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Letters 07-27-2015

Next For Brownfields In regard to your recent piece on brownfield redevelopment in TC, the Randolph Street project appears to be proceeding without receiving its requested $600k in brownfield funding from the county. In response to this, the mayor is quoted as saying that the developer bought the property prior to performing an environmental assessment and had little choice but to now build it...

Defending Our Freedom This is in response to Sally MacFarlane Neal’s recent letter, “War Machines for Family Entertainment.” Wake Up! Make no mistake about it, we are at war! Even though the idiot we have for a president won’t accept the fact because he believes we can negotiate with Iran, etc., ISIS and their like make it very clear they intend to destroy the free world as we know it. If you take notice of the way are constantly destroying their own people, is that living...

What Is Far Left? Columnist Steve Tuttle, who so many lambaste as a liberal, considers Sen. Sanders a far out liberal “nearly invisible from the middle.” Has the middle really shifted that far right? Sanders has opposed endless war and the Patriot Act. Does Mr. Tuttle believe most of our citizens praise our wars and the positive results we have achieved from them? Is supporting endless war or giving up our civil liberties middle of the road...

Parking Corrected Stephen Tuttle commented on parking in the July 13 Northern Express. As Director of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority, I feel compelled to address a couple key issues. But first, I acknowledge that  there is some consternation about parking downtown. As more people come downtown served by less parking, the pressure on what parking we have increases. Downtown serves a county with a population of 90,000 and plays host to over three million visitors annually...

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2009 Langerado to feature Snoop, Dashboard, Death Cab

Kristi Kates - January 19th, 2009
Michigander music fans who migrate to Miami for part of the winter might want to ensure that they’ll be there during the first week of March, when the latest edition of the Langerado Music Festival is set to take place in Miami’s Bicentennial Park. This year’s fest will feature sets from Death Cab for Cutie, Snoop Dogg, Dashboard Confessional, The Faint, Mute Math, and Ryan Adams, among others, as well as late-night shows in and around the city of Miami.
Tix can be snagged at www.langerado.com, but they’re selling fast, so you’d best get moving if you want to attend...
Another Michigan connection this week arrives in the inclusion of ex-Grand Funk Railroad member Mark Farner in the 2009 version of Hollywood Rock N’ Roll Camp, set to take place in early May. Farner will be one of several “Camp Counselors,” alongside the likes of Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom, Yes’ Alan White, Aerosmith songwriter Mark Hudson, and ex-Guns N’ Roses bandmate Duff McKagan, among others. Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives celebrity chef Guy Fieri will prepare the opening night meal at the Camp, while campers will organize themselves into bands, record an original song, and play a concert in L.A.; this year’s camp will also feature a companion package so wannabes can bring along their significant others or pals. Do you wanna rock? Then register now at www.rockcamp.com...
The 1979 The Who documentary The Kids Are Alright is set for re-release in two different forms of DVD on January 20, complete with 5.1 surround sound and digital remastering. The movie will be available in a single-disc version, which features commentary by director Jeff Stein, and a double-disc version, which will include interviews with singer Roger Daltrey and Stein again; the double-disc will also feature behind-the-scenes footage of the film’s restoration, and some special live performance footage...
Morrissey has signed a deal with U.S. label Lost Highway to release his new album, an interesting matchup, since Lost Highway has mostly alt-country acts on its roster, such as Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, and Lucinda Williams (although Elvis Costello is also a signee for his U.S. releases.) Morrissey’s new disc, which he’s titled Years of Refusal, will hit stores on February 17, and Morrissey will support the set with an upcoming North American tour that will include stops in Atlanta, GA (3/7), Washington DC (3/14), Philadelphia (3/22), Ann Arbor MI, (3/31), and Minneapolis (4/6)...

MODERN ROCK LINK OF THE WEEK:
Thursday have confirmed that they’ll release their new album, Common Existence, on February 16; you can listen to their latest single in streaming audio on their MySpace site
www.myspace.com/thursday...

MINI BUZZ:
Dave Matthews Band are back (yet again), and are ready to kick off a U.S. tour this spring; the tour will begin on April 14 at Madison Square Garden in NYC, the same date the band’s new album will hit stores...
3 Doors Down are ready to begin touring, too, and will play their first show of the tour in Reading, Pennsylvania on January 22...
The Bonnaroo Festival has released a DVD of the 2008 performances, which will include Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Against Me!, Metallica, and Sharon Jones, but it will only be available for a limited time; Phish and Bruce Springsteen are rumored to be the headliners for the 2009 Bonnaroo event...
The Walkmen will play a series of dates along with opening act Beach House on the U.S. west coast in support of their newest album, You and Me - their tour stops will include Los Angeles (1/20), Portland OR (1/23), and Seattle (1/24)...
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will release their next album, Lonely Road, on February 3, and they’ve already hit that lonely road as their tour began on January 10 in Atlanta...
Ben Harper’s new blues band project Relentless7 has booked a handful of club shows to preface the band’s debut album, which will hit stores in May...
And also out this week are - what else? - why, this week’s newest releases, of course... ON CD: Antony and the Johnsons’ The Crying Light... Umphrey’s McGee’s Mantis... Sterling Simms’ Yours, Mine and the Truth... Or The Whale’s Light Poles and Pines... The Millenium’s Pieces... and Franz Ferdinand’s Ulysses single set... ON DVD: Razorlight’s Slipway Fires: Deluxe Edition... John Lennon: In Performance... The Rolling Stones - The Brian Jones Years... and Saxon: Into the Labyrinth Special Edition... ... and that’s the buzz for this week’s Modern Rock.

Questions, comments, rants, raves, suggestions on this column or your fave musicians? Send ‘em to Kristi at modernrocker@gmail.com
 
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