The funk and groove powerhouse that is Lettuce proves unstoppable once again. Following their 2015 Crush release, the band has committed themselves heavily to the future and, most importantly, to the road. After a summer of hitting virtually all of their market festivals, headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and throwing their own two-day Fool’s Paradise, the band has spent the better portion of 2016 on tour. Moving closer to psychedelic hip-hop, while remaining true to their funky roots, Mr. Crushmore musically demonstrates their explorative characters and line-stepping attitudes, and officially comes out this Friday. Today, we get an early listen to the EP via Red Bull. Turn it up:Yesterday, we sat down with drummer Adam Deitch to discuss the EP and Lettuce’s upcoming dates. “Well, we recorded 20 songs for Crush, and unfortunately only a few of those could go on the record,” he explained. “Some of the songs that didn’t make the album were some of our favorite songs, but they just didn’t fit in the sequence the right way. So, Mt. Crushmore, a lot of the tracks are definitely some of my favorite songs we’ve ever recorded.”You might recognize some of these tunes, played previously under different monikers, but you’ve never heard them like this in the studio. “The title track, we used to call it ‘Wu Tang’ or ‘Lettuce Wu’ or something along those lines, so it kind of has that hip hop feel, that psychedelic-hip-hop feel that we’re moving closer and closer to, so we’re really excited to drop that song and the rest of the record too, of course.” Read the full interview here.Lettuce will be letting loose at NYC’s PlayStation Theater this weekend, on November 11th and 12th, with The Floozies and Red Baraat. Tickets and more information about those shows can be found here. Don’t miss out!Lettuce Tour DatesNov. 9: Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KYNov. 11: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 12: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 26: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San FranciscoDec. 1: Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicDec. 30: State Theatre – Portland, MEDec. 31: House of Blues – Boston
Foreign visitors join the merry-making with the energized warriors of various ati-ati tribes during the first-ever “Dagyang sa Calle Real” on the stretch of Iloilo City’s Calle Real (JM Basa Street) on Saturday. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The revelry culminated in thereligious sadsad that began at theSan Jose de Placer Parish Church in front of Plaza Libertad, capping off thenine-day prayer for intentions (novena)through the intercession of patron saint Señor Sto. Niño. Led by the Cofradiadel Sto. Niño de Cebu – Iloilo City Chapter, the grand religious sadsad during the Dinagyang Festival isa devotional celebration of faith and supplication * Ilonggo Food Festival – Jan. 23 to 26 Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc.president Joebert Peñaflorida said the celebration was a huge success, citing thebarangay-based tribes’ glorious return on the Dinagyang stage after anear-decade out of the limelight. Nine tribes participated in themerry-making and street dancing which include Familia Sagrada (RoxasVillage/Osmeña); Angola (Bolilao); Kanyao (Quintin Salas); Hamili (Ortiz);Pana-ad (Ortiz); Annipay (Don Sebastian); Molave (Rizal Estanzuela); Familia Sagasa(Sto. Rosario, Duran); and Parianon (Boulevard). The inaugural Dagyang sa Calle Real hasbeen deemed a “friendly competition” by the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc.(IFFI), with awards for Darling of the Crowd, Best in Costume, and Best in Performanceset to be handed out after the event. Each of the tribes received a P300,000subsidy. Dinagyang is the Hiligaynon word forrevelry or merrymaking. The festival is Iloilo City’s version of the Ati-Atihancelebrations widely observed not only in Panay Island but also in other partsof the country. It may not be as ancient as the one in Kalibo, Aklan but it isknown more for its participants’ impressive choreography and striking costumesthat reflect the ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of the Ilonggos./PN “Angaton kapulisan and enforcers ang indi pa man gid naka-intindi nga ang Dagyang sa Calle Real is participative. So, initially may gamay nga concern samga lubid pero ini ang na-addresswithin the first hour kay ang purposesang religious event is tananmag-upod indi nga lantawon naton kundi updan,” added Peñaflorida. * Floats Parade of Lights – Jan. 24 * Miss Iloilo 2020 – Jan. 24 * Religious sadsad – Jan. 25 * Fluvial and solemnfoot procession – Jan. 24 Since it was newly introduced to thepublic, Peñaflorida said the event encountered some minor “discomfort,” citingsome police officers and security enforcers who used ropes to control the crowdaround the venue. But this was readily remedied. * Fireworks display – Jan. 24 Peñaflorida is hoping that Dinagyangwill reach its 25,000 target revelers as the IFFI lined up myriad ofactivities. “This is the first time re-intruding sang Dagyang sa Calle Real kag kita nalipay sa mainit nga pagbaton sangmga Ilonggo kag bisita sa aton mga nagkalain-lain nga tribu,” Peñafloridatold Panay News. * Dinagyang 360° – Jan. 26 * Iloilo Dinagyang Art Festival – Jan.18 to 25 * Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika – Jan. 24 * Dinagyang sa Calle Real – Jan. 25 The following are the IFFI Dinagyang2020 events: * Festive Parade Sponsors Mardi Gras –Jan. 25 Peñaflorida also invited everyone tojoin the highlight of this year’s festivity with the theme “Perfect Vision:Celebrating the Ilonggo Spirit in Honor of Señor Sto. Niño.” ILOILO – Yesterday’s pioneering“Dagyang sa Calle Real” was a triumphant kickoff leading to this year’sDinagyang Festival highlight, dominating the City Proper’s most iconic stretchof JM Basa Street.
NEWTON — Fire damaged part of a facility located next to the Newton prison.The Iowa Department of Corrections says the fire started Tuesday evening and burned into Wednesday morning at the minimum security Correctional Release Center adjacent to the Newton prison. Staff first discovered smoke in the laundry room of the facility around 10:30 and the Newton Fire Department was called.The inmates were evacuated and no one was injured. The severity of the damage to the laundry room and the cause of the fire is still being reviewed.