Year In Preview: 30+ Musicians Tell Us What They’re Most Looking Forward To In 2017

first_imgThe year of 2016 was certainly an interesting one in the music world. Though many headlines will focus on those who have passed this year, we wanted to reflect on the joyous occasions that music brought throughout 2016. In doing so, we asked a number of musicians to tell us about some of their favorite experiences throughout the year, and will be running features all week to celebrate all things live music.For the final installment of this Year In Review series, we took a slightly different approach and asked, “What music are you mosted excited for in 2017?” Many are looking forward to new releases from their favorite new bands, and several are hoping to be turned on to something totally new and original in the new year. Of course, many of these dedicated musicians are also laser-focused on their own projects, which bodes well for an incredible year of music in 2017Here’s what your favorite artists had to say:Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company) – I am just excited for music itself in 2017, but specifically I want to study with Weedie Braimah next year.Scrambled Greg (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) – John Mayer Trio, Phish and discovering more new bands like Organ Freeman.Jesus Coomes (Lettuce) – When Jerry comes back and takes a solo with Lettuce. It should be soon I promise.Simon Allen (The New Mastersounds) – The Bernard Purdie & Friends album which our bassist Pete Shand has written, produced and performed with Brian J from the Pimps. Pete played us a few rough mixes on our tour bus last week and we were blown away – it’s the funkiest, most soulful thing I’ve heard in 10 years. I’m so proud of Pete, and I can’t wait to hear the finished record. There is also a Melvin Sparks live LP coming out in 2017 on my label One Note Records. Melvin died suddenly in 2011 and this was his last recorded live show. The album, produced by Eddie Roberts, captures a wonderful performance at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT featuring Kung Fu organist Beau Sasser, drummer Bill Carbone and the Phish horn section, Dave Grippo and Brian McCarthy. Melvin and his music have had such a big influence on The New Mastersounds (we often play his tunes in our live set) and I’m honoured to have a role in curating this piece of his musical legacy.Mike Gantzer (Aqueous) – Man, so much! I always get psyched when Dopapod puts out new stuff and I know they’re working on an album now; I’m super psyched on the Chicago based band Mungion too, and my goal for 2017 is to catch a Kendrick Lamar show, and an Erykah Badu show- those are both bucket list sets! And of course AQ tour and festival season and seeing the ga-jillion other bands that rule in this scene!Rob Compa (Dopapod) – There’s a lot of fantastic bands out there who deserve and need to be heard by more people. I would love to see those bands get the attention they deserve for how hard they work and how much they pour into their art.Dave Watts (The Motet) – Our new album! (Sorry, does that even count??) [Editor’s Note: Sure does, Watts. We can’t wait for new Motet either!]Seth Walker – Working on some new music with Jano Rix of the Wood Brothers. I want to push the boundaries rhythmically, sonically and lyrically. Gotta keep swinging at it.Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers) – New Wood Brothers Music! We have the new live record coming out in January and we also start work on a new studio album.JP Biondo (Cabinet) – The unexpected band that I don’t even know I love yet.Chuck Jones (Dopapod) – Jam CruiseCraig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Jam Cruise.Eli Winderman (Dopapod) – Hopefully Tool and Gorillaz. I’m looking forward to getting into the studio with Dopapod and making some new music as well.Nick Tkachyk (Spafford) – GORILLAZ. PRYDZ. TCHAIKOVSKY.Matt Gibbs (Evolfo) – I’m not sure which of my favorite bands are officially preparing for 2017 releases to be honest! As far as popular stuff I’m aware that LCD Soundsystem and Modest Mouse are working on new albums, I’m pretty excited to see what those dudes are up to. I’m excited about new music from Ty Segall and Meatbodies. There’s so many friends’ bands in Brooklyn that I want more from as well, like Stuyedeyed or Nick Hakim. Can’t wait to hear new material from those guys. Our first full length album Last of the Acid Cowboys will also be out in April and I’m pumped to finally share that with people.Karl Denson – The coming year will be all about the Tiny Universe. I think I’ve completed the pieces of the puzzle to take this musically where I want to go. We’re going to spend a lot of time rehearsing and writing this year in hopes of really creating something long-lasting and memorable. There’s also the possibility of touring Europe with the Rolling Stones. That would be nice too.Sammi Garett (Turkuaz) – TURKUAZTony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) – Dumpstaphunk at Tipitina’sNeal Evans (Dopapod) – Sigur Ros tour ya dummy!David Shaw (The Revivalists) – Hoping for a Childish Gambino tour in 2017.Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident) – SCI Sound Lab releases for Electric Forest FestivalAlric Carter (TAUK) – Lupe Fiasco and Bonobo new record releasesWilliam Apostol (Billy Strings) – I’m always looking forward to what Greensky Bluegrass is up too.. they just keep cranking out amazing songs and albums. Paul and Dave are 2 of my very favorite songwriters. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next!Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) – Vulfpeck and The Big Something.Nigel Hall (Lettuce) – To make more musicEric Bloom (Lettuce) – LETTUCEDominic Peters (Goldfish) – Goldfish’s new albumRuss Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band) – TAB tour/ Red Rocks, Soule Monde’s new album and tour.Pappy Biondo (Cabinet) – Gatos BlancosLaurie Shook – Gregory Alan Isakov new albumRyan Jalbert (The Motet) – I’m personally excited that we blocked a lot of time on our calendars to work on material for our next record so as soon as we get back our New Year’s run we’re going to hit the ground running. Aside from that there are some highly anticipated album releases slated for next year that I’m psyched to check out. I’ve read that Bjork, Damian Marley, Missy, Chronixx, Beck, JT, Phoenix, MGMT, GZA are just a few of the bands projected to drop a new release. Life goes on!Cory Wong (Vulfpeck collaborator) – Kimbra’s last single blew me away. I’m hoping to hear a new full length from her. I’ve also gotta say that I’m super excited for my homie Theo Katzman’s new record to come out. I’ve heard it and it’s SLAMMING. I can’t wait for the world to get their ears on it.”T Sisters – We are so excited for our tour in support of The Wood Brothers on the East Coast in February!last_img read more

