first_imgIn advance of a fall tour that kicks off next month, San Diego jam band Brothers Gow took the stage at the Music Box, a venue new to the band and relatively new to the San Diego music scene. Throughout their one solid set, the band managed to showcase their diverse musical aptitude and took seriously their responsibility for rocking.The quintet’s undeniable musical chemistry paved the way for fresh takes on classic covers, conquered clever mash-ups which have been a mainstay of recent performances, breathed new life into long-forgotten originals, and finished strong with sit-ins by Dela and AG of the Stoopid horn section.With a ceremonial welcome and cheers from rhythm guitar and vocalist, Ethan Wade, the boys blazed out of the gate with “Good Clean Fun,” a multi-part progressive original that kicks off upbeat and danceable on the outset before melting into a relaxed and comfortable groove. The original appeared in multiple teases throughout the night’s tightly-woven, exploratory set.Grunge-infused “The Well” illustrated the band’s decisive transitions, and their deep understanding of intentional musical dissonance infused by Wade’s deep, infectious vocals. Soon after, things took a turn to the downright funky with “Atomic Snoop,” an ingenious fusion of George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” and Snoop Dogg’s “Who Am I (What’s My Name),” with spirited vocal interplay between Wade, lead guitar Kyle Merrill, and keyboardist Alex Gow Bastine.“Good Clean Fun” made its second appearance of the night during a reinvigorated instrumental section of “Whiskey Sunday” where the cohesive rhythm section – drummer Nathan Walsh-Haines and bassist Carson Church – joined forces deep in the pocket. Merrill took the vocal reins on “Tangerine,” a touching debut original followed by lick-heavy “Reflections,” the title track from Brothers Gow’s fourth studio album.The highlight of the night came when horn players AG and Dela from the Stoopid horn section joined Brothers Gow for a duo of songs, original “Wake and Bake” and a clever mashup dubbed “Bad LA Coke,” encompassing Escort’s “Cocaine Blues” (with Walsh-Haines making a rare appearance on lead vocals), Umphrey’s McGee’s “Bad Friday,” and the Grateful Dead’s “West LA Fadeaway.” Watch the band’s official video below.The night wrapped up with “Articulated Mush,” a driving, metal-esque, uptempo instrumental, ripe for improvisation with dueling talk box solos from Merrill and Bastine before diving back into “Good Clean Fun” one last time. A “Shadow” encore closed the night, with a Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” chorus to send friends off in the the downtown San Diego night.Brothers Gow weren’t the only ones in the venue to dig deep: fans at the show helped to raise more than $200 for the band’s eponymous music foundation, which helps to put instruments into K-12 classrooms in San Diego.You don’t want to miss Brothers Gow on their fall tour, which kicks off next month. Follow them on Facebook or visit the band’s website for upcoming dates in your area.Setlist: Brothers Gow at The Music Box, San Diego, CA – 9/9/16Good Clean Fun >The WellAtomic SnoopWhiskey Sunday (with Good Clean Fun tease)TangerineReflectionsWake and Bake (with Dela and AG from Stoopid Horn section) >Bad LA CokeArticulated MushGood Clean FunEncore: Shadow > With a Little Help From My Friendslast_img read more

first_imgA large number of apartments built as part of the Incentive Housing (POS) project in Istria are rented as apartments, he writes Glas Istre. Unfortunately, this news is nothing new, everyone knows everything and it has been going on for years, but… always the one but in Lijepa naša.Thus, the project, which was conceived as a support to citizens in solving the housing issue, as one of the basic needs of life, has largely turned into something quite the opposite – to support citizens to get extra income. Namely, POS apartments were sold at better prices than the market ones and were not intended to be rented out to tourists. But there are no legal obstacles, so that is exactly what is happening.POS apartments are used exclusively to solve the housing issue, and not to generate additional income, taking away the advantage of those for whom that apartment would be the only real estate. And that is why everyone who rents POS apartments as apartments should be fined as well as automatically charged the full market amount for the apartment, because the basic housing issue has obviously been resolved. Even to finally introduce some order and a drastic solution to confiscate the apartment, so that the apartment is given to the family that has a real need to solve the housing issue. Because this way, all those who pay taxes and all obligations to the State turn out to be fools, and some individuals exploit the system with our money.Tenants are not even embarrassed to walk around the city, they even brag about how cheap they got to the apartment, says Gabrijela Đukes Bašić, a city councilor from Umag and a tenant in the POS building where 60 percent of apartments are used for rent to tenants or tourists. Voice of Istria.A particularly interesting example is from Umag, where one of the POS apartments in 154. brigade Hrvatske vojske Street is owned by the wife of the head of the Office of the Mayor of the City of Umag, Diego Banković. The Bankovics are renting an apartment to tourists and, it seems, are particularly sensitive in protecting the comfort of their guests to such an extent that a few days ago Diego Bankovic chased away the children of tenants playing in front of the building and threatened to call the police.One of the parents found himself in front of the building and opposed Banković by claiming that this was a POS building, not an apartment complex, and that all these children were tenants who had the right to gather in front of the building in which they lived. He added, as Glas Istre writes, that the goal of POS is to solve housing issues, mostly of young people, and not to bribe with purchased apartments, rent or turn them into cheap tourist apartments. To make matters more paradoxical, it is the same Banković, as a city official, who participates in determining the conditions, criteria and procedure for the purchase of apartments from the POS program.In the whole story, the question is whether the mentioned POS apartment, ie the apartment for rent to tourists, is registered in the eVisitor system or receives tourists illegally.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. –United Way of Northeast Michigan has announced that Alcona and Montmorency counties have been awarded funds to support their emergency food and shelter program.The money will be allocated to fund existing programs in compliance with EFSP.Alcona county received a little over $7,000 and Montmorency over $9,000.Executive Eirector, Joe Gentry was excited about the funding and explained who is eligible.Gentry said assistance is just a phone call away by dialing 211 which is supported in all three counties by United Way.Gentry also added that applications are due by August 27 for Alcona and Montmorency county for non-profit agencies providing services.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious U.S. Census Bureau launches statewide door-to-door effort in MichiganNext Michigan educators launch program for parents and preschoolerslast_img read more