Ed Kowalczyk to Celebrate 20 Years of Throwing Copper at Paramount

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York To say that 1994 was a monstrous and defining year in music is an understatement.“Grunge” was in full swing. “Alternative” and “indie” rock flooded the airwaves. Punk and punk-inspired ethos reverberated from amplifiers, not just within countless garages, but across arena-sized stages.The very spirit of rock was seemingly undergoing a resurgence, a rebirth, a resurrection. New bands, fueled generally by pure, authentic rage, angst and hell, frustrated boredom, exploded. Older bands along the same vein re-emerged, were re-discovered or continued to be ignored (which in some cases was sort of a good thing since nearly every once-overlooked, secret killer band were now open to being lip-synced by drunk Danny Ponces whenever they came on the jukebox at pretentious bars). It was that rare moment in music where the anti-heroes became mainstream—in a way, delivering this colossal, sonically distorted F-You to the entire system itself.Lollapalooza was in its fourth year. Woodstock ’94 happened. Kurt Cobain killed himself.1994 also birthed a slew of albums that now, 20 years out, can easily possess the titles “Quintessential,” “Epic” and “Classic.” These were not just big chart-toppers—well, they were, in many cases, catapulting groups from near obscurity to international stardom seemingly overnight—but rather, many of these records captured, as most truly great albums somehow do, the very essence of the time, its aura, its being, its, for lack of a better word, zeitgeist.They’re just really, really great fkn records lol—and as time moves along, as it always does, they somehow, impossibly only get even better.A few of them released that year:Green Day’s Dookie. Weezer’s self-titled “Blue Album.” Soundgarden’s Superunknown. Alice In Chain’s Jar of Flies, Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, Sonic Youth’s Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, Built to Spill’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Love, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain by fkn Pavement.Jeff Buckley’s Grace was dropped. Beck’s Mellow Gold. Parklife, by Blur. Oasis’ Definitely Maybe. Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell and Under the Table and Dreaming by Dave Matthews Band (if we’re going to add in some mega-chart-toppers, though obviously not in line with the third graph of this article).Also that year, was Live’s Throwing Copper.Though not as groundbreaking, immortal, or perhaps even as respected (sorry) as some of the aforementioned drops, the 14-song collection by York, Pa. quartet Live, was, for many then-high school and college students, the soundtrack of that year. Or at least, it was a cherished part of it.The disc was loaded with hits. Rockers “I Alone,” “Selling the Drama” and “All Over You” (not to mention the stage presence, theatrics and vocal emotional intensity of Live’s lead singer and songwriter, Ed Kowalczyk, who often performed shirtless) propelled the disc to multi-platinum status.The album remains one of that year’s biggest sellers (more than eight million copies) and is forever inextricably seared into the soundtrack of countless dorm rooms, whether you were a fan or not.“Lightning Crashes” was perhaps its most sparkling gem, or at least the one most ingrained into the minds of those around to hear it. Catchy, bizarre and haunting, the number was a slow burn that caught fire somewhere along the way before exploding and becoming completely engulfed in flames—Kowalczyk in a controlled feverish fury by its last few chords—before it simply disappears in an ill-fated attempt at wiping away the chaos that had just been unleashed.Though wiping away the chaos, and pain, of his 2009 split with his former Live bandmates, Kowalczyk has been embracing his future as a solo artist.Currently touring in support of his second and most recent solo record The Flood and the Mercy—and celebrating the 20th anniversary of Throwing Copper—he’ll be searing new infectious songs into the minds of all those in attendance Saturday, August 2 at The Paramount in Huntington, creating new memories to a new soundtrack, one forged from the saving turmoil of his split with Live, and also in celebration of his heartfelt and timeless music.Of course, he’ll be pouring his soul into Throwing Copper’s hits, too—conjuring up all those feelings, all those emotions, all those priceless swirling colors and nights out and friends and loves and irreplaceable moments that so defined 1994 for so many.Damn, what a year.last_img read more

App loyalty is the new brand loyalty

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Application loyalty is the new brand loyalty as consumers demand a flawless digital customer experience according to from a new study examining consumers’ reliance on applications and digital services.San Francisco based application performance management vendor AppDynamics, a Cisco company, released the latest report in its App Attention Index research series, revealing the emergence of “The Era of The Digital Reflex,” and what it calls “a seismic shift in the way consumers interact and engage with digital services and applications.”The global study also identified how these digital dependencies impact consumers’ expectations of the businesses and brands they engage with, their increasing intolerance of performance problems and the urgency with which brands must take action in order to remain relevant and competitive in a world where application loyalty is the new brand loyalty.According to the report’s findings, “Consumers choose retailers according to how quickly they can get access to a product or service without visiting a store (63%), and they pick their bank based on the ability to perform all transactions digitally (58%).”last_img read more

Heavy rains in S. Korea displace more than 1,000 people, 13 dead

first_imgWork crews also returned to operation by Tuesday most of the flooded roads and bridges along the Han River in central Seoul that had backed up traffic and damaged infrastructure, the Yonhap news agency said.In neighboring North Korea, state media warned of possible flooding, saying that some areas were also experiencing heavy rainfall.Citing unidentified South Korean government sources, Yonhap said North Korea opened the floodgates of a border dam on Monday without advance notice to its neighbor. Days of heavy rain caused floods in South Korea that have forced more than 1,000 people from their homes, killing at least 13 with another 13 missing, authorities said on Tuesday.Deaths were reported from landslides and vehicles swept away by waters that disaster officials said inundated more than 5,751 hectares (14,211 acres) of farmland and flooded parts of key highways and bridges in the capital, Seoul.President Moon Jae-in was set to hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday, after he had urged national and regional authorities to “make all-out efforts to prevent further loss of life” the previous day. Topics :last_img read more

