Nicholas "Nick" Jago is an English musician, best known as the former drummer and founding member of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Jago was born in Abadan, Iran, to an English father and Peruvian mother and grew up in Devon, England, he attended St Cuthbert Mayne School in Torquay specialized in art and design at South Devon College. He went on to study a degree in Fine Art Painting at the Winchester School of Art in Hampshire, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States in 1995 whilst visiting family. He joined a band with Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes, they moved to Los Angeles after garnering music business interest. Jago was removed from the stage at the 2003 NME Awards during a rather extensive moment of silence on his part while accepting the "Best Video" award for BRMC's "Whatever Happened to My Rock'n' Roll". After leaving the group for a period of time and the band went on to release the album Howl on 22 August 2005 and the follow up Baby 81 in May 2007. In June 2008, Jago released a bulletin on MySpace stating that he was leaving the band in order to focus on some personal growth and creative goals
Baby 81 (album)
Baby 81 is the fourth studio album by American rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It was released on April 27, 2007 in Germany, April 30 in Europe and on May 1 in the U. S.. The album features a more raw sound compared with their previous record Howl, it was a studio comeback for drummer Nick Jago, unable to participate during the recordings of Howl. A DualDisc edition of the album was set to be released on May 1 in the U. S.. The album debuted at number 46 on the U. S. Billboard 200; the album title refers to a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Weapon Of Choice b/w "666 Conducer" / "The Show's About To Begin" / "666 Conducer" Berlin b/w "Vision" / "20 Hours" / "Weapon Of Choice" See also: American X: Baby 81 Sessions EP The track "Weapon Of Choice" is featured in the bonus setlist in Guitar Hero: World Tour, Driver: San Francisco, as downloadable content for Rock Band, it is featured in the racing game Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli. "Need Some Air" was featured in NASCAR 08. Tracks "Berlin" and "Weapon of Choice" was featured in Shaun White Snowboarding.
A short film was created for the American X track and can be found on the American X EP and the Live DVD released from the Baby 81 Tour
TC Electronic is a Danish audio equipment company that designs and imports guitar effects, bass amplification, computer audio interfaces, audio plug-in software, live sound equalisers and post production equipment, studio effect processors, broadcast loudness processors and meters. TC Electronic was founded by two musician brothers and John Rishøj, their SCF, was a successful early product. After initial success with guitar effect pedals, they developed 19" rack mounted processors, including the TC2290 delay released in 1985. TC Electronic formed the current TC Group in 2002 after acquiring TGI plc. TGI consisted of GLL Goodman, Lab. Gruppen and Martin Audio. Martin Audio was sold after the merger and Goodman Loudspeakers closed. TC Works, based in Germany, was once part of the TC group, but reintegrated with TC Electronic in 2005; the current TC Group is a holding company of five individual brand companies consisting of Tannoy, Lab. Gruppen, TC Electronic, TC-Helicon and TC|Applied Technologies and the sales-companies TC Group|International, TC Group|Americas, TC Group|Japan, TC Group|China, TC Group|Middle East.
TC Electronic co-develops products with Dynaudio Acoustics and their European sales arm TC Group|International distributes Blue Microphones outside of the US. The company was purchased by Music Group in August 2015. System 6000 is an audio mastering system built around the Mainframe 6000, it provides audio inputs and outputs. The Mainframe 6000 connects via Ethernet to either the Remote CPU 6000 and the TC ICON hardware controller, or to a computer running TC ICON emulation software; the System 6000 comes in two versions—Reverb 6000 and Mastering 6000. The two differ in included processing algorithms: Reverb 6000 comes with reverb and delay effects for stereo and multi-channel purposes, while Mastering 6000 comes with algorithms suited for stereo and multi-channel audio mastering, includes pitch-shifting tools. Several optional algorithms are available separately; the System 6000 series was upgraded to MK2 in 2010. The Finalizer is an audio mastering tool available two versions: Finalizer 96K and Finalizer Express.
