BRIT Award nominated singer/songwriter Joy Crookes releases her highly anticipated debut album, Skin. The 13 track body of work includes previously releases singles, “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” “When You Were Mine,” “Skin,” and the newest, “Trouble.” Get it HERE via Epic Records/Insanity.
With Crookes credited as an executive producer on the album, alongside the formidable Blue May (Blood Orange), Skin is a hugely personal, game-changing body of work from one of the UK’s boldest and brightest young talents. A collection of songs built and honed throughout her adolescence and into her early twenties, and finished last year within the most turbulent of circumstances, Skin touches on topics such as mental health, relationships, and politics all with grace and sensitivity. Crookes has created a truly special body of work that is both perfectly of the moment, and entirely timeless. Skin’s album artwork is shot by Carlota Guerrero, who has previously worked with Arca, Chloe x Halle, and Solange for all of her imagery for A Seat At The Table.
Already, the album has garnered Crookes a massive amount of acclaim worldwide. British Vogue has dubbed her, “undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists to emerge in the music scene this year,” while The Guardian has praised her “effortlessly nuanced and individual melodic sensibility.” I-D has praised her music as “powerful” while Complex has noted her “soul-stirring vocals,” and Billboard has similarly highlighted her “unfaltering vocal performance.” The New York Times in a recent profile may have summed up Skin best: “Crookes offers listeners a nuanced and candid exploration of her multiracial identity. At a time when many conversations about race in the arts and calls for change have only recently begun, Crookes’ commitment to vulnerability in her storytelling has helped her connect with a growing—and loyal—fan base.”
Up next, Joy Crookes will tour the UK later this year in celebration of the new album; the run kicks off in November in Brighton and extends into next year when she will take the tour to Europe. Full list of dates below.
11/6/21 Brighton, England Concorde 2 SOLD OUT
11/7/21 Bristol, England The Trinity Centre SOLD OUT
11/8/21 London, England O2 Forum Kentish Town SOLD OUT
11/9/21 London, England O2 Forum Kentish Town SOLD OUT
11/11/21 Dublin, Republic of Ireland The Academy SOLD OUT
11/15/21 Glasgow, Scotland St Luke’s SOLD OUT
11/17/21 Leeds, England Leeds University Stylus
11/18/21 Birmingham, England The O2 Institute
2/10/22 Paris, France La Gaîté Lyrique SOLD OUT
2/11/22 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg SOLD OUT
2/12/22 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique SOLD OUT
2/14/22 Cologne, Germany Gebaude 9
2/15/22 Munich, Germany Strom
2/17/22 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen Neukoelln
2/18/22 Hamburg, Germany The Stage Club
2/20/22 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
2/21/22 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia Club
2/22/22 Oslo, Norway Parkteatret
2/23/22 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen Klubb
2/25/22 Warsaw, Poland Hybrydy
2/26/22 Zurich, Switzerland Exil Club
New Zealand’s alternative pop quartet Yumi Zouma will embark on a 21-date U.S. tour starting April 7 in Atlanta, GA, and ending May 6 in San Diego, CA. Notable stops include the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York and the Roxy in Los Angeles. Spotify presale starts at 10AM local time 9/27 until the end of midnight, 10/1. Public on-sale begins at 10/1 local time. The tour announcement comes fresh off the release of their brand new single Give It Hell.
YUMI ZOUMA ON TOUR 2022
03/17 – Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower Lounge
03/18 – London, UK @ Lafayette
03/19 – Manchester, UK @ Yes
03/21 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s
03/22 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s
03/24 – Paris, France @ Le Hasard Ludique
03/25 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
03/27 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
03/28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Turmzimmer
03/29 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar Vega
03/31 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
04/01 – Oslo, Norway @ Krxsset
04/03 – Berlin, Germany @ Burg Schnabel
04/04 – Warsaw, Poland @ Praga Centrum
04/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
04/08 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
04/09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
04/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/14 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
04/15 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
04/16 – Montral, QC @ Petit Campus
04/17 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
04/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/21 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
04/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04/23 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
04/25 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
04/28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret
04/29 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
04/30 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
05/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
05/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
05/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
ABOUT YUMI ZOUMA:
Originally created as a long-distance project between friends online, Yumi Zouma is a collaboration drawn from around the world, with members based in New York City, London, and their home of New Zealand.
