first_imgStephentown, NY’s Disc Jam Music Festival has been one of the few independent grassroots summer fests to see continuous growth year after year. What started out in its earliest stages as a rather small and intimate affair with a dozen or so bands has become a major player in the Northeast region. 2017 sees the Disc Jam take another big step forward with an absolutely massive lineup of over 60+ acts including Break Science Live Band (w/ members of Lettuce), Dopapod, Turkuaz, The Motet, Manic Focus, TAUK, Kung Fu, Aqueous, Electric Beethoven, Pink Talking Fish . . . and the list literally goes on and on.Disc Jam takes place from June 8th through 11th at the beautiful Gardner’s Farm, and features four full days of music, art, disc golf, and a bevy of activities and workshops. Outside of its headliners, acts such as Congo Sanchez (ft. Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation), Ghost Note (ft. Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy), Roots of Creation, Hayley Jane, Holly Bowling, Teddy Midnight, Ben Silver (of Orchard Lounge), Gubbulidis (ft. Mihali and Zdenek of Twiddle), Swift Technique, Klassik, and another 40+ more artists are ready to deliver a most epic of parties to upstate New York.With so many independently run festivals not being able to keep up with the corporate-sponsored events, frequently being forced to fold after a handful of years, it is refreshing to see a festival like Disc Jam not only push on, but actually succeed in the what is truly a sea of adversity. This year’s lineup is a testament to that success, with plenty of incredible artists from the jam, funk, livetronica, and electronic genres. Get out and support your local artists and festivals, it is what keeps the scene alive and vibrant! Ticket for Disc Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased at the festival’s website. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page, and check out the full 2017 Disc Jam Music Festival lineup below!2017 Disc Jam Music FestivalBreak Science LIVE BAND featuring 5 members of LETTUCE – NYCDopapod – BROOKLYN, MATurkuaz – BROOKLYN, NYThe Motet – DENVER, COManic Focus – MINNEAPOLIS, MNTAUK – NYCKung Fu – NEW HAVEN, CTPink Talking Fish – BOSTON, MAGiant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – ROCHESTER, NYGubbulidis – is Mihali Savoulidis and Zdenek Gubb of TWIDDLE – VTAqueous – BUFFALO, NYElectric Beethoven – is Jay Lane of PRIMUS, Reed Mathis of TEA LEAF GREEN, Todd Stoops of RAQ – LOS ANGELES, CAConsider the Source – BROOKLYN, NYCGhost-Note – featuring MonoNeon + members of SNARKY PUPPY – NYCSpiritual Rez – BOSTON, MAAgent Lockhart – is Jeffrey Lockhart, Lenny Stallworth, Kingston Taylor, Charles Haynes, Sam Kininger, Mister RourkeRoots of Creation – NEW HAMPSHIREHolly Bowling – Artist At LargeHayley Jane – Artist At LargeSophistafunk – SYRACUSE, NYThe Mallett Brothers Band – PORTLAND, MEHoneycomb – NORTHAMPTON, MAYheti – DAYTON, OHlespecial – BOSTON, MABen Silver of Orchard Lounge – MADISON, WIEsseks – BROOKLYN, NYBrightside – BROOKLYN, NYOf The Trees – PORTLAND, MEDELTAnine – BALTIMORE, MDStrange Machines – BOSTON, MACongo Sanchez featuring Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation – D.C.Wild Adriatic – SARATOGA SPRINGS, NYAfter Funk – ONTARIO, CANFunky Dawgz Brass Band – BRIDGEPORT, CTFunk You – ATLANTA, GASwift Technique – PHILLY, PALITZ – BALTIMORE, MDCalliope Musicals – AUSTIN, TXEarphorik – CHICAGO, IL=========PRODUCERS===========Toadface – DAYTON, OHWill Saltus – BOSTON, MAUncle Bob – BOSTON, MAKlassik – BRITTISH COLUMBIA, CANLeila – ALBANY, NYDETØX – LONG ISLAND, NYtsimba – BROOKLYN, NYZeroGravity – RACINE, WIZoo Logic – NEW HAMPSHIREBunk Buddha – BALTIMORE, MDBells and Robes – FT. LAUDERDALE, FLIcculus – NEW HAMPSHIREEcho Mecca – COLUMBUS, OH=========BANDS ON THE RISE============Teddy Midnight – BROOKLYN, NYBearly Dead – BOSTON, MAWilliam Thompson Funk Experiment – WORCESTER, MAThe Mushroom Cloud – NEW HAVEN, CTEggy – NEW HAVEN, CTLord Electro – ALBANY, NYIn Flux – BROOKLYN, NYGoose – FAIRFIELD, CTStephen Lewis and The Big Band of Fun – CANThe Brighton Beat – BOSTON, MAMerther – PORTLAND, MEQwill – featuring Aaron Katz of PERCY HILL – SALEM, MAOogee Wawa – LONG ISLAND, NYKroma Kode – WORCESTER, MAThe Other Brothers – NEW PALTZ, NYHumble Digs – AMHERST, MAMonotronic – BROOKLYN, NYResin Headz – PROVIDENCE, RIBig Jon Short – WORCESTER, MAZack Slik – WORCESTER, MAPolitical Animals – HARTFORD, CTThe Schooley Mountain Band – BROOKLYN, NYCal Kehoe – NYC…and MORE to be announced.last_img read more