Both Finalizers have a compressor, equaliser and a Gain Maximiser. The Finalizer Express is a less-functional version of the Finalizer 96K that does not perform 96 kHz processing. Since the company began with guitar effects, the current line of TC Electronic products remain an important aspect of the company's business. There are several product categories: Nova - Includes a line of pedals and the Nova System Multi Effects processor. G-Series - Includes the top of the range G System, the dedicated acoustic processor G Natural and rack processors G Major 2 and G-Force. Tuners - PolyTune is the world's first polyphonic guitar tuner. Compact Pedals - Includes VPD1, MojoMojo Overdrive and Dark Matter Distortion. TonePrint Pedals - Released at the NAMM'10 show these digital pedals have the ability to have TonePrints downloaded free from the TC website added and uploaded to the pedal via. A mini USB socket. In 2009, TC Electronic released a class D bass amplifier, RH450 along with the complementary RC 4 foot switch.
In addition to this, TC Electronic developed a range of speaker cabinets for RH450 and other bass amplifiers: RS112 RS210, RS212 and RS410. Shortly after presenting the RH450 at NAMM'09, TC Electronic engaged a pilot program, selecting 24 bassists worldwide to test the amplifier at concerts and rehearsals. PowerCore is a series of computer hardware and software, somewhat similar in concept to the DSP card in Digidesign's Pro Tools. At the base is a PowerCore unit that runs PowerCore VST or AU plug-ins. TC Electronic discontinued the PowerCore line in early 2011. TC Electronic produces equalizers, microphone preamplifiers, level maximizers, multi-effect units. FireworX is a multi-effects processor. Producers and DJs, such as Sasha, use or used Fireworx in conjunction with CD players for live performances. Fireworx won best Hardware Signal Processing Technology at the 1998 TEC Awards; the unit itself incorporates effects such as distortion, compression and curve generators, ring modulation, parametric equalizers, tremolo and delay.
The effects can be routed in a large variety of ways, it is possible to modify different parameters. TC Electronic produces equalizers for live use, gain maximizers, loudness controllers, several products that reduce loudness variations during broadcasting. TC Electronic has been a partner in developing loudness standardisation work with international standards bodies such as the ITU, ATSC and EBU. TC Electronic develops a range of plug-ins for its PowerCore system, they can not run without the PowerCore hardware. Some of these plug-ins are included except PowerCore Unplugged; the plugins include equalizers, noise removal plugins, analog filter banks emulators and psychoacoustic effects. TC Electronic authors plug-ins for the HD version of Digidesign's Pro Tools and Soundscape software; these plug-ins are available in a PowerCore version. They include vocal harmonisers, mastering plugin
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is an American rock band from San Francisco, California. The group consists of Peter Hayes, Robert Levon Been, Leah Shapiro. Former drummer Nick Jago left the band in 2008 to focus on his solo project, they have released eight studio albums: B. R. M. C. Take Them On, On Your Own, Baby 81, The Effects of 333, Beat the Devil's Tattoo, Specter at the Feast and Wrong Creatures, as well as several EPs, live albums; the band was formed in 1998 called The Elements. After discovering that another band had the same name, the members changed the name to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, after Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One. Bassist Robert Levon Been and guitarist Peter Hayes met at high school in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Lafayette and formed a band, Hayes having left The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Been has said in interviews that Hayes had a turbulent home life and would park and sleep in his car outside the Been household. After about a year of doing this and his father Michael persuaded Hayes to live with them.
The pair started looking for a drummer. They met Nick Jago, from Devon, who had moved to California to be with his parents after spending some time at Winchester School of Art, where he was studying fine art; the vocals are shared between Peter Hayes. The band's first two records were indebted to classic hard rock influenced by Led Zeppelin and encompassed slower paced psychedelic rock, space rock, noise pop influences from bands such as The Verve, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and The Jesus and Mary Chain, their second album Take Them On, On Your Own has several songs such as "Generation" and "US Government" that are critical of the United States government. Been used the pseudonym'Robert Turner' on the first two records, in an attempt not to be linked to his father, he dropped this identity when promoting Howl. The senior Been toured with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as part of their sound crew. In 2003, a concert in Leeds, West Yorkshire, had to be cancelled halfway through the set, after Leeds City Council officials suspected the 150-year-old floor of Leeds Town Hall might collapse.
