Throwback Thursday Lunch ‘n Learn: 25 Years of the UBC Botanical Garden Apple Festival

Throwback Thursday Lunch ‘n Learn: 25 Years of the UBC Botanical Garden Apple Festival
Event on 2016-09-22 12:00:00
Date and Time: Thursday September 22, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre, 6804 SW Marine Drive Cost: Suggested Donation .00 Description: Join Friends of the Garden to learn about their 25 year history as champions and supporters of the UBC Botanical Garden's Apple Festival.  The Apple Festival is a popular Vancouver event which has highlighted the biodiversity of this important fruit tree.  Learn about the early days and how this public event has grown over time. Note: Bring your own lunch Friends of the Garden: Founded in 1976, the Friends of the Garden (“FOGs”) is a group of UBC Botanical Garden volunteers. FOGs are dedicated to assisting the Garden in maintaining its position as a valued member of the University community and strengthening its reputation nationally and internationally as a centre for horticultural and botanical garden research and education. For more info see Cancellation & Refund Policies: UBC Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel any event. Questions? Contact

at UBC Botanical Gardens
6804 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver, Canada

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Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter
Event on 2016-09-08 19:00:00

Nathan has become the singing sensation of the new century. A fresh faced young man who has now captivated audiences all over Ireland, The UK and beyond since he burst on to the scene in 2009. Now less than a handful of years later Nathan is a household name, with fans of all ages flocking to see him and his superb six piece band at dances and concerts.

Nathan Carter was born in Liverpool on May 28th 1990 into a Liverpool family with strong Irish roots. Like so many in the City, Nathan`s family held firm their Irish connections.

Nathan has so far recorded six albums, two DVDs and a host of singles, but his first love is to perform on stage.

Nathan was asked to support Garth Brooks at Croke Park in Dublin at two of his five sell out shows planned for July, sadly the shows were cancelled but the fact that it was Brooks himself who asked for Nathan to be his guest was a real testament to the popularity of the modest young man throughout the world.

Nathan who signed with DECCA records earlier this year is about to release a new album on the back of another massive Summer hit with “Good Time Girls”.
The Nathan Carter story is a remarkable one………..and the story is still being written…………

at Barrow-in-Furness, GB
Michaelson Road
Barrow in Furness, United Kingdom

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Free Rich Dad Education Workshops Coming to Cambridge, MA May 7th

Free Rich Dad Education Workshops Coming to Cambridge, MA May 7th
Event on 2016-05-07 09:00:00
If you’re one of the thousands of Boston area residents looking for ways to secure a brighter financial future then you owe it to yourself to attend a free workshop sponsored by Rich Dad Education May 4th- May 7th. Rich Dad Education is a leader in providing financial education. This concentrated, enlightening workshop will focus on showing attendees ways they can become smarter about money, create additional income, build long-term cash flow, and prepare for a financially secure retirement regardless of their financial condition. “Our workshop is designed to give students both the tools and an action plan that can help them move from a paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle to one of true financial independence,” said Anthony Humpage, CEO of Rich Dad Education. “Many Americans, especially the middle class, have been losing ground for nearly 30 years. Our goal is to turn their financial turmoil into financial tranquility through  comprehensive financial education.” One of the goals of the workshop is to empower the average person to take control of their financial future by applying the powerful principles Rich Dad Education founder Robert Kiyosaki, outlined in his international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad. The free workshop is specifically designed to introduce people to multiple ways they can create additional streams of income for themselves no matter what the overall economy is doing. In addition, this free workshop will also demonstrate how they can change their lives by changing their thinking and why financial knowledge is the “new money.” Following are the dates and locations for the upcoming Boston area workshops: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 The Hilton Boston Woburn 2 Forbes Road Woburn, MA 01801 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm   Thursday, May 5, 2016 The Marriott Hotel 2345 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, MA 02466 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm   Friday, May 6, 2016 The Hilton Hotel 25 Allied Drive Dedham, MA 02026 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm   Saturday, May 7, 2016 The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 777 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02139 9:00 am & 1:30 pm    PLUS! A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE TABLET. One lucky person each week will win a brand new tablet! All you have to do is show up to be eligible to win!  Those interested in attending the free Rich Dad Education financial workshop are encouraged to register by calling 800-473-9215 or visiting Robert Kiyosaki will not attend this event. Additional Rich Dad Education products and services will be offered for sale. 

