0

Founding Beastie Boys Member John Berry Has Passed Away At Age 52

first_imgBest known as a hip hop trio, The Beastie Boys actually got their start as a four-piece punk rock outfit in New York City. Along with renowned members Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “MCA” Yauch, the band featured Kate Schellenbach and guitarist John Berry. Today, we are sad to report that this founding member of the Beastie Boys has passed away in hospice care, at the age of 52.Though Berry and Schellenbach both left shortly after the release of the band’s first EP, Polly Wog Stew, the band has credited Berry with coining the name Beastie Boys. Berry’s Upper West Side apartment was also host to some of the group’s first performances. As the group transitioned from punk to hip hop, Berry would leave the band and go on to perform with other groups throughout his career.When the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they actually gave Berry a thank you, saying: “to John Berry [and] to John Berry’s loft on 100th Street and Broadway, where John’s dad would come busting in during our first practices screaming, ‘Would you turn that fucking shit off already?’”Berry was suffering from frontal lobe dementia, which had gotten worse in recent years. Berry’s father confirmed his son’s passing to Rolling Stone. RIP John Berry.last_img read more

0

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of moe. & Earphorik Trading Sit-Ins [Premiere]

first_imgEdit this setlist | More moe. setlists Just a couple weeks ago, moe. was rolling through the Midwest as part of their fall tour, and stopped at the Moonlite Gardens in Cincinnati, OH, treating fans to their potent brand of jams. It was there that moe. would welcome Earphorik on as openers, going so far as to collaborate during both bands’ sets during the performance. It was a moment that Earphorik’s guitarist, Chris Treesh, won’t soon forget.“When the offer to sit in with Moe.was presented to me by our manager Pat Davidson, I was absolutely blown away and thankful,” says Treesh. “Moe. has always been one of my most respected bands, they are the pioneers of progressive jam music. Moe.’s no barriers song writing style has paved the road for so many great bands and has had great influence on my playing and writing. I was very humbled by how down to earth these guys were which made playing with them an extremely pleasant experience.”The fun started during Earphorik’s set, when Chuck Garvey and Jim Loughlin sat in for a rocking version of “The Mahn.” Check out the jam below!Later on, to close out their first set, Treesh got a chance to join moe. in a rocking rendition of The Rolling Stones’ classic, “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin.” Check out the brand new video below!Earphorik and moe. are both touring regularly, with Earphorik out on the road now as part of an extensive fall tour. Catch more info about them on their Facebook page. Meanwhile, moe. has an exciting two-night Halloween run coming up from October 28-29 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, with a Quentin Tarantino theme sure to lead to some great performance. They’re also set for a major winter 2017 tour which was announced last week, and the dates of which can be seen below. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and can be found via the band’s website.Moe. Winter Tour 2017Jan 19th: Revolution Live – Ft. Lauderdale, FLJan 20-25: Jam Cruise 15 – Norwegian Pearl – SOLD OUTJan 26: Jannus Live- St. Petersburg, FLJan 27: The Plaza Live – Orlando, FLJan 28th: Georgia Theatre – Athens, GAJan 31st: Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TNFeb 2nd: TBAFeb 3rd: Higher Ground – South Burlington, VTFeb 4th: Calvin Theatre – Northampton, MAFeb 17th: Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TNFeb 18th: Iron City Birmingham – Birmingham, ALFeb 19th: Sweetwater Brewery – Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

0

Sammy Hagar & The Circle Shares Lead Single From Forthcoming Debut Album, “Trust Fund Baby” [Listen]