The self-produced quartet have honed their craft of delicate pop tapestries by way of emailed home recordings, resulting in records such as 2020’s acclaimed Truth or Consequences, lauded by FADER as “shimmering nostalgia-pop.”
However, on the fearless new single “Give It Hell,” singer Christie Simpson issues a call of resistance amongst the chaos of our modern age. The song, which was recorded over remote sessions undertaken throughout 2020, showcases an expanded sonic palette of live drums, grand pianos, orchestral strings, and woodwinds revealing a cacophonous glimpse of the band’s fourth and most formidable album yet, out early 2022.
UK STAR MIMI WEBB ANNOUNCES 2022 EUROPEAN TOUR TODAY
DEBUT EP SEVEN SHADES OF HEARTBREAK COMING SOON
Proving to be an unstoppable force in 2021 with hundreds of millions of streams and tastemaker praise, UK pop singer and songwriter Mimi Webb reveals the dates for her 2022 European headline tour. The six-week run kicks off January 19 at Melkweg, OZ in Amsterdam, Netherlands, visits major markets across Europe, and concludes back at O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire in London, UK. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below. It will be her first European jaunt in support of her debut Seven Shades of Heartbreak EP.
About the tour, Mimi shared, “I’m incredibly excited to head out on my first ever UK/European tour and get to meet the fans in all the different cities for the first time!”
Fans who pre-order Seven Shades of Heartbreak to receive access to the exclusive tour pre-sale, launching Wednesday, September 15 at 9am GMT/2am PT/5am ET. General on-sale begins Friday, September 17 at 9am GMT/2am PT/5am ET on her official website.
The project will also include the international hits “Good Without” and “Dumb Love.” Together, they’ve already clocked over 200 million streams. Both songs notably held spots in the Top 15 on the UK Singles Chart at the same time marking Mimi Webb as the first UK female artist, since Dua Lipa in 2017, to have two singles in the UK Top 15 before the release of her debut album.
Pre-order Seven Shades of Heartbreak here. Stay tuned for more from Mimi Webb soon. Don’t miss her on the road!
2022 TOUR DATES
1/19 TOUR DATE @ Melkweg OZ (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
1/22 TOUR DATE @ Hotel Cecil (Copenhagen, Denmark)
1/25 TOUR DATE @ Nalen Klubb (Stockholm, Sweden)
1/27 TOUR DATE @ Stage Club (Hamburg, Germany)
1/28 TOUR DATE @ Bi Nuu (Berlin, Germany)
1/30 TOUR DATE @ CBE (Cologne, Germany)
2/1 TOUR DATE @ AB Club (Brussels, Belgium)
2/2 TOUR DATE @ Les Etoiles (Paris, France)
2/17 TOUR DATE @ Wardrobe (Leeds, UK)
2/18 TOUR DATE @ O2 Academy 2 (Liverpool, UK)
2/20 TOUR DATE @ Academy 2 (Manchester, UK)
2/21 TOUR DATE @ Academy (Dublin, Ireland)
2/23 TOUR DATE @ St Luke’s (Glasgow, UK)
2/24 TOUR DATE @ Uni (Newcastle, UK)
2/26 TOUR DATE @ O2 Academy 2 (Birmingham, UK)
2/27 TOUR DATE @ Trinity (Bristol, UK)
2/28 TOUR DATE @ O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire (London, UK)
About Mimi Webb
Mimi Webb projects a voice as magnetic, massive, and magical as her personality. As “the girl next door” with a hell of vocal range, she’s quick to laugh, will let you know precisely what’s on her mind, and isn’t afraid to be heard. Originally hailing from the UK town of Canterbury, the pop singer and songwriter turns up the volume on every emotion with skyscraping runs and open-heart honesty.
Inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Emelie Sandé, and Sam Smith, she started writing songs of her own at 13-years-old in diaries before eventually learning guitar. Around the same time, she enrolled in The BRIT School—known for alumni such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, and more. Three years later, she left home, moved in with a host family, and attended the prestigious BIMM [British Institute of Modern Music]. In 2019, she uploaded a handful of early compositions and collaborations online, landed management, and inked a deal with Epic Records. Mimi Webb’s impromptu acapella videos exploded with over 20 million views on TikTok, paving the way for a string of original fan favorites such as “Before I Go,” “I’ll Break My Heart Again,” “Reasons,” and “Good Without.” After amassing over 200 million streams, both of her recent singles “Dumb Love” and “Good Without” peaked in Top 15 on the UK Singles Charts GIVĒON WINS BEST POP VIDEO AT 2021 MTV VMA’S!, with the latter steadily climbing up the Top 40 of Billboard’s Adult Airplay and Mainstream Airplay charts.
Music Week also recently announced Mimi Webb as the newest addition to their BBC Radio 1’s Brit List. The prestigious offering comes after selling out her first upcoming UK Tour this Fall and receiving widespread acclaim from Wonderland, teenVOGUE, Refinery 29, Euphoria, CLASH, FLAUNT, Consequence of Sound and more. With a voice just loud enough to give you goosebumps, get ready for more of Mimi Webb in 2021.
GoTrax’s EBE2 Electric Bike lets cyclists trek faster and further than ever before. The EBE2 Electric Bike is part of GoTrax’s high series line, which showcases the brand’s e-bikes with the largest motors and longest distance capabilities. The EBE2 is one of GoTrax’s most lightweight and high performance e-bike models.
360 Magazine had the incredible opportunity to test ride GoTrax’s EBE3 on the Ballona Creek Bike Path. We mountain biked over six miles of trails, soaking up sun and the picturesque California landscape. Our exhilarating bike trip with GoTrax led us from Marina Del Rey to Culver City. Reminiscent of canal-side bike trails in Amsterdam, Ballona Creek offered awe-inspiring views during our adventure. We whisked through sandy trails, expeditiously sped alongside Ballona Creek, and enjoyed breathtaking views across LA with GoTrax.
We can’t wait to take the EBE2 out for a spin at other LA cyclist hot-spots, like Elysian Park, Cogswell Dam, Mount Wilson, Marvin Braude/Pacific Coast Bike Path, Griffith Park, and The Rose Bowl Loop Trail.
Save time and money on commuting costs by utilizing the ferocious capability and cost-conscious feasibility of the EBE2. Fashioned for fast paced city cruising, this stealthy e-bike maintains a smooth ride for busy commuters. A super hero of modern microtransit, this agile e-bike makes for superior errand runs, pleasure trips or getaway missions. Channel The Hulk as you take on the world on this tenacious, brawny e-bike.
Without ever compromising speed or style, this reliable e-bike lets cyclists go the distance. The EBE2 lessens one’s ecological impact and carbon footprint, transportation costs, and time spent sitting in morning rush traffic while increasing efficiency, physical activity, and pleasure.
GoTrax provides transportation solutions that are accessible and affordable. The company describes their mission as such: “To change, the future of commuting by making products that are environmentally friendly and an effective alternative to traditional transportation, To create, a smarter, greener, and more unique traveling experience, To inspire riders everywhere to experience and join the electric vehicle revolution.”
The EBE2 boasts ultra-modern curb appeal, so riders are sure to be transported with sophistication and style. This e-bike is available to be outfitted in two attractive, monochromatic colorways- white or black. The super sleek, slim, 68.1” x 24.8” x 42.1” aluminum alloy body can compactly fit on subways, maneuver crowded city streets, and beat congested traffic in the bike line. The narrow frame also improves handling and cornering capabilities.
The EBE2 is designed with stylish rims that give the bike a unique, cosmopolitan appearance. The ergonomic, plush bike seat provides a comfortable, cushioned ride, no matter the distance. This souped-up model also comes with custom aluminum alloy rims.
