Funkadelic Shares Grooving New Remix Featuring Kendrick Lamar And Ice Cube

first_imgThings are about to get funky up in here.Storied funk legends Funkadelic came out with a grooving new album called First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate back in 2014, with the soulful tune “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?” The song took on a new life in 2015, when George Clinton released a remix of the track featuring Kendrick Lamar and Louie Vega. While that certainly rocked, the song has found yet another revival with a brand new mix, getting into an R&B-type rhythm with verses from Lamar and Ice Cube.Listen to the new tune, courtesy of Complex, below:last_img read more

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Watch The Black Keys And Cage The Elephant Members Sit In With Prophets Of Rage In Nashville

first_imgLast night, the Rage Against The Machine/Public Enemy/Cypress Hill supergroup Prophets Of Rage brought their “Make America Rage Again” tour to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, and they invited some local special guests to help them out on stage. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant, both Nashville residents, joined the band for their cover of MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams”.Prophets of Rage had previously been joined (twice) by Foo Fighters man Dave Grohl on the cover, but this super-charged version may take the cake. The performance was certainly high energy, with Shultz’ wild skills as a front man on full display as he sprinted around the stage. Auerbach added his trademark bluesy guitar solos as he traded licks with Tom Morello towards the end of the track.Thanks to YouTube user Bert McCarley, we can watch the awesome guest spot in all its glory. See the video below![H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

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Lettuce Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “By Any Shmeeans Necessary” From 2017 Denver Show [Watch]

first_imgAs funk favorites Lettuce continue their 2019 winter Vibe Up Tour, the band has dug into their vaults to release a pro-shot video from their October 21, 2017 performance at The Fillmore Denver in Denver, Colorado.The newly shared video gives you a multi-cam look at the band’s performance of “By Any Shmeeans Necessary” from their 2008 album, Rage. As the track’s title suggests, guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff shines in the performance, adding an extra layer of funk by way of his talkbox-assisted playing.As Lettuce trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom noted in a Facebook post sharing the video, “Proud to be in a band with my best friends getting the chance to play ORIGINAL music for people all of the world.”Check out the video below courtesy of Coastless Media:Lettuce – “By Any Shmeeans Necessary” [Pro-Shot] – 10/21/17[Video: LettuceFunk]Lettuce’s ongoing winter tour continues on Tuesday, February 19th, with a performance at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN followed by a show at Oklahoma City, OK’s Tower Theatre the following night, Wednesday, February 20th. The band will head west this weekend for a run of shows in Colorado beginning with a two-night stand a The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, the hotel that inspired Stephen King‘s The Shining.Related: Members Of Lettuce, The Motet, TAUK, & More Shower Denver With Funk At Inaugural ‘The Funk Sessions’ [Full Video/Photos]See below for a list of Lettuce’s upcoming Vibe Up Tour dates. For a full list of upcoming shows and ticketing information, hit the band’s website here.Lettuce Upcoming Vibe Up Tour Dates2/19 – Memphis, TN2/20 – Oklahoma City, OK2/22 – Estes Park, CO2/23 – Estes Park, CO2/24 – Aspen, CO2/25 – Aspen, CO2/27 – Salt Lake City, UT2/28 – Las Vegas, NV3/01 – San Diego, CA3/02 – Phoenix, AZ3/03 – Phoenix, AZView Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band Announce New Album ‘Brighter Days’, Share Lead Single “Second Hand Man” [Watch]

