With Electric Forest right around the corner, the festival organizers have made some exciting additions to their 2016 lineup. Already featuring sets from The Disco Biscuits, String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar and Major Lazer, the fest continues to push the envelope with their new artist rollouts.Among the 25 new additions, the Axe The Cables set from STS9 truly stands out, as the band rarely performs acoustically. This comes months before the band’s previously-announced Axe The Cables set, which will take place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA this summer. More info here.The full additions include Futuristic, Getter, Liquid Stranger, Prof, Styles&Complete, The White Buffalo, and many others. There are also some newly-announced curated events, including All Good Records, Soul Clap’s House of EFUNK, Night Bass, BASSRUSH, and Anjunadeep. Those are highlighted here.You can see the event’s lineup below, and find more information is available via the festival’s website.
Sought after side man Asher Fulero is stepping out of the shadows and making his mark with a new band and a decidedly jammy sound. Having worked with dozens of artists in the studio and onstage Fulero has honed his keyboard skills to razor sharpness and it shows on his new live release, Airborne. Playing tunes from his band’s 2015 studio release, Catching Air, Fulero shows a dynamic sound and a deep commitment to musical exploration.Fans of his most visible current gig as part of the Emancipator live band will be pleased to hear elements of that sound present throughout the disc. To help celebrate the release, the band is releasing a series of videos from the show, all edited together by Fulero himself. “I taught myself Final Cut Pro and set out to edit all the footage together myself. I really enjoyed getting to learn another way to bring my music to the people,” said Fulero in a recent chat.Airborne (Live) was recorded at the venerable Goodfoot Pub & Lounge in Portland, Oregon, the band’s home base where their previous studio album was recorded. The show is a wild and exploratory take on the material, with each song well over ten minutes in length. ‘That’s what I love about the jam scene in articular, and why I wanted to form a jam project. Stretching things out, taking the time to find the magic in each piece, is extremely rewarding to me.”With the fourth video segment from the show launching this week and the album finally being made available to the public Asher is excited for fans to hear how the music translates to the stage. Luckily, you can listen and watch for yourselves!Here’s a link to the songs from Airborne, filmed live at the Goodfoot. Enjoy!Check out the Asher Fulero Band’s Bandcamp page for new tracks and tunes including this latest release!
January 15, 2002 Regular News President Bush signs LSC funding legislation President George Bush recently signed fiscal year 2002 appropriations legislation that includes $329.3 million for the Legal Services Corporation and provides enough funding for the Defender Services program to increase the hourly pay for court-appointed attorneys to a flat rate of $90 per hour under the Criminal Justice Act.The $41.6-billion compromise package — providing funding for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and State, the judiciary, and related agencies — cleared the House by a 411-15 vote and the Senate the next day by a 98-1 vote. Without controversial riders that traditionally have made the CJS bill one of the last appropriations bills to be signed each year, the conference report moved through the process more quickly this year. Legal Services The LSC appropriation of $329.3 million maintains the program’s current funding level and allows the corporation to continue to be the primary funding source for 207 legal aid programs helping low-income individuals resolve civil legal problems.“After years of uncertainty over our funding, it is gratifying to see Congress united in its support for legal services,” said LSC President John N. Erlenborn, a former 10-term Republican U.S. Representative from Illinois who served as a House floor manager of the LSC Act of 1974 that created the independent agency. “Congress clearly has heard our message. The approval of LSC’s entire FY02 budget request is incontrovertible proof that legal services is on its soundest footing in recent memory.”LSC’s FY02 budget allocates $310 million for basic field programs, $2.5 million for the Office of the Inspector General, $12.4 million for management and administration, and $4.4 million for client self-help and information technology.The easy passage of LSC’s full budget was significant precisely because of its smooth road through Congress this year. Since 1995, the House Appropriations panel with funding jurisdiction over LSC had tried to dramatically reduce LSC’s funding each year. This April, President Bush voiced his support for LSC’s mission, and the House subcommittee followed the President’s lead and matched LSC’s FY01 figure of $329.3 million without dissent. The full House and Senate followed suit and approved level funding with no opposition.“There is widespread recognition on Capitol Hill that there’s nothing controversial about the important legal work that LSC lawyers do every day on behalf of the poor,” said Mauricio Vivero, LSC vice president of governmental relations & public affairs. “Their work is fundamental to the preservation of the American ideal of equal justice.” Judiciary The new $90/hour flat rate for CJA attorneys represents an increase from the current hourly rates of $75 for in-court time and $55 for out-of-court time. The total $500.7 million for Defender Services increases the program’s funding from its previous level of $435 million.Also included in the bill is authorization for a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for federal judges. The authorization is required under Section 140 of P.L. 94-97, which requires the express approval of Congress before judges may receive a COLA. The new appropriations law includes a provision clarifying that Section 140 was meant to be permanent law. The provision is an effort to address a recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that invalidated the section. That case — Williams v. United States, 240 F.3d 1019 — is being appealed to the Supreme Court.The legislation calls for the phasing out of federal funding for the State Justice Institute, which was created in 1984 to improve the administration of state courts. The bill provides the SJI with only $3 million, a deep cut for the program, which received $6.85 million in fiscal year 2001. According to the conference report on H.R. 2500, the conferees encourage the institute to solicit private donations and resources from state and local agencies to continue its work. President Bush signs LSC funding legislation