first_imgSammy Hagar and his all-star side band known as The Circle are gearing up for the springtime release of their debut studio album, Space Between. The classic rock supergroup is comprised of Hagar, his former Van Halen bandmate Michael Anthony on bass, honorary Zeppelin member Jason Bonham on drums, and Vic Johnson on guitar. The rock quartet started their week on a loud note on Monday by sharing the lead single from Space Between with a hard-hitting new track titled, “Trust Fund Baby”, marking their first release since 2015’s live album, At Your Service.The arrival of the new single on Monday came with its official lyric video, and immediately takes listeners into overdrive with an abundance of distortion-fueled, heart-pumping energy, which can only be rivaled by a double-shot of Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Tequila. The song has everything that rock fans would want out of some former Van Halen members, with unapologetic sex-driven lyrics which include, “Running down a red light/Chasing down a love life/Banging everything in sight/Oh lord, trust fund baby!” and the repeating anthemic chorus lines of, “Girl gets what she wants!” Fans can check out the lyrics video below to hear the new rock song in full.Sammy Hagar & The Circle – “Trust Fund Baby” – Official Lyric Video[Video: Sammy Hagar]The band is also scheduled to head out on a large-scale concert tour across North America this spring according to a post shared to Hagar’s Facebook page on Monday. The dates and venue details for the tour were not included to go with the general announcement, with exception of the band’s previously-revealed upcoming appearances at Texas’ San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo on February 21st, and Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party & Car Show come late-September. The band had performed a one-off concert at PGA WEST & La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, California earlier this month. Fans can head over to Hagar’s website for more info on their upcoming tour dates.Space Between is scheduled to arrive on May 10th via BMG.last_img read more

0

Panelists discuss safety in journalism

first_imgAvery Wythe | The Observer Journalist Itai Anghel, left, and mother of deceased journalist James Foley, Diane Foley, center, speak on journalism safety in a panel hosted Monday evening by Notre Dame’s Journalism, Ethics and Democracy program.Featured on the panel were Diane Foley — mother of James Foley and president of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation — and Anghel, Israeli conflict journalist and documentary maker.Foley said her son’s interest in journalism evolved naturally from a growing desire to tell the stories of those less fortunate than himself.“I think the more he worked in parts of the US and later in the world where people were suffering, either because of war or poverty, the more passionate he became about the need to tell people in the world what people are going through,” she said.However, having lived through the pain of her son’s death, Foley is urging journalists, new and old, to treat the profession with an added sense of caution, even on the domestic front. She cited a 2018 incident where four journalists in Annapolis, Maryland, were murdered in their office.“I think whenever you’re pursuing a story, you often don’t know your subjects,” Foley said. “A lot of times you don’t know the neighborhood you’re entering into or the person you might be interviewing, so I think it’s very important to have a mindset of risk assessment.”To aid in this mission, Foley said she founded the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to fighting for the safe return of Americans held captive around the world.“I didn’t want other families to go through what we did alone like we did, you know?” Foley said. “I wanted to be able to give hope to other families and also to be able to empower other journalists to continue this legacy that gives voice to people around the world and in our own country.”Despite these dangers, Anghel said true journalism needs to take place in the heat of the action.“You need to be there,” he said. “In order to tell the story of some place, you need to be there. Not just going there, saying, ‘Hey, bullets are, you know, flying around my head,’ and run away. You need to be there. For weeks. For a month. Then you get it.”In keeping with this mission, Anghel said he committed himself to covering the Kurdish forces’ continued fight against ISIS in the Middle East, saying he is continually inspired by James Foley’s legacy to keep telling these stories.Now, having had almost five years to reflect on her son’s death, Foley said she wishes her son’s legacy can continue to be used as a force for good in the world.“I just hope that Jim inspires you, each of you, to be people of moral courage,” she said. “Hatred and fear are terrorizing our world in many ways, and they want to silence the voice of good. Don’t allow yourselves to be silenced.”Tags: James Foley, JED, Journalists, Syria Journalist Itai Anghel said he cannot talk to his mom for longer than one minute without fearing death.“It’s not that I don’t want to talk to [her], but, you know, it becomes dangerous because people try to figure out where I am,” Anghel said. Upon hanging up with her, he said he promptly removes the battery from his phone and immediately moves 100 meters from his previous location.Monday’s panel discussion titled “An Evening Remembering James Foley” focused on safety in journalism, specifically the conflicting interests of journalists needing to be at the front lines of conflict while maintaining a strong sense of self-protection. The event — hosted by Notre Dame’s Journalism, Ethics and Democracy program — centered around the life of James Foley, an American freelance war correspondent who was captured while covering the Syrian Civil War in late 2012 and was murdered by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) almost two years later. Foley was the first American citizen to be killed by the group. last_img read more

