Lotus Makes Capitol Theatre Debut With “Once In A Lifetime” Performance [Audio/Video]

first_imgThanks to taper Matt Moricle, you can listen to the full show:Setlist: Lotus | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 4/8/17I: Nematode, Move Too Fast > Greet the Mind, Mikesnack > Expired Slang, Kesey Seed, Once in a Lifetime [1]II: Cold Facts, Livingston Storm > Soma > 128, Neon Tubes, The Opus, Age of InexperienceE: Encore, Umbilical Moonrise[1] The Talking Heads On Saturday night, Lotus played the Capitol Theatre for the first time ever. The post-rock electronic jam band played two sets of original music, and covered the Talking Heads‘ “Once In A Lifetime” to close the first set. Touring in support of their 2016 Eat The Light release, the band’s first-ever album with lyrics, Lotus displayed a career-spanning setlist and closed with a monstrous “Umbilical Moonrise.”Thanks to nugs.tv, you can watch the first and second set-openers, “Nematode” and “Cold Facts” below:last_img read more

Irish performance impresses fans

first_imgNotre Dame’s narrow, last-second defeat of Louisiana State University (LSU) in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl capped off the 2014 football season in dramatic fashion, much to the delight of local fans and those venturing to Nashville, Tennessee, from nearby midwestern and southeastern states.“It was great to see my school’s football team playing so close to home,” junior and Nashville native Jessica Zic said. “Also, I was excited to see that the Notre Dame football team practiced at my high school’s football stadium during the days leading up to the game.”Junior Lauren Pate, who hails from Memphis, Tennessee, said she jumped at the chance to attend the Dec. 30 bowl game because she missed the football season studying abroad in Kampala, Uganda. She said she made the three-hour trip in the morning with other Memphians and had enough time to walk around and enjoy live music in downtown Nashville before the game.“I didn’t really keep track of the 2014 football season because I was abroad, but I had heard about the ending of the Northwestern game, so it had me nervous for the ending of the Music City Bowl,” Pate said. “We won though, so I was very happy for that and glad it was the game I got to see for the end of the 2014 season.”Freshman Katharine Janes traveled with her family from Michigan and said the atmosphere at the game differed noticeably from a typical Notre Dame football experience.“The game day experience was incredible. The stadium was alive with excited football fans, and it was so much fun to reconnect with friends from school that you didn’t know you would be running into 600 miles away from home,” she said. “… I sat in a few parts of the stadium — ranging from directly off the LSU sideline to the upper bowl on the ND side — but I think that all parts felt incredibly energized.“It was definitely a different experience than watching a home game from the student section, but it was the best of both worlds to be able to watch part of the game with my family in the stands yet also experience other parts with students from ND.”Pate said she sat in the student section, right next to the Band of the Fighting Irish. She said the section was “very small but nonetheless lively.”“All of the fans seemed very excited despite the cold, and very engaged with the band and cheerleaders in all the cheers and songs,” she said.Senior Russell King, a drum major in the Band of the Fighting Irish, said the band practiced once in Nashville before their halftime show which featured versions of Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” and Europe’s “The Final Countdown.”“It was cold, but we have fantastic fans who braved the weather to come support us [at practice before the bowl],” King said. “There were about 100 fans who came out that morning. The band had not marched in about a month so it was a well-needed rehearsal to polish the show.”The band participated in several pre-game events in downtown Nashville leading up to the bowl game, including a battle of the bands with LSU’s band, King said.“The actual game is only a small part of the Music City Bowl experience,” he said. “A subset of the band played at the ACC Pep Rally, the Alumni Kick-Off at the Rock Bottom Brewery and a ND tailgate at the Acme Feed & Seed.“However, by far the largest event was the Battle of the Bands. Thousands of people showed up to support both our band and the LSU Marching Tigers. Both bands marched side-by-side but in opposite directions on the main street of Nashville.“Then, the bands faced each other and went back and forth with our best songs. In my opinion, the knockout punch came with another stellar singing performance of ‘Ooh Poo Pah Doo’ by sophomore clarinetist Michelle Mann. However, LSU countered with their best song and the battle was declared a tie.”Sophomore Kristen Ochs, who came from Ohio for the game, said the team’s performance in the last seconds of the game, especially senior kicker Kyle Brindza’s field goal in the last four seconds that put the Irish up 31-28, left her optimistic for the prospects of the 2015 season.“I think this game allowed for a brighter end to what many might call a disappointing season,” she said. “Clearly, things can change quickly since we started out so well with high hopes and didn’t end very well at all.”Pate said the team demonstrated more poise than she had expected.“My biggest takeaway was the true grit of our team and how well they performed under the pressure of the game,” Pate said. “I was very impressed. I’m looking forward to seeing how this win will transfer over to next season. I’m hoping it’ll give us a boost of confidence to start and finish the season strong.”Tags: bowl game, Fighting Irish, football, Kyle Brindza, Music City Bowl, Nashvillelast_img read more

