In a sonically inspiring middle group where space rock and jazz fusion meet, you’ll find Vinegar Mother, the high-octane quintet hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Coming together in 2015, the lineup is comprised of Julia Zivic (vocals/lyrics), Itamar Gov-Ari (keyboard), Jason Zivic (drums), Mike Roninson (bass), with Chris Mazuera joining as lead guitarist late last year. Today, Live For Live Music is pleased to share their debut record, PHASES, ahead of its official release tomorrow. Listen below:<a href=”http://vinegarmother.bandcamp.com/album/phases”>PHASES by Vinegar Mother</a>For PHASES, the band wanted to keep true to a collaborative spirit and they revel in their ability to meld genres seamlessly. Take the opening track, “Moon Tomb,” for example; from the get-go, Vinegar Mother pulls the listener in with a groovy, R&B atmosphere, but by the 3rd track, “NEXUS,” they’ve gone and added spacey electronic elements. “Palm Sweat,” the album’s 5th track is a breezy first-date anthem for the modern millennial, as Zivic’s sultry vocals croon “Palm sweat / I’m in debt / I’m in a dilemma I just do not get.” “Shame” is reminiscent of Hiatus Kaiyote with elements of prog-rock elevating the band’s individual style.Throughout the record, Zivic’s powerhouse vocals swirl above the virtuoso talents of the band. The themes and lyrics on PHASES are definitely clever and encapsulates the human experience in modern times.Zivic shares: “In PHASES, Vinegar Mother believes it has a perfect blend of impressive instrumentation and honest emotion. The band would like all to journey through the album in song order to hear the interesting transitions and thoughtful flow of PHASES. In that way, Vinegar Mother hopes each composition reaches out to the listener and invites them inside the world of the leading lady. The lyrics, the musicality, and the ever-changing mood will hopefully make you go through ‘phases’ of your own.”For more information on Vinegar Mother, and for a list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.
In the fall of 2017, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite destinations, businesses, and personalities in our fifth annual Best of the Blue Ridge contest. In the category of “Best Outdoor Legend,” you voted for White Grass Touring Center operator Chip Chase. In this month’s episode of BRO-TV, we headed over to Canaan Valley, W.Va., to interview White Grass staff and guests on what makes “Chipper” so legendary.To read more about the other Best of the Blue Ridge winners, check out the article in the January issue of the magazine.Dig the soundtrack? Hear and download these and other great tunes from our monthly (and free!) Trail Mix playlist.
Siemens Transmission and Distribution is carrying out commissioning works on the recently installed Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in preparation for the energisation of the system.Nexans is working on routing, jointing and termination works on the two export cables, EC1 and EC3, which have been pulled in to the OTM.The walk-to-work vessel Island Crown is at the Beatrice site as the accommodation and support vessel for all works on the OTM.The first of the two OTMs Beatrice will feature (OTM 1) was installed in February.Meanwhile, Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) is installing the jacket foundations for the project, whose 84 wind turbines and two OTMs will all be supported by this foundation type. SHL has so far installed 43 out of the total 86 jackets.The first of 84 7MW wind turbines, to be delivered by Siemens Gamesa, are scheduled to be installed this summer. The 588MW offshore wind farm is expected to be operational by the end of 2019.
Photo courtesy of Port of RotterdamVan der Kamp’s new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Ecodelta was christened last Friday (January 11) in Rotterdam.According to the Port of Rotterdam, this is one of the few LNG powered trailing suction hopper dredgers in the Netherlands.The ship is a key component of the new contract entered into by Bagger & Aannemingsmaatschappij Van der Kamp and the Port of Rotterdam Authority.As reported earlier by the Zwolle-based dredging company, under the agreement signed in November 2017, the newbuild named Ecodelta will be responsible for keeping Rotterdam’s port basins at the correct depth until 2023. All in all, the contracted work concerns an annual volume of 5 million cubic meters of dredged material.Distinguishing it from a conventional dredger, the Ecodelta is equipped with two ‘sweeparms’ to remove oil from the water surface, allowing it to quickly react to emergency response situations.Technical specification:Length over all 134.10m;Breadth 21.40m;Depth 8.35m;Dredging draught 7.35m;Hopper capacity 5,500m³;Diameter of dragarm 1,000 mm;Maximum dredging depth 37.0m;Installed power (4 dual fuel generator sets) 7,600 ekW;Azimuth thrusters 2×2,300 bkW;Bow thrusters 2×500 bkW;Volume LNG tank (approx.) 325m³.
LONDON (AP):Manchester City enjoyed the perfect ending yesterday in the English Premier League when nothing went right for title rivals Chelsea.City produced a 90th-minute winner to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 and secure a fifth consecutive victory from as many matches, while champions Chelsea slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Everton that sealed their worst start in the Premier League.City’s 18-year-old, Kelechi Iheanacho, came off the bench in the 89th and poked the ball into the Palace net a minute later. The Nigerian forward played competitively for City only once before, and that, too, was as an 89th-minute substitute, against Watford in August.To round off a miserable day for Chelsea manager JosÈ Mourinho, there were victories for two other title hopefuls.The most expensive teenager in soccer history, Anthony Martial, scored on his debut in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Liverpool, and Arsenal comfortably beat Stoke 2-0. Martial’s fee from Monaco could rise to €80 million (US$90 million).After some mediocre early-season form, Arsenal dominated Stoke at Emirates Stadium, and could easily have won by a tennis score. Instead, just two goals from strikers Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud sealed the points.There was plenty for United fans to celebrate at Old Trafford, with David De Gea making his first appearance of the season in goal after signing a new contract and Martial signalling his arrival with a superb solo goal to make it 3-1.Daley Blind and Ander Herrera had United up 2-0, when Christian Benteke pulled one back with a stunning overhead kick in the 84th. Martial then weaved through the Liverpool defence to seal the result.Watford won their first league match of the season, 1-0 over Swansea, despite being reduced to 10 men. Striker Odion Ighalo scored in the 59th, but five minutes later, Valon Behrami was sent off for a violent tackle on Andre Ayew.Wes Hoolahan inspired Norwich to a comfortable 3-1 first home-league win, making one goal and scoring another against Bournemouth, while West Brom drew 0-0 at home to Southampton.Chelsea are 11 points behind City, who were also revelling in a five-point lead over United and Arsenal.