at Courtyard Marriott Hotel
777 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, United States

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The Beautiful Tour Starring Alfred Banks

The Beautiful Tour Starring Alfred Banks
Event on 2016-05-21 20:00:00
New Orleans' own Alfred Bank is bringing his highly anticipated tour to Memphis for one night only. On May 21st, The Beautiful Tour will colide with some of Memphis' most prmoninent and rising talent, to put on an incredible Hip-hop show that combines the movements of multiple southern cities. The Beautiful Tour: Alfred Banks (New Orleans) Marco Pavé (Memphis) Hippy Soul (Memphis) JayVee The Prince (Memphis) Dappa (New Orleans More About Alfred Banks: With a fresh pair of sneakers on & a scarf tied around his mic, Alfred Banks (Formerly Lyriqs da Lyraciss) adds a touch of individualism to Hip-hop. From his reputation for his energetic live shows to his never ending hustle, Alfred seems to have found the formula for success.  Raised in New Orleans, Alfred earned a full ride to Loyola University of New Orleans and decided to accept because of their music program. Initially, Alfred balanced a Job, school and music, but becoming homeless was the key factor in him leaving Loyola to pursue music full time. During his time there, Alfred teamed up with fellow Loyola alumni and superstar G-Eazy and created the song “My Style”. Around this time, Alfred also created UnderDogCentral. The term’s definition is: “The place where the overlooked go to hone their skills, to return and become the admired”. UnderDogCentral serves as Alfred’s label and social network handle, but most importantly a place where he can connect with his fans.  As for his live show, Alfred has created a reputation for an electric performance. He has toured the country playing at festivals like The A3C Festival in Atlanta, SXSW Festival in Austin and Recently BUKU Festival in New Orleans. Banks has shared stages with the likes of The Wu-Tang Clan, Lupe Fiasco, Rakim, Mac Miller, Chris Brown and many more. More recently, RevoltTv took notice to Alfred’s incredible live show and crowned him the 2015 Winner of their "LocalLoveTour”, which spanned 5 cities.  Alfred also earned the opportunity to open up The Red or Blue Pill Tour w/ XXL Freshman Mickey Factz covering 15 cities. Complex Magazine caught wind of this accomplishment and featured Alfred on their list of “10 Up-coming Emcees from New Orleans”. National Hiphop blog followed suit & featured Alfred on their list of "Top 5 Indie Rapper Spotlight from Louisiana”. Most recently, with his “A Beautiful Prelude EP” release, Alfred caught the attention of another XXL Freshman Charles Hamilton. Charles took notice & debuted Alfred’s project on his personal Website. The UnderDogCentral brand will only grow as Alfred continues on his path. His grind and work ethic are the same as when he started. “If I keep the same motto of hard work pays off, I don’t think there is anything that can hold us back”.- Alfred Banks

at The Basement (next door to The Bubble Bistro)
423c N Watkins St.
Memphis, United States

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Content Marketing

Content Marketing
Event on 2016-05-19 09:00:00
Tell your story, grow your audience, build your brand and your business. Creating unique content which connects visitors with your brand from the planning, booking and travel stages has never been so important. With consumers being bombarded by travel options and reviews before they even begin their booking process, you must find ways to grab their attention. In this era where businesses and organisations need to take control of their content, this workshop will give you the information needed to attract your audience through storytelling and create content that is fresh, relevant and informative. The workshop will introduce you to the concept of content marketing and explain why it is taking the world by storm. You will be provided with case studies and examples of small, medium and micro-sized businesses that are successfully publishing their own content, in effect becoming their own media companies. Learn the practical roadmap so you too can start leveraging the power of social media and online publishing platforms to attract and connect with people interested in discovering Melbourne and all it has to offer. Key Takeaways: Understand the media landscape and the informational wants and needs of today’s ‘connected consumer’. The basics of content marketing: planning, development, production and distribution. The importance of using content to humanise your business. How to repurpose your content effectively across multiple channels. How being a ‘multi-channel storyteller’ can help build credibility, authority and visibility for your brand. The secrets of successful bloggers and multimedia content creators. Learn how to put these ideas to work immediately in your business. How to develop a content-first mindset. Understand where social media fits in the content marketing equation. Facilitator: Trevor Young Trevor is a keynote marketing speaker, strategist and advisor specialising in content marketing and social media communications. His popular marketing blog PR Warrior, which he started in 2007, has been listed by both Smart Company and Search Engine Journal as one of Australia’s top business blogs. Trevor also hosts Reputation Revolution, the DIY personal branding podcast for business professionals, and is author of the book, microDOMINATION: How to Leverage Social Media and Content Marketing to Build a Mini-Business Empire Around Your Personal Brand.  In 2014 and 2015, Brand Quarterly included Trevor on its annual "50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50" list and most recently he was named as one of eight ‘heroes of Australian content marketing’ by Sydney Morning Herald. Trevor has been interviewed by the likes of Channel 7, Sky News, The Age, ABC Radio and The Australian, and was a contributor to the world’s first accredited Diploma of Social Media Marketing, run by Social Media College. BOOK HERE *A special thank you to Citadines, the venue partner for our 2016 Tourism Excellence Program.

