Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Album Stream and Tour Dates

first_imgSeven months ago, R&B singer Sharon Jones was forced to cancel several performances and postpone the release of her new album, Give The People What They Want, due to health complications. The singer was battling cancer, which was fortunately caught in the early stages and immediately treated.Now, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are back with a passionate fury. Having fully recovered, Jones is thoroughly excited for the band’s sixth studio album. The general aim of Jones’s music is to capture the soul/funk sound of the 60′s and 70′s, using older recording techniques and equipment towards this goal. The effect is something out of this world, lively and authentic all the while. They have played at several prominent festivals, including Bonnaroo and South by Southwest.You can stream the full album here, courtesy of NPR First Listen.Furthermore, the band has rescheduled a full winter/spring 2014 tour, which starts in our very own New York City at the Beacon Theatre next month. The full tour schedule is listed below:Feb 6 New York, NY – Beacon TheatreFeb 11 Washington, DC – Lincoln TheatreFeb 13 Durham, NC – Carolina TheatreFeb 14 Asheville, NC – Orange PeelFeb 15 Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseFeb 17 Charleston, NC – Music FarmFeb 18 Orlando, FL – Beacham TheaterFeb 20 St. Petersburg, FL – The State TheatreFeb 21 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music HallFeb 22 New Orleans, LA – House of BluesFeb 25 Houston, TX – House of BluesFeb 26 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody TheaterFeb 27 Dallas, TX – Granada TheaterMar 1 Memphis, TN – Minglewood HallMar 2 St. Louis, MO – The PageantMar 4 Indianapolis, IN – The VogueMar 5 Iowa City, IA – The Englert TheatreMar 6 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst TheaterMar 8 Lawrence, KS – Liberty HallMar 17 Denver, CO – Gothic TheatreMar 18 Santa Fe, NM – The Lensic Performing Arts CenterMar 20 Tucson, AZ – Rialto TheatreMar 21 Phoenix, AZ – Heritage Square (Pavilion)Mar 22 San Diego, CA – House of BluesMar 25 Los Angeles, CA – The WilternMar 27 San Francisco, CA – The FillmoreMar 28 San Francisco, CA – The FillmoreMar 29 San Francisco, CA – The FillmoreApr 1 Portland, OR – Crystal BallroomApr 2 Seattle, WA – The ShowboxApr 3 Seattle, WA – The ShowboxApr 4 Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden HallApr 5 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore BallroomApr 9 Minneapolis, MN – State TheatreApr 11 Chicago, IL – Vic TheatreApr 15 Detroit, MI – Majestic TheaterFollowing these dates, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be touring throughout Europe as well. Not too shabby, Ms. Jones… not too shabby at all.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

More than 1000 New Species Discovered in Southeast Asia in a Decade

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOver a thousand new species have been discovered in the Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia in just the last decade, according to a new report launched by WWF. Discoveries include 519 plants, 279 fish, 88 frogs, 88 spiders, 46 lizards, 22 snakes, 15 mammals, 4 birds, 4 turtles, 2 salamanders and a toad. The region comprises the six countries through which the Mekong River flows including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the southern Chinese province of Yunnan. It is estimated thousands of new invertebrate species were also discovered during this period, further highlighting the region’s immense biodiversity. Among the 1,068 species newly identified by science, between 1997 and 2007, were the world’s largest huntsman spider, with a leg span of 30 centimetres, and the startlingly hot pink coloured cyanide-producing “dragon millipede”. While most species were discovered in the largely unexplored jungles and wetlands, some were first found in the most surprising places. The Laotian rock rat, for example, thought to be extinct 11 million years ago, was first encountered by scientists in a local food market, while the Siamese Peninsula pitviper was found slithering through the rafters of a restaurant in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. “This region is like what I read about as a child in the stories of Charles Darwin,” said Dr Thomas Ziegler, Curator at the Cologne Zoo. “It is a great feeling being in an unexplored area and to document its biodiversity for the first time… both enigmatic and beautiful,” he said. “It doesn’t get any better than this,” said Stuart Chapman, Director of WWF’s Greater Mekong Programme. “We thought discoveries of this scale were confined to the history books. This reaffirms the Greater Mekong’s place on the world map of conservation priorities.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more