PREMIERE: The Magic Beans Get Funky In New Single “Always Cool”

first_imgThe Magic Beans have not only become a staple of the Colorado music scene, but have branched out nationally in becoming one of the major up-and-coming acts in the greater jam scene today. With a headlining show at Boulder’s The Fox Theatre for the venue’s month-long 25th Anniversary celebration coming up, along with a lengthy Spring tour with support from Yak Attack and Teddy Midnight, the Beans are getting ready to release a new EP, titled ‘Common Mind’ as well. We caught up with lead guitarist and singer Scott Hachey to catch up on all things Beans….Live For Live Music: So tell us about this upcoming EP.Scott Hachey: The name of the EP is Common Mind, which is also one of the tracks on the release. For the most part, its about human nature getting in the way of everyone coming together and connecting. I think its a suitable title for the EP because the music is at its best when the band comes together in a common mindset, like we did on these tracks.L4LM: How has your sound evolved from your last couple of releases to now?SH: I’d say the sound is constantly evolving. Our last full album, Sites & Sounds, was a couple years ago and we’ve changed a lot as a band since then. We’re all growing as people and musicians everyday cause thats kinda how life goes – you just keep changing and evolving. So the music keeps maturing and we keep trying to bring in new genres and influences that we get turned onto as we write new material. We’ve been touring A LOT too so that always helps push the music.Our last release was an EP as well called The Foam, and it was a ton of fun to make. Thats definitely a more contemporary look at the current sound. We actually enjoyed the process so much, we did this new EP at the same studio and with the same team. So these two EPs will probably sound pretty congruent, like if you put them together they’d make a great full album. We’ve just been touring so much that its been hard to do a full album, so these EPs have let us get out fresh studio work to the people when we have time off from the road. They’ve also allowed us to give some road tested material the studio treatment, which is fun.L4LM: Any backstory for the single that is being released, or the EP, in general?SH: The single, “Always Cool“, is a laid back funky instrumental featuring the very featurable Nicholas Gerlach on sax as well as Matt and Mark Wilkolak on trumpet and trombone. It has a sweet hook, tight snare, and sizable bass solo near the end that is worth mentioning. It should make people feel good is our hope, and the lyrics have a positive message urging people to just listen to the music.The EP features a lot of different stuff though. From some livetronica stuff to a New Orleans-esque tune called “Love Stank.” We like to keep it fresh and embrace a lot of feels in our music. It also features the masterful work of percussionist/drummer, Will Trask, from The Runnikine on almost every track. He’s actually our ex-drummer and one of my best guys.Listen to “Always Cool” below, exclusively through Live For Live Music:L4LM: You guys are based out of Nederland/Boulder area, right? There must be plenty of inspiration derived from such natural beauty all over….SH: You know it. Colorado is full of that stuff. Our first few years as a band we strictly toured the state and lived together up in Nederland at 9000 feet. So we’re constantly wrapped up in the nature out here and its definitely inspirational. As a songwriter, I write a majority of my tunes in the outdoors. So, its natural for those themes to find their way into the lyrics and what not.Another huge inspirational part about the state is the music scene itself. We’re kind of a cultural island out here where scenes mix together a lot. Because we’re not NYC or LA, theres only so many musicians. You have a lot of guys from the jam, funk, jazz, rock, indie, grass, edm, etc scenes coming together at gigs and shows. Lots of cross pollination going on of sorts and bands rubbing off on one another. Theres so much good music out here, we’re lucky to be a part of the community in Colorado.L4LM: Being a Nederland/Boulder-based band, and being part of the The Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary must be exciting. You have played the venue quite a bit in a short span of time.SH: Yeah, we are honestly beside ourselves about it. The Fox is super special to us and we love it, so to have them ask us to be a part of the whole thing was an honor. Felt like we got the stamp of approval or something.Our first show was actually at the Fox, 1st of 4 bands. I was working there at the time as an intern and begged the talent buyer to get us on a gig haha. We ended up bringing a good crowd and the rest is history. We’ve played there a bunch of times since and sold it out a few times as well. Celebrated our 100th and 300th shows there. Its definitely the defining venue of our band, and always will be.L4LM: It’s impressive to be on a month-long calendar’s with such