Breakout jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington is following up his 2015 debut masterpiece, The Epic, with a brand new EP due out September 29th (via Young Turks). Harmony of Difference features six movements, including “Truth,” the first single from the album, which features the star and his band in fine form on the 14-minute number. The entire piece was featured alongside A.G. Rojas‘ film at this year’s Whitney Biennial, which takes place at the Whitney Museum in New York City and features contemporary art from young and lesser known artists each year.Washington has also announced an entire Fall Tour run of dates around North America in support of the EP, including a few previously announced European dates. The Fall Tour is set to begin on Nov. 7th in Milwaukee, and will see the jazz artist make stops in Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Asheville, and more, with a tour-ending performance in Memphis on December 11th.A vinyl version of the record will be made available, and will come with a concertina booklet that includes some of Amani Washington‘s (Kamasi’s sister) artwork and stills from Rojas’ film itself. Harmony of Difference pre-orders are currently being held here. Check below for a full list of Kamasi Washington tour dates.Harmony of Difference Tracklist:DesireHumilityKnowledgePerspectiveIntegrityTruthKamasi Washington 2017 Tour Dates:08/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series08/04 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre08/23 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl08/25 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery09/03 – Detroit, MI @ Detroit Jazz Festival09/24 – Yokohama, JP @ Blue Note Jazz Festival10/28 – Great Live Oaks, FL @ Suwannee Hulaween11/01 – Zurich, CH @ JazznoJazz11/02 – Torino, IT @ Club To Club11/03 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris11/04 – Eindhoven, NL @ So What’s Next Festival11/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom11/08 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre11/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre11/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom11/14 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club11/15 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre11/16 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth11/17 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground11/18 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre11/20 – Boston, MA @ Royale11/22 – New York, NY @ Terminal 511/24 – Washington, DC @ MGM National Harbor11/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer11/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre11/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre11/30 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater12/01 – Richmond, VA @ The National12/02 – Raleigh, NC @ Duke Energy Center12/03 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel12/05 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn12/06 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre12/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse12/09 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works12/10 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall12/11 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre[cover photo courtesy of Lou Montesano Photography – STILLROCK]
This past weekend, Wacken Open Air festival took place in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The annual event, billed as the largest heavy metal festival in Europe, brings in tens of thousands of fans young and old from around Germany and beyond each year. However, this year, two particular attendees have captured the attention of the media on a global scale.According to a report from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, on Saturday, police in the area were alerted that two elderly residents of a local nursing home had gone missing. Later that night, around 3:00 a.m. local time, police found the two escapees on the grounds of Wacken Open Air enjoying the festivities along with the gathered masses. According to police, the two men were “disoriented and dazed” when they were found at the festival, but were nonetheless reluctant to leave and head back to the home. As police spokeswoman Merle Neufeld told German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk, “They obviously liked the metal festival.” Authorities had to escort them back with the help of a taxi and a patrol car.In the hours since the nursing home escaper caper, the story has spread through the global media, with die-hard music fans around the world tipping their metaphorical hats to the ballsy senior citizens for their determination to get in on the party. Sure, their plan was foiled and they were returned to the home, but in the meantime, they got to rage Wacken Open Air into the wee hours. If you’ve ever had to go to great lengths to get to a concert, you’re surely well acquainted with the feelings of elation and “worth it”-ness you experience once you’ve finally made it to the show. You can be sure that these well-aged metalheads were feeling pretty fantastic on Saturday night.Here’s hoping you guys had the time of your lives on Saturday night. We can only hope we’re as cool as you when we grow up.[H/T NY Post]
