BIG Something Shares “Tumbleweed”, The Debut Single From Their New Album [Premiere]

first_imgIt’s been nothing but an upward trajectory for BIG Something, the six piece rockers based out of North Carolina. The band continues to make a name for themselves with high energy performances, uniquely crafted setlists, and sensational songwriting abilities, fusing influences of rock, funk, jazz and more for a sound wholly their own. As the band continues to take the scene by storm, fans were recently treated to the good news that BIG Something would be releasing a new album, Tumbleweed, in early 2017.Due out February 24th, the new album will be the fourth release from this exciting six-piece group. The album itself takes on a darker tone than the band’s previous works, as singer Nick MacDaniels mentions in his discussion of the new release. “Tumbleweed is a post apocalyptic desert trip. It’s a little darker and heavier in tone and subject matter than our previous albums, but there are also a few bright spots and upbeat moments too. With all eight tracks having been ‘road tested’ for the past couple years, it’s a really nice snapshot of our sound and catalogue.”To get fans excited about the new release, BIG Something has offered Live For Live Music the first taste! We’re delighted to premiere the album’s title track “Tumbleweed,” which you can stream in the player below.“‘Tumbleweed’ is the album’s title track and inspiration for the cover art,” says MacDaniels. “The name tumbleweed refers to the main character of the song who is fumbling aimlessly through a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland hallucinating on peyote. He’s telling himself to just keep moving in order to survive.” The band’s drummer Ben Vinograd adds, “I love this song because it showcases the dynamic all the players in our band can bring to the table. From the opening line on, everyone has a chance to shine.”The whole band has a chance to shine on Tumbleweed, including Ben Vinograd (drums), Doug Marshall (bass), Josh Kagel (keys, trumpet), Casey Cranford (saxophone, EWI), Jesse Henlsey (lead guitar), and Nick MacDaniels (vocals, guitar). Recorded at the beloved Echo Mountain Asheville studios with Grammy-nominated producer John Custer, we can’t wait for the new album to be released!BIG Something’s new album Tumbleweed is due out on February 24th, 2017, and you can pre-order the disc here. Check out the band’s upcoming tour schedule below, and head to their official website for any information you need!BIG Something Tour Dates12/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club12/31 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre1/18 – Key West, FL @ Green Parrot1/19 – Key West, FL @ Green Parrot1/20 – 1/25 – Jam Cruise 151/26 – Savannah, GA @ Barrelhouse South1/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Old Bar1/28 – Greenville, SC @ Independent Public Alehouse2/2 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room2/3 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay2/4 – Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter2/10 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern2/11 – Boone, NC @ The Local2/15 – New York, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery2/16 – Bridgeport, CT @ The Acoustic2/24 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger (CD Release Party)2/25 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger (CD Release Party)3/1 – Columbus, OH @ Scarlet & Grey3/9 – Jackson Hole, WY @ Pink Garter3/10 – Sandpoint, ID @ The Hive3/11 – Sandpoint, ID @ The Hive3/14 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre3/17 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Schmiggity’s3/18 – Frisco, CO @ Barkley Ballroom3/21 – Avon, CO @ Agave3/22 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre3/23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater3/24 – Telluride, CO @ The Sheridan Opera House3/25 – Telluride, CO @ The Sheridan Opera House3/26 – Winter Park, CO @ Ullrs Tavern5/5 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater7/27 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFest7/28 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFestlast_img

100 More Wind Turbines for Northern Illinois

first_img100 More Wind Turbines for Northern Illinois FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Pantagraph (Bloomington):Invenergy plans to construct about 100 turbines and related infrastructure across more than 100 parcels in Chenoa, Gridley, Lawndale, Lexington and Money Creek townships, according to county records.“The project will power approximately 69,000 homes (with a 250-megawatt capacity),” according to a permit application. “The project will likely commence construction in 2018 or 2019 with the goal of being operational in 2019 or 2020.”The project could create 35 long-term jobs and at least $2.3 million in new annual taxes in the county, according to a study by David Loomis, an Illinois State University economics professor who directs its renewable energy center.“The project location was selected due to the area’s strong wind resource, land use, and proximity to existing transmission infrastructure,” according to the permit application.The permit would allow “wind turbine generators that are up to 500 feet in height, as well as any access roads, transformers, power lines, communication lines, interconnection lines, substation, construction lay-down yards and other ancillary facilities or structures,” states a county notice.“The application also requests that the time period to apply for building permits for the (farm) be extended to three years, rather than two years as provided by the McLean County Zoning Ordinance,” according to the notice.Another company, EDP Renewables, has been competing to build a wind farm in the same area. Officials with that firm did not respond to requests for comment.Last year, county officials added more regulations for future wind development, including specific setbacks, turbine heights, decommissioning requirements and wildlife impact studies, in anticipation of permit applications from one or both companies.Wind farms currently operating in the county include Twin Groves Wind Farm, a pair of 198-megawatt farms near Ellsworth, and White Oak Energy Center, a 150-megawatt farm near Carlock.More: Jan. hearing on plan for wind farm in northern McLean Countylast_img