first_imgNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a daily briefing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan in New York City, New York, July 13, 2020.Mike Segar | Reuters – Advertisement – – Advertisement – That daily average, however, is still far lower than earlier this year when New York was widely considered the nation’s Covid-19 epicenter. The state is also conducting far more testing than it did in the spring when it reported a high of nearly 10,000 new cases a day on average.Over the summer and fall months after New York was able to suppress the virus’ spread, Cuomo slowly began allowing more businesses to reopen at reduced capacity, like indoor dining at restaurants, gyms and museums.Now, cases are beginning to climb in neighboring states, a warning sign for New York. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a set of similar new restrictions, including on indoor dining and a ban on interstate sporting events, that will begin on Thursday as the state tries to wrestle control over its growing outbreak.“They say in a race, ‘Run through the tape.’ Just finish the race. We’ve had a terrible eight months. We’re in this last small lap. Let’s just do what we have to do to get through it and then we’ll rebuild together,” Cuomo told reporters.This is a developing story. Please check back later for updates.center_img New York will impose a handful of coronavirus restrictions on residents and businesses across the state as it tackles several “hotspot” outbreaks and tries to avoid a surge in cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.Restaurants and bars licensed by the State Liquor Authority will be ordered to close at 10 p.m. beginning Friday, though they can operate for curbside pickup past that time, Cuomo said on a call with reporters. Gyms will also be forced to close at that time.“What is a state licensed facility? It’s a bar, it’s a restaurant, overwhelmingly the majority of it,” he said.- Advertisement – The state will also crack down on people congregating inside ahead of the holiday season, banning gatherings of more than 10 people in a private residence, he said.“What we’re seeing is what they predicted for months,” Cuomo said. “We’re seeing a national and global Covid surge, and New York is a ship on the Covid tide.”New York health officials are responding to a number of hotspots in zip codes that are reporting a higher positivity rate, or the percentage of positive tests, than other parts of the state. New York is reporting a weekly average of roughly 2,641 cases a day, a more than 22% increase compared with a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgMichelle and Mark Jenkins and their children Huw, 5, Rhys, 9, and Nia, 12, are planning a move, but they won’t be going far. Picture: Annette DewMany  sellers start with fairly high price ambitions when they decide to list their home, but the market soon brings them back into line.But there are always exceptions to the rule – suburbs where demand is high and sellers generally achieve pretty close to their original asking price when they hit the market.It may surprise some that the suburb in Greater Brisbane where vendor discounting – that is, the difference between the original asking price and the eventual sale price – is the lowest is nowhere near the Brisbane CBD. Ripley at Ipswich, south west of Brisbane, has the lowest average vendor discount of just 0.9 per cent.The suburb has a median house price of $346,500 and many new built homes on offer. Next on the list are the more established suburbs of Nudgee and Kangaroo Point, where sellers only reduced their initial price expectations on average by 1.3 per cent to get a deal over the line.Nudgee has a median house price of $640,000 while at Kangaroo Point it is $829,000. In fourth position for houses was Upper Kedron, with an average vendor discount of 1.6 per cent and a median of $615,000, followed by Archerfield with 1.7 per cent and an affordable median of $371,000.In the unit market, Fitzgibbon, north of Brisbane, had the lowest discounting rate of 0.6 per cent. Once again it had a high percentage of new stock.Next came Mansfield and Molendinar at 1.4 per cent, Mango Hill at 1.6 per cent and Carseldine at 1.8 per cent.Michelle and Mark Jenkins built their home at Nudgee in 2008. Before that they had lived in another home in the suburb, and they have now bought a house at Nudgee Beach, where they intend to move next.Their home at 33 Overlea St is listed through Dwight Colbert of Ray White.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoThe home at 33 Overlea St, Nudgee.Mr Colbert said big family homes were tightly held in the area. He said things were still selling very quickly in Nudgee. It was popular because it was close to everything including the airport and had a great community feel.Mrs Jenkins said their five-bedroom home had suited their growing family. 33 Overlea St, Nudgee.“We originally come from the UK and had rented for a short time back in 2001 in a number of suburbs,” she said.“We just wanted to look at where would be a good place to make an investment, for the family, for transport links, and we found Banyo and Nudgee.“We loved the area, it has like a small-town feel to it.’’Mrs Jenkins didn’t think a lot of people realised yet just how nice it was.“Which surprises me,’’ she said. “When they enter the area they can’t believe it. It is a little community.’’last_img read more