On Friday night, in the wake of a three-night blowout at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre, Widespread Panic took the stage at St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine FL, the oldest city in America. The city is known throughout the world for its historic landmarks and pirate mythology, including Ponce De Leon’s search for the fabled “Fountain of Youth.” Since Nashville, it appeared the boys had taken shelter in an abandoned pirate fortress and drank nothing but Caribbean rum, trading gold doubloons while shooting dice to pass time. Hurricane Florence knew better than to mess with St. Augustine this year, as many refugees from the Carolinas took shelter from the storm with the protection of Jimmy Herring’s six-stringed Neptune trident, John Bell’s mystical incantations, and Dave Schools‘ seismic pulses.To kick off the first set in a classic “Panic in the Streets” style, the band nailed a lively “Disco” before following with a smooth “Wondering.” John Bell remained outstanding as the band picked up a fiery version of “Glory” featuring some sizzling organ provided by JoJo Hermann (“Anytime we dance takes us closer to glory!”). Jimmy Herring took the helm of this pirate ship’s one-way trip next, his electric sawblade cutting out the lightning riffs of “Action Man”, which recounts the tale of the legendary horse Man-O-War’s only defeat—to a horse appropriately named Upset.Keeping the tone fiery with a hint of brimstone, the Panics executed a coup de grace with a nasty “Junior” (an ode to Junior Kimbrough) featuring an intensely built-up jam that transitioned softly into a sentimental “C. Brown”. (“And you can walk on home with me…You don’t even need to think a word. You don’t have to worry… “) The slow and steady instrumental “Party at Your Mama’s House” incorporated JoJo’s pristine piano playing, Jimmy Herring’s wizard fingers, and a percussive beatdown by Duane Trucks and Sonny Ortiz.As the song wound down, John Bell stepped back to the microphone to destroy a modern take on Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breaking Down” before a murky wave full of “Fishwater” crashed over the Amphitheatre’s walls. At first, it seemed that Hurricane Florence was coming closer for a listen but, in truth, it was the band’s powerful music summoning the salty sea to churn in accompaniment to JoJo’s swirling synthesizer and Herring’s maelstrom guitar licks. The song descended through the depths of the ocean right through the gates of the underworld as each member of the band contributed to the musical mayhem. John Bell and Schools “Mo, Mo Mo’ed” in a whirlpool descent until finally hitting rock bottom and capsizing, at which point the boys temporarily abandoned ship and left the audience to tread water until their return.The band of swashbucklers returned after set break aboard a commandeered galleon and busted out a beautiful tribute to fallen fan Pace Taylor with “Don’t Wanna Lose You”. The Ball original had not been played since Panic en la Playa Tres in 2014. The music continued straight into Jerry Joseph’s jagged reggae tune, “Chainsaw City”, Dave Schools backing Bell’s squawking vocal ad libs. Steve Lopez joined the stage to lend a percussive hand before another smooth segue marooned the festive audience on the island of Jorma Kaukoken’s “Genesis”.The band took their only pause of the set before acing an extended “Up All Night” and taunting the passing Hurricane with a defiant “Hatfield”, the true story of the rainmaker who got paid ten grand by the city of Los Angeles to end a drought. John Bell dazzled with his off-the-cuff raps about Hatfield’s mama (“a big, beautiful German woman!”), “cold beer in the summertime,” “cowboys and Indians,” “Batman and Robin,” “apple pie smells coming from the window,” and “three-stringed banjos,” all culminating spectacularly with “rain for L.A.”Widespread Panic played one for the bilge rats next with a heavy “You Got Yours”, buoyed by Herring’s sacrificial riffs to Poseidon and Schools’ thumpin’ and shadowing backup vocals. JoJo’s synthesizer lifted the band into J.J. Cale’s “Ride Me High”, which led into a lengthy and flexible jam. The band transitioned into a sexy “Tie Your Shoes” and, at some point during the weighty jam in between, it seemed the mythical Kraken was summoned from the briny deep to groove on some Panic tunes.A mixed medley kept the audience (and the Kraken) guessing until the band finally settled into an appetizing “Contentment Blues”, with John Bell declaring proudly, “I Lerv mah Chicken!” To end the second set, Panic played a fiery tribute to Tom Petty with their third-ever rendition of “You Wreck Me” and their first since it capped this year’s three-night Red Rocks run.For their encore, Widespread Panic reemerged from the shadows to nail a cover