Weighing in at only 66 lbs. and with a 265lb maximum pay load capacity, this light weight electric bike is transportable yet sturdy. This e-bike is sure to be the crown jewel of the streets, showcasing subtle sophistication with its low noise motor.
On the bike’s handlebars, the LED display conveniently shows the five speed settings, speedometer, battery life, odometer and headlight status. Positioned to the right of the display monitor is the Shimano 21 speed shifter. Shimano’s products are known to be durable, and provide riders with rapid shift capabilities.
In close reach is the e-bike’s accelerator, located next to the bike’s speed shifter system. Under the LCD display is a USB port, allowing adventurers to charge mobile USB devices on the go.
The thin, 26” air filled, shock absorbing, road pneumatic tires allow for increased adaptability and maneuvering capabilities. With up to 50 miles of pedal assist, or 25 miles using thumb throttle only, the EBE2 is the ultimate companion for venturesome cyclists. The pedal assist settings on this e-bike have five speed settings for personalized rider customization. For bikers with the need for speed, the EBE3 is able to climb up to 20mph.
On both sides of the handlebars rests the EBE2’s hand brakes, allowing bikers to yield at a moment’s notice. The vehicle is also equipped with both front and rear brakes. Alert other cyclists of your presence on the road instantaneously with the bike’s horn, situated on the right side of the handlebars.
Thanks to the sturdy front fork suspension and 26” shock absorbing thin road tires, the EBE2 absorbs impact, lessening strain on bikers. The suspension is able to be locked and unlocked.
The EBE2 is a loyal escort where ever riders go–thanks to the e-bike’s 1P53 waterproof rating and aluminum body. Ready for any outdoor expedition, this bike can travel through most weather and road conditions. The off-road capabilities of the EBE2 makes for endless expedition, whether on rugged mountain terrain or uneven city streets.
Reach new speeds with the massive 350 watt brushless motor, which can accelerate to 20 mph. This power-packed motor provides high torque while simultaneously maintaining low power consumption. With the impressive Shimano speed shifter, riders can transition between gears without friction.
Bikers can venture out on lengthy day trips and extended cruises with the EBE2’s 36V 10.4Ah high capacity battery. Compared to the EBE2’s sister model, the Emerge, this newer model packs more power than ever before. The EBE2 lets bikers to reach up to 50 miles under PAS Mode, or up to 25 miles under electric mode. The long range battery, which provides prolonged travel potential, is seamlessly integrated into the bike’s body. Able to recharge in just 6 hours, GoTrax effortlessly keeps up with all of life’s thrilling adventures.
For riders seeking out extra long-lasting battery power, consider Raptic Strong‘s Titan 225 battery. The Titan 225 is a portable, rechargeable battery generator designed to provide long-lasting power for all your devices– able to recharge your phone up to twenty times, laptops up to five times, and tablets up to six times. The battery includes three USB hubs, one USBC hub, a lighter plug, and an AC plug. This portable power cell came in handy while we traversed trails at Ballona Creek all day long. With this extremely durable battery, you don’t have to worry about losing power– no matter where your e-bike adventure takes you!
This e-bike is able to keep riders safe even at night, thanks to its illuminating front headlight. For added visibility, attach a valve tire light– like this one from Buzztronics– to your e-bike. USB handlebar lights also can help brighten biker’s paths while riding at night. For bikers looking for rechargeable, long-lasting, illuminating power, look no further than Dash‘s 520 USB light.
For bikers looking for more security, bike lock kits like UBULLOX’s on Amazon provide tools for proactive protection. Their bike kit includes a heavy duty bike lock, shackle, security cable, mounting bracket, and keys. Similarly, security tech company ABUS offers security solutions with their folding locks.
Another protective security measure bikers can take is attaching a horn to their vehicle. This guide can help find the optimal horn for your bike. Considerations to keep in mind while purchasing a bike horn include sound, type of horn, sound modes, size, ease of use, and price.
The EBE2’s included kick stand allows for bikers to prop up their bike while stopped. 360 Magazine recommends checking that the brake system is properly functioning before use. Furthermore, be sure to review the e-bike’s safety warnings.