at Clarion Hotel
326-330 Canterbury Road
Melbourne, Australia

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Engaging the People You Serve with Digital – Dinner & Cocktail Reception (Dallas)

Engaging the People You Serve with Digital – Dinner & Cocktail Reception (Dallas)
Event on 2016-05-04 18:00:00
Join us for a private mCordis and Waterfall sponsored dinner & cocktail reception “Engaging The People You Serve With Digital”.   During the reception, Waterfall, mCordis and Rob Crews, former CMO of Church's Chicken and Ovation Brands, will lead a discussion on how the integration of digital, social, and mobile are impacting every aspect of a restaurant’s marketing strategy. Many restaurants, like Starbucks, Panera, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Papa Murphy's, and Wingstop have already embraced mobile and digital capabilities and are achieving tremendous results, including increased customer awareness, foot traffic, sales, and loyalty.   Evening's Agenda: 6:00~7:00 Cocktails and networking 7:00~8:00 Dinner and table discussions on digital's impact* 8:00~9:00 Desert & group wrap-up on digital's impact *If you can't make dinner, feel free to join us just for the networking and cocktails  Special thanks to our event sponsors: Waterfall, Mblox, and YA Please note: Registering for the event does not guarantee a spot at dinner. This is an invite-only event designed for restaurant executives and mCordis must confirm all attendees.    Evening's Agenda (PM CST) 6:00~7:00  Cocktails and networking 7:00~8:00 Dinner and table discussions on digital's impact* 8:00~9:00 Dessert & group wrap-up on digital's impact *If you can't make dinner, feel free to join us just for the networking and cocktails 

at Whiskey Cake
3601 Dallas Parkway
Plano, United States

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Event on 2016-05-25 19:00:00

1130 Buenos Ave.
San Diego, CA 92110

• 21+


Bobby Liebling & PENTAGRAM have been churning out widely admired hard rock / doom metal for over four decades. Within its first, this D.C. band is largely regarded as pioneering not one but two subgenres of hard rock. At the onset of the 1970’s, they helped procreate a behemoth called, “Heavy Metal.” Nine years on, they’d be planting the dark seed of what would grow to be known as “Doom.” 2011 marks the 40th Anniversary of this American treasure and see the release of their new album, Last Rites, on Metal Blade Records.

When asked about his old band’s beginnings, co-founder and drummer Geof O’Keefe recalls, “It was 40 yrs ago in the fall of 1971. I’m not sure if it was literally Halloween night but it was at least pretty close. I was sitting around with Bobby Liebling, my best friend from school. We were bemoaning our own bands, Shades of Darkness and Space Meat. We were also talking about how Blue Cheer had lost both their fire and guitarist Leigh Stephens. Cream had disbanded, and Hendrix had been dead a year.” That night an idea that could change hard rock history dawned on them. They should join forces start a new group playing all original music influenced by the heavier bands they both loved! Out of love and frustration, PENTAGRAM was born.

Enter 1981. Joe Hasselvander, who joined the lineup in ’78, was dating a girl who had told him about her 18 yr old brother Victor back in TN. Victor Griffin was a young, heavy guitarist already recording his own music under the name of Death Row. On a family visit, Hasselvander traveled to Knoxville to see if this fresh-out-of-high-school musician lived up to his reputation. “Back then Victor Griffin and Lee Abney, his bass player at the time, were already playing the Death Row material,” remembers Hasselvander. “Griffin had the songs and I was blown away by his playing. He had a sound that was a lot deeper than what Venom was doing and it was heavier and more Sabbath-y than what Witchfinder General was doing. In fact, I thought that it was better than Sabbath. He was Blue Cheer mixed with Black Sabbath!”

