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Jans Ingber Rocks New Funk Fellowship Band With Members of Vulfpeck & The Main Squeeze [Watch]

first_imgSince leaving The Motet to strike a more family-focused path of his own, Jans Ingber has begun a new project, now in its third installment, known as the Funk Fellowship. Typically composed of a local core band with a couple of all-star guests, these one-off gigs have been intriguing since day one, and last night at the Star Theater in Portland, OR was perhaps the best yet.Special guests Joe Dart (Vulfpeck) and Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze) shined brightly while also illuminating some of Portland’s hidden gems in Jarrod Lawson, Nafisaria Scroggins-Thomas and Jay “Bird” Koder. The horn section that has set the standard for funky brass in Portland, Farnell Newton and Kyle Molitor, both of Bootsy Collins fame, played brilliantly alongside Reinhardt Melz on the drums, rounding out this group of musical mercenaries for the night. Covering many of the all time greats, this group handled a fantastic selection of funk and soul classics with deft playfulness and a clear focus on getting the people moving.First set highlights included a trifecta of heavy hitting tunes in Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman,” D’Angelo’s “One Mo’ Gin,” soulfully handled by Jarrod Lawson, and an absolutely rump shakin’, baby makin’ version of Jamiroquai’s, “Cosmic Girl,” fronted by Corey Frye. The groove machine known as Joe Dart opened up a tight pocket (back pocket?) with Reinhardt, and unsurprisingly minds were blown to a degree that had those unsure of his origins googling the mysterious and enchanting Vulf. A little nineties throwback of “This is How We Do It,” capped the first set with a raucous dance party.After a much-needed cool down, the band returned with a nearly twenty minute version of “Everything is Everything,” that segued from Donny Hathaway to Ms. Lauryn Hill and featured solos from Koder, Newton, Dart, and a buttery smooth flow from Scroggins. The set went on to include a non-standard two song nod to the dearly departed Purple One, rattling through “I Feel For You” and “Strange Relationship.”“Everything is Everything”Overall, The Funk Fellowship delivered with gusto generally unexpected from a one-off band. Tight and loose in all the right places, this group of musicians clearly enjoyed their time together and the crowd responded in kind with a vibe and enthusiasm that was palpable. A Denver edition of the Fellowship, also featuring Joe Dart but an entirely different core (and Mark Lettieri from Snarky Puppy!) is coming up at Cervantes next weekend on May 13th. Jans Ingber has something special he’s cooking up from scratch just for you, and it’s quite tasty.Setlist: Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship at The Star Theater, Portland, OR – 5/6/16:Set 1: I’m a Ram, Ain’t No Way, Anything to Get Your Attention, Valerie, Boogie On, One Mo’ Gin, Cosmic Girl, 1977 Fun, This is How We Do ItSet 2: Everything is Everything, I Feel For You, Strange Relationship, Call Tyrone, Too Much, All Day Sucker, Things I Do For YouCheck out a full gallery of images below, courtesy of Jason Charme Photography: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Haiti: 3 Years, 6 Months

first_imgLiving in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, most of Haiti’s nine million people are subsistence farmers. Poverty and malnutrition are exacerbated by poor health care and a low vaccination rate.last_img

APRA lifts limit on interest-only mortgages starting January 1

first_imgHappiness is having a home and mortgage locked and loaded.Christmas has come early for thousands of Australian property investors — and banks — after APRA confirmed it would lift the floodgate on interest-only borrowing from January 1.The move could prove a boon to banks as well, with the sector considered a cash cow for lenders, raking in an extra billion dollars just in higher rates for interest-only loans last year.The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority on Wednesday issued a statement to all lenders informing them it was removing its 30 per cent benchmark on growth in interest-only loans, saying it had “served its purpose” to dampen risky lending.APRA threw the investor lending growth restraint over the entire market last year over concerns about the rise in “higher risk lending” and growing levels of debt among Aussie families.APRA chairman Wayne Byres said “the proportion of new interest-only lending has halved, and interest-only lending at high loan-to-valuation ratios (LVR) has also declined markedly” since that time. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Investor, principal and interest 4.60% Average rates according to borrower Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoCredit growth for housing is the lowest it’s been since the 1983 recession according to the Housing Industry Association. Picture: AAP Image/Glenn Hunt.Housing Industry Association principal economist Tim Reardon said the move was necessary to stem the falls in the housing market in southern capitals.“Credit growth across the market is the lowest it has been since the 1983 recession,” he said. “Credit growth to investors is the lowest on record.”But he warned that more needed to be done with the time taken to get mortgage approval having now blown out “from two weeks to more than two months” with half of applications being rejected.“With the Royal Commission scheduled to release recommendations early next year there is a risk that the credit squeeze may drag on into 2019. The residential construction sector is already cooling. Policy makers will need to proceed cautiously when responding to the Commission’s recommendations.”Meanwhile, APRA will continue to watch how lenders respond — and it wants self-imposed limits on both interest-only periods for owner-occupiers and interest-only loans with low deposits.“Interest-only periods should be of limited duration, particularly for owner-occupiers, and serviceability assessments should test borrowers’ ability to repay principal and interest over the actual repayment period (excluding the interest-only term),” Mr Byres said.center_img Owner occupier, interest-only 4.68% Owner occupier, principal and interest 4.27% Wayne Byres from APRA leaving the Banking Royal Commission in Melbourne at the end of November. Picture: David Geraghty/The Australian.RateCity research director Sally Tindall said interest-only loans now made up 16.2 per cent of new lending compared to the record high of 45.7 per cent in June 2015.“This announcement today will see banks re-open their books to more interest-only lenders, particularly investors.”But, she said, “whether they drop their interest-only rates to attract more borrowers on to their books will be interesting”.“Banks have grown accustomed to charging borrowers more for interest-only loans. The final ACCC report into residential mortgage pricing released last week found that the big four banks collected an extra $1.1 billion over the last financial year as a result of hiking interest-only rates.” Investor, interest-only 4.84% Source: RateCity.com.aulast_img read more