Ergonomics × Additional Features
Compared to other similar GoTrax models- including its predecessor model (the EBE1) and proceeding model (the EBE4) – the EBE2 reigns triumphant. The EBE2 is able to travel faster and almost double as far as the EBE1. The EBE2’s 26” inch tires towers over both the EBE1 and EBE4 model’s wheels, providing the utmost stability for riders. These wheels are unlikely to get bent, and provide long lasting wear. As compared to regular bikes with spokes, the EBE2’s mag wheels more lightweight, which licenses this e-bike to accelerate faster.
The EBE2 is affordable compared to other e-bikes in its category, such as the NCN Moscow Plus or the ECOTRIC Fat Tire bike. The GoTrax 26” EBE2 Electric Bike also has a more powerful motor than comparable electric bikes, like the NAKTO 26” Caro Electric Bike. The thumb throttle on the EBE2 is relatively smaller than average, which allows it to comfortable fit into rider’s palms.
The EBE2’s original price was $889.99, but this impressive, intrepid e-bike is currently on sale for just $849.99. Upon purchase, orders are generally processed in 24 hours and shipped out for free in 3-5 business days.
This e-bike is easy to assemble, but mobile bike services may be contacted if need be. Cyclists looking for aid in constructing their e-bike should call Velofix– a mobile bike shop with many locations across the United States. For those on the East Coast, Cycle Haus is another trustworthy option for mobile e-bike repair. On the West Coast, Hoopty Bikes Mobile Bike Repair offers 24/7, mobile bike services. Once their e-bike is put together, riders are to be cruising in style wherever they journey on GoTrax’s EBE2 Electric Bike.
All of GoTrax’s products are certified to UL safety standards. If you’re not satisfied, GoTrax offers a 30-day return and 90-day warranty. Furthermore, for additional purchase, customers can add on a 2-year ($74.99) or 3-year ($849.99) warranty plan.
CBD products have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, but this compound has been around for much longer than you may have thought. After decades of prohibition, many places have changed their views. This new mindset has helped in the research and discovery of the therapeutic benefits of CBD.
The history of discovering medicinal cannabis and its positive effects could possibly date back to 2737 BC. Follow along below as we take you through the past of cannabis, how we are using it now in our daily lives, and how we’ll be using it in the future.
The Discovery of the Effects of Cannabis
Many people believe that the first documented use of medicine derived from cannabis dates back to when Chinese Emperor Sheng Neng used a cannabis-infused tea to help with symptoms of gout, malaria and arthritis in 2737 BC. It’s even rumoured that Queen Victoria used cannabis to ease menstrual cramps.
Cannabis wasn’t recognized world wide as a valuable therapeutic resource due to the lack of evidence until 1839, when an Irish doctor published a study that highlighted some of the positive effects. William B. O’Shaughnessy, a physician and medical researcher, became quite controversial after his study of using cannabis as an anesthesia. Thankfully, he opened the doors to investigating more about the potential of the plant. Due to continued research and change in policies over the decades, we discovered some of the top health benefits of CBD products.
How we use cannabis now
Today on the market, there are many different products containing CBD that are used for both medical and recreational use. Whether it’s cookies, brownies or delicious CBD gummies, there are so many different ways you can consume it through edibles. There are also beverages, topical creams, soft gels, oils and tinctures. The only real issues we have now with cannabis are legalization issues, policy changes and a market that could soon be oversaturated with low quality products. As this industry grows and as laws change, we will have to keep up with the demand in innovative and creative ways.
Cannabis in the future
There’s no real limit to the creativity that scientists and cannabis producers can produce for their products. There are already so many innovative products on the market and the future of this industry is only growing. Holistic CBD beauty therapy and other personal products are on the rise to join the others. The future of the CBD industry is forecasted to hit $23 billion by 2025, so there doesn’t seem like there’s a chance of slowing down anytime soon.
The entire history of CBD likely has a lot more details to uncover as we begin to discuss it openly. Scientists have harnessed the power of this plant for not just decades, but centuries. It’s worth continuing to explore the other potential benefits it has to enhance our health and our happiness. The future of cannabis products is bright, and we can’t wait to see how it continues to grow!