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoEPS Property Search director and buyer’s agent Patrick Bright. Photo: Danielle Butters. 2. DEPOSIT AMOUNT The standard deposit is 10 per cent, but you might want to lower that to five per cent. “Why leave more money than you have to in the selling agent’s or vendors’ solicitor’s hands?” Mr Bright says. 3. TYPE OF DEPOSIT Instead of cash, you might ask the vendor to accept a deposit bond or personal/bank cheque. 4. ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY You may want access to the property prior to settlement for various reasons. Buy this unit and you’ll get $20k How to avoid a renovation disaster Aussies not such good neighbours Bidding at auction this weekend? Here’s how to buy a home like a boss.YOU’VE found the house you want to buy — the only catch is it’s going under the hammer.Bidding for a property at auction can be downright scary, but don’t be afraid to negotiate the sale conditions beforehand.Buyer’s agent Patrick Bright says many people don’t realise they can change the terms of a property’s contract prior to auction — as long as the vendor agrees.These are some of the terms you might want to consider changing:1. SETTLEMENT PERIOD This is one of the more common terms many buyers change. Mr Bright says that while the typical settlement period for an auction is six weeks (42 days) many buyers may need to extend or shorten it. “The selling agent doesn’t get paid until settlement day so they will often try to talk you and the vendor out of altering this period unless both of you want to make it shorter,” he says. “I suggest buyers go direct to the vendor, via their solicitor. If the vendor agrees to your settlement period, then you take their solicitor’s letter with you to the auction. “If you’re successful on the day, you produce the letter, the auctioneer alters the contract and you sign it.” last_img read more

first_imgHe says he is constantly looking for greys. Roles that that are not linear and provide enough space for exploring spaces between black and white. “That’s what drives me. Straight line can be so boring,” says 30-year-old Dheeraj Kumar from Fazilka in Punjab who has been part of several Punjabi,He says he is constantly looking for greys. Roles that that are not linear and provide enough space for exploring spaces between black and white. “That’s what drives me. Straight line can be so boring,” says 30-year-old Dheeraj Kumar from Fazilka in Punjab who has been part of several Punjabi films like Tarn Mann’s Rupinder Gandhi The Gangster and Qissa Panjab.Currently shooting for Rocky Mental, a Punjabi film on sports, directed by debutant Parmish Verma, Kumar’s career trajectory has not really been simple. He wanted to be a cricketer but took up music after his father exhorted him to. “After graduating with an MA in Music from Panjab University in Chandigarh in 2009, I thought theatre music is my true calling. I was fascinated with the stage. I tried that and there has been no looking back,” he says.The actor, who also completed his MA in Theatre from the same university in 2012, is however concentrating on cinema now. “I have done a number of plays but the camera fascinates me more. Moreover, theatre is really tough and demands a lot of time.”Unlike most regional film actors waiting to board the next train to Mumbai, Kumar wants to establish himself in the Punjabi film space first before taking a call on moving to Hindi cinema. He elaborates, “It makes sense for me to get enough experience in my own language and explore the Punjabi ethos before embarking on a new journey.”Admitting that Punjabi cinema, in general, does not really offer many opportunities for actors to explore their potential, Kumar also feels that slowly directors are understanding that the audiences cannot be taken for granted indefinitely, especially considering the stiff competition from low budget Hindi cinema which is getting worldwide recognition at some of the best festivals and also doing well commercially.advertisement”The Internet has given access to people everywhere, including Punjab, to the best of cinema. They have started demanding substantial storylines treated innovatively. No wonder, some directors here are getting over their obsession with Jatts and jeeps, and paying more attention to scripts.”Kumar is happy that people from across the country are opening to collaboration with Punjabi cinema. “Several members of Rocky Mental’s production team have had exposure to Hollywood films. Technicians from the Southern part of the country are coming here and Hindi film producers are showing a lot of interest in backing Punjabi films. I am optimistic that all this will be really educative for the film fraternity here, and result in some high-quality cinema,” he says.How I relax: Singing sufi and cookingActors I look up to: Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Christian Bale, Hugh JackmanLooking for a role like: Where I play a negative character, which defies all cliches and manages to convey everything through the eyeslast_img read more