Just a couple months ago, The String Cheese Incident announced a brand new studio project called the SCI Sound Lab. As guitarist Michael Kang explained to us in an interview, the Sound Lab was the band’s first-ever studio owned and operated entirely by themselves; a creative space for SCI and its band members to not only create and produce new music, but to release said music to the fans with immediacy.Among the band’s members, none has taken more of a shining to the Sound Lab than Kyle Hollingsworth. The keyboardist has worked on a number of singles with SCI, and released a series of his own solo band music through the new creative space. Hollingsworth has had a prolific summer, sharing fun songs like the Grateful Dead inspired “Tumbling” and the funky “Let Me In.”Today, we’re delighted to share the third and final in Kyle’s Summer Sounds From The Lab playlist series. Titled “So Fine,” the keyboardist tells us about the inspiration behind the track: “This is a song that KHB worked up in the new SCI Sound Lab. I grabbed Keith Moseley to help finish up the lyrics. It’s a bit of a happy-end-of-summer tune. Yes…Sorry…Sometimes I write happy songs.”Listen to the premiere of “So Fine,” streaming below exclusively via L4LM.The String Cheese Incident finished their summer tour last night at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, and will spend the next few months working in the studio before their Hulaween festival in Live Oak, FL from October 27-30. The band’s only other scheduled tour dates for 2016 are a New Years run at the 1stBANK Center in Broomfield, CO, as the group aims to work on creating new music throughout the rest of the year. Of course, Kyle Hollingsworth has a few dates of his own on the books, including his annual Hoppy Holidays benefit on December 3rd! Information about that Conscious Alliance event can be found here.As a bonus, here’s Kyle telling fans about his new single!
Published on November 20, 2014 at 12:01 am Contact Brett: [email protected] | @Brett_Samuels27 Facebook Twitter Google+ Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones swaggered into Syracuse just as they were hitting their peak as one of the world’s most celebrated rock bands. It was 1966 when the group packed the War Memorial in downtown Syracuse.The Oncenter War Memorial Arena opened in 1961, and quickly drew legendary musical acts to central New York. The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley were just a few artists who took the stage downtown. But in 1980, just over a mile down the road, a newer, larger venue opened that dwarfed the War Memorial in size and threatened to siphon business.In 1989, when The Rolling Stones returned to Syracuse, they played right on the Syracuse University campus.“The Carrier Dome is a different type of venue than anything at the Oncenter,” said Kelly Carr, general manager at the Oncenter. “There are not very many, if any events that we could compete against the Carrier Dome to bring to this community.”Over the past 30 years, the Dome has been the bigger draw in upstate New York. But ice hockey has remained a constant at the Oncenter. The building has been home to the Syracuse Crunch, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning, since 1994.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut on Saturday, the sport will find a new home in Syracuse when, for the first time in its history, a hockey game will be played in the Carrier Dome.The Frozen Dome Classic has been in the works for over a year. Howard Dolgon, owner of the Crunch, said the goal is to set a record for attendance at an indoor professional hockey game in the United States. The current record is 28,183. With a few days left until the puck drops, Dolgon said more than 26,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s game.“In the War Memorial there’s a finite number of tickets for hockey,” Dolgon said. “With the Dome you can keep selling tickets.”The War Memorial is loud and made of concrete so sound bounces around and offers the Crunch a home ice advantage, Dolgon said.But the Dome is larger and has the potential to be louder. The War Memorial holds a capacity of about 8,000 people according to its website, while the Dome can hold 49,262 people.Pete Sala, the managing director of the Carrier Dome, said the venue for the Frozen Dome Classic has created a buzz in the community.“I think people in town are really excited about it to come in and see something different in here,” Sala said. “(The Dome) is a great venue, and the fact that we’re able to do so many different events in this venue at all different times of the year, I think it was a natural fit.”Despite all the fanfare leading up to Saturday, Dolgon said there are currently no plans to make hockey at the Dome a regular event.After Saturday, the Crunch will return to the War Memorial. And while it may not be as expansive or have the name recognition of the Carrier Dome, it is a building the Crunch has called home for decades and will continue to do so.“We want to provide special events to the people who live and support this team,” Dolgon said. “And we’ll continue to push ourselves to find other big events to do. This is an event come Nov. 22 that literally and figuratively could be one for the record books.” Comments
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOscoda Township, MI — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has confirmed another PFAS contaminated site in Oscoda Township at the former dump.The site is located on Kings Corner Road between Loud Drive and Poor Farm Road.According to the EGLE, Oscoda Township was concerned that PFAS contaminated wastes were disposed of in the dump based upon a letter dated from 1968.The letter stated that waste from the Wurstsmith Air Force Base was being disposed of at the dump.In December of 2018 the EGLE collected 16 groundwater samples from the perimeter of the dump, and in early January the results confirmed PFAS in 14 of the samples – With three wells showing numbers higher than the standard.Nine residential wells were tested and none showed positive results for PFAS contaminants.106th District State Representative Sue Allor provided the following statement to WBKB following the EGLE’s report:“The discovery of more PFAS contamination in our region connected to activity at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base further punctuates the need for the EPA to act and the DOD to step up to its clean-up responsibilities. Every Michigan family deserves the peace of mind of knowing that when they hand a glass of water to their child it is safe. I am proud of our state’s work leading the way when it comes to PFAS detection and investigation. I will continue to support efforts to address this growing issue.”According to Oscoda Township Supervisor Aaron Weed, there is not much that can be done at this point until the EGLE meets with the township board.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Hinks Elementary hosts lemonade sale to teach financial literacyNext Help send Underwater Robotics Club to international competition