of Vic Chestnutt’s “Expiration Day”, with JoJo tinkering a forlorn piano line. As a grand finale, the boys brought the swampy Georgian farmland to the beaches of St. Augustine with stomping “Love Tractor”. The song featured some lively call and response, raucous “Yee-Haws!”, crashing percussion by Ortiz and Trucks, and a Herring solo that had everyone’s feet (and tentacles) swaying in jolted rhythms.The boys dismounted from their musical positions and shuffled offstage, riding out of the amphitheatre, over the waves, and toward the horizon on the back of the high-seas tall tale they’d summoned with their weekend-opening performance. No need to worry, though. These swamp scoundrels are set to return to the shore today for their first of two remaining evenings in St. Augustine.You can listen to an audio stream of Widespread Panic’s first night in St. Augustine via PanicStream here.Below, check out a selection of crowd-shot videos from the performance:Widespread Panic – “Fishwater” Widespread Panic – “Genesis” [Jorma Kaukonen cover][Video: Fred Ramadan]Widespread Panic – “You Wreck Me” [Tom Petty cover][Video: rofred09]Setlist: Widespread Panic | St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine FL | 9/14/18Set 1: Disco, Wondering, Glory, Action Man, Junior, C. Brown, Party At Your Mama’s House > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Fishwater (65 mins)Set 2 Don’t Wanna Lose You^ > Chainsaw City* > Genesis, Up All Night > Hatfield️ > You Got Yours, Ride Me High > Jam > Tie Your Shoes > Contentment Blues > You Wreck Me (88 mins)Encore: Expiration Day, Love Tractor (13 mins)Notes * w/ Steve Lopez on percussion^ LTP 3/17/14 Playa Tres (264 shows) ~ RIP Pace Taylor
As mainstream rock continues its ongoing identity crisis, heavy metal and hard rock have found a place as one of, if not the fastest-growing genres in the music industry, according to a new report that Billboard shared last week.According to TuneCore, a popular independent digital music distributor, a record earning of $1.5 billion in download and streaming revenue was earned by songwriters and copyright holders around the world in 2018. The report, which breaks down the revenue statistics by both genre and country of publication, heavy metal of all genres saw a notable 154% increase in streaming in 2018, out-earning a 133% increase seen by J-Pop, and 68% increase in R&B/Soul genres. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, TuneCore copyright holders across all genres earned $83 million in the first financial quarter of 2019, marking a 21% increase over the first quarter of 2018. And who says there’s no money in recorded music these days?Related: Tool Debuts First New Music In More Than A Decade At Welcome To RockvilleWith new albums on the way from high-profile hard rock acts like Tool and Slipknot expected later this year, those numbers will only grow as fans of the hard-hitting genre continue to prove they’re arguably the most dedicated in the global music community.Hard rock fans around the country also continue to headbang and mosh in celebration of new festivals set to take place later this year, including the inaugural Exit 111 Fest and Sonic Temple Festival both scheduled for this summer.[H/T Loudwire]
Tiny piles of sawdust found in random spots are likely caused by large wood-drilling insects called carpenter bees.Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees often seen flying around the wooden eaves of houses, wooden decks and wooden fences. They are often mistaken for bumblebees, but unlike bumblebees they have a black shiny tail section. Drilling half-inch holesThe carpenter bee got its name because of its ability to tunnel in wood with its jaws. The bees make half-inch round holes in wood.Sawdust can be found on the ground or on the surface of an object beneath the hole. The holes go a short distance into the wood and run horizontally with the grain for at least six inches or more.Several bees may use the same entrance hole and branch off in different directions from the main tunnel. The tunnels may go for several feet in the wood if the same entrance hole is used for several years.Trusses, overhangs, wooden decks and other exposed wood on houses attract the bees. Wood that is treated or painted is less preferred but still susceptible to attacks. They don’t eat woodUnlike termites, carpenter bees do not consume the wood as food. Instead, they gnaw tunnels to create nesting sites.Carpenter bees overwinter in tunnels. They emerge from these tunnels in early spring. Female bees lay eggs in the tunnels until the tunnels are full. Male bees do not drill tunnels, but they are protective of their territory. The male is distinguished from the female by a white spot on the front of the face. Female carpenter bees seldom sting but will if disturbed or handled. Male carpenter bees cannot sting, but they often become aggressive and frighten people by flying about their heads. Carpenter bee larvae are large and noisy. The noise they make may attract woodpeckers. The woodpeckers do further damage to wood