This led to the band sometimes being referred to as'the band who broke the floor'. Problems with drummer Nick Jago began surfacing publicly at the 2003 NME Awards, when Jago remained on stage for nine minutes silent, while accepting an award. After conflict with their record label, the band was dropped by Virgin Records in 2004. Jago's conflicts came to a head in Scotland, when Hayes came to blows after a tense gig. Before long, Jago quit; as such, Jago did not take part in the sessions for Howl. Instead, he went through various rehab attempts rejoining the band in time to record one track, the ballad "Promise". In 2005, the band signed to Echo in the UK, RCA in the U. S. Howl was released to favorable reviews. Howl had a stripped-down folk style, a departure from the earlier B. R. M. C. Sound. Several of the songs on Howl are said to have been written long before the idea of B. R. M. C. was conceived. On tour for this album the band employed a temporary fourth member, guitarist Spike Keating. By 2007, Nick Jago had rejoined BRMC.
The band's fourth album, Baby 81, was released on April 30, 2007 in the UK and Europe and May 1, 2007 in the U. S. On June 6, 2007, BRMC performed in a concert, streamed live on the internet via MSN Music. In June 2008, Jago once again left BRMC's touring line-up, being replaced by The Raveonettes' touring drummer Leah Shapiro. Jago stated he "took it as I am fired again and to be honest with you I respect their decision"; however and Been issued a statement reading: "Nick won't be joining us for the upcoming European tour, but it's not true that he is fired. We just feel Nick needs time to sort out what he wants right now, his heart and all his energy and attention is on his own solo project and he needs to see that through." However, in October 2015 Hayes admitted that "We were ready to be an international band that never toured the States again. Thank God, we got his visa back and we were able to play together again until we fired him, but that’s a whole other story when things got darker". On October 27, 2008, the band announced via a MySpace bulletin that they would release their newest album independently.
The album would be their first release through their own "Abstract Dragon" label. The album, The Effects of 333 is instrumental and was made available as a digital download through their music store on 3:33 A. M Pacific Time on November 1, 2008. On November 10, 2009, BRMC released a live DVD through Vagrant Records, it was recorded in Glasgow and Dublin during the Baby 81 world tour. A song by BRMC, "Done All Wrong", appeared on the soundtrack to the 2009 film The Twilight Saga: New Moon. BRMC's sixth studio album, Beat the Devil's Tattoo was released March 8, 2010 in the UK and Europe and March 9, 2010 in North America; the band went on a world tour. On August 19, 2010, after the band's performance at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, Robert's father Michael Been died backstage of a heart attack. On November 1, 2010, the band released their second live DVD, called Live in London, on their own website and at HMV stores in the UK; the DVD would be for sale at the band's headlining shows throughout the tour.
It was filmed in the same year. This is the last project Michael Been has worked on with the band, mixing i
Noise rock is a noise-oriented style of experimental rock that spun off from punk rock in the 1980s. Drawing on movements such as minimalism, industrial music, New York hardcore, artists indulge in extreme levels of distortion through the use of electric guitars and, less electronic instrumentation, either to provide percussive sounds or to contribute to the overall arrangement; some groups are tied to song structures, such as Sonic Youth. Although they are not representative of the entire genre, they helped popularize noise rock among alternative rock audiences by incorporating melodies into their droning textures of sound, which set a template that numerous other groups followed. Noise rock fuses rock to noise with recognizable "rock" instrumentation, but with greater use of distortion and electronic effects, varying degrees of atonality and white noise. One notable band of this genre is Sonic Youth who took inspiration from the no wave composers Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has stated: "Noise has taken the place of punk rock.
