Last night, Twiddle played the second show their four-night Halloween run at Brooklyn Bowls. The run will see the Vermont quartet play three shows at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, before they head to the west coast to finish with a bang on Halloween night at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.After welcoming Brandon “Taz” Niederauer for night one (watch here), the band continued the sit-in trend by bringing in the famed Matisyahu during the second set. Matisyahu and Twiddle guitarist Mihali Savoulidis recently released a single called “Storm Tossed,” and the two played the song for the Brooklyn Bowl crowd. Watch fan-shot videos of Matisyahu’s sit-in below, courtesy of YouTube user Josh: Matiysahu would stay on stage for a cover of Bob Marley’s “Exodus.” Guitarist Aaron Dugan of Matisyahu’s band also joined in on the Marley cover. The band would close the set with “Cabbage Face” and end the night with their classic “Mamunes The Faun.”Thanks to taperchris, you can stream the full audio below!Check out a gallery from the show courtesy of photographer Andrew Scott Blackstein, and check out the full setlist below via PT.Setlist: Twiddle at the Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY – 10/28/16Set 1: Second Wind, Polluted Beauty, Brick Of Barley, JamflowmanSet 2: Gatsby The Great, Storm Tossed*, Exodus*^, Cabbage FaceEncore: Mamunes The FaunNotes: *: with Matisyahu; ^: with Keith Allen (The Mantras) on guitarTwiddle At Brooklyn Bowl, Night 2 Load remaining images
Bell Helmets and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) are teaming up to award $100,000 in trail building grants to the common man. Three grants of up to $33,000 each will go toward technical assistance for the projects which will be planned, designed, and build by IMBA’s Trail Solutions team with help from local volunteers. The money will go to three separate entities: a pump track or bike park, a flow trail, and a downhill trail. The application is open to anyone, nationwide, and twelve finalist will be selected and voted on by the general public. There are fairly stringent guidelines for the projects – which can be read here – most of which deal with land management, local support, and accessibility. All applications are due by Feb. 8th.Needless to say, $100K is a lot of dough to be tossing around, especially in the context of building mountain biking trails. This is a very cool project and having the mountain biking public vote on the winners adds an extra layer of excitement to the proceedings. Mountain biking, and outdoor sports in general, seem to be gravitating toward the more extreme end of the spectrum, and this grant process is another example of the way things are going. Once limited to the North Shore of British Columbia, gravity oriented riding is taking off in the Blue Ridge in recent years with ski resorts fostering a four season revenue stream by utilizing their lifts to cater to downhillers. Pump tracks and bike parks are popping up everywhere and North Carolina’s Beech Mountain Resort will even host the National Downhill Championships this year. Advances in technology allow riders to push the limits – see this trailer for Red Bull’s upcoming film “Where the Trail Ends” to see exactly how far (spoiler alert: it’s really far) – and this makes downhill riding more and more accessible to the average rider. Which is great, if you are into that sort of thing. Personally, it looks like the scariest thing a person could ever do short of riding a great white shark over Victoria Falls while trying to wrestle a Rambo knife away from Man BearPig. But that’s just me, I guess.If you want to get your hands on the grants, check out the application and guidelines here.Do you have spot you think is primed for the project? Let us know in the comments if you are sending in an application.
Madison, IN— Thursday, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested a Madison, Indiana woman on felony theft charges as a result of an investigation into the theft of money from a Jefferson County, Indiana Orthodontics Office.The investigation by Detective David Makowsky, Indiana State Police Special Investigations Division-Organized Crime and Corruption Unit, began in July 2019 when he was requested to investigate the theft of money from Pawlak Orthodontics in Madison, Indiana. The investigation led to Malinda A. Downey, age 47, who was a 17-year employee of Pawlak Orthodontics. While she was an employee, Downey was responsible for collecting payment from patients and tracking the payments in computer software.An audit of the business determined that between 2014 and 2019, approximately $300,000 of payments were missing from Pawlak Orthodontics. The audit also indicated that additional money had been stolen from the accounts prior to 2014.Detective Makowsky determined that Downey accepted payment from Pawlak Orthodontics patients. She then allegedly deposited part of the payments she received while stealing the remainder.The investigation led to a warrant being issued for the arrest of Malinda Downey on a level five felony charge of theft (over $50,000). She was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail where she was incarcerated.