Check out the full tour schedule below, and head here for more information.Perpetual Groove Fall Tour8/19 Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA8/20 Southern Brewers Festival – Chattanooga, TN9/16 Lucas Theatre for the Arts – Savannah, GA9/17 Lucas Theatre – Savannah, GA9/22 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC9/23 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD9/24 The National – Richmond, VA9/25 Catskill Chill Music Festival9/28 Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH9/29 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH9/30 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN10/1 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC10/22 New Mountain Asheville/Outdoor Stage – Asheville, NC10/24 George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR10/26 The Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO10/27 Aggie Theatre – Ft Collins, CO10/28 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO10/29 Cervante’s Masterpiece – Denver, CO10/31 Parish Austin – Austin, TX11/2 House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX11/3 House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX11/4 The Howlin Wolf New Orleans – New Orleans, LA11/5 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL12/1 Crowbar – Tampa, FL12/2 culture room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/3 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/29 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA12/30 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA12/31 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA Perpetual Groove has finally announced their first major tour in years! The band went on hiatus for a number of years, and have been playing limited night runs since their return in 2015. Now, the group has plans to hit spots across the nation for a 29-date fall tour, running from August 19th through December 31st.The tour features stops throughout the Southeast, before heading north for the Catskill Chill Music Festival in September. The group also has a number of dates set for Colorado, before wrapping back around and celebrating Halloween in Austin, TX. They’ll return to the Southeast and finish up the year at Terminal West in Austin, TX.
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The manager of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), says the fragmentation and increased competition in the stock exchange sector has led to “worrying developments”, and that exchanges must adapt to new circumstances.In a research note on the role of exchanges in well-functioning markets, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages the NOK7.2trn (€793bn) fund, said it wanted exchanges to consider changes, such as a return to local exchanges.NBIM said: “We view exchanges as critical to well-functioning markets, both in their function as listing venues, and as the final arbiter of the price discovery process. “However, if they are to re-assert their central role, they must adapt and innovate to enhance their attractiveness to institutional investors who have supplanted the many small retail investors that exchanges were originally designed to serve,” it said. Its main concerns were that stiffer competition between exchanges and alternative trading systems could lead to poorer regulation and governance and that the efforts by exchanges and dealers to keep up with the speed race could end up harming all market participants.“For-profit exchanges are now challenged to maintain their regulatory and corporate governance duties in this competitive landscape,” it said.As an example of how the push to increase speed of communications could be detrimental, NBIM cited the current speed race amongst providers of network infrastructure, so-called microwave data-link providers.These providers were able to earn increasingly “super-normal” profits, it believed, to the detriment of all financial market participants. “We support efforts to remove complexity that leads to this form of over-investment,” the manager said.”We view the current latency race as ultimately a dead-end,” it said.Efforts by exchanges to increase availability of liquidity in size would be welcome, it said.“Supporting the development of batch auctions and experimenting with size versus time priority models are all initiatives in the right direction, in our view,” it said.NBIM also said it was worried about the fall in the number of listings in the US and Europe in recent years.“We do not believe economies benefit when going public simply means cashing in, rather than raising capital,” it said.It added: “We encourage exchanges to develop new solutions in this area, be they in the form of new listing classes, or potentially even a return to local exchanges.”,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to NBIM research note
JOHNSTON — We’re at the halfway point of what is typically Iowa’s severe weather season, and it’s almost like Mother Nature has decided to follow social distancing recommendations. Meteorologist Jeff Johnson, at the National Weather Service in metro Des Moines, says the season has been very quiet so far with very few reports of rough weather.“We went for 30 days without issuing a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning from the period mid-April until yesterday — that’s very low,” Johnson says. “Our traditional severe weather season here in Iowa goes from April through June with May and June being the two big months.”There were a half dozen or so minor tornadoes in Iowa in late March, and then last night brought parts of the state heavy rain, hail and high winds. While severe weather can strike at any time, Johnson says it appears the sailing should be relatively smooth.“Looking ahead here, yeah, we’re going to have a shot of rain tomorrow and the severe (weather) chances look fairly low,” Johnson says. “After that, we’re going to be dry for the next several days and warmer. That’s the big thing, looking ahead, we’re going to be pushing highs in the 80s next week.”Some pandemic home-bound Iowans may find it hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend is next weekend. Johnson says it appears we may have good weather heading into the unofficial start of summer. “Anything beyond four or five days this time of year, we’ve got to really take with a grain of salt,” Johnson says, “but there’s nothing on the horizon that suggests a big severe weather event, although we always have to be prepared for that eventuality.”