Marco Benevento – TigerFace (Album Review)

first_imgBy Chris MeyerTigerFace, the new album by Marco Benevento, begins with a driving drum beat and those experimental sounds that we have all come to appreciate from the mad scientist.  As Rubblebucket’s Kalmia Traver lends her vocal talents to the dance-driven pop of ‘Limb of a Pine’, we witness an immediate change of pace for Benevento.  For the first time, Benevento adds vocals to his body of work; a pleasant surprise.  Traver again appears on the second track, ‘This Is How It Goes’, which has this sweet airiness to it; something straight out of the electro-pop world.While listening to ‘Eagle Rock’ (my personal favorite track on the album), you feel as if you are walking down the streets of New York to a movie score; it simply has that effect.  It is such a beautiful song and violinist Ali Helnwein’s playing allows the music to breathe and move with you.  This is a song that should be at the top of everyone’s playlist. Benevento delivers sheer brilliance here.Though this album appears to be a bit of a changing of the guard for the pianist, this has something for even the most old-school fans; case in point, the eerie ‘Soma’ and the super experimental ‘Do What She Told You’.The last track on TigerFace showcases Marco’s ability to speak to us through his piano playing.  ‘This Is How It Goes’ brings the album full circle as we revisit the earlier electro-pop eloquence that Benevento is seemingly so adept at delivering.  Benevento’s masterful finger work is evident, and allows you to sit back, close your eyes, and listen to the story he is telling you.Benevento evokes emotion so deftly with his music. He is able to create a whole scene in a listener’s mind, and does it so easily with his mastery of his instrument. Bringing in artists of the highest caliber such as Mike Gordon (Phish), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake), and Andrew Barr (The Slip/Barr Brothers), allows Marco to do what he does best – explore and experiment.  His avant-garde approach allows for sonic explorations into the musical landscape.  It is easy to get lost in listening.It is wild to hear how he can mix so many styles of music in just one song, let alone a full-length album. He does this effortlessly as we are given tastes of electro, synth-pop, hip-hop, avant-garde jazz, and psyche rock.  Adding vocals to two songs for the first time is just another musical notch in the belt for Benevento, which adds yet another layer to this fantastic creation.  TigerFace is a solid outing from Marco Benevento and company; it lends even more proof to the capabilities of this talented pianist, organist and composer.Check out two tracks from TigerFace right here:‘This Is How It Goes’: ‘Limbs of a Pine’To purchase the album, check out www.marcobenevento.comBenevento is set to begin an extensive fall tour, be sure to check him out when he rolls into a neighborhood near you.Tour Dates09/14 Terrapin Crossroads |San Rafael,CA09/19 Water StreetMusic Hall |Rochester,NY^09/20 Nietzsche’s |Buffalo,NY^09/21 Beachland Ballroom |Cleveland,OH09/22 Martyr’s |Chicago,IL^09/23 Cafe Paradiso |Fairfield,IA^09/24 Vaudeville Mews |Des Moines,IA^09/25 Record Bar |Kansas City,MO^09/26 Old Rock House |St. Louis,MO^09/27 Headliner’s Music Hall |Louisville,KY^09/28Woodland’s Tavern |Columbus,OH^09/29RexTheatre|Pittsburgh,PA^10/11 TT & The Bears |Boston,MA10/12 Bowery Ballroom |New York,NY10/13 The Blockley |Philadelphia,PA10/14 Bridge StreetLive |Collinsville,CT10/17 The Press Room |Portsmouth,NH10/18 The Press Room |Portsmouth,NH10/19 Higher Ground |Burlington,VT#10/20 The Iron Horse |Northampton,MA#11/07 The Southern |Charlottesville,VA11/08 Pisgah Brewery |Black Mountain,NC11/09 Ciderhouse |Knoxville,TN11/10 NewEarthMusic Hall|Athens,GA11/11 ThePourHouseMusic Hall|Raleigh,NC11/12 Casbah |Charlotte,NC11/13 The Soapbox |Wilmington,NC11/14 Jewish Mother |Virginia Beach,VA11/15 Capital Ale House |Richmond,VA11/16UStreetMusic Hall|Washington,DC11/17 8×10 |Baltimore,MD^ support Mike Dillon Band# support Superhuman Happiness» marcobenevento.comlast_img read more

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Vermont designates first three Green Grocery Environmental Leaders

