Hard Work Fuels The Mantras Endless Jam Quest

first_imgWhen reached at home in Greensboro, N.C., The Mantras guitarist and vocalist Keith Allen is deep in rehearsals for his band’s Halloween show. It’s a sacred holiday in the jam band world, when acts typically don musical costumes and cover the material of others. For The Mantras, October 31 ended up being a doozy; during the Virginia show, the band ran through a performance dubbed “The Talking Dead,” which featured mashups of Grateful Dead and Talking Heads songs. It was quite an undertaking, but as the band’s loyal fans know, the group has never shied away from a sonic challenge—often mixing muscular guitar riffs with psychedelic grooves and electronic tangents.“We try to play everything we like,” says Allen, who says he recently wrote a country pop tune that’s become a crowd favorite. “Nothing bores me more than going to see a band that just plays reggae or funk. I’ve never been able to pay attention to one thing for more than 10 minutes; we like to switch it up a lot. I think that played against us in the beginning, but now that people know what to expect, it works in our favor.”The band formed 11 years ago as music school students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has since gone through more than a handful of line-up changes. Despite the shuffles, steady presence on the local music scene, particularly through a longstanding weekly residency at Greensboro’s Blind Tiger, made the band a hometown favorite. Now settled into a solid six-piece lineup, the group has grown an impressive regional fan base through diligent touring.“We already have a long history, but it’s filtered into the people that were meant to be here,” Allen says. “Every time someone has left, we’ve had to relearn our entire repertoire, and I think that’s made us a tighter band. We practice a lot and we put everything we have into this. That’s what it takes.”Jam bands have also taken notice of The Mantras’ musical prowess. To make their last album, the tongue-in-cheek titled Jambands Ruined My Life, the band members traveled to Michigan to record with Umphrey’s McGee guitarist Jake Cinninger. The group has also collaborated with members of the String Cheese Incident and Tea Leaf Green.While it certainly takes a lot of hard work to earn new fans in cities across the country, the band members are always grateful for the consistent support received back home in Carolina. Over Labor Day Weekend, the band’s faithful flocked to Fergus, N.C. for Mantrasbash, the group’s annual multi-band festival, and this New Year’s Eve, they’ll congregate once again for a blowout at the Blind Tiger.“A lot of people around here have a deep emotional connection to our music, especially in North Carolina,” Allen adds. “They’ve convinced us to keep going, no matter what, and it gives us purpose.”last_img

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Live Outside and Play Prize Pack

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Socially-distant blood drive held Tuesday, you can donate

first_imgThe Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies for a limited time. The Red Cross having blood drives at large venues like the arena makes social distancing possible. (WBNG) — The Binghamton Devils, American Red Cross and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar are hosting a blood drive Tuesday. The demand for blood has increased as hospitals schedule procedures and treatments that were previously on hold in response to COVID-19. Face coverings will also be required at the event.center_img You can donate blood at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena until 6 p.m. Donors will be able to view their results seven to 10 days after donations. Everyone who donates Tuesday will receive a voucher for a $5 dollar Binghamton Devils merchandise gift card for the 2020-2021 season.last_img

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Final leg of Literacy Quiz Competition carded for next week

first_img Tweet 25 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Final leg of Literacy Quiz Competition carded for next week by: – March 8, 2012 Share The Rotary Club of Dominica will next week host the final leg of its Literacy Quiz Competition which is organized for students in the first and second forms of secondary schools.The quiz competition was organized to commemorate Rotary International’s Literacy Month which is observed in March annually.A press release issued by the Rotary Club indicates that the objective of Rotary International’s literacy month is to highlight the importance of literacy in advancing human development and national cohesion, while contributing to the initiatives for international peace and understanding.The international organization has promoted literacy worldwide since 1985 with a full range of activities that benefit the functional illiterate, especially women and students in formal schooling from early childhood to secondary school leavers, as well as teachers.The purpose of these projects is to assist governments in their efforts to eradicate illiteracy and innumeracy but more strategically, Rotary International perceives literacy as critical to the advancement of peace and prosperity worldwide.The choice of literacy project, a Quiz competition was chosen because of the growing importance of stimulating awareness among Dominica’s youth about civics and social responsibility. As such, the competition centers on Social Studies; Geography, History, Government and Civics but also includes Integrated Science, Literacy, Information and Communication Technology and Mathematics.The Dominica Grammar School and the Portsmouth Secondary School are the finalists and will battle against each other on Thursday March 15, 2012 commencing at 3:00p.m at the Fort Young Hotel.The Rotary Club of Dominica would like to thank the Ministry of Education as well as the principals and teachers of the secondary schools, their sponsors and patrons for supporting this competition.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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Inter Milan boss slams Lukaku ‘donkey’ tag