Elektra recording group Saint Motel have announced U.S. and European tours in support of their forthcoming album The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The band’s U.S. tour will kick off this September with three special hometown shows at Los Angeles, CA’s The Roxy Theatre, and wrap on Halloween at Madison, WI’s Majestic Theater. In March of 2022, the band will return to the road for a European tour. The upcoming dates mark Saint Motel’s first live shows since their sold-out U.S. tour wrapped in March of 2020. Pre-sale tickets for all dates will be available beginning tomorrow, and general on sale begins this Friday, June 11 at 10:00am local time here.
Saint Motel’s highly anticipated new album The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on June 25, 2021. The album is available for pre-order now here. The band recently unveiled an official music video for the album’s current single “It’s All Happening”, co-directed by Saint Motel front man A/J Jackson and Mario Contini. Watch it on the band’s official YouTube channel here.
On The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack the Los Angeles-based band dreams up their own cinematic experience in album form, as its songs cycle through stories of love, danger, and impossible triumph. The album also embodies an opulent sound true to its ambitious scope. Co-produced by front man A/J Jackson and Grammy Award-winner Mark Needham (The Killers, Dolly Parton, Chris Isaak), The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack continues the Saint Motel custom of joyfully blurring genres, bringing in elements of everything from symphonic pop to big band.
Audiences began experiencing the album with the release of a pair of EPs: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Pt.1 and The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Pt. 2. Among many highlights, “Van Horn” has amassed nearly 20 million streams, while the band performed it on ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Receiving critical acclaim, Dujour described “Preach” as “a bop,” while American Songwriter poured over the album’s concept in an in-depth interview with A/J. Further looks came from Ladygunn, Hollywood Life, and more. Now, fans get the full picture of Saint Motel’s vision with the complete The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack studio album.
In the lead up to the album, Saint Motel made history as “the first band to open their own virtual metaverse” powered by Mozilla Hubs. The virtual world is designed as a motel with each room dedicated to a song on The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The quartet’s launch of “New World” welcomed fans to the virtual space where Jackson performed a live acoustic set. In this 3D VR chatroom enabled for all headsets and browsers, audiences can enter an exclusive, immersive environment to engage directly with the band through virtual meet-and-greets and intimate, live performances, consume exclusive video content, and much more. Additionally, it doubles as a space for fans to congregate and get to know each other. Saint Motel’s “New World” upholds what has become a tradition of engaging with groundbreaking technology for the guys. Visit Saint Motel’s website to explore the “New World.” In 2016, they dropped their Elektra full length debut saintmotelevision as the first-ever Virtual Reality album and first-ever Augmented Reality album and accompanied the record with the free saintmotel AR/VR app.
Saint Motel U.S. Tour Dates
September 30, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
October 01, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
October 02, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
October 04, 2021 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
October 05, 2021 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
October 07, 2021 – Salt Lake City, UT – Depot
October 08, 2021 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
October 09, 2021 – Fort Collins, CO – The Aggie
October 11, 2021 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
October 12, 2021 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
October 13, 2021 – Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club
October 15, 2021 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
October 16, 2021 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
October 17, 2021 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
October 18, 2021 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
October 20, 2021 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
October 21, 2021 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
October 22, 2021 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg University
October 23, 2021 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
October 26, 2021 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
October 27, 2021 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
October 29, 2021 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
October 30, 2021 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
October 31, 2021 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
Saint Motel European Tour Dates
March 31, 2022 – Berlin, Germany – Franz Club
April 02, 2022 – Hamburg, Germany – Stage Club
April 03, 2022 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
April 05, 2022 – Munich, Germany – Hansa 39
April 06, 2022 – Milan, Italy – Circolo Magnolia
April 08, 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Noord
April 09, 2022 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique The Rotonde
April 10, 2022 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
April 12, 2022 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
April 13, 2022 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
Projecting pop hooks through an alternative lens with a flair for dramatic presentation, Saint Motel make music worthy of the big screen. Streamed and viewed over half-a-billion times, the platinum-selling Los Angeles quartet magnify this vision with immersive live experiences and one unpredictable move after another. The group initially came together at film school before introducing themselves on 2012’s Voyeur. Signing to Elektra Records, their 2014 My Type EP boasted both the gold-certified title track “My Type” and fan favorite “Cold Cold Man.” In 2016, saintmotelevision yielded the smash “Move.” Flipping the script once again, the musicians reimagined the record with a series of history-making first-of-their-kind innovations: an award-winning Virtual Reality version and an Augmented Reality version. In 2019, Saint Motel launched their most ambitious undertaking yet, unveiling their third full-length album in three parts. First up, they uncovered The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Pt. 1 powered by the shimmy and shake of Alternative Top 15 lead single “Van Horn.” Between packing houses coast to coast on headline jaunts and earning acclaim from People, Billboard, and more, the four-piece rolled out Pt. 2 throughout 2020. In addition to unforgettable sets everywhere from Coachella and Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo, the boys lit up shows such as NBC’s TODAY, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, among others.
