This past weekend, NYC-based soul-pop upstarts Lawrence completed the east coast leg of their ongoing New Stuff Tour, which saw them play to packed houses at large venues in Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, Boston, and Philadelphia. The shows saw the band, led by the brother-and-sister duo of Clyde and Gracie Lawrence, feature a mix of material from their critically acclaimed debut, 2016’s Breakfast, reimagined covers like their jazz-funk arrangement of Sean Paul‘s reggaeton smash “Get Busy” and, of course, new material that will be featured on their highly anticipated sophomore LP, Living Room, set for a September 14th release.Below, you can check out a full fan-shot video of Lawrence’s opening number at their sold-out hometown show at Brooklyn Steel on Friday. “Limbo”, the thoroughly catchy, fast-paced, Latin-tinged track, saw Gracie put her powerful pipes to work on lead vocals as Clyde (on keys and claps) led the band through the tune’s dynamically complex accompaniment. By the time they were finished playing it, “Limbo” was already stuck in everyone’s heads—a familiar quality of Lawrence originals that’s just as true of the new material they’re road-testing as it is of the songs from their debut.“Limbo” – LawrenceAhead of the New Stuff Tour‘s launch, the band also released their first studio single from Living Room: the smooth, sincere brass-bolstered ballad, “Try”. Give a listen to the official studio version of Lawrence’s “Try” via Spotify below:Lawrence – “Try” <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>According to a quote from the band in the album announcement,We wrote Living Room over the course of the past two years in our family’s living room. It’s important to us that when you hear the songs we write, you feel like you are getting to know us as people. In short, this album is about growing up, and everything that comes with it. So each song is a little window into a moment in our lives, whether that be a fight we had with a loved one, a night of insomnia, or a bite of spicy food that we weren’t prepared for.You can view a full tracklist for Lawrence’s Living Room and check out a list of their upcoming New Stuff Tour dates below. For more information, head to the band website.Lawrence – Living Room – Track List”MoreFriend or EnemyLimboTryMake A MoveTry (Reprise)The Heartburn SongAlmost GrownToo EasyWhoever You AreThe Last Song.And Many MoreView Track ListLawrence will head to California this week for performances in Los Angeles (May 24th) and San Francisco (May 25th). From there, they’ll head to Illinois for a club sate at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall on May 26th before hitting the stage at Summer Camp Music Festival on May 27th. See below for a full list of upcoming dates. For more information, or to grab your tickets, head to the band website.Lawrence Upcoming New Stuff Tour DatesMay 24—Los Angeles, CA—Teragram BallroomMay 25—San Francisco, CA—The IndependentMay 26—Chicago, IL—Lincoln HallMay 27—Chillicothe, IL—Summer Camp Music FestivalJune 2—Ft Worth, TX—Plaza PaloozaJune 24 & July 1—Rothbury, MI—Electric Forrest Music FestivalJuly 22—Lancaster, PA—Long’s Park Summer Music SeriesView Tour Dates
Green Mountain Power Corp,Vestas has received a 65 MW order from Green Mountain Power for 21, V112-3.0 MW wind turbines for the Kingdom Community Wind project near Lowell, Vermont, USA. This is the first order for V112-3.0 MW turbines in North America.The contract includes delivery and commissioning, and a 15-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for mid- 2012 and commissioning is expected by the end of 2012.‘The V112-3.0 MW turbine features our latest technologies and is designed for wind speeds such as those found in this particular area,’ said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc. ‘Because of its large swept area, the turbine delivers high productivity. It’s designed for improved rotor efficiency, reliability and serviceability. We look forward to working with our new customer, Green Mountain Power, to install the first Vestas turbines in Vermont.’The V112-3.0 MW includes a new blade profile, nacelle design and cooling-system to maximize electricity generation. It also features GridStreamerâ ¢ technology that provides high, stable plant output that complies with most stringent grid requirements worldwide.This order will become the first manufacturing project for Vestas’ blade factory in Brighton, Colorado, which will focus on building 55-meter blades for the V112-3.0 MW. Vestas’ newest manufacturing facility is expected to begin blade production in late 2011. Vestas has three other Colorado factories ‘ a facility in Windsor that produces 44- and 49-meter blades, a tower factory in Pueblo and a nacelle-assembly factory in Brighton.For the Kingdom Community Wind project, the service agreement includes Vestas’ Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 maintenance program. The AOM 4000 program includes all planned and unplanned maintenance services along with continuous remote monitoring and surveillance of the project via the VestasOnline® SCADA system.Once finished, the Kingdom Community Wind project will provide enough electricity to power more than 24,000 Vermont homes. It also will create jobs in construction and turbine maintenance.For more information on the V112-3.0 MW turbine, visit V112.vestas.com.About VestasVestas is the world leader in supplying high-tech wind power systems, and a preferred provider of wind turbines, services and solutions in North America. Since 1979, Vestas has an industry-leading installed base of more than 44,000 wind turbines in 66 countries. Vestas, which employs more than 3,000 people in the United States, sold its first wind turbine in North America in 1981 and since has supplied more than 12,000 in North America. Vestas’ North American manufacturing operations are located in Colorado while its technology research centers are in Texas, Massachusetts and Colorado. Vestas’ North American headquarters is located in Portland, Ore., while its global headquarters is in Randers, Denmark.About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in Vermont and is a leader in wind and solar generation. It serves more than 96,000 customers.Learn more at www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external).Vestas. 10.6.2011
You have heard me give my opinion several times on over-participation by young athletes. Most of my objections have had to do with the type of damage this can do to the young athlete. Since they are still growing, overuse of certain muscles and joints causes major problems later in life. Example: Tommy John elbow surgery.What I am objecting to in this article today is over-extending the family’s budget to get young athletes into all types of all-star leagues and traveling around the country to get them exposure. If these activities rob the budget of basic needs for the family, then the priorities are all wrong. Taking that very small chance of your child making it big later in life is not worth all the sacrifices that other members of the family might have to make.I am still opposed to the injury factor, but I am beginning to worry about the financial factor as well. I don’t believe either one is worth the risk!