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

Salvadoran Counterterrorism Command: Fighting Threats for 30 Years

first_imgDuring the 2014 iteration hosted by Colombia, CEAT representatives competed against counterparts from 17 countries in the Americas and placed third, but the unit previously won the championship in 2004 and again in 2011, when El Salvador hosted the event. The Salvadoran Military’s Special Counterterrorism Command (CEAT) is an elite unit that protects the nation from the tentacles of transnational terrorism and narcotrafficking. The elite unit is so effective because it is an integrated unit of officers, non-commissioned officers, and a troop of Special Forces members focused mainly on urban area combat. Here, Special Operations units converge in the fields of counterterrorism, counter subversion, airborne, air mobility, and Special Forces operations. The physically demanding competition showcases the skills of its contestants, encourages camaraderie among participants, and promotes military-to-military relationships, increased interoperability and improved regional security. They are also connected to the work the elite units perform in the field. Victories in the ‘Fuerzas Comando’ competitions The elite unit is so effective because it is an integrated unit of officers, non-commissioned officers, and a troop of Special Forces members focused mainly on urban area combat. Here, Special Operations units converge in the fields of counterterrorism, counter subversion, airborne, air mobility, and Special Forces operations. Victories in the ‘Fuerzas Comando’ competitions The Salvadoran Military’s Special Counterterrorism Command (CEAT) is an elite unit that protects the nation from the tentacles of transnational terrorism and narcotrafficking. “The Military has always inspired confidence in us. When we see them on buses, we know that we are being protected,” said Soraya de Martínez, a resident of Soyapango municipality, where the CEAT provides security. “They are very well trained, and we are happy that they’re on the buses with the people.” By Dialogo February 09, 2015 In the immediate future, CEAT will lend support to the Regional Center for Training against Transnational Organized Crime, to provide training for other Central American Armed Forces. In recent years, CEAT has facilitated U.S. training with special units within the National Civil Police (PNC), specifically in tasks related to public security, explained Maj. Morley. CEAT cooperates with other security forces CEAT has also been recognized for its successful participation in multinational military competitions like Fuerzas Comando, a military and Special Operations skills exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and Special Operations Command South. According to Maj. Morley, this select group of Salvadoran Military members is characterized by undertaking rigorous training that facilitates their development in adverse scenarios, whether by air, sea, or land. Additionally, since August 2012, members of the counterterrorist command have joined elite units of the PNC in patrolling the public transportation units of San Salvador’s Metropolitan Area, and members of the public feel safer with their presence. “We train bravely and honorably for each competition, and our service members support each other to do the best possible job,” said a member of CEAT who is not identified for security reasons. “This is a team that the people of El Salvador can be proud of.” CEAT has also joined the Cuscatlán Battalion in their efforts to rebuild damaged areas and promote peace in Iraq. The physically demanding competition showcases the skills of its contestants, encourages camaraderie among participants, and promotes military-to-military relationships, increased interoperability and improved regional security. They are also connected to the work the elite units perform in the field. Next December, they will celebrate 30 years in service, for which they have been recognized throughout Latin America as an outstanding, professional team capable of responding quickly to a variety of public safety threats, according to U.S. Army Major Kenneth Morley, a representative of the U.S. Security Cooperation Office in El Salvador. In recent years, CEAT has facilitated U.S. training with special units within the National Civil Police (PNC), specifically in tasks related to public security, explained Maj. Morley. According to Maj. Morley, this select group of Salvadoran Military members is characterized by undertaking rigorous training that facilitates their development in adverse scenarios, whether by air, sea, or land. “The Military has always inspired confidence in us. When we see them on buses, we know that we are being protected,” said Soraya de Martínez, a resident of Soyapango municipality, where the CEAT provides security. “They are very well trained, read more

Room to move at half the price of other capitals

first_imgNeat as a pin.She said Banyo was “fast becoming a first choice for both owner occupiers and investors alike seeking lifestyle and convenience in Brisbane”.The property is open for inspection this Saturday January 20 from noon to 12.30pm. That’s a spacious bedroom. 26 Paradise Street, Banyo, is on the market for offers over $550,000.A HOME with broadband connected on a large 893sq m 10km from the CBD might fetch seven digits in southern capitals, but in Brisbane it can be secured for just over $550,000.The three bedroom, single bathroom, double car garage home is located at 26 Paradise Street in Banyo — a once working class suburb that’s begun to attract the attention of younger buyers looking to get a foothold in the housing market.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoGood bones for a Hamptons-style beach cottage feel.Agent Lorraine Careswell of Harcourts Experience Banyo marketed the home as having more than enough room to “bring all your toys”.“Blocks are getting smaller and smaller, not the case here. There is plenty of room for your boat, trailer, caravan and multiple vehicles.”last_img