Saint Motel is: A/J Jackson (vocals), Aaron Sharp (guitar), Dak Lerdamornpong (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums).
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The cannabis trade is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US. Americans purchased $18.3 billion in cannabis products, a 71% increase over the prior year. However, hiring in this area still lags, and it’s one of the more competitive job markets. Those who are anxious for a position in a dispensary can do a few things to increase their odds of getting hired.
1. Become knowledgeable about cannabis products.
Learn about the different strains that are available and what flavors and experiences they offer. Be able to talk intelligently about hybrids, terpenes, and THC content. You can learn all of this and more by reading cannabis industry websites and newsletters. The more you know, the better a hire you’ll be.
2. Create a killer resume.
Your resume and cover letter make up your first impression. Construct yours so that it highlights the skills and experience that would make you a great budtender. No experience in the cannabis field? Consider a skill-based resume that highlights past customer service positions and education about cannabis.
Mirror the language used in the job ad. For instance, if they say they want someone who can establish rapport with customers, use that phrase when describing your skills. A resume isn’t just a record of your job history. It’s an important personal marketing tool. Customize yours for every job opening to increase your chances of landing the gig.
3. Highlight your customer service and sales skills.
Being able to provide a great experience to customers is a key to being a successful budtender. In your cover letter or in your interview, talk about what you consider a great visit to a cannabis dispensary and how you can make it happen for your customers.
Before your interview, think of a story you can share about a time you helped a customer make a decision. Or, describe a time that you used sales skills to increase company revenue. A former server, for instance, can describe how they convinced restaurant guests to stay for dessert or add a bottle of wine to a special meal.
4. Get familiar with the dispensaries in your area.
The more customized your approach, the more likely you are to win the job. If you live in the Oakland area, visit several Oakland dispensaries for research. Learn about the offerings and the look and feel of each. This gives you the tools you need to show that you are a cultural match for the shop.
5. Set yourself up for a lateral move.
If the position you want isn’t open or if it’s one that requires experience, don’t give up hope. Instead, change your strategy. Look for other job openings in the cannabis field. It doesn’t matter if it’s cleaning and maintenance, as long as you learn on the job and make an excellent impression. Once you are in, you are in a position to hear about new openings first. You can build up your resume and your knowledge to make you a better fit for the role that is your ultimate goal.
6. Use your networks.
Far more jobs are filled by word of mouth than by online job ads. Talk to the people who you know both personally and professionally. You may know someone who has a lead for a shop that is looking for new personnel.
7. Thank your interviewer.
If you get as far as an interview, make a good impression during and after by being friendly, open, and establishing good rapport. After your interview, take a few minutes to pen a hand-written thank you note for sharing their time with you. This used to be common job hunt etiquette, but has largely fallen out of favor. By making this unusual move, you can make yourself stick out from the crowd.
8. Emphasize your soft skills.
Most dispensaries aren’t just looking for someone to run a register. They want someone who is warm and approachable. Being able to put first-time visitors at ease is a soft skill that is vital for a successful dispensary worker. You should also be able to show that you are a good multitasker who can switch easily from task to task.
