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The Russ Liquid Test Announces Fall Tour Dates

first_imgNew Orleans-based trio The Russ Liquid Test has announced a full schedule of Fall tour dates. Effortlessly blending classic funk with electronic dance production, the trio of Russell Scott (producer/brass), Andrew Block (guitar), and Deven Trusclair (drums) begin their tour on September 14th at Madison, WI’s Majestic Theatre, and will make their way to Thornville, OH’s Resonance Fest and Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, and continue through Atlanta, Asheville, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and more.Joining them on the tour will be Defunk, Recess, and Marvel Years, who will be making appearances on select dates. At the heart of RLT is an improv-driven musicality from main songwriter and producer Russell Scott. After performing with acts such as Uprite Dub Orchestra and March Fourth Marching Band, Scott began to explore electronic music, eventually crossing paths with guitarist Andrew Block. And thus, The Russ Liquid Test was born.The group is also getting set to release their sophomore EP via GRiZ’s All Good Records. “We want to make people feel good but also give them something to reflect with. It’s not about just making party music or music that’s more introspective. It’s for the full gamut of human expression, and we want it to be just as dynamic as life itself,” the band said in a press release.Check out a full list of Fall tour dates below:last_img read more

Rep Hauck bill addressing drone use passes House committee vote

first_img15Mar Rep. Hauck bill addressing drone use passes House committee vote The House Committee on Communications and Technology this week advanced a bill proposed by state Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township as part of a larger legislative package establishing needed state guidelines for drones.Hauck’s bill, House Bill 5495, highlights facilities where use of unmanned aircraft systems will be prohibited under state law. The language refers to knowingly and intentionally interfering with “key facilities” as defined in the Michigan Penal Code, including manufacturing plants, electric or natural gas utilities, correctional sites and telecommunication facilities. Companion legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake offers a sentencing guideline making intentional drone interference with a key facility up to a four-year felony.“Over time, improved education will lead to more educated use,” Hauck said. “My bill allows for a lot of prosecutor discretion because of how new this technology is. Knowledge and intent will be two big things within that discretion. A surveyor who flies a drone over a highway or high voltage power line may not know that he is breaking a law. This proposal improves safety, offers clear deterrents for bad actors, grants leeway for hobbyists and puts rules on the books that can be better recognized and accepted the longer we have this technology.”A 2016 Federal Aviation Administration report estimated 2.5 million drones were being operated nationwide for a variety of purposes, including hobbyist and commercial. That number could grow to a projected 7 million by 2020.A 27-member Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, began work in April 2017 to develop statewide recommendations on the operation, use and regulation of unmanned aircraft in Michigan. The bills offered largely reflect the task force’s policy recommendations.“There needs to be some definition here where the letter of the law could be clearly identified regarding drone usage,” Hauck said. “There are a lot of hobbyists and recreational drone users and not a lot of education or information on where you can and can’t use them.”The bills within the package, HBs 5494-98, advance to the House floor for further consideration.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, provides testimony in support of House Bill 5495 before the House Committee on Communications and Technology on Feb. 13. Hauck’s legislation is part of a bill package aiming to regulate unmanned aircraft at the state level. Categories: Hauck News,Newslast_img read more