first_imgAntonio Conte has hit back at critics who previously branded Romelu Lukaku a “donkey” after the striker’s double against Napoli saw him surpass Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A goal record.Advertisement Read Also:Serie A: Lukaku brace keeps Inter top after Ronaldo’s first hat-trick“Lautaro Martinez is the same. These lads are 26 and 22 years old. They are still young.“I wanted Romelu very strongly when I was at Chelsea, even back at Juventus.“I wanted him, now I can get to work on polishing the diamond.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… And the pressure on the 26-year-old was immense as he arrived to replace Paris Saint-Germain-bound Mauro Icardi, who scored 124 goals in just 219 games for the Nerazzurri.But despite suffering racial abuse since moving to the San Siro, as well as negative comments from naysayers, Lukaku has taken Inter – and his own goal record – to a whole new level.The Belgian’s brace in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Napoli means he has so far netted 14 times in Serie A this season, helping to put his side top of the table on goal difference ahead of Juventus.It’s the most amount of goals he’s ever scored in his career after 18 league matches.By comparison, Juventus superstar Ronaldo put away just 12 goals in the same amount of time last term after telling Lukaku Italy is the hardest country to score in.And the new Inter fan favourite now looks on course to surpass his best-ever return of 25 goals in a league season, which occurred during the 16/17 campaign with Everton.Doubters who dismissed Lukaku as an expensive flop before he’d even kicked a ball for Inter have certainly been made to eat humble pie.And new boss Antonio Conte believes the hitman is thriving alongside Argentine superstar Lautaro Martinez in a powerful 3-5-2 system which plays to his greatest strengths.Indeed, the former Chelsea boss, who won the Premier League and FA Cup during two years in West London, reckons Lukaku can get even better as Inter go in search of a first Serie A title win since 2010.Conte said: “I heard people say Lukaku was a donkey. I heard all sorts not even that long ago!“It’s easy to speak highly of Lukaku now, but if we look back to a few weeks ago…“I always said Romelu was a rough diamond that needed work to smooth him out.center_img Lukaku joined Inter Milan from Manchester United last summer in a deal worth £73million. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Absolutely Stunning Asian ActressesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img

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Kane hopes to feature if Premier League returns after virus chaos

first_img Like everyone around the world, Kane has been following the pandemic crisis and he admitted working his way back to fitness during such an alarming global health situation has been strange. Kane has a home gym and is doing his rehabilitation there, while Tottenham have given individual training plans to each player during the lockdown. “My family is well, and obviously everyone is thinking about coronavirus at the moment and it’s a time to be together, to stay safe and hopefully everything will be alright,” he said. Harry Kane says he is on track to be fit when the Premier League returns as the Tottenham striker urged people to “stay safe” from the coronavirus. Tottenham striker Harry Kane works his way back to fitness at the club’s training ground Kane has been sidelined since suffering a torn hamstring tendon in Tottenham’s New Year’s Day defeat at Southampton. The England captain needed surgery on the injury in January and Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho did not expect him back until the last games of the season. But the enforced break due to the virus has given Kane an opportunity to play more matches if the Premier League is able to conclude the campaign eventually. The 26-year-old has stepped up his rehabilitation and should be fit by the time the season can restart, with the top-flight schedule currently postponed until at least April 30. “I’m not too far away, I’d normally hope to be back with the team in two or three weeks’ time,” Kane told Tottenham’s website on Tuesday. “I’m at a good stage, pretty much doing everything, now it’s about building up my fitness. So from my personal point of view, I’m in a good place. “From a rehab point of view and personal point of view, I’m doing really well. I’m at a good stage now and just working hard, doing a lot of recovery, a lot of rehab and just waiting to see what happens to the season.” Read Also: BREAKING: Olympics in Tokyo postponed until next year “It’s such a strange situation, no one has been in this situation before. Like anything, you have to take the positives out of it and do what you can. “So far, me and the family are well, and I’ll continue to work hard, work in the gym, work from home and do what I can. We’ll just have to wait and see.” Kane has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season and Tottenham crashed out of the Champions League and FA Cup in his absence. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Actors And Actresses Whose Careers Were Boosted By Soap OperasYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img

