteer Coordinator Steph Gandulla.The dive is approximately 200 ft. dive down, making it one of the most difficult in Lake Huron. The shipwreck is well preserved and offers divers a chance to explore and enjoy this piece of history. In 2016, the Norman was placed in the national register of historic places.The Norman shipwreck site is featured a long with sites in the Florida Keys, California, and even up in British Columbia. The article was featured on MSN on their lifestyle page. To catch the full list, click the link here. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School Student Wins 3rd Place in Essay CompetitionNext Biggby Coffee gears up for opening daylast_img read more

Wellington Sears Store celebrating grand reopening Friday to Sunday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The new ownership of Wellington Sears Store is celebrating a grand reopening at its downtown location at 214 S. Washington Ave. — the former Tibbs Furniture Building. The event will be a three day event, starting Saturday. There will be hot dogs grilled for the visitors to the store. KFDI Radio will be in Wellington on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on Oct. 1 with their prize wheel including free give away. Almost everything in the store will be an additional 10 percent off the wall price. See the store for exclusions. The first 20 people through the store Saturday will get a $10 Sears gift card. Remember Sears store hours are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Wellington Sears new manager Jay Huston and new owner Shaun Weaver.The Wellington Hometown Sears was recently purchased by entrepreneur Shaun Weaver on August 2. Jay Huston is the store manager. Wellington Sears continues to offer lawn and garden tractors, tools, mattresses, vacuum cleaners, small household appliance, grills, and garden patio items.Wellington Sears has been part of the community since the 1990s. They originally started the store on the west side of town. Sears eventually moved to the east U.S. 160 known as the TG&Y Mall before moving to downtown in 2012. If you have any questions, give Jay a call at 620-326-7799.last_img read more