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Healthy Living Market – Burlington, Hunger Mountain Coop – Montpelier, and Commodities Natural Market – Stowe have been named as Vermont Green Grocery Environmental Leaders by the state of Vermont for their environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts. The standards to meet this designation were developed by multi-state environmental agency workgroup members of NEWMOA (Northeast Waste Management Officials Organization, as part of the Northeast Sustainable Grocery Environmental Leader program and include energy efficiency, water and waste reduction, recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, and facility operations. The State of Vermont’s Green Business Program is a joint effort between the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center and is voluntary and free of cost to participating businesses. This program provides assistance to businesses desiring to “green up” their operations and recognizes businesses of all sizes for meeting a set of environmental best management standards, going beyond compliance with existing environmental regulations. These standards are posted on the program’s website (www.vbep.org(link is external)).last_img read more

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Caps and Lightning face off for game one of the Eastern Conference Finals

first_img5-11  Washington at Tampa Bay     Eastern Conference Finals Game 1TV:  8pm  NBC Sports NetworkWashington Capitals (8-4): Last game Capitals defeat the Penguins 2-1 in OT (Win series 4-2)Capitals Top performers:Alex Chiasson- 1 goalNathan Walker- first Australian with a point in the NHL playoffsE. Kuznetsov- game winning goal in OTBraden Holtby- 21 savesThe Capitals and Lightning have met in the postseason only twice, both wins for the Lightning. The Capitals will be facing the Vezina Trophy finalist Andrei Vasilevskiy. On the other side of the ice, Braden Holtby has played 11 games, has an 8-3 record, a .926 save percentage, and a 2.04 GAA. Washington went 1-1-1 against Tampa Bay this regular season.Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-WilsonVrana-Eller-OshieBurakovsky-Stephenson-ConnollyDSP-Beagle-ChiassonKempny-CarlsonOrlov-NiskanenOrpik-DjoosHoltbyTampa Bay Lightning (8-2): Last game Lightning defeat the BruinsTampa Top performers:Brayden Point- goalJ.T Miller- goalKucherov, and Stamkos- assist eachAndrei Vasilevskiy- 27 savesTampa enters this third round a confident team having only lost twice through their first two series. They took down both the New Jersey Devils and the Boston Bruins, a team that finished second in the conference, in just five games. Andrei Vasilevskiy this postseason has played in 10 games, has an 8-2 record, a .927 save percentage, and a  2.20 GAA. Game 1: Capitals at Lightning. Friday, 5/11 at 8:00 p.m. ET. (Broadcast on NBCSN)Game 2: Capitals at Lightning. Sunday, 5/13 at 8:00 p.m. ET. (Broadcast on NBC)Game 3: Lightning at Capitals. Tuesday, 5/15 at 8:00 p.m. ET. (Broadcast on NBCSN)Game 4: Lightning at Capitals. Thursday, 5/17 at 8:00 p.m. ET. (Broadcast on NBCSN)Game 5 (if Necessary): Capitals at Lightning. Saturday, 5/19 at 7:15 p.m. ET. (Broadcast on NBC)Game 6 (If Necessary): Lightning at Capitals. Monday, 5/21 (Channel NBCSN)Game 7 (If Necessary): Capitals at Lightning. Wednesday, 5/23 (Channel NBCSN)Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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The Bunjil eagle has landed

first_imgBy Cam Lucadou-Wells With a roll-call of entertainers, Bunjil Place opened to the public with a weekend of frivolity and…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Motoring on despite Covid-19

first_imgThe team at Beaconsfield Automotive Services has a simple philosophy – to ensure every customer drives away satisfied. “Here at…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Roscommon team for All Ireland Quarter Final is named

first_imgKevin Mc Stay tonight named his team to face Mayo in the All-Ireland Quarter Final to be played in Croke Park on Sunday next at a time yet to be confirmed by the CCCC. Kevin has retained faith with the team that overcame Galway in the Connacht Final on July 9th in Pearse Stadium Salthill. 1 Colm Lavin                                  (Éire Óg) 2 Sean McDermott                         (Western Gaels)3 John McManus                            (Roscommon Gaels)4 David Murray                              (Padraig Pearses)5 Niall McInerney                          (St. Brigid’s)6 Sean Mullooly                              (Strokestown)7 Brian Stack                                  (St Brigid’s)8 Fintan Cregg                               (Elphin)9 Enda Smith                                 (Boyle)10 Tadgh O’Rourke                        (Tulsk)11 Cian Connolly                            (Roscommon Gaels)12 Conor Devaney                          (Kilbride)13 Ciaráin Murtagh (Captain)     (St Faithleach’s)14 Diarmuid Murtagh                   (St. Faithleach’s)15 Niall Kilroy                                (Fuerty)center_img Please note that the following players could NOT be considered due to injury: Ultan Harney, Ciaran Cafferkey, and Thomas Corcoran.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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