Landmark Learning

first_imgIn 1996 Mairi and Justin Padgett had the idea to create a school that focused on emergency medical training and swiftwater rescue. As outdoor guides since the late 1980’s they wanted to influence outdoor guide education in western North Carolina. As Mairi and Justin attended graduate school at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, Justin became immersed in the county emergency medical services.   By 2000 Landmark Learning had a home on a thirty acre parcel of mountain property in a remodeled cabin circa 1900. 2001 brought the Downstream Campus, complete with primitive student housing and connecting road systems. Landmark Learning had a home and began welcoming students from across the country to our beautiful mountains.Program focuses by 2006 included wilderness medicine, emergency medical technician intensive, leave no trace, wilderness lifeguard, swift water rescue, canoe instructor development. The relief medic program began around this time in conjunction with our sister school Mingai, Ecuador South America.In 2007 Landmark Learning became a partner of NOLS Wilderness Medicine adding to our current affiliations with the American Canoe Association, Starfish Aquatics Institute, Leave No Trace and the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.The partnership with NOLS allowed the Leader in outdoor education to hold its capstone WEMT course in the state of North Carolina. Now, the 3-week EMT Intensive is complimented with a 4th week during which advanced patient care considerations are applied to remote and austere settings, without access to rapid transport. Four of these experiences, listed as NOLS WEMT 3+1, are held each year at Landmark Learning.The Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester is another combined course experience, a 6+ week consolidated training eligible for up to 12 hours of college credit through Landmark’s partnership with Western Carolina University. WCU students and Continuing Education students can elect to receive credit and supplement their outdoor resumes at the same time. The extensive course lineup includes the NOLS Wilderness EMT 3+1, Leave No Trace Master Educator, ACA Swiftwater Rescue and ACA Introduction to Canoeing Instructor, SAI Wilderness Lifeguard, and an Introduction to Single-Pitch Climbing with Fox Mountain Guides.The Landmark Foundation incorporated in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) to support Landmark Learning student services and scholarship funding. The Landmark Foundation is supported through grant writing, alumni giving and charitable gifts.2016 brought the completion of the Upstream Campus providing Landmark Learning an 8,000 square foot lodge housing our state of the art classroom, office spaces, and dining facilities. Residential housing for students was positioned on the mountain above the Cane Creek Lodge. Landmark Learning now has the ability to run two separate programs simultaneously on both campuses.As of 2019 Landmark Learning provides employment to over 50 employees serving more than 3000 students each year across the globe. Two decades after our inception we are meeting our mission “to be the leading resource in education and training for the outdoor industry through our dedication to a culture of cooperation that builds national standards”.To find out about all the courses Landmark Learning offers and to register online, visit

Boris Johnson happy to publish details of West Ham’s Olympic Stadium move

first_img “I would be perfectly happy to publish the details of the arrangement,” Johnson said at the London Assembly Mayor’s Question Time on Wednesday. “I understand the football club concerned is not so keen because they think it will give other clubs an inside into their finances and so forth.” The Hammers will take on a 99-year deal as anchor tenants starting from next season but the decision to hand West Ham the keys to the stadium has been questioned since it was first announced two and a half years ago. A BBC documentary aired last month detailed figures it claimed West Ham would be saving due to the agreement with the LLDC, the annual rental fee on the 99-year lease reported to be around £2.5million. Johnson was quizzed on the deal by Andrew Dismore, the Labour London Assembly for Barnet and Camden, who said the Mayor had wanted to cover up the “anti-competitive” deal until the Information Commissioner’s ruling “because the football has taken you to the cleaners”. “We have been very up front over not publishing the details so far as we have only just concluded the final letting contracts,” Johnson said. “We did not want to put anything out that would impact on our ability to negotiate future contracts. “But it should be a matter of public record and we should be very proud that we have got a Premiership football team in that stadium. The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) – set up to ensure the long-term success of the London 2012 site – and West Ham have insisted the deal involving the largely taxpayer-funded stadium should remain private for reasons of commercial confidentiality. But the Information Commissioner has ruled the details of the deal should be disclosed and Mayor of London Johnson says he has no problems with that decision. Press Association Boris Johnson says he would be “perfectly happy” for the financial details of West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium to be made public. “The stadium has been a fantastic success. It is doing brilliantly and it is basically unlike any other Olympic Stadium around the world as it has a long-term viable future with Premiership football at the heart of the deal. “I thought that was the right way forward for London and the right way forward for the Olympic Stadium. There are Olympic Stadiums around the world that are totally mothballed and don’t have any real activation in them. Go to Athens, go to Beijing. “It was perfectly obvious to me that the stadium could not have had a long-term future without a Premiership club in it. “We’ve got nothing to hide, we’ve got a very good rental agreement with West Ham and it’s fantastic that we will not be spending any more public money on this, so let’s get it out there.” West Ham, in a statement on Wednesday afternoon, said they supported Johnson’s stance that their move from Upton Park provides a sustainable future for the Olympic Stadium. But the Barclays Premier League club challenged Johnson’s comments suggesting the financial terms of the deal should be made public and endorsed the LLDC’s view that doing so would damage the taxpayer in future. read more