Last night, Greensky Bluegrass hit Washington, DC for the first of their three nights at the 9:30 Club with friends Fruition. Greensky certainly rose to the occasion, putting together a solid show that inevitably will get fans stoked for the next two nights. In honor of Groundhog’s Day and in keeping with tradition, the band opened with “Groundhog.”Moving into the second set, the band was fired up, busting out “Cold Feet” to kick things off after set break for a stacked second set. After “Can’t Stop Now,” which featured quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech,” the band began a cover of The Wood Brother’s “Luckiest Man.” For this track, Mimi Naja and Jay Cobb Anderson of supporting band Fruition joined Greensky. Following this sit-in, Greensky busted out “Freeborn Man,” during which Michael Bont threw down an inspiring solo.The rest of the second set was a non-stop scorcher, which saw Mimi Naja return for “Worried About The Weather.” You can watch video of last night’s “Freeborn Man” below, courtesy of Troy Laur.You can see the setlist, courtesy of Lucas White, as well as a full gallery from Mark Raker below.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC | 2/2/2017Set 1: Groundhog (1) 》 Handle with Care, Depot Bay, Take Cover, Better Off, Reverend, Crying Holy Unto the Lord, While Waiting, All FourSet 2: Cold Feet, In Control > Can’t Stop Now (2), Luckiest Man (3)(4), Freeborn Man (5)(6) 》The Four, Wheel Hoss, Forget Everything (7), Worried About the Weather (8) 》Foxy Lady 》Worried about the WeatherE: Fixin’ to Ruin (9)Notes: (1) “Reuben’s Train” teases, (2) Martin Luther King “Dream” speech quotes, (3) With Jay Cobb Anderson and Mimi Naja, (4) “Say It Ain’t So” quotes, (5) Anders vocal mirror guitar during opening, (6) “Paint It Black” teases, (7) With Mimi Naja on harmony vocals, (8) “Dark Star’ teases, (9) Kevin Gregory on vibraslap Load remaining images
Christopher Cali, a 2014 alum and current graduate student of Notre Dame, recently started a company called Better Cheaper Bus LLC, which offers affordable transportation for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students to both the O’Hare and Midway airports in Chicago.“Final steps with the University are being taken to have the buses use McKenna Hall as a departure point,” Cali said.Better Cheaper Bus identifies as a third party transportation provider with the central goal of making transportation more efficient as well as more affordable to students. Cali said the idea came to him when one of his friends experienced frustration with the transportation to Midwestern airports.“My friend, Rory Dunne, took a trip back home to Ireland, and [when he] came back here, [he] had a 5-hour layover using the current transportation service,” Cali said.Cali said it was his friend’s personal inconvenience that helped him to conceive the idea of Better Cheaper Bus. Dunne gave him the inspiration to start forming this small company within a short time frame.“It was the week before Thanksgiving … that we started talking about it,” Cali said. “Through interviews with students, we got a lot of good feedback to make it more efficient.”Cali said aside from benefitting students, Better Cheaper Bus also benefits the South Bend community by donating 20 percent of its profits to the South Bend Center for the Homeless.“When we were thinking about the business, we realized it typically fell around certain holidays,” Cali said. “We figured that we talk a lot about social responsibility, and the Center came up in our minds really quickly.”This donation is the reason behind the business’ slogan, “Ride With a Cause.” The money donated to the South Bend Center for the Homeless will help to finance the holiday dinners during the Christmas season.“Starting a business isn’t easy, and we’re learning a ton,” Cali said. “We circumvented difficulties by getting the word out early, talking to students and creating a “Request Time” button on our website.”Cali said the input of students is crucial to the entire entrepreneurial process and led to the “Request Time” button and student interviews. Through student feedback, Better Cheaper Bus could decide which times of year service would assist students the most.“We’re thinking of running it during Christmas … spring break and at the end of spring semester,” Cali said.Better Cheaper Bus aims to provide a more efficient option for transportation, and Cali also hopes to make the students’ experiences more comfortable and enjoyable.“We’re offering WiFi; we have phone chargers on board and hopefully a DVD player. All the while, you’re donating 20 percent of what you spend to charity,” Cali said. “It’s a simple way to give back without necessarily lifting a finger.”Tags: affordable transportation, better cheaper bus, better cheaper bus LLC, christopher cali, LLC, midway, ohare
More than 150 new homes for Wooloowin Belle Property residential sales consultant Daniel McGahan, who is marketing the project, said the developers, Carbone Developments, had sought a site on Keona Rd for some time because of it location. Carbone Developments’ Keona Rise development will consist of townhomes designed for owner occupiers and investors.A new residential development will deliver six land blocks and 14 townhouses to Brisbane’s McDowall by the middle of next year. “High-end finishes and striking facades combined with open-plan designs and large courtyards will provide a point of difference compared with existing dwellings in the local area and all at an affordable price point.”Mr McGahan said the development was targeting local downsizers, as there were currently limited options for them in the existing marketplace. RELATED: >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Innovation comes to historic Herston MORE: The proposed bathroom within the Keona Rise townhouse development.“The residences have been designed for owner occupiers and savvy investors being in a boutique development of 14,” he said. Noosa townhomes walk to river precinct The proposed living areas within the Keona Rise townhouse development.“The position has always been highly sought after from buyers due to its elevation, surrounding large family homes and close proximity to amenities,” Mr McGahan said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“The current site at 107 Keona Rd had been in the same family for decades and when the time finally came to sell, the Carbones expressed interest immediately.“The development has been in planning for six months.”Mr McGahan said the product mix of executive townhouses and vacant land in a “whisper quiet” location, would appeal to a wide range of buyers. “McDowall and surrounding suburbs comprise a lot of buyers who live in substantial homes on large blocks and they have very few options available to them when looking to downsize, but more importantly have the option to still live locally and have access to the same amenities,” he said.Mr McGahan said the community would also suit young professionals and investors.
Basketball player of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH’s) national basketball team, Jusuf Nurkic, bought a luxury real estate worth 3.1 million U.S. dollars in Oregon in November last year.House of nearly 1,000 square meters in the suburbs of Portland will be enough spacious for Nurkic and his NBA friends, writes Realtor, a specialized US real estate portal.Built in 2010 and situated on more than two meticulously manicured acres, the home is refined and traditional. Inside, Nurkic’s new pad features five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and three half-bathrooms with upgrades throughout.Winning features include top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, five indoor fireplaces, a yoga studio and gym, media room, and steam shower.[wzslider autoplay=”true”]Outside, the big baller can relax next to a sprawling pool and spa, or spend time in a covered outdoor sitting area complete with fireplace, outdoor kitchen, bar, and fire pit. It looks like the perfect spot to cozy up on a chilly Pacific Northwest evening.Selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft, Nurkic spent his first 2.5 seasons in the league with the Denver Nuggets. Traded to the Trailblazers in 2017, the 24-year-old center nicknamed the “Bosnian Beast” has found success, and his place, in Portland.