Shortly before this period, while in high school, is where Griffin perfected the sound invention of “Drop B tuning.”Of the technique, Griffin says, “I had been messing around with a drop D tuning which was also uncommon at the time. I had been playing around with it and dropping it lower and discovered something when I got to B. If you play a fifth chord on the top two strings, it makes this octave. Now you have those seven-string guitars with the low B right on there. For the time though, I don’t know of anyone who had done that.” Little did he know at the time that he’d influence thousands of players in the future.

The band would coincidentally get signed to an unrelated label entitled Pentagram Records in 1985. Death Row recorded a demo in 1981, which was paid for by Hasselvander. The following year, Liebling would pay for another. Three years later, these two demos would be put together to form the self-titled PENTAGRAM album. Merely days before the deal with the label was inked, Liebling had convinced Griffin that PENTAGRAM was a better moniker since it was already well known in the area. Fifteen years into his career Bobby Liebling and PENTAGRAM would finally release their debut album; a record which nineteen years later would be inducted into Decibel Magazine’s “Hall of Fame!” Sadly, Hasselvander was once again unhappy and restless. Before the debut’s release and just after the second record was finished being recorded, he again parted ways and joined N.W.O.B.H.M. / pre-thrash luminaries, Raven. Stuart Rose soon joined Liebling, Griffin and Swaney as the band continued down its path to the top.

The guys played as many headlining gigs in the area as they could and opened for nearly every major label metal band who toured through the DC area. Crowning this era was an infamous gig at the defunct yet historic CBGBs in NYC. As a result of these performances and unique, stellar songs, a new deal with international indie label Napalm was on the table. The second album, Day of Reckoning finally hit the streets in 1987.

The same demons still haunted Liebling and his band however. This coupled with virtually no label support the group was soon driven back into the grave. It wasn’t until 1994 when the band would come back together and record for Peaceville records. Hasselvander jumped back on board. He, Liebling, Griffin and Swaney dug down deep into the vaults and pulled out a few old Liebling classics as well as the usual heavies Griffin had become known for. Be Forewarned came out to more fanfare than ever, even though that still kept them well beneath the mainstream. What PENTAGRAM started to realize, however, is that they had influenced a handful of heavy bands who, like them, sacrificed speed for weight of the riff. Doom metal was in full swing with every one of its bands, Trouble, Candlemass, Cathedral, and so on, sighting PENTAGRAM, along with Black Sabbath, as their main influences. At this time, Peaceville also obtained the rights to the band’s first two albums and rereleased them to young doomsters hungry for the original recipe. It seemed that finally, PENTAGRAM would get its due. Regrouped and re-charged these D.C. doom godfathers gave it another go. Unfortunately, once again, Hasselvander was once again fed-up with the madness and returned solely to Raven. Swaney soon too would become disheartened with the lack of tours, label support and usual rigors of a band living the “rock n roll lifestyle.” He also soon departed the band for a second time. Despite all this, Liebling and Griffin forged ahead and recruited local drummer Gary Isom and Griffin’s nephew, Greg Turley on bass. Stardom was still far, far away however and within a few short years, PENTAGRAM and mainman Liebling once again tittered over an open grave.

Fast forward to 1998…Hasselvander had rejoined the band and in 2001 PENTAGRAM released Sub-Basement and First Daze Here, a collection of Liebling’s best recorded 70’s songs. As quoted by Liebling, “This album finally gave me the growth steps I needed to take in order to find a wider audience.” More rock and hard rock than doom, the soulful songs reached across multiple sub-genres of metal and rock and roll. Accolades of these uncovered songs started pouring in from famous and infamous musicians alike as it went on to sell well over 10,000 copies. Covers would appear from respected contemporaries such as Hank III, Witchcraft and The Dead Weather. People such as Liam Gallagher from Oasis sited Liebling’s 1972 song, “Be Forewarned” in his top five songs of all time. Finally, was the genius of Bobby Liebling and PENTAGRAM becoming known by the mainstream?

