Nine Inch Nails Confirm 2017 Band Lineup For Both Upcoming Festival Appearances

first_imgIn late December of 2016, NIN dropped their latest EP, Not the Actual Events, three years after their 2013 Hesitation Marks. With two more releases on the books for this year, we look forward to hearing what the band has been up to during their time off. Nine Inch Nails have confirmed two performances in 2017, marking their triumphant return after a three year hiatus. The industrial rock band will be making two headlining appearances, at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, July 21 – 23, and again the next weekend at Panorama Music Festival in New York City, June 28 – 30. Earlier today, NIN shared an image on their social media pages that confirms the lineup for these upcoming shows.Frontman Trent Reznor will be joined by guitarist Robin Finck, keyboardist Alessandro Cortini, drummer Ilan Rubin, and their newest official member, Atticus Ross. See the illusive announcement below:last_img read more

Earliest Known Footage of Joe Russo Resurfaces With Fat Mama In 1996

first_imgDrummer extraordinaire Sir Joe Russo and a choice assembly of musicians will congregate to re-imagine the music of Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales’s seminal 1971 album Hooteroll at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, NY this weekend. The April 7 engagement is being billed as “Hooteroll? + Plus”. Russo reached back to his legendary, original Boulder, CO band Fat Mama for members Erik Deutsch (keyboards), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), and Kevin Kendrick (vibraphone/percussion) to make the core of the group. Russo also recruited Darkside’s Dave Harrington (bass), Antibalas’ Stuart Bogie (reeds/flute), and Jordan McLean (trumpet) to perform Garcia and Wales’ revered jazz-jam record. In addition to unveiling their version of the LP in full, the initial event announcement teased of “other like-minded compositions.” Photo: Michael Weintrob I remember when, as a senior in high school in Cherry Hill, NJ, my older pal Ross Kaufman brought Fat Mama’s debut CD Mammatus back from CU Boulder, over a holiday break. Within a few spins, our squad was transfixed! Much as we found Grant Green by way of The Greyboy Allstars, I would navigate my way to Agharta, On the Corner, and Sextant through Fat Mama. Mammatus was our introduction to the band and the man himself, Sir Joe Russo. The fearless conglomerate evolved over time, from a Herbie Hancock-influenced style to a very textural, shoegaze electro-rage that incorporated much of what was to come, from contemporary behemoths like Radiohead, to the most niche, indie, avant-garde artists imaginable. Their musical fabric was sewn with exploratory sonic adventuring from Kendrick’s then-revolutionary turntablism, vibes and electronics, amid Miles-esque brass leads from the duo of Brett Joseph (tenor saxophone) and Jon Gray (trumpet and trombone). The focused team told mystical and melodic tales atop Russo’s lyrical, jazzy, breakbeat drumming and freewheeling bass gymnastics. For five years, Fat Mama redefined what was possible for our burgeoning scene, purveyors and surveyors on the never-ending search for new land.Former Relix Magazine Assistant Editor Wayan Zoey, who went to high school in Potomac, MD with Deutsch and bassist Jonti Siman, had this to say in reflection of the mighty Fat Mama:“Despite the Herbie Hancock reference in their name, Fat Mama was really the Miles Davis of the jamband universe. While clearly drawing from the jazz tradition, they managed to incorporate elements of nearly every other style of music that exists in the world, spinning them out in wholly original masterpieces of structured improvisation. Their decades-old recordings would still be considered ahead of their time if they came out today.”Read the ALLMusic Fat Mama band bio from the legendary Jesse Jarnow hereWith the approaching Hooteroll event, I found myself going on a Russo rabbit-hole all over the Internet. Beyond the usual mining of rare Benevento/Russo Duo recordings, I unearthed the above video, a barely-viewed Boulder performance from Fat Mama in 1996, clipped from Fat Mama: The Movie, directed by Goldberger’s brother Julian Goldberger. This is apparently the earliest known footage of Sir Joe Russo that circulates.We reached out to keyboardist Deutsch for some clarification: “It’s a medley… ‘Love the Life You Love’ by Kool and the Gang into ‘Camel Job’ by Jonathan Goldberger.”For good measure, because Live For Live Music loves you, bows at the throne of Sir Joe Russo, and mostly to illustrate just how far and wide Fat Mama’s sound and steez would extrapolate over the years, here’s “Knucklehead” from their 1999 live album Loadstar 8.1, and then their unique take on “Upon This Rock,” (a Joe Farrell song sampled by Erykah Badu, MF Doom, Pete Rock, RASCO, Common and more) from their 9/11/11 Brooklyn Bowl reunion.center_img Words: B.Getzlast_img read more