Colorado juggernauts as The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Big Gigantic, and more. How does that make you feel to be able to headline your own show amongst such heavyweights?SH: It’s very groovy and unreal. We’re humbled by the opportunity to represent the younger scene in Boulder. Looking at all the amazing Boulder bands that have come before us on the list and then seeing our name in there, its a life moment ya know? All those bands you listed and lots of the other ones are such big inspirations for us, and still are. Like I said earlier though, Colorado rolls as a crew and we’ve had the opportunity to work and hang with all these guys before in some regard. That’s what is great about the scene here, it’s all love and support. But seriously Big G > Motet > then Beans this weekend!?! We’re a little nervous and know we gotta bring it hard, haha.L4LM: Beanstalk is looking to be a great time this year, with performances scheduled from Fruitioin, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Theo Katzman (Vulfpeck), Tom Hamilton’s American Babies with Aron Magner, obviously multiple sets from the Beans, and more. Give us a little 4-1-1 to share with the masses.SH: This year is going to be the best one yet without a doubt. We’re very pumped on the lineup, which features some of our favorite musicians right now. And we’re back at the original location for the festival which is ideal. Things tend to get a little crazy at Beanstalk and we love it. It’s a place where our whole fanbase, friend groups, and other Colorado bands get to hang together at one festival. I feel like everyone has their separate one or two big live music journeys of the year, and Beanstalk is a place where they know the whole crew will be at together.Beanstalk Festival Announces Final Additions To 2017 LineupL4LM: And the venue is absolutely beautiful as well….SH: Most definitely! The venue, Rancho Del Rio, is a gorgeous slice of land right on the Colorado River pretty far back in the Rockies. It has a wild west vibe with trains in the distance, red mountains, and no cell service. Very freeing. You can go rafting down the river, swimming, tubing, hiking, biking, cliff jumping, hit up some hot springs. It’s a good hang.The vibe is loose and most everyone is connected in some way, shape, or form. There are always a lot of surprises as far as music goes; super groups, surprise sit-ins, guests, etc. One time Nick from Cage the Elephant showed up on Sunday before his Red Rocks gig the next day and sat in with Magic Brownies, which was a Biscuits/Beans super group with Marc Brownstein. He apparently used to live in the Biscuits rehearsal space back in the day and now he’s selling out the Rocks – so stuff like that happens and I think the loose atmosphere facilitates it.It caps at 1000, so its small and everyone can come together for events like crawfish boils, capture the flag, and a game invented last year called Mud Gun. I won’t get into that one though. Definitely a unique experience, and much cheaper than most festivals. Folks should come if they like to have fun outside with good people.SH: Well, thats my spiel… we’re starting a coast to coast tour next month so everyone check out our dates at www.magicbeansmusic.com. We’re touring with Teddy Midnight out East and Yak Attack out West on some select dates. See you all soon!L4LM: Thanks Scott! We appreciate your time. Best of luck on the road the next few weeks.Be sure to check The Magic Beans out on the road in a town near you. Full tour dates below. Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival is scheduled for June 22nd-25th at Rancho Del Rio, CO. For more information on the festival, click here.The Magic Beans Tour Dates3/18 @ The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO3/20 @ Shakedown Street in Vail, CO3/23 @ The Historic Brown in Breckenridge, CO3/28 @ Reverb Lounge in Omaha, NE3/29 @ Turf Club in St. Paul, MN3/30 @ The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL3/31 @ Martyr’s in Chicago, IL4/01 @ The Stache at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI4/02 @ Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH4/04 @ Iron Works in Buffalo, NY *4/06 @ Funk n Waffles in Syracuse, NY *4/07 @ The Hollow in Albany, NY *4/08 @ Nectar’s in Burlington, VT *4/09 @ Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME *4/11 @ The Outer Space in Hamden, CT *4/12 @ Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ *4/13 @ Silk City in Philadelphia, PA *4/14 @ The Hall at MP in Brooklyn, NY4/15 @ 8×10 in Baltimore, MD *4/26 @ The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA **4/27 @ Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, CA **4/28 @ Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, NV4/29 @ Crystal Bay Casino in Crystal Bay, NV5/03 @ Volcanic Theatre in Bend, OR5/04 @ HiFi Music Hall in Eugene, OR **5/07 @ The Sunset in Seattle, WA6/22-6/25 @ Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival in Bond, CO* w/ Teddy Midnight** w/ Yak Attacklast_img read more

