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first_imgCheck out a full gallery of images below, courtesy of Sam Shinault Photography: Load remaining images Lake Street Dive, with supporting act The Suffers, is wrapping up the first leg of their East coast tour before heading out to Europe for a major tour. On Saturday night, March 19th, the band’s Side Pony Tour rolled into Richmond, VA for a sold out show at The National. Considering all the remaining dates of their US tour have sold out, expectations were quite high.The Suffers warmed up the crowd with their ‘Gulf Coast Soul’ groove that paired up well with the genre bending headliner’s sound. The Houston, TX based soul band had a big year in 2015, with performances at the Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, The Late Show with David Letterman, and NPR’s Tiny Desk. They laid down a great vibe that set the tone for Lake Street Dive’s set.Watch ‘The Suffers’ – NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert below:House lights turned down, just a hint of backlighting silhouetting the band, the cheers from the crowd growing increasingly louder, and Lake Street Dive took the stage! The band busted out into an adrenaline inducing version of ‘God Awful Things,’ a tune from their new album Side Pony that was released in February 2016 on Nonesuch Records.Mixing tracks from their new album in with old favorites like ‘Seventeen’, ‘Clear A Space’, “You Go Down Smooth’, and ‘Bad Self Portraits’ the band kept the crowd moving and shaking to their signature jazz/pop/folk rock sound. Mid-show, fans were treated to a special version of ‘Spectacular Failure’ featuring members from The Suffers horn section sitting in.The night came to a close with a rousing rendition of a track from their new album ‘Call Off Your Dogs’. With the crowd demanding more the 4 piece with special guest Kam Franklin from The Suffers returned to the stage for an encore performance of ‘What I’m Doing Here.’Lake Street Dive always puts on a spectacular show and leave you wanting more, amazed at the evolution of their sound as a band that is only getting better with age. LSD used some of that magic that can only be created by spending large amounts of time in a small smelly van on this next tune. For the 2nd encore the audience was left standing in awe as they contemplated in their heads “Is this real life?, Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.” Rachael Price used her sultry soulful sounding voice to wow the crowd with a jazzy version of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ that featured one of the sickest stand up bass solos I’ve ever seen/heard, performed by LSD’s resident bass wizardess Bridget Kearney. The perfect ending to the night!Watch Lake Street Dive perform ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ below:Visit Lake Street Dive’s website for tour dates and to purchase their new album Side Pony.last_img read more

first_imgAuthorities have confirmed that the search for the missing plane flying Cardiff City’s record signing Emiliano Sala to South Wales has been called to an end.The aircraft carrying the striker from Nantes disappeared on Monday, losing contact with air traffic control near Casquets lighthouse – around eight miles north west of Guernsey in the English Channel. “Those who met Emiliano described a good-natured and humble young man who was eager to impress in the Premier League.“The response from the football community has been truly touching and we place on record our sincere thanks to those who have sent messages of support.“We also thank everyone involved with the search and rescue operation, and continue to pray for Emiliano, David Ibbotson and their families.” The search reconvened on Thursday morning, but was called off in the early afternoon after officials felt they had exhausted their options.A statement from Harbour Master Captain David Barker, released by Guernsey Police, reads:”My team have just met to review the search and rescue operation which has been underway since the plane disappeared on Monday night.”Despite the best efforts of air and search assets from the Channel Islands, UK and France, which has covered an area of approximately 1,700sq. miles – with a significant amount of this searched more than once – and having examined mobile phone data and satellite imagery, we have been unable to find any trace of the aircraft, the pilot or passenger.”There has been over 24 hours of continuous searching, with 80 hours combined flying time across three planes and five helicopters. Two lifeboats have also been involved, as well as assistance from various passing ships and fishing boats.”We reviewed all the information available to us, as well as knowing what emergency equipment was on board, and have taken the difficult decision to end the search.”The chances of survival at this stage are extremely remote.”Next of kin have been informed of this development, and my thoughts go out to the family of the pilot and passenger at this most difficult of times.”This has been a very thorough and extensive search, co-ordinated from the Guernsey-based Joint Emergency Services Control Centre and has seen exemplary co-operation from all countries involved, for which I would like to extend my personal thanks.”The final aircraft searching for the missing plane and those on board has now landed. Although we are no longer actively searching, the incident remains open and we will be broadcasting to all vessels and aircraft in the area to keep a look out for any trace of the aircraft. This will continue indefinitely.”3.15pm Update.Please read the attached statement.Unless there is a significant development, there will be no further updates pic.twitter.com/jbEIFMB3zi— Guernsey Police (@GuernseyPolice) January 24, 2019Tributes continue to pour in for the missing 28-year-old as well as pilot Dave Ibbotson.In a club statement on Thursday, Cardiff owner Vincent Tan said: “Monday evening’s news shook everyone at Cardiff City FC to the core.“We were looking forward to providing Emiliano with the next step in his life and career.last_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES — As state ag officials work to create the rules for industrial hemp production, Iowa farmers are weighing whether the crop would be a good fit in their operations.Christopher Disbro, founder of the Iowa Hemp Association, says he’s excited about the opportunity for the state’s farmers who he hopes can begin growing the crop during the 2020 planting season.“It’s an emerging market and it’s an expanding market but there is a market for it and it’s that potential for growth where we want our farmers getting involved,” Disbro says. “In the beginning stages, a lot of the markets focused on the pressed seed oil that goes into beauty products or food products. There’s a lot of people using existing infrastructure to do fiber and textiles.”Dispro says industrial hemp has a wide range of uses and it holds many opportunities for the state’s growers.“Long-term, it’s not just food and fiber, it’s fuel, it’s bioplastics,” Disbro says. “It’s got real potential to be a really strong third rotational crop for Iowa and for Midwest farmers.”Studies find the production of industrial hemp could grow nationally to be a $1.9 billion dollar market by 2022, well beyond just fabric, fuel and rope.“I love a lot of the hemp beauty products, specifically the shampoos and hand lotions, they really make great product,” Disbro says. “We should never have to cut down another tree for paper. I try to use as much hemp paper as I can. It’s got a nice feel to it. It’s a little thicker, a little more substantial.”Governor Kim Reynolds signed the bill into law earlier this month to legalize industrial hemp production. Iowa farmers won’t be able to legally grow hemp until the USDA approves the proposed regulatory plan being created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture.last_img read more