Norway’s municipal pension fund completes divestment of Canadian oil sands assets

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Canada’s National Observer:Norway’s municipal employees pension fund, the country’s largest, has sold its last remaining stakes in companies with operations in Canada’s oil sands, saying holding them does not align with efforts to keep global heating below internationally agreed-upon targets.The fund, Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP), last year dumped stocks that drew more than 30 per cent of their revenue from oilsands operations, but on Monday said they can no longer tolerate even those that have five per cent exposure.KLP, which manages the pensions of Norway’s 900,000 nurses, firefighters and other employees of local governments and state-owned enterprises, said in a statement that it had jettisoned US$33 million worth of equity holdings and US$25 million in bonds from Canada’s Cenovus Energy, Suncor Energy, Imperial Oil (majority owned by ExxonMobil) and Husky Energy, as well as Russia’s Tatneft PAO.Jeanett Bergan, head of responsible investments at KLP, said in a phone interview that “the message we really would like to get across is that companies and fund managers and investors all need to start managing this risk and making sure that they’re doing everything they can to be part of the transition that all societies need to do.”KLP exited all stocks deriving more than 50 per cent of their revenue from coal five years ago, tightening that to 30 per cent in 2017 and five per cent this year. Last year, it used the 30 per cent cutoff to exit major oilsands companies including Canadian Natural Resources, MEG Energy Corp. and Athabasca Oil Corporation. KLP manages more than US$8 billion in total, of which 2 per cent is invested in fossil fuel and 5 per cent is in renewable energy.“Canada’s high-cost oilsands have been a poor investment for years,” said Tom Sanzillo, director of finance for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The global market is oversupplied and likely to stay that way,” he added. “The high production costs will make them uncompetitive in an increasingly competitive global market.”More: Norway public pension fund severs final link with Canada’s oilsands Norway’s municipal pension fund completes divestment of Canadian oil sands assetslast_img read more

A quizzical look at landlords

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One for the road

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Ethiopia World Refugee Day: Country Hosts the Largest Number of Refugees…

first_imgEthiopia hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa.As South Sudanese flee to Ethiopia, concerns are growing that its capacity to help displaced people may be overstretched. Ethiopia overtook Kenya to become Africa’s largest refugee-hosting country after hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese arrived in the country this year. The total refugee population has reached almost 630,000, raising concerns that its capacity to help displaced people may be overstretched. Leslie Mirungu has the details on how that country is coping and shouldering that burden.last_img

Australia tells virus-hit cruise ships to go home

first_imgMore than a dozen ships are believed tobe off Australia’s coast, carrying around 15,000 crew and some experiencingoutbreaks of coronavirus. “We have issued notices to all ofthese ships to leave Australian waters,” Australian Border ForceCommissioner Michael Outram told local media Friday. (AFP) CANBERRA – Australia insisted Friday itwould not let the crew of multiple virus-stricken cruise ships into thecountry, slapping aside suggestions it was falling short on legal and moralobligations.center_img More than a dozen cruise ships are believed to be off Australia’s coast, carrying around 15,000 crew and some experiencing outbreaks of coronavirus. AFPlast_img

Fire at Brownings Campground contained

first_imgDillsboro, IN—According to the Versailles Fire Department, their firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in an apartment building at Brownings Campground on Tuesday. The firefighters were able to contain the fire to the attic area of the structure. Versailles Fire responded with two engines, a tanker, and a Command vehicle. Mutual aid was called in from Milan VFD and Osgood VFD. Ripley County EMS was on scene as well on EMS standby. The Red Cross was contacted to assist with the displaced occupants and families.last_img