Empowered by the recent accolades, Liebling put together a few different line-ups in hopes of playing out live again. Unfortunately, this was not to be the case. Several, now infamous, false starts went down. One of these would happen in 2001 at a doom fest in the DC area. After waiting over an hour to show up, Hasselvander, now on guitar, started the set without him. The band played nearly their entire set before Liebling showed up during the last song. An upset Hasselvander kicked Liebling in the shin and finished the song behind his amps. Another such event was at the Black Cat in DC in 2005. Liebling was indeed at the club on time but so was his drug dealer. He overdosed backstage and had to be revived by the paramedics. Friends dragged him up onto the stage where he collapsed on the drum riser during the first song. He died twice on the way to the hospital but luckily ended up pulling through. Right around this time, 914 Pictures (“The Art of the Steal”, “Rock School”) started working on a documentary on Liebling’s life. A labor of love, the film company worked slowly on the project in their spare time.

Another four years would go by as Liebling struggled against his demons. In his heart, he still wanted to create music. Encouraged by his friends and management, he got a band together again in early 2009. Focused and determined, once again the man was ready to show ‘em how! Gary Isom (Spirit Caravan) joined back up on drums; Mark Ammen (Unorthodox) handled the bass while Liebling’s self-described “secret weapon,” Russ Strahan, burned bright on guitar. A triumphant come back show was booked at the historic Webster Hall in NYC. It sold out as people traveled from around the world to show support. Highlighting songs from PENTAGRAM’s career, the gig went down in a blaze of glory. 914 Pictures was there capturing all the glory of the madman back at the mic in this historic setting. The performance proved why this band was worthy of mentioning in between Black Sabbath and Judas Priest as innovators of heavy metal.

Things never came easy for Liebling though. They say that it is at these times of deep darkness that the light ends up shining through the clouds brighter than ever. Liebling reached out to Griffin who at the time was fronting Death Row alongside Hasselvander and Swaney. Missing his old band mate and mentor, and seeing how hard he was trying to fly straight, Griffin agreed to a small run of US dates in the spring of 2010. Joining them once again was Isom and Griffin’s nephew and PENTAGRAM alumni, Turley. The gigs were a welcomed success and peaked on the main stage of the Maryland Death Fest in front of hundreds of eager fans. The gig was stellar and captured on film by a five camera crew. This show and tour was such a hit that the band again started plodding another attempt at finally making it.

In the fall of 2010, a 3 album deal with the historic metal label, Metal Blade Records was announced! "Last Rites", the album Liebling had been dreaming of for ages was announced for release in the spring of 2011. Also penned for release was a DVD entitled "When the Screams Come" featuring the entire set at 2010’s Maryland Death Fest! To top it all off, a handful of 40th Anniversary parties were scheduled across the US and Europe through 2011.

PENTAGRAM has proved time and time again that giving up is not an option. With the strongest lineup yet, a clean and sober Liebling, and 12 new tracks of pure classic metal coming to fans via "Last Rites", PENTAGRAM are poised to conquer the masses and claim their rightful throne atop the metal mountain.

at Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, United States

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NOVA’s First Annual Natural Family Fair – VENDORS!

NOVA’s First Annual Natural Family Fair – VENDORS!
Event on 2016-10-22 10:00:00
NOVA Natural Birth Center will be hosting its first annual Natural Family Fair this fall, and we want to showcase YOU! If any of our past or current clients have a small business that you think might be a good fit for this event, PLEASE let us know and sign up for your very own table! This fair is going to be HUGE and will be a wonderful opportunity to expand your client base and get your name out there! Tables are only each for the 6 hour rental time – let us help show you off for a great cause! Attention photographers: Please note we are no longer taking table reservations for photography. However, if you wish to be added to our wait list don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

at Birth by Design
14158 Clubhouse Road
Hamilton, United States

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Event on 2016-06-04 20:30:00

Mary Coughlan is one of our greatest female singers. At over ten albums, she’s made the most mature, uncompromising, wholly personal and utterly universal music. She has taken the classic standards of jazz balladry and the recent gems of rock and Irish songwriting, shaken them and offered them up new, like jewels dripping from the deep, strewn on black velvet. Mary released her latest album Scars on the Calendar in May 2015. Made with long-time collaborator and producer Erik Visser, it is Coughlan’s first album of new material since 2008’s The House of Ill Repute. Beginning their working relationship over 30 years, this is the ninth album produced by Visser. It features entirely new compositions from Coughlan, Visser and Hensey plus two tracks from Mark Nevin (Fairground Attraction) who previously composed Like A Leaf From A Tree for Coughlan.