Let’s try this again: Wellington board approves selling the junior high building for $150,000

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It’s on, it’s off, now it’s on again. So goes the proposed purchase of the Wellington junior high building by Garrison Properties of Prairie Village, Kans.The Wellington school board approved Garrison owner/broker Gary Hassenflu’s request to purchase the building for $150,000 so he can turn it into a 42-unit apartment complex, at Thursday night’s meeting provided he gets federal funding in May. Hassenflu was in attendance to make the request. The motion passed 5-2 with David Peck and Larry Mangan voting against the proposed purchase.It’s a waiting game for both the purchaser and the seller. The Wellington school board passed the exact same motion in January, 2013, but financing fell through. Hassenflu said he will submit another application for federal housing tax credits in February. But he won’t know the status of that grant until May. If he receives the grant then the purchase will be a go. If he does not then it may be back to the drawing board or he may walk away.Garrison Properties did not get the approval of a federal grant in May, and therefore did not have the means to develop the property.Wellington board member Angie Ratcliff asked Hassenflu what will be the difference this time around.Hassenflu said he is lowering the rent in the application. He said upon the urging of a housing authority which thought it was too high the first time around in Wellington, he said the rent rates will be lowered. That should give the application a better chance of approval.“We took that into consideration, and agreed that if we lowered the rent, we could still make it work,” Hassenflu said. No proposed rent rates were presented to the news media at Thursday’s meeting.The question for the board wasn’t so much getting rid of the junior high as it was tying up the building that long of time for a proposed purchase that might not go through. Peck said his big concern was that it would be hard to justify holding the building back if there was someone else interested in purchasing the building.But waiting has been the norm for a building that has been mostly vacant since 2006 when students vacated the premises for the newly remodeled Wellington Middle School to the north. The building has been used for community theater, game time locker rooms and athletic practices.Garrison Property first approached the board in January, 2013 with the desire to buy the building. The board agreed for the same price of $150,000 which included the parking lot. His proposal was (and still is) to build 600-700 square foot one bedroom apartments; 700 square foot two-bedroom apartments and 1,100 square foot three bedroom apartments. The gymnasium would be turned into apartments but the auditorium would remain intact for the community.Hassenflu then got the approval of the Wellington Planning Commission and the Wellington City Council to rezone it into a multi-family residential zone.However, once the financing fell through in May, the board was left with the junior high building again. A couple of developers expressed lukewarm interest over the summer but nothing materialized from the talks, said Rick Weiss, Wellington School Superintendent.The purchase property is significantly lower than what then Sumner County Appraiser Della Rowley appraised it for at $641,570 as a single family R1 building in 2012.Wellington board president Jackie Berryman said its appraised value isn’t the significant issue here.“We are looking at a difference between $0 and $150,000,” Berryman said. “That doesn’t begin to address the issue of the costs of maintaining the building. We can’t afford to do that.”Hassenflu said asbestos removal alone could cost $200,000.“You are looking at a building with a negative value,” Hassenflu said.Ratcliff said one of her patrons was worried about a group that donated a trophy case in the building and if they can still retrieve it. Hassenflu said anything that isn’t bolted down can be removed.“I’m sure this is a maintenance headache and you can use the school funds for other uses,” Hassenflu said. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down mr ed · 360 weeks ago let me get this straight. Without our federal tax dollars this guy cant buy a building and convert into apartments that even the government said his rent was to high. Does the school board not know how to spell shister Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Whs86 · 360 weeks ago I hope this board is planning ahead for loss of locker rooms and practice facility. This also means we lose our only tennis court parking and a lot of event parking for football games. Our community needs to look into a combined facility built in that area with a gym,locker rooms and workout facility. This would help fill a need in this community Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Basinga19 · 360 weeks ago If this property is removed from the market, why doesn’t he put down a non refundable deposit??? Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Roy Rogers · 360 weeks ago You are right WHS86. Something has to be done and it has to done now. Locker facilities just don’t pop up over night—building, lockers, showers, toilets, lights, heat/ac, etc. etc. Don’t forget, it has to be a building big enough for 2 teams. Let’s go school board, somebody on the board be the first to step forward and address this situation. Wellington is already the only AVCTL and Pioneer League member that does not have enough gym facilities for basketball. Never though Wellington would be last in anything. Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down little bits · 360 weeks ago The board had an opportunity several years ago to sell this building and let it slip through their fingers. If they had acted then they wouldn’t be in this situation again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down RedDemo · 331 weeks ago Abatement is the only solution for asbestos, which means either removing or encasement of asbestos containing material. Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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