Queenslander on massive block for sale with stunning treetop views

first_img19 Woodtop Court, Ferny Hills.Lynda Dawson and Brent Baker are selling their Ferny Hills home after seven years.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been the perfect place to bring up their two children.Mr Dawson said he loved the home and the quiet neighbourhood.“It’s a really friendly and secure suburb,” he said. Enjoy the views from 19 Woodtop Court, Ferny Hills.The Queenslander-style home is on a large 719sq m block of land overlooking Bert Hill Reserve.Mr Dawson said the couple had done some recent renovations to the property.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019He said the house offered large, open plan lounge and dining areas and there was airconditioning. The kitchen area at 19 Woodtop Court, Ferny Hills.Fully fenced and accessed by a path that winds past the fish pond, the large wraparound deck provides the perfect place to welcome guests. Explore Property North West — Ashgrove selling agent Kelly Qualtrough said: “The home’s many other features include garaging for two vehicles with remote access and a lockable storage room downstairs, a huge amount of flexible storage space adorning the garage and under home areas perfect for a workshop.”.The property is close to local schools, public transport and shops.center_img 19 Woodtop Court, Ferny Hills.Polished timber floors and fresh contemporary paintwork can been seen throughout. Anchoring the living zone, the new modern kitchen is a head turner with quality appliances, an abundance of cabinetry including walk-in pantry with a sliding barn style door, breakfast bar and an expansive stone bench space.Mr Dawson said the property would suit a family with children.“The home backs onto a park and it’s great,” he said.“I enjoy being out the back of an afternoon.”last_img read more

Bulldogs Results At EIAC Cross Country Meet

first_imgThe Batesville Cross Country Team traveled to Franklin County Saturday morning to compete in the Conference Meet.The Bulldogs came up a little short for both the boys and the girls as the East Central Trojans claimed both championships.   Congratulations to Steve Cotherman and his teams for great performances!For the boys East Central scored 60 points, 4 points ahead of South Dearborn at 64. Taking 3rd place was Greensburg with 71, closely followed by Batesville with 74. Rushville came in 5th with 83, then Connersville at 132 and 7th place was Franklin County with 189.Leading the dogs was senior Connor Bell coming in as the Conference Runner-up at 17:25. Also making the All-Conference team was senior, Clay Yeaton, crossing the line in 7th place and running a personal best at 17:43. Other scorers for Batesville were Quinten Gowdy, 16th, Grant Meyers, 24th and Brice Keeton, 25th. Alex Batta and Elliott Main also ran varsity for the dogs placing 32nd and 38th respectively.On the ladies side, Batesville fell just 4 points short of East Central’s 49 point win with 53. Coming in 3rd was Greensburg at 64 points. They were followed by Rushvlle, 4th with 100, followed closely by Connersville in 5th with 103 points. Finally South Dearborn and Franklin County was 6th and 7th with 131 and 210 points.The Bulldogs were led by Sophomore Emma Gausman with a personal best performance putting her in 4th place at 20:42. Also making the All-Conference team was Mary Potrack crossing in 6th at 21:04, Maria Wessel in 12th at 21:52 and Audrey Weigel, 13th at 21:56. Also scoring for the dogs was Kaite Baumer in 18th. Sarah Poltrack and Madeleine Robben finished out the varsity squad finishing at 20th and 21st respectively.The JV meet honored the top 10 for County awards and the Batesville girls claimed 8 of the 10 of these spots. They were led by Kylie Lehman winning the JV meet at 23:11. She was followed by Carly Fitzpatrick and Audrey Maupin crossing at 2nd and 3rd. Other Bulldogs in the top ten were, Cheyenne Laker, Anna Kick, Bre Hartman and Mary Catherine Barnett taking the 5th-8th places and Heidi Shaw with a strong finish for 10th. Although no boys were in the top 10, Will Sittloh ran a personal best.The Bulldogs will be busy this week as they host their Batesville Invitational and will also be honoring their seniors 14 seniors.  Then on Thursday they will finish out the regular season as they will travel just down the road to Greensburg for their invitationals.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Beat writer predictions for Syracuse’s 3rd-round game against California