0

Money Grubbin’ Whores Will Play Off-Broadway; Tickets Now Available

first_img Related Shows Casting and a creative team for the dark comedy will be announced at a later date. Tickets are now on sale for Money Grubbin’ Whores, a new comedy by Sean J. Quinn. Performances will begin on September 25 and run through October 19 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 30. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 19, 2014 Directed by Brian Cichocki, Money Grubbin’ Whores follows a back-room divorce negotiation between Matt, a New York plumber and Aviva, his Israeli wife. To cut costs, the two, mediated by Matt’s friend and Aviva’s cousin, battle it out in the party room of a New Jersey pizza restaurant. View Comments Money Grubbin’ Whoreslast_img read more

0

Playing Hooky

first_imgNone of us are supposed to be here, on this trail, in this forest, riding our bikes. It’s a Wednesday and we’re all grown men; We’re supposed to be working, sitting at desks and contributing to the gross domestic product in our own, tiny ways. But to quote Risky Business, “sometimes you gotta say, ‘what the fu@$.’” So here it is, 2pm on a work day and we’re ankle deep in a creek crossing on our way to some newly designed singletrack deep in the heart of Pisgah National Forest instead of dealing with clients or deadlines or TPS reports. And it feels good.We’re heading to Spencer Branch, a trail that drops off a ridge way above Mills River that was recently rerouted by the local bike club, Pisgah Area SORBA. Anytime you change a trail in Pisgah, you’re going to piss people off, but the truth is, for years, Spencer Branch was a rutted out mess that funneled mud directly into the watershed. With the new reroute, it’s a 1.5-mile long roller coaster full of high-walled berms, optional B-Line drops and surprisingly chunky rock gardens. You’d probably label it as a flow trail, and it’s certainly designed with speed in mind, but you have to be on your game to carry speed through Spencer—the boulder gardens and switchbacks demand precision. There is flow there, but only if you’re willing to take risks. In other words, Spencer is exactly what you’re looking for when you’re playing hooky—thrills. Danger. Excitement. You need a good reason to ditch an entire afternoon at the office, and a trail like Spencer is good enough for me.We threw Spencer into the middle of a big ride that combined some cherry “old” Pisgah singletrack, like Fletcher Creek, which is also fast but with plenty of fall line and creek crossings, so we could juxtapose Old Pisgah with New Pisgah. So we could get a taste for where the forest has been and where the forest is going. From an environmental standpoint, you can’t argue with the work that Pisgah Area SORBA is doing. It’s making Pisgah’s trail system more sustainable, which is key if mountain bikers want to maintain access in the coming years. But you could also argue that the reroutes they’ve been tasked with are also making Pisgah’s trail system more diverse.buddha hookyAt the end of the ride, we drink a couple of Hop Guns, an IPA from Florida-based Funky Buddha, and they were amazing, but honestly, any beer would’ve tasted sweet after that ride. Because everything is better when you’re playing hooky. By the time we finish our second beer, we’re already talking about playing hooky next week. Because sometimes you gotta say what the fu@$.last_img read more

0

2015 CUNA GAC Interviews: CUES’ Chuck Fagan…

first_imgCUES President/CEO Chuck Fagan discusses industry education programs, hot topics at the GAC, and more. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