first_imgRobert Randolph & The Family Band have announced their latest studio effort, Brighter Days, due out on Friday, May 31st via Provogue Records. Brighter Days is the follow-up to the band’s 2017 release, Got Soul.Randolph teamed up with Nashville-based producer Dave Cobb on the new record, who has worked with Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, and Marcus King to name a few.Robert Randolph shared his thoughts on the new record in a press release. He explains,All of these songs kind of harken back to how we started, to being known as this musical family band that comes from the church and appeals to rock, blues, gospel and soul music audiences. We wanted that good gospel, blues, R&B feel, because that’s where we started and it’s good to not only remind people of that but to actively remember it ourselves. Dave Cobb is just a guy who likes to record good music and good songs. He wanted to do something that was fun but it also gives you a gospel feeling. He knows the history of our band, coming from church and giving that fun church feeling to people.Ahead of Brighter Days‘ late-May release, Robert Randolph & The Family Band have shared their forthcoming album’s lead single, “Second Hand Man”. The new track is layered with elements of classic soul, funk, rock, and blues, highlighted by some electric work by Randolph on the pedal steel. Watch the new animated video for “Second Hand Man” below:Robert Randolph & The Family Band – “Second Hand Man”[Video: Robert Randolph and The Family Band]You can check out Brighter Days‘ tracklist below. For ticketing information and a list of Robert Randolph’s upcoming tour dates, head to his website.Brighter Days Tracklist:1. Baptize Me2. Simple Man3. Cry Over Me4. Second Hand Man4. Have Mercy6. I Need You7. I’m Living Off The Love You Give8. Cut Em Loose9. Don’t Fight It10. Strange TrainView Tracklistlast_img read more

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Students attend Bernie Sanders rally

first_imgKatie Galioto | The Observer Supporters wave signs for Bernie Sanders at his rally Sunday. More than 4,000 people attended the event at the Century Center in South Bend.Sanders said Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of his presidential campaign and commented on its progress — as of today, he has won 17 caucuses and primaries.The Vermont senator said his campaign has done better in states with high voter turnouts and stressed that Tuesday’s primary is “very important” for the Democratic Party.“I hope all of you will help make next Tuesday the biggest voter turnout in Indiana Democratic primary history,” he said. “And I hope very much that Indiana will join states throughout this country in the understanding that we need a political revolution.”Notre Dame senior Connor Hayes, who watched the rally from the overflow room, said there was “a surprising amount of energy” at the event.“The Democratic contest is winding down. It’s pretty clear it’s borderline impossible for him to win the nomination at this point,” he said. “ … And I think that was the coolest thing about it — how excited people were about this candidate whose purpose at this point is shifting the Democratic Party left, not actually winning the nomination.”Max Ujdak, a Notre Dame sophomore and South Bend native, said he carved time out of his finals week study schedule for the “once-in-a-lifetime chance” to attend a Sanders rally.“[The Indiana primary] sometimes matters, it sometimes doesn’t matter,” he said. “This year it actually does, so it’s kind of interesting because it’s really late in the game.” The thousands of people gathered in South Bend’s Century Center on Sunday night could “feel the Bern,” according to Notre Dame sophomore Casey Kennedy.“Really — the room was so hot, I felt like I was going to pass out,” she said.An overflow crowd of more than 4,000 people attended a Bernie Sanders rally to hear the Democratic presidential candidate speak, just two days before the Indiana primary elections. Katie Galioto | The Observer Sanders gives his stump speech at a rally Sunday night, just two days before the Indiana primary elections.The crowd was five or six times larger than the audience at Thursday’s Ted Cruz rally in the same venue, Notre Dame senior Daniel Passon said, and consisted of a more diverse crowd in terms of race, age and socioeconomic status.