Just last week we told you about the exciting partnership between Live For Live Music and the long-running Inside Out With Turner And Seth podcast, bringing you a fresh take on the music scene by combining behind-the-scenes and fan perspectives to segments and interviews of your favorite artists. The newest episode of the podcast features Umphrey’s McGee guitarist and vocalist Brendan Bayliss, featured in today’s release as the first of a two-part series.This episode features a discussion with Bayliss about how his life led him to South Bend, IN and then to Notre Dame University, all the while focusing on the formative days of Umphrey’s McGee. Rob and Seth talk to Brendan about deciding to invite Jake Cinninger into the band’s lineup, the beauty of the band’s gradual growth, and his hilariously disappointing encounter with Steve Miller.You can stream the new podcast episode in the player below!All music from the podcast is taken from Umphrey’s run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. For more Inside Out With Seth and Turner episodes, head to their SoundCloud or their page on iTunes.
NS Stations has announced plans to site branches of the A&P supermarket chain at larger regional stations. The shops would offer products ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to oven-ready meals.Great North Eastern Railway has introduced a loyalty programme for first class passengers known as Excel Portfolio. Points accumulated at a rate of one per £10 spent on GNER travel can be redeemed against rail and theatre tickets, discounted travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and other benefits.Shops, cinemas and an hotel have been proposed for a 1·6 ha site over Amtrak lines serving Philadelphia’s 30th Street station. Costing a total of US$115m, the project would require US$50m of federal funding to build a 1000-space car park and widen adjacent streets. Holders of French Railways’ Euraffaires card for business travellers can now change TGV reservations by calling a dedicated phone line before travelling, rather than obtain a new ticket in person. Presented with a first class ticket, the card also affords access to lounges in Bordeaux, Dijon, Lyon, Metz, Nancy, Nantes and Paris. The provincial government of Buenos Aires has called for tenders to build a new combined rail and bus station at Mar del Plata. Costed at 36m pesos and promoted in conjunction with the city council, the project would also involve relocating rail routes through the city centre to avoid level crossings. Anglia Railways has launched its Business Club, with benefits including free seat reservations, discount vouchers for food and drink purchased on board and full refunds in the event of train cancellation or delay exceeding 30min. Membership is free and open to holders of first or standard class open and return tickets and Saver tickets.Den Haag city council is to develop plans for offices, housing and an exhibition hall on a 1 km long deck 7m above the approaches to Centraal station. Capacity would be increased at Centraal for high-speed and light rail services, with a peoplemover built to connect the refurbished station with Den Haag HS.