Osimhen is an Exceptional Player, Says Canadian who Replaced Him at…

first_img“Osimhen is an exceptional player who has had a great season here, but we are different players and each has their own background,” he told L’Equipe.“Yes, I may have been influenced to opt for Lille because Osimhen also came out of Belgium and we could say that we have a similar background. It played a bit.“Maybe it will go very well for me, as it did for him.”David also said he does not expect the fact that he is replacing Osimhen and his huge transfer fee to put undue pressure on him.“It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s nothing at all.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Victor Osimhen Canada international Jonathan David, who is the direct replacement for Victor Osimhen at Lille, has described the Super Eagles striker as “exceptional”, but maintained they are different players and he will not be under pressure in taking over from him.Lille broke their transfer record when they paid more than 27 million Euros to Belgian club KAA Gent for David to replace Osimhen, who has moved to Napoli on a record-breaking transfer.However, David, 20, has insisted he is a different player from the Nigeria star.last_img read more

Long-footed lefty continues to shine

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoJoe Thomas, P.J. Hill, John Stocco and Mark Zalewski have emerged as superstars for the currently 7-1 University of Wisconsin football team. Taylor Mehlhaff, the Badgers’ kicker, is making a strong case to join that list.Mehlhaff ranks among the elite in many Big Ten kicking categories. He is third in the conference in kicker scoring (57 points), third in field goal percentage (80 percent) and tied for first in PAT percentage (a perfect 33 for 33). His 51-yard blast at Purdue last Saturday, the longest field goal of his career, was also the longest by any Big Ten kicker this year.”I had a few attempts over 50 [yards] last year and one this year (against San Diego State),” Mehlhaff said. “I hadn’t quite snuck one in, so it felt good to finally break that barrier. In practice I know I can drain them from back there, so it felt good to break that barrier.”Not only can he kick field goals with great accuracy, Mehlhaff can boom kickoffs with the best of them. Thus far this season, 30 of his 50 kickoffs have soared into the end zone, an extremely impressive statistic.”I played soccer as a kid. That’s probably how I developed such a strong leg,” noted the Aberdeen, ND native. “I really hit the weight room hard; I take that pretty seriously. I’m also really careful about taking care of my legs. I take a lot of time warming up. I always make sure I’m stretched out [before I start kicking].”Kickers typically aren’t known for their overwhelming athletic abilities. Good thing Mehlhaff isn’t your typical kicker. He earned four varsity letters while play quarterback, strong safety, kicker and punter for Central High School in South Dakota, not to mention his combined eight other letters in hockey and track.”[Sometimes] it gets a little boring on the sidelines. I miss playing quarterback, but I love the position I’m in right now,” Mehlhaff added. “I really like it because I can put all my time into working on one thing, as opposed to in high school when I just went out there and kicked. It’s not as physically demanding as going out there and hitting people.” Being the No.1 recruited kicker in the nation coming out of high school, Mehlhaff had a lot of choices when it came to choosing where he wanted to kick. It came down to Nebraska, his childhood dream, or Wisconsin. He believes he made the right choice. “When I took my visit here, I fell in love with it,” said the junior. “I love the campus; I love the football. It feels like a real family with the coaches and everything. I love the games here. You can’t go wrong with the fans and the student section. It’s such a cool game day atmosphere. Our student section is so awesome compared to the other stadiums [where we’ve played].”Along with having the strongest left foot on the team, Mehlhaff is also known as a jokester. “He’s a funny kid,” said Dave Peck, Badger long-snapper. “He always finds a way to keep your spirits up when things are down.”UW punter and holder Ken Debauche was also quick to mention Mehlhaff’s friendly attitude. “He’s willing to help anybody out with anything. He’s very caring.”Success in the kicking game has been no easy task for this trio of special-teamers. They have worked hard at striving for perfection.”I feel that we’re real close off the field, which helps with on-field chemistry,” Peck said. “In the summer, whenever [Taylor] wanted to kick, I came over. [Kicking] is all about timing. We practice a lot. Whenever we get a free second, we practice.”Aside from being an overall funny, nice guy, Debauche joked that Mehlhaff’s most redeeming qualities are his “nice tight shirts and nicely gelled hair.” But as long as Mehlhaff continues to kick the way he’s been kicking, Debauche doesn’t care what his counterpart looks like. He and the rest of the Badgers know that their field goal and kickoff specialist has played a vital role in their overall success thus far, and they will continue to count on him down the stretch.last_img read more