“While those in attendance rarely clapped or were engaged in what was going on during the Cruz event, the audience today responded overwhelmingly to Sen. Sanders’ stump speech and were fully and joyfully engaged in what they clearly saw as a moment in a political revolution,” he said.Saint Mary’s first-year Courtney Buckley, who volunteers for the Sanders campaign, said the campaign is rooted in values that were reflected at the rally. For example, when making calls volunteers are told not to argue with voters.“The campaign is founded on spreading peace, and only peace,” she said.Sanders discussed a wide array of issues in his stump speech — including income and wealth inequality, healthcare, education and criminal justice reform.“I think one of the coolest things about Bernie is he’s really engaging a lot of the people who tend to feel like they don’t really have a voice, especially when it comes to politics — because he talks about a lot of really tangible things that affect day-to-day experience and really matter to people who aren’t in places of power or wealth,” Notre Dame sophomore Mary Shea Kelly-Buckley said.Passon, who waited in line for almost six hours for the rally, said in addition to promising free college tuition, Sanders also emphasized some of his lesser-known platform points, such as reparative justice for Native Americans.The senator talked little about winning the nomination, Passon said, instead promoting his “political revolution” that “entails shifting the language of discourse to focus on the celebration of, and respect for, human dignity in the world.”Kennedy, a Sanders supporter, said she thought the senator was an engaging speaker, particularly for local individuals who might feel politically ostracized.“I think there was a lot of passion and that was definitely mixed, in part, with frustration and anger because a lot of the people in the Northern Indiana area and in South Bend are very personally affected by a lot of the issues that Bernie really cares about,” she said.In light of recent losses in other states, Hayes said he came to the rally to see what Sanders had to say about Democratic opponent Hilary Clinton.“I was kind of intrigued by how little he actually critiqued Secretary Clinton’s policies and really just kind of stuck to the broad generalizations that got him popular in the first place,” he said.Although she supports Sanders, Saint Mary’s first-year Adriana Fazio said she sees value in attending rallies for any of the presidential candidates.“I think most of them are very educational,” she said. “It’s just a great way to get informed even if it’s a crowd that’s not your own.”However, first-year Maeve McMahon said she would not feel particularly safe going to the rally for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump at Century Center on Monday.“I would love to hear [Trump] speak, to hear first hand what he has to say, regardless of how strongly I disagree with it,” she said. “If you look at the crowd here, I’ve experienced nothing but amicable relationships, and I don’t think I would find that at the Trump rally.”Even if he does not win the nomination, Fazio said she thinks Sanders has influenced modern political ideologies in both parties.“All of a sudden, free college and environmental protection and so many other things are on the agenda for everyone, regardless of what you think about them,” she said.Passon said he wants to attend the rallies of all candidates who come through South Bend to become a more informed voter and participate in a primary season that “will show up in my children’s history books.”“If the United States ever joins the rest of the world in realizing true pro-family policies like permitting working parents to spend time with their newborn children and allowing mothers and fathers to earn a living wage, this election — because of Bernie Sanders — will be remembered as the shift in discourse that made that possible,” he said.Tags: 2016 Election, Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders primary, Democrat, Indiana primarylast_img read more

