Just one month ago, the New York City borough of Brooklyn truly came to life with over 50 musicians performing in unique super groups at three different venues – Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall At MP and Music Hall Of Williamsburg – for one great marathon day of music. The event was Brooklyn Comes Alive, bringing out musicians from Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Disco Biscuits and more for an incredible day of music.Inspired by the super jams of New Orleans, the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive saw musicians come together across the board for over 15 hours of live music. The whole neighborhood of Williamsburg (in Brooklyn) erupted in celebration, as fans traveling between venues turned the city into a downright party. At the center of it all was the music, as groups like the All Brothers Band, [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, Rhythmatronix, Earth Wind & Power and more delivered great performances.In celebration of Brooklyn Comes Alive, Human Being Media has put together an official recap video that highlights the music, the atmosphere, and the fun! Check it out, streaming below.
Rock duo The Black Keys have announced the forthcoming release of their first studio album since 2014’s Turn Blue. Let’s Rock, the band’s ninth studio effort, is set to arrive on June 28th via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records.Related: The Black Keys Pull Out Of Woodstock 50 LineupThe announcement on Thursday follows the release of “Lo/Hi”, the album’s lead single shared early last month by primary members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The twelve-track album was written and self-produced by both Auerbach and Carney, and recorded live at the former’s Eye Sound Studio in Nashville. The album will also feature vocal contributions from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson.“When we’re together we are the Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were 16,” Auerbach said in a statement of their latest project.Carney also added in, commenting, “The record is like a homage to electric guitar. We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.”The band also shared a new single to go with Thursday’s announcement. The lively new bluesy-rock tune “Early Birds” features plenty of riff-driven grit coming out of Auerbach’s guitar, as he plays along while also singing. Both Wilcoxson and Hans appear on the recording as backing vocalists, adding some warm contrast to Auerbach’s doubled vocal tracks. Fans can groove along to “Eagle Birds” below:The Black Keys – “Eagle Birds”[Video: The Black Keys]The summer release of Let’s Rock will be the second album shared by Carney in 2019. Last Friday, the drummer and producer released the debut album for one of his new bands, Sad Planets, in the form of a 10-track LP titled, Akron, Ohio. Fans can catch The Black Keys on tour later this year when the band hits the road with Modest Mouse, Shannon And The Clams, and more beginning on September 21st in Las Vegas, NV. Fans can head to the band’s website for ticket info for their upcoming shows. Fans can also click here to pre-order Let’s Rock.Let’s Rock Tracklisting1. “Shine a Little Light”2. “Eagle Birds”3. “Lo/Hi”4. “Walk Across the Water”5. “Tell Me Lies”6. “Every Little Thing”7. “Get Yourself Together”8. “Sit Around and Miss You”9. “Go”10. “Breaking Down”11. “Under the Gun”12. “Fire Walk With Me”View Album Tracklisting
More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoInside the Keona Edition at McDowall.Azure Development group director Trent Keirnan said the suburb of McDowall was the ideal location for a boutique development like The Keona Edition, where the market was seeking out the high-end finishes the company was known for.“Nestled amongst picturesque parklands and recreational areas, the properties are surrounded by lush natural landscape and walking trails including the popular Kedron Brook Creek catchment,” Mr Keirnan said. The Keona Edition at McDowall.Empty nesters and downsizers have their eyes on a striking new $17.6 million development at northside McDowall.The Keona Edition, features mid-century style terrace homes, on elevated Keona Rd, just 10km from Brisbane’s CBD.Starting from $587,000, each of the 27 townhouses will feature a spacious private courtyard while the common area includes a pizza oven, yoga lawn and a firepit for warming up on winter nights. The lounge area at the Keona Edition at McDowall.He said the project offered all the amenities buyers would expect from a larger development, while providing a luxurious boutique feel for people looking to live close to the city without compromising on style or space.Westfield Chermside is a 10-minute drive from the townhouse development.
The Department of Environment and Water announced yesterday that Councils across South Australia can now apply for coast protection grants from a $350,000 funding pool.Coast Protection Board Presiding Member Allan Holmes said that the grants could fund up to 80 per cent of projects to help address coastal erosion and flooding hazards.“These grants are available for projects like flood protection and erosion management strategies, coastal risk and adaptation studies and construction works such as new seawalls, levees and beach replenishment,” Mr Holmes said.“The grants are designed to help mitigate the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and severe weather events, which coastal communities are dealing with now and will be exacerbated in coming years.”The Coast Protection Board was established by the Coast Protection Act 1972. It works in partnership with local government on coast protection issues and provides advice on coastal management and development in South Australia.Projects funded through last year’s grants include:$60,000 to the City of Port Augusta for construction of a section of levee bank to deliver Port Augusta’s sea flood protection strategy;$50,000 to the City of Onkaparinga for a cliff stabilization study at Aldinga Beach;$30,000 to the City of Victor Harbor for erosion control works at Encounter Bay;$20,000 to the City of Whyalla for beach replenishment to maintain storm erosion buffers and beach amenity;$15,000 to the Wattle Range District Council for a coastal erosion study at Post Office Rock, Beachport;$11,450 to the Yorke Peninsula Council for detailed design of flood protection works at Port Clinton.The deadline for applying for the grants is Monday, 13 August.