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Throughout Mary’s quite extraordinary recording career she has drawn from her legendary heroes: Billie Holiday’s grievous, teary outpourings, the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful wails, the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf. All are present and correct in her delivery. The stage is where Mary survives – in front of a handful or a thousands people, she emotes, purges, atones, reminisces, eulogises and laments, and you can’t hear the very best until you’ve heard her story recited in every note.
Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
Admission: In advance: €20 / €16At the door: €22 / €18
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at The Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre
Main St.
Knowl Hill, United Kingdom

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Mother Falcon

Mother Falcon
Event on 2016-04-23 21:30:00

In June 2013, seventeen young musicians piled into two vans and drove from their hometown of Austin to a brownstone in Queens, where they took up residency for a month. It was Mother Falcon's first trip outside of Texas and another turning point in a very unlikely story.Years before, when he started what became Mother Falcon, it never crossed cellist Nick Gregg's mind that his goal to make playing cello as cool as playing quarterback at his football obsessed high school (alma mater of Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees) would get anywhere. Jamming on original material after school with fellow orchestra students at Westlake High was fun, but not radical and certainly not goal oriented. Yet, over months, word of this orchestra jam session spread and the group, now named Mother Falcon after a misheard TV overdub from Die Hard ("Yippee-ki-ay Mother Falcon!), began to include people from McCallum High as well. Before any of its members had graduated, Mother Falcon was featured on the cover of the Austin Chronicle and was playing gigs all over town. While most of them were still teens, Mother Falcon, now numbering up to twenty two players, had become one of Austin's most popular and beloved "bands" with the release of Still Life, their debut EP of classical-crossover pop songs, and another Austin Chronicle cover story. The next year their first full length, Alhambra, saw major local airplay and a series of sold out local shows. Somehow, while its members were focused on being college sophomores, this wild idea of being as cool as a quarterback had made Nick Gregg the founder of one of the coolest bands in one of the world's coolest music cities. Yet, as Mother Falcon won multiple Austin Music Awards, collaborated with Austin legends like Alejandro Escovedo and Christopher Cross and ventured to Houston and Denton, it still didn't seem plausible that such a huge ensemble could make an impact outside of Austin.As the bulk of the collective's musicians approached college graduation in 2013, this unlikely indie orchestra was at a crossroads. With the need for employment looming, perhaps the easiest choice would be to backburner the band, maybe keep playing around Austin until everyone spun off on their own: grad school, jobs, other bands. Mother Falcon, by now a community with deep ties (among them two pairs of siblings and several relationships begun in childhood) made a tougher choice, committing to a new album and an unusual strategy of moving to other cities for a month at a time to cut costs of touring such a large group. After making a huge splash at SXSW 2013, second album You Knew dropped in May 2013, strongly impacted national radio and gained major support from NPR. June residencies at Joe's Pub in New York and Littlefield in Brooklyn were followed by residencies at The Echo in Los Angeles and Soda Bar in San Diego. Subsequent national tours found Mother Falcon unexpectedly selling out small clubs all over the country within months of their first tentative steps outside of Austin. Nick Gregg was now undeniably as cool as a quarterback.Two years later, Mother Falcon return with their third full-length album Good Luck Have Fun, slated for release August 14th on BitCandy Digital and Punctum Records. Seven years, two albums and hundreds of shows on from Westlake High, this unlikely indie orchestra takes a leap into the unknown, blowing up their usual way of composing and recording together in a conscious effort to push themselves into new stylistic and sonic realms.As such, Good Luck Have Fun doubles down on both sides of Mother Falcon. The adventurousness is more adventurous, with fully half the album comprised of experimental instrumental soundscapes composed as the score to an upcoming documentary about competitive gaming. Inspired by Bowie's Low, 60s improv iconoclasts AAM, Koji Kondo's score for Majora's Mask and the psychedelic drone of Fuck Buttons, the instrumental pieces ebb and flow in tension between unresolved crescendos and throbbing, jagged minimalism. Conversely, the rest of the album may be Mother Falcon's most accessible music ever, with a stronger emphasis on rhythm, concise arrangements that move the vocals to the fore, lyrics grounded in universal themes and a wealth of hooks, upon hooks, upon