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Future of mobile pay technology: wearables & quality apps

first_imgby: Brian ScottI recently had the honor of participating in the “En route to a cashless 2.0?” session at The Money Event in Las Vegas. This discussion on the future of wearable payments technologies took place during Super Mobility Week, September 9-11, 2014.During the session, I shared what I believe to be the must-haves of future mobile pay technology. Specifically, I outlined the four essential qualities of a desirable mobile payment application. A quality mobile pay app must be:Ubiquitous – Consumers will adopt mobile pay tools that allow them to pay anyone or any merchant regardless of the device.Easy – Only if an application is easier than swiping a card or scanning a barcode can a solution truly deliver value.Rewarding – If consumers don’t get “something else” out of it, they’ll have a hard time abandoning their traditional rewards cards.Secure – With payment data in high black-market demand, consumers are nervous to move money through any application they don’t trust.I can’t over emphasize the importance of an app’s security. It’s essential to remember security has become table stakes for any new technology that deals in personal or financial data. Consumers are becoming increasingly leery of sharing their information, financial or otherwise. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Western influences

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The Grocer Own Label Awards: how a winner is born

first_imgIt’s oddly compelling viewing: a small number of specially selected men and women in a brightly lit room, answering a barrage of questions. Brows furrow. Faces redden and perspire. There are quips, sighs, giggles, and a fair amount of bickering.But enough about this summer’s Channel 5 reboot of Blind Date. Let’s talk about Blind Test, a two-day trial of endurance held each year by The Grocer as part of its Own Label Food & Drink Awards judging. It’s the expert round of judging, which follows the consumer trials (conducted by our research partner Cambridge Market Research).Professionals from the food & drink industry – development chefs, brand owners, bosses of noteworthy suppliers, journalists and the like – meet to nibble and sip their way through hundreds of food & drink products.There are typically four panels per day, each allotted a number of categories. Samples are served roughly in order of how a day’s dining would pan out. So, a judge can start the day with cereal or yoghurt – but might equally end up with untoasted bread for breakfast.Each product, prepared exactly to the supplier’s instructions, is served without sight of the packaging or a clue about the retailer. Judges mark out of five for such aspects as taste, appearance and odour. Then the pack and rsp are revealed. Our experts score for design and value, among other factors. They record their comments, and then the next mysterious sample is served.So it goes on. And it’s a lot of fun – often entertaining, frequently surprising, and always enlightening. Everyone has passionate and informed opinions. They frequently agree, but sometimes not. Good-natured arguments are not only part ‘n’ parcel, they’re to be expected when people start to feel… let’s call it stangry. It’s the fractiousness one does one’s best to swallow while feeling really rather stuffed and sweaty.For that is the downside of the day: the tightening of one’s slacks around the midriff as frozen pizzas pile on top of coated fish on top of frozen ready meals. It’s a bacchanal of frequently tasty, sometimes dazzling and rarely dull products increasingly offering healthier eating, cleaner packaging, provenance and artistry. Salt crystals sparkle in fatty yellow butter. Light bounces off glazed cheese. Juicy red meats languish alluringly across clean white plates.If one of your products were to get that far in this year’s judging process, you’d be extremely – and rightly – proud. Make it happen. Enter the 2018 Own Label Awards here by 2 October to be in with a chance.last_img read more

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Home loan demand drops as heat comes out of housing market

first_imgThe RBA left interest rates on hold this week at 1.5 per cent. Image: AAP/Dean Lewins. Home loan approval numbers fell in September, according to the ABS. Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts.Economists had expected them to rise about 2 per cent.The value of home loans written during September also fell.Throughout the month, $32.5 billion in home loans were written — down 3.6 per cent on the month prior. The value of loans for investment housing slid a whopping 6.2 per cent — the largest monthly decline since September 2015 — reflecting the measures introduced earlier this year to clamp down on investor lending.But the number of first home buyers in the market hit its highest level in 4.5 years, due in part to Victorian and New South Wales government incentives. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago ART DECO APARTMENT BLOCK FOR SALE HOW MANY BEDROOMS?! CONSTRUCTION WORK GOING STRONG New figures from the ABS show home loan demand dropped in September.HOME loan approvals have taken an unexpected tumble in another sign the heat is coming out of the housing market, according to new figures.The latest housing finance data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals the number of loan approvals fell a seasonally adjusted 2.3 per cent in September.center_img Mortgage Choice CEO John FlavelL.Mortgage Choice chief executive John Flavell said he wasn’t surprised by the figures and expected a further drop in home loan demand for October.“There has been a lot of policy and pricing changes in the investment mortgage market in recent months and this is, understandably, taking a toll on the market,” he said. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver said the data was consistent with further declines in Sydney property prices and a slowdown in the Melbourne housing market.St George Bank senior economist Janu Chan said the data added to the range of indicators such as house prices and auction clearance rates that suggested regulatory measures were having their desired impact.“While this data is volatile month-to-month, it adds to the growing number of signs that housing conditions are cooling,” she said.The Reserve Bank of Australia left interest rates on hold this week at a record low of 1.5 per cent.last_img read more

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Batesville Facade Program Inching Closer To Completion

first_imgFullenkamp’s Sporting Goods and Jim’s Engraving had an awning installed on Wednesday.Construction around downtown Batesville may soon be complete as the façade program is nearing an end.Nine downtown businesses are getting a facelift as part of the façade improvement program.Fullenkamp’s Sporting Goods and Jim’s Engraving both had awnings installed on Wednesday, and remodeling crews are doing trim work and window work.“Customers can enter the front on the Fullenkamp’s side, my side is still in progress,” said building owner Jim Fullenkamp. “I am open for business!”Other businesses impacted by the façade program include: Ison’s Pizza, Strands Salon and Day Spa, Sherman House, A Stitch In Time, French’s Locker, Office Shop, the Tucker Building on Sycamore Street, and the old Knights of Columbus building on Boehringer and Main Street.In September, Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman hinted at the façade program being complete by the end of November.last_img read more

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