Submit Share StumbleUpon Share Henrik Persson EkdahlIssuing a corporate statement, Stockholm-listed industry affiliate network Catena Media has informed that Chief Executive Officer Robert Andersson has departed as leader with immediate effect.The company has moved to install Henrik Persson Ekdahl as ‘acting Chief Executive’. Ekdahl a former Betsson AB Executive and current partner at Malta-based venture capital firm Optimizer Invest sits as a board advisor for Catena Media governance.Optimizer Invest are a key backer of Catena, a leading industry affiliate network that has expanded its all-around services and portfolio through aggressive M&A.Catena governance has not disclosed the reasons behind Andersson’s departure, simply issuing a short statement detailing the change of corporate leadership.Kathryn Moore BakerKathryn Moore Baker, Chairwoman of Catena Media, commented on the update: “Catena Media has been through several growth stages in a short period of time. Robert Andersson’s assignment was to take the company through an IPO and later to introduce it to Nasdaq Stockholm’s main market, which he did with great results. Now, a new phase starts, which marks a new era in Catena Media’s success going forward. We are very pleased that Henrik Persson Ekdahl will take over as acting CEO. It sets the tone for what we want to achieve in the future. We will continue with our strong growth strategy and look for a permanent CEO in due time.”Robert Andersson had been appointed CEO of Catena Media in May 2015, taking over operational leadership responsibilities from enterprise co-founders Erik Bergman and Emil Thidell.Under Andersson’s guidance, Catena would undertake its aggressive European M&A expansion seeking to become the outright industry leader in player referrals and lead generation.Andersson’s two-year tenure as CEO of Catena would see the company execute a number of high profile affiliate acquisitions including popular casino review portals’ AskGamblers.com (€15 million April 2016), CasinoUK (£10 million – December 2016) and Slotsia Sweden (€5 million May 2016).During H1 2017, Catena governance would secure a maximum €100 million bond issue, detailing that the funds raised would be used to further its M&A expansion and improve its industry network capabilities.At present, Catena governance has not specified how long Ekdahl will serve in the interim role, however, the firm confirms that it is actively seeking a replacement of Andersson as its corporate leader.
About the only thing that could have screwed it all up was Sterling, who had perennial, exclusive control of the infamous other shoe and was prone to drop it at the most inopportune times.The Clippers have periodically stood at the doorstep of prosperous eras, only to have Sterling blow-torch it with his penny-pinching ways or baffling basketball acumen.And in the eyes of the Lakers and everyone else, the Clippers were simply that annoying pebble that sometimes finds its way into your shoe. Bothersome, yes. But hopelessly harmless, nonetheless.That pebble on Tuesday grew into a full-fledged boulder, and with Ballmer now in charge it threatens to wreak considerable damage as it powerfully rolls across the landscape.Make no mistake, Los Angeles is and always will be a Lakers town. It will take years before that changes, if it ever will.But a cluster of events have converged so perfectly that the Clippers are finally poised to penetrate the Lakers’ powerful foothold.Sterling was always the Clippers’ greatest opponent. They would never rise to greatness with him poisoning the water at the very top.But he is no longer a concern.Beyond that, the presence of Griffin and Paul and Rivers ensures the Clippers as a viable contender in the Western Conference as well as a welcomed landing spot for future free agents.And with the Lakers standing at the ground floor of a major rebuilding project — with no light yet emerging to lead them back to prosperity — the Clippers’ window of opportunity just burst wide open.And not just locally.The San Antonio Spurs are bound to show their age at some point. And if Kevin Durant follows his heart back home to Maryland to play for the Washington Wizards, the Western Conference will suddenly look a whole lot less intimidating.The Clippers are positioned perfectly to seize the moment.And maybe grab hold of a decade in the process.Ironically, Sterling’s final act of buffoonery may have been his greatest contribution to a franchise he continually steered head-first into immovable walls over the years.It forced him to hand over the keys to an innovative, motivated, multi-billionaire who takes over with one objective in mind: To make the Clippers one of the premier franchises in professional sports.It’s up to him to put words into action, but Ballmer didn’t blow the rest of the field out of the water with his $2 billion bid to simply pull a string on his new toy and watch it scuttle about in circles.He wants to win. And he’ll do it by any means necessary and by utilizing every asset at his disposal.With the Lakers practically helpless to do anything about it for the immediate future — their roster is set for next season, and realistically it will take three years and an incredible amount of luck before they are championship-relevant again — the Clippers have the necessary talent, coach, leadership and time to finally make their move.For years, the Lakers could count on Sterling to screw it all up.For decades, the rest of the NBA looked at the Clippers with indifference.That all changed [email protected] @DailyNewsVinny on Twitter From the moment Donald Sterling’s voice was heard uttering those repulsive, racist comments on the now-infamous audio-taped conversation with girlfriend V. Stiviano, the NBA had no choice but to remove him as owner of the Clippers.That the league acted as swiftly and unanimously as it did between owners and players to oust Sterling is a tribute to its zero tolerance for such blatant hate and racism. And by completing construction of the remarkable bridge that delivers the Clippers from the incompetence of Sterling to the brilliance of new owner Steve Ballmer, the NBA didn’t just remove a hideous stain. It turned its weakest link into one of its strongest.But now comes a new set of problems.By ridding itself of Sterling and officially welcoming Ballmer into the club, the NBA has awakened a sleeping giant. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error One whose reach and impact will be felt as close as across the hall at Staples Center — that would be the Lakers — all the way to TD Garden in Boston.With the former Microsoft CEO as the new sheriff in town, a new day might be dawning across the NBA.The Clippers were closing in on a new, successful era even before Sterling stumbled into Stiviano’s web and exposed himself as the bungling fool he’s been over most of his 33-year ownership of the franchise.They had a young team filled with exciting superstars like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin and a respected, compelling leader in coach and general manager Doc Rivers. They played in a desirable, vibrant city in front of sellout crowds at one of the league’s premier arenas.All the necessary components were in place for a successful run.