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Ambulance damaged, 4 treated in Batesville blaze

first_imgBatesville, In. — A Batesville Fire Department ambulance was heavily damaged and four people were injured by a fire early Friday morning at the fire station.Just after midnight the emergency vehicle caught fire in the garage bay, causing the sprinkler system to activate. Firefighters quickly pulled the ambulance out of the building and the blaze was quickly extinguished.There was slight damage to the door and soot that will require clean up. Four fire department workers were treated and released for smoke inhalation. No damage estimate is available for the ambulance. The cause is under investigation..last_img

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ETC officials warn customers of email scam

first_imgFake Invoice Provided by ETCBatesville, In. — ETC officials are warning customers about new attempts to use spoofed emails to scam customers.Scammers use spoofed emails to make it appear the communication is coming from a trusted source. Never click on a link or email address included in an email you are concerned or not sure about.Authentic Invoice Provided by ETCThe difference is clear in the samples provided by ETC.last_img

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Man U postpone Sheffield tie

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have confirmed that the upcoming Premier League fixture with Sheffield United has been temporarily postponed. United were due to welcome the side from South Yorkshire to Old Trafford on March 22, but it will have to be rescheduled due to Sheffield United’s progression in the FA Cup. The Blades advanced past Championship side Reading with a 2-1 win after extra-time, courtesy of a Billy Sharp winner. With the FA Cup quarter-finals scheduled to take place on the weekend of March 21, the game has had to be postponed before United have discovered whether they will be in the hat for the next round. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face Derby County on Thursday night as they aim to win the prestigious trophy for the first time since 2016, while coming up against club legend Wayne Rooney. Of course, if United do advance past the Rams then they could draw Sheffield United and face them anyway. However, there isn’t much room for the Premier League fixture to be rearranged due to United’s fixture pile-up – especially if they reach the latter stages of both the Europa League and the FA Cup. The original date of the game is the last weekend before the two-week break for internationals, and should United advance past Austrian side LASK in the Europa League, then they will be playing in the quarter-finals of the competition during the first two mid-weeks after the break: on April 9 and 16. In fact, if United make it to the Europa League semi-finals, then they would only have one free mid-week, the week of April 20, for the rest of the season – which may be the week where the fixture against Sheffield United is rearranged to. Advancement in the FA Cup could cause further issues, as if United reach the semi-finals then the scheduled trip to Aston Villa would also have to be postponed.Tags: FA CupManchester UnitedOld TraffordSheffield UnitedSouth Yorkshirelast_img

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El-Kanemi to Approach Shettima for Supplementary Budget

first_imgFor almost two years, the team coached by Ladan Bosso played its home fixtures at the Karkanda Stadium in Katsina with some mixed results.However, while commending the gallantry of the Nigeria military for curtaining the insurgency, the Chairman of Borno Football Association, Alhaji Babagana Kall,i said the management was thinking of approaching Shettima for financial support as the stay of the team in Katsina left a deep hole in its budget.“We still have in place the budget we prepared while the team was in Katsina but you must realise the reason behind our going to Katsina in the first place. The management of the club will now write the governor to give us additional money to cover the demand of playing our away matches, ’’Kalli said.He described the stint in Katsina as a very difficult period for El Kanemi, comparing the demand of playing their home fixtures about 700 kilometres away from Maiduguri to almost like playing away matches.Kalli thanked the state government for being steadfast in supporting the team but noted that the team did not find it easy playing in Katsina.“It is very tough to play your home matches on away ground for almost two years. It is almost like playing all matches at away. If you look at it, most of the relegated clubs were those banished from their home base to play three or four matches on neutral ground. So you can hardly see them surviving. But in our case we have been playing away from home for almost two seasons we still survived and my prayer is that the team will sustain the spirit,’’ Kalli sounded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaFollowing their return to their Maiduguri base due to improved security in the north east, hints have emerged that El-Kanemi Warriors may write Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima to assist the team with finance to make it possible to prosecute its remaining away matches in the Nigeria Premier League.Security concern arising from the insurgency in the north eastern region had prompted the League Management Company (LMC) to banish El-Kanemi to Katsina for its home matches.last_img

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