hooks.Lead single "Kid" sets the bar high with instrumental layers progressively piling up those hooks behind a shimmering vocal from Claire Puckett. "Quiet Mind" gradually builds from stark violin pizzicatos to jazzy horn blasts as Tamir Kalifa's choirboy voice soars above lush swells of strings with the emotionalism that has always characterized the Mother Falcon "sound." Taking a sharp turn from that maximalist approach, "You Are" sees founder Nick Gregg almost whispering in vulnerable intimacy amid softly fingerpicked guitar, a dark cello line and a fluttering violin. "Water," a reworking of the dreamy final track from their previous album, is cathartically transformed into something startlingly different with relentless Latin rhythms, dissonant strings, jittery funk guitar and swirling horns, all pointing toward a more aggressive approach in the future. Most closely connected to the sound of previous releases, "Naked & Alive" places a lyric of melancholy reminiscence against gang vocals, multiple interlocking horn sections and classical guitar.Lyrically, Good Luck Have Fun explores a complicated stew of regret, betrayal, yearning and nostalgia for childhood, set among some of the most ambitious music of Mother Falcon's burgeoning career. With an insistent focus on trying new methods of creation, this young collective has delivered a third album that defies expectations but stays rooted in their desire to be simultaneously adventurous and accessible. Pressing forward toward fresh and innovative ground, Good Luck Have Fun shows Mother Falcon, never afraid of long odds, continuing to take risks in search of something radiant and new.Continually creating new work, Mother Falcon recently debuted an extract of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" re-composed by Peter Stopschinski. February will bring the release of MF Computer, Mother Falcon's orchestral interpretation of the Radiohead's classic OK Computer. This June, they will perform another series of collaborations at Joe's Pub and in September, the band will release its second EP.Committed to music education, each July Mother Falcon conducts its Music Laboratory, a summer camp for middle and high school orchestra students, hosted by The Long Center for the Performing Arts.On record, in intense chamber music concerts and in electrifying club performances, Mother Falcon has developed an intricately detailed, yet muscular soundscape of rock, jazz and hip hop rhythms fueling horn and string pieces interwoven with inventive vocal arrangements.Still Life, their debut EP, was released in early 2010 and spawned the Austin hit "Marigold." Mother Falcon's first full-length, Alhambra, was released in February 2011 to immediate local raves, and in May 2013 the band released their sophomore album, You Knew to broader acclaim.NPR premiered the first track from You Knew, "Dirty Summer," naming the band an Artist To Discover At SXSW 2013. Rising to the occasion, the ensemble won over SXSW audiences with a string of impassioned performances, resulting in NPR Music including the band in "Bob Boilen's 15 Essential Moments From SXSW 2013."To support You Knew, Mother Falcon launched the "Dirty Summer Tour 2013," moving 17 members to New York City for the month of June to perform weekly collaborative residencies at both Joe's Pub and Littlefield plus regional appearances at World Cafe Live, The Iron Horse and other venues along the east coast. In August they toured the west coast before returning to Austin for a huge homecoming show at The Mohawk. A month later, Mother Falcon headlined Idea Fest at The Kentucky Center for the Arts.Over the course of 2013, Mother Falcon collaborated with Alejandro Escovedo, Amanda Palmer, Raul Midon, Tony Trischka, Ben Sollee, Kelli Scarr, Gary Lucas, Christopher Cross and Jherek Bischoff.At the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Austin Music Awards, Mother Falcon won the "Best None of The Above" award, and performed at all three ceremonies. The Austin Critics Table also nominated the group as "Best New Ensemble" in 2011, and that same year they performed for thousands at the abandoned Seaholm Power Plant with 100 additional string players as the opening event at the 2011 Fusebox Festival. In 2012 Mother Falcon headlined The Austin Chamber Music Festival, selling out the legendary Antone's Club.Continually creating new work, Mother Falcon recently debuted an extract of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" re-composed by Peter Stopschinski. February saw the release of MF Computer, Mother Falcon's orchestral interpretation of the Radiohead classic OK Computer. This June, they will perform another series of collaborations at Joe's Pub in New York before returning to the studio to continue work on a long form composition set the be released as an EP.Committed to music education, each July Mother Falcon conducts its Music Laboratory, a summer camp for middle and high school orchestra students focused on composition and ensemble playing. In order to ensure economic and social diversity among the young players, fifty percent of camp attendees receive need based scholarships administered by The Austin Creative Alliance.

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