when hunting for the larva. Woodpeckers seen on the eave of homes are more than likely in search of the carpenter bee larva.Adult bees die within a few weeks.Three control methods recommendedAt least three methods can be used to control carpenter bees: 1) aerosol treatments of insecticides applied directly to adult carpenter bees, 2) residual surface and gallery treatments with insecticides and 3) preventive treatments such as painting wood with thick coats of oil based or latex paints.Several days following the preferred treatment, after carpenter bee activity has ceased, plug holes with dowel rods, plastic wood, caulk or with other suitable materials. If carpenter bees continue to attack the wood, additional residual insecticide treatments may be required at weekly or twice weekly intervals. Painting the wood with an oil base or polyurethane paint will discourage the bees, but will not make the wood bee-proof.For more information on handling urban pests, contact your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
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More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘So much passion,’ said Willock after he was shown Emery’s reaction.‘It shows how much passion the manager has for small things in the game.‘It’s not a goal, it’s not a chance but it’s a big thing for him and it shows.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Aug 2019 10:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Unai Emery celebrated Joe Willock’s tackle like a goal (Picture: Arsenal.com)Joe Willock couldn’t hide his delight after watching Unai Emery’s reaction to his recovery tackle in Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United on Sunday.The Gunners got their new Premier League campaign off to an excellent start as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal sealed a 1-0 victory at St James’ Park.Willock, meanwhile, was given a chance to impress in central midfield and one moment from the 19-year-old in the first half certainly caught Emery’s eye.Willock was barged off the pitch by Jonjo Shelvey but the Arsenal midfielder quickly got to his feet and raced back to put in an excellent recovery tackle to win back possession and start another attack.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal’s ‘Bench Cam’ footage caught Emery’s reaction as the Spaniard celebrated Willock’s tackle as if he had scored a goal.You’ve seen @UnaiEmery_ reacting to @Joewillock’s tackle at @NUFC…So here’s @Joewillock reacting to @UnaiEmery_ reacting to @Joewillock’s tackle at @NUFC 😅Wonder what our next video could be… 🤔 pic.twitter.com/EHklzyvPrD— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 15, 2019 Comment Joe Willock reacts to Unai Emery celebrating his tackle in Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United Advertisement
Granit Xhaka dedicates historic FA Cup win to Arsenal fans after season of ‘ups and downs’ Advertisement Sean KearnsSunday 2 Aug 2020 4:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Granit Xhaka looked set to leave Arsenal in January (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka reflected upon a season of ‘ups and downs’ after Arsenal recorded a record 14th FA Cup win following their 2-1 win against Chelsea at Wembley.The Gunners battled back from a goal down in north London to get their hands on the trophy for the fourth time in six years. It’s Xhaka’s second in his time with the club but the win took on even greater significance for the Swiss midfielder after his turbulent campaign at the club.The Switzerland international looked set to leave the club in January after he was stripped of the club captaincy under Unai Emery earlier in the campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTXhaka told supporters to ‘f**k off’ as he exited the field during a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in November and the midfielder was keen to leave the club in the January transfer market following talks with Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin.However, Mikel Arteta restored Xhaka to the starting line-up following his appointment and the Swiss has been a first team regular ever since.Xhaka capped off a difficult season by playing the full 90 minutes as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice at Wembley to gift Arteta his first silverware as a manager.And the midfielder reflected on a mixed campaign for himself by speaking of the ‘ups and downs’ following Arsenal’s win, which he dedicated to supporters. ‘What a season! With ups and downs! With faith in yourself and this team, you can do anything!!,’ said Xhaka.‘This trophy is very important for all of us, the whole club. But it is also for all who have supported us! Thank you’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal’s win means they will enter the Europa League group stages, in a boost for the club’s finances.It also means rivals Tottenham will have to play three games before they can secure their place in the group stages. Arteta’s priority this summer is to convince Aubameyang to extend his deal at the club as his current contract expires in less than a year’s time.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants big transfer signings from Arsenal before penning new deal Comment Advertisement