People who play noise have no real aspirations to being part of the mainstream culture. Punk has been co-opted, this subterranean noise music and the avant-garde folk scene have replaced it." While the music had been around for some time, the term "noise rock" was coined in the 1980s to describe an offshoot of punk groups with an abrasive approach. An archetypal album is the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat. Treblezine's Joe Gross credits the "cult classic" with being the first noise rock album, accordingly, "perhaps it’s an obvious starting point, but it’s the starting point. Period."While noise rock has never had any mainstream popularity, the raw and feedback-intensive sound of some noise rock bands had an influence on grunge. Among them are Wisconsin's Killdozer, most notably San Francisco's Flipper, a band known for its slowed-down and murky "noise punk"; the Butthole Surfers' mix of punk, heavy metal and noise rock was a major influence on the early work of Soundgarden. Starting in the 1990s, noise punk developed as a form of party music, with the band Lightning Bolt serving as key players in the 2000s noise punk scene in Providence, Rhode Island.
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New York Mills, Minnesota
New York Mills is a city in Otter Tail County, United States. The population was 1,199 at the 2010 census. New York Mills was platted in 1883; the city was built up chiefly by Finns. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.30 square miles, all of it land. U. S. Route 10 serves as a main route in the city; as of the census of 2010, there were 1,199 people, 533 households, 287 families residing in the city. The population density was 922.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 602 housing units at an average density of 463.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 0.3% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.3% from other races, 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population. There were 533 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, 46.2% were non-families.
40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female. As of the 2000 census, there were 1,158 people, 492 households, 276 families residing in the city; the population density was 926.7 people per square mile. There were 535 housing units at an average density of 428.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.53% White, 0.09% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.17% from other races, 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population. 27.4% were of German, 25.5% Finnish, 13.5% Norwegian, 5.4% Swedish ancestry. There were 492 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.9% were non-families.
40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.92. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $27,596, the median income for a family was $35,536. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $18,333 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,949. About 11.7% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 19.0% of those age 65 or over. The city of New York Mills was founded in 1884 by Finnish immigrants. Major industries include agriculture, Lund Boat Company fishing boat manufacturers, a variety of service professions.
Located in Otter Tail County, which contains 1,048 of the state's lakes, tourism is an important economic factor in the area. Faced with the economic challenges and decreasing population of many rural communities, New York Mills decided to invest in a Regional Arts Center in an attempt to bring tourism to the area. In 1991 the city contributed $35,000 to the Regional Arts Retreat and Cultural Center to convert a downtown mercantile building into a multi-use arts and cultural facility; as a per-capita investment, this expenditure would be the equivalent of Minneapolis giving $13.7 million to an arts facility. The center, remodeled through a community-wide volunteer effort, opened its doors in June, 1992, as a non-profit Arts organization founded by John Davis. Further renovations include a new hardwood maple floor in the main gallery and an outdoor deck completed in 2005. While other communities withered in the face of declining populations and deteriorating main streets, New York Mills has remained stable economically, while the Cultural Center continues to draw people, activity and national attention to the community.
"The NYMRCC is dedicated to expanding the cultural and creative opportunities of rural Americans by offering innovative, quality arts programming, demonstrating how the arts can be used as an economic development tool in rural communities across the nation." Artist-In-Residence Program Education/Outreach programs Gallery Exhibits “Great American Think-Off” Annual Philosophical Debate Literary and Theater Events Music Concert Series Sculpture Park Robin Barcus Slonina Charles Beck Betsy Bowen Duane & Bambi Goodwin Eric Johnson Kent Kapplinger Maxwell MacKenzie David Salmela Peter Hayes, indie rock guitarist and singer Janet Karvonen, pioneer for girls' basketball Finn Creek Museum ExploreNewYorkMills.com -- New York Mills, MN -- Visitor Information site New York Mills Regional Cultural Center website “Artist to Dress Up Local Field: Corn Sculpture Sure to Turn Heads in Mills” by Kevin Cederstrom, New York Mills Herald, September 9, 2004 City of New York Mills website
The Effects of 333
The Effects of 333 is the fifth studio album by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It was released on November 2008 through the band's own Abstract Dragon imprint; the album is instrumental and was made available as a download through their official music store at 3:33 AM PT. It was first announced on October 27, 2008 via a MySpace bulletin, stating that the band would release their newest album independent of any record company