Vera Dagnon

first_imgVera Dagnon, 99, of Aurora, Indiana passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016.She was born Saturday, October 28, 1916 in Gays Mills, WI, daughter of the late Erick Erickson and the late Gertrude Fuss Erickson.Vera used to work at the polls; she had very strong political views. She sold AVON for several years, but spent most of her time raising her 9 children. She was a hard working woman and was an excellent cook and baker. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.Surviving are children, Nancy (Roy) Whitaker of Hebron, KY, Mary (Lowell) Buck of Merritt Island, FL, Spencer Dagnon of Aurora, IN, Johnny Dagnon of Aurora, IN, Gloria (Bruce) Compton of Terre Haute, IN, Steve (late Melissa) Dagnon of HVL Lawrenceburg, IN, Tess (late Bob) Johnson of Aurora, IN, Jayne (Gary) Granatir of Aurora, IN; 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 4 great, great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; son, Mike Dagnon; brothers, Robert, Donald and Alvin Erickson.Friends will be received 12:00 – 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Graveside services will be held at River View Cemetery, Tuesday at 2:30 pm.Contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Ridgewood Legacy. If unable to attend, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.www.Rullmans.comlast_img read more

Milling and paving to continue in Madison

first_imgMadison, IN—All Star Paving will continue milling and paving this week in Madison. This will be weather permitting.Here is the schedule for Monday, September 9-Thursday, September 12.Monday, September 9: They will mill the following: Ross St. (Mouser St. to Cherry); Banta Ave.; Highland Dr. (from Taylor St. to Wood St.); Cross Ave.They will pave the following: Cedarwood and RossTuesday, September 10:They will pave the following: Banta Ave., Cross Ave., and Highland Dr.Wednesday, September 11: They will mill the following: Cragmont St. (from State St. to Mouser St.); Cobblestone Way; Sunrise Dr.Thursday, September 12: They will pave the following: Cragmont St., Cobblestone Way, Sunrise Dr. Please be patient with the crews and give them plenty of room to work.last_img

Five things from the Bundesliga comeback

first_imgThe Norwegian, who turns 20 this summer, swept home the opener, the league’s first goal of its restart, before laying on the first of Raphael Guerreiro’s brace, showing once again that he is Europe’s player to watch.He has 41 goals this season in all competitions and 13 for Dortmund in just 12 games since joining in January from Red Bull Salzburg.All eyes on GermanySpecialist website DWDL.de reported on Sunday that over six million people in Germany watched the first top-tier matches in two months, with 3.68 million tuning into broadcaster Sky Germany’s subscription channels on Saturday.A further 2.45 million tuned into the ‘Konferenz’ — a simultaneous live broadcast of the five afternoon games — on free-to-air Sports News Channel.Sky Germany had a market share of 27.4 percent on their pay-to-view channels and 18.2 percent on their free channel.The German Football League (DFL) told AFP that matches were televised by more than 70 broadcasters worldwide, all on previously-agreed deals.British newspaper the Daily Mail reports that UK viewers were left frustrated as the BT Sport application showing the matches buckled under the weight of demand from fans.Fans protest ‘ghost games’Germany has one of the world’s most vibrant football fan cultures, with raucous fans packing stadiums where entrance fees are priced at a fraction of what Premier League fans have to shell out.And while millions tuned in to watch some live football, a significant portion of match-going supporters are livid at the idea of games going ahead without the noisy backdrop provided by German fans.On Saturday Augsburg fans left a banner inside their team’s ground which read “Football gives life — your business is sick”.St Pauli, meanwhile, on Sunday published a picture on Twitter of a banner that read: “Football lives through its fans! Without you, it’s all nothing!”Share on: WhatsApp Empty stands are set to become a regular sight as football league in Europe try to salvage their seasonsBerlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga as Germany gave fans across the world their first taste of elite football for two months amid empty stands and stringent hygiene guidelines designed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.AFP looks at the five things we learned from one of oddest weekends in the game’s history.A vision of the future?The Bundesliga has a head start of at least a month on the other major leagues aiming to restart this summer, and some of strange scenes seen in Germany will become the new normal should football return to England, Italy and Spain.La Liga and Serie A are aiming for mid-June as a potential start date for their suspended seasons, and fans in both countries may have to get used to silent, empty stadiums, socially-distanced goal celebrations, footballers in face masks and the spectre of players catching COVID-19.Italy’s clubs for example are debating a medical protocol that currently rules that if a player tests positive for the virus he and anyone who has come into close contact with him must be quarantined for two weeks, in contrast to Germany where only the player is isolated.How Bundesliga teams fare under their hygiene regulations could provide the model for the coming months.Bayern show no ring-rustinessHeading into his team’s tough trip to giant-killers Union Berlin, Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick wondered whether his team would be able to last a full 90 minutes after only being given the go-ahead to resume full team training last week.However a dominant display in the German capital, against a team that had already beaten two different league leaders at home this season, showed why they are the strongly-tipped to win their eighth straight league title.Bayern had two thirds of possession at the Alten Foesterei stadium, and once Robert Lewandowski slotted home his 26th league goal of the season from the penalty spot five minutes before the break, the result was never in doubt as the champions went on to claim a 2-0 win.Haaland talks on the pitchIn the aftermath of Dortmund’s 4-0 thumping of Ruhr rivals Schalke, teen striking sensation Erling Braut Haaland was a young man of few words with the awaiting media desperate for something from the 19-year-old goal machine.However, according to AFP subsidiary SID, Haaland mumbled a total of eight English words to reporters, including “Why not?” and “Yes”.It didn’t really matter, as Haaland had done his talking on the pitch, picking up where he left off before the world went into virus lockdown.last_img read more