first_imgSyracuse’s third-round game against California tips off at 9:40 p.m. EST. The Orange is going to see a good Golden Bears team that has some good shooters, including Pac-12 Player of the Year Allen Crabbe. But will California be able to pull off the upset against Syracuse?Here are The Daily Orange men’s basketball beat writers’ predictions for the game:Michael CohenSyracuse 73, California 66I picked Syracuse to lose in this game, but that was when I thought UNLV would be its opponent. California is a good team with capable shooters, but I’m not sure the Golden Bears can handle Syracuse defensively. Southerland has a big game, Fair does, too. And the Orange rolls into the Sweet 16.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRyne GerySyracuse 79, California 68Syracuse is playing some of its best basketball all season at the right time. The Orange will stay hot offensively and contain Cal’s leading scorer Allen Crabbe en route to the victory and a berth in the Sweet Sixteen.Chris IsemanSyracuse 70, California 64Syracuse has played well in its last five games, with the exception of the second half of the Big East tournament championship game against Louisville. But the Golden Bears’ defense won’t be nearly as tough as the Cardinals’ full-court press was in that game. The Golden Bears are good, there’s no question about that. And Allen Crabbe is a great player. While California might be used to seeing zone, it hasn’t seen one with the type of length Syracuse has. It’ll be too much for the Golden Bears to overcome. Comments Published on March 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bookmakers shorten Tory odds as Labour comeback fades

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles With less than 24-hours to go until polling stations open, UK bookmakers have shortened the odds on a Conservative Party UK 2017 General Election ‘majority victory’.This morning Paddy Power Politics, detailed that it had cut its ‘Tory Majority’ price from 1/4 to 2/9. Furthermore, the bookmaker has drifted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming PM to 4/1, having peaked at 11/4 following the live TV debate on 31 May.Coming into the final day of campaigning, Paddy Power informs that ‘the Conservatives have re-asserted their dominance, with more than 70% of Paddy Power’s total turnover coming for the Tories.Paddy PowerCompany spokesperson Paddy Power said: “Labour have done the unthinkable in recent weeks and made this almost a two-horse race. I say almost, because Jeremy Corbyn’s chances are still a fairly distant 4/1. Not that Jeremy knows – it’ll take him a few hours to find that figure on his iPad.”Betfair Politics agrees with Paddy Power, shorting the Conservative Party to 1/11 to win most seats. The bookmaker has highlighted a ‘75-99 seat advantage’ with the Tories 5/1 favourite in its ‘Size of Conservative Majority’ market.At present, Betfair reports that it has recorded £40 million wagered across all of its UK 2017 markets, with the bookmaker estimating that the figure will likely reach + £60 million by ‘result time’.The target figure would see UK 2017 become the third biggest political betting event in Betfair’s history, behind 2016 US Presidential Election (£250 million) and Brexit (£127 million).Katie Baylis – BetfairBetfair Spokesperson, Katie Baylis said: “We have seen a slight move towards the Tories on our main markets in the last 24 hours, with their odds now shortening slightly to 1/11 to win Most Seats and 2/9 for an Overall Majority. However, 60% of bets on the Most Seats market have been for Labour, showing there is still plenty of appetite to back them at their current odds.”“In recent political events like the US Election and Brexit we saw vast amounts of money bet in the final few days, despite the fact that both Remain and Hilary Clinton were heavy odds-on favourites. Punters were no doubt encouraged by the closeness indicated by the polls and the uncertainty around the result right down to the wire.”last_img read more