0

3 ways you can protect your credit card account

first_img 207SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details If your credit card number or identity has been stolen before, you know it’s the worst. The wait to get everything straightened out can be stressful. But don’t fret! Even though nothing seems one-hundred percent secure, there are a lot of ways you can help protect your money. Here are a few tips for keeping your credit card information safe…Secure your cards: If your wallet is ever stolen, it would be awful if you lost every card, so consider that the next time you leave the house. Only take what you need with you and keep the rest somewhere secure like a safe or backyard mason jar. I once new a guy who carried an old wallet that was empty other than a twenty dollar bill. If he was ever robbed, his real wallet would stay in his pocket and he’d hand over the old one. Then he’d only be out 20 bucks plus the old wallet. While it might not be a great gamble to try and pull the wool over an armed robber’s eyes, it’s something to think about.Pay . . . but pay attention: While you can’t really be aware of criminal activities in real-time, you can check in on your accounts regularly. With today’s smartphone banking apps, you’re only seconds away from checking your accounts and looking for illegal transactions. If you’re keeping track of your spending and looking at your accounts daily (it only takes a few seconds), you shouldn’t have too much to worry about.Go high-tech: I don’t know if you’ve ever used the digital wallet on your smartphone, but it’s a great thing. While not every retailer is prepared to accept payments in this way, a ton of stores are set-up already and more are “getting with the program” every day. The chips in today’s cards seem to be pretty safe, but if you’re still not sure, give your digital wallet a try and leave those cards at home. Also, give those gas pump credit card slots a little “jiggle” and make sure someone hasn’t added a skimmer on top of the legit technology. I haven’t found one yet, but I’m excited about the prospect of ruining a criminal’s day!last_img read more

0

Bell will take next best step to IMCA Northern SportMod

first_img“I’d grown up in the pits crewing for a 1965 Chevelle super sportsman team and run number 79 as a tribute to my former stepfather Gary Branch,” he said. “I love to weld and fabricate. I was a mechanic in the Navy and when I got out I started going to the races again as a spectator.”  MARCOLA, Ore. – Roger Bell will put another checkmark on his bucket list when the green flag flies for his Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod rookie campaign.  Bell ran a street stock at Willamette Speedway last year, earning top rookie honors and finishing sixth in points in his first-ever season on the track.  From last November to this February, Bell pored over the IMCA rules before building his own “old school” chassis in a 30×30 shop that’s understandably race-themed and the talk of the town among race fans in his hometown of Marcola.  He sold his street stock and bought an old Modified chassis, found under a tree covered with leaves and originally built in the early 2000s by friend Dick Wright and Larry Follett, both long-time Modified drivers in the Pacific Northwest.  “I just decided life was too short, I wanted to do this. It’s a bucket list thing,” said Bell, 56 and who now works for the Forest Service after serving 13 years in the Navy. “I pretty much live in the Speed­way Motors catalog. It’s like Christmas when the parts get delivered.” Bitten by the racing bug, Bell finally got behind the wheel for 16 starts last season. Facilities manager for Willamette National Forest, Bell put his shop skills to the test and con­verted a golf cart chassis into a pit vehicle that matches his Northern SportMod and says his wife (and Forest Service co-worker) Kathryn is his biggest fan.  Rookie Roger Bell built the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod he’ll pilot this season at Oregon’s Cottage Grove Speedway. (Photo by Kathryn Bell) “Northern SportMods seemed like the next best step up for me. They are really a growing division on the West Coast,” he explained. “A lot of drivers are going to Northern SportMods because they like the cost and because they’re competitive.” “Like all the drivers, she’s excited to get going,” said Bell, who will be a regular at Cottage Grove Speedway. “My car is ready. I can’t wait to start racing.”last_img read more

0

Kenneth G. Montville Jr.

first_imgKenneth George Montville Jr., age 62 of Metamora, Indiana passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. He was born to Kenneth Sr. and Mary Montville on December 29, 1956 in Massachusetts.Kenneth worked for himself as a carpenter and specialized in making cabinets.  He loved to work on houses and fix things up, others would agree he was a good cabinet maker. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and out in the woods. Kenneth had a special love for music.  He was quite the musician and played in a band in his younger years.  Blue Grass music was definitely a favorite of his.  He will be dearly missed.He is survived by his wife, Laurel Montville (nee: Schweiger), brother Tim Montville, sister Shirley Carpenter along with his nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Billy Montville.Cremation was chosen and private services will be held. Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

12321