Since selling the portfolio, PFA has only held a very few residential properties, Bruhn said.“Now we have reached the point where we starting to find housing investment interesting again,” he said.“The market is more mature, and there are some trends in the demand for housing that make it attractive to be a housing landlord again.”The property division of the DKK552bn pensions provider has started the process of identifying projects and the type of residential property in which it will invest.“The segment we are mainly looking at is modern family homes to suit, for example, a carpenter and an accounts assistant,” he said.He said there was a lack of quality housing that Danes on ordinary incomes could afford to live in, adding that PFA hoped to meet this demand and also look at housing for young people and the elderly.PFA plans to look particularly at urban areas where the population is growing, both in the Greater Copenhagen region and the provinces.Bruhn said it was rental properties rather than owner-occupied housing that now interested PFA.“We already have a large exposure to home ownership through our investment in Carlsberg City,” he said.This time around, PFA will outsource the day-to-day management of its residential properties – a change from the last time it had such investments, when it did the administration in-house.“We must stay focused and spend our energy on what we do best, and that is investment,” he said.The new investment will be aimed at providing PFA with a stable income over time.“We see housing as a kind of complement to parts of our bond investments at PFA,” said Bruhn.He added that, because it was clear it would be difficult to get the same return on bonds as had been achieved in the past, it was necessary to look at alternatives.“In this context, residential properties for rent can be an investment like a bond that provide a stable long-term return,” he said.He said residential would also create more balance in the property portfolio.“If we look at our Danish property investments, we have a very heavy overweight in office properties,” he said.Although PFA has been very pleased with this sector bias, because it has generated a good return, residential property has a different risk profile from office, he said. Denmark’s largest commercial pensions company PFA has announced it is going back into the residential lettings sector, having sold its portfolio of this asset type back in 2006 at the top of the market.It now plans to plough between DKK2bn (€270m) and DKK4bn into residential property over the next few years.Michael Bruhn, director of PFA’s property division PFA Ejendomme, said: “As things stand right now, the stage is set for us to have residential property of about DKK2bn-4bn in our portfolio in the future.”Back in 2006, PFA sold its residential portfolio – comprising 43 properties, including 2,202 rental apartments in Denmark’s largest cities – to a consortium including Danish real estate firm CenterPlan and Deutsche Bank’s RREEF.
Harold Louis Newmann, 86, of Aurora, IN, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016.He was born Thursday, June 20, 1929 in Aurora, Indiana, son of the late Frank William Herbert Newmann and the late Martha A. Peters Newmann.Harold worked as a mechanic for Monsanto retiring after over 35 years of service, but his true passion was farming.He was a Life Member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Aurora where he served as an elder for 2 terms and he attended school there through the 8th grade. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years and he also liked to operate heavy equipment, which he did for Keith Dills for a number of years. Harold loved to farm, he was a dairy man and was very active in the Artificial Breeders Association. But Harold was the happiest when he was on the tractor, ATV or skid loader on his 80 acre farm.Surviving are his wife, Polly Anne Newmann; children, Bonnie (Stephen) Mendell, John (Cathy) Newmann and Judy (Doug) Cox all of Aurora, IN; brother, Elvin (Helen) Newmann of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Liza (Matt) Parrott, Kelly (Pat) Marcum, Matthew (Lindsay) Newmann, Mark (Hollye) Newmann, Erin (Mike) Moreland, Emily (Steve) Rose; as well as 15 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Delver and sister, Romelda Olson.Friends will be received 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday, February 29, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 220 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Church on Tuesday, at 11:00 am with Pastor Edward A. Davis officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, IN 47001.Contributions may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church, The Cure Starts Now, or Aurora Life Squad. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com