Road To Canyon Jam: Spafford’s Jordan Fairless Discusses The Importance Of Vibe Reciprocation

first_imgThe inaugural Canyon Jam at Colorado’s iconic Mishawaka Amphitheatre features several of the jam scene’s “Next Phase” of bands, such as Spafford, The Main Squeeze, Aqueous, Mungion, Organ Freeman, Cycles, Moves at Midnight, and Jus’ Sayin’. The two-day event takes place on September 8th and 9th, and is looking to be an annual affair boasting some of the jam scene’s top young talent. With the event just several weeks away, we decided to catch up with members of each band on the lineup in this new Live For Live Music interview series dubbed Road To Canyon Jam.Why The Mishawaka Amphitheatre Is One Of The Most Coveted Scenic Venues In The CountryOur first two installments of the “Road To Canyon Jam” interview series featured conversations with Cycles’ guitarist Patrick Harvey and drummer Michael Wood and drummer Rob Houk of Buffalo-based jammers Aqueous. In the latest installment, we had a conversation with Spafford bassist Jordan Fairless about what the Arizona four piece is looking forward to most on their road to Canyon Jam. Tickets for Canyon Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page._____________________________________________________Live For Live Music: The nature of Canyon Jam centers around the art of the “jam.” What, in your opinion, are the key ingredients to make up a solid improvisation?Jordan Fairless: We’ve concocted a secret recipe for our jams over the last several years. Just like grandma’s secret recipes, ours don’t get shared too easily. We can share one key ingredient though: Thyme.L4LM: Because Canyon Jam is in its first year and given the location and the lineup, what are you most excited about for Canyon Jam?JF: None of us have ever been to the venue before and it is hailed as one of the Crown Jewels of the country’s outdoor music venues. It’s an honor to be invited to perform at such a prestigious venue.Spafford Shares New All-Improv Release, “Abaculus: An Improvisational Experience” [Stream]L4LM: In their earlier years, bands like The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident and STS9 performed at the Mishawaka. Do you ever put any thought into bands that have played iconic venues before you and how that relates to your own career?JF: It is definitely a rite of passage and an honor to be playing these iconic venues, you can feel the history in them. That has never really affected the way we play. We are always and will always be, unapologetically, Spafford.L4LM: The Mishawaka is known for its intimate and gorgeous setting. How does a venue’s vibe (or some other word) affect how you go into a performance?JF: The atmosphere a venue provides certainly plays its part for us. Although we are most affected by the crowd engagement from show to show, the real question is how are the fans reacting to the venues “vibe” which in turn reciprocates to our playing differently.L4LM: Playing Colorado, in general, always seems to bring out the best in bands. Why do you think that is?JF: It’s hard to say really. Maybe the elevation? Everything is different when you’re that high.Friday Schedule:6 pm – Doors8 pm – 9 pm –  Moves at Midnight9:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Mungion11 pm – 1 am – Main SqueezeSaturday Schedule:4 pm – Doors6 pm – 6:40 pm – Jus Sayin’7 pm – 8 pm – Cycles8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Organ Freeman10 pm – 11:30 pm – Aqueous12 am – 2 am – Spafford[cover photo by Keith Griner of Phierce Photo; follow him on IG]last_img read more

Feds: Bank Robber May be Hiding on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Luis AlomarFederal authorities are asking for the public to be on the lookout for an armed suspect who may be hiding on eastern Long Island after allegedly holding up banks in three states.Luis Alomar is wanted on a federal arrest warrant for allegedly robbing banks in Delaware, New York and New Jersey, according to the FBI. He speaks Spanish and has ties to the Mastic-Shirley area.“Alomar is alleged to have made verbal threats to bank tellers, telling them he would shoot them if they said anything,” the agency said in a statement.In most cases, he allegedly handed a demand note to the teller indicating he was carrying a weapon. In some cases, a weapon was displayed. He normally demands large bills.Alomar also has ties to southern Florida, specifically Palm Beach County, Kissimmee and Osceola County.  He should be considered armed and dangerous.The 37-year-old suspect is described as 5-feet, 4-inches tall, 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has a large mole on his right forehead, as well as tattoos on right arm and right leg.He also uses the aliases Arturo Alomar, Luis Arturo, David Diaz, David Gonzalez, Louis Alomar and Luis Castillo.Anyone with information is asked to call the New York FBI at 212-384-1000. Tipsters may remain anonymous.last_img read more

Top two face off in Premier League

first_imgThe Foxes are currently three points clear of the side that many regard as favourites to lift the title in May.Should the hosts fail to win, Tottenham would overtake City by beating Watford.There’s also a big game at the other end of the table, as bottom side Aston Villa host relegation-threatened Norwich.last_img

Iranian Islamic art exhibition ends in Delhi

first_imgTo mark 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Iran, an exhibition brought Iranian handicrafts, calligraphy, pottery, metal works and photographs to Delhi. The three-day exhibition organised by Iran Cultural House was held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. It showcased specimens of key Iranian Islamic art oeuvre. The extensive show aimed to introduce traditional crafts of the country, and find common denominators with India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOn view were works of Minakari or enamelling, which is the decoration of metal or tile with brilliantly-coloured glaze. The technique was invented by ancient Iranian craftspeople, and it then spread to other countries, including India.Many of the works had a intricately-designed blue glaze.’Sofalgari’ or unglazed baked earthenware – also called ‘biscuit pottery’ – was also on display at the exhibition. Examples of coppersmithery, called ‘megsari’, found space in the exhibition as well. ‘Samavars’, or metal utensils to boil tea in most PersianAhomes, could also be seen. Islamic art enthusiasts could also see ‘khatam kari’ work, which is a technique of incrustation, and ‘moaragh’ or wood inlaying. The exhibition closed on July 5, 2019.last_img read more