first_imgSince the recent release of their album titled, Apparitions, Funk You has been hitting the road on a debut tour across the country. The band has been working for five years to get to this point, so to say they’re excited is an understatement. Starting in Augusta, GA reaching all the way to Colorado and hitting most everything in between, this tour is quite literally putting Funk You on the map.The tour features some great stops for the band along the way. Their first Denver play will be opening for The Motet’s side project, Juno What, at Cervantes. The band will also be performing a funky Phish after party with Dumpstaphunk at the Variety Playhouse on October 21st. They also end in the beautiful horsepens 40 in Steele, AL at the Cuko Rukko Music & Arts Festival.This year has already been special in many ways, and we’re excited to share some great moments at the band’s sold out Sweetwater 420 Fest after party and album release party at Aisle 5. Take an exclusive look at their original song titled “Funk You,” as well as their cover of Prince “1999”. Justin Hasting of Zoogma sat in on guitar for both of these songs. Check him out battling with Funk You’s guitarist, Evan Miller. Also joining Funk You is Amy Middleton Taylor of IRE and B Courtland Saxon on saxophone, both of whom appeared on the band’s new Apparitions album.Watch the two videos below! Funk You is really doing it right these days, so don’t miss them on tour in support of Apparitions. To check out the new album, head here. You can see the band’s full tour schedule, below.last_img read more

first_imgI need coffee. It’s not a want, a treat, or an option. It is a need the same as water, food, and air. Death before decaf, the whole deal.I do not doubt that many of you reading this right now are nodding your heads in agreement. In the summer I like my iced coffees, and when the cold hits I like my drinks hot.Klean Kanteen recently sent me their 16oz vacuum insulated bottle to try out. The claim on the site is “Durable, double-walled construction and vacuum insulation assures that beverages stay hot up to 6 hours, while iced drinks stay frosty for more than 24.” Needless to say these are some hefty promises to live up to, so you bet I was going to test them.I started small by using the bottle on my commutes to work each day. I boiled my water, measured out the grinds precisely for my French press (like hell I would use a Keurig), and then poured the steaming delicious nectar into the mug. 15 minutes later I arrived at work and unsurprisingly the drink was still steaming hot, but what was nice is that it stayed quite hot for another hour with the top off.If you’re wondering about leaks etc, you can stop the worrying right now. Bumpy bike rides in the backpack or in the bottle cage (yes it fits quite nicely) yield no drips from the leakproof Stainless Loop Cap. I also tried the Café Cap and it is quite a nice option. It is splashproof and also makes the Klean Kanteen the ideal car mug.So after initial testing was done I decided to really put the Klean Kanteen through its paces. Each year we go on a Super Bowl Sunday ride in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Well I should say we start in Harrisonburg, then ride out to Reddish Knob, up to Flagpole Knob, then down and back into town. We are looking at 6-8 hours round trip depending on conditions and snow levels in the cold. Perfect environment to put the Kanteen through its paces.I woke up eager for the ride on Sunday morning and filled up my Klean Kanteen to the brim with piping hot coffee, already excited at the idea of drinking it on the top of Flagpole. I imagined my friends and I cold and wet, and then ah from my pack comes the giver of life, the item that will ignite life back into the group, the excitement was almost too much to bear.After a long ride out there on the road in 30 degree weather we climbed for about an hour and a half up to Flagpole. Arriving at the top we were greeted with a bit of wind and darn cold conditions. Fingers cold and shaky I reached into my pack and brought out the Klean Kanteen for the moment of truth. Sure enough 4 hours after I had filled it up, opening the top released a cloud of steam. Not only was my coffee hot, it was really hot!flagpole knobThe Superbowl Sunday Group at the top of Flagpole!As predicted I quickly turned into the most popular guy on the mountain. For $27.95 or $31.95 (2 cap combo) you can enjoy 16oz of hot or cold liquid anywhere. I say for this price it is well worth the money, and you won’t have to worry about any plastic toxins etc.Bottom Line: At the office, in the car, or on the trail the Klean Kanteen is a must for bringing along your hot or cold beverage of choice.last_img read more

first_img GUATEMALA CITY — Authorities in Guatemala seized 38 barrels of drug precursor Dimetil and dismantled an illegal drug lab May 19, the country’s National Civilian Police said. In the operation, a joint effort by the police and the Attorney General’s office, authorities also seized 480 sacks of caustic soda, a processor, a burner and three large boilers. Dimetil is used in the production of illegal stimulants. The substances were hidden in a construction warehouse west of the capital, authorities added. The seized cargo was taken to a secure facility, where it will undergo further analysis. No arrests were made at the site. [Prensalibre.com, 21/05/2012; Univision.com, 20/05/2012] By Dialogo May 22, 2012last_img read more