Jamtronica titans The Disco Biscuits have added three new dates to their calendar, scheduling a three-night run at The Fillmore Philadelphia from February 2nd through the 4th. The group has been on fire of late, as limiting their performances to isolated multi-night runs has allowed the group to dive deeper into their catalog and explore new improvisational outlets.The run will be the Biscuits’ first shows of 2017, though the group isn’t done with 2016 just yet! Their annual Dominican Holidaze event is coming up at the beginning of December, as well as three nights at the Tabernacle in Atlanta for New Year’s. The hometown shows at the new Philly venue are sure to bring some heat during the coldest part of the year.Three day passes will go on sale via BiscoTix Today tomorrow, November 15th, at Noon ET. The full ticket on sale will take place this Friday, November 18th at Noon ET as well. You can find more information here, and see the artwork for the shows posted below.
This past December 16th, rapidly rising Buffalo-based groove-rock quartet Aqueous played their third-to-last show of a busy and successful 2017 at Pittsburgh, PA’s The Rex Theater. This week, the band has shared pro-shot video of that show’s opening two-song segment. The video shows the band open the show with a heavily distorted, hard-rocking cover of Metallica‘s 1984 Ride The Lightning classic “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.After going heavy on the intro of the Metallica cover, the band opted against finishing the song and instead made a detour into fan-favorite original “Kitty Chaser (Explosions)”. Where the opening “For Whom The Bell Tolls” was straight-up, fuzzed-out rock, the extended “Kitty Chaser” jam was a stank-face-inducing, down-and-dirty funk jaunt, complete with glitchy effects, a tease of the Darth Vader theme from Star Wars, and a build through airy, billowing whooshes of reverberating sonic swells floating back and forth across the sound mix.As the band asks in their video description: “Who says you can’t rock AND funk??” As far as we can see, it seems like there’s nothing Aqueous can’t do.Watch “For Whom The Bell Tolls” > “Kitty Chaser (Explosions)” from Aqueous’s performance at The Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA on 12/16/17 below, via Aqueous’s Facebook page:Aqueous is preparing to hit the seas for their first Jam Cruise next week. After that, they will head out on tour with Papadosio for an extended February-March run of tour dates. For more information about the band’s upcoming projects and tour dates, or to purchase your tickets to any of the upcoming performances, head to the band website.SETLIST: Aqueous | The Rex Theater | Pittsburgh, PA | 12/16/17 SET ONE: For Whom the Bell Tolls1 > Kitty Chaser (Explosions)2, Aldehyde > Random Company, Gordon’s MuleSET TWO: 20/20, Numbers and Facts, TriangleENCORE: A Day in the LifeNOTES:1 Intro only2 The Imperial March (John Williams) teases (Star Wars Darth Vader theme)[Cover Photo via Andrew O’Brien/OBImages; from 12/1/17 in Brooklyn]
The Independent 26 July 2015On Friday, the Spanish government announced it was to raise the marriage age from 14 to 16 to bring it into line with the rest of Europe. Estonia now has the lowest marriage age in Europe with teenagers able to get hitched at 15 with parental approval.Globally, the average legal age of marriage for boys is 17 and 16 for girls but many countries permit them, particularly girls, to marry much younger.Several places, including the state of Massachusetts in the United States, allow girls as young as 12 to get married in “exceptional circumstances” with the consent of a judge.But in many cases this is a leftover from an earlier age and is rarely tested. Many countries with low marriage ages do not have a particularly high number of under 18s getting married.Other countries only permit marriage among the young for certain groups. For instance, according to the US state department’s humans right report on Trindad & Tobago from 2014, though the official marital age is 18 for men and women, Muslims and Hindus have a separate Marriage Act.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/the-lowest-age-you-can-legally-get-married-around-the-world-10415517.html