Last night, The Disco Biscuits opened up their 5-night New Year’s run with the first of four shows at The Best Buy Theater, which will culminate with a fifth and final night at The Theater at Madison Garden. From the first notes of an unfinished “Abraxas” into an early taste of an unfinished “Hot Air Balloon”, everyone in attendance could tell that this run was going to be started off properly. It was like having all your family that you haven’t seen in awhile under the same roof again; people were getting down, with smiles from ear to ear. A dyslexic “Digital Buddha” brought the crowd to a frenzied state as hands were raised high while singing along, before finishing the set with a “Triumph>Rock Candy”.Finishing “Digital Buddha” to begin the second set, the Biscuits jammed into a well received “Pilin’ It Higher”. They tore through the second set with an unfinished “Portal to an Empty Head”, and finished the show on a high note with a delectable sandwich of “Robots>(inv)Crickets>Robots”. At some point in the second set, if sounded as if a “Gamma Goblins” jam was thrown in there, but that is unconfirmed. There was no encore, which left some in the crowd puzzled, but that may have been due to the fact that the second set went a bit over, and the band may have just kept on going instead of taking a break.Tickets to the remaining four shows are still available here, and if last night was any indication of what the rest of the run will bring, we recommend that you get on it, and quickly at that.Set List1. Abraxas (unf) > Hot Air Balloon (unf) > Gangster > Digital Buddha (dys), Triumph > Rock Candy (end)2. Digital Buddha (dys) > Pilin It High > Portal To An Empty Head (unf) > Pilin It High, Save The Robots (beg) > Crickets (inv end/beg/mid) > Save The Robots (mid/end)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland is training more than 60 officers to work with the country’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) community to help prevent hate crime.Tackling hate crime is a priority for Police Scotland and research shows LGBTI hate crime is under reported. The new training – which is being delivered by Equality Network, Scotland’s national LGBTI equality and human rights charity, on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission – aims to help address this issue and increase public confidence in Police Scotland around the country.Once they have completed training, officers will become part of a new network of LGBTI Liaison Officers who can be contacted by the public. The officers will also be able to help and advise their colleagues across Police Scotland on LGBTI issues.Superintendent Davie Duncan of Police Scotland’s Safer Communities Department said: “Tackling hate crime is a priority for Police Scotland. We are delighted to have worked with the Equality Network. Research and studies show hate crime against the LGBTI community is often under reported. We hope that these specially trained officers will encourage more LGBTI people to come forward with the confidence in Police Scotland to help reverse this trend.”Supt Duncan added: “If anyone feels they have been the victim of, or witness to, a crime which is motivated by malice or ill will because of sexual orientation or gender identity they should report it to us directly, online or through a Third Party Reporting site.“We take all such reports very seriously and will conduct thorough investigations to ensure perpetrators are brought to justice.”Scott Cuthbertson of the Equality Network added: “We know too many LGBTI people are the victims of hate crime, but we also know that many, for whatever reason, still do not report hate crimes. We want to change that.“That’s why we are pleased to be working so closely with Police Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurators Fiscal service and other criminal justice agencies to provide training on LGBTI issues and to work together to remove the barriers to reporting a hate crime.”
RelatedLM Water District to hold electionsBY Sasha Heller Managing Editor [email protected] The Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) will hold a General Election on Nov. 4 to fill two open Board seats (Positions 1 and 2). The candidates for Position 1 will be Robert Vela and Rick Wells. The candidates for Position 2 will be…August 28, 2014In “News”Early voting underway in hotly contested racesBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] There is still time to participate in early voting, which concludes Oct. 31, before the Nov. 4 general election. Polling places are at the County Annex Building at 505 Highway 100 in Port Isabel during the following dates and times – Friday, Oct.…October 23, 2014In “News”Board OKs controversial rate hikeBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Newly-elected members were sworn in at the Laguna Madre Water District meeting held this past Wednesday. Rick Wells and Nancy Martinez succeeded Rudy H. Garcia and Robert Vela, respectively. Jeff Keplinger took over as chairman for Scott D. Friedman after four years of…November 13, 2014In “News” Share By ESTEVAN MEDRANOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] WellsThe tedious write-in process used to determine the Laguna Madre Water District Board of Directors elections carried over into late Wednesday as votes were hand counted.Unofficial results revealed Rick Wells triumphant over Robert Vela for Position 1 due to a strong showing in South Padre Island and with mail-in ballot voters, and a surge in Port Isabel allowed Nancy Martinez to squeak out a narrow win over John Thobe for Position 2 by roughly 20 votes.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.