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins gold at Qatar International Cup

first_img COMMENT Press Trust Of India FOLLOW US Former world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up the women’s 49kg category gold medal to open India’s account at the 6th Qatar International Cup on Friday. The 25-year-old Chanu won gold with an effort of 194kg in the Olympic qualifying silver level event, the points from which will come in handy when the final rankings for 2020 Tokyo Olympics cut are done. To qualify for Tokyo, a weightlifter must compete in at least one event in each of the three periods of six months (spread over November 2018 to April 2020), at least six events overall and in at least one gold and another silver level event.READ | Global Sport Doping Cases Up 13% In 2017: WADAChanu’s performance on Friday was, however, way below her personal best of 201kg which she lifted during this year’s World Championships in Thailand. The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Indian managed to register only one clean lift in both the snatch and clean and jerk categories. She manged to lift 83kg in her second attempt in snatch event but then failed to clear 87kg in her final try.READ | Cody Rhodes Confirms All Elite Wrestling Are Interested In Signing Luke HarperIn the clean and jerk section, Chanu lifted 111kg in her first attempt but was unable to heave 115kg and 116kg in her final two attempts. The French duo of Anais Michel (172kg) and Manon Lorentz (165kg) took home the silver and bronze medals respectively. Earlier this year at the World championship, Chanu had breached the much anticipated 200kg mark by lifting her personal best in all three section. In snatch she lifted 87kg followed by 114kg in clean and jerk for a total of 201kg. China’s Jiang Huihua (212kg) had won the gold.READ | Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand Reveals His Constant Pre-match RitualChanu, who had won 48kg gold at the 2017 edition in Anaheim, USA with an overall effort of 194kgs, returned to action in February following a lower-back injury. She had missed the World Championships and Asian Games in 2018 owing to a back injury. The Manipuri had also clinched the gold medal in 49kg at the EGAT Cup, which was the first of the six Olympic qualifying events for her. READ | Tokyo Olympics Say Costs $12.6B; Audit Report Says Much More SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Written By Last Updated: 20th December, 2019 17:41 IST Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Wins Gold At Qatar International Cup Former world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu notched up the women’s 49kg category gold medal to open India’s account at the 6th Qatar International Cup LIVE TV First Published: 20th December, 2019 17:41 ISTlast_img read more

James Jordan to present a program on “Buckskin Joe”

first_imgJames JordanSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, September 22, James Jordan, editor of the Wellington Daily News, and former editor of the Arkansas City Traveler, will present the program “Buckskin Joe”.  Jordan will share tales and true stories of one of South Central Kansas’s early settlers and interesting characters to the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet meeting room, 1311 E. 16th, Wellington.The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meal at 5:30 p.m..When James Jordan attended a story-telling seminar, he knew his next step was to find a character to portray.Jordan enjoyed reading old newspapers, so when he read about E.J. Hoyt, better known as Buckskin Joe, he knew he had found his character.“I kept seeing his ads,” Jordan said, “and I got to studying them a little bit. His ads were always really funny.”“Buckskin Joe was a person of many talents,” Jordan said, adding that he was a Canadian citizen who fought in the Civil War and that earned him citizenship and a land grant. And the land grant brought him to Kansas and the Arkansas City area.“Buckskin Joe was one of the original settlers to found Arkansas City in 1870” Jordan said, “He settled on the Walnut River, two miles from where the city was founded.”Jordan said that Buckskin Joe worked as an Indian scout, performed in a circus, and later traveled in Wild West Shows with Pawnee Bill.Jordan said that among Buckskin Joe’s many interests were his grocery store in Arkansas City, and his gymnasium, where he practiced gymnastics. Jordan added that Buckskin Joe walked a tight rope across the main street in Arkansas City in the 1880’s.“The Museum at Ark City actually has his balancing pole,” Jordan said.“He was also a self-taught musician,” Jordan said, adding that he called himself a professor of music, claimed he could play 17 instruments, and started the Arkansas City Municipal Band, one of the oldest bands in the state that has continuously operated.According to the June 26, 1878 Arkansas City Traveler newspaper, Buckskin Joe and his band were to spend July 4, 1878 in Wellington “to give the people of that burg a taste of good music.”“He also was heavily into gold mining and seemed to have a knack for finding it,” Jordan said, “he made a fortune in the Colorado gold mines, and claimed to have found gold near Arkansas City, but said it was too small of an amount to be mined.”Jordan said that after about 1880 he spent his summers in Colorado mining gold and his winters in Kansas teaching music.  Then about 1900, he moved to California, where he lived until he died in 1918.“He was just an amazing character,” Jordan said.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more