Robert Randolph, BIG Something & More Rock Blunderbuss [Audio/Gallery/Review]

first_imgLoad remaining images Heavy Seas brought together good music and good beer on Saturday at Blunderbuss Music Festival in Baltimore. The one-day fest boasted a fun lineup loaded with hometown heroes. With low ticket prices and a high concentration of talent, Blunderbuss is likely one of the higher bangs-for-buck this summer.Sweet Leda started things off for the early risers with local favorite, Ron Holloway joining them on the sax. They played a new single, “Make it Happen,” off their upcoming album and have a slew of shows coming up around Maryland this summer.Next up was another hometown crew, Cris Jacobs Band, the solo project of The Bridge frontman. Jacobs has a new album in the works which will be out this fall and has been debuting bits and pieces of it at shows in the area.BIG Something brought the dance jams in the late, hot afternoon. The six-man heavy rocking funk band will be making appearances at festivals all over the country this summer.BoomBox continued the dance party in the early evening. These two never disappoint, with smooth lyrics and full jams. The pair will be heading out west until late July, when they come back to the East coast for F.A.R.M. Fest.Baltimore’s own, Robert Randolph & the Family Band headlined the night, bringing the fest to a high-energy ending with fans dancing on stage and multiple encores as the sun went down. The family is off to G Fest and FIBARK Festival this upcoming weekend.Blunderbuss was the second festival put on by Heavy Seas in Baltimore, and the largest one to take place at the harbor this summer. You can check out a few soundboard recordings and a gallery from taper Will Urquhart below.BoomBoxBIG SomethingCris Jacobs Band: last_img read more

Fees, stamp duty up to $100k ’absurd’, warns John McGrath

first_img“Upgraders in big cities are paying close to $100,000 in fees and absurdly high stamp duty,” he said. “If we went back just 20 years for direct comparison, we are now paying an additional $40,000 (inflation adjusted) or 400 per cent more in real terms.”“This is ridiculous and penalises almost every single Australian moving around the property ladder as their life circumstances change.” Australian record smashed with $140m sale Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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MORE: Home goes from avocado to masterpiece Mr McGrath said tighter supply in a market where there was strong demand off cheaper money via borrowing and lower interest rates would drive up prices.It was “likely to be a positive factor in the price rebound we’re now experiencing”, he said.“Less for sale generally means better prices. This may indeed keep us in solid territory until we see the next sales cycle begin,” he said of price growth in the market. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Upgraders in big cities are paying close to $100,000 in fees and absurdly high stamp duty, says John McGrath.A property turnaround could trip over growing transaction costs in big cities, with buyers paying as much as $100k in fees and stamp duty alone, a new report warns.This according to the McGrath Report 2020, released this week, with MD John McGrath warning higher transaction costs and economic uncertainty were seeing record low listings in most city markets. 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Tennis News Roger Federer survives scare from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, enters quarter-finals of Halle Tennis Open

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Halle: Roger Federer admitted that he got lucky after avoiding a major setback in his preparations for Wimbledon in a gruelling 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-5 victory over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the ATP event in Halle on Thursday. Federer, 37, appeared firmly on course for a place in the quarter-finals at a set and a break up before an impressive comeback from Tsonga took the second-round match to a decider. “I knew when I gave away that lead that it would be tight. Then it was about holding my nerve,” he said.    “The third set was more of a battle. I tried to stay calm. It had a bit of everything: happiness, sadness, frustration. I maybe got a bit lucky, but you need that sometimes. It was a bit emotional at the end, which was nice.” Federer said he felt for the defeated Tsonga, who returned to the tour this year after a seven-month absence due to a knee operation in 2018. “I was pleased for him when he got an ovation at the end.” The Swiss, who is eyeing a record tenth career title at Halle this year, faces Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the last eight on Friday.    “Roberto wins his points differently than Jo does. Jo does it with the serve, the power, the variety. Roberto does it with repetition,” said Federer.    Zverev eases into quarters    Bautista Agut promised to take the fight to Federer after he eased to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over France’s Richard Gasquet. “I feel I am a better player now than in the past. I will have to be aggressive with my return and push him as much as possible,” he said.    The 31-year-old Spaniard has not beaten Federer in eight meetings and missed out on a chance to play him in last year’s final at Halle after retiring injured in the semi-finals. “Hopefully I can finish the week better this year. It was bad luck last year because I felt really good on the court in every match,” he said.    Home favourite Alexander Zverev also advanced to the quarter-finals with a comfortable 6-3, 7-5 win over American Steve Johnson. The world number five faces Belgium’s David Goffin in the last eight on Friday. “I am just happy to be on the court,” said Zverev, who has been struggling with a knee injury this week.    “My knee is very swollen. There are still some moves where it really hurts, but the pain is less than yesterday,” he said.    Elsewhere, Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, who was crowned champion in Stuttgart last week, came from behind to beat compatriot Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and secure a quarter-final clash with third-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov.center_img Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returned to the ATP Circuit after seven months.Tsonga underwent a knee operation.Federer is eyeing a 10th career title in Halle.last_img read more