If you are passionate about cannabis and want to be part of this industry, that enthusiasm should come out in your resume, your cover letter and your interview. Take the time to hone your pitch to show your local dispensary that you are an excellent fit.
Digital Twin floating home designs could help coastal cities cope with rising sea levels
Climate Change may force some city dwellers to take to the water, according to the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
It estimates that some 800 million people and 570 cities could be at risk by 2050 if sea levels rise half a metre, as forecast by some experts, but C40 Cities – 97 cities representing a twelfth of the global population and a quarter of its economy – believes a floating neighborhood in Amsterdam, Netherlands, shows a way to cope.
Known as the ‘Schoonschip‘ – literally ‘clean ship’ in Dutch but translating more as green or environmental ship – it houses more than 100 people in 46 sustainable homes across 30 water plots. The area was designed to be mainly self-sufficient, with a minimal impact on nature while adapting to the rising water.
Space&Matter, the Amsterdam architects’ practice behind the water village, said: “Since urban areas struggle with high density, we should make better use of the space on the water.
“With Schoonschip, we want to set the example and show how living on water can be a great and better alternative for people and our planet.”
Schoonschip also utilizes clean energy sources: solar panels and heat pumps provide heating, and the architects plan to convert wastewater from toilets and showers back into energy. All buildings also have a green roof – part vegetation and geared to rainwater collection.
With almost 70% of the world’s population expected to be living in cities by 2050, the Schoonschip concept could help places like the Indonesian capital Jakarta (pop: 10.5 million) where evacuation currently appears to be the only answer to rising sea levels.
US cities are also at risk; news organization Climate Central listed 22 in Florida in a Top 25 US cities most vulnerable to coastal flooding.
And that’s where 3D Digital Twin modelling steps in, according to Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen, by enabling the Schoonschip concept to be adapted for large scale use:
“As many have pointed out, including world-renowned philanthropist Bill Gates, Climate Change threatens the existence of coastal cities, but Digital Twin software can ensure infrastructure efficiency, minimize emissions, and most importantly, simulate cities on the water to ensure they can survive and thrive in adverse conditions.”
Cityzenith’s tech already features in key projects worldwide, such as the Orlando SED smart district, the Lamina Tower luxury property apartment project in Saudi Arabia, and the smart city of Amaravati, India.
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National Pizza Week: growth pizza restaurants comes to abrupt halt
BoldData crunches the numbers
Next week is National Pizza Week. An entire week in honor of one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Time to crunch the numbers! The latest statistics from data specialist BoldData show that the amount of pizza restaurants in America has increased with a whopping 39.2% over the last five years. However, the growth abruptly stopped in 2020.
Pizza party over?
Craving pizza? There are currently 90.817 pizza restaurants in The United States. An increase of 39.2% compared to 2016, in this year there were 65.213 pizza places. Especially 2017 was a good year for pizza: with an increase of 11.137 pizza joints (17.1 %). In the beginning of 2021 the USA should’ve reached the magical number of 100.000 pizza restaurants, but then COVID-19 happened… The growth of pizza restaurants came to an abrupt halt in 2020, with an increase of only 581 restaurants.
California is the pizza place to be
When it comes to pizza, California is the place to be. The state has 8.271 pizza places, of which 2.044 are based in the Los Angeles area. New York comes in second with 7.190 restaurants, a growth of 48% compared to 2016. The biggest growth took place in Hawaii: a whopping 69%. Pizza lovers best stay away from Wyoming, the state has the lowest number of pizza joints (133).
USA takes biggest slice worldwide
Americans love their pizza. It’s even considered America’s favorite food. Therefore it’s no surprise that the USA is home to the largest number of pizza restaurants worldwide. Italy – where the modern pizza was originally invented – comes in second with 42.288 pizzeria’s. Brazil completes the top 3 with 32.283 pizza joints. But the USA has nothing to fear from the rest of the world. With 90.817 pizza restaurant the USA still has more pizzeria’s then the top 4 combined (88.100). Australia is number 8 on the list: with 5.598 